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Richard Peek

Male 1855 - 1920  (65 years)


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  • Name Richard Peek 
    Born 20 May 1855  Beulah Hill, Norwood, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  White Horse Hotel, Tavern St, Ipswich Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Education Brighton College and St John's College, Cambridge. MA  [3
    • PEEK, RICHARD. Adm. pens, at St John's, June 14, 1873. [3rd] s. of Richard [F.L.S.], solicitor (and Julia). B. [May 20,1855], at Norwood, Surrey. Bapt. July 11, 1855.[School, Brighton College.] Matric. Michs. 1873; B.A. 1878; M.A. 1882. Ord. deacon (Truro) 1878; priest, 1879; C. of Duloe, Cornwall, 1878-9. V. of Stowupland, Suffolk, 1880-2. R. of Sweffling, 1882-90. V. of Bruisyard, 1884-90. Chaplain at Dinard, 1890-5. R. of Drewsteignton, Devon, 1895-1904. R. of St Magnus-the-Martyr, London, 1904-20. Received the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society, and the first class medal of the Societe Nationale de Sauvetage of France, for saving the life of a young girl who jumped overboard from a boat returning from Dinard. An ardent Freemason. Died July 18, 1920, at Sutton, Surrey. Father of Alfred R. W. (1900). {Brighton Coll. Reg.; Scott, MSS.;
      Crockford; The Times, July 20, 1920.) [2]
    Died 18 Jul 1920  De Lucie, Cedar Road, Sutton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Probate 15 Dec 1920  [4
    Buried Norwood Cemetery, Peek Family Vault Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1010  Peek Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 

    Father Richard Peek,   b. 7 Mar 1831, Newington Green, Stoke Newington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1871, St Clair, Haywards Heath, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Julia Bousfield,   b. 3 Mar 1829,   d. 21 Dec 1897, 22 Overstrand Mansions, Battersea Park Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1854  St Leonards, Streatham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F341  Group Sheet

    Family Ada Reeves,   b. 1856,   d. 26 Oct 1911, Foots Cray, Sidcup, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1875  Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1911  De Lucie, Main Road, Sidcup Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Francis Coristine Peek,   b. 7 Sep 1876, Aspall, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1949, Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Mary Frances Peek,   b. 17 Aug 1878, Herodsfoot Vicarage, Nr Liskeard, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1965, Newport, Isle of Wight Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Maude Ada Peek,   b. 1880,   d. 1953  (Age 73 years)
     4. Alfred Richard Welldon Peek,   b. 18 Mar 1882, Stowupland Vicarage, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1958, Winchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Dorothy Peek,   b. 27 Nov 1889, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1916, Sidcup, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Probably Richard Peek - 1855-1920
    Probably Richard Peek - 1855-1920
    Revd Richard Peek
    Revd Richard Peek

  • Notes 
    • P.G.C. Eng. (Freemasons). Vicar of Stowupland, Suffolk, Rector of Sweffling, Suffolk and subsequently Chaplain at Dinard, France (1890-1895), Rector of Drewsteignton, Devon (1895-1904), to which he was presented by his cousin, Sir Henry Peek, Bart, and, lastly, Rector of St Magnus-the-Martyr, London Bridge, (1904-1920), which was also then in the gift of the Peek baronetcy. An ardent Freemason who held several distinguished offices in the Craft, including those of Provincial Grand Chaplain of Suffolk and of Jersey and, in 1899, Grand Chaplain of England.

      In June 1895 the Rev. Richard Peek saved the life of a young French girl who jumped overboard from the ferry midway between Dinard and St. Malo, Brittany, and was subsequently awarded the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society and the Gold Medal 1st Class of the Soci‚et‚e Nationale de Sauvetage de France. He and his wife Ada Peek are commemorated by a plaque in Drewsteignton Church. See "The Times" of 20 July 1920.

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] 1881 Census, Registrar Ipswich, (LDS 1881 British Census), ED 20 p 4 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S12] Cambridge University Alumni.

    3. [S404] Alumni Cantabrigienses (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S409] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S370] 1911 Census, Registrar Bromley, RG14PN3713 RG78PN140 RD42 SD4 ED9 SN18 (Reliability: 2).