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to worship until the death of the Rev. Mr. Waugh, after which time the church had no minister and the building, like many others in Virginia, was destroyed and the materials devoted to secular purposes. Colonel Baylor held several commissions, one of which, constituting him Lieutenant of the county of Orange, signed by Robert Dinwiddie at Williamsburg in 1752, is in the possession of the family. He too, like his father, was a man of great energy. New Market was in his time celebrated for a large and generous hospitality. John, the eldest son of Colonel Baylor, fourth of the name herein mentioned, was born at New Market on the 4th of September, 1750; was sent at twelve years of age to Putney GrammarSchool, from which he was removed to Cambridge, and was a classmate and associate of Mr. Wilberforce. While in Europe, the Letters of Jupius appeared, and, for some reason, he felt so deep an interest, either in the subject, style, or authorship, as to transcribe them as they were published, the manuscript being now in a perfect state of preservation. The performance of a task so laborious as that involved in the copying of these famous letters from the Public Advertiser as they appeared, the num. bers of which could have been as well preserved, presents a puzzle which has exercised the minds of his descendants to this day. This John Bay. lor the fourth was married, while in England, to Fanny, his cousin, only daughter of John and Courtenay Norton, of Gould Square, London, and returned to Virginia. They were followed by the brothers of Mrs. Baylor, John Hatley, George, and Daniel Norton, who married in Virginia, leaving issue. Several of their descendants have devoted their lives to the ministry. The Rev. John H. Norton, of Fauquier, is one of them. George, the second son of Colonel Baylor and Fanny Walker, was born at New Market the 12th of January, 1752. He was aid to General Washington at the battle of Trenton, and eujoyed the honour of presenting the colours then taken to the Congress at Philadelphia, and would doubtless have filled a large space in the stirring history of the times, had not a bayonet. wound through the chest, in a night-skirmish a short time after, disabled him so as to unfit him for the service. He died of pulmonary disease, from this injury, in Barbadoes in 1784. The regiment of horse which bore his name sprung into existence from his patriotic exertions and from the pecuniary aid of his elder brother, which was freely given.
Colonel George Baylor married, at Mansfield, Lucy Page, daughter of Mann Page, Esq., by whom he bad one son, -John W. Baylor. Mrs. Baylor, widow of Colonel George Baylor, was married a second time, to Colonel N. Burwell, of Millwood, Frederick county, Virginia Walker, fourth son of Colonel Baylor, was a captain in the Revolutionary army. also disabled, by a spent ball, which crushed his instep, at Germantown or Brandywine, which made him a cripple for life. He married Miss Bled
. soe, and left several sons and daughters, one of whom-Judge R. E. B Baylor—is now alive and is a prominent citizen of Texas. Robert, fourth son of Colonel Baylor, married Miss Gwinn, of Gwinn's Island. Lucy
third daughter of Colonel Baylor, was married to Colonel John Armistead, 17th of March, 1764. The sons by this marriage were all endued with martial spirit. Lewis was killed in battle in Canada; George defended Baltimore when attacked by the British in the war of 1812; and two other brothers occupied distinguished rank in the army of their country. John and Fanny Norton resided at New Market, and were the parents of two sons and five daughters, who intermarried with the Claytons, Upshaws, Foxes, Roys, &c. John Walker Baylor also left children. The Brents and Horners belong to this branch.
John Roy BAYLOR, of New Market, Caroline county.
THE PEYTCY FAMILY.
[The following limited account of this family has been sent me by a friend. In the civil and ecclesiastical lists the name may be found at an early day.]
John PEYTON, Esq., of Stafford county, Virginia, who died in 1760, was twice married. By his first wife his children were Yelverton, Henry, and Ann Waye. By the second wife they were John Rowzee, and Valentine.
1. Yelverton had four sons and four daughters. One of the daughtersElizabeth-married her cousin, John Peyton Harrison; and Catherine married Captain William Bronaugh, of Stafford, who moved to Kanawha and is the father of a numerous family, the most of whom now live in Missouri.
Of the sons of Yelverton, Henry was a pious Methodist preacher, and married a Miss Brent, of Fauquier; and another of bis sons—Colonel Samuel Peyton—was the father of Yelverton, William, and Henry, all of whom were talented and pious ministers of the Methodist Church, and died young, leaving each one child.
2. Henry, the second son of John Peyton, married a Miss Fowke, and resided near the Plains, in Fauquier county. He was a pious member of the Episcopal Church. One of his sons-Dr. Chandler Peyton--married
— Eliza B. Scott, the eldest daughter of the Rev. John Scott; and another son-Yelverton-married Margaret, the youngest daughter of the Rev. Mr. Scott. She, after his death, married Mr. Charles Lee, and then Mr. Glassell.
3. Ann Waye, the daughter of John Peyton, married Mr. Thomas Ilarrison, of Stafford She had a son named John Peyton Harrison, who married his cousin, Elizabeth Peyton, and has left many descendants; and another son—Thomas—who was an Episcopal minister and the father of Philip Harrison, Esq., late of Richmond.
4. John Rowzee, the third son of John Peyton, was the father of John Howard Peyton, of Staunton, of General Bernard Peyton, of Richmond, and of Mr. Rowzee Peyton, who has moved to the State of New York.
5. Doctor Valentine Peyton, the fourth son of John Peyton, resided at the family seat, Tusculum, in Stafford, and was the father of Mrs. Johu Conway, of Stafford Court-House, and Mrs. Chichester, who resides near the Falls Church, in Fairfax county, and of many others.
MINISTERS AND VESTRYMEN OF ST. STEPHEN'S AND WICOMICO
[To the diligence of the Rev. Edmund Withers, minister of Lancaster county, I am indebted for the following lists, taken from an old vestrybook recently discovered by him.]
MINISTERS OF ST. STEPHEN'S (CALLED UPPER AND LOWER) PARISA,
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY. March 20, 1712, Rev. John Span,
to 1722. October 23, 1723, John Bell, for eight sermons at 450
pounds tobacco a-piece.
Lawrence De Butts, to 1726. 1724,
Mr. Lecbarcey, for two sermons, 600
pounds tobacco. 1726,
Henry Christall, to 1743. 1743,
Moses Robertson, to
David Morthland, to 1754.
to 1758, Adam Minzies,
to 1767. 1767,
Benjamin Sebastian, to 1777. 1779, Thomas Davis,
to 1786. 1792,
Thomas Andrews to 1794.
VESTRYMEN OF ST. STEPHEN'S PARISH, (UPPER AND LOWER,)
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY. 1712. Col. Peter Hack,
1752. Mr. Newton Keane.
Samuel Blackwell, Jr.,
Capt. Spencer Mottram Ball.
Mr. Thomas Jones. Mr. Edward Coles. 1770. Mr. Rodham Kenner, 1714. Mr. Griffin Fantleroy,
Edward Nelmes. Mr. David Straughan. 1772. James Ball. 1716. Col. Peter Presley.
1778. Matthew Neale, 1720. Capt. Edward Sanders,
Henry Boggess, 1721. Capt. Richard Kenner.
Elisha Harcum, 1724. Mr. John Sharpleigh,
John Anderson. Capt. John Waughop. 1781. Walter Jones, 1731. Mr. John Foushee,
Thomas Hudnall, 1738. Mr. Travers Colston,
Daniel Muse, 1742. Capt. Cuthbert Span,
Joseph Hudnall. Capt. William Taite. 1794. Catesby Jones. 1749. Col. Presley Thornton.
MINISTERS FOR WICOMICO PARISH, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY May 15, 1770, Rev. John Leland,
to 1791. 1791, John Bryan,
to 1794, (expelled) 1794, David Ball,
to 1799. 1799,
Duncan MacNaughton, to 1798, John Seward, 50 pounds for services during this
VESTRYMEN OF WICOMICO PARISH, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY. 1770. John Eustace,
1784. Mr. Thos, Hurst,
Capt. John H. Fallin,
Mr. Mosley Nutt,
James Sutton, 1772. Mr. Chas. Coppedge,
Capt. Geo. Ball. 1775. Mr. John Lawson, 1794. Thos. Hurst, Jr., 1777. Mr. Kendall Lee.
1796. Henry L. Gaskins,
Cyrus Harding, 1784. Mr. Wm. Lee,
Thos. W. Hughlett,
EXTRACTS FROM RALPHE HAMOR.
(DITION PRINTED AT LONDON BY JOHN BEALE, FOR WILLIAM WESLEY; DWELL
ING AT THL SIGNE OF THE SWANNE, IN PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, 1615.
[MR. HAMOR was a man of high standing in the Colony. His residence was at Bermuda Hundred, a few miles only from Henricopolis, where Sir Thomas Dale and the Rev. Alexander Whittaker lived. He appears to have been intimate with them both and to have partaken of their pious spirit. It is one evidence of the estimation in which he was held, that the severest punishment ever inflicted in the Colony was on a man who uttered slanderous words against Mr. Hamor. Mr. Hainor's work, from which we take the following extracts, was obtained by Mr. Conway Robinson, of Richmond, on a late visit to England, and presented to the Historical Society of Virginia. It is the most reliable and authentic work on the early history of Virginia.
His religious character, and that of the age, is seen in the following introductory passage.]
Sure, young though in years and knowledge, I may be said to be, yet let me remember, to thee perhaps much knowing Reader, what the wisest