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Offline flamingo66

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ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« on: Monday 31 August 09 15:46 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

My gggg grandfather George Leggat and his brother owned a Whipmakers shop on Chambers' Street, Edinburgh, which had the Royal Warrant in 1881 as Whipmakers to Queen Victoria, as seen on the attached photo.

Can anyone please tell me anything about the Royal Warrant, if there is any further information I can get about their particular warrant? Any pointers about this would be much appreciated!  :D

Katie
Collins and Leggat families of Ancoats, Manchester

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Re: ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 31 August 09 16:27 BST (UK) »
This is quite an interesting site and a good read!

http://www.royalwarrant.org/history/royal_warrant.html
Names that I am Very Interested in:
** BUTCHER ** (Essex)
LONG, JACOBS & CARDY (Essex)
BUTCHER (Kent)
LEWIS (Shropshire/Shrewsbury/Montgomeryshire)
BRAGG (London/Surrey)
GODDEN (Middlesex/Berkshire)
PRITCHARD (West Midlands)
JACKSON (West Midlands/Shropshire)
Drop me a PM if ya have any details, info or queries!

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Re: ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 31 August 09 16:28 BST (UK) »
also on that site...

The online archive service isnt online at the moment but

"please contact Pippa Dutton on 020 7828 2268 who can deal with historical queries for 30"
Names that I am Very Interested in:
** BUTCHER ** (Essex)
LONG, JACOBS & CARDY (Essex)
BUTCHER (Kent)
LEWIS (Shropshire/Shrewsbury/Montgomeryshire)
BRAGG (London/Surrey)
GODDEN (Middlesex/Berkshire)
PRITCHARD (West Midlands)
JACKSON (West Midlands/Shropshire)
Drop me a PM if ya have any details, info or queries!

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Re: ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 31 August 09 17:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Katie,
I don't know if you have this information?

The Edinburgh Gazette 21st May 1895.
Mrs. Jane Kilpatrick begs to intimate that she disposed; as at 15th May current, of the business of Whipmaker carried on by her under the Firm name of G.&J. Leggat, Whip and Thong Makers to the Queen at 36 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, to Mr. William McGibbon, who will in future carry on the same for his own behoof, and is authorised to use the same Firm name.



Stan
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Re: ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 01 September 09 21:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Stan

Many thanks for that! No, I didn't have any information apart from the picture I attached! That's interesting. I wonder what happened to George and James then?

Ooh another piece of the puzzle  ;D

Also, thanks to 'Thunder Monkey' - i think I will give Pippa a call and see what 30 gives me from the archive. The amount I've spent so far with the GRO, I'm sure it might be worth another 30 - my mum's face will light up to see that Royal Crest, lol!!!!

Katie
Collins and Leggat families of Ancoats, Manchester

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Re: ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 03 September 09 22:01 BST (UK) »
sorry to lower the tone but I couldnt resist.

I didnt know Queen Vic was into whips and thongs LOL ;D

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Re: ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 03 September 09 22:48 BST (UK) »
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! I don't know eh.....  :P


By the way, rang the Royal Warrant Association line for Pippa Dutton (thanks again thundermonkey), you should hear their automated phone service - doubt the plummy tones will even understand my Manc accent....

Pippa is on holiday until Monday, will try again then  ;D
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Re: ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 September 09 19:31 BST (UK) »
Katie

You could also look at these Research Guides on The National Archives website

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=232

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=294

Mean_genie

(great picture, by the way)

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Re: ancestor with Royal Warrant?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 03 February 22 11:12 GMT (UK) »
George Leggat is my Great great grandfather. Gilbert Leggat was my grandfather. I have more information if you would like to get in touch Katie