Mary Pegg of Ashbourne

Site of one of the goals for the annual Ashbourne Shrovetide football match, which dates back to the seventeenth century


Ari’s 7x great-grandmother Mary Pegg was born in about 1733, probably in or near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. She is one of the ‘newer’ (i.e. older) ancestors that I have discovered by writing this blog. So what do we know about her?

If there is a record of her baptism, we should expect to find it on Ancestry.co.uk, in the collection Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812. There are some possible records in Kirk Ireton, for a Mary and her sisters, with a father called Edward, but nothing in Ashbourne.

But we do know that Mary married William Goodall on 18 July 1758 at St Oswald’s Church in Ashbourne, and she was living in the parish at the time.

Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932


Her son Joseph was born that year, and we also know that she and William had two daughters, Hannah and Martha.

Mary died in April 1811 and was buried on the 29th at All Saints Church in Bradley.

Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812


The burial record shows that she was living in Yeldersley, and her age is given as 78, which would make her birth around 1733.

Inside the church at Bradley


There is a will of a George Pegg of Yeldersley, married to Elizabeth, who died in 1715, so this family needs to be investigated further.

Ari, this is how you are related to Mary:

#Derbyshire #Goodall #Yeldersley #Ashbourne #Bradley #Pegg

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