I was going thru the old rootsweb message board and found your name.. I'm curious where you found the glamorgan record on old obiah/abiah edwards my 9th gg father. Please expound..Below is some information for your use..
His father was Phylipp Edwardd/Edwards admitted as a inhabitant of Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1662 and was found drowned in 1664 by Captain Roger Clapp at the castle fortress in Boston harbor..
Below is listed what I have on Abiah.. I've been looking for Abiah for 28 years and this information listed below was just found..
Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 2:48 am.. typing what I found on www.godfrey.org
internet site: Anonymous author, "Records of the Suffolk County Court : 1671-1680.
Boston: The Society, 1933, 1334 pgs. page 280 has the following regarding a court case of miller vs roscoe: Abiah Edwards appears as a witness to viewing a vessel. The person who is writing of the case says the following: "Abiah Edwards aged two & twenty years or thereabouts testifieth yt hee was one of the persons who viewed the vessel above & set his hand to this Returne & see it signed by the other persons this 30th 4 mo. 1673. Taken before me Walter Clarke Assistant ...true coppie..Jssac Addington cler. Now calculating this means Abiah was born if you use the quaker system of march being the first month, the fourth month would be June 30, 1673 that this document was made. Minus 22 years from 1673 and his date of birth calculates out as 1651 or thereabouts as the judge says..
Source of information: Anonymous p. 280 Records of the Suffolk County Court Part 1 : 1671-1680.Boston: The Society, 1933, 1334 pgs. Volume XXIX.
Author or publisher is The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Published in Boston, Publisher: The Society, Date of Publication: 1933, Page Count: 2 volumes, Notes: includes bibliographical references and indexes. This is one of the publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts established from 1692-1892 (seal on the title page), and has The University Press, Cambridge, USA. the book seems to have been at the Harvard College Library as there is a stamp listing it as such.
I think that Abiah/ Obiah Edwards was named after his grandfather Obadiah Edwards of Barbadoes.
I believe that the list of Obiah Edwards listed in 1669 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey is proof that Obiah Edwards was named after Obadiah Edwards, his grandfather, who was living in Barbados and died probably in 1653/54 will proved in 1655. I think that my 8 gg father Abiah Edwards, just changed his first name from Obiah to Abiah in the true american fashion..
Now Abiah/Obiah Edwards my 8th gg father and his wife Naomi, the Indian Princess of the Shinnecock tribe (perhaps Mohawk) off of Maine and Long Island , New York named his first born son Phillip, after his father which would be in keeping with the English naming traditions of the time.i.e. first born male after father, etc.
Now the proof will lie in the pudding if the wills have more family listed which I think they will.
I also believe that Obiah/Abiah Edwards was a young lad when his father Phylipp Edwardd/Edwards left Wales and traveled to Barbadoes to see his father <not proved yet> Obadiah Edwards in the early 1600's who was a Captain of a Company in the Regiment of Colonel Fortescue there. It's just a theory and perhaps in a future time this riddle will be answered. Apr 29,2006.
After 28 years of searching, I'm getting tired and would like some answers..
Furthermore, I think<have a hunch> that the great grandfather of Abiah /Obiah Edwards was ap Phillipp EDWARD, of parish of Llandewy Ystradenny, County Radnorshire, Wales as proved by his grandfather's will proved 9 July 1655 in the Prerogative Of Canterbury Court in London, England by David ap Griffith who remains unknown at this time. The abstract reads as follows: " ap EDWARD, Phillip, of p. Llandewy Ystradenny, co. Radnor, Will [299 Avlett] proved July 9 by David ap Griffith. Year 1655." If not there has to be some kind of relationship here.
If I am wrong so be it, but right now I would like to see any kind of proof connecting these guys to England, Scotland or Wales..