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|John Jegon to Wm Jego Grant 1668||Essex Quarter Sessions (1605-1704; 1832)|
|Essex Assize Files (1639-1676)||Jago in Chigwell (1766)|
|John Jeggo, peruke maker, Great Warley, fire insurance (1780)||Thomas Jeggo and the silver watch - Old Bailey Sessions 1786|
|Joseph Jeggo Damaging Leeks (1869)||Kelly's Essex Directory (1867; 1886)|
|Terence Jeggo Prison Riot Settlement (1996)|
Note: Jegon. In view of the possibility that Jeggo is a variant of Jegon/Jeggon, items on the latter names are included in A Jegon Miscellany.
True Bill: a bill of indictment found by a Grand Jury to
be supported by sufficient evidence to justify the hearing of a case.
N.B. SEAX is the name of the on-line catalogue of
the Essex Record Office (ERO).
38. 5 July. Jos. Reeve, Tho. Gray and Tho. Reeve, all of
Great Coggeshall, clothiers; Jos. to answer for keeping an unlicensed
alehouse. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 263/38)
17. 10 May 1693. Recognizance of Greene (occupation not given); to answer Jego (as in 15). Owes 2s. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 477/17)
52. 30 May 1693. Indictment of James Russell of Gosfield shopkeeper and Sam.Greene of Castle Hedingham labourer, 30 May, assaulted Matthew Jego at Little Waltham. Witness: Jego. Ignoramus. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 477/52)
53. 27 February 1693. Indictment of Greene (as in 52), 27
February, broke into "New Parke" belonging to Ford Lord Gray, Baron of
Warke, at Gosfield, and hunted divers coneys there worth 20s. with "a ferrett
and flam netts" without licence and killed and carried them away. Witnes:
(as in 52). Pleads not guilty. True bill. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 477/53)
26. 12 November 1697. Recognizance of Sam Miller of Gosfield labourer; to answer for stealing an iron spade, an iron wedge and an axe of Matthew Jego. Owes. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 495/26)
SEAX Ref. No: Q/SBb 509/63. Parish:
Bocking Date: 1832
Description: Report of Wm. Thurgood of Braintree of out of court settlement in 'Jeggo v. Bocking poor rate' (27 Sept.)
45. Writ of Capias for Math. Jego of Sible Hedingham labourer and Sara his wife, to answer for accessaries to felony. Return, not found.
15 December 1766. Copy Will of John Ferguson of Chigwell, esq., proved
26 March 1767, and copy 22 April 1782.
Witnesses: William Ferguson Charles Hunt and Thomas Jago
John Jeggo, peruke maker and shopkeeper in Great Warley, Essex, had a fire insurance policy (no. 430390) for an insured value of £500 recorded in the 1780 register of the Sun insurance company.
Ref: "Index to Eighteenth Century Fire Insurance Policy Registers, 1777- 1786", R. Floud and B.E. Supple, "London Lives, 1690 to 1800", LL ref: fire_1775_1780_609_60909, (http://www.londonlives.org, consulted 8 July 2010), UK Data Archive, SN 1838.
The Information of Thomas Jago of Gosfield, in the County of Essex Broom Maker, taken before me this 7th day of October 1786.
Who being upon Oath says that the Silver Watch now produced by him, he about Seven Weeks ago Purchased of Joseph Saunders now present, at Gosfield in Essex aforesaid for two Guineas and an half and his own Watch.
(signed) Thomas Jeggo
Sworn before me this
7th day of October 1786
Ref: Old Bailey Sessions: Sessions Papers - Justices' Working Documents, 23rd January 1786 - 18th December 1786, "London Lives, 1690-1800", LMOBPS450300310 (http://www.londonlives.org, consulted 7 July 2010) (original source in London Metropolitan Archives).
That's only part of this story about Thomas Jeggo. Neighbouring "London Lives" pages contain a lot more:-
The Information of Joseph Wigg of Brownlow Street Holborn Carpenter taken before me this 7th day of October 1786.
Who being upon Oath says that on Friday Night the 28th of July last he in Company with Mr. Chivers and Mr. Field was robbed between Highgate Hill and Finchley Common was robbed of a Silver Watch some gold and some silver by four footpads and doth suspect and believe that a silver Watch now produced by Joseph Saunders and Thomas Jago is the identical Watch of which he was Robbed as aforesaid.
(signed) J. Wigg
Sworn before me this
7th day of October 1786
Ref: Old Bailey Justices' Working Documents, "London Lives", LMOBPS450300309.
The Information of Joseph Saunders of Whitechapel in the said County Dealer in Old Cloaths and Simon Jacobs of Clarks Court Gravel Lane Houndsditch taken before me this 23rd day of September 1786
Who being upon Oath say, and first the said Joseph Saunders says that on Saturday night the 29th of July last between the hours of nine and ten o'Clock a person now present who calls himself John Wood came to his House and Sold to him a Watch, the inside Case of which was plain gold, and the outside Case shagreen for one Guinea - That in a few Minutes afterwards he went to said Jacobs and with him Sold the Watch Movements to a Watchmaker in Dukes Place for One Pound four shillings - That he made a present of the said shagreen outside case to said Watchmaker - and sold the inside case to a Jeweller in Dukes Place for one pound four shillings and six pence, at which time said Jacobs was present - That on the Sunday morning following between the hours of seven and eight o'clock, the said Wood came again to him, shewed him a gold Seal, Impression a head, and asked him to buy it - That at the same time he put into this Informants hand a yellow or gilt Chain and offered it to Sale with said Seal upon which Informant replied that he believed said Chain belonged to the aforesaid Watch which he had bought of him and that the same had been taken therefrom, to which he answered that he had not taken it from said Watch, but that his Brother had given it to him - That at the same time said Wood and one [blank space] a Bricklayer (brother in Law to said Wood) came in - That said Wood privately delivered to this Informant a single cased Silver Watch and asked him what he thought said Watch was worth, and said that he was sure that it was his Brothers who was then present & who immediately said that it was his property and that he wanted to Sell it - That said Bricklayer said he had bought it of his Brother for half a Guinea and his own, old Watch, That some Conversation then passed between them, but this Informant did not buy it - That on the Monday Evening following this Informant told said Simon Jacobs to go to one Joseph Chants the Checquers, in Checquer Alley, Moorfields in search of said Wood, one Thomas Painter, Thomas Carpenter and Thomas Porter, in order to see if said Watch could be bought (as he understood and believed it to be a good Watch) - The said Simon Jacobs says that at the Request of the said Joseph Saunders he went to the House of said Joseph Chants the Checquers in Checquers Alley aforesaid in order to purchase said Watch where he saw Thomas Painter, who immediately asked him for said Wood, and said he had no Money - That he lent him half a Crown - That said Painter asked him if he had bought said silver Watch, to which he replied, that he had not and observed that the Bricklayer had it in his pocket - That said Painter then said he would get it of the Bricklayer, which he did, and the Morning following brought it to the said Saunders and sold for one Guinea as aforesaid in this Informants presence - And the said Joseph Saunders and Simon Jacobs for themselves further say that on said Saturday Morning the 29th of July last the said Thomas Porter and Thomas Carpenter came to them and said that they with said Wood and Painter had committed a Robbery the Night before between 8 & 9 o'Clock on Highgate Hill - That they got nothing but Money except a Watch which he gave to said Wood - That on the said Saturday about 10 o'Clock in the Evening said Wood and Painter came to them and acknowledged having committed said Robberry with said Porter and Carpenter and said that they meant to dispose of the Watches taken to them which they accordingly did as aforesaid
Sworn before me this
23rd day of Septemr 1786
The further Information of Joseph Saunders of Spectacle Alley Whitechapel, Dealer in Old Cloaths taken before me this 24th day of September 1786
Who being upon Oath says that the single cased Silver Watch mentioned in the foregoing Information which he received of said Wood as aforesaid he got "Christened" by a Jew in Dukes Place and the Name altered to Thomas Pearson - That he doth not know who said Jew is but paid him three Shillings and Six pence as he believes for Christening it - That about six Weeks ago he went to Gosfield in Essex where he sold to Thomas Gigger, a Broom maker, who keeps an House near the Green Man Alehouse the said single cased silver Watch for two Guineas and an half and his own Watch
Sworn before me this
24th day of Septemr 1786
Joseph Saunders and
agst John Wood and others
23rd Septr 1786
Ref: Old Bailey Justices' Working Documents, "London Lives", LMOBPS450300312-315.
I am grateful to Jean Jeggo for drawing my attention to this story. CRJ
Hedingham Petty Sessions, July 10
Before N. C. Barnardiston, Esq., chairman; Revds. W. K. Borton and J. Foster; and C. B. Sperling, Esq.
Joseph Jeggo, Joseph Pamplin and Robert Alliston, Sible Hedingham, boys aged from eight to eleven, were summoned for damaging a quantity of leeks, to the amount of 10d., the property of Mr. F. G. Fairbank, seed-grower, Sible Hedingham.
Mr. Fairbank said he had previously cautioned defendants kindly but without effect, and he did not now wish to press the charge, but should be satisfied if the boys were cautioned and discharged on payment of the costs. He had sustained a great deal of damage in consequence of the boys throwing stones at the leeks or cutting them down with sticks.
It appeared that two of the boys could neither read nor write, and Alliston's mother said she received parish relief and was unable to pay for her son's schooling.
Mr. Foster remarked that if such was the case the Board of Guardians could pay the school fees, and if they failed to do so they did not do their duty.
Ultimately defendants were discharged on payment of 2s. 10d. each, a
fortnight being allowed to Jeggo and Pamplin.
Gosfield: Joseph Jeggo, birch broom maker
Stisted: William Jeggo, shoemaker
Bocking ("Braintree and Bocking with High Garrett"): nil
Gosfield: Commercial: Golden Jeggo, birch broom maker and farmer
For the full story see "The Times", "The Guardian" or "The Independent" 27 January 1996. (Available on CD-ROM in, e.g., libraries.)
Terence Jeggo, 27, of Manchester, claimed to have suffered a personality change during the Strangeways Prison riots in 1990, and received £4500 from the Home Office in an out-of-court settlement. He had claimed damages for post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from his participation in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue two inmates from a burning cell.
The Home Office did not accept liability but agreed to settle to avoid possibly huge court costs; "The stress has not been proved".