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Search the Pace
for the most part, the Pace-L mailing
list has taken over the function of Pace Queries. However, I will still
be happy to post queries if you would like to send them. The
advantage to posting on the Pace Network is that the queries remain posted
permanently. Folks may find them years from now.
- Queries (brief listings of specific ancestor searches)
EARLY PACE HISTORY -- England and Jamestown
The Ancient History of the Distinguished
Surname Pace - from York Minster Library, England. Traces the
Pace name through English history. This page also contains information on
the origin of Italian and German Pace lines and possible Jewish origins.
RICHARD and ISABELLA - the FIRST PACES in AMERICA
PACES IN ENGLAND before RICHARD:
Problems and documents in Pace research
-- conflicts, differences of opinion, etc.
John Pace of Middlesex NOT descended from Richard of Jamestown -- see
Pace DNA study results
Messages, miscellaneous, and chitchat:
Sometimes I receive e-mail that has something of possible interest to Pace
researchers but is neither a query nor a lineage, so I have created a special
page for it. Lots of good stuff here--check it out!
Memoirs of an Ozark country boy--Webmaster's
early life on a remote farm in the Ozarks, if anyone is interested.
GOLDEN LOVE - a song I wrote especially to
play at golden wedding anniversary celebrations, now available on CD
- clickable and searchable Pace databases submitted to Pace Network.
Bruce Howard's book.
Pace documents -- wills, maps, census records and the like
Survey of Fellowship Baptist
Cemetery, formerly Pace Cemetery, of Meridian, MS. Especially
useful for descendents of Alsa Pace. Thanks to Al Pace, firstname.lastname@example.org.
to will of John Pace of Middlesex
Marriage documents and excellent
Francis and Benjamin Pace of Fluvanna County, VA,
by Rosie Bencoach of Richmond, VA
Richard Pace (4) "Richerd III" of Bertie
Precinct, NC, sells land to a free black man
plus much other
info on free blacks and the development of slavery.
Last Will and Testament of Richard Pace
(4) ("Richard III") of Bertie Precinct, North
of the Winifred Aycock Lane letter. One of the oldest and most
important Pace documents, this letter written in 1791 lists the children
of Richard Pace(3) of Charles City County ("Richard II") and gives
evidence relevant to the John of Middlesex-John of Bertie Precinct controversy
and other Pace research problems. The writer is a great-granddaughter of
-UK Marriage Witness
Something I just came across; lists marriages and witnesses
for Paces in the United Kingdom. Worth looking at.
Messages and Chitchat page.
1/26/98 Lots of names from Pace family Bibles of Virginia Paces of the
1800s, Northumberland County region.
Map showing Michael Pace property in
Washington Township, Morris County, NJ, in the 1700s.
Jane Ashley Pace sends pre civil war census
and land records of Paces in Winston County, Alabama. Including
records of Gideon W. Pace and Richman Pace and families. Posted 3/19/99.
1920 Oklahoma census of Paces. Supplied
courtesy of Palmer Lee Pace (Lee@edumaster.net)
Pace cemetery in Jefferso County, IL
The story of Edmund Howard Pace of Yorkshire,
Timeline of the life of Mary Pace,
daughter of John Pace of Middlesex. Includes events of John of Middlesex
Edward Alexander Pace letter
written 1907 giving information about the line leading to William Pace who
served (it is thought) in Washington's honor guard.
Other Pace resources
New Pace genealogy site for posting individual state materials, queries,
Pace Society of America official home
Paces of Australia: Descendents of Thomas Pace 1844 Coleford,
Gloucestershire, UK another noteworthy PACE chap, of yesteryear. Tom
distinguished himself in history; Swiped a sheep, charged, sent to Tasmania.
Many proud descendents in Australia today. See more of story:
Pace Written Resources -- (Books,
census records, marriage records, general records) with persons who have
those books and are willing to do lookup -- a prime research resource
for all Paces!
Pace Pix -- Rootsweb offered UNLIMITED
free space for posting graphics and other large files. This was too good
to pass up. If you have old Pace pictures or other materials that would
be of interest to other Paces, post them here. Directions are on the
Texas Paces tracing through Silas Pace, Jr. to Richard of North Carolina,
believed to be great grandson of Richard of Jamestown
LIST -- To subscribe, send an email to:
As the subject of the message use only this word: subscribe You will receive
a welcome message and instructions. Thank you, Gordon W. Pace
To search the Pace mailing list archives, go to:
When you get there go to "Search a million messages" , etc., and enter PACE
for the name of the mail list.
Pace forum on Genforum
-- Pace postings and queries
United Kingdom Paces
-- home page by Gordon Pace of Ontario, Canada
PACE Gen Connect Bulletin Boards:
Pension GenConnect Board
Don Pace's book
"The Pace Family of Nova Scotia. Entire book is online.
Robert Casey Pace site
-- This web site contain one family history book, "Pace Family
History," that includes over 7,500 individuals that are related or possibly
related to the authors. This book focuses on the descendants of the
authors oldest proven Pace ancestor, William Pace, Sr. (14). This Pace
line originates from Scott County, Virginia and Jackson County, Alabama with
many descendants moving to Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, Iowa, Kansas and other
southern and midwestern states. Caution--the sections of this book on early
Pace history are based on the early Pace bulletins, which contain considerable
speculation presented as fact. The unsubstantiated nature of these
"facts" is sometimes noted and sometimes not.
Robert Casey now has a second site interlinked with the above
A very nice site by Val Tice. Scroll down the page to find Pace Family
listings and research.
Robert Casey main home page,
with links to several families he is researching, some of them heavily married
into Paces. Books are available for purchase and are available also on CD
ROM, and in HTML and PDF format. Browsing this excellent site is a very
UK Paces and emigrants .
Maintained by Gordon Pace of Ontario. He will specialize in English
Paces and those who moved to the US, Australia, Canada, and other locations
from England in post-Colonial times.
Bruce Howard's book OUR COLONIAL ANCESTORS:
1619-1799. Description and how to order.
Karen Spaeth's Pace lineage -- Karen is a descendent of the Barnabus Pace
line and has a nice home page with the line of descent.
the Pace surname in Italy and information on famous Italian Paces
-- a very interesting home page in Malta:
Other sites of interest to Paces:
PROBLEMS AND DOCUMENTS IN PACE RESEARCH
- CONFLICTS, DIFFERENCES OF OPINION, EVIDENCE
A general statement and warning: The Pace Network is an ardent supporter
of the Pace Society of America. However, early Pace Society research suffered
from some problems. There are many errors in the early Pace bulletins. An
early editor of the Bulletin sometimes drew conclusions about lineages based
on speculation with little or no evidence then went on to treat those
conclusions as established facts. Because these conclusions came from the
prestigious Pace Society, they were accepted and included in the lineages
of many Pace researchers. They can be found on disks ordered from Family
Tree Maker and in lineages filed with the Mormon genealogical services. The
so-called Maycock Papers, sold by the Pace Society, were created by this
editor and are filled with unsupported assertions including the supposed
John of Middlesex lineage from Richard Pace(3) of Charles City
County ("Richard II") discussed below. The Pace Network stands for accuracy
and urges Pace researchers to check all evidence for themselves. Do NOT simply
copy someone else's lineage as your own.
Pace of Middlesex County VA vs John Pace of Bertie Precinct, NC
problem: - who was the son of Richard and Mary Pace of Charles City County,
VA (often referred to as Richard Pace II)? Contradictory lineages have been
submitted. Examine the problem and the evidence presently available.
The Mary Baker-Mary Knowles
controversy: What was the maiden name of the above mentioned Mary
Pace-Poythress Controversy: Did
the following Richard Pace marry Rebecca Poythress?
Richard Pace- b. ca 1675 VA. Will proved Feb. 1738, Bertie County,
NC, removed from Virginia to NC ca 1723-1726, m. Rebecca __________.
(Rebecca Poythress ?)
John M. Poythress of Mississippi offers his records and responses regarding
this problem. Bruce Howard adds his comments. Leatha Betts enters the
fray with what she feels is some new evidence.
Pace-Boykin: A Related Controversy.
Richard and Rebecca's son married Amy ???Boykin??? Lynn White
says not so. Carolyn Parkman adds evidence. Check it out.
ITALIAN PACES: Most of the queries come from Paces of English background,
but some have come from Italian Paces, so I have set up a separate page.
To go to the Italian Pace Page, click
A great home page in Cheshire, England, with lots of information
and links on doing British genealogy. The webmaster thinks he may be related
to John Rolfe who married Pocahontas. This page has information on early
Virginia including the complete 1624 census of Jamestown.
Back to table of contents
Book review: Carl Bridenbaugh,
Jamestown 1544-1649, New York, Oxford University Press, 1980. Reviewed
by Roy W. Johnson.
Added 3/19/97 -- Bruce Howard visits plantation
of George Pace, son of Richard of Jamestown, 3/97.
Link to Floyd Pace's personal home page.
Click here to go to Floyd's
query; from there, you can link to his home page for more info on his family.
Worth checking: Discussion and
disagreement between Bruce Howard and Don Pace regarding Darius
Pace and the Pace loyalists who went to Florida and then Nova Scotia after
the Revolutionary War.
Anyone have German ancestry?
home page I put up for my wife's family contains material on German
history and some marriage contracts & dowries that are interesting and
provide insight into German customs in general.
1/27/98 E-mail from Pace in
Brazil! Delightful message on Queries page.
Tribute to my brother, Billy Johnson, who
died of cancer in March, 1998
Elizabeth Montague - John Pace
(1696-1734) tracing of Elizabeth to Magna Carta Barons and Fergus,
King of the Isle of Man
Meet the Webmaster
Roy and Doris (Dee) Johnson
Link to Webmaster's professional page (CompuTutor Computer
here to see what I do and what services I offer.
The purpose of the Pace page should be to inform, not to impress. For
that reason, graphics will be kept at a minimum. Text is boldface to make
it clear and readable. Links will be provided frequently to aid in moving
around through the material. I need to know if the page is fulfilling these
objectives. Your feedback will be appreciated. E-mail
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You have permission to use any material on the Pace Network in any
non-commercial way that will be helpful to your family research. That includes
copying articles or graphics verbatim. It's not important whether you attribute
them to me--I run the Pace network to be helpful, not to gratify my ego.
Commercial or for-profit use is prohibited without permission.
I want the Pace Network to be dynamic and interactive--a way for Pace
researchers to get in contact with one another, as well as to get information.
For that reason, the Network will bear some similarities to a newsgroup.
You will be able to post queries and comments. However, unlike a newsgroup,
these queries and comments will remain available as long as they are valid.
New users will be able to read the queries and comments posted by the very
first users. I will monitor these queries and posts and delete any that are
no longer valid or to conserve space if necessary. Since we are dealing only
with one family I hope this will not be an impossible task.
Purposes of the Pace Network Home Page:
To provide a convenient way for Pace family researchers to contact one
another and locate others who are researching interconnecting lines.
To provide information on Pace history. Posting informative articles and
fact lists when they are available will accomplish this. Submissions are
To emphasize accuracy and help to correct errors. There are errors in
some of the Pace family listings I have seen and in the submissions printed
in the Pace Society Bulletin. Trying to find accurate evidence on these problems
is one of the main goals of this page.
To provide helps in genealogy research and links to other genealogical
Please suggest any other purposes that you think the Network should serve.
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LINKS TO OTHER GOOD GENEALOGY SITES: Only a few of the
best are included here. Some of these contain superb links to other sites,
making it unnecessary to include a large listing on the Pace Home Page.
A good place to purchase genealogy products, including the well known
Family Tree Maker program:
Michael Matthews Website Features FREE Listings The Family History Show
for Genealogical Events and Live on Texas Radio & The Internet Family
Reunions All Across America Sunday Evenings - 10:00pm (CST) North America
New 10/13/98 Families in Georgia - Many genealogies, thousands of marriage
records of Irwin County, Georgia, and a complete index to a 900 page book
that covers families in Georgia:
Sons of Confederate Veterans have experts who will perform a search for
your Confederate Civil War ancestor. Click to go to their web page at
Family Tree Maker (Broderbund Software) home page:
The LVA Digital Library Initiative. The University of Virginia
is a leader in moving to a digitized library, with many listings of value
to genealogists. Lots of good stuff with search capabilities. PACEs
The Genealogy Home Page:
-CompuServe's genealogy page has some excellent
material and numerous family home page listings. You might find a family
you are researching there. Click on
Roots Surname List: Search for the surname you are researching:
Also check out the Virginia Genealogy Home Page at
This one has some excellent links to other genealogy services.
Central Virginia Genealogical Association:
A great home page in Cheshire, England, with lots of information and links
on doing British genealogy. Rick thinks he may be related to John Rolfe.
This page has information on early Virginia including the complete 1624
A great site that has links everywhere. You can spend hours browsing. Many
counties have volunteers all over the U.S. maintaining genweb (genealogy
web) pages for that county. You can search any state and narrow down to a
location. Try it!
Genealogical Journeys In Time - links to other family home pages. Maybe
one of your lines is there:
An invitation to visit the new Historic Houses & Buildings of Virginia
Carolyn Carpenter, Historic Buildings Online
We have given our Fluvanna Co (VA) page a new look, please stop by.
NEW 9/22/97 The Surname Web:
This e-mail is to announce the SurnameWeb. I have created the SurnameWeb
to complement the USGenWeb, and WorldGenWeb projects. I found your pages
on the web and have created a link to them I would appreciate it if you would
take a moment to look at the SurnameWeb (the URL is at the bottom). Please
read the entire e- mail there is important information below.
The Purpose of The SurnameWeb: The SurnameWeb is designed to be a
clearinghouse for links to webpages with extensive information on a particular
surname, linked on the Surnames Page, or on the descendant of a particular
ancestor, linked on the Descendants of Page. It will include links to webpages
throughout the world, this does not replace the USGenWeb lineage resources
that are specific to the USA. Soon the will be a Other Surname Resources
Page that will provide links to other pages such as Rootsweb, Cindy's List,
the Lineage resources from the USGenWeb, etc..
Chris Phillips' excellent site on medieval English genealogy:
The names Pace and Pease often get crossed up. Records are sometimes
misspelled and Pace has been occasionally recorded as Pease and vice versa.
Here is a site about the 1634 immigrant brothers, John and Robert Pease,
their English ancestry and several generations of descendants:
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