In County Mayo, Ireland, farmer John Peyton married Mary Gillard in 1899. Patrick Peyton was born on January 9, 1909, and was the 6th of 9 children.
Patrick’s father was about 42 years old at the time of Patrick’s birth and was already stricken with poor health.
Patrick was baptized on January 10, 1909.
The family grew up working on a farm and praying the Rosary nightly.