Rev. Peter William Pegus

1792 - 21st Apr 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Peter and Susannah Henrietta Pegus.  The Pegus family had cotton estates on Carriacou.

  1. Adm. pens. at ST JOHN'S, Oct. 11, 1813. [S. of Peter, of Greenwich, gent.] Matric. Michs. 1813; B.A. 1818; M.A. 1821. Ord. deacon (Lincoln) Sept. 22, 1816; priest, Mar. 7, 1819. Married, Apr. 14, 1821, Charlotte Susannah Elizabeth, Countess of Lindsey, widow of the 9th Earl [his first cousin]. Died Apr. 21, 1860. (Burke, Peerage; F. P. White.)

  2. An indenture concerning the sale of the Hermitage estate in Carriacou was executed in 1827 by Susannah Henrietta Pegus of Stamford, her son Peter William Pegus and his siblings Henrietta Margaretta, Mary Anne Jane and Frederick Edward Pegus. When Susannah Henrietta was buried on May 11 1832 aged 73 she was described as of Croom's Hill Kent.

  3. Pegus' daughter Maria Antoinetta married Charles, 10th Marquess of Huntly; his step-daughter Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Bertie married the ironmaster John Guest.

  4. Pegus' step-daughter, Lady Charlotte Guest, according to her entry in the ODNB (as 'translator, businesswoman and collector') 'took an instant - and lasting - dislike' to him on his marriage to her mother (who was Pegus' first cousin).

  5. Death of Peter William Pegus registered Marylebone Q2 1860, when he was late of 30 Baker street, Portman Square and left effects under £5000; in 1861 his widow Charlotte was a visitor at Orton Longueville staying with her daughter and son-in-law Charles Gordon Marquess of Huntly.


  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  2. Smith-Robertson Genealogy [accessed 14/02/2011];, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  3. Earl of Bessborough (ed.) 'Lady Charlotte Guest: extracts from her journal 1833-1852' (London: John Murray, 1950).

  4. Angela V. John, ‘Schreiber , Lady Charlotte Elizabeth (1812–1895)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 9 March 2016].

  5. [accessed 14/02/2011]; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1860; 1861 census online.

Further Information

Charlotte Susannah Elizabeth (1821), widow of General Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey
Elizabeth Susannah, Maria Antoinetta Pegus
Wealth at death
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£3,679 6s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1803 [SY] - 1827 [LA] → Heir
- 1803 [EY] → Heir

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Maria Antoinetta (née Pegus), Marchioness of Huntly (circa 1821-1893), Second wife of 10th Marquess of Huntly; daughter of Peter William Pegus. Photograph by Camille Silvy, albumen print 1861.... 
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Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

30 Baker Street, London, Middlesex, South-east England, England