Today at a wonderful website was published the Will and Marriages of Timothy PEYTON who appears on pages 57, 106, 107 of my genealogy book, PEYTONs Along the Aquia, including a will transcript and many images of the will and the marriages of his children in Bourbon County, Kentucky.I have also verified the name of Timothy's wife as Sarah "Sary" MATSON, a sister of James MATSON, who appears on pages 59, 60 where he married a sister of Timothy PEYTON. Apparently Timothy took his entire family to Kentucky, as it is there in Bourbon County that we find the marriages of his children, along with Timothy's will.
Timo. Peyton, September 5th 1782
Signed in presence of Jesse Davis, John Davis, George Jackson, Thomas Calvert
Commission for examination of John Davis, George Jackson and Thomas Calvert.
The Commonwealth of Virginia to Jesse Ewell, James Ewell and Bernard Ewell, of Prince William County, gentlemen, know ye that we are trusting to your fidelity and provident circumspection in diligently examining John Davis, George Jackson and Thomas Calvert, witnesses in and upon certain interrogation respecting the last will and testament of Timothy Peyton, deceased, in Bourbon County. We therefore command you or any two of you that a certain day which you shall appoint you call and cause to come by you, the said witnesses, and then diligently examine, being first duly sworn as the law directs, touching the premises and there in you abide until have completed the same and their examination into the county court of Bourbon, distinctly and openly, without delay, you send and certify enclosed returning also to us this writ. Witness John Edwards, Clerk of said Court of Bourbon County at the courthouse the sixteenth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.
Test. John Edwards, CL. B.C.
Prince William County
By virtue of the within commission to us directed, we have examined George Jackson, Thomas Calvert and John Davis concerning the premises within mentioned who being duly sworn on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God, depose that they saw Timothy Peyton sign and publish the writing hereunto annexed as his last will and testament and that they believed him to be in his proper senses at the time. Also given under our hands and seals this seventeenth of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.
Jesse Ewell, James Ewell
Commission for Examination of Jesse Davis
The Commonwealth of Virginia to Charles Polk and Joshua Ferguson, Gentlemen, of Nelson County, know ye that trusting to your fidelity and provident circumspection in diligently examining Jesse Davis, gentleman, a subscribing witness to the last will of Timothy Peyton, deceased, upon certain interrogations respecting the same we therefore command you or any two of you that at a certain day which you shall appoint you call and cause to come before you the said witness and him, diligently examined being first duly sworn and there in the execution of the premises you abide until you have completed the same and his examination into the county court of Bourbon distinctly and openly without delay you send and certify enclosed returning also to us this writ, witness John Edwards, Clerk of our said Court at the courthouse the twenty-ninth day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven.
December the 7th 1787
This day came before us the subscribed Justices of Peace for the said county Jesse Davis, of the said county, and being duly sworn confesseth that the said Timothy Peyton, deceased, was in perfect health and senses, acknowledged a certain will dated September the fifth, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two to be his last will and testament and that the said witness knows of no other will. Given under our hands the day above written.
Joshua Ferguson, Charles Polk
Bourbon County, December Court 1788
The last will and testament of Timothy Peyton, deceased, was proved by the oaths of Jesse Davis, Thomas Calvert, George Jackson and John Davis.
Who were examined by deputies issued from this court and ordered to be and upon the petition of Sarah Peyton and James Matron, named executors in said will who acknowledged bond with Edward Waller and John ?, Gentlemen, their securities in the penalty of two thousand pounds and made oath as the law directs, a certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form.
Test. John Edwards, CL
The images of the will and the marriage records of the PEYTON children can be seen at the above linked website. Timothy PEYTON's father was an important patriot of the American Revolution, which I covered in my book PEYTONs Along the Aquia on pages 55, 56, 57, however, he was not the one who gave his life at Charleston, South Carolina on May 12th, 1780. That was one of his other sons.