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Will of John Bevan

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Abstracted from information published in Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania[1] and Merion in the Welsh Tract.[2]

Will of John Bevan of Trefeurig, in the parish of Llantrisant, in the County of Glamorgan

made in the first month (March), 1724/5
proved 21 October 1726
  • Grandson John Bevan (capital messuage called Treveyrig and the mill on the lands thereto adjoining)
  • Children of grandson John Bevan (25 lbs each... "and for the better assuring, settling and sure making of all that Plantation... in the Township of Haverford in the County of Chester in the Province of Pennsylvania"):
    • John
    • Richard
    • Thomas
    • Barbara
  • Son Evan Bevan (dec'd: "two Plantations I gave my son Evan Bevan some time before his decease", in Merion Township, County of Philadelphia)
  • Grandchildren
their sisters
  • Barbara
  • Ann
  • Catherine
  • Jane
Overseers: brother-in-law William Aubrey of Pencoed, nephew Evan Bevan of Pont-y-moyle [son of his brother Charles] and sons-in-law John Wood and Owen Roberts
Witnesses: Evan Prichard, David Morgan, Morgan David, Evan Bevan alias Jevans [son of his brother Charles]

Children of John Bevan and Barbara - "Extracted from the Archives of the District Probate Registry at Llandaff in the County of Glamorgan":[2]

  1. Evan Bevan, "married 11 mo. 9, 1693, at Darby Meeting, Eleanor Wood of Darby"
    1. John, b. 11 mo. 23, 1694; "heir of Treverigg"
    2. Evan, b. 12 mo. 14, 1698
    3. Aubrey, of Chester.
    4. Charles
    5. Anne
    6. Catherine
    7. Jane, b. 1 mo. 29, 1707-8
  2. Jane Bevan, "married 10 mo. 1st, 1687... in Haverford, John Wood of Darby"
    1. Ann, "b. 9 11, 1688"
    2. lots more
  3. Anne Bevan, "married 1st mo. 23, 1696-7, at Merion Meeting, Owen Roberts, of Merion"
    1. lots
  4. Elizabeth Bevan, "married 4th mo. 30th, 1696, at Merion Meeting, Joseph Richardson"
    1. lots
  5. Barbara "died unmarried in Wales" (although preceding the numbered list of children was:
    "Barbara, b. 7 mo. 5th, 1696, married William Musgrove.")
  1. Charles H. Browning. Welsh Settlement of Pennyslvania (1912), page 168-
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas Allen Glenn. Merion in the Welsh tract with sketches of the townships of Haverford and Radnor, historical and genealogical collection concerning the Welsh barony in the province of Pennsylvania, settled by the Cymric Quakers in 1682 (Norristown Pa. : Herald Press, 1896; Digital Library@Villanova University, 2014), page 175-



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