PEAKE Christopher[1]

Male 1610 - 1666  (56 years)


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  • Name PEAKE Christopher 
    Born 1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1634  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID C236C308763B4AF086099D64D4DFB24CEF6F 
    Died 22 May 1666  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • He was the son of Boniface Peake and Joan-Joane Clark-Clarke, possibly of Thorpe-Achurch, Northampton, England or Suffolk, England. He was born between 1605 and 1615 and emigrated from England to Boston, Massachusetts in 1634. He married Dorcas French on Jan. 3, 1636 - 1637 at the Rev. John Eliot's Church in Roxbury/Boston, now Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Dorcas, the daughter of Thomas French, Sr. and Susan-Susannah-Sara J. Riddlesdale had come to Boston in 1633 as an indentured servant to the Governor of Massachusetts. Her term of service was three years. Christopher bought a farm in Roxbury which is now part of Boston. The money for the farm was a loan from his brother Sir William Peake, a wealthy merchant and trader in the City of London and at one time the Lord Mayor of The City of London which was controlled by the merchant guilds. Christopher never repaid the loan but Sir William Peake forgave the loan in his will which cleared the title to the farm for the widow and his children.

      Christopher Peake and Dorcas French had about eight children. They were Jonathan Peake who married Sarah W. French (my ancestors), Dorcas Peake who married John Curtis, Hannah Peake, Joseph Peake, an infant child who died young, another infant child who died young, Ephraim Peake, and Sarah Peake, who probably married Abraham Daines.

      Christopher died May 22, 1666 and his widow remarried. The new husband was Griffin Craft.

      Dorcas had a brother Thomas French, Jr., a tailor in Boston. Thomas became the ancestor of Joseph Smith, Jr., the Latter Day Saint prophet who started the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints which is often mistakenly referred to as the Mormon Church.
    Person ID I116459  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2017 

    Father PEAKE Boniface,   b. 1570, , Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1620, Thorpe Achurch, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother CLARKE Joane,   c. 15 Jan 1575, Castor, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Thorpe Achurch, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Jul 1595  Castor, Northamptonshire=>Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F46956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FRENCH Dorcas,   b. Between 13 Jul 1614 and 31 Jul 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1697, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married BY 1637  [4
    Children 
     1. PEAKE Jonathan, Sr.,   b. 17 Dec 1637, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1700, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F46955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1610 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1634 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1666 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #6996074.

    2. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #49030274.

    3. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #163510175.

    4. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #6996092.