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William Pegg (1778-1845)

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William Pegg (1778-1845), paper manufacturer of Wooburn

1778 December 13th. Born at Wooburn the son of Harry Pegg and his wife Mary Rance

Married Annetta Wildman (1774-1842)

1832 Mention of William Pegg of Wooburn who rents a small farm at Hawk's Hill.[1][2]

1839 Listed as William Pegg, Wooburn Mills, Paper and Millboard Manufacturer.[3]

1842 Death of his wife Annetta.

1842 March 21st. Will of Annetta Pegg, Wife of Wooburn, Buckinghamshire.[4]

1842 December. Mention of William Pegg of Wooburn.[5]

1845 June 18th. Died. 'Sudden Death.— On Wednesday morning last as Mr. William Pegg, paper manufacturer, of Wooburn, was in his yard giving directions to some of his men, having previously been through his mill for the same purpose, he suddenly fell and expired. Medical aid was immediately procured but the vital spark had flown. The deceased was the 66th year of his age'[6]

1845 August / October / November. Sale of the estate of William Pegg. Long and detailed list of tenements, cottages, houses, meadows, a paper mill known as 'Gun Powder Mill', a mill board mill, family residence etc.[7] [8][9]

1846 April. Sale of his house at Eghams Green and the contents.[10]


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Sources of Information

  1. Bucks Gazette - Saturday 25 February 1832
  2. Bucks Gazette - Saturday 03 March 1832
  3. 1839 Robson's Commercial Directory of Beds, Bucks. etc
  4. National Archives
  5. Bucks Herald - Saturday 31 December 1842
  6. Windsor and Eton Express - Saturday 21 June 1845
  7. Reading Mercury - Saturday 30 August 1845
  8. Reading Mercury - Saturday 11 October 1845
  9. Bucks Herald - Saturday 08 November 1845
  10. Reading Mercury - Saturday 18 April 1846