Descendants of John Peacock (about 1710 - 1742)
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James Peacock (1846 - 1887) - son of George Peacock (1814 1891) - son of William Peacock (1778 - 1845) - son of John Peacock (1738-?) - son of John Peacock (about 1710-1742)
James Peacock was baptized in 1846 in St Mary the Virgin, Matching, Essex.222 The Baptism Register of St Mary the Virgin, Matching, Essex has the entry:
James , son of George & Sarah Peacock, Labourer of Matching Tye, was baptised 17.5.1846
He appears with his parents in the 1851 and 1861 Censuses
James Peacock, Full Age, Bachelor, Labourer, of Matching & Emma Nicholls, Full
Age, Spinster, of Matching married on 21.5.1870. Both signed name.
Rebecca was James Peacock' sister. Emma Nichols was James's sister-in-law because his sister Ann had earlier married Emma's brother, James.
On the same day, Susan Peacock, James's sister was also married. This family believed in double marriages.
Susan Peacock, Full Age, Spinster, of Matching & James Rochester, Full Age,
Bachelor, Labourer, of High Laver married on21.5.1870. Both signed name.
In the 1871 Census, he is with his new wife and young child, and by 1881 he has moved to Epping.
The date of death is uncertain since stone was very difficult to read, but was thought to be 21st March 1887.
It appears that the family had already moved towards London and were in the Edmonton area when James died.
By 1891 the family had split up. Emma, along with son Walter and daughter Rose, were living in Paddington, London, but they were not living together. The remaining daughter Harriet was left behind in Epping, and subsequently married there.
Emma then appears in Norfolk in the 1901 Census.
Emma was buried eventually in 1933 in St Mary the Virgin, Matching, Essex.253 See the inscription on the headstones above in Matching Church Yard.
James Peacock and Emma Nichols had the following children:
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