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Thomas Ellis and Jane Hugh

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Re: Thomas Ellis and Jane Hugh

Posted: 1359003704000
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This is the first page from a document on Rowland Ellis of Bryn Mawr which was sent to me some years ago:

Descendants of Rowland Ellis

Generation No. 1
1. Rowland Ellis. He married Margaret Humphries

Child of Rowland Ellis and Margaret Humphreys is:
Thomas Ellis, b. May 27, 1863, Merionethshire, Wales, d. June 11, 1760, Exeter MM, Berks Co, PA.

Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS2 ELLIS (ROWLAND1)1,2 was born May 27, 1683 in Merioneth, Merionethshire, Wales3,4, and died June 11, 1760 in Exeter MM, Berks Co., PA5,6. He married JANE HUGHES7,8 October 31, 1712 in Gwynedd MM, Berks County, PA9,10, daughter of JOHN HUGHES and MARTHA CAIMOT.


Immigrated to Berks Co., PA, from Wales in 1707 (Steve Curry)

Church Records: Selected Areas of PA, 1600s-1800s

Exeter MM:

Church Records: Selected Areas of PA, 1600s-1800s

26/5/1757 - Bonds in the hand of Thomas Ellis ordered lodged in the hands of his son Mordecai Ellis. 29/7/1762 - Memorial: Thomas Ellis of Exeter Meeting born in or near Merionethshire in the North of Wales in 1683; came to Pennsylvania about the 24th year of his age and soon after was convinced of the Truth, married Jane Hughes, dau. of John Hughes of Gwynedd, in 1712. Visited Friends in back part of Virginia ... died 11/6/1760.

He converted to Quaker when he came to America.

His criticism of Squire Boone's (this was the father of and sisters to Daniel Boone) daughters caused Thomas to move his family to N.C.

According to some family notes, Thomas was very childlike near his death.

Notes for JANE HUGHES:
Jane's last name has been recorded as Hughes, Hugh, and Pugh.

Children of THOMAS ELLIS and JANE HUGHES are:
i. JONATHAN "JOHN"3 ELLIS11,12, b. June 18, 1713, Berks Co., PA13,14.

died young

ii. MORRIS ELLIS15,16, b. September 12, 1714, Olney Valley, Berks Co., PA17,18; d. 1714, Olney Valley, Berks
* * * * * *

These are only two of ten children of Thomas and Jane Hughes. I have not checked any of the records mentioned though.

Marion Eames also mentions Rowland having a son Thomas in her book "A Secret Room". She also mentions that Rowland was imprisoned and his possessions in Wales were confiscated because [as a Quaker] he would not swear an oath to the king. So I don't know that he was all that wealthy when he went to the property he had in the PA.

My Ellis connection is through my mother, Annie May (nee Ellis), whose family came from Llanenddwyn and is said to be connected to Rowland somehow - but I'm only back to the 1790s.

Jim Latimer
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