Thursday, September 15, 2011

Evan Evans

EVAN EVANS (THOMAS3, EVAN AP2 EVAN, IEVAN KNOWN AS EVAN ROBERT1 LEWIS) was born Abt. 1684 in Wales, and died July 26, 1747 in Gwynedd, Philadelphia Co., PA. He married ELIZABETH MUSGRAVE September 13, 1713 in Haverford meeting, Chester Co., PA, daughter of THOMAS MUSGRAVE and HANNAH COCKSHAW. She was born Abt. 1690 in of Halifax, Yorkshire England.

H.M. Jenkins (1897):

He was a preacher among Friends, and a memorial of him by Gwynedd (1787) is in the next paragraph. He lived by the present mill (still standing at the corner of Swedesford Rd. and Township Line Rd.) on the Wissahickon, now (1884) belonging to Henry Mumbower. His will, dated 5th mo. 3, 1747 was proved 3 Aug of that year. He leaves bequests to his sons Abraham, Jonathan, Musgrave, David and Daniel, and his dau. Barbara. He mentions his wife's uncle, Jonathan Cockshaw. He appoints his wife Elizabeth and sons Jonathan as his executors, with authority to sell the farm he lives on, about 200 acres. He appoints his brother, Owen Evans, his cousin, Thomas Evans jr. (son of Owen), and William Foulke, trustees for his children.

"Returning to our notice of Evan Evans, we find him mentioned by John Churchman as a "grave and solid Friend." Gwynedd Monthly Meeting's memorial speaks of him strongly. One or two passages have already been cited. It says "he was favored with an excellent gift in the ministry, which he exercised in solemn dread and reverence. **** Besides his travels through many of the colonies, he also frequently visited the several counties in this province, and more particularly many of the adjacent meetings in their infancy; wherein his unwearied labours of love tended much to their comfort, growth, and establishment in the truth. " The memorial alludes to his usefulness in the administration of the Society's discipline, and to his consistency of conduct in private life; it adds that "he was abroad in the service of truth when attacked with his last illness; and as the disorder was slow and tedious, he attended several meetings in the fore part thereof, " etc. He was about 63 years old when he died, --July 24th, 1747."

At Mumbower's, there was a saw and fulling-mill set up about 1744. In that year Evan Evans conveyed 29 acres to his son Abraham Evans, including a strip 2 perches wide and 98 long, "for the purpose of digging a race to lead the water to a saw and fulling mill."

In Evan Evan's inventory, 1747: "A servant man's time, 2 yrs, 10 pounds." [indentured servants]

From the Internet: Thomas Musgrave, of Halifax, Yorkshire, England purchased land in Chester Co., PA in 1698. He died 1700, leaving wife Hannah; children Thomas, Abraham, Elizabeth, William. His widow, 1701 married David Price. His brother in law Jonathan Cockshaw was to see to the division of land among his 4 children who are named in the will..Of the children of Thomas and Hannah, Elizabeth married 1713, Evan Evans, son of Thomas Evan of Gwynnedd; William married, in 1721, Barbara Bevan, daughter of Evan, of Merion; Abraham married, in 1714, Gainor Jones, daughter of Wm. of Gwynnedd. On 7 mo., 3, 1713. Excerpt from the marriage certificate of Evan and Elizabeth: Evan Evans, yeoman, son of Thos. Evans of Gwynnedd. - and Elizabeth Musgrave, dau. of Thos. Musgrave, dec'd, of Yorkshire, Great Britain, at Haverford. Witnesses, Thomas, Robert, Hugh, Owen, Robert and Owen Evans... from http://musgravemanor.homestead.com/2004/9291.html & http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cockshottlist&id=I12892.

Children of EVAN EVANS and ELIZABETH MUSGRAVE are:

98. i. JONATHAN EVANS, b. May 15, 1714, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA; d. February 03, 1795, Philadelphia PA.

ii. WILLIAM EVANS, b. May 12, 1716; d. 1745.

iii. HANNAH EVANS, b. 1719; d. 1745.

99. iv. ABRAHAM EVANS, b. July 08, 1721, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA.

v. BARBARA EVANS, b. Abt. 1723; m. ISAIAH BELL.

100. vi. MUSGRAVE EVANS, b. Abt. 1725, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1769.

vii. DANIEL EVANS, b. Abt. 1731, Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA; m. ELIZABETH RITTENHOUSE, April 14, 1763, Plymouth twp., in Public Meeting, under care of Gwynedd MM; b. Bef. 1749.

Notes for DANIEL EVANS: Blacksmith

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