Caroline County Court Records Box 1 ACC. # 26675
William Peatross....15 Feb 1808/12 Dec 1808....Wife Amy Peatross. Children viz Richard Peatross, Matthew Peatross, William Peatross, Jane Peatross, Amy Peatross, Polly Peatross, Barbara Peatross, Walter Peatross, Sally Peatross, Samuel Peatross, Betsey Peatross, Susannah Peatross, Rebekah Peatross and Jumima Peatross. Mention is made of the "the children of my deceased daughter Nancy Haden". Exors: Richard Peatross Sr., William S. Wyatt and Matthew Hundley. Witness: Joseph W. New, Richard Hundley, Sarah C. Brame and Thomas Hickman.
Ann Peatross....6 Apr 1815/8 May 1815....Daughter Nancy Demure all the lands from my father's estate devolving on me at the death of my mother and the horse willed to me by my son, Henry Peatross, decd. John H. Demure is Nancy Demure's husband. Exor: Nathaniel Ware. Wit: W.P. Napier and John Peatross.
Mary Brame....17 Nov 1805/15 Dec 1819....My children viz William Brame, John Brame, the children of Walter Brame, decd., Hannah C. Roff, Mary P. Smith, children of Martha Valentine, decd. Susannah White, Amy Peatross, Sarah Rawlings, the children of Samuel D.Brame, decd. and Joseph Brame. Exors: Joseph Brame, and WIlliam Wyatt. Witness:
William Peatross, Albin Rawlings, Thomas Hinchman and Matthew Hundley.
Marriage of Caroline Co.
Jane Peatross married John Goodwin
Nov 22 1803 marriage bond
Nov 23 1803 marriage date
Jane is the daughter of William Peatross
Married by John Self
Sec. and Wit: Joseph Brame and Elijah White
(Pt. 1, pp. 5,77) Marriages 1787-1819 Caroline Co, Va.
Henry Peatross and Jane R. Jones
March 13, 1809
Sec. and Wit: Richard Bridges (Pt. 1, p. 18)
Richard Peatross and Lucy Johnston
Married by Richard Broaddus
[no date given]
Pt. 1, p. 66
Under CHANCERY SUITS:
Ann Peatross states that Matthew Peatross gave his bond RIchard Squire Taylor and later sent payment to Richard Peatross to pay off the bond at Hanover Co. Court but RIchard Peatross gave the money to William Peatross who did pay off the bond which RIchard Squire Taylor could not find at that time. Richard S. Taylor has died since this time without delivering the bond. October 8, 1800
Division of the negroes held by John Peatross agreeable to the will of his father into five equal parts for Ann Peatross, John Peatross, Rhoda Peatross, ELiza Peatross and William Winston, infant. March 1806
John Peatross and Mary Peatross his wife and Francis A. Peatross, Mary Peatross, John A. Peatross, Henry C. Peatross, Joanna Peatross, Matthew Peatross and Joseph A. Peatross infant children of the said John and Mary Peatross by the said John Peatross their father and next friend against Richard Norment and Thomas Samuel. The suit concerns the estate held in trust by Richard Norment since 12 Sept 1823 for John Peatross and family. May 14, 1834
Thomas Peatross states that he was security on a bond for James Baber as he administered the estate of Francis Baber. In 1801, James Baber and Menos (alias Parmenos) Rogers of Albemarle Co. attempted to cheat the creditors of Francis Baber's estate. James Baber has since died. Oct. 1, 1821
William Smith, Parmenas Rogers, Fanny Rogers, Mary Smith, James Baber and Fanny Baber are ordered to appear in court.
Matthew Peatross, father of John Peatross the intestate, on 11 Jan 1768 made a will and left a slave, Rose Lilly, to his son and others to his widow. At the widow's death, John Peatross purchased Jeffery Amos and Jane Amos on 14 Nov. 1782 from her estate. [no date]
"I, John Peatross, being fully persuaded that freedom is the natural right of all mankind and that it is my duty to do to others as I would be done..."free Harry Duke, Nicton Meadow and Rose Lilly whom I held as slaves between 21 and 45 years. Also Richard Meadow, Phoebe Meadow, Rachell Meadow and Lucy Meadow when they become 21 years of age. Richard Meadow born Aug 1768, Phobe Meadow born July 1773, Rachel Meadow born July 1778 and Lucy Meadow born August 1782. 14 Nov. 1782
"I John Peatross being fully persuaded..free Jeffery Amos and Jane AMos when they come of ages 21 and 18 years.
10 Nov. 1785
Petition of Sam, William, Cyrus, Cheadle, Ben, Mahala, Jugga, Cloe, and Pendleton states that they are held in bondage by Thomas Peatross, administrator of John Peatross, decd. [no date]
The complaint of Sam and others who claim to be the descendants of Rose Lilly is filed against Thomas Peatross, administrator of John Peatross, Rhoda Peatross, Elizabeth Peatross, and William WInston, the only child of ______Winston deceased daughter of John Peatross, as descendants of John Peatross, decd. [no date]
John Peatross executed a deed dated 12 Sept 1823 to secure certain property to Mary Peatross, wife of John Peatross
[27 June 1835]
John Dejaarnett died many years ago and left to his widow Fanny Dejarnett her dower of land and slaves. Elliott Dejarnett was his administrator. The rest of the slaves were divided between John Peatross in right of his wife Polly Peatross, RIchard Norment in right of his wife Frances Norment and John F. Dejarnett. The widow is now dead and her slaves are to be distributed to the three heirs viz Polly, Frances, and John F. Dejarnett. 13 Jan 1823
"In suit Sam and others against Peatross and others, the whole of the people included in the petition were not found in Caroline. I think Rose and one child, perhaps Eliza and Pendleton son of Janey were found in Powhatan.." [no date]
William Peatross states that he was present at the conversation of old Mr. Matthew Peatross, father of the present Matthew Peatross, and old Mr. Benjamin Hurt, Father to the present Benjamin Hurt, when Mr. Peatross told old Mr. Hurt that he, Hurt, had been trespassing on the 3 acres of land for the use of the mill and old Mr. Hurt agreed that he would move his fence as soon as his crop was taken up. 21 Feb. 1807
Richard Peatross and Thomas Peatross are questioned by Benjamin Hurt and agree that Benjamin Hurt purchased the share of his brother, William Hurt, in the land but they state that the land is not completely fee until the death of their motheer, Ann Hurt. 21 Feb. 1807
Mrs. Ann Hurt and Mr. Benjamin Hurt are served notice that they are not to build a mill on the three acrea of land by Matthew Peatross. 6 Aug. 1806
Benj. Hurt petitions to build a mill and Matthew Peatross appeals to the court to not allow it. Sept 1784
Survey by James Taylor, County Surveyor, of 3 acres that lie on a branch of Mattopony River in St. Margaret's Parish.
24 Jan 1787
James Murray sells to Matthew Peatross 95 acres of land that he had patented and an adjoining 3 acres which he excepted out of 1,000 acres that he had formerly sold to Benjamin Hurt. The 3 acres were excepted and reserved for the use of a Mill. Wit: John Thomson, William Peatross and Ann Thomson. 30 Jan 1764