Sarah Peek1,2

(circa 1758 - circa April 1795)
FatherRichard Peek3,2,4 (cir. Dec 1712 - cir. Aug 1778)
MotherElizabeth Algar3,2 (cir. May 1725 - cir. Apr 1763)
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Sarah Peek was born cir. 1758 in the Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, this date assuming that the Sarah King aged 25 named as a life on the lease by J B King of Ditisham Rewe is his wife, which age matches the Sarah, sister to John Peek, lessee of Forrestor in 1783, both John and Sarah, together with another sibling Elizabeth, are children of Richard in the Manor Survey of 1765.5,4,2,3 She was baptized on 27 Dec 1758 in the Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG; the entry being the very last for the year and reading Sarah Daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Peek, bap 27th Decbr.3,6,7
     Sarah Pike married James Barter King, son of Walter King and Ann Barter, on 12 Jul 1780 Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, by banns read 25th Jun and 2nd and 9th of July, both of this parish, both signed (as James Barter King and Sarah Pike), witnesses John King (assumed to be his step father and cousin) and Elizabeth King (assumed to be his sister), also both signed. Minister Humphry Julian.8,9
     Sarah King died cir. Apr 1795 ?Lower Dittisham, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.10 She was buried on 8 Apr 1795 Walkhampton, DEV, entry reads: Sarah King (no age given) of this parish Wife of Mr James Barter King was buried Apr 8th 1795 Registered this same day by me Richd Hughes, Vicar.10,11

Names

     Her surname was also spelt Pike On her marriage cert, it clearly shows as Pike, not Peek, not that this is really significant given how variable spelling was.12,8

All the other info

     Having a Sarah Peek in the family is presumed to be the reason for the occasional surfacing of Peek as a middle name in later generations of the Rowe families.
There was some confusion over Sarah's parents. The Dartmoor Press website believes the 1761 baptism in Walkhampton to John and Margaret Peek is this Sarah. As did I, until I read the Forrester and Peekhill Manor Survey entries, particularly the former - and eventually found her 1758 baptism to Richard and Elizabeth which fits other known information very nicely.
In 1765 the survey of Forrestor shows a John, Sarah and Elizabeth as siblings, children of the lessee Richard Peek. By the 1783 survey, Richard has died, son John has taken over and Sarah and Elizabeth are shown, all with ages that fit this Sarah as shown on the Ditsham survey of 1783, but Sarah shown under the surname Peek, not her married name of King. I decided this wasn't important, as sister Elizabeth had married by then as well but was still shown as Peek.
By the 1795 survey Sarah has disappeared from the Forrestor survey (she was buried in Apr 1795, so this fits), and Elizabeth is shown as "now Helson". The Peekhill survey for the same periods however also had a John and Sarah Peek of the same relative ages, but consistenly a year younger.
There are several Richard Peeks marrying around the time of these births. I'm not sure if I want a Martha Arthur in the family, I'd never know if I was coming or going. Another option was to an Ann Gubbins, which would really muck up the works! Fortunately, I think both marriage dates don't quite fit with believed ages of the children.13,14
     In 1765 Sarah Peek were named as lives on the tenancy of Forrester, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, held by Richard Peek.2
     Cir. 1783 Sarah King were named as lives on the tenancy for Ditisham Rewe, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, held by James Barter King. George given as 34 and Sarah as 25, assumed to be brother and wife of James.5
     In 1783 Sarah Peek were named as lives on the tenancy for Peekhill & West Burham, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, held by John Peek. Lessee (John Peek) 19; Sarah Peek, sister, 23; William Creber, 19.15,7,2
     In 1783 Sarah Peek were named as lives on the tenancy Forrester, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, held by John Peek.4

Family

James Barter King (cir. May 1754 - Jul 1824)
Children
  • James Barter King16 (cir. Apr 1781 - bef. 1794)
  • Walter King12 (Jun 1783 - Jun 1856)
  • Elizabeth King (Sep 1785 - Apr 1867)
  • Ann King+12 (cir. Mar 1788 - Jan 1850)
  • Mary King12 (Aug 1790 - bef. 1807)
  • James Barter King12 (cir. Aug 1794 - May 1870)
ChartsPEEK
Top part of the ALGAR tree
My pedigree chart
Ancestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Maternal ancestors of Lorna
Maternal timeline
BARTER
KING
PEEK
Last Edited13 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1761 Sarah PEEK, Walkhampton, extracted at the Devon Record Office, Exeter, Aug 2006.
  2. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Manor survey 1765 Forrester: Richard PEEK and family, extracted from WalknPropsWalkValley.html, Oct 2006.
  3. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1758 Sarah to Richard & Elizabeth PEEK, extracted from Walkhampton Baptisms, Oct 2006.
  4. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Manor survey 1783 Forrester: John PEEK, extracted from WalknPropsWalkValley.html, Oct 2006.
  5. Roborough Estate, Estate Papers Plymouth & West Devon Records Office, Walkhampton J B KING, Tenant of Ditisham Rewe, extracted from Roborough Estate Manor Survey, c 1783, 874/28/1 (on fiche), Aug 2006.
  6. Harry & Evelyn MONTGOMERY, "EM PEEK/HELSON ex Harry & Evelyn M," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Extracted from tribalpages HELSON tree, Oct 2006.
  7. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2006.
  8. Deborah O'Brien http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dob7/, "DEV: Walkhampton OPC," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Marr. 1780 James Barter KING and Sarah PIKE, from Walkhampton Parish Records, extract rcvd Feb 2006.
  9. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1780 James Barter KING and Sarah PIKE, at Walkhampton, extracted from MF3, Devon Record Office, Exeter, Aug 2006.
  10. John Lunceford, "EM LUNCEFORD, John," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Bur. 1795 Sarah KING nee PEEK, Walkhampton, rcvd Sep 2006.
  11. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bur. 8 Apr 1795 Sarah KING, extracted from Walkhampton PR, Oct 2006.
  12. Deborah O'Brien http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dob7/, "DEV: Walkhampton OPC," e-mail to L Henderson(1), Baptisms 1783 to 1794 to James Barter and Sarah KING, from Walkhampton Parish Records, extract rcvd Feb 2006.
  13. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb 2006.
  14. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, The Barter Kings of Lower Dittisham, from DartmoorPress/WalknPropsWalkValley.html, extracted Sep 2006.
  15. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Peekhill, 1783 Manor Survey John PEEK, extracted from http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/…, Oct 2006.
  16. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1781 James Barter KING, extracted from Walkhampton Baptisms to 1796, MF1, West Country Studies Library, Exeter, Aug 2006.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.