James Trice, Jr. (c.1640 - c.1683)

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Nicknames: "Beatrice"
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Birthplace: Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in New Kent, VA, United States
Occupation: Immigrant?
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Spiceland
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About James Trice, Jr.

◦Before leaving the father-land, these cousins decided their names were too long for the new country and business life, so like many others, had it legally shortened. The family name was Beatrice, prounounced B-A-trice, they retained only the last syllable Trice, but in dropping the first two, they lost their inheritance in Scotland.

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Trice-Barbee Information The following was taken from: Trice, Barbee, Eason, Melane & Tidwell Families, by Dr Cromwell Tidwell, Jr, Nashville, 1964.

A HISTORY OF THE TRICE FAMILY FROM 17TH CENTURY

"During the last days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, a Scotch Nobleman having access to the Royal Court of England, made a visit to friends there. He was unmarried and soon fell in love with the Queen's second maid of honor. He asked of the Queen the girl's hand in marriage. Though the Queen was old, she still liked to gather about her young and pretty girls, and guarded jealously their desire to leave her. She was not at all willing to give up one of her favorites, so she sent to wooer away. After waiting for weeks and trying in vain to get Queen Elizabeth's consent to the marriage, he let a cousin persuade him to come to the new country, America.

Before leaving the father-land, these cousins decided their names were too long for the new country and business life, so like many others, had it legally shortened. The family name was Beatrice, prounounced B-A-trice, they retained only the last syllable Trice, but in dropping the first two, they lost their inheritance in Scotland. Although, Albert the elder, let enterprise and the new world keep him from discontent, not so with the little sweetheart. The many beautiful things about the Royal Court lost their charms, she grew pale and seemed to be gradually pining away. The ardent love letters received from across the seas did not add to her contentment. Sometimes the Queen found her in tears over these letters that she always carried to the Queen to read. At last, Queen Elizabeth's love and sympathy for the girl conquered selfishness. She had prepared for her a splendid trousseau and sent Mary Dunbar to her faithful lover. They married as soon as she reached America. Mr Albert Trice and his cousin, James, decided a warmer climate would be more desirable for a permanent home and they moved to what is now Virginia. A very large tract of land was named Virginia by Sir Walter Raleigh, for his beloved Queen Elizabeth, because for the sake of her kingdom she remained a virgin all her life. Queen Elizabeth lived long enough to recveive from across the waters the good tidings that in Mary and ALbert Trice's home, there was a wee bit of femininity named Elizabeth for their Queen. The next child born to Mr and Mrs Trice was named Benjamen Albert, thus making by initials B A Trice --- Beatrice ---. In nearly every generation since, there has been the name of Elizabeth, Albert, Benjamen and James. All of the Trices except the last three generations, were born in Virginia. James Trice who came over with Albert, married a Virginia Lady, and all the Trices are descendants of these cousins.

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A curiously worded old record May 3, 1673, describes a grant patent of 226 acres of land ?lying and being in New Kent County (a part afterwards King and Queen) from Sir Wm. Berkeley to James Trice for furnished transport for three persons into this Colony and Dominion to have and to hold, etc., yielding and paying, etc., transport twice for Robert Bristow and for a woman who died at sea?!

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James Trice, Jr.'s Timeline

1640
March 21, 1640
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
1673
1673
Age 32
1677
1677
Age 36
Caroline, Virginia
1680
1680
Age 39
New Kent, VA, United States
1683
1683
Age 42
New Kent, VA, United States
1700
1700
Age 43
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