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I42782: Peter BEVERLEY Col.
(ABT 1667 - ABT 1728)
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Col. Peter BEVERLEY
ABT 1667 - ABT 1728
ID Number: I42782
OCCUPATION: member of the Virginia council 1720-1728
Three daughters. Peter Beverley of Gloucester county, eldest
son of Maj. Robert Beverley of Middlesex county, the councillor
and patriot, was born probably about the year 1668. In 1691,
soon after his coming of age, he was appointed cierk of the
house of burgesses and held that office until the year 1700,
when he was elected a member of the house from Gloucester
county. He evidently soon attained prominence, for from 1702 to
1714, he was speaker of the assembly, and in the former year,
the house, as a token of their esteem and gratitude voted him an
annuity of 10,000 pounds of tobacco. From 1710 to 1723, he was
treasurer of Virginia, elected by the house of burgesses. On May
23, 1716, Gov. Spotswood recommended for the position of auditor
general, John Robinson or Peter Beverley, the latter of whom had
been for several years speaker, and was then the country's
treasurer. Writing again on July 3, Spotswood said that he
intended to appoint as auditor pro tem Col. Peter Beverley. On
April 9, 1719, the lords of trade recommended to the King that
"Peter Beverley, a gentleman of good estate and abilities, of
fair character and well affected to his majesty's person and
government," should be appointed a member of the Virginia
council. On June 20, 1720, the appointment was made. Col.
Beverley remained a member until his death, his last appearance,
as noted in the journal, being June 13, 1728, in which year he
died. Besides the offices already mentioned as held by him, were
those of visitor of William and Mary College and surveyor
general of Virginia. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Maj.
Robert Peyton, who was grandson of Sir Edward Peyton, of
Isleham, county Kent, England, and left issue.
p. 75; 5 Jan 1757; Jost Pfannekuchen, of Franconia Twp.,
Philadelphia Co. [now Montgomery] offers a plantation for sale
in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., the former property of the late
Christofel Drubi. p. 91;
p. 41; 16 Jun 1754; Jost Pfannekuchen gives notice that those
who bought goods at vendue of property of the late Christofel
Trube, of Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., should make payment.
Children of Charles5 Lewis Jr. of Buck Island and Mary Randolph:
i. Mildred Lewis; m. Edward Moore.
ii. Isham Lewis.
iii. John Lewis.
iv. Mary Randolph Lewis; m. Charles Lewis, son of Col. Robert
Lewis of Belvoir and Jane Meriwether.
v. Ann Lewis; m. Randolph Jefferson Jul 30, 1780.
vi. Jane Lewis; m. Charles Hudson.
vii. Charles Lilburne Lewis of Monteagle, b. 1747 in Albemarle
County, VA; m. Lucy Jefferson.
viii. Elizabeth Lewis; b. 1752; m. Col. Bennett Henderson 1771;
ix. Frances Lewis; m. John Thomas; b. 1759; d. 1843.