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

Peter Jett

Male 1710 - 1784  (74 years)


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  • Name Peter Jett 
    Born 1710  Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Aug 1784  Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I117305  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Francis Jett,   b. 1683, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1723/24, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Sarah {Unproven} Saxton,   b. Bef 1689, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1718, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Family ID F16001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Bowen,   b. 1717, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between 1734 and 1735  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Peter jett married Rebecca (Bowen?), King George County, 1734/5.
    Children 
     1. Francis Jett,   b. 1735, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1791, White Oak, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. William Jett,   b. 1738, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1792, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 53 years)
     3. Margaret Jett,   b. 1742, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Jett,   b. 1744, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Susannah Jett,   b. 1746, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Mary Jett,   b. 1748, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)
     7. Anne Jett,   b. 1750, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     8. Elizabeth Jett,   b. 1752, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F16006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


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      "Peter Jett's will May 22, 1784....King George County:
      In the name of God Amen. I, Peter Jett of King George County, Virginia and the parish of Brunswick, I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me and my body to be buried in a Christian and decent manner at the descretion of my executors hereafter mentioned, and what little estate it has pleased God to endow me, I give and devise the same in manner and form as followeth:
      I bequeath unto my daughters, Mary Hunstead and Anne Conley my negro woman named Rose and lease of the land I now live on, containing one hundred acres and my 2 houses.
      I bequeath unto John Pratt Bowen, my lease I bought from John Reuben Payne, being the same land whereon sd Payne now lives. And also to John Pratt Bowen, one bed, one table and furniture. It is my desire that my stock of hogs be divided between John Pratt Bowen and my daughters Mary Humstead and Anne Conley.
      I bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Curtis 5 shillings.
      I bequeath unto my daughter Susanna Payne, 5 shillings.
      I bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Thielkild, 5 shillings.
      I bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Jones, 5 shillilngs.
      I bequeath unto my grandson Jesse Thielkild, my young sorrel mare.
      I bequeath unto my granddaughter Susanna Hunstead, my wife's saddle.
      I bequeath the residue of my estate to be equally divided between my sons Francis and William Jett, and my daughter Mary Humstead and Anne Conley.
      And lastly, I appoint my sons Francis Jett, William Jett, and John Pratt Bowen, my whole and sole executors, as witness my hand and seal this 22nd day of May, in the year of our Lord 1784.

      === Research notes from Gay Edens Carrigan
      01 May 1724 King George OB 1721-26, p 179: Subpoena in chancery is granted unto William Jett, against Elizabeth Jett [his stepmother Elizabeth Underwood Thatcher], administratrix of the estate of Francis Jett deceased, in behalf of himself, his brothers Peter and Francis, and his sisters Elizabeth, Margaret and Ann Jett.

      25 Mar 1725, King George OB 1721-26, p 307: The suit in chancery between the orphans of Francis Jett and against Elizabeth Jett is ordered to be dismissed.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 163-164
      Indenture made 14th January 1737 between HENRY FITZHUGH of Stafford County Esqr. and PETER JETT of King George County Planter .. to Farm lett 100 acres in King George County bounded upon lands of CHARLES WEBSTER, WILLIAM PAIN & the Glebe .. for term of natural lives of said Peter Jett, REBECCA his wife & FRANCIS JETT his son .. to pay 500 pounds Tobacco & Cask yearly at Feast of St. Luke .. roll'd to such convenient Rolling Houses or warehouses on the waterside .. four hens & quit rents ..
      Presence George Lee, Henry Fitzhugh
      Geo: Fraser Peter Jett
      At a court held 3rd February 1737 .. Lease recorded.
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      Anne Jett, daughter of Peter Jett (d. 1784) of King George County, and wife of _______ Conely.

      Elizabeth Jett, daughter of Peter Jett (d. 1784) of King George County, and wife of Curtis.

      Francis Jett, son of Peter Jett (d. 1784) of King George Co.

      Peter Jett died 1784, King George County, Brunswick Parish. Will

      Peter Jett of King George County from Henry Fitzhugh of Stafford County, 100-acres for the life of the said Peter, Rebecca, his wife, and Francis, his son, 1737.

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