Reverend Samuel MAYCOCK


Upon his arrival in the Virginia colony, Samuel MAYCOCK was made a member of the Council in the first Virginia General Assembly in 1619 by Sir George YEARDLEY and continued in office under Sir Francis WYATT, until MAYCOCK was killed in the Massacre of 1622. He also bore the title of "Captain".

The Governor of Virginia, on May 20, 1617,
had asked "orders for Mr. Maycock," a Cambridge scholar, on account of the lack of ministers. "Samuel Macocke was admitted sizar at Jesus May 28, 1611, son of Roger husband- man, of Yelvetoft, Northants. School Shadwell, Leciester. Migrated to Caius May 15,1612, matriculated 1612, scholar 1613-14, went to Virginia 1618, added to Council 1619, K. 1622 (A.C.)

Among those killed at Captain Maycock's plantation of 200 acres, adjoining Flowerdieu Hundred, was Edward LISTER, who came over in the "Mayflower" to Plymouth, Mass. and was a signer of the "Compact".

Captain MAYCOCK, as he was also called, left his young daughter SARAH, as his heiress. She was granted a patent for 200 acres in Surry in 1626.

GEORGE PACE, son of RICHARD, married SARAH MAYCOCK, daughter of SAMUEL MAYCOCK, about 1637.

There is a deed in the Charles City County records by which "Richard Pace, son and heire as the first issue of my mother, Mrs. Sarah Maycock, wife unto my aforesaid father, both deced", confirms a sale of 800 or 900 acres "lying near unto Pierce's Hundred als Flowerdieu Hundred" to Mr. Thomas Drew as per bill of his father October 12, 1650.

In addition to the grant of "Pace's Paines" received from his father RICHARD in 1628, GEORGE PACE patented 1700 acres August 1, 1650 in Charles City County, "lying on S. side of James River, commonly called 'Maycock's', beg. at mouth of a little swamp by the river where Pierce, his hundred, takes ending, running w. to a swamp which leads to Powell's Cr. and along the cr. to the river "for the transportation of 34 persons. (C. P. 199.) He also patented 507 acres "on S. side of James River and E. side of Powell's Cr. Dec. 6, 1652." (C. P. 273.)

Thomas DREW, Gent., patented 490 acres in Charles City June 4, 1657, "on N. side of Flowerdieu hundred Cr., n. upon land purchased by Mr. Pace." (C.P. 34?.)

GEORGE PACE probably died about 1657, for in 1659 Richard Pace "as son and heir of George Pace, decd.", sold land in Charles City. (P. G.) (0. B. 1655.)

In 1677 RICHARD PACE was paid 200 lbs. of tobacco for wolves' heads. He died in that year, for in 1677 MARY PACE was granted administration on the estate of Richard Pace. (0. B. 1677-79, pp. 249, 270.)

On April 19, 1679,
THOMAS DOUGLAS and Capt. JORDAN were appointed to appraise the estate of RICHARD PACE (II) on behalf of the orphan. (Do., p. 279.) It seems that Mary PACE married, secondly, Nicholas WHITMORE, and that her first husband, Richard PACE, was formerly the executor of Hugh KIRKLAND. This is shown in a Court order entered at Westover August 3, 1692 as follows: "The matter of the account between Thomas KIRKLAND v. Nicholas WHITMORE and MARY, his wife, admix. of RICHARD PACE, one of the executors of Hugh KIRKLAND, is referred to Capt. TAYLOR and Capt. PERRY for audit." (Charles City Orders, 1687-1695, p.409.)

(This book was recently returned from the North, where it was taken after or during the Civil War.)

4. GEORGE PACE, undoubtedly orphan son of the above RICHARD PACE (II), was holding 1000 acres in Prince George County (cut off from Charles City County) in 1704. George married a daughter of Edward WOODLIEF, son of John Woodlief and his wife, a daughter of Colonel Robert WYNNE, speaker of the House of Burgesses.

Edward WOODLIEF, in his will probated in P. G. February 1719, mentions his "daughter Pace." The date of George Pace's death is not known, but he evidently had two sons, JOHN and RICHARD, who moved to Bertie Precinct, N.C.

Children: I. John, Sr. made his will in Bertie Precinct, N.C. March 25, 1726-27 and same was probated August 1727. His children were: sons, John, William and George; daus., Frances, Ann, Elizabeth Pace and Mary Elizabeth Melton(husband was Barnaby Melton and his brother Richard married a Ann Yelvington).

(Grimes abs.) His wife was not named.(also I have a will of a Samuel Gay witt. by John Melton)

A WILLIAM LOWE, who held 1584 acres in Prince George County in 1704, moved to N.C.; where he made his will in CHOWAN (later BERTIE Precinct and NORTHAMPTON County), in 1720.

He willed land in Prince George, Va. to

  • his sons, John and William Lowe;
  • mentions his son-in-law 3 Robert Dixon,
  • and also his daughter, "Elizabeth Pace".
    This "Elizabeth" may have been the wife of JOHN PACE.
5. II. Richard

RICHARD PACE,

whose daughter TABITHA, married Richard Moore's son, JOHN, evidently moved to nearby Surry County and held land near the Moore family. This is shown by a grant of 1200 acres to one Thomas Avent March 1729, given by the Va. Council. (V. M. 34, p. 203.)

This grant was in Surry County, "beginning at Richard Moore's line to Stewart's line and over Otterdam Swamp to include all land between John Davis and Richard Pace.'

John Barlow, who lived on Otterdam Swamp in Surry, died in 1728. He gave his son, William, a plantation "extending down the branch to Richard Pace's corner."

The men named to divide his land among his three sons were "Richard PACE, Richard MOORE and Thos. AVENT." These three men also witnessed the will. (Bk. 7, p. 864.)

Previous to his removal to Surry,

RICHARD PACE patented 285 acres in PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY., July 12, 1718. This land afterwards fell in BRUNSWICK COUNTY and was situated in the Parish of LAWNE's CREEK, Brunswick, on the north side of Three Creeks.

This land was conveyed by him to John BRADFORD "beginning on said creek side from a corner of Capt. John SADLER's, then by Sadler's line to George Hambleton's. " Three Creeks arose in Brunswick about seven miles west of the Greensville Brunswick county line. The remaining distance to its mouth on the Nottaway River is in Greensville. (Duke-Symmes Hist., p. 71.)

Richard Pace removed to Bertie Precinct (later Northampton County), N.C., where he made his will March 12, 1736; same probated 1738. (Grimes' Abstracts.)

He names

  • sons, William, Thomas and Richard Pace;
  • daus. , Ann Stewart, Amy Green, Frances Green, Tabitha Moore, Mary Johnson, Sarah House and Rebecca Bradford,
    who was the wife of John Bradford of Brunswick.
(Impression of a lion rampant on seal.)

THOMAS PACE, son of the above RICHARD, made his will in Northampton July 4,1764; probated February 1765. He gave:

  • daughter CECILIA, 50 and negro girl;
  • daughter FRANCES two negroes;
  • son THOMAS plantation where I now live;
  • son NATHANIEL PACE old plantation where I formerly lived and 13 negroes.

Son NATHANIEL, exr. Friend Blake Bates, Overseer." (Bk. A, Part I, p. 125. In 1792 in Kershaw County, S.C., JOHN MOORE, probably son of John and Tabitha (Pace) Moore "In consideration for the love and affection for his 'Cousin' THOMAS PACE," deeded him cattle and household goods.

This may have been THOMAS PACE (Jr.) mentioned above. (D. B. 1792, See Index.) WILLIAM MOORE, son of John and Tabitha (Pace) Moore, in his will in S.C., dated 1780, gave land to ISHAM BRADFORD, son of MARY BRADFORD. (See Moore and Bradford.)

ISHAM BRADFORD of Claremont Co., S. C. on March 1, 1791 deeded THOMAS PACE and NATHANIEL PACE, Jr., of the county and state aforesaid, 225 acres in aforesaid county on Swift Creek, and 175 acres on the road from Charleston to Camden, granted Thomas Stater (?), August 27, 1751. (Deed recorded in Lancaster.) (Lancaster Bk. B, 80-81.)

NATHANIEL PACE was head of a family in Camden District, Claremont County (now Sumter) in 1790.

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