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? Peacock
1620 - 12/23/1719
? Peacock was born about 1620 in an unknown place and died on December 23, 1719 in an unknown place. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 100 years old.

This person is the grandfather of our Samuel Peacock. We are only guessing at the year he was born. For example, we know that Samuel was born around 1680ish. If we subtract 20 years from his birth we arrive at 1660 for the earliest date of his father's birth. If we subtract another 20 years, we arrive at 1640 for the earliest date of his grandfather's birth. However, his father and grandfather may have been more than 20 years old when their sons were born. Based on these estimates, we are guessing that Samuel's grandfather was most likely born between 1620 and 1640.

NOTE: Do you have information on this person? Nothing is actually known about him other than he was the father of William Peacock. Below are some records that might be clues. Please email us if you can help solve this mystery.
Immigration11/26/1605 Jamestown VA  -15 yrs before birth 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our ? Peacock.  Nathaniel Peacock is listed as one of the original 108 to land and establish the Jamestown colony in 1606. His occupation is listed as a "bouey". From other Jamestown records (see below) it appears that Nathaniel might have survived to become a tobacco farmer. Could Nathaniel be the father or grandfather of our William?  Source:  The Library of Virginia, State Archive.
Other3/4/1627 Jamestown VA (Colony County) 7 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our ? Peacock.  William Peacocke is recorded as loading 693 pounds of tobacco on the ship Hopewell in the 1960 reproduction of the Virginia Colonial Port Book, Collector of the impost and increase of Subsidy upon Tobacco. On April 10th of the following year, Nathaniel Peecok loads 3, 500 lbs of tobacco on the South Hampton.   Source:  The Library of Virginia, State Archive.
Immigration3/5/1635 New England Colony MA  15 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our ? Peacock.  William Peacock, age 12, arrives on the Hopewell from Abbot (a Township in the Hundred of Branghin, Herts). He is traveling with Marie Peacock.  Source:  Hotten, John Camden. Original Lists of Persons of Quality. New York, NY: J. W. Bouton, 1874.

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46 1666 Sir Isaac Newton invents calculus
52 1672 The laws of gravity are defined by Isaac Newton; France invades Rhine as Dutch open dikes to flood Amsterdam to keep it from falling under French rule.
1 1621 First treaty between colonists and Native Americans is signed by the Plymouth colonist and the Wampanoag. Squanto acts as a translator.
2 1622 Jamestown has spread and settlements now line both banks of the James River from Hampton Roads to the present site of Richmond.
4 1624 New York is established when thirty families of Dutch colonists arrive. Two years later Peter Minuit, one of the colonists, buys Manhattan Island from the Native Americans and names it New Amsterdam.
10 1630 In March, Boston is established when John Winthrop leads 900 Puritans to establish a colony in Massachusetts Bay. He becomes the first governor.
14 1634 Maryland is established as 200 settlers, many of them Catholic, arrive in the lands granted to Roman Catholic Lord Baltimore.
16 1636 In June, Providence and Rhode Island are founded by Roger Williams, after he is banished for new and dangerous opinions.
40 1660 During the 1660's plantation owners change the laws and revoke contracts so that the Africans cannot earn their freedom.
43 1663 The Carolina colonies are established after King Charles II grants the territory to eight loyal supporters.
50 1670 In March, the first permanent settlement in South Carolina is established at Albemarle Point (Charles Town, SC).
61 1681 Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
80 1700 By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
22 1642 England's Civil Wars begin
27 1647 The Society of Friends founded. Later this group becomes known as Quakers.
28 1648 King Charles I of England is executed
31 1651 England's Civil Wars end
40 1660 Louis XIV of France marries Maria Teresa Infanta of Spain
46 1666 Great Fire of London
50 1670 Hudson Bay Company formed (English)
53 1673 England's Test Act excludes Roman Catholics from holding office
69 1689 England's Bill of Rights created. European Nine Year's War begin and grows into a world-wide event. It ends in 1697.
70 1690 Ireland's Battle of Boyne
73 1693 National debt begins in England
78 1698 Tsar Peter the Great begins traveling Europe
81 1701 England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
87 1707 Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
95 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends

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William Peacock
Born somewhere in Virginia about 1642 and died in Surry Co., Virginia on December 24, 1721. He was about 80 years old.

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