Ann Bland Poythress

Femaleabout 1672–

Brief Life History of Ann Bland

When Ann Bland Poythress was born about 1672, in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Poythress, was 13 and her mother, Ann Bland, was 22. She married Richard Ferris III about 1688, in Henrico, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She died in her hometown.

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Richard Ferris III
Ann Bland Poythress
Marriage: about 1688
William Ferris
Charles Ferris
Jacob Ferris
Robert Ferris
William Ferris

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Ann Bland Poythress - Published information: birth-name: ANN BLAND
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ann Bland Poythress - Published information: death: about 1728; Henrico, Virginia, United States
  • RootsWeb: POYTHRESS-L Archives

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    about 1688Henrico, Virginia, United States
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    Age 103

    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Poytress, a Worcestershire and Gloucestershire surname, originally a nickname for one who is scantily clad or in the buff, from Anglo-Norman French poi dras ‘little clothing’ (i.e. wearing none at all), from Old French poi ‘few, little’ and dras ‘clothes’ (plural of drap ‘garment’). The phrase was used as a mocking nickname for the naked Jesus in the late medieval Chester crucifixion play and occurs as a surname in England from c. 1200. Development of Poydras (1527) to Poitheres (1564) and Poytherus (1701) has been noted in the parish of Fownhope (Herefordshire). The surname Poythress is no longer found in Britain.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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