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Peter Jefferson (b. February 29, 1707/08, d. August 17, 1757)Peter Jefferson (son of Thomas Jefferson II and Mary Field) was born February 29, 1707/08 in Osbornes, Henrico Co. Virginia, and died August 17, 1757 in Shadwell, Goochland Co. (now Albemarle Co.) Virginia.He married Jane Randolph on October 03, 1739 in Goochland Co. Virginia.
Notes for Peter Jefferson:
Peter Jefferson married Jane Randolph. They had nine children. Son Thomas, at age two, remembered being handed up to a slave on horseback and carried on a pillow from his father's frontier farm in Albemarle Co., Virginia to a much larger plantation fifty miles to the east near Richmond, the Randolph's estate at Tuckahoe. Peter went there to raise the children of his friend who had died.
Since eldest surviving brother, Field Jefferson, had already received a tract of land which had been left to his mother by Major Peter Field, Peter Jefferson inherited the bulk of his father's estate as follows:
WILL OF THOMAS JEFFERSON II,March 15, 1725. Recorded April 1731
ITEM. I give unto my son PETER JEFFERSON and to his Heirs forever all my land on Fine Creek and on Manakin Creek, but if my said Son should die before he be Twenty One Years of Age, then I give my Land aforesaid to be equally divided between my Three Daughters JUDITH, MARY, and MARTHA and their heirs forever. I also give unto my Son PETER my Chest and Wearing Cloathes with the Cloth and Trimming that is in the Chest, my Cane, Six Silver Spoons, which I bought of Turpin, two Horses named Normand Squirrell, my Trooping Arms and Gunn I had of Joseph Wilkinson, two Featherbeds, Ruggs and Blankets, one Suit of Curtains and Vallains, a Diaper Table Cloth and six Napkins, two Iron Potts and Hooks, one large and one small, A brass Kettle I had of Thomas Edwards, the Couch standing in the Hall and the two Tables standing there, six Leather Chairs, half my Stock of Cattle, Sheep and Hogs, on condition my Son PETER live to be Twenty One years old, but if he die before he arrive to that age then I give the said two Negros and all the Things aforementioned to be equally divided between my two daughters MARY and MARTHA and their Heirs for ever.
ITEM. My will is that if my Daughter MARY or MARTHA die before they are of Age or married that then the several legacies hereby bequeathed be and remain to the Survivour of them. If they both die then that every Thing given them in this Will be equally divided between my Son PETER and my Daughter JUDITH FARRAR and their Heirs.
ITEM. I constitute and appoint my Son PETER Executor of this my last Will. Witness my Hand and Seal this 15th Day of March 1725.
Proved in Henrico County Court, First Monday in April 1731 by PETER JEFFERSON.
More About Peter Jefferson:
Father of: President Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826.
More About Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph:
Marriage: October 03, 1739, Goochland Co. Virginia.
Children of Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph are:
- +Thomas Jefferson, b. April 02, 1743, Shadwell, Albemarle Co. Virginia, d. July 04, 1826, Monticello, Albemarle Co. Virginia.