ELLIS in the Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records (Religious Society of Friends, Pennsylvania)
source: records at Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College. Transcribed by James A. Quinn, Historian, Gwynedd Friends Meeting. Revision of September, 2009. Comments made in [ ] are the editor's and not part of the Gwynedd MM records.
Note: Before 1714, Gwynedd and Plymouth Preparatives were part of Haverford Monthly Meeting (now called Radnor MM). In 1828, the Meeting split with most of the members joining the Hicksite branch (which kept the Meeting House).
Amos Ellis, of Whitpain, son of Isaac, married Hannah Roberts, daughter of Joseph and Hannah of Norriton on the 17th of 11th mo. 1785, at Plymouth Meeting House. Under bride: Isaac Ellis, Mary Ellis, Joseph Roberts, Moses Roberts, Jane Roberts, Wm Ellis, Sarah Ellis. Mid column: Eliza Hallowell, Rachel Ellis, Isaac Roberts, Humphrey Ellis, John Hallowell, Joseph Roberts Jr.; left column: Ann Written(?), Saml Ellis, Wm Ellis, Mary Ellis, Mary Rees. [Joseph Roberts, son of Aaron Roberts and Sarah Longworthy, married Hannah Reese]
Amos Ellis, son of Isaac and Mary was born 7-9-1759, and wife Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Hannah Roberts was born 1-18-1764. Children: Phebe b. 1-23-1787, d. 9-12-1791; Amos; Joseph b. 5-11-1789, d. 9-14-1791; Hannah b. 9-25-1794, d. 8-19-1800; Mary b. 8-26-1797, d. 12-1-1817. [Amos m. Catherine Hallowell, see below; Hannah m. 1820, John Styer of Whitpain - 1850 Whitpain, Montgomery Co., PA Census: John Styer, 53, farmer, $5000, Hannah Styer 54, Amos E. Styer, 29, laborer; Alfred Styer, 24, carpenter; William A. Styer, 21, laborer, Mary Styer, 19; Lewis Styer, 17, laborer; Margaret Pluck, 6.]
[Amos Ellis, Philadelphia County 1790 US census, page 35-2, 2 males 16+, 2 males <16, 3 females, no slaves or other persons]
Amos Ellis a witness on marriage certificate: 11th-mo. 20, 1800. Peter Roberts, son of John and Elizabeth, of Montgomery township, and Elizabeth Comfort, daughter of Ezra and Alice, of Whitemarsh. At a public meeting at Plymouth.
Amos [Hinshaw has this as Jonathan in the file cards] Ellis, wife Catharine, children: Susanna b. 2-16-1817; Hannah b. 9-20-1820; Joseph R. b. 4-19-1818; Reuben A. b. 3-30-1824. [Catharine, the wife of Amos Ellis, is the daughter of William Hallowell and Susanna Evans, Amos the son of Amos and Hannah (Roberts) Ellis.]
Amos 1828-5-29. disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
[Catherine Ellis, daughter of Rowland Ellis, left a will in Gwynedd township: CATHERINE ELLIS, Gwynead, Phila. Co. October 13, 1752. November 6, 1769. Nieces: Ellin, Margaret and Elizabeth Evans. Cousin: Elizabeth Humphreys, Elizabeth Thomas. Sister: Ellin Evans. Niece: Jane Hubbs. Cousins: Rowland, Margaret, John and Elizabeth Evans. Exec.: Rowland Evans. Wit: Thos. Evans and Isaac Cook. O.430.]
Catherine 1828-5-29. disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
David Ellis, son of William and Sarah, born 12-3-1820.
Elijah 1766-1-28. disowned
Elisha 1771-7-30. granted certificate to Uwchlan MM
Elizabeth Ellis signs with female relatives on the marriage certificate of William Lewis of Newtown, Chester Co. to Gwen Jones of Gwynedd, 27, 8th mo., 1704. (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)[Gwen Jones, the daughter of William John]
Elizabeth Ellis served Gwynedd Meeting and Plymouth Preparative: The first mention is 24th of the 8th mo 1724: "The Women friends appointed to attend the marriage of Charles Crusey Reported It was orderly accomplished. Ruth Evan, Ellin Roberts, Elizabeth Ellis are Appointed at attend the Service of the next Quarterly Meeting"; 31 of the 1st mo 1730: "Plymouth preparative appointed Ellin David and Grace Esbourn [Eastborne] to visit frds families within the compass of their Meeting also Hannah Reese, Elizabeth Ellis to be Overseers of their Meeting." 22 of 12 mo 1732, "Anthony Conrad and Sarah Hatfield Declared their intention of Marriage with each other the first time - Jane Robert and Elizabeth Ellis are appointed to inspect into her clearness and conversation and bring report thereof next meeting."; 26 of the 2 mo 1733 - appointed overseer of Anthony Conrad - Sarah Hatfield marriage; 29 of the 9 mo., 1733: appointed to inspect clearness of Ellin Rees who married Abraham Rhoads and appointed as overseer of the marriage the next month. 10 mo. 1733 - inspected and oversaw marriage of Mordecai Yarnall and Catherine Meredith. 12 mo., 1733: "Phebe Pugh and Elizabeth Ellis are desired to make some Enquiry into the Life and Conversation of Sarah William and Ellin Petter [Peters] in order to have a certificate drawn"; 27 3mo., 1735: "Rebecca Roger and Elizabeth Ellis are chosen overseers by Plymouth Preparative and are approved of by this meeting."; 30 of the 1 mo 1736 - inspected clearness and marriage oversight (with Phebe Pugh) of marriage of Samuel Davies and Jane Rees. 2mo., 1736: "Ann Robert, Elizabeth Ellis, Gainor Jones and Jane Johnes are appointed to attend the service of the next Quarterly Meeting att Philadelphia." (she was appointed to Quarterly Meeting again 5 mo., 1736) and MORE and MORE... [As far as I can tell, this is Elizabeth Ellis, daughter of Rowland Ellis of Bryn Mawr, and she died unmarried. There is no other Elizabeth Ellis that I can find in the vicinity old enough to be this Quaker overseer. Her appointment to Quarterly Meeting 25 of the 5 mo 1742 is the last time I find her in the women's minutes of Gwynedd MM.]
Elizabeth Ellis reported married to John Hallowell, 1774-11-29. [ Elizabeth the daughter of Isaac Ellis and Mary (Norman) Ellis. John Hallowell the son of Joseph and Sarah (Nanney) Hallowell]
Elizabeth, 1828-8-28. disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
Elizabeth and Jonathan Ellis sign marriage certificate: Benjamin Jones, of Whitemarsh, son of David and Esther married Ann Wilson, daughter of John and Hannah. at Plymouth Meeting, 15, 11th mo., 1832.
Elizabeth Ellis (mother) - Lydia Acuff (widow of William), daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Ellis of Norriton twp., married Comly Lukens of Towamencin, son of George dec'd and Esther, at the house of Jonathan Ellis, 2nd mo 16, 1853.
Ellin Ellis signs near bottom of list of female relatives (column 3) in marriage of Hugh Evan, Gwynedd to Catharine Morgan, dau. of Cadwallader, of Merion at Merion meeting house, 8th mo 4, 1706. (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)
Ellin Ellis 11th-mo. 22, 1699 married Meredith David of Radnor. (later of Plymouth, see treatment by Elwood Roberts)
Ellin Ellis, witness on marriage certificate: 11th-mo. 29, 1710. Lumley Williams, of Plymouth, in Philadelphia county, and Sarah Dickinson, of the same place, widow, at a public Meeting in Plymouth. Meredith David, Thos. Pugh, Job Pugh, Jno. Reese, Owen Roberts, Rees Thomas, Thomas Burdis, Jane Pugh, Ellin Ellis, Ellin Humphrey and 27 others, witnesses.
Ellin Ellis, daughter of Rowland of Merion, married John Evans, son of Cadwallader of Gwynedd, at Merion meeting house, 4th mo 8, 1715 (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records) [This is the only child of Rowland Ellis, the Quaker minister, see below, who had American descendants (daughter Ann who stayed in Wales also had children). Rowland Ellis died at her house while visiting. See the Thomas Allen Glenn book, Reifsnyder Gillam Ancestry, for a longer treatment of her ancestry.]
"Ellinor Ellis and Thomas Lee declared their intention of marriage with each other the first time - Debora Boon and Margaret Star are desired to inspect into her clearness and conversation and bring report to the next Meeting" (30 of the 1 mo 1736)
Ellin Ellis and Thomas Lee reported married 1736-3-25. [daughter of Thomas and Jane (Hugh) Ellis]
Ellis Ellis and Ann Bateman reported married 1741-10-29 [son of Humphrey Ellis of Whitpain and Sage Morgan, removed to Frederick Co., MD]
Ellis Ellis and wife disowned 1742-9-30. [Ellis Ellis married Ann Bateman, and was disowned by Gwynedd MM for "unchaste behaviour" before marriage, a not uncommon occurrence.]
Ellis Ellis 1743-1-29. received on certificate from Oley MM. [son of Thomas and Jane (Hugh) Ellis, he lived in Upper Dublin twp. and left a will (abstract): ELLIS ELLIS. Upper Dublin, Co. of Philadelphia. Wheelwright. 11 mo. 26, 1754. December 19, 1754. K.238. Brothers and Sisters: Morris, Mordica, Rowland, Thomas, Enos and Elinor. Beneficiary: Members of Horsham Meeting. Exec: Brothers Morris and Mordica. Wit: Ellis Lewis Jr., John Lukens.]
Ellis Ellis granted certificate to Abington MM to marry a daughter of William Atkinson 1746-2-29 [son of Thomas and Jane (Hugh) Ellis]
Ellis Ellis 1747-10-29 granted certificate to Abington MM
Esther Ellis, daughter of William and Sarah born 7-4-1823.
Evan Ellis signs marriage certificate: Thomas Williams, Montgomery, widower married Jane Morris daughter of Morris Richard of Merionethshire, Wales dec'd at Gwynedd meeting house, 8th mo 14, 1720. Wit: women in center list - Mary Morris, Catherine Morris, Barbara Thomas, Jane Evans, Jane Jones, Cath Wm, Mary Cadd, Mary Edwards, Jane Hughs, Cath Wm, Margarett Thomas, Eliza Evans, Ellin Evans, Lowrey Evans, a line drawn here, Francis Dawes, John Humphrey, Ellis Hugh.; men (probably relative) in list at right: William Morris, John Morris, Robert Thomas, John Edward, Evan Pugh, Cadd Evan, David Pugh, Godfrey Jones, John Wm, John Cadw., Hugh Griffith, Cad Evans, George lewis, John Jones, Evan Ellis, Wm Davie, Rbt Davies, John Rbt, Rowland Evans
Evan Ellis died 1-30-1761 [buried at Gwynedd Meeting, he is probably of a Baptist line. He is thought to be the son of John and Jane (Pugh) Ellis, Evan left a will (abstract): EVAN ELLIS, Gwynead, Co. of Philadelphia. August 24, 1761. September 24, 1761. M.190. Sisters: Margaret, Jane, Elinor [Jones] and Douce [Williams]. Nephews: Evan Jones and Evan Williams [of Wales], Humphrey Jones. Nieces: Jane [daughter of John Humphry of Wales] and Margaret [daughter of sister Jane, surname not given]. Overseers: Amos Griffith, Robert Ellis, David Pugh. Exec: Humphrey Jones. Wit: Rowland Edwards, John Davis, Evan Jones.]
Griffith Ellis and Jane Lewis: 1st intentions, 26 of 5 mo 1735, 2nd intentions, 25 of the 6 mo 1735.
Griffith Ellis, son of Theodore of Gwynedd married Jane Lewis, widow, of same, at Gwynedd meeting house, 7th mo., 9, 1735.
1736-3-25 - Griffith Ellis and wife Jane disowned
[Gwen Ellis m. Richard Morris - Gwen is likely a sister of Humphrey Ellis, below... see more about Richard Morris HERE]
Hannah 1768-2-23 received on certificate from Darby MM dated 1-28-1768
Hannah Ellis and 4 children, Margaret, Rachel, Ann and Tacy granted certificate to Haverford MM 1780-5-30
Hannah 1843-11-2 disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
Hepzibah, daughter of William and Sarah Ellis of Whitpain married James Hall at Plymouth MH 1809-1-5
Hephzibah Ellis, daughter of William (Jr.) and Sarah born 3-2-1827.
1840-1-30, Hepziba, Chalkley and Esther Ellis (minor children of Wm decd) received on certificate from Frankford MM dated 10-29-1839
Hepzibah (a minor) 1840-10-1 granted certificate to Radnor MM
Hugh Ellis, of Limerick & Ann Evans dau. Of William of same, 4/16/1748 at New Providence Meeting House. Wit. Col 1. Sarah Lewis, Elizabeth Scott, Mary Valentine, Mary Jacobs, Elizabeth Richardson, Margaret Hammer, Hannah Richardson. Col 2. William Evans, Rachel Evans, Mary Brooks, Margaret Nixon, George Brooks, George Evans, John Evans, Owen Evans.
Humphrey Ellis, Gwynedd m. Mary Hugh daughter of John of Merion, at Radnor meeting house, 10th mo 1, 1708. Witnesses: John Hugh and Caddr Ellis etc. Jane Ellis, Humphrey's mother is not shown and is presumed deceased prior to this date. (Haverford (now Radnor) MM records) [This Humphrey m. (2) Sage Morgan. A discussion of his Welsh ancestry can be found under Richard Morris, husband of Humphrey's sister Gwen.]
Humphrey Ellis, wife Sage children: Ellis b. 7-15-1714; Wm b. 11-3-1716; Isaac b. 13 (?) -18-1721. [Humphrey Ellis, will abstract: Whitpain, County of Philadelphia. Weaver.November 3, 1747. May 13, 1748. G.264. Wife: Sage. Children: Isaac, Ellis and William. Exec: Isaac Ellis. Wit: Aaron Meredith, John Rees and John Bull. Thomas Allen Glenn, "Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania", p. 154: "Humphrey Ellis, s of Ellis._ and Jane Cadwalader, is believed to have been born near Bala, County Merioneth, Wales. Jane Cadwalader, "a widow these many years", of near Bala, co. Merioneth, removed to PA in 1697 with her son, Humphrey and daughter Gwen. She was a sister to John Cadwalader Rowland. She and her two children are included in the same [Friends] Certificate, dated 12, 16, 1696, from Hendri Mawr Meeting." From the Tom Doyle's Worldconnect database: "Prior to his marriage in 1708 to Mary Hugh, his brother Cadwalader gave him 50 acres of land in Whitpain Township, Philadelphia County, where he lived until his death."]
Humphrey 1786-11-28. granted certificate to Wilmington MM
Isaac Ellis and Mary Norman reported married, 1749-3-30 [Isaac the son of Humphrey and Sage (Morgan) Ellis.]
Isaac Ellis, wife Mary, children: David b. 12-17-1750, d. 9-6-1757; Isaac b. 11-28-1752; Elizabeth b. 2-8-1754; William b. 8-21-1756; Amos b. 7-9-1759; Humphrey b. 8-28-1764. [Montgomery Co., PA will book 1, ISAAC ELLIS, Whitpain. March 24, 1788. April 7, 1788. 1.143 Personal estate to be sold and money to be paid to 3 sons: William, Amos and Humphrey. To daughter in law, Rachel Ellis, privilege of living in house during widowhood. To daughter Elizabeth, 3 pds. yearly. To son Humphrey, featherbed. All real estate to 3 sons aforesaid. Amos to receive 100 pds.worth more land than 1/3 part. To son Isaac's children 25 pds. each. Execs: Sons Amos, William and Humphrey. Wit: David Norman, Isaac Shoemaker, Nathan Potts.]
Isaac Ellis signs marriage certificate: Benjamin Dickinson s/o Joshua of Whitpain m. Isabel Wright d/o John of Hatfield at Gwynedd mh 10th mo 23, 1755. Wit. in right column: Elizabeth Dickinson, John Wright, Joseph Dickinson, Hannah Dickinson, Elizabeth Wright, Cadwalader Dickinson, Mary Richards, Joshua Richards, Abijah Wright. Middle column: Danl Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Gainor Jones, Isaac Ellis, John Davies, Wm Morris, Ann ?leler, Elizabeth Clayton; Column 1. John Evans, Rowland Evans, Susanna Evans, Saml Coulstone, Elizabeth Coulstone, Miles Evans, Ann Edwards, John Jones, Henry Cunrads.
Isaac (and Robert and two Marys) Ellis sign marriage certificate: John Robeson, son of James of Franconia twp and Mary Edwards, d/o John of Towamencin, 17, 11mo., 1761 at Gwynedd Meeting.
[Isaac Ellis, 1769 Proprietary Tax, Whitpain twp., 175 acres, 4 horses, 6 cattle, no servants, tax 20.7.4]
Isaac, Jr. 1777-5-27. Married out of unity and offered an account [son of Isaac and Mary (Norman) Ellis, his wife was named Rachel. Rachel is named as a widow in her father in law's will of 1788. She is on the 1790 census near Amos and William: Page 36-29 Rachel Ellis, no males 16+, 1 male <16, 2 females, no slaves or other persons]
Isaac, 1788-7-29. deceased 3-31-1788, age 68
Isaac Ellis, son of William (Jr.) and Sarah born 1-3-1826.
Isaac Ellis of Whitpain, son of William and Sarah married Margaret Thomas, daughter of John and Mary of same county, at a public meeting in Gwynedd, 6th mo 9, 1829. Note this is Margaret THOMAS according to Howard Jenkins and Elwood Roberts, and Margaret THOMSON according to W.W. Hinshaw - so we need to look up the original marriage certificate... 1850 census, Gwynedd twp: Isaac Ellis, 60, farmer, $9200; Margaret Ellis, 45, Lydia Ellis, 75, Mary Roberts, 77 [Isaac's sister, m. Amos Roberts], Jane Roberts 45; John Gray, 35; Charles Gray, 28; John L. Thompson, 25; Henry Hartman. All born Pennsylvania.
Isaac, 1829-9-3. disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
Isaac, died 7-15-1867
Jane Ellis signs as a female relative on marriage certificate: Theophilus Williams son of John of Montgomery married Catherine Foulke of Gwynedd at Gwynedd Meeting House on 4th mo. 5 1713 (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)
Jane Ellis signs marriage certificate: Humphrey Jones, son of John Humphrey of Gwynedd married Catherine Jones daughter of William [John] dec'd of same at Gwynedd meeting, 2nd mo 23, 1719.
Jane Ellis rendered service to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting: 1 month 1724/5: "Its also proposed in this Meeting Concerning visiting ffriends ffamilies which Before for severall Meetings hath been under Consideration now appoints Cathrine Williams, Alice Griffith, Ann ffoulke and Jane Ellis to make some triall and goe on as they shall find freedom."; 26th of the 5th mo 1726: "Joshua Dickison and Elizabeth Morris Declared their Intentions of marriage with each other the first time. This meeting appoints Ellin David and Jane Ellis to make Inspection into her Clearness and Conversation and bring Report thereof to the next meeting."; 27th of the 10th month 1726: "Edward Rees and Elizabeth Thomas Declared their Intentions of the Second time and are left to their Liberty to Consumate their Said Intention. Jane Ellis and Gwen Morris are appointed to see the same orderly accomplished." 26th of 8th mo 1728: "ane Ellis and Rebeca Roger are appointed to inspect into life and conversation of Ann Custard and to bring their account to the men ffriends appointed to draw hers and husbands certificate." 21st of 12th mo 1728: "Plymouth Preparative Meeting having made choice of four women ffriends, to that weighty service of visiting families - Ellin David, Jane Ellis, Rachel Potts and Grace Esborn [Eastbourne] which this meeting approves of and desires they may goe on as they find freedom." [this Jane Ellis appears to be the daughter of Rowland Ellis, formerly of Bryn Mawr (see below)]
[Jane (Hugh) Ellis - was a Quaker minister who removed with her husband Thomas to Exeter. More more go HERE.]
[Jane Ellis, daughter of Theodore, married Robert Hugh contrary to discipline and he was disowned (see her father's will which names Robert Hugh his son in law): Gwynedd MM page 117-1, 1729-1-25. Some of her children die in the epidemic of 1745 and were buried at Gwynedd MH, page 40-1 Robert Hugh wife, Jane children: Robert d. 5-16-1745; Ellis d. 5-18-1745; Ellin d. 5-20 1745. He left a will (abstract): ROBERT HUGH, Gwynedd, Co. of Philadelphia. January 23, 1759. March 24, 1759. L.234. Children: David, Mary, Jane, William and Ellis. Trustees: Thomas Evans, Evan Jones. Exec: David Hugh. Wit: John Jones, John Jenkins, Evan Jones.]
Jonathan Ellis of Whitpain, son of William and Sarah married Elizabeth Jones daughter of David and Esther of Montgomery township, at a public meeting in Gwynedd, 11th mo 18, 1818. Witnesses in right column: William Ellis, David Jones, Esther Jones, William Ellis Jr., Sarah Ellis, Benjamin Jones, John Jones, Jr. Col 4 David Jones Jr., etc.
Jonathan Ellis, wife Elizabeth. Children: Gulielma Maria b. 8-23-1819; William P. b. 9-26-1821; Lydia b. 10-17-1824; Sarah b. 12-6-1826; Elizabeth b. 8-15-1829; Mary Ann b. 3-8-1833; Jonathan B. b. 8-23-1835. [William P. - see below; Lydia m. (1) William Acuff (d. 1847, buried Gwynedd MH, son of David and Margaret (Scheetz) Acuff) and (2) Comly Lukens - see below; Sarah m. Milton Jenkins]
Jonathan 1828-7-31. disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
Jonathan and Elizabeth sign marriage certificate: Benjamin Jones, of Whitemarsh, son of David and Esther married Ann Wilson, daughter of John and Hannah. at Plymouth Meeting, 15, 11th mo., 1832.
Jonathan (father) - Lydia Acuff (widow of William), daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Ellis of Norriton twp., married Comly Lukens of Towamencin, son of George dec'd and Esther, at the house of Jonathan Ellis, 2nd mo 16, 1853.
Jones Ellis, son of William and Sarah, born 12mo., 23, 1815.
[Joseph Ellis, perhaps unconnected with Gwynedd MM, left a will in Plymouth: JOSEPH ELLIS, Plymouth, Philadelphia Co.February 29, 1747/8. March 21, 1747. H.522. Exec: Wife Eve and Charles Humphrey, Chester Co. Children: Ruben, John, Thomas and Henry. Overseers: Thomas and Henry Lawrence Jr. and brother Benjamin Ellis. Wit: William Rarig, Thomas Scott. His son Reuben appears to have left a will in Philadelphia (X.93). Perhaps this is from the Thomas and Ellin (Rees) Ellis line of Haverford twp., referred to frequently in The Incompleted Burial Records of Merion (PA) Meeting Grave-yard by Margaret B. Harvey, A.M. - specifically this would be Joseph Ellis, son of Ellis Ellis and grandson of Thomas and Ellin who had a brother named Benjamin. This Ellis Ellis m. Lydia Humphrey, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Rees) Humphrey on 6 Mo. 19, 1685 at William Howell's. "Ellis Ellis, son of Thomas Ellis, came from Redstone, Pembrokeshire, 1683. In 1685, he married Lydia, daughter of Elizabeth Humphrey. Children, Elizabeth, Rachel, Thomas, Bridget, John, Joseph, Evan, William, Benjamin, Rebecca. Ellis Ellis died 1706, his wife surviving. (Ellis Ellis had a brother Humphrey; a sister Rachel; and a sister Bridget, who died in England; Eleanor. Their mother was named Ellin.)" (Margaret Harvey)]
Joseph, 1844-2-1, disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
Joseph R. Ellis, son of Amos and Catharine of Whitemarsh married Susan Thomas at Plymouth Meeting House 1847-8-12.
Joseph R. (b. 4-19-1818, d. 2-17-1896, son of Amos and Catherine) and wife Susan had children (Elwood Roberts): Sarah T. b. 6-2-1848 (m. William H. Morris); Charles T. b. 11-11-1854, d. 4-18-1857; Hannah b. 8-17-1860, d. 9-14-1860; - also had an adopted son John L. Ellis.
Lydia 1829-1-29. disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
Lydia (Ellis) Acuff (widow of William), daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Ellis of Norriton twp., married Comly Lukens of Towamencin, son of George dec'd and Esther, at the house of Jonathan Ellis, 2nd mo 16, 1853.
Margaret Ellis signs with female relatives on the marriage certificates: (1) Thomas Foulke, eldest son of Edward, Gwynedd to Gwen Evans, eldest daughter of David, of Radnor, at Gwynedd meeting house, 4th mo., 27, 1706. (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records); (2) Hugh Roberts, of Gwynedd m. Ann Thomas, of Upper Merion, at Merion m.h., 7th mo. 30, 1703;
Margaret Ellis, Gwynedd, widow, married David Llewellyn, Haverford, widower, at Gwynedd meeting house, 8th mo 6, 1710 Wit: Morris and Mary Llewellyn, Rowland Ellis, William and Jane John, and 55 others (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)
Margaret Ellis and Benjamin Hallowell reported married 1766-3-25
Margaret 1829-12-3 disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
Mary, daughter of Robert and Sarah Ellis born 10-17-1735
Mary Ellis signs marriage certificate: Robert Eastbourn, s/o John of Norriton, married Esther Franks d/o George dec'd, 22 5th mo. 1755. Under bride and groom: John Eastbourn, Grace Eastbourn, Mary Brooke, Henry Franks, Rachel Coats, Hannah Bell, Mary Ellis, Lydia Daws, Ellin Yarnall, Edith Dawes, Susanna Waln, Esther Barton and two more columns to the left...
Mary Ellis (2 of them - plus a Robert and Rowland Ellis) sign marriage certificate: John Robeson, son of James of Franconia twp and Mary Edwards, daughter of John of Towamencin, 17, 11mo., 1761 at Gwynedd Meeting.
Mary 1772-3-25 granted certificate to Uwchlan MM
Mary Ellis, daughter of William of Whitpain married Amos Roberts, of Whitpain, son of Moses, at Plymouth Meeting House 1798-12-20. Witnesses, Joseph Roberts, William and Sarah Ellis and 35 others. [Amos Roberts a grandson of Aaron Roberts]
Mary Ellis,daughter of William and Sarah, born 1 mo., 28, 1818
"Morris Ellis and Sarah Coulstone declared their intention of Marriage with each other the first time. Debora Boon, Debora Star are appointed to inspect into her Clearness and Conversation and bring report to the next Meeting." 29 of 1 mo 1737. [of Oley/Exeter, son of Thomas and Jane (Hugh) Ellis]
Morris Ellis reported married to Sarah Coulstone 1737-3-31
Owen 1773-2-23, disowned for disunity
[Rachel Ellis, 1790 Census, Page 36-29, no males 16+, 1 male <16, 2 females, no slaves or other persons - see Isaac Ellis (name of father in law and husband)]
Reuben 1761-1-27 received in membership on request
Reuben 1765-11-26 disowned for marriage out of unity.
Reuben 1850-1-31disowned for disunity
Robert Ellis a witness of marriage: Hugh Roberts, of Gwynedd married Ann Thomas, of Upper Merion, at Merion meeting house, 7th mo. 30, 1703. (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)
Robert Ellis, Merion married Margaret Jones, Gwynedd, at Gwynedd meeting house 9th mo. 3, 1705. Witnesses, Column 3: Jane Jones, Gwen Lewis, Eliz. Ellis, Cathe. Ellis, Anne Evan, Jane Evan, Gainor Rowland, Sarah Evans, Jane ffoulke, Sarah Owens, Gwen Evans, Margret Humphrey, Susanah Roberts, Kath. Griffith, Gainor Owen, Rebecka Owen, Jane Owen, Sarah Meredith. Column 4 under bride and groom: Rowland Ellis, Wm Jones, Rowland Ellis Jr., Jno Jones, Wm Lewis, Edd ffoulke, Jos. Owen, Tho. Evan, Jno Owen, Tho. Jones, Jno Griffith, Tho. ffoulke, Benja. Humphrey. (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)[Robert Ellis the son of Rowland Ellis of Bryn Mawr; Margaret Jones the daughter of William John)
Robert Ellis (father) - Ellis Roberts, of Radnor, blacksmith, son of Robert Ellis (deceased), married Elizabeth Pugh, daughter of Ellis Pugh, of Plymouth 9th-mo. 5, 1712. At Plymouth meeting-house. (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)
Robert Ellis (father) - Griffith Hugh, son of Hugh Griffith, Gwynedd, yeoman, married Jane Roberts, daughter of Robert Ellis dec'd of Radnor, at Gwynedd meeting house, 10th mo 2, 1718. (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)
Robert Ellis, son of Theodore of Gwynedd married Sarah Davis daughter of Meridith David of same dec'd at Gwynedd meeting house, ____, 1734/35. Signing on same page as bride and groom under their signatures: Theodor Ellis, Gwen Davis, Rowland Ellis. Rest of signatures missing. [this Rowland Ellis is the son of Theodore Ellis]
Robert Ellis (with Rowland Ellis) signs marriage certificate: Edward Edwards, son of John of Phila. Co., married Elizabeth Robeson daughter of James of same at Gwynedd mh, 5th mo 7, 1741. Wit. John Edwards, James Robeson, Mary Edwards, Elizabeth Robeson, Rowland Edwards, Robert Edward, Evan Edwards, Robert Ellis, Griffith Ellis, Rowland Ellis.
Robert (and Isaac) Ellis sign marriage certificate: John Robeson, son of James of Franconia twp and Mary Edwards, d/o John of Towamencin, 17, 11mo., 1761 at Gwynedd Meeting.
Robert 1766-12-30. disowned for disunity
[Robert Ellis, 1769 Proprietary tax, Gwynedd twp., 150 acres, 3 horses, 4 cattle, no servants, tax 15.11.8.]
Rowland Ellis was an overseer, elder or minister on the following marriages: (1) Hugh Roberts, of Gwynedd married Ann Thomas, of Upper Merion, at Merion meeting house, 7th mo. 30, 1703. (Haverford, now Radnor, MM records); (2) John Jones s/o Rees dec'd of Merion married Jane Edward daughter of Edward Griffith dec'd of Llan y Chill Co. Merioneth, Wales, at Gwynedd mh, 4th mo. 9, 1713 (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records); (3) John William, Montgomery, widower married Catharine Edwards, of same, widow, at Gwynedd meeting house, 3rd mo 12, 1714 (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)(Rowland Ellis first to sign, column 1); (4) Edward Jones son of John Evan dec'd of Radnor married Sarah Evans daughter of Thomas of Gwynedd at Gwynedd mh, 6th mo 25, 1715 (note Rowland Ellis, Jr. also signs below the ministers and overseers in same column); (5) (Rowland Ellis Jr. also signing) William Robert son of Edward of Merion dec'd married Anne Evans daughter of Robert, of Gwynedd, at Gwynedd meeting house 6th mo 25, 1715 [and doubtless other marriages. Rowland Ellis was one of the early ministers at Plymouth Meeting. He has a short biography HERE (near bottom). A long genealogical treatise edited by Thomas Allen Glenn in the "Reifsnyder Gillam Ancestry" is on-line HERE. He was the son of Ellis Price and Ann Humphrey of Bryn Mawr, Merionethshire, Wales. His mother was the sister of the Quaker minister John Humphrey who left a narrative (who remembers R. Ellis and his daughter Jane in his will.) Before coming to Plymouth, he was Rowland Ellis Sr. of Bryn Mawr (now called Harriton House) in the Merion settlement, situated near where the College of that name is today. Rowland Ellis served as a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly and as an overseer of the Quaker schools in Philadelphia. Other references to Rowland Ellis: He witnessed the will of Richard Humphrey of Radnor, 1692 and many others thereafter, and was trustee of the will of Robert Owen, 1697 (if you search through USGenWeb you will see what I mean). He was made, with others, the guardian of the children Ellis Ellis of Haverford in 1705. Howard Jenkins: "There was, it seems, some "difference" between Rowland Ellis and Owen Owen. This is mentioned in the minutes several times, and the case probably never came to a definite conclusion. But at one meeting, in the 9th month, 1724, a committee was appointed to "advise 'em to stand to the judgment of the Friends," and the papers relating to the controversy were directed to be placed in the custody of John Humphrey, who was not to allow them "to be shown or read to any one, or to be transcribed." Two months later the papers were brought to the meeting, "folded, sealed, and delivered to John Humphrey, to be safely kept by him, and not unsealed without this meeting consent." The whole affair then rested. Afterward, Rowland Ellis died, and in 1741, John Humphrey being dead also, the meeting ordered the papers to be destroyed." Rowland Ellis was the main character in two novels written by Marion Eames, a Welsh writer who lived in Dolgellau. These books are a semi-fictional account of the events leading up to the emigration to America under the title Y Stafell Ddirgel, since translated into English as "The Secret Room" and a follow up book set in Pennsylvania called "Fair Wilderness". Rowland Ellis translated Ellis Pugh's "Salutations to the Britons" from Welsh into English. See also, Thomas Allen Glenn, Merion in the Welsh Tract, pps. 205-234 for the biography and genealogy of Rowland Ellis. According to Glenn he became unwell at the 6 mo., 1731 Monthly Meeting held at Gwynedd, was taken to John Evans' house where he died early 7th mo. and was buried at Plymouth Meeting.]
Rowland Ellis' home used as venue for marriage: Cadwallader Roberts, Gwynedd, yeoman married Ellen Humphrey, Merion at the dwelling place of Rowland Ellis, 4th mo 9, 1714. (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records)
Rowland Ellis, Jr. signs marriage certificate: David Jones of Plymouth married Ruth Dickinson daughter of William of Plymouth, 2 April (2 mo.) 1720 at Plymouth Meeting
Rowland Ellis 1721-6-29. with wife and 2 daughters received on certificate from Haverford MM [the daughters appear to be Elizabeth and Jane and they are very active in Gwynedd MM.]
Rowland Ellis signs the marriage certificate of Robert Ellis, son of Theodore, right under the parents - 1734/5 (see above) [This is Rowland, son of Theodore Ellis].
Rowland Ellis signs marriage certificate (with Theodore Ellis): William Erwin, Gwynedd m. Rebecca Roberts d/o Cadwalader Robert of same dec'd at Gwynedd mh, 11th mo 13, 1735/36.
Rowland Ellis (with Robert Ellis) signs marriage certificate: Edward Edwards, son of John of Phila. Co., married Elizabeth Robeson daughter of James of same at Gwynedd mh, 5th mo 7, 1741. Wit. John Edwards, James Robeson, Mary Edwards, Elizabeth Robeson, Rowland Edwards, Robert Edward, Evan Edwards, Robert Ellis, Griffith Ellis, Rowland Ellis. [This Rowland is the son of Theodore Ellis]
Rowland Ellis signs marriage certificate: David Morris son of Cadwalader of Phila. Co., married Jane Roberts of same at Gwynedd Meeting, __mo 20, 1741.
[Rowland Ellis Jr. was on the jury, 1716, for Plymouth Road (runs from Gwynedd Meeting House to Plymouth).]
Sage Elllis 1718-7-30. received on certificate from Abington MM [Sage (Morgan) Ellis (1678-1761) was a Quaker minister: "Joseph Jones, John Morris and Samuel Morris are appointed to draw a Memorial of our deceased Friend Sage Ellis and desired to have it done by next in order that it may go to our next quarterly meeting.Following: Sage Morgan Ellis was born in Wales, in the year 1678, and removed to Pennsylvania, in the year 1700, not being at that time a member of the Society of Friends. After a time, being convinced of the truth as professed by Friends, she was acknowledged a member among them at Gwynedd. As she continued faithful to the unfoldings of truth, a gift in the ministry was conferred upon her by the great Head of the church. Her communications in that line were generally short, and mostly in the Welsh tongue. Her labours were received in love. She departed this life sixth month 1st, 1761, in the 83rd year of her age, and was buried at Plymouth (Reporting the memorial drawn by the direction of the Plymouth Meeting)"]
Sarah and daughter Sarah 1771-7-30. granted certificate to Uwchlan MM
Sarah 1782-6-25.received on certificate from Uwchlan MM dated 9-6-1781
Sarah (and William) sign marriage certificate: Benjamin Jones, of Roxborough, Philadelphia, son of John Jones, deceased married Elinor Meredith duaghter of John Meredith of Plymouth, 13, 4th mo., 1797 at Plymouth Meeting House.
Sarah J. Ellis, widow, of Whitpain, daughter of David, dec'd and Esther Jones married James Hall, of Blockley, Phila. Co., son of James and Hepzibah, dec'd, at a public meeting in Gwynedd, 12th mo 3, 1839.
Sarah T. Ellis of Plymouth married 2d-mo. 11, 1873. William H. Morris, Conshohocken. At the house of Joseph R. Ellis.
Susanna 1843-11-2. disowned for joining the Hicksites by the Orthodox Meeting
Theodore Ellis signs marriage certificate as overseer of the marriage: William Erwin, Gwynedd married Rebecca Roberts daughter of Cadwalader Robert of same dec'd at Gwynedd meeting house, 11th mo 13, 1735/36. Col 1: Rowd Hugh, Ellin Hugh, Robt Robts, John Erwin, John Roberts, Eliza Robert, Rowd Roberts, Mordecai Roberts. Col 2. Theodor Ellis, Hugh Griffith, Benjamin Morgan, John Jones, Wm ffoulk, Ellis Lewis, George Lewis, Rowd Ellis, Thos ffoulk, David Hugh, Cadd. Evans, Rowd Evans. Col. 3: Ellin Robert, Hannah Robert, (smudge) Hugh, Priscilla Jones, Jane Lewis, Ellin Humphrey, Jane Hank, Magt Davies, Ann Davies, Hannah Bennet, Margaret Evan. [Will abstract: THEODORE ELLIS, Philadelphia County. January 24, 1737. April 22, 1738. F.66. Wife: Gwen Ellis. Children: Griffith, Robert, Rowland and Jane (wife of Robert Hugh). Exec: Griffith Ellis. "Overseers" of will: John Edwards, Samuel Evans and John Evans. Wit: John Davies and Amos Griffith. ]
Theodore 1765-11-26. granted certificate to Exeter MM
Thomas Ellis, Gwynedd married Jane Hugh, daughter of John of same, at Gwynedd meeting house, 8th mo 31, 1712 (Haverford [now Radnor] MM records). [Edna Harvey Joseph records that Friends of Exeter Monthly Meeting recorded a memorial for Thomas Ellis:
" 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." (Michael Goins, Worldconnect database entitled "Descendants of Thomas Ellis")]
Thomas Ellis and wife Jane. Children: John b. 6-18-1713; Morris b. 9-12-1714; Morris b. 12-8-1715; Ellin b. 6-23-1717; Rowland b. 11-3-1718; Ellis b. 3-14-1720; Thomas b. 10-1-1721; Mordecai b. 7-23-1723; Enos b. 6-5-1725. [Note Thomas Ellis was mentioned in the will, made 18 of 9 mo., 1723 of David Meredith of Plymouth. He apparently owed Meredith 20 lbs and was also a witness of the will. Thomas Ellis and Ellis Robert also appear about the same time as the executors of the noncupative will of a son of Meredith David (Elwood Roberts)]
Thomas Ellis signs with relatives: Benjamin Mendenhall son of Benjamin of Concord, Chester Co., yeoman m. Lidia Robert daughter of Owen Roberts of Gwynedd at Gwynedd meeting house 3rd mo 9, 1717. Wit: Benjamin Mendenhall, Owen Robert, Mary Robert, Jno Mendenhall, Thomas Mendenhall, Robert Robert, Eleanor? Robts, Ellis Lewis, Jno Penell, Caleb Shambles, Griffith Roberts, Cadwalader Roberts, Ellis Pugh, Thomas Pugh, Robert Hugh, Thomas Ellis, Griffith Owen, Hugh Griffith, Job Pugh; Middle column: Jane Evans, Ellin Evan, Ellin Robt, Jane Robt, Lowry Jones, Jane Pugh, Eliz Robt, Edith Dawes, Eliz Evans, Cahterine Wms, Cath Evans, Margt Foulke, Margt Roberts, Alice Griffith, Jane Hugh, Bridget Griffith, Ruth Evans, Col. 1: Tho Evans, Jno Cadr, Edd Foulke, Tho Foulke, Jno Wms, John Edward, Jno Parry, Evan Evans, Hugh Foulke, Evan Hugh, Cadr Foulke, Hum Jones, Jno Jones, Owen Evans, Jno Evans.
Thomas Ellis signs with relatives: John Harris, Gwynedd, yeoman m. Gainor Hugh d/o John Hugh of Gwynedd at Gwynedd meeting house, 10th mo 5, 1723. Wit: Col 3. Jno Griffith, Jno Hughs, Jno Thomas, Row Hugh, Ellis Hugh, Jno Humphrey, Tho Ellis, Edw Rees, Edward Foulke, Daniel Thomas, Griffith Ellis, Jno Thomas, Mark Evans Lewis Williams; Col 1: Jane Evans, Ellin Hugh, Jane Roberts, Anne Roberts, Anne Foulke, David Robert, Robert Ellis, Benj Poor?, Caddr Evan, Jno Morgan, Francis Griffith, Tho David, William Davies, Evan Ffoulke. Col 2. Humphrey Jones, Catherine Jones, Jno Thomas, Robt Robt, Edward Roberts, Lewis Lewis, Tho Ffoulke, Jno Jones, Hugh ffoulk, Ellis Lewis, David Morgan, Evan Thomas, Jno Jones, Rees Nanney.
Thomas Ellis signs marriage certificate: Abel Walker of Tredyffrin, Chester Co., married Sina Pugh of Gwynedd at a public meeting in Gwynedd, 4th mo 13, 1727. Wit., page 1, under bride and groom: Lewis Walker, Mary Walker, ? Pugh, Eliza Evans. Page 2. Col. 1: Ruth Richard, Hannah Jones?, Ann Roberts, Ellin Davis, Margt Jones, Sarah Griffith, Eliza Robt, Eliza Morgan, Jane Pugh, Ellin Evans. Col 2. Thos ffoulk, Thos ?, LINE, Edward Morgan, Evan Evans, Mathew Roberts, John Jones, Mark Kerthin?, Thos Ellis, Hugh Jones, James Abram, Andrew Cramer, Caddr Evans Jun. LINE, Jane Evans Jnr 1721., Col 3. Enoch Wm?, Isaac Walker, Saml Evans, Elis Pugh, Job Pugh Griffith Phillips, Evan Evans, Tho Evans, Robt Evans, Cadr Evans, Ellis Robt, Saml RIchard, Evan Jones, Rowland Ellis. [Sina Pugh was a granddaughter of Ellis Pugh and Sinah]
Thomas 1763-11-29 received on certificate from Goshen MM dated 11-11-1763
Thomas 1767-9-22. granted certificate to Darby MM to marry
Thomas 1772-5-26. disowned for disunity
[William Ellis, son of Humphrey Ellis and Sage Morgan died in 1794 without issue leaving a will (abstract): Towamencin township, Montgomery Co., PA. April 23, 1794. May 13, 1794. 2.101 To nephew Amos Ellis, of brother Isaac, 20 pds. To nephew William, of son Isaac, his daughter Mary, case of drawers, &c. To Lydia, daughter of nephew William, bed, &c. To nephew William, farm, 50 acres and rem. of estate. Exec: Nephew William. Wit: Isaac Shoemaker, Matthew Knox, Isaac McGlathery.]
William Ellis and Sarah Barnes reported married 1776-12-31
William Ellis 1779-3-30, offered an account for a marriage contrary to discipline
William 1780-7-25, disowned for paying a military fine
William Ellis, son of Isaac and Mary, b. 8-21-1756, wife Sarah b. 1-5-1752; children: Lydia b. 8-31-1780; Isaac b. 4-30-1783; Jonathan b. 12-18-1790; William b. 4-11-1788.
[William Ellis, 1790 US Census - there are two of them. First page 35-6, William Ellis, 1 male 16+, 3 males <16, 4 females, no slaves or other persons; Second one: page 44-35, William Ellis 1 male 16+, no males under 16, 2 females, no slaves or other persons.]
William (and Sarah) sign marriage certificate: Benjamin Jones, of Roxborough, Philadelphia, son of John Jones, deceased m. Elinor Meredith duaghter of John Meredith of Plymouth, 13, 4th mo., 1797 at Plymouth Meeting House. [mother of Benjamin Jones was Esther (Taylor) Jones and his greatgrandparent was David Jones, whose family settled near what is now Conshohocken about 1700.]
William Ellis Jr. of Whitpain, son of William and Sarah, married Sarah Jones, daughter of David and Esther of Montgomery, at a public meeting in Gwynedd, 12th mo 13, 1814.
William, b. 4-11-1788, d. 12-15-1837, son of William, wife Sarah, d. 1-17-1856. Children: Jones Ellis b. 12-23-1815, Mary b. 1-28-1818, David b. 12-3-1820, Esther b. 7-4-1823, Isaac b. 1-3-1826, Hephzibah b. 3-2-1827. [there appears also to be a Chalkley and Sarah in this family...]
William P. Ellis (son of Jonathan and Elizabeth) of Norriston twp. married Elizabeth Meredith at the house of Nathan Conrad 1847-2-11.
William 1849-2-1. disowned for joining the Hicksites
William P. Ellis (wedding at his home): Ezekiel Shoemaker of Gwynedd, s/o Joseph and Phoebe, m. Hannah H. Meredith, d/o John and Rachel, both dec'd of Plymouth, at the house of William P. Ellis, 1st mo 11, 1854.
William (b. 9-26-1821, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth) and Elizabeth (b. 9-10-1822,daughter of John and Rachel Meredith) Ellis had children (Elwood Roberts): Howard b. 12-20-1847, d. 1-21-1848; Clara b. 12-15-1850, married Joseph P. Moore;