Jeggo Wills

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The wills are in chronological order of date of death.


The Will of Matthew Jeggo (proved 1759)

(ERO Document Reference Number: D/AMR 12/133)

In the Name of God Amen
I Matthew Jeggo of Weathersfield in the County of Essex being Antient and weak in in body but of sound and Disposing Mind and Memmory knowing the Certainty of Death and Considering the Uncertainty when it may happen Do hereby make and Declare this present Writing to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following  First I Commit and Commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it me hoping through the Merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to Inherit a Life Everlasting after this, and my body I Commit to the Earth to be Buryed in a Decent and Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter to be named hereby Impowering him to receive all Such Dues as Shall be due and Owing to me at the time of my Decease and Desiring my Executor hereafter named to Pay all Such Just Debts as I Shall Owe at the time of my Decease and after Such my Dues are Received and my Just Debts and Funeral Charges Shall be paid as above mentioned  Then my Will and Mind is And I do hereby Give Bequeath and Desire that the Remainder of all my Personal Estates and Effects whatsoever the Same shall happen to be at the time of my Decease may and Shall be given and Disposed of as follows  First I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah now the Wife of William Shuckford of Stow Bardolph in the County of Norfolk the Sum of Three Pounds of Lawful money of this Nation To my Daughter Elizabeth now the Wife of Thomas Purkis of South Halstead the sum of Forty Shillings to my Daughter Mary now the wife of Francis Samms of Althorn the Sum of Three Pounds To my Son John Jeggo of Hornchurch the Sum of Three Pounds To my Son Matthias Jeggo of Great Wharley the Sum of Three Pounds To Mary Ellis of Weathersfield my Grand Daughter the Sum of Three Pounds and to Martha Belsham of Weathersfield abovesaid Widow the Sum of Forty Shilings All which Six Legatees last above mentioned are now Inhabitants at the Towns above mentioned within the county of Essex  And all the Rest and Residue of my Personal Estate and Effects of Goods and Chattels whatsoever that I Shall be Possessed of at the time of my Decease which are not above Bequeathed I Give and Bequeath unto William Shuckford above named my Son in Law whom I hereby Nominate Impower Appoint and Desire to be Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament But In Case it Shall happen that I Shall not be Possessed of Such a Competency of Effects as Shall be Sufficient to Pay all the Legacies hereby before Bequeathed Then my Will and Desire is that the Value of Such Effects as I Shall be Possessed of at the time of my Deceased Shall be Divided as Soon as the Same can be Sold and the Money thereof paid to Every Legatee in Such Proportion to Each of them as the Same will Amount to as Equal as the Same can be Divided to Each of them after the my Funeral Charges and Such other Charges as Shall be Occasioned in the Care of duly Executing this my Said Will Shall be paid and Satisfied And my Will and Mind is that all and Every of the Legacies hereby Given and Bequeathed Shall be duly paid in manner above mentioned within two Month next after my Decease  In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament Set my hand and Seal this Thirtyeth day of January in the Year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty five  Matthw Jeggo  X  his Mark.  Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in whose Presence and at whose Desire we have hereunto Set our hands as Witnesses to the Same  Ann Owers, John Newcomb  X  his mark.
This Will
was Proved on the Twenty fifth day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine before the Reverend Henry Ridlington (?Kidlington) Clerk Surrogate by the Oath of William Shuckford Son in Law of the Deceased and sole Executor to whom Administration of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Said Deceased was Granted and Committed he being first Sworn duly to Administer and that the Effects of the Said Deceased do not Amount to the Sum of Twenty Pounds.


The Will of Thomas Jeggo (buried 16 August 1829)

(ERO Document Reference Number: D/AMR 14/184)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Jeggo of Gosfield in the county of Essex Farmer being of sound mind memory and understanding and hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made in manner following, that is to say, First I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences and the charges of proving this my will to be fully paid and satisfied.  I give and devise unto my son Thomas Jeggo all that messuage or tenement and farm called or known by the name of the Peartree in which I now reside together with the lands hereditaments and premises thereunto belonging situate in the parishes of Gosfield and Bocking in the said county of Essex To hold the same unto my said son Thomas Jeggo his heirs and assigns for ever charged nevertheless and I do hereby charge the same with the payment of twenty pounds per annum to each of my three daughters Sarah Wing Mary Root and Ann Reeve during their natural lives to be paid to them for their sole and separate use independent of their respective husbands, and I do hereby declare that the receipts of my said daughters only shall be sufficient discharges to my said son for the same and upon the death of either of my said daughters and when and as they shall respectively depart this life leaving a child or children her surviving then I do hereby further charge the said farm and lands so devised as aforesaid with the further payment of the sum of five hundred pounds sterling to such child or children if more than one to be equally divided between or amongst them at his her or their age or ages of twenty one years and until such age I direct the said sums of money to be invested and the interest and produce thereof to be applied for their maintenance and education, and in case any or either of my said daughters shall depart this life without leaving a child or children her or them surviving, then I do hereby direct that the said sum of five hundred pounds to which her or their child or children would have been entitled if living shall be equally divided between my sons and daughters who shall be then living in equal shares and proportions And I do hereby further declare that it shall and may be lawful for my said son absolutely to dispose of the the said farm so devised to him as aforesaid provided the said several annuities and principal sums of five hnndred pounds to each of my said daughters children are properly and effectually secured to them I give and devise unto my son Joseph Jeggo all that messuage or tenement and farm called or known by the name of Boones together with the lands hereditaments and premises therunto belonging situate and being the in the parish of Bocking aforesaid and now in the occupation of my said Joseph To hold the same unto my said son Joseph Jeggo his heirs and assigns for ever, charged nevertheless and I do hereby charge the same with the payment of twenty pounds per annum to each of my said three daughters during their natural lives to be paid to them for their sole and separate use independent of their respective husbands, and I do hereby declare that the receipts of my said daughters only shall be a sufficient discharge to my said son Joseph for the same, and upon the death of either of my said daughters and when and as they shall respectively depart this life leaving a child or children her surviving, then I do hereby further charge the said farm and lands so devised to him my said son Joseph with the further payment of the sum of five hundred pounds sterling to such child or children if more than one to be equally divided between or amongst them at his her or their age or ages of twenty one years and until such age I direct the said sums of money to be invested and the interest and produce thereof to be applied for their maintenance and education And in case any or either of my said daughters shall depart this life without leaving a child or children her or them surviving then I do hereby direct that the said sum of five hundred pounds to which her or their child or children would have been entitled if living shall go and be divided between my sons and daughters who shall be then living in equal share and proportions And I do hereby further declare that it shall and may be lawful for my said son Joseph absolutely to dispose of the said farm and lands so devised to him as aforesaid provided the said several annuities and principal sums of five hundred pounds to each of my said daughters children are properly and effectually secured to them I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Jeggo and William Porter of High Garrett in the said county of Essex Carpenter my executors hereinafter named their heirs executors administrators and assigns all that messuage or tenement now being two tenements or cottages situate in Gosfield  aforesaid with the appurtenances And also all and every my household furnitures stock in trade monies and also all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever To hold the same unto the said Thomas Jeggo and William Porter their heirs executors administrators and assigns Upon trust as soon as may be after my decease to make sale of the said messuages and premises at Gosfield and also all and every my household furniture stock in trade and effects for the most money that can be obtained for the same, and invest the produce arising therefrom upon real security and pay the interest and produce thereof to my wife for and during the term of her natural life save and except the sum of one shilling per week which I direct to be paid thereout to my sister Susan during her life And from and after the decease of my said wife Upon trust after investing thereout such sum of money as may be sufficient to pay the said annuity of one shilling per week if then payable to pay distribute and divide the said sum of money so to be invested as aforesaid unto between and amongst all and every my child and children who shall be then living and the issue of such of them as shall be dead in equal shares and proportions such issue taking only the share to which his her or their parent or parents would have been entitled to if living And I do hereby declare that the receipts of my said executors and trustees shall be sufficient discharges to the purchasers of any part of my hereditaments and premises for their purchase money and that they my said trustees shall be accountable for their own acts only and not for the acts of each other nor for any loss which may happen to the said trust premises unless the same shall happen by his or their wilful default And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son Thomas Jeggo and the said William Porter executors and trustees of this my will In witness whereof I the said Thomas Jeggo the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this tenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.        Thomas Jeggo  X  his mark.     (£8)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Jeggo the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. ?? Sewell, Sol'r Halsted. Thomas Smith. James Smith.
Proved
on the seventh day of April in the year of our Lord 1830 before the Reverend William Adams D.D. Clerk Surrogate &c by the oaths of Thomas Jeggo the son and William Porter the executors to whom administration &c was granted they being first sworn duly to administer.

Note:  Thomas Jeggo could write (he signed the marriage register), so he must have been too weak to sign his will; he was buried six days later.


Document in Essex Record Office Reference No:  D/DGe/598

This document contains a number of alterations, as noted below, some of which appear to be merely the correction of clerical errors, others resulting from a change to the list of defendants.  The apparent final wording of the document is obtained by ignoring everything in brackets [..] in the following transcription.

"In Chancery

The joint and several Answer of [some names erased] George Root and Mary his wife two [altered from ??] of the Defendants to the Bill of Complaint of Joseph Jeggo Complainant

These Defendants saving to themselves all benefit of Exception to the said Bill of Complaint for answer thereunto or unto so much thereof as they are advised it is material for them to make answer unto jointly and severally Answering say they have heard and believe it to be true that Thomas[altered, but from what?] Jeggo the Testator in the said Bill named was in his life time and at the respective times of making his will and of his death seized or well entitled to him and his heirs of or to the messuages or tenements farms and cottages in the said Bill in that behalf mentioned but these Defendants say they do not believe that the said Testator was seized of or entitled to any other real Estates. And these Defendants further answering say they admit it to be true that the said Testator was also possessed of some considerable personal Estate and that he duly made and published his last will and Testament in writing bearing date the tenth day of August One thousand and eight hundred and twenty nine and that the same was of or to the purport and Effect in the said Bill in that behalf stated and these Defendants say they have been informed and believe it to be true that the said will was executed and attested as by Law is required to pass freehold Estates by devise and that the said will or the probate thereof is in the possession of Thomas Jeggo in the said Bill named as a Defendant thereto and these Defendants admit that the said Testator departed this life at or about the time in the said Bill in that behalf mentioned without having in any manner altered or revoked his said will and that he left the said Thomas Jeggo his Eldest Son and heir at Law and the said Complainant and the [altered from 'these'?] Defendants Sarah Wing and this defendant [inserted] Mary Root and Ann Reeve in the said Bill also mentioned as a Defendant thereto his only other Children him surviving and that the said Testator likewise left William Porter in the said Bill named as a Defendant thereto and Mary Jeggo his widow and Susan Jeggo his Sister him surviving and these Defendants believe that soon after the said Testator's death the said Thomas Jeggo and William Porter took upon themselves the execution of the Trusts of the said will and that they duly proved the said will in the proper Ecclesiastical Court and that they thereby became and are now the legal personal representatives of the said Testator but for their greater certainty herein these Defendants crave leave to refer to the Probate of the said will when produced and these Defendants say they have been informed and believe that the said Thomas Jeggo hath principally acted in the trusts and Executorship of the said will and that he has possessed himself of the said Testators personal Estate and Effects to an amount more than sufficient to pay the said Testators Debts and funeral and Testamentary expences and that soon after the said Testators Death the said Thomas Jeggo entered into the possession or into the receipt of the rents and profits of the said Testators two tenements or Cottages situate at Gosfield in the said Bill mentioned with the appurtenances devised to him and the said William Porter upon the trusts of the said will But these Defendants say they do not believe the said Testator died possessed of any other residuary Estate  And these Defendants say they have heard and believe that the said Thomas Jeggo and William Porter soon after the said Testators Death sold the said two Cottages with their [altered from 'the'] appurtenances for the sum of Three hundred and fifty pounds or thereabouts and that the said Thomas Jeggo received the monies produced by such Sale and that both the said Defendants the Executors joined in the Conveyance or Conveyances thereof to the Purchaser or purchasers thereof and these Defendants say they do not know and cannot set forth as to their belief or otherwise what is the amount of the residuary personal and real Estate of the said Testator save that the said Thomas Jeggo paid to each of the [altered from 'these'] Defendants Benjamin ?Wing [alteration, but from what?] and George Root a sum of one hundred and fifty pounds on account of the Shares which they might be entitled to therein in right of their respective wives and took a Bond from each of them the said last named Defendants for securing the payment of interest thereon at the rate of four pounds per Cent per annum to the said Thomas Jeggo to be paid over by him to the said Mary Jeggo the widow of the said Testator during her life And these Defendants say they believe that no part of the residuary personal Estate of the said Testator or of the monies produced by the sale of the said two cottages hath ever been invested upon security as by the said Will [alteration, but from what?  'Bill' maybe; a clerical error?] directed and this [altered from 'these'] Defendant['s' erased] ['Benjamin Wing and' struck out] George Root says [the 's' added] that ['they respectively' struck out] he hath [inserted] duly paid interest to the said Thomas Jeggo on [apparently changed from 'in'] the said Sum of One hundred and fifty pounds paid to him [apparently changed from 'them'] ['respectively' struck out] as aforesaid in order that the same might be paid and he [altered from 'they'] believes [the 's' added] the same was never paid to the said Mary Jeggo during her life And these Defendants further answering say that the said Testators widow the said Mary Jeggo departed this life on the eighth day of June One thousand eight hundred and thirty six and not on the twenty ninth day of September One thousand eight hundred and thiry five as in the said Bill mentioned But these Defendants say they admit it to be true that the said Mary Jeggo died intestate and they have been informed and believe that since her death that Letters of administration of the goods chattels rights and Credits of the said Mary Jeggo have been granted to the said Complainant by and out of the proper [inserted] Ecclesiastical Court and that he thereby became and is now the legal personal representative of the said Mary Jeggo but for their greater certainty herein these Defendants crave leave to refer to the said Letters of administration when produced And these Defendants say they are respectively ignorant of the several other circumstances in the said Bill set forth And this [altered from 'these'] Defendant['s' erased] ['Benjamin Wing and' struck out] George Root in right of his wife [replacing 'their respective wives' struck out] claims [the 's' added] to be entitled to one equal fifth part or share of the residuary personal Estate of the said Testator and of the monies produced by the sale of the said Cottages subject only to the allowance of one shilling per week to Susan Jeggo in the said Bill named as a Defendant thereto Without this that there is any other matter cause or thing in the complainants said Bill of Complaint contained material or necessary for these Defendants to make answer unto and not herein and hereby well and sufficiently answered confessed avoided traversed or denied is true to the knowledge or belief of these Defendants [alterations - but not significant] All which matters and things these [alterations - but not significant] Defendants are ready and willing to aver maintain and prove as this Honourable Court shall direct and hereby pray to be hence dismissed with their reasonable costs and charges in this behalf most wrongfully sustained.
R. T. Fisher"

The above would be more interesting if we had a copy of the Bill of Complaint of Joseph Jeggo.  It's on our 'To do' list.

The Will of Sarah Jeggo (d. 24/3/1863 at Great Saling)

In the Name of God. Amen.  I Sarah Jeggo of Great Saling in the County of Essex Widow declare this to be last Will and Testament I desire that all my property, that is to say, all goods chattels monies or whatsoever of personal estate I may be possessed of at the time of my decease shall be divided equally share and share alike amongst my three children viz my son Thomas Bailey Jeggo my daughter Sarah Ann Newton and my daughter Martha Jeggo or their respective executors heirs administrators or assigns And revoking all other Wills I nominate and appoint my son the aforesaid Thomas Bailey Jeggo sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fifth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty one --- Sarah Jeggo --- signed and declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last Will in the presence of us who at the same time at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses -- T. F. Elrington Clk Saling Vicarage Braintree -- Chas. F. Hamner Holbrook Hall Suffolk

Proved at London (Principal Registry) 9th May 1863 by the Oath of Thomas Bailey Jeggo the Son the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted.  Effects under £1500.


The Will of Joseph Jeggo (d. 24/12/1867 at Bocking)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Jeggo of Bocking in the County of Essex Farmer hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore in manner following and that is to say First I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the charges of proving this my Will to be fully paid and satisfied I give and devise to my Sons Joseph David Jeggo and David Joseph Jeggo and my friend Sampson Bell of Hargrave Hall Hargrave in the County of Suffolk Farmer All that my farm with the lands and Premises thereto belonging and now in my own occupation and situate in Bocking aforesaid And also All other my real and Personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever with the appurtenances To hold the same unto my said Sons and the said Sampson Bell their heirs executors administrators and assigns upon trust to carry on and conduct the business of my said Farm in the most advantageous manner and pay the profits and produce thereof into the hands of my Wife whose receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same for the purpose of enabling her to maintain my children until the youngest of such children shall attain the age of twenty one and upon her attaining such age then I direct my executors and trustees hereinafter appointed or the survivor of them his heirs executors or administrators to make sale of my said farm lands and real estate and also of my Personal Estate which may be in its nature saleable and pay and divide the produce arising therefrom between All and every my children who may be then living together with my said Wife in equal shares and proportions And in case of the death of either of my said children before my said youngest child shall attain twenty one leaving a child or children him or her surviving then I direct that the share of such so dying shall go to this or these children equally And I do hereby declare that the receipts of my said executors and trustees or the survivor of them shall be sufficient discharges to the Purchasers of my said real Estate for his or their purchase money And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said two Sons and the said Sampson Bell Executors and trustees of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby declare that it shall be lawful for them to retain ("to" inserted here, but apparently incorrectly) and reimburse themselves all such costs and expenses as they may incur or be put to in the execution of the trusts of this my Will In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this eighth day of December one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven --- Joseph Jeggo --- Signed by the said Joseph Jeggo the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto --- D. Sewell Sol'r Halstead  Thos. Porter Bocking

Proved at London (Principal Registry) 2nd May 1868 by the Oaths of Joseph David Jeggo and David Joseph Jeggo the Sons and Sampson Bell the Executors to whom admon was granted.  Effects under £600.


Amelia Jeggo (d. 27/11/1899 at Bury St. Edmunds)

This is the last Will of me Amelia Jeggo of Bury Saint Edmunds in Suffolk Widow
1.  I appoint Mr. John Wollaston Greene of Bury Saint Edmunds aforesaid Solicitor and The Reverend Hugh Guy of the same place Clerk in Holy Orders Executors and Trustees of this my Will and bequeath to the said Hugh Guy the sum of Ten pounds free of duty if he shall act as such Executor and Trustee.
2.  I bequeath the following legacies free of duty viz.  To my Niece Mrs. Isabella Abbott the sum of Fifty pounds  To Harriett Amelia Willingham of Little Saxham the Daughter of my said Niece Mrs. Abbott the sum of Fifty pounds  To my Niece Mrs. Mary Ann Caney Fifty pounds.
3.  Subject as aforesaid and to the payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts I devise all the real estate and bequeath all the residue of the personal estate of which I shall die possessed unto my cousin Charles Partridge of Stowmarket and to Walter Charles Cooper Abbott and Arthur Frederick William Abbott (Sons of my said Niece Isabella Abbott) their heirs executors or administrators in equal shares as tenants in common.
4.  I declare that the said John Wollaston Greene shall be entitled to charge and be paid all professional and other charges for any business or act done by him in connection with the Executorship of this my Will including any act which an Executor not being a Solicitor could have done personally  And I revoke all former Wills and Codicils by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Twenty sixth day of October one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven.
Signed by the said Amelia Jeggo (the Testatrix) as and for her last Will in the joint presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: }
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Amelia Jeggo
Francis Edward Image  M.B. M.R.C.S. Bury St. Edmunds
W. E. Mountain  Solicitor's Clerk  Bury St. Edmunds
J. W. Greene  Solicitor  Bury St. Edmunds

On the 9th day of December 1899 Probate of this Will was granted at Bury St. Edmunds to John Wollaston Greene and The Reverend Hugh Guy, Clerk in Holy Orders, the Executors.
Gross value of Estate     ...  £506-15s-5d
Net value of Personal Estate   £496-15s-5d


Fanny Jeggo (d. 13/12/1913 at Bournemouth*)

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me FANNY JEGGO of Number 42 Charminster Road in the County Borough of Bournemouth Spinster  I revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me  I appoint John Morley Jeggo Dacombe of Holdenhurst Road Bournemouth aforesaid EXECUTOR and TRUSTEE of this my will and I hereinafter refer to him as "my trustee"  I give all my household furniture wearing apparel jewellery trinkets and personal ornaments to my niece Fanny Rose now residing with me free from duty and I request her to distribute such articles comprised in the foregoing bequest as shall be marked by me to the persons whose names shall be marked thereon respectively  I devise my freehold property Numbers 1 and 2 Primrose Cottages Tower Road Boscombe Bournemouth aforesaid unto and to the use of my trustee in fee simple upon the trusts following (namely)  In trust to pay the net income thereof to my said niece Fanny Rose during her life and after her decease In trust for Mary Dacombe the wife of the said John Morley Jeggo Dacombe and my niece Beatrice Weaver the wife of Franklin J Weaver in equal shares as tenants in common And if either of them shall die without issue living at the death of the said Fanny Rose then In trust for the survivor of them the said Mary Dacombe and Beatrice Weaver and her heirs and assigns Provided always that in case either of them the said Mary Dacombe and Beatrice Weaver shall die in the lifetime of the said Fanny Rose leaving issue living at her death the trusts hereinbefore declared in favour of the one so dying shall take effect in favour of her children or child who shall be living at the death of the said Fanny Rose and if more than one in equal shares as tenants in common  I give all my property not hereby otherwise disposed of unto my trustee In trust to convert into money the same by sale or otherwise and after payment thereout of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses my trustee shall stand possessed of the net proceeds therof As to a moiety therof In trust to divide the same among all the children of my brother Charles Jeggo living at my death in equal shares And as to the other moiety of the said net proceeds In trust to divide the same among the children of my late sister Maria Ann Rose living at my death in equal shares  IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of March one thousand nine hundred and ten  -  FANNY JEGGO  -  SIGNED by the said testatrix Fanny Jeggo as her last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses  -  HAROLD W MOORING ALDRIDGE Solicitor Bournemouth  -  JNO R MUMFORD Clerk to Messrs Mooring Aldridge & Haydon Solicitors Bournemouth

ON the 10th day of February 1914 Probate of this will was granted (Principal Registry) to John Morley Jeggo Dacombe (of Holdenhurst Road  Decorator) the sole executor.
Gross value of Estate     ...  £977-15s-6d
Net value of Personal Estate   £348- 8s-9d


Died at 27 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth

Charles Jeggo (d. 2/12/1915 at Gosfield)

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me CHARLES JEGGO of Gosfield in the county of Essex  I give and bequeath all my household furniture and all belongings also any money I may be possessed of at the time of my death to my wife for her life and at her death or should she predecease me at my decease to my wife's niece Ellen Susannah Perry formerly Lee the wife of William Perry Jobbing Gardener living at 1 Hamersmith Road Stratford Essex  And I appoint Alfred Blomfield of Orange Hall Gosfield EXECUTOR of this my Will  I declare this to be my last will and testament IN WITNESS whereof I herunto set my hand this __ day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven  CHARLES JEGGO  X  his mark  Signed by the said Charles Jeggo in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribed our names as witnesses  JAMES E TYLER  Oakleigh House Halstead  ARTHUR WYATT  Coffee Room Gosfield

Affidavit of due execution on the 20th day of April 1911 filed.
On the 18th day of March 1916 Probate of this will was granted (Principal Probate Registry) to Alfred Blomfield Estate Agent the sole Executor.
Gross value of Estate     ...  £34-5s-0d
Net value of Personal Estate   £34-5s-0d


The Will of Golden Jeggo (d. 9th February 1916 at Gosfield)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Golden Jeggo of Gosfield in the county of Essex farmer made this twenty sixth day of July one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight  I appoint my wife Mary Elizabeth Jeggo and my friend Frank Chambers Haward of "the Green Man" Gosfield aforesaid Innkeeper (hereinafter called "my Trustees") to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will and to each of them who shall act I leave a legacy of ten pounds free of duty as a little acknowledgement  I give all my property of every kind and description unto my trustees In trust subject as hereafter mentioned to sell and convert into money the same and after payment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the aforesaid legacies to invest the proceeds in any stocks funds or securities authorised by law for trust funds with power to vary the investments thereof and to pay the income thereof to my said wife during her life and after her death to divide the corpus equally among all my children who being sons attain the age of twenty one years or being daughters attain that age or marry with power for my trustees with the consent of my said wife if living and if not at their own discretion to raise the whole or any part of the presumptive share of any infant child and to apply the same for his or her advancement or benefit and I empower my Trustees to postpone the sale and conversion of any part of my property for so long as they shall think fit and the income of any property remaining unconverted shall from the time of my death by paid and applied in the same manner as the income of the proceeds thereof would have been payable and applicable for the time being if the same had been converted  Lastly I hereby direct that if no child of mine shall attain a vested interest in the said trust fund then subject to my wife's life interest therein my Trustees shall stand possessed thereof upon trust to divide the same between my brother and sisters (1) Charles (2) Maria Rose and (3) Fanny in equal shares Provided that if any of them my said brother and sisters shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me and being a son or sons have attained or shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters have attained or shall attain that age or marry under that age Then and in every such case such child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the share which his her or their parent would have taken in the said trust fund if such parent had survived me  In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand the day and year first before written.
Signed by the said Golden Jeggo as and for his last Will and 
Testament in the presence of us present at the same time 
who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each 
other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Golden Jeggo
I. B. Oldroyd  Vicar of Holy Trinity  Halstead
Robt Morton  Solicitor  Halstead
On the 8th day of April 1916 Probate of this Will was granted at Ipswich to Mary Elizabeth Jeggo and Frank Chambers Haward the Executors.
Gross value of Estate     ...  £713-15s-3d
Net value of Personal Estate   £490-2s-1d

The above will was made after Golden's second marriage.  Golden was then 55 years old, and Mary Elizabeth was about 45.  They had no children, and after Mary Elizabeth's death on 8th December 1940 the property was divided (in February 1943) as follows.
(1)  Charles Jeggo predeceased the testator.  According to the 1943 trustees he had thirteen children, one of whom (Emily Storie) also predeceased the testator.  His one third share (£232) was divided equally between his children (or their Personal Representatives if deceased):  Jack Jeggo, Julia Law, Robert Jeggo (d 1935), Osgood Jeggo, Ada Ferby, Tom Jeggo (d 1918), Elizabeth Jeggo (d 1938), Dan Jeggo, Fred Jeggo, Leah Hales, Oliver Jeggo and Walter Jeggo (£19 each).
(2)  Mrs. Maria Rose predeceased the testator.  She had six children, two of whom also predeceased the testator.  Her one third share (£232) was divided equally between her children (or their Personal Representatives if deceased):  Fanny Maria Rose (d 1942), Robert Rose, Mary Elizabeth Dacombe (d 1930) and Emma Beatrice Weaver (£58 each).
(3)  Fanny Jeggo predeceased the testator. There was an intestacy in respect of her share.  Of her one third share (£232), £96 (personal estate) went to the estate of Mary Elizabeth Jeggo, £39 (real estate) passed to Jack Jeggo (nephew, above) and the sixteen nephews and nieces listed above received another £6 each.

The net value of the estate in February 1943 was £118 real estate plus £577 personal estate.  The real estate comprised nos. 23 and 25 New Street, Halstead, sold to Mr. Harry Bragg for £150 (1943 was not a good time to sell property, especially in Essex  - CRJ), plus £41 rent thereon (December 1940 to February 1943). They had been rented by Mr. T. B. Paveley for £4-15s per quarter.  The personal estate comprised government stocks and interest thereon.

Other Wills - Jeggo and possible variants

"Wills at Chelmsford 1400-1619"

Date Heading Name Place ERO Ref.
1485 Jegill, John Corringham 64 ER 1
1549 Jegill, John Corringham 32 BW 21
1578 Jeggons Jyggyns, Frances Little Baddow 106 BW 21
1565 Jegone, John Coggeshall 132 CR 5
1603 Jegon, John Castle Hedingham (bur) 233 MR 5A
1597 Jegons Jegon, Mary, widow Chelmsford 186 BW 21
1606 Jegon, Mildred Coggeshall 222 BW 21
1603 William, yeoman Chelmsford 210 BW 21
1577 Jegrum, Lewis Earls Colne 443 CR 6

"Wills at Chelmsford 1620-1720"

Date Heading Name Place ERO Ref.
1620 Jegons Jeggo, Edward, carpenter Castle Hedingham 16 MW 3
1707 Edward, yeoman Downham 285 BR 15
1713 Jegins, Samuel, yeoman Hutton 30 ER 30
1718 Jegon, Suckling, gent Halstead 260 BR 17
1693 Jeggins, Thomas, Gt Birch 163 BR 13
1691 Jeggon, William, yeoman Stambourne 52 BR 10

"Wills at Chelmsford 1721-1858"

Date Heading Name Place ERO Ref.
1756 Jeggins Anne, widow of Joseph, yeoman Latchingdon 307 BR 24
1799 Benjamin, husbandman St. Peter Maldon 206 BR 29
1722 Giggens, Jane, widow Hutton 141 ER 31
1800 Jeggens, John, yeoman Stock 305 ER 35
1845 John, farmer Stock 451 BR 35
1755 Jeggins Joseph, victualler Snoreham 230 BR 24
1824 Giggins, Matthew, labourer Thundersley 398 BR 32
1743 Jeggens, Sam, yeoman Woodham Walter 35 BR 23
1835 Jiggens, Sam, labourer Felsted 239 MR 14
1778 Jeg(g)on Charles, gent Feering 10 BR 27
1814 Elizabeth, widow Colchester and Kelvedon 130 BR 31
1770 Mary, widow Great Coggeshall 137 CR 17
1748 Robert, gent 309 BR 23

1858 Onwards

The indexes at the Principal Registry of the Family Division, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn, London WC1 have been searched from 1858 to 1916.
 
Name Abode Died Probate (or Admon) granted Value
Where Date To
Marmaduke Jegon,
gentleman
Englefield Green,
Surrey
3/8/1861 London 9/10/1861 Trew Jegon, gentleman, the son
Thos. Jenkins, gentleman
Henry Cantrell, farmer
under £35000
William Jegon,
gentleman
Islington, Middx. 27/12/1860 London 6/2/1861 William Jegon,
gentleman, the son
under £6000
Trew Jegon,
gentleman
Egham, Surrey 5/1/1864 London 9/2/1864 Trew Jegon Esq., nephew
Wm. Ifold Esq.
under £70000
Norris Jego Ilminster, Somerset 27/8/1818 London 18/1/1865
Admon
Harriet Hunt Bower, daughter
(estate left unadministered by
Harriet Jego, widow & relict)
under £200
Elizabeth Jego
(widow)
Allowenshay, Kingstone,
Somerset
8/8/1816 16/2/1865
Admon
Harriet Hunt Bower
(estate left unadministered by
Norris Jego, son)
under £600
Charles Jeggins Cambridge Town,
Ash, Surrey
23/9/1872 1872 Martha Jeggins, widow & relict
Edward Jeggins, brother
under £12000
Joseph Jeggo,
broom maker
Gosfield, Essex 29/9/1875 London 7/12/1875
Admon
Golden Jeggo, broom maker,
son and one of next of kin
under £600
Elizabeth Jeggo
(widow)
Bocking, Essex 24/9/1876 Ipswich 1/10/1877 Joseph David Jeggo, farmer,
son and one of next of kin
under £800
Samuel Jeggins,
gentleman
Park Lodge, St. John's Park
Upper Holloway, Middx.
5/12/1880 London 22/2/1881
Admon
Jane Amelia Jeggins, widow
Edward Jeggins, gentleman,
brother and only next of kin
£50000
Edward Jeggins Bentley House, Park Road,
East Molesey
23/3/1881 London 11/4/1881 Rev. Jonathan Bayley
Rev. John Presley
Thomas George Bullen, gentleman
£35000
Trew Jegon Esq. Chalvey Park, Slough, Bucks 11/8/1884 London 22/9/84 Eliza Jegon, widow & relict
John Graham Jennings, civil engineer
Richard Burton Henry Castle Esq.
£11399-1s-10d
Martha Jeggins
(widow)
Priory Villa, Goldsworth Rd
Woking, Surrey
7/7/1889 London 27/8/1889,
resworn
November 89
Harry Brown Curwen, solicitor
Mary Saw (wife of Wm. A. Saw)
£2643-18s-8d
(personal estate
£403-3s-4d)
Eliza Jegon (widow) 2 Portland St.
Leamington Spa
19/8/1902 London 13/10/1902,
resworn
May 1903
Annes Hobbs, spinster
Edward Gwynne Vevers, Esq.
Richard Stephens Taylor, solicitor
£2330-17s-4d,
then
£3425-19s
Jane Amelia Jeggins Park Lodge, St. John's Park
Upper Holloway, Middx.
30/5/1905 London 26/10/1905 Thomas George Bullen, solicitor £61740-11s-2d
Hannah Jeggo (wife of
David Joseph Jeggo)
Hawkswood Farm,
Gosfield
20/6/1910 Ipswich 21/7/1910 David Joseph Jeggo, farmer £197-4s-6d