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Jules Legendre

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Jules Legendre

Birth
Chartres, Departement d'Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
Death
1 Sep 1840 (aged 55)
Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland
Burial
Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland Add to Map
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His full name may have been John Jules Legendre.

The family oral history has that Jules met his future wife, Jean Inches, while he was in Scotland with Napolean's army. They married and he continued to live in Scotland until his death.

Died Disease of Heart.

He was a Lieutenant in the Imperial French Guard. After leaving the army, he supported himself and his family by teaching French. Several of his daughters and granddaughters would also be French teachers.

The two daughters that renewed the family's monument are Therese Legendre Chardenal and Caroline Legendre Ower. The stone was renewed in 1891.

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Prisoners of War, 1715-1947
Name John Cld Legendre
Place H M Ship Danemark
Nationality French
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 1812
Event Place Scotland, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original) Scotland
Series Number ADM 103/267
Affiliate Publication Title Register of POWs, Perth, 1812-1814
Affiliate Name The National Archives
Prison Name Perth
War Napoleonic Wars

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Original Headstone Inscription.

In memory of William Cleviller, second son of Jules and Jane Legendre, who died 20th May 1824, aged 6 months.

Later addition.

Duncan Robertson youngest son of Mrs Legendre by her first marriage died at New York 17th October 1839 aged 31 years. Jules Legendre. Lieutenant of the Imperial French Guard, born at Chartres 28th February 1785, died at Dundee, 1st September 1840. Jane Inches relict of Jules Legendre born at Dunkeld 29th July 1780, died at Glasgow 23rd December 1848, aged 68 years.

Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre

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Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
Name: Jules Legendre
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 19 Mar 1815
Marriage Place: Dundee,Angus,Scotland
Spouse: Jean Inches
FHL Film Number: 993401
His full name may have been John Jules Legendre.

The family oral history has that Jules met his future wife, Jean Inches, while he was in Scotland with Napolean's army. They married and he continued to live in Scotland until his death.

Died Disease of Heart.

He was a Lieutenant in the Imperial French Guard. After leaving the army, he supported himself and his family by teaching French. Several of his daughters and granddaughters would also be French teachers.

The two daughters that renewed the family's monument are Therese Legendre Chardenal and Caroline Legendre Ower. The stone was renewed in 1891.

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Prisoners of War, 1715-1947
Name John Cld Legendre
Place H M Ship Danemark
Nationality French
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 1812
Event Place Scotland, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original) Scotland
Series Number ADM 103/267
Affiliate Publication Title Register of POWs, Perth, 1812-1814
Affiliate Name The National Archives
Prison Name Perth
War Napoleonic Wars

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Original Headstone Inscription.

In memory of William Cleviller, second son of Jules and Jane Legendre, who died 20th May 1824, aged 6 months.

Later addition.

Duncan Robertson youngest son of Mrs Legendre by her first marriage died at New York 17th October 1839 aged 31 years. Jules Legendre. Lieutenant of the Imperial French Guard, born at Chartres 28th February 1785, died at Dundee, 1st September 1840. Jane Inches relict of Jules Legendre born at Dunkeld 29th July 1780, died at Glasgow 23rd December 1848, aged 68 years.

Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre

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Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
Name: Jules Legendre
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 19 Mar 1815
Marriage Place: Dundee,Angus,Scotland
Spouse: Jean Inches
FHL Film Number: 993401

Inscription

In Loving Memory Of
Jules Legendre
Lieutenant In The Imperial French Guard
Born at Chartres, France, 28th February 1785
Died at Dundee, 1st September 1840

And Of His Wife
Jane Inches
Born at Dunkeld, 29th July 1780
Died At Glasgow, 23rd December 1848
Also William Cleviller Their Infant Son

Erected
by their daughters
Therese and Caroline.

Renewed 1891

Gravesite Details

The original headstone is still present outside the fencing around the grave, but it is unreadable.
The Friends of Dundee note that burial was at The New Howff, contrary to the headstone, prior transcriptions and the posted newspaper article.



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