Gertrude Green

31 August 1658–10 February 1720
Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Gertrude

Gertrude Green was christened on 31 August 1658 as the daughter of Edward Green, Baronet and Anne Simonds. She married William Peck about 1675, in Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 10 February 1720, in Little Sampford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61, and was buried in Little Sampford, Essex, England.

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William Peck
Gertrude Green
Marriage: about 1675
Catherine Peck
Grace Peck
William Peck
Edward Peck
Gertrude Peck
Philip Peck

Spouse and Children

    William Peck



about 1675
Essex, England, United Kingdom




    William Peck


    Edward Peck



+1 More Child

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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude in entry for William Pecke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Gertrude Peck, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"
  • Gertrude Peck, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1503-1997"

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