Alice PEATE

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rolandstannard
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I have a piece of furniture, a settle with the inscription "Alice PEATE" the year 1730 and a carving of a CROWN with a SWAN on top.
I have googled the name many times over the years and gone on Ancestry and other sites and got nowhere. I recently went onto "Family search" and Shropshire seems to be the most populated area for PEATE with an "E". I then discovered that a Richard PEATE married an Alice HAINES on the 6 November 1711. at Wellington .
There were also christenings of Children:-

  • Thomas on the 23 November 1712
  • Elizabeth 23 May 1717.

Elizabeth married Richard CARTER on the 25 October 1740. These were all at Wellington.I have been able to find a couple of other "Alice PEATE" but they were maiden names. I have been unable to find any information regarding the PEATE family , but they would have to have been reasonably rich to have this settle made as the back is split into 4 carved areas that are quite intricate. If any one has any information regarding the family or can look into the records more closely it would be appreciated. Photographs of the furniture can be sent by email if required.

rolandstannard
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I forgot to mention I live in Bolton.

Michael J Hulme
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Hello

There is a piece of software called 'Surname Atlas' available from Archer Software which is based on the data from the 1881 census.  This shows that for the spelling PEAT there were a total of 2391 people with the highest concentrations being in the four counties of Yorkshire West Riding, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Lanark in Scotland.  In addition there is a scattering of people with the name throughout the country but only two in Shropshire.

Turning to the spelling PEATE there were only 396 people in total with the name.  The main concentration was in Shropshire (85) followed by Montgomeryshire, Yorkshire WR, Lancashire and Staffordshire.

Whilst this data is refers to a period over a hundred years later that your query it does give you a clue to the distribution of the name.

Mike

rolandstannard
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Thanks! Mike.