Hi, I'm not actively doing any research on the Penick/Pate (Paite) line, but I am related.Like you I have seen other William Penick references that seem to be other individuals who lived concurrently in the Virginia area.
I have never been able to find anything further back than William Penick.
I have never been able to find anything further back than William Penick.I transcribed some info from a vestry book (I think that's what it's called) regarding the christening of Judith Pate (Paite) in 3 July 1703, St. Peter Parish, New Kent Co., VA.Her father is listed as Jerimayah Paite.No mention of a mother (but that's about par for the course for records in that that time period).Hope that helps any. However, I had a theory once about Jerimyah Paite. The only info I had on Jerimyah Paite was that he was born abt 1677.I found a listing at LDS for a JOHN Pate also born in 1677 in VA.I wondered if John and Jerimyah were one and the same (or perhaps twin brothers).If they were the same person, or brothers there was information (research that had been done by another) going all the way back to England in in the early 1500's (possibly the late 1400's; I don't quite remember and I don't have it) and it connected Jerimyah to a family named DePaite (probably of French or Norman origin I would imagine).However, I got so involved in research on another surname (my own) that I never actually pursued the lead. comments powered by Disqus