John Price arrived in America at about 1610/1612. He was in one one thre ships that had 300 settlers
Indians burned their homes and plantations, almost defacing the beauty of the whole colony.
(of course it doesn't mention It was there land but this is a tale from the 1600 passed down!)
John Price was listed as a survivor of the Indian massacre of 1622. John Price and his family lived among other famous settlers such as Captain John Smith who shouldered the biggest part of the responsibility of the settlement.
John Rolfe and Pocahontas who left the settlement to return to England in 1616. This left 350 people behind living in six widely scattered and dangerously isolated communities.
John Price also became known as an ancient "planter", meaning that any man who worked seven years "plus" for their "divedent" of 100 acres finally received their land. Many worked several additional years for possession of their land. This also made them eligible for another tract of land in the same amount. John Price was born in Brecknock Wales 1584-5 to Richard Price II, of Manovan and Ursula Middleton. John Price died in Virginia 1628-29…
Name Meaning and History
Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys 'son of Rhys' (see Reece). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson.
English: the name is also found very early in parts of England far removed from Welsh influence (e.g. Richard Prys, Essex 1320), and in such cases presumably derives from Middle English, Old French pris 'price', 'prize', perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a fixer of prices.
Americanized spelling of Jewish Preuss or Preis.
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