Deacon Paul Peck

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Paul Peck

Birthplace: Eltisley, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward (or William) Peck and Grace Peck
Husband of Martha Ann Peck; Martha Peck; Martha Sherman and Martha Peck
Father of Elizabeth Howe; Martha Cornwall (Peck); Paul Peck, Jr.; Jeriemiah Peck; Elizabeth Howe and 9 others
Brother of (No Name)

Occupation: Deacon
Managed by: Private User
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About Paul Peck

Biographical Summary:

Deacon Paul Peck, born about 1622 (depos. on will of Widow Barding). A proprietor "by courtesie of the town "in 1639; his home-lot was on "the road from George Steel's to the Great Swamp." He was surveyor of highways, 1658, 1665; townsman, 1661, 1668; chimney-viewer, 1667; deacon of the First Church, April, 1691. He died December 23, 1695, age 87; inventory £536. 5.; named wife Martha in his will.


i. Paul, born 1639; married Elizabeth, daughter of John Baysey; lived in the West Division; died 1725.

ii. Martha, born 1641; married June 8, 1665, John Corn well, of Middletown; died March 1, 1708-9.

iii. Elizabeth, born 1643; married ____ Howe, of Wallingford.

iv. John, born December 22, 1645; Hartford, West Division; married and had children,

v. Samuel, born 1647; lived in the West Division; married Elizabeth; ____ died Jan. 10, 1696.

vi. Joseph, baptized December 22, 1650; married Ruth ____; settled in Windsor, where he died June 26, 1698.

vii. Sarah, born 1653; married Thomas Clark, of Hartford.

viii. Hannah, born 1656; married May 12, 1680, John Shepherd, of Hartford,

ix. Mary, born 1662; married John Andrews, of Hartford; died 1752.

x. Another daughter, married Joseph Benton, of Hartford,

xi. Another daughter married ____ Beach, of Wallingford.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 254-255. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

-------------------- Deacon Paul Peck is supposed to have been born in Essex Co, England in 1608, and to have come to this country in the ship "Defence", in 1635, and remained in Boston, MA, or its vicinity, until 1636, and then removed to Hartford with the Rev Thomas Hooker and his friends. His name is on the list of the proprietors of Hartford in 1639. From the records of the town, it appears that he became one of its leading men. His residence is said to have been upon what is now Washington Street, not far from Trinity College, the site of which being still known by aged persons as the "Peck Lot".

He was deacon of the Congregationalist Church from 1681 until his decease, December 23, 1695. His will is upon the Probate Records, B. 5, pp. 217-18-19, dated June 25, 1695, and proved January 15, 1695-6. It is of interest in its details and descriptions of his property. His inventory amounted to £536 and 5s. He makes bequests to his wife Martha, sons Paul and Joseph; his daughters Martha Cornwell, Mary Andrew, Sarah Clark and Elizabeth How; his grandsons Paul and Samuel; and his son-in-law John Shepherd. He also names his granddaughter Ruth Beach, and son-in-law Joseph Bonton, to whom Samuel was required to pay legacies.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT: It would appear from the will, that there were two other daughters, [deceased] whose names were not on record, one who married Joseph Bonton, and the other the mother of Ruth Beach. We have listed all known marriages of known daughters. There could be other marriages. It is possible that one of the daughters did have an additional marriage, but if so, we have no record of them. We have listed on the database two daughters names "_______" as unknown.


(1) Paul Peck, b. 1639, Hartford, CT, m. abt 1665, Hartford, Elizabeth Baisey. (2) Martha Peck, b. abt 1642, Harford, d. 1 Mar 1707/8 Middletown, CT, m. 8 Jun 1665, John Cornwall. (3) Elizabeth Peck, b. abt 1643, Harford, d. 4 Oct 1704, Wallingford, CT, m. 29 Oct 1674, Wallingford, Jermiah Howe. (4) John Pect, b. 22 Dec 1645, Hartford, [no further information] (5) Samuel Peck, b. abt 1647, Hartford, CT. (6) ______ Peck, d. bef 25 Jun 1695; m. Joseph Bonton (or possibly Burton). (7) ______ Peck, d. bef 25 Jun 1695; m. ______ Beach. Deacon Paul Peck, [son of Edward (or William) Peck and Grace Green] born: bet 1607 and 1617, in Co Essex, England. Died: 23 Dec 1695, Hartford, CT. Married Martha Hannah Hale, b. abt 1610. Their Children:

carol bruneradded this on 8 Mar 2010 skries1originally submitted this to Kries Aherin Donovan Carey Family History on 17 Mar 2009

-------------------- Paul Peck arrive in 1633 on the Griffin with Rev. Hooker.

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Deacon Paul Peck's Timeline

Eltisley, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England
Age 24
London, England
December 22, 1639
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford, CT, United States
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
May 7, 1643
Age 35
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
May 7, 1643
Age 35
Hartford, Hartford County, CT, USA
December 22, 1645
Age 37
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 39
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Age 39
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
December 22, 1650
Age 42