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William Pegg (b.1801)

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William Pegg (c1801-1869)

Connections with Davey and Pegg / William Pegg and Co. and Birchgrove Colliery.[1]

c1801 Born the son of Samuel Pegg, Coal Merchant, of Old Barge Steps, Surrey and was made a freeman in 1823 after an apprenriceship under his father.[2]

1823 July 10th. Married(1) at Camberwell to Mary Bull

c1831 Birth of son William Duncan Pegg

1838 Listed as William Pegg, Old Barge House, Blackfriars.[3]

1841 Living at Finchley: William Pegg (age c35), Coal Merchant. With Mary Pegg (age c2-), William Pegg (age c11); Samuel Pegg (age c9); Joseph Pegg (age c7); George Pegg (age c5); Maria Pegg (age c4); Rosia Pegg (age c2).[4]

1845 Listed as 'Pegg William, Coal and Coke Merchant, Old Barge ho. Up.Thames St.'[5]

1849 Listed as William Pegg, Old Barge House, Blackfriars.[6]

1851 Listed as 'Pegg William, Coal and Coke merchant, see Davey and Pegg.[7]

1851 Living at Haymarket, Finchley: William Pegg (age 49 born Christchurch, Surrey), Coal Merchant. With his wife Maria D. Pegg (age 32 born St. Helens(?)) and their son William D. Pegg (age 20 born Christchurch, Surrey), Assistant. Three servants.[8]

1861 Living at Dursman(?) House, Llansamlet, Glamorgan: William Pegg (age 60 born London), Proprietor of Coal Mine - Absent on business). With his wife Martha Louisa Rose Pegg (age 41 born St. Helena, British subject) and their three children William Duncan Pegg (age 30 born London), Proprietor of Coal Mine; Maria Lousia Pegg (age 22 born Egham); and Rosina Alice Pegg (age 20).Three servants.[9]

1869 December 1st. Died. Of Hill House, Templecombe, Somerset and of Birchgrove Colliery.

1870 April. Will. 'The will of William Pegg, late Birchgrove Colliery, Llannamlet, Glamorganshire, and of Hill House, Templecombe, Somersetshire, was proved in London, the 7th ult., under 35,000/. personalty, Elizabeth Pegg, the relict, power being reserved to William Duncan Pegg, the son, and John Evan Edwards, the other executors, who are appointed trustees of the real estate. The testator died in December last, having executed his will on the 18th of November preceding. He leaves to his wife the sum of 20,000/., and all his furniture, paintings, carriages, horses, and effects in and about his residences. Birchgrove and Hill House, except farming stock. He leaves to his daughter, Flora Gertrude, 5,000/. There are legacies to other relatives and friends, and to his servants. he appoints his son, William Duncan Pegg, residuary legatee.'[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birchgrove Collieries
  3. Electoral Register
  4. 1841 Census
  5. 1845 Post Office Directory
  6. Electoral Register
  7. 1951 Post Office Directory
  8. 1851 Census
  9. 1861 Census
  10. Morning Advertiser - Monday 04 April 1870