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PEGLER, Alfred - British Association Member - 1884

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Alfred Pegler, was a well-known Southampton jeweller and British Liberal politician. He also served as a Justice of the Peace.

In 1849 he inherited the family jewellery business and made significant commercial progress, while playing an important part in the public life of Southampton.

Alfred Pegler was married to Ann Clifford; they had a daughter named Fanny Esther (1852-1885).

Pegler visited the Bell Farm with the British Association on Aug. 8, 1884. His impressions of this visit to Canada were published in the "Hampshire Independent".

In 1885 Pegler was chairman of the Isle of Wight Steam Packet Company, and became involved with a scheme to profit from the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry; however, the venture lost money.


SOURCES:

http://www.parkhousethejeweller.com/about-us/history-timeline photo source

Genealogy: https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/215560/I1/-/ahnentafel

Newspaper article: "The Royal Wedding that Turned into a Financial Disaster for Two Men", Southern Daily Echo, 7 April 2016, by Jez Gale - https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/heritage/14410511.the-royal-wedding-that-turned-into-a-financial-disaster-for-two-men/

https://archive.org/stream/cihm_09228#page/n45/mode/2up Bell Farm visit (and a great description of his hotel stay)
pgs 24,36,37-39,50,52,60 and 83

RESEARCH BY:

Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask. and Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.