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James PECK

Male 1833 - 1884  (51 years)


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  • Name James PECK  [1
    Born 29 Jun 1833  Newmarket, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 13 Jul 1833  St Mary Newmarket, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 590 
    _UID A3335262ADF0431B98C208ADC39C4786C033 
    Died 17 Sep 1884  Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • From Trove (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page6088248), February 2015:

      DEATH OF MR. JAMES PECK. We record with much regret the death of Mr James Peck, of Sale, which took place on the evening of Wednesday the 17th inst., at his residence Sunnyside. The deceased gentleman, who was in his fifty-first year, was a son of the late Robert James Peck, surgeon, of Newmarket, England, where his education commenced, terminating at about the age of fifteen years, at a school in France. He came to this colony a mere lad in the year 1850, with the late Dr. Hedley, with whom he remained at Tarraville for a short period, and then went to the station of his brother-in-law, Mr John King, of the Ridge, to gain colonial experience. He lived at the Ridge for a number of years, and subsequently became superintendent of the station, making himself a general favourite with all who came within the somewhat extensive circle of his acquaintance. In 1866-7 he became a partner with Messrs Pearson and English, the well-known stock and station agents at Sale, the style of the firm then being known as Pearson, English, and Peck. In another year or two there was a further change in the firm, the senior partner, Mr A. L. Pearson, leaving, to enter into a similar business in Melbourne. Mr Peck's genial manners and superior business abilities soon brought a very considerable accession of trade to the reorganised proprietary, and the entire cattle business of the firm was undertaken by him with highly satisfactory results; so that English, Peck, and Co., soon occupied the place of the leading business firm in this portion of Gippsland. Some years ago Mr Peck was severely hurt by an infuriated beast charging him at one of the up-country sale yards, and his constitution, already showing signs of weakness from pulmonary symptoms, said to be hereditary, was now somewhat enfeebled. A few months after this occurrence, with an intention to make a home in the warmer climate of Queensland, he left the firm, and Mr Theo. Little took his place. He returned from Queensland, after a lengthened visit, somewhat recruited, though very little, if at all, improved in health ; but intending to return permanently, he sold his homestead at Bowaret, on the Stratford road, about six months ago, and was preparing to remove with his family to Queensland. His health, however, now rapidly gave way, and his friends could see, spite of all that medical skill could accomplish, that his days on earth were running out apace. The announcement of his death on Wednesday afternoon therefore took no one by surprise, and his sufferings for the past few weeks had been so distressing at times that when the inevitable end came it was felt to be a happy release. He leaves a wife and children all comfortably provided for, and as the genial " Jimmy Peck" his memory will live long in the recollection of those denizens of the New Province who are entitled to be called old Gippslanders. The deceased gentleman never entered public life, though often invited to do so by his fellow townsmen, but he filled with credit and ability many semi-public social positions. All he took in hand he did thoroughly and well, and he achieved a high position in the ranks of trade in this portion of the colony by the sheer force of his own merits. His unflagging zeal and unswerving integrity formed the capital with which he commenced his business career, and had health and strength not failed, his worldly success would have been very much greater. The funeral takes place to-day, and, notwithstanding the somewhat short notice, will doubtless be largely attended.

    Person ID I590  Folkestone, Kent
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2015 

    Father Dr Robert James PECK,   b. Abt 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Minter,   b. 1799, Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Jul 1819  Folkestone, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Robert a surgeon of All Saints, Newmarket.

      From original Folkestone Parish Registers, March 2006, inspected by Cliff Minter:

      Robert James Peck of All Saints Newmarket in the County of Cambridge and Sarah Minter of this parish spinster by license with consent of parents. Both signed as did the witnesses John Minter and Harriott Peck.
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ada Minter,   b. 12 Jul 1846, Cheriton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1918, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1864  Trinity Church, Barrabool Hills, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Sarah Eleanor PECK,   b. 8 Oct 1865, Nambrok, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1866, Mt Moriac, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. James Floyd PECK,   b. 28 Apr 1867, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1869, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Ada Marie "Menie" PECK,   b. 2 Oct 1868, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1869, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Robert Ffloyd Minter PECK,   b. 9 Sep 1870, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1887, Forest-Vale, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     5. James Arthur PECK,   b. 1 Jan 1873, Bowarett, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1944, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Martha Woutrina "Mena" PECK,   b. 1 Apr 1874, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966, Croydon, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Tom Oswald PECK,   b. 22 Jul 1876, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1950, Palmerston North, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Hubert Octavius "Octy" PECK,   b. 22 Feb 1880, Bowarett, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1952, Gunnedah, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Ella Gwendoline PECK,   b. 9 Jun 1881, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1949, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     10. Emily Irene Ada PECK,   b. 20 Oct 1882, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1934, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     11. Flora Sybella Clay "Ila" PECK,   b. 17 Nov 1883, Sale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1971, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jun 1833 - Newmarket, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Sep 1884 - Sale, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Cliff Minter.

    2. [S210] Helen Connell, February 2015 and later.

    3. [S153] Trove, November 2011 and later.

    4. [S45] Pioneer Index, Victoria, from Margaret Young April 2008 (Reliability: 3).
      Reg no. 36.

    5. [S124] Family Notices. (1864, March 26). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), p. 4. Retrieved October 7, 2010, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5746262.