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Christian Arnold (Peak)

Also Known As: "Christiana Peak"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Muchelney, Dorset, England, (Present UK)
Death: April 25, 1659 (72-80)
Pawtucket, (Present Providence County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Peake; Thomas Peake; Jennet Peake and Jennet Peake
Wife of William Arnold, "Old Arnold" and William Arnold
Mother of Elizabeth Carpenter; Benedict Arnold, I; Joanna Rhodes; Stephen Arnold; Elizabeth Arnold, of Pawtucket and 3 others
Sister of Grace Peak

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About Christian Arnold

Original Source had first name Christian, but found geni,com reference with Christiana. I found that a more believable woman's name. It also had same birthday but original source last death.

Note, this listing had the Last name spelled Peak rather than Peake.

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Christiana Peak  (1583 - 1659)

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas

Wife of William

Mother of Elizabeth, Benedict, Joanna and Stephen

Added by: Charles Bouldin on 7/2/08

Managed by: Charles Patrick Bouldin

Christian was the daughter of Thomas Peak of Mulcheleny, Somerset, England. On May 1st, 1635, along with her husband William, they set sail for America with a small group of neighbors. They left from Dartmouth, England and landed in Massachusetts Bay on June 24, 1635.

Christian was an early settler of Providence, Rhode Island along with her husband, and children Joanne and Stephen.


	Christian Peak, the daughter of Thomas Peak of Muchelney, Somerset

William and Christian Arnold had four children, all born in Ilchester, Somerset. The oldest child was Elizabeth (1611 – after 7 September 1685) who married William Carpenter (c. 1610–1685), the son of Richard Carpenter of Amesbury, Wiltshire, England; the couple had eight children.[3][48][49] William and Elizabeth Carpenter settled in Providence, and then followed her parents to the settlement of Pawtuxet, where they lived the remainder of their lives, except for a short time during King Phillip's War, when they were forced to flee to Long Island.[50]

The second child and oldest son was Benedict (1615–1678) who married Damaris Westcott (1621[i] – after 1678), the daughter of Stukeley and Juliann (Marchante) Westcott.[3][48][49] They had nine children. Stukeley Westcott lived in Yeovil, five miles (eight km) south of Ilchester, where he was married and where Damaris was baptized.[46] The Westcotts may have sailed to New England with the Arnolds; if not they likely sailed at about the same time.[37] Benedict moved with his family from Pawtuxet to Newport in 1651, and in 1657 succeeded Roger Williams as the President of the colony.[48] When the royal charter arrived from England in 1663, Benedict Arnold became the first Governor of the colony, and served as either president or governor for a total of 11 years.[48]

The third child and youngest daughter, Joanna (1617 – after 11 February 1693[j]), married first Zachariah Rhodes (c. 1603–1665),[3][48][49] and settled in Pawtuxet near Joanna's brother Stephen.[51] Following Zachariah's death by drowning, Joanna married Samuel Reape. She had eight children, all by her first husband, and became the ancestress of the Rhodes family of Rhode Island.[13]

The fourth and youngest child of William and Christian Arnold was Stephen (1622–1699) who married Sarah Smith (1629–1713), the daughter of Edward Smith of Rehoboth, Massachusetts.[3][48][49] Stephen and Sarah had seven children. Stephen was either a Deputy to the General Assembly or colonial Assistant nearly every year for a period of three decades.[52] He and his family settled in Pawtuxet near his father, and had a garrison house along the Pawtuxet River. Stephen was 13 years old when he sailed from England to the New World with his parents and relatives, and he was the last surviving member of that sailing party.[33] ______________________________________ Christian Arnold (born Peake) Adds: father, mother, birth date, birth place, death date, death place and child(ren) Gender: Female Birth: Feb 15 1583 Muchelney, England Marriage: 1614 Muchelney, England Death: 1659 Pawtucket, R.I. Father: Thomas Peake Mother: Mrs. Peake Husband: William Arnold Children: Stephen Arnold Elizabeth Carpenter (born Arnold) Joanna Arnold _____________________

New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the ..., Volume 2

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Christian Arnold's Timeline

February 15, 1583
Muchelney, Dorset, England, (Present UK)
February 15, 1583
February 15, 1583
Muchelney, Somerset, (muoheny), England
February 15, 1583
Muchelney, Somerset, England (Muoheny)
February 15, 1583
Muchelney, Somerset, (Mueny), England
November 23, 1611
Age 28
Ilchester, Somersetshire, England
November 23, 1611
Age 28
Ilchester, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
December 21, 1615
Age 32
Ilchester, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
February 27, 1617
Age 34
Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom