_______________________________________________________ | _____________________| | | | |_______________________________________________________ | _Cornelius CLEMENTS ______________________| | | | | _______________________________________________________ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |_______________________________________________________ | | |--Mary CLEMENTS | (1732 - ....) | _______________________________________________________ | | | _Bartholmew JOHNSON _| | | (1688 - ....) | | | |_______________________________________________________ | | |_Anna JOHNSON widow of Cornelius Clements_| (1709 - 1774) | | _Woola THOMAS bought ld in DE 1689 or of Mill Creek DE_ | | |_Mary THOMAS ________| (1687 - ....) | |_______________________________________________________
 [S80] Penington Pedigree
 contents in dispute over the years
 [S14] "History and Genealogy of the Stonesifer Family of MD and PA"
_Jesse MINNER _______+ | (1780 - 1829) _Major MINNER _______| | (1799 - 1853) | | |_Elizabeth __________ | _William Henry MINNER _| | (1824 - ....) m 1848 | | | _____________________ | | | | |_first WIFE _________| | | | |_____________________ | | |--George MINNER | (1866 - ....) | _____________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_____________________ | | |_Mary E CLAMPETT ______| (1824 - ....) m 1848 | | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
 [S221] Personal notes of Cheryl Bertelsen
__ | __| | | | |__ | _ PECK ______________| | | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Henry PECK emigrated 1637 | (.... - 1651) | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_____________________| | | __ | | |__| | |__
Ira B Peck "A genealogy History of the Descendants of Joseph Peck, who emig with his family to this county in 1638 Boston 1868 pp 324:
"Henry Peck early settled at New Haven. He was among the first settlers there in the spring of 1638. He and Deacon William Peck, who also settled there in 1638, were doubtless relatives, and may have been brothers. They are supposed to have emigrated to this country in the company of Gov. Eaton, with the Rev. John Davenport and others, who arrived at Boston, June 26, 1637, in the ship "Hector". Who his progenitors were has not yet been ascertained. I have found none of the descendants to second any efforts of mine to do so, although many of them are abundantly able. He signed the fundamental agreement or compact of the settlers, made June 4, 1639, and took and active interest in the management and affairs of the settlement. His home lot was in that part of the town now the city. A portion of it, on what is now George Street, continues in the possession of his descendants. He died in 1651. His will is dated Oct 30, 1651."
New Haven Historical Society Ancient Records series Vol 1 DE Archives book:
"A wrighting was presented to ye Court as ye last will & Testamt of Henry Pecke, late of Newhaven deceased, made the 30th of ye 8th moneth, 1651, wherevnto is neither his hand not seale, yet is witnessed by William Pecke, John Moss, and Sam: Whithead; and William Pecke & Samuell Whithead now affirmed vpon oath, the Hen: Pecke, being of competent vnderstanding & memory, in their hearing, declare this wrighting to be his last will & Testamt:/
 An inventory of the estate of ye said Henry Pecke was presented, made the 30th of the 9th moneth, 1651, by Sam: Whithead and Rogger Allen, amountg to 56 2 8, and Peck, the widdow of ye deceased* testifyed upon oath that this is a full Inyentory of her husbands estate, according to her best light; and Rogger Allen and Sam: Whithead, the two prizers, tooke oath that the Apprismt is just, according to their best light:/
p 255 Gencourt Aug 8 1655
"Vpon the desire of Widdow Pecke (the whole Towne voteing in this case) she was abated forty shilling w ch she is in debt to ye Towne Treasury:/
Genealogy of Conn. Families NEHGR Vol. 1 and 2 at the Wilm. Historical Library
P 68: "The Henry Peck family of New Haven, Conn. By Donald Lines Jacobus, MA of Newhaven, Conn.
"Henry Peck, together with Dea. William Peck and Joseph Peck, was an early settler in New Haven, Conn. The three men were probably related, though no direct record proof that they were brothers had been seen. William Peckwas an original proprietor and is the only one of the three whose mane appears in the list of planters and estates which was clearly drawn up as early as 1640-1, though copied into the records in 1643 (New Haven Colony Records, Col. 1, p. 92). Henry Peck was an early but not original subscriber to the Fundamental Agreement at New Haven, signing by mark (H); and he and Joseph Peck took the oath of fidelity 1 Jul7y 1644 (ibid., vol. 1, p. 18, 138-9). Before his early death there are a few mentions of Henry Peck in New Haven Colony Record (vol. 1 p. 168, 2784, 397, 415, 453, 478, 486). They are of slight importance except that on 7 Oct 1646 Henry and Joseph Peck joined with another man in asking permission to cut wood on the commons, and that on 1 Aug 1648 Henry and Joseph Peck were complained of for coming late to the meeting house with their arms but were excused because they had watched the night before and had had no rest. Since Joseph did not marry until 1650, it seems likely that he was a member of Henry's household and very probably was his brother.
The will of Henry Peck, dated 30 Oct 1651, was presented at the New Haven Town Court 2 May 1654. It was not signed or sealed but was witnessed by William Pecke, John Moss and Sam: Whithead and approved; it was also presented at a Colony Court held 29 May 1654 (New Haven Town Record, vol1, p/ 209 New Haven Colony Record, vol. 2 p 9). The will reads as follows (New Haven Probate Records, Vol. 1 pt.1 p 51):
'The Last Will and Testamt. of Henry Pecke: The 30th 8th moneth 1651 Henry Peck being weake and near his Change, yet haueing the vse of his Understanding, desires in The first place, To resigne vp his soule to God; And for that Portion of outward Blessings God hath giuen him, To dispose them thus. That after debts discharged, I doe giue to my wife, my house and home Lott, and halfe the householde stuff, The other halfe to be devided Amonge the Children. Alsoe I doe giue To my wife my bigest Cow; and the rest of ye Cattell and Land to be devided Amonge the Children; vz this pvisall that if ther be one part That appears to be better then the other, or more Convenient, That better part or most Convenient, I doe dispose to my Elder sonn Joseph; And That these Cattell and Land bee deuided, soone after my decease, and the improument of them be put into Trusty hands for the good of them all:/ Witness William Pecke, John Moss, Samuell Withead'
Beneath this was recorded the inventory, taken 30 Nov. 1651 by Samuel Whitehead and Rogger Allen. The net estate came to 56.02.08 pounds. In a lost of debts owed by the estate, the largest amount was 1.15.0 pounds owing to William Pecke.
On 8 Aug 1655 "Vpon the desire of Widdow Pecke…she was abated forty shilling which she is in debt to ye Towne Treasury." (NHTR 1:255). In the seating of the meeting house, 11 Feb 1655/6, the Goodwife Low who is named was doubtless the first wife of Andrew Low, (NHTR 1:273, for on 23 April 1660 "Sister Peck, the widdow, was appointed to sweep the Meeting house" (NHTR 1:449), so the widow of Henry Peck had not yet remarried. But she may have been the "Sister Low" who sat in " The long Seate next the wall" in the seating of the meeting house on 10 Feb 1661/2 (NHTR 1: 513), for she certainly married Andrew Low before 3 Nov 1663. On that date the Court considered the estate belonging to "goodwife Low, sometime Wife to Henry Pecke deceased" and ordered it should be appraised, as near as possible at its value "when Andrew Low married her." And on 16 Nov 1663 further action was taken and the children were named as "Joseph, Elizsar, Benjamin, and Elizabeth Pecke;" and on 1 December following "Goodwife Low appeared with her children about Guardians for theyr Estate" and Joseph and Eliazar chose Ensign (Thomas) Munson, and Benjamin and Elizabeth chose Roger Alling ,(NHTR 2:60, 61, 64).
The will of Andrew Low of New Haven (New Haven Probate Rec. 1 pt 1 p 146), dated 12 April 1670, was signed by mark. The inventory was taken in June 1670 and amounted to 53.07.00 pounds. The will gave to his wife the house and home lot, but "if she die before my son Andrew come or send about it, shee must dispose of it among her children" [if the son come or send before her death or demand it, he shall have it after her death, but is she be dead and the said house and home lot be disposed of, then the they that have it shall pay to the said Andrew Low 5 pounds.] "I give to her sons 20s apiece and land…and to Elizabeth Pecke a two year old heifer…I doe give to goodman Blakelye…I give to Richard Sperry my leather sute, & to Joseph Pecke a payre of penniston breeches. Wife and Joseph Pecke named executors. To Edward Preston's son, 20s. To Joseph, Benjamine, and Eleaser Pecke. Wtnesses: Abram Dickerson, Samuell Miles.
Of the six children of Peck settlers whose baptisms were entered in the records of the First Church of New Haven, the names of the fathers of four (not stated in the record but supplied by Henry White in "the Register, vol. 9 p 362, October 1655) are incorrect, as pointed out by the astute Savage (Genealogical Dictionary, vol. 3, p 380-1, 384). Joseph and Benjamin, baptized 5 Sept 1647 were the children of Henry Peck, not of Joseph as stated, and they were not necessarily twins as Savage supposed. Eleazer (1643) and Elizabeth (1650) are entered as children of William Peck. Henry's daughter Elizabeth is his only child whose birth was recorded, and since the birth occurred just eight days before the baptismal date, the record must apply to her. The baptism of Eleaser, 12 March 1643 (i.e. 1642/3), poses a problem. Savage makes his son of Henry, but since Henry's will calls Joseph his elder son, kills him off young and inserts a second Eleazer (without birth or baptismal record) between Joseph and Benjamin (1647) and Elizabeth (1650). However, it is by no means certain that Henry Peck was in New Haven as early as 1643, and Dexter in his Historical Catalogue of the First Church, New Haven, supposes that Joan wife of Henry Peck, joined the church in 1646, which would be the year before Joseph and Benjamin were baptized. Joseph Peck was not married and probably not in New Haven in 1643; William Peck had no known or surviving son Eleazer, and the baptism conflicts with that of a known daughter of William. Perhaps the most likely explanation is that the date for Eleazer is a misreading or misprint and that his baptism occured 12 March 1648 (i.e. 1648/9); and that Henry had no older son of the name who died young."
"Founders and builders of the Oranges" p 94
"Henry Peck, the ancestor of the East Orange branch of the family, came to this country in 1637, settled for a time in Boston, and afterwards became one of the founders of the New Haven Colony. He signed the "Fundamental Agreement," June 4, 1639, and took the oath of fidelity July 1644. He and Joseph Peck received their division of home lots the same year. The New Haven colonial records contain the following: "Henry Peck and Old Bassett were desired to set the great gunnes upon good strong carradges." Henry Peck died in the autumn of 1651. His will was presented at court, 30th October of that year.
 [S223] Massey collection
 [S238] "Descendants of Joseph Peck"
 [S24] Journal of Susannah Elizabeth Vandegrift