Mary Peak

1836–9 March 1903 (Age 67)
Yelling, Huntingdonshire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Peak was born in 1836, in Yelling, Huntingdonshire, England, her father, William Peak, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Fox, was 33. She married Richard Watson on 21 April 1852, in Yelling, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Yelling, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 9 March 1903, in Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hinton, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Richard Watson
1825–1902
Mary Peak
1836–1903
Marriage: 21 April 1852
William Watson
1853–1929
Sarah Ann Watson
1856–1857
John Watson
1858–1942
James Watson
1859–1937
Elizabeth Watson
1861–1952
Lydia Watson
1865–1920
David Watson
1867–1944
Ellen Watson
1871–1958
Albert Watson
1877–1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 April 1852
Yelling, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    William Peak

    Male1804–1866Male

    Elizabeth Fox

    Female1803–1851Female

siblings

(9)

    James Peak

    Male1826–1829Male

    Charles Peake

    Male1830–1832Male

    Sarah Peake

    Female1831–1897Female

    William Peak

    Male1833–1896Male

    Female1836–1903Female

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World Events (8)

1837

Age 1

George Grey explores Western Australia.
1843

Age 7

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 18

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone living by a pointed hill (or regional name from the Peak District (Old English Pēaclond) in Derbyshire), named with Old English pēac ‘peak’, ‘pointed hill’ (found only in place names). This word is not directly related to Old English pīc ‘point’, ‘pointed hill’, which yielded Pike ; there is, however, some evidence of confusion between the two surnames.2 Possibly also Irish: reduced form of McPeak .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Peak in household of William Peak, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Peak, "England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers"
  • Mary Watson in entry for Lydia Watson, "Australia, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1800-1960"

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