Theophilus became a Doctor and went to Calcutta in 1837 on the SS Hesperus to fetch hill coolies for the sugar plantations of British Guiana, following the freeing of the slave labour there. He was concerned with the health of the coolies and reported to the Gladstone family who had commissioned the voyage. WE Gladstone referred to him as the 'able' doctor.
Although Theo managed to contain a horrific outbreak of cholera on the voyage, 9 died and 2 were washed overboard, but died of yellow fever two months after arriving in Demerara.
Henry was Rector of Wyck-Reslington.
Nugent went to sea in 1814, but the ship was wrecked. Nugent survived, having jumped ship at Colombo. He fell in love with a girl in Calcutta and took to the sea again to make enough money for a wedding. Unfortunately he returned to find her dead from a fever. He set off for home in despair in 1824, only to die on the voyage. The news reached his family nearly a year later.
Wilberforce had been destined to follow his father into the church. However, he caught tuberculosis (TB) and died in January 1825, aged just 18. This broke the Rev. Legh's heart, compounded all the more when the news of Nugent’s death reached him later in the year.
Four of his daughters (not Katherine) were to become the wives of Rectors and Vicars.