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

William Peake

Male 1687 - 1761  (74 years)


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  • Name William Peake 
    Born 1687  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1761  Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021874  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2019 

    Father John Peake,   b. 1629,   d. Jan 1691/92, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Mary Humphrey,   d. Aft Feb 1692/93, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1684  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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 
    Children 
     1. William Peake,   b. Bef 1721, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1755, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     2. Mary Peake,   b. Between 1723 and 1729, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 17 Feb 1761, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     3. John Peake,   b. Abt 1725, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     4. Humphrey Peake,   b. 13 Jan 1731/32, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1785, Gum Springs, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F06318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jean Hereford,   b. 1726, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1754, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1742  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F13315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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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      Fairfax Co Va Deeds (1761-1763) Liber G (Antient Press): page 312-320
      This Indenture made this 17th/18th day of July 1767 between JOHN PEAKE of Loudoun County and MARY his wife of one part and LEE MASSEY of Fairfax County of other part .. by deeds of lease and release Witnesseth that John Peake and Mary his wife for sum four hundred pounds current money of Virginia to them paid do sell unto Lee Massey two tracts of land lying in Truro Parish in County of Fairfax whereof WILLIAM PEAKE father of the said John Peake (lately died seized and possessed & which after his death descended to John Peake his eldest son and heir) and pounded Vizt. the one tract by the bay of Occoquan by Boucher's Creek by the land of Col. GEORGE MASON and by the land of BENJAMIN GRAYSON formerly Col. Cocke's and the other tract bounded by Bouch creek by the lands of the said Mason of the said Grayson of Col. WILLIAM FITZHUGH and of JOHN McINTOSH both tracts containing by estimation three hundred acres be the same more or less ..At a Court continued & held for the County of Fairfax xxii July 1767 This Lease & Receipt was proved .. & at a Court continued & held for the County aforesaid 18th November in the year aforesaid further proved .. & ordered to be recorded.
      he said Mary cannot conveniently travel to our County Court of Fairfax to make acknowledgment of said conveyance .. receive the acknowledgment which the said Mary shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance .. 4th day March 1767.
      In obedience to the within writ we AENEAS CAMPBELL & NICHOLAS MINOR went personally to Mary Peake and received her acknowledgment .. 20th day July 1767.
      Aens. Campbell
      Nicholas Minor

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