Pleasing 1790s Arms on Mantle Bookplate of S[amuel] P[each] Peach, Tockington. F.22981.
Samuel Peach Cruger was a son of Henry Cruger II (mayor of Bristol, MP, and a New York senator) and his wife Cristi(a)na Peach (m.1765, d.1767), daughter of Samuel Peach a wealthy linen draper and banker of Bristol. Samuel Peach Cruger changed his surname to Peach when inheriting part of his grandfather’s large estate, and it was as Samuel Peach Peach that he married in 1788 at Saint Augustine the Less, Bristol, Clarissa (christened 24 Nov 1769 at Redland Chapel, Westbury On Trym, Glos) dau of Charles and Sibella Partridge. His paternal grandfather was Henry Cruger I, whose father John Cruger I had been mayor of New York City from 1739 to 1744. Samuel of the bookplate died at the age of 78 and was buried on 6 March, 1845 in the graveyard of St Mary the Virgin, Olveston, Gloucestershire (adjacent to Tockington). Details of Henry Cruger Jr. (1739-1827) can be found online.
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