Peek of Hazelwood

Henry William Peek

Male 1825 - 1898  (73 years)


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  • Name Henry William Peek 
    Born 26 Feb 1825  20 King Street, Finsbury Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 27 Apr 1825  St Stephen, Coleman Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Aug 1898 
    Buried Rousdon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6  Peek Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 

    Father James Peek,   b. 8 Jun 1800, Dodbrook, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1879, Watcombe, Torquay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Maria Edgar,   b. 13 Aug 1828,   d. 2 May 1884  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1848  Clapham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1861  Wimbledon House, Wimbledon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1871  Wimbledon House, Wimbledon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1881  Wimbledon House, Wimbledon Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Cuthbert Edgar Peek,   b. 30 Jan 1855,   d. 6 Jul 1901, Brighton, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Baronet Crest
    Baronet Crest
    In 1868 the following Arms were registered by the College of Heralds in favour of Henry William Peek, M.P., eldest son of James Peek, Founder of the James Peek Trust, and grandson of John Peek of Hazelwood. He was created a baronet in 1874.

    Azure, an estoile argent, in chief three crescents of the last. Mantling azure and argent.

    Crest On a wreath of the colours, two hazel-nuts slipped proper.

    The motto, "Le Maitre vient", is a play upon the maiden name of Sir Henry Peek's mother, née Elizabeth Masters, who was descended from an old French family named Lemaître of Dieppe. The latter family sought refuge in England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

    The above Arms, a description of which can be found in all the usual reference books, are now held by the present and sixth baronet, Sir Richard Grenville Peek.
    Margaret Maria Edgar
    Margaret Maria Edgar
    Sir Henry William Peek - 1st Baronet
    Sir Henry William Peek - 1st Baronet

  • Notes 
    • 1st Bart of Rousdon, Devon. D.L., Devon. Senior M.P. for Mid-Surrey (1868-1884). First Chairman of the Commercial Union Assurance Co. His portrait was in the Board Room at Peek House, 20 Eastcheap, City of London, where he was a partner in Peek Brothers & Co. from 1847 and senior partner until 1895. He was created a baronet on 13 May 1874 and lived at Wimbledon House, co. Surrey, from about 1860 onwards. In or about 1880 Rousdon, near Lyme Regis, was built by the famous architect, Sir Ernest George, for Sir Henry Peek, and the house remained the seat of the Peek baronetcy until 1938, when it was sold to Allhallows School, which moved from Honiton. Sir Henry was patron of the livings of Drewsteignton, Devon, and St. Magnus-the-Martyr, London Bridge, as well as of Rousdon.

  • Sources 
    1. [S108] 1861 Census, Registrar Kingston, ED 1, F 14, p 21 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S77] 1871 Census, Registrar Wimbledon, (Ancestry.co.uk), ED1 F15 P22 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S83] 1881 Census, Registrar Kingston, (LDS 1881 British Census), ED 1a F9 p11 (Reliability: 2).