Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Peg Trantum’s n.

In phrases

go to Peg Trantum’s (v.) (also go to peg tandrums, ...peg tantrums) [note East Anglian dial. peg trantum, a tomboy]

to die; thus pegtrantum(s) adj., dead.

[UK]J. Phillips Maronides (1678) V 43: Where’s Menetus? gon [sic] to Peg Trantum.
[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Peg Trantums Gone to Pegtrantums, Dead.
[UK]New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]H.T. Potter New Dict. Cant (1795) n.p.: peg tantrums, dead.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant [as cit. a.1790].
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Flash Dict. [as cit. a.1790].
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[US]‘Jack Downing’ Andrew Jackson 40: Hays [...] giv’d him several woonds and wou’d have sent him to Peg Trantums.
[UK]G. Kent Modern Flash Dict. [as cit. a.1790].
[UK]Londonderry Sentinel 16 Jan. 4/5: If he shakes the nonsense out iv Cooke [...] I’m his man; but to Peg Trantum’s back parlour with him if he disn’t.
[UK]Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open [as cit. a.1790].
[UK]Duncombe New and Improved Flash Dict. n.p.: Peg tandrums as gone to peg tandrums, dead and buried.
[US]Matsell Vocabulum 66: pegtrantum Dead.