Gwynedd Friends Meeting Historical Notes
Descendants of Edward FOULKE
Generation No. 3
11. EDWARD FOULKE (THOMAS, EDWARD) was born March 10, 1706/07 in Of Gwynedd, PA, and died October 10, 1770. He married after 28 May 1730, (1) GAINOR ROBERTS, daughter of EDWARD ROBERTS and ANNE HUMPHREY. She was born September 23, 1709, and died September 14, 1741. He married (2) MARGARET GRIFFITH August 25, 1750. She died 1781. She was the daughter of Hugh Griffith (son of Hugh Griffith) and Alice.
12. WILLIAM FOULKE (THOMAS, EDWARD) was born September 02, Gwynedd Pennsylvania, and died August 30, 1775. He married HANNAH JONES October 15, 1734 at Gwynedd Meeting, daughter of JOHN JONES and JANE EDWARD. She was born January 16, 1713/14 in Of Montgomery twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) , PA, and died December 01, 1798.
Children of EDWARD FOULKE and GAINOR ROBERTS are: DANIEL FOULKE, d. (he died young).
ii. MARGARET FOULKE, d. (she died young).
iii. SUSANNA FOULKE, d. (she died young).
44. iv. JOSHUA FOULKE, b. April 15, 1731
45. v. ANNE FOULKE, b. August 22, 1732
vi. ELLIN FOULKE, b. September 15, 1735, Gwynedd twp., now Montgomery Co., PA; m. EDWARD AMBLER, April 28, 1767, Gwynedd Mo. Mtg., Meeting House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Children of EDWARD FOULKE and MARGARET GRIFFITH are:
46. vii. HUGH FOULKE, b. April 21, 1752; d. February 23, 1831
viii. ALICE FOULKE, b. September 15, 1754, Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. 1754, Gwynedd Pennsylvania
47. ix HANNAH FOULKE, b. November 20, 1755, Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. June 24, 1781
48. x. CADWALLADER FOULKE, b. 1758, Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. February 27, 1808 Ohio River at the hands of pirates.
WILLIAM FOULKE, Gwynedd, Phila. Co. Yeoman. 23 8th month 1775. November 6, 1775.
Wife: Hannah. Children: Jesse and Caleb (Exec.), Amos, Jane Priscilla, Lydia and Levi.
Trustees: brother in law Evans Jones and cousin John Evans.
Wit: John Roberts, Griffith Edwards and Jno. Evans. Q.219.
A Testimony from Gwynedd Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania, concerning William Foulke. (1787 Memorial Collection)
"He was born of religious parents, early settlers of Gwynedd, from whom he received a pious educaton, to which, with the visitation of divine grace, he so far attended from early youth, that in the several charcters of husband, father, master, and neighbour, with his hospitality and charitable disposition to the poor, he was much endeared to his family, friends, and neighbours. Being a man of integrity, and a lover of peace, he endeavoured to promote it in others, and was remarkably endued with a happy talent for composing differences, and reclaiming of offenders, in which services he was much exercised.
In the stations of an elder and overseer, which he filled for a number of years, he was exemplary and serviceable. His helath gradually declined for several months; and though his disorder proved lingering, he was enabled to bear it with resignation and patience, expressing the expectiation of his change with calmness.
The day before his decease, a friend who visited him, mentioned what a comfortable reflection it must be to him, when drawing near to the close of life, that he had filled up the station allotted him in a good degree of faithfulness; he replied, "I have no sight when my change may be, I endeavour to be resigned. I have not any thing to boast of, I have not any thing to expect from any works I have done, it was but little; but I have experienced that the Lord is merciful, in whom I trust, having redeemed my soul from destruction. I much desire to be within the pale of happiness, somewhere within the door where I may find a quiet habitation.
He continued sensible to the last, and departed this life, on the 30th of the eight month, 1775, in the sixty-seventh year of his age, and on the 1st of the ninth month was interred in friends burying ground at Gwynedd."
Children of WILLIAM FOULKE and HANNAH JONES are:
49. i. JANE13 FOULKE, b. August 22, 1735.
50. x. CALEB FOULKE,b. February 05, 1736/7, Gwynedd Pennsylvania d. January 25, 1811, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co.,Pennsylvania.
51. ii LEVI FOULKE,b. May 20, 1739 Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. June 27, 1815.
52. iii. AMOS FOULKE, b. November 05, 1740; d. 1793, Philadelphia PA (yellow fever)
iv. JESSE FOULKE, b. January 09, 1742/43, Gwynedd Pennsylvania March 16, 1821, Gwynedd Pennsylvania
v. PRISCILLA FOULKE, b. , Gwynedd Pennsylvania>; d. January 25, 1821, Gwynedd Pennsylvania.
vi. MARGARET FOULKE, b. 1746; d. 1746.
vii. SARAH FOULKE, b. 1748, Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. 1748.
viii. JUDAH FOULKE, b. 1751, Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. 1751, Gwynedd Pennsylvania
53. ix. LYDIA FOULKE, b. June 09, 1756, Gwynedd Pennsylvania.
13. ELLIN FOULKE(THOMAS, EDWARD ) was born August 18, 1710 in Gwynedd Pennsylvania, and died December 03, 1760. She married WILLIAM WILLIAMS.
Ellen Foulke's father Thomas left a will (1757) that named his children Susanna, Hugh, Margaret, Sarah, Thomas, Hannah, Samuel, and Elizabeth.
William Williams may be the man that was described as a taylor in Gwynedd MM burial records of his children in 1745. However there were two William Williams in Gwynedd township during this period and they both seem to have married an "Ellin."
A. The person of interest here (William Williams married Ellin Foulke):
(Howard Jenkins, Historical Collection of Gwynedd), "Ellin, b. 6th mo.18, 1710, d. later than date (1757) of her father's will, which speaks of her as then living. She m. William Williams, and had 8 children: Susanna, Hugh, Margaret, Sarah, Thomas, Hannah (m. John Stoy, and had issue 5 children); Samuel, Elizabeth (m. Samuel Davis, and had issue 5 children: Cadwallader, William, Thomas, Evan and Anne)."
B. The other William Williams who married an Ellin:
Gwynedd Friends Meeting Records, p. 87- book 1, Wm. Williams, wife Ellin. Children: Thos., b. 5-8-1733; Elizabeth b. 1-11-1735; Enoch b. 5-20-1736; Sarah b. 11-14-1737; Ann b. 4-20-1739; Isaac b. 10-13-1740; Hannah. (JQ - I have some concern the two families are combined here by the Gwynedd scribe based on a conflict between the birth dates of Elizabeth 1-11-1735 [i.e. March 11, 1736 new style] and Enoch 5-20-1736...)
Montgomery Co., PA will book 2a
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM. Gwynedd. September 23, 1782. November 4, 1799. 2.129
To daughter Ann, featherbed, case of drawers, 100 pds., &c. To sons William and John, 100 pds. equally. Farm, 143 acres and rem. of personalty to be sold and money divided among 9 children: Thomas, Enoch, Isaac, William, John, Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Ellin, equally.
Execs: John Evans, son John.
Wit: Samuel Castner, Nicholas Riel, Evan Jones.
This William Williams is probably not the son of James Williams and Ann Lewis (better know as the Quaker minister Ann Roberts, the second wife of Rowland Roberts of Montgomery twp.) - In her will and that of her son Daniel, provision is made for the care of William Williams her son. She and son Daniel also list her grandchildren and William Williams seems to have no children.
"Will of Anne Roberts of Gwynedd, Co. Philadelphia, Widow:
To my granddau. Sarah Davis, 5pounds, and feather-bed.
To my granddau. Mary Williams, 5pounds, a case of drawers, best coverlid, and one new blanket.
To my granddau. Ann Jones, 10pounds.
To my grandchildren: Anne, Daniel, Hannah and Priscilla (children of John Davis), 20pounds, equally divided.
To my grandchildren: Hezekiah, Humphrey, Martha, Priscilla and Hannah, the children of James Williams, 25 pounds, equally divided.
To my eldest son William Williams, 5 pounds.
To my son-in-law Eldad Roberts, 5 pounds out of the legacy left me by my deceased husband.
To my children: William, Daniel, James, Mary and Hannah, 90 pounds, part of the legacy left me by my deceased husband, to be equally divided; my son William's part to be paid to my son Daniel, to supply his brother William's necessities.
Residue to my son-in-law John Davis, he to be executor.
Overseers: My friend John Jones, carpenter, and my son Daniel Williams.
Dated 10-30-1749; pr. July 2, 1750.
Wits.: William Jones, Jesse Morgan, John Evans.
[Phila. Will Book "I", p.277.]--Roberts p. 16
Following Jenkins, the children of ELLIN FOULKE and WILLIAM WILLIAMS are:
i. SUSANNA WILLIAMS (a child of William and Ellin, per Howard Jenkins) who left a will:
W.589 No. 347 - 1793
MEREDITH, Susannah. (Widow of Evan Meredith) City of Philad'a. Signed 10. Mo: 8. 1793. Sisters- Sarah Williams, Elizabeth (Wife of Samuel Davis) Brother- Thomas Williams. Sister in Law- Elenor Williams, Elizabeth Meredith. Friends- Mary Mecarty, Ruth Peter. Aunt- Sarah Lane. To Elenor Jane. for the Monthly Meeting of Phila. Northern District. To Guinea [Gwynedd] Particular Meeting and Plymouth Particular Meeting. To Nephews and Nieces Now living. Exec. William Williams Stoy, and Brother in Law John Meredith. Witnesses- Lambert Wilmer, Chas. Thomson. Pro. Nov. 14. 1793.
ii. HUGH WILLIAMS. per Howard Jenkins
iii. MARGARET WILLIAMS. per Howard Jenkins
iv. SARAH WILLIAMS born 6 Oct 1747. Died after 1793, per Susannah Meredith will and per Howard Jenkins.
v THOMAS WILLIAMS (named after Ellin Foulke's father, in Susannah Meredith's will and per Howard Jenkins)
vi. HANNAH WILLIAMS married JOHN STOY. per Howard Jenkins and the Susannah Meredith will. Had 5 children, one being William Williams Stoy.
vii .SAMUEL WILLIAMS per Howard Jenkins.
54 . viii. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. born 12 may 1746, died after 1793, she married Samuel Davis (per Jenkins and Susannah Meredith)
In addition, we have three children who died in the great epidemic and they could be of either William Williams:
i. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS died in the great epidemic on 15 August 1745. Per Gwynedd Records
ii. MARTHA WILLIAMS. died 20 August 1745 (in the epidemic, buried at Gwynedd Meeting) per Gwynedd Records
iii. SARAH WILLIAMS. died 24 August 1745 (in the epidemic, buried at Gwynedd Meeting) per Gwynedd Records
14. SUSANNA(TWIN) FOULKE (THOMAS, EDWARD) was born March 17, 1719/20 in Gwynedd Pennsylvania, and died March 01, 1787. She married ROWLAND EVANS September 15, 1748 in Gwynedd Meeting House Pa., son of JOHN EVANS and ELEANOR ELLIS. He was born Bet. 1717 - 1718 in Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia(now Montgomery Co. PA, and died August 08, 1789 in Philadelphia PA.
More About ROWLAND EVANS
Burial: Philadelphia PA, Friends burial ground (now in or near Arch Street Meeting)
Member. American Philosophical Society
Occupation: 1749, Justice of the Peace
Residence: 1766, Removed to Providence twp. from Gwynedd
Philadelphia MM: Rowland Evans and sons Cadwalader and Charles received on certificate from Philadelphia Norther District dated 1788, 8, 26.
Rowland Evans (b. 1718, d. 1789), son of John and Eleanor, of Gwynedd, and brother to Dr. Cadwalader, was prominent in public affairs for many years. He was appointed justice of the peace in 1749, 1752, 1757, and 1761. He was a member of the Provincial Assembly for Philadelphia County in 1761, and from that year on to 1771, inclusive (except 1764). His residence was first in Gwynedd, and in 1760 he owned part of his father's tract. At a later date (as early as 1766) he removed to Providence, and he was in business there for a number of years. The Philadelphia Gazette, June 30, 1784, contains his card, announcing that he "has lately removed form his former Residence in Providence Township, Philadelphia County," and that he is prepared to draw "Deeds, mortgages, articles of agreement, and other instruments of writing, at his house on the east side of Fourth street, a few doors below Race street." September 14, 1785, he was appointed one of the Commissioners of the General Loan Office of Pennsylvania, and he held this place until his death, August 8, 1789. Like his brother Cadwalader, he took an interest in scientific study, and he was elected a member of the "American Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge," which was united with the American Philosophical Society in 1769. The Pennsylvania Gazette of Wednesday, August 19, 1789, contained the following notice:
"On Saturday se'ennight died Rowland Evans, Esquire, of this city, in the seventy-second year of age. Previous to the revolution this gentleman was for many years a member of the Legislature and a Justice of the Peace, both of which he filled with great ability, dignity, and applause. And since the conclusion of the war, he was appointed one of the Trustees of the general loan office of this commonwealth, which he held to the time of his death, and on Sunday following a great assemblage of the people attended at the deposit of his remains in the Quakers' burial ground in this place [Philadelphia].
Children of SUSANNA FOULKE and ROWLAND EVANS are:
i. CADWALADER EVANS, b. December 07, 1749, Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. February 21, 1821 Probably Philadelphia PA.
ii. JOHN EVANS, b. December 01, 1752, Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. October 01, 1772.
iii. SARAH EVANS, b. April 1751, Gwynedd Pennsylvania; d. January 27, 1831
iv. ELLIN EVANS, d. 1820.
v. CHARLES EVANS.
vi. DAVID EVANS.
15. SARAH (TWIN) FOULKE (THOMAS,EDWARD) was born March 17, 1719/20 in Gwynedd Pennsylvania. She married WILLIAM JONES January 29, 1747/48 in Gwynedd Mo. Mtg., Meeting House, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Gwynedd MM minutes:
1748-3-? William Jones and Sarah should have been reported married but minutes for 3rd month are missing.
46-1. Margaret Jones, daughter of William and Sarah b. 5-28-1749.
227-2. 1758-8-28. William Jones and wife Sarah and children granted certificate to New Garden MM (London Grove crossed out in pencil)
49-3. 1768-12-27. Margaret Jones, daughter of William, received on certificate from New Garden (PA) MM, dated 11-5-1768
57-3. 1769-4-25. Sarah Jones (wife of William) and w children, John and William, received on certificate from New Garden MM dated 11-5-1768.
It is suspected that William Jones is the son of John Jones and Margaret, the son of William John and Jane Hugh. If so, William Jones and Sarah Foulke are second cousins, as Jane Hugh was the sister of Ellin Hugh, the wife of Edward Foulke. William Jones was likely the heir of a fortune as John Jones inherited the Upper Gwynedd tract of William John (1400 acres) and Margaret (Atkinson) Jones was one of two heirs of Christopher Atkinson of Bucks County
Children of SARAH FOULKE and WILLIAM JONES are:
i. SARAH JONES, m. DAVID GREEN
ii. Margaret JONES b. July 28, 1749
iii. William JONES
iv. John JONES
16. JOHN HUGHES (JANE FOULKE , EDWARD) was born May 19, 1714, and died August 08, 1789 in Exeter, Berks Co., PA. He married (1) MARTHA COLES. He married (2) HANNAH BOONE October 30, 1742 in Exeter twp., Berks Co., PA, daughter of GEORGE BOONE and DEBORAH HOWELL. She was born 1718, and died July 08, 1746.
Children of JOHN HUGHES and HANNAH BOONE are:
55. iii. GEORGE HUGHES, b. July 10, 1743; d. August 18, 1795; m. MARTHA BOONE; b. June 30, 1742, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
56. iv. JANE HUGHES, b. December 22, 1745; m. SAMUEL BOONE, before December 31, 1766
Children of JOHN HUGHES and MARTHA COLES are:
57. i.. ELEANOR HUGHES, b. August 02, 1751.
ii. SARAH HUGHES, b. January 07, 1755
17.. WILLIAM HUGHES (JANE FOULKE, EDWARD)was born February 16, 1715/16 in Gwynedd Pennsylvania, and died May 16, 1776. He married AMY WILLITS 1738 in Maiden Creek Meeting, Oley, Pennsylvania. She was born about 1718,and died 1760.
Children of WILLIAM HUGHES and AMY WILLITS are:
58. i. ELLIS HUGHES, b. March 12, 1738/39, Exeter, PA; d. October 06, 1785.
59. THOMAS HUGHES, b. 1740, Exeter twp., Berks Co. PA; d. 1807, Fishing Creek PA.
60. ii. JOB HUGHES, b. July 15, 1740 Exeter, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. April 26, 1807 Catawissa Pennsylvania
iv. JESSE HUGHES, b. 1752.
v. ISAIAH HUGHES, b. 1756.
vi. ELIZABETH HUGHES, b. 1759; d. 1759.
18. SAMUEL HUGHES (JANE FOULKE, EDWARD) was born May 10, 1722 in Exeter, Berks Co., PA, and died 1796. He married (1) Elizabeth WILLITS. She was born 1725, and died 1796. He married (2) MARGARET MAY GETHIN, daughter of MARK GETHIN. She was born 1739, and died 1784.
Children of SAMUEL HUGHES and ELIZABETH WILLITS are:
i. RACHELHUGHES, b. 1748.
61. ii. WILLIAM HUGHES, b. 30 January, 1749/50.
iii. JESSE HUGHES, b. 1752.
Children of SAMUEL HUGHES and MARGARET GETHIN are:
iv. ISAIAH HUGHES, b. 1756.
v. ELIZABETH HUGHES, b. 1759; d. 1759.
vi. THOMAS HUGHES, b. 1760; d. 1813.
vii. SAMUEL HUGHES, b. 1762; d. 1833.
viii. JANE HUGHES, b. 1765; d. 1795.
ix. ELLIS HUGHES, b. 1767.
x. MARGARET HUGHES, b. 1769
xi. MARK HUGHES, b. 1771; d. 1836; m. LYDIA COATES.
19. EDWARD HUGHES (JANE FOULKE, EDWARD) was born April 26, 1724 in Exeter, Berks Co., PA, and died July 08, 1791 . He married ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. She was born March 10, 1725/26, and died February 29, 1796
Children of EDWARD HUGHES and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS are:
i. JOSEPH13 HUGHES, b. July 14, 1750; d. March 10, 1769, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
ii. JOHN HUGHES, b. January 31, 1751/52; d. March 31, 1812, Roaring Creek, Columbia Co., PA; m. MARY CLEAVER.
62. iii. SAMUEL HUGHES, b. June 02, 1754 ; d. June 22, 1835 , Roaring Creek, Columbia Co., PA.
iv. EDWARD HUGHES, b. September 06, 1756; d. July 10, 1817, Roaring Creek, Columbia Co., PA; m. PHOEBE WRIGHT.
v. BENJAMIN HUGHES, b. September 10, 1758
vi. ROWLAND HUGHES, b. June 04, 1751 ; d. December 22, 1826 , Roaring Creek, Columbia Co., PA.
63. vii. ELIZABETH HUGHES, b. August 01, 1764
20. MARGARET HUGHES (JANE FOULKE, EDWARD) was born April 14, 1726 in Exeter, Berks Co., PA, and died April 28, 1810 in Exeter, Berks Co., PA. She married SAMUEL LEE, son of ANTHONY LEE and JANE WHITAKER. He was in Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
Children of MARGARET HUGHES and SAMUE LEE are:
i. THOMAS13 LEE, b. 1748; d. 1750.
64. ii. HANNAH LEE, b. 19 January 1750/1; m. (1) SAMUEL COATES; m. (2) JUDAH BOONE, November 05, 1770; b. October 10, 1746, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
iii. THOMAS LEE, b. 1752, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. October 20, 1830, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; m. MARY BOONE, May 14, 1778; b. January 17, 1738/39, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
iv. RACHEL LEE, b. November 04, 1753, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. February 22, 1838, Roaring Creek, Columbia Co., PA; m. THOMAS CHERINGTON.
65. v. MARY LEE, b. October 07, 1755, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. November 13, 1834, Pennsville, PA; m. OWEN DEWEES.
vi. JANE LEE, b. August 07, 1757, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. August 10, 1759, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
vii. ESTHER LEE, b. May 09, 1759, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. March 28, 1819, New Garden, PA; m. (1) JONATHAN FINCHER; m. (2) WILLIAM CHANDLER.
viii. ELLIS LEE, b. November 17, 1761, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. October 08, 1832, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; m. (1) MARY PENROSE; m. (2) REBECCA JOHN.
ix. JOHN LEE, b. October 13, 1765, Oley, Berks , Pennsylvania; d. March 29, 1847, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; m. ELIZABETH ELLIS.
x. SAMUIEL LEE, b. January 06, 1769 , Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. February 06, 1775 , Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
21. MARY FOULKE(HUGH, EDWARD) was born November 24, 1714 in Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died February 20, 1756 in Exeter, Berks Co., Pennsylvania. She married JAMES BOONE 1736 in Exeter, Berks, PA, son of GEORGE BOONE and MARY MAUGRIDGE. He was born May 07, 1709 in Devonshire, England , and died September 01, 1785 in Exeter, Berks Co., Pennsylvania.
More About MARY FOULKE: Burial: February 22, 1756, Friends Burying Ground, Exeter, Berks Co, PA
Clarence V. Thomas (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks): "Mary Foullke, daughter of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, born 9 mo. 24, 1714, died 2 mo. 20, 1756, married in 1736 James Boone of Exeter, Berks County, Pa. He was born in Devonshire, England, 5 mo.7, 1709, came to Pennsylvania with his parents, George and Deborah Boone, in 1717, and died at Exeter, 9 mo. 1, 1785. He was an uncle of Daniel Boone, the pioneer of Kentucky." After Mary's death, James Boone married Ann Griffith, daughter of Evan Griffith of Gwynedd MM.
Children of MARY FOULKE and JAMES BOONE are:
66. i. ANN13 BOONE, b. April 03, 1737, Oley, Berks , Pennsylvania; d. April 04, 1807, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; m. ABRAHAM LINCOLN; b. October 18, 1736, ,Berks, Pennsylvania; d. January 31, 1806.
Notes for ABRAHAM LINCOLN:
He was the brother of President Lincoln's grandfather. A resident of Berks Co., he represented it in the State Legislature.[atallmen.ged]
The Greater Tallman Family Newsletter Spring Issue, No. 5 1986 page 4.
In an old family Bible in Reading,Pa., appear these two entries: Anne Boone was born on the first day of the week, about five o'clock in the afternoon, on the 3rd of April, Old Style, A.D. 1737, or A. D. 1737, Apr. 14, New Style.
Abraham Lincoln-20160 and Anne Boone-21485 were married on the fifth day of the week, on the 10th day of July, A.D. 1760. When his age was 23 yrs., 8 months and 11 days. Her age 23 y ears, 2 months and 26 days. He being 5 mon., 15 days and 22 hrs.older than she.
In Exeter Meeting records is the following: Anne Lincoln-21485 (Relict of Abraham Lincoln and daughter of James Boone), departed this life on the 4th day of the 4th m. A.D. 1807, aged 6 9 yrs, 11 mo., 21 d., 14 h., 10 mos. , and was interred at Exeter on the 6th, the 2nd d. of the week.
Abraham Lincoln of Berks Co., the son of Mordecai and Mary Lincoln, was born in Amity Township, Philadelphia Co., subsequently Berks Co., Pa. His father, who died in May of that year, a few months before the birth of Abraham, was the ancestor of President Lincoln. Abraham w as brought up on his father's farm. He received a fair education, and became quite prominent in the affairs of his native county. For six years, from 1773 to 1779, he held the office of County Commissioner. He was an active patriot, and was appointed one of the sub-lieutenants of the county Mar. 21, 1777. He served in the General Assembly from 1782 t o 1786, and was a delegate to the Pennsylvania Convention to ratify the Federal Constitution in 1787. He did not sign the ratification. Under the act of March 14, 1784, he was appointed one of the Commissioners of Fisheries. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1780-90, and appears to have been a man of much influence in that body. He died a t his residence in Exeter Township, in his seventieth year.
The Lincolns were Congregationalists and the Boones Quakers, consequently Anne Boone's marriage to Abraham Lincoln was "out of Meeting," and considered a disorderly act. For this she was disciplined by the Exeter Monthly Meeting, and acknowledged her error to the Meeting on Aug ust 27, 1761
In Volume II, page 153, of Berks County Wills, is recorded the probate on Feb. 17, 1806, of the will of Abraham Lincoln of Exeter: "administered to Mordecai and Thomas, sons, the widow r enouncing." In the same volume, page 204, is record of the estate of "Anne Lincoln, widow, Exeter," administered to her sons Mordecai and Thomas Lincoln, Feb. 25, 1808
ii. MARY BOONE, b. January 17, 1738/39, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; m. THOMAS LEE, May 14, 1778; b. 1752, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. October 20, 1830, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
67. iii. MARTHA BOONE, b. June 30, 1742, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; m. GEORGE HUGHES; b. July 10, 1743; d. August 18, 1795.
iv. JAMES BOONE, b. 1743, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. July 01, 1785. Clarence Roberts: James was "a distinguished mathematician." He was also a tanner in Berks County. It is suspected that this is the James Boone who took the oath of allegience to the American side in the Revolution, refused to condemn his actions and was disowned by Exeter MM. He later joined the "Free Quakers", whose Meeting House stands near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
68. v. JOHN BOONE, b. 1745, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. August 05, 1785 .
69. vi. JUDAH BOONE, b. October 10, 1746, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; m. HANNAH LEE, November 05, 1770; b. 1750.
vii. DINAH BOONE, b. December 1748, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
viii. RACHEL BOONE, b. 1750, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
70. ix. MOSES BOONE, b. July 23, 1751 , Exeter, Berks Co., PA; m. SARAH GRIFFITH, 1779.
x. JOSHUA BOONE, b. 1752; d. 1752.
xi. HANNAH BOONE, b. 1752; d. 1752.
xii. NATHANIEL BOONE, b. 1753, Exeter, Berks Co., PA; d. 1753, Exeter, Berks Co., PA.
22. MARTHA FOULKE (HUGH, EDWARD) was born July 02, 1716 in Gwynedd, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died April 17, 1781 in Pennsylvania. She married (1) WILLIAM EDWARDS October 24, 1738. He was born December 16, 1711, and died August 13, 1764. She married (2) JOHN ROBERTS November 01, 1770 in Richland Monthly Meeting, Richland Twp, Bucks Co.,Pennsylvania. He was born June 1716 in Probably Wales, England, and died February 02, 1797 in Milford Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
WLLIAM EDWARDS, Lower Milford. Co. of Bucks. Yeoman. March 8, 1764. November 5, 1764.
Children: William, Thomas, Anne, Martha, Mary, Hannah, Hugh.
Brother in law: Samuel Foulke.
Execs.: Martha Edwards, Samuel Foulke.
Wit: Thomas Thomas, Thomas Roberts, Letetia Roberts. N.219.
Clarence V. Roberts (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks):
"William Edwards, eldest son of John and Mary (Howell) Edwards, born 12 mo. 16, 1711 'within the verge of Abington Monthly Meeting and removed with his parents in his youth to settle at or near the Great Swamp.' He acquired the homestead plantation of 250 acres from his father by deeds of lease and release in 1743, and lived thereon until his death 8 mo. 13, 1764. He married, 8 mo. 24, 1738, Martha Foulke, daughter of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, born 5 mo. 2, 1716, died 4 mo. 17, 1781. She married, second, 11 mo. 1, 1770, John Roberts of Richland, son of Thomas. William Edwards and his wife Martha were accepted ministers of the Society of Friends for many years, Martha continuing in the service after the death of hier husband.
The will of William Edwards, dated March 8, 1764, probated November 5, 1764, in Philadelphia, is registered in Will Book N, page 219. It devises to wife Martha use of estate, real and personal, until the eldest son William comes to age of twenty-one, when the plantation is to be divided between the two eldest sons William and Thomas, they paying out legacies to the other children..."
Children of MARTHA FOULKE and WILLIAM EDWARDS are:
i. THOMAS13 EDWARDS, b. January 06, 1741/42, Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. May 13, 1745.
71 . ii. ANN EDWARDS, b. December 26, 1743 , Milford Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania ; d. October 10, 1795 , Milford Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
iii. MARY EDWARDS, b. September 14, 1739 ; d. December 17, 1755 .
72 . iv. WILLIAM EDWARDS, b. June 13, 1746, Milford Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania ; d. April 10, 1818 , Broad and 6th Streets, Quakertown , Pennsylvania .
73 . v. THOMAS EDWARDS, b. February 28, 1748/49, Milford Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
74. vi. MARTHA EDWARDS, b. June 07, 1751, Milford Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
vii. HUGH EDWARDS, b. February 13, 1754, Richland twp., Bucks Co., PA; d. August 30, 1760, Richland twp., Bucks Co., PA.
viii. MARY EDWARDS, b. June 15, 1756, Richland twp., Bucks Co., PA; d. January 19, 1770, Richland twp., Bucks Co., PA.
54. ix. HANNAH EDWARDS, b. July 10, 1758 , Milford Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania ; d. , Newlin Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania .
x. HUGH EDWARDS, b. March 16, 1761 , Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. October 04, 1764 , Richland, Bucks Co., PA.
23. SAMUEL FOULKE (HUGH, EDWARD) was born February 04, 1718/19 in Quakertown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died January 21, 1797 in Quakertown, Richland Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He married ANN GREASLEY August 21, 1743 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania,. She was born 1724 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co.,Pennsylvania , and died May 12, 1797.
More About SAMUEL FOULKE:
Fact: Translated Edward Foulke's narrative to English from Welsh.
"The marriage of Samuel and Ann was the first after the establishment of Richland MM. He was the clerk of the meeting for 37 years. He was a member of the provincial assembly from 1761 to 1768. He was also clerk of the committee of ministers and elders for nearly 30 years. Samuel Foulke was a personal friend of John Woolman's. Samuel's home was the beginning and end point of Woolman's journey to visit the Leni Lenape/Moravian Indians during the French and Indian war in 1758 [from Woolman's Journal, chapter 8]."
See also http://www.foulke.org/genealogy/original.ged.
Clarence V. Roberts (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks):
"Samuel Foulke, third child and eldest son of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, was born 12 mo. 4, 1718. He was named as clerk of Richland Monthly Meeting when it was first established in 1742, and continued in that office for thirty-seven years. He was one of the most prominent men of Upper Bucks County during his life. He represented the county in the Provincial Assembly from 1761 to 1768. He was also for many years a Justice of the Peace and did a vast amount of public business, writing practically all the wills and deeds for the English speaking people of his section. At the outbreak of the Revolution he and his brothers, John, Thomas, and Theophilus, signed the Oath of Allegiance to the Colonies as prescribed by the Pennsylvania Assembly. This was deemed an offense against the principles of Friends by other members of the monthly meeting, and the four brothers were disowned from membership. However, he continued to sit at the head of the meeting and acted as clerk during the whole period, and did much to hold the patriotic Quakers back from active participation in war-like measure while giving their allegiance to the patriot cause in accordance with what he conceived to be conformity to the laws of the state. He died at Richland, 1 mo. 21, 1797.
Samuel Foulke married, 8 mo. 21, 1743, Ann Greasley, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Greasley, who had come from England to Haddonfield, NJ, in 1723, and to Richland in 1724. She was born in Richland in 1724, and died there 5 mo. 12, 1797, their marriage being the first solemnized at Richland Monthyl Meeting after its establishment as a monthly meeting. She was made an elder in 1762."
Children of SAMUEL FOULKEand ANN GREASLEY are:
76. i. ELEANOR FOULKE, b. November 05, 1744, Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. July 06, 1833.
ii. THOMAS FOULKE, b. June 11, 1746, Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. October 07, 1784.
iii. ISRAEL FOULKE, b. September 13, 1749 , Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. September 19, 1754, Richland, Bucks Co., PA.
iv. JUDAH FOULKE, b. 1752; d. 1752.
77 . v. AMELIA FOULKE,b. July 03, 1753, Bucks County, Pennsylvania ; d. August 07, 1811, Richland, Bucks Co., PA.
78. vi. HANNAH FOULKE, b. September 15, 1756, Quakertown, Richland Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; d. March 1840, Solebury Township, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania>.
79. ISRAEL FOULKE, b. February 04, 1760, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. September 27, 1824, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.>
80 . viii. JUDAH FOULKE, b. January 18, 1763 , Richland, Bucks Co., PA.
81 . ix. CADWALLADER FOULKE, b. July 14, 1765 , Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. March 22, 1830, Gwynedd Station, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.
82. x. JOHN FOULKE, b. December 06, 1767, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. April 05, 1840, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
24. ELEANOR FOULKE (HUGH, EDWARD) was born March 19, 1719/20 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died in Pennsylvania. She married (1) ISAAC LESTER. She married (2) JOHN LLOYD October 21, 1742 in Richland Meeting House, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania . He was born in Horsham, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania , and died 1760.
Clarence V. Roberts (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks):
Eleanor Foulke, fourth child and third daughter of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, born at Richland, 1 mo. 19, 1720, married, 8 mo. 21, 1742, at Richland Meeting House, under the auspices of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, John Lloyd, of Horsham, Montgomery [then Philadelphia] County, son of Evan Lloyd who came from Wales and settled in Horsham in 1719. His will, dated 11 mo. 28, 1757, mentions his brother David, wife Eleanor, and his seven living children. His brother-in-law, John Foulke, was named as trustee. 'The minor children were placed under care of Richland Meeting in 1760, and placed amopng relative in Upper Bucks.'"
Children of ELEANOR FOULKE and JOHN LLOYD are:
83 i. RACHEL LLOYD, d. September 1829; m. MOSES LANCASTER.
Clarence V. Roberts: "Moses Lancaster, son of Thomas and Phebe (Wardell) Lancaster, born in Richland, Bucks County, 10 mo. 3, 1746, died 6 mo. 29, 1842. He inherited 47 1/2 acres of the homestead plantation in Richland, but sold a part of it to his brother-in-law Thomas McCarty in 1767, and the remainder of it to Thomas Parvin in 1768. He then removed to Philadelphia. He was a saddler by trade and probably followed that vocation for a short time in Philadelphia. He returned, however, to Richland in the autumn of 1770 and continued to reside there for about one year. He then removed to Abington, taking a certificate from Richland, which included his wife and daughter Meribah. In 1785 he returned to his native section and purchased property in Milford on which he lived until the death of his wife. He married Rachel Lloyd, duaghter of John and Eleanor (Foulke) Lloyd. She died in Milford Township and was buried at Richland Friends burying ground 9 mo. 20, 1829. Four days later Moses Lancaster executed a power of attorney tohis son Moses Lancaster Jr., to sell his lot of land in Milford Township and his stock, farming utensils, furniture, and other personal property and invest the net remainder at interest for the support and maintenance of Moses, Sr., during his natural life, and it is probably that the remainder of his life was spent with his children."
His children were name Meribah, Thomas, Martha and Moses (b. January 02, 1783, m. Susan Jordan).
ii. DEBORAH LLOYD.
iii. ANN LLOYD.
84. iv. JOHN LLOYD, b. 1743, Horsham Township, ; d. August 28, 1820, Marshall Co.,llinois.
85. v. HUGH LLOYD, b. 1744, Horsham Township Pennsylvania; d. January 19, 1824, Horsham Township, Pennsylvania.
vi. EVAN LLOYD, b. 1746; d. January 10, 1819 .
86. vii. MARTHA LLOYD, b. February 20, 1756 ; d. August 16, 1843 ; m. (1) THOMAS LANCASTER; m. (2) JOHN JUSTICE.
25. JOHN FOULKE (HUGH, EDWARD) was born February 21, 1722/23 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died May 25, 1787 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married MARYROBERTS October 14, 1755 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co.Pennsylvania, daughter of EDWARD ROBERTS and MARY BOLTON. She was born June 26, 1730 in Richland, Bucks Co., PA, and died October 02, 1787 in Richland , Bucks Co., PA.
1762 - made an elder of Richland MM
1768-76 - member of the Provincial Assembly
Disowned by Richland Meeting for signing the Oath of Allegience to Pennsylvania in the Revolution, but continued serving the meeting anyway.
Clarence V. Roberts (Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks):
"John Foulke, fifth child and second son of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, born at Richland, 12 mo. 21, 1722, and died there 5 mo. 25, 1787. He was, like his brother Samuel, prominent in public affairs, and was a member of the Provincial Assembly from 1769 to 1775, from Bucks County, succeeding his brother, and serving until the Revolution. Like his brothers, Samuel, Thomas, and Theophilus, he was disowned by Richland Meeting for taking the Oath of Allegiance, but ignored the disownment and remained a member. He had been made an elder in 1762.
John Foulke married, 10 mo. 14, 1755, Mary Roberts, born 4 mo. 26, 1730, died 10 mo. 2, 1787, the daughter of Edward Roberts and Mary (Bolton) Roberts."
Children of JOHN FOULKE and MARY ROBERTS are:
87. i. MARTHA FOULKE, b. July 16, 1758; d. About November 1824.
88. EDWARD FOULKE, b. July 16, 1758Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. November 22, 1839, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
89. iii. ANN FOULKE, b. October 27, 1760; d. April 20, 1835.
iv. JANE FOULKE, b. August 02, 1763 ; d. March 18, 1780 .
90 . v. AQUILLA FOULKE, b. March 02, 1766, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania .
91. vi. MARGARET FOULKE, b. October 17, 1768, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania
92. vii. EVAN FOULKE,b. May 06, 1771, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
93. viii. LYDIA FOULKE, b. October 02, 1775; d. May 25, 1852.
26.. THOMAS FOULKE (HUGH, EDWARD) was born March 14, 1723/24 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died March 31, 1786 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married JANE ROBERTS October 10, 1754, daughter of EDWARD ROBERTS and MARY BOLTON. She was born January 03, 1732/33 in Richland, Bucks Co., PA, and died July 25, 1822.
Dec. 15, 1774 - 21 Jul 1775 An original members of Bucks County Committee of Safety representing Richland Twp. (along with Jacob Strawn of Haycock twp.) At the outbreak of the war, he, along with other Friends withdrew from the committee to uphold the peace testimony. He seems to have opposed to the loyalist tendency of some members of Richland Meeting and assisted his brothers in reorganizing the meeting in opposition to the indiscriminate disownments.
Clarence V. Roberts (1925):
"Thomas Foulke, sixth child and third son of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, born in Richland, 1 mo. 14, 1724, was also prominent in public affairs. He was one of the original members of the Bucks County Committee of Safety, chosen December 15, 1774, to represent Richland Township and served until July 21, 1775, when, with Jacob Strawn, the representative of Haycock and Friends from other townships, he withdrew from the committee 'Being of the People called Quakers and alleging scruples of consceince relative to the business now necessarily transacted by the Committee, desired to be relieved from any further attendance.' Benjamin Seigle was selected to represent Richland 'in the room of Thomas Foulke.' He, however, opposed the loyalist tendancy of other members of Richland Meeting and assisted his brothers in reorganizing the meeting in opposition to the indiscriminant disownments. He died in Richland 3 mo. 31, 1786. He married, 10 mo. 10, 1754, Jane Roberts, born 11 mo. 3, 1732, died 7 mo. 25, 1822. She was the duagher of Edward and Mary (Bolton) Roberts."
His mother-in-law mentions him in her will:
Bucks Co. Will book 4.455. Mary Roberts of Richland Twp., widow. January 11, 1781. Proved August 14, 1784.
Son-in-law Thomas Foulke and Friend Samuel Foulke exrs.Sons Abel, David, Nathan, Everard.
Dau.-in-law Margaret Roberts. Daus. Mary and Jane.
3 eldest daus. of dau. Martha,
her other ch. viz. Edward, William, John, Martha and Sarah.
Wits: Everard Foulke, Israel Foulke.
He also left a will:
Bucks Co. will book 4.497. Thomas Foulke of Richland Twp. February 18, 1786. Proved April 12, 1786.
Son Everard exr. Dau. Susanna Foulke.
Wits: Randal Iden, Evarard Roberts.
Children of THOMAS FOULKE and JANE ROBERTS are:
94. i. EVERARD13 FOULKE, b. September 08, 1755, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. September 05, 1827, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
ii. EDWARD FOULKE, b. 1756; d. January 17, 1757 .
iii. SAMUEL FOULKE, b. January 03, 1761 ; d. May 1763.
iv. ABIGAIL FOULKE, b. October 04, 1763 .
95. v. SUSANNA FOULKE, b. November 05, 1766 ; m. ISRAEL PENROSE; b. December 31, 1768 .
vi. SAMUEL FOULKE, b. November 19, 1769 ; d. December 25, 1787.
27. THEOPHILUS FOULKE (HUGH, EDWARD) was born February 21, 1726/27 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died November 04, 1785 in Richland, Bucks, Pennsylvania. He married MARGARET THOMAS November 10, 1757, daughter of SAMUEL THOMAS and MARGARET MORGAN. She was born April 03, 1734 in Gwynedd, Montgomery (then) Co. , PA, and died March 30, 1802 in Richland, Bucks, Pennsylvania.
Clarence V. Roberts (1925): "Theophilus Foulke, seventh child and fourth son of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, born in Richland 12 mo. 21, 1726, was a large land owner and farmer. He was outspoken in his adherence to the patriot cause, and like his brothers, was disowned by Richland Meeting. He died 11 mo. 4, 1785. He married, 11 mo. 10, 1757, Margaret Thomas, born 4 mo. 3, 1734, died 3 mo. 30, 1802.. She was a daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Morgan) Thomas."
Children of THEOPHILUS FOULKE and MARGARET THOMAS are:
96. i. HUGH FOULKE, b. August 29, 1758, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. September 1846, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania .
ii JANE FOULKE, b. August 23, 1759 , Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. March 16, 1816, Pennsylvania .
97. iii. THEOPHILUS FOULKE, b. August 26, 1761, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. July 28, 1798, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania .
iv. BENJAMIN FOULKE, b. February 14, 1763 ; d. in infancy.
v. BENJAMINA FOULKE, b. February 14, 1763, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. April 14, 1765, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
98. vi. SARAH FOULKE, b. December 28, 1764 , Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania ; d. September 15, 1828, Gwynedd Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.
99. vii. BENJAMIN FOULKE, b.November 19, 1766 , Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania ; d. February 28, 1821, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
viii. BENJAMINA FOULKE, b. November 19, 1768, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. April 29, 1784, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
100. ix. MARGARET FOULKE, b. January 01, 1771, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. May 16, 1845, Pennsylvania.
x. RACHEL FOULKE, b. January 24, 1773, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. March 20, 1773, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
xi. CHARLES FOULKE, b. January 24, 1773, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. March 16, 1773, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylania.
101. xii. RACHEL FOULKE, b. March 17, 1775 , Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania ; d. March 03, 1830 , Gwynedd Twp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania.
xiii. CHARLES FOULKE, b. July 15, 1777, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. March 26, 1781, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
28. ANN FOULKE (HUGH, EDWARD) was born March 01, 1732/33 in Richland, Bucks, Pennsylvania, and died December 14, 1786 in Richland, Fairfield Co., Ohio. She married (1) ABRAHAM LINCOLN. She married (2) WILLIAM THOMAS October 09, 1760, son of SAMUEL THOMAS and MARGARET MORGAN. He was born Febrary 31, 1736/7 in Quakertown, Richland Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania , and died April 12, 1815 in Richland, Fairfield Co., Ohio.
Clarence V. Roberts (1925): "William Thomas, son of Samuel and Margaret (Morgan) Thomas, born in Richland 12 mo. 31, 1736, died at Richland, Ohio, 4 mo. 12, 1815. He was for several years a farmer in Richland Township, having purchased a farm of 100 acres of his brother, Thomas Thomas, in Upper Richland and lower Springfield Townships. He married, 10 mo. 9, 1760, Ann Foulke, daughter of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, who was born 1 mo. 1, 1732, and died 12 mo. 14, 1786. After the birth of their two eldest children they removed to Ohio [JQ -suspect they moved first to western PA]. Their four sons, Absalom, Daniel, Thomas and Edward, and Daniel's son John are legatees under the will of their uncle John Thomas."
Children of ANN FOULKE and WILLIAM THOMAS are:
i. ANN THOMAS, m. JOSEPH HESTON.
ii. DANIEL THOMAS.
iii. THOMAS THOMAS, b. About. 1766, Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. About 1845, Madison, Dearborn Co., IN. Reported from Westland Mtg., in 1803, as having joined another Society.
iv. EDWARD THOMAS. Reported from Westland Mtg., in 1803, as having joined another Society.
v. ABSALOM THOMAS, b. July 11, 1761; reported from Westland Mtg. in 1806 as having married one not a member and joined another Society.
vi. JANE THOMAS, b. December 08, 1762 ; m. WILLIAM MILLER.
29. JANE FOULKE (HUGH, EDWARD) was born March 03, 1733/34 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, and died August 01, 1771 in Abington, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married JOHN GREASLEY November 17, 1756 in Richland Meeting House, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.
Clarence V. Roberts (1925): "Jane Foulke, eleventh and youngest child of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke born in Richland 1 mo. 3, 1734, married at Richland Meeting, 11 mo. 17, 1756, John Greasley, son of Thomas and Dorothy, who came to Richland with his parents from Haddonfield, NJ, in 1724. His sister Ann was the wife of Samuel Foulke and his half-sister, Priscilla Lester, wife of William Foulke, brothers of Jane. They removed to Abington in 1765, taking a certificate from Richland Meeting and she died there 8 mo. 1, 1771. On 4 mo. 15, 1773, John Greasley produced a certificate at Richland from Abington fro himself and family."
Child of JANE FOULKE and JOHN GREASLEY is:
105. i. RACHEL13 GREASLEY, b. October 30, 1757 , Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. August 09, 1841 ; m. JOHN GRIFFITH.
Clarence Roberts:"John Griffith, second son and third child of Jonathan and Ann (Tennis) Griffith, was born in Richland, 5 mo. 1, 1761, died there 11 mo. 28, 1820. He was for many years a Justice of the Peace. He married, 1 mo. 2, 1783, Rachel Greasley, born 10 mo. 30, 1757, died 8 mo. 9, 1841, only child of John and Jane (Foulke) Greasley."
Children: 1. Jane, b. 1783, m. 11-12-1812, Thomas Jackson of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., DE. 2. Hannah, b. 11-12-1785, m. Nathaniel Kinsey. 3. John Greasley Griffith, b. 1-12-1789, m. Abigail Kinsey. 4. Thomas, b. 3-3-1791, d. 1818 unmarried. 5. Abraham, b. 7-9-1793, m. Mary W. Michener. 6. William, b. 6-30-1795, d. 2-14-1859, "died unmarried in Vermont; his will, proved in Bucks Co., gives a small legacy to his nephew, Edward K. Griffith, and the residue of the estate to Hannah Griffith, daughter of John G. Griffith (C.V. Roberts)."
30. WILLIAM FOULKE(HUGH, EDWARD) was born February 10, 1727/28 in Richland, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, and died April 11, 1796 in Bucks Co, Pennsylvania. He married PRISCILLA LESTER May 12, 1757 in Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, daughter of JOHN LESTER and DOROTHY. She was born March 18, 1736/37 in Richland, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, and died March 17, 1795 in Pennsylvania.
Clarence Roberts (1925): William Foulke, son of Hugh and Ann (Williams) Foulke, born in Richland 12 mo. 10, 1728, died 4 mo. 11, 1796. He married, 5 mo. 12, 1757, Priscilla Lester, born 1 mo. 18, 1736, died 3 mo. 17, 1795. She was a daughter of John and Dorothy (Greasley) Lester.
Children of WILLIAM FOULKE and PRISCILLA LESTER are:
102. i. ASHER FOULKE, b. February 15, 1758 , Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; d. November 1826.
103. ii. ISSACHAR FOULKE, b. January 31, 1760, Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania .
104. iii. JESSE FOULKE, b. April 28, 1762 , Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania .
iv. JOHN FOULKE, b. October 18, 1764, Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. December 28, 1765, Richland, Bucks Co., PA.
v. MARY FOULKE, b. October 24, 1766 , Richland, Bucks Co., PA.
vi. PHEBE FOULKE, b. October 1769, Richland, Bucks Co., PA; d. November 13, 1773 .
31. JANE ROBERTS (MARGARET FOULKE, EDWARD)was born February 20, 1716/17 in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, and died March 23, 1790. She married DAVID MORRIS October 20, 1741 in Gwynedd Pennsylvania, son of CADWALADER MORRIS and ELIZABETH MORGAN. He was born about 1714 probably in Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania.
Children of JANE ROBERTS and DAVID MORRIS are:
i. ELIZABETH13 MORRIS, b. 1745, Pennsylvania; d. 1824, Robeson MM, PA; m. DAVID JACKSON, May 17, 1769, Gwynedd MM, Pennsylvania; b. 1730, ROBESON, Pennsylvania; d. 1813.
106. ii. ELEANOR MORRIS, b. About. 1746, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania; d. 1808; m. BENJAMIN WORRALL, May 07, 1779, Exeter MM, Pennsylvania; b. March 22, 1743/44, Caln, Pennsylvania; d. 1830.
iii. NICHOLAS MORRIS, b. 1749, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania; d. December 25, 1807, Robeson MM, PA; m. HANNAH JACKSON, April 15, 1791, Robeson MM, PA.
107. iv. EDWARD MORRIS, b. Abt. 1757, Pennsylvania .
108. v. JANE MORRIS, b. 1760; d. March 28, 1834, Bradford MM, PA.
32a. ELLIN ROBERTS (MARGARET FOULKE, EDWARD) b. January 06, 1720/21 in Gwynedd township, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA, married John Siddons August 27, 1757 at Glorei Dei (Old Swedes) Church, Philadelphia, PA.
109. i. SAMUEL SIDDONS b. April 16, 1758 m. Frances Brooks. He was one of the original settlers (1804) of Uxbridge, Ontario.
ii. ELEANOR SIDDONS
32. ELIZABETH ROBERTS (MARGARET FOULKE, EDWARD) was born August 11, 1723 in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania , and died May 29, 1790 in of Maryland. She married DAVID HUMPHREY June 12, 1743 in Gwynedd PA , son of ROBERT HUMPHREY and MARGARET EVANS. He was born October 31, 1719 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania
Notes for ELIZABETH ROBERTS:
Moved south and had many descendants in the Baltimore area and elsewhere with surnames like Dukehart, Riley, Pope, Fowler, Jones, Davenport , Roberts, Ball, Balderson, Matthews, etc.
Children of ELIZABETH ROBERTS and DAVID HUMPHREY are:
i. MARGARET13 HUMPHREY, b. October 30, 1743 , Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania.
ii. ELLIN HUMPHREY, b. March 14, 1745/46 , Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania.
iii. ROBERT HUMPHREY, b. November 10, 1748 , Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania.
110. iv. ANN HUMPHREY, b. August 17, 1750, Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania.
v. CATHERINE HUMPHREY, b. June 10, 1753, Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvaniaa.
vi. JANE HUMPHREY, b. February 01, 1756, Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvaniaa.
vii. JOSHUA HUMPHREY, b. July 14, 1758, Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvaniaa.
111. viii. ELIZABETH HUMPHREY, b. March 13, 1761 , Gwynedd Twp, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania; d. April 29, 1847, Baltimore , Maryland .
33. MARGARET FOULKE(EVAN, EDWARD) was born June 19, 1726, and died March 06, 1798. She married JOHN EVANS November 19, 1754 , son of JOHN EVANS and ELEANOR ELLIS. He was born February 1729/30 in Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co. PA, and died September 1807 in Gwynedd twp., Montgomery Co., PA.
More About JOHN EVANS:
Probate: November 06, 1807
Residence: Lived all his life in home of father and grandfather
Children of MARGARET FOULKE and JOHN EVANS are:
i. EVAN EVANS, b. about 1757; d. 1757.
112. ii. JOHN EVANS, b. September 07, 1759 ; d. 1814.
113. iii. CADWALADER EVANS, b. December 25, 1762 , Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co. , PA; d. October 26, 1841, Philadelphia PA.
iv. ROWLAND EVANS, b. 1762; d. October 10, 1793, Philadelphia unmarried)(of yellow fever).
34. ESTHER FOULKE(EVAN, EDWARD) was born March 16, 1743/44 in Gwynedd twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., Pennsylvania. She married (1) NAPHTHALI YAXLEY. She married (2) ? JOHNSON.
Children of ESTHER FOULKE and NAPHTHALI YAXLEY are:
114. i. ELEANOR YAXLEY, d. Aft. 1814.
ii. ANN YAXLEY.
iii. SAMUEL YAXLEY.
115. iv. MARY YAXLEY, m. THOMAS SCARLET.
Children of ESTHER FOULKE and ? JOHNSON are:
v. SAMUEL13 JOHNSON.
116. vi. ELLEN JOHNSON.
35. THOMAS EDWARDS (GWEN FOULKE , EDWARD) was born abt 1720 in Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth
Gwynedd MM records: Gwynedd MM death records, PA - Daugher of Thomas and Elizabeth Edward, 8 August 1745. This family removed to Virginia.
117. CATHERINE EDWARDS was born about 1751 and married Joseph Williams.
36. JUDAH FOULKE (CADWALLADER , EDWARD) was born September 30, 1722 in Gwynedd MM, Pennsylvania, and died in Philadelphia, PA. He married MARY BRINGHURST February 16, 1743/44 in Philadelphia , Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. She was born 1721 and died January 22, 1798 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of John Bringhurst and Mary Claypoole.
H.M. Jenkins: Judah was a prominent and active citizen; that he loved letters, the well-cherished and well-used volumes of classics which were owned by him attest. From 1745-1750, Collector of Exise for Philadelphia. In 1770-1772, he was Sheriff of the city and county of Philadelphia. A quaint document, dated December 11, 1773, recites that His Excellency John Penn, "with the advice of the Council, consitutes and appoints Judah Foulke, gentleman, Keeper of the Standards of Brass for weights and measurements for the county of Philadelphia." His will, written 1774, makes his wife sole legatee, "in full confidence of her maternal affection for our children," and appoints his brother-in-law Joseph Bringhurst, and his friends Abel James and Joseph Fox, executors. His dwelling was No. 34 Front St. North, Philadelphia where died his widow, Jan. 22, 1798, aged nearly 77 years."
According to Howard Jenkins, Judah Foulke died 24 Jan. 1776, but this is in conflict with the will abstract of Peter Turner Jr, who appears to have wrote his will in May of 1776 and named Judah Foulke executor. He was a signer of the non-Importation agreement of 1765 (opposed the Stamp Tax) and on 25 March, 1775, was chosen by Congress one of the signers of the one million dollars of Continental bills ordered to be issued at that time.
FOULKE, MARY. City of Phila. Widow. April 10, 1797. May 12, 1798. X.725.
Daughters: Mary, Elizabeth, Deborah Pearson.
Granddaughter: Mary [Daughter of Daughter Deborah].
Exec: Brother Joseph Bringhurst, Daughter Elizabeth Foulke.
Wit: Cadwalader Evans, Joseph Sansom.
Codicil: Signed January 1, 1798.
Revoking Legacy to Granddaughter Mary. To Granddaughter Mary. To Daughter Deborah Pearson.
Exec: Daughters: Mary and Elizabeth Foulke, Brother Joseph Bringhurst.
Father of Mary Bringhurst: BRINGHURST, JOHN. City of Philadelphia. Cooper. 4 mo. 16, 1750/1. February 16, 1750. J.358.
Wife: Mary. Children: Joseph, James, John, Mary Fulke and Elizabeth.
Son-in-Law: Judah Fulke. Sister-in-Law: Elizabeth Claypoole.
Trustees: Anthony Morris, Joshua Crosby.
Exec: Mary and John Bringhurst.
Wit: John Nelsson, John Dunker, Thos. Hallowell.
Children of JUDAH FOULKE and MARY BRINGHURST are:
i. MARY FOULKE, d. April 05, 1807 .
118. ii. JOHN FOULKE, b. 1757, Philadelphia, PA ; d. 1796.
iii. ELIZABETH FOULKE, b. September 28, 1758 ; d. October 19, 1820, Burlington NJ . Burial: Burlington ,NJ
H.M. Jenkins: A notice, written in 1820 of her: "She was possessed of a strong and active mind, which was improved by cultivation, and of manners cheerful and engaging; and although deprived by death of most of her near relations, she had collected around her a large circle endeared to her by the most tender ties of friendship. Her house was the loved resort of persons of both sexes and all ages, to whom she adapted her conversation with remarkable facility. By the Society of Friends in this city, her loss will long be felt; she was an active minister of the Gospel ...The Prison, the Public Alms House, and the Asylum for Widows, all engaged her attention, and in each of them her voice was raised in endeavors to reclaim the wanderer and comfort the afflicted."
119. iv. DEBORAH FOULKE,b. September 28, 1764
Sources for this document: The main source is Historical Collections of Gwynedd, by Howard M. Jenkins (1897, 2nd edition); Secondary sources include the Foulke Family Association web site; www.rootsweb.com; Worldconnect (any and all data bases.), Gwynedd MM records, Clarence V. Roberts, Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks (self published, 1925), and Philadelphia County will abstracts.
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