The Peek Family

Thomas Leon Peek b 6th January 1905 - d 1953

Wife - Ethel Daughter - Margaret Daughter - Vera Daughter - Joyce
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Research Dates
12 Aug 06

12 August 06
Thomas Leon was the sixth son of Robert and Margaret Annie Peek (Eavey).   He was born on the 6th January 1905, at 13 St George's Road, Lowestoft.   The only other record in which Thomas appears and which I have is his marriage certificate, in which he marries Ethel Gertrude Helen Brown on the 27th October 1926.   Unlike most of his brothers, he did not go to sea, and at the time of his marriage he is described as a general labourer.

Thomas's death certificate has not yet been obtained, but a search of the council burial registers reveals that his occupation at the time of his death was a drill hall storeman.   Thomas died whilst on duty with the Territorial Army, immediately after returning from a military exercise, and it was for this reason the he had a military funeral.   The plot number for his grave is L/27/542.

Birth Certificate

Thomas Leon's birth certificate shows his father as Robert Edward Peek, a fisherman. His mother is Margaret Annie Peek, formerly Eavey, who was living with her husband at 13 St Georges Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft. The birth was registered on the 14th February 1905, the registrar being R Soames.

Marriage Certificate

The marriage certificate shows Thomas Leon Peek, aged 22 and a bachelor, marrying Ethel Gertrude Helen Brown, 17, a spinster. Thomas was a general labourer at the time of the marriage, and Ethel was a worker in a food factory. Thomas was living at 61 Lorne Road, Lowestoft, Ethel at 3 Freemantle Road. As expected, Robert Edward Peek, a fisherman, is given as Thomas's father, whilst Ethel's father was Richard Henry Brown, deceased, who was a general labourer. The witnesses were Rose Smith and Florence Payne, the Registrar was Ernest A Crisp, and the Superintendent Registrar was F W Osborne.