Descendants of John Peacock (about 1710 - 1742)
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Rebecca Peacock (1843 - ?) - daughter of George Peacock (1814 1891) - son of William Peacock (1778 - 1845) - son of John Peacock (1738-?) - son of John Peacock (about 1710-1742)
Rebecca Peacock was baptized on in 1843 in St Mary the Virgin, Matching, Essex.222 The Baptism Register of St Mary the Virgin, Matching, Essex has the entry:
Rebecca, daughter of George & Sarah Peacock, Labourer of Matching Tye, was baptised 23.4.1843
In 1871 she is acting as housekeeper for her brother, William, who had recently been widowed.
Rebecca Peacock and William Cook had marriage banns published in 1872 in St Mary the Virgin, Matching, Essex.222 The Marriage Banns Register for St Mary the Virgin, Matching, Essex has the following entry:
Rebecca Peacock & William Cook June 1872
(Although there are three dates in the entries, only the month is given here).
They were married on in 1872 in St Mary the Virgin, Matching, Essex.222 The Marriage Register for St May the Virgin, Matching, Essex, has the entry:
Rebecca Peacock, Full Age, Spinster, of Matching & William Cook, Full Age,
Bachelor, Labourer, of Matching married on 29.6.1872. Both signed name.
Brother William Peacock was the witness at the wedding of sister Rebecca Peacock and she was witness at his wedding, both of which were on the same day.
William Peacock, Full Age, Widower, Labourer, of Matching & Eliza May, Full
Age, Spinster, of Harlow married on 29.6.1872. WP signed X & EM signed name.
Rebecca and her new husband appear together in later Censuses with their children.
William Cook was about 10 years younger than Rebecca, so would only have been about 19 years old when he married. He would not have been of 'Full Age' as stated in the marriage register.
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