Thursday, September 15, 2011

Evan Evans, Thomas Evans


THOMAS EVANS (EVAN AP2 EVAN, IEVAN KNOWN AS EVAN ROBERT1 LEWIS) was born Abt. 1651 in Ucheldre, Llanfor, Merion, Wales, and died 1738 in Goshen, Chester Co., PA. He married (1) ANN OR MARY Abt. 1680 in Wales. She was born Abt. 1660 in Wales, and died January 26, 1715/16. He married (2) HANNAH PRICE November 14, 1722 in Goshen, Chester Co., PA, daughter of RICHARD AP GRIFFITH AP RHYS. She was born 1656 in Wales, and died November 29, 1741 in Of Goshen, Chester Co., PA.

Along with William John, Thomas in 1697 came ahead of the rest of the Welsh party and purchased Gwynedd twp from Robert Turner. Thus, the other settlers received deeds from him and John in 1699 for their land. He settled in 1698 on the land in today's Upper Gwynedd township just above Swedesford Road. His property extended from Swedesford Road to Prospect Ave (North Wales) and from the Whitpain to the Montgomery twp. lines. It was at his log home that William Penn stayed when he visited Gwynedd. A large eighteenth century stone house with a mansard roof stands today on Sumneytown Pike in Upper Gwynedd where his log home was (just southeast of the borough of North Wales). The part of the house facing the creek (Evans Run) was probably built by his son, and the other part of the L of this house was used as an inn built by the Heist family around the time of the Revolution.

In 1723, Thomas Evans removed from Gwynedd to Goshen

Children of THOMAS EVANS and ANN MARY are:

31. i. ROBERT EVANS, b. Abt. 1675, Wales; d. 1754, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

ii. ANN EVANS, b. Abt. 1683, Wales.

32. iii. EVAN EVANS, b. Abt. 1684, Wales; d. July 26, 1747, Gwynedd, Philadelphia Co., PA.

33. iv. OWEN EVANS, b. 1687, Wales; d. May 01, 1757, Gwynedd twp., Montgomery Co., PA.

v. SARAH EVANS, b. Abt. 1692, Wales; d. PA; m. EDWARD JONES, August 25, 1715, Gwynedd meeting, Montgomery Co., PA; b. Abt. 1690.

Notes for SARAH EVANS: At our Meeting held at Gwynedd the 28th 4th month 1715 - 3rd ly Edward Jones and Sarah Evans declared their intentions of Marriage with each other the first time - he is desired to produce a Certificate of his Clearness and Conversation to make way for his further proceeding at Next Meeting.

At our Meeting held at Gwynedd the 26th 5 month 1715 - 1st Edward Jones and Sarah Evans declared their Intentions of Marriage with each other the Second time his Certificate from Haverford Monthly Meeting being read have a Good account of his Conversation and Clearness from all others also Consent of parents being obtained they are left to their liberty to Consumate their said Intentions. Edward Foulk and John Humphrey are Appointed to See their Marriage Orderly Accomplished.

Edward Jones s/o John Evan dec'd of Radnor m. Sarah Evans d/o Thomas of Gwynedd at Gwynedd mh, 6th mo 25, 1715; Signing under the bride and groom - col. 3: Thomas Evan, Mary Evan his wife, Ann Evan, Robert Evan, Edward Rees, Hugh John, Robert Evan, Owen Evan, Evan Evan, Ruth Jones, Richard Kenderdine, Robert Jones, Thomas Lawrence, Rowland Hugh, Owen Evan, Cadwalader Evan, Wm Hugh, Jno Hugh, Robert John, Thomas Lloyd, Jno William, Thomas Robert. Col 2: Sarah Jones, Mary William, Sarah Owen, Jane Fletcher, Eliza Edward, Rebecka Rees, Jqne Pugh, Catherine Wms, Jane Jones, Jane Evans, Gainor Jones, Susana Richd, Catherine Williams, Gwen Ffoulke, LINE, John Evans, Ellin Evans, William Robert, Ann Roberts, John Jones, Owen Owens, Evan Evans, Lewis Walker, Robt Humphrey, John Wm, John Thomas, Thomas ffoulke, Arthur Jones, John Jones. Col. 1. Griffith Owen, Ellis Pugh, Row. Ellis, Rees Thomas, David Harry, Robt Jones, John Jones, Thomas Lloyd, Row Ellis Jr., Edward Griffith. This is the first certificate in Gwynedd's book.

At our Monthly Meeting held at Gwynedd the 30th 6th month 1715 - 1st Edward Jones and Sarah Jones and Certificates of Marriage being brought and Ordered to be recorded and Account Given that their marriage was orderly accomplished.

Edward Jones was the brother of Evan Jones who married Sarah's sister Lowry.

34. vi. HUGH EVANS, b. Abt. February 1681/82, Wales; d. June 06, 1772, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

35. vii. ELLIN EVANS, b. Abt. 1691, Gwynedd, Montgomery Co., PA.

36. viii. LOWRY EVANS, b. Abt. 1697, Wales.

Was Jane, the wife of Richard Jones, son of Rees John William, a daughter of Thomas and Anne? Her marriage certificate and the placement and list of witnesses certainly suggests this: Richard Jones of Merion, yeoman, and Jane Evans of Gwynnedd on the Welch Tract, at Gwynnedd Meeting Place, 4, 6, 1705. Wit: Evan, John Gainor and Sarah Jones; Thomas, Anne Lowry, Robert, Hugh, Evan and Lowry Evan. However, she is not in the list of children given by Howard Jenkins in 1897.

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