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William Peck
Birth: 1601, England
Death: Oct. 14, 1694
Old Lyme
New London County
Connecticut, USA


WILLIAM PECK was a merchart in London and it is believed that he came to America with his wife, ELIZABETH, and young son, JEREMIAH, on the good ship HECTOR, arriving in Boston on June 26, 1637. He was probably part of the Eaton-Davenport Company who migrated to New Haven in 1638/39. He signed the Fundamental Agreement of Quinnipiack in 1639 and became a freeman on October 29, 1640 in New Haven. From 1659 to his death, he was a deacon of the First Church of New Haven. His homelot was on George Street. Although his estate showed that he was not wealthy, he was highly respected.

He was one of three who inventoried the estate of Sgt. Thomas Jeffrie in 1661. In December of 1662, at a town meeting in New Haven, Deacon Peck informed those present that the town "elders" were not getting enough to eat -- that there was not enough wheat & malt to go around.

Deacon William Peck & another ancestor, ROGER ALLING, were appointed a Committee of Trustees for a trust that totalled
918 being authorized to direct the affairs of the Collegiate Grammer School in New Haven.

After Elizabeth's death in 1683, he married Sarah, widow of William Holt around 1684. While visiting his son, JOSEPH, in Lyme, he died in 1694. Lyme Vital Records gave his age at death as 93, while New Haven record says 90 years. However, his tombstone gives his age at death as 93 years.

Deacon William was probably brothers with Henry Peck who also settled in New Haven, and my ancestor, JOSEPH PECK, who was in New Haven for a time but removed to Milford.

Both of my parents were descendants of Deacon William Peck, and I am descended from two of his children: REV. JEREMIAH PECK (through my mother) and DEACON JOSEPH PECK (through my mother & father).

Other reported children: John Peck, Elizabeth (Peck) Andrews, Eleazer Peck, Benjamin Peck

Family links: 
  Elizabeth Peck (1608 - 1683)
  Jeremiah Peck (1623 - 1699)*
  Alice Peck DeWolf (1626 - 1687)*
  John Peck (1640 - 1694)*
  Joseph Peck (1641 - 1718)*
  Elizabeth Peck Andrews (1643 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Lyes Deacon William
Peck -- Aged --93 Decesed
Octobr ye 14 1694

Grove Street Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Buried in the New Haven Green -- tombstone along the North Wall of the Grove Street Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 41.31551, -72.92847
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Record added: Dec 16, 2000
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