PEGGE, Samuel (1704-1796)

Scope and Content

Tables of English coins devised by Samuel Pegge, published in 1736.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Pegge was born 5 November at Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He was educated at Chesterfield and St. John's College, Cambridge from where he graduated BA in 1725 and MA 1729. Pegge was ordained in 1729, became curate at Sundridge, Kent in 1730 and the vicar of Godmersham, Kent in 1731. From 1749 to 1751 he lived in Surrenden, Kent as tutor to the son of Sir Edward Dering. In 1751 he was elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and in the same year he was inducted into the rectory at Brinhill, Lancashire. He remained at Brinhill until 1758, when he exchanged Brinhill for the vicarage of Heath near Whittington, which he held until his death on 14 February 1796. Pegge was also the prebendary of Lichfield from 1757 to 1796. Pegge was interested in collecting English coins and medals. He contributed articles to journals and the encyclopaedias, Archaelogia and Bibliotheca Topographca Britannica . He also published on coinage, the Anglo Saxons, and the life of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln.

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Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The College of Arms, London, holds collections relating to Derbyshire; the Bodleian Library, oxford University, contains collections relating to Kent (Ref: MSS Gough Kent 4-6,8; MS top Kent c6), collections for a history of Lincolnshire and copies of works by Pegge (Ref: MSS Gough Lincolnshire 5-10, 12 13), a catalogue of coins and medals, [1750] (Ref: MSS Num d7-9), commonplace books, 1750-1790 (Ref: MSS Add c224-45), papers relating to English dialects (Ref: MA Eng lang e4), miscellaneous notes relating to Cambridge University (Ref: MS top Cambs c1(5); Gough Maps 204), correspondence with John Charles Brooke (Ref: MSS Eng lett c221-27, e98-99; misc a13, c455; Top gen e99-128; Yorks c75), and letters received by Pegge, 1728-1775 (Ref: MSS Eng lett d43-46); Sheffield Archives holds a book of Wingfield and Newton pedigrees, 1781; Derby Central Library contains dissertations on Anglo-Saxon remains, 1786 (REF: MS 3516); the Society of Antiquaries of London holds letters to Richard Gough and John Nichols (Ref: MS 447); East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Records Service has letters to Marmaduke Tunstall, [1780-1787] (Ref: DDCC 144/10).

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