William Jegon

???? - 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Co-executor of Abraham Watson Rutherford (q.v.), and possibly partner, with George Rutherford (q.v.) at Union Court Old Broad Street. He owned large tracts of land and warehouses in Millwall and the Isle of Dogs. In the 1840s he was recorded as naphtha distiller based in Millwall and operating on the land that had previously been designated for the Imperial Plate Glass Company.

  1. Identified in the will of Abraham Watson Rutherford as 'William Jegon of Upper Thames street'. William Jegon's partnership with Marmaduke Jegon as Coal merchants and wharfingers of White Lion Wharf Upper Thames street was dissolved 21/06/1843. William Jegon formerly of Upper Thames Street but late of Florence Street Islington died 27/12/1860 (effects under £8000); Marmaduke died 03/05/1861 effects under £35,000. No trace of the William Jegon who died in 1860 has yet been found in the censuses of 1841 and 1851.

  2. Possibly the father of William Jegon formerly of Kent Villa Commercial Road Old Kent Road but late of Tottenham Court Road, who died 16/11/1865, effects under £4000, relict Sarah Selina Jegon. In 1864 a William Jegon had married Sarah Selina Lewis (born Eastbourne, Kent, 1841), with whom he had at least one daughter: Laura Elizabeth, who married 1. Richard William Elms in 1894 and 2. Jacob Vogt in 1899. After his death his wife remarried to Thomas Nicholls Bruce in 1870.


Survey of London: Volumes 43 and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs (London County Council, London, 1994). Available online: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols43-4/pp480-489; England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 and England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, both available through Familysearch.org.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 20237, 27/06/1843, p. 2163; National Probate Calendar 1861.

  2. National Probate Calendar 1865.

We are grateful to William Norton for his help compiling this entry.

Further Information

William Hugh (1804-)

Associated Claims (5)

£4,205 6s 2d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,809 10s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,698 9s 6d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,736 17s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£4,779 12s 8d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner

Relationships (2)

Executor → Testator
Business associates
Notes →
The two men were co-excutors of Abraham Watson Rutherford and possibly...

Addresses (2)

Florence Street, Islington, London, London, England
Upper Thames Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England