Early Virginia deeds were quite long and elaborate. There is mention of who owned the land, how he purchased it. Wills are quoted during these long passages, giving information that may be found nowhere else. Especially in a county such as Prince William, where many of the early […]
Tuesday Ritchey and I decided to visit several courthouses in the surrounding counties, particularly looking for marriage bonds, but obtained a few wills in the process, too. We started in Standford, the county seat of Lincoln County, one of the three original counties formed in 1780 from what […]
About a week ago the post was about the missing Stafford County will books. There is an index for one of the earlier books – list of which was in the post. Several of these wills had been copied and are now in the Tayloe Papers – in possession of […]
Francis Peyton was born 284 years ago – June 27, 1728 – in Stafford County, Virginia. Francis was the son of Valentine Peyton and Frances Linton. Francis married Frances Dade in 1755. Francis Peyton’s grandparents were Henry and Ann Peyton, and Moses Linton and Margaret Barton.
Frances Dade and Francis Peyton were married 257 years ago – April 24, 1755 – in Stafford County, Virginia. Francis was the son of Valentine Peyton and Frances Linton, a daughter of Moses Linton and Margaret Barton. I have no information about children.
John Peyton Powell was born 252 years ago – February 28, 1760 – in Loudoun County, Virginia. John was the son nof William Powell and Eleanor Peyton, the grandson of Valentine Peyton and Frances Linton. John married Tabitha Harris in 1783, in Powhattan County, Virginia. He died in […]
Prince William County, Virginia, Deed Book pp. 76-82 This Indenture made the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth day of August in the year of our Lord 1740 between Thomas Owsley of Prince William County, Gentleman, of the one part and Valentine Payton of ye same county, Gentleman, of the other part. […]
from They Called Stafford Home The Development of Stafford County, Virginia, from 1600 until 1865 On April 12, 1709 Bryant Folio, Stafford County planter, and his wife, Mary, sold to George Mason (II) for 5,000 pounds “good tobacco and twenty shillings Sterling” a tract of land along both […]
Prince William County, virginia, Deed Book E pp. 76-82 This indenture made the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth day of August in the year of our Lord 1740 between Thomas Owsley of Prince William County, Virginia, Gentleman, of one part, and Valentine Peyton, of ye same county, Gentleman, of other […]