Antique Maps by Francis Peck (*1692 - 1743)

Francis Peck, a learned antiquary, was born at Stamford in 1692. He took his degrees in arts at Trinity-Collage Cambridge, and became rector of Godeby in Lincolnshire. In 1736 he obtained a prebend in the cathedral of Lincoln. He died in 1743. His principal publications are: The Antiquarian Annals of Stamford; Desiderata Curiosa; or a collection of scarce pieces, relating chiefly to English History; Memoirs of Oliver Cromwell; Memories of John Milton. (Watkins, J.: The universal biographical dictionary, 1821)
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