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544. Hercules CALCOTT

RECORD: Research by Jim Ashe of Clinton, MS, manuscript given to Billy H. Parker of Simpson, LA (undated), prior to 1976.

Hercules Calcott is probably the son of George Calclough. Hercules married Susannah __?__. He died about 1685 for in that year Susannah married Robert Brock. There is some confusion on Hercules' spelling of his name. He served in the royal navy and in 1677 signed his name to a petition as Calcott. On other papers his name was interpreted as Toule and Talcott. Susannah Brock mentioned a son Thomas Calcote in her will.

545. Susanna

RECORD: Calcote Family Journey, Frances Calcote Brite, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD, 1997

All the following information is from the above reference.

Tradition placed Hercules Calcott in the English Royal Navy. Family tradition also stated he served Oliver Cromwell, usurper to the throne of England.

He emigrated to America to Isle of Wight, VA, by 1677. In Oct. of that year, Hercules signed a petition on behalf of the wife and children of William West, a rebel, to have his estate returned to William West's wife and children.

Hercules Calcott participated in Bacon's Rebellion. His lands were confiscated following the rebellion. He died about 1684; circumstances of his death are unknown.

Children of Hercules and Susannah Calcott:

1. Elizabeth Calcote, born about 1671
2. Thomas Calcote, born about 1680

705. Dorothy MASON

RECORD: McManus, Jane Parker, Pioneers West of Appalachia, 1984.
Page 212:

Dorothy was of Casteldermott. She died 22 nov. 17--.

800. John Ames GREER Planter

RECORD: Mrs. Ellen Greer Rees, Of Salt Lake City, UT, Family Group Sheet Collection, LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Family groups sheet cited sources: St. Johns Parish Records of Joppa, Baltimore Co. Md., Dukehart & Collateral lines Maryland Film, Md. 25 Pt. 8 P. 45, written by Robert Torrence

824. Andrew BANKSTON

RECORD: A Genealogy of the Bankston (Benkestok) Family; Edna (Robertson) Vacher; 1947, Library of Congress CS71 B2269 1947 copy 2

Ms. Vacher referenced for some of her genealogical information, Rev. Mr. Rudman, who extracted records from the "Gloria Dei" church 1697-5698. According to Mr. Rudman, Andrew Bankson (Jr.) was living above the church with four in his family and was living in the division of Pasquesing at the time of his father's death in 1706, and was one of the Executors of his father's will. In 1746 he executed a deed in Philadelphia, describing himself as a resident of Chester, Pa and Yeoman. He was active in the affairs of the colony and was commissioned Justice of the Peace for Philadelphia. He followed his father's inclination to be prominent in public affairs.

832. Richard PACE III

Following is abstracted from the Pace Society of America Bulletin:

Bulletin #6, December 1968: Richard Pace III

Richard Pace III was a minor when his father, Richard Pace II died.

His mother then married Nicholas Whitemore, who became his and his 7 siblings' stepfather. They may have had half-brothers and sisters, born later.

There are few public records, other than land records, that give details of the lives of the Paces of this generation. Most of the information that survives comes from family records, consisting of letters of Winnefred Aycock and of Barnabas Pace, descendants of Richard Pace III. From these letters and from the land records, the following story unfolds.

Quoting from the Aycock letter (written by the daughter of Rebecca Pace and grand-daughter of Richard Pace III, in 1791):

"My mother's name was Rebecca Pace. She was born in the colony of Virginia. She was married to a Mr. William Bradford {this was actually John Bradford} when she went to North Carolina. After her father's death she married my father. I was born in ____. My grandfather Pace came to North Carolina in 1704 {he did not stay, but returned again a few years later}. My grandfather was named Richard too. He lived in Virginia.

"Grandfather Pace had four brothers and three sisters, and all of them married and every one named one of the boys Richard because it was a family name {this statement has been shown to be in error--the name Richard primarily was carried down through son Richard III line}. Grandfather Pace spelled his name Pase some time and he died before I was born, but my mother came to Chowan in Albemarle, North Carolina, and she told me they lived on a river near a creek in Virginia that was next to my grandmother's house. My mother was born in a county in Virginia that is where five counties meet {she was probably born on the 400-acre tract where Richard III lived until 1718, which is in the center of Charles City County}. She said she was the oldest girl and her sister Mary was next.

"Mother knew three of grandfather's brothers, Uncle Thomas, John and George, but she never knew Uncle James, as he moved away. She had two Bradford children, John and Tabitha."

The earliest record on Richard Pace III that has been found is a 1706 grant in North Carolina from Lord Granville for 640 acres (one square mile) on Urahaw Swamp near Potecase Creek in Chowan (later Bertie Precinct). Richard III was about 30 years old. He may have gone down to North Carolina about 1704 to choose his land before applying for the grant, but he did not stay. Records of deeds in Bertie County show that Richard allowed his grant to escheat for want of seating during the required three years. He did not "build a habitable house, and clear, fence and plant at least one acre".

Richard III married about 1698 to Rebecca __?__. Her mother was Rebecca Poythress, who was probably the wife of Francis Poythress II, who died about 1690.

Richard again went to North Carolina, this time to southern Surry County, and obtained 285 acres in the "Three Creek" area near the Meherrin River. His oldest daughter, Rebecca, had married John Bradford, probably in the same year, 1718, and his daughter Tabitha later married John Moore. The two sons-in-law owned adjoining tracts near the Meherrin River not far from Richard and John Pace.

Richard probably lived on his 285 acres until 1724 when he was able to obtain a larger grant of 1,220 acres in the same area. He deeded the 285 acres to his son-in-law, John Bradford,. Richard deeded 300 acres of his large grant to another son-in-law, William Johnson, husband of his daughter Mary, and sold 240 acres to Hunnard Garrett. He continued to live on his remaining 680 acres.

Richard Pace III was often chosen by his neighbors to divide their property or administer their estates. He witnessed the will of one Humphrey in 1722, and of John Barlow in 1727.

By 1733 Richard II owned 800 acres in Bertie Precinct. In that year he sold his 680-acre tract in the Three-Creek area and presumably moved his remaining family to Urahaw Swamp, which is now in Northampton County. He died soon after in 1736 at the age of 60, leaving 610 acres of land to his son Thomas, 190 acres to his son William, and 5 fhillings each to his son Richard IV and his daughters. He apparently had already taken care of them. His wife Rebecca was given use of the 320 acres for her natural life, then the land was to be part of the 610 acres inherited by Thomas.

As named in the will, Richard III's children were: Richard IV, Thomas, William, Rebecca, Ann, Amy, Frances, Tabitha, Mary, and Sarah. He named his widow as Rebecca.

896. Peter CROUL

RECORD:Kate Crowell Reese, of Chelsea, AL:

Peter Croul, age 26, arrived in Philadelphia on the ship "Loyal Judith," Nov. 25, 1740, from Rotterdam. Name spelled variously as Croul, Graul, Kroul, and Crowel. Mecklenburg Co, NC deed dated Dec 10, 1762, 100 acres on Buffalo Creek to Conrad Haraha from Peter Croul and wife Catharine for sum of twelve pounds. This was in Anson Co., Province of North Carolina, being part of a larger tract formerly granted to Paul Barringer by letters dated the twenty-seventh day of September, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-two .. Witnessed by James Carter, Martin Haraha and Daniel Little, signed by Peter Crowel and Catharine Kroul. The State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina has Peter Croul's will, dated October 1763, written in Dutch, not registered.

Translations of the will mention sons: George, Deitrich, Wilhelm, Simon, and they are to take care of their mother's needs as long as she is alive. They are instructed to not sell the plantation without their mother's knowledge.