If you have received a copy of what I passed on to Angus a few years ago that is about the extent of my research to date.He has recently moved to the UK to live which will I hope encourage him to continue with his investigations into his side of the family.Not so long ago he sent me some photos of the headstones of John Freeman Peacey and his wife Elizabeth Butt who if I recall correctly were his great grand parents.(I will email him shortly and enquire whether he is happy to pass them on)
My cousin Ian Peacey in Sydney also recently discovered a website containing a photo of the William Peacey memorial in the Crudwell All Saints Church which you should still be able to view under "memorials" at http//www.oodwooc.19.co.uk/ph_crud.htm
I guess I am still looking for anything about the family pre William Peacey and also anything regarding my great grandfather Bernard Keene Peacey's move to Australia circa 1870. Unfortunately no information appears to have survived regarding the circumstances leading to this move other than that he was not the eldest son so did not stand to inherit and may have joined the Merchant Navy and then "jumped ship" in Sydney. I note that when he married he spelt his name as "Pacey" on the marriage certificate which leads me to suspect that he may have making some effort to perhaps disguise his identity or whereabouts. The spelling was later corrected (again I suspect) because he inherited money from his father's estate and therefore had to prove who he truly was.I also see that there has been some exchange of infomation about the origin of the surname. You will have noted that my family seems to think it was originally of Norman origin with forbears coming over with William I and perhaps with links to the "Pacy Castle" in France.
Regards, Neil Peacey.
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