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

Gerard Peyton

Male 1661 - 1687  (26 years)


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  • Name Gerard Peyton 
    Born 1661  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1686/87  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023557  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father Valentine Peyton,   b. 1 Jul 1627, St. Dunstan-in-the-West, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1665, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Frances Gerard,   b. Abt 1637, Winwick Prish, New Hall, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Mar 1680, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Bef 11 Oct 1662  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      PEYTON, GERRARD, 27 Dec. 1687; 11 Jan. 1687.
      To sister Elizabeth Hardidge all estate real and personal; my father in law Mr. William Hardidge of Nominy exr. (will recorded in Book VIII. page 46, which page has been lost).
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 160
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I GERRARD PEYTON of Nomeny in the County of Westmorland finding my selfe very sick & weake in body but of sound & perfect memory, calling to minde the Fraellty of all human flesh and that it is decreed by our Heavenly maker for all mankind once to dye and descend into the grave and to sleepe until' the lowd and dreadfull Trumpets shall sound & awake us all to Judgment before the great Tribunal! Judge both of Quick & Dead, doe by these presents make constitute ordaine & appoint this to be my true & Last Will and Testament hereby revoaking disanulling & makeing void all manner of former Wills & Testaments by mee heretofore made or done or intended to be made or done. First, I give and bequeath my immortal Soule unto God my Heavenly Maker who gave it first unto me, hopeing through the merritts passion & intercession of his Son and my alone deare Saviour Jesus Christ to behold and everlastingly injoy and behold my maker & Redeemer in the Kingdom of Heaven above;
      Next,, I give and bequeath to my deare and well beloved Sister, ELIZABETH HARDIDGE, her heires Executrs. Admrs. and assignes all my full & whole Estate both Reall and personall and all my Land; And if my said Sister, ELIZABETH HARDIDGE, should have not issue of her body, then my full & whole Estate both Reall & personal], with all my Land to be disposed of by her Last Will and Testament. Also, I the sd. GERRARD PEYTON doe by these presents nominate, constitute put place ordaine & appoint my Loving & kind Father in Law. Mr, WILLIAM HARDIDGE, of Nomeny aforesaid to be sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament. In Wittness whereof I the sd. GERRARD PEYTON being in good & perfect memory have hereunto set my hand & seale this twenty seaventh day of December Anno Dom; one thousand six hundred and eighty seaven, Annoy: Regui Jacobi Secundi Tertio, These words her heirs Executrs, Administrs: & assignes interlined in the twelfth line before signing sealing and delivering. (Squeezed at the bottom of the page, and smudged by something is another entry relating to giving his Father in Law Pistol's; appears there are other persons; also MRS. MA ------- BLOGG my Horse Jacky, and more is there but unreadable. if the signature appears at this point it is also unreadable).
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
      JOSEPH LEWIS
      RICHARD STURMAN, ROBT: CHAMBERLAIN
      (at the top of the next page; breeches and a Trunk, unto Negro Dick the first Mare Colt that shall fall. GERRARD PEYTON
      January the lithe 1687/8. Upon the Peticon of Mr. WILLIAM HARDIDGE, Executor of the Last Will & Testament of the above named GERRARD PEYTON, This Will was proved in Court by the Oaths of JOSEPH LEWIS, RICHARD STURMAN and ROBERT CHAMBERLAIN, Witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to bee recorded and is recorded
      pr me THO: MAR:SON Dep: Cl.
      Westmorld. ss. At a Court held for the sd, county the 27th day of October 1731
      Colo. HENRY ASHTON by his Letter to this Court representing that the Leaf of the Record Book in which this Will of Mr. GERRARD PEYTON, deced., was recorded, is by some accident broke off (which it seems was so before GEORGE TURBERVILE, the present Clerk of this County, was in that Office, and it (scratched) leaf of the sd. Book; And as the whole Right of a great quantity of Land belonging to his Daughter and Grand Daughters depend on the sd. Will, therefore prayed the Courts order for recording the same in a proper book, which being considered by the Court, It is ordered the sd, PEYTON's Will be re-entered in the present Record Book for Wills of this County, And the original Will of the sd. PEYTON happening to be in possession of the sd. ASHTON and being produced in Court, it is also ordered that the same be Lodged and remain in the Clerk's Office of this County amongst the other original Wills
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Re-entered the 30th day of October 1731. G. T., C. C. W.
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=54&last=55&g_p=G2&colle ction=NN Grant
      Title Brown, George.
      Publication 7 November 1694.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 70 acres adjoins the land of Gerrard Peyton, decd. on the north side of a small branch.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 54-55 (Reel 288).
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1709-1712 {Antient Press}: pg 11
      Westmoreland County Court 22d day of February 1709/10
      - PEYTON's Will to be recorded Upon motion of HENRYASHTON, Gent. it
      is ordered the Will of GERRARD PEYTON, Gent., formerly recorded in this County's Records being now tom out of the Book wherein it was entered be recorded in the present Book of Records for the County aforesaid
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      Virginia genealogies: a genealogy of the Glassell family of Scotland and Virginia By Horace Edwin Hayden

      In the name of God amen. I Gerrard Peyton, of Nominy in the Co. of Westmoreland, finding myself very weak & sick in body, but of sound and perfect memory calling to mind the frailty of all human flesh and the decree of our Heavenly father that all mankind are once to dye and descend into the grave and to sleepe untill that loud and Dreadful trumpett shall sound and awake us all to judgement before the great tribunal judg both of quick and Dead ; doe by these presents make, constitute, ordain and appoint this to be my true last will and testament, hereby revoking, disannulling ana making void all manner of former wills and testaments by me heretofore made or intended to be made or done.

      First. I give and bequeath my immortal soul unto God my Heavenly maker, who gave it unto me, hoping through the merits, passion and intercession of his son my alone deare Saviour Jesus Christ, to behold ana everlastingly enjoy and behold my maker and redeemer in the Kingdom of Heaven above. Next I give and bequeath my mortal body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried and entcrred according to the discretion of my executrix hereafter named. Also

      I give and bequeath unto my Dearest well beloved sister Elizabeth Hardidge, her ; heirs, Executors adminrs and assigns all my full and whole estate both reall and personal! with all my Lands &c. And if my said sister Elizabeth Hardidge should have no issue of her body, then my full and whole estate both reall and personall with all my lands to be disposed of by her last will and testament. Also, I the sd Gerrard Peyton doe by these presents nominate, constitute, put, place, ordaine and appoint my lovine and kind father in law Mr William Hardidge, of Nominy afpresaidto be sole executor of this my fast will and testament. In witness whereof I the sd Gerard Peyton being in good and perfect memory have hereunto sett my hand and scale this 27th day of Dec Anno Dom 1687. Anno reg. Jacobi secundo tertio.

      The words "her heirs, executors, adminrs, assigns," interlined in the lath line before signing, sealing and delivery.

      Also I give and bequeath unto my kind and Loving rather in Law my sword & belt and case of pistols. Also I give and bequeath unto Valentine Harris One hundred acres of Land. Unto Mrs Mar[garet] Blagg my horse "Jocky," to Mr. Edward Franklyn fourteen and a half yards of "Kersey" and a pare of shoes. Unto Cuthbert one [pair of breeches] and a trunk and unto Negro Dick the first mare colt that shall fall.

      Gerrard Peyton. [Seal.]

      Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Joseph Lewis Richard Sturman Robert Chamberlain Jany 11. 1687-8.

      Upon petition of Mr Wm 'Hardidge, Executor of the last will and testament of the above named Gerrard Peyton, this will was proved by the Oaths of Joseph Lewis, Richard Sturman and Robert Chamberlain witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and is recorded. Thom. Marsen, Deputy Clerk.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1679-1682; John Frederick Dorman; pg 58
      Page. 218., [27 July 1681]
      It appears to this Court. that Thomas Gerrard late of this County, deceased, did by his last will and testament bequeath to Gerrard Payton one Negro servant, which is not yet paid.
      The Court order that James Johnson who married Elizabeth the relict and executrix of Gerrard deceased executor of the last will of said Thomas to pay unto said Gerrard one Negro servant called Tarquin who by- instrument under the hand and seale of John Gerrard was appoynted and designed for Gerrard Payton

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      1711-1714 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 6; Antient Press: (Page 43)
      THIS INDENTURE made this thirtieth day of October in the tenth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anna by the grace of God of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland, Queene defender of ye faith &c., Annoq. Dom: 1711; Between HENRY ASHTON of the Parish of COPLE in County of WESTMORELAND, Gent., and ELIZABETH his Wife, late ELIZABETH HARDIDGE, Daughter and sole heir of WILLIAM HARDIDGE, late of the Parish and County aforesaid, Gent., on the one part and GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB of the County aforesd. Gent. of other part; Wittnesseth that the said HENRY and ELIZABETH in consideration of the summe of Five shillings lawfull money of Great Brittain to them in hand already paid by GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB, by these presents doth bargaine and sell lunto GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB all them two parcells or plantations of Land lying and being vizt. the one lying and being in the Parish of COPLE in County of WESTMORELAND containing One thousand acres of Land first granted to THOMAS SPEEK (to Witt six hundred acrs part thereof by Patten bearing date the 10th day of January 1649, the other four hundred acres by Patten bearing date the 16th day of September 1650, the said One thousand acres being bounded; Vizt., North East upon the NOMONIE BAY and an
      Island called CEDAR ISLAND, South East upon NOMONIE RIVER, South West upon the Land of Mr. LEWIS BURRWELL, West into the Woods, Norwest upon the Land of WILLIAM HARDIDGE, wch: said One thousand acres of Land by several descents and meane conveyances came and descended unto and was well vested in HUGH SPEEK, late of of BATH, in the County of SOMERSETT in that part of the Kingdome of Great Brittaine lately called England and by said HUGH SPEEK by Deeds duly executed beareing date the 13th day of November 1690, conveyed and made over Junto HENRY TOTTERDELL of the City of BRISTOLL in the Kin gdome aforesd. and by HENRY TOTTERDELL sold and conveyed to WILLIAM HARDIDGE of the Parish of COPLE in the County of WESTMORELAND, by Deeds of Lease and Release duly executed bearing date the 22d. and 23rd day of March 1691 and from said WILLIAM HARDIDGE come and descended to said ELIZABETH, party to these presents; as his Daughter and heir att Law, and the other parcell of land lying in that part of Rappahanock now called Richmond County, containing two thousand acres and being bounded by vizt. South West with the Maine Swamp of the South East Branch of RAPPAHANOCK CREEK, North West with a Branch issuing out of the said Swamp, beginin g att a marked Gum that stands a little below the Path that goes from Coll: FANTLEROYs to WILLIAM OVERED's on NOMONIE and extending up the said Maine Swamp South Easterly 520 poles, thence North East to the Branches of NOMONIE 640 poles, thence North West crossing the aforesaid Path 480 poles to a marked red Oake nigh the Branches of Coss Coss, finaley South West to the first Station wch: said land was first granted to LT. COLL: VALENTINE PEYTON by Patent bearing date the 22d day of July 1662, and from the said VALENTINE descended to GERRARD PEYTON his heir att Law, and by
      the said GERRARD by his Last Will & Testament in Writing bearing date the 27th day of November 1687, give and devised unto the aforesd. ELIZABETH, party to these presents and her heirs &c., as by the before recited Deeds, Wills, Writings and conveyances may more fully appease; To have and to hold the two parcells of land with every of their appurtenances unto said GERRARD HUTT, BURDIT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB their assigns during the full terms of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one Pepper Corne au the feast of St. Michaell the Archangell only if lawfully demanded, to the intent that by virtue of these presents and the statute for transferring uses into possession the said GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB may be in the actuall possession of the lands and premises and be enabled to accept a grant of the inheritance thereof; In Wittnesse whereof both parties to these Indentures have interchangeably sett their hands and affixed their seales the day and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      DAN: McCARTY, HENRY ASHTON
      NATHL: POPE ELIZABETH ASHTON
      WESTMORELAND ss; Att a Court held for ye sd. County the 26th day of March Ano: 1712 HENRY ASHTON Gent., and ELIZABETH his Wife the above subscribers personally acknowledged the above Instrument to be theire proper act & deed (the said ELIZABETH being first privately examined acknowledged her unconstrained assent thereto) to enure the uses therein contained
      Test THO: SORRELL D. C. C.
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the 7th day of May Ano: Dom: 1712
      HENRY ASHTON Gent. and ELIZABETH his Wife came into Court and the said ELIZABETH being first privately examined, they ackowledged this their Deed to. GERRARD HUTT, BURDITT ASHTON, CHARLES ASHTON and OSMAN CRABB, and att their motion the same was admitted to Record Test JNO: TAYLOE, D. CI

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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=127&last=&g_p=G5&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Porter, Edward.
      Publication 21 November 1716.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 70 acres escheat land. The sd. land was first granted to Geo. Brown, by patent bearing date Nov. 7, 1694. - Adjoins land of Gerrard Peyton, decd and land of Charles Duncham.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 127 (Reel 289).