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Henry Peyton

Born 1744 - Died 1814

Henry Peyton (1744-1814) was the son of Yelverton Peyton (1735-c.1782) of Stafford County.  Yelverton operated Peyton’s Ordinary, which stood on or near the site of modern St. William of York Catholic Church on U. S. Route 1.  Henry spent part of his adult life in Prince William County where he served as sheriff.  From 1796 to 1804 he was one of the inspectors at the Aquia/Woodstock tobacco warehouse on Aquia Creek.