Peter Beverley

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Peter Beverley (1668–1728) was a Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of Virginia. He was born in Jamestown.[1]

Ancestry and family[edit]

Beverley was the first of three sons born to Major Robert Beverley and his wife, Mary of Yorkshire, England. He married Elizabeth Peyton, the daughter of Major Robert Peyton, and had three daughters: Susanna, Elizabeth and Anne.[1] His daughter, Elizabeth, married William Randolph II around 1705 and had five children that lived to adulthood.[2][3] His daughter, Susanna, married Sir John Randolph. His daughter Anne married Henry Whiting.

Beverley was the grandfather of Elizabeth Whiting who married Dr. John Clayton. Beverley was also the grandfather of Peyton Randolph, a speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses, chairman of the Virginia Conventions, and the first President of the Continental Congress;[4] as well as the great-grandfather of Beverley Randolph, the eighth Governor of Virginia,[2] and of Mrs. William Fitzhugh, Ann Bolling Randolph Fitzhugh.[5]

The Randolphs were lineal descendants of Pocahontas.[6]


  1. ^ a b Standard, W.G. (1895). "Major Robert Beverley and His Descendants". In Bruce, Philip A. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. III. Richmond, Virginia: The Virginia Historical Society. pp. 169–170. 
  2. ^ a b Page, Richard Channing Moore (1893). "Randolph Family". Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia (2 ed.). New York: Press of the Publishers Printing Co. pp. 249–272. 
  3. ^ Glenn, Thomas Allen, ed. (1898). "The Randolphs: Randolph Genealogy". Some Colonial Mansions: And Those Who Lived In Them : With Genealogies Of The Various Families Mentioned. 1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry T. Coates & Company. pp. 430–459. 
  4. ^ "Peyton Randolph dies - Oct 22, 1775". A&E Television Networks. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Randolph, Robert Isham (1936). The Randolphs of Virginia: A Compilation of the Descendants of William Randolph of Turkey Island and His Wife Mary Isham Of Bermuda Hundred (PDF). 
  6. ^ Louise Pecquet du Bellet, Some Prominent Virginia Families, p. 161

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