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View Tree for Peter DunkinPeter Dunkin (b. June 17, 1624, d. September 1676)

Peter Dunkin (son of Peter Dunkin and Sarah Elizabeth Stone) was born June 17, 1624 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, and died September 1676 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He married Bessie Caldwell on June 02, 1646 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 Includes NotesNotes for Peter Dunkin:
". . . Peter Duncan's will, which is among the lost records of Westmoreland County." "purchased from Richard and Eliza Kinnar of Nomony, County, Westmoreland, land on the North River, on the east side of the same at a creek."

"Richard Kenner of Nomony in Westmoreland Co. unto Peter Dunkin of same. Parcel of land in Nomony River . . . on East side of the river . . . at a creek which issueth SE of the same river . . . to the head thereof . . . a creek which divideth this land from the land of Mr. Halls . . . Richard & Elizabeth Kenner. Wit: Mathew Rodham, John Smith. 15 Nov 1665, acknowledged in court by Richard Kenner" (Tidewater Virginia Families, Harrison, James Edward, Vol. 4, p. 246)

There is some question about his birth and death dates. Some records say he was born 17 Jun 1624, while others say something else. Some records say he died in 1716, while others say 1676. It is believed he died in 1716 and that the 1676 date has been confused with the date he first made his will, 1676, which was lost.
Having paid his passage-money to Capt. Stephen Charlton, Peter on 6 Oct 1665, purchased from Richard and Eliza Kinnar of Nomony, Co. Westmoreland, land on the North River, on the east side of the same at a creek. On 2 Jul 1669, Peter had a Patent to 140 acres of land in Westmoreland County on the south east side
of Nemony River, on Flood Creek. DB 14-6 "Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825" by Dobson 1894 says: V.5: Peter Duncan, born 1624 in Edinburgh married Bessie Caldwell in the Cannongate during 1646. Father of John born 1648. Transported to Nomini Creek Virginia 1650. Landowner there in 1655; died about 1676. (Burke's Amer. Fam. w/ Br. Ancestry) DB 1-28 The information on this family was primarily
obtained from "The Duncan Family", by Gustave Anjou. There is some question as to where they were married. See DB 14-8 According to an Abstract from Debret's Genealogical Report of the Duncan Family prepared for Mr. Alexander E. Duncan: Peter, b. Edinburgh S. 1624, m. Bessie Caldwewll in Westmoreland Co. Will dated 1676[:ITAL] "had a Patent to 140 acres of land ... on the south east side of Nemony River, on Flood Creek"
was a landowner Our Texas Families - Desc of Peter Duncan: 1. Peter1 Dunkan was born in 1633 at Scotland. He married Bessie Caldwell on 2 Jun 1646 at Scotland? He died in Sep 1676 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He bought land, "Richard Kenner of Nomony in Westmoreland Co. unto PETER DUNKIN of same. Parcel of land in Nomony River . . . on East side of the river . . . at a creek which issueth SE of the same river . . . to the head
thereof . . . a creek which divideth this land from the land of Mr. Halls . . . Richard & Elizabeth Kenner. Wit: Mathew Rodham, John Smith. 15 Nov 1665, acknowledged in court by Richard Kenner" on 6 Oct 1665 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He was mentioned in deed, Richard Kenner of Northumberland Co., planter, to
Richard Searles of Nomony, Westmoreland Co., for a valuable consideration, land commonly known by the name of John Tasker's and upon eastern edge of Nomony . . . to PETER DUNKIN's creeke on 27 Feb 1667/68 at Westmoreland Co., VA (Ibid., Book 1, p. 322.). He was mentioned in deed, Nicholas and Frances Speer of
Nomini in Westmoreland Co. 500 or 600 acres . . . corner tree of Thos. Youll and PETER DUNKIN in a huckleberry swamp . . on 3 Jul 1670 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He gave "Deposition of PETER DUNKEN aged 37 yeares or thereabout told him that Abraham Hewes, Master of ship Industrie of Bristoll, told him that the
bill of lading was taken at both John Wilson and Mathew Steele's name and that he thought in his conscience that Mathew Steele was more out of purse for the servants than Wilson and that Wilson was a very quarrelsome fellow and Steel was a very civill man and that Wilson thought to ruin him and Steele both . . . 28 Sep 1670 PETER (X) DUNKING sworn in court in Sep 1670 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He bought land from Randolph Kirk on 13 Jan 1670/71 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He was named executor of Will of John Wilson: "This plantation I know live upon being upon the head of Nominee branches unto HENRY DUNKIN and Ann Hull being 750 acres, HENRY
DUNKIN having the plantation and his part joyning to itt. To Penelope Heyden and Mary Hayden 2 cows a piece, Henry Owen 2 cowes. PETER DUNKIN my whole execution over all my estate. George Patton all my wearing clothes. Edward Adcock one young gray horse about 2 years old with a star on his forehead and a
black list downe his back. John Middleton one bay mare. Frances Heydon's wife my feather bed that I lie now sick upon. John X Wilson. Wit: Thomas (X) Moore, James Hawley, 31 May 1671, proved by Tho. Moore, James Hawlye on 6 Apr 1671 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He served on jury on 5 Mar 1672/73 at Westmoreland Co., VA. Deposition of John Wyat aged 35 years or thereabouts that PEETER DUNKIN was at Maj. Perce's about the
month of May and did ask him whether Richard Sutton's girl was brought to bedd and who nursed the child. I told him I did not know for it did not concern me. PEETER DUNKIN said if all be true that I hear that there was goods stole out of Maj. Allerton's house and disclosed it that Richd: Sutton carried it home. 27 Sep 1673 John Wyat made oath, Easter Hasebrigg age 34 that PEETER DUNKIN said he did hear that . . . Maj. Allerton, Sutton, etc on 17 Nov 1673 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He served on jury on 17 Nov 1673 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He left a will circa 1676? at Westmoreland Co., VA ". . . Peter Duncan's will, which is among the lost records of Westmoreland County." He was named trustee in Will of William Clarke . . . loving wife Mary, James Clarke & William Clarke, Executors. Peter Smith and PETER DUNKAN trustees in 1696 at Westmoreland Co.,VA.[:ITAL] was mentioned in a deed||

Richard Kenner of Northumberland Co., planter, to Richard Searles of Nomony, Westmoreland Co., for a valuable consideration, land commonly known by the name of John Tasker's and upon eastern edge of Nomony . . . to PETER DUNKIN's creeke"[:ITAL]


was mentioned in a deed

Nicholas and Frances Speer of Nomini in Westmoreland Co. 500 or 600 acres . . . corner tree of Thos. Youll and PETER DUNKIN in a huckleberry swamp ...."[:ITAL]


deposed, age 37

"Deposition of PETER DUNKEN aged 37 yeares or thereabout told him that Abraham Hewes, Master of ship
Industrie of Bristoll, told him that the bill of lading was taken at both John Wilson and Mathew Steele's name and that he thought in his conscience that Mathew Steele was more out of purse for the servants than Wilson and that Wilson was a very quarrelsome fellow and Steel was a very civill man and that
Wilson thought to ruin him and Steele both . . . 28 Sep 1670 PETER (X) DUNKING[:ITAL] bought land from Randolph Kirk was named executor in the will of John Wilson||

"This plantation I know live upon being upon the head of Nominee branches unto HENRY DUNKIN and Ann Hull being 750 acres, HENRY DUNKIN having the plantation and his part joyning to itt. To Penelope Heyden and Mary Hayden 2 cows a piece, Henry Owen 2 cowes. PETER DUNKIN my whole execution over all my estate. George Patton all my wearing clothes. Edward Adcock one young gray horse about 2 years old with a star on his forehead
and a black list downe his back. John Middleton one bay mare. Frances Heydon's wife my feather bed that I lie now sick upon. John X Wilson. Wit: Thomas (X) Moore, James Hawley, 31 May 1671, proved by Tho. Moore, James Hawlye [:ITAL]

was mentioned in a deposition

Deposition of John Wyat aged 35 years or thereabouts that PEETER DUNKIN was at Maj. Perce's about the month of May and did ask him whether Richard Sutton's girl was brought to bedd and who nursed the child. I told him I did not know for it did not concern me. PEETER DUNKIN said if all be true that I hear that there was goods stole out of Maj. Allerton's house and disclosed it that Richd: Sutton carried it home. 27 Sep
1673 John Wyat made oath, Easter Hasebrigg age 34 that PEETER DUNKIN said he did hear that . . . Maj. Allerton, Sutton, etc[:ITAL]


was named trustee in the will of William Clarke

. . . loving wife Mary, James Clarke & William Clarke, Executors. Peter Smith and PETER DUNKAN trustees [:ITAL]

Peter1 Duncan, age 24, immigrated to Virginia 1650 from Edinburgh, Scotland (David Dobson's Original Scots Colonists in America Supplement 1607-1707, 1998). He married Bessie Caldwell on 2 Jun 1646. He died in Sep 1676 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He bought land, "Richard Kenner of Nomony in Westmoreland Co. unto PETER DUNKIN of same. Parcel of land in Nomony River . . . on East side of the river . . . at a creek which issueth SE of the same river . . . to the head thereof . . . a creek which divideth this land from the land of Mr. Halls . . . Richard & Elizabeth Kenner. Wit: Mathew Rodham, John Smith. 15 Nov 1665, acknowledged in court by Richard Kenner" on 6 Oct 1665 at Westmoreland Co., VA.
He was mentioned in deed, Richard Kenner of Northumberland Co., planter, to Richard Searles of Nomony, Westmoreland Co., for a valuable consideration, land commonly known by the name of John Tasker's and upon eastern edge of Nomony . . . to PETER DUNKIN's creeke on 27 Feb 1667/68 at Westmoreland Co., VA (Ibid., Book 1, p. 322.).
He was mentioned in deed, Nicholas and Frances Speer of Nomini in Westmoreland Co. 500 or 600 acres . . . corner tree of Thos. Youll and PETER DUNKIN in a huckleberry swamp . . on 3 Jul 1670 at Westmoreland Co., VA.
He gave "Deposition of PETER DUNKEN aged 37 yeares or thereabout told him that Abraham Hewes, Master of ship Industrie of Bristoll, told him that the bill of lading was taken at both John Wilson and Mathew Steele's name and that he thought in his conscience that Mathew Steele was more out of purse for the servants than Wilson and that Wilson was a very quarrelsome fellow and Steel was a very civill man and that Wilson thought to ruin him and Steele both . . . 28 Sep 1670 PETER (X) DUNKING
sworn in court in Sep 1670 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He bought land from Randolph Kirk on 13 Jan 1670/71 at Westmoreland Co., VA.
He was named executor of Will of John Wilson: "This plantation I know live upon being upon the head of Nominee branches unto HENRY DUNKIN and Ann Hull being 750 acres, HENRY DUNKIN having the plantation and his part joyning to itt. To Penelope Heyden and Mary Hayden 2 cows a piece, Henry Owen 2 cowes. PETER DUNKIN my whole execution over all my estate. George Patton all my wearing clothes. Edward Adcock one young gray horse about 2 years old with a star on his forehead and a black list downe his back. John Middleton one bay mare. Frances Heydon's wife my feather bed that I lie now sick upon. John X Wilson. Wit: Thomas (X) Moore, James Hawley, 31 May 1671, proved by Tho. Moore, James Hawlye on 6 Apr 1671 at Westmoreland Co., VA.
He served on jury on 5 Mar 1672/73 at Westmoreland Co., VA. Deposition of John Wyat aged 35 years or thereabouts that PEETER DUNKIN was at Maj. Perce's about the month of May and did ask him whether Richard Sutton's girl was brought to bedd and who nursed the child. I told him I did not know for it did not concern me. PEETER DUNKIN said if all be true that I hear that there was goods stole out of Maj. Allerton's house and disclosed it that Richd: Sutton carried it home. 27 Sep 1673 John Wyat made oath, Easter Hasebrigg age 34 that PEETER DUNKIN said he did hear that . . . Maj. Allerton, Sutton, etc on 17 Nov 1673 at Westmoreland Co., VA.
He served on jury on 17 Nov 1673 at Westmoreland Co., VA. He left a will circa 1676? at Westmoreland Co., VA ". . . Peter Duncan's will, which is among the lost records of Westmoreland County."

More About Peter Dunkin:
Record Change: February 23, 2004

More About Peter Dunkin and Bessie Caldwell:
Marriage: June 02, 1646, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Children of Peter Dunkin and Bessie Caldwell are:
  1. +John Dunkin, b. January 16, 1647/48, Kinmundy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d. 1726, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
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