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William Pegg (1799-1874)

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William Pegg (1799-1874) aka Pogg, paper manufacturer of Bledlow Mills and later of Wooburn. Also stationer, of Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars and 14 Shoe lane, Fleet Street (the address of Peter Jackson (1766-1838)

1799 June 6th. Baptised at Wooburn the son of James Pegg and his wife Elizabeth Fellows.

1822 July. Married. 'A few days since was married, Mr. William Pegg, of Bledlow Mills, Bucks, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Peter Jackson, Esq. of London.'[1]

1824 Bankrupt. 'Pegg, William, late of Bledlow-Mills, near Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, Paper-Manufacturer.'[2]

1825 Creditors. 'NOTICE is hereby given to the Creditors WILLIAM POGG, late of BLEDLOW MILLS, near PRINCES RISBOROUGH, in tie county of Backs, paper manufacturer, lately a prisoner confined in the Ring’s Bench prison, and discharged there from by virtue of the several acts, or one of them, now in force, for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, that the assignee of the estate and effects the said insolvent will...'[3]

1830 Sale of Bledlow Mills. 'Valuable MILLS and MACHINERY, FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, BY MR. GIBBS, (either together or separate,) THOSE TWO Valuable PAPER MILLS, commonly called the BLEDLOW MILLS, situate on an excellent stream; the Lower Mill in the parish of Saunderton, Bucks, with drying-rooms, large soil, rag-houses, stabling, respectable dwelling-house, with lawn and every convenience, with or without the machinery, (except the principal movements,) has-been in full trade a paper-manufactory to the present time; the other Mill, on the same stream, in the parish of Bledlow, about two furlongs from the first, called the North Mill, with ample buildings, labourers'cottages, and a piece of land; the water sufficient, and movement able, to drive three pair of stones. This machinery (except the principal movements) may be taken or not at the option of the purchaser. The above are Freehold, entitle the proprietors to vote at Elections for the County of Bucks and Borough of Aylesbury, and have been built within a few years; land-tax moderate; present rent of both, £300. per annum. They will be sold a bargain. For full particulars...'[4]

1837 March. Advert. Mention of Mr. Pegg's, Stationers, 14 Shoe lane, Fleet Street.[5]

1839 Listed as Wm. Pegg, Stationer and Rag merchant, 90 Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars Road. Also W. Pegg, Stationer etc., 14 Shoe lane.[6]

1841 Listed as William Pegg, Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars, freehold house.[7]

1841 Noted as William Pegg, a stationer, in Upper Ground-street, Southwark. 'he is a purchaser of materials for paper-making - he buys ropes and waste paper'[8]

1844 Listed as William Pegg, Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars, freehold house.[9]

1845 Listed as 'Pegg William, Wholesale Stationer and Rag Merchant, 90 Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars, and 14 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street.'[10]

1846 January. Conveyance of close of land in Wooburn meadow (1a.1r.19p). John Nash, of Chepping Wycombe, and William Pegg, of Blackfriars Road, Stationer, to George Lord Boston.[11]

1846 September. Mention of William Pegg, Wholesale Stationer, of 90 Upper Ground Street.[12]

1851 Listed as 'Pegg William, Wholesale Stationer and Rag Merchant, 90 Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars, and 14 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street.'[13]

1851 The address at census of 90 Upper Ground Street is occupied by John Hezekiah Jackson

1851 Living at Wooburn: William Pegg (age 51 born Wooburn), Paper manufacturer. With his wife Mary Ann Pegg (age 54 born London). Two servants.[14]

1856 Listed as 'Pegg & Jackson, wholesale stationers and rag merchants, 90 Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars'[15]

1858 May 14th. Death of Mary Ann Pegg, age 66, at 251 Blackfriars Road, the wife of William Pegg of Wooburn.[16]

1859 States that 14 Shoe Lane is in the occupation of William Pegg.[17]

1860 Married Maria Stuckbery (c1816-1882)

1861 A visitor at 8 Albion Square, Hackney: William Pegg (age 61 born Bucks), Paper Manufacturer. With his wife Maria Pegg (age 45 born Bucks). In the house of Owen Galpine.[18]

1871 Living at Eghams Green: William Pegg (age 71 born Wooburn), Gentleman landowner. With his wife Maria Pegg (age 55 born Reading). Three servants.[19]

1874 February 24th. Died. Of Wooburn, age 74.[20]

1881 Living at Eghams Green: Maria Pegg (age 65 born Reading), Widow. Two servants.[21]

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Sources of Information

  1. Oxford University and City Herald - Saturday 20 July 1822
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:20 January 1824 Issue:17994 Page:124
  3. Windsor and Eton Express - Saturday 24 December 1825
  4. Bucks Gazette - Saturday 27 February 1830
  5. Morning Advertiser - Tuesday 21 March 1837
  6. 1839 Robson's Directory
  7. Electoral Register
  8. Old Bailey proceedings
  9. Electoral Register
  10. 1845 Post Office Directory
  11. National Archives
  12. Morning Post - Saturday 12 September 1846
  13. 1845 Post Office Directory
  14. 1851 Census
  15. 1856 Post Office Directory
  16. Berkshire Chronicle - Saturday 22 May 1858
  17. London Daily News - Wednesday 01 June 1859
  18. 1861 Census
  19. 1871 Census
  20. London Evening Standard - Monday 02 March 1874
  21. 1881 Census