Make your own free website on

PETER JETT (1633?-1688?)

First and Second Generations

1 Peter Jett b: about 1633, England d: about 1688, Rappahannock Co, Virginia
.. + Mary Triplett b: June 29, 1625, England d: January 25, 1676, Rappahannock Co, Virginia [2]

   Notes for Peter Jett:

Immigration: 1663, from England to Leedstown, Virginia.

Virginia Land Grants Record: Peter Jett, January 21, 1666, [old] Rappahannock County, Virginia, 600 acres, on the north side of the river, in the freshes of the same county about 3 miles from the river side. Number 6, page 23.

Mentioned in the headrights of this patent of Francis Triplett are Peter and Mary Jett, William, Peter Jr., Mary and Martha Jett. These people were probably the ancestors of the Jett family of King George Co, one of whome, namely, John Jett, is believed to have married a daughter of Francis Triplett, the immigrant. The Jett family is believed to have come from London, and Francis Triplett, the immigrant, may also have been a resident of London. (Social Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century, p.115)
(Personal Note: The Peter Jett mentioned here is most likely the immigrant and his family. Mr. Bruce the author of the source cited, dated this patent as of January 21, 1666, a full ten years before the deaths of Peter's wife and three children, Peter Jr., Mary and Martha. John Jett is not mentioned in the headrights, he, probably, was not born until after January 21, 1666.)

   Notes for Mary Triplett:

In the will of Reverend Dr. Thomas Triplett, he mentions his sister, Mrs. Katharine Warne and her three children, Christopher Triplett Warne of Hampton House, County of Oxon; Richard Triplett Warne, brother of Christopher and Elizabeth his wife; cousin Sydney Triplett, the son of Paul Triplett of Hampton, and his cousin, Ralph Triplett.
Personal Note: There is no mention of a wife or children for this Thomas Triplett, so who are Thomas Triplett and Elizabeth George, who are so often cited as Mary's parents by most genealogist?

In Westcott's "Devonshire Families" on p.593. John Triplett, of Cornwall, married Joan, daughter of William Yeo. The same volume contains also the genealogy of the Yeo family carried back to a very early date. The connection between the Triplett family and the Yeo family probably explains the immigration of the Triplett family to Virginia. The Yeo family was very prominent in Virginia. (William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 1 (July 1912)
pgs. 33-43).

Children of Peter and Mary Jett

.. 2 William Jett b: about 1653, England d: about 1698, Virginia
.... + Elizabeth Hoskins b: March 17, 1643, Accomack Co, Virginia d: abt 1699, Richmond, King George Co, Virginia
...... Daughter of Anthony and Joyce (Jones) Hoskins
...... William and Elizabeth were married on April 14, 1678 in Virginia

.. 2 Peter Jett, Jr. b: about 1656, England d: January 25, 1676, Rappahannock Co, Virginia [2]

.. 2 Mary Jett b: about 1658, England d: January 25, 1676, Rappahannock Co, Virginia [2]

.. 2 Martha Jett b: about 1660, England d: January 25, 1676, Rappahannock Co, Virginia [2]

.. 2 John Jett, Sr. b: about 1666, Virginia
.... + Elizabeth Frances Triplett b: 1670, Sittingburg Parish, Richmond Co, Virginia d: 1710, Richmond Co, Virginia
...... Daughter of Francis and Abigail (Hughes) Triplett


1. Follow the RED names for OUR direct line; ending with our sons, Joshua, Jacob & Timothy.
2. It is believed that Peter Jr, Mary, Martha and thier Mother Mary were killed in an Indian Raid on January 25, 1676. I have yet to verify the date and location of this raid.
3. Thanks to Margaret Gentges for all the information she has collected on Osage Co., if you would like more information on Osage Co, Missouri email Margaret.
4. JETT family has been traced back to Peter JETT c1630 who came to America in early Colonial Days. Peter is said to have been a tailor.
    (Contributed by D. Hunt). (Personal Note: this message started me on the search for Peter Jett.)

5. Generations 1-4 contributed by E. Jett of Texas.

          Return to the Family Tree Page
          Return to the Home Page