Annie Maria Speed was the fourth child of Robert Storey Speed & Elizabeth Graham born Oct-December 1851 at Seaton, Seaham, Co Durham.
Sadly Annie Maria’s mother died in 1853 & her father married again in 1854.
The 1861 census shows Annie still living with her father & step-mother Annie at Fountain House, Fountain Terrace, Stranton, West Hartlepool. There were 2 sisters & a brother still at home & her father was described as a ship broker (coal).
In 1871 Annie was working as a milliner & living with Henry Robinson, a draper, & family & living at the draper’s shop, Linthorpe Rd, Middlesbrough.
Annie married John Peacock in April-June 1879 at Middlesbrough. John was born at Cargo Fleet & christened August 3rd, 1849 at Ormesby, Middlesbrough, the son of Jane & John Peacock, an agent in the timber trade.
In 1881 Annie & John were living at 18 Charles St, Ormesby, Middlesbrough & John was a clerk at the iron works. They had a 4 month old son Herbert S.
The family were found at 14 Charles St in 1891 & John was described as a merchant’s clerk. They now had 3 children - Herbert, a scholar, William E (7) & Jane (6).
In 1901 Annie & John were living at 13 West Terrace, Ormesby & John was an iron works clerk. Son William was still at home working as an apprentice engine fitter, daughter Jane was at home & another daughter Louie (9).
Son Herbert married Norah Phoebe Barry on August 17th, 1909 at Redcar, N. Yorks.
By 1911 the family had moved to Coatham, N. Yorks & were living at 125 Queen St, Redcar. John was now a store keeper at the steel works & son William Edward was an engineer at the iron works. Both daughters Jane & Louie were still at home & described as assisting. It was noted on the census that Annie had had 4 children, 4 of whom were still alive.
Son William married Muriel Barrie on August 21st,1912 at Redcar.
John died aged 63 & was buried on September 24th, 1912 at Redcar Cemetery, N. Yorks.
Annie, aged 76, was buried January 26th, 1928 at Redcar Cemetery, N. Yorks.
The children of Annie Maria Speed & John Peacock were:
sp.188.8.131.52.5.4.1 Herbert Speed Peacock born November 11th, 1880 at 18 Charles St & christened December 10th, 1880 at North Ormesby; died April 2nd 1957 at Morningside, Dinas Powis, Glamorgan.
sp.184.108.40.206.5.4.2 William Edward Peacock born October 3rd 1883 at 14 Charles St & christened October 26th 1883 at North Ormesby; buried January 21st, 1950 at Redcar Cemetery
sp.220.127.116.11.5.4.3 Jane Peacock born December 9th, 1884 at 14 Charles St & christened January 2nd at North Ormesby
sp.18.104.22.168.5.4.4 Robert Owen Peacock born September 5th 1889 at 20 Charles St & christened September 24th, 1889 at North Ormesby; buried February 11th, 1890 at North Ormesby Cemetery
sp.22.214.171.124.5.4.5 Louie Peacock born April 24th, 1891 at 14 Charles St & christened May 19th, 1891 at North Ormesby; buried August 24th, 1918 at Redcar Cemetery