I'm sorry, Bob, but that didn't help at all.The two Johns I'm trying to differentiate were both having children in the decade of the 1720s, meaning they were both likely born in the very late 1680s or 1690s.One of them is the son of Daniel as I stated in my original query.It's the second John that I'm really asking about.
But, I also disagree very much with the lineage you reported as coming from the Compendium of American Genealogy.I think we've all been "fooled" over the years by people publishing junk, and this is apparently just one more of those pieces of junk ("Genealogy of the Mays Family and Related Families to 1929," by Samuel Edward Mays, "The Mays Family," by Ivan K. Mays, and "Lineage Book of Daughters of Founders and Patriots" (1940) are all wrong and/or very misleading in Mayes/Mays information that has been propagated in print and on the Internet for years.I have been recently consumed in compiling and analyzing primary source records to base my conclusions on.
See Joseph Barron Chandler, Jr.'s excellent article published in two parts in Tidewater Virginia Families in 2001 for convincing and authoritative coverage of Rev. William Mease, and his family.Mr. Chandler did use primary source documents, and included source material.
The first John of the line was the son of a William, but not the son of Rev. William Mease (who Mr. Chandler proves died in England in 1636).The William in the following record is NOT Rev. William Mease, though it is POSSIBLE it could be his son:
[Patent]“John Mayes (Maies), sonne of Wm. Maies, dec’d, 293 A., 2 R. 33 P., Chas. City Co., S. side of Appomatock Riv., 29 Apr 1668.125 acs. part of 250 ac. patt. sold by Ed. Townstallto sd. Wm. & adj. Maies land, along Samll. Woodward’s line &c. to lower end of the gr. Sw.168 acs. part of trans. of 4 pers: Jno. Bird, Sazel Berry (?), Jeremy Right, Wm. Belvett (or Beloett).”
[Source: “Patent Book No. 6, p. 134” – Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume Two: 1666-1695, p. 37.]
I believe very strongly now that the above John did not marry the Newcomb - it was his son Daniel who married a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Newcomb.This confusion has been around for years and years by an incorrect interpretation - I believe, and others now do - of the following record:
[Prince George]“8 May 1721.John Mayes of Pr. Geo. Co. to Henry Batte & William Batte of same, 449 acres in Bristol Parish, granted 10 July 1680 to Henry Newcombe, and said Newcombe in will dated 21 March 1682[/3] devised unto Daniel Mayes in fee, after death of Elizabeth Newcombe, and by death of Daniel Mayes the said land descended to John Mayes as heir at law to said Daniel.Bounded by Daniel Nance & Mr. Robert Coleman.
Rec. 21 Oct 1721 John Mayes
Julia, wife of John Mayes, relinq. dower right”
[Source: “P. 492” – Weisiger, Benjamin B., III, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, p. 63.]
There are several ways to argue that the above record really means that Daniel Mayes, son of John, received the estate of Henry Newcomb after the death of Henry's wife, Elizabeth.Think about it this way: the convention of the time was to name females by their paternal names if unmarried, and by their married names if married.Now why would Henry Newcomb - who was a contemporary, i.e., approximately the same age as John Mayes - refer to Elizabeth as "Newcomb" unless she was Henry's wife (or unmarried daughter)?And why would Daniel Mayes be an heir if he had not already married a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Newcomb?
Henry Mayes DID NOT marry Mary Mattox.It was William Mayes, presumed to have been the brother of Daniel Mayes, who married Mary Mattox as the following record will show:
[Prince George]“Deed, 3 Dec 1712, William Mayse & Mary his wife of Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., to Josh. Hollycross of same, for £ 34, lease to farm land on Balys in same parish, 120 acres, part of a greater tract descended to said Mayse and his wife from Josh. Mattox, late of this county, bounded by William Griggs, on edge of pasture by house where Thomas Sanns now lives, and by Mr. Henry Batt.
Wm Mayse, Mary Mayse
Wit: Jno. Kemp, Wm Mattox, Instant Hall
Recorded 10 Feb 1712[/3]”
[Source: “P. 208” – Weisiger, Benjamin B., III, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills & Deeds, 1710-1713, pp. 26-27.]
I don't know where a Henry Mayes fits into all this (before Daniel's son, Henry, appears).I have not found any evidence of a Henry Mays/Mayes/Maise, etc. tying-in with the Prince George County line(s) at all at an early date.It will be interesting to see DNA test results from proven descendants of this line.
For what it's worth...