Elizabeth Agnes Wiedhoft (Auntie Peck). was born on the 17th May of 1855 at 50 Baldwins Gardens. Holborn, London. She was the oldest daughter of William Daniel and Elizabeth (Bridgman) Wiedhof(f)t.
|1861 census 11 Baldwins Gardens, Holborn|
|Wm Wiedhoft||Head||Marrd||31||Pressmaker||Mddx, London|
|------- Agnes -----||Daur||5||Same|
|Wm Edward -------||Son||4||Same|
|Edwin Edgar -------||Son||10mth||Same|
The 1871 census lists her at home with parents and siblings at 31 Baldwins Gardens, Holborn as a 15 year old boxmaker.
|1871 Census 31, Baldwins Gardens, St Andrews, Holborn|
|William Fleming||Son||11||Scholar||City of London|
|\||William Bridgman||Head||Widow||64||Carpenter||Hants Basingstoke|
|Amelia Do||Grandaur||15||Bookfolder||Middlesex,St Andrew|
|\||William Wiedhoft||Head||Mar||42||Mechanic||Do Do|
|Elizabeth Do||Wife||Mar||38||Do Do|
|Elizabeth Do||Daur||Unm||15||Boxmaker||Do Do|
|William Do||Son||Unm||14||Scholar||Do Clerkenwell|
|Edwin Do||Son||11||Do||Do St Andrews|
|Emily Do||Daur||8||Do||Do Do|
|Arthur Do||Son||6||Do||Do Do|
|Alice Do||Daur||4||Do||Do Do|
|Alfred Do||Son||7m||Do Do|
20 year old Elizabeth Agnes married James Samuel Peck at St James, Clerkenwell on Monday the 12th of July 1875 The wedding certificate records that they were batchelor and spinster both of full age and living at 7 Corporation Lane, Clerkenwell. James Samuel Peck was a carver and gilder, son of John Peck, a carpenter. Elizabeth's father is entered as William Wiedhoft, machinist. The witnesses were William Wiedhoft and Hannah Flemings (CHECK: could this be from the Fleming family next door in 71 census? Witnesses may be best man and bridesmaid if William is Elizabeth's brother.)
|1881 Census 66 Kings Cross Rd. Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0349 Folio 82 Page 7|
|J. PECK||Head||M||26||M||Carver & Gilder||Shoreditch, Middlesex,|
|E. PECK||Wife||M||25||F||Box Maker||Holborn, Middlesex|
Elizabeth Agnes (Wiedhoft) Peck and daughter Elizabeth Agnes Peck It would appear that they had to wait until the 9th January 1896 for the birth of their first (and only) child Elizabeth Agnes Peck. She was born at the family home 55 Allen Road, South Hornsey. The birth was registered by E A Peck (mother) and James is now described as a picture frame gilder (journeyman)
Tragically our next historical fact is the burial at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington of Elizabeth Agnes age 23 months on the 10th January 1898. The death certificate shows that young Elizabeth Agnes (daughter of James Peck - gilder) died on the 3rd January 1898 of Influenza congestion of the lungs. She was registered as 23 months old (she died just 6 days before her second birthday). The death was at the family home 85 Palatine Road, Stoke Newington, E. Peck mother present at the death, made the registration on the 4th January, the cause of death was certified by M McGann LRCP
|1891 Census not found|
|1901 Census 85 Palatine Road, Stoke Newington|
|James Peck||Head||M||46||Glass Gilder||Worker||Hoxton|
|\||Edward Hewett||Head||M||41||Pianoforte Maker||Worker||Lambeth|
|Emily Do||Wife||M||39||London WC|
|Edward Do||Son||S||16||Pianoforte Maker||Do||Sth Hornsey|
|Emily R Do||Daur||5||Do|
|William Wiedhofft||Visitor||23||Brass Founder||Do||Do|
|1911 Census 85 Palatine Road, Stoke Newington|
|James Peck||Head||57||Married 35 years||1||0||1||Gilder & Carver||Worker||Hoxton|
|Elizabeth Agnes Peck||Wife||56||Married 35 years||Holborn|
The central columns 1-0-1 are children born alive-children still living-children that have died
the picture to the left shows James (with a very nice hat and pipe) with Elizabeth in their garden at 51 Palatine Road, Stoke Newington in the early 1900's. Also in shot is their dog, and nephews Bill (William Daniel) and John Arthur Hewitt. The Hewitt family shared this same house (different flat). I am told that in the 40 or so years that sisters, Elizabeth and Emily shared this house they never had an argument or a cross word. When John Arthur's daughters Iris & Emily visited their home James would hide pennies in magazines or newspapers (Sporting Life) for them to find.
James died on the 25th November 1930 at 230 High St, Homerton, London and was buried in Abney Park Cemetery,Stoke Newington.
The Electoral register of 1932 shows Elizabeth Peck at 51 Palatine Road with Edward and (sister) Emily Hewitt and their grown up children William Daniel and Emily Phyllis.
Elizabeth died at home, 51 Palatine Road, Stoke Newington, North London on the 3rd May 1933 and was interred in the same plot as her husband (0349 82 7) Note: Flowers were laid on this grave in 1999 by grand nieces Iris Hewitt, Joyce Burgess, great grand nephew & niece Mark & Madelaine and great, great grand niece Tamara Burgess. Abney Park Cemetery is a classic Victorian cemetery (now closed for burials) but maintains the "Gothic" atmosphere. the staff were extremely helpful, not only looking up the records but producing maps of the cemetery and taking us to the graves, with a very interesting tour on the way round. Our thanks to all involved.
They were affectionately known as Uncle Bubba and Auntie Peck.
Elizabeth Agnes Peck