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William Peake
« on: Monday 21 September 15 20:00 BST (UK) »
I am making my third trip to the Isle of Man in May of next year. I have known my whole life I was Manx but had very little information before recently. I found A portion of letter detailing my Great-Grandfather, William J. Peake's life. I am searching for any information on his parents or other family members. We know that his mother died when he was young and his father was lost at sea. He was born in Castletown on 28 April 1859. He was then given to an Aunt to care for him and then to a sea captain as she was unable to care for him. He eventually joined the British Mercantile Marines.  I am looking for any information that could build my family tree. He sounds like he lived a fascinating life and my love for the IoM comes directly from him, I am sure of it. Thank you for any assistance you may lend.

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Re: William Peake
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 September 15 20:12 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

1861 census for Castletown IOM - all born there

Richard Bridson   63
Margaret Bridson daughter - unmarried    26
Louisa Leighhall   3 g/dtr
William Peak   1 g/son
Agnes Callister   21 boarder
RG9 Piece 4414 Folio 8 Page 9
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Re: William Peake
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 September 15 20:17 BST (UK) »
Yes, I have that information, but nothing about if this Richard Bridson was actually a relative or not. I appreciate the quick reply!

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Re: William Peake
« Reply #3 on: Monday 21 September 15 20:19 BST (UK) »
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but nothing about if this Richard Bridson was actually a relative or not

William is shown as his grandson.  Have you checked for a marriage between Bridson & Peake? 
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Re: William Peake
« Reply #4 on: Monday 21 September 15 20:23 BST (UK) »
It says grandson, but because of the back story I now know, could that have been false information? I only know that his Aunt briefly cared for him (I do not know her name). I have found many Bridson records, no marriage information related to the Peake surname. Could it have been likely he was born out of wedlock? I don't know how surnames worked in those situations at that time. 

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Re: William Peake
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 September 15 20:26 BST (UK) »
The 1851 shows Richard's wife was Louisa and they had another daughter Mary Ann aged 20

No other daughters showing on the 1841 entry
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Re: William Peake
« Reply #6 on: Monday 21 September 15 20:28 BST (UK) »
If William was illegitimate you would expect his birth to be registered in his mothers maiden name
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Re: William Peake
« Reply #7 on: Monday 21 September 15 20:30 BST (UK) »
1871
50 Castle St Castleton I.O.M.
Richard Bridson Head widower 72 Castletown
William Peake grandson 10 scholar Castletown
RG10 5777 1818

so 1861 & 1871 William is described as grandson of Richard bridson

1881 maybe this is him???
92 Edgeware Rd Liverpool Lancs
William J Peake Boarder U 20 General Lab Castletown IOM
one of several boarders in the household of Thomas Matterson
RG11 3707 15 24

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Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: William Peake
« Reply #8 on: Monday 21 September 15 21:00 BST (UK) »
In 1841 - Richards wife is Lucy

Family Search has a marriage in Malew 14.10.1822 to Lucy Christie.

I thought possibly William's mother may have been a second wife to Richard hence the Peake surname
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