Henry Peyton, of Prince William, VA

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Henry Peyton

Also Known As: "Henery Peyton", "Henry James Peyton"
Birthplace: Prince William, Virginia
Death: Died in Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Valentine Peyton, Sr. and Frances Peyton
Husband of Anne Peyton and Margaret Peyton
Father of Timothy Peyton; Elizabeth Peyton; Thomas Peyton and Elizabeth French
Brother of Craven Peyton; Robert Peyton; Valentine Peyton, Il; Eleanor Douglas Powell; John Seth Peyton and 2 others

Occupation: Sheriff
Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Henry Peyton, of Prince William, VA

Peyton, Henry, son of Valentine Peyton (q. v.), was a burgess for Prince William county in the assemblies of 1756-1758 and 1758-1761; sheriff 1751; justice, 1754-1761; county lieutenant in 1755. His will was proved in Prince William county, August 6, 1781. He left issue. (Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography)

  • parents:  Valentine PEYTON b: 1687 & Francis Harrison LINTON
  • DAR Ancestor #: A089984
  • Service:  VIRGINIA    Rank: CIVIL SERVICE
  • Death:  (POST) 5-22-1781     PRINCE WILLIAM CO VIRGINIA
  • Service Source: THE VA GENEALOGIST, VOL 4, #1, P 77
  • Service Description: 1) SHERIFF, PRINCE WILLIAM CO,1780
  • Residence  1) County: PRINCE WILLIAM CO - State: VIRGINIA
  • Spouse Number Name  1) ANNE THORNTON   2) MARGARET GALLAGHER  


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. 122Adm. 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.


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Henry Peyton, of Prince William, VA's Timeline

Prince William, Virginia
Age 21
Age 37
May 22, 1781
Age 56
Prince William County, Virginia, United States