There were several Willoughby Pughs.The Willoughby Pugh that died in 1790 wrote his will in Charlotte County, VA in 1786.The will was presented at court on April 5, 1790 at which point Willoughby was referred to as deceased. This Willoughby was baptisted in 1711 in Richmond County, Virginia. Records can be found concerning him in Caroline and Essex County (near your Spotsylvania) but by mid 1740s he was out of that area. He then shows up in Goochland County. Judging from deeds and information found concerning Cumberland and Chesterfield Counties, I believe he located to the area of Goochland South of the James River in what would eventually become Powhatan County.He had a son named Willoughby Pugh but I believe both Willoughby's were either dead or well out of the area of Spotsylvania County by 1797. I have not researched the younger Willoughby thoroughly but I know he was in South Carolina by 1800.I believe there is another William or Willoughby Pugh who was the nephew of the elderly Willoughby mentioned here. His father, John, died on a return trip to Wales.I believe the family was located in Richmond County when John returned to Wales.He either planned to return to Virginia or send for his family but left his wife and son here when he started on his journey. I don't know what happened to the wife and son after that.This would be around 1730s or so.
Willoughby and William are not uncommon name among the descendants of these Pughs. As to the other names listed with this W. Pugh. They do not ring a bell as names I have run across before with my Pugh crowd. (I descend from Willoughby Pugh to his son Thomas Pugh).