Israel Peck (1644 - 1723) MP

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Birthplace: Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
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About Israel Peck



Israel was born at Hingham, Mass., and baptized there, March 4, 1644. He moved from there with his father and family to See- konk. He settled in what is now Barrington, upon the lands given him and his brother Nathaniel, near where is now the residence of Mr. Ellis Peck. For a description of these lands, see part 5th, in reference to the settlement of Nathaniel.

Israel Peck married Bethiah Bosworth, daughter of Jonathan Bosworth, July 15, 1670. They both lived to be aged. The fol- lowing are the inscriptions upon their tombstones :

Here lieth the body of Mr.Israel Peck died Sept' ye 2nd 1723 in ye 80th year of his Age.

Here lyeth the body of Mrs Bethiah, daughter of Jonathan Bos- worth and wife of Mr Israel Peck died Apr 4th 1718 Aged 75 years .

Children were:

  • Mehitable (8/6/1671; m. John Whittaker
  • Israel (12/18/1673. Was drowned 6/23/1786)
  • Nathaniel (9/27/1677)
  • Deliverance (6/21/1680; m. Ephraim May on 6/19/1708). She died 12/9/1727 in the 48th year of her age. Ephraim May died 9/25/1721 in the 51st year of his age.
  • Israel (9/3/1686; died 9/6/1686)
  • Mary (m. Josiah Dean).

He held various public offices. His will is recorded upon the records at Taunton, Mass., B. 4, p. 220. The following is a copy :

In the name of God Ameu this eighth day of August Anno Domi 1718 and in the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George over Great Briltan & King. I, Israel Peck of Swansey alias Barring- ton, in the county of Bristol within the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman being in the seventy sixth year of my age but retaining my memory and understanding as at other times thanks be given to god there fore remembering my own frailty do make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner following that is to say first and principallj- I commit my Soul unto the care of God that gave it me and my body to the earth to be decently intered at the dis- cretion of my executor here after named and as touching such worldly estate -which it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and demise and despose of the same in the following manner and form

Imp" It is my will that all my debts and funeral charges be well and truly paid and satisfied in convenient time after my decease by my executor here in after named.

Item I give to my only son Nathaniel Peck having given to him and to his heirs & assigns forever by a deed of gift under my hand and seal bearing date the sixteenth day of July Anno Domi 1718 all my housing Lands and meadows of any kind in Barrington in the county of Bristol and also my stock and husbandry tools. I do by these presents ratify and confirm the same unto him the purpose and true intent & meaning of said gift And farther I give and bequeath unto my said son & his heirs and assigns forever all my rights in the undivided lands in Rehoboth and any other lands which I shall not other wise despose of in this my last will and testament my hunting gun and silver spoons and what other movables I shall not particu- larly give to my daughters or their children'

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter the wife of Josiah Dean and to my daughter the wife of Ephraim May and to the chil- dren of my daughter Mehetible Whitaker, deceased equally to be divided and to their heirs and assigns for ever all my lands in Reho- both lying at or near the great meadow hill being two hundred & thirty seven acres and forty acres more lying near to John Whittaker in Rehoboth afor said only that land I formerly gave to the said John Whitaker to be reckoned into and with my said grand children their third ' part of the lands above given to my said daughter and grand children the third part of the land given to my grand children. My will is that it be equally devided between them or the survivors of them. Farther I give unto my said daughter & to my grand children equally to be divided all my house hold goods, that is to say, my beds & beding with the furniture and appurtances belonging to them table lining and my pewter and brass vessels of all sorts and also I give to my two daughters each of them a silver spoon and a silver spoon to my grand daughter Mehetible she bearing her mothers name to gether with the equall part of the house hold goods given to my greaud chil- dren to be equally divided among them or the equal survivors of them

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Dean twenty pounds in stock at the market price to be paid by my said son to her heirs within three years after my decease

Item I give to my daughter Mary twenty pounds to be paid to her or her heirs by my said son Nathaniel Peck within three years after my decease in stock or cattle at the' market price.

Item I give to the children of my daughter Mehetible twenty pounds in stock at the market price the value there of to be devided equally between them or the survivors of them to be paid by my son Nathaniel Peck within three years after my decease

And I do by these presents nominate and appoint my son Nathan- iel Peck to be said executor to this my last will and testament disal- lowing and making null and void all other former Wills Testaments Legaces bequests & Executors by me in any way before this time named within and bequeathed ratifying & confirming this and none but this to be my last Will & testament In witness whereof I have set my hand & seal the day and year first above written.

Signed sealed and published and declared by the said Israel Peck to be his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers.

Zachariah Bicknell

Elisha May

John Gary.


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ISRAEL PECK ...... Bpt: Mar. 4, 1644 Death: Sep. 2, 1723

Youngest and sixth son of immigrant Joseph Peck. He died at 80 years of age. He was married July 15, 1670 to Bethiah Bosworth whose stone is nearby. She lived to be 75, dying April 4, 1718. Israel held various public offices and his will is recorded at Taunton, Mass., B. 4, p. 220.

Family links:

 Joseph Peck (1587 - 1663)

 Bethiah Bosworth Peck (1646 - 1718)*

 Deliverance Peck May (1680 - 1727)*
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Inscription: Here lieth the body of Mr Israel Peck died Septr ye 2d 1723 in ye 80th year of his age.


Burial: Newman Cemetery East Providence Providence County Rhode Island, USA

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Created by: Dave Peck Record added: Oct 17, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 30654867

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Israel Peck's Timeline

March 31, 1643
March 31, 1643
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
March 4, 1644
Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 11, 1644
Hingham, Plymouth, Mass
March 11, 1644
Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 19, 1646
Age 2
Hingham, , Massachusetts
July 19, 1646
Age 2
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
July 15, 1670
Age 26
Swansea, Plymouth Colony
August 6, 1671
Age 27
Swansea/Seekonk, Bristol, Massachusetts