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Martha (Hale) Peck (1618 - aft. 1695)

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Martha Peck formerly Hale
Born in Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Sister of and
Wife of — married [date unknown] in ,, England, United Kingdommap
Died after in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticutmap
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Martha Hale, daughter of John and Martha (Kirby) Hale, emigrated to the New World with her brothers Samuel & Thomas, arriving as early as 1634. Samuel and Thomas were Original Proprietors of Hartford.
"MARTHA HALE, born in England, about 1622. She is the daughter of Unnamed Father Hale. died at Hartford, Conn., after 7 Mar. 1699/1700; married Deacon PAUL PECK, born in England, perhaps about 1618, died at Harford, 23 Dec. 1695. [1]
Under the date of 23 March 1666, the second Gov. John Winthrop, a practicing physician made the following entry in his medical journal:
Peck, Martha: 45 y. wife of Paule of Harford wormes & paine in back & other sickness wch thinks is wind 2 dos 5 g N. N. & 8 g to take after. She is sister of Sam: Hale of Wethersfield & hath a brother Tho: Hale at Charltown.
Sent word it wrought well but very sick before it wrought.
Againe Mar: 28 9 gr: $: wrought only downe. [1]
In November, 1657, Winthrop treated some of the Peck children who were then recovering from the measles. He entered them as 'Paul Pecks Children at Hartford' and named them as 'Martha 9 years old, also his son of 16 years,' and 'also Hanna Peck his daughter 2 years.' [1]
William Goodwin, the gravedigger, entered on 24 Dec. 1695 the death of 'Deacon Peck Aged 87'. The age seems excessively high, in relation to his wife's age and the dates of birth of the children, yet may be correct. We guess him to have been a decade younger, since he testified in 1683 aged about 60, probably an understatement. [1]
Paul Peck's will, dated 25 June 1695, named his eldest son Paul and the latter's son Paul; grandson Samuel Peck, 'who now livith with me,; mentioning 'my wife his Grand mother,' Samuel to make payments to 'my son-in-law; Joseph Benton and to 'my grand daughter' Ruth Beach; son Joseph Peck; son-in-law John Shepherd; wife Martha Peck to have L7.10.0 paid to her annually by 'my sons'; four daughters, Martha Cornwall, Mary Andrews, Elizabeth Howe of Wallingford, and Sarah Clarke; two sons, Paul Peck and Joseph Peck, and son-in-law John Shepherd to be executors." [1]


Name: Martha Hale [2] [1] [3]


Date: 16 DEC 1618 [3]


Date: after 25 JUN 1695, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Colony [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hale, House and Related Families Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, page 236-257
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Family of Paul Peck in Hartford, Connecticut, TAG vol 9 (1932), page 85
  3. 3.0 3.1 Have We Found the Parents of Thomas, Samuel and Martha Hale of Connecticut?, TAG vol 38, page 238
See also:
  • Donald Lines Jacobus & Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House and Related Families Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1878).
  • Martha Hale, bapt. Watton-at-Stone, County Hertford, England, 16 Dec 1618, d. Hartford, Conn., after 7 Mar. 1699/1700. She was dau. of John and Martha Kirby Hale, and sister of the emigrant, Samuel Hale. (The American Genealogist, 38:237-39)
  • Her baptismal record was found in Watton, England. Volume V, Issue I, Peck Family Newsletter, Winter, 1998, page 8.
  • "Families of Old Fairfield" by Donald Lines Jacobus, lists her as the sister of Samuel and Thomas Hale.
  • New England Marriages prior to 1700 by Clarence Almon Torey, page 568 shows Paul Peck (-1695) and Martha Hale, (H--e); b 1639; Hartford. In this book the b means the birth of first child thus the marriage occured about on year prior.
  • Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut by Lucius Barnes Barbour, page 447.
  • Peck Family Genealogy by Rev. Robert W. Peck, Th.D., page 37.
  • Talcott, Mary K., "The Original Proprietors. Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford. 1987. Page 242.
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 34458687
  • NEHGR Vol 13, p 144, Vol 61:177-85


  • Hale-857 created through the import of Miles Hollister tree_2011-07-29.ged on Jul 29, 2011 by Alexis Connolly.
  • Thank you to A Schiwitz for creating WikiTree profile Hale-1696 through the import of ACS_Family_Jan2013.ged on Jan 31, 2013.
  • Thank you to Nova Weller for creating WikiTree profile Hale-1777 through the import of smith_eugene.GED on Apr 15, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Nova and others.
  • Thank you to Nova Weller for creating WikiTree profile Hale-1909 through the import of Weller_Side.GED on May 19, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Nova and others.

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On March 8, 2015 at 04:06GMT Larry Peck wrote:

Hale-2952 and Hale-171 are not ready to be merged because: Grace Green is internet only being passed about for years

On March 7, 2015 at 23:07GMT S Willson wrote:

Hale-2952 and Hale-171 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth location and approximate birth date, death years differ, but info in bio of -171 supports the earlier date. Same death place. Same spouse (pending merge for dup profiles). Material in the bios seems to agree. Please merge

On May 22, 2013 at 02:47GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

TAG 38:237-39 suggests she was dau of John and Martha (____) Hale of Watton-at-Stone, NOT dau of Thomas Hale and Joan Kirby.

Martha is 13 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 43 degrees from Lisa Kudrow, 24 degrees from Kurt Vonnegut and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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