Samuel Pegge (1704-1796)was a Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge (1726), vicar of Godmersham, Kent (1731), rector of
Whittington, Staffordshire (1751), and a antiquarian. His son, the younger Samuel Pegge (d. 1800), became a barrister, a groom
of his majesty's privy chamber, and one of the esquires of the King's household. He also was an antiquarian and a large contributor
Gentleman's magazine. The collection consists of manuscripts written, compiled, or collected by Percy William Pegge early in the 20th century.
Survey and valuation of the parish of Stoney Stanton in the County of Leicester (1837), and photocopies of
Hush every rude and vulgar noise,
The bloody murder by Mary Jenkins, and
Dying speech, with words and music by Samuel Pegge (1733-1800).
Samuel Pegge was born in 1704, a native of Chesterfield, Staffordshire, England; attended St. John's College, Cambridge, of
which he became a Fellow in 1726; became vicar of Godmersham, Kent (1731), rector of Whittington, Staffordshire (1751); presented
to the living of Whittington (1763); and Preb. of Lincoln (1772); became an antiquarian, publishing occasional sermons, biographical
and antiquarian books and tracts, and several hundred papers on antiquities; he died in 1796; his son, the younger Samuel
Pegge became a barrister, a groom of his majesty's privy chamber, and one of the esquires of the King's household; he also
was an antiquarian, and a large contributor to the Gentleman's magazine; these included a life of his father; he died in 1800.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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