William Peyronie

William, Chevalier de Peyronie, was a French Protestant, settled in Virginia in 1752, and highly esteemed.

Was a dancing and fencing master to the Randolph family.

At Fort Necessity he was an ensign under Washington, whose warm favor he enjoyed. Being desperately wounded in that action, he obtained leave to wait upon the Assembly to petition for some recompense for his personal losses of clothes, &o. On 30th Aug., 1754, the Burgesses voted him their thanks, and especially desired the Governor to promote him; and he accordingly received a captain's commission to date from 25th August, 1754. Killed in action at Braddock's defeat. He died unmarried.


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