Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Humphrey Peake

Male 1732 - 1785  (52 years)


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  • Name Humphrey Peake 
    Born 13 Jan 1731/32  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1785  Gum Springs, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I009683  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father William Peake,   b. 1687, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1761, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Arrington,   b. Abt 1700,   d. Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1716  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F06320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Stonestreet,   b. 1738, Battersea, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1805, Gum Springs, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1754  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Peake,   b. Bef 1770, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1794, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     2. Anne Peake,   b. 1756, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1827, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F06319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Fairfax Co Va Will Book E (1784-1791) (Antient Press): page 91-98
      I HUMPHREY PEAKE of Parish of Fairfax and County of Fairfax in the Commonwealth of Virginia being of sound mind and memory .. do make this my last will and Testament. I resign my Soul into the hands of my divine Creator .. and my body I desire may be decently buryed .. and as for all the worldly estate with which it hath been pleased God to bless me I dispose of in the same manner and form following. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my dear & loving wife MARY for and during the term and continuance of her natural life the use of six slaves (named) and I hereby authorize & empower my wife either by deed of gift in her lifetime or by her last will and Testament to give & dispose of all or any of the six slaves & their future increase to any of my children as she shall think fit which disposition when made by my wife I hereby confirm to all of my children to whom they shall be so respectively given or bequeathed but in case my wife shou'd omit or fail to make such disposition then my will is and I hereby direct and order that the six slaves and their future increase after my wifes death should be eaqually divided between & amongs my children WILLIAM, HENRY, JOHN, HUMPHREY and ELIZABETH or such of them as shall be then living if any of my children shou'd die before that time leaving a child or children such child or children to be entitled & take their parents part of the slaves.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my wife the use of a negroe )oy named Gerard and after the death of my wife or in case of her marriage I give and bequeath the negroe boy to my son Humphrey. Item I give and bequeath Into my wife the use of one half of my stocks of horses; cattle, sheep & hogs lso of one half of my plantation utensils & Tools of husbandry and of my houseold goods & furniture of all kinds but if my wife shou'd marry then it is my ill that from the time of her marriage she shall have and enjoy only the use of one third part of my stocks & other articles abovementioned and after my Lifes death or marriage I give and bequeath all that part which she before had le use of to be equally divided between my children William, Henry, John, Humphrey and Elizabeth ..
      Item I give and bequeath unto my wife one half of the crop made or growing upon my dwelling plantation at the time of my death.
      Item I give and devise unto my wife the use of one half of the tract of land whereon I now live (to include my houses) untill my son HUMPHREY attains the age of twenty one years and afterwards the use of one third of the tract of land (to include my houses) during her natural life all which I give and devise the use of to my wife in lieu of and in full satisfaction for her Dower and part of my Estate.
      Item I give and devise to my son WILLIAM one half of the beforementioned tract of land whereon I now live and the other half of the said tract of land
      Item I give and devise to my son Humphrey the said tract of land to be equally divided between them regarding Quality as well as Quantity by a line from the Creek to the back line of my son Williams part to be next and adjoining to the run of the south branch of little Hunting Creek and my son Humphreys part to be next adjoining to the land whereon ABEDNEGO ADAMS now lives both their parts to be nevertheless subject to the devise herein before made to my wife.
      Item I give and devise unto my son HENRY one half of my land in Prince William County lying on both sides of the Crooked Branch of Occoquan and the other half of my land in Prince William County I give and devise unto my son JOHN to each of my sons when they respectively come of age or marry whichever shall first happen the land to be equally divided between them regarding Quality as well as Quantity by a line across Crooked Branch, but if either of my sons Henry & John shou'd die under age & unmarried then my will is and I give & devise the half of the land intended for the son so dieing to the survivor of my two sons but if it shou'd so happen that both Henry & John should die under age & unmarried in that case I give and devise all my land in Prince William County unto my sons William & Humphrey to be equally divided between them in manner abovementioned.
      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter ANN ADAMS the use of two negroe girls untill my Granddaughters to whom the said two Negro girls are hereinafter bequeathed respectively attain the age of twenty one years.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter CATHARINE ADAMS when she attains age of twenty one years the abovementioned negroe girl Lucy together with her future increase and unto my Granddaughter MARY STONE STREET ADAMS when she attains age twenty one years the abovementioned negroe girl Sinah together with her future increase .. (if one dies the slave to survivor .. if both granddaughters die) .. I give and bequeath the two negroe girls to my daughter ANN ADAMS. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter ELIZABETH when she arrives to the age of twenty one years or marrys two negroes named Davy and Mima together with their future increase but if my daughter should die under age & unmarried I give and bequeath to be equally divided between my four sons .. It is my will and desire that all my negroes and other estate not herein disposed of and also the rents and profits of my lands until my children to whom they are devised come of age or marry shall be kept together by my Executors and considered as one common stock for the payment of my first debts and for the maintenance and education of my children .. and I request my good friends Colo. GEORGE MASON, Colo. DANIEL McCARTY, Colo. GEORGE GILPIN and Mr. WILLIAM TRIPLETT or any two or more of them from time to time make such division between & allotment to my children and also to divide the lands according to this my will .. but I give and bequeath to my sons John and Humphrey and to my daughter Elizabeth a horse saddle & bridle which is not to be considered a part of the said comon stock. Lastly I appoint my dear and loving wife MARY Executrix and my two sons William & Henry Executors of this my last will and Testament and guardians to my younger children In Witness whereof .. this tenth day of September 1783.
      Presence G. Mason,
      Thompson Mason Junr., Humphry Peake
      Daniel McCarty Junr.,
      WM. Mason,
      John Mason
      Codicil
      Changes have happened in my family and circumstances induce me to make some alterations in the of the legacies therefore I the said HUMPHREY PEAKE do make this codicil to my said Will and which I do direct to be taken and considered to be as valid and binding as my said Will.
      Imprimis whereas I have in my said Will devised a negroe woman named Dinah and her future increase unto my loving wife MARY but on reflection finding that it will be more to the Interest of my wife to give her another woman in room of the said Dinah, I do therefore give and devise the negro woman Benny and her future increase unto my wife .. in case her dying without making disposition of her I direct to go to the common stock.
      Item I give and devise unto my daughter ANN ADAMS the two negro girls Lucy and Sinah given to her until her two daughters should arrive to age of twenty one years I also give my said daughter a negro boy named Davy who was by my will given to my daughter ELIZABETH who since the making of my Will hath departed this life unmarried and the other negro named Mima given to my daughter Elizabeth I direct to go as part of the common stock.
      Item I give and devise unto FRANCES EDELIN a good horse saddle and bridle of not less value than fifteen pounds current money.
      Item I give and devise unto my friend WILLIAM HUNTER JUNR. a genteel mourning ring which I direct my Executors to provide and present him with a Testimonial of my regard for him. It is my will and desire that there be no division of my estate among my children until the month of December 1785. In witness whereof .. the 11th day November 1784.
      Presence Jas. Keith,
      Humphrey Peake
      Elizabeth Darrell, William Darrell
      At Court held xxth June 1785 This Will was presented in Court by MARY PEAKE Executrix and WILLIAM and HENRY PEAKE Executors herein named who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the oath of THOMSON MASON JUNR. & DANIEL McCARTY JUNR. and the codicil by the oath of Elizabeth Darrell and William Darrell is admitted to record and the said Executors having performed what the Law requires a Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof ..
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 121-127
      THIS INDENTURE made this twentieth day of October in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the third and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty one Between JOHN PEAKE of the County of LOUDOUN and MARY his Wife of one part and HUMPHRY PEAKE of the County of FAIRFAX of the other part, Whereas WANSFORD ARRINGTON late of the County of STAFFORD deced obtained a Deed from the PROPRIETOR of the NORTHERN NECK of Virginia bearing date the Eighth day of December one thousand seven hundred and Sixteen for all that tract of vast land in the County of STAFFORD (now Prince William) on the South side of OCCOQUAN RIVER containing One hundred and Sixty two acres, and Whereas said WANSFORD ARRINGTON by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date the tenth & Eleventh day of July one thousand seven hundred and Twenty One for the consideration therein mentioned conveyed the said Tract of land to his Grandson WILLIAM PEAKE JUNR. and to his heirs forever as in and by the said Deeds and Will remaining of record in the County Courts of STAFFORD and Prince William relation being to them had and Whereas the said WILLIAM PEAKE dyed seis'd of the said tract of land having first made his Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the Nineteenth day of December 1755 by which he gave all his real Estate to his Brothers JOHN PEAKE and HUMPHREY PEAKE (parties to these presents) and to their heirs to be equally divided between them, and Whereas WILLIAM PEAKE late of the County of FAIRFAX deced in and by his last Will and Testament in Writing bearing date the Eleventh day of January 1761 Devised to his Sons JOHN and HUMPHRY (parties to these presents) and to their heirs forever One hundred acres of land lying on the CROOKED BRANCH of OCCOQUAN in the County of Prince William adjoining to the tract of land herein before mentioned which said One hundred acres of land was conveyed to the said WILLIAM PEAKE and his heirs by WILLIAM BLAND late of the County of Prince William by Indentures of Lease & Release bearing date the Seventeeth and Eighteenth days of November 1746 as in and by the said Will & Deeds recorded in the County Courts of Prince William and FAIRFAX relation being to them respectively had it doth more fully appear Now This Indenture Witnesseth that for the sum of Forty pounds Current money of Virginia the said JOHN PEAKE in hand paid by the said HUMPHRY PEAKE they the said JOHN PEAKE and MARY his Wife have and each of them hath sold unto the said HUMPHRY PEAKE (in his full and peaceable possession and seisin being) and to his heirs and assigns all the Estate right which the said JOHN PEAKE and MARY his Wife now have To Have and To Hold unto the said HUMPHRY PEAKE his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and Seals
      in presence of us JOHN BAYLIS, JOHN PEAKE
      JOHN LINTON JNO, HANCOCK, MARY PEAKE
      H, WEST
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 23d day of November 1761 JOHN PEAKE acknowledged this Deed with the Receipt thereon Endorsed to HUMPHRY PEAKE and at his motion the same is admitted to record
      GEORGE the Third to JAMES HAMILTON, LEE MASSEY and GEORGE WEST of LOUDOUN COUNTY Gentlemen Greeting, Know ye that we Trusting to your Fidelity in privately examining MARY the Wife of JOHN PEAKE of your County apart from her said Husband touching her free consent to execute a Deed of Feoffment dated the twentieth day of October one thousand seven hundred & Sixty one made between JOHN PEAKE and the said MARY & HUMPHRY PEAKE of the County of FAIRFAX of other part for conveying unto HUMPHRY PEAKE One hundred and Thirty one acres in the County of Prince William and in receiving the acknowledgment of the said MARY PEAKE her consent first given thereupon to the Justices of our County Court of Prince William aforesaid on the fourth Monday in April next you shall distinctly return & certify to this Writ annexed Witness .JOHN GRAHAM Clerk of our said Court the 4th day of March in the second year of our reign 1762 JOHN GRAHAM
      In Obedience to the within Writ we caused MARY PEAKE to come before us and her did Examine apart from her said Husband touching the premises within mentioned and we do certify that the said MARY did before us acknowledge and execute the Deed within specified freely and willingly and (as she said) without Compulsion of her said Husband. Given under our hands this 12th day of May 1762
      JAS. HAMILTON
      LEE MASSEY GEORGE WEST
      Truly recorded p JOHN GRAHAM Cl Cur
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 138-141
      THIS INDENTURE made the twentieth day of October in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the third and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty one Between JOHN PEAKE of the County of LOUDOUN and MARY his Wife of one part and HUMPHRY PEAKE of the County of FAIRFAX of the other part Whereas WANSFORD ARRINGTON late of the County of STAFFORD deced obtained a Deed from the PROPRIETORS of the NORTHERN NECK of Virginia dated the eighth day of December one thousand seven hundred and Sixteen for all that parcel! of Waste land being in the County of STAFFORD now Prince William on the South side of the OCCOQUAN RIVER containing One hundred and sixty two acres and Whereas the said WANSFORD ARRINGTON by Indentures of Lease and Release dated the Tenth and Eleventh days of July one thousand seven hundred and Twenty One for the consideration therein mentioned conveyed the said land to JOHN PEAKE late of the County of STAFFORD deced and the said JOHN PEAKE by his Last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the Sixteenth day of November 1728 Devised the said land to his Grandson WILLIAM PEAKE JUNR. and to his heirs forever by said Deeds & Will remaining of record in the County Courts of STAFFORD and Prince Wm. relation being had, and Whereas the said WILLIAM PEAKE died Seised of the said tract of land having first made his last Will and Testament in writing hearing date the Nineteenth day of December 1755 by which he gave all his Real Estate to his brothers JOHN PEAKE & HUMPHRY PEAKE (parties to these presents) and to their heirs to be equally divided between them, and Whereas WILLIAM PEAKE late of the County of FAIRFAX deced in and by his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the Eleventh day of January 1761 devised to his Sons JOHN & HUMPHRY (parties to these presents) and to their heirs forever One hundred acres of land lying on the CROOKED BRANCH of OCCOQUAN in the County of Prince William adjoining to the tract of land herein before mentioned which said One hundred acres of land was conveved to the said WM. PEAKE and his heirs by WILLIAM BLAND late of the County of Prince William by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date the Seventeenth and Eighteenth day of November 1746 as in and by said Will and Deed recorded in the County Court of Prince William &FAIRFAX relation to them had Now This Indenture witnesseth that for the sum of Forty pounds current mony of Virginia to the said JOHN PEAKE paid by said HUMPHRY PEAKE they the said JOHN PEAKE and MARY his Wife have fully released unto said HIJMPHRY PEAKE (in his full & peaceable possession now being) and to his heirs & assigns forever all the Estate right which said JOHN PEAI:E MARY his Wife now have to the tract of land and the houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said HUMPHRY PEAKE his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals in presence of us JOHN BAYLIS, JOHN PEAKE
      JOHN LINTON, JNO. HANCOCK MARY PEAKE
      H WEST
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 23d day of November 1761
      JOHN PEAKE acknoweldged this Deed with the Receipt thereon Endorsed to HUMPHRY PEALE to be his act and deed and at his motion the same is admitted to record

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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=230&last=231&g_p=GI &collection=NN Grant
      Title Peak, Humfrey.
      Publication 22 December 1772.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Prince William County.
      Description: 328 acres on some branches of Occoquan River beginning on the west side the Tussakey Branch adjoining Thomas Davis.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants I, 1757-1781, p. 230-231 (Reel 294).