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Henry Peck (abt. 1618 - 1651)

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Henry Peck aka Pecke
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in New Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in New Haven, New Haven Colony, New Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Apr 2011
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Categories: Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement | New Haven, Connecticut | Puritan Great Migration | Puritan Great Migration Project Needs Research | Puritan Great Migration Project Needs Footnotes.

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Henry Peck migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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After much thought and research, Last Name at Birth = Peck, which is the modern spelling. There is not now a birth or baptismal record available for Henry. The New Haven records use the two spellings about equally. (They being the spelling of whatever clerk or scribe was writing at the time.) The 1639 fundamental agreement Henry signed h. The printed version has Henry h Peck. I think the h is his mark and the Henry Peck was added by the clerk. His will was unsigned but the name is spelled Pecke, by the scribe.

Henry was born in England about 1617. He was among the first settlers of New Haven, Connecticut, and signed the fundamental agreement of 1639.[1]

His will was made August 30, 1651, and the inventory of his estate was taken on November 30, 1651. The will reads:

'The Last Will and Testman't of Henry Pecke The 30th 8th month 1651. Henry Peck being weake and near his change, yet haveing the use of his Understanding, desires in the first place, to resigne up his soule toGod; and for that Portion of the outward Blessings God hath given him, todispose them thus. That after debts discharged, I due give to my wife, myhouse and home Lott, and halfe the household stuff, The other halfe to bedivided amonge the children. Also, I doe give to my wife the highest Cowand the rest of ye Cattell and Land to be divided amonge the children;viz this pvisall that if ther be one part That appears to be better thanthe other, or more Convenient, That better part or most Convenient, I doedispose to my Elder sonn Joseph; and That these Cattell and Land bedivided some after my decease, and the improvement of them be put intoTrusty hands for the good of them all. Witness: William Peck John Moss Samuel Whitehead ' "[2]


Child: Eleazer Peck bp. 12 Mar 1643[3]
Child: Joseph Peck bp. 5 Sep 1647[3]
Child: Benjamin Peck bp 5 Sep 1647[3]
Child: Elizabeth Peck born 16 Mar 1649[3]


  1. Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, From 1638 to 1649. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1857.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX. New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
  • Source: S334 Author: James Savage Title: A Gen. Dict. of the First Settlers of New England Publication: Name: Genealogical Publ Co, Inc., Baltimore. Vol. 3 Page 382
  • Source: S452 Author: Donald L Jacobus Title: Families of Ancient New Haven Publication: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Location: Baltimore, Maryland; Date: 1981;
  • Peck, Ira B. A Genealogy History of the Descendants of Joseph Peck Publication: Alfred Mudge & Son
  • A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Joseph Peck, Who Emigrated with His Family to this Country in 1638; and Records of His Father's and Grandfather's Families in England; with the Pedigree Extending Back from Son to Father for Twenty Generations; with Their Coat of Arms, and Copies of Wills. Also, an Appendix, Giving an Account of the Boston and Hingham Pecks ... – Ira Ballou Peck. p324


  • WikiTree profile Peck-849 created on Jul 29, 2011 by Alexis Connolly. WikiTree profile Peck-1266 created on Aug 18, 2012 by Merry Kennedy. Thank you to David Beard for creating Pecke-11] on Apr 11, 2013. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Merry and others.

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On 1 Oct 2014 at 22:07 GMT Anne B wrote:

Henry of New Haven was not the son of Robert of Beccles, England - Massachusetts - Hingham England. His relationship to Massachusetts Pecks is unknown. I have disconnected him from Peck-79

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