Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Male 1647 - 1734  (87 years)

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  • Name Robert Williams 
    Born 1647  Marion, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1734  Goshen, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9513  Williams Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2015 

    Father Ellis Williams
              b.
    1621, Marion, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    1691, Merion, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Ellin 
    Family ID F3294  Group Sheet

    Family Gwen Cadwalader
              b.
    1671, Goshen, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    1734, Uwchlan, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married April 19, 1691  Marion, Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. JOHN WILLIAMS
              b.
    1695, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    1746, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Ann Williams
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F3293  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    1715 map of Chester County PA, highlighting Uwchlan Twp. where the Uwchlan Meeting house was for Williams and Cadwallader families meet.
    1715 map of Chester County PA, highlighting Uwchlan Twp. where the Uwchlan Meeting house was for Williams and Cadwallader families meet.

  • Notes 
    • http://www.mundia.com/us/Tree/Family/451753/125391770#
    • http://rea-williams.com/getperson.php?personID=I12523&tree=tree1

      Robert William, of Merion, Pennsylvania, a widower, was married at the home of Hugh Roberts on 4-19-1691 to Gwen Cadwallader about 1700 they settled in Goshen, Pennsylvania probably on land then owned by Griffith Owen, at or near the present Goshen Friends Meeting House. He was sometimes called "The King of Goshen", and it is claimed that he was the first settler of the township. Transition says that their first residence was a cave, and that on occasion when their hearth fire went out he had to go 7 miles to get it renewed. Goshen meeting was held first, it is believed, at his house, though some records say at the house of Griffith Owen, but the latter doubtless lived in Philadelphia. In 1701,. Robert is shown as owning 76 1/4 acres in Goshen. He had a deed on 1-21-1703, from William Edward, for 75 acrees of land in Goshen, and in 1707 he purchased 300 acres in the same township from Edward Jones, surgeon. In 1715 they lived in Uwchlan township, and in that year conveyed the Goshen homestead to their son Ellis. Though he had considerable land in Goshen, he appears to have been in Staitened circumstances since in 1702, Friends of haverford contributed 19 pounds, 9 pence, 8 shillings to him to build a new house. He having received Friends "kindly and openhearted". and keeping the meeting in his house. In 1710 Edward Roberts complained about a debt of him and the meeting advised him to sell some of his land to pay it, and even appointed a committee to assist them in doing so. Robert died in 1734 at the age of 87 years.
    • Robert Williams,of Merion,from Wales,m.4-19-1691,Gwen Cadwalder,and about 1700 settled in Goshen.It is believed that Goshen Meeting was first held at his dwelling,on the property belonging to Griffith Owen. He had children Elizabeth,Ellis,Lewis,John,Ann,William,Grace,Hannah and Sarah.Ellis Williams by Mary his wife,had Robert,Esther,Mary,Ellis and Isaac.Ellis Williams Jr,m.2-1-1748,Lydia Haines,of Goshen,and had children Jesse,Ellis,Isaac,Nathan,Jane and Lydia.Ellis Williams 3rd,m. 11-19-1787,at Goshen Meeting,Jane Garrett,b.11-24-1767;dau.of Josiah and Mary (Yarnall) Garrett,of Goshen.(see #77)

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