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John Palmer Price, III

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Henrico, , Virginia, USA, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Death: June 6, 1711 (60)
Goochland, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Price, II and Jane Rowen-Price (Wall)
Husband of Susannah Carter and Jane Ligon-Price (Pugh)
Father of John Price; John Price, IV; Pugh Price; Mary Elizabeth Cannon; Daniel Price and 1 other
Brother of Daniel Price, Sr. and Meridith Price

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About John Palmer Price

Detailed Will of John Price III

1710 , Henrico County, Virginia

Will of John Price: Henrico Records, 1710-14. page 79 -80:

In the name of God, Amen, I, John Price, Sr. of the County of Henrico, being sick and weak of body, but of a sound mind and perfect sense, thanks be to Allmighty God for the same, therefore do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Allmighty God that gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently buryed according to the discretion of my Executor hereinafter mentioned and as for the wordly goods as it hath pleased Allmighty God to bestow upon me, I have thought fitt to bestow them as followeth:

Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Cannon, born of the body of my loving wife, Jane Price, three ewes to be delivered Imediately after my decease.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son, John Price, born of the body of my wife aforesaid, seven head of cattle, that is two cowes, three heffers, and two yearlings, which said cattle were commonly called his own, one fether bed and bolster, one Rug and one blanket and the bedstead it lyeth in, one coutch called the red coutch, one Iron pott called the midlin pott with Pott Racks and pot hooks; two pewter Dishes and two plates and one palle and one large chest which was called my chest.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son, Daniel Price, born of the body of my wife aforesaid, one chest called the linnen chest, one horse colt which goeth along with the one eyed mare, one small gun, one three year old heffer called Primrose.

Item, I give unto my son, Pew Price, born of the body of my wife aforesaid, one fether bed and bolster, one red yard sett rugg, one blanket and the bedstead it lyeth in, one large chest, one greate pott with pot Racks and pott hooks, two pewter dishes, and two plates, one short musq't, one large Iron spitt, one large brass kettle, one large driping pan, one pide cow nam'd Pye, and one yearling, and one white coutch and one ovill Table.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Eliza Price, born of the body of my wife aforesaid, one large tirkey leather Trunk with drawers, two pewter Dishes, and two plates, one stew pot and cover lid, one cow called Mottley with her increase.

All the rest of my estate as well, real as peronal I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife, Jane Price, whom I make and ordain and constitute my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills and Testaments of any kind or nature whatsoever.

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and affixed my seale this fifteenth day of December Anno Dom 1710.

John Price III’s Horserace

“The principal race-course in Surry County was known as the ‘Devil’s Field’; and this, like Willoughby’s Old Field, in Richmond, was, no doubt, one of those large patches of ground formerly under cultivation, but now abandoned to a coarse turf well adapted to become the floor of a primitive race-track. In 1678, a race was run on this course between a mare and a horse, one belonging to Mr. George Procter, the other to John Price. Two judges, as usual, were selected to decide but instead of the goal being defined by two poles set up on opposite sides of the track it was agreed that it should be represented by a path which crossed the course at a certain point. The animal passing over the path first was to be taken as the winning one. The upshot of the race was one of those lively wrangles which were so very common in the racing at this period because the heats were often run without the strict arrangements adopted wherever the sport was conducted with great precision and formality. One of the judges, after swearing that Price’s horse ‘did come over the path some time before the mare’, declared himself unable to say whether ‘the horse did carry his rider upon his back over the path, for Price did stop his horse in the path; the horse turning about, Price turned himself off from the horse’s back, hanging his arms on the necke of ye horse; the first foote that came to the ground on the path, the other inside it’. The judge who uttered these words was evidently, not only a close observer, but also had a nice sense of what constituted a clean victory in a horse race. Each of the principals seem to have acted as his own jockey. Probably, most owners of race horses during the 17th century, if very young men, were alsways ready to mount their own steeds for the heat…” (Bruce, Phillip Alexander. Social Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century, Williamston, Mass. 1968, Reprint of the 1907 edition)

From: “Ancestors and Descendants of John Price, Immigrant to Virginia 1610-11”, Vina Chandler Price, C.G., Gateway Press, Baltimore 1988

John Price was born in 1650 in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. He was the son of John Price (1627-1661) and Jane Wall Rowen Price (1628-1662).

John married Jane Pew Pugh (1659-1713) in 1688 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States. Jane was the daughter of Henry Pugh (1640-1711) and Jane Milner Pugh (1642-1709). John was 38 years of age and Jane was 29 years old.

John and Jane are the parents of 6 known children: Elizabeth, John, Pugh, Mary, Daniel and Pew Price.

A Rys App Griffish subclade group match for this John Price - (along wit Rys Hughes b 1652 (R M269 of New Kent on the FTDNA study) groNobility signature matches on self indenture papers because coming to Jamestown required indentures out of everyone, no matter if you were nobility or not.

[!topic/soc.genealogy.medieval/LkmvilMSzFY] "John Pryce, was described as son and heir of Richard Pryce in an indenture in 1610-11 from Richard Pryce of Manavon, Montgomery County, Gentlemen, and Ursula Pryce, his wife to ___ Robinson. Thomas Pryce, brother of Richard Price II, was one of the witnesses. [Indenture, British Museum, A.D.D. Charter 1036, PC]. The signature on this indenture corresponds in every detail with the signature of John Price on the Petition to the King sent from Virginia in 1625-26 when John Price signed as a member of the Burgess. [Public Record Office, London, England, C.O. 1/3, 17276, PC]." ...

"This John Pryce was registered at the Shrewsbury School as John Pryce, gen. F. (i.e. 'son of a gentleman') 2 June 1600, two shillings sixpence. This was the entrance register. Two shillings sixpence were paid by those students not living in the town of Shrewsbury. Pupils generally entered at the age of fifteen or thereabouts. The three sons of Rev. Thomas [Pryce] of St. Chads entered in the following order: Daniel, Samson, John and each paid two pence because they were 'oppidans', (i.e. living in town). The John of this group, entering in 1603, therefore born about 1588 or 1589." ...

... "Richard of Glan Mahli, whose son John was admitted in 1571" {This would be John, the brother of Edward, Richard, Thomas, etc.}

I notice now that an additional piece of suggestive evidence is that the indenture was signed within a year before John Price immigrated to Jamestown.

I suspect the orignial reason for connecting the immigrant to the Newtown branch of Rhys's descendants is simply that it was better known, having produced a baronet, than the Glan Meheli branch.

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John Palmer Price's Timeline

July 1, 1650
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
March 9, 1690
Age 39
St. John's Parish, Henrico County, Virginia
Age 39
Varina, Henrico, Virginia, USA
February 2, 1691
Age 40
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Age 41
Henrico Co, VA
Age 49
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
June 6, 1711
Age 60
Goochland, Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Age 60
Jamestown, VR