Jegon was born in Coggeshall. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1584; and M.A. in 1587. He was appointed Fellow in 1587; and Master in 1603. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1608 to 1609. He held livings at Sible Hedingham and Ashen. He was Archdeacon of Norwich from 1604 until his death on 2 March 1618.
- Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, John Venn/John Archibald Venn Cambridge University Press > (10 volumes 1922 to 1953) Part I. 1209–1751 Vol. ii. Dabbs – Juxton, (1922) pp324
- University of Cambridge web-site
- Horn, Joyce M. (1992), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857, 7, pp. 44–46
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