Submitted by FHMaster on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 13:25

Captain David Peebles of Fife County, Scotland, a Royalist, escaped to Virginia circa 1649 during the Cromwell Rebellion, leaving his wife and their young children in Fife. In 1650 he patented 833 acres on the south bank of the James River in Charles City County (later Prince George) Southeast of Old River Road (now Rte 10) and Powell's Creek.