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Name: John Peasgood

Burial Number: 0993

Gender: Male

Occupation: Draper, Promoter of Exhibitions

Born: 00/01/1841

Died: 19/05/1920

Buried: 22/05/1920



John Francis Peasgood was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, in 1841, he was the son of Francis Peasgood, Draper, 25yrs, and Margaret, 25yrs, nee Woodyatt. He had 4 siblings, Anne b.1839, Francis b.1844, Margaret b.1849, and Frederick b.1851.

John married Emma Manby on 24th October 1865 at Grantham, Lincolnshire, they had 4 children, Arthur b.1866, Emma Francisca, (died in infancy), 1868, Annie F. b.1870, and William F. b.1874. In 1871 John was running the drapery shop in Stamford High Street, Lincolnshire, but by 1875 he had moved the business to Upper Street, Islington, where he advertised as John Francis Peasgood, London/Paris House, and had what appeared to be a successful drapery business. Over the next ten years he moved on from the drapery trade but ended up in the bankruptcy court in 1886. (See below).

John was an innovative man and invented a new version of Tiddly winks called Bagatelle. The patent was registered in London on 30th May 1891

In 1911, John was still working at 69yrs of age, promoting exhibitions and living in Hounslow with Emma, and at some later point they moved to Worthing, Sussex, where John died, on 19th May 1920, aged 79yrs.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): scenes.slam.levels

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Sacred to the memory of John Francis Peasgood late of Stamford died 19th May 1920 aged 79. Also of Emma his wife died 27th December1935 aged 91.

Further Information


Name: John Francis Peasgood

Gender: Male

Born: 00/01/1841

Town: Stamford

County: Lincolnshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 24/10/1865

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Last Name: Manby

Town of Marriage: Grantham

County of Marriage: Lincolnshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/05/1920

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at High Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Francis Peasgood, 25yrs, Draper, wife, Margaret, 25yrs, 2 children, Ann, 1yr, and John, 6months.


Living at 56, High Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire. John F. Peasgood, 29yrs, Draper and Town Councillor, wife, Emma, 26yrs, 2 children, Arthur F. 4yrs, Annie F. 11month, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 17, Stavordale Road, Islington, London. John F. Peasgood, 39yrs, Manager of Drapery, wife, Emma, 35yrs, 3 children, Arthur F. 14yrs, Annie F. 10yrs, William F. 7yrs, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Manby, 74yrs, boarder, Joseph Holdom, 25yrs, Theology Student.


Living at 4, Maberley Road, Croydon, Surrey. John F. Peasgood, Agent for Saddlery, wife, Emma, 46yrs, son, Arthur F. 24yrs, Stock Jobber’s Clerk, daughter, Annie F. 20yrs, son, William F. 17yrs, Auctioneer’s Articled Clerk, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Manby, 84yrs, visitor, Ada Patchett, 19yrs, Milliner’s Assistant.


Living at 21, Sunny Bank, Croydon, Surrey. John F. Peasgood, 59yrs, Secretary, wife, Emma, 56yrs, son, William, 27yrs, Estate Agent.


Living at 104, Bath Road, Hounslow, London. John F. Peasgood, 69yrs, Promoter and Manager of Exhibitions, wife, Emma, 66yrs.

Miscellaneous Information

The Norwood News – 5th June 1886.


The first meeting of creditors under this failure was held before Mr. Brougham, Assistant Receiver, on Wednesday. The debtor is described as a commercial clerk, of 25, Gleneldon-road, Streatham, formerly draper, and failed on the 12th May last with unsecured liabilities, £502 10s. 7d.* against assets, £4l 3s. 6d. The debtor attributes his failure and deficiency chiefly to heavy expenses and loss in connection with a juvenile industrial exhibition at Portland-hall in December 1883. The debtor was shortly examined, and, in reply to questions, stated that his wife’s mother advanced him the money to file his petition. His losses upon the juvenile exhibition were about £125. He also lost money in the drapery business. In 1880 he paid a composition of 3s. in the pound to some of his creditors. His salary at present was £l5O a-year. He was in 1883 secretary to a company until it went into liquidation in 1885. His salary was then £2OO a-year. Mr. Betterley, 14, Finsbury-circus, appeared on behalf of the debtor, and offered a composition of 2s. in the pound, which was refused, and resolutions having been passed for bankruptcy, the Official Receiver will proceed to wind up the estate.

*£502 1875 = £60,000 2021.