CFHS code : AL61

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN PECK d May 2 1892 aged 13 also JOHN ROBERT PECK father of the above d March 14 1916 aged 68 also his wife HANNAH PECK d Oct 19 1935 aged 85

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.204052, 0.13765767

Peck headstone

Monument

Inscription

John Peck (1879 – 2 May 1892)

John was the son of John and Hannah Peck and died at 88 Norfolk Street aged 13 years old.

John Robert Peck (1847 – 14 March 1916)

John was born in Bury St. Edmunds, the son of Joseph and Mary Peck. He grew up at Eastgate  Street in the town, and his father worked as an agricultural labourer. Aged 13 John was also working as an agricultural labourer, and married Hannah Talbot in Cambridge in 1869. The couple had twelve children: Kate (1870-1957), William (1872-), Mary (1876-1962), John, Joseph (1880-1929), Florence (1883-1964), Frederick (1885-1931), Arthur (1886-1969), George (1888-1970), Alteria Annie (1890-1981), Thomas (1894-1936) and one further child who died as an infant. They started married life living at 6 Staffordshire Street, and in 1871 John was documented as being a mason’s labourer. In 1881 they were at 20 Staffordshire Street and he was working as a gardener.  In April 1887 John was appointed sexton of St. Andrew the Less parish, and held this job until his death aged 68. By 1901 the family had moved to live at 79 Norfolk Street where he died.

Hannah Peck  (née Talbot) (1850 – 19 October 1935)

Hannah was the daughter of Henry and Alteria Talbot. Her father was a gardener and she grew up at 9 Caroline Place, marrying John Peck when she was 18 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Hannah Peck; John Peck; John Robert Peck