The Peek Family

Emanuel Peek b 1848 - d 9 November 1915

Wife - Mary Ann Son - Arthur Son - John Daughter Mary Ann Son - Stephen Daughter - Polly





Research Dates
13 Mar 06

13 March 2006
Very little is currently known about Emanuel.   No search of the registers has been carried out for him, so there are no copies of any birth, marriage or death certificates to show.   He does appear in the 1851 and 1861 census records, and in the latter he had already started his sea-faring career aged 12.   No entries have been found for the next three censuses, this may be because he was away at sea.   Extracts from the Fishing Boat Agreement Registers held at the Suffolk County Record Office at Lowestoft show that he served as skipper on several boats as shown below.

1884 Lakloo
1885 Velocity
1886 -1894 Excelsior
1894 - 1907 Bonnie Lass
1908 - 1912 Bonnie Lass

From 1912 there is a blank, nothing further appears until the date of his death, which was the 9th November 1915.   There can be only speculation as to the cause of death until such time as the death certificate is obtained, but it must have been an incredibly bad time for the family, especially as Emanuel's son Stephen, and his son, another Emanuel, died earlier in January of the same year.   Their boat, the steam trawler Labrador, was lost at sea, either by mine or enemy U-boat action.

1851 Census

Census Year Copy Found Certificate Type Copy Found Associated Locations  
1851 Yes



Place of birth (No map yet)
1861 Yes



Place of marriage
1871 No



1881 No        
1891 No        
In this census, Emanuel is shown as being 2 years old, and living with parents Robert and Naomi, together with siblings Edward and Phoebe.   The family name appears to  be Peck, probably due to a misinterpretation by the census enumerator.

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