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PECK, Reverend Jeremiah

PECK, Reverend Jeremiah

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  • Name PECK, Jeremiah 
    Prefix Reverend 
    Born 1623  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _TAG Set Family Search - 2015 
    Died 7 Jun 1699  Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Jun 1699  Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I14667  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2017 

    Father PECK, Deacon William ,   b. Bef 29 Dec 1601, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1694, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 92 years) 
    Mother HOLT, Elizabeth Sarah ,   b. 1608, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1683, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1622  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family KITCHELL, Joanna ,   c. 27 May 1638, Rolvenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1711, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1656  Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F12525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • According to a treatise on the genealogiy of William Peck written around 1877 (Jeremiah Peck's father and founder of New Haven, Connecticut),

      ".....JEEEMIAH (6) was born in the city of London,
      England, or its vicinity, in 1623, from whence, in 1637, he came
      with his father to this country. Little is known of his early
      history, except that he had a good education, acquired in part
      before he left England. He is said by Cotton Mather to have
      been bred at Harvard College, but, though probably a student,
      his name does not appear in the catalogue of the graduates of
      that institution. He married Johannah Kitchell, a daughter
      of Robert Kitchell,^ of Guilford, Conn., Nov. 12, 1656. He
      was then, and for some time previously had been, preaching
      or teaching school at Guilford, and he continued to be thus
      engaged until 1660, when he was invited to take charge of the
      Collegiate school at New Haven, Conn. This was a colony
      school, and had been instituted by the General Court, in 1659.
      It was open to students from other colonies, and in it were to
      be taught Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and young men fitted for
      college. He accepted the invitation, and removing from Guilford to New Haven, entered upon his duties as its instructor
      and continued to discharge the same until the summer of 1661,
      when the school was temporarily suspended for want of adequate support. It was revived, however, after a few years,
      and has continued and flourished until the present day under
      the name of the Hopkins Grammar School. In the autumn of
      1661 he was invited to preach at Saybrook, Conn., where tliere
      is much reason to suppose that he was ordained, and where he
      settled as a minister, succeeding Rev. James Fitch ....."