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Richard Peeke

Male 1643 -


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  • Name Richard Peeke 
    Born 1643 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 30 Nov 1643  Devon, Blackawton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1676  Peek Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 

    Father Richard Peeke,   b. 1618,   d. 1686/87  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Christian 
    Family ID F588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susanna Smith,   bur. Feb 1667/68, Halwell, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Peeke,   b. 1667/68
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Grace Wadland 
    Married 6 Sep OR 6 Nov 1668  Devon, Blackawton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ? Richard Peeke
     2. Grace Peeke
     3. Margaret Peeke
     4. ? Daughter
     5. ? Daughter
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elder son of Richard Peeke (1618-1686/87) of Abbotsleigh by his first wife, Christian. Baptised Blackawton 30 November 1643. Constable of Halwell in 1673. Paid tax on 2 hearths at Halwell in 1674. Married twice. His first wife was Susanna Smith, daughter of Wilmott Smith; they were married at Halwell on 7 January 1666, and their son Richard was baptised there on 2 March 1667/68 a few days after Susanna's death and burial at Halwell at the end of February 1667/68. She may have died in childbirth. If, as one must assume, the dates of Susanna's marriage to Richard Peeke and her burial at Halwell are correct, then it would not have been possible for them to have had another child unless they had had twins. The Blackawton register records the baptism of a daughter Susanna to a Richard and Susanna Peeke on 20 October 1663; this may have been a misreading for 1668, but it is hardly likely that the daughter Susanna would have been baptised eight months after her mother's death when the latter's known child Richard had already been baptised at the time of her death. In any case Richard Peeke married his second wife, Grace Wadland, at Blackawton on 6 September (or possibly November) 1668 and had at least two more children by her. Grace Wadland was the sister of Leonard Wadland (junior) who acted as bondsman for Richard Peeke's half-brother John Peeke when the latter married Mary Robbins at Harberton in April 1680. The Blackawton Manor Court Rolls make several mentions between 1704 and 1707 of a Richard Peeke, his wife and (presumably) daughters, while a survey of the manor made c.1700 mentions a Richard Peeke occupying a farm called Sweetson valued at 60 and a widow Peeke's tenement at Abbotsleigh valued at 33. Presumably these are all references to the Richard Peeke described in this note, his son Richard and his second wife nee Grace Wadland, who no doubt continued to occupy the farm at Abbotsleigh after her husband's death [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] The Blue Book, Francis Henry Heneage Finch, (Privately 1964, second edition 1985), none.