Inheritances in 1860? – Lucking, Peacock, Saggers

Saggers, Lucking, Peacock - 1860 inheritance?


I do wonder if these Saggers “inheritances” were ever claimed?

The Times, London, England, Thursday, 12 January 1860, page 17. Accessed at

INHERITANCES. – To all Saggers, Lucking, and Peacock Families. WANTED RELATIVES of JOHN and ANN SAGGERS and of John and William Saggers their nephews, William Saggers, was abroad 1800 ; of Thomas Peacock and William Peacock ; of Thomas and Margaret Lucking. Apply by letter to Hope, Esq., Solicitor, 9, Ely-Place, London.

2 thoughts on “Inheritances in 1860? – Lucking, Peacock, Saggers

  • August 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Again
    I wrote last week regarding your article ‘Inheritances in 1860 – Lucking, Peacock, Saggers’. No reply, but wanting to know why my wife’s ancestors wished to commemorate the name Saggers (Alfred Saggers Lucking born 1823), I did some checking myself and can now identify at least some of the people mentioned in the notice:
    John Saggers and Ann Grigson married in 1863 (lic. issued in Writtle, Essex – she was 19). Ann’s older sister Elizabeth married Richard Oliver in the same year, and their youngest daughter Margaret married Thomas Lucking in 1796 (both marriages in Writtle). Hence Thomas & Margaret in the notice.
    It appears that John & Ann had no children (or if they did, they themselves had none and predeceased their parents). They must have lived to a great age (90+), though the solicitor, having much less access to data than we have today, may have spent years elucidating. As the family connections are up to almost 100 years before the notice, and there’s no mention of Grigson (or Oliver), or (even) Writtle it may not be/have been easy to identify.
    I believe Elizabeth asked her eldest son Thomas to pass on her sister’s married name to a child as indicated.
    I have not found the Peacock connection, but it seems likely either Eleanor or Mary Grigson, Elizabeth & Ann’s younger sisters, or a sister of John, married a Peacock, and apparently a brother of John had at least 2 sons John & William.
    In the licence affirmation I found Charles Grigson, Ann & Elizabeth’s father, could sign his own name (rather stylishly) and as he was a ‘victualler’, I’ve now looked outside Essex for his origin and believe he was born in London in 1714 …. so this has helped my line along too.
    Perhaps because John & Ann Saggers’ line does not continue, the identification may not be important to anyone, and we do not know if the inheritances were claimed, but it does shed some light on the mystery!
    Best Wishes

  • August 2, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Correction to last email – first marriages mentioned 1763 not 1863, obviously.


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