Peter Lester

1705–10 September 1789 (Age 84)
New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Lester was born in 1705, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Lester, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Carpenter, was 34. He married Anna Street in August 1733, in New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in New London, Connecticut, United States in 1790. He died on 10 September 1789, in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 84, and was buried in Gales Ferry, Ledyard, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Peter Lester
Anna Street
Marriage: August 1733
Peter Lester Jr.
Deborah Lester
Anna Lester
Hannah Lester
Asa Lester
Ens. John Lester
Nathan Lester
Lucy Lester
Elizabeth Lester
Eunice Lester
Sarah Lester
Mary Lester

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August 1733
New London, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (2)


Age 71

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 76

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Leicester, named in Old English from the tribal name Ligore (itself adapted from a British river name) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.3 English and Scottish: variant of Lister .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter in entry for Anna Lester, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Peter in entry for Lucy Lester, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Peter in entry for Nathan Lester, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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