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

Henry Peyton

Male Bef 1726 - 1781  (> 55 years)


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  • Name Henry Peyton  [1
    Born Bef 1726  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Aug 1781  Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I032621  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Frances Linton,   b. Abt 1698, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1755, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1718  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Thornton,   b. Bef 1730, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1746  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Timothy Peyton,   b. Abt 1746, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1788, Bourbon County, Kentucky, Probate in Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. Valentine R Peyton,   b. Abt 1748, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1780, Battle of Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Henry Peyton,   b. Abt 1750, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     4. Mary Peyton,   b. 1756, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1804, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years)
     5. John Peyton,   b. 1757, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F19467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Gallahue,   b. Abt 1734, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1799, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Peyton,   b. 12 Oct 1762, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1851, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Elizabeth 'Betty' Peyton,   b. 1763, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Peyton,   b. Abt 1765, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F19468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince William County Sheriff 1778
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      Col. Henry PEYTON
      Birth: abt 1730 StaffordCo, Virginia
      Land inherit.: 1751 935 A. on Broad Run, Prince WilliamCo., Virginia. and 100 A.
      Executor: 1752 Valentine Pepyton; Prince WilliamCo, Virginia
      Land Survey: 4 Apr 1755 Little River, over Goose Creek, Hunger Run, Loudoun Co,
      Burgess: frm 1756-1761
      Administrator: 1763 Estate of John Champe; LoudounCo, Virginia
      Land Sale: 23 Sep 1763 Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Land Sale: 1 Jan 1768 on Broad Run and Whitledge's Branch
      Will: 22 May 1781 Prince WilliamCo, Virginia
      Death: Jul 1781 Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Spouse: Margaret GALLAHER ( - )
      Marriage: abt 1754

      On 25 Aug 1752, the Pr. William Co. Court held a hearing in the case of Mark Brown and Elizabeth his wife against Henry Peyton, Gent. and John Peyton, executors of Valentine Peyton Gent. deced., and ruled that Mark & Elizabeth ought to recover against Henry & John the sum of 2 pounds 16 shillings & 6 pence & also their costs.

      In May 1753, the Court granted Henry Peyton and John Peyton, Executors of Valetine Peyton deceased, judgment against William Picket Administrator of Francis Picket deced for 1 pound, 19 shillings, & 1 pence and the chattels of the said Intestate in the hands of the Defendant.

      On 22/23 Sept 1763 Henry Peyton and Margaret his wife sold to Daniel French and Daniel Payne for 1,000 pounds current money of Va. 253.5 A. in Pr. WmCo taken up and patented by Valentine Peyton by deed from Proprietor's Office dated 20 Aug 1725 and by him given and devised in his Last Will and Testament to Henry Peyton.

      On 1 Jan 1768, Henry Peyton and Margaret his wife sold Cuthbert Bullitt for 1,000 pounds current money of Va. (1) 470 A. upon Broad Run including Peyton's dwelling plantation and mill per original deed from Proprietor's Office to Valentine Peyton for one part of it and to Thomas Dallis for the residue; (2) 212 A. upon Broad Run purchased by Valentine Peyton of Nicholas Minor; and (3) 100 A. upon Whitledges Branch purchased by Valentine Peyton of Nathaniel Overall.

      He signed a will on 22 May 1781 in Prince WilliamCo, Virginia. Photocopy of the actual will of Henry Peyton in Will Book G, pp.119-122, Prince William County, Virginia. Written 22 May 1781 The will was presented in Prince Wm. County Court 6 day of August 1781 by Jas. Ewell, one of the executors. It was proved by the oaths of Edward Boswell & Val Peyton.
      Two executors qualified: John Peyton qualified 1781 Sept. 3rd, and Cuth Bullitt qualified on 6th October 1788. p. 122
      Adm. de bones nos with will annexed granted John Brown, April 4, 1814.
      The witnesses were: Edward Boswell, Leonard Leachman, Thomas X Kent,
      Valentine Peyton.
      Children in the will:
      Son, Timothy Peyton incl. was 1000 acres of land held by state warrant on
      the waters of Ky.
      Dau, MARY MATSON Negroes (p. 120)
      Son, John Peyton, Negroes also cows, calves & etc.
      Dau Frances Peyton, Negroes, horse, bed & etc.
      Dau. Betty Marton/Martin (?) Negroes, bed & etc.
      Son: Thos. Peyton, Negroes and 1/4 of profits of grist mill to be applied to his schooling, horse, etc., after death of my wife, Margaret Peyton, land whereon I now live with grist mill and 1/2 value to be paid in 10 equal installments to my son, John Peyton.
      gr. son Robert Peyton one part of profits of my grist mill during his
      minority for his schooling.
      Wife, Margaret Peyton, during her life tract whereon I live together with 100 acres I expect of Bristoes (?) tract called Thornmons lott to be laid off at the upper part of sd. lott on Broad Run. Also grist mill with land. Negroes and tract of land bought of James West and all remaining part of land I purchased of Bristoes tract, stocks, etc during natural life and after her death to be equally divided between my children: Mary, John, Frances, Betty, and grand child Robert Payton.

      He died in Jul 1781 in Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia.

      === Contributed by Carolyn Whitaker

      Fauquier Co Virginia Deeds 1759-1778, Compiled by John K Gott pg 107
      pg 82-85 22 May 1770
      Deed of gift between HENRY PEYTON of Prince William County and TIMOTHY PEYTON of same natural love and affection for his son TIMOTHY also 20 tract in FAUQUIER CO on the branches of Little River part of tract granted to THOMAS THORNTON of LANCASTER CO and by said THORNTON devised to his daughter ANNE, who married said HENRY PEYTON

      corner to WILLIAM FAULIN'S land to the line of AGATHA CHINN hickory to BURGESSES line, corner to FAULIN
      254 acres
      signed HENRY PEYTON
      witness THOMAS MARSHALL
      recorded 23 Oct 1770
      ===
      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 115-121
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fourth and twenty fifth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty one and in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the third Between NICHOLAS MINOR of the Parish of Cameron in the County of LOUDOUN of one part and HENRY PEYTON of the Parish of I)ettingen and County of Prince William of other part Witnesseth that the said NICHOLAS MINOR for the sum of Eighty pounds Lawful' money of Virginia hath sold unto the said HENRY PEYTON (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Lease made for one year and by force of the statute for Transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs and assigns all that parcel of land in the County of Prince William on the North side of BROAD RUN of OCCOQUAN which land was granted to W ANSFORD ARRINGTON by Deed from the PROPRIETORS of the NORTHERN NECK bearing date the Twenty third day of December one thousand seven hundred and Sixteen and bounded beginning at a large Oak on the North side of BROAD RUN of OCCOQUAN & Extending No. Wt. to a red Oak thence No. West to the OLD WAGGON or ROGUES ROAD thence near and by the said ROAD So, West to SIMMS BRANCH where the said ROAD crosses thence down the said Branch the several Courses and meanders thereof to BROAD RUN thence down the said RUN and binding therewith to the beginning containing One hundred & Sixty acres Together with all houses and appurtenances to the said land belonging To Have and To Hold unto said HENRY PEYTON his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof said NICHOLAS MINOR hath set his hand and seale
      in presence of JOHN PEYTON. NICHO. MINOR
      WM. SEALE, WM TYLER, JOHN TYLER
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 27 day of July 1761
      This Release with the Receipt thereon endorsed from NICHOLAS MINOR to HENRY PEYTON gent. was proved by the oaths of WILLIAM SEALE and JOHN PEYTON two of the witnesses hereto and the same was ordered to be Certified
      And at a Court continued and held for the above said County the 26th day of August 1761 This Release with the Receipt were further proved by the Oath of WILLIAM TYLER one of the witnesses & the same were ordered to be recorded
      Memorandm. There is now a Suit in Chancery brought by the within named NICHOLAS MINOR agt. THOMAS ARRINGTON to oblige him to make a more full and perfect conveyance of the within mentioned land and if it should happen that the said NICHOLAS MINOR his heirs etc. should be cast and JAMES MUSES heirs or any other person recover the land within mentioned, all that the said HENRY PEYTON his heirs etc, can recover is the principall sum of Eighty pounds
      JOHN PEYTON, WM. SEALE, HENRY PEYTON
      WM, TYLER, JOHN TYLER
      At a Court continued and held for Prince William County the 26th day of August 1761 This Memorandum Endorsed on the Release given & made by NICHOLAS MINOR to HENRY PEYTON was proved by the oaths of WILLIAM SEALE. JOHN PEYTON and WILLIAM TYLER
      and the same was ordered to be recorded
      ===
      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 281-282
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I HENRY PEYTON of the County of Prince William Gent for the sum of Two hundred pounds Current money have sold unto LEVIN POWELL of the County aforesaid the following Negroes to wit: Will about the age of Thirty now in the possession of the said POWELL as a hireling; Nan about the age of Twelve, Jim about the age of Eight, of which said Negroes the said HENRY PEYTON hath delivered to the said LEVIN POWELL, Will, with an intent that it may be binding for the whole, which said Negroes I do warrant from any person whatsoever. As Witness I have set my hand and seal this 28th day of June 1762
      in presence of WILLIAM OLDHAM, HENRY PEYTON
      MOLUM McMURRAY
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 7th day of February 1763
      This Deed of Sale was proved by the oath of WILLIAM OLDHAM one of the witnesses to be he act & deed of HENRY PEYTON gent and the same was ordered to be recorded

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    1. [S802907] Virginia Genealogies - Hayden.

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