The 5th Earl of Dartmouth

The 5th Earl of Dartmouth

The 5th Earl of Dartmouth

William Walter Legge (1823-1891) was the 5th Earl of Dartmouth. He was Conservative MP for South Staffordshire for a number of years and the biggest landowner in Morley when he became Earl. He and his son, the 6th Earl, gave quite a lot of this land to the town for various purposes. The 5th Earl opened Dartmouth Park in May 1890.