The Ambition or Plan
CHARLES VICARAGE PACE 1870-1926
- join his ELDER SISTER's FAMILY -
already migrated from England
- settled at TOLEDO, OHIO -
  • FRANCES EMILY PACE - his eldest sibling
    - b 22 Aug 1869 Shareshill
    - m Mar 1891 Bridgtown
    + GEORGE EMERY

CHARLES and his siblings - 1891 census - had been living with their widowed mother EMILY (nee Culwick) and step-father REUBEN DUDLEY

Info from JIM EVANS - Local historian of ESSINGTON knew a DUDLEY family member NELLIE RICHARDS (nee DUDLEY) - who talked about her early days in the combined family of Emily Pace and Reuben Dudley. It seems, REUBEN DUDLEY met a similar fate as EDWARD PACE, EMILY's 1st husband, serious back injuries in mining accidents. EMILY became a 2nd time widow.

- sibling rivalries inspired CHARLES to think about migrated family members - he traveled to Lethbridge in western Canada where his aunt and uncle had settled.

HENRY SQUIRE and MARY ANN (nee Pace) previously of Willenhall area - 1881 census - milk dealer - Bently or Short Heath - 1891 census in Lethbridge, NWT

CHARLES move to Canada
may been inspired by
sister MARY ANN's 1891 marriage
to SAMUEL WILLIAM HAYNES
at PELSALL, Walsall - 19 May 1891
who migrated to
LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA

He also had family members at

McKEESPORT, Pennsylvania
& TOLEDO, Ohio

Charles Vicarage PACE - CLICK to return

Charles Vicarage Pace
1870 - 1926

a coal miner from Staffordshire
buried at
LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, Canada


sister Mary Ann

Mary Ann Haynes (nee Pace)

EDWARD PACE 1845-1877
- Chr 24 Aug 1845 - d 1877 Laney Green
+ EMILY CULLWICK - of BROMSGROVE - my great grandparents
  • FRANCES EMILY PACE
    - b 22 Aug 1869 SHARESHILL
    + GEORGE EMERY m Mar 1891
    - at 175 East St, Bridgtown
    EMIGRATED to Ohio, USA

  • CHARLES VICARAGE PACE 1870-1926
    - b 18 Dec 1870 LANEY GREEN
    + ANNIE ARCH - Blakenall Lane, BLOXWICH
    EMIGRATED to Canada

  • MARY ANN PACE
    - b 20 Apr 1872 LANEY GREEN
    + SAMUEL WILLIAM HAYNES
    EMIGRATED to London, Ontario, Canada

  • EDWARD "Teddy" PACE 1873-1960
    - b 19 Oct 1873 LANEY GREEN
    married three times
    EMIGRATED to Ontario, CANADA

  • THOMAS PACE
    - b 5 Apr 1875 LANEY GREEN
    + ROSE EMMA LLOYD
    they remained in UK MIDLANDS
    PACE descendants today at WALSALL

  • WILLIAM PACE
    - b 19 Nov 1876 SHARESHILL
    + ELIZABETH SQUIRE
    PACE descendants today near WALSALL

  • EMILY D 1880-1958 - b CANNOCK - d/o EMILY PACE nee CULWICK
    and REUBEN DUDLEY
    + Mr. WALTON
    they EMIGRATED to Melborne, Australia and may have been in the auto business there. Horse harness and bits had been a family business, when work horses deminished in communities, and autos became more popular, former harness business people transferred to the auto business.
Charles Vicarage PACE - CLICK to return

Charles Vicarage Pace
1870 - 1926

a coal miner from Staffordshire
buried at LETHBRIDGE, Alberta

when, in his 20s and likely tired of sibling rivalry, as Jim Evans indicated, left ENGLAND (early 1890's), for western CANADA where he had an aunt & uncle.

HENRY THOMAS SQUIRE
& MARY ANN (nee PACE)

were at LETHBRIDGE, North West Territory
which became
Province of Alberta in 1905

and let me not forget
to mention

the PACE name
is highly respected amoungst the 1st NATION people in southern ALBERTA today
but that's another story.

Some family background
leading up to the 1890s

  • EDWARD PACE 1845-1877 - showed in 1871 census - age 25 Coal Dealer at Saredon Staffs

  • EDWARD PACE 1845-1877
    - died young (aged 31) father of Charles Vicarage Pace and siblings, shown above right

  • Except EMILY D - her father was REUBEN DUDLEY, - as shown on her death certificate at Melborne which Graham Price - fellow Shropshire family researcher - had looked up for me.

  • son CHARLES and siblings, grew up in family of mother EMILY and step-father (REUBEN DUDLEY) 1891 census - with sibling rivalry, JIM EVANS, local ESSINGTON Historian, knew NELLIE RICHARDS of the DUDLEY family. After EDWARD PACE died in 1877, his widowed wife EMILY married REUBEN DUDLEY, and two families came together in one household.

  • CHARLES VICARAGE PACE, in his 20s with sibling rivalry, as Jim Evans indicated, left ENGLAND (early 1890's), for western CANADA to see aunt Mary Ann & uncle Henry Thomas SQUIRE This move may have been influenced by his sister's marriage and move to Ontario, Canada - Mary Ann's 1891 marriage to Samuel William Haynes

  • HENRY THOMAS SQUIRE & MARY ANN nee PACE were at LETHBRIDGE, North West Territory (becoming Province of Alberta in 1905)
    His relatives, formerly from Bentley, Short Heath, Willenhall. Another PACE brother - WILLIAM b 1876 - married an ELIZABETH SQUIRE.

    In the previous generation - two SQUIRE brothers married two PACE sisters.

  • At LETHBRIDGE was FRED PACE (Standoff) & HENRY PACE, Lethbridge watchmaker) from LONDON PACE family of Clockmakers - origins - GLOUCESTERSHIRE PACE LINE (Maisemore)

  • CV PACE returned to England, married ANNIE ARCH, Bloxwich (WALSALL) 1898

  • Four chilren were born at Laney Green between 1898 and 1904 - family moved to ABRAM, Lancashire, 220 Warrington Road. Four more born there at ABRAM

  • LATER-CVPace-RETURNED to ALBERTA with son CHARLES & JAMES HOLDING son-in-law

  • THE PLAN WAS - when family followed & reunited in CANADA - go to the US, where "the others had gone" - as my aunts told me - but at that time - it wasn't known - where or who
    - SO THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN -
  • 1926 - Charles Vicarage Pace died just prior to his family arriving in Canada. His family did not have knowledge of just who or where "the others" had settled in the USA

  • Through the investigative wonders of today, I have learned about "the others" - where "the others" had settled in the USA and who they were.

  • sister EMILY FRANCES, brother-in-law GEORGE EMERY had settled at TOLEDO, Ohio

  • ......TIME RAN OUT......
    CV Pace died before his family arrived in Canada

  • Family settled at MONTREAL, Quebec where CVP's wife ANNIE had cousin JAMES COWLEY of Chasetown who was Chief of Police, port of Montreal

  • The PACE family remained in MONTREAL from 1926 to 1974 when they removed to British Columbia where two daughters had previously settled, in VICTORIA & VANCOUVER.
family of
Reuben DUDLEY & 1st wife
Elizabeth RAYBOLD

DUDLEY photo and info from
JIM EVANS of Essington
  1. JOSEPH RAYBOLD DUDLEY
    b 1865 DUDLEY, Worcestershire
    d 2 Dec 1938 BUSHBURY, Staffordshire age 73
    +1 ELIZABETH INGRAM
    b Abt. 1870 d 19 May 1932 BUSHBURY age 62
    1. ELIZABETH RAYBOLD DUDLEY 1885-1921
    2. REUBEN ERNEST DUDLEY 1888-1964 May 1 age 76
    3. BELINDA DUDLEY d 1967 May 23
    4. JOSEPH DUDLEY
    5. HILDA DUDLEY
      b abt.1897 d 1968 Dec 10 age 71
    +2 LOUISA GRACE SPENCER b 1880
    *2nd Wife of Joseph Raybold Dudley

  2. SARAH JANE DUDLEY
    b N K Yorkshire (1872-census of 1881)
    (1868-June & Trevor Ridgway's Bible) d 24 Oct 1962 age 90

    + Mr BALL
    1. DOROTHY BALL
    2. KATHLEEN BALL

  3. ANN MARIA DUDLEY
    b 1874 in Laney Green, Staffordshire
    + ERNEST HADLEY
    - Shop keeper Broad Lane ESSINGTON
    1. BERNARD HADLEY
      b 1897 d 7 may 1964 age 67
    2. DOROTHY HADLEY
      m HERBERT ADAMS - blacksmith at LEAMORE

      click here - HADLEY web site - photos of EARNEST & ANN MARIA - the shop at Essington - group photo of Kath, Bernard, Dorothy, Herbert Adams, George Hales, Maria, Ernest

  4. REUBEN DUDLEY
    b 1876 d 24 Jul 1939 Age 63 est.
    + EMILY LYDIA SPENCER b 1875 in RUDGELEY d 2 Jan 1957 Age 82 est.
    1. PERCIVAL REUBEN DUDLEY
      b 1900 d 26 Jan 1938 age 38
    2. NELLIE DUDLEY
      b 28 Jul 1908
      m JOHN RICHARDS

    above DUDLEY info
    supplied by
    Mr. JIM EVANS
    ESSINGTON
    LOCAL HISTORIAN

    after my visit with him and John Cullwick whose father ran a News agent shop at a place called Leamore
    on a sunny day visit to JIM's lock and key factory a few years ago during one of my visits to the UK
from a PACE-FENTON cousin
in Pennsylvania, USA

SUBJECT:   Re: PACE GENEALOGY
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998&
   From: AFe9963285@aol.com    To: Gord Pace

I have in my notes on "your" Joshua; in the 1841 census, age 35, and in the 1861 census aged 53....On 30 September, 1833 Joshua married Hannah HICKIN at Walsall. This would seem to tie nicely to a first child bapt. 6 August, 1834, and could be confirmed via a birth certificate for one of the later children. I believe he was the son of William PACE (married Mary BROWN in 1785??). William, I think, was the half brother of George, wife of Mary COOPER. Thus our common ancestor was probably JOSEPH PACE bapt. at Shareshill on 1 Feb, 1735 son of Joseph PASTE b 1709 and Margaret MATHER.

Looks like we are probably from the same family of PACE from SAREDON. My 3X great grandfather was Joshua PACE baptised at BILSTON, Staffs. on 23 October, 1831. Joshua was the son of GEORGE PACE and Abigail BROWN who had married at Wolverhampton on 9 May, 1831. Although I do not have absolute proof, there is circumstantial evidence suggesting George was baptised on 8 October, 1809 at Shareshill, son of George PACE and Mary (probably COOPER).

Do you have enough information to either agree or disagree with my theories?
Great to hear from you. This all looks very promising.
ADRIAN in Pennsylvania

from JIM EVANS
- local Historian of Essington, Staffordshire -
see JIM EVANS story
on DEREK PACE pro football player

Subject: DUDLEY family....Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999
From: jim evans jim@ahough.demon.co.uk....To: Gord Pace

My interest is the village of Essington, midway between Wolverhampton and Cannock Staffordshire. One of the main industries in the village used to be brick and tile making at the ROSEMARY TILERIES.

In 1900 JOSEPH RAYBOLD DUDLEY was appointed foreman and came to live in ESSINGTON, previously having lived in CANNOCK. Originally he came from the DUDLEY area and was born in about 1864. He died on the 2nd December 1938. He had a younger sister SARAH who I don't know much about, only that she married a Mr BALL, then there was a younger brother REUBEN who died in 1939, and he was the engineer at the ROSEMARY TILERIES. While I can't, at this stage, go back any further, I can bring the family tree more up to date with descendants. If you think there could be a connection with your Dudleys I will supply more details. This information has been obtained mainly by talking to descendants of the DUDLEY family.

jim evans

This certainly looks to be the DUDLEY folk I've been looking for.

Click Here see DUDLEY/PACE connection above


NOTE - Obviously, my grandfather CHARLES PACE was brought up in the DUDLEY family, of REUBEN DUDLEY, having half brothers, sisters....Gord Pace

FROM 1901 census

EMILY DUDLEY nee PACE (maiden name EMILY CULWICK) Head widow 51
(Emily Culwick - 1st husband Edward PACE - 2nd Reuben DUDLEY)
Mother of Charles Vicarage Pace

THOMAS PACE Boarder (son) 26 collery labourer
THOMAS later married ROSE EMMA LLOYD

WILLIAM PACE Boarder (son) 24 labourer at brickworks
WILLIAM married ELIZABETH SQUIRE of Willenhall

MARY A DUDLEY 18 (Daur) general servant domestic

Charles Vicarage Pace desired to join his elder sister's family at Toledo, Ohio when his family arrived in Canada from England around 1926 but died prior to his family's arrival in Canada. His family did not know the details about who and where his family was in the US. They settled in Montreal where his wife had a relative, Jim Cowley, said to be police chief at the Port of Montreal.

REGINALD E EMERY 7 (grandson of EMILY)
- son of GEORGE EMERY & EMILY FRANCES nee PACE (d/o EMILY DUDLEY nee PACE, maiden surname CULWICK) and

REGINALD and, I believe, a brother JOSEPH went to TOLEDO, OHIO
Prior to their emigration to AMERICA, the EMERY family lived in BLAKENALL LANE, BLOXWICH, showing in the 1881 census. The ARCH family lived on the same street at #16.

1901 census showing Emily Dudley

Charles Vicarage PACE - CLICK to return

Charles Vicarage Pace
1870 - 1926

a coal miner from Staffordshire
buried at LETHBRIDGE, Alberta


Told to me,
by my grandmother and aunts

when I was very young
  • ... He wanted to join
    his 'other relatives' in the USA,
    when his own family arrived in Canada from England.
    His 'other relatives' were his elder sister and family (EMERY)

  • FRANCES EMILY PACE
    (elder sister)
    b 22 Aug 1869 Shareshill
    + GEORGE EMERY
    m Mar 1891 Bridgtown, Staffordshire

  • They had emigrated to
    TOLEDO, OHIO

He'd gone to Canada, (my grandfather) before his family, around 1920 to work in Alberta coal mines, Drumheller, Lethbridge, with son CHARLES PACE and son-in-law, JAMES HOLDING of WIGAN, Lancashire.

UPON ARRIVAL of his family in CANADA
  • the plan was they'd go to the US
    where "the others" had gone
    but plans do change
  • ... before his family's arrival in Canada from Liverpool,
    he died at LETHBRIDGE, Alberta
  • ... Knowledge of where "the others" went/or exactly who they were, was lost
  • ... all these years
    ... with the death of my grandfather
ACTUALLY, I have learned the story now, from my research:

NEW INPUT - September 2013
- my grandfather had
two sections of his family in the US

  • TOLEDO, Ohio
  • McKEESPORT, Pennsylvania
At TOLEDO, Ohio
At McKEESPORT, Pennsylvania
  • It appears clearer now
    - this PACE group were likely also related
  • In (1999) I saw a posting on Roy Johnson's PACE NETWORK
  • Someone from Pennsylvania posted:
    ANNA MARIA PACE was my great grandmother
    She was born in 1865 in TIPTON England.
  • NEW INFO ARRIVES - September 2013 from England - an email mentioning the surname WICKES - this name seems to make connections. which, I think, should be examined here.



Similarities of Pittsburg and Staffordshire, England with coal mining, iron and steel industry made me wonder, so I looked at my UK map to see where TIPTON UK was.
TIPTON, DUDLEY, BILSTON was where members of my PACE lineage were from.
CLICK HERE - to read more.

ABOUT 10/12 YEARS LATER (2009) I found that my grandfather's elder sister who had married a GEORGE EMERY had settled at TOLEDO, Ohio

Getting back to the main story
CHARLES VICARAGE PACE had an aunt and uncle HENRY and MARY ANN SQUIRE nee PACE who had settled at Lethbridge in the 1880's. I had always wondered why they settled at LETHBRIDGE.

This is what I have learned from my family and from my historical research work.

From what my grandmother told me,
my grandfather's aunt and uncle knew a HENRY and FRED PACE at LETHBRIDGE. HENRY PACE, a watchmaker at Lethbridge, previously of Ottawa (1870's), and had family in Minnesota, connected to the family of NORMAN WOLFRED KITTSON, mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota and partner in the American Fur Co. KITTSON and family were also in the steamboat business and later, partner with JAMES JEROME HILL in the railway business, coal and lumber. KITTSON and HILL became partners in railway aquisitions which led to the GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY and became part of the CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY syndicate

Dr. JOHN KITTSON of the NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE (formed in 1873) was a son of NORMAN KITTSON. NORMAN's other son, ALFRED, was married to VIOLET PACE, daughter of HENRY PACE and HENRY PACE's brother FRED PACE was also an original member of the NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE.

Could it be,
the PACE Family of HENRY and FRED PACE were connected to my PACE Family? HENRY and FRED PACE were in the LETHBRIDGE area of ALBERTA in the 1880's and my grandfather's aunt and uncle, HENRY and MARY ANN SQUIRE nee PACE came from ENGLAND in the 1880's and show in the 1891 census of LETHBRIDGE

More Alberta history click here


Subject: FREDERICK PACE, Standoff Alberta
Date: 98-01-18 From: Norman MANYFINGERS

My maternal great granddad was FRED PACE. In the 1800s, he ran a trading post in STANDOFF, Alberta, approx. 40 miles west of LETHBRIDGE, Alberta. Is it possible that this Fred Pace is related to you. Let me know.

STANDOFF is a community on the northern part of the BLOOD INDIAN Reserve off Highway Two. The Blood Reserve is the biggest Reserve in Canada.

Standoff, Alberta - (centre of the Blood Reserve)
  • Population is approx. 7,000 people.
  • There is over 600 sq miles of Reserve.
  • Basically Standoff, is a City Hall.
    Standoff was once a haven for Whiskey traders of the old west.
  • It truly is amazing that Fred PACE came from England and made his way to Standoff and found a wife from the Blood Reserve.
  • Fred and his wife have over two hundred decendents from the Blood Reserve.
  • Fred's life was more that a success in more ways than one.

Norman Bevis Manyfingers
Calgary, Alberta

....see FRED PACE page and Norman's interesting commentary. The PACE name is well known, in this area of southern Alberta. MARVIN FOX mentioned their ancestral hunting grounds stretched from the Waterton - Glacier Nat. Park mountains on the west, to the CYPRESS HILLS in Saskatchewan, on the east and south into Montana. The GLENBOW MUSEUM in downtown CALGARY is an interesting place to visit and the famous CALGARY STAMPEDE in July. Early history can be found by reading the TOM THREE PERSON's story, a book by HUGH DEMPSEY who's written several other good books on the pioneer west. If interested, get in touch with the museum book store.

Glenbow Museum site - Library - Everet Soop writer cartoonist

Fred Pace The fascinating story of FRED PACE, Standoff, Alberta including obituaries of FRED and HENRY PACE by descendent Norman Bevis MANYFINGERS, also ALAN CHARLES PACE, of the Calgary area.

Tom Three Persons TOM THREE PERSONS - said to be son of Fred Pace

Click Here NATIVE HISTORY STORIES of southern Alberta

 

How It Began

  • Back in 1997, I bought a computer and got on-line,
  • First discovery - was the PACE NETWORK,
    a genealogical website that hosted queries from people researching their PACE ANCESTRY.
    Most of the queries, of course, were from people in the USA.

  • Since America started - and spread out from a British colony - JAMESTOWN, Virginia named after King James the 1st of England, previously James the sixth of Scotland, many early American places were named after English places on the map, therefore, it's not surprising that English ancestry is of interest, in America.

  • The PACE NETWORK was run by ROY JOHNSON in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Roy had a keen interest in connecting his PACE ancestry in the US with it's origins, possibly with PACE families in England.

As I was reading through Roy's pages of queries on The PACE NETWORK,

one query popped up,
and grabbed my interest.

from PENNSYLVANIA,
a writer was talking about an ancestor from ENGLAND
- from TIPTON, Staffordshire

  • - This was near where my PACE ancestry in England was from. .
  • - So I sent an email to the writer of the query - in PENNSYLVANIA - where COAL & STEEL PRODUCTION are major industries - A GOOD CLUE - familiar industrial features to someone from INDUSTRIAL MIDLANDS of ENGLAND.

Here's the query.....and my reply:

Subject: ANNA MARIA PACE - Date: 97-04-16
ANNA MARIA PACE was my great grandmother. She was born in 1865 in TIPTON England. She married JOSIAH PEARSON there and had six children ADA,JOSIAH, ELIZABETH, LILLIAN, ANNE MARIA, and SAMUEL (born in USA) they immigrated to America and lived in McKEESPORT, Pa.

I had already been in contact with PEARSON people.

I sent a reply

SUBJECT: Re: ANNA MARIA PACE

My name is Gordon Thomas Pace, Ontario, Canada

ANNA MARIA PACE, born at TIPTON, England 1865, That's about six to eight miles from where my great grandfather came from .... CANNOCK, in STAFFORDSHIRE. Please take a look at the UK PACE QUERIES page, when you get a moment, and the top of the other one that says 1997 queries.....I don't know who my great grandfather had for brothers and sisters, at this time, for sure, but I have a few related PACE people that emigrated here, from England pretty much the same generation (age). I'm trying to fit them into my Family Tree Maker programme. I know there were more and some went to the USA, where my grandfather, CHARLES VICARAGE PACE 1871-1926 wanted to go.....CLICK - grandfather's ambition

A connection looks possible between your great grandmother ANNA MARIA PACE b.1865 and my great grandfather EDWARD PACE .....They're both STAFFORDSHIRE PACES,...

WILLIAM PACE may be brother to my great grandfather EDWARD PACE

NOTICE - the 1861 census at WILLENHALL

ENOCH PACE, 29 born Willenhall head of household
THOMAS PACE 19 brother, born Laney Green, and
WILLIAM PACE, 21

1861 WILLIAM was working with his two cousins ENOCH & THOMAS RICHARD PACE

This above WILLIAM PACE may be brother to
my great grandfather EDWARD PACE

and his brother JOSHUA PACE, who emigrated and settled at NORWOOD, Ontario, Canada. Two sisters also emigrated and settled at NORWOOD. One sister, MARY ANN married HENRY SQUIRE of WILLENHALL and went first to LETHBRIDGE, Alberta. My grandfather visited them at LETHBRIDGE in the 1890s when in his 20s. Another PACE sister, married a JAMES LANE SQUIRE. At NORWOOD, Ontario cemetery there is a SQUIRE MEMORIAL with many names on it.

After visiting his aunt & uncle at Lethbridge in the 1890s, he returned to England, got married, eventually returned to Lethbridge with son CHARLES PACE and son-in-law JAMES HOLDING of WIGAN, Lacashire. CHARLES VICARAGE PACE c 1870 died at Lethbridge in 1926 and is buried there.

It was known at the time of his death
that he had family in the United States and the family plan was to go there when his wife and family arrivind in Canada from England. As my aunts told me - It wasn't known who the family members were in the United States or where they were. This was 1926 when my grandmother and aunts, uncles, including my father (about 12), arrived in Canada. After my grandfather's funerat at Lethbridge, they settled in MONTREAL, where my grandmother had a relative who was chief of police there.

So now, with computors and internet, and Roy Johnson's PACE NETWORK which actually contained two separate postings from members of my PACE family ancestry, I have learned about those family people who went from England to the USA that my grandfather was to meet up with and settle his family where these others had settled in the US.

On 30 September, 1833 - at Walsall
JOSHUA PACE married HANNAH HICKIN

of NORTON CANES-my 2X great grandparents
I descend from son EDWARD Chr.24 Aug 1845)

Children of JOSHUA and HANNAH PACE - SOURCE was from the LDS microfilm I ordered - the LDS-FamilySearch.org site batch file did not have all the Christenings

  1. 08 Jun 1834 Chr LUCY
    d/o of Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green shoemaker
    • 27 Jun 1852 Chr Caroline Hezia
      d/o Lucy PACE
      Laney Green single woman

  2. 10 Jun 1838 Chr ARCHISADELLA
    d/o of Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker
      no info on this lady

  3. 29 Mar 1840 Chr WILLIAM
    s/o of Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker

  4. 24 Dec 1842 Chr CHARLES
    s/o of Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker
      no info on this chap

  5. 24 Aug 1845 Chr EDWARD
    s/o Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker
      I descend from this EDWARD who married EMILY CULWICK

  6. 26 Apr 1849 Chr EMILY
    d/o Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green shoemaker
      she married JAMES LANE SQUIRE
      settled at NORWOOD, Ontario,Canada
      where they are buried

  7. 02 Nov 1851 Chr FANNY
    d/o Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green shoemaker
      no info on this lady

  8. 17 Sept 1854 Chr JOSHUA
    s/o of Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green
      He went to Norwood,Ontario - was a MERCER (silk merchant) buried at Norwood - maybe unmarried

  9. 05 Jul 1857 Chr MARY ANN
    d/o Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green
      she married HENRY SQUIRE went to Lethbridge Alberta - show in 1891 census - returned to England, convinced two other SQUIRE brothers - come to Canada where all settled at NORWOOD,Ontario - all buried - no children

More to come on this story as I'm able to write it down,
as I'm collecting correspondence from various descendants. It's becoming an interesting MIGRATION story - descendants scattered here and there - so hold on while I circulate around the twists and turns of migrations and news popping up.

I know "JOSH" to be brother of EMILY SQUIRE & MARY ANN SQUIRE, (both nee PACE), all children of JOSHUA and HANNAH PACE....I'm working on it with my second cousins in ENGLAND, from Walsall, that I found through these Pace Network pages....GP...Look at family of JOSHUA PACE, parents & siblings, at top of page.

WILLIAM PACE coal miner
+ MARY HILL b 1840 New Invention, (Willenhall) Staffs  midwife


written by GTPace-webmaster Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
I notice the MARY HILL b NEW INVENTION - Well, NEW INVENTION, SHORT HEATH, WILLENHALL, all within a mile, is where the SQUIRE family is from that's closely connected to my PACE family, at my great grandfather and my grandfathers' generations

My grandfather's brother, another WILLIAM, married an ELIZABETH SQUIRE (of the next generation).

I descend from EDWARD PACE Chr. 1845 who had a brother WILLIAM PACE Chr. 1840. I do not have any family info on the WILLIAM PACE Chr. 1840, other than on the 1901 census, shows a WILLIAM PACE but since NEW INVENTION is mentioned, that is a definite clue to a connection here.

    WILLIAM PACE 60 Head (born abt 1840)
    born Laney Green, Sardon Staffordshire coal miner
    + MARY PACE 57 wife
    b Willenhall Sardon Staffordshire

WILLENHALL and NEW INVENTION where the above MARY PACE was from are only a couple thousand feet apart - the WILLIAM PACE Chr.29 Mar 1840 LANEY GREEN is obviously from my family, plus WILLIAM and his brother EDWARD, my great grandfather, Chr.24 Aug 1845, had two sisters, EMILY PACE Chr. 26 Apr 1849 and MARY ANN PACE Chr. 05 Jul 1857 - Both EMILY and MARY ANN married SQUIRE brothers from NEW INVENTION area, adjacent to WILLENHALL. The couple, HENRY & MARY ANN SQUIRE (nee PACE) in 1881 census showed as "milk dealers" at SHORT HEATH which is also close by to New Invention/Willenhall.

The name "NEW INVENTION" referring to the can opener, said to be one of Squire's inventions. The tin can was also part of the Industrial Revolution so a can opener was a strategic tool that came into being, around that time - so now we're enlightened to know about the name"NEW INVENTION" in case you wondered.

The HENRY SQUIRE Lock manufacturing industry is at NEW INVENTION. You will see this if you go to their website - Henry Squire - General Lock Manufacturers - New Invention

With the above factual knowledge, I have little doubt the WILLIAM PACE, who married ANN (ELIZABETH) HILL, who was also from NEW INVENTION, mentioned by Nancy Brown, is the WILLIAM below, who was a brother of my great, grandfather EDWARD Chr. 24 Aug 1845

    29 Mar 1840 Chr WILLIAM
    son of Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker

Perhaps the census info, caused confusion. I think the WILLIAM PACE Chr 1840 is the brother of my great grandfather EDWARD PACE Chr. 1845 and the same WILLIAM PACE on the 1901 census.

You say, "WILLIAM PACE Chr 1840 - but by time of 1881 census WILLIAM must have died" It is logical to think this and I don't have any info on WILLIAM, from my family members, but it seems a suitable WILLIAM PACE shows up on the 1901 census. This is interesting.

Your ANNA HILL was from New Invention, WILLIAM (from my family) had two sisters who married SQUIRE brothers from New Invention. It seems likely the WILLIAM is the one from my family. Maybe they had a reason to be separated when the 1881 census was taken and Anna Pace nee HILL was in her father's household. - NOTICE the name WILKES in her father's household - Then the 1901 census seems to tell us, they were together again. I think that's the way I see it. gtp

EDWARD & WILLIAM had two sisters who married two SQUIRE brothers who were from the New Invention SQUIRE family. These two SQUIRE-PACE families came to Canada later and why I am here in Canada too.

another PACE researcher shows up
- September 2013 - with related info

There was another part of my PACE family that went out to McKeesport too, got married at a St. Stephen's Church and eventually returned to the English Midlands. An Andy Pace in the UK wrote a couple months ago:

July 15, 2013

Just come across your website. Fantastic!!

Iím Andy Pace and Live in Staffordshire England.
My Paternal Grandparents Fred and Dorothy Pace were from Wednesbury, close to Walsall, England.
My Great, Great Grandparents, ALICE and JOHN PACE moved out to McKeesport Pennsylvania in 1904,
before returning to England some years later!!

I am related to Derek ĎDocí Pace,
he is mentioned on your web site.

Andy Pace wrote in another email

John Henry Pace 1880-1945 - My Great Grandfather - (4/8/1880 - 11/1/1945)
Alice Pace 1881-1975 (Nee Wilkes) - My Great Grandmother - 11/10/1881 - 1975

Alice and John Pace - Were married in McKeesport Pennsylvania in 1904,
before returning to England some years later (before 1916).


NOTICE - WILKES - Two Occasions

  • 1 - in Andy Pace's family - great-grandmother's maiden name
    ALICE PACE 1881-1975 (nee WILKES)
  • 2 - in Nancy Brown's family - HILL of West Bromwich
    SELINA HILL married SAMUEL WILKS/WILKES

  • Andy Pace said:
    Alice and John Pace - Were married in McKeesport Pennsylvania in 1904,
    before returning to England some years later (before 1916).
  • Norma Brown said:
    SELINA HILL married SAMUEL WILKS/WILKES
    and settled in Mckeesport PA
Was ALICE WILKES related to SAMUEL WILKES ?

from 1881 census

Dwelling: 18 Grout St. West Bromwich
Source: FHL Film 1341682 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2847 Folio 83 Page 11

WILLIAM HILL 63
Coal Miner born West Bromwich
+ MARY HILL 59 wife born West Bromwich

  • WILLIAM HILL 20 unmarried
    Coal Miner born West Bromwich
  • SELINA HILL 13 born West Bromwich
  • LIZZIE PACE Widow 35 born West Bromwich
    widow of William PACE
    by time of 1881 census WILLIAM PACE must have died, ANN PACE nee HILL (Elizabeth) was a widow living with her father WILLIAM HILL at West BROMWICH with her children
    • MARIA PACE 16 Unmarried
      born West Bromwich
      Rel: Boarder Occ: Domestic Servant
    • EMMA PACE 14 West Bromwich
      EMMA stayed in England
      and married a JOHN CARTER.
    • SAMUEL PACE 8 West Bromwich
    • THOMAS PACE 6 born West Bromwich

  1. EMMA stayed in England
    and married a JOHN CARTER.
  2. SAMUEL PACE in 1891 census
    was living with the HILL grandparents
  3. SELINA HILL married SAMUEL WILKS/WILKES
    and settled in Mckeesport PA
  4. WILLIAM HILL came to USA
    and settled in Florida

family of WILLIAM PACE and ANN HILL

  • ARTHUR PACE - b 1863 Willenhall
    + Fanny ADAMS 19 Nov 1898
    • FANNY PACE 1900 Saredon (Laney Green)
    • ARTHUR JAMES PACE b 22/Feb/1903 Laney Green
      + ROSE DAVENPORT
    • WILLIAM PACE
    • THOMAS PACE
      + DORA GRAINGER
  • WILLIAM PACE - b 1864 Willenhall
  • ANNA MARIA PACE - b 1865 Willenhall
    + JOSIAH PEARSON
    -emigrated to McKeesport, Pennsylvania
    • ADA
    • JOSIAH
    • ELIZABETH
    • LILLIAN
    • ANNE MARIA
    • SAMUEL (born in USA)
  • CHARLES PACE - b 1869 Willenhall
  • MARY Ann/Ellen PACE - born 9 May 1881 at West Bromwich, Staffordshire
    preferred to be called ELLEN
    + THOMAS POPE born 25 June 1881 Spennymoor, County Durham
    - m 1904
        emigrated to McKeesport PA


Descendants of this branch are in

  • Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Alabama
  • and State of Arkansas
    USA


On 30 September, 1833 - at Walsall
JOSHUA PACE married HANNAH HICKIN

(my 2X great grandparents-I descend from their son EDWARD Chr. 24 Aug 1845)

Children of JOSHUA and HANNAH PACE - SOURCE was from the LDS microfilm I ordered - the LDS-FamilySearch.org site batch file did not have all the Christenings

  • 08 Jun 1834 Chr LUCY
    d of Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green shoemaker
    • 27 Jun 1852 Chr Caroline Hezia
      d/Lucy PACE
      Laney Green single woman

  • 10 Jun 1838 Chr ARCHISADELLA
    d of Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker

  • 29 Mar 1840 Chr WILLIAM
    s of Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker

  • 24 Dec 1842 Chr CHARLES
    s of Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker

  • 24 Aug 1845 Chr EDWARD
    s/Joshua/Hannah
    Laney Green shoemaker
      I descend from this EDWARD who married EMILY CULWICK

  • 26 Apr 1849 Chr EMILY
    d/Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green shoemaker

  • 02 Nov 1851 Chr FANNY
    d/Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green shoemaker

  • 17 Sept 1854 Chr JOSHUA
    s of Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green

  • 05 Jul 1857 Chr MARY ANN
    d/Joshua/Hannah PACE
    Laney Green

from 1997 PACE Network posting
from PACE descendent in Pennsylvania
use "TIPTON" as search word

Subject: Re: ANNA MARIA PACE
Date: 97-04-16

ANNA MARIA PACE

  • was my great grandmother.
  • She was born in 1865 in TIPTON England.
  • She married JOSIAH PEARSON there
    and had six children
    ADA, JOSIAH, ELIZABETH, LILLIAN, ANNE MARIA, and SAMUEL (born in USA)
  • they immigrated to America and lived in McKEESPORT, Pa.

She was born April 25, 1865, the child of WILLIAM PACE b 1840 and ELIZABETH HILL

Do we have a match ?
Any info will be appreciated.
Thanks, ______


from Heritage Center in McKeesport

  • Anna Maria Pace Pearson.
  • Born April 26, 1865, daughter of Hill and Elizabeth Hill Pase (note spelling).
  • Came to this PA 1895.
  • In addition to her children
    she was survived by a sister Mrs. Ellen Pope.

April 29, 2012
Sidney Pope in Alabama, descendant of
Thomas Pope and Mary Ellen Pace:
Writes: I have some correct information on THOMAS POPE birth and death. Records from his application for naturalization, he stated he was born on 25 June 1881 at Spennymoor, County Durham, England. (about 10 miles west of Hartlepool where Paces were)

He passed away on 13 June 1930 and is buried at McKeesport Pa. Cemetery section T lot 344 grave number 1.

and MARY ELLEN (PACE) POPE was born on 9 May 1881 at West Bromwich England.
She passed away on 8 August 1951 and is buried in grave number 2.


JOSIAH PEARSON

  • was survived by six sisters in England
  • and one sister in PA.
  • Anna Maria made her last trip back to England in 1923.
descendent - NR Duquesne PA

I believe the Lizzy Pace widow living with the Willaim and Mary Hill to be our relative. I believe Mary Ellen Pace was known as Ellen, here they called her Aunt Nellie.

I can find Elizabeth and Ellen in the 1891 Eng census in West Bromwich Ellen listed as 8 yrs which doesn't fit MARY ELLEN PACE POPE's birthday of May 9 1881 - but possible.

I am interested in the WILLIAM PACE who apparently died before census of 1881 Do you have any clues?


GTP answers

  • In my PACE Family there was
  • WILLIAM PACE - b 29 Mar 1840 Shareshill/Saredon
  • 1901 census - there was a
    WILLIAM PACE
    • the census says he was from Laney Green therefor he would be from my PACE family and 60 years old in 1901

1901 census
WILLIAM PACE 60 Head (born abt 1840)
born Laney Green, Sardon Staffordshire coal miner
+ MARY PACE 57 wife
b Willenhall Sardon Staffordshire

  • WILLIAM PACE 36 son (1901)
    born Shareshill Sardon Staffordshire coal miner
  • MARY ANN PACE 28 dau (1901)
    born Shareshill Sardon Staffordshire
This WILLIAM PACE and family, above, would be from my family, but you say the WILLIAM PACE you seek was dead prior to the 1881 census.

The WILLIAM PACE husband of ANNA MARIA HILL may still be a mystery or different WILLIAM because the 1901 census shows a WILLIAM PACE presence.

What's similar
is the WILKES connection

So we appear to be on
the same PACE family
MIGRATION STORY

WILLIAM HILL - came to USA
and settled in Florida,

EMMA stayed in England and married a JOHN CARTER.

SAMUEL PACE was living with the HILL grandparents in 1891 census.

SELINA HILL married SAMUEL WILKS/WILKES and settled in Mckeesport Pennsylvania as did my grandparents MARY ELLEN and THOMAS POPE and MARIA PEARSON

These were from West Bromwich, England.
Descendent - SM Arkansas


GTP - The WILKES name is also in my PACE ancestry and shows in SEBETHA, Kansas, where family members of my PACE ancestry settled in 1851 then 1871

click on this link
to learn about
SHROPSHIRE - IOWA - KANSAS
PACE MIGRATION

1861 census - WILLIAM PACE was 21 years old - born abt 1840 - and looks to be the WILLIAM who married ANN (ELIZABETH) HILL but by time of 1881 census WILLIAM must have died, (not certain about this) ANN PACE nee HILL (Elizabeth) was a widow living with her father WILLIAM HILL at West BROMWICH with her children

1861 census at WILLENHALL has a WILLIAM PACE cousin of ENOCH PACE, 29, born WILLENHALL head of household, and THOMAS PACE 19 brother, born LANEY GREEN. They are two sons of THOMAS PACE b 1805 brother of JOSHUA PACE b 1808 Laney Green, Staffordshire - my 2X great grandfather - GTPace.

  1. ENOCH PACE, 29, born WILLENHALL head of household,
  2. THOMAS PACE 19 brother, born LANEY GREEN,
  3. WILLIAM PACE 21
    - This WILLIAM would be born abt 1840 and not the WILLIAM who married ANN HILL as this WILLIAM is likely the WILLIAM who appears on the 1901 census

1901 census - WILLIAM PACE
WILLIAM PACE 60 Head (born abt 1840)
born Laney Green, Sardon Staffordshire coal miner
+ MARY PACE 57 wife Willenhall Sardon Staffordshire

  • WILLIAM PACE 36 son
    born Shareshill Sardon Staffordshire coal miner
  • MARY ANN PACE 28 dau
    born Shareshill Sardon Staffordshire
So there is still some mystery as to the
WILLIAM PACE who married ANNA MARIA HILL a widow in the 1881 census and living in the household of her father, with her children.

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from 1997 PACE Network
Gordon also found the following related query on the Pace Network and responded.
It's great to see the Pace Network work this way,
Here is the query and his response
webmaster RJ !!


Subj: Re: ANNA MARIA PACE
Date: 97-04-16  From: _______

ANNA MARIA PACE
was my great grandmother. She was born in 1865 in TIPTON England. She married JOSIAH PEARSON there and had six children ADA,JOSIAH, ELIZABETH, LILLIAN, ANNE MARIA, and SAMUEL (born in USA) they immigrated to America and lived in McKEESPORT, Pa.
my name is NANCY BROWN, 150 Glenwood drive Monroeville, PA. 15146
any info will be appreciated. Thanks, Nancy


_______ ALSO WRITES:
She was born April 25, 1865, the child of WILLIAM PACE b 1840 and ELIZABETH HILL...
Do we have a match ?

CLICK ON WILLIAM PACE, above, brother of EDWARD PACE...my grt grfather


SUBJECT:  Re: ANNA MARIA PACE - Your Pace Net Wrk - query [Staffordshire - Pennsylvania]
Date: 98-01-09 From: GP

Hello ______,
My name is Gordon Thomas Pace, Ontario, Canada

ANNA MARIA PACE, born at TIPTON, ENGLAND in 1865, That's about six to eight miles from where my great grandfather came from.... CANNOCK, in STAFFORDSHIRE. Please take a look at the UK PACE QUERIES page, when you get a moment, and the top of the other one that says 1997 queries.....I don't know who my great grandfather had for brothers and sisters, at this time, for sure, but I have a few related PACE people that emigrated here, from England pretty much the same generation (age). I'm trying to fit them into my Family Tree Maker programme. I know there were more and some went to the USA, where my grandfather, CHARLES VICARAGE PACE 1871-1926 wanted to go.....CLICK - grandfather's ambition

It's possible there's a connection between your great grandmother ANNA MARIA PACE b.1865 and my great grandfather EDWARD PACE.....They're both STAFFORDSHIRE PACES,...

(WILLIAM PACE may be brother to my great grandfather EDWARD and his brother JOSHUA, who emigrated and settled at NORWOOD, Ontario. Two sisters also emigrated and settled at NORWOOD. [ It turns out he was ] I know "JOSH" to be brother of EMILY SQUIRE & MARY ANN SQUIRE, (both nee PACE), all children of JOSHUA and HANNAH PACE....I'm working on it with my second cousins in ENGLAND, from Walsall, that I found through these Pace Network pages....GP...Look at family of JOSHUA PACE, parents & siblings, at top of page.

- NOTE - The 1841 Census shows WILLIAM and EDWARD as brothers,
sons of JOSHUA / HANNAH PACE


I wrote:- in 1881 - Do the names of this family sound familiar? -

PACE, WILLIAM.. 41 born Shareshill, Staffordshire, England
PACE, MARY... 41 midwife born New Invention, Willenhall Staffordshire...(SQUIRE family area)

  1. PACE, ARTHUR..b.1863, Willenhall, Staffordshire
  2. PACE, WILLIAM.. b.1864, Willenhall, Staffs
  3. PACE, ANNE........ b.1865, Willenhall
  4. PACE, CHARLES.. b.1869, Willenhall
  5. PACE, MARY ANN  b.1872
  6. PACE, FANNY.. b.1875 Shareshill

NOTE: - Could be some of these folk in the lock businesses too - GP
She writes back:- Looks like our family, thanks, Nancy
 
After reviewing the 1851 and 41 censuses, WILLIAM PACE shows up in the JOSHUA / HANNAH family...my Great, great grandparents   GP


Subject: PACE FAMILY - Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999
From: "Leslie Tillman" - kevlar@troi.csw.net...To: gordpace@gmail.com

I'm researching my mother's family. Her grandmother was MARY ELLEN PACE b. in England on May 8, 1880(?). I don't know anything more about her background. She married THOMAS POPE, also from England, in 1904.

THOMAS POPE was the son of BENJAMIN POPE and MARY PRITCHARD,
whom we know nothing more about. They moved to Pennsylvania shortly after that.

Is she a familiar name?
Leslie Tillman, Delaware, Arkansas


GTP says:-
YES ...click on MARY ELLEN, see where she fits in Pace lineage

ALSO ...the PRITCHARD name shows up in PACE-ARCH family

RETURN to WILLIAM's spot in PACE of SHARESHILL lineage above
Josiah PEARSON 7 March 1877 , married a cousin of C.V.PACE and emigrated to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in the 1890's...

2nd Marriage of JOSEPH PASTE - MARY PITT 10 June 1771
PACE, GEORGE bapt 28 Sept 1772 Shareshill

Family of their son
GEORGE PACE who wed MARY COOPER - 29 Sept 1799 at BUSHBURY, Staffordshire

  1. CHARLES - [not certain] b c.1800 Saredon ...wife MARIA, children Hannah, George, Sarah
  2. SARAH - bap. 10 Apr 1803 Shareshill ...wed JOSEPH JONES Shareshill 27 Aug 1822
  3. PHOEBE - bap. 10 Feb 1805 Shareshill ...wed ALEXANDER REED Wolverhampton 4 Apr 1831
  4. MARY - bap. 25 Feb 1807 Shareshill ...wed GEORGE EVANS Wolverhampton 10 May 1830
  5. GEORGE - bap. 8 Oct 1809 ...wed ABIGALE BROWN Wolverhampton 9 May 1831
    .....Son JOSHUA PACE bap. 23 Oct 1831 - Adrian's line
  6. MARIA - bap 7 Jul 1814 Shareshill ...wed JOSEPH SMITH Wolverhampton 29 Nov 1835
  7. ANNE - bap 7 Jul 1814 ...wed HUMPHREY PARKER Wolverhampton 10 Feb 1834
    .....son THOMAS PARKER b 1842

RETURN to GEORGE's spot in PACE of SHARESHILL lineage above

OTHER PACES - settled in ALBERTA, Canada and USA

PACE, HENRY 1836-1899 b.England Watchmaker/Jeweller Ottawa Ont 1870s later St. Paul, Minnesota in the US and later still, in Lethbridge, Alberta, where he died in 1899.
Henry PACE brothers - Fred PACE of Standoff & Sidney PACE of Great Falls, Montana.

PACE, FREDERICK 1841-1898 Standoff NWT [Alberta]....one of original constables of N/West Mounted Police 1873 at formation of force....Trading post/merchant/post office, Standoff, NWT. - PACE Pioneer in Southern Alberta

ALVIS MILTON PACE from NC b Jul 1872 d 13 May 1950 Mannville Alberta
son of SIMEON PACE & ELIZABETH HADLEY, of North Carolina...Short story on Pace Network


Curious about HAMPSHIRE PACES, I posted to a Hampshire, UK list. Maybe there's other Pace related folk researching Hampshire ancestors. This arrived the following day.


Your posting has come at a very opportune moment, as only yesterday I learned of a PAICE from BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire marrying into my family of BUTLERs. The Information I have is:

Deborah BUTLER (bapt. 28July1811) married Charles PAICE of BASINGSTOKE on 19May1832 at BAUGHURST, Hampshire, UK

DEBORAH was the daughter of John BUTLER (born 1780/1) and Mary (born 1788/9) of BAUGHURST, hence the marriage there. The village of Baughurst is a few miles north of BASINGSTOKE. I know nothing else about the marriage, or if there were any children. There are a lot of PAICEs listed in the BASINGSTOKE 1851 Census, including a CHARLES aged 33, but no DEBORAH. There are also some listed for BASING (just to the east of Basingstoke). My family are descended from Deborah's younger brother WILLIAM (born 1820).

Regards,
Sue Daws, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

Subject: NELLY BICKNELL - MORRIS - PACE
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 From: "john t. pace" To: gordpace

I am trying to trace the family of my great aunt, NELLY BICKNELL. She was born in Clerkenwell, London in the 1890s. Her dad was JACK BICKNELL. She had two sisters, and one brother, JOHN BICKNELL, (my grand dad). Her mother was CAROLINE ELIZABETH MORRIS. She married a Canadian serviceman during or after the first world war and moved to Canada. We think Ontario, around this time.

Her son Bobby served in the UK during the second world war when he contacted the family, but we have no way of knowing where her family now live. NELLY BICKNELL was her maiden name, and we have lost her married name, so her son BOBBY would have his dads name.

My mother, (Nelly) named after her, would dearly love to contact her Canadian cousins. if any one can help us, please contact me we would be very grateful.

John T. Pace in North Weald, Essex UK


NOTE - John above may be connected to HENRY & FRED PACE, mentioned in Norman Manyfingers section above.... MANYFINGERS of Alberta


Subject: DUDLEY family....Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999
From: jim evans jim@ahough.demon.co.uk....To: gordpace

My interest is the village of Essington, midway between Wolverhampton and Cannock Staffordshire. One of the main industries in the village used to be brick and tile making at the ROSEMARY TILERIES.

In 1900 JOSEPH RAYBOLD DUDLEY was appointed foreman and came to live in ESSINGTON, previously having lived in CANNOCK. Originally he came from the DUDLEY area and was born in about 1864. He died on the 2nd December 1938. He had a younger sister SARAH who I don't know much about, only that she married a Mr BALL, then there was a younger brother REUBEN who died in 1939, and he was the engineer at the ROSEMARY TILERIES. While I can't, at this stage, go back any further, I can bring the family tree more up to date with descendants. If you think there could be a connection with your Dudleys I will supply more details. This information has been obtained mainly by talking to descendants of the DUDLEY family.

jim evans

This certainly looks to be the DUDLEY folk I've been looking for.

Click Here see DUDLEY/PACE connection above


NOTE - Obviously, my grandfather CHARLES PACE was brought up in the DUDLEY family, of REUBEN DUDLEY, having half brothers, sisters....Gord Pace


SUBJECT:   Re:  PACE GENEALOGY
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998   From: AFe9963285@aol.com    To: gordpace

I have in my notes on "your" Joshua; in the 1841 census, age 35, and in the 1861 census aged 53....On 30 September, 1833 Joshua married Hannah HICKIN at Walsall. This would seem to tie nicely to a first child bapt. 6 August, 1834, and could be confirmed via a birth certificate for one of the later children. I believe he was the son of William PACE (married Mary BROWN in 1785??). William, I think, was the half brother of George, wife of Mary COOPER. Thus our common ancestor was probably JOSEPH PACE bapt. at Shareshill on 1 Feb, 1735 son of Joseph PASTE b 1709 and Margaret MATHER.

Looks like we are probably from the same family of PACE from SAREDON. My 3X great grandfather was Joshua PACE baptised at BILSTON, Staffs. on 23 October, 1831. Joshua was the son of GEORGE PACE and Abigail BROWN who had married at Wolverhampton on 9 May, 1831. Although I do not have absolute proof, there is circumstantial evidence suggesting George was baptised on 8 October, 1809 at Shareshill, son of George PACE and Mary (probably COOPER).

Do you have enough information to either agree or disagree with my theories?
Great to hear from you. This all looks very promising.
ADRIAN in Pennsylvania

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