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 Peck migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Henry was born in England about 1617. He was among the first settlers of New Haven, Connecticut, and signed the fundamental agreement of 1639.
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 hisUnderstanding, 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 ' "
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On 1 Oct 2014 at 22:07 GMT Anne B wrote:
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