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Re: Maryland Trails
Posted by: George Trail (ID *****8017) Date: September 30, 2009 at 19:48:59
In Reply to: Re: Maryland Trails by Elsie Ritchie of 2022

That is interesting reading and may I follow in that it was 1608 when King James chartered the first Virginia grants to a sundry group of persons including Knights, merchants, and guild members among them, based in London and to another group based at Bristol and Plymouth where possibly John Trayle was a shipwright involved in the outfitting of some 500 vessels that were to set sail for America. An interesting biography to google and read is that of Capt. James Davis. He was from Gloucestershire,England and led an expedition on behalf of the London Company to the Kennebec River in Maine but the mission failed and he settled at Jamestown and later the Norkolk area of Virginia where Robert Trayle was transported in 1674. His grandson William Davis born about 1640 married Ann Hooper, was in Somerset County,Maryland by 1664, and later in 1676 sold Robert Trail a land tract at Delaware where Robert resided and mentions in his will of 1685. The original Capt.James Davis had a daughter who married into the Sanders family at Virginia. I imagine the Edward Sanders who transported John Treel in 1662 was related to this Sanders who lived in the same proximity of Nansemond before Edward Sanders moved up to Northumberland County,Virginia. Robert Trail had a number of close friends who earlier appear in Virginia records. Along with William Davis and Edward Southern 2 others in particular, Simon Pauling and Cornelius Verhoofe, appear in 1670's records at Northumberland County, Virginia while John Treel was apparently residing there.

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