Saint Chad's Church, PREES, Shropshire

A GENEALOGICAL web site
PACE & RELATED FAMILIES from PREES of yesteryear - 1600s 1700s
See Prees parish records with PACE family Christenings

St Chad's parish - Prees Shropshire - click here for hymn
- There is a green hill far away - Fairest Lord Jesus - All Things Bright and Beautiful
St. Chad's Church - May 2001

As I saw the church yard in the spring of 2001
and again in 2005, when I was there

- Gord Pace, Ontario, Canada -

Earliest Paces in north Shropshire
records of PACE in St. Chad's parish register
Marriages Christenings & family relationships
from early 1600's to about 150 years ago

related surnames
BARNET BAUGH BENNETT BUTTERS CHERRINGTON CHIDLOE DUCKERS FORGHAM FURBER GREEN GROOM HARRISON HOLDING HOPWOOD HOWELL INGLETHORPE MADDOX MILLINGTON PALMER PICKEN POWEL SHINGLER SHUKER TURNER WORRALL WRIGHT

SOME people, of these surnames, went to colonial Virginia and Kentucky - PACE GROOM HARRISON MADDOX PALMER WRIGHT are found in same counties. Their origins are thought to be from PREES, WELLINGTON, HIGH ERCALL, WROCKWARDINE. Perhaps your research agrees with this.

PACE - PREES PARISH REGISTER ENTRIES
and research notes


MORE RESEARCH NOTES

PACE at Christ Church Middlesex Co. VA
CHRIST CHURCH - Middlesex County, Virginia - DANIEL - - BENNETT

if you have
research info to share
please email me

UNFORTUNATELY
women's names not recorded until 1654

GEORGE PACE
6X great grandfather
born at Prees 1670 - father JOSEPH PACE - IGI

mid 1600s Shropshire
Joseph & Margaret PACE of Wrockwardine
parents of JOHN & GEORGE

JOHN PACE Chr 22 Sep 1665
WROCKWARDINE Shropshire
Father: JOSEPH PACE
Mother: MARGARET PALMER

P006621

Until recently,
I thought JOHN - brother of GEORGE - was JOHN PACE of SHERIFF HALES
who married
Elizabeth INGLETHORPE 1699

but JOHN's 1665 birth date better fits with JOHN PACE of the Virginia colony, and now with this JOHN's descendent's DNA test results matching with mine - I'm rather obliged to change my thinking of our mutual/common PACE ANCESTRY - CLICK HERE to follow PACE LINE IN AMERICA - Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas etc

JOHN PACE's 1st VIRGINIA Colony record was in 1693; He bought land in Middlesex County, on the Rappahanock River which flows into Chesapeake Bay

JACK PACE
a noted PACE FAMILY researcher and Historian of Williamsburg, Virginia and connected with William & Mary University writes:

Your John Pace, son of Margaret, Christened 22, Sept. 1665 would be 28 years old when John of Middlesex purchased 150 acres from Nichols. The oldest daughter of John and Elizabeth was named Margaret. The naming pattern of Joseph and Margaret look much like the Middlesex crew.
Keep up the search: Jack Pace

GORD PACE in Ontario
Yes, I agree about these JOHN PACES
  • JOHN b 1665 - Wrockwardine
  • JOHN b 1675 - Sheriff Hales considering birth marriage and 1693 Virginia land purchace - JOHN b 1665 was 28 & JOHN b 1675 was 18 and the DNA test results of JOHN PACE descendents and mine, clearly connects us - exciting news for PACE descendents or anyone using DNA to find their ancestors.
    PACES of SHERIFF HALES
    CLICK HERE

    JOHN PACE b 1675 Wellington
    was more likely the JOHN PACE who wed Elizabeth INGLETHORPE
    at SHERIFFHALES Shropshire 11 Apr 1699

    JOHN PACE
    Christening: 25 Jan 1675
    WELLINGTON, Shropshire
    Father: JOHN PACE
    Mother: JONE
    - Batch Number: C037524

    JOHN PACE
    buried 26 Dec 1731 SHERIFFHALES
    he was church warden


    PACES of HODNET
    CLICK HERE

    JOHN PACE was the first PACE recorded at HODNET where his 1st Christening was
    JOHN PACE - b 24 Feb 1675-76

    The father JOHN would likely be
    JOHN PACE
    Chr: 20 Jun 1650 Prees
    Father: John PACE
    Mother
      or
    JOHN PACE
    Chr: 3 Oct 1651 Prees
    Father: John PACE
    Mother:

  • MY PACE FAMILY
    Shropshire - Staffordshire

    GEORGE PACE Chr 28 May 1670
    PREES Shropshire
    Father: JOSEPH PACE
    Mother: is not mentioned - but George's 1st child was named MARGARET
    a clue to GEORGE's MOTHERS name

    notice MARGARET & other given names
    show in both families

    JOHN PACE
    of colonial Virginia
    his children
    SARAH
    b 22 Apr 1694
    JOSEPH Sr.
    b 1698
    MARG't
    b 15 Mar 1701/2
    MARY
    b 23 Jul 1704
    JANE
    bap 22 Sep 1706
    NEWSOME
    b 06 Feb 1708
    GEORGE
    b 08 Jan 1715

    GEORGE PACE
    of Norbury & Ranton
    Staffordshire
    children
    MARGARET
    Chr 19 Aug 1694
    MARY
    Chr 3 Dec 1696
    JANE
    Chr 12 Nov 1699
    GEORGE
    Chr 5 Apr 1708
    JOSEPH
    Chr 10 Sep 1709

    The naming pattern seems to idicate JOHN & GEORGE likely were brothers, with so many given names the same, in both families.


    GEORGE PACE's 2 marriages

    1 MARY ELIZABETHA COTTERELL
    m 19 Oct 1693 NORBURY Staffordshire
    2 ELIZABETH PICKEN
    m 30 Dec 1708 RANTON Staffordshire

    GEORGE & ELIZABETH PACE
    settled 1720's at Shareshill parish Staffordshire in the 1720's

    click here - descendents
    of which I am one

    GEORGE PACE left Prees, married 1693 MARY ELIZABETHA COTTEREL at NORBURY, Staffordshire. MARY 1st wife died 15 Apr 1708 at RANTON, Staffordshire. GEORGE remarried 30 Dec 1708 to ELIZABETH PICKEN at RANTON; had son JOSEPH Christening 10 Sep 1709 RANTON and settled 1720's in SHARESHILL parish - (Little Saredon, Laney Green, Cheslyn Hay) about 8 miles south of RANTON.

    I'm trying to determine PACE family relationships - PACES who remained in PREES, those who migrated elsewhere - any help gratefully received - This is a hobby, and not a commercial endeavour. My early attempts to find my PACE ancestors were quite fruitless so I began collecting ALL info I thought would help, it did and perhaps others can benefit from my work and collection of PACE & related info. Cheers and good luck in your family research. GTPace-Ontario,Canada


      It appears JOSEPH PACE of Christenings at RODINGTON WROCKWARDINE & PREES had a brother JOHN PACE by Christenings at WROCKWARDINE WELLINGTON and both likely were sons of ROWLAND PACE and JOSEPH marrying MARGARET PALMER at HIGH ERCALL, Shropshire

    ANNE PACE
    Christening 02 NOV 1655
    RODINGTON, Shropshire
    Father: JOSEH PACE

    JOHN PACE
    Christening 22 Sep 1665
    WROCKWARDINE, Shropshire
    Father: JOSEPH PACE
    Mother: MARGARET
    P006621

    GEORGE PACE
    Christening 28 May 1670
    PREES, Shropshire
    Father: JOSEPH PACE
    Mother not mentioned but notice GEORGE's 1st child named MARGARET


    JOHN PACE - Chr 1665
    parents JOSEPH & MARGARET PACE -
    would fit JOHN PACE of Middlesex County, of the Virginia colony whose first record in America was his land purchace in 1693. CLICK ON John Pace to follow up on his PACE descendency in AMERICA
    JOHN PACE
    Christening: 25 Jan 1675
    WELLINGTON, Shropshire   
    Father: JOHN PACE
        Mother: JONE
    - Batch Number: C037524
    + ELIZABETH INGLETHORPE

    MARY PACE
    Christening 12 Dec 1677
    WROCKWARDINE, Shropshire
        Father: JOHN PACE
        Mother: JONE

    HANNAH PACE
    Christening: 7 Oct 1681
    WELLINGTON, Shropshire
        Father
        Mother: JONE PACE
    - Batch Number: C037524
       


    NO MARRIAGE RECORD
    of JOHN PACE to JONE
    found yet

    PERHAPS father JOHN PACE above was Christened at PREES 24 APR 1615 Father ROLAND PACE but there appears to be a gap also so maybe further looking is needed.

    PACE Marriages
    at St.Chad's of PREES

    • JOSEPH DICKIN - baptised 1819
      + ANN PACE - born 1824 of Prees Heath
      a grandchild was given the second name of PACE

    • ANN PACE & JAMES DICKIN
      1851at St Boniface, Bunbury Cheshire

      RICHARD PACE

      • GYDDYON PACE
        Chr 4 Jun 1620 Prees
        Father: Richard PACE
        Mother:

        • ISABELL PACE
          Birth: 9 Feb 1657 Prees
          Chr 17 Nov 1661 Prees
          Father: Gideon PACE

          • ISSABELL PACE
            + RICHARD WORRALL

            marriage 29 Jun 1669 PREES
            1. RICHARD WORRALL
              Chr 05 APR 1670 PREES
              Father: RICHARD WORRALL

              1. MARGERY WORALL
                Christening: 01 SEP 1693
                Prees, Shropshire
                Father: RICHARD WORALL
                Batch Number: C035081
              2. AARON WORRALL Male
                Christening: 24 MAY 1696
                Prees, Shropshire
                Father: RICHARD WORRALL
                Batch Number: C035081
              3. MOSES WORRALL
                Christening: 24 MAY 1696
                Prees, Shropshire
                Father: RICHARD WORRALL
                Batch Number: C035081
              4. MARGRET WORRAL
                Christening: 28 DEC 1698
                Prees, Shropshire
                Father: RICHARD WORRAL
                Mother: MARGRET
                Batch Number: C035081
              5. MARY WORRAL
                Christening: 03 OCT 1703
                Prees, Shropshire
                Father: RICHARD WORRAL
                Batch Number: C035081
              6. JANE WORRAL
                Christening: 26 MAY 1706
                Prees, Shropshire
                Father: RICHARD WORRAL
                Batch Number: C035081
                • JANE WHORHALL
                  Jane - father JOHN or RICHARD
                  could fit both families
                  so I've added JANE to both families
                  as ot's unclear to differentiate

                  Spouse: THOMAS ROBERTS
                  Marriage: 29 MAY 1724
                  Prees, Shropshire
                  Batch Number: M035081
            2. JOHN WORALL
              Chr 14 APR 1670 PREES
              Father: RICHARD WORALL
              1. JOHN WORRALL
                Chr 23 MAR 1694 PREES
                Father: JOHN WORRALL
              2. MARY WORRALL
                Chr 12 DEC 1696 PREES
                Father: JOHN WORRALL
              3. JANE WORRALL
                Chr 12 OCT 1700 PREES
                Father: JOHN WORRALL
                • JANE WHORHALL
                  Spouse: THOMAS ROBERTS
                  Marriage: 29 MAY 1724
                  Prees, Shropshire
                  Batch Number: M035081

        CLICK HERE - for further WORRALL reocrds

      • Richard PACE & Mary HOWELL
        Marriage 1 Sep 1674 - Recorded in: Prees, Shropshire

      • Rowland PACE
        + Mary BARNET - Marriage M035081 Date: 15 Aug 1708
        Recorded in: Prees, Shropshire
        • John PACE - Christening: 9 Jul 1709 Prees
        • Mary PACE - Christening: 6 Jun 1712 Prees
        • Ann PACE - Christening: 5 Dec 1712 Prees
        • Thomas PACE - Christening: 5 Feb 1714 Prees

        click here another PACE - BARNET marriage
        at RANTON, Staffordshire

      • RICHARD PACE
        + SARAH HOLDING

        marriage 27 Dec 1718 Prees

      • SARAH PACE
        + JOHN POWEL

        marriage 8 Jun 1718 - Recorded in: Prees, Shropshire

      • THOMAS PACE
        + ESTHER WILLIAMS

        Marriage: 21 OCT 1755 Stanton Upon Hine Heath

        JOSEPH PACE
        Christening: 28 DEC 1722
        Prees, Shropshire
        Father: RICHARD PACE

        JOSEPH PACE
        Spouse: KATHERINE BREST
        Marriage: 25 Jun 1753
        MARKET DRAYTON

        1. PHOEBE PACE
          Chr 5 Dec 1759 Prees
          Father: JOSEPH PACE
          Mother: CATHERINE

        2. PHOEBE PACE
          + JOSEPH BUTTERS
          Marriage: 15 Jan 1784
          IGHTFIELD, Shropshire - M060791

          Joseph 5 nov 1750 Whitchurch
          a son of john butters and anne
          also brother John 15 june 1752 John born 1708 to Johhanes and Bridgetta LEWIS
          marr 29 May 1704 Adderley

          1. JOHN BUTTERS
            Christening: 17 JUL 1785
            Moreton Say, Shropshire
            Father: JOSEPH BUTTERS
            Mother: PHEBY
            Batch Number: P006631

          2. JOSEPH BUTTER
            Christening: 07 OCT 1787
            Moreton Say, Shropshire
            Father: JOSEPH BUTTER
            Mother: PHOEBE
            Batch Number: P006631

          3. NANCY BUTTERS
            5 FEB 1790
            Whitchurch

          4. PHOEBE BUTTERS
            29 JUNE 1792
            died (sen) 1 JAN 1831 age 73
            Whitchurch

        3. SARAH PACE
          Christening: 23 JAN 1763 Prees
          Father: JOSEPH PACE
          Mother: KATHERINE
          Batch Number: C035081

      • John PASS & Margaret BENNETT
        marriage 29 Apr 1794 - Recorded in: Prees, Shropshire

      CLICK MAP of area MAP - of north Shropshire

    The East Window

    The beautiful stained glass window behind the Altar,
    was given by John and William Francis DICKIN,
    in memory of their parents,
    .......John and Ann Dickin.

    John DICKIN in whose memory the window was given, married ANN, daughter of Thomas HARPER, by Licence on 9th March 1809 at Market Drayton. By 1818 John and Ann were Yeoman farmers at 'The Platt', John having inherited the farm from his father*. Here they lived and produced a family of 7 children, between 1810 and 1825, who were all baptised at Prees Parish Church. John died on 21st July 1850 aged 67. Mary on 5th March 1856 aged 68.

    Of the children, Mary born 1810 and Thomas Harpur born 1817, both died young. Sarah born 1813, married on 4th June 1841 at Prees, Thomas Harper Adams, Gent of Edgmond, Newport and Mary Ann, born 1825 married on 27th March 1845 at Prees, Thomas Hares. Elizabeth born 1818 remained single and was buried at Prees on 23rd Jan 1864. This left just the 2 sons, who after the death of their mother in March 1856 commissioned the window in memory of their parents.

    John was the eldest son, born in 1811 and William Francis the youngest, born 1820, neither of them married. John and William were both Baptised at Prees Parish Church and also buried in the churchyard, where gravestones remain, erected to perpetuate their memory, along with those of their brothers and sisters, Mary, Thomas Harpur, and Elizabeth. John died on 9th Dec 1866, leaving in his Will 100 to the parish of Prees, with the interest to be given to the poor of the township. William Francis died on 15th Feb 1887, so ending the long association of this family with Prees Parish Church.

    Sue Page
    researching the DICKIN families of Shropshire

    * see further article on John Dickin, senior. Footnote: Other DICKIN families remained in the area until the 20th century, and their descendants remain until the present day. If anyone would like more information on this family or any of the other families mentioned please contact: Sue Page,
    Hadley, 29 Grit Lane, MALVERN, Worcestershire WR14 1UR
    sue@dickin.org.uk

    JOHN DICKIN
    OF 'THE PLATT', PREES

    John Dickin was baptised on 6th Jan 1762 at Shawbury, the youngest son of William Dickin and Mary Edwards, who had married on 2nd May 1755 by Licence at Stanton on Hine Heath. William was born in Acton Reynolds and was buried in Shawbury on 4th June 1781, but probably moved to live in Prees after his second marriage to Elizabeth Jebb, widow and daughter of Sam Brayne, which took place on 19th April 1769 at Prees parish church. Although William is buried in Shawbury, Elizabeth was buried on 9th August 1788 at Prees. William & Elizabeth had no children, so John was definitely the son of William and his first wife Mary.

    John married Elizabeth Harper of Whixall on 18th Feb 1783, by Licence at Prees and their son John was born soon after, but his baptism has not yet been found. A further child named Mary was born and died in June 1790, there were no more children.

    By 1790 John Dickin was recorded in the parish register at Prees, as a 'Farmer & Publican' of Prees and by 1795 he was Mr Dickin of 'The Platt'. It is recorded in the parish records of that year, "a subscription to the amount of 50 was collected for the poor, to buy corn and sell out at a reduced price. Mr Dickin of The Platt was one of 3 men active in this collection". This was during the period between 1790 & 1820 when there was a rapid increase in the number of people seeking 'parish relief' caused by the high price of bread and a rise in unemployment at the end of the French Wars.

    John was buried at Prees on 10th Dec 1815 and in the register he is recorded as 'Snr. Esq. Obviously a man of some standing in the community to be accorded this rank. His wife Elizabeth was buried at Prees on 7th Feb 1827.

    John Dickin, Jnr. carried on farming at 'The Platt' and married Ann, daughter of Thomas Harper of Woodseves at Market Drayton on 9th March 1809. John & Ann are commemorated in the beautiful East Window of Prees Parish Church.

    Sue Page - email Sue - 01684 59200
    Hadley, Green Lane, Ryall Grove,
    Upton upon Severn, Worcs WR8 0PR
    researching the DICKIN families of Shropshire

    There were many other DICKIN families in the Prees area, who are all descendants of Rowland Dickin, brother of John Dickin of Acton Reynolds and Shawbury. The last of these to live in Prees was Rowland, the Cobbler of 8 Mill Street. Who will possibly be remembered by some who still live in Prees. I have researched some of these families and I may feel inspired to write about them at a later stage. Please let me know if you would like copies of any further articles

    . Sue Page (nee DICKIN)

    Footnote: Other DICKIN families, arrived earlier and remained in the area until the 20th century, their descendants remain until the present day. If anyone would like more information on this family or any of the other families mentioned please contact:


    ROWLAND PACE
    1. JOHN PACE
      Chr 24 APR 1615
      PREES, Shropshire
      Father: ROLAND PACE

    2. GEORGE PACE
      Chr 24 AUG 1616
      Death: 16 AUG 1617
      PREES, Shropshire
      Father: ROWLAND PACE

    3. JOSUAH PACE
      Christening: 07 JUN 1618
      PREES, Shropshire
      Father: ROWLAND PACE
      This name, in the records, is rather mysterious.
      The last letter looks like an H.
      The first is a J but in between is unclear.

      + MARGARETTE PALLMER
      married 04 MAR 1653
      HIGH ERCALL, Shropshire
      Her Christening: 05 JUN 1631
      WELLINGTON, Shropshire
      Father: FRANCIS PALMER
      Mother: ANNE
      Batch Number: C037524
      PALMER Records

      1. ANNE PACE
        - Chr 02 NOV 1655
        RODINGTON, Shropshire
        - Father: JOSEH PACE

      2. JOHN PACE
        - Chr 22 Sep 1665
        WROCKWARDINE, Shropshire
        - Father JOSEPH PACE
        - Mother MARGARET - P006621

      3. GEORGE PACE
        - Chr 28 May 1670
        PREES, Shropshire
        - Father: JOSEPH PACE
        - Mother not mentioned

        but George's 1st child also named MARGARET

    4. MARGARET PACE
      Christening: 01 NOV 1620 Prees
      Father: ROWLAND PACE

    5. ELIZ PACE
      Christening: 04 MAY 1623 Prees
      Father: ROWLAND PACE

    6. THOS. PACE
      Christening: 18 JUL 1625 Prees
      Death: 03 OCT 1625
      Father: ROWLAND PACE

    7. PACES Male
      Birth: 20 NOV 1626 Prees
      Death: 20 NOV 1626
      Father: ROWLAND PACES

    The above is speculation
    based on the fact that Josuah may have been Joseph and the appearance of the name Margaret which also appears in many PACE families generations later.

    From Gregory's Gazeeteer of Shropshire 1824: (page 425 on 5)

    PREES. A parish in the WHITCHURCH DIVISION of the hundred of Bradford, North, a peculiar, a vicarage remaining in charge, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 484 houses; 3,190 inhabitants. 4 miles north-east of Wem. Rowland Lord Hill was born at Prees in 1772.

    In 1844 Whitchurch (Shropshire) is a parish mostly within the hundred of Bradford, South. In 1844 PREES described as a parish in the hundred division of Bradford. The village itself comprises the townships of Prees and Steel.

    In 1863 PREES is a parish and railway station, comprising several townships. Whitchurch division of North Bradford hundred still. Wem Union (my interpretation is that the Union was the local social security approach in the 1800s, with a Relieving Officer in charge).


    Earliest Paces in north Shropshire

    In my search for earliest PACES in north Shropshire parishes
    I found: the 1584 marriage of

    Anne PACE
    Thomas HARRYSON

    Marriage 6 Jul 1584
    at CHILD'S ERCALL

    the next record was:

    THOMAS PACE
    JANE ARNEWEY

    Marriage 14 FEB 1589
    HIGH ERCALL
    (Ercall Magna)

    I began a search of many other parishes and found PACES at:

    Prees, High Ercall, Wellington, Wrockwardine, Rodington, Shawbury, Child's Ercall, Cheswardine and surrounding area
    Possibly a migration from HIGH ERCALL to PREES Shropshire after the 1589 marriage of THOMAS PACE to JANE ARNEWEY. There were Paces at High Ercall and other surnames connected to Pace. These surnames help determine the Pace history. PALMER, BROOKES, HARRISON, GROOM and many others. map of area of Shropshire
    Anne PACE
    Thomas HARRYSON

    Marriage 6 Jul 1584
    at CHILD'S ERCALL

    THOMAS PACE
    JANE ARNEWEY

    Marriage 14 FEB 1589
    HIGH ERCALL
    (Ercall Magna)

    • Margaret PACE
      Chr 15 Sep 1604 PREES
      Father: Thomas PACE
      Mother:

    JONE PACE
    Chr 18 MAY 1600 PREES
    Father: RD. PACE
    could be Richard or Rowland


    ROBERT PACE
    Chr 08 JUN 1606 PREES
    Father: RICHARD PACE

    possible marriage of Robert Pace

    ROBERTE PACE
    Elizabeth CLEY

    Marriage: 7 Oct 1638 at WEM

    JOHN PACE
    Elizabeth PACE

    Marriage 29 May 1604
    CHESWARDINE

    ELIZABETH PACE
    John PACE

    Marriage 29 May 1604
    CHESWARDINE

    CHESWARDINE
    LDS Batch Numbers

    Christenings
    C037351 - C037352
    E037351 - E037352
    Marriages
    M037351 - M037352

    JOSUAH PACE
    Christening 7 Jun 1618 PREES
    Father: Rowland PACE Mother:

    very likely
    the same JOSHUA's
    marriage

    JOSHUAH PACE
    MARGARETTE PALLMER

    Marriage 04 MAR 1653
    HIGH ERCALL Shropshire

    • ANNE PACE
      Christening 02 NOV 1655
      RODINGTON, Shropshire
      Father: JOSEH PACE

    • JOHN PACE
      Christening 22 Sep 1665
      WROCKWARDINE, Shropshire
      Father: JOSEPH PACE
      Mother: Margaret PALMER
      P006621

    • GEORGE PACE
      Christening 28 May 1670
      PREES, Shropshire
      Father: JOSEPH PACE

      Mother not mentioned
      George's 1st child
      was a MARGARET

    ANNE PACE
    Christening 02 NOV 1655
    RODINGTON, Shropshire
    Father: JOSEH PACE

    JOHN PACE
    Christening 22 Sep 1665
    WROCKWARDINE, Shropshire
    Father: Joseph PACE
    Mother: Margaret PALMER
    P006621

    GEORGE PACE
    Christening 28 May 1670
    PREES, Shropshire
    Father: Joseph PACE
    Mother not mentioned
    George's 1st child
    was also a MARGARET

    PACES of


    A comparison of Christian names in contemporary PACE families
     
    JOHN PACE -
    Christening 25 Jan 1675
    WELLINGTON Shropshire
    Father: John PACE
    Mother: JONE

    Batch Number: C037524

    MARY PACE
    Christening 12 Dec 1677
    WROCKWARDINE Shropshire
    Father: John PACE
    Mother: JONE

    HANNAH PACE -
    Christening: 7 Oct 1681
    WELLINGTON Shropshire
    Father
    Mother: JONE PACE
    Batch Number: C037524

    JOSEPH PACE ANNE PACE
    Christening: 02 NOV 1655
    RODINGTON, Shropshire
    Father: JOSEH PACE

    JOHN PACE
    Christening 22 Sep 1665
    WROCKWARDINE, Shropshire
    Father: Joseph PACE
    Mother: Margaret
    P006621

    GEORGE PACE
    Christening 28 May 1670
    PREES, Shropshire
    Father: Joseph PACE
    Mother not mentioned
    but George's 1st child
    was a Margaret also

    John Pace
    of Middlesex He may fit with Shropshire Pace Christenings of mid 1600s, considering the given names of his children are even similar to contemporary Shropshire Pace families.

    Ruth Keyes Clark of Kansas, professional genealogist,
    descendant of JOHN PACE of Middlesex County, Virginia
    therefore - distant cousin of myself
    has proven - JOHN PACE of Middlesex would have been born between 1657 and 1672

    John PACE

    • SARAH b. 4/22/1694
    • JOSEPH Sr. b 1698
    • BENJAMIN b. abt. 1700
    • MARGARET b 3/15/1701/02
    • MARY b 7/23/1704
    • JANE b 9/22/1706
    • NEWSOME b 2/6/1707/08
    • WILLIAM b 3/25/1711
    • GEORGE b 1/15/1713/14
    • JONANE PACE

    The towns of RODDINGTON, WROCKWARDINE & WELLINGTON
    are about 6 or 8 miles apart in SHROPSHIRE
    and are in the north west area of the present day town of TELFORD
    PREES is about 12 miles north.

    PACE families at PREES

    In early 1600s - there appears
    RICHARD, ROWLAND and GRIFFITH PACE
    registered as fathers
    in St.Chad's parish registers at Prees

    The two RICHARDS may be the same person
    one father may be ROLAND
    since 'RD' was shown as father
    which may cause some confusion

    in St. Chads parish register
    are 48 entrys for PACE Christenings
    at Prees, Shropshire

    I've arranged the Christening entrys by birth date and father, an attempt to realize the possible family structure. This may not be 100% accurate, but gives an idea of descendancy of PACE families from PREES. Notice that Gideon had entrys from Dec 1645 to Jan 1682 so there may have been two Gideons. I've included the father's name from each Christening entry, in case it's position in a family is in error as the Richard and Rowland may have been the same person, in the early 1600s.

    RICHARD PACE

    • JONE PACE
      Chr: 18 May 1600 Prees
      Father: Rd. PACE
      Mother:

    • ROBERT PACE
      Chr: 8 Jun 1606 Prees
      Father: Richard PACE
      Mother:
      • JOHN PACE
        Chr: 7 Jul 1622 Prees
        Father: Robert PACE
        Mother

      There are two JOHN PACES below in blue - Christened early 1650's - I've put them here which is not likely correct. The important thing is - there were two fitting destinations for both JOHNS in the time frame, 1670's, being Christened early 1650's - then old enough to have married and be father of the two mid 1670's Christenings I've specified, even though no marriage seems to exist for either JOHN.

      DESTINATIONS
      in 1670's TIME FRAME

      Both JOHNS Christened in early 1650's, one JOHN fits JOHN & ANN in Christening JOHN PACE 24 Feb 1675-76 at HODNET Shropshire while the other JOHN fits parents JOHN & JONE of Christening JOHN PACE 25 Jan 1675 at WELLINGTON Shropshire. Take your pick - I think they both fit.

      SEE HODNET PAGE

      The problem remains, their father JOHN could not be the same JOHN PACE and the JOHN PACE Chr. 1637 would be too young (abt 13) to be their father - to my thinking - so more wonderment and speculation is appropriate.

      It's ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to collect ALL PACE Christening entrys in surrounding Shropshire parishes to make an suitable ASSUMPTION about parentage of these two JOHNS Chr at 20 Oct 1650 and 3 Oct 1651 at Prees, both with father JOHN PACE

        • JOHN PACE
          Chr: 20 Jun 1650 Prees
          Father: John PACE
          Mother:

        • ELIZ PACE
          Chr: 20 Oct 1650 Prees
          Father: John PACE
          Mother:

        • JOHN PACE
          Chr: 3 Oct 1651 Prees
          Father: John PACE
          Mother:

        • CATHARNE PACE
          Chr: 18 Aug 1654 Prees
          Father: John PACE
          Mother:

        • ISABEL PACE
          Birth: 4 Jul 1657 Prees
          Father: John PACE
          Mother:

        • RICHARD PACE
          Birth: 3 Dec 1659 Prees
          Father: John PACE
          Mother:

      • MARGRET PACE
        Chr: 3 Apr 1625 Prees
        Father: Robert PACE
        Mother:

    RICHARD PACE

    • GYDDYON PACE
      Chr 4 Jun 1620 Prees
      Father: Richard PACE
      Mother:

      1. MARGRT PACE
        Chr 11 Dec 1645 Prees
        Father: Giddion PACE

      2. RD PACE
        Chr 6 Feb 1649 Prees
        Father: Giddian PACE

      3. HUGH PACE
        Chr 24 Jul 1650 Prees
        Father: Giddion PACE

      4. JOHN PACE
        Chr 27 Apr 1652 Prees:
        died 15 DEC 1660
        Father: Giddion PACE

      5. ISABELL PACE
        Birth: 9 Feb 1657 Prees
        Chr 17 Nov 1661 Prees
        Father: Gideon PACE

      6. ROWLAND PACE
        Chr 02 Oct 1676 Prees
        Father: Gideon PACE

        + MARY BARNET
        Marriage M035081
        Date 15 Aug 1708
        Recorded in: Prees, Shropshire

        1. John PACE
          Chr 9 Jul 1709 Prees
          Father: Rowland PACE
          Mother: Mary BARNET
        2. Mary PACE Chr 6 Jun 1712 Prees
          Father: Rowland PACE
          Mother: Mary BARNET
        3. Ann PACE
          Chr 5 Dec 1712 Prees
          Father: Rowland PACE
          Mother: Mary BARNET
        4. Thomas PACE
          Chr 5 Feb 1714 Prees
          Father: Rowland PACE
          Mother: Mary BARNET
  • Joseph PACE
    Christening: 17 Jan 1682 Prees
    Father: Gideon PACE
    Mother:
  • GRIFFETH PACE
    may have left the Prees parish

    • DORYTY PACE
      Christening: 20 DEC 1612 Prees, Shropshire
      Father: GRIFFETH PACE

    ROWLAND PACE

    • JOHN PACE
      Christening: 24 APR 1615 Prees

      Father: ROLAND PACE
      • JOHN PACE
        Christening: 20 APR 1637

        Prees, Shropshire
        Father: JOHN PACE

        JOHN Chr.1637 not likely either HODNET or WELLINGTON JOHN PACE mentioned in left hand column. This JOHN PACE seems to have left the PREES scene.

        JOHN PACE
        + ANN

        • 2 JOHN PACE
          b 24 Feb 1675-76 HODNET
          + ELLINOR FOWLER
          m 15 Sept 1703 HODNET

        JOHN PACE
        + JONE

        • 2 JOHN PACE
          - Christening 25 Jan 1675
          WELLINGTON Shropshire
          Batch Number: C037524

        ABOVE CHRISTENING situation/assumption would fit the two JOHN PACES Christened in 1650/51, who would likely marry, early 20's and first Christening would be when the father was around 25 years of age.


      • GEORGE PACE
        Christening: 24 AUG 1616 Prees
        Death: 16 AUG 1617
        Father: ROWLAND PACE
      • JOSUAH PACE
        Christening: 07 JUN 1618 Prees
        Father: ROWLAND PACE
      • MARGARET PACE
        Christening: 01 NOV 1620 Prees
        Father: ROWLAND PACE
      • ELIZ PACE
        Christening: 04 MAY 1623 Prees
        Father: ROWLAND PACE
      • THOS. PACE
        Christening: 18 JUL 1625 Prees
        Death: 03 OCT 1625
        Father: ROWLAND PACE
      • PACES Male
        Birth: 20 NOV 1626 Prees
        Death: 20 NOV 1626
        Father: ROWLAND PACES

    see also
    EARLIER PACES of WORCESTERSHIRE

    Requiescat in pace. Amen.

    Sometimes "Rest in Peace"
    written in Latin by vicars
    was transcribed as PEACE instead of PACE
    creating another varient
    of the surname PACE

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