I have information from David B. Boles that I believe replaces the info for William Lewis (1936-1708).

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There has been much controversy about who the father was of the 3 Lewis Quaker Brothers, Ralph, David and William Lewis, who first came to Chester County in the 1680s. For those who have William or any of the Lewis brothers in their Family Tree, William is my 7th Great Grandfather and, while doing my tree, I came across the following information about the true father of his more famous brother Ralph. It states that their father was Lewis William. It further says that, while Lewis William may have married a Mary, there's proof that the Lewis Brothers' mother was either Jane or Ann Evans, of Richard ap Evan. 

You can read this yourself in article 25. the true father of Ralph Lewis and the follow up article 29. Gateway Ancestors to Royalty. They are also related to King Henry III and King Peter the Cruel, as well as link to Henry VIII, John Bevans (John ab Evans), and William Penn, as best I can remember through great grandchildren.

If anyone can shoot holes in this, I would like to know. I'm using this in my tree and assuming the David B. Boles genealogy organization is as reputable as it seems to be, having been in business since 1986. But, I am new to genealogy.

Article 25: https://bolesbooksblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/25-the-true-parentage-of-ralph-lewis-of-darby-township-now-delaware-county-pennsylvania/

Article 29. https://bolesbooksblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/29-seven-gateway-ancestors-to-royalty/

WikiTree profile: William Lewis
in Genealogy Help by Paul Lewis G2G Rookie (290 points)
edited by Paul Lewis

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Hi Paul, as this is a pre1700 profile it has to meet higher standards when it comes to sources. As interesting as Boles blog is, that in itself is not a source. The sources he alludes to might me ok, but you would need to investigate.

In the meantime you could add a Research Notes section (just above sources) and put what you have written here in it. Then it will be there when you have the proof, or when someone else comes along who can add to it.

It is not recommended to remove info without good reason.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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Thanks for checking this out and for the help! I'll do just as you suggest, once I figure out how to! LOL

Thank you!
Go to edit on the profile, just above ==Sources == put

===Research Notes ===

Then add your info, add comment in comments box, then click save.

Hi Paul, the book "Merion in the Welsh Tract" (1896) is the most detailed source I've found in regards to Ralph's family tree.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://books.google.com/books/download/Merion_in_the_Welsh_Tract.pdf%3Fid%3DvMsxAQAAMAAJ%26output%3Dpdf&ved=2ahUKEwi8zIWq39PvAhVMHs0KHX9bA-kQpfACKAEwCXoECAcQAw&usg=AOvVaw2vQ4ZoeT701HtSdsxokG4p

On page 210 in the PDF, there is a detailed pedigree of John Bevan, who was Ralph's 1st cousin. They share the same maternal grandmother, Catherine Basset. In this book, there is a diagram tracing her line directly back to King Edward III. While the tree itself is unsourced, the line coincides with other websites and trees.

I have yet to find Ralph Lewis's exact line back to King Pedro of Castile, but I haven't found any info suggesting otherwise. Are there any other sources on Ralph's connection to King Pedro aside from the articles on bolesbookblog?

Thanks,

Travis

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