Sir Henry Peake


NationalityBritish 
RolesDesigner, Ship Builder, Dockyard Staff 
Date of Birth1753 - Unknown CSORN
First Known Service1.5.1762CSORN
WifeSarah LaddPEER
SonWilliam Peake (1780-1813)NBD1849
SonThomas Ladd PeakeNBD1849
SonJamesNBD1849
Last Known Service1813CSORN
Date of Death1825 - Unknown CSORN
Cause of DeathUnknownCSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.5.176210.7.1765Warranted Master Boat Builder at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/19/410ADM 6/21
10.7.17654.3.1771Appointed Assistant Master Shipwright at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/20/82ADM 6/21
10.7.17654.3.1771Appointed Master Caulker at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/20/82ADM 6/21
4.3.17719.10.1772Appointed Assistant Master Shipwright at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 6/20/355ADM 6/21
9.10.17726.3.1773Appointed Second Assistant Shipwright at Chatham Dockyard ADM 6/20/461ADM 6/21
6.3.1773 Appointed Assistant Master Shipwright at Chatham Dockyard ADM 6/20/481ADM 6/20
29.4.177912.1782Appointed Master Shipwright at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 6/21/547ADM 6/21
27.4.1782 Launched Polyphemus (64) - 64 gun Ship of the Line at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.12.178212.1785Appointed Master Shipwright at Woolwich DockyardBWAS-1714
19.4.1783 Launched Europa (50) - 50 gun Ship of the Line at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
30.12.17851787Appointed Master Shipwright at Deptford DockyardBWAS-1714
6.3.1787 Launched Vanguard (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
20.3.1802 Launched Grampus (50) - 50 gun Ship of the Line at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.4.1803 Launched Colossus (74) - 74 gun Ship of the Line at Deptford Dockyard B028
12.5.1804 Launched Royal Sovereign - Unknown gun Yacht at Deptford Dockyard  
31.12.1804 Launched Hebe (32) - 32 gun Frigate at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.9.1805 Launched Arrow (14) - 14 gun Schooner at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
26.10.1805 Launched Minerva (32) - 32 gun Frigate at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
18.6.18061813Appointed Surveyor of the NavyEWIKI
1807/11/26 Designed Cherokee Class - 10 gun Sloop 
1809 Designed Pygmy Class - 10 gun Schooner 
1812/05/21 Designed Vesuvius Class - 10 gun Bomb Vessel 
1813 Designed Fury Class - 12 gun Bomb Vessel 
25.6.1814 Appointed Knight BachelorTKE1

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
PEERThe Peerage dot comVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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Posted by Rosemary wilson on Monday 4th of February 2019 20:24

1753-1823


Posted by Rosemary wilson on Monday 4th of February 2019 20:22

Amendment of above -Henry Peake was born in 1753, His own Children were born in the early 1780s . In 1786 his father Henry Peake Master shipwright of Deptford requested his son Henry Peake (1753-1723) be discharged from Sheerness and entered as quarter man and foreman at Deptford. This is the start of Sir Henry Peake's career. Henry Peak Senior made his will in March 1787 and died in 1793


Posted by Rosemary Wilson on Sunday 4th of March 2018 20:00

Henry Peake who was Master Shipwright at Sheerness 1779, Woolwich 1782and Deptford 1785 died at Deptford 1787. It was his son also Henry Peake who was Master Shipwright at Deptford in 1804 who went on to become Sir Henry Peake Surveyor of the Navy


Posted by Rosemary Wilson on Wednesday 31st of January 2018 09:42

Henry Peake Born Portsmouth 1763 Joint Surveyor of the Navy 1806-1813 made a Senior surveyor 1813-1822 Pensioned died Dover 1823

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