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Peck Family

 
 
 

The 3 sons of William Bishop Peck, a Wine Merchant. Related to the Paul and Weston family. Their sister Ann Peck married Charles William Paul, a Banker, and was the mother of Walter and Arthur Paul.

 

Edward Surnam Peck

He was born on the 23 rd March 1866. He was educated at Clifton College from1878 to 1884 and Christ’s College, Cambridge. He joined Clifton in 1884-85. He became a Major in the Army. He died in 1934.

 

Francis Samuel Peck

He was born on the 1 st April 1858. He was educated at Clifton College from 1871 to 1875. He joined Clifton RFC in 1873-74 aged only 15. Lt-Col Indian Medical Service. Professor Calcutta Medical College. 1881 HMS Serapis. Burma 1886-87. In 1908, while home on leave, he had the misfortune to meet with a very severe accident at Sheringham while crossing the railway adjoining the golf course, and was knocked down and run over by a passing train. Although not entirely recovered from the accident, he returned to India to resume his official duties. Unfortunately, his health broke down, and he died on the homeward voyage to England

 

Herbert Withers Peck

He was born on the 30 th July 1859. He was educated at Clifton College from 1872 to 1874. He joined Clifton RFC in 1873-74 aged only 14. He married Mary Rebecca Weston Stevens, who was the daughter of William John Weston Stevens and Rebecca Haddrill Weston (who was the sister of Sir Joseph Weston, Mayor of Bristol and MP). Lt-Col. Pulleines Irregulars in South Africa 1877-78. Cmdt Sarawak Forces 1885. Formed Sarawak Civil Service. Ret. 1901. Played rugby for Gloucestershire. He died in 1916.