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Davis, John and Ragland, Evan of late 1600s

Davis, John and Ragland, Evan of late 1600s

Posted: 25 Mar 2002 2:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DAvis, Ragland, Shelton, Lippincott, Coberley (Cubberley)
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
1987):
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.
Thank you,
Randy Davis
Hanover Co, Va., USA

Re: Davis, John and Ragland, Evan of late 1600s

Alun (View posts)
Posted: 26 Mar 2002 1:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
The National Library of Wales website has mention of members of the Ragland family of Glamorgan as follows:

(Penrice & Margam MSS)
MS dated 1537: Anne Ragland, widow.
MS dated 1594: Sir Thomas Ragland, Knight.

No mention of any later family members, but these might
have been relatives of your ancestor.

Re: Davis, John and Ragland, Evan of late 1600s

Randy Davis (View posts)
Posted: 26 Mar 2002 1:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the response. Please tell me, What do the notations mean? "MSS" and "MS" ?

Re: Davis, John and Ragland, Evan of late 1600s

Alun (View posts)
Posted: 27 Mar 2002 12:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
MS stands for "manuscript" and MSS is the plural.
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