Richard Peek1,2

(circa December 1712 - circa August 1778)
FatherRichard Peek2 (cir. Jan 1684 - say Oct 1736)
MotherMartha UnknownSurname3 (say 1690 - Jun 1754)
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Richard Peek was born cir. Dec 1712 in the Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.4 He was baptized on 16 Dec 1712 Par. of Walkhampton, DEV; "Richard ye Son of Richard & Martha Peek was Bap Deccm 16th.3,4
     Richard Peek married Elizabeth Algar, daughter of Samuel Algar and Sarah Lowry, on 18 Mar 1752 Par. Ch, Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, entry reads: "Mr Richard Peek of this Parish and Mrs Elizabeth Algar of Newton Ferrers were married by license", however my interpretation of "Mrs" has been cast into doubt by further identification of her family. Either it's an honorific Mrs, or it's Miss. Alternate views welcome.5,6,1,7,8
     Richard Peek died cir. Aug 1778 Furzetor, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.1,7,9 He was buried on 21 Aug 1778 Walkhampton, DEV, ENG.9,10

All the other info

     Richard Peek and John Peek Peekhill, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, in 1740 were possibly related, John at Peekhill being likely to be of an age with Richard at Fursetor and Peekhill and West Burham ?siblings?11
     In 1740 Richard Peek was named as tenant on Peekhill & West Burham, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, with William Peek as a named life. Tenant Richard, Lives brother William Peek rent 15s, heriot £1/13/4.2
     On 7 Sep 1757 Peekhill & West Burham let to Richard Peek for 2 lives in reversion of 1; consideration £120.12
     On 12 Sep 1761 Richard Peek was making rental and other payments on Tenement, Furzetor, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, the consideration being £40 for 3 lives, plus the surrender of one life (wonder if that was his brother William who may have died? The dates would match around time of son John's birth, the 3 lives being Elizabeth, Sarah and John.)13,11
     In 1765 Richard Peek was named as tenant for Peekhill & West Burham, Manor of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, with John Peek, Sarah Peek and William Creber as named lives. Richard Peek crossed out, John Peek written in, lives John Peek, 17; Sarah Peek 19; William Creber 15 (these ages cannot be from 1765 as they match the relative ages in the Manor Survey for 1783 and look like they date from 1781, possibly John, the 17 yr old, took over the lease then?)14,11
     In 1765 Richard Peek was named as tenant of Forrester, Par. of Walkhampton, DEV, ENG, with John Peek, Sarah Peek and Elizabeth Peek as named lives. Lives being John, Sarah and Elizabeth, the lessees children, rent 17s, Heriot £3 or B.B.1

Family

Elizabeth Algar (cir. May 1725 - cir. Apr 1763)
Children
  • George Peek15 (Sep 1753 - cir. Apr 1763)
  • Elizabeth Peek1 (cir. Apr 1757 - May 1837)
  • Sarah Peek+16,1,7 (cir. 1758 - cir. Apr 1795)
  • John Peek1,17 (Mar 1761 - Jun 1835)
  • William Peek18 (cir. Jan 1763 - )
ChartsPEEK
Top part of the ALGAR tree
My pedigree chart
Ancestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Maternal ancestors of Lorna
Maternal timeline
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Last Edited29 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Manor survey 1765 Forrester: Richard PEEK and family, extracted from WalknPropsWalkValley.html, Oct 2006.
  2. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Peekhill, 1740 Manor Survey, Richard PEEK, extracted from http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/…, Oct 2006.
  3. Harry & Evelyn MONTGOMERY, "EM PEEK/HELSON ex Harry & Evelyn M," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Bap. 1712 Richard to Richard & Martha PEEK, rcvd Oct 2006.
  4. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1712 Richard to Richard & Martha PEEK, extracted from Walkhampton Baptisms, Oct 2006.
  5. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Marr. 1752 Richard PEEK and Elizabeth ALGAR, extracted from Walkhampton PR, Oct 2006.
  6. Harry & Evelyn MONTGOMERY, "EM PEEK/HELSON ex Harry & Evelyn M," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Marr. 1752 Richard PEEK and Elizabeth ALGAR, extract rcvd Oct 2006.
  7. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Manor survey 1783 Forrester: John PEEK, extracted from WalknPropsWalkValley.html, Oct 2006.
  8. Richard ALGAR, "EM ALGAR, Richard," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Birth 1725 Elizabeth d/o Samuel ALGAR & Sarah LOWRY, Yealmpton, DEV, rcvd May 2009.
  9. Harry & Evelyn MONTGOMERY, "EM PEEK/HELSON ex Harry & Evelyn M," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Bur. 1778 Richard PEEK, rcvd Oct 2006.
  10. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bur. 1778 Richard PEEK, extracted from Walkhampton PR, Oct 2006.
  11. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Oct 2006.
  12. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Peekhill, 1757 Manorial Records, Richard PEEK, extracted from http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/…, Oct 2006.
  13. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Richard PEEK, 1761 Lease on Furzetor, extracted from WalknPropsWalkValley.html, Oct 2006.
  14. Dartmoor Press online at http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/, Peekhill, 1765 Manor Survey John PEEK, extracted from http://home.clara.net/dartmoorpress/…, Oct 2006.
  15. Harry & Evelyn MONTGOMERY, "EM PEEK/HELSON ex Harry & Evelyn M," e-mail to Lorna HENDERSON (1), Extracted from tribalpages HELSON tree, Oct 2006.
  16. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1758 Sarah to Richard & Elizabeth PEEK, extracted from Walkhampton Baptisms, Oct 2006.
  17. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1761 John to Richard & Elizabeth PEEK, extracted from Walkhampton Baptisms, Oct 2006.
  18. Births marriages burials: DEV, ENG, Bap. 1763 William to Richard & Elizabeth PEEK, extracted from Walkhampton Baptisms, Oct 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.