Peek of Hazelwood

Richard Peek

Male 1782 - 1867  (84 years)


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  • Name Richard Peek 
    Born 3 Oct 1782  Devon, Hazelwood Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Hazelwood, Loddiswell parish Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1851  Hazelwood House, Loddiswell, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1861  Hazelwood House, Loddiswell, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 7 Mar 1867  Devon, Kingsbridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I158  Peek Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2015 

    Father John Peek,   b. 25 Feb 1753, Devon, Modbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1847  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Susannah Ann Foxworthy,   d. 1 Aug 1802, Devon, Kingsbridge, Dodbrook Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 May 1779  Devon, Loddiswell Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Loddiswell Church - Pulpit
    Loddiswell Church - Pulpit
    Memorial to Richard Peek
    Richard Peek, Sheriff of London
    Richard Peek, Sheriff of London
    Richard Peek - in old age
    Richard Peek - in old age

  • Notes 
    • Born at Halsenwood (Hazelwood) Villa, Loddiswell, 3/10/1782. Lived at Kingsbridge and Plymouth during his youth, moving to London around 1800 to join the tea firm of Sanderson & Barclay of Old Jewry. In 1821 he joined his brothers William, who had launched out on his own as a tea broker in the City of London around 1810 (under the style of William Peek & Co), and James, who was aged 21 and had arrived in London from Devon only recently, to form the new firm of Peek Brothers & Co., which was eventually to become the top firm of tea brokers and wholesale tea dealers in the country. The firm's offices were for many years at various addresses in the City of London until it took over No.20 Eastcheap around 1842. Here the firm and its successors were to remain for the next one hundred and thirty years.

      On 21 December 1829 Richard Peek was elected a member of the City of London Corporation, and on 25 June 1832 he was chosen High Sheriff of London and Middlesex for the year 1832/33. Shortly afterwards he gave up his partnership in Peek Brothers & Co. and retired to Loddiswell to develop the Hazelwood estate and to devote himself to charitable and religious causes in his native county. He built a number of schools and chapels. Magistrate for Devon. Died unmarried at Kingsbridge 7/3/1867 and buried in the Peek Catacombs at Hazelwood. Commemorated in Loddiswell Church by an alabaster pulpit. Bequeathed Hazelwood to his nephew William Peek (1812-1897) of Devonport. See Walford's "County Families". His portrait as High Sheriff of London is now held by Sir Richard Grenville Peek, 6th Baronet. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S113] 1841 Census, Registrar Kingsbridge, (Ancestry.co.uk), ED2 F4 p3 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S60] 1851 Census, Registrar Kingsbridge, (Ancestry.co.uk), ED 6a, F 150, p 24 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S61] 1861 Census, Registrar Kingsbridge, ED5 F76 P2 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S6] The Blue Book, Francis Henry Heneage Finch, (Privately 1964, second edition 1985), none..