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Margaret Leggett (1840–1916)

Another of the old residents of Stanley, in the person of Mrs. R. Leggett, has passed away. Born in 1840, at Enniskillen, county of Fermanagh, Ireland, daughter of Mr. George Coulter, she came to Australia, where she married at St. Paul's Melbourne, Captain R. Leggett, in 1875. In 1880 Captain and Mrs. Leggett settled at Stanley, where they have resided for the past 36 years. The children of the union were three, each of whom had a distinguished University career. The late Miss Leggett was the first lady to obtain the M.A. degree at the University of Tasmania; the elder son, Mr. G. R. Leggett, B.A., is on the staff of the Scotch College, Melbourne, whilst the younger son, Captain W. E. Leggett, a scholar and, prizeman of the University of Tasmania, chose the sea as a profession, and is now a resident of Stanley.

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  • Coulter, Margaret

2 October, 1840
Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland


11 February, 1916 (aged 75)
Stanley, Tasmania, Australia

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