- I have checked Ancestry, Family Search, Geni and My Heritage, and Google, and Wikitree online Virginia Colony resources. I have not found any original sources to link Richard Lane-235 who died Surry Virginia around 1686 with Thomas Lane and Anne Bagot of England.
- In contrast, there is a reasoned basis for believing that their son Richard Lane-11071 died in England, as documented in his profile, including the Visitation of Staffordshire in 1663.
- It might be argued that as the youngest son, and being from a royalist family during the English civil war, it was possible that he tried his luck in the colonies in the 1640's. However it seems unlikely that the family would be unaware of this, yet there is no mention of it. And as he was from English gentry, it would also seem likely that he would have been more visible in Virginia if he actually went there.
- I have also not found an online record for marriage of Richard Lane and Alice or Ann Burwell in this timeframe in England or Virginia. Further suggesting this is fictional.
- The only evidence on this Richard Lane-235 of Surrey is his will, which provides no indication of his parents.
I propose to disconnect Richard Lane-235 (born ?, died Virginia) from Thomas Lane and Anne Bagot, and leave Richard Lane-11071 (born and died in England) as their son.