Peek of Hazelwood

James Peek

Male 1800 - 1879  (78 years)


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  • Name James Peek 
    Born 8 Jun 1800  Dodbrook, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Sep 1800  Ebenezer Chapel-Independent, Kingsbridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  8 Finsbury Square, Shoreditch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1851  8 Finsbury Square, Shoreditch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1861  1 Kidbrooke Lodge, St Germans Place, Lewisham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1871  Watcombe Lodge, St Mary Church, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Jan 1879  Watcombe, Torquay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Peek Catacombs, Hazelwood Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3  Peek Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 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

    Family 1 Elizabeth Masters,   b. 2 Jul 1799,   d. 4 Oct 1867  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1824  St Stephen, Coleman Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry William Peek,   b. 26 Feb 1825, 20 King Street, Finsbury Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1898  (Age 73 years)
     2. Elizabeth Peek,   b. 1827,   d. 18 Feb 1876, Lewisham, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. James Peek,   b. 1829,   d. 1830  (Age 1 years)
     4. Julia Peek,   b. 27 Feb 1831, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1861  (Age 30 years)
     5. James Peek,   b. 1833,   d. 1858  (Age 25 years)
     6. Hannah Peek,   b. 22 Feb 1835, City of London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Q1 1896, Bath Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Charles Peek,   b. 1840,   d. 1860  (Age 20 years)
     8. Edward Peek,   b. 26 Jun 1841,   d. 31 Dec 1898  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Jane Trehane,   b. 1815,   d. 1 April 1903  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1868  Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Elizabeth Masters
    Elizabeth Masters
    James Peek 1800-79
    James Peek 1800-79

  • Notes 
    • Married by licence to Elizabeth Masters. Lived at various addresses in London, including Wilson Street, Finsbury, 74 Coleman Street and 8 Finsbury Square, and later at Risbrook Lodge, Blackheath, Kent (in 1857) and Watcombe, near Torquay, Devon. Partner in Peek Bros and Co., co-founder (with George Hender Frean) of Peek, Frean & Co. in 1857, and founder of the James Peek and Hazelwood Trusts. There is a monument to his memory (erected by his son, Sir Henry William Peek, 1st Bart, M.P.) in Rousdon Church, Devon.

      Mayhew, H: Shops of London Vol 1 pp 13-17 (1865): "James Peek (6th son of John Peek of Loddiswell, Devon) b. 8 June 1800. Tea, Coffee and Spice Dealer, of 27 Coleman Street, the firm being Peek, Bros and Co. (1819), a founder of the firm of Peek Frean and Co., biscuit manufacturers, Dock Head, St Saviours, London, which employed 500 hands. Father of Sir Henry Peek, Baronet. Resided Kidbrook, Blackheath, Kent. Died at Watcombe, Torquay, Jan 23rd 1879."

  • Sources 
    1. [S105] IGI, Ebenezer Chapel-Independent, Kingsbridge, Devon, England, (Familysearch) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S15] Free BMD Marriage, (Ancestry.co.uk), Vol 5b p209 (Reliability: 2).