8-year-old defends cat to mayor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Jacksonville, Fla., 8-year-old gathered signatures on a petition and wrote a letter to the mayor after her neighbor's cat was taken away, her mother said.

11 dead in Florida from Fay

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Fay remains deadly after its unprecedented six Florida landfalls, say officials.
HBO film 'Recount' to premiere in Florida

HBO film 'Recount' to premiere in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- HBO, Comcast and the Jacksonville Office of Film and Television will roll out the red carpet for the premiere of "Recount" at the Florida Theatre.

Jaguars to stay in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver has agreed to keep the NFL team in the Florida city as part of a deal with Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton.

Georgia-Florida game to stay put

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The universities of Georgia and Florida Friday agreed to continue their annual college football skirmish in Jacksonville, Fla.

City hopes to reap Super Bowl benefits

MIAMI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Super Bowl crowds were leaving Jacksonville, Fla., Monday while city leaders worked on firming up any economic toeholds the event might have given them.

Florida mayor looks to mend race rifts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- Republican Mayor-elect John Peyton said he was beginning Wednesday to repair rifts created by his defeat of black Sheriff Nat Glover.

Mayor seeks to mend race-based rift

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 14 (UPI) --

Race issue emerges in Fla. mayoral contest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- Racial politics has re-emerged in the southern city of Jacksonville after racially offensive graffiti was sprayed on the headquarters of a black candidate for mayor in Tuesday's election.

Race becomes issue in mayor's contest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 9 (UPI) --
John Peyton
Mayor John Peyton, Jacksonville, Florida, testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the national infrastructure on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)

Sir John Peyton (1544 – 1630) was a English soldier and administrator. He was born in Knowlton, Kent to John Peyton (died 1558) and Dorothy Peyton, who was the daughter of John Tyndale.

He was knighted in 1586 and served under Robert Dudley. He was Lieutenant-Governor of Bergen op Zoom from 1586 to 1587 and was a colonel "in the forces for the defence of the queen's person against the threatened attack of the Spanish Armada" in 1588. He served as a deputy lieutenant of Cambridgeshire under Roger North in 1596 and lieutenant of the Tower of London from 1597 to 1603, during which time he gave kind attention to Sir Walter Raleigh, when he was imprisoned. He later served as Governor of Jersey from 1603 to 1630; a post that was formerly held by Raleigh.

On June 8, 1578, Peyton married Dorothy Bell (died 1603), the widow of Sir Robert Bell (died 1577), co-heiress of Edward Beaupré of Beaupré Hall, Outwell, Norfolk, and his second wife, Catherine Beddingfield. Peyton gained a position in the county of Norfolk from his wife's property and the responsibilities of raising Bell's eight children, together with his only son, Sir John Peyton (1579-1635).

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