Hit a roadblock in researching my Peck ancestry from England. My ancestor, Henry Peck, who came over supposedly on the ship Hector first to Mass. Bay in 1637 and then to settle New Haven CT; was not on the passenger list; so 1. how do we know he came
over on this ship? 2. what are reasons early settlers in 1630s would not be on the ships passenger list? 3.. how do we know who his parents were in England were and where he was from ; if no proof he was on this ship? There are several claims to his ancestry out there. I have read most of the accounts and books of the Pecks. No proof in any of them. 4. Someone told me that matching up haplotypes for DNA descendants may help to narrow down possibilities? So which tests give that result and is it only relative to the paternal testing? 5. I am just looking for some proof from the England records that he came over here when it is written he was...in addition there were so many Williams and Henrys and Josephs it is hard to sort some of them out! I descended from his 2nd son Joseph Peck baptized on Sept. 5, 1647 and died Apr 20, 1720. Then John, Eliphalet, Jesse(Revolutionary War), Luther, Rev George, Wilbur Fisk(assistant surgeon Union army), Arthur Dean, Wilbur Fisk Sr, Wilbur(Bill) Fisk Jr, me. Any guidance is very appreciated!