Facts and Events
Henry Mace was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 386.--19th August, 1760. Same (from Jonathan Douglas and Jemima ( )) to Henry Mace, £5, 34 acres, [p]art of 400 above; cor. Robert Poage. Delivered: Geo. Skileron, 1761.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 37.--16th November, 1762. Henry Maese and Ann ( ) to Michael and George Kinder, £10, 34 acres on a branch of Broad Run near Linvell's Creek, part of 400 acres surveyed for Thomas Beal and conveyed to Jonathan Douglas, 3d July, 1750, and conveyed to Henry, 19th August, 1760. Cor. Nicliolas Mase's part of said land; cor. Robert Poage's land. Teste: Benj. Kinley, Wm. Wilson. Delivered: Michael Kinder, February. 1767.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 137.--3d February, 1760. George Speece and Christina to Michael Hober, £35, on east side Linvell's Creek, 150 acres, part of 500 surveyed for Paul Froman and afterward conveyed to said George Speece; cor. John Miller's land. Teste: Henry Maese and Nicolas ( ) Mase. Delivered: Francis Morisey. April, 1763.
- Page 382.--19th August, 1760. Jonathan Douglas and Jemima ( ) to Nicholos Mase, £15, 160 acres on Broad Run near Linvell's Creek, part of 400 surveyed for Thos. Beal and conveyed to Jonathan, 1755; cor. to that part of tract surveyed to Henry Mace; cor. John Fare. Teste: Michael Hogshead, Margaret Woods. Delivered: Geo. Skelerom, 25th April, 1761. (Note: records indicate that Nicholas Mace was a brother of Henry)
- Page 336.--23d June, 1763. Jonathan Douglas to Daniel Harrison, £40, 306 acres, part of two tracts of 400 acres each, whereof Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin possess the other part, the one tract granted to Jonathan by Thomas Beal, of Frederick County, Maryland, 1755; the other patented to Jonathan, 11th July, 1761, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandoe, whereon said Douglas now lives Mortgage.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1769 (A). - Daniel Harrison vs. Jonathan Douglas.--Bill for foreclosure of mortgage filed 1768. Mortgage, 1763, of 300 acres, part of 2 tracks containing 400 acres each, whereof Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin possessed the other part, the one tract granted to Douglas by Thomas Beal of Frederick County, Maryland, by deed 2d July, 1755, the other patented to Douglas, 11th July, 1761, on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shenandore, where Douglas now lives.
- Page 244.--21st March, 1770. Daniel Harrison and Sarah to Felix Gilbert. On 23d June, 1763, Jonathan Douglass mortgaged to Daniel 306 acres on head of Broad Run, a branch of North River of Shanandore being parts of two tracts of 400 acres each, one patented to Jonathan 11th July, 1761. the other purchased by Jonathan from one Thomas Beal of Maryland, the remainder now in possession of Nicholas and Henry Mace and Patrick Quin, being the land whereon Jonathan then lived. Jonathan failed to pay the debt. wherefore Daniel brought bill in Augusta County Court; decree rendered 25th March. 1769. Now, £55. Teste: James McDowell, Wm. Patton. Delivered: Felix Gilbert, March, 1773.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 23, 1773. - (120) Henry Mace, servant of David Laird.
- Page 149.-(undated, appears to be abt. August 1773) -A memorandum of an agreement between David Laird, merchant of Augusta, and Henry Mace, blacksmith, formerly servant to said Laird, witnesseth: David has discharged Henry from remainder of his term on condition that Henry shall work under Laird's direction for country customers so as to work out £100 above his board. Henry is to find himself in coals off Laird's land. Teste: John Poage. William Lame.
- Vol. 2 - NOVEMBER 16, 1774. - (25) Henry and Nicholas Maze--naturalized.
- Mace, William Harrison, and Ida Dodson Mace. Mace family. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982).
From "The Mace Family in America" by William Mace ...
"HENRY MACE I (ca 1720-1781)
"The subjects early life to the time of his death at the hands of the Virginia Militia was presented in the Introduction, Section III, p5. It has been conceded Henry I is established as out first known ancestor only upon the basis of strong circumstantial and logical evidence linking his son Isaac I as the father of Jeremiah Mace to whom we trace direct ancestry upon fully valid evidence.
"Henry Mace I, while suspected of being a Tory at the time of his death, did not merit the label in view of his illiteracy. The truth is that he and his two sons along with other illiterate mountain men of Hampshire County, Virginia were "taken in" by a John Brake and his partner, John Claypole. These two men were literate and wealthy -- both certain that British General Cornwallis would quell the colonial rebellion thereby making them influential in post-war developments in Hampshire County. The personal loyalty of the mountain men to Brake and Claypole did not include an understanding of what the two men were up to. A petition for pardon to this effect was submitted and approved later in 1781. John Mace, son of Henry I signed this petition which was heard by the Hampshire County Court. (see John Mace family page 19).
"From the limited data on Henry Mace I, it appears that he was, in fact, a solid citizen of Hampshire County, Virginia. Early Augusta County records show that on January 2, 1761 he signed a petition for the building of a road from "widow Wrights Mill; hence to Thomas Harrisons in the Great Road to the Courthouse". Also, Henry I was made a naturalized citizen on November 16, 1774. However, at the start of the American revolution and his induction with the first quota of men from Hampshire County, Henry chose to follow a course of action which placed him in jeapordy [SIC] with Colonial Army and ended in his death as a suspected Tory. Henry was a private in 2nd Regiment of Virginia, Continental Army. His military record shows that he entered service July 1777 and deserted camp 10 August 1777 after a month and 10 day of service. His army desertion plus his unwitting allegiance to Brake and Claypole did little to impress the Colonial government that Henry was altogether loyal to the Revolutionary cause.