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Richard Pace

Male Abt 1713 - Aft 1769  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Richard Pace  [1
    Born Abt 1713  Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Apr 1769  Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Bruce Howard writes that "Richard first comes clearly into focus in the year 1759. In this year, he and his younger brother, John, had determined to leave Prince George and move to a new home in North Carolina.

      Prince George Co. Wills&Deeds, 1759-1760, p. 190. Dated December 1, 1759. John Pace and Richard Pace of Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George County to William Goodwyn of same, for 30 pounds, land on south west side of Southward Run in Martins Brandon Parish...16 acres more or less..Recorded June 10, 1760. This small tract of joint ownership land had no connection to the lands their father owned during his lifetime, some distance east of this parcel.

      Just before these two brother's sold the small tract in Virginia, a deed was registered in Edgecombe County, North Carolina on a small established plantation which would become the homeplace of Richard and Elizabeth and their children.

      Edgecombe County Deed Book OO, p 36 Know all men by these presents that on this 21st September 1759..I, Thomas Drake of Edgecombe Co., and Province of North Carolina of the one part and Richard Pace of Brandon Parish in Prince George Co. Virginia of the second...for the sum of 35 pounds in hand paid...sell and convey a 150 acre plantation... on the north side of Fishing Creek and east side of Beaver Dam Swamp...Wit: William Goodwyn, John Pace, Thomas [H] Hart

      Howard noted that the use of the reference to Fishing Creek was used incorrectly in the deed and should have been Swift Creek.

      In the early part of 1760, Richard and his brother John made their move southward to old Edgecombe. Before they could remove themselves from the county they had to publish their notice of intent to leave. With no objection coming, they were allowed to leave for their new home.  Judging from the effects of his estate, he and Elizabeth were very hard working people and conducted their own home manufacturing business. The had a small amount of stock, horses, cattle, hogs, ducks and geese. He was not a planter by any means, but he planted the type of crop that they could use in their business. He planted cotton on a portion of the plantation and the majority of the place would have been devoted to pasturage and a hay field. Howard went on to detail the equipment Richard and Elizabeth had in order to pursue their business of spinning and dying linen, wooling and cotton.

      Richard died without a will. However, his estate was not incumbered by any debts. Mrs. Pace qualified as administratix of the estate in May 1769 and her son-in-law, John Jones and his cousin Nathan qualified as her securities on the bond. The estate was put up for sale in August and the items were sold to the highest bidder for current money. The total income to be disbursed came to a little over 200 lbs, which was a goodly amount considering the time and character of the estate. (A complete listing can be found on pages 338-339).

      Howard says that the following children have been positively identified as the children of Richard and Elizabeth Pace:

      Ann S. Pace, Amy Pace, William Pace, Priscilla Pace (whom he believes married Jacob Strickand, Jr.), George Pace, James Pace, and Richard Pace
    Person ID I10378  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Richard Pace,   b. Abt 1690,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Woodlief,   b. Bef 1696,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4595  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Elizabeth ???,   b. Aft 1713,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1743  [1
    Children 
     1. William Pace,   b. 10 Oct 1745, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anne Pace,   b. 1747, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Nash County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Amey Pace,   b. Abt 1749, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1815, Madison County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     4. Priscilla Pace,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. George Pace,   b. 1752,   d. 1816, Clay County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. James Pace,   b. Abt 1753,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Richard Pace,   b. Abt 1754,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1713 - Prince George County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft Apr 1769 - Edgecombe County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Howard, Bruce A. PACE A SKETCH AND HISTORY OF OUR COLONIAL ANCESTORS FROM 1619 to 1799 (1998).