is there more ifo that you can tell me about the Peebles and what is the name
of the book so i can read about them
Dave...you can always Google "Capt David Peebles" and find a wealth of info and links and then visit these, which is something I do when I can't find specific info in my "normal" sources.
Here is a website with info and then I always check the sources, etc.
I have stumbled upon info in the past by doing this sort if "controlled" genealogy web-surfing.
Within this site (referenced by the link) there is a reference to:
"However, in 1864 a native of the town of Peebles, William Chambers (1800-1883), published Peebles and its Neighborhood. He and his brother Robert (1802-1871) had a publishing firm, W. & R. Chambers, in Edinburgh. In 1872 William Chambers printed for the Scottish Burgh Records Society the charters and documents relating to the Burgh of Peblis, with extracts from its records, A.D. 1165-1710.
"Other works of value are A History of the Border Counties by Sir George Douglas, 1893, reprinted 1899; Peebles, Burgh and Parish in Early History, by Robert Renwick, 1903; and various books by Lord Tweedsmuir (John Buchan), Governor General of Canada in 1932, who grew up in Peebleshire. Scores of other books are worth consulting, but cannot be listed here.
"The name originally was Pabell, the plural variously spelled Pebyl, Peblys, Pebillis, etc. The spelling Peebles, with variations, began to be used in the 1500s and 1600s. Peebleses is a modern plural, even a century ago several of them were still referred to as ‘the Peebles.
As you read down through the information and the early records mentioned, you find some of the site owners comments. I find the comments are always an insight to considerations which may or may not result in discoveries as you research the opinions... Here is one he posted and it is valid consideration and needs continued research:
Comment: If I had to guess, I’d guess that David Peebles was in the military in Scotland, and that he ended up on the opposing side to the Cromwellians. This would account for his children being baptized at different places and his attaining military rank and prominence so soon after he arrived in Virginia. Furthermore, he must have been more than a flunky junior officer in Scotland to have feared for his life. The fact that he left Scotland without his younger children undoubtedly means that he left them in the care of relatives, but this had to have been a heart-wrenching decision, and underscores the urgency of his leaving Scotland for Virginia. It may also mean that his "crimes" were of such magnitude that he feared for the safety of his older children, if indeed, he took them with him. I can’t imagine him escaping with his older children and leaving his wife behind, unless she was already dead. See below, it is possible that William and Christian came to America at a later time.
Looking at his Notes and References at the bottom of the page also provides excellent sources, one of which is "Peebles, Anne Bennett, Peebles Ante 1600 - 1962, pp. 1-10."
By searching the web for the book, minus the particular page, I found this site:
and it is outdated as noted by the message at the top of the page however there is a reference for the book at the bottom ... I do not know if it is still a valid address but here it is ( I hope this helps ) :