Pegg Family - Corn Park, Mayfield

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    Elsiesgirl Well-Known Member

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    I've just come across this post. My granddaughter's husband is descended from Agathos Daniel Pegg, who was head gamekeeper at Calke Abbey in North Staffordshire. Calke Abbey is a country estate, now is open to the public. I've looked a bit into his family but haven't found a Joseph.
     
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    Just looked at the map and Mayfield is nowhere near Calke Abbey but Pegg seems to be a Staffordshire name. They could be distantly related
     
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    Hi there! Thanks for your reply! I haven't heard of Agathos Daniel Pegg before. Agathos is not a common name in the family but there could still be a connection. Do you know when Agathos was born?
     
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    He was born in 1876 in Ticknall, Derbyshire and his father Augustus was born in 1839 in Melton, Norfolk. The men in the family all seemed to be gamekeepers so must have moved with the job. Pegg must have also been a Norfolk name. If you find a link to Agathos there was an article in the National Trust Magazine last year, he was Person of the Month. You may find it on google if you input National Trust but I'm not very computer literate to send you a link.
     
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    I've looked and most Pegg families came from Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warkwickshire, Leicestershire and North Norfolk
     
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    Certainly my Pegg family came from Staffordshire and Derbyshire. But I'm sure there's plenty of others floating around!
     
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    Hi again Penny! I've come back to your message as I'm in the process of planning a trip to the UK this year and I'm wanting to know whether Cornpark Cottage is still used as a B&B? If so, how would I book a night there? :)

    Also, does anyone know much about the history of Pegge's Almshouse in Ashbourne? Thank you!! :)
     
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    All good! I have a fellow on the ground who is finding out some history of the Pegge's Almshouses in Ashbourne. Still looking to stay at Corn Park so I hope Penny can come back to me sometime. :)
     
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    I've googled the Almshouses but it doesn't say much except they were built by the Pegge family around 1699 and they have the Pegge family crest on them. I'm sure you've already done the same. They are now turned into holiday cottages. They are very picturesque, I've always thought so when I've seen them.
     
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    Thanks so much - yes, I'd googled them too but I didn't know they were built by the Pegge family. I am hoping they are part of my family history! My source on the ground has sent some photos through and they do look very picturesque. He's also finding out some information about them through the heritage society he is a member of. I'll share more when I know more!! Definitely a place to see/stay if I can!! :)
     
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