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Re: John Trayle from Gloucestershire, England 1658
Posted by: George Trail (ID *****8017) Date: January 14, 2009 at 07:16:31
In Reply to: Re: John Trayle from Gloucestershire, England 1658 by Elsie Ritchie of 2022

Elsie, Elsie, The Church of the Latter Day Saints has submissions whereby there is record of a John Trale dated 1607 at Welford-On-Avon,Gloucetershire marrying an Elizabeth Milles. Oddly enough there is also a record dated 1659 at Barnstaple,Devon,England where Walter Howard marries an Elizabeth Milles.A Walter Howard was transported into Northumberland County,Virginia in 1660 and spoke on behalf of David Trail SR. of New Scotland Maryland in 1703 when David Trail was being sued there. Another submission states John Trail born about 1606 Dinmork,Dinmore(Dunmore?) and also of Hereford,England married Bathia Melville. Hereford,England is where Henry Goodrick's family came from. Henry left payment to David Trail Sr. in 1711 at New Scotland. Bathia is also similar to Bethena don't you think? George Nicholls of Northumberland County had a water mill on Totuskey Creek where John Treale was transported in 1662. Samuel ,George, and Richard Nicholls were in Rappahannock County records by the 1650's. Richard Nicholls is once referred to as merchant of Bristol and later Capt. A Symon Nicholls sat on a jury at Northumberland County,Va. in 1670. I'm not sure how all the Nicholls men are related but I sense they were all from the Bristol movement into Virginia. Now we know why the legend lives on whereby David Trail Sr. asked the ship mates of a boat docked on the Anacostia River if the Trail name was still known in Bristol. There is record of a deed at Gloucester whereby Benjamin Lawrence bought a tract of land in Maryland from the Burgess family of Wiltshire nearby. Benjamin Lawrence would then migrate to Maryland and is the ancestor of the two Lawrence girls that married Trail brothers of Maryland and then later Virginia. Edward Burgess who witnessed will of James Trail Sr. in 1783 at Montgomery County,Maryland descended from this Burgess branch of Wiltshire that sold Benjamin Lawrence the deed to land in Maryland.

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