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Peter Priest (abt. 1700 - 1781)

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Peter Priest
Born about in Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Prince William Co. VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fauquier Co. VAmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Mar 2014 | Last significant change: 24 Mar 2019
22:21: Lawrence Cunningham edited the Biography for Peter Priest (abt.1700-1781). [Thank Lawrence for this]
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Peter Priest was born circa 1700 in Lincolnshire, England.

Peter Priest came to America, and settled in Virginia in about 1720.

He was married Sarah Lawrence Priest (1723 - 1781) and they had possibly nine children:

  • 1. Thomas, who settled in Fauquier Co., VA and married Miss Stark of Culpepper Co.
  • 2. John, who also lived in Fauquier Co., and married Elizabeth Brown.
  • 3. George (1748-1829, who married Frances Catlett, and died in Sideview, Kentucky.
  • 4. Peter, who lived in Green Co., Kentucky.
  • 5. William, who went to W. VA and two daughters.
  • 6. Elizabeth
  • 7. Sarah who married a Murray
  • 8. Possibly a Nancy who married Edward Lawrence
  • 9. Richard

He passed away about 1781, in Fauquier County, Virginia. [1]


  1. First-hand information as remembered by Teresa Haines Rigney, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
  • Lawrence Family History - Notes from a family member developed in the 1960's.

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