Re: Edward Lacy/Father of William Lacy
Georgedda,I will post something I found off the Lacy Genealogist Homepage from a few years back. As you know,this information came from Steve Lacey,who is an accomplished researcher in his own right.He may have got his information from Gerrard Lacy.
William was listed in the Orange County,NC tax list of 1755 with one white poll.He received a land grant from the Earl of Granville in 1761 for 700 arcres in Orange County,North Carolina. This William may be the William Lacy who was recorded in some Greenbriar County,Virginia records.In 1787 a will administration for William Lacy is recorded there.(now I think its a possibility that Edwards father was a William also)
It should be noted that the given name of Benjamin has not yet appeared in records relating to the William of Greenbriar descendants.Further research may yield such a find, or it may be that Benjamin was an uncle to William.(probably Edwards brother),and either James or Edward of Lunenburg Co.VA,was the father of William.Since there were no others found of the first generation that went into North Carolina from Virginia to Orange County,NC,it is then assumed as it is listed here that the Orange County William was in fact,William of Greenbriar County,VA.Further research to either prove or to dissprove this is certainly necessary.Naming and dating similarities are too suggestive however,to completley rule out this assumption yet without reliable and contradictory information available.