Ann Bland Poythress

about 1672–
Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Ann Bland

When Ann Bland Poythress was born about 1672, in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Poythress, was 12 and her mother, Ann Bland, was -12. She married Richard Ferris Fairies 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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Family Time Line

Richard Ferris Fairies
1672–1744
Ann Bland Poythress
1672–
Marriage: about 1688
WILLIAM Farris
1706–1776
Charles Ferris
1710–
Jacob Ferris
1714–
William Fariss
–1799
Robert Ferris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1688Henrico, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (1)

    1775
    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.

    Sources (3)

    • 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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