Rev John JEGON 
- Born: 1595-1596
- Marriage (1): Unknown
John was Rector of Sible Hedingham 1634-1672.
Sessions Roll 324 - Easter 1645 (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 324)
General Sessions of the Peace held at Chelmsford on Tuesday, 15 April 1645
32. 30 March 1645. Indictment of John Coppinge, Nicholas Bragge, Josias Bowtell jun., Barthw. Browne, Robert Tiler, George Fynch and John Betts, all of "Hedingham Sible" labourers, together with divers unknown malefactors, 30 March, being Sunday afternoon at the time of divine service and in the singing of the psalms before the preaching of the word of God, riotously entered the parish church and disturbed the congregation, and said these words in a loud voice, viz., "All that are for Jesus Christ singe the eleven and twentieth Psalme", and thereon the said malefactors read and sang the psalm at their own setting (appunctuacionem) to the great disturbance of the people in the church, by reason whereof John Lock clerk, curate of John Jegon clerk, rector thereof, peaceable called on the constables of the parish being present to cause the malefactors to desist upon which Bragge and Betts, together with Copping, Bowtell, Bowne, Tiler and Fynch, assaulted Joseph Hart and William Kempe one of the constables, on which divers women in the church exclaimed in a loud voice, "Oh my husband, Oh my brother", and the whole congregation left the church in great fear and terror, leaving the malefactors to pursue the tumult.
Witnesses: John Kinge, Robert Mason, Ann Last. True bill against Betts for breaking the peace and for striking the constable in the chancel; true bill against Copping for "singeing of one other psalme after ye the usual Church Clarke had sett a psalme as he formerly used to doe, which was to the disturbance of the Congeraycion"; "ignoramus for all the rest mentioned in the Bill". (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 324/32)
110. 23 March 1645. Indictments (True Bill in every case) of John Neweman, John Coppinge, William Butcher "at style", Ralph Gilbert and George Dilkes, all of "Hedingham Sible" labourers, with divers other malefactors whose names are unknown, 23 March, in the afternoon in the time of divine service in the church there, riotously entered the church and so disturbed the whole congregation whilst John Locke clerk, the curate of John Jegon clerk, the rector, was reading the first lesson (notwithstanding the order of Arthur Barnardiston, justice, then present), that Locke was forced to stop, whereupon Barnardiston on joined (precipit) Locke to name and chant the psalm in preparation for preaching the word of God, and on this Newman (and the others) said these words in a loud voice, "All: All: All:", and made so much noise in the chanting of the psalm that the greater part of the congregation were in great fear and obliged to leave the church, and Barnardiston was quite unable to quiet their noise, so that he end the post also left the church. Witness: Barnardiston. (SEAX Ref: Q/SR 324/110)