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Subject: [PaOldC] Merion Meeting Death Records
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 17:21:21 EST
Lewis David, "A First Purchaser", from Llandewy, Pembrokeshire, Wales,
departed this life 1 Mo. 2, 1707-8. Suffered religious persecution in
Wales. He settled in Haverford, 1690. Left a son, James Lewis, a dau. Mary.
Lewis David had a daughter Hannah, who married Joseph Hayes, son of Richard
Hayes, Jr., of Haverford -and a daughter Sarah, who married Richard Hayes, 3
d, son of Richard Jr., (Joseph and Richard Hayes had a sister Mary who m.
John Jacobs, son of John Jacobs of Perkiomen; a sister Hannah, who married
James Jones of Blockley; and a brother Benjamin who married Mary Jones,
daughter of Jonathan Jones of Merion.) * (* Scratched our apparently by the
author was the phrase, "a dau. Mary, m. William, son of Robert Eyre.")
Lewis David of Haverford and Florence Jones of Haverford were married at
Haverford, 1 Mo. 20, 1690.
Richard Hayes of Haverford and Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Margaret Lewis
of Haverford, were married at Haverford, 3, Mo. 4, 1697.
John Jacobs, Jr., son of John Jacobs of Perkiomen and Mary Hayes, daughter of
Richard Hayes, of Haverford, at Haverford, 9 Mo. 2, 1721.
Henry Lewis of Haverford, yeoman, and Mary Taylor, daughter of Richard of
Springfield twp. At the house of Bartholomew Coppock in Springfield, 10 Mo.
John Jacobs, Jr., of Perkiomen and Mary Hayes, his wife had children: -
Elizabeth, who m. Co. Caleb Parry (d. 1776); Hannah, who m. David
Rittenhouse the famous astronomer (2d wife); John (b. 1753) who m. Elizabeth,
dau John Haverd, of Tredyffrin, Speaker of Assembly, member of
Wit. To Marriage of Lewis David and Florence Jones; Lewis, Evan and Kath.
David; Howell, William and James James.
To marriage of Richard Hayes and Eliz. Lewis: ____________
To marriage of John Jacobs, Jr. and Mary Hayes: - John and Richard Jacobs;
Richard, Eliz., Joseph and Hannah Hayes.
Will of Lewis David, proved, Phila. Jan. 22, 1708. Mentions son James
Lewis. Son-in-law, Peregrine Musgrave, of Haverford West, dyer and his 3
children. Witnesses, Abraham Hardiman, David Lawrence, David Lloyd.
Hannah and Sarah David, daughters of Lewis David were married, respectively
to Joseph and Richard Hayes, who were the sons of Richard Hayes, Jr., and his
wife, Elizabeth Lewis. (b. 1677)
This Elizabeth Lewis was the daughter of Henry Lewis, who was the foreman of
the first Grand Jury held in Penna. Henry Lewis, Jr., married (1695) Mary
Taylor, the daughter of Richard Taylor and Mary Hayes, his wife (sister of
Richard Hayes, with wife Isatt and sons Richard and John, from Wales came to
Haverford, 1687. Richard died 1697.
Richard Hayes, Jr. married Elizabeth, dau. Henry Lewis, 1697. They resided
at "Leedom's Mill" on Darby Creek, 1707-1738.
Richard Hayes was member of the Assembly, 1689.
The name of Lewis David is on Dr. George Smith's "Map of Early Settlements in
Delaware County." Lewis David was located in Haverford township, on Darby
Creek, near the borders of Marple and Darby.
Lewis David had a daughter Mary who married William, son of Robert Eyre,
living in Bethel, 1722.
The grantees under Lewis Davids patent were, William Howell, of Castlebigch,
Pembrokeshire, Yeoman, 500 a.; Henry Lewis, Parish of Narberth,
Pembrokeshire, 1000 a.; Rees Rothero, Parish of Lanwenog, Cardiganshire,
yeoman, 500 a.; Evan Thomas, Parish of Lanykeaven, Pembrokeshire, 250 a.
The name of Lewis David is on the List of residents of Haverford and Radonr,
who subscribed for Susquehanna lands 1696.
Lewis and Florence David also had a son William Davis, who had a son, Asa
David (b. 8, 8, 1743). Asa m. Elizabeth Humphreys in 1769, and came from
Haverford to East Bradford township, Chester Co., about 1780. Children of
Asa Davis and Elizabeth his wife were: - Elizabeth (m. Jesse Reece); William
(m. Mary Hibberd); Jane; James.
11 Mo. 2, 1723-4. William Eyer, of Chester, Co. and Mary Davis, dau. of
Lewis Davis, of Darby, at Haverford Meeting. Witnesses: - Lewis, John, Wm.,
Benj., Lewis, Jr., Joseph, Ann and Hannah Davies.
10, 8, 1724. Joseph Hayes, of Haverford, - and Hannah Davies of Darby, at
Haverford, aforesaid. Witnesses: - Elizabeth, John, Benj., and Hannah
Hayes; Lewis, John, William, Lewis, Jr., and Ann Davies.
10, 8, 1741. Richard Hayes, of Philadelphia; - and Sarah Davies of
Haverford, at Haverford. Witnesses: - Elizabeth, Joseph, Benjamin, Hannah
and Elizabeth, Jr., Hayes; John, William, Lewis, Jr., anne and Hannah, Jr.,
The children of Lewis David, or Davis, of Darby and Haverford (d. 1707-8)
were James Lewis; Lewis Davis, Jr.; William, John, Joseph, Hannah, Mary,
In 1681, Lewis David sold 260 a. to Peregrine Musgrove "who, in 1699 sold the
same to David Rees"(property) lies in Haverford.
Mary Evans, daughter of David, buried 1 Mo. 5, 1707. David Evans and Mary
Jones, married 8 Mo. 23, 1690.
Thomas Evan, buried 1 Mo. 14, 1707.
Jane Bevan, daughter of Evan Bevan, died 1 Mo. 27, 1707. Buried the 29th.
Evan Bevan, batchelor, of Haverford: - and Elinor Wood, of Darby, were
married at Darby, 1693, 1 Mo. 9. Witnesses: John, John, Jr., Ann and
Elizabeth Bevan; George and John Wood.
The names of T. Bevan in Merion; John Beaven and Charles Beaven in the
neighborhood of what was later called Marple, are on Holme's May, 1681-3.
John Wood of Darby married Mary Bartram, daughter of John Bartram of
The following items relating to the Bevan family, are found in the office of
the Recorder of Wills, Philadelphia.
Letters of Administration of the estate of John Bevan were granted Aug. 12,
1713. Adminstrators, Juliann Bevan, David Harry.
Estate of Mary Bevan, Dec 2, 1714. Ad. William Carter.
Estate of Evan Bevan, Aug. 13, 1720. Ad. Eleanor Bevan.
Estate of Evan Bevan, Aug. 20, 1746. Ad. Mary Bevan, Widow.
Estate of John Bevan, Merion, April 24, 1747. Ad. His mother, Mary Bevan.
Estate of David Bevan, May 2, 1766. Ad. Thos. Clifford, during minority of
Wm. Bevan, son of David.
Estate of Mary Bevan, Oct. 25, 1771. Ad. Evan and Ann Bevan.
John Evans, son of Edward (bedward), buried 12, 3, 1707-8 (Feb.3, 1708). *
(*Dates changed apparently by the author from 3 Mo. 18, 1707-8. Jan. 3, 1708)
Will proved June 19, 1708. Wife Mary. Mentions Evan Johnes, Edward Johnes,
Mary Johnes, Sarah Jones. Brother Edward Evans. Guardians, John Robert,
William ap Edward, Edward Rees, Hugh William. Witnesses, William ap Edward,
Will of John Evans, Radnor. Will signed 11 Mo. 19, 1707-8 (Jan.) Buried Feb.
3, 1708. ** (**Date changed from May 18, 1707-8)
1, 16, 1686. John Evans of Merion, - and Mary Hughes of Merion, at Hugh
Roberts Merion. Wit. Wm. Edward; Evan Harry; John Roberts; Robert David;
This John Evans was a son of Evan ap Edward, and a nephew of William ap
Edward of Blockley and of John ap Edward (Bedward).
John Evans of Merion obtained a Warrant of re-survey, 200 a. in 1701 (Vol.
II, p. 700.)
The name of John Evan Edward is on the List of those residents of Haverford
and Radonr who subscribed for lands on the Susquehanna, 1696.
Mary Evan, daughter of John and Mary, was born 8 Mo. 13, 1687. Birth
recorded at Merion Meeting.
John Evans, buried 7 Mo. (Sept.) 21, 1707. John Evans, Radnor (John ap
Evan). Will signed 6 Mo. 17, 1703. Proved in Phila. Nov. 22, 1707.
Mentions wife Delilahl. Daughter, Mary, wife of David Evan. Daughter Sarah,
wife of John Morgan, and their children Sarah and James Morgan. Daughter
Jane. Daughter Maragaret, wife of Hugh Samuel. Daughter Phebe, wife of
Edward David and her three children. Sons Rees Jones and Thomas Jones.
Brother Edward Evans and his daughter Elizabeth. Executors, David Evan and
John Morgan. Witnesses, Abel Roberts, John Jarman, Evan Rees, David Lloyd,
John Evans was "A First Purchaser". This John Evans was from Nantmeal, in
Hugh Samuel and Margaret Jones, dau. of John Evans were married at Radnor, 2,
8, 23, 1690. David Evan, widower, of Radnor, and Mary Jones, spinster, of
Radnor, at John Evans, Radnor. Wit: Philip, John, Joseph, Mary and
Elizabeth Evans; Rees Jones; Richard Miles; David Meredith.
Witnesses to the marriage of Hugh Samuel and Margaret Jones were Reese and
Thomas Jones; John and David Evans.
The above mentioned David Evan and his brother Philip Evan were the sons of
Evan ap William, who purchased land in the Welsh Tract, 1682. but dying at
sea, left it to his son Philip, who left it to David.
Owen, the son of Owen Roberts, departed 7th Mo. 25, 1707. An infant.
Owen Roberts of Merion and Ann Bevan of the same twp. At Merion Meeting House
1 Mo. 23, 1796-7. Witnesses. Robert Roberts; John, Evan, Ellinor and
This Owen Roberts was the son of Hugh and Jonne Robert. Owen Roberts was a
merchant in Philadelphia; High Sheriff of Phila. Co. Treasurer, Member of
Common Council. Member of Provincial Assembly 1711, Collector of Imposts,
1716-23. His wife was living, 1723.
Children of Owen Roberts and Ann Bevan, his wife were: Hugh (b. 5 Mo. 30,
1699); John (b. 8 Mo. 12, 1701; m. Mary Jones); Jane (b. 4 Mo. 2, 1703; d.
4 Mo. 2, 1703); Awbrey ( b. 4 Mo. 24, 1705); Owen (b. 7 Mo. 18, 1707; d.
inf.); Owen (b. 8 Mo. 23, 1711.)
Humhrey Robert, buried 9 Mo. 17, 1707.
Susannah, wife of Edward Roberts, departed 11 Mo. 3, 1707. She was his first
wife. Her maiden name was Susanna Painter.
9, 3, 1703. Edward Roberts of Blockley and Susannah Painter of Haverford, at
Haverford Meeting. Witnesses, Robert, Owen, John, Elizabeth, Gainor and Ann
Roberts; George and Deborah Painter and others.
This Edward Roberts (b. 1680) was a son of Hugh and Jonne Roberts. He
married (1.) Susannah Painter; (2.) Martha Hoskins; (3.) Martha Cox.
George Painter was an early settler of Haverford. His wife was Eleanor. They
died leaving two young children. Daniel and Deborah. Daniel died 1689.
Deborah was the first child of European parents in Haverford.
George Painter and Ellinor his wife late of Pembrokeshire in South Wales,
Husbandman, came in ye "Unicorne" of Bristow, Tho: Cooper, Mr.; arrived here
ye 31, 8 Mo. 1683: Children, Suaan and Geo: Painter. : Servt Lewis_____4
years ____Cloathes 2 years & wages ye last two years; Jannet Umphries, 4
Other children of George and Eleanor Painter, were Daniel, born 10 Mo. 2,
1685; Deborah, b. 7 Mo. 1, 1687. Births recorded at Merion.
This Edward Roberts was born in the township of Kiltalgarth, in the parish of
Llanvawr, Merionethshire, April 4, 1680. He was admitted a freeman of the
City of Philadelphia, 1717; was elected Councilman, same year; Alderman,
1734; Mayor, 1739. Died 1741.* (*Crossed out apparently by the author He
was High Sheriff of Phila. Co. Treasurer, Member of the Penna. Assembly,
1711. Collector of Imposts, 1716-23)
Children of Edward Roberts were 1. Hugh Roberts; 2. Jane (who m. Wm.
Fishburn, Mayor of Phila.) 3. Mary. 4. Elizabeth, (who m. _____ Bond)
Ed. Roberts, Alderman and J. P. 1725-1741. Justice of Orphans' Court, 1724.
The marriage of Jane Roberts and William Fishbourne is recorded at the
Philadelphia Meeting of Friends, 6 Mo. 29, 1729.
Griffith John of Merion, died 1707. Will signed 4 Mo. 26, 1707. He was a
brother of William John of Gwynnedd, and these were the sons of John ap Evan
of Wales (who was the son of Ievan or Evan Robert Lewis of Fron Goch,
Evan ap Evan, a brother of John ap Evan, was the father of the four Evans
brothers, settlers of Gwynnedd.
This Griffith Jones of Merion had a son, John Griffith and two other
children, born in Wales. A daughter Anne married Thomas Jones, son of John
Griffith Jones, on list. 1693. 1696.
Griffith John (also called Jones) was Puisne Judge, 1690-93. The homestead
afterwards became the property of the Harvey family.
1702. Anne Griffith (daughter of Griffith John) married Thomas Jones (son of
John ap Thomas) and had two daughters, Sarah and Katharine Jones.
Katharine married Lewis Jones (1732) of Blockley (son of David Jones who came
over on the "Ship Lyon"), and had several children.
Sarah married Jonathan Jones, Jr. of Wynnewood, in 1742.
The children of Lewis and Katharine Jones of Blockley were David b. 1733;
Thomas b. 1739.
The children of Jonathan Jones, Jr. and Sarah Jones were Mary, Gainor, Ann.
Will proved Jan. 31, 1707-8. Sons John and Evan, Son-in-lae, Thomas Jones.
Witnesses, John Roberts, Robert Jones.
The name, Griffith Jones is on Reed's "Map of First Purchasers."
Thomas John Evan (also called Thomas Jones) died 1707. He was from Dolobron,
Montgomeryshire -settled in Radnor, Pa. 1683. In 1686, he married Lowery
Johnes of Merion. Their children were John Thomas, Rowland Thomas, Joseph
Jones and Elizabeth Jones. Thos. Johns, Radnor, 1693. He was a First
Thomas Johns of Radnor and Lowry Johns of Merion, widow, were married 1 Mo.
13, 1686, at the public meeting place at Hugh Roberts house, Merion. Wit:
Rees and Hugh John; Edward, Thomas and Robert Jones; Griffith Owen; John
Will signed 1 Mo. 31, 1707. Proved Sept. 23, 1707. Wife, Lowry John Evan.
Children, John, Joseph, Elizabeth. Friends, Rowland Ellis, Sr., Joshua Owen,
Rowland Evans, Jr. Witnesses, Rowland Ellis, Joshua Owen.
Thomas Sion Evan, from Comot of Penllyn, near Bala, arrived in Penna. April,
1682. He married the widow of Thomas Llwyd. He had 8 children, 5 died young.
One Rowland Johns, son of Thomas John Evan, died 1698. One son was Joseph,
born 2 Mo. 28, 1695. A daughter was Elizabeth, born 11 Mo. 8, 1691. She
married Rishiart ab Thomas ab Rhys.
Thos. Jones Sen. On List, 1696, (Susque.)
8, 6, 1720. Richard Thomas of Merion, and Elizabeth Jones, daughter of
Thomas of Radnor, decd, at Radnor Meeting House. Wit: - Abel, Elizabeth and
Sarah Thomas; Lowry, John, Joseph and Richard Jones; Rowland Ellis, Rowland