The Peek Family

Robert Edward Peek b 5th December 1865 - d 11th August 1938

Wife - Margaret Annie Son - George Son - Robert Son - Leonard Daughter - Gladys Son - William Son - Thomas Son - Albert Son - Mornington
Census Year Copy Found Certificate Type Copy Found Associated Locations  
1871 Yes



Place of birth (No map yet)
1881 No



Place of marriage
1891 Yes



1901 Yes        





Research Dates
6 Nov 05

6 November 2005
Robert Edward Peek was born on the 5th December 1865, the son of Edward, a journeyman joiner, and Mary Ann Peek.   He appears in the 1871, 1891 and 1901 census records, but he has not been found in the 1881 records at present, perhaps because he followed in the family tradition of going to sea, so perhaps he was away on the night of that particular census.   In the 1871 and 1891 records he is shown as a single man, but he married on the 30th May 1895, and although wife Margaret Annie appears in the 1901 census with children George, Robert, Leonard and Gladys it would seem that once again the sea called him away, and he was not present in the house.  From the 1901 census, apart from intermittent appearances as a father on various birth certificates, the trail goes cold until his death on the 11th august 1938, aged 72.

1901 Census

This census finds Margaret at home, without husband Robert, perhaps because he was away at sea.   With her in the house at 5 Beach Stone Place, Pakefield were sons George, aged 4, Robert 3, Leonard 2, and daughter Gladys aged1.  

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Birth Certificate

The birth certificate for Robert confirms his birth date as the 5th December 1865, son of Edward William and Mary Ann Peek.   The certificate shows Mary Ann's maiden name as Forster, and father Edward as a Journeyman Joiner.   The birth was reported by Edward, and registered on the 14th January 1866 by Samuel Smith, Registrar.

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Marriage Certificate

This is a copy of the original marriage certificate for Robert, and shows both his and his new wife's handwriting.   The certificate also shows Robert is aged 29, and Margaret aged 23.   Robert's occupation is the same as that of his father Edward, both of them being Trawlermen, with Margaret's father George William Eavey showing as an Ostler.   The pair were married in the Parish Church of Kirkley, the witnesses being Martin George Eavey and Syrena Eliza Eavey.

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Death Certificate

Robert's death certificate shows that he died of a cerebral haemorrhage, aged 72, on the 11th August 1938 at 61 Lorne Road.   His occupation was given as being formerly a nightwatchman, fishing vessels.   The informant was son W M Peek, (Billy), of 22 Kirkley Street, who was present at the death.   The death was registered on the same day, by James G Warner, Registrar.

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