WILLIAMS families at Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Pennsylvania)

by James Quinn, Gwynedd Meeting Historian

CONTENTS

1. This document starts with John Williams m. Mary Evans (and later Catherine Morris Griffith Edwards)

2. For Richard and John Williams of Gwynedd go HERE...

3. For Thomas Williams of Montgomery go HERE ...

4. Hugh Williams of Radnor and later Whitemarsh and William Williams, of Gwynedd, m. Ellin Foulke, go HERE ...

5. For the James Williams (m. Anne Lewis) line go HERE. You can also go HERE and read about Anne Lewis and follow Anne's son James Williams from there...

6. Evan Williams m. Dorothy and perhaps also Margaret Richards in the Gwynedd Records

7. William Williams who left a will in 1782 in Gwynedd township.

Quaker Records for Williams of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania.

Attempt to combine the Philadelphia County 1734 tax list with will abstracts

Contact James Quinn if you have more information for this page.

This page is not exhaustive for Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. There are some additional Williams families at Plymouth that have not been covered. Modified May 2011.

Descendants of John Williams of Montgomery

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN WILLIAMS was born in Wales, and died about 1736 in Montgomery twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA. He married (1) MARY Abt. 1685 in Wales. She was born in Wales, and died 1698 in Merion twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA. He married (2) CATHERINE GRIFFITH (Widow of Alexander Edwards) May 12, 1714 in Gwynedd MH, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA.

1734 Montgomery township tax list:

Will abstract:

JOHN WILLIAM, Montgomery, Co. of Philadelphia. Yeoman. 4 mo. 25, 1735/6. August 2, 1736. E.377.
Wife: Catherine.
Children: William, Ann Foulk and Theopholus. Son-in-Law: Hugh Foulk.
Exec: Catherine, William and Theopholus, William and Hugh Foulk.
Preparative meeting at Gwynedd for Poor People.
Grandchildren: Children of sons William and Theopholus, and daughter Ann Foulk.
Overseers: John Jones, Cadwalader Evans, George Lewis and William Morgan.
Wit: William Morgan and John Jones.

More about his second wife Catherine can be found at http://www.gwyneddmeeting.org/history/griffith.htm#1V

Children of JOHN WILLIAMS and MARY are:

On 1734 Philadelphia Co., tax list in Abington township with 50 acres. Dies before his father without issue and is thus not mentioned in the will of John Williams.

Joshua WILLIAMS, Abington, Co. of Philadelphia. Yeoman. November 22, 1735/6. May 8, 1736. E.365.
Wife: Mary. Brother: Theophilius. Cousin: John Thomas. Kinswoman: Jane Thomas. Friends: John Warington, Sarah, Ann, Susannah and Mary Phipps, Mary Barger. Abington School.
Exec: Mary Williams and Nicholas Austin.
Wit: John Lidierd (his mark), Abigal Jenkins and Step. Jenkins.

Generation No. 2

2. ANN2 WILLIAMS (JOHN1) was born January 08, 1693/94 in Merion Township, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, and died September 10, 1773 in Richland Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. She married HUGH FOULKE April 04, 1713 in Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, Gwynedd Meeting House, Pennsylvania, son of EDWARD FOULKE and ELEANOR HUGH. He was born July 06, 1685 in Coed-y-Foel, Merionethshire, Wales, England, and died May 21, 1760 in Richland MM, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

Children of ANN WILLIAMS and HUGH FOULKE are:

3. WILLIAM WILLIAMS(JOHN1) was born 1689 in Merion twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA, and died 26 October 1766. He married MARGARET RICHARD (widow of John Longworthy) 10 August 1715 in Radnor MM, Chester (now Delaware), Pennsylvania. She was born about 1694 and is the daughter of Rowland Richard and Catharine Jones of Tredyffrin twp., Chester Co., PA.

His first marriage is in the Radnor MM records:

William Williams, s/o John of Montgomery, yeoman m. Margaret Longworthy, of or near Radnor, widow, at Radnor mh, 6th mo (August) 10, 1715. Wit: John, Thomas, David, Catharine and Hugh Williams and others.

Gwynedd MM records:  page 86-book 1, Wm Williams, wife Margaret, dt. of Rowland Richards. Children: John b. 10-4-1716; Mary b. 11-11-1718; Wm b. 9-28-1721; Ann b. 3-13-1724; Samuel b. 12-3-1726;

William married second Hannah Bolton, the widow of Richard Carver as found in the Philadelphia MM records:

1729, 8, 31. William Williams provided certificate from Gwynedd dated 1729, 8, 28 to marry Hannah Carver
1729, 9, 28. William Williams reported married to Hannah Carver.
1729, 11, 30. Hannah Williams got certificate to Gwynedd MM.

William Williams left a will:

will abstract:  WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Philadelphia Co., Yeoman. 3 mo. 23, 1757. Proved 1 November 1766.
Children: John (Exec.), William, Samuel, Mary and Ann.
Stepchildren: Richard Carver, Mary Ogilby and Sarah Lloyd.
Wit: Theophilus Williams, Isaac Jones and David Pugh. O.38.

Margaret's father left a will:

ROWLAND RICHARD, Tredyfrun, Chester County. April 13, 1720. December 7, 1720. Philadelphia County will book D. 178.
Sons Rowland, Isaac and John. Daughters Elizabeth, Gainor, Sarah, Ruth, Margaret and her children John and Mary. Grand-daughter Jane Longworthy. David Powell and John Cadwallader mentioned.
Executors: Wife Katherine with sons John and Samuel.
Overseers: Father-in-law Hugh Jones and friends Hugh, William, Hary,
David and Robert Jones.
Witnesses: Hugh Jones, Hugh William and Robert Jones.

Children of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and MARGARET RICHARD:

John Williams, son of William of Philadelphia Co., married Jane Naylor, daughter of Joseph of same at Gwynedd meeting house 1st mo 21, 1740. Wit: Wm & Hannah Wms, Jos and Jane Naylor, Jane Rbts, Jane Rbts, Wm William, Sam Williams, Rich Naylor, Rbt Naylor, Jon Forman, Eliza Foreman, Mary Grigs, Sam Richards, Theo Wms, Cath Wm, Lewis, Rbts, Thos Kenderdine, Jon Webster

Jane Naylor was the daughter of Joseph and Jane (Roberts) Naylor. Her father left a will: JOSEPH NAYLOR. Philadelphia County. Yeoman. 10 mo. 18, 1746. January 12, 1746. H.195. Wife: Jane. Children: Richard, Mary, Robert, Joseph, Priscilla and Hannah. Exec: Richard, Jonathan Foreman (son-in-law) and John Williams. Trustees: Brother-in-law John Roberts and Thomas Kindrine.Wit: Robert Thomas (his mark), William Williams (his mark) and John Sulivan.

Her grandparents were John and Jane Roberts of Abington.

Children of John Williams and Jane Naylor:

Gwynedd MM records, page 87- book 1, John Williams, wife Jane; children: Margaret b. 5-21-1741; Ann b. 7-19-1742; Mary b. 2-29-1745; Wm b. 8-17-1747; Mary b. 5-14-1750; John 4-22-1755; Joseph b. 3-14-1758.

Son Joseph Williams (d. April 30, 1807, Warwick twp., Bucks Co., PA) m. December 12, 1778 Mary Acuff, the daughter of David and Mary (Ottinger) Acuff of Whitemarsh twp.

Gwynedd MM minutes, page 309- book 3, 1779-7-27, Joseph Williams offered an account for marriage contrary to discipline.

Bucks County will book 7.262. Joseph Williams, Warwick Twp., yeoman. March 19, 1807. Proved May 4, 1807.
Wife Mary.
George Shelmire, the Elder and Hiram McNeile, both of Moorland, exrs.
Son William £50 Specie if he marry Elizabeth, dau. of Paul Dowlin of Horsham.
Ch. Jane, John, William, David, Joseph, Mary, Ann, Rachel, Sarah and Susanna.
Wits: Benjamin Hough, Andrew Bisbing.

Don Williams is interested in corresponding with others from this line.

4. THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1690. He married CATHARINE FOULKE June 05, 1713 in Gwynedd Mo. Mtg., Meeting House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of EDWARD FOULKE and ELEANOR HUGH. She was born 1686 in Merion, Wales, England, and died April 13, 1745 in Pennsylvania.

He was an early settler of Montgomery township, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA and the place where he lived at the upper end of the township adjoining the Hatfield line is shown by the description of the road laid out from there, downward through the township. (Howard Jenkins); "Theophilus Williams' plantation was on the banks of the Neshaminy Creek, near the present Line Lexington" (Bean's History of Montgomery County.)

List of those signing his marriage certificate:

Theophilus Williams son of John of Montgomery m. Catherine Foulke of Gwynedd at Gwynedd MH on 4th mo. 5 1713. Signing in col 4 below bride and groom (male relatives): Jno Williams (father of groom), Edd ffoulke (father of bride), Wm Williams (brother of groom), Tho: ffoulke (brother of bride), Hugh ffoulke (brother of bride), Caddr ffoulke (brother of bride), Alex Edwards (brother in law of bride), Lewis William, Evan Pugh, Evan ffoulke (brother of bride), John Griffith (brother in law of bride), John Bevan, Ellis Lewis, Row: Richard Jr.; Col. 3 (female relatives) - Ellin ffoulke (mother of bride), Ellin Hughs (nee Ellis, wife of John Hugh), Rebecka Rees, Grace Griffith, Margrett Llewelyn, Gwen ffoulke, Jane Thomas, Ellin Griffith, Anne Thomas, Gaenor Jones, Gwen Lewis, Jane Ellis, Jane Griffith, Sarah Hanke. Col. 2: Hugh Evans, Owen Evans, Hugh Jones, Evan Evans, Roger Roberts, Robert Humphrey, Hum: Jones, Ellis Hughs, Robt Davies, Jno Evans, John Morgan. Col 1 (Quaker overseers and elders): Ellis Pugh, Rowland Ellis, David Powell, Jno Caddr, Caddr Jones, Row: Richard, David Harry, Geo: Lewis, Tho: Ellis, Evan Griffith, Evan Roberts, Evan Evans, Wm Lewis, David Llewelyn.

Will abstract:  THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS, Montgomery. Co. of Phila. Yeoman. April 28, 1764. October 26, 1765.
Wife: Catherine. Children: Benjamin, Ellin, Jane, Jesse. Grandchildren: children of son Benjamin and daughter Ellin. Exec.: Catherine Williams.
Witnesses: John Jenkins, Thos. Shoemaker, Evan Jones. Trustees: John Williams, John Jenkins, Humphrey Bate, Evan Jones. (N:446)

Catharine Foulke died during the epidemic of 1745, and Theophilus married second, Catherine Griffith, the daughter of Evan Griffith and Mary James of Hilltown twp., Bucks County.

Children of THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS and CATHARINE FOULKE are:

Montgomery Co., PA Will Book 1
Henry BARTLESON, Montgomery township. Written April 7, 1788. Proved August 7, 1788. 1.158
To son Enos, mare and desk. To daughter Katharine, featherbed, case of drawers, dining table, teatable, 6 chairs &c. Farm of 30 acres to be sold. To daughter Katharine, 200 pds. therefrom to release unto son Enos any right in farm inherited from her grandfather, Theophilus Williams. Gray mare and 3 cows and 3 sheep for 3 years for use of mother in law and her 2 children. Rem. to be equally divided between son Enos and daughter Katharine.
Exec: Thomas Shoemaker.
Trustees, Evan Jones to assist exr.
Wit: David Bruner, Jacob Bruner, Evan Jones.

Gwynedd MM records, p. 343-1, 1745-12-25, Benjamin Williams, married contrary to discipline, disowned.

will abstract of BENJAMIN WILLIAMS,Montgomery. Phila. Co. Yeoman. December 9, 1773. June 4, 1774.
Wife: Mary.
Brother in law: Jno. Jenkins.
Children: John, Elizabeth, Theophilus, Benj., Jr., Abel, Levi and Mary.
Execs.: Mary Williams and Jno. Jenkins.
Guardians: Jno. Jenkins and Evan Jones.
Wit: Jno. Renberg, Humphrey Bate and Evan Jones. Q.14.

Generation No. 3

6. MARY3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) was born September 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.

Children of MARY FOULKE and JAMES BOONE are:

7. MARTHA3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) 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, son of THOMAS ROBERTS and ALICE. He was born June 1716 in Probably Wales, and died February 02, 1797 in Milford Twp, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

Children of MARTHA FOULKE and WILLIAM EDWARDS are:

8. SAMUEL3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) 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.

Notes for SAMUEL FOULKE:

Children of SAMUEL FOULKE and ANN GREASLEY are:

9. ELEANOR3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) 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.

Children of ELEANOR FOULKE and JOHN LLOYD are:

10. JOHN3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) 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 MARY ROBERTS 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.

Children of JOHN FOULKE and MARY ROBERTS are:

11. THOMAS3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) 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.

Children of THOMAS FOULKE and JANE ROBERTS are:

12. THEOPHILUS3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) 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 Philadelphia) Co., PA, and died March 30, 1802 in Richland, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Children of THEOPHILUS FOULKE and MARGARET THOMAS are:

13. WILLIAM3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) 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 GREASLEY. She was born January 18, 1735/36 in Richland, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, and died March 17, 1795 in Pennsylvania.

Children of WILLIAM FOULKE and PRISCILLA LESTER are:

14. ANN3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) was born March 01, 1731/32 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 December 31, 1736 in Quakertown, Richland Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and died April 12, 1815 in Richland, Fairfield Co., Ohio.

Children of ANN FOULKE and WILLIAM THOMAS are:

15. JANE3 FOULKE (ANN2 WILLIAMS, JOHN1) 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.

Child of JANE FOULKE and JOHN GREASLEY is:

16. WILLIAM WILLIAMS (WILLIAM, JOHN) was born April 28, 1721 in Pennsylvania, and died July 27, 1801. He married CATHERINE MORGAN September 1748 in Gwynedd MM PA (not in Jenkin's book), daughter of WILLIAM MORGAN and ELIZABETH ROBERTS. She was born March 23, 1723/24 in Of Gwynedd MM, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA.

Children of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and CATHERINE MORGAN are:

2. Descendants of Unknown William or Williams

The Richard and John Williams line of Gwynedd township...

Generation No. 1

1. UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1 WILLIAMS was born Abt. 1650.

Notes for UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR WILLIAMS:

It is possible that John and Richard are the son of a man with the first name William instead of the last name Williams.

Children of UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR WILLIAMS are:

father-in-law's will abstract: OWEN MORGAN, Merion, Philadelphia. Co. September 23, 1703. February 26, 1703/4. B. 451.
Wife Blanche. Son Humphrey Morgan. Daughter Mary Carpey. Friends Edward Morgan and John Lloyd.
Executrix: Daughter Katherine Morgan.
Overseers: William Lewis, Ralph Lewis, Ellis Ellis, John Bevan.
Witnesses: Daniel Thomas, John Moore, John Bevan.

Generation No. 2

2. RICHARD WILLIAMS (UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born Abt. 1690 in Merion twp., Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA (?). He married MARGARET September 07, 1717 in Gwynedd MM, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA. She was born Abt. 1697.

Children of RICHARD WILLIAMS and MARGARET are:

Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM3 WILLIAMS (RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born about 1719 in Gwynedd MM, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA, and died September 11, 1773 in Cane Creek, Alamance Co., NC. He probably married MARGARET MCGREW June 16, 1740 at Christ Church, Philadelphia PA. She was born about 1721 in Philadelphia Co., PA, and died 1795 in Loudoun Co., VA.

Notes for WILLIAM WILLIAMS:

Children of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and MARGARET MCGREW are:

Generation No. 4

4. PRISCILLA4 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born March 27, 1741 in Gwynedd MM, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA. She married JOHN PIKE, son of JOHN PIKE and ABIGAIL OVERMAN. He was born November 21, 1741 in Winchester, Frederick Co, VA, and died January 05, 1782 in Frederick (now Berkeley) Co., VA.

Children of PRISCILLA WILLIAMS and JOHN PIKE are:

5. ISAAC4 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born November 07, 1742 in Gwynedd MM, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Co., PA, and died Abt. 1825 in Jefferson Co., TN. He married RACHAEL PIKE January 24, 1765 in Cane Creek MM, Orange Co., NC, daughter of JOHN PIKE and ABIGAIL OVERMAN. She was born October 10, 1746 in Winchester, Frederick Co, VA, and died August 05, 1789 in Surry Co., NC.

Children of ISAAC WILLIAMS and RACHAEL PIKE are:

6. OWEN4 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born February 20, 1743/44 in Loudoun Co., VA, and died April 30, 1810 in Guilford Co., NC. He married (1) KATHERINE CRAWFORD March 15, 1770 in Cane Creek, NC. She was born 1744. He married (2) SARAH WILLITS November 06, 1799 in Deep River, NC. She was born May 10, 1769 in Stokes Co., NC.

Children of OWEN WILLIAMS and SARAH WILLITS are:

7. ELIZABETH4 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born December 25, 1750 in Fairfax, Loudoun Co., VA, and died in Wilmington, Clinton Co., OH. She married NATHAN PIKE November 08, 1769 in Cane Creek MM, Orange Co., NC, son of JOHN PIKE and ABIGAIL OVERMAN. He was born December 12, 1749 in Cane Creek, Orange Co., NC, and died April 14, 1791 in Deep River, Guilford Co., NC.

Children of ELIZABETH WILLIAMS and NATHAN PIKE are:

8. RACHEL4 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born March 20, 1753 in Loudoun Co., VA, and died 1840 in Chatham Co., NC. She married JOSHUA CHAMNESS December 06, 1777 in Loudoun Co., VA, son of ANTHONY CHAMNESS and SARAH COLE. He was born April 05, 1761 in Orange Co., NC.

Children of RACHEL WILLIAMS and JOSHUA CHAMNESS are:

9. MARGARET4 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born April 01, 1755 in Fairfax, Loudoun Co., VA, and died Bef. 1813 in Sevier Co., TN. She married ALEXANDER CAMPBELL 1772 in Chatham Co., NC, son of CHARLES CAMPBELL and ELEANOR. He was born October 15, 1751 in Fairfax, Loudoun Co., VA, and died 1819 in Sevier Co., TN.

Children of MARGARET WILLIAMS and ALEXANDER CAMPBELL are:

10. DANIEL4 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born June 19, 1760 in Fairfax, Loudoun Co., VA. He married SUSANNA KEMP July 12, 1781 in Chatham Co., NC. She was born 1761 in Orange Co., NC.

Child of DANIEL WILLIAMS and SUSANNA KEMP is:

11. WILLIAM4 WILLIAMS (WILLIAM3, RICHARD2, UNKNOWN WILLIAM OR1) was born September 07, 1763 in Cane Creek, Chatham Co., NC, and died August 25, 1824 in White Water MM, Wayne Co., IN. He married RACHEL KEMP March 16, 1786 in Orange Co., NC, daughter of RICHARD KEMP and SUSANNAH PIGGOTT. She was born 1764 in Chatham Co., NC.

Children of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and RACHEL KEMP are:

3. THOMAS WILLIAMS of Montgomery

1. THOMAS WILLIAMS was born Abt. 1690, and died August 18, 1741. He married (1) CATHERINE THOMAS August 10, 1714 in Philadelphia Co., PA. She died before 14 August, 1720. He married (2) JANE MORRIS October 14, 1720 in Gwynedd MM, Philadelphia now Montgomery Co., PA, daughter of MORRIS RICHARDS. He married (3) SARAH EVANS March 06, 1732/33 in Philadelphia Co., PA, daughter of CADWALADER EVANS and ELLEN MORRIS. She was born Abt. 1690 in Denbighshire, Wales, and died in Of Berks Co., PA.

At one time speculatively placed as a son of John Williams of Montgomery, but from the wills of John and Catherine Williams, this does not seem to be the case.

Montgomery township was originally purchased from William Penn by Thomas Fairman (a land speculator, probably, who lived in Philadelphia). A Thomas Williams, perhaps this one who later lives in Montgomery, is a witness to his will:

THOMAS FAIRMAN. Philadelphia. July 27, 1711. December 22, 1714. D. 17.
Sons Thomas (now in the army of the Duke of Marlborow) and Benjamin.
Daughters Ruth wife of Nicholas Heglin, Abigail wife of Jeremy Hopton.
Executrix: Wife Elizabeth.
Advisor: David Powel of Philadelphia; John Smart; Thomas Millard; Peter Virbin; Mattotsen; William Palmer.
Witnesses: John Stary, Thomas Williams, William Cotes and Neailes Loykens.

This is likely a different Thomas William, as in 1728 Thomas signs with a mark the will of Evan Evans of Gwynedd.

Gwynedd MM, women's minutes
"Att our monthly meeting held att Gwynedd the 30th of the 6th mo 1720
Thomas William & Jane Morris Declared their intention of marriage the first time Cathrine William & Jane Jones are appointed to inspect into her Clearness and Conversation and bring report thereof next meeting." The follow-up second declaration was made the next month. Cathrine William (nee Griffith) is the wife of John William and Jane Jones (Cathrine's niece) is the wife of John Jones, carpenter, and both of these women live in Montgomery township.

First marriage is in the Radnor MM (then Haverford) records: Thomas Williams, Montgomery m. Catharine Thomas, Merion at Gwynedd mh, 6th mo (August) 10, 1714

List of those signing the marriage certificate of his second marriage to Jane Morris:

Thomas Williams, Montgomery, widower m. Jane Morris d/o Morris Richard of Merionethshire, Wales dec'd at Gwynedd mh, 8th mo (October) 14, 1720. Wit: women in center column - 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 relatives) in column at right: William Morris [brother of Jane, m. Catherine Pugh, 1719], John Morris [brother of Jane], 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

His third marriage:

Thomas Williams, Montgomery, widower m. Sarah Hank (nee Evans), Gwynedd, widow at Gwynedd Meeting House, 1st mo (March) 6, 1732/33. Among witnesses are John Hank, William Hank, Samuel Hank, John Hank, Jane (or James) Hank, Elizabeth Hank.

1734 Montgomery township tax list:

Although I do not know Thomas Williams' parents, there may be clues to his family in the will of Robert Parry (are Gainor Jones and Mary Parry the sisters of Thomas Williams?):

PARRY, ROBERT. probably of Montgomery, Whitpain or Whitemarsh, Philadelphia County based on witnesses to his will. Yeoman.
10 mo. 2, 1738. February 5, 1738. F.89.
Wife and Exec: Mary. Nephew: Richard Thomas Williams.
Sister-in-Law: Gainor (wife of Hugh Jones). Kinsman: John David.
Overseers: John Jones and John Evans (his mark).
Wit: Thomas Williams (his mark) and John Hank

Will abstract:

THOMAS WILLIAMS. Philadelphia County. October 8, 1741. November 11, 1741. F.256.

Children of THOMAS WILLIAMS and JANE MORRIS are:

17. i. MARGARET WILLIAMS, b. April 25, 1721; d. Aft. 1787.

18. ii. ELLIN WILLIAMS d. 1796

Children of THOMAS WILLIAMS and SARAH EVANS:

Note there are additional children in the will, and I have not yet determined which wife they belong to.

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