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Messrs Hopkins and Peggs Shoreditch 1891
« on: Wednesday 15 November 06 09:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone!

I am looking for any info on Messrs Hopkins & Peggs of Shoreditch.
On the 1891 census, my grt uncle John Peacock, 18, porter, was 1 of 29 people living in 7 dwellings at High St Shoreditch. Their occupations range from tailor's, draper's and porter's. Written down the side of the census is the name 'Messrs Hopkins & Peggs'. Another dwelling in Bethnal Green Rd also has this company's name and stables written under it. (RG12/242 p 23/24).
I'm interested to know if the workers just lived in these dwellings or did the company own them and that is where they worked from.

On the 1901 census, my John Peacock was now living in Stoke Newington and his occupation was a 'carpet planner', any ideas what this would be?

Thank you
Maysie

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Re: Messrs Hopkins and Peggs Shoreditch 1891
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 November 06 15:51 GMT (UK) »
Hello, Maysie

Try an enquiry at the Bishopsgate Institute & Library, they are at the lower end of Shoreditch High St opposite Liverpool St. Station.

http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/

click on Library in the top menu.

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Re: Messrs Hopkins and Peggs Shoreditch 1891
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 November 06 18:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Meliora,

I have looked at the site and I tried to email them twice but it didn't go through, I will try again another day.
As I don't live in London it would be difficult for me to visit the library at the moment.

Maysie





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Re: Messrs Hopkins and Peggs Shoreditch 1891
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 November 06 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Try the Hackney Archives, when I went to the Bishopsgate Library to enquire about rates paid on business premises in Shoreditch HIgh St in the 1840s I was advised to go the Hackney Archives.

http://www.hackney.gov.uk/ca-archives

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Re: Messrs Hopkins and Peggs Shoreditch 1891
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 April 20 18:05 BST (UK) »
I'm talking to my Gran right now, my late Grampa  born there, she remembers it all

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Re: Messrs Hopkins and Peggs Shoreditch 1891
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 18 April 20 18:17 BST (UK) »
The dwellings as she remembers were on the property and part of the building which occupied the whole block. My Great Gramps was a night watchman and my Gramps was born in one of the 4 or 6 dwellings there. When the one partner died, the other just as elderly guy sold up because the council wanted to widen the road. He gave the guys a 500 pound severance package. An absolute fortune. I dont know how this site works so that you could get my private email and I can give you my Grans email then eventually whatsapp call her

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Re: Messrs Hopkins and Peggs Shoreditch 1891
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 April 20 18:46 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat, Ruck!

Maysie hasn't been on this site for a couple of years, but should get an email that you've posted on this thread (hopefully her email address is the same), and come back to respond.

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Re: Messrs Hopkins and Peggs Shoreditch 1891
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 April 20 18:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the heads up to send a third mail