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[JAMAICA] Origin of the surname Newland

the "Newland was first found in Devonshire where they were seated from early times and their records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation on their subjects." 1. see family coat of arms. Next topic: Robert Newland was a stockholder in the Virginia Company, which invested in plantations in North America and the West Indies. "In the late 1618 and 1619 a sir Richard Worsley,knight baronet, of appuldercombe, Isle of wight, England and his associates were granted a plant for a particular plantation by the virginia Company. His associates were Captain Lawny, Nathaniel Basse, John Hubson, Anthony Olevan, Richard Wiseman, Robert Gyna, William Willis. All were stockholders in the virginia Company. ....."who together with their associates have undertaken to transport great multitudes of people and cattel." 1.see Virginia company. I researched the Virginia Company and they had plantations in West Indies dealing with tobacco etc. And plantations in North America. Thus, your name probably came from one of the the Newland plantations in which he was a stock holder. Also, Slaves from Newlands plantations in Virginia in North America.{virginia is a state in North America) were taken to Newland plantations in the west indies and vice a versa. Some were taken back to Virginia, remember Newland was part owner of these plantations in stocks that he had with his other associates who also held stock.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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