PEAKE

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Peake Ancestry in England

Christopher Peake and Dorcas French

Jonathan Peake and Sarah French

Jonathan Peake and Hannah Leavens

Abigail Peake and Isaac Johnson

Abigail Johnson and Abijah Child

Sarah Child and Elijah Mason

Sophronia Mason and Eli Morey

Elijah Mason Morey and Elizabeth Merrill

William Clemeth Morey and Melvina E. Andrews

Minnie Elsie Morey and Aretus Erastus Freeman

Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson

Stephen Martin Lawson

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The Peake family in England

The principal information source for the Peake Family, both in England and in America is the multi-volume The Peak-Peake Family History, A Genealogical and Historical Acoount from the Earliest Known Origins to the Present, edited by Cyrus H. Peake, Carol J. Snow and Andrew Guy Peake (1975 and 1977, Claremont, CA).


Boniface and Joane (Clarke) Peake

Boniface PEAKE - b. about 1565, England; d. Jun. 26, 1620, Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton. Warden at the parish church, and husbandman. Will dated Dec. 15, 1612, proved in 1620 at the Consistory Court of Peterborough, Lincolnshire. Children listed below in order given in will. Married Jul. 14, 1595, Castor, Northampton.

Joane CLARKE -


Children of Boniface and Joane Peake

  1. Gilbert - b. Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton.
  2. James - b. Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton.
  3. Robert - b. Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton.
  4. William - b. about 1603, Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton; d. Mar. 1, 1675/6; bur. Mar. 16, 1675/6 St. Catherine Cree, England. Alderman for Billingsgate Ward, London Sep. 8, 1659 until his death. Knight of the Royal Oak 1660. Colonel of the Blues 1661-76. Lord Mayor of London 1667. President of St. Thomas' Hospital 1668. Married 1631, St. Dunstan in the West, Margery DAVISON, daughter of William of Horncastle, Lincolnshire. Children: Rebecca married William MAN, City Swordbearer; Mary married Sir James SMYTH, Lord Mayor of London 1684/5; Sir John Peake, Lord Mayor of London 1686/7, married Judith HALE; and Benjamin married Susanna KENDRICK.
  5. Christopher - b. about 1605, Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton; d. May 22, 1666, Roxbury, MA.
  6. Philip - b. Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton.
  7. Oliver - Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton; d. 1667, Glapthorne, Northampton; bur. Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton. Married Rachel. Son: Obadiah.
  8. Mabel - b. Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton.
  9. Ann - b. Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton.
  10. Bridget - b. Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton.


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The Peake family in America

The principal information source for the Peake Family, both in England and in America is the multi-volume The Peak-Peake Family History, A Genealogica and Historical Acoount from the Ealiest Know Orignis to the Present, edited by Cyrus H. Peake, Carol J. Snow and Andrew Guy Peake (1975 and 1977, Claremont, CA). For additional information on the immigrant family, refer to The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, by Robert Charles Anderson (Boston, 1995).


Christopher and Dorcas (French) Peake

Christopher PEAKE - b. about 1605, Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton, England; d. May 23, 1666, Roxbury, MA. Son of Boniface PEAKE and and Joane CLARKE. His will, dated Apr. 2, 1666, was proved Aug. 2, 1666, Roxbury, MA; inventory Jun. 8, 1666 at £531.17.02. Admitted to the church at Roxbury as a single man in 1634; freeman Mar. 4, 1635; donor to the free school. Married Jan. 3, 1636/7, Roxbury, MA.

Dorcas FRENCH - bap. Jul. 13, 1614, St. Edmund's, Assington, Suffolk, England; d. Dec. 30, 1697, Roxbury, MA. Emigrated to America with sister Susan by Aug. 10, 1634 when she was admitted to the First Church at Boston, MA. Served as maid servant to elder John Winthrop. A letter from Thomas Gostlin to John Winthrop, Jr., written from Groton on Jun. 11, 1633, indicates "she is one of the goodman French's daughters of Assington. I have sent two of them, one for your father and the other for you. Your father must take his choice. The eldest must serve for 3 years, and the youngest 4...pray let them be delt as well with all as any of the same quality." Dorcas was admitted to the church at Roxbury on Jan. 3, 1636/7. She married second Lt. Griffin CRAFT (d. Oct. 4, 1689), as his third wife. Daughter of Thomas FRENCH and Susan RIDDLESDALE.


Children of Christopher and Dorcas Peake

  1. Jonathan - b. Dec. 17, 1637, Roxbury, MA; d. Jun. 2, 1700, Roxbury, MA.
  2. Dorcas - b. Mar. 1, 1639/40, Roxbury, MA. Married between 1675 and 1682 John CURTIS, son of William.
  3. Hannah - bap. Jan. 12, 1642/3, Roxbury, MA; d. Oct. 5, 1660, Roxbury, MA.
  4. Joseph - b. Feb. 12 or 15, 1644/5, Roxbury, MA; bap. Mar. 23, 1645, Roxbury, CT; d. about 1688, Woodstock, CT.
  5. A child - b. Mar. 30, 1647, Roxbury, MA; d. there Apr. 13, 1647.
  6. A child - b. Roxbury, MA; bur. there May 10, 1649.
  7. Ephraim - b. Mar. 16, 1652, Roxbury, MA.; bap. Apr. 11, 1652, Roxbury, MA.
  8. Sarah - b. Jan. 9, 1655/6, Roxbury, MA; bap. Mar. 9, 1656, Roxbury, MA. Married Dec. 27, 1671 Abraham DAINES. Six children.


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Jonathan and Sarah (French) Peake

Jonathan PEAKE - b. Dec. 17, 1637, Roxbury, MA; d. Jun. 2, 1700, Roxbury, MA. Son of Christopher PEAKE and Dorcas FRENCH. Lt William FRENCH made a bequest in his will dated Jun. 5, 1679 to the "eldest daughter of Jonathan Peake," among those he identified as "my grandchildren." Married Aug. 15, 1660, Roxbury, MA.

Sarah FRENCH - b. Mar. 1638, Cambridge, MA; d. Oct. 14, 1694. Daughter of Lt. William FRENCH and Elizabeth GODFREY.


Children of Jonathan and Sarah Peake

  1. Hannah - b. Jan. 10, 1661/2, Roxbury, MA; d. Jun. 1, 1731, Dorchester, MA. Married Dec. 19, 1700, Roxbury, MA Samuel WALES (d. Jan. 20, 1712/3, Dorchester, MA), as his second wife.
  2. Jonathan - b. Oct. 10, 1663, Roxbury, MA; bap. Oct. 18, 1663, Roxbury, MA; d. Sep. 20, 1774, Woodstock, CT.
  3. John - b. Apr. 9, 1665, Roxbury, MA; d. there Jul. 15, 1665.
  4. Christopher - bap. Sep. 2, 1666, Roxbury, MA; bur. there Oct. 12, 1666.
  5. Christopher - b. Feb. 9, 1667/8, Roxbury, MA; d. Sep. 9, 1719, Woodstock, CT. Married Jan. 21, 1702/3, Woodstock, CT Mary STRATTON. Children: Christopher married; Mary died young; John married; Mary married John BISHOP; Elizabeth married Thomas PERRY; Anna married David BISHOP; and Experience married Jesse BUGBEE.
  6. John - b. Apr. 13, 1670, Roxbury, MA; d. Jan. 14, 1690, Dorchester, MA.
  7. Joseph - b. Dec. 20, 1671, Roxbury, MA; bur. there Aug. 12, 1672.
  8. Sarah - b. May 18, 1673, Roxbury, MA; d. Dec. 19, 1721, Roxbury, MA. Married Jun. 4, 1701, Roxbury, MA Thomas BUGBEE (b. Aprl 1668, Roxbury, MA), son of John and Joanna.
  9. William - b. Jan. 12, 1675/6, Roxbury, MA; d. there young.
  10. Elizabeth - b. Aug. 9, 1680, Roxbury, MA; d. Nov. 13, 1747, Dorchester, MA. Married Richard HAWES (b. Dec. 19, 1672, Dorchester, MA; d. Jun. 25-29, 1737, Dorchester, MA), son of Obadiah HAWES and Rebecca COWEN.


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Jonathan and Hannah (Leavens) Peake

Jonathan PEAKE - b. Oct. 10, 1663, Roxbury, MA; bap. Oct. 18, 1663, Roxbury, MA; d. Sep. 20, 1744, Woodstock, CT. Son of Jonathan PEAKE and Sarah FRENCH. Settled at Woodstock, CT in 1687; freeman there 1690; constable 1696; member of various committees. Married 1687 Marlborough, MA.

Hannah LEAVENS - b. Oct. 17, 1666, Roxbury, MA; d. Oct. 16, 1756, Woodstock, CT. Daughter of John LEAVENS and Hannah WOODS.


Children of Jonathan and Hannah Peake

  1. Jonathan - b. 1689, Woodstock, CT. Died young.
  2. Joseph - b. Nov. 23, 1691, Woodstock, CT; d. Nov. 15, 1775, Woodstock, CT. Married first (intentions) Jan. 9, 1717/8, Woodstock, CT Grace MORRIS, daughter of Dea. Edward MORRIS and Elizabeth BOWEN; and second Mar. 1, 1721/2, Woodstock, CT Mary PERRIN. Child of Grace: Huldah married Nathan AINSWORTH. Children of Joseph and Mary PEAKE: Joseph married; Mary; Hannah died in infancy; Obadiah married Martha CORBIN; and Hannah did not marry.
  3. Hannah - b. Dec. 14, 1693, Woodstock, CT; d. Oct. 18, 1740, Woodstock, CT. Marriage intentions published Oct. 15, 1720 Jabez CORBIN (b. Jan. 4, 1696/7, Woodstock, CT), son of Lt. Jabez CORBIN and Mary MORSE. Eight children.
  4. Dorcas - b. Feb. 20, 1695/6, Woodstock, CT; d. May 19, 1785, Woodstock, CT. Married Oct. 27, 1715, Woodstock, CT Ens. Nathaniel SANGER (b. Dec. 2, 1685, Roxbury, MA; d. Jun. 6, 1761, Woodstock, CT), son of Nathaniel SANGER and Mary CUTTER. Children: John married Dorcas PEAKE; and 10 others.
  5. Bethiah - b. Feb 20, 1697/8, Woodstock, CT; d. Aug. 4, 1779, Auburn, MA. Married first Jan. 12, 1715/6 Lt. Edward MORRIS (b. Nov. 9, 1688, Roxbury, MA; d. Aug. 12, 1769, Woodstock, CT), son of Dea. Edward MORRIS and Elizabeth BOWEN; and second Gershom RICE, Jr. Children of Bethiah and Edward: Edward married Jemima DRAPER; Isaac married Sarah CHAFFEE; Asa married Anna CHILD; Jonathan married Mary SKINNER; and Martha married Comfort RICE. One source adds: Bethiah married Hezakiak GOFF (son: Hezakiak married Anna WARD).
  6. Abigail - b. Apr. 7, 1700, Woodstock, CT; d. Feb. 22, 1766, Woodstock, CT. Married Isaac JOHNSON.
  7. Sarah - b. Apr. 18, 1702, Woodstock, CT; d. Mar. 1801, Woodstock, CT. Married Feb. 7, 1725/6, Woodstock, CT John MORSE (b. Dec. 29, 1699, Woodstock, CT; d. Apr. 3, 1766, Woodstock, CT), son of Peter MORSE and Priscilla CARPENTER. Grandparents of Rev. Jedidiah MORSE, geographer and father of Samuel Finley Breese MORSE, artist and inventor. Eleven children.
  8. Catharine - b. Aug. 29, 1704, Woodstock, CT; d. before 1758, Woodstock, CT. Married Feb. 7, 1725/6, Woodstock, CT Edward BUGEE (b. Dec. 13, 1698, Roxbury, MA; d. about 1788, Killingly, CT), son of Edward BUGBEE and Abigail HALL. He married second Jan. 25, 1758 Mehitable PERRIN, widow of Catharine's brother Jonathan PEAKE. Catharine and Edward had 7 children.
  9. Jonathan - b. about 1705, Woodstock, CT; d. Aug. 23, 1744, Woodstock, CT. Married May 20, 1729, Woodstock, CT Mehitable PERRIN (b. Jun. 3, 1710, Woodstock, CT; d. Dec. 15, 1789), daughter of Samuel PERRIN and Mehitable CHILD. Son: Lemuel married Joanna ELLINGWOOD.
  10. Ephraim - b. May 9, 1709, Woodstock, CT. Died young.


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