James Peto

Post requests for information about people you've lost touch with, and would like to contact again.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
huntertitus
Button Grecian
Posts: 3379
Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:55 pm
Real Name: Robin
Location: Battersea, London.
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

James Peto

Post by huntertitus » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:32 am

I have been photographing churches in detail for the past seven years and have found a grave which might possibly be of interest to James Peto. His father was a CH teacher called Morton Peto. The grave is a large family vault in London and the inscriptions read..."Samuel Morton Son of Samuel Morton and Mary Peto Born 25th December 1841 Died 20th February 1842" on one part and "Mary Wife of Samuel Morton Peto Born 29th July 1807 Died 20th May 1842" A sad story that the wife died a mere 3 months after her baby died. I have several photos of the tomb which I could send to James if he is interested in family history and if indeed this is the same family.

AndrewH
GE (Great Erasmus)
Posts: 167
Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:40 pm
Real Name: Andrew Harrison
Location: Cardiff
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times
Contact:

Re: James Peto

Post by AndrewH » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:29 pm

Both Morton & James Peto were reported as being at Ted Bradley's funeral back in 2010.
http://chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3530
Andrew Harrison
Maine A 1970-73
Lamb A 1973-77

eucsgmrc
GE (Great Erasmus)
Posts: 152
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:38 pm
Real Name: John Wexler
Location: Edinburgh
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: James Peto

Post by eucsgmrc » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:29 am

I've just spotted huntertitus' post from 2013 and I think I can explain the Morton Peto family vault.It will be the family of Sir Samuel Morton Peto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Peto, 1st Baronet (4 August 1809 – 13 November 1889). He began as an apprentice bricklayer, made an distinguished career, became an MP, and eventually died in obscurity and relative poverty. His particular achievement was as the "general" of one of those mighty armies of navvies who built the vast engineering works of Britain's railways, almost exclusively by man- and horse-power (in contrast to the American use of steam machinery). Britain's campaign in the Crimean war would have been a catastrophic failure without the railway from Balaclava to Sebastopol that Morton Peto's (and Thomas Brassey's and Edward Betts') men built at a phenomenal speed.

I have long assumed that CH's Morton Peto was a direct descendant, but that's based on pure guesswork. If I ever had any evidence for it, I've forgotten!

Or perhaps this is in the "duh, everyone knows that" category, in which case I apologise for wasting your time.
John Wexler
Col A 1954-62

User avatar
jhopgood
Button Grecian
Posts: 1788
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:26 pm
Real Name: John Hopgood
Location: Valencia
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: James Peto

Post by jhopgood » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 pm

eucsgmrc wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:29 am
I have long assumed that CH's Morton Peto was a direct descendant, but that's based on pure guesswork. If I ever had any evidence for it, I've forgotten!
Working on my family tree I have assumed/hoped that certain unusual family names were used by at least the next generation.
Your guess is as good as anyone's until disproved.
Barnes B 25 (59 - 66)

sejintenej
Button Grecian
Posts: 3576
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:19 pm
Real Name: David Brown ColA '52-'61
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 119 times
Been thanked: 62 times

Re: James Peto

Post by sejintenej » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:49 pm

jhopgood wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 pm
]
Working on my family tree I have assumed/hoped that certain unusual family names were used by at least the next generation.
Your guess is as good as anyone's until disproved.
It is little secret that I was adopted (?twice) even before I got to CH. Those people and the couple who took me in later always kept me informed of who my blood parents were. In the past year, for the first time, I have met members of both families - neither knew about the other. On my mother's side there has almost (perhaps always) been an Ephraim since the mid 1600's - records have not been traced back earlier. That said the last such, my cousin, died just a few years ago.
"The best way to think outside the box is to not know where the box is"
The"world's best guitar player", Amin Toufani talking about Lygometry

Post Reply