Arms: Sable a cross engrailed or.
Crest: A griffin sejant or.
Motto: Patior potior.
Major Robert Peyton of Rongham, Norfolk, and of Isleham, Gloucester county, Virginia, was born in 1640 and died 1694. He was a son of Thomas Peyton and Elizabeth Yelverton, a daughter of Sir William Yelverton, Bart., of Rougham, Norfolk. He married in 1668 and was in Virginia before 1679. He was Major of the Gloucester County Militia.
The Peytons of Westmoreland county are of kin to those of Gloucester county and use the same arms, with the addition of "a mullet argent, in the second quarter, and a bordure ermine" for a difference. Henry Peyton of Lincoln Inn died in London in 1656 and was a cadet of the Peytons of Isleham. He had issue, Robert born 1624; Valentine, Henry, Laurence, Catherine, Margaret, Henry, John, Charles and Mary. Of these, Valentine, Lawrence, Henry and John came to Virginia. Valentine died in Westmoreland county in 1665 at his estate of Nominy. Henry, his brother, died in 1659, and from these two brothers came a numerous progeny whose descendants are found through Virginia and the South."VIRGINIA HERALDICA - A Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor WITH GENEALOGICAL NOTES OF THE FAMILIES," edited by WILLIAM ARMSTRONG CROZIER, 1908, from the "Virginia County Record Series" Volume V, page 92.
The genealogy book PEYTONs Along the Aquia, covers the PEYTON family of Westmoreland County, Virginia.
The Genealogy of the PEYTON family of Gloucester County, Virginia is covered in Reverend Horace Edwin Hayden's 1891 genealogy, "PEYTON, of England and Virginia," on pages 468 through 479.