About Leger Pelteret
Date of birth - 1728 is suggested in the Last Will and Testament. 1810 / 1814. of St. James where Leger was said to be 86 years of age when he died. See attached Last Will and Testament. He owned property in Gracey le Chateau in the Bishopric of Langre, Champagne. 1736 is suggested as his date of birth in the Marriage Register which states that he was 40 years old and she 30 years old - see attached.
"The Pelteret family appears to have been Protestant-Huguenot and originates from the Champagne, Lorraine and Cote d’Or districts of France. It has been postulated that members of the family migrated at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes on 18 October 1685 to the state of Brandenburg, Prussia and may have been in the retinue of George I of Hanover when he journeyed to take the English throne in 1714. Correspondence with Royal Archive, Windsor tends to discount the latter. The family name appears in the archives in Den Hague, Brandenburg, Berlin and in parish registers in central London, England.
On the other hand, records exist suggesting that the name may have reached England far earlier. William le Peleter (unpublished Assize Roll, Yorkshire: 1219), Adam le Peletur (Subsidy Rolls, Sussex 1296), Henry le Pelter (41st Annual Report  of Deputy Keeper of Public Records in London, 1301). In the Assize Roll of 1309 (Société Jersiaise 1903 No.18) the name le Pelletier appears and is thought to be of NormanFrench origin having arrived in Jersey and Guernsey during the reign of King John (1167-1216), when the islands were attached to the English crown.
It is reputed that the name traveled to The Americas in the 1860's. To-date, only two records, one dating from the 1600’s and the other the 1800’s, have been found".
Transcript of the will from http://www.pelteret.co.za/pdf/genealogy/pelteret_family_tree.pdf
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Will written in French;
witnessed by William Lane and James Weller.
No signature of Leger Pelteret
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Translation into English
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June 20th 1814
Leger Pelteret of Hamilton Place Piccadilly in the County of Middlesex the son of the Deceased and the Executor named in the Testamentary paper hereto annexed according to the tenor thereof was duly Sworn to the same as such as also to the faithful performance of the said Testamentary Paper And that the whole of the Goods Chattels and 7 Credits of the Deceased do not amount in value to the sum of One Thousand five undred
Pounds: J J Phillimore Justice
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The Testator Leger Pelteret was formerly of Pall Mall in the County of Middlesex and servant to Lord Temple but late of Little Ride Street in the parish of St James Westminster in the same county and died this month
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On the 23rd of June one thousand and fourteen this will of Leger Pelteret formally of Pall Mall in the county of Middlesex and servant to the Lord Temple 16 but late of Little Ride Street in the parish of St James Westminster in the same county deceased was proved at London before the Worshipful Joseph Phillimore 17 Doctor of Laws and surrogate by the oath of Leger Pelteret the son of the deceased the Executor to whom Administration was granted having been first sworn only to administer 4 Po sub £1,500; DL/C/454/124/2
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28 June 1814 Pelteret Le(d)ger £1,500
p.4 section 2 Translated from the French Language
.In the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost I the undersigned Leger Pelteret now residing with Sir James Burges 18 of Beau Park near Battle in the County of Sussex being by the Grace of God in the perfect enjoyment of my senses do in order to secure my son Leger Pelteret bequeath to him all I possess after my Decease. First a house that has been sold for one hundred guineas and five guineas more situate at Gracey le Chateau. About 13 guineas more are in the hands of my Cousin François Buzenet who has been so kind as to take charge of my affairs and who has received this money for me but was unable to remit me same on account of the War between France and England. I am to receive it the Moment a Peace takes place His name is Mr. François Buzenet a Trader of Gracey le Chateau in the Bishopric of Langre in Champagne. All which has been due about ten years I have in the Bank of England in London about Twelve Hundred Pounds Sterling (text above this 14 & 40) 19 The whole of my effects and generally all possessions as also what and shall be due or belonging to me after my Decease I leave to my son Leger Pelteret committing to him the Care of my Funeral In case of him dying before Marriage and leaving no lawful Issue the whole is to go to my relations who are the dispose of the Remainder of my Estate as they see fit.
This is my Last Will and Testament In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand at Beau Park Sussex this 10th June 1810 /Sg/ Leger Pelteret DL/C/454/124/2
Sd/ William Lane
Sd/ James Weller
Faithfully translated from the French Language in London this 21st day of June One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen By the D.Cd / Gail/ Carrighan Not.J.C