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Graham Peck's Family History


Robert Richmond Peck [Parents] was born about 1868 in Chelmondiston, Pin Mill, Suffolk. He died on 24 Jan 1953 in Capel & Felixstowe and was buried on 28 Jan 1953 in Ipswich Cemetery. Robert married Florence Emma k\as Fonny Snell on 28 Dec 1890.

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Florence Emma k\as Fonny Snell [Parents] was born on 15 Sep 1871 in Cosford R.Dist., Hadleigh Sub-D., Suffolk. She died on 3 Jul 1950 in 71 Constable Rd, Ipswich and was buried on 8 Jul 1950 in Ipswich Cemetery. Florence married Robert Richmond Peck on 28 Dec 1890.

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They had the following children:

  M i Edwin Robert Richmond Peck was born on 26 Dec 1892. He died on 3 May 1917. Buried in London Cemetary, Neuville-Vitasse, France about 1917.[Notes]
  F ii Ivy Florence Peck
  M iii Jack Johnson Richmond Peck
  M iv Raymond C. Peck
  F v Olive Mildred Peck
  F vi Joan Mary Peck
  M vii Bernard Alan Peck
  F viii Edna Richmond Peck

John Henry Potter [Parents] was born on 6 Nov 1864 in St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey. He died on 1 Dec 1928 and was buried in Family Grave, Nunhead. John married Laura Denham on 27 Aug 1887 in Parish Church, Camberwell, Surrey.

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Laura Denham [Parents] was born on 16 Dec 1864 in St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey. She died on 16 Jan 1961 in Dorking, Surrey. Laura married John Henry Potter on 27 Aug 1887 in Parish Church, Camberwell, Surrey.

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They had the following children:

  F i Florence Potter
  M ii Leonard Potter
  M iii Reginald George Potter was born about 1906. He died on 7 Jul 1928 and was buried in Family Grave, Nunhead.
  F iv Doris Potter
  F v Winifred Alice Potter

Robert Peck [Parents] was born on 16 May 1844 in St Margaret, Ipswich. He died on 21 Jun 1931 in Ipswich Eastern. Robert married Emma Richmond.

According to the 1891 Census, Robert lived at 13 Whip Street, Ipswich, was described as a shipbuilder and declared that he was born Wix, Essex.

In early life it seems he was a mariner later becoming an Ipswich shipbuilder and barge owner. He built a number of East Coast sailing barges in the 1890's described in the book "Down Tops'l" by Hervey Benham. These were said to be "deep and sea kindly with shearing coaster bows and elegant stern", a good example being the "Edith Ethel".

She was built by Robert at the Dock End Yard, Ipswich in 1892 (88.5 x 23 x 7.9 ft, 97 tons). When she finished trading in 1927 she became a houseboat at Pin Mill. Nowadays (2000) she has all but disappeared into the mud. I was able to salvage a piece of waterlogged oak from her four years ago from which I turned a bowl attaching a silver plate inscribed "Oak from the barge "Ethel Edith" built 1892 at Ipswich by Robert Peck. Bowl turned by his great grandson Graham Peck, 1997". (Instant heirloom)?

Other barges in the boomie style were the "Flower of Essex" (1890) and "Ivy P" (1893 - 79 tons). The latter finished her days trading in the Irish Sea. In 1936 or 1937 she was in distress in Wicklow Bay. The Wicklow lifeboat rescued the crew but some Ramsgate fisherman from a trawler sheltering in the harbour went out and sailed her in earming themselves a nice Christmas salvage.

The barge "Gipping", 60 registered tons, built for the brothers Robert and William Paul in the business R. & W. Paul Ltd, Maltsters, of Ipswich, known today as Pauls plc.

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Emma Richmond [Parents] was born on 7 Jun 1847 in Castle Gate St, Tendring, Harwich, Essex. She died on 16 Dec 1930 and was buried on 20 Dec 1930 in Ipswich Cemetery. Emma married Robert Peck.

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They had the following children:

  M i Robert Richmond Peck
  F ii Ethel Ann Peck
  M iii Walter WILLIAM Peck
  M iv Richmond Peck was born about 1881 in Ipswich.[Notes]
  F v Edith Elizabeth Peck was born about 1884. She died on 2 Dec 1944 in Ipswich and was buried in Ipswich Cemetary.[Notes]
  M vi Harold Richmond Peck was born on 7 Nov 1895 in Ipswich Western. He died on 30 May 1972 in Ipswich and was buried in Ipswich Cemetary.[Notes]
  M vii Richard Richmond Peck

Robert Potter [Parents] was born about 1837 in Lambeth. He married Maria Elizabeth Campbell on 5 Sep 1860 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey.

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Maria Elizabeth Campbell [Parents] was born on 11 Nov 1837 in Charlotte St, Waterloo 2nd Pt, Lambeth, Surrey. She married Robert Potter on 5 Sep 1860 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey.

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They had the following children:

  M i John Henry Potter
  M ii George Potter
  M iii Robert Campbell Potter
  F iv Ada M. Potter was born about 1873 in Bermondsey, Surrey.
  F v Edith E. Potter was born in 1881 in Bermondsey, Surrey.

Peter Reed died after 1900. He married Olive Mildred Peck.

Olive Mildred Peck [Parents] died after 1900 in Ipswich, Suffolk. She married Peter Reed.


Bernard Alan Peck [Parents] died on 20 Dec 1976 in Sidcup, Kent. He married Kathleen Mary Barrett.

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Kathleen Mary Barrett


Gerald Bromfield died before 1900. He married Ivy Florence Peck.

Ivy Florence Peck [Parents] died before 1900. She married Gerald Bromfield.

They had the following children:

  M i Ivan Bromfield
  M ii Paul Bromfield
  M iii Laurence Bromfield

Raymond C. Peck [Parents] died after 1900. He married Dorothy Paternoster.

Dorothy Paternoster

They had the following children:

  M i Jeremy Robin Peck
  F ii Gillian Peck

Hayden died after 1900. He married Joan Mary Peck.

Joan Mary Peck [Parents] died after 1900. She married Hayden.


Hugh Turner

Edna Richmond Peck [Parents]

They had the following children:

  M i Edwin (Teddy) Turner
  F ii Dianna Turner

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