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Evan - Henry - Henry - Margaret

compiled and copyright by MJP Grundy, 2011
Common Vetch, by Anne E. G. Nydam, copyright 1996, used with permission

         We have two Lewis lines that are ancestors of our Prices. The name Lewis isn't actually Welsh, it is the attempt by English clerks to spell Llywelyn. But its eventual popularity among the Welsh was enhanced by French kings named Louis.[1] Among traditional Welsh it was, of course, a personal name, not a surname. We can assume that the first known men in our Lewis lines were simply called Lewis or Llywelyn, son of whoever their fathers were. A nineteenth-century descendant declared that the Lewis family had "long occupied a good position in Pembrokeshire."[2]

         This page traces the immigrant Henry Lewis2 (d. 1688), his father Evan Lewis1, his son Henry Lewis3 (1671-1732/3), and granddaughter Margaret Lewis4 who married 1729 Isaac Price. [See an explanation of the National Genealogical Society's Numbering System used on this web page.] The Notes and Sources are at the bottom of the page, or click on a "footnote" number. This page is part of a more complete and detailed book that embeds the genealogy into a larger historical context. If you have corrections or additions, please contact me at .

First Generation to Pennsylvania

         Our Evan Lewis1 is hypothesized as having been born between ca. 1610 and 1622.[3] He lived in Narberth, 14.5 miles northeast from Pembroke in southern Wales. The town, whose ancient name was Arberth, sits on a rise above a narrow valley, to the east of the Eastern Cleddy River, on the great road from Milford to London. In the old days, three narrow streets diverged obliquely from Narberth's central market place. On a nearby hill are the ruins of a Norman castle built by Sir Andrew Perrot, destroyed by Llewelyn ab Grufydd in 1256, rebuilt, and destroyed by Cromwell in 1657. Evan Lewis would have been living there at the time Cromwell's forces swept through the little town.[4]

         Evan and his son were Friends, but I do not know when they joined this group of persecuted people. As an old man Evan emigrated to Pennsylvania with his son, Henry.[5] Evan died either en route or soon after arrival.[6] I've been unable to learn the date or circumstances, or the name of Evan's wife, who presumably died in Wales.

         Child of Evan Lewis (there were probably more):

  1. Henry Lewis2, b. in Narberth; bur. at Haverford Sixth Month [August] 17, 1688; will pr. in Phila. August 8, 1705; m. Margaret (Prothero) Philpin.

Second Generation

         Henry Lewis2, the son of Evan Lewis, was born in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales and died in Haverford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, in August 1688. He was a carpenter. On 12 First Month [March] 1670/1 at Landeray Henry married Margaret Protheroe, sometimes given as Proutherne or Protherain.[7] Margaret's marriage record to Henry Lewis described her as "Margaret Philpin als. Proutherah". Among the witnesses were Evan Protherah and Eliz. Philpin. After she married Henry, she was always listed as Margaret Lewis.[8]

Additional information has been passed on to me that sheds light on Margaret's family. She, Katherine, and Evan seem to have been the children of the final marriage of Philip (ap) Rhydderch of Llanfallteg, who died in 1646/7. Margaret and her sister Katherine first appeared in Friends' records on 8 First Month 1663/4 (i.e. March 8) and from then on with some frequency. Their brother, Evan Protherah, appeared from 13 Ninth Month 1669 on, about the time that he would have attained his maturity. In 1664, Margaret was called "Margaret Proutherah".[9]

The Prothero/Protherah family were seised of lands (meaning they held them) in Narberth Parish, including parcels called "Prytheroe's (or Protheroe's) Land", "Shipping Green", "Narberth Forest", "Narberth Mountain", and '"Redstone". Redstone, or Maenclochog in Welsh, was a medieval manor in the barony (and cantref) of Cemais, Pembrokeshire, where the ancestors and collaterals of the Narberth Parish branch of the Protherahs of the 17th century held sway. By the seventeenth century, though, the manor had ceased to exist. Margaret possessed "Redstone" (the house) probably before her marriage to __ PHILPIN, or if not before that time, then by a marriage settlement or inheritance from her first husband. "Redstone" served as a Friends meeting house for many years, both before and after Margaret and Henry migrated to Pennsylvania. On 13 November 1669, the marriage of James Lewis of Llandewy (who may have been a brother of Henry Lewis, Sr.) and Sibles GRIFFITH, daughter of Mouris [Morris] Griffith of Llandisilio, took place at "the house of Margret Philpin at Redstone."[10]

Before Henry's marriage to Margaret, he appeared in local records as "of Llandewy," or as "of Trewern," and sometimes as "of Narberth." After he married Margaret, he generally was called either "of Redstone," or "of Narberth," and in at least one record, as "of Trewern, Redstone." The Friends burial ground for Quakers of this region was at Trewern "near Redstone." The burial grounds were a gift of Lewis David of Llandewy (Llandewi Velfry Parish) but his relationship to Evan and Henry -- if any -- is undocumented.[11]

         In the 1670s both Margaret and Henry suffered considerable loss of goods for refusing to pay tithes or to repair the "Steeple-houses".[12]

         Margaret Lewis and Henry Lewis, with one other person witnessed a deed for Evan Thomas on May 10, 1682. This presumably occurred in Wales. They obtained a certificate of removal, dated Sixth Month [August] 6, 1682 from "the General Meeting at Redstone in Pembrokeshire".[13]

         In the Papers of William Penn, Henry is listed as a "Reputed First Purchaser" who bought 300 acres in Pennsylvania.[14] The Pennsylvania Archives record that he bought 1000 acres by deed on March 11, 1681/2, for £25 from Lewis David, husbandman, of Llandewy Velfry, who had bought 3,000 acres, much of it for resale.[15] But because Henry is not listed on any of the twenty-three ships that came to Pennsylvania in 1682, he probably came the following year. One source says Henry was accompanied by his father Evan and his son Henry.[16]

         As soon as Philadelphia was laid out Henry obtained lot no. 28, back from the Schuylkill River on about 23rd Street between Chestnut and Spruce, and built a house in which he lived part of each year. The survey for his Philadelphia lot was issued in 1683 with the patent the following year.[17] Henry was among the founders of Haverford Township, supposedly being one of the first three landowners there,[18] although his land was not officially surveyed until 1684. He built a house and farm buildings on 250 acres in Haverford, where he spent his summers. Henry and Margaret called it Maencoch.[19] Later Henry Lewis received twenty acres of Liberty Land that in time he sold to John BALL. Henry sold by deed on Twelfth Month 6 or Sixth Month [August] 12, 1684, 250 acres to John LEWIS (no relation).[20]

         Evan PROTHERO, Margaret's brother, appeared not infrequently in the records of Haverford or Radnor in Pennsylvania; he subscribed £8 to the Susquehanna Land Company in the 1690s. Henry Lewis, Jr. subscribed £5.[21]

         Henry served on the first grand jury in Philadelphia County on January 11, 1682/3.[22] He was appointed a peacemaker of the Philadelphia court.[23] Henry Lewis and others complained on behalf of Welsh Friends in 1685 and that their Welsh Barony was not a distinct jurisdiction as Penn had promised. They were ignored.

         On January 9, 1683 Friends established Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. At this first meeting for business Thomas Bowman and Henry Lewis were appointed for the city and lower part of the county to "administer present supplies" to any who, "through sicknesse, Weaknesse, or Death of Relations be Reduc'd to Want or Distresse".[24] He was one of the 27 men who signed an epistle to Friends in Great Britain, dated March 17, 1683/4.[25]

         When the Lewises lived in Haverford they were active in that meeting. Margaret Lewis was the first appointee from Haverford Women's Meeting to attend Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting, in the late fall 1684.[26] Henry was appointed to attend the men's Quarterly Meeting Fourth Month 1687.[27]

         Henry was remembered in family tradition as a "loved and trusted friend" of William Penn. Browning quotes that as a Friend, Henry "was strict in the performances of his duties, and, during the short period in which he lived after he reached his new home, he devoted much of his time to civil affairs, and acts of benevolence."[28]

         Henry died at his residence in Haverford in August 1688, and was buried at Haverford Sixth Month [August] 17, 1688.[29]

         Henry's will was witnessed by Lewis David, Griffith Owen, and Thomas Ellis on June [Fourth Month] 14, 1688. It was not probated in Philadelphia until August 8, 1705. He left his homestead to his wife, Margaret, stipulating that after her death their sons Henry Jr., and Samuel should have it. He provided for his son Samuel and daughter Elizabeth, and mentioned Lewis Davids of Landeroi, late of Pembroke Co. I do not know the relationship. Henry named an unusu-ally large number of overseers to assist Margaret, the sole executrix: Ellis Ellis, Humphrey Ellis, Samuel Rees, John Bevan, John Lewis, William Howell, Lewis Davis, Thomas Ellis, Daniel Humphry.[30] I don't know whether he had a lot of assets that needed care, had a number of F/friends he wanted to include, or what.

         Children of Henry and Margaret (Protheroe) Philpin Lewis:[31]

  1. Henry Lewis3, b. Dec. 26, 1671 in Narberth; d. in Haverford Feb. 1732/3; m(1) Oct. 20, 1692 Mary Taylor.

  2. Sarah Lewis, b. July 2, 1673; bur. Feb. 8, 1674/5.

  3. Samuel Lewis, b. Oct. 1, 1676; m. Grissell KITE at Phila. MM 2m/26/1706, and they both signed the marriage cert. of his niece. With David MORRIS and Richard HAYES, Jr., Samuel erected a mill on Darby Creek ca. 1707, called "Haverford New Mill". He was on the 1715 Haverford Twp. list of taxables. Samuel, identified as "of Darby", bought 500 acres 9m/16/17__, for £10 to be laid out "back in Chester Co."[32]

  4. Elizabeth Lewis, b. 12 mo [Feb.] 14, 1677/8 in Narberth, Pembrokeshire; m. 3 mo. 1697 Richard HAYES, Jr., of Haverford, son of Richard Hayes, Sr., of Ilminston, Pembrokeshire. Elizabeth d. 3m/25/1742. She was an Elder, memorialized by Phila. Quarterly Meeting.

  5. daughter who m. Richard Walter.

  6. daughter who m. William Roberts.

Third Generation

         Henry Lewis3 was born Tenth Month [December] 26, 1671 in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. He died between November 18, 1731 and January 5, 1731/2. Henry emigrated with his parents, Henry and Margaret, probably in 1683.

         Henry married first on Tenth Month 20, 1692 Mary TAYLOR, daughter of Robert, at the house of Bartholomew COPPOCK in Springfield.[33] Evan Prothero, among others, signed the marriage certificate.[11] Mary died at or soon after the birth of their eighth child, in 1705. About 1707 Henry married Catherine BYRNE. They had six more children.[34]

         Henry and his brother Samuel inherited their parents' farm after their mother died, as well as the right to 180 acres in the Welsh tract. Henry Jr. sold his 20 acres of bonus Liberty Land to John BALL in February 1693/4. Henry Jr. conveyed 50 acres by deed Twelfth Month [February] 1, 1694/5 to Richard HAYES, Sr. Richard was the uncle of Henry Lewis, Jr's wife Mary Taylor, married in 1692. I don't know the details, but the price of land was rising, especially if it had been improved. Henry purchased 79 acres in Haverford from Humphrey Ellis for £8.9 Pennsylvania money, on Twelfth Month [February] 15, 1703/4. For the process of obtaining legal title to land, see page [65]. Henry inherited the right to 180 acres in the Welsh tract, added to the 79 acres purchased from Ellis, gave a total of 259 acres to be laid out in the Great Valley. On Third Month [March] 13, 1705 he approached the Land Office to get title to it. Upon resurvey it was found to contain 352 acres. Subtracting the allowance for 25 acres, Henry had 68 acres "overplus". He had an additional 50 acres of overplus on his Haverford tract, laid out for 400 but actually containing 490 acres. For this he paid £24.5.0 and for the other 68 acres overplus he paid £5 since it was mostly "barren". So his total bill was £29.5.0. Quit rent for the first 259 acres was £4.4.5 sterling, or (indicating the difference in value of the two currencies) £4.10.7½ Pennsylvania currency. Henry, identified as of Haverford, bought 80 acres in Radnor from John MORGAN, and then sold it Sixth Month 9, 1703 to John WORRALL. In the Chester County records there is a patent for 488 acres in Haverford Township belonging to Henry Lewis, dated Fifth Month 20, 1706. Henry built "Clifton Hall" on his large farm.[35]

         In the one penny per pound 1693 tax Henry was listed with property in Haverford valued at £50. Henry Lewis was on the 1715 Haverford Township list of taxables. He resided the rest of his life on the farm in Haverford.[36]

         Henry Lewis had help. As was the custom, he took a child on indenture or apprenticeship. An indenture for ten-year-old Peter Hood was signed at the Chester County Court of Quarter Sessions for eleven years of service beginning Fourth month 1697.[37]

         In 1706 Henry Lewis was named a Road Viewer ["Highway Supervisor"] for Haverford. His task was to see that the neighbors bordering the road kept it maintained. Henry was elected to the Provincial Assembly in 1700, 1708, 1709, and 1718.[38]

         Henry was an active member of Radnor/Haverford Monthly Meeting. Eleven times he was sent as a representative to Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting. In 1702 and again in 1716 he was appointed to serve as an Overseer in Haverford Preparative Meeting.[39]

         Being asked by friends and neighbors to witness their wills or serve as executor of their estates was an indication of respect. Henry was named, along with John Lewis and David MAURICE, guardian for the daughter of William ROWE, witnessed Third Month [May] 8, 1699 and proved July 1, 1699. He (of Haverford Township) was named an overseer, along with his brother-in-law Richard Hayes, and David MORICE of Marple Township, in the will of David Rees of New Town, yeoman, Eleventh Month 14, 1705/6. Henry witnessed the will of David Lewis of Haverford, yeoman, First Month 24, 1714/5. Along with David Lewis and Richard Hayes, Henry witnessed the will of Daniel Lawrence of Haverford Second Month 1, 1719. On November 25, 1720 he witnessed the will of David Morris of Marple (Henry's daughter Sarah later married David's son Isaac), and of John Thomas Thomas of Merion, yeoman, May 25, 1721. This or another Henry Lewis witnessed the will of John Thomas of Darby March 6, 1727. Henry was named executor by Daniel Thomas of Merion, authorizing the residue of the estate be used to found a school in Haverford. Henry Lewis of Haverford and Bartholomew Coppock of Marple were asked by their "brother" [i.e. brother-in-law] Thomas Taylor of Springfield to be his executor August 12, 1725. It was probated December 28.[40]

         Henry's will was signed November 18, 1731, witnessed by "Richd. John Havard, Benj. Eastburn, Thos. Taylor". Obviously not the same brother-in-law Thomas Taylor whose estate he had executed a few years earlier. Henry's will was probated January 5, 1731/2. He was identified as a yeoman of Haverford. It instructed that his interest in two mills, his Haverford plantation, and £100 be divided among his wife and eleven named children. He appointed his brother and Richard Hayes as trustees for his estate. In 1735 his widow Catherine married Morris Llewelyn.[41]

         Children of Henry and his first wife Mary (Taylor) Lewis:[42]

  1. Isaac Lewis4, b. Third Mo. [May] 5, 1694; m. Anne __; remembered in his father's will.

  2. Mary Lewis, b. Second Mo. [Apr.] 6, 1696; d.y.

  3. John Lewis, b. Third Mo. [May] 23, 1697; d. 1780; m. 11 mo. 6, 1725 Katherine (or Catharine) Roberts (1702-1781) daughter of Abel & Mary. John was a mason living in Radnor, a member of Haverford Meeting. Remembered in his father's will. John's will signed Oct. 22, 1775; Catherine, widow, dated her will July 27, 1778; both of them pr. Jan. 11, 1779.[43]

  4. Sarah Lewis, b. Tenth Mo. [Dec.] 11, 1698; m. Isaac Morris (son of David of Marple, b. Jan. 28, 1698; d. Apr. 1735). Sarah was remembered in her father's will. The Morrises had three children.[44]

  5. Margaret Lewis, b. Ninth Mo. [Nov.] 17, 1700; m. 1729 Isaac Price. She was remembered in her father's will.

  6. Mary Lewis, b. Tenth Mo. [Dec.] 8, 1702; apparently d. by Nov. 1731 as she was not mentioned in her father's will; m(1) Nathan SCOTHORN; m(2) Nov. 5, 1724 at Radnor Mtg. Thomas PHILIPS.

  7. Hannah Lewis, b. Sept. 21, 1704; [is this the same as the next child? if not, this one d.y.]

  8. Hannah Lewis, b. Sept. 21, 1705; was bequeathed £5 in the will of Daniel THOMAS of Merion, 10/1/1722; remembered in her father's will.[45]

         Children of Henry and his second wife Catherine (Bryne) Lewis:[46]

  1. Elizabeth Lewis, m. Joseph PEARSON, the marriage reported to Darby MM 11 mo. 6, 1730; remembered in her father's will.

  2. Phebe Lewis, remembered in her father's will.

  3. Henry Lewis, m. Jane BEVAN, daughter of John and Elinor (WOOD) Bevan, and granddaughter of George Wood and his second wife. Henry was remembered in his father's will.

  4. Jacob Lewis, b. Apr. 1, 1713; d. 1793; m(1) Oct. 23, 1735 at Darby MM Hannah WOOD, daughter of John Wood and his second wife, and granddaughter of George Wood. Jacob was a carpenter in Haverford. Jacob m(2) Sarah MIFFLIN. She d. June 18, 1795, leaving a will as a widow in Philadelphia, pr. July 6, 1795. Having no children of her own she left bequests to a large number of relatives, her nurse, "Black Girl Patience", to Southern District of Phila. MM for the poor, and in trust to the Yearly Meeting for a boarding school [Westtown was started 4 years later.] Lewises that were mentioned included John Lewis, Evan Lewis; his sister Elizabeth TUCKER, and his son Enoch; Samuel Lewis and his Son Jacob.[47]

  5. James Lewis, remembered in his father's will.

  6. Samuel Lewis, remembered in his father's will.

Fourth Generation

         Margaret Lewis4, was born November 17, 1700 in Haverford. She married in Haverford on June 10, 1729 Isaac Price of Plymouth Township. He brought Second Month [February] 29, 1729, from Gwynedd Meeting to Haverford Meeting his minute of clearness to marry. She signed their marriage certificate with her mark, being illiterate. Others who signed included the following Lewises: Henry (her father), Katherine (her step-mother), John, Abram, Jacob, a second Katherine (wife of her brother Samuel), Mary, Ann, Samuel (her uncle), Grizzil (her aunt, the wife of Samuel), Isaac, Ann, Mordecai, John, and William. Other names include Susanna Cuerton, her mother-in-law, with half sisters-in-law Susanna and Rebeckah Cuerton, and Griffith Jones to whom Isaac had been apprenticed. The Hayes family included Richard (Margaret's uncle), Thomas, Phillip, and Benjamin. Representatives of the Shoemaker family (Isaac's maternal relatives) included Sarah, Benjamin, Henry, and Peter, Jr. There were 22 others, mostly men.[48] Margaret transferred to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting First Month [March] 31, 1730.[49]

         In the summer of 1738 Isaac died of smallpox, then their only daughter Mary died. Margaret died of tuberculosis in Fifth Month [July] 1738, leaving two young sons orphaned[50]

         Children of Margaret (Lewis) Price and Isaac Price:

  1. Philip Price4, b. 5/11m/1730; d. 13/5m/1811; m. 13/5m/1752 Hannah BONSALL.

  2. Mary Price, d. in her youth, 1738.

  3. Isaac Price, d. at age of 18.

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Notes and Sources

  1. John and Sheila Rowlands, The Surnames of Wales for family historians and others (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996), 122.

  2. James J. Levick, "George Smith, M.D., author of the History of Delaware County", Penna. Mag. of Hist. and Biog. (1882) 6:185

  3. Virkus, 7:290; Glenn, Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania, 139. The IGI only hypothesizes that Evan of Narberth was b. ca. 1619, no parents are listed.

  4. Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (London: S. Lewis & Co., 1842), vol. 2, no pagination.

  5. Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co., 2:628.

  6. Harvey, "The Incompleted Burial Records of Merion (PA) Meeting Grave-yard".

  7. The General Register office lists a marriage by Margaret Philpin and a marriage by Henry Lewis occurring in 1670 in Pembrokeshire. There is a pay-per-view for the full reference at www., but the abstract listing RG6_1433 is the same for both Margaret and Henry. My thanks to Richard Allen for bringing this to my attention, e mail Jan. 10, 2010. For secondary sources struggling with the spelling of Margaret's name, see Thomas Allen Glenn, Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania, 189; some records call his wife Margaret Phillpin. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania [sic], 258; Horle and Wokeck refer to her as "Margaret Protheroe (Philpin) (Lewis)". Horle & Wokeck, Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania, 1:488.

  8. E mail of 3/14/2008 from George Prothro Coulter, Genealogical Writer-Speaker-Consultant, to Rene Lawrie, who kindly sent it to me 2/2/2012. George cites Friends Records for the South Division of Wales, held at the Public Record Office, London, as Volumes PRO 682 (RG/1433) and PRO 683 (RG 1365).

  9. I'm grateful to Rene Lawrie, e mail 2/2/2012, for forwarding to me information from George Prothro Coulter. He cites Friends Records for the South Division of Wales, PRO 682 (RG/1433) and PRO 683 (RG 1365).

  10. Information from George Prothro Coulter citing his own conclusions, plus secondary sources T. Mardy Rees, A History of the Quakers in Wales and their Emigration to North America (Carmarthen: W. Spurrell and Son, 1925), and David Salmon, "The Quakers of Pembrokeshire" in West Wales Historical Records, vols. IX - XII, (1920-23), ed. Francis Green. The marriage record is PRO 682:RG6/1433.

  11. George Prothro Coulter; see previous 3 notes.

  12. Joseph Besse, A collection of the sufferings of the people called Quakers, for the testimony of a good conscience from the time of their being first distinguished by that name in the year 1650 to the time of the act commonly called the Act of toleration granted to Protestant dissenters in the first year of the reign of King William the Third and Queen Mary in the year 1689, 2 vols.

  13. Charles H. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania [sic] (Philadelphia: 1912), 199; Henry's was the only name recorded when the certificate was accepted, William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopaedia of American Quaker Genealogy, 2:579; Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 499.

  14. Richard S. Dunn and Mary Maples Dunn, eds., The Papers of William Penn, vol. 2: 1680-1684 (Phila.: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1982), 661.

  15. Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, 19:204 (Hereinafter cited as PA2.); Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania [sic] (Philadelphia: 1912), 195-96. Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co., 2:628 reports Henry purchased 800 acres in Haverford in May 1682.

  16. Frederick A. Virkus, Compendium of American Genealogy, 2:290.

  17. Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co., 2:628; Virkus, 2:291.

  18. John W. Jordan, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Its People (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), 1:102. [google books].

  19. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 197.

  20. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 196.

  21. Browning, Welsh Settlement, 424.

  22. John F. Watson, Annals of Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time . . . 3 vols. (Philadelphia: Leary, Stuart & Co., 1909) 1:298-89. One source says he was foreman of this first grand jury, Virkus, 7:291.

  23. Dunn and Dunn, eds., The Papers of William Penn, vol. 2, 336; Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 270. See PA2, 19:_ and 3, 1-3: .

  24. Minutes of the Monthly and Quarterly Meetings of Philadelphia, 1683-1705, as reprinted in Penn Papers, 2:335.

  25. Penn Papers, 2:528-30.

  26. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 503.

  27. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 509.

  28. Reminiscence of Eli K. Price, "Biographical Sketch of Philip Price", in Biographical Sketches of James Embree, Philip Price, and Eli K. Price, reprinted from the History of Chester County (Phila.: Louis H. Everts, 1881), p. 30; Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 197, 270; Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co., 2:629. The quotation seems to have originated in Smith, History of Chester County, 478

  29. "Deceased Public Friends Belonging to Haverford Monthly Meeting in ye County of Philada.", in Penna. Vital Records, 1:40. See also Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co., 2:629.

  30. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 197. See Phila. Will Bk, A, #72, doc. 206. The abstract is given in, citing Will Book A, file 180, seen 8m/19/2010.

  31. Glenn, Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania, 189.

  32. PA2, 9:214; Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 198, 488, and map on p. 204; PA2, 19:621.

  33. Radnor Monthly Meeting Marriages, p. 89-90. FHL, MR-Ph530; Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co, 2:634.

  34. Horle & Wokeck, Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania, 1:489.

  35. Richard Hayes was the brother of Mary Hayes, wife of our Robert Taylor; their daughter Mary Taylor married Henry Lewis, Jr. in 1692. PA2, 19:204, 419, 475, 391; Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 196, 253, 221, 255; Virkus, 7:291.

  36. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 258, 488; Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co., 1:178; 2:629.

  37. Chester Co. court records, Quarter sessions indentures in 1697...8th and 9th days of the 4th month,

  38. Horle & Wokeck, Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania, 1:489. See also Virkus, Compendium of American Genealogy, 7:291; Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co., 2:629, 634-5; Glenn, Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania, 139..

  39. Horle & Wokeck, Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania, 1:489.

  40. Browning, Welsh Settlement of Pensylvania, 200, 215, 165, 173; Chester County Abstracts, 24, 35, 44, 55; Chester Co. Will Abstracts, as seen on, citing Will Book A, file 244 and file 186.

  41. Horle & Wokeck, Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania, 1:490. The abstract of his will is on, seen 8m/19/2010, citing Will Book E, file 178. The abstract gives the executors as Katherine and Henry Lewis. Henry was his son, barely 21, not his brother. Horle says he appointed as Guardians Samuel Lewis (Henry's brother) and Richard Hayes (husband of Henry's sister Elizabeth).

  42. Births of Isaac, both Marys, and Margaret from Radnor Monthly Meeting Births & Deaths, 1682-1802, pp. 468, 470, FHL, MR-Ph530. Others from Radnor MM records as transcribed in John T. Humphrey, Pennsylvania Births: Chester County, 1682-1800 (Washington, DC: Humphrey Publications, 1994); and Concord MM records in John T. Humphrey, Pennsylvania Births: Delaware County, 1682-1800 (Washington, DC: Humphrey Publications, 1995), 55-58.

  43. Virkus, 7:291; Cope, Smedley, 245; Chester Co. Will Abstracts on; Rash's Surname Index,, seen 3m/21/2010.

  44. Their line is given in Glenn, Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania, 139, and Futhey & Cope, Hist. of Chester Co., 2:629-33; see also Rash's Surname Index,

  45. Chester County Abstracts, 43.

  46. Horle & Wokeck, Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania, 1:489.

  47. The marriage was reported to Darby MM 11m/7/1735, Darby Monthly Meeting records as transcribed on the web at, seen 2/18/2011. Phila. Will Abstracts, Vol. x, Part 1, file 286.

  48. Radnor MM Marriages, 453-54, FHL, MR-Ph530.

  49. Records from Charlotte Price Curlin.

  50. Franklin Davenport Edmunds, The Paxton, Welsh & Price Ancestry of Anne Price Paxton Edmunds Paxson (bound typescript, 1942), 110.

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