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

John Peake

Male Abt 1671 - 1728  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name John Peake 
    Born Abt 1671  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1728  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I48731  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Peake,   b. 1629,   d. Jan 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Humphrey,   d. Aft Feb 1693, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1684  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Spence,   b. Abt 1675, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1691  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Peake,   b. Abt 1698, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1756, Prince Wiliam County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)  [natural]
     2. Female Peake,   b. Abt 1712, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1728, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F28717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1691-1692 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      Page 174 Court held 8th October 1691
      191. Ordered that Capt. GEORGE BRENT shall make present payment the sum of two hundred pounds of tobacco unto JOHN GOSLING for his attendance at Court in a suite depending between him and JOHN PEAKE JUNR. with costs. Ordered that John Peake Junr. shall-make present payment of two hundred pounds of Tobacco unto John Gosling for his attendance at Court in a suite depending between him and Capt. George Brent with costs.

      Page 174 (contd) Court held 9th October 1691
      193. GEORGE BRENT humbly complaining sheweth that the plt did purchase of JOHN RICHARDS the 3rd day of February 1689 Two cows and two yearling calves their running and being in possession of him the said Richards at Neapsco Creek in this County and gave the plt a bill of sale for the same Ex-pressing the marke of the cattle as by the same will appear now in Court produced by which the Right and Propertie of the Cattle were Legally vested in the Plt now soe it is that JOHN PEAKE JUNR. with force and arms hath taken and driven away the numerical cattle sold by the said Richards to the Plt and keeps and detaines the cattle from the plt altho often demanded to his damage two thousand pounds of tobacco and caske .. And the deft by ROBERT COLLIE his attorney comes in Court and for plea saith not guilty And now after a full debate and hearing of the matter on both sides .. and it appearing fully and Evidently to this Court that John Peake the deft doth unjustly keep and detain from Capt. George Brent one cow and yearling Therefore cis ordered that John Peake Junr, shall Immediately deliver up to Capt. George Brent the cow and yearling with costs.
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      1691-1692 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      399. At a Court held for the County of Stafford the 10th March 1691/2
      403. Whereas JONATHAN MOTTERSHED made humble suit to this Court that he had faithfully in the office and place of a Constable for the upper part of the upper parish of this County one whole year and did therefore pray that he might now be discharged of his office and that JOHN PEAKE might serve in the Room and stead Therefore tis ordered that John Peake shall serve in the room and stead of the aforesaid Jonathan Mottershed in the office of constable for the upper precincts of the upper parish of this County and that Capt. MARTIN SCARLET swear him accordingly.
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 68-70
      To all Christian People .. I THOMAS BAXTER of county Stafford Planter
      .. this 8th day March 1700 .. for sum 1400 pounds Tobo. in cask to me
      paid or secured to be paid by JOHN PEAK in county aforesaid .. have sold 100 acres of land joining to land belonging to John Peake beginning at a Bank commonly known as the White Bank ..
      Presence Wm. Brook, Thom. x Baxter
      H: Wilkie (H. for Henry)
      March 12 1700, The above said Thomas Baxter came into Court and acknowledged deed and was then recorded.
      March 12 1700. SAML. JACKSON as Attorney for MARY BAXTER came into Court & relinquished her right of Dower and was then recorded.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber Y; 1794 - 1796; pp 457-460
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th dy of October Seventeen hundred & ninety four Between SAMUEL STONE of FAIRFAX County and ANN his Wife of one part and JOHN DYE of County of Prince William of other part. Whereas FRANCIS STONE of Parish of Overwharton in County of STAFFORD by his Deeds of Lease & Release dated the 20th & 21st days of April 1721 did convey unto JOHN PEAKE of the same Parish and County the fee simple Estate of and in one hundred & twenty acres of land more or less lying then in Parish of Overwharton and County of STAFFORD but in the County of Prince William on both sides of the Main Run of OCCOQUAN RIVER at the present time, And Whereas JOHN PEAKE on the 2nd day of August 1728 by his Deed did give and grant unto his Son in Law, SAMUEL STONE, part of the above described lands in consequence of which last conveyance the said SAMUEL STONE dyed seised of the said lands therein contained, and which descended to SAMUEL STONE his Eldest Son & heir at Law;
      NOW THIS INDENTURE Witnesseth that the last mentioned SAMUEL STONE, party to these presents, in consideration of the sum of Ninety one pounds Two shillings & six pence current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by JOHN DYE, by these presents do bargain sell and confirm unto JOHN DYE and to his heirs all that land contained in JOHN PEAKE3 Dood to SAMUEL STONE the Elder that lies on the uper or North side of the Main Run of OCCOQUAN RIVER which is found by an accurate survey made by JOHN COFFER to be One hundred & Twenty two acres, excepting and always reserving one half acre for a BURYING GROUND where this heretofore has been occupied for that purpose; And all houses orchards profits and appurtenances; To have and to hold the said One hundred & Twenty one and half acres of land unto JOHN DYE & his heirs free and clear from the claims of all persons; In Witness whereof SAMUEL STONE & ANN his Wife have hereunto set their hands & seals the day month & year first within written Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      JAMES MUSCHETT, SAMUEL STONE
      MUNGO HANCOCK, JOHN MUSCHETT ANN her mark STONE
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to RICHARD CHICHESTER and THO N MASON Gentlemen, Greeting; Whereas (the Commission for the privy Examination of ANN, the Wife of SAMUEL STONE); Witness ROBERT GRAHAM Clerk of our said Court the 25th day of October 1794
      and in the 19th year of the Commonwealth ROBT. GRAHAM
      In Obedience to the within, we the Subscribers have caused to come before us the within named ANN and have examined her privately (the return of the execution of the privy Examination of ANN STONE); Given under our hands and seals this 25th day of October 1794
      RICHARD CHICHESTER
      THOMSON MASON
      At a Court held for Prince William County the first day of December 1794
      This Deed from SAMUEL STONE & ANN his Wife to JOHN DYE was proved by the Oaths of JAMES MUSCHETT & MUNGO HANCOCK and ordered to be Certified; And at a Court continued and held for the said County the second day of December 1794, This Deed was fully proved by the Oath of JOHN MUSCHETT and with the Dedimus for the privy examination of the fame returned executed, ordered to be recorded
      Test ROBERT GRAHAM, CI Cur
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=86&last=&g_p=GC&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Parker, Fielder.
      Publication 15 December 1730.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Stafford County.
      Description: 200 acres on the south side of the Broad Run of Occoquon and opposite to plantation belonging to John Peak Senr. whereon said Parker now lives.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants C, 1729-1731, p. 86, folio (Reel 290).

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