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

Henry Peyton

Male 1656 - 1695  (39 years)


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  • Name Henry Peyton  [1
    Born 1656  Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1695  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027277  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Henry Peyton,   b. 1630, Westby, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1659, Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Virginia; Will in Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Ellen Partington,   d. Aft 1659, Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne MNU Peyton,   b. Abt 1661, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 690, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1686  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Valentine Peyton,   b. Oct 1686, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1751, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Elizabeth Peyton,   b. Abt 1687, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1725, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     3. John Peyton,   b. 1691, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1760, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 3
      PEYTON, HENRY, of Aquia, gent. 17 May 1658; 20 October 1659.
      Wife Ellen exx.; sons Valentine and Henry when they arrive past the age of 21 years; brother Valentine Peyton and my uncle Thomas Partington of London, draper, to be overseers of the estate
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/groupsheets/MasonJohn815.htm
      URL title: Stafford County Family Group Sheets John Mason
      Note:
      Susannah Matheny had a previous marriage to Solomon Day.

      In 1756, John Mason was living on property SOUTH OF AQUIA CREEK ADJACENT TO MATHENYS. The 1768 rent rolls say his property was 100 acres.

      Stafford Deed BK P, pp113-116 (Sparacio-Stafford Deed Abstracts 1722-1728; 1755-1765, pp. 102-103)

      This indenture made 31 of July 1756 between William Matheny and Anne his wife, Job Sims and Ursula his wife and Thomas Matheny of County Stafford Overwharton Parish of the one part and John Peyton of afsd of other part witnesseth for sum of 150 pounds, current money of Virigina hath granted 300 acres in Stafford County bounded...Beginning at a Pine standing in the back line of the Hope Patent a corner of William Thomas' northwest along the Hope line...white oak corner between Matheny and JOHN MASON thence NE to Aquia River [note it is SOUTH of the creek] down said River to place called the Narrows to Poplar by riverside line marked trees to first beginning which line of marked trees divides this 300 ares from 200 acres sold to William Thomas the whole 500 being part of the larger Tract containing 1600 acres Pattented by Robert Hubbard bearing date 12 Decr 1654 and by Hubbard sold to Collo. Valentine Peyton and by Peyton sold the 500 acres to his Brother Henry Peyton bearing date 22 September 1657 and afterwards sold said 500 acres to Richard Fossaker by deeds bearing date 1663 which double sale caused a suit in Law between the son and heir of Henry Peyton Father to the abovementioned John Peyton and John Fossaker Grandson of said Richard Fossaker and after a tedious suit in Law the said Peyton and Fossaker agreed to sell the said 500 acres to Solomon Day and Daniel Matheny by deeds 6th March 1683 and sometimes after by deeds of Partition the said Day and Matheny agreed to divide the 500 acres between them Solomon Day to have 200 acres adjoining to Hope Creek and Daniel Matheny to have the uppermost 300...the Said Daniel Matheny dying left the 300 acres to his Wife and she dying without Will the said land fell to Daniel Matheny's Eldest son Wm. Matheny and the said Wm. dying left the said land to his Son Danl. Matheny to him and his heirs and said Daniel Matheny dying Intestate the land fell to his Eldest Son William Matheny Party to these presents and the said William Matheny last mentioned sold 100 acres of the said 300 acres to Job Sims party to these presents by deeds bearing date 9/10th of October 1752 and said William Matheny leased 100 acres of said 300 acres unto Thomas Matheny party to these presents...all these conveyances may be found in records of Stafford county....
      Presence John Matthews, William Matheny Geo. Waller Junr., Allen Walker Anne Matheny Job Sims Ursula Sims
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/groupsheets/CaptValentinePeyton1687FGS.T XT
      URL title: Family Group Sheet Capt. Valentine PEYTON
      Note:
      Father: Henry PEYTON (1656-1695)
      Mother: Anne THORNTON (1661- )
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS

      pp. 155a TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shalt come I HENRY PEYTON of OCQUIA in Stafford County ye Sonne & heirs of HENRY PEYTON Late of LONDON Merchant deced Whereas my said Father at ye tyme of his Death stood seized in a Tract of Lande in this County of Stafford formerly WESTMORELAND containinge beinge laid out for Four hundred acres on ye South side of the POTOMACK RIVER knowne by ye name of ye SANDY & RAGGED POINT opposite to ye PLANTACON bounded North upon a Marsh & Red Banks East upon POTOMACK RIVER South alonge the POTOMACK RIVER to another Small Branch West into ye Woods as loth appeare by a Pattent granted to RICHARD CODSFORD bearing date ye 5th September 1654 and by ye said RICHARD CODSFORD assigned to my said Father ye 3d day of June 1656 & by my said Father renewed & taken in his owne name by Order of ye Governour & Councell upon new right & by an Order dated ye 13 day of October 1657 and a Pattent thereon granted to him ye 1st day of November 1657 as by ye same will appears and by lust Dessent in Law descended to me ye said HENRY PEYTON as Sonne & Heire to my said Father HENRY PEYTON deced Now Know yee that ye said HENRY PEYTON for sume of foure thousand pounds of Tobacco in Caske paid me by JAMES BUTLER of Stafford County aforesaid GLOVER receipt of wch I do acknowledge have sold unto the said JAMES BUTTLER his heires a pcell of land containing Two hundred and eighty acre bounded begininge att a small white Oake marked a Corner tree standinge at ye Mouth of a small branch by ye River side just att ye outside of ye old field where WILLIAM DAVIS lives & extending South along the POTOMACK RIVER to a great white oaks including ye plantacon called COCKPYE POINT & ye greater part of ye Marsh sometime in ye possession of THOMAS SMITH late of this County deced from thence by a lyne of marked trees West into ye Woods to a marked Black Oake a Corner tree finally North East to ye first menconed small white oake To Have and To Hold ye said Two hundred and eighty acres of land the benefitt of him ye said JAMES BUTTLER & to no other purpose whatsoever, in Witnesse 1 have sett my hande and Seale this 22 day of March 1689/90
      In presence of GEORGE BRENT, HENRY PEYTON FRANCIS HAMMERSLEY
      This above Deed of Sale was acknowledged in the County Court of Stafford by HENRY PEYTON and ANNE his Wife on Aprill the 7th 1690 and was then recorded in ye records of the said County
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 199 HENRY PEYTON aged Thirty fours yeares Sworne and Examined saith that in or about ye Month of September 1684 Mr. ROBERT COLSON then under Sheriffs of this County came to this Deponts house and desired him to gee wth him to bears wittnesse that hee attached three head of Cattle of RICH. NIXON for ye use of Mr. ROBERT BRENT and neare to this Depts. Plantacon. they found ye said Cattle and there ye said COLLSON desired this Depont to take notice hee attached ye said three head of cattle beinge three cows for ye use of ye said BRENT
      Juratt in Curia June ye 10th 1691 & was then recorded
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 228 - TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I HENRY PEYTON of Stafford County Gent sent Greetinge. now Yee that I ye said HENRY PEYTON for ye sume of Six thousand pounds of good Tobacco & Caske by JAMES BUTTLER of ye County aforesaid GLOVER have sold unto ye said JAMES BUTLER his heires all that parcell of land beinge on OCQUTA RUN in Stafford aforesaid now in ye possession of him ye said JAMES BUTTLER part thereof & part lately in ye possession of ELIZABETH HOLMES by a Trespasse by her committed but by ,ludgmt of Court now in my possession containinge two hundred and two acres of lande adioyninge to my Plantation bounded as followeth begininge att a marked white oake standinge on ye main run of OCQUIA on ye West side thereof and extendinge by a line of marked trees South West Alonge by my fence line into ye woods to back line of ye Dividend or grand Pattent from thence North West alonge said back line to ye lande of THOMAS HOLMES formerly by mee ye said HENRY PEYTON sold to him from thence alonge said THOMAS HOLMES East to OCQUIA MAINE RUNNE finally down ye said Maine Ronne to ye first mentioned white oake To Have and To Hold to him ye said JAMES BUTTLER Wittness my bande & Seale this 4th day of February 1691/2
      In presence of GEORGE BRENT, HENRY PEYTON GILES BRENT
      This Sale of Lande was acknowledged to said JAMES BUTTLER in ye County Court of Stafford by HENRY PEYTON on ye 12th day of February 1691/2 and was then recorded
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      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 11(20) TO ALL XTIAN People to whome these presents shall come. I HENRY PAYTON residing in CHOTANKE PARISH in ye County of Stafford in Virga:, Gentl., ye Son and Heir of HENRY PAYTON, late of ye County aforesaid, Gentleman, deceased, send Greeting in our Lord God Everlastiage. That Whereas my Father, HENRY PAYTON, deceased died seized of diverse tracts of land, tenements and hereditaments being in Stafford aforesaid and upon ye head of AQUIA CREEKE as by Pattent granted to VALENTINE PAYTON late of WESTMORELAND County Gent., deceased. bearing date ye (blank) day of (blank) will more at large appear And by him ye said VALLENTINE PEYTON by Bargaine and Sale conveyed to ye: said HENRY PEYTON deced., as by Deed of Conveyance acknowledged in ye Court of WESTMORELAND and there recorded bearing date ye (blank) day of (blank will more att large appeare, relation beinge theretunto had; And for as much as I, ye sd, HENRY PEYTON, beinge arrived to full age, have made actuall entry into ye said lands, tenements and hereditaments decenced to me from my said Father, HENRY PEYTON deceased, but more especially into ye above sd One thousand acres of land on ye head of AQUIA aforesaid; Know Yee therefore that I ye said HENRY PEYTON for divers good causes and considerations mee thereunto moveing but more especially for and in consideration of ye summe of One thousand pounds of good Tobo: and Caske in hand payd mee by GEORGE BRENT of WOODSTOCKE in ye County aforesaid, Gent., before ye signing and sealing hereof, ye Receipt of which I doe acknowledge, and doe by these presents exonerate and discharge him ye said GEORGE BRENT his heires, Exors. and Admrs. of ye whole 6 every part thereof, have given granted and confirmed to him, ye said GEO: BRENT, one Hundred acres of mod, beinge parte of ye aforesaid devident of One thousand acres, sittuate lying and beinge att ye head of AQUIA CREEKE aforesd: begininge close to ye sd Creeke side and extendinge by a marked white Qake that stands by a small Runn neare ye Rhoade leadinge to Dr- ROBT. HALLs from ye first FORDING PLACE of ye Crooke into ye woods W:S,W: alonge ye lands of RICHARD CODSFORD three hundred and twenty poles from thence N; N: W: fifty poles to a marked white Oake; from thence E: N E: three hundred and twenty poles to ye main run of ye said Creeke. and from (the remainder of this entry does net appeal).
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 536-539 This Indenture made 10th July 1728 between VALENTINE PEYTON of Overwharton Parish Stafford County & JOHN PEYTON of said .. by deeds of lease & release for sum 40 pounds of good & lawfull money of Great Britain said tract being on Acquia Run in Parish & County aforesaid now in occupation of said John Peyton being 100 acres being part of Patent for 1000 acres granted to Valentine Peyton bearing date 6th June 1654 & by him conveyed to HENRY PEYTON 26th May 1657 & acknowledged in Westmoreland County Court & conveyed by Henry Peyton unto the afsd Valentine Peyton his Son by his Last Will & Testament it being the Lowest part of 200 acres of land which was to be divided equally between the said Valentine & the above mentioned John Peyton as by the said Henry Peyton last will & Testament ..
      Presence La: Pepper, Valentine Peyton W. Mason
      At Court held for Stafford County 10th July 1728 Valentine Peyton acknowledged his deeds .. & FFRANCES the Wife of the said Valentine in Open Court relinquished her Right of Dower to the lands .. admitted to record.
      Know all men .. I Valentine Peyton of County Stafford am bound unto John Peyton in sum of 200 pounds Sterling lawfull money of Great Britain 10th day of July 1728. The condition .. whereas said Valentine by pair of Indentures .. hath sold unto John Peyton tract on Acquia Run under several conditions .. now if Valentine do truly perform all conditions & shall also at some time betwixt the Date hereof & the ffirst day of August next lawfully acknowledge the said Indenture .. to the intent same may be recorded & especially if the Wife of said Valentine shall within the said limitted time release any demand of Dower or Joynture she has .. & said John Peyton may quietly enjoy said land discharged of all claims by virtue of Dower .. then this obligation to be void ..
      Presence La: Pepper, Valentine Peyton
      W. Mason
      At Court held for Stafford County 10th July 1728 Valentine Peyton acknowledged his bond .. admitted to record.

  • Sources 
    1. [S802907] Virginia Genealogies - Hayden.

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