An estimate of before 1618 has been given as a birth for John Peacock. He would have been at least 21 in 1639, when he signed New Haven's fundamental agreement, and was probably married around the same time, since his first known child was baptized Jan 1641/2. He was probably born in England.
There is one item that indicates a much earlier date of birth. In the Medical Journal of John Winthrop. A 1663 entry lists John Peacock of Stratford, senex. Stating that he's elderly, inclines to a date more in the early 1600's or before.
John Peacock was in New Haven 1639, where he signed the New Haven fundamental agreement; John Pocock's town lot was located in the upper right square on the town map. It was reassigned to David Atwater and is marked as such on the 1641 map
The Rev. Peter Prudden was also in New Haven. He had a large following who formed his congregation. Some had come with him from England, some had been in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Others had come with him from Massachusetts. John Peacock was probably part of the third group, and had perhaps been in Dorchester or Roxbury, Massachusetts, but had not created any records there. The Rev. Prudden and his group, formed their church in Aug 1639 and shortly moved west to Wepawaug (Milford). As one of the original free planters of Milford John was given lot #5, about 1 acre and 3 rods. This lot is now at the corner of Maple St. and West River Street. Maple Street at one time was called Peacock Lane.
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John took his family to Stratford, part of the Connectiut Colony, by 1651, where his name is on a list of owners of fence about the common field. John had a homelot on Main Street in the southern part of town (lot #14 on the attached map),
He purchased his houselot from John Gregory, in 1653, and after his death the lot went to his daughters, Mrs. Phebe Burgess, and Mrs. Deborah Clark (wife of James)
In 1658, the town's residents were taxed £10 to maintain the school for a year. Goodman Peacock, only, was exempted.
John died at Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1670 between the date of his will and the date of his inventory. His Will was dated 4 Mar 1670, naming his wife Joyce, son-in-law James Clark and daus. Phebe and Mary. The inventory was taken 30 Oct 1670.
A Stratford deed of 1678 establishes relationships: Phebe wife of Richard Burgess and daughter of John Peacock deceased, conveys to brother-in-law Benjamin Beach and to James Clark, and his children by his wife Deborah (dau. of deceased).
John Peacock and his wife Joyce are memorialized on a plaque on the Founder's Bridge in Milford.
John was married to Joyce, but her maiden name is unknown. She was admitted to the Milford Church 26 Dec 1641 and dismissed to the church in Stratford 10 years later 7 Dec 1651 Abbot says the 19th
On 8 Aug 2016 at 15:58 GMT Anne B wrote:
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