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Christopher Peyton
English lawyer

Christopher Peyton

Christopher Peyton
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Intro English lawyer
Is Lawyer
From United Kingdom
Field Law
Gender male
Death 1612
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Sir Christopher Peyton was an English lawyer known for his service in Ireland where he oversaw the Peyton Survey, a preliminary investigation in preparation for the Plantation of Munster. He was made Auditor General of Ireland, and knighted by James I for his service. He was the younger son of Christopher Peyton of St Edmundsbury; his mother, Joanna (Mildmay) Peyton, was the sister of Sir Walter Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer of England.

He married Anne Palmer, daughter of William Palmer of Warwickshire and had three daughters, Anne, Cicely and Thomasine. Through Anne and her second husband, the third Sir Henry Colley of Castle Carbury, he was ancestor of the Duke of Wellington. The son of singer James Blunt (born 2016) is a direct descendant.

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