Book: 17th Century IOW by Boddie
"Thomas Newman, son of John, married the 13th day of the 12th month, 1699, Mary, daughter of Richard Ratcliffe of Terrascoe Neck. This marriage is found in the Minute Book of the Society of Friends. The Newman's were an old Quaker family."
In a deed dated March 22, 1696, there is mention of a Richard Ratcliff whose land joines Giles Lawrence and Thomas Mumford.
In a deed dated 26 June 1736, John Ratcliff of Newport Parish in IOW buys 250 acres in Nansemond Co from William West Smith and wife Martha.
In a deed dated 4 Dec 1745, Cornelius Ratcliff buys 120 acres from John and Elizabeth Spight. The land was given from Wm. and John Powell in 1732 and 33 to the Spight's.
In a deed dated 12 April 1762...Cornelius Moore of Perquimmons Co NC to Joseph Coupland of IOW..198 acres (being land that formerly belonged to Cornelius Ratcliff, late of IOW).
In a deed dated 5 April 1765...John Marshall, Jr. and wife, Ann, to Thomas Outland the surviving executor of Cornelius Ratcliff, decd. (whereas there was a suit of said Outland against the said Marshall and Wm. Penny and the court ruled that the land in question was to be turned over to the said Outland)...150 acres on Brewers Creek in Newport Parish.
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