Mary Rasin: Birth: ABT 1677.
John Rasin: Birth: ABT 1682.
Sarah Rasin: Birth: ABT 1685.
Francis Rasin: Birth: ABT 1687.
Note: Philip's will shows that he and Thomas were brothers. WILL: Thomas Rasin of St. Mary's Co names wife and 5 children to be joint executors and legatees of his estate, real and personal, sons to be of age at 18 years and daughters at 16 years. Children to be brought up Roman Cahtolics. Overseers Mr. Penington and Col. Darnall. witnesses Kenelm Cheseldyne, Alice Bramble, and Elizabeth Smithson. [6 Children's names came from St. Mary's Co book by Margaret Fresco. Philip, Mary, Thomas, John, Elizabeth and Sarah, all under age.] will dated April 18, 1687 and proven April 23, 1688. WB 4 p. 301
He was probably a Catholic who left England because of persecution. Maryland was a place for the Catholic to go.
SHIP: 90 rebels sailed on the ship Happy Return, under Capt. Washam, after the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685. The prisoners were put on board at Weymouth. They were delivered to John Browne and co for Sir. William Booth of Barbadoes. Thomas Rason was sold to Col. John Simpson.
Encyclopedia Britannica Vol 19 p 486 (info. from Carolyn E. Cooper) says Catholics that came to St. Mary's Co in 1600's as a place of relief from harsh Catholic laws in England.
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