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  • ID: I8292
  • Name: Gabriel Davies (Davis)
  • Surname: Davies
  • Given Name: Gabriel
  • Suffix: (Davis)
  • Sex: M
  • Death: ABT 1774 in , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
  • _UID: CF2ACAC25A66D511B4DE99B85F718F39A6D7
  • Note:
    ! (1) Philadelphia, PA Will Bk F, p.137. FHL #21,723.
    (2) "The History of Old St. David's Church, Radnor, Delaware County, Pennsylvania," by Henry Pleasants (John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1915) p.344.
    (3) "Annals of Conestoga Valley," frontispiece, Land Grant Warrants Survey Map. Surveys and Drafts made by Isaac Taylor.
    (4) "Davis Directory of Pennsylvania," by Dorothy Davis Smith (Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1991) p.391,392. Cites: (a) Deed Books A-K 1729-1766, Vol. I, Lancaster Co., PA. (b) Bk B-190, p.14. (c) Bk B-563, p.22. (d) Bk F-296, p.64. (e) Index of Lancaster Co., PA estate administrations.
    (5)
    (6) "Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania," ed. by William Henry Egle (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1970; Reprint). (a) Annual Vol. 1899, p.127,144-147. Cites: Records of Bangor Church, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. (b) Annual Vol. 1898, p.55,56.
    (7) "Lancaster Legacy," Vol. 1, No. 1, p.5. Cites: (a) Lancaster Co., PA Will Bk. A-1, p.2, will of Cadwalder Ellis.
    (8) "History of Delaware Co., PA," by George Smith (Henry Ashmead, Philadelphia, 1862) p.535.
    (9) "History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania," by Henry Graham Ashmead (L.H. Everts & Co., Philadelphia, 1884) p.678-680. FHL #974.814 H2a.
    (10) "A Rare and Pleasing Thing: Radnor Demography (1798) and Development," by Katharine Hewitt Cummin (Owlswick Press, Philadelphia, 1977) p.8. FHL #974.814/R1 H2c.
    (11) Survey map of Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Source unknown - probably Isaac Taylor's original surveys.
    (12) "A New Index, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Before the Federal Census - Index to the Tax Records of Lancaster Co., PA," by Gary T. Hawbaker and Clyde L. Groff. FHL #974.815 R42h. (a) Vol. 4, p.12. (b) Vol. 3, p.23.
    (13) "Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania," ed. by William Henry, Third Series, Vol. 3, "Pioneer Settlers in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County," p.80,81.

    ! Birth: (1,6a,b) s/o William Davies. (2) s/o William Davies/Ann Miles.
    Marriage to Sarah __: (13) Deed of 1741 names a wife Sarah.
    Death: (4e) Estate of a Gabriel Davis administered 1774, Lancaster Co., PA.

    (3) 1718, 6 Sep: Gabriel Davies survey 450 acres on Conestoga Creek bounded by Geo. Hudson and John Bowen. John Bowen's land surveyed same date, as well as Hugh Hughes on the other side of John Bowen. The north part across Little Conestoga Creek to Thos. Williams (sold?). (11) Warrant issued 1 Nov 1718 to Gabriel Davis for 207 acres and 255 acres (462 total) in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (4d) 1718, Oct: Gabriel Davies Sr. of Lancaster Co. swears in 1760 he carried chain in Oct. 1718 surveying tract on Conestoga Creek. Returned for Joseph Cloud, now in possession of Nathan Evans Sr. Survey was lost by fire.
    (11) 1718, 6 Nov: Survey for Gabriel Davis on warrant issued 1 Nov 1718 for 255 acres. (13) Took up 457 acres, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, west of John Bowen's tract. This tract extended from the south side of the Conestogoe, north to the "Horse Shoe Road," now Churchtown.
    (12) 1718: Gabriel Davies taxed Lancaster Co., PA for lands on the head of the eastern branch of Conestogoe River.
    (13) 1720: Conveyed to David Jenkins of Chester Co., PA, 400 acres in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co..
    (13) 1721: Gabriel Davis sold to Thomas Morgan 424 acres, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., which embraced the whole of the tract of land belonging afterwards to John Jenkins and to the Bangor Church. About 100 acres of this land fronting on both sides of the old "Horse Shoe Road" later became "Bangor Church-Town," and even later as "Churchtown." After he sold this tract to Thomas Morgan, he owned 255 acres.
    (8) 1722: Gabriel DAVIS taxed in Radnor, PA. (9) Gabriel Davies was taxed for real estate assessed at 28 lbs. sterling. No William Davies taxed in Radnor.
    (10) 1723: Gabriel Davis is assessed for property owned by William Davis adjacent to Joseph Jones (N), David Morris (W) and the Radnor Rd.(E), across which are Evan Stephens and Samuel Rees. In 1748 the property is owned by David Davis of Haverford and Myrick Davis, and is adjacent to Joseph Jones (N), John Morris (W), and across Radnor Rd. (E) William Lewis.
    (12a) 1725: Gabriel Davis taxed, Lancaster Co., PA, Conestogoe head rate.
    (12a) 1726: Gabriel Davis taxed, Lancaster Co., PA, Conestogoe head rate.
    (7a) 1729, 23 Feb: Cadwalader Ellis of Carnarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA wrote his will. Names friends George Hudson and Gabriel Davis to be trustees and guardians over his children. Names son Robert, daughters Mary and Jane. Names brother Humphrey Ellis executor. Witnessed by Philip David and Thomas Edwards. Proved 31 Mar 1730.
    (6a,b) 1730: A log church was built called Bangor Church in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, named after a diocese in Old England, by several Welsh families who settled first in Radnor Twp., Chester Co., PA, where they had established a place of worship of the Episcopal Church of England served by Rev. Robert Wyeman. The principal members who built the Bangor Church were Nathan Evans, Morgan Evans, Thomas Morgan, George Huttson (2), Nicholas Huttson, Charles Huttson, Thomas Nicholas, Edward Nicholas, Edward Davies (2), Rees Davies, Philip Davies, Gabriel Davies, Zaccheus Davies, Hugh Davies, David Davies, John Davies (2), Evan Hughs, Thomas Williams, Morgan John, John Bowen, John Edwards. The first pastor was Rev. Griffith Hughs (1730-1733). Gabriel Davies, son of William Davies, and his sons Edward and David are those named on the list of contributors.
    (11) 1735, 26 May (3rd mo.): Survey for Gabriel Davis of 207 acres on warrant issued 1 Nov 1718. Patented 5 Jun 1735 to Thomas Williams.
    (11) 1735, 5 Jun: Patent AA-1-376 issued to Gabriel Davis for 255 acres in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., on warrant issued 1 Nov 1718, bounded by Gabriel Davis (patented same date to Thomas Williams), corner to Morgan John, George Hudson, John Jenkins Sr. (patented 1803 to John Jenkins Jr.), corner to Clement Cherrington (patented 1770 to Cromwell McVitty), John Bowen.
    (3) 1737: G. Davies bought from John Jenkin land bounded by N. Evans, Jacob Light, John Kenkin, crossed by Conestoga Creek, just (southwest?) of Bangor Church.
    (6a,11) 1738, 24 May: A warrant for the land upon which Bangor Church was built was issued to Gabriel Davis and a survey made for 62 acres and 127 perches. The patent was issued to trustees Lynford Lardner and John Davies 20 Feb 1755.
    (1) 1738, 4 Aug: William Davies of Radnor Twp., Chester Co., PA, yeoman, wrote his will. Gives to son Gabriel Davies all the rents arising from the house and plantation whereon Ellis Pugh now lives in Radnor towards my maintenance while in my life time, and after my decease the house and plantation in Radnor are devised to grandson Mirick, son of my eldest son Mirick Davies, provided he pay certain legacies of money to his brothers and sisters, each of Gabriel Davies' children, John Davies' children, Evan Hughs children, Hugh Hugh's children, and Nathan Evans' children. If Mirick should die, then the said house & plantation to descend to his brother Alesander, and if he dies, then to the Right heir at law of that family. Gives to son Gabriel a case of bottles, a black walnut arm chair,and one of Newmans Concordance, an English Dictionary, Doctor Davies Welch & Latin Dictionar, and Salmons Surgery Book with two other phisick books, one pewter tanker, the bells mettles, morter, and other items unreadable. Appoints executors sons Gabriel and John Davies.
    (13) 1741, Jul: Gabriel and Sarah Davies sold to William Patton, Jr., 255 acres in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (11) 1741, 14 Dec: Survey for Gabriel Davis 62 acres was made on warrant issued 24 May 1738. Patent issued 21 Feb 1755 to Bangor Episcopal Church. (6a) Survey was made to Gabriel Davies for a church thereon then intended to be erected and since erected and called Bangor Church, for the use of a congregation of Protestants of the established Church of England.
    (4b) 1744, 15 Feb: Gabriel Davis of Carnavon Twp., mortgage to John E. Chapman of East Nantmill, Chester Co., PA, land in Carnavon Twp.
    (11) 1744, 8 Dec: Patent A-11-426 issued to Gabriel Davies for 78 acres, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, surveyed on warrant issued to Nathan Evans 10 Jan 1733, bounded by Jacob Light, David Evans, corner to Edward Evan and Hugh Hugh (patented to John Weaver), legatees of Nehemiah Allen (patented to Benjamin Jacobs 1760), and John Jenkins (patented 1742 to W. Branson).
    (13) Held office in Caernarvon Twp..
    (2) Prominent in the history of Bangor Church. (13) One of the founders of Bangor Church.
    (13) 1745: After 1745, Gabriel Davies the pioneer settler disappears from Caernarvon Twp. records.
    (4) 1748, 30 Jul: Gabriel Davies bought 78 acres, Carnarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (4c) 1748: Gabriel Davies of Carnavon Twp. conveyed 78 acres in Carnavon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Thomas White of Philadelphia.
    (12b) 1754: Gabriel Davies taxed in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
  • Change Date: 21 Jun 2011 at 01:00:00



    Father: William Davies (Davis) b: in , Radnorshire, Wales
    Mother: Ann Miles b: in Llanfihangel Helygen Parish, Radnorshire, Wales

    Marriage 1 Sarah
      Children
      1. Has Children Edward Davies (Davis)
      2. Has No Children David Davies (Davis)
      3. Has No Children William Davies (Davis)
      4. Has No Children Ann Davies (Davis)
      5. Has No Children Margaret Davies (Davis) b: 1736

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