Johannesburg, South Africa



As with other Legassick families in South Africa this branch descends from John Henry Legassick born about 1852.  John Henry's third son was Ernest and he immigrated to South Africa between 1900 - 1910.

Ernest married Ellen (Nellie) Healey and had four daughters (Hilda, Mabel, Ellen, Edith) and a son (Albert Ernest).  This page is their story.

Descendants of Ernest Le Gassick

1-Ernest Le Gassick b. Abt 1877, St Gluvias, Penryn, Cornwall, England, d. Abt 1916
+Ellen (Nellie) Healey b. 1876, d. 10 Sep 1949

|------2-Albert Ernest Le Gassick b. 6 May 1911, d. 7 Dec 1978
|      +Marion Edith Shilvock b. 15 Oct 1912, d. 23 Sep 1971
|          3-Brian Le Gassick b. 11 Feb 1944, South Africa
|          +Erica Lynn Boseley
|               4-Suzanne Lynn (Sue) Le Gassick b. 8 Jun 1973
| |             +Ryan Gregory Fowlds
| |                   5-Amy Nicole Fowlds
| |                   5-Meagan Astrid Fowlds
|               4-Angela Helene (Angi) Le Gassick b. 9 Feb 1977
|               +Edward John (John) Crewe
|                     5-Ashleigh Jade Crewe
|                     5-Isabella Zoe Crewe

|------2-Hilda Le Gassick
|      +Arthur Heritage
|           3-Granville Winston Arthur Heritage
|           3-Coleen Gamma Avril Heritage

|------2-Mabel Le Gassick
|      +Kenneth Arthur Brink
|           3-Nanette Felicity Brink

|------2-Ellen (Nellie) Le Gassick
|      +Sidney Tarrant Anderson

|------2-Edith Le Gassick
       +Major Arthur Ivan Rice
|           3-Kenneth Arthur Rice




Brian Le Gassick's wife Erica and daughters Suzanne and Angela, Johannesburg





Brian Le Gassick of Johannesburg was a singer and guitarist in the popular band The StacattosThe Stacattos version of Cry To Me topped the charts at #1 on January 24, 1969 and stayed there for 38 weeks, earning a double-gold disc!  The Staccatos recorded their version of Cry To Me for the movie Katrinka in 1968.  The group also supported Peter and Gordon (1965), the Byrds (1970) and Chris de Burgh (1979) on their South African tours.

A few album covers ...