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David/Davis Wales, PA, NC, SC

Posted: 1 Feb 1999 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 12:33PM GMT
Surnames: David, Davis
>MEMO The genealogy back to Morgan Davies is consistently reported.
>!SURNAME: Children sometimes listed as DAVIS.
>!UNPROVEN: Information from "The Davis Family in Wales and America" by
>Harry Alexander Davis, pub 1927, Wash DC.[sdw 8/5/1998] Morgan Davis ba
>1622-3 Lantwidvoyrde, Glamorgan, Wales. He was a witness to a lease of
>lands from Rees Williams to his father in Carmarthen Co., dated 8 July
1673.
>Morgan married Catherine late in life, settled Lithrens Castle,
>Pembrokeshire. (Circumstances indicate the he was closely related to Wm
and >Francis Howell, who came to Penn. It is not known if thru his mother
or his >wife.) From the dates of the births of his last three children
which are >recorded in Merion Meeting Records (MSS Hist. Soc. Penn.) he
had at least >one son born in Wales, i.e., John. He came into the
Province of >Pennsylvania prior to 1586, probably on ship "Vine" which
arrived 17 7 >mo,1684 bringing many Welsh families to settle in Merion,
Haverford, and >Radnor. (Welsh Settlmt Penn., Browning, p 505) Morgan
David owned by a >triparty deed dated 19. 6 mo 1686, and signed by Richard
Davies, Morgan >David, and William Howell, a parcel of land, 100 acres, in
Merion Township. >Land deeds of the Haverford School and College show
that the College land >was originally part of the 410 ac which Richard
Davies conveyed 19 6 mo 1686 >to Thos. Ellis, Gent.; Morgan David,
Husbandman; and Francis Lloyd , >Shoemaker. (Welsh, Settlmt of Penn.,
Browning, pp 202-227) He was a >Freeholder and owned 354 ac of land.
(Welsh Founders of Penn.,, Glenn Vol. >i, p.157) >Morgan and Catherine
David witnessed the marriage of Thomas Pascale 15 9 mo >1692. They were
witnesses to the marriage of Thomas Rees, o Haverford and >Rebecca
Williams 11 4 mo 1692. Morgan was a witness to the marriage of
>Lewis Waker, of Philadelphia, late of Merion and Mary Moris, of the same
>place, 22 2 mo 1693. (MSS Hist Soc PA) >Morgan David dated his will 15
12 mo 1694-5. He was buried 17 12 mo 1694=5. >This will was probated by
his widow, Catherine who was sole executrix, 18 7
>mo 1695. (Welst Settlmt PA, Browning, p 245 Gen Soc PA vol ii p 31) His
>estate to go to his eldest sons, John and Evan; he mentions son David, and
>leaves legacies to dtrs Catherine and Elisabeth, and to the Meeting House
at >Haverford. He mentions property called "Chestnut-well" and
"Beech-well". >William Howell, Morris Llewellyn, Francis Howell, and Dvid
Lawrence are >named overseers. Wtinesses to this will were Robert Owen,
Robert Powell, >and John Humphreys. >One hundre ac of land mentioned in
the triparty deed was conveyed by the >relict and the overseers to James
Thomas by deed 8 3 mo 1695. James Thomas >immediately reconveyed the
same to his son, James Thomas. > >Editors of DAVIS CLEARING HOUSE say
much of the book has been disproven. > ! Further research is needed.
>{Another Morgan Davis is listed b 1622 in Cardiff, Wales same death date,
>son Evan David b 1685 Marion Twp, Penn d 1748 m 1712 Jane Reese-moved to
>South Carolina. Other children Benjamin Davis m Elizabeth Bowen bur
Camden >Sc 34 SC Regt comm by Col. Wm Thompson, pvt. enlistd 26 Nov 1778
prisoner 9 >Jan 1779, Benj. Davis, Jr., youngest of 9 sons Jefferson
Co., Tn? m >Priscilla Jones, dau of Reps Jones his will 26 Oct 1824
(B. Davis), >children 1. Alexander Davis b 1790 d 1808, Elizabeth David b
20 Feb 1791, >Benjamin David III b 1792 m. nancy Campbell, Joseph H David
m 7 Dec 1837 >Amanda Jarnigan, Grainger Co., Tn (LDS), RepsJones David m
1. Malinda >Singleton dau of John. m. 2 Isabelle McCroskey Bogle This
from Sudie Clemmer
>letter 14 Dec 1973, Asbury Acres Maryville, TN 37801 in book "DAVIS
FAMILIES
>OF CHESTER CO PENNSYLVANIA" edited by DAVIS CLEARING HOUSE.}
>Morgan David, yeoman, Merion Twp. Philadelphia Co, PA WB A-354 FIle #149
>Rec. 15 Dec 1694/5. Wife, Catherine, sole executx. Children: John, oldest
>sons; Evan; son David, legacies to daus: Katherine & Elizabeth; to Meeting
>House in Haverford. ref: Philadelphia Wills LDS microfilm 384806.
>!QUESTIONS: Husbandman -- farmer? What is a Freeholder? Meeting
>House---were the Davises Quakers at this time?[The Davis Family in Wales &
>America by Harry Alexander Davis] 8/5/98 [sdw]
>John David, son of Morgan (1) David. Born Pembrokeshire, Wales 168_. He
>came to Penn. with his parents when a small child and about 1684. He was
a >witness to his mother's second marriage3 11 mo 1697. He married about
1699, >Ann, dtr of Thomas Thomas, and young widow of David Evan, born
Wales 1683. >John and Ann were witnesses to marriages in Haverford 4 11
mo 1706 and 11 3 >mo 1715. He removed to Pencader Hundred New Castle
county, Delaware about >June 1716 and is shown in the list of signers of
the Confession of 4 Feb. >1716-17 as "Shion Dafydd". [Pencader Rec p
21) In May 1717 he was a joint >purchaser with his brother David of
400 ac of land from William Davis and >David Evans, part of a 30,000 acre
grant to said Davs and Evans from Wm Penn
>in 1701. (Deeds, Lib Q1 fol 81) He was deeded land in Pencader Hundred
by >William Curston, executor for the estate of Edw Gray, to said Gray
from >William Davis of Radnor PA and Dvid Evans of Pencader Hundred.
(Deeds, Lib. >G1, fol 167) In 1727 he was deeded a parcel of land by
John Thomas. >(Deeds, Lib H1 fol 189) In 1729 he was deeded a parcel of
land by Griffith >John (Deeds, Lib 11 fol 124) On 30 Apr 1736 he was
deeded by William >Cureton and Susannah his wife, 139 ac mor or less, of
land in St Georges >Hundred, Del. (Deeds, Lib Off, fol 109.) In May 1743
John and David divided >their land giving each other a release of claim,
etc.* John and Ann his >wife could not write as they signed this deed
with a mark. This deed was
>proven in court in May 1748. The release of David and Martha his wife, to
>John David was never recorded. The following abstract of a deed is of
>interest: John Hopkins and Rachel hise wife, of Pencader Hundred, convey
20
>Jan 1767 to David Davis, Cordwainer 26 ac of land, part of 400 ac deeded
to
>John and David Davis, joint partners (1717), and they the said John and
>David David divided the same, in two equal shares between them and gave
>release to each other for every one his share, dated 16 May 1743; and the
>said 26 ac is part of said John Davis, his share. The said John David in
>his last will and testament dated 22 Mar 1763 did bequeath, give, and
devise
>all his said lands unto the above John Hopkins and Rachel, his wife,
etc...
>by right of said will, the said John Hopkins and Rachel his wife converys
>said 26 ac of land to the above named David Davis. (Deeds, Lib. Y1, fol
>127). [The spelling of the surname David and Davis is just as it is in
the
>book] swd 8/98. This will has not been discovered, nor is there any
record
>of administration of estates of John or Ann David. Date of teh death of
>John was about 1764-5, it is recorded in the church register but no date
is
>given. (Pencader Rec., p 70) Date of the death of Ann is not know tho she
>was evidently deceased prior to 22 Mar 1763.
>*DEED RECORD, Newcastle County, Delaware, at Wilmington. (Liber Q, Vol I,
>page 34.) To all christian People to whom these presents shallcome Know
>that of John Davis, of Pencader Hundred in the County of New Castle upon
>Delaware Turner and Ann Davis his wife for divers reasons and
considerations
>them moving have remised Resolved and forever Quit Claimed and by these
>presents themselves and their heirs Doth fully clearly and absolutely
remise
>release and forever quit Claim unto David Davies of the hundred & County
>afsd. Turner in his full and peaceable Possession and Seizin and to his
>heirs and assigns forever all that Tract or parece of Land scituate and
>being in Pencader Hundred and Coty of New Castle afsd being one moity of
>four hundred ac of Land sold and made over to the above said John Davis
and
>Said David Davies jointly from William Davis as appeared by one deed under
>his hand & Seal bearing date the Twenty first day of May Anno Dom 1717
>Beginning at a corner Black Oak from thence East one Hundred and thirty
>eight Perches to a corner maple thence South two Hundred Perches to a
corner
>White Oak thence West on e Hundred and fourteen perches to a Corner Gum
>thence North forty one deg: West one hundred and thirty-two Perches to a
>corner black oak standing by the Great Road from Christian Bridge to the
>head of Elk River thence North thirty-eight deg: East one hundred and
>eighteen Perches to the place of Beginning Containing Two Hundred ac of
Land
>be the same more or less within the said bounds together with all Houses
>barns buildings Gardens orchards meadows pastures feeding woods Soil Ways
>Waters Watercourses Issues rents profits Improvements Liberties Erasements
>advantages and appurtenances with Reversion and Reversions Remainder and
>Remainders, whatsoever to the same belonging or anywise appertaining. To
>have and To Hold the above said Land and Premises unto the said David
Davies
>his heirs and Assigns to the only Use and Behoof of the said David Davis
>his Heirs and Assigns forever so that neither they the said John Davies
and
>Ann Davies nor their Heirs no any other person or persons for them or any
of
>them or in their or either of their names or the Name right or Stead of
any
>of them shall or will by any Way or means hereafter have Claim Chalenge or
>demand an Estate right Title or Interest of in or to the Said Land and
>Premises or any part or parcel thereof, but from all & every Action Right
>Estate Title Interest Demand of in or to the Premises or any part or
parcel
>there of they and every of them shall be utterly excluded and barred
forever
>by these Presents. And also the said John Davies and Ann Davies and their
>heirs the said Land and Premises with the appurtenances to the said David
>Davies his heirs and Assigns to his and their own proper use and uses in
>manner and form afore specified against them the said John Davies and Ann
>Davis and their heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them shall
>warrant and forever Defend by these Presents. In witness whereof they the
>said John Davies and Ann Davis have hereunto set their hands and Affixed
>their seals the Sixteenth day of May Anno Dom 1743.
his
>JOHN I DAVIS mark her ANN C DAVIS mark
>Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of JOHN THOMAS WILLIAM MOORE
New
>Castle County Ss May the ____1743
>Then came Ann Davis acknowleging her free Will and Consent in signing
>Sealing & Delivering of the Above written Deed to the USE Intent and
>purposes therein mentioned without the least Compulsion from her husband
or
>any other person or Persons whatsoever.
>Acknowledged before me one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for Sd
>County.
>Acknowledged in the Court of Common Pleas held for the County of New
Castle
>in May Term 1748. Witness my hand and seal of the Cou afsd. RICHd M:
>WILLIAM D Proton.ibm [I have tried to type this just as it is
>written---the different spellings of Davis/David/Davies are just as
written
>in the book by HAD] Sdw 8/5/98
>[Mdkk.ged]
>GEN: 2 NOTE _FTNMEMO Her father may have been William or Francis Howell,
who
>moved to Pennsylvania.
>[The Davis Family in Wales & America, Harry Alexander Davis] 8/5/98 [sdw]
>Catherine David was a witness for the defendant, 5 4 mo 1688 in the case
of
>Henry James vs James Brown, , Defend. "Catherine Davis being attested in
>Oppen Court, declareth for ye Defend that she did hear Henry James order
>James Brown ye Pipe and Ye Tymber att Rackcoone Creeke." (Rec of Cts
>Chester Co., PA 1681-98, fol 126)
>Catherine, widow, married (2) Evan Harry, of Merion, 3 11 mo 1697; this
was
>witnessed by John Evan and a Robert David (MSS Hist. Soc. Pa) Evan Harry
>owned 164 ac of land in Radnor in December 1701, and 204 ac in Merion in
Apr
>1704. He died 1718-19. Catherine, his widow, removed to Pencader
Hundred,
>New Castle, Co., Del. She shown as joining in 1720 subscribing as
"Catoring
>Evan Harry." (Pencader Rec. p 22) The estate of Evan Harry was not
>administered and settled until 19 Feb 1723. (Gen Soc Pa., vol vii p 284;
>ct. rec. also)
>Catherine maried (3) James Thomas. She was a widow again at the time of
>death 25 May 1741. (Pencader Rec., p 68)
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Candy Copeland 14 Jan 1999 12:00PM GMT 
ShirleyWarren... 1 Feb 1999 12:00PM GMT 
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shirleywarren... 30 Mar 2002 1:54AM GMT 
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