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The Peyton Line of Plantagenet Ancestry, by David Faris

Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists

One of the stellar works in our collection of royal and noble ancestry books is the 1996 publication, Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, by David Faris.  As the subtitle explains, this work traces the descent from England’s kings Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III to British emigrants who arrived in the North American colonies before 1701, and who are believed to have progeny living in the U.S. today. In all, Dr. Faris summarizes about one hundred lines of descent back to the Plantagenet (Angevin) kings. Included among them are families possessing the surnames Brewster, Bulkeley, Carr, Cooke, Culpeper, Deighton, Digges, Dudley, Gorsuch, Jennings, Kemp, Ludlow, Nelson, Pynchon, Randolph, Rodney, Skipper, Savage, Throckmorton, Wyatt, and others. If you are lucky enough to possess one or more of the lines that Dr. Faris documented, here’s what you can expect to find in the volume, as illustrated by the royal line for PEYTON.

PEYTON

EDWARD 111 OF ENGLAND, King of England, married PHILIPPE DE HAINAUT.

LIONEL OF CLARENCE [ofAntwerp], Duke of Clarence, married ELIZABETH DE BURGH.

PHILIPPE OF CLARENCE, married EDMUND DE MORTIMER, 3rd Earl of March.

ELIZABETH MORTIMER, married HENRY PERCY, Knt.

ELIZABETH PERCY, married JOHN DE CLIFFORD. 7th Lord Clifford.

THOMAS DE CLIFFORD, 8th Lord Clifford, married JOAN DACRE.

ELIZABETH CLIFFORD, married WILLIAM PLUMPTON, Knt.

ELIZABETH PLUMPT0N married JOHN SOTEHILL Esq.

HENRY SOTEHILL, Esq., married JOAN EMPSON.

ELIZABETH SOTEHILL married WILLIAM DRURY, Knt. [sec DRURY 5].

4. BRIDGET DRURY, was born on 11 Sep. 1534. She was married to HENRY YELVERTON, Esq., of Rougham, Norfolk, son of William Yelverton, Of Rougham, by his wife Margaret Garnon. He was born about 1527 (aged fifty-nine 28 Eliz.). They had four sons and two daughters. “Henry Yelverton, esquier, Roughame, Norfolk” died testate (P.C.C., 48 Woodhall) on 26 Apr. 1601.

Norf.Arch.Soc. 1:267 (1878) (1563 Vis. Norf.). H.S.P. 32:328-329 (1891) (Via Norfolk) (mother of Henry Yelverton identified as “Ann da. to Sir Henry Fermoure of Est Basame in co. Norf, knt.”). NorfArch.Soc. 2:219 (1895).

3. WILLIAM YELVERTON, Knt„ of Bayfield, Norfolk, son and heir, was born about 1558 (aged forty-three 12 Eliz.). He was married, with marriage settlement dated 12 Mar. 1587, to DIONYSIA STUBBS, eldest daughter of Richard Stubbs of Sedgeford, Norfolk. They had two sons and three daughters. He was created a Baronet in 1620.WILLIAM YELVERTON, BART., died on 30 Oct. 1631.

Norf. Arch.Soc. 1:267 (1878).


2. WILLIAM YELVERTON
, Knt„ Second Baronet, was born about 1606 (aged thirty in 12 Car. I). He was married, with marriage settlement dated 12 June 1614, to URSUIA RICHARDSON, eldest daughter of Thomas Richardson, Knt., K.B., Lord Chief Justice. They had one son and two daughters. SIR WILLIAM YELVERTON, Bart., died on 19 July 1648. His widow died on 20 Mar. 1657.

Norf. Arch.Soc. 1:267-268 (1878).

1. ELIZABETH YELVERTON, was married to THOMAS PEYTON, Esq., of  Rougham, Norfolk, younger son, of Edward Peyton, Knt., Bart. (descendant of King  Edward I), by Jane, daughter of James Calthorpe, Knt., of Calthorpe, Norfolk [see HASILDEN 2 for his ancestry]. He was baptised on 29 Mar. 1617. They had four sons. She died testate (P.C.C., 26 Penn) on 15 June 1668, and was buried at Rougham. THOMAS PEYTON, ESQ., died on 12 Oct. 1683.

Waton (1741) 1:32 {“2. [son] Robert, of Virginia, who left no male issue”). Her. & Gen. 6:63-74 (1871). Chester of Chicheley (1878), pp. 239-240. Peytons of Virginia (1976), p. 63 (he married second “the Widow Hacon”).

Children and grandchildren of Thomas Peyton, by Elizabeth Yelverton:

i..WILLIAM PEYTON, resided Dublin, died 1686 sp.; married about 1656 FRANCES    LUNSFORD.

ii..BENJAMIN PEYI’ON, died 1637, aged thirteen weeks.

iii..MAJ. ROBERT PEITON, born about 1640, emigrated to Virginia before 1679, probably 1663, attorney, resided “Iselham”, Gloucester County, Virginia, died 15 Mar. 1686; married MARY _____ KEEBLL, widow of George Keeble, born 3 June 1637, died 28 June 1679.

a. ELIZABETH PEYTON, born about 1670, married COL. PETER BEVERLEY.  Three daughters.

b. THOMAS PEYTON. Born about 1675,  died October 1738; married FRANCES TABB. Four children.

c. ROBERT PEYTON, born about 1677/80, died North Carolina  before 1746; married MARY ______. Seven children.

iv. CHARLES PEYTON, Of Grimston, Norfolk, baptised Martins-in-the-Fields, London, 16 Feb, 1648/9, died before 1721, buried Swannington, Norfolk, married ELIZABETH BLADWELL Six sons in England including Captain Yelverton Peyton, R.N., who assumed the Baronetcy in 1721 “to the exclusion of his uncle Robert’s five sons, and this usurpation was continued until the male line of Yelverton’s descendants died out in 1815.

v. YELVERTON PEYTON, “baptised at Mr. Peyton’s house in Cambridge” 24 Dec. 1650, matriculated Grays Inn, 1672, married _____ ROBER’IS. 

vi. HANNAH PEYTON.

vii. ANN PEYTON married THOMAS WOOD.

viii. THOMAS PEYTON, married_____ ROBERTS.

ix. BENJAMIN PEYTON.

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