Hi Kate!! I have to be honest straight up and say I do not (as yet) know of any connection with your Peat family. However, I have just started on this little known branch of my mothers tree, and as it is such an (apparently) unusual name, I thought I'd just say "Hi" to a fellow Peat researcher. I am in Australia, and am currently awaiting the arrival of a death certificate that SHOULD show who my Walter PEAT's parents were. He was born in Berwick-on-Tweed around 1840, and died 1914 in Perth W.A. after living in several states...a real wanderer!!