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A. Leggett

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Arthur Leggett, MBE

1875 Born in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, son of John Leggett, agricultural labourer and his wife Hannah.

1892 Machine shop apprentice E. R. and F. Turner

1901 Arthur Leggett 26, engineers tool maker, lived in Ipswich with Florence A Leggett 25, Dorothy Leggett 6 months[1]

Progressed through various positions with the firm until became assistent works manager in 1911.

1911 Arthur Leggett 35, assistant works manager in general engineering works, lived in East Ipswich with Florence Adelaide Leggett 36, Dorothy Florence Leggett 10, Bertha Adelaide Leggett 8, Blanche Ethel Leggett 7, Percy Arthur Leggett 4, Allan Harry Leggett 3, Leslie Charles Leggett 1[2]

1918 Works manager and director

1925 Production engineer and director of AGE - Agricultural and General Engineers

1926 Elected Member of I Mech E.

1939 Arthur Leggett, managing director, incorporated company, lived in Ipswich with Florence A Leggett[3]

1961 Died in Ipswich[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. 1939 census
  4. National probate calendar
  • Mechanical engineer records