Davis, John and Ragland, Evan of late 1600s
Records on Sir John Davis, of Glamorganshire, Wales, who married in Wales one Katy (Catherine) Ragland
about 1696 and came to Middlesex County, Virginia soon after. Their son, William, born Virginia 1699, was
educated for the ministry in England
Evan Ragland was abducted from England (with John Davis) and indentured on Stephen Pettus' plantation on the
Chickhominy River, New Kent County, Virginia.
The Raglands: The History of a British-American Family by Charles James Ragland Jr. (privately printed 1978 and
It appears that one Evan Ragland was the progenitor of the American Raglands. According to the history, Evan
arrived some time around 1670, probably after having been abducted from the village of Watchet in Somerset,
England by the captain of a ship sailing from Bristol to America.
Any further info on John Davis would be greatly appreciated as he is a direct bloodline ancestor.
Hanover Co, Va., USA