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

John Peake

Male 1629 - 1692  (63 years)


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  • Name John Peake 
    Born 1629 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1691/92  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I048401  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father Virginia Peake 
    Family ID F25775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. John Peake,   b. Abt 1671, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1728, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     2. Mary Peake,   b. Abt 1684, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. 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)
     4. Robert Peake,   b. Bef 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rossanna Peake,   b. Bef 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F13319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEED AND WILL BOOK, 1686 - 1689; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 12 The Depon. of JNO. PEAKE aged ahout Fifty seven years sayeth ye Malatto that belonged to ye Plantan up the River name Lyinoy and was at the Plantn, up ye River of MRS TOWNSHEND dyed when JAMES DUNBAR his Overseer being absent at ye same time ye sd Malatto dying in the month of October in ye yeare 1684 before Ye appraazzmt, of MRS. MARY TOWNSHEND Estate, which was appraized ye November following and more yr, Dept. saith not
      JOHN PEAKE
      Sworne and Recorded in ye County Court of Stafford this 27 day of Septr 1686
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEED AND WILL BOOK, 1686 - 1689; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Pp.32--32a TO ALL XIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I JOHN PEAK sendeth greeting. Know Yee yt I the sd JOHN PEAKE for a valuable consideration already in hand have sold unto CAPT. WM . DOWNEING him his heires or assignes all my Land lyinge on ye South syde of POTTOMACK RUNN at the head of POTTOMACK CREKE in POTTOMACK RIVER in Stafford County in Virga, and bounded & beginninge at the runn on the South syde against a marked black make with standeth on ye North syde of the Rum joyneing upon the land of JNO. KEETCH and soe runing according unto the Survey of Capt. JNO. ALEXANDER which survey doth begin as aforesd which land is the Reversion of foureteene hundred and fifty acres of land lyinge on the South syde of POTTOMACK CREEK (that is to say) the Reversion of vt land lyeth on ye South side of POTTOMACK CRFEKE as aforesaid which Pattent will make out ye bounds of the sd Reversion of Land that lyeth as aforesd and I doe assume to deliver the Pattent to WM. DOWNING the first opportunity I have and the sd land being the moytie of 1450 acres of land sold to me by THOMAS WILLSON & is part of 6000 acres of land granted unto him by Patent and the sd WM. DOWNING hee his heires or assignes to have the sd land with all Rights for Ever and I doe Warrt_ ye said land free & clear and I doe assume to keepe the sd WM. DOWNEING his heires harmless from any thirds beinge demanded by my Wife. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand & Seale this 7 day February in the yeare 1686/7
      In presence of CHARLES BUSHNELL, JOHN PEAKE THOMAS SMITH, ROBERT WARREN
      This Sale of Land was acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford by sd JOHN PEAKE unto the within named WM. DOWNEING this 9 day of March 1686/7 And was then recorded
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      p. 263 June 24th 1692. INVENTORY of ye Estate of JOHN PEALE SENIOR Deceased Tobo
      Imprimis To Three head of Cattle; To yearlinge bull, To eight sheep, a mare, horse, one feather bed rugge and blankett; To seven chaires; chest of drawers & Couch: parcell of old pewter; old Iron: a gun and two pistolls unfixed; one pail & n small kettle -- Total 82210
      Appraised accordinge to order pr us JO. MOTTERSHED
      MARY PEAKE WALLTER GRIFFIN
      MARY PEAKE came into Court and made oath that ye above Inventory is a true and perfect accompt of her deced husbandes Estate on ye 13th day of September 1692 and was then recorded
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      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1690-1692; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Page 252 Court held 10th May 1692
      467. MARY PEAKE humbay sheweth that your Petrs husband JOHN PEAKE Senr. about four months since departed this life and did not make any will or Testament wherefore your Petitioner humbly prayes admn. of her said husbands state she being ready to give Security according to Law And the Court having Seriously and Judiciously and maturely considered the premises and the Legallity thereof doe accordingly order that Mary Peake shall have administration on the Estate of John Peake Senr. her deced husband Provided she give good and Sufficient Security to perform what the Law directs Touching the said Estate. JOHN HARPER and GILES VANDACASTAIL became Security with Mary Peake for her True performance of what the Law directs touching her aforesaid husbands Estate. Ordered that JOHN HOLMES, WALTER GRIFFIN and JONATHAN MOTTERSHED or any two of them shall between this and the next Court appraise the Estate of John Peake Senr. deced and that Capt. MARTIN SCARLET shall swear them accordingly.
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      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Page 325 (contd}. Court held 10th February 1692/93
      306 THOMAS THOMPSON who married the Relict and administratrix of JOHN PEAKE SENIOR late of this County deced came into Court and confessed Judgment to JONATHAN PARKER for the sum four hundred pounds of Tobacco due to him the said Parker for the trouble of his house and accommodations of the said John Peale in his last Sicknesse Therefore tis ordered that Thomas Thompson in his Qualification aforesaid shall make present payment of the said Sum of four hundred pounds of Tobacco to Jonathan Parker ..
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS Pp. 287-291 Indenture made third day September 1705 between Capt. EDWD. MOUNTJOY &ELIZABETH his wife of county Stafford in Virga. of the one part & THOMAS JAMES of said county Witnesseth that for sum 16,000 pounds of Tobo. & cask .. sold the sundry lands & messuages hereinafter mentioned that is to say one certain parcel of land conta. 200 acres being in ye county Stafford Upon South side of Potomac Run the land beginning at a marked Beech Tree standing by the run & running from thence Southerly into the woods 320 poles Easterly 90=po: Northerly 320 poles to a marked white oak upon the said run which land is the westmost part of 1450 acres of land bought formerly by WILLIAM DOWNING of the said county of one JOHN PEAK of the same county which 200 acres of land was by William Downing sold unto one HENRY THOMPSON of said county as appears by a deed of sale bearing date 9th Novr. 1687 after which Henry Thompson sold the 200 acres unto Edward Mountjoy as appears by his assignment bearing date 5th February 1689 as also one other parcel of land containing 130 acres being part of 157 acres of land sold by William Downing unto Edward Mountjoy which land is being in county Stafford between the upper line of John Peaks pattent and the 200 acres above mentioned beginning at a Maple lying the N=side of Potomeck main run & running thence W=67 po: to a small gum saplin on the S-side of the main run being a corner tree of John Peaks Pattent & the uppermost corner on the Run thence along the upper side of Jno. Peaks Pattent S=156 poles to a white oak in John Peaks line near a meadow thence E=56 poles to ye above sd 200 acres thence along the upper side line of the 200 acres N=320 poles to the upper corner tree of the 200 acres thence along the corner end of the 200 acres next Potomack Run E till it comes to the main run thence up along the main run according to its several meanders to the first beginning as appears by William Downings deed of sale bearing date 13th day February 1694 both which parcels of land together amounting and containing 330 acres ..
      Presence Henry Conyers, Edwd. Mountjoy
      Edward Griffith Eliza. Mountjoy Memorandum of livery of seisin (same date).
      Presence Henry Connyers, Edward Griffis
      At a Court held 12th September 1705 Edward Mountjoy Gent. in person acknowledged this sale of land .. Henry Connyers by power of Atty from Eliza. Mountjoy relinquished her right of dower to same which together with this Deed is ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
      Be it known .. that I Eliza. Mountjoy wife of Capt. Edward Mountjoy of Stafford County have authorized in my place my trusty & well beloved friend Henry Connyer of ye game county my true certain & lawful attorney .. to make acknowledgment of all my right title & interest of 330 acres of land sold by my Husband unto Thomas James .. 10th Sept. 1705.
      Presence John Trammill Eliza. Mountjoy
      At a Court held 12th September 1705 This Power of Attorney was ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 6; Pg 46
      JOHN PEIKE, 1450 acs. Staff. Co., upon maine run of Potomack Cr., 26 Sept. 1668, p. 179. Adj. plantation formerly Jno. Mathewes'. Part of patt. to Thomas Wilkinson dated 10 June 1658, who sold to Robt. Warren, Edw. Warren & sd. Peike, & due him by survivorship. (Note: Marginal notation gives this as 1250 acs.)

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