Tom Jeggo (1866-1918) and Descendants
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Sources: GRO indexes;
(71c) 1871 Census;
(81c) 1881 Census;
(fr) "The Family Register";
(frd) Fred Jeggo and his son David;
(gol) the will of Golden
Jeggo and its execution;
(jac) letter dated 2/1981 from Jack Jeggo
to Barbara & Roy Jeggo;
(jgj) John Jeggo, his son Michael
and his grandson Nick;
(lds) www.familysearch.org, a website of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints;
(mar) Martin Jeggo and Samantha Jordache
On this page Newport and Wellington are the ones in Shropshire.
Numbers at the start of lines represent generations.
5 Tom Jeggo, son of Charles
& Sarah Jeggo
Ada Pugh b Shifnal (jgj), d q4/1944 @ Shrewsbury (GRO ref:
6 Sarah Leah (Sally) Jeggo b q2/1902 @ Newport (GRO ref:
+ q3/1928 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a 1825)
George T Glover, res Westport, Somerset
6 Bill Jeggo b q3/1903 @ Newport
(GRO ref: 6a 777), d age 89 @ ?Lilleshall (jgj)
+ q4/1928 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a 1577)
7 Sheila M Jeggo b q4/1929 @ Newport
(GRO ref: 6a 968)
7 Brenda A Jeggo b q3/1932 @ Newport
(GRO ref: 6a 1010)
7 Sylvia E Jeggo b q2/1936 @ Newport
(GRO ref: 6a 973)
6 Alice Jeggo b q4/1904 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a 739)
+ q4/1931 @ Langport (GRO ref: 5c 821) (confirmed by jgj)
Thomas W Allen
6 Lilian (Lily) Jeggo b q2/1907 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a
743), d 1996 age 89 (jgj)
+ q4/1925 (GRO ref: Wellington 6a 1651)
children, 13 alive in 2000 (jgj), including --
7 Bob Mason res Kingswinford
6 Elizabeth (Bessie) Jeggo b q4/1908 @ Newport (GRO ref:
6a 660), d 1999 (jgj)
+ q1/1927 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a 1082)
J Jeggo b q4/1910 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a 638), timber trade, res Aldermaston
(frd), d October 2003
+ q1/1940 @ Easthope (GRO: Bridgnorth, ref: 6a 2149)
Gwendoline M Edwards
J Jeggo b q1/1941 @ Wokingham (GRO ref: 2c 1308)
7 Patricia Jeggo (frd)
6 Charles (Charley) Jeggo b q4/1912 @ Newport (GRO ref:
6a 1252), RAF, res Liphook
7 Martin Charles Jeggo (mar),
b ~1944/45, res Liss then ?Hayling Island
Charles Jeggo b 4/4/1967 res Farnham
+ partner Samantha
9 Ashley Alexander Jeggo b 14/9/1990 (mar)
9 Benedict Jordan Jeggo b 18/2/1992 (mar)
9 Rowan Charles Jeggo b 16/1/1995 (mar)
9 Milan Rose Jeggo b 8/7/1999 (mar)
8 Pauline Jeggo (mar)
6 Tom Jeggo b q2/1914 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a 1286), d
q2/1932 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a 856)
Golden Jeggo b q2/1916 @ Newport (GRO ref: 6a 1228), d 28/8/2006, cremated
7/9/2006 @ Shrewsbury
+(i) q4/1939 @ Ludlow (GRO ref: 6a 2473)
Ethel Marjorie Townsend
John Jeggo b q2/1940 @ Wokingham (GRO ref: 2c 1279)
+ Maureen Clarke
Golden Leslie Jeggo, Davies & Jeggo Motors, res Newport
8 Holly Jeggo
+(ii) q4/1964 @ Whitchurch (GROM ref: 9a 581)
Annie E (Betty) Kidson
Details of Individuals
Bill Jeggo ran the miniature railway at Lilleshall Hall, where his grandfather
Charles Jeggo had been head gamekeeper.
A wealthy local businessman, Herbert Ford, acquired Lilleshall Hall
in 1927 and ran it from 1930 to 1939 as an amusement park with peacocks
in the gardens, a narrow gauge railway operating between the Abbey and
the Hall, tea dances in Ford Hall, and children's playgrounds. ...
At the outbreak of the Second World War the track of the miniature railway
was taken up and the engines sent to Trentham Gardens. (Extract from
"Lilleshall Hall - a brief history" - a handout of the National Sports
Centre, which now occupies the Hall.)
One of my childhood memories is of visiting Trentham Gardens - it must
have been in the early 1950s - and having a ride on a miniature train.
According to Bill's brother John and
nephew Michael, Bill made three round trips
on the train on a Sunday, "two for me and Mabs and one for Mr. Ford", as
Bill put it. They also recall that he enjoyed a drink. Michael's
50th birthday was celebrated with a canal trip. At one point the
boat bumped hard against something. "We've hit an iceberg", called
Bill, falling on the deck. But it must have been play-acting, for
he spilt not a drop of his whisky.
"The carnation world is mourning the death of one of its great characters,
Bill Jeggo, of Lilleshall, Shropshire. Bill appeared on the carnation
show scene during the Seventies and was a keen member of the Lancs and
Cheshire Carnation Society. In 1979, 'Apricot Sue' sported for Bill,
producing 'Cream Sue', a now established variety which will be around for
many years as a living memorial." -- "Garden News" 21/10/1992
Occupation: timber trade, sawyer. In the thirties, worked
at Ponsbourne Park (S of Hertford, E of Hatfield). Around 1930, beer
cost 4d (1.7p) a pint. Before the war, Fred worked in a timber yard
near Easthope in Shropshire (between Much Wenlock and Church Stretton),
and lived in an estate cottage with his brother John and sister Bessie
whose husband Joe Cartwright was foreman of the yard (frd). He was
seriously injured in an accident at the sawmill; an oak tiling lath
was forced through him between his ribs, but missed his heart, lungs and
other vital organs and he survived (jgj).
Residence: In 1939 he moved to Aldermaston. He went
back to Shropshire to marry early in 1940. During the war he and
brother John lived in one of the cottages at Aldermaston while sister Bess
lived in the other (frd). (These are the cottages he and his son
David were still occupying in 2003.)
A memory: He and his brother John cycled on a tandem from
Shropshire to Somerset some time in the thirties.
John Golden Jeggo
Born: q2/1916 @ Newport
Education: Adams GS, Newport 1926-34 (jgj)
Occupation: motor trade - garage and filling station on
the A41 at Hinstock, a few miles N of Newport.
Before that, John and his brother Fred worked for a while at a sawmill
owned by an uncle where their sister Bessie's husband was foreman.
Residence: Church Stretton, Shropshire, since retiring
Extract from "The Novaportan", the magazine of Adams GS, of which
JGJ was an editor:
Written by one member of 'The Literary VI' about another:
G. J. Jeggo.
Has mischievous bright eyes and curly hair,
For cracking jokes and punning has a flair.
He sometimes laughter full and free provokes
With ape-like antics or with witty jokes.
When new wit fails, of "chestnuts" has a store
And, still polite, his colleagues laugh the more!
Is blunt and straight and likes unvarnished truth;
In nature gentle if in speech uncouth.
Like Isaac loves to lure with rod and line;
His name is John - and Golden, which is fine.
Although that was written as long ago as 1935, most of it still applies.
However, it does not mention his sporting prowess. He was a star
performer at cross-country and the distance events on the athletics track.
He likes to relate the story of how he missed winning the school's senior
cross-country race for the third year in succession. The race was
nearly over, back into Newport from the fields, and he had a lead of fifty
or a hundred yards. He went through a gate, as usual, and then gradually
became aware of a commotion behind him. People were shouting at him;
he was off course. He retraced, but by then the next runner had gone
past and went on to win. John had to be content with second place,
the result of failing to pay attention during a pre-race announcement of
a change of course.
This story has a sequel. A few years ago (ca. 1998) the race winner
and John met again. They had chats on the telephone and became great friends.
The winner said "You know, this medal should really have been yours."
Then, more recently, he died, and his widow sent the medal to John, in
accordance with her husband's wishes.
A childhood memory: fetching water from the pump, which
was 150 yards from Childpit Farm.
A memory: John and his brother Fred cycled thousands of
miles by tandem, including a trip to Somerset and back to visit their sister
Michael John Jeggo
Education: Adams GS, Newport 1951-6
Occupation: motor trade - Davies & Jeggo
Cycling: Racing cyclist,
cycle race commentator (lead car commentator, Prudential Tour of Britain),
sponsor of Davies & Jeggo Motors cycle race in Newport, and, more recently,
organiser and sponsor of the Newport Nocturne floodlit evening cycle race
in Newport town centre together with his son Nick.
Tom Jeggo (1866-1918)
Born: 1/3/1866 (fr) @ Luton (71c,81c) (GRO ref: 3b 454), son
of Charles & Sarah Jeggo.
Baptised: 20/5/1866 @ East Hyde
Died: 3/11/1918 (gol) (GRO ref: Atcham 6a 1338)
Went to Australia at some stage; kicked by horse, health suffered,
died age 52 (jgj).
Went farming in Australia, came back age 37 (jac).
Gamekeeper to Capt. Foster, Woodcote Estate, Lilleshall, Shropshire
Residence: Child Pitt (Childpit Fm), Lilleshall (jgj,