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Re: Paces and Woodliefs in Prince George
Posted by: badsky (ID *****1502) Date: December 04, 2011 at 10:17:56
In Reply to: Paces and Woodliefs in Prince George by James Blair of 5367

Problem with that. Edward Woodlief, father of Sarah Woodlief Pace, is attributed by Dorman as probably a son of John (John, John), not a son of George (John, John).

But it still makes sense to some extent. Dorman cites a deed (2 Oct 1708, John Woodliffe Sr to William Stainback, 100 acres) which recites that part of the 100 acres was "part of a tract of land taken up and patented by my father captain Woodlief deceased; and by my eldest brother Mr George Woodlief, conveyed and made over to me, ye 15th September, 1671, bounded on the north side of the running water of the Deep Bottom; west on the dividing bounds between Mr Poythress's land and mine; east on the lines it parts my cossen John Woodlief's land and mine; south to the said Deep Bottom running water, on the line that parts Mr Bland's and mine, bearing by patent 100 poles in breadth; by estimation seventy acres more or less."

"Cossen John Woodlief" would presumably be John (George, John, John), the one who inherited Sion Hill and married Rebecca Harrison.

So the land of John Woodlief (John, John), who married Mary Poythress and was grandfather to Sarah Woodlief Pace, adjoined the land of his brother George Woodlief (John, John), who married Robert Wynne's daughter and fathered George (George, John, John) (m. Eliz Wallace) and John (George, John, John) (m. Rebecca Harrison). You're right that they were all in the same area but this land is nowhere near the head of Flowerdew Hundred Creek. The Woodlief land was near the Bland land, at Jordan's Point. Near Baileys Creek.

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