Sources: GRO indexes;
parish register for Sheriffhales;
(01c) 1901 Census for Congleton;
(91c) 1891 Census for Willenhall;
(fr) "The Family Register";
(jac) letter dated 2/1981 from Jack Jeggo to Barbara & Roy Jeggo;
(jl) John Llewelyn, a great-grandson of Dan.
Numbers at the start of lines represent generations.
|5 Dan Jeggo b 31/3/1868, son of Charles
& Sarah Jeggo
+ q3/1892 @ Congleton (GRO ref: 8a 474)
Fanny Elizabeth Ball b ~1861/2 @ Congleton (01c) (photograph)
|Several members of Dan's family appear in Fred
wedding photograph in 'Jeggo Identity Parade' (1.1 MB)
Photographer: Sellman & Co, Congleton.
According to his daughter, Sylvia,
"The Family Register")
@ Woodhouses, bap 9/5/1869 @ Sheriffhales, son of Charles
& Sarah Jeggo.
Died: q3/1955 age 87 @ Salford (GRO ref: 10f 401)
Occupation: shopkeeper, butcher (jac, 91c, 01c)
Residence: 31 Wolverhampton St, Willenhall (91c); 15 Bridge Street, Congleton (01c)
The following text is extracted from a web-page produced as part of the Congleton Chronicle's 'Millenium Memories'.
LIFE IN 1924Every year for some years, Heads of Congleton, the publishers of the Congleton Chronicle, produced an almanack and guide. The 1924 book listed all the town’s businesses, the names of which will be familiar to older Congletonians. There were no electrical retailers but 24 bakers included Maskery and Co, makers of gingerbread, and the Misses Higinbotham, and 16 butchers, including Herbert Hackney in the High Street, Dan Jeggo and John Hankinson, with two (H. McLeavy and Silvester) listed as pork butchers. There were of course no supermarkets but there were 63 greengrocers, fruiterers and grocers.
Photo with grandson Stanley Jack Jeggo
Photograph of Dan Jeggo at 1, Sparrow Lane, Shrewsbury, where Fred and Leah (née Jeggo) Hales lived from about 1925 to about 1937. (Supplied by John Llewelyn.)
Photograph supplied by Sylvia Hughes.
"Fanny (Granny Jeggo (née Ball))"
It was at these premises - she had lived nowhere else during the whole of her 80 years - that she kept "Ye Olde Toy Shoppe" up to about 7 years ago. This toy business, left to her by her father, the late Mr. Charles Ball, was well known to old and young alike.
Following a service at the house conducted by the Revd. W. Jones (Wagg Street Methodist Church), the deceased was laid to rest in St. Peter's Churchyard on Wednesday afternoon. Mourners present were: Mr. Dan Jeggo, widower; Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Jeggo, L/c. and Mrs. Herman Jeggo, Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Jeggo, sons and daughters-in-law ; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kennerley (Stretford), son-in-law and daughter; Mr. A. Ball (Crewe), nephew; Mrs. A. Ball (Crewe), Mr. and Mrs. Beadles (Crewe), Mr. O. Jeggo (Penkridge, Staffs), brother-in-law; Mrs. J. Kennerley (North Rode).
Floral tributes included:
To my dear wife, love from Dan.
To Mother from Doris, Albert and Elizabeth, Stretford.
In memory of Mother, from Marion, Ulric and family, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.
In memory of my dear sister, from Mary and Fred, Ashtead, Surrey.
With love to dear Mother, from Harold and Winnie.
In memory of many happy hours, from May, 15, Bridge Street.
To Mother, from Charlie, Daisy and Sylvia.
With fond remembrance from all at Lime Cottage, North Rode.
With loving sympathy from Albert, Maggie, Doris and Fred.
In loving memory of a dear Mother, from Herman and Ada.
In sweet remembrance of dear Grannie, from Harold, Evelyn and Arthur.
|"The Chronicle" (Congleton) Friday, 28th February
Mr. Jeggo Retires from LawtonsA retirement party for Mr. Harold Jeggo, manager of Messrs Lawton's, the furnishers, of Bridge-street, Congleton, was held at the "Bear's Head" Hotel last Wednesday.
Mr. Jeggo, of 132, Boundary-lane, Mossley, retired on Saturday after 27 years with Lawton's Congleton branch. He was made manager just after the last war.
After a buffet meal, enjoyed by 36 members of the staff from the Crewe and Congleton branches, the Crewe manager, Mr. A. J. Follows, presented Mr. Jeggo with a walnut nest of plate glass tables. Mrs. Jeggo, who until five years ago was an assistant at the Congleton branch, was presented with a bouquet and a box of chocolates by one of her former colleagues, Mrs. I. Poole.
Said Mr. Jeggo, who also celebrated his 65th birthday last week:
"I have always been very happy here."
Colleagues look on as Mr. Fallows congratulates Mr. Jeggo (right) on his retirement. Mrs. Jeggo holds her bouquet.
He was born in Bright Street, Congleton, the youngest of three sons, who all served with the Army during the First World War, and all returned home safely.
Mr. Jeggo was well-known and respected in the town. He was a gentleman, courteous and kind. He and his wife, Winifred, used to manage Lawton's furniture shop (later Waring and Gillow and now the Cancer Research shop) on the corner of Bridge Street and Little Street. They were married for 63 years.
After the death of his wife, Mr. Jeggo moved from Holmes Chapel Road to Elworth Court where he helped to provide an organ for the residents. He was fond of classical music and had many interests. In the early stages of radio, he made a crystal wireless set, and at the age of 90 was still a keen radio enthusiast, listening to citizens' band and pilots talking as they took off and landed at Manchester Airport.
He was very fond of the countryside and he and his wife were popular County Bridge players.
Always well-groomed and unfailingly polite, he will be missed by all who knew him and who remember him with love.
The Rev. I. Sharpe conducted the service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Mourners were: Mrs. S. Hughes (rep. Mrs. E. Featherstone; nieces), Mr. R. Jeggo (nephew, rep. Mrs. A. Jeggo, and Harold and Donna Jeggo), Mr. M. Wood (nephew, rep. Mr. P. J. Wood), Mrs. L. Espley (rep. Mrs. N. Jackson), Mrs. Dennerley (rep. Mr. E. Dennerley), Mrs. M. Champ, Miss J. Clegg and Mrs. A. Baker (rep. Alexandra Court).
Information found by searching for 'Jeggo' in National Archives of Australia
( ref: http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDetail.asp?M=0&B=5105784):
(1) Free passage for Miss Marion Jeggo, fiancee of Ulric Richard Basil Gilbert;
item barcode 5105784; series accession number A2489/1; control symbol 1920/1649;
(2) GILBERT, MARIC JEGGO : Service Number - VX31080 : Date of birth - 24 Apr 1920 : Place of birth - EAST ST KILDA VIC : Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - GILBERT, MARION; Item barcode 6220551; Series number B883; Series accession number 2002/05080133; Control symbol VX31080; Contents date range 1939 - 1948.
Jeggo Gilbert's wartime story. An outline of his war service
Adopted by Fred & Leah (née Jeggo, his great-aunt) Hales, and
became known as Jack Hales;
res: Shrewsbury (jl)