The Jeggo - Bournemouth - Dacombe Connection

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There was a long-lasting connection between descendants of Joseph and Mary Jeggo and the Bournemouth area, with the connection with the Dacombe family being of particular interest.  This page summarises the information currently held.

The story starts somewhere around 1860.  Sarah Ann Jeggo, the daughter of Joseph (the tailor) and Mary, and her niece, Maria Ann Jeggo, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann, were recorded in the 1861 census as lodging house keepers in Holdenhurst, a district of Bournemouth in Hampshire.

Three marriages

In June 1861 Sarah Ann married George Brown in Christchurch in the parish of Christchurch, Hampshire.  The marriage was witnessed by her sister, Elizabeth Ann, who a year later married John James Dacombe, also in Christchurch.  This second marriage was witnessed by Maria Ann Jeggo and Charles Rose, who in turn were married in q1/1864 at West Ham.

The 1881 census for Holdenhurst records the Dacombe and Rose families as follows:

John J. Dacombe, 44, house decorator
Elizabeth A. Dacombe, 54, wife
John M. J. Dacombe, 13, son




...at Gosfield Cottage, Holdenhurst Rd
Charles Rose, 40, saw mill proprietor
Maria Rose, 44, wife
Fanny M. Rose, 16, daughter
Francis C. Rose, 15, son
Charles E. Rose, 13, son
Mary E. Rose, 8, daughter
Emma B. Rose, 6, daughter
...at 2 Albion Villas, Holdenhurst Rd

Also, by 1881 another sister of Sarah Ann and Elizabeth Ann had turned up in Holdenhurst:

Susannah Ann Bridge, widow, 58, lodging housekeeper
Alice Mary Brown, 18, niece
...at 1 Richmond Terrace

The 1891 census records the Dacombe (Holdenhurst) and Rose (Christchurch) families as follows:

John J Dacombe, 54, house decorator
Elizabeth A Dacombe, 64, wife
John M J Dacombe, 23, son, house decorator




.....at Gosfield Cottage, Holdenhurst Rd
Charles Rose, 50, joiner & lodging ho keeper
Mary A Rose, 53, wife
Fanny M Rose, 26, daughter
Francis C Rose, 25, son, joiner
Charles E Rose, 23, son, joiner
Robert Rose, 20, son, bicycle maker
Emma B Rose, 16, daughter, photographers assistant
.....at Casabella, The Crescent

The next generation

In q4/1894 another marriage between a Jeggo descendant and a Dacombe took place.  According to FreeBMD, with the Dacombe reference corroborated by the Dacombe 1890-1912 Marriages page of the Dackombe/Dacombe website, John Morley J. Dacombe married Mary Elizabeth Rose (the daughter of his cousin Maria Ann Rose née Jeggo) in Christchurch registration district (GRO ref: 2b 1326).  N.B.  All the GRO index entries on this web page that come from FreeBMD have been checked using the "View the original" feature.

The Dacombe website 1901 census page shows:

Name Age Where born Administrative
county
Civil parish Occupation
John Dacombe 33 Hants Bournemouth Winchester Bournemouth Decorator
Mary Dacombe 28 Hants Bournemouth Winchester Bournemouth  
Marianne Dacombe 5 Hants Bournemouth Winchester Bournemouth  
Elizabeth Dacombe 74 Essex Gosfield Winchester Bournemouth  

(John James Dacombe died q3/1895 age 59 (GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 408) - FreeBMD.)
Elizabeth A. Dacombe died q1/1909 age 81 (GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 555) - FreeBMD.
Marianne Rose Dacombe was born q3/1895 (GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 680) - FreeBMD.

In 1911 the family appeared:

Name & surname Relationship
to Head
Age
(M)
Age
(F)
Cond Completed
years
marriage
has lasted
Total
children
born
alive
Children
still
living
Children
who
have
died
Profession or
occupation
Employer/
Worker/
Own A/C
Birthplace
John Morley Jeggo Dacombe Head 43   Married         Painter & Decorator Employer Hants. Bournemouth
Mary Elizabeth Dacombe Wife   38 Married 16 5 3 2     Hants. Bournemouth
Marianne Rose Dacombe Daughter   15 Single         School   Hants. Bournemouth
Margaret Elizabeth Dacombe Daughter   9           School   Hants. Bournemouth
John Christian Dacombe Son 5             School   Hants. Bournemouth
Emma Beatrice Weaver Sister-in-law   36 Married 10 none         Hants. Bournemouth
Edith Powell Servant   18 Single         General Servant (Domestic)   Dorset. Spettisbury
No. of Rooms
in this Dwelling
...10...
Signature...J.M.J.Dacombe
Address...27 Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth

John Morley Jeggo Dacombe died q3/1942 age 74 (GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 1007) - Dacombe 1942-1965 Deaths.
Mary Elizabeth Dacombe died q2/1930 age 57 (GRO ref: Bournemouth 2b 795) - FreeBMD.

Marianne Rose Dacombe died q3/1976 (GRO ref: Bournemouth 23 033) - b 25/7/1895 (Dacombe 1966-1983 Deaths).

Margaret Elizabeth Dacombe was born q4/1901 (GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 666) - FreeBMD.  See Peggy Dacombe, below.

John Christian Dacombe was born q3/1905 (GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 674) - FreeBMD.  There is no record of his marriage in FreeBMD, because he married in Ireland, where his son William was born;  this information and much more is to be found via this Dackombe/Dacombe webpage.  He died q4/1964 age 59 (GRO ref: Westminster 5c371) - Dacombe 1942-1965 Deaths.

Who were the two children who died?  One obvious candidate is Joan/John Jeggo Dacombe b q1/1899, GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 645 (FreeBMD has Joan [original scan checked] but the Dacombe 1890-1901 Births webpage has John.).  Neither John nor Joan can be found in either the 1901 or the 1911 census, but no death record can be found in either Dacombe 1880-1913 Deaths or FreeBMD.  However, Joan/John Jeggo DACKOMBE died q1/1900 age 0, GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 585 (FreeBMD has Joan [original scan checked] but the DACKOMBE 1900-1931 Deaths webpage has John.).  There appears to have been a clerical error somewhere.  And was it John or Joan?  The scanned GRO index pages are typed, so presumably produced long after 1899/1900, and may be inaccurate;  one must see the certificates to be sure.

The other is almost certainly Constance Mary Dacombe b q2/1897, GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 631, d q2/1900 age 2, GRO ref: Christchurch 2b 431.  All other births listed in Christchurch during 1894-1912 can be accounted for, and the Dacombe website and FreeBMD lists (derived independently) agree, both the births and the deaths.  There are, though, slight discrepancies with what Georgiana Dacombe has written:  "There was another child of my great-grandmother, born after Marianne and Peggy, called Constance, though she died when she was 6, I think."

Another Jeggo in Bournemouth - more connections

Also from the 1911 census:

Name & surname Relationship
to Head
Age
(M)
Age
(F)
Cond Completed
years
marriage
has lasted
Total
children
born
alive
Children
still
living
Children
who
have
died
Profession or
occupation
Employer/
Worker/
Own A/C
Birthplace
Susan Bridge Head   89 Widow   None None None Private means   Essex. Gosfield
Alice Mary Brown Niece   48 Single         Private means   Hants. Bournemouth
Fanny Jeggo Visitor   72 Single         Private means   Essex. Gosfield
No. of Rooms
in this Dwelling
..Eight Rooms..
Signature...Susan Bridge
Address...30, Littledown Rd, Bournemouth

Fanny was another daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann, and therefore also a niece of Susan Bridge née Jeggo.

Wills

Fanny Jeggo (1838-1913)

John Morley Jeggo Dacombe, Fanny's cousin and also her nephew by marriage, was her executor and trustee.  Her principal beneficiaries were her nieces Fanny Rose, Mary Dacombe née Rose and Emma Beatrice Weaver née Rose.  There were also bequests to all the children of her brother Charles Jeggo and to all the children of her late sister Maria Ann Rose (i.e. not just the three nieces above).

Golden Jeggo (1843-1916)

Golden Jeggo gave his wife a life interest in his estate which was then bequeathed to his brothers and sisters, Charles, Maria Rose and Fanny, or their children.  From the disposition of Golden's estate we find that Maria Rose had six children, four of whom survived the testator:  Fanny Maria Rose, Robert Rose, Mary Elizabeth Dacombe and Emma Beatrice Weaver.

Dacombe Wills

Bournemouth photographs

Many of the photographs in old Jeggo photograph albums were taken by Bournemouth photographers.  They can be found on the following pages:  Jeggo Identity Parade 4, Jeggo Identity Parade 5 and Jeggo Identity Parade 8.  It would be good to be able to identify their subjects.  Georgiana Dacombe has identified no. 15 as her great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth Dacombe (née Rose) and her great-aunt Marianne Rose Dacombe.

Peggy Dacombe (1901-1997)

Margaret Elizabeth Dacombe died 01/1997 in Ringwood (GRO ref: 4981) - b. 18/11/1901 (Dacombe 1984-2005 Deaths).  The Oxford University Gazette recorded her death, she having been a commoner at St Hilda's College 1921-4.

Barbara Avis née Law, a grand-daughter of Julia Law née Jeggo, knew Peggy Dacombe.  Up to her death Peggy lived in Gosfield Cottage in Winkton, two miles north of Christchurch (and Barbara lives two miles north of Winkton).  At the back of Gosfield Cottage is a large lawn sloping down to the bank of the River Avon with meadows beyond.  Barbara relates that her father Arthur Law convalesced at Gosfield Cottage after having his leg amputated during the war.  She also remembers that Peggy inherited Golden Jeggo's desk.

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