Wendy-Just wondered if you have any further info on the Moore-Mountcastle pair?I believe that my GGGGG GF Joseph Phillips (proven thru DNA testing) who died in Brunswick Co., VA (formed in part from Pr. George Co.)was married to an Elizabeth Moore as a daughter named one daughter with the middle name Moore and one of Joseph?Eliz's sons also used Moore as a middle name for a sopn and another child's son had middle inti. M. whcih probalby was for Moore.Mountcastles and Phillips lived adajcent to one another in Pr. George Co in the 1750's, just south of Petersburg (would probably be within city limits today).The below would also tend to indicate that your Mountcastle was probably born in Pr. George and not England as another message indicated.
Virginia State Land office Patents 1-42reels 1-4120 September 1751 Pr. George Co.William Baugh 148 acres on the south side of Second Swamp, adj. Mountcasl, PHILLIPS & c.
VA Land Patents No. 32, 1752-56 (V.1 & 2, p. 1-715), p. 658 Reel 30 10 March 1756 Prince George Co. Francis Pace 100 Acres on the south side of the Second Swamp and adj. Mountcastle and Phillips.
I am working to prove that my Joseph descended from this Phillips line and that of the Moores who also lived nearby in Pr. George Co. so any info that you might have come up with would be appreciated.