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.
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.