"James Mountford/Mumford was one of 11 defendants in a case of trespass brought by Capt. Arthur Allen in Nov. 1677. Richard Pace was one of the jury. This was shortly before his death, as on the 14th of the following February Mary Pace applied for administration on the estate of her deceased husband."
This was one of two cases connected with Bacon's Rebellion, in which Richard Pace was one of the jury.The other was in August 1677:
"An action for trespass between Capt. Arthur Allen plt„ and Mr. Nevet Wheeler deft, claims that during "the late most horrid rebellion" the deft, took Jno. Finley one of Allen's servants locked him up to persuade sd. Finley to join the rebels. Refusing to comply when released he was weak and sick: it was I4. mos. before Pinley could work and sd.Allen suffered monetary loss. The pit. prays 10,000 lbs. tob. damage."(CC Order Bk p190)
"Rich. Jackson aged about 23 years deposes that he was held prisoner with the sd. Pinley for about 11 weeks and heard Nevet Wheeler try to persuade the sd. Finney to join the rebels."Order Bk p190
"Order Bk p.191 [13 Sep 1677 Court at Westover] Jno. Finley aged 24 years deposes that about 16th of Sept. 1666 last [?] he was among a group brough[t] to Nevet Wheeler's in Martin Brandon. All put in confinement and urged to join the rebels. Refusing he was continued in confinement longer became ill and was dismissed.Referred to a jury, Mr. Thos. Cocke, foreman: Mr. Jas. Gunn: Mr. Wm. Randolph: Mr. Sampson Ellis: Mr. Tho. Hamlin: Mr. Jno Mayton: Mr. Jno. Poythress: Mr. Rich. Pace: Mr. Thos. Gregory: Mr. Jno. Marshall: Mr. Henry Burton: Mr. Jno. Hamlin."
Nevet Wheeler was eventually pardoned by Gov Berkeley, along with John Sturdivant.