John Peck (1626 - 1713) MP

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Birthplace: Hingham, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
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About John Peck

John Peck, son of Joseph Peck and Rebecca Clark, was born 1626, bpt. about 1626 in Hingham, England. He is one of the 'three sons and one daughter' who emigrated with his father to America in 1638. He is mentioned in his fathers will. He married 1st to ELIZABETH HUNTING"', she died and was buried Dec. 9, 1667, his 2nd wife was also ELIZABETH , who died and was buried Apr. 21, 1687. He then married REBECCA who outlived him.

Children by 1st wife were: Elizabeth (4/27/1657; buried 12/18/1657), Esther (1/7/1658; m. Wilmarth), Anne (10/6/1661; buried 2/26/1662), and John (10/7/1669; buried 12/18/1666).

Children by 2nd wife were: Elizabeth (11/13/1669; buried 7/29/1687), Dorothy (6/28/1671; m. Edward Glover 4/3/1707), Rebecca (4/8/1674), Anne (7/17/1677), Nathan (7/6/1680), and Abigail (3/16/1682-3).

THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN PECK,

SECOND SON OF JOSEPH THE ANCESTOR.

John Peck was born in England, and came over to this country with his father, in 1638, being then about eleven years of age. He moved "with the family from Hingham. Mass., to Seekonk, in 1645. He settled in the southeast part of Seekonk, near what is now known as Luther's Corners. He was accepted as a freeman of the town in 1658, and drew his proportion in the meadows on the north side of the town. He was chosen one of the townsmen in 1680, and representative to the General Court of Massachusetrs in 1700. He died in 1713. The inventory of his property was presented to the court, October 1713. His will is recorded upon the Records at Taunton, Mass., B. 3, p. 163.

The following is a copy :

In the name of God Amen. In the year one thousand seven hun- dred and eight, in the seventh year of her Majesties Reign, oh ye twenty six day of May ; I John Peck of Rehoboth in the county of Bristol in her Majesties Provinces, of the Massachusetts Bay in New England ; Being aged & weak of body, & in expectation of my change, yet through the mircy of God I am whole & sound in my memory & understanding, & of a disposing mind ; do make this my last will and testament, for the disposing & settleing the things of this world, in which the Lord hath intrusted me, to & amongst my wife and children in manner and form as followeth.

And Imprimis.' I bequeath my soul into the hands of my blessed Savior and Deer Redeemer, & my body to the Dust, to be decently buried by my executor here in after named.

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Esther Wilmarlh in addition to what her grand father gave her, which was my proper Estate ; all that my lot of land in the Easterly side of ye grand division, to her, & her heirs and assigns for ever.

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Dorothy Glover, and her husband Edward Glover, my house lot and all my buildings there on, provided ; he pay over to my executor here in after named, ten pounds money & the barn there on or, as many boards & nails as will build such a barn, and ten acres of undivided lands in Rehoboth already drawn for ; being part of my first alotment ; & one bed after my wive's -decease, and fifteen pounds of commonage in said Rehoboth; to be, and remain to them & their heirs & assigns forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Peck, thirty acres of land, Iying on the easterly side of the white Oak hill, near Samuel Fullers. — likewise, fifteen pounds estate of commonage in Rehoboth, & one acre of salt marsh, and a cow or the value there of, at her mar- riage ; to be and remain to her, and to her heirs & assigns for ever.

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Abigail Peck, fifty three acres of land, lying adjoining to seargent John "Wilmarths house lot near Palmers River ; and one acre of salt marsh &, fifteen pounds estate of commonage, in Rehoboth ; and a bed after my wive's de- cease ; to her, & her heirs and assigns for ever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Nathan Peck, all the rest and residue of my lands and meadows, with their quantitis & quali- ties, both undivided and divided, in Rehoboth and Attleborough or where soever, & one yoke of oxen, with my yokes, carts, ploughs, chains & tools ; and the bed on which I lodge, with the furniture, after my wives decease, hereby obliging him to take care, maintain & provide for my wife Rebecca Peck, in sickness and in health, for and during her natural life, with honorable full maintainance. I do hereby make my son Nathan Peck, my sole executor, of this, my last will and testament ; hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore • made.

In testimony whereof, I have hero unto set my hand and seal, this day & year, first above written.

Signed sealed and published in the presence of us witnesses

JOHN BUTTERWORTH,

SAMUEL COOPER, JOHN PECK, DANIEL SMITH

It appears from the records of Rehoboth, and from his will, that he was three times married. The records (book first) say. '• Eliz- abeth his wife was burried December 9, 1667"; and also after- wards, that "Elizabeth his wife was burried April 21, 1687 ": and in his will he makes provision for his wife Rebecca,

CHILDREN — THIRD GENERATION :

  • 1385 Elizabeth, b. Nov. 27, 1657. 1389; buried Dec. 18, 1657
  • 1386 Esther, b. Jan. 7, 1658
  • 1387 Anne, b. Oct. 6, 1661; buried Feb. 26, 1662
  • 1388 John, b. Oct. 7, 1664; buried Dec. 18, 1666
  • 1389 Elizabeth, b Nov. 13, 1669; buried July 29, 1687
  • 1390 Dorothy, b June 28, 1671; m. Glover
  • 1391 Rebecca, b Apr. 8, 1674, prob.d.y.; not in will
  • 1392 Anne, b. July 17, 1677.
  • 1393 Nathan, b. July 6, 1680
  • 1394 Abigail, b Mar. 16, 1682-3

Esther married a Wilmarth.

Dorothy married Edward Glover, April 3, 1707 (R. Rec, B. 1).

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JOHN PECK ... Birth: 1626 Beccles Suffolk, England Death: 1713 Rehoboth Bristol County Massachusetts, USA

Second son of Joseph Peck the immigrant and his first wife Rebecca Clark. He appears to have been married 3X, twice to women named Elizabeth and lastly to a Rebecca. His will is at Taunton, MA B.3, p.163.


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Parents:
 Joseph Peck (1587 - 1663)
 Rebecca Clark Peck (1585 - 1637)

 

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


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Created by: Dave Peck Record added: Oct 08, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 59749666

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John Peck's Timeline

1623
1623
Hingham, Norfolk, England
1626
1626
Hingham, Norfolk, England
1657
November 27, 1657
Age 31
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1658
January 7, 1658
Age 32
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1661
October 6, 1661
Age 35
1664
October 7, 1664
Age 38
1669
November 13, 1669
Age 43
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1671
June 28, 1671
Age 45
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1674
April 8, 1674
Age 48
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
1677
July 17, 1677
Age 51
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony