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Midgham Green

I am hoping someone may be able to assist me with the following: An illegal 'hovel' was built on Midgham Green c.1770 by Stephen Tegg. In c.1841 a gt.grandson William Tegg was living in a cottage on Midgham Green. Shortly afterwards he moved away. William was one of only two 'ordinary' householders to pay tax around this time the other being Mr. Goswell. A cottage on Midgham Green survives from around this time and I have a current map showing its position. I would like to confirm, if possible, if the illegal hovel is the thatched cob cottage presently known as ''Toad Hall'' on the Green or not. I do not know what happened to William Tegg's home after he moved or even if his home was in fact the same one built by Stephen. If anyone can throw any light on this for me, (however dim!), I would be very grateful.

Thank you,

Jane

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Dear Jane,

I have just been given the following reply from Derek:

Yes Jane is right, it's the cottage on Midgham Green. This Tegg information is from my Village directory of family names. Mostly from church records.

THE TEGG FAMILIES OF MIDGHAM:

  • STEPHEN S/O STEPHEN / LYDE BAPT 10/10 1746 MI CR
  • WILLIAM S/O STEPHEN / LYDE BAPT 20/10 1749 MI CR
  • SARAH D/O STEPHEN / LIDDY BAPT 12/ 1 1751 MI CR
  • ELIZABETH D/O STEPHEN / LYDIE 13/ 1 1754
  • LYDE D/O STEPHEN / LYDE BAPT 16/ 2 1755 MI CR
  • SAMUEL S/O STEPHEN / LIDDY BAPT 31/10 1756 MI CR
  • JOHN S/O STEPHEN / LIDDY BURL 24/10 1759 MI CR
  • FRANCES D/O STEPHEN / LIDDY BAPT 11/11 1760 MI CR (Black baby)
  • WILLIAM S/O STEPHEN / LIDDY 1762
  • JOHN S/O STEPHEN / LIDDY BAPT 28/ 3 1762 MI CR
  • FRANCES D/O STEPHEN / LIDDEY BURL 31/ 6 1762 MI CR
  • EDWARD S/O STEPHEN / LIDDY BAPT 15/ 7 1764 MI CR
  • HANNAH D/O STEPHEN / LIDDY BAPT 19/10 1766 MI CR
  • THOMAS S/O STEPHEN / LIDDY BURL 28/ 3 1770 MI CR
  • JOHN M MARY HATTON MARR 4/ 1 1784 MI CR of Woolhampton
  • WILLIAM S/O JOHN / MARY BAPT 23/ 9 1787 MI CR
  • WILLIAM BURL 28/10 1787 MI CR
  • LIDIA BURL 3/11 1779 MI CR
  • STEPHEN H/O LIDDY ? BURL 27/11 1795 BU CR
  • STEPHEN BURL 1/ 8 1797 MI CR Age 51
  • JOHN H/O MARY ? BURL 22/ 3 1805 MI CR
  • SARAH M STEPHEN WILLIAMS MARR 16/11 1809 TH CR B.O.M.
  • WILLIAM M JANE TAYLOR MARR 12/ 2 1824 MI CR B.O.M.
  • ISABELLA D/O WILLIAM / JANE BAPT 25/ 6 1826 MI CR Gardener
  • MARY BURL 13/ 1 1827 MI CR Age 68
  • JOHN S/O WILLIAM / JANE BAPT 27/ 4 1828 MI CR
  • In 1829 William Tegg freehold of his house, Thomas Wilder of Wolverhampton and William Mills of Midgham, Yeoman.
  • WILLIAM S/O WILLIAM / JANE BAPT 15/ 8 1830 MI CR
  • JAMES S/O WILLIAM / JANE BAPT 22/ 3 1832 MI CR
  • HARRIET D/O WILLIAM / JANE BAPT 20/ 4 1834 MI CR
  • GEORGE S/O WILLIAM / JANE BAPT 11/ 9 1836 MI CR
  • MARIA ANN D/O WILLIAM / JANE BAPT 20/ 1 1839 MI CR

Derek

Dear Derek and Society,

Thank you so much for your reply with the details of Midgham Tegg's and I do apologise for not replying sooner. Life has got in the way recently but now settling back to normal - hopefully!

I did contact you many years ago when you were most helpful but it has always bothered me as to whether the cottage lived in by Wm. Tegg (1841c) on the Green could be the same one built by Stephen and is the cottage now known as Toad Hall Stephen's 'hovel'.

Also I had no confirmation regarding the freehold of Wm. Tegg and BRO could not help when I enquired. Thank you for that little snippet.

I would appreciate it if sometime you could just confirm for me your abbreviations so that they are what I think they are!

Again very many thanks,

Jane