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Line marked by Eldridge, Lovesay, Pace
Posted by: James Blair (ID *****5145) Date: June 04, 2011 at 11:45:37
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09 July 1759 Joseph Halsey of Pr. Geo. Co. to John Grammer of same, for 28, 150 acres in same Co. on south side of the Blackwater, and is part of 300 acres which was sold by Thomas Eldridge to John Lovesay by deed dated June 1743, and is land Halsey now lives on. Land bounded by John Bonner, Units Branch, Henry Gee. Wit: Richard Cate, Bairnard Sykes, Catherine Smart. Recorded July 10, 1759. (Weisiger, PG Co VA Records (1733-1792) p.70

Same deed:

10 Jul 1759. Indenture between Joseph Halsey and John Gramer. Land adjoining "John Bonner's line. * * * Line that was made by Thomas Eldridge, John Lovesay and Francis Pace to John Bonner's Line. Wit :-Richard (X) Cate, Bernard Sykes, Cathorine (X) Short. "ABSTRACTS OF PRINCE GEORGE [RECORD] BOOK, 1759-60, Copied by Robert Armistead Stewart", published in the W&MQ Jan 1931 pp42-49

The 300 acres which Thomas Eldridge sold to John Lovesay in June 1743 appears to have been part of the 1722 acres patented by Thomas Eldridge 16 June 1743:

16 June 1743, Prince George Co., 1172 acres on the north side of Warwick Swamp...the Hogg Pen Branch...Haley's corner...the upper fork of Units Branch thence down the same as it meanders to the main or lower fork thereof thence up the same as it meanders to Roger Daniell's corner...Henry Gee's line...623 acres part thereof being formerly granted unto William Randolph and Robert Bolling Gents. 20 Nov 1682 and by divers meane conveyances the said land is become vested in him the said Thomas Eldridge and the residue never before granted. Patent Bk 23, pg 711-713.

John Lovesay received 150 acres "...Lying to the Southward of Hogpen runn" in his father's will (John Lovesay will, proved Prince George, August court, 1720, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/princegeorge/wills/livesay1.txt). Since Hog Pen Branch is mentioned in Eldridge's patent, it seems probable that the 300 acres Lovesay bought from Eldridge was land which adjoined the land he inherited from his father.

John Lovesay was a brother of William Lovesay, who probably married the sister of Sarah Woodlief Pace. Edward Woodlief's 1759 will mentions his sisters, Sarah Pace, Mary "Luffse", Ann Ledbetter, and Susannah Woodlief (PG Record Book, 1759-60, copied by Robert Armistead Stewart, W&MQ Jan. 1931)

Roger Daniell, mentioned in Eldridge's patent as an adjoining landholder, was a son of Joseph Daniell (mentioned as such in Joseph Daniell's 1712 will, cited in Pritchett, Southern VA Genealogies, p485). Joseph Daniell was a brother of John Daniell, who died by 12 June 1716 when his widow Mary Daniell was granted administration on his estate -- security provided by Benjamin Foster, Roger Reese, and Richard Pace, appraisers Thomas Kirkland and Michael Rosser Jr.

Joseph Daniell and John Daniell had another brother, Thomas Daniell, who also died in 1712. Thomas Daniel "...married Ann Ledbetter by 27 April 1693 when her father, Francis Ledbetter, deeded them 100 acres in Bristol Parish." (Pritchett, Southern VA Genealogies, p485) Ann Ledbetter's father Francis Ledbetter was a brother of John Ledbetter, who married Sarah Woodlief Pace's sister Ann. Thomas Daniell's will, proved 6 Jul 1712, mentioned among other children his daughter Sarah, to whom he left "the plantation I live on." In 1714, Sarah Daniell sold the plantation to John Poythress Sr, deed witnessed by Richard Pace's father-in-law Edward Woodlief:

Sarah Daniell of Westover Parish to John Poythress, Sr. of the parish of Weyanoke for 50 acres in Westover Parish next to Joseph Daniell, John Poythress, Thomas Goodwyn "now in the occupation of John Pooke"; Wit: Robert Poythress, Edward Woodlief, James Denton; Rec: 13 July 1714.

Benjamin Foster, who joined Richard Pace in standing bond for Mary Daniell's administration of John Daniell's estate, patented 233 acres "...on the south side of Blackwater beg. &c., at the mouth of Georges Meadow" 23 Oct 1703 (Patent Bk 9, pg.582). William Rives patented "422 acres on Blackwater Swamp, adjoining John Butler & Benjamin Foster, Beginning on the east side of Unities Branch" on 19 Dec 1711 (Patent Bk 10, pg.51)

William Rives subsequently married Elizabeth, believed to be Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Benjamin Foster. (One of the children of the marriage was named Foster Rives, and another son was named Benjamin.) Roger Daniell, mentioned as an adjoining landholder in Eldridge's 1743 patent, was one of the appraisers of the estate of Elizabeth Rives in 1759.

These records show that the line marked by Francis Pace was near land bought or patented by close associates of the family of Richard Pace and Sarah Woodlief, including Sarah's brother Edward Woodlief, her sister Mary's Lovesay in-laws, her sister Ann's Ledbetter in-laws, and the Daniells.



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