Davis - Yancey connections

possible Welsh connections among the early Yanceys

Note:  The Davis name was a very common surname in Wales and even in England
One should not assume that just because two people both carried the surname Davis
that they were therefore closely related.


[ Davis Name Origin Info ]

1698? Colonial Virginia Lewis DAVIS Yancey apparently born in Virginia - naming patterns imply he most probably was name after some ancestor or close relative [more details]  
1704 King William County, Virginia On the Quit Rent Rolls of  King William County Virginia

Lewis Davis - 200 acres
John Davis - 200 acres
Henry Davis - 200 acres
Charles Yancey - 100 acres
 

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1704 New Kent County, Virginia  (right next  to King William County) - both interior rural counties of Virginia - sparsely populated. David Crawford Sr - 300 acres
David Carwford Jr - 400 acres
Jeremiah Dumas - 250 acres
Robert Jennings - 100 acres
John Lewis - 2600 acres
John Kembro - 540 acres
James Nucholl - 300 acres
Benjamin Harris - 100 acres
All these families are known to have close connection with the Yanceys of the area.  
1740 Virginia Betty Yancey marries Edward Fielding Davis - son of Thomas Davis & Sarah Fielding [ Family Data ]  
1747 Louisa County, Virginia Lewis Davis dies without making a will - record mention wife Mary    
abt 1750 Colonial Virginia William Yancey marries Sophia Davis [ Family Data ]  
1761 Granville County, North Carolina (which borders Virginia) Richard Davis dies - mentions daughter Sophia Yancey [ Richard Davis Will ]  
1772 Louisa County, Virginia William & Dickie Davis recorded as orphans of John Davis - guardianship to samuel & Susana Davis.
1778 Louisa County, Virginia John Davis - died while in service of "Continental Army" - left wife Ann and two small children  in poor conditions.
     

 

Other Welsh Families of interest that came to Virginia in the late 1600's or early 1700's

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Dabney Family with welsh and French connections

 

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Evan Davis - ancestor of Confederate Jefferson Davis

 

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William Davis - arrived in America in 1684 from Wales

 

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Welsh Davis Family of early 1700's of Virginia

 

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Welsh Evans Family - note Yancey-Evans Connections

 

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David Evans - came in 1699 from Wales

 

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Lacy Family with French/Welsh connections

 

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Lewis Family came to Virginia in 1692 from Wales
settling in King William County area that later became Hanover.

 

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Nicholas Meriwether - settled in New Kent/Hanover areaa in Virginia. ancestor of Meriwether Lewis - explorer.

 

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Winston Family Brothers from Wales abt 1687
settled in Hanover County area of Virginia

 

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