Archive for July 13th, 2006

I am still pursuing any Peyton-Boswell connections which might have existed in Prince William County, VA.

Our Edward Boswell and his brother, Hazekiah Boswell, shared the given names of Craven, which are also shared by the Peyton Family of Prince William. My Edward witnessed and proved the will of Henry Peyton in Prince William County, along with Valentine Peyton.

Valentine Peyton’s will was Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of
John Cannon Leonard Leachman \Valentine Peyton

Harrison Peyton Thos Leachman/W. Heart? held for Prince Wm County the 6th day of Febry 1786

This last will and testament of Valentine Peyton Gent., deceased was presented to the court and being proved by the oaths of Harrison Peyton was ordered to be Certified and at a Court held for the said County the 6th day of March 1786. The same last Will & was proved by the oath of John Cannon and admitted to record Burr Peyton an executor therein named having made oath to the same and performed what is usual in such Case-Certificate was Granted him? for obtaining ? probate thereof in due f??ding signatures off edge of page well, the copy job wasn’t the best. the original was light in places, and didn’t fit 8×10.

Thomas Leachman was son-in-law to Edward Boswell.

I will welcome any small bit of information which might contain the names of these two families within the same document.

Best regards, John Fox
Winston Salem, NC

[bebenjohn at aol dot com]

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In census records and court records there are more children for Robert and Ann PEYTON since the publication of my genealogy book, “PEYTONs Along the Aquia,” where on pages 75 and 76, I gave a glimpse of their history and their one daughter Ann PEYTON. Ann married into the COCHRAN family and it was her son who left a bible record of the COCHRAN descendants of the PEYTONS Along the Aquia.

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