First Generation 1. Henry PEYTON was born in 1656 in WestmorelandCo, VA.
He in 1659 inherited from his father 1900 A..
By reference to Valentine Peyton's patents it will be seen that he assigned his grant of 1000 a. along the land of Richard Codsford, on a branch of the Aquia River, to Henry Peyton, Gent. May 26, 1657, which sale was confirmed to the estate of Henry Peyton June 6, 1664. Valentine Peyton also sold to Henry 500a. on and along Aquia R. Sept . 22, 1657. This, with land Henry bought of Codsford, gave him an estate of 1900 a., of which 1500 lay on Aquia R. in Stafford Co. [NOTE: as StaffordCo was not formed until 1664, this land would have been in WestmorelandCo when Henry bought it--Harold Davey], in the very section where Philip Peyton and John Peyton of Stony Hill subsequently held their estates. [Hayden]
He executed a Deed in Choatank Parish, VA.1
Henry was of age when he gave deed in Choatank Parish in 1680. In 1680 reference was made to the Upper Parish as Stafford Parish and the Lower Parish as Choatank Parish. By 1702, Choatank was renamed St. Paul's Parish and Stafford Parish became Overwharton Parish. The boundary between the two was Passapatanzy Creek (now in King GeorgeCo).
He sold land on 4 Feb 1683 in Pottomack Run, Pottomack River, StaffordCo, VA2
"Henry Peyton of ye County aforesaid [Stafford] Gent. Sone & Heire of Henry Peyton of ye sd County deced. did by deed 4 Feb 1683 give unto Jonathan Whittall,,,a certaine tract of land in sd County of Stafford & on ye South side of Pottomack Run containinge 200 A. bounded on a marsh & Read Banke E. on or upon Pottomack River so long Pottomack Run for breadth & West into ye Woods ye same being ye northmost pt of a tract of 400 A. of land wch sd land was originally taken up & Pattented by Rich. Codsford by Patten dated 6 Sept 1654 & by the sd Codsford assigned to ye sd Henry Peyton Deced. by Deed of Sale 3 June 1656 ye wch land ye said Henry Peyton was seized of in fee as heire to his sd Father..."
He purchased land on 17 Mar 1683 in Hope Grant, StaffordCo, VA3
In 1654 Robert Hubbert acquired 1,600 acres on Aquia Creek. He conveyed part of this to Valentine Peyton shortly thereafter. Over a period of several years, Hubbert divided his patent and sold portions of it to various individuals. A deed between Alexander Doyle (died c.1794) and William Hewitt (c.1740-1795) details some of the early ownership of the portion of the tract in the vicinity of modern Willow Landing. On May 9, 1780 Alexander Doyle and his wife, Eliza, sold to William Hewittfor 25,000 pounds of tobacco “a certain tract of Land called the Hope, situate on Acquia River supposed to contain 500 acres, and bounded as in said deed being part of a Patent for 600 acres granted to Robert Hubbert the 12th Decr. 1654.” According to the Doyle deed, on Mar. 17, 1683 Hubbert had sold 500 acres of the patent to Henry Peyton (1630-1659) and John Fossaker.
He sold land on 10 Mar 1684 in Hope Grant, StaffordCo, VA4
According to the Doyle deed, on Mar. 17, 1683 Hubbert had sold 500 acres of the patent to Henry Peyton (1630-1659) and John Fossaker. They in turn sold the 500 acres to Solomon Day and Daniel Matheny (died 1685) on March 10, 1684, the deed having been duly recorded in the Stafford Court (but now lost). Solomon was Daniel Matheny’s (also spelled Mathena) son-in-law, married to daughter Susanna.
He sold land on 1 Aug 1685 in Ocquina Runne, StaffordCo, VA5
Indenture betweene Henry Peyton of the County of Stafford and Thomas Holmes, for 3,100 pounds of tobo. & caske, 150 A. taken up by Patent, to begin at at White Oake standing in a Vallley on the North West syde of the South West branch of Ocquina Runne now in the occupation of Henry Peyton, adjoyning upon the land possessed by him and Cary's land.
Heobtained a Land Mortgage in Head of Acquia, StaffordCo, VA.6
"I Henry Peyton of Acquia in Stafford County for ye some of 15 pounds sterling paid by Nicholas Hayward of London Publick Notary have granted to him all that Plantacon being on ye head of Acquia adjoyninge to ye land of Capta. George Brent...containing 100 A. bounded begininge at ye Creeke side of ye said Brent's land formerly purchased of mee Ends and extending into ye West South West alonge ye said Brent line from thence North West along the head of ye whole Divident of 1,000 A. 50 perches from thence East North East to ye run or Creek of Occquia and finally down ye said Creek unto ye first boundes menconed To Have and To Hold ye said Plantacon and 100 A. of land forever, provided allwayes that if I ye said Henry Peyton shall well and truely pay ye said Nicholas Hayward ye sd sune of 15 pounds Sterl...by or before 10 Oct 1693, then this sale shall be absolutely void as if this Deed of Mortgage had never been.."
He sold land on 22 Mar 1689 in Sandy & Ragged Point, StaffordCo, VA7
"I Henry Peyton of Ocquia in Stafford County ye Sonne & heire of Henry Peyton late of London Merchant deced, Whereas my said Father at ye tyme of his Death stood seized in a Tract of lande in this County of Stafford formerly Westmoreland containinge & beinge laid out for 400 acres on ye South side of the Potomack River South known by ye name of ye Sandy & Ragged Point opposite to ye Doegs Plantation bounded North upon a Marsh & Red Banke East upon Potomack River South along the Potomack River to another Small Branch West into ye Woods as doth appeare by a Patent granted to Richard Codsford bearing date ye 5th September 1654 an assigned by him to my said Father ye 3d day of June 1656 & by my said Father renewed & taken in his owne name by Order of ye Governour & Councell upon new right & by an Order dated ye 13 day of October 1657 and a Pattent theron granted to him ye 1st day of November 1657 as by ye same will appeare and by just Dessent in Law descended to me ye said Henry Peyton as Sonne & Heire to my said Father Henry Peyton deced....for sume of foure thousand pounds of Tobacco in Caske paid my by James Butler of Stafford County have sold him apacell of land containing 280 acres....standing at ye Mouth of a small branch by ye River side...extending South along the Potomack River...encludeinge ye plantacon called Cockpey Point... & ye greater part of ye Marsh. 22 day of March 1689/90, Henry Peyton. Acknowledged by Anne his wife 7 Aprill 1690 and recorded in records of Stafford County."
He cancelled a mortgage in Head of Acquia, StaffordCo, VA.8
"....Now to the end that said Nicho, Hayward may not want to Receive ye said Debt when in due tyme tendred he humbley requests yor Worspll Court of Stafford to receive ye same and accordingly to discharge ye said Hen. Peyton from ye same."
He sold land on 4 Feb 1691 in Main Run of Ocquia, StaffordCo, VA9
"I ye said Henry Peyton for ye sume of 6,000 pounds of good Tobacco & Caske by James Butler...have sold ..... all that parcell of land beinge on Ocquia Run in Stafford aforesaid now in ye possession of him James Buttler part thereof & part lately in ye possession of Elizabeth Holmes by a Trespasse by her committed but by Judgmt of Court now in my possession containinge 202 A. of land adjoyninge to my Plantation bounded as followeth begininge att a marked white oake standinge on ye main run of Ocquia on ye West alonge said back line to ye lande of Thomas Holmes forerly by mee ye said Henry Peyton sold to him from thence alonge said Thomas Holmes East to Ocquia Main Runne finally down ye said Main Runne to ye first mentioned white oake."
He signed a will before 1695.10,
This Indenture made 10th July 1728 between Valentine Peyton of Overwharton Parish Stafford County & John Peyton of said tract being on Acquia Run in Parish & County aforesaid now in occupation of John Peyton being 100 acres being part of Patent for 1000 acres granted to Valentine Peyton bearing date 6 June 1654 & by him conveyed to Henry Peyton 26 May 1657 conveyed by Henry Peyton [this would be the son of the Henry Petyon who received the land in 1657 and died in 1659] unto the afsd Valentine Peyton his Son by his Last Will & Testament it being the lowest part of 200 acres of land which was to be divided equally between the said Valentine & the above mentioned John Peyton as by the said Henry Peyton last will & testament.
He sold land on 12 Feb 1695 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, VA11
"Indenture made 13 May 1707 between Joseph Waugh of Overharton Parish in Stafford County Planter & George Mason ...for 10 pounds Sterl....sold 1085 A. situate in the parish & county aforesaid 885 A. ....and the other part being 200 A. sold by Hen. Peyton to John Waugh Clk deced by deed dated 12 Feb. 1695..."
He died after 12 Feb 1695.
NOTE: listed as #B-91 in "Peytons of Virginia"..
Henry PEYTON and Ann THORNTON were married in 1684/85.
Ann THORNTON was born about 1661. Henry PEYTON and Ann THORNTON had the following children:
+2 i. Capt. Valentine PEYTON (born about 1687).
+3 ii. John PEYTON (born in 1691).
Second Generation 2. Capt. Valentine PEYTON (Henry-1) was born about 1687 in WestmorelandCo, VA.12
He in 1711 received a Land Warrant.13
Valentine Peyton of StaffordCo. Wrnt. 19 ffeb'y last. He assigned his Right to Capt. Wm. Donwing of said Co. 9 June ;ast. Surv. by Thomas Hooper. Grant to Downing 425 A. on Peyton's run in StaffordCo adj George Clark, ffrancis Warrington, Downing's land formerly John Peak's, Clayburn Run. 2 Nov 1711.
He obtained a Land Patent in 1715 in Kettle Run, StaffordCo, VA.14
"In 1715, Valentine Peyton [is] on Kettle."
He purchased land on 20 Aug 1725 in Broad Run of Occoquan R., StaffordCo, VA15
(Since 1730, this tract has been in Pr. WilliamCo.)
The Right Hon.Thos. Lord Fairfax of [Leeds] Castle in ye County of Kent and Baron of Cameron in Scotland and Wm. Gage of Milgate in ye Parish of Bearstead in ye Said County of Kent Esq. & Devisee in Trust and Sole Exex:§ of ye last will and Testament of the Rt. Hon. Catherine Lady Fairfax Decd., Proprietors of the Northern Neck Virg:[ia] To all to whom this present writing Shall come Send Greeting Know yee That for diverse good Causes and Considerations but more Especially for & In Consideration of the Compensation for our [use] paid unto our Agent~....and Attorney and for the Annual rent hereafter reserved We have given granted and Confirmed by these presents for us our heirs and Assignes Do give grant and Confirm unto Valentine Payton of Stafford County one Certain Tract or parcel of land Containing Two Hundred fifty three and a half Acres Scituate lying and being in ye Said County on the North Side of ye Broad Run, and Extending thence North Seventy five deg: East one hundred and Eight four po: to a Red Oak and a white Oak, Thence North nineteen deg: West One hundred and forty po: To a Red Oak by a Glade: Thence West one hundred and forty Seven po: to another red Oak thence North fifty seven deg: West Nine two po: to a Red Oak and a white Oak, Thence South Sixty Eight deg: West Fifty four po: to a white Oak on a Stoney hill Side Night ye Sd Run and by a Small branch, finally down ye Said Run South Thirty two deg: East two hundred fifty two po: to the first Station.
Together with all Rights Members and Appurtenances there unto belonging. Royal mines Exception one full third part of all Silver, Copper, Tin, Coals, from Mines and Iron oar That shall be found thereon. To have and to hold the said two hundred fifty three and a half acres of land together with all rights, Profits and Benefits to ye same belonging or any wise Appurtaining Except before, Excepted to him the said Valentine Peyton his heirs and assignes for Ever he the said Valentine Payton his heirs and assignes therefore Yielding and paying to us our heirs and assignes or to ye certain Attorney or Attorneys agent or Agents, of us ye said proprietors or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of our heirs and Proprietors of ye Said Northern Neck. Yearly and every year on ye Feast of Saint Michael ye Archangel the due rent of one shilling Sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted and So proportionally for a greater or lesser quantity Provided that if the Said Valentine Payton his heirs or Assignes Shall not pay the before [rated?] Annual Rent So that the Same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the Space of two whole years after the Same Shall become due if Lawfully demanded that then it shall and may be lawfull for us our heirs or Assignes Proprietors as before said Our or their Certain Attorney or Attorneys gent or Agents Unto the above granted premises to reenter and hold ye Same So as if this rant had never passed.
Given at our Office in Lond. County within our Said proprietory under our
Seal Witness Our Agent and Attorney fully Authorize thereto
Dated the Twentyth Day of August ~In the Twelfth year of ye Reign of our Sovereign Lord George of great brittain France & Ireland King, defender of the faith ye Ano Dominii 25~~~~
Valentines Paytons Deed }
for 253 1/2 Acres of land}
In Stafford County~}
Source: Library of Virginia Land Office, Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-26, p. 159
He sold land on 10 Jul 1728 in Acquia Run, StaffordCo, VA16
This Indenture made 10th July 1728 between Valentine Peyton of Overwharton Parish Stafford County & John Peyton of said ...release...for sum 40 pounds of good & lawfull money of Great Britain said tract being on Acquia Run in Parish & County afiresaud now in occupation of John Peyton being 100 acres being part of Patent for 1000 acres granted to Valentine Peyton bearing date 6 June 1654 & by him conveyed to Henry Peyton 26 May 1657 & acknowledged in Westmoreland County Court & coinveyed by Henry Peyton unto the afsd Valentine Peyton his Son by his Last Will & Testament it being the lowest part of 200 acres of land which was to be divided equally between the said Valentine & the above mentioned John Peyton as by the said Henry Peyton last will & testament... At Court held for Stafford County 10tth July 1728 Valentine Peyton acknowledged his deed and Frances the wife relinquished her right of dower to the lands.
He purchased land in 1731 in Gravelly Br. of Occoquan R., VA17
The tract on Gravelly Br. contained 230 A. Latitude and Longitude: 77.26493 38.68086.
He was a Member of the House of Burgesses.18,
Thomas Osborne was expelled from the House of Burgesses in voting in 1736 that took place at the courthouse in front of everyone, and the House ordered a new election won by Valentine Peyton.
In 1740, Valentine Peyton and three other justices were censured by the House of Burgess for refusing to receive two petitions by several citizens. Peyton, a Burgess, was required to apologize to the House. The right of the people to "petition the government for a redress of grievances" is guaranteed for us by the First Amendment which in this particular drives from the liberty infringed by the Prince William justices.
"As early as May 1740, the Scots had begun to agitate for a town [at Quantico]. They met determined opposition from Valentine Peyton, who insisted that if any town was to be established in Prince William, it must be at he Court House on the lower side of Occoquan where he, himself, had interests. Although the confident Scots adroitly amended their petition, in the light of this opposition, to provide for town on both Quantico and Occoquan, Peyton was irreconcilable, and was able to persuade the county court to refuse to certify the proposal to the Assembly. This was a breach of privilege, and resulted in discipline by the Assembly of the Prince William justices who had been guilty of it; but in the end Peyton succeeded in having the petition rejected, not only in 1740 but again in 1742 and 1744. The Scots would not, however, be denied. They now joined hands with those who proposed to establish a similar town on Hunting Creek and at last, in May 1749, secured the passage of 'An act for erecting a Town in the County of Prince William' ...to be called Dumfries." [Landmarks of Old Prince William]
"In 1741 William Fairfax and Thomas Harrison were elected to the House of Burgesses from Prince William while Valentine Peyton ran 6th out of 7, [receiving 141 votes]. Thomas Harrison was backed largely by men from the Southern part of the county who split their other votes between Fairfax and Peyton."
He obtained approval for a Warehouse in Lower side Occoquan R., Pr. WilliamCo, VA.19,, The falls of the Occoquan had been marked as the site of a prospective town in 1734 when the General Assembly directed that a public tobacco warehouse be built on the north side of the creek "at the copper mine landing"--the terminus of a road King Carter had established from the copper mind he thought he had discovered in present Fairfax County. Two years later, another warehouse was authorized "on the lower side of Occoquan, on the land of Valentine Peyton, ...under the same inspection as the warehouse already established." Although authority for the "lower side" warehouse was repealed in 1744, Peyton four years later succeeded in securing its re-establishment.
John Ballendine recognized the possibilities of this site as an industrial town. In 1755 he purchased Valentine Peyton's Occoquan warehouses, where he established his residence and proceeded to erect "certain forges, water grist mills, tolling mills, bake houses, saw mills, store houses, and dwellings."
Two years later Ballendine patented the ground that was to be the site of the town proper--20 A. of "waste and ungranted land...joining to the lands of Charles Ewell's heirs & Valentine Peyton's heirs..... This was land that was omitted from previous surveys. He used it as the site of the Occoquan flour mills and it became the site also of the town of Occoquan.
The Colonial Tobacco Industry
American Husbandry (London, 1775), 1, 222 passim; reprinted in Guy Stevens Callender (ed.), Selections from the Economic History of the United States, 1765-1860 (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1909), 22-5.
This plant [tobacco] is cultivated in all parts of North America, from Quebec to Carolina, and even the West Indies; but, except in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, they plant no more than for private use, making it an object of exportation only in these provinces, where it is of such immense consequence. . . .
One of the greatest advantages attending the culture of tobacco, is the quick, easy, and certain method of sale. This was effected by the inspection law, which took place in Virginia in the year 1730, but not in Maryland till 1748. The planter, by virtue of this, may go to any place and sell his tobacco, without carrying a sample of it along with him, and the merchant may buy it, though lying a hundred miles, or at any distance from his store, and yet be morally sure both with respect to quantity and quality. For this purpose, upon all the rivers and bays of both provinces, at a distance of about twelve or fourteen miles from each other, are erected warehouses, to which all the tobacco in the country must be brought, and there lodged, before the planters can offer it for sale; and inspectors are appointed to examine all the tobacco brought in, receive such as is good and merchantable, condemn and bum what appears damnified or insufficient. The greatest part of the tobacco is prized, or put up into hogsheads by the planters themselves, before it is carried to the warehouses. Each hogshead, by an act of assembly, must be 950 lb. neat, or upwards; some of them weigh 14 cwt. and even 18 cwt. and the heavier they are the merchants like them the better; because four hogsheads, whatsoever their weight be, are esteemed a tun, and pay the same freight. The inspectors give notes of receipt for the tobacco, and the merchants take them in payment for their goods, passing current indeed over the whole colonies; a most admirable invention, which operates so greatly, that in Virginia they have no paper currency.
The merchants generally purchase the tobacco in the country, by sending persons to open stores for them; that is, warehouses in which they lay in a great assortment of British commodities and manufactures, to these, as to shops, the planters resort, and supply< themselves with what they want, paying, in inspection receipts, or taking on credit according to what will be given them; and as they are in general a very luxurious set of people, they buy too much upon credit; the consequence of which is, their getting in debt to the London merchants, who take mortgages on their plantations, ruinous enough, with the usury of eight per cent. But this is apparently the effect of their imprudence in living upon trust. . . .
There is no plant in the world that requires richer land, or more manure than tobacco; it will grow on poorer soils, but not to yield crops that are sufficiently profitable to pay the expences of negroes, &c. The land they found to answer-best is fresh woodlands, where many ages have formed a stratum of rich black mould. Such land will, after clearing, bear tobacco many years, without any change, prove more profitable' to the planter than the power of dung can do on worse lands: this makes the tobacco planters more solicitous for new land than any other people in America, they wanting it much more. Many of them have very handsome houses, gardens, and improvements about them, which fixes them to one spot; but others, when they have exhausted their grounds, will sell. them to new settlers for corn-fields, and move backwards with their negroes, cattle, and tools, to take up fresh land for tobacco; this is common, and will continue so as long as good land is to be had upon navigable rivers: this is the system of business which made some, so long ago as 1750, move over the Allegany mountains, and settle not far from the Ohio, where their tobacco was to be carried by land some distance, which is a heavy burthen on so b ulky a commodity, but answered by the superior crops they gained: the French encroachments drove these people all back again; but upon the peace, many more went, and the number increasing, became the occasion of the new colony which has been settled in that country.
He from 1738 to 1740 in Pr. WilliamCo, VA served as Justice.20
Valentine Peyton, together with several other Justices, between 1739-40 examined several wives privately as to their free consent in relinquishing their rights of dower.
He purchased land on 25 Jun 1739 in Occoquan R., Pr. WilliamCo, VA21,
"Valentine Peyton, gent., rec'd land from Champe" 27 June 1739.
This tract on the Occoquan R. contained 150 A.
He purchased land on 25 Aug 1740 in Barton's Br, Little R. of Goose Creek, Pr. WilliamCo, VA22,,
By indenture 25/26 Aug 1740, Thomas Owsley sold Valentine Payton 711 A. in Pr.WilliamCo upon Goose Creek and its branches for 70 pounds Va. money being part of 1449 A. tract granted to Owsley by Proprietor's deed 14 May 1740. Five poles distant from mouth of Barton's Branch.
By indenture 14/15 June 1763 Craven & Ann Peyton sold for 500 pounds parcel of land in LoudounCo which land was devised to Craven Peyton by Valentine Peyton, recorded in Pr. WilliamCo as part of larger tract conveyed to Valentine Peyton by Thomas Owsley 25 Aug 1740. Abt five poles distant from mouth of Barton's Branch.
Indenture made 6 July 1763 betw Francis Peyton of county Loudoun and Frances his wife sum of 250 pounds sold parcel of land in county Loudoun on Little River of Goose Creek which land was devised by the late Valentine Peyton Gent. to Francis Peyton containing 350 A.
He sold land on 21 Sep 1740 in Pr. WilliamCo, VA23
By indenture made 21 & 22 Sept 1740 Valentine Peyton of Pr. WilliamCo, Gent. sold to William Powel of the same country Gent. for 5 shillings 150 A. upon the North end of the tract which Valentine Peyton bought of Thomas Dallice to enclose the plantation where William Powel now lives. Frances, his wife, relinquished her right of dower.
He purchased land about 1742 in Little River and course of Hunger Run, LoudounCo, VA24
Indenture made 9 Aug 1765 betw Robert Peyton of county Loudoun and Ann his wife to Thomas Gibson for sum of 150 pounds current money of VA sold parcel of land situate in county Loudoun it being part of a greater tract granted by Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax to Doctor Charles Green by him transferred to Valantine Peyton Father and devised to Robert Peyton by his Father the parcel of land hereby granted bounded beginning at a great rock stone on side of Little River....courses of Little River or hunger run...containing 284 A.
He on 27 Feb 1743 in Pr. WilliamCo, VA served as Justice.25,
Val. Peyton was one of four justices who received the bond of Charles Morgan, Sr. and Jasper Billing on 27 Feb 1743. Val. Peyton and Moses Linton, Gent. were two of four justices who received the bond of Elizabeth Bailey, John Haddox, and William Wyatt on 23 July 1744. Val. Peyton was one of four who on 20 Sep 1743 examined the accounts and vouchers of the estate of Mr. William Linton, dec. 1733.
He purchased land on 20 Jun 1744 in Goose Cr, Truro, Fairfax, VA26
Peyton Buckner of 20 June 1744 sold to Valentine Peyton for 5 shillings land on north side of Goose Creek in parish of Truro in county of Fairfax, being land granted Peyton Buckner 17 June 1741 for 597 A.
He served in the military before 1745 in VA.27
The Dettingen Parish Vestry Book contains 15 references to Capt. Valentine, Vall. or Vale. Peyton between 1745 and 1750.
He from Jun 1745 to Oct 1746 was:a Churchwarden.in Dettingen Parish, Quantico, Pr. William, VA.28
"At a Vestry held at Quantico Vestrey house in Dettingen Parish the 1st day of June 1745....Ordered that the Late Church Wardens of Hamilton Parrish, Mr. John Diskin, and Capt. Valla. Peyton, Deliver in their Former Accots. (not Legally Proved) Upon Oath to the Next Vestry....Ordered that Capt. Vall. Peyton & Mr. William Butler be appointed Wardens for the Insuing year...."
"At a Vestrey held...14 Oct 1745...Ordered that the Church Wardens Collect from Each Tythable Person the sum of 28 Pounds of Tobacco, it being the Next Parish Leavie for this Present Year & that they Enter into Bond for the payment of the several Claims & Due Performance of the Several Orders of Vestrey."
The parish records contain the accounts submitted by Churchwarden Val. Peyton listing the expenditures for the various parish expenditures, including in 1746 16,000 lbs. tobacco to the Minister and 500 to Mary Justice, a Poor Woman, and receipts of 30,225 lbs. from 975 Tythables @ 31 lbs.
He was a Vestryman from 1745 to 1750 in Dettingen Parish, Quantico, Pr. William, VA29
"Pursuant to an act of Assembly of this Colony for Dividing the Parish of Hamilton into two Distinct Parishes, I, John Grant Gent., Sheriff of the County of Prince William, on the 22nd and 23rd days of may Anno: 1745 Caused the freeholders to meet me at William Balis within the Said Parish of Dettingen, then and thereby the free Consent of the freeholders and Houskeepers of the said Parish of Dettingen Elected the following Persons to Serve as Vestrey men of the said Parish of Dettingen (Viz): Vallentine Peyton, ......."
Vallentine Peyton is recorded in the Dettingen Parish Vestry Book as participating in 10 Vestries held between 1 June 1745 and 8 April 1750 at the Quantico Vestrey House.
He served as Sheriff.30,
On 31 May 1753, Alexander & Daniel Campbels Plaintiffs by their attorneys appeared in court on their suit against Philemon Waters Junr In Debt who did not appear in court. Judgment was therupon confirmed against the said Defendant and Valentine Peyton late Sheriff for 18 pounds 9 shillings current money to be discharge on payment of 9 pounds 4 shillings and 6 pence like money with legal interest theron...
He purchased land on 17 Aug 1750 in Little R. of Goose Cr, FairfaxCo, VA31
On 17/18 Aug 1750 John Middleton sold to Valentine Peyton for 25 pounds 150 A. near Little R. of Goose Cr, part of grant to Middleton for 593 A. dated 8 June 1741. Land/release recorded 26 Sept 1750.
He purchased land on 10 Dec 1750 in Little R., Pr. WilliamCo, VA32
On 10/11 Dec 1750 Charles Green sold to Capt. Valentine Peyton for 30 pounds abt 200 A. lying on N. or upper side of Little R., part of tract of 1100 A. granted to Cha. Green, beginning at a great rock of Stone where the line of Green crosses Little R., cor Thomas Owsley, now V. Peyton's land. Land/Release recorded 26 March 1751.
He signed a will about 1751.33
On 14 June 1763 Craven Peyton and Ann his wife and George and James Mercer sold for 500 pounds 350 A. in LoudounCo on Little River which was devised to Craven Peyton by Valentine Peyton...from Thomas Owsley by deeds dated 25 Aug 1740.
On 6 July 1763 Francis Peyton and Frances his wife for 250 pounds sold 350 A. in Loudoun on Little R. of Goose Cr which was devised by Valentine Peyton to Francis Peyton.
On 22/23 Sept 1763 Henry Peyton and Margaret his wife sold to Daniel French and Daniel Payne for 1,000 pounds current money of Va. 253.5 A. in Pr. WmCo taken up and patented by Valentine Peyton by deed from Proprietor's Office dated 20 Aug 1725 and by him given and devised in his Last Will and Testament to Henry Peyton.
On 8/9 Aug 1765 Robert Peyton and Ann his wife sold to John Semple for 94 pounds current money of Va. all the undivided share of 230 A. which was devised by the Last Will and Testament of his father Valentine Peyton, Gent. deceased, to be equally divided between Francis Peyton, Craven Peyton, and Robert Peyton on Occoquan R. in Pr. WmCo.
On 9 Aug 1765 Robert Peyton and Ann his wife sold to Thomas Gibson for 150 pounds 284 A. on Little R. or Hunger Run in LoudounCo granted to Charles Green who transferred it to Valentine Peyton who devised it to Robert Peyton.
On 11 May 1767, Francis Peyton and Frances his wife, Craven Peyton and Ann his wife sold John Semple 230 A. [280 A.?] at the Falls of the Occoquan devised to them and to their brother, Robert Peyton, by their father, Valentine Peyton by his last Will and Testament in writing duly proved and recorded among the Records of County Court of Prince William.
On7 March 1765 Pr. Wm. County Court recorded sale by John Ballendine and Mary his wife two parcels of land including second tract adj mills, forge, and bakehouse, containing 280 A. purchased by John Ballendine from the sons and devisees of Valentine Peyton, deceased.
On 2 May 1766 James Douglass sold to John Tayloe and Presley Thornton for 578 pounds of Va. currency 280 A. upon Occoquan R., Pr. WmCo, which he bought of John Balendine who had bought same of the Executors of Valentine Peyton deceased on which is built one mill, storehouse, dwelling house, and other improvements, plus another parcel of 20 A. adj the other tract on which stand mills, ovens, and forge.
On 1 Jan 1768, Henry Peyton and Margaret his wife sold Cuthbert Bullitt for 1,000 pounds current money of Va. (1) 470 A. upon Broad Run including Peyton's dwelling plantation and mill per original deed from Proprietor's Office to Valentine Peyton for one part of it and to Thomas Dallis for the residue; (2) 212 A. upon Broad Run purchased by Valentine Peyton of Nicholas Minor; and (3) 100 A. upon Whitledges Branch purchased by Valentine Peyton of Nathaniel Overall.
He died on 1 Oct 1751 in Dettingen Parish, Pr. William, VA.34
He had his estate probated from 1752 to 1753 in Pr. WilliamCo, VA.35
On 25 Aug 1752, the Pr. William Co. Court held a hearing in the case of Mark Brown and Elizabeth his wife against Henry Peyton, Gent. and John Peyton, executors of Valentine Peyton Gent. deced., and ruled that Mark & Elizabeth ought to recover against Henry & John the sum of 2 pounds 16 shillings & 6 pence & also their costs.
In May 1753, the Court granted Henry Peyton and John Peyton, Executors of Valetine Peyton deceased, judgment against William Picket Administrator of Francis Picket deced for 1 pound, 19 shillings, & 1 pence and the chattels of the said Intestate in the hands of the Defendant.
Valentine is lineage "B-911" and "G" in "The Peytons of Virginia".
Capt. Valentine PEYTON and Frances LINTON were married about 1718 in VA.36
PEYTON, Valentine & Frances, daughter of Moses Linton [Pr. Wm. DB P:299]