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

Peter Beverley

Male 1663 - 1728  (64 years)


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  • Name Peter Beverley  [1, 2
    Born 7 May 1663  St. Mary's Lowgate, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1728  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I133449  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Robert Beverley,   b. Jan 1634/35, Beverley, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1686/87, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Beverley,   b. Bef 1646,   d. Bef 9 May 1663, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 17 years) 
    Married Bef 1663  Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F52162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Peyton,   b. 1670, Isleham, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1723, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1689  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Beverley,   b. Abt 1690, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Peyton Beverley,   b. 1 Jan 1690/91, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1723, Turkey Island, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     3. Susannah Beverley,   b. 1692, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1736/37, Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F05035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Essex County, Virginia Historical Society, Bulletin 11, May 1977
      Major Robert Beverley and His Three Sons: Peter, Robert and Harry
      By CHARLES W. H. WARNER

      Col. Peter Beverley was the eldest recorded son of Major Beverley and his first wife Mary Keeble. He was born about 1668 in Virginia and died here in 1728. He was Clerk of the House of Burgesses 1691-99, Clerk of Gloucester Co. 1702-14, Speaker of the House of Burgesses 1700-14, Treasurer of the Colony 1710-23 and was appointed member of the Governor's Council in 1719. In 1948 Dr. Henry James and his sister Mrs. Beverley Pope owned portraits of Col. Peter Beverley and his wife Elizabeth Peyton. She was a daughter of Major Robert Peyton of "Rougbam," Co. of York, England and of "Iselham," Gloucester Co. Col. Peter Beverley and his wife Elizabeth Peyton were the ancestors of Whitings, Randolphs, Lees and in this county of the "Rose Hill" Hundleys, among many others.
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      1666-1669 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 33
      Lancaster County Court 4th of April 1667
      - ROBERT BEVERLEY doth give unto WALTER KEBBLE, his Sonne in Lawe, one Cowe Calfe m:ked (vizt.) a hole & a crop in ye lefte eare & a hole in the right eare, To have ye female increase., Ditto to his Sone, PETER BEVERLEY, one Cowe Calfe m:ked wth: a swallow forke in each eare wth: all the female increase to bee delivered to ye saide both parties at the age of 21 yeres ROBT: BEVERLEY
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      1690-1694 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 681)
      Court 5th day of March 1693/4
      - Capt, PETER BEVERLEY, Gardian to CATHERINE BEVERLEY, Daughter of Major ROBERT BEVERLEY, haveing brot. an action of the Case against Mr. JOHN ROBINSON &c., Exrs, of the Last Will and Testament of CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON, Esqr., deced,, by his Pettition sett forth that the said Major ROBERT BEVERLEY did by his Last Will and Testament bequeath unto his Wife, CATHERINE BEVERLEY, the use of all the household goods he dyed possessed of at his Dwelling Plantacon for & dureing hir naturall life and ordered the same shortly after his death apart from his other personall Estate to be Inventoryed & appraised and after the decease of the said CATHERINE to be devided in thirds, that is to say, 1/3 part to his Daughter, MARY. & 2/3 parts to his Daughter, CATHERINE, as by the said Last Will and Testament. recourse being thereunto had may & will fully appeare, persuant to wchi device the respective household goods of the said Testator at his Dwelling Plantation were inventoryed & appraised amounting to the sume of £210: 11:06 1/2, as p Inventory & Appraisement will appeare and were accordingly left in the possession of the aforesaid CATHERINE, the sd. Testators Widdow, who is now deced., but so it is may it please yor: Worshipps that the said CATHERINE, the said Testators Widdow, in hir life time intermarried with CHR: ROBINSON. Esqr.. who tooke into his possession all and every percell of the said household goods. and is since possest with the same, without surrendring the specificall goods or the vallue thereof according to appraisement as he ought to have done to the said MARY & CATHERINE, Daughters of the said Testator, who by venue of the said Testators Will have proper and the only intrest thereto, yor: Pettitionr: therefore hath in the quallity aforesaid, in behalfe of the said Orphant, CATHERINE BEVERLEY, hath brot: his suit against Mr. JNO: ROBINSON &c., Exrs, of the said CHR: ROBINSON Esqr„ & humbley prays this Worshipfull Court for the sume of One hundred and forty pounds & eight shillings Sterl., being the two third part of the vallue of the Household stuffe as aforesd.
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      1694-1703 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 467)
      THIS INDENTURE made the twelfth day of June 1702 Between WILLIAM BEVERLEY of the County of Middlesex Gent. of one part and PETER BEVERLEY of the County of GLOUCESTER Gent. Wittnesseth that said William Beverley for sume of five shillings lawfull money of England hath sold unto said Peter Beverley all those his tracts or dividends of land and Plantations being in Middlesex County on or near Rappahannock River or in any place or places in the said County part whereof is comonly called GRIFFINS NECK being all the lands formerly purchased by Major ROBERT BEVERLEY of Mr. THOMAS ELLIOTT by Deed the 20th of January 1672 and by the Last Will and Testament of the said Robert Beverley dated the 26th day of August 1686 given to him the said William Beverley and heires forever for and dureing the terme of one yeare from thence and that by Vertue thereof, and the statute for transferring of uses into possession, the said Peter Beverley may be in actuall possession of the said lands and be enabled to tate and accept is grant and release of the same
      In presence of WILLIAM KITTS, William Beverley
      THO: BALLARD, RICHARD CROMPTON
      Att a Court held for County of Middlesex the third day of August 1702
      The Sudden Death of the within named William Beverley preventing his personal acknowledgement of the within Deed of Lease at the Motion off the within named Peter Beverley the said Deed and delivery of these presents proved by the oaths of all the Wittnesses (Vitt) William Kitts, Thomas Ballard and Richard Crompton & which is admitted to record, and accordingly recorded the seaventh day of August 1702.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 57
      PETER BEVERLEY, 230 acs., Gloucester Co., in Kingstone Par., 25 Apr. 1702, p. 438. Adj. land of Sands Knowles; beg. by path to head of the Eastermost river, &c. Granted to Mr. Sands Knowles, 22 Dec. 1682, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 5 pars: Hesther Walker, Thomas Cary, Thomas Whitnoll, Thomas Furman, John Loynes.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 11; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 21
      COLE DIGGES, ESQR., of York Co; PETER BEVERLEY, ESQR., of Gloucester Co; & WILLIAM ROBERTSON, GENT., of Williamsburgh; 12,000 acs. (N. L.), Spotsyl. Co., in St. George's Par; in the fork of the Rapidan Riv; on S. side the Robinson Riv; 25 June 1722, p. 147. 60 Lbs. Money.

  • Sources 
    1. [S804378] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

    2. [S750073] Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 31 1993, 166.

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