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. John Jaggon/Jeggen in Castle Hedingham
1592 . Robert Jegon of Kelvedon 1706 . John
Jeggon, Cambridge . Jegon Cambridge Graduates
Sible Hedingham: Thomas
Jegon DD ~1610 . Disturbance 1645 .
Jegon, gent 1651 . John Jegon to Wm Jego Grant
1668 . Henry & William Jegon 1669 .
Records of Castle Hedingham Estates (Majendie
English copy of survey by Israel Amyce of Hedingham Castle estate in Bulmer,
Finchingfield, Foxearth, Gestingthorpe, Gosfield, Halstead, Castle Headingham,
Sible Headingham, Gt. Maplestead, Belchamp Walter and Great Yeldham, 1592.
[mid 18th century copy] (SEAX Ref. No: D/DMh/M2)
Gives detailed descriptions of properties with tenants, rents and acreages
but no maps.
Properties inc. manors of Hedingham Borough and Hedingham Upland, Castle
Hedingham, with detailed particulars of the castle, manors of Prayors alias
Bowerhall and Grays, Sible Hedingham, Peppers and Pevers Farms, Sible Hedingham,
Park Farm, Gestingthorpe, How Farm, Halstead, the Nunnery, Castle Hedingham,
with lands inc. the Rectory of Gosfield.
Inc. alphabetical indexes of tenants and properties
At rear, list of copyhold and freehold lands held of the manor of Hedingham
Upland by the late Edward Bullock and purchased by Joshua Gee, 1717;
later pencil and ink notes re. tenants and properties throughout the survey.
For original Latin survey with maps see D/DMh M1; for map containing
information from survey see D/DMh P1
From p.68: John Jaggon holds by Coppy of Coart
Roll one close called Mollan lying between Land of Heddingham Nunnery Called
Blacke More towards the east and a free tenement ---- ?Fryen? in part the
Customary Land of the said Manner called Great Collens (?/Collem/Callem?)
in part towards the West and Containeth ---- for which he pays to the Lord
of this Mannor yearly 4s.
The Same holds likewise one tenement situate at the Padduck gate to
a hop ground to the same belonging and ajoyning and Containeth two ackers
for which he pays to the Lord of this Manner by the yeare 8d.
The Same hold likewise one piece of the ?Was.. of this Manner parcell
of Rusle Green lying between Lands of the said John and Contains twenty
pole for which he pays to the Lord of this Manner by the yeare 6d.
From p.119: John Jeggen holdeth at the Will of
the Lord from yeare to yeare one croft of Land Called Nouns Croft (marginal
note: Nunns Croft) lying in the parish of Gestingthorpe that
is to say between the lands of John Wentworth Esq. towards the North east
and a field called home field belonging to the farm call ?Parkes? towards
the South South west one head thereof abuteth upon a Croft of Land called
Five Acre (Acker) Croft parcell of the said farm Called Parke(s?) towards
the east the other head abuteth upon the lane leading from Castle Heddingham
towards Gestingthorp and containeth four acres for which he payeth yearly
at the feast aforesaid by equal portions ten shillings.
Deeds of Land in Sible Hedingham (SEAX
Ref: D/DU 536/6)
1 June 1606. Quitclaim
John Potter of Colne Engine, Edward Harrington, son of Henry Harrington
of Sible Hedingham, Thomas Cornell of Sible Hedingham and John Cornell,
his brother, of Gosfield, yeoman to Thomas Jegon of Sible Hedingham,
Messuage or tenement sometime called Theboldes and of late Cowleheards
in Sible Hedingham, sometime in the tenure of William Cornell and afterwards
of his mother, Anne Cornell
[For court rolls of the manor of Wethersfield, 1514-1603, see D/DFy
Calendar of Sible Hedingham Charity Deeds (SEAX Ref: T/A 225/33)
12 March 1610/11. Surrender for use of will
Tho. Jegon, professor of theology
Lands and tenements copyhold of manor of Prayors in Sible Hedingham
Court of Eliz., Countess of Oxford Steward: John Wright
Sessions Roll 324 - Easter 1645 (SEAX Ref:
General Sessions of the Peace held at Chelmsford on Tuesday, 15 April 1645
32. 30 March 1645. Indictment of John Coppinge, Nicholas Bragge,
Josias Bowtell jun., Barthw. Browne, Robert Tiler, George Fynch and John
Betts, all of "Hedingham Sible" labourers, together with divers unknown
malefactors, 30 March, being Sunday afternoon at the time of divine service
and in the singing of the psalms before the preaching of the word of God,
riotously entered the parish church and disturbed the congregation, and
said these words in a loud voice, viz., "All that are for Jesus Christ
singe the eleven and twentieth Psalme", and thereon the said malefactors
read and sang the psalm at their own setting (appunctuacionem) to
the great disturbance of the people in the church, by reason whereof John
Lock clerk, curate of John Jegon clerk, rector thereof, peaceable
called on the constables of the parish being present to cause the malefactors
to desist upon which Bragge and Betts, together with Copping, Bowtell,
Bowne, Tiler and Fynch, assaulted Joseph Hart and William Kempe one of
the constables, on which divers women in the church exclaimed in a loud
voice, "Oh my husband, Oh my brother", and the whole congregation left
the church in great fear and terror, leaving the malefactors to pursue
Witnesses: John Kinge, Robert Mason, Ann Last. True bill against
Betts for breaking the peace and for striking the constable in the chancel;
true bill against Copping for "singeing of one other psalme after ye the
usual Church Clarke had sett a psalme as he formerly used to doe, which
was to the disturbance of the Congeraycion"; "ignoramus for all the
rest mentioned in the Bill". (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 324/32)
110. 23 March 1645. Indictments (True Bill in every case)
of John Neweman, John Coppinge, William Butcher "at style", Ralph Gilbert
and George Dilkes, all of "Hedingham Sible" labourers, with divers other
malefactors whose names are unknown, 23 March, in the afternoon in the
time of divine service in the church there, riotously entered the church
and so disturbed the whole congregation whilst John Locke clerk, the curate
of John Jegon clerk, the rector, was reading the first lesson (notwithstanding
the order of Arthur Barnardiston, justice, then present), that Locke was
forced to stop, whereupon Barnardiston on joined (precipit) Locke
to name and chant the psalm in preparation for preaching the word of God,
and on this Newman (and the others) said these words in a loud voice,
"All: All: All:", and made so much noise in the chanting of
the psalm that the greater part of the congregation were in great fear
and obliged to leave the church, and Barnardiston was quite unable to quiet
their noise, so that he end the post also left the church. Witness:
Barnardiston. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 324/110)
Miscellaneous Deeds of Early Date or Special
Interest (SEAX Ref: D/DHt/T49/3)
17 February 1659. Declaration
Dorothy Jaggard, wife of Thoams Jaggard of Great Thurlow, Suff.
£75 to be allowed to Thomas Jaggard, and residue to her trustees,
citing sale in discharge of a trust by Nicholas Gent of Sturmer, Clerk.
Thomas Jegon of Sible Hedingham, gent. and Martin Dyke of Steeple
Bumstead, of a messuage called `Harts' and various lands in Steeple
Bumpstead, 23 September 1651. [Nicholas Gent, R. of Sturmer 1645-]
Calendar of Sible Hedingham Charity Deeds (SEAX
Ref: T/A 225/71)
5 October 1668. Grant of reversion for natural love, etc..
John Jegon of Sible Hedingham clerk, to his son, William Jego,
gent., both of Sible Hedingham
Messuage and croft between Prayor Field and highway leading from the
High Street to the church; croft between High Field and Highway leading
to the church; croft called Blakes alias Blackacre (1a.) near the
dwelling house of John Jegon, all in Sible Hedingham
Sessions Roll 419 - Easter 1669 (SEAX Ref: Q/SR
General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held at Chelmsford on Tuesday, 20
37. 21 January 1669. Indictment of Henry Jegon gent.,
Samuel Killingworth esq., Thomas Jiggs and James Osborne labourers, all
of "Heddingham Sibley", 21 January, riotously assaulted William Jegon
gentleman there. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 419/37)
Miscellaneous Documents -- D/DC 36/3-4 Manor
of Dale Hall in Lawford (SEAX Ref: D/DC/41/107)
19 & 20 January 1705/6: Conveyance (Lease and Release) to maek
a tenant to the praecipe and to lead the uses of a Recovery
Anne Gulliver of Great Coggeshall, wid., to Robert Jegon of
[Property as in 41/106]
From "A Dictionary of English and Welsh
Surnames with Special Americal Instances" by C. W. Bardsley (OUP, 1901)
In 1590 John Jeggon, son of Robert Jeggon, of Coggeshall, county Essex,
was appointed Warden of Bennet College (now Corpus Christi), Cambridge.
He was a strict disciplinarian. He fined the undergraduates for some
offence and with the mulct whitened the college hall. On one of the
screens a young fellow wrote:-
Doctor John Jeggon, of Bennet College, Master
Broke the Scholars' heads, and gave the Hall plaister.
The Doctor, seeing it has he passed by, subscribed extempore:
Knew I but the wag, that writ this in a bravery,
I'd commend him for his wit, but whip him for his knavery.
Brief Notes from "Dictionary of National Biography"
John Jegon (1550-1618)
Son of Robert Jegon of Coggeshall, Essex, and Joan White, his wife, both
of humble condition. B.A., Queens' College, Cambridge, 1571/2, elected
fellow 1572. Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1590.
Vice-chancellor for four years. Bishop of Norwich, 1603, when he
was succeeded at Corpus Christi by his brother Thomas. Died and buried
at Aylsham, Norfolk. Left two sons, Robert and John (bur. Aylsham
1631), and a daughter, Dorothy.
(Complete article, nearly one page.)
From "Alumni Cantabrigienses" (To 1751 &
mat = matriculated
John Jegon (mat 1567) b 1550 son of Robert Jegon of Coggeshall, Essex.
Queens', BA 1571/2, MA 1575, BD 1583, DD ?1590, Fellow 1572-90. Master
of Corpus Christi 1590-1603. Vice-Chancellor 1596-8 and 1600-1.
Bishop of Norwich 1603-18. Died 13/3/1617/8 at Aylsham aged 67.
His arms are on the roof of the Catalogue room (ancient Senate House) to
commemorate his Vice-Chancellorship.
Thomas Jegon (mat 1580) son of Robert Jegon of Coggeshall. Queens',
BA 1583/4, MA1587, DD 1602. Fellow of Corpus Christi 1587, Master
1603-18, Vice-Chancellor 1608-9. Rector of Sible Hedingham 1594-1618.
Died 2 March 1617/8.
John Jegon (mat 1612) b ~1595/6 at Sible Hedingham, Essex, son of Dr.
Thomas Jegon (mat 1580). Corpus Christi, BA 1614, MA 1618, Fellow
1614-20. Ord. priest (Norwich) 1620. Rector of Sible Hedingham
Robert Jegon (mat 1624) of Norfolk (b ~1606/7). Corpus Christi.
Possibly son and heir of John (mat 1567).
William Jegon (adm 1627) of Norfolk. Corpus Christi. Perhaps
brother of John (mat 1627).
John Jegon (mat 1627), son of John Jegon (mat 1567). Corpus Christi.
Adm. at Gray's Inn 1630. Buried at Aylsham, Norfolk, Sept. 1631,
John Jegon (mat 1639) of Essex. Corpus Christi, BA 1643/4, MA
William Jegon (mat 1669) b 6 May 1650 at Buxton, Norfolk. Trinity
(1668), then Scholar at King's: BA 1672/3, MA 1676, Fellow of King's
1671. Died 18 Nov 1710 at Swanton Morley, Norfolk (where Rector 1680-1710).
Robert Jegon (mat 1684) b ~1666/7 at York, son of Arthur Jegon.
St. John's. Adm. at Gray's Inn 1684.
Robt. Jegon (mat 1757) of Kelvedon, Essex. Jesus College, BA 1761.
"Alumni Oxoniensis" (1500-1714 &
1715-1886) - no Jegon-related entries found, nor, indeed, any Jeggo-related