Thomas Ellis (d.1760)
Thomas was a farmer who immigrated from Wales to the Colonies in 1707. Family history says this line can be traced back to Welsh nobility. Thomas and his wife, Jane, were prominent Quakers in Pennsylvania. He owned 175 acres in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
m. Jane Hughes. Issue:
From Exeter Monthly Meeting Minutes
Thomas Ellis of Exeter meeting was born in or near Merionethshire in the north of Wales in the year 1683 and came to Pennsylvania about the 24th year of his age, and soon after was Convinced of the Truth, married Jane Hughes, of, Gwynedd meeting in the year 1712.
He was a hearty lover of Friends and an Elder upwards of thirty years; spent some time in hearing traveling friends company to visit Friends in the back parts of Virginia; was of an innocent life and conversation, a diligent attendent of our meetings both for worship and Discipline, whilst of ability of Body, and Exemplery in Humble Waiting therein.
Although towards the latter part of His Time he was pretty much deprived of His natural Faculties and became like unto a child yet in the main quiet and Still to the end of His time here, which was 11th of the 6 mo, 1760 aged about 77 years.
Signed on behalf of Exeter meeting held at Maiden Creek July 29, 1762 Benj. Lightfoot, clerk.
Note: Removed reference to parents until better documentation can be found. - Gordon Simpkinson
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On 31 Oct 2017 at 01:02 GMT Stephen Roberts wrote:
and Margaret Ellis of Wales. Which of your sources indicates his parents?