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Evidence that John Peacock (1766- ?) and Mary Little (1773-1850) are the parents of John Peacock (1813-1896)

DNA evidence shows that John Peacock (1813 to 1896)  was not illegitimate or adopted, but had a Peacock father.

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Now we know that John Peacock (1813-1896) was a son of a Peacock, then we need to find out which Peacock was the father.

Potential Peacock fathers in Matching at the time.

Having established that that the parents of John Peacock (1813-1896)  are most likely to be John Peacock (1766 - ?) and Mary Little (1773-1850), it is necessary to see how he fits in with the rest of their family.

See Children of John Peacock (1766-?) and Mary Little (1773-1850)

The above indicates that John Peacock (1813-1896)  is possibly the son of John Peacock (1766 - ?) and Mary Little (1773-1850).  What other evidence supports this hypothesis?

Circumstantial evidence supporting that John Peacock (1813-1896)  is  the son of John Peacock (1766 - ?) and Mary Little (1773-1850).

John Peacock attended Sunday school in Abbots Roothing from 1818 to either 1823 or 1825.   He was the only Peacock to attend the school.  None of his cousins {children of William (1778-1845) or Thomas (1783-1837) } who were living in Matching attended the Sunday School.  It thus suggests that John was not a child of William or Thomas, which only leaves John Peacock (1866 - ?) to be his father.

See Sunday School attendance registers.

On balance, from all the evidence above, we can assume that John Peacock (1813-1896) is the son of John Peacock (1766 - 1829) and Mary Little (1773-1850).  Although it is not 100% conclusive, (because of the  lack of a baptism record)  it would be more than acceptable to all family historians.

 

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