Ragland

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


Ragland ancestry in England and Wales

Evan Ragland, Sr.

Evan Ragland, Jr.

John Ragland and Judith Raymond

Hannah Ragland and Sylvanus Massie

Thomas Massie and Frances Hudson

Mary Massie and William R. Freeman

James Howell Freeman and Lucy Jane Hazelrigg

Scott Cyrus Freeman and Malinda Margaret Sears

Lucy Jane Freeman and James Martin Lawson

Donald VanHoosier Lawson and Iva Melvina Freeman

Stephen Martin Lawson

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Ragland Ancestry in England

The following outline of the RAGLAND family in England was shared by Stacie Ragland Hinkle in Mar. 2004. The report includes her 22 generation RAGLAND lineage, which is through Nathaniel RAGLAND, son of Evan RAGLAND (1683-1739). CAUTION: The England-Wales ancestry has not been verified by any other source.


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The Ragland family in America

The RAGLAND family information is primarily from The Parish Register of Saint Peter's, New Kent County, Va. (1904 Richmond). Supplemental data from the internet includes the files of Greg Bryant who cites The Book of Raglands, Branch III, The John Ragland (1710-1791) Family of Henrico Co., Virginia.

Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA
(selected entries - available on CD-ROM)

William son of Evan Ragling Junr Born May ye 1st & bapt ye 29th, 1709
John son of Evan Ragling Junr Baptised March ye 13th, 1710
Gideon son of Eben Ragland Born March 26th, 1723

Isaac son of Thomas Raglin Baptised August ye 2nd 1713
Jacob son of Thomas Raglin Born October ye 22nd, 1715
Elizabeth Daughter of Thomas Ragland Born March 28, 1718
Wm son of Ditto Born Octor 10th, 1719
John son of Ditto Born Aug. 10th, 1720
Thomas Ragland Departed this Life Febry 15, 1719

Ann Daughter of John and Judith Ragland, born Decem'r 5, baptized Feb'ry 6 [1736]
Hannah Daughter of John and Judith Ragland, born March 26, baptized April 14 [1738]
1755. Rebecca Daughter of John & Judith Ragland born Aug'st 26, baptized Sept'r 24

Judith Daughter of James Raymond Baptised April ye 9th, 1710
John son of James & Unity Raymond Born Sept 10 1717
---- son of James Raymond 8ber ye 2d, 1717 [does not give name or event]
Susanna Daughter of James and Unity Raymond Born Augst 10th, 1722


Evan Ragland, Sr.

Evan RAGLAND - b. about 1656, St. Decumen's Parish, Somerset, England; d. May 30, 1717, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA. Son of Thomas RAGLAND and Jane MORGAN. An unconfirmed report is that Evan RAGLAND was abducted from the village of Watchet, England and brought to America. Married about 1680.

Susanna PETTUS? - The identity of the wife of Evan RAGLAND Sr. is not supported by any known document, but is apparently founded on conjecture based on naming patterns of RAGLAND descendants. Various family histories name her as Susanna PETTUS, daughter of Stephen PETTUS of New Kent Co., VA. Any evidence identifying the wife of Evan RAGLAND Sr., or that Stephen PETTUS had a daughter named Susanna is desired.


Children of Evan Ragland, Sr.

  1. Catherine 'Katy' - about 1681, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA. Married 1696 in Middlesex Co., VA to John DAVIS (b. Glamorganshire, Wales). Son: William married Elizabeth SHELTON.
  2. Evan - b. about 1683, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. about 1739, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA.
  3. Thomas - 1685, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. Feb. 15, 1719, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA. Children: Isaac; Jacob; Elizabeth; William; and John.
  4. Stephen - b. about 1688, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. 1747, Northampton Co., NC. A planter, ferryman and warehouseman, Stephen served as precinct overseer, road gang supervisor, and tobacco tax collector in St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co., VA.  Married about 1713 in New Kent Co., VA to Mary HUDSON. Children: Evan; George; Frederick; William; Stephen; and Agnes married first Ephraim MERRITT and second Joseph LANGSTON.
  5. John - b. about 1690, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. Jan. 1750/1, Hanover Co., VA. A planter, John was a land speculator in Hanover Co., VA. Married about 1715 in St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co., VA to Anne BURFORT. Children: Samuel; John; William; Edward; Evan; James; Pettus married his first cousin once removed Elizabeth DAVIS (daughter of William DAVIS and Elizabeth SHELTON); Martha married Thomas TINSLEY; Mary married Nathaniel BOWE, Sr.; Anne married John JONES; Frances married Jeremiah PATE; Susanna married William BREWER; and Sarah married Edmund BREWER.


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Evan Ragland, Jr.

Evan RAGLAND - b. about 1683, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. about 1739, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA. Son of Evan RAGLAND and Susanna PETTUS. A planter, Evan served as a road gang supervisor. The name of his wife and mother of his children has not been located, but she was possibly Hannah (WALKER) RAGLAND, daughter of William WALKER and Elizabeth WARREN.


Children of Evan Ragland, Jr.

  1. Nathaniel - b. about 1707, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. about 1760. Birth not found in Register of St. Peter's Parish. Married about 1735 to Elizabeth. Children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth RAGLAND: John; Nathaniel; James; Joseph; Samuel; William; Nancy; David; Edmund married Elizabeth ROWLAND; and Elizabeth.
  2. William - bap. May 29, 1709, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. about 1773.
  3. John - bap. Mar. 13, 1710/1, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. 1791, Henrico Co., VA.
  4. Gideon - b. Mar. 26, 1723, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. about 1795. The Parish Register records his father as Eben RAGLAND.


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John and Judith (Raymond) Ragland

John RAGLAND - bap. Mar. 13, 1710/1, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; d. 1791, Henrico Co., VA. Son of Evan RAGLAND, Jr. Married about 1735 in New Kent Co., VA.

Judith RAYMOND - bap. Apr. 9, 1710, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA. Daughter of James RAYMOND. Judith was likely the sister or half-sister of John RAYMOND (b. Sep. 10, 1717, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA) and Susanna RAYMOND (b. Aug. 10, 1722, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA), children of James RAYMOND and Unity. An unamed event for an unamed son of James RAYMOND was recorded on Oct. 8, 1717 - perhaps the baptism or, more likely, the infant death of son John.


Children of John and Judith Ragland

  1. Ann - b. Dec. 5, 1735, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA.
  2. Hannah - b. Mar. 26, 1738/9, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; bap. there Apr. 22, 1739. Married Sylvanus MASSIE.
  3. Rebecca - b. Aug 26, 1755, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA.
  4. John - b. 1761, Henrico Co., VA; d. 1835, Buckingham Co., VA. The name of his wife is not known. Children: William married first Martha Ellen TERRY, and second Eliza Ann POORE; Sarah married Joseph FRANCIS; Martha; Richard Marshall married Judith; and John W.

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