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Monday, November 12, 2007

John Morgan in Radnor in the early years

KEERE, Pieter van den.
Radnor Breknok Cardigan and Caermarthen described.
London, George Humble, 1627. 85 x 125.
Originally engraved 1599. Britain.
There are many John Morgans in the Philadelphia vicinity but John Morgan as a resident in Radnor 1686 is the earliest. I finally figured this out with wills and tax lists and have isolated two of them --the two who everybody is claiming are the fathers of James Morgan-who was needless to say James Morgan, supposedly the father of General Daniel Morgan. (All wrong, by the way.) I was confused too so I just imagined how everybody who works out there and has no time would be confused. I decided to tackle the problem.

I might as well tell you ahead of time that the wills, as well as the Bucks County Richland MM in Bucks Co marriage records, prove James Morgan of Durham Furnace is NOT the son of either of these John Morgans. Both did have a son James. One James Morgan was born 1721 in Abington, Montgomery Co PA, but his life is accounted for by his descendants. He became a miller, not an iron monger Another James Morgan was born about 1702 in Radnor, Chester PA but was dead by 1731. His father was also a John Morgan born 1669 and died 1743. James is also not mentioned in his brother's will in 1731.

The son of the Radnor John Morgan, John Morgan Jr., born after 1703 (proof Will of his grandfather John Evans) of Radnor, Delaware/Chester Co PA --his 1st wife was Sarah Evans b: 11 Jan 1694/95 in Merion, Chester Co.. His wife at the time of his death was Patience Perminter. "Patience" is named in his will in 1731 (extract below) along with his daughters Hannah and Mary. I have no proof that her last name was Perminter. There is Hearsay that she married James Morgan or John Morgan and a family story which I repeat below.

But first, let me tell you about Radnor. In 1681, a Welshman, Richard Davies, purchased 1000 acres of land from William Penn in England, lying chiefly in the southern part of Radnor, which he soon sold to various purchasers, there being no record of his ever visiting this county. Friends Radnor Meeting in what is the tri-corner of Montgomery,Chester and Delaware Co. Thomas Morgan (b ca 1680) of Carnaevon Twsp. is said to have come from Radnor to Lancaster Co. now Berks in 1718 -- he applied for a grant at that time. The highway, Radnor Street or Road, was laid out in 1683, and divides the township into nearly equal parts, the road running almost north and south through the township. Radnor occupies the extreme northern part of Delaware county, bordering both Montgomery and Chester counties. From its extreme southern point to the Chester county line it borders Newtown township, and from the same point to the Montgomery county line borders Marple and Haverford townships. Its first settlers were natives of Radnorshire, Wales, members of the Society of Friends, Radnor being included in the “Welsh Tract.” In neighboring Newtown was also a Thomas Morgan and brother George.

Current onlone map Chester Co PA
This history is about John Morgan of Radnor whose will is filed in Chester Co. PA in 1744. He had a brother James Morgan whom he names in his will. So far I have found a tax list for 1693 in Radnor where the name John Morgan appears-- next to John Jerman, husband of Margaret -was she John Morgan's sister? However, local Radnor historians say he was already in Radnor by 1686. In other words this John Morgan may have come sooner than the John Morgan listed as a child with his sister and 3 brothers in 1691 on a ship.

Library of Congress had on file the names of four children`s birthdays copied from a family Bible which ended up in Maryland in 1897. There are three brothers with exact birthdays John, James. Evan and a sister Margaret. But other brothers have been thought to be brothers as well (Cadwalader and Lewis.) So why would 2 or more children be left out of a Bible? One possibility is that a page could have been torn out for proof of birth for one of the Morgans and was never replaced. I have read many a report of men bringing in torn out pages of Bibles to prove who they were in order to get Revolutionary War pensions. Some brought the whole Bible, others did not. I am also sceptical because of the Bible "wording" I saw which did not have the aps except for one son. If they were really Welsh, they would have had aps and I do not know where in the Library of Congress the Bible is. It should have read something like this:
Bible owner: James ap Morgan, son of Morgan ap Lewis
Children:
Margaret ap James
John ap James
Evan ap James
James ap James
These "James" men later using the last name of their father, but that would not have been recorded in a Welsh Bible in 1669.

In looking for most Morgans on ships lists, it is often fruitless. We have to remember is that these Welsh men had different names when they arrived and only after awhile settled on a permanent name. For instance, Cadwallader Morgan may have been Cadwallader ap Lewis son of Lewis ap Morgan. John Morgan may have been son of Morgan ap James. Sometimes the ships lists left the ap out. It is possible that our Edward Morgan in Radnor came as Edward son of John ap Edwards. If his grandfather was Edward ap Morgan, he may have settled on the name Edward Morgan to call himself.

Here is the recording in a book about the above four children'a arrival. Jane Morgan is recorded on another entry as dying at sea. if John Morgan arrived as a child in 1691 why was he already a citizen of Radnor in 1686 according to local historians? John's uncle John Morgan was already in in Radnor with other family members who had arrived in 1683, a few years before John's father James sailed from Wales in 1691. James Morgan (b 1645) and his wife Jane, with their children, Margaret, John, Evan and James, natives of Nantmeal, Radnorshire, Wales, set sail for this country in 1691. Both parents died at sea and were buried 14 NOV 1691 in a Maryland Port Cayots at the head of the Bay Bohemia. All of the children settled in Chester County, Penn., and James and Evan became distinguished clergymen. John purchased a farm near "Morgan's Corner" in Radnor township, now Delaware County.

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s



Year: 1691
Place: Pennsylvania
Family Members: Child Margaret; Child John; Child Evan; Child James
Source Publication Code: 2606.12
Primary Immigrant: Morgan, James
Annotation: Date and port of arrival, date and place of settlement or date and place of first mention in the New World. Extensive family genealogical information is also provided.
Source Bibliography: GLENN, THOMAS ALLEN. Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 2000. Volume I. 233p.
Page: 132



CHILDREN of Morgan ap Lewis
I. JOHN ap MORGAN born ca 1660 was already a known resident in Radnor in 1686 near Evan Prothero/
PRTHERETH. This John Morgan is not the same one who arrived in 1691 with his fatherJames, probably John's brother. John married on 16 JUL 1686 to a Sarah Evans, also before the young John Morgan arrived in 1691 with father James. (Sarah Evans was a typically Quaker name and there quite a few.) Did this older John Morgan move from Radnor Chester Co to Abington Meeting in Montgomery Co? It is known he was in the same Abington Meeting as George Boone, kin to Daniel Boone. Was it this John Morgan who married 2nd wife Deborah Woodruff? Before John Morgan married Deborah, it is mentioned in Abington Meeting minutes that he was married before and there seemed to be some kind of discussion about their marriage and some difficulties- was it because he was an older man? The pair moved away from Abington shortly after 1721, out to the wilderness at that time of Richland Twsp Bucks PA where they started a new unofficial meeting house about 1721. The will of John Morgan dated January 11, 1741, was probated March 9, 1743, and is of record at Doylestown, Bucks Co PA. He described himself as "aged and infirm"... if he had been born 1660 , he would have been 81 and 59 when he married Deborah. If he had been born 1660 , he would have been 81 and 59 when he married Deborah. If it is the same John Morgan who was in Radnor in 1686, here is his will:
John Morgan, of Richland Twp., Yeoman.
11th mo. (January), 4, 1741. Proved March 9, 1743.
Present wife Deborah, late Deborah Woodruff, exr. Sons Isaac, John,
James. Dau. Sarah, Susannah, and Deborah. "All children of wife,
Deborah" 400 acres in Richland and 25 acres in Abington. Wm. Nixon and
Morris Morris, guardians. Wit: John Ball, Sr., John Ball, Jr., Chas.
Maycock.
Proven children of John Morgan of Abington Meeting and Richland Meeting:
A. James Morgan was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, in 1721, but was taken by his parents to Richland while an infant. His marriage to Ann Heacock occured on 5 mo. 23, 1745. James operated a mill. James Morgan inherited 200 acres of land in Richland under his father's will, and on the death without issue of his younger brother Isaac, he inherited the share of the land Isaac had received from their father. James died Chester Co 7 mo. 2, 1790.
B. Susanna married 9 MAR 1744/45 at: Richland MM, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pa. to Jonathan Heacock, the second son of Jonathan the emigrant.
C. Sarah married 11 APR 1747 at: Richland MM, Bucks Co., Pa. to Charles Dennis
D. Deborah unmarried at time of her mother's will
E. John Jr died in Brownstown, Lancaster Co PA
F. Isaac (no issue) died in what is now the area of Morgantown, Lancaster Co (now Berks) PA married 9 Mar 1745 Richland Mm, Bucks

II. ELIZABTH ap MORGAN B CA b ca 1652
d. 24 Jan 1709 in Radner Township, Chester, Pa- Yellow Fever epidemic, married EVAN PRTHERETH Abt 1679 in Pembroke, S W Wales Alias: PRYTHERCH; PRYDDERCH Evan PROTHERO -b. 1650 in Dolwilym,Carmarthen,Wales died 20 NOV 1709 in Radnor Township, Chester Co PA Yellow Fever epidemic. Evan, a professed Quaker and the recipient of much persecution in Wales, moved with his wife and two infant sons from Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Southwest Wales to Radner Township, Pennsylvania in 1683- Came w/John Morgan & appx 10 others. including John Jerman b. 5 Oct 1654 in Llangurig, Montgomeryshire, Wales, preacher, wife Margaret b ca 1664 who died 23 Dec., 1731, proved 13 June, 1741. She mentions her son John Jerman...Daughters Margaret, Priscilla, Elizabeth and Sarah--grandchild Solomon Thomas.. Evan's brother James Protheroe (Prothero, Protheroh) lived in Radnor, PA on land bought from Wm. Penn. Evan's daughter Elizabeth married Morgan ap James b: 1658 in Haveford Tw,Chester Co,Pa.

III. JAMES ap MORGAN Sr.
was born ca 1645 in Wales, came to America from Wales aboard the ship "The Morning Star". He died 14 Nov 1691 and is buried at Bay of Bohemia, western shore of Maryland. He married JANE. She died 1691. Will is registered in Philadelphia
Children of JAMES MORGAN and JANE in red as proven by passenger list- births from Bible page copy at Library of Congress. a partial transcription of an old Bible of 4 children and their exact birth dates. But further research indicates 2 more children lewis and Cadwallader are possible. It looks like the "ap" was left out (a mistake because it would make it more believeable). Records in the Library of Congress indicate there was a Morgan Bible, owned by a descendent in Maryland in 1897. However, the where abouts of that Bible are unknown at this time.There could have been older children on another page not offered for proof:
A. MARGARET MORGAN b. 1 Mar 1665/1666
B. EVAN MORGAN b. 29 NOV 1672 I have found only one possible reference to him-
Name: Evan Morgan
Description: Witness
Date: 25 Jan 1714
Prove Date: 20 May 1717
Book/Page: A:46
Remarks: George Woodyer of Chester Township. January 25, 1714. 5/20/1717. A. 46. Directs body to be buried in Friends burial place in Upper Providence by first wife. To my 7 grandchildren the children of my daughter Mary Phips (wife of Joseph). All estate real and personal to be equally divided among them, except 6 shillings to son in law John Turner. Executors: John Sharpless and Jacob Howell. Son in law Joseph Phipps to have wearing apparel. Witnesses: John Tyler and Evan Morgan.

C. JAMES MORGAN Jr. b. 1 MAY 1675 m. 1694 to ELIZABETH PRTHERETH. James died 8 Jun 1751. Also married Sarah Prothro / Sarah PRYTHERETH- not sure when or if they are the same person.
Child:
1. John Morgan married 17 Dec 1717 to SARAH EVANS in Radnor, Chester. may have married his brother James's widow Patience Perminter after 1731.
Child
a. James b
ABT 1718 in Pennsylvania, migrated south some 40 miles to Harford, Maryland after his father's death, Around 1760, James and family moved to North Carolina near the modern town of Liberty, according to descendants.
Note: the following note does not say whose Samuel's father was or which Samuel she was referring to, but the Protherahs lived in Radnor and John Morgan Sr of Radnor has a brother James. Samuel s/o John Morgan Sr had no Samuel Jr or he would have been mentioned in the will. Phyllis Stewart is probably descended from Samuel Morgan of Morris Co NJ, another line of Morgans but found this information about a line not her own.
Note:
Phyllis Stewart (elstew@nts-online.net) who is a descendant of Samuel Morgan Sr. through his son Samuel Morgan Jr. shows the father of James as John Morgan who married Sarah Evans (Jones) and that John Morgan's father was James Morgan who died 6-8-1751 and was married to Sarah Prothro. She states that she found this in a book on Wales.
D. JOHN MORGAN b. 22 NOV 1669 , Nantmel, Radnor, Wales --1743 Pa. WILL: proved Dec 9 1744 recorded at Philadelphia WB G p 153.) married about1693 to Sarah Evans, dau of John Evans and Delilah. (John Morgan was too young to have married in 1686- he would have not married at age 16 and a half in the Quaker community, and aside from that he did not arrive till 1691.)
Name: John Morgan
Residence: Radnor, Chester Co., PA
Description: Decedent
Date: 8 Oct 1744
Prove Date: 9 Dec 1744
Title: Yeoman
BookPage: G:153
Remarks: Morgan, John. Radnor, County of Chester, Pennsylvania. Yeoman. October 8, 1744/5. December 9, 1744. G.153. Brother: James. Children: Samuel and wife, Mordecai and Sarah. Grandchildren: Sarah, Elinor, Jane, Hannah, Mary, John, Thomas and Elizabeth. Friends Meeting at Radnor. Edward Evans, workman. Servants: Thomas William, Margaret Hastin and Eve Maria Hoofman. Exec: Samuel and Mordecai Morgan. Trustees: Thomas Thomas, John Havard, Evan Evans and David Edwards.

proven children of John in violet

1. SARAH b. 11 Jan 1694/95 in Merion, Chester Co married Joseph Jones, will of her father, her brother
children
a. Sarah Jones
b. Elizabeth Jones
c. Hannah Jones b: 2 Dec 1733 in PA after her uncle John Morgan died.
2. JAMES died as infant Death: 01 MAY 1701 Philadelphia, Radnor Twp, Chester PA
3. JAMES (Birth: 05 JUL 1702 IGI Of Philadelphia, Radnor Twp, Chester, Pa died by the time of his father's will 1743.
Name: James Morgan
Description: Grandson
Date: 17 Jun 1703
Prove Date: 22 Nov 1707
BookPage: C:65
Remarks: John Evans of Radnor, Chester Co. 6/17/1703. Wife Delilah. Daughter Mary wife of David Evan. Daughter Sarah wife of John Morgan and their children Sarah and James Morgan. Daughter Jane. Daughter Margaret 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.

4. JOHN Jr b. after 1703 Radnor Twp, Chester, Pa -died 1731. Married Hannah William 1823 at Merion Meeting. He also married Patience (Perminter?). The name Patience is given in his will.
If he had any other children, he does not acknowledge them in his will:
a. Hannah
s. Mary
Name: John Morgan
Residence: Radnor, Chester Co., PA
Description: Decedent
Date: 21 Feb 1731
Prove Date: 4 Mar 1731
Title: Yeoman, Jr.
BookPage: E:181
Remarks: John Morgan Junr. Radnor Co. of Chester Pennsylvania. Yeoman.
February 21, 1731/2. 3/4/1731. E.181.
Wife: Patience.
Children: Mary, Hannah.
Father: John.
Sister: Sarah.
Brother: Samuel.
Brother-in-Law: Joseph Jones.
Nieces: Elizabeth and Sarah Jones.
Exec: John Morgan

5. SAMUEL Birth: 1709 Of Philadelphia, Radnor Twp, Chester, Pa will of his brother and his father, married Magdalen Evans d/o of William Evans will of her sister and husband
Name: Magdalen Morgan
Description: Executrix
Date: 31 May 1759
Prove Date: 22 Aug 1759
BookPage: L:306
Remarks: Samuel Morgan. Radnor, Co. of Chester, Penna. Yeoman. May 31, 1759. Aug. 22, 1759. L.306. Wife: Magdalen. Children: John, Sarah, Eleanor, Jane, Rachel, Hannah and Ruth. Exec: Magdalen Morgan, Richard Evans.
Children:
Sarah ca 1736
Eleanor ca 1738
Jane ca 1740
John ca 1742
Rachel after 8 Oct 1744
Hannah after 8 Oct 1744
Ruth after 8 Oct 1744
Magdalen Morgan
Description: Sister
Date: 8 Feb 1755
Prove Date: 25 Feb 1755
Book/Page: C:528
Remarks: Mary Evans, daughter of William. February 8, 1755. February 25, 1755. Willistown. To brother Richard Evans £5. To sister Magdalen Morgan £5. To brother William Evans £1. To sister Sarah, wife of John Wayne £10. To sister Hannah Evans £1. To brother Joel Evans £6. To brother Joshua Evans £5. To Sarah, daughter of Samuel Morgan, £3 and to Eleanor, daughter of Samuel Morgan, £3. To Eleanor, daughter of Samuel John, £3. To Elias, son of Samuel John, £2. Test signed. Executor: Brother-in-law John Wayne

6. MORDECAI will of his brother and father Birth: 12 JUL 1713 IGI Of Philadelphia, Radnor Twp, Chester, Pa

Notes on Madelena Evans family:

Willistown
Name: William Evans
Description: Brother
Date: 8 Feb 1755
Prove Date: 25 Feb 1755
Book/Page: C:528
Remarks: Mary Evans, daughter of William. February 8, 1755. February 25, 1755. Willistown. To brother Richard Evans £5. To sister Magdalen Morgan £5 (married Samuel Morgan). To brother William Evans £1. To sister Sarah, wife of John Wayne £10. To sister Hannah Evans £1. To brother Joel Evans £6. To brother Joshua Evans £5. To Sarah, daughter of Samuel Morgan, £3 and to Eleanor, daughter of Samuel Morgan, £3. To Eleanor, daughter of Samuel John, £3. To Elias, son of Samuel John, £2. Test signed. Executor: Brother-in-law John Wayne.


Was William a nephew to John?
Chester Co PA wills
EVANS, JOHN. Willistown. Mason.
December 23, 1735. March 1, 1737/8. B. 24.
To eldest son John my plantation whereon I live in Willistown containing 110 acres subject to provision for wife Ellen and payment of £40 to youngest son Amos when 21.
Executors: wife Ellen and son John.
Witnesses: George Morgan, Jas. Rowland, Richard Jones

Children of William Evans and unknown
Richard Evans
Mary Evans spinster
Magdalen Evans married Samuel Morgan
William Evans ?Will 1 Oct 1760
Sarah Evans married John Wayne
Hannah Evans
Joel Evans
Joshua Evans- is this the same? The town of Paoli grew around a 1769 inn kept by Joshua Evans, whose father bought 500 acres (2 km²) from William Penn in 1719 near the current site of the Paoli Post Office. Evans named his inn after General Pasquale Paoli, a Corsican, after he had received the 45th and final toast at a St. Patrick's Day celebration.
unknown Evans married Samuel John

It may well have been John Morgan of Abington Meeting (see my blog for him). There are 2 John Morgan marriages I find. One is to Sarah Evans 17 Dec 1717 in Radnor, Chester, Pennsylvania but I am thinking this Abington MM John may have married her and moved to Richland Twshp in Bucks Co PA. when he remarried to Deborah. Nor has it been proven which James Morgan died died 30 Apr 1718 Gwynedd, Pa. There is also a recorded birth of a Sarah Morgan as 20 Jan 1708/09 Radnor Chester. Who was she?
The Boone Family, by Hazel Atterbury Spraker (Rutland, VT, 1922), 
reprinted by the Genealogical Pub. Co. (Baltimore, 1974) from the
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (Vol. 8, p. 329):
There was an Edward MORGAN, son of Cadwalader MORGAN, named in

the records of the Radnor Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends in
Chester Co., PA births:
"Morgan MORGAN born 6th, 25th mo., 1679 to Cadwallader
"Edward MORGAN born 6th, 22nd mo., 1682 to Cadwallader"
This Edward MORGAN was too young to be the father of Sarah Morgan
BOONE whose brother Daniel was born in 1691 and who had siblings born even
earlier. In any event the sons of Cadwalader MORGAN apparently were
deceased by 10 Sept. 1711 when he made his will.
Phila. Co., Penna., Will Book (No. 211, Bk. C, p. 259).
A resident of Merion Twp. in Philadelphia Co., Cadwalader MORGAN made bequests
to Gwynedd Monthly
Meeting, Merion Meeting House, his brother John MORGAN and several
sons-in-law, but no sons. A brother Lewis. Additionally, the sons of Cadwalader MORGAN
did not USE the surname MORGAN but in the Welsh tradition went by the names
Morgan Cadwalader & Edward Cadwalader.

-Data of Mary Butler, Historian & Curator (Towamencin Historical Soc.)
and the Morgan Log House (Kulpsville, PA, 1979) from Penna. Arch. (3rd Ser.,
Vol. 2, p. 633).
BLAEU, Johannes.
Radnoria Comitatus - Radnorshire.
Amsterdam, 1658, Dutch text edition.
A decorative map of Radnorshire. From Blaeu's 'Atlas Major', with Dutch text on verso.


List of 1686 Radnor tax payers or land owners:
John Jerman or Jarman (wife was Margaret), Stephen ap Evan, David Meredith,Richard Miles, John Morgan, Evan Protherah, Richard Ormes, William Davis, Howell James and others, all Welsh Friends,were the first to settle in Radnor and were all located on their lands by 1686. The first white child born in Radnor was John Jerman, Sr., November 12, 1684. Sarah, daughter of Stephen ap Evans-is that Stephen Bevan?- was the first girl born there. In the French and Indian war many Radnor men served, including eight young Friends, who on their safe return were “disowned” by the Society.

John Jerman, Jr., son of John Jerman in the above list, died in Radnor in the year 1769. A few days after his death the Pennsylvania Chronicle, in an obituary notice, spoke of him "as a gentleman well known for his astronomical calculations." Mr. Jerman had published an almanac.

Evan Protherah Alias: PRYTHERCH; PRYDDERCH (b. 1650 in Dolwilym,Carmarthen,Wales died 20 Jan 1709 in Chester, Radnor Twp., PA and was married to Elizabeth Morgan- her father was Morgan ap Lewis and they were connected to Nathaniel Prothro who married Zilpha Morgan, having removed to SC and died 25 FEB 1823 in Elberton, GA)

John Morgan 1669 and wife Sarah Jones/Evans had one daughter Sarah and one son James by the year 1703 when they are mentioned in her father's will. See Will below provided by Christos Christou, Jr.. I assume young James is dead by the time of his father`s will in 1744 because he is not mentioned. This could be in error by the transcription to extract. It happens now and then and have seen it in my own family where a child was left out by accident in the extract. John Morgan Sr. was probably married about 5 years by 1703, probably since before 1698. I suspect it is a second marriage for him if he was a land owner in 1686. Perhaps his first wife had no children. Sarah is said to maybe have been born 1773 which would make her 11 when John Morgan already was paying taxes, unless there are 3 John Morgans in a row. For instance a John Morgan (of course going under another name since the Welsh used as last names their father's first names) paying taxes in 1686 who was born 1650 who would have been married. Another John Morgan born 1673 who would have been 13 when the taxes were paid in Radnor 1686 and was later married to Sarah Jones (ap Evans), and then a John Morgan born after 1703 who married Sarah Evans b 1798.

I think Cadwallader, Lewis and John are brothers and I think there were 2 Johns, one with each family.
1. MARGARET MORGAN b: 1 MAR 1664/65 in Nantmell County, Radnorshire, Wales did she marry John Jerman?
2. JOHN MORGAN b: 22 NOV 1669 in Nantmell County, Radnorshire, Wales married Sarah, daughter of John Evans, of Nantmell, Radnorshire, "gentleman," hiskinsman. John nephew, Thomas (1702 - 1774) also married an Evans, but no relationship has been proven. (Source: Welsh Settlement ofPennsylvania; Merion in the Welsh Tract; and Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania) he was age 16-17 when he was on the land in 1686.
3. EVAN MORGAN b: 29 NOV 1672 was he the merchant in Philadelphia? No he was NOT.
4. JAMES MORGAN b: 1 MAY 1675 what happened to him?
5. CADWALLADER MORGAN b: ABT 1663 "emigrated in 1683, from Wales because of persecution of the Quakers." (on the Lion)
6. Lewis Morgan b: 1 NOV 1688 in Radnorshire, Wales, lived in New Britain Township
Vjild: Thomas
Name: Lettis Evans Morgan
Description: Daughter
Date: 3 Jan 1738
Prove Date: 6 Feb 1738
Book/Page: B:34
Remarks: Evans, Roger. London, Britain. Carpenter. January 3, 1738/9. February 6, 1738/9. B.34. To daughter Eleanor wife of Morgan Jones and daughter Lettis wife of Thomas Morgan 5 shillings each. To wife Mary all lands and moveable estate during widowhood afterward to above named 2 daughters and possible posthumous child. Executrix: wife Mary, friends John Jones and Wm. Sample, overseers.


Letters to Washington and Accompanying Papers. Published by the Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Edited by Stanislaus Murray Hamilton.--vol. 02
May ye. 8th. 1758
SIR With Sorrow I inform you that this Instant I was Pursueing the Indians we take to be our friend and meet Jno. Echoles who was a Comeing from Thos. Morgans who inform me that the Indians has taken all Thos. Morgans family and all are Carried away or killd. and all the Goods Carried away and destroyed and it is the opinion of the men that Some are Killd. by the Signs they Saw--and as you render the Good of your Self and Country beg youl Send men immediately without Calling them together and give Express or send orders for the men to march immediately out to our assistance as we have but about Seventeen men and they are thirty Large odd in Company and if men Comes directly to Pursue them make no doubt with gods assisting Power to relieve the Poor distressed Prisoners I shal directly Pursue them they made Signs at my house that all the rest of the Indians are a Comeing from Winchester and think it would be Proper to Send to other Countyes for assistance So with Expectation of your best Assistance Rest your obedient friend and humble Sert.

WILLIAM MEAD To COLO. MATTW. TALBOT

Susan Aldridge

There is a will in Chester Co PA of a Robert Morgan and one of his father Hugh which spoke of land in Orange VA too. I think Hugh might be kin to James who married Sarah Protherah. I think they could both be sons of lewis ap Morgan As well as Cadwallader and others--or maybe cousins?
This is one of the Nottingham Chester Morgans. The Nottingham Morgans were the sons of Hugh Morgan b BEF 1678 in Radnorshire, Wales Death: ABT 1728 in Nottingham, Chester Co., Pennsylvania

Children of Hugh Morgan and Mary Thompson b: ABT 1680 Married: 1705 in Abington MM, Chester Co., Pa (Quakers)(Hugh may have been the brother to James who died on the ship to America 1691)

1. John Morgan b: ABT 1706 married
2. Hugh Morgan b: ABT 1708 married
3. Robert Morgan b: ABT 1712 died 1754 married Anne Hayes
4. Joseph Morgan b: ABT 1715 married
5. Moses Morgan b: ABT 1718 married
6. David Morgan b: ABT 1720 married Lydia Cooper b: ABT 1725
7. Sarah Morgan b: ABT 1724
8. Mary Morgan b: UNKNOWN

Nottingham, Chester Co PA
Morgans whose children went to VA,
Name: Hugh Morgan
Description: Son
Date: 28 Jul 1727
Prove Date: 6 Apr 1728
Book/Page: A:273
Remarks: Hugh Morgan of Nottingham. 7/28/1727. April 6, 1728. A. 273. To wife Mary all personal estate to bring up the children. To son John all my right to a tract of land that I look up in Co. with Thomas Jackson of Marlborough, lying next to the north of John Rentfroes. All the rest of children to have equal parts of personal estate as they come to age. Sons Robert, Joseph, Moses and David and daughter Sarah being named. Executors: wife Mary and son Hugh Morgan. Witnesses: John Cook, Robert Oldham, John Ruddell.

Will of Robert Morgan:
6 of his girls married Sidewells and 2 of his boys married Sidwells. 2 of his daughters were unmarried at the time of the will:
Name: Robert Morgan
Description: Decedent
Date: 3 Jun 1754
Prove Date: 1 Oct 1754
Book/Page: C:505
Remarks: Robert Morgan. West Nottingham. September 3, 1754. October 1, 1754. C. 505. To son-in-law Richard Sidwell (sadler) tract of land in Orange County, Virginia, which I formerly bought of him, he paying to Executors £30. To brother John Morgan the money he borrowed of me, 5 shillings. To brothers Joseph, Moses and David Morgan 5 shillings each. To son-in-law Henry Sidwell all the money he owes me. To son-in-law Abraham Sidwell £10. To sons-in-law Hugh Isaac and Jacob and Joseph Sidwell £10 each. To daughters-in-law Anne and Mary Sidwell £10 each. To 2 daughters Sarah and Susanna Morgan my tract of land on Deer Creek in Baltimore Country, Maryland, and my tract called the Island in Susquehanna River when of age. To wife Anne that 50 acres of land I bought of John Sidwell, Jr. Remainder to wife and 2 daughters. Executors: Brother David Morgan and son-in-law Abraham Sidwell.

Name: Lydia Morgan
Description: Administratrix
Prove Date: 22 Oct 1756
Remarks: John Morgan. E. Caln. October 22, 1756. Adm. to Lydia Morgan. (sister in law?) Those old stories are never all true, but there is always a basic trueness about them. Sometimes they are twisted or they leave out a generation or a few children. Occasionally they are completely wrong, but that is rare. I did find a wrong one the other day concerning the parents of James Morgan of Durham Furnace who are really Thomas and Jenet Morgan..

The taxable inhabitants of Radnor 1693, a time when a provincial tax was levied of one penny per pound sterling on estates and six shillings per head upon freemen, were as follows:


£s.d.
John Evans000309
David Meredith000510
John Evans- wife Mary Hughs
000206
John Jarman -did he marry to Margaret Morgan-John's sister? he had the 1st child born in Radnor John Jerman 12 November 1684
000308
John Morgan -wife Sarah Jones
000208
William David000207
Richard Ormes000404
Mathew Jones000206
Howell James000308
Philip Evan000307
David Evan000305
William Davis000207
Samuel Miles000209
Richard Miles000210
Evan Protherah -married Eliazabeth Morgan- is he related to Sarah Protherah, wife of a James Morgan?
000307
John Richard000207
Stephen Bevan- Stephen ap Evan - had the 1st girl born in Radnor- Sarah 000309
Thomas Johns000208
The name of Stephen ap Evans is on Dr. George Smith’s “Map of Early
Settlements in Delaware County”. Stephen ap Evans was located in Radnor
township, near the borders of Haverford and Lower Merion. that is , near
what is now Bryn Mawr.

Roads leading from the site of Radnor Friends' Meeting-house to Schuylkill Ford, and from John Longworthy's house to a road "between Chester and Radnor," were laid out Tenth month (December) 11, 1694.

In 1701 John Morgan is mentioned.

Early Pennsylvania Land Records

MINUTE BOOK "G" MINUTES OF PROPERTY COMMENCING YE 19TH 9TH BER., 1701. THIS IS BOOK G IN THE SEORETARIES OFFICE.
It could be that Morgan James is James Morgan:
In Pursuance of the order made 22d of 10br. last, there were Signed the following Warrants of Resurvey on Land in the Welch Tract, viz:
To Ellis Ellis on 230 a's in Haverf'd and to Brigid Ellis 100 a's in right of Tho. Ellis.
To Daniel Humphrey on 200 a's in Haverf'd in Right of T. Ellis, L. David and J. Toyer.
To Rachel Ellis on 111 a's in Haverf'd and 250 in Duffrin Mawr, Tho. Ellis.
To John William on 209 1/2 a's in Meirion in right of Tho. Ellis.
To Rob't Lloyd on 259 1/2 a's in Meirion in right of T. Ellis and R. Davis.
To Thos. Lloyd, of Meirion, on 150 a's in right of T. Ellis and R'd Davis.
To John Evan, of Meirion, on 200 a's in right of T. Ellis and R'd Davis.
To Richard Moore on 245 a's in Radnor in right of R'd Davies's 5,000.
To John Evans on 2,200 acres in Radnor in right of R'd Davies's 5,000.
To John Morgan on 450 acres in Radnor in right of R'd Davies's 5,000.
To Henry Price on 300 acres in Radnor in right of R'd Davies's 5,000.
To Margaret German on 100 a's in Radnor in the same right.
To David Evan on 308 a's in 2 Tracts in Radnor in the same right.
To Richard Davies [or Prees] on 76 1/2 a's in Goshen in the same right.
To Samuel Miles on 275 1/2 acres in Radnor, part R. Davies, p't Purchas'd here.
To Rich'd Miles on 170 1/2 acres in Radnor in the same right.
To David Meredith on 200 acres in Radnor in the same right.
To Steven Evans on 250 acres in Radnor in the same right.
To Thomas Howel 100 acres in Haverf'd in right of R'd Davies' 1,250.
To James Thomas, of Meirion, on 100 acres in the same right.
To Evan Harry on 164 acres, part in the same right and p't purchas'd here. View Full Context
same book:
Joshua Morgan requests 100 adjoyning or near to the 100 a's lately granted to Wm. Brakyn, on Mill Creek, near Whiteclay, on the same terms, viz: for £12 10s, and to be paid 25th Xbr, 1703, with Interest for 1 Year and a bushell Rent, Informs that he is Seated on 200 acres leased to him by Jno. Champion for 9 Years at £3 p'r ann., which has been entred on about 11 Years without any grant or Survey.
James Atkinson Enters his Caveat against the granting of a Patent to Tho. Fairman, or any under his Right, for a Certain Tract adjoyning on Barns and Fuller, in or near, first returned to John Day but afterwards taken up in Stanly's right and now Claimed by Tho. Fairman. View Full Context
MINUTE BOOK "I" THIS IS BOOK "I" IN THE SECRETARIES OFFICE.
2 mo., 1722.
James Steel being appointed to attend Newcastle court, as he was setting out on his Journey thither from Philad'a, directed Sec'ry Logan to give George Dakeyne an order in writing to Survey to Coll. John French 300 acres of Land on Octoraro Creek, which he according did at Newcastle, a Copie whereof here follows.
George Waltham desires the Grant of about 200 acres of Land on the South side of Musmellon Creek, between Art. Verkirk and his Brother William Waltham.
Peter Higgat desires the Grant of about 200 acres between Thomas Read and Thunder Hill. If Elisha Gatchill and the old Inhabitants think well of his settling there, Isaac Taylor may run some lines for him when he goes that way, and Peter must come up and give security to the office.
Joseph Meredith desires the Grant of about 200 acres of Land on the west side of Tho. Griffith and on the North of James Morgan. View Full Context

The taxable inhabitants of Radnor in 1722, and the assessed value in pounds sterling of real estate held by each, were -

David Harry, 54; Richard Ormes, 20; William Thomas, 30; David Pugh, 20; Sarah Abraham, 24; Hugh David, 8; Arthur Jones, 6; John David, 34; John Thomas, 40; John Morgan, Jr., 24; Richard Richards, 24; David Jones, 20; Jenkin David, 36; Thomas Thomas, 60; Owen Evans, 36; John Jarman, 36; David Powell and land in Brandywine, 36; Gabriel Davies, 28; John Jones, 32; Howell Powell, 14; David James, 24; Thomas Lewis, 20; Caleb Evans, 36; Joseph Williams, 16; Hugh Wilson, 16; John Morgan and land in Whiteland, 54; John Samuel, 10; Edward George, 32; Edward Jones, 24; Evan Evans, 20; David Evans, 16; Evan ap Stephens, 14; David Thomas, 15; Joseph Jones, 34.an Evans, 20; David Evans, 16; Evan ap Stephens, 14; David Thomas, 15; Joseph Jones, 34.


RADNOR:
Once a country retreat for Philadelphia's most prominent families, Radnor is an important starting point for Edward Morgans. Radnor is partly in Tredyffrin Township Chester Co and partly in Delaware Co The well known ancestor Edward Morgan (Cadwalader) went to the Port of Philadelphia, PA September 20, 1683 aboard "The Morning Star" (the same ship but another date as that which James Morgan (born ca 1620) sailed 1691 with his sons-later than John Morgan of radnor who had sailed 9 years before) from Liverpool, England.

Edward (Cadwalader) soon married Elizabeth Jarman. Elizabeth had arrived in Philadelphia aboard the same ship and on the same date. The family was living in Gwynedd, Berks (nowMontgomery) PA by 1690. Later Edward and Elizabeth became members of the Friends Radnor Meeting in what is the tri-corner of Montgomery,Chester and Delaware Co. Thomas Morgan (b ca 1680) of Carnaevon Twsp. is said to have come from Radnor to Lancaster Co. now Berks in 1718 -- he applied for a grant at that time. Others say he arrived on a ship in 1718.

Radnor occupies the extreme northern part of Delaware county, bordering both Montgomery and Chester counties. From its extreme southern point to the Chester county line it borders Newtown township, and from the same point to the Montgomery county line borders Marple and Haverford townships. Its first settlers were natives of Radnorshire, Wales, members of the Society of Friends, Radnor being included in the “Welsh Tract.” In 1681, a Welshman, Richard Davies, purchased 1000 acres of land from William Penn in England, lying chiefly in the southern part of Radnor, which he soon sold to various purchasers, there being no record of his ever visiting this county. The highway, Radnor street or road, was laid out in 1683, and
divides the township into nearly equal parts, the road running almost north and south through the township. John Jerman or Jarman, Stephen ap Evan, David Meredith,Richard Miles, John Morgan (married Sarah -ap John- known as Sarah Jones but the American usage would say she was the daughter of John ap Evans- you see both names on Ancestry) Evan Protherah (b. 1650 in West South Wales died 20 Jan 1709 in Chester, Radner Twp., PA married Elizabeth Morgan and was ancestor of Nathaniel

Prothro who married Zilpha Morgan, having removed to SC and died 25 FEB 1823 in Elberton, GA), Richard Ormes, William Davis, Howell James and others, all Welsh Friends,were the first to settle in Radnor and were all located on their lands by 1686. The first white child born in Radnor was John Jerman, Sr., November 12, 1684. Sarah, daughter of Stephen Evans, was the first girl born there. In the French and Indian war many Radnor men served, including eight young Friends, who on their safe return were “disowned” by the Society.

John Jerman, Jr., son of John Jerman, died in Radnor in the year 1769. A few days after his death the Pennsylvania Chronicle, in an obituary notice, spoke of him "as a gentleman well known for his astronomical calculations." Mr. Jerman had published an almanac.

John Morgan and wife Sarah Jones/Evans had one daughter Sarah and one son James by the year 1703 when they are mentioned in her father's will. They were probably married about 5 years by then, probably since before 1698. Sarah is said to maybe have been born 1773 which would make her 15 when they married.

Reference: Source:
Mr. Christos Christou, Jr. 303 Nicholson Road, Baltimore, MD 21221-6609
Note: DEED:To John (ap)Evans 350 acres out of said tract he sold 100 acres to
John German now deceased his widow in possession. Another part thereof
he sold 100 acres to John Roberts, the said John sold the same to John
Morgan who has it in possession, the remaining part John Evans hath in
his possession all in Radnor. p. 216 Welsh Settlement of PA.
DEED: John ap Evan or John Evans Sr. (Children called Jones) received his
right to 350 acres by deed of July 19, 1682 witnessed by Edward Jones,
Thomas Davies, David Jones, Richard Jones and David Morris. He located
his land in Radnor Twp. On resurvey it amounted to only 300 acres and
surveyed again and came out to 250 acres and he had to buy an overplus 25 acres.
By deed Apr 4, 1688, Evans conveyed 100 acres to John German whose relict
Margaret Jermain held it. On survey it made out to be 42 acres over
which her son John paid for at a noble an acre. p. 226 Welsh Settlement
of PA.
DEED: John Evans sold 100 acrs to John Robert of Haverford, smith adjoining German, on the north. John Robert sold by deed of 1 mo 9, 1699/1700 sold same land to John Morgan (married John Evan's dau. Sarah Jones), who also had 100 acres more of John Evans' land. In 12mo. 1701, the land commissioners supposed John Evans had 2,200 acres in Radnor.
WILL: His children were named ap Jones (for Johns). John (ap) Evan dated Jun 17 1703 pro Nov 22 1707 Radnor Chester Co, PA wife Dalila. son-in-law David Evan and Mary his wife my plantation of about 200 acres paying to my son-in-law John Morgan and Sarah his wife 60Pds subject to provisions for wife Dalila. eldest son Rees Jones 20Pds. son Thomas Jones 5Pds, dau Jane 40Pds, dau Margaret wife of Hugh Samuel a heifer. to dau Phebe wife of Edward David 10Pds and to each of their 3 children 1 ewe. granddau Sarah dau of John Morgan and grandson James son of same. a cow. neice Elizabeth Evans dau of Brother Edward Evans 40Pds. exec. -David Evans and John Morgan.

Mentioned in Welsh Families of Pennsylvania by Thomas Allen Glenn 1970
edition, tracing John Evans family back through Wales and royalty. This
same lineage is quoted in Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants by Gary Roberts.
p. 166 WFP John Evans of parish of Nantmell, co Radnor, gentleman, son of
Evan ap Lewis removed to Radnor, PA 1682-3. Freeholder of 350 acres.
p. 56 of Passengers and ships of Penn's Colony Vol. 1. John Evans and
David Kinsey both from the parish of Nantmel in Radnorshire bought certificates
from Bristol also dated 26 6mo 1682. They bought part of Richard Davies land
in the Welsh tract before leaving England. Chester Co Bulletin 1898 p. 4 Landholders John Evans of Nantmele, Radnor, gentleman.

List of Chester Co Morgan wills

Will of John Morgan Jr.
Name: John Morgan
Residence: Radnor, Chester Co., PA
Description: Decedent
Date: 21 Feb 1731
Prove Date: 4 Mar 1731
Title: Yeoman, Jr.
BookPage: E:181
Remarks: John Morgan Junr. Radnor Co. of Chester Pennsylvania. Yeoman.
February 21, 1731/2. 3/4/1731. E.181.
Wife: Patience.
Children: Mary, Hannah.
Father: John
Sister: Sarah.
Brother: Samuel.
Brother-in-Law: Joseph Jones.
Nieces: Elizabeth and Sarah Jones.
Exec: John Morgan
I think John's first wife was Hannah William:
4, 19, 1691.  Robert William, of Merion, Phila. Co., and Gwen Cadwallader,
late of Radnor, Chester Co., spinster, at Hugh Robert's house in Merion,
aforesaid. Witnesses, John and Gainor Roberts; Cadwallader Morgan; Robert
and Joshua Owen.
This Robert William was the first settler in Goshen township,Chester County
where he was living in 1700. He was called the "King of Goshen". In 1715,
he removed to Uwchlan, and conveyed the Goshen homestead to his son Ellis.
Robert died in 1734, aged 87.
Children of Robert and Gwen William were Elizabeth, (b.___; m. Wm Philips,
1708); Ellis (m. 1712, Mary _____); Lewis (m. 1720, Ann, dau. of James
Thomas); John (m. Jane, dau. of Rees Jones); Ann (b. 1700: m. Griffith
John); William (m. 1723, Joan Pugh); Grace (b. 1707: m. John Meredith);
Hannah (m. 1723, John Morgan); Sarah (b. 1712; m. Timothy Kirk).
Will of John Morgan Sr.
Radnor, County of Chester, Pennsylvania. Yeoman.
October 8, 1744/5. December 9, 1744. G.153.
Brother: James.*
Children: Samuel and wife, Mordecai, and Sarah.
Grandchildren: Sarah d/o Samuel, Elinor d/o Samuel, Jane d/o Samuel, Hannah, Mary d/o John Jr, John s/o Samuel, Thomas and Elizabeth.
Both John Jr and Sarah had children named Hannah (Hannah Jones 2 DEC 1733)
Friends Meeting at Radnor. Edward Evans, workman.
Servants: Thomas William, Margaret Hastin and Eve Maria Hoofman.
Exec: Samuel and Mordecai Morgan.
Trustees: Thomas Thomas, John Havard, Evan Evans and David Edwards. Wit: Thomas Reese, John Oliver, Samuel Harry, William Lewis and Thos. Morris
*Note: concerning a James Morgan -Phyllis Stewart (elstew@nts-online.net) shows James Morgan who died 6-8-1751 was married to Sarah Prothro. She states that she found this in a book on Wales.

Will of Samuel Morgan, John Morgan Sr.'s son and brother to John Jr.
Name: Samuel Morgan
Residence: Radnor, Chester Co., PA
Description: Decedent
Date: 31 May 1759
Prove Date: 22 Aug 1759
Title: Yeoman
BookPage: L:306
Remarks: Samuel Morgan. Radnor, Co. of Chester, Penna. Yeoman. May 31, 1759. Aug. 22, 1759. L.306.
Wife: Magdalen (Evans).
Children: John, Sarah, Eleanor, Jane, Rachel, Hannah and Ruth.
Exec: Magdalen Morgan, Richard Evans (Magdalen's brother).

Name: Magdalen Morgan (d/o William Evans)
Description: Sister
Date: 8 Feb 1755
Prove Date: 25 Feb 1755
Book/Page: C:528
Remarks: Mary Evans, (spinster) daughter of William. February 8, 1755. February 25, 1755. Willistown. To brother Richard Evans £5. To sister Magdalen Morgan £5. To brother William Evans £1. To sister Sarah, wife of John Wayne £10. To sister Hannah Evans £1. To brother Joel Evans £6. To brother Joshua Evans £5. To Sarah, daughter of Samuel Morgan, £3 and to Eleanor, daughter of Samuel Morgan, £3. To Eleanor, daughter of Samuel John, £3. To Elias, son of Samuel John, £2. Test signed. Executor: Brother-in-law John Wayne.

Summary:
John and James Morgan were brothers (for James see *note 3 below)
John Morgan Sr married about 1695 to Sarah ap Evan called Sarah Jones in the Welsh way d/o of John ap Evan
They had Sarah b 1698 who married Joseph Jones born 22, 8, 1695, James before 1703, John Jr after 1703, Mordecai 12 Jul 1713, and Samuel.
1. Sarah Morgan-married Joseph Jones* s/o Thomas John/Thomas John Evan/ Thomas Jones see note 1 below
their children known to me -
Sarah Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Hannah Jones b: 2 Dec 1733 in PA after her uncle John Morgan died.
2. John Morgan Jr ,wife Hannah William 1723, had Hannah and Mary, wife Patience (Perminetr?) by 1731, Patience Perminter a second wife. John Morgan Jr.'s 1st wife was probably Sarah Evans b: 11 Jan 1694/95 in Merion, Chester Co. married John Morgan 17 Dec 1717 in Chester Co,Pa according to Shay Lewis
3. James Morgan* see note 2- was born by June 1703, was still alive in 1731, but died by 1744.
4. Mordecai -born 12 Jul 1713 in Radnor Twp., Pennsylvania, PA died 29 Dec 1782 says Marcia Smith
Note: 1777, the following-named inhabitants of Radnor rendered a statement of their losses. These statements may be relied upon as accurate, for they were made under the oaths or affirmations of the sufferers:
From Samuel Pugh and Mord. Morgan, by Harcourt, Sept. 19 35 0 0
From Mordecai Morgan, "by a party of British under Col. Harcourt, Sept. 19" 45 0 0
5. Samuel Morgan married Magdalen and had John, Sarah, Eleanor, Jane, Rachel, Hannah and Ruth

*Note 1: courtesy Sherry Johnson sherrjoh7@yahoo.com Joseph Jones from Thomas Allen Glenn's Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania p. 65...
Thomas John Evan, alias Thomas John/or Jones . Born near Bala. Removed to Pennsylvania 1681. Married in Merion at the House of Hugh Roberts, 1 month, 13, 1686, died 1707. Will under name of John Evan, by error. Will book C, p. 59. Dated 31 month, 1707. Proved 23 Sept. 1707. He was of Radnor, yeoman. Devised 300 acres of land to his 2nd son, John, his eldest son having predeceased him. He married Lowry John, widow of Thomas Lloyd, of Penmaen, parish of Llanfor. He was celebrated as a poet.
Children:
Rowland John Evan (contraction for Rowland Thomas John Evan). Died 5, 31, 1698.
John Jones of Radnor, Pennsylvania
Thomas d. infant
Elizabeth, born 11, 8, 1691; m. Risiart ap Thomas ap Rhys
Joseph(Jones) born 22, 8, 1695. m. Sarah Morgan (d/o John Morgan Jr.)
3 more children who died infants

*Note 2: James Morgan birth before June 1703 in Grandfather's will-
WILL of the grandfather of Joseph Jones:
John Evan Jun 17 1703 pro Nov 22 1707
children were named ap Jones [for Johns]. John (ap) Evan dated Jun 17 1703 pro Nov 22 1707 Radnor Chester Co, PA wife Dalila. son-in-law David Evan and Mary his wife my plantation of about 200 acres paying to my son-in-law John Morgan and Sarah his wife 60Pds subject to provisions for wife Dalila. eldest son Rees Jones 20Pds. son Thomas Jones 5Pds, dau Jane 40Pds, dau Margaret wife of Hugh Samuel a heifer. to dau Phebe wife of Edward David 10Pds and to each of their 3 children 1 ewe. granddau Sarah dau of John Morgan and grandson James son of same. a cow. neice Elizabeth Evans dau of Brother Edward Evans 40Pds.
exec. -David Evans and John Morgan.

*Note 3: H
ere is a note from Andy Holland which is very interesting about a James Morgan born about 1719 in PA and raised by a step mother Patience. I am waiting to hear where this story came from. I wonder why James is not mentioned in the Radnor wills if he is their son - so have thought about it for days. I think he is the son of James Morgan, mentioned in John Morgan Sr.'s will as a brother. Further I think he married the widow Patience after John Morgan Jr. died and that he already had a son James Jr.. The family of this James Morgan with step mother Patience seems to be the only source for her maiden name being Perminter.
Son of John and Sarah but raised by Patience, his stepmother. James migrated south some 40 miles, after his fathers death, to the Harford area in north Maryland. He found his first wife Elizabeth Walker and second wife Mary Davis among the followers of the St. George Parish. After the birth of his fourth child, James and family moved to North Carolina near the modern town of Liberty.
James became a very influential person in the area. He homesteaded some 600 acres of the Piedmont Grassland area for which he received title after the War of Revolution. In 1782 he sold the land and moved north some 20 miles near Greensboro, NC. where he purchased several smaller farms. He was one of the protesters (Regulator) against the tyrannical English taxation practices and a participant in the Battle of Alamance.
James sold his last landholding in 1811 after which nothing is known. His age would have been over 90 at this time. The sale of the lands in 1810 and 1811 may have been done by James Jr. after the death of his father.

Reference: Source for deeds mentioning John Morgan. Brackets mine:
Mr. Christos Christou, Jr. abcgenealogy@comcast.net 303 Nicholson Road, Baltimore, MD 21221-6609
Note:
DEED:To John (ap) Evans 350 acres out of said tract he sold 100 acres to John German now deceased his widow in possession. Another part thereof he sold 100 acres to John Roberts, the said John sold the same to John Morgan who has it in possession, the remaining part John Evans hath in his possession all in Radnor. p. 216 Welsh Settlement of PA.

DEED: John ap Evan or John Evans Sr. (Children called Jones) received his right to 350 acres by deed of July 19, 1682 witnessed by Edward Jones,Thomas Davies, David Jones, Richard Jones and David Morris. He locatedhis land in Radnor Twp. On resurvey it amounted to only 300 acres and surveyed again and came out to 250 acres and he had to buy an overplus 25 acres. By deed Apr 4, 1688, Evans conveyed 100 acres to John German whose relict Margaret Jermain held it. On survey it made out to be 42 acres overwhich her son John paid for at a noble an acre. p. 226 Welsh Settlement of PA.

DEED: John Evans sold 100 acrs to John Robert of Haverford, smith adjoining German, on the north. John Robert sold by deed of 1 mo 9, 1699/1700 sold same land to John Morgan [married John Evan's dau. Sarah Jones, but I think John Evans arrived as John ap Edwards on the Morning Star], who also had 100 acres more of John Evans' land. In 12mo. 1701, the land commissioners supposed John Evans had 2,200 acres in Radnor.

WILL: His children were named ap Jones [for Johns]. John (ap) Evan dated Jun 17 1703 pro Nov 22 1707 Radnor Chester Co, PA wife Dalila. son-in-law David Evan and Mary his wife my plantation of about 200 acres paying to my son-in-law John Morgan and Sarah his wife 60Pds subject to provisions for wife Dalila. eldest son Rees Jones 20Pds. son Thomas Jones 5Pds, dau Jane 40Pds, dau Margaret wife of Hugh Samuel a heifer. to dau Phebe wife of Edward David 10Pds and to each of their 3 children 1 ewe. granddau Sarah dau of John Morgan and grandson James son of same. a cow. neice Elizabeth Evans dau of Brother Edward Evans 40Pds.
exec. -David Evans and John Morgan.

Name: Thos. Morgan
Description: Cousin?
Date: 6 May 1774
Prove Date: 3 Sep 1774
BookPage: Q:39
Remarks: Margaret Williams, Radnor. Chester Co. Widow. 6 May 1774. 3 Sep 1774. Isaac Reese and his wife Mary; Philip and John Reese; Rachel Joseph and Wm., children of Joseph Norris; Rachel, widow of David Reese of VA; Mary, daughter of Isaac Reese, Catherine and Elizabeth Chrisbam; Thomas and Jesse Jennings; Thomas and Samuel Webb; David Reese, an old servant; Mary, wife of Griffith James; Phebe, wife of Alexander Solli; Elizabeth Fowman; Philip, Margaret Price; Thos. Wharton; Jonathan and Thos. Sturgis; Haverford, Lower Merion and Radnor Meetings; Evan David; Obadiah Wily, Sr.; Geo. King, Philibenah, daughter of Jacob Miller; Elizabeth Cline, wife of Michael; Thomas Morgan. Execs.: cousin Thos. Morgan, Evan David and Michael Stadelman. Q:39.

George Morgan
Title: Yeoman
Description: Decedent
Date: 1 Aug 1746
Prove Date: 6 Aug 1746
Book/Page: B:202
Remarks: George Morgan of U. Providence, yeoman. August 1, 1746. August 6, 1746. B. 202. To the friends of Goshen and Newtown Meetings £5 each. To my 2 daughters, Elizabeth wife of John Rowels of Carolina and Susanna wife of Henry Philips of Chester Co, and granddaughter Gennet Morris, all remainder of estate real and personal. Executors: friends Geo. Ashbridge Jr and Ellis Williams. Letterst to Ashbridge the other renouncing. Witnesses: John Wm. son (Williamson), Abraham Hoopes, John Pritchet.
George Morgan married
Elizabeth m John Rowls
Susanna m Henry Philips
unknown married Morris child Gennet

        PUBLICATIONS OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dec. 1898
Miscellany No. 2


Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734

A List of the Names of the Inhabitants of the County of
Philadelphia, with the quantity of Land they respectively hold
therein, according to the uncirtaine Returns of the Constables.

Anno Dom: 1734
BRISTOLL

James Logan...............300
John Neagle...............150
John Cleaver..............100
Christian Peterman.........50
Thomas White..............100
Abraham Shoemaker..........50
Benjamen Armitage, junr...100
John Bryant.................4
Simon Healings............100
William Dillworth..........20 b: 15 Jun 1681 in Thornbury Yorkshire England. his father died 15 Sep 1699 in Philadelphia
James Morgan..............180
James Dillworth...........100 his father James died 15 Sep 1699 in Philadelphia
Richard Dillworth.........200
James Dillworth, junr.....100 son of James or William?
William Whartnaby.........100
Thomas Roberts............200
Nathan Whitman............100
Griffith Griffiths........100
William Brittaine.........100
Wido Wilcox's Estate......150
Thomas Marle..............100
Samuel Richerdson.........200
John Richerdson...........100
Judith Sharp...............20
Elizabeth Fincher.........100
Richard Healings..........
John Cart..................50
John Lukins...............300
Mathias Lukins............150
Samuel Powell.............100
Resources for the area of Durham Furnace and beyond to NJ and Delaware
Hunterdon Maps
NJ Maps
Freepages NJ land outside of Bucks PA
Other resources for other Morgans:
MORGAN DNA not all descendants are uploaded to the first group
Philadelphia and Chester Co Morgan David Morgan Blog
Morgan Log House 850 Weikel Road, Towamencin, PA 19443 (215) 368-2480
Early residents map of Chester made by George Smith, but I cannot find a full blown up copy online-referred to on this site
Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734
Primitive Baptist Welch Tract in Delaware
US Genweb all states
Main Directory for rootsweb
Notes on Morgans from the Morgan Society
History of Radnor Township
Chester Co PA Wills for Morgan on Ancestry.com
Article about Edward Morgan
Some information and thoughts about the tree of Lewis Morgan
Ancestry docs for Morgan
Rootsweb discussion of Edward Morgan with correct and incorrect information
Ancestry tree by Pamela Clem for s/o Edward- Joseph Morgan's children
but very questionable information about him being the son of James Morgan
Merion Monthly Meeting PA Burial and marriage records on rootsweb
Landholders of Philadelphia 1734 on rootsweb
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Both of the John's children have been ignored and everyone has forced James Morgan of Durham Furnace (birth guestimated 1708-1710) on both John Morgans. One son James was actually born too late -1721- and married Ann Heacock. The other son James was born ca 1700 and was dead by 1744. He was not alive long enough to be James Morgan of Durham.

John Morgan of Radnor was probably born by 1666 to be a resident by 1686. Was he really a resident by 1686? or was it really 1693? He had a brother James who would probably been to old to be our James. That is unless you rethink it all and find out that there were 3 John Morgans in a row. Our James Morgan of Durham Furnace did not died till 1782. Among the men I discussed above there was no James Morgan who fit the description of James Morgan born about 1708, unless you count the brother James and take the assumption they were born later than we thought and were both sons of a third John Morgan who was a resident in 1686 !


GIBSON, John.
Radnor Shire. London, Thomas Carnan, 1780. 65 x 110.
Uncoloured; light soiling and age-toning to margins, otherwise very good.
A miniature map of the county from John Gibson's 'New and accurate maps of the counties of England and Wales'.
KING: Miniature Antique Maps 2nd edition, pp.172-173.

3 comments:

Claudia said...

I would like to share some information...regarding Evan Morgan. I have checked my line with the 1734 Landholders of Bristol Twp, PA you have listed in your blog of Nov 12, 2007. I have a connection with 9 of those listed. I am trying to locate an Evan Morgan, 1690's in Bristol, PA.

Unknown said...

This is all so confusing...

My g-father was General Curtis Morgan (of Bartlett, TX), son of Charlie Neal Morgan and Mary Cassandra Laughlin.

They are listed in the extensive Morgan history on ancestory.com that started with James Morgan Sr., who reported died at sea with wife Jane in 1691.

It all sounded so well researched and certain. But then I noticed that they have "son" James Morgan Jr. living to be 111! This is obviously wrong. I searched some more and found your blog.

Do you have a genealogy tree created with your information?

I wonder at which point I can trust the family tree listed as "Descendants of James Sr MORGAN" posted on ancestry.com?

jcpstoddard said...

Elizabeth Prythereth married a Morgan James (not a James Morgan) the 1st day of the 11th month of 1694 in Radnor, Chester, PA. This marriage record can be seen at ancestry.com by looking at the "U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994" database. This is a direct link to the image http://interactive.ancestry.com/2189/31906_284110-00066/100122025?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dQuakerMeetMins%26rank%3d1%26new%3d1%26so%3d3%26MSAV%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dms_r_db%26gsfn%3dmorgan%26gsln%3djames%26msydy%3d1700%26gskw%3dhaverford%26dbOnly%3d_C000000F%257c_C000000F_x%26uidh%3drr1%26msydp%3d10&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnRecord