Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Elizabeth Rowzee

On page 498 of Reverend Hayden's "PEYTON, of England and Virginia" in "EXCURSUS - ROWZEE" he quoted Colonel John Lewis PEYTON as having given the name of his ROWZEE grandfather as "John ROUSE." However, a more careful reading of Reverend Hayden's "EXCURSUS - ROWZEE" leads me to conclude that, whoever Grandfather JOHN ROUSE was, he was not in fact, the father of Elizabeth ROWZEE.

Therefore, the father of the Elizabeth ROWZEE who married John PEYTON as given on page 43 of PEYTONs Along the Aquia, I now believe to be incorrect. I conclude that her father was Edward ROWZEE. Because he did not mention daughter Elizabeth ROWZEE in his 1719 will, but she was mentioned in the 1725 will of her stepfather, would give her a birthdate of circa 1720.

"Concord" the Old Waller Home at Aquia Creek, Virginia, belonged to the family of Elizabeth ROWZEE's first husband. She may be buried in the adjoining cemetery, as WALLER family tradition gives. Another view of this home is pictured on the back cover of PEYTONs Along the Aquia.