My post of the other day should have said, at the end of the first sentence, "other than Thomas Sale."All in all, six sons were named in the will of Cornelius Sale Sr., written 3 Aug 1745 and proved 17 Mar 1746/7 in Essex County, Virginia.
Assuming that the order in which the sons are named in the will is the order of their age, it is interesting that the oldest son was named William, for Cornelius' father, and the second son Anthony, for Anthony's maternal grandfather Anthony Samuel.
In other words, with regard to the sons the family followed the traditional naming pattern.Might not then the two oldest daughters -- Hannah and Elizabeth -- have been named for their grandmothers?
Another question:In "Root & Branch of the Sale Tree" it is alleged that the wife of James Sale (son of Cornelius Sr.) was Mary daughter of Thomas "Favor."Does anyone know whether there were any Favors in the area at the time (guessing, about 1740) when James would have married?I am wondering whether the Favor name might be a misreading of some ancient paper that was intended to read "Farmer."The Farmer family was in Essex County early, and indeed Cornelius' daughter Elizabeth (mentioned above) married a Mr. Farmer.