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Deacon William Peck

Male 1601 - 1694  (93 years)


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  • Name William Peck  [1
    • His surname was often written by him, and by his oldest son, Rev. Jeremiah Peck, with a final "e", but it was dropped in the latter part of their lives.
    Title Deacon 
    Born 1601  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 4 Jun1637  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    He arrived in Boston on board the Hector in the company of Governor Eaton and the Rev. Davenport. This company was principally from the city of London, where Mr. Davenport had been a celebrated minister, and consisted of many wealthy merchants, and others of great respectability from London, and of farmers from Yorkshire, Hertfordshire and Kent, and some from Surrey and Sussex. They had suffered much from the intolerance and persecution of Archbishop Laud during the reign of Charles I., and the object of their emigration was the unmolested enjoyment of civil and religious liberty.  
    History 1638  [1, 2
    He was one of the founders of the New Haven Colony. In signed the colonial Constitution dated 4 June 1639. 
    Occupation say 1640  New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    He was a merchant. He was also the trustee, treasurer, and business agent for the Colony Collegiate School.  
    Freeman 20 Oct 1640  New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Will 9 Mar1689  New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 4 Oct 1694  New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate/Proved 11 Oct 1694  New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • His grave is in that part of the old burial ground, now under Centre Church in New Haven. His gravestone was moved to the new cemetery in the northern part of the town in 1821.
    Person ID I13709  Roy Family Genealogy | Whelpley Line
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 

    Family 1 Elizabeth,   d. 5 Dec 1683, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1622  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Jeremiah Peck,   b. 1623, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1699, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     2. John Peck,   b. 1638, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     3. Joseph Peck,   b. Jan 1641, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1718, Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)  [Birth]
     4. Elizabeth Peck,   b. Apr 1643, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [1, 2
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1601 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1622 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - He arrived in Boston on board the Hector in the company of Governor Eaton and the Rev. Davenport. This company was principally from the city of London, where Mr. Davenport had been a celebrated minister, and consisted of many wealthy merchants, and others of great respectability from London, and of farmers from Yorkshire, Hertfordshire and Kent, and some from Surrey and Sussex. They had suffered much from the intolerance and persecution of Archbishop Laud during the reign of Charles I., and the object of their emigration was the unmolested enjoyment of civil and religious liberty. - 4 Jun1637 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was a merchant. He was also the trustee, treasurer, and business agent for the Colony Collegiate School. - say 1640 - New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 20 Oct 1640 - New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 9 Mar1689 - New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 1694 - New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - 11 Oct 1694 - New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S769] Peck, Darius. A Genealogical Account of the Descendants in the Male Line of William Peck, one of the Founders in 1638 of the Colony of New Haven, Conn, (Hudson, New York: Bryan, Bryan & Goeltz Steam Book Printers, 1877).

    2. [S768] Selleck, William Edwin. Selleck and Peck Genealogy, (Chicago: privately printed, 1912).