Edward Woodlief, d. by Aug 14 1759
From "Abstracts of Prince George [Record] Book 1759-60", copied by Robert Armistead Stewart, W&MQ Jan. 1931:
Will of Edward (X) Woodlief of the County of Prince George and Parish of Bristol.Pro. Aug. 14, 1759.
Brother Thomas Woodlief; Joseph Ledbetter; Richard Burge; Edward Woodlief, son of Thomas Woodlief; sister Sarah Pace; sister Ann Ledbetter; sister Susanna Woodlief; sister Mary Lovse; Joseph Ledbetter.
Wit :-Francis Haddon, George Williams, Thos. Whitmore.
Inventory of the Estate of Edward Woodlief given by his Executors Thomas (X) Woodlief and Joseph Ledbetter. Nov. 11, 1759
EXECUTOR JOSEPH LEDBETTER: he was presumably the husband of Edward Woodlief's sister Ann Ledbetter.Who was Joseph Ledbetter's father?
SISTER MARY LOVSE: she was probably married to William Lovesay.Bristol Parish Vestry Records show the birth of Joseph, son of William & Mary Liffsay, March 20th 1743/4. William Lovesay was a son of John Lovesay whose will (pr 9 Aug 1720, Prince George) names sons John, William and Thomas, and six daughters including daughter Elizabeth Ledbetter.Who was Elizabeth Ledbetter's husband?
SISTER SARAH PACE: she was married to Richard Pace, believed to be a son of George Pace and a grandson of Richard Pace (1638-1678).
A 1759 deed from Joseph Halsey to John Grammer refers to a "Line that was made by Thomas Eldridge, John Lovesay and Francis Pace to John Bonner's Line."(Abstracts of Prince Geo County 1759-60).Weisiger's abstract of the Halsey-Grammer deed includes the information that the land being sold was part of "...300 acres which was sold by Thomas Eldridge to John Lovesay by deed dated June 1743".(Weisiger, PG Co Records 1733-1792).Presumably Francis Pace, Thomas Eldridge and John Lovesay made the line in 1743 when the land was being sold to John Lovesay.
Francis Pace is believed to be the son of Richard Pace; he would therefore be a nephew (by marriage) of John Lovesay's brother William Lovesay.
RICHARD BURGE: he is mentioned in the abstract of Edward Woodlief's will, but no relationship is stated, at least not in the abstracts I have seen.He was a son of Thomas Burge, whose will was probated in Prince George County in 1752.Thomas Burge's will was witnessed by Edward Woodlief's (probable) nephew, Francis Pace.
WITNESS THOMAS WHITMORE: he was the son of John and Elizabeth Whitmore (baptized 1734, Bristol Parish Vestry Book).John Whitmore was named as an adjoining landholder when Edward Woodlief patented 339 acres on Warwick Swamp in 1739.John Whitmore's wife Elizabeth was Elizabeth Adams, named as daughter Elizabeth Whittmore in the will of her father Thomas Adams, probated 6 July 1722, Prince George County. (Prince George W&D 1713-28, p.560)
John Whitmore also appears in the following deed between Richard Pace (wife Sarah Woodlief) and Francis Poythress:
"Nov. 11, 1718 Richard Pace and Francis Poythress of Pr. Geo. Co. to Thomas Goodwyn of Surry Co. for £ 100, 400 acres in Westopher Par. bounded by Old Town Run, path from old Michael Rosser's plantation, Edward Goodrich's, Richard Pace's, place where John Whittmore lately lived together with 200 acres of land at head of Richard Pace's dividend, next to Mr. Charles Anderson, dec'd, (signed) F. Poythress, Richard Pace.Wit: Peter Wynne, John (JB) Bonner, Thomas Poythress.(Weisiger, PG Co W&D 1713-1728)
John Whitmore's location on land adjoining the land of Richard Pace makes it likely that, like Richard Pace, he was a grandson of Mary ___________ Pace Whitmore, who married (1) Richard Pace (d. 1678) and (2) Nicholas Whitmore (d. 1718).If correct, that would make John Whitmore a first cousin of Richard Pace (m. Sarah Woodlief)
Any additional information about the people named in Edward Woodlief's will would be welcome.My interest is as a Pace descendant.I'm looking for information which may support or refute the supposition that Francis Pace was a son of Richard Pace and Sarah Woodlief.