Fred Jeggo (1869-1950)

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Fred Jeggo is the son of Charles & Sarah Jeggo.

Sources:   GRO indexes;
(01c) - 1901 Census;
(71c), (81c), (91c) - 1871, 1881, 1891 Census, respectively;
(fr) - "The Family Register";
(reg) - parish registers for Lilleshall, Sheriffhales and Wombridge held in Shropshire Records & Research Centre, Shrewsbury;

b: 1/3/1869 (fr) @ Woodhouses, Sheriffhales (71c, 81c)
bap: 9/5/1869 @ Sheriffhales (reg)
m(i): 20/12/1899 @ St. Mary, Newington, London (certif) to
   Theresa Mary Newman, b ~1869 @ Chelsea, London (01c); (? d q1/1913 @ Epsom 2a 55 ?)
child: Charles Frederick b 23/9/1900 @ Kidsgrove, Staffs (certif); d q3/1900 (GRO ref: Newcastle L. 6b 44)
m(ii): 6/10/1915 @ Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Congleton to
   Mary Jane Ball, spinster aged 42 of Congleton, shirt maker (m certif)
Wedding photograph in 'Jeggo Identity Parade' (1.1 MB)
   Knowsley, Lancs. (91c)
   Talke, Staffs. (near Kidsgrove) (1899 m certif)
   Clough Hall Gardens, Hardings Wood (near Kidsgrove) (1900 b certif)
   Hall Gardens Cottage, Church Lawton (01c)
   8 The Flats, Ashtead, Surrey 1912-1949/50 ( Ashtead electoral registers, 1915 m  certif)
occ: gardener (91c, certifs), head gardener (01c), gardener circa 1927-37 and possibly longer (wor)
d: q2/1950 age 81 @ Surrey Mid.E. (GRO ref: 5g 175)

From "The Congleton and Macclesfield Mercury", October 9, 1915:
  WEDDING.--A pretty wedding took place at the Wagg Street Chapel, Congleton, on Wednesday, the contracting parties being Miss M. J. Ball, niece of Mr. and Mrs. D. Jeggo, of 15, Bridge Street, Congleton, and Mr. Fred Jeggo, of Ashstead, Surrey.  The bride was prettily attired, and wore a diamond ring the gift of the bridegroom.  Miss Marion Jeggo, Miss Doris Jeggo, and Miss Henshall (Crewe) were the bridesmaids, the two former being neatly attired in white dresses with hat to match, while Miss Henshall wore a blue silk dress.  They each wore gold bangles the gift of the bridegroom.  The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. A. Ball (Crewe), and Mr. D. Jeggo, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man.  The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of a large number of handsome and useful presents.

Fred was 11 months younger than his brother Dan, and they appear always to have been close.  Fred lived near Congleton for several years, and later, when he lived in Ashtead, Surrey, Dan visited him every year to attend the Epsom Derby and Ascot week.  So far as is known Fred has no living descendants, but he is remembered by Dan's descendants.  Dan's grand-daughter Elizabeth gave this photograph to his great-grandson John Llewelyn.

Harold (Dan's son) & Winnie Jeggo and Mary & Fred Jeggo
outside 8 The Street, Ashtead, Surrey

Elizabeth remembers Fred living in the upstairs flat, which was accessed by the side door outside which they are standing.  Fred used to set up boards outside the house on race days, giving tips to anyone heading for the races.  Those who were lucky as a result would often toss money into the garden on their return to show their appreciation.  What happened when they weren't so lucky isn't recorded.  Also, Fred had a tame jackdaw.  (Letter from John Llewelyn to CRJ, 2/12/2004.)

A source (wor):  Meredith Worsfold, author and publisher (1998) of "Ashtead, The Street in the 1920s" (now also on the web).

In a letter dated 16/9/2004 to CRJ, Meredith writes: "Fred was gardener at 'The Croft' in Greville Park Road which was almost opposite his home.  The house was about 200 yards down this road on the right.  My memory recalls in the 1930's two middle aged spinsters named Raggett in residence.  As a local building firm we frequently worked at the house for them.  A strange event happened when their beloved alsatian dog died.  Our company's services were again required as builders and also as the village undertakers.  Their wishes were for a brick chamber to be built in the garden with an engraved memorial stone to 'Raffles' to cover the grave.  A formal ceremony was performed with suitably attired bearers to lower the coffin into its resting place.  A few years later 'The Croft' was demolished.  I often wondered if the builders ever uncovered evidence of the interment.  I wonder too if Fred and the dog were acquainted!"

Nos. 10 (left) and 8 (right), The Street, Ashtead in 2004.

As a child, Meredith Worsfold lived in one of the flats at No. 10 until 1927.  "Mr. Fall, the cycle agent, occupied No.10 after we left, living upstairs and using the ground floor as shop, store and repair shop.  The all pervading smell in the shop was rubber from the tyres.  The flats at No. 8 were occupied by Mr. Roberts, whose shoe repair shop was in Rectory Lane, and the other tenant was Jeggo, gardener in a house in Greville Park Road".  (From "Ashtead, The Street in the 1920s".)