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  • ID: I8295
  • Name: John Davies (Davis)
  • Surname: Davies
  • Given Name: John
  • Suffix: (Davis)
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 Jan 1696 in Radnor Twp., Delaware Co., Pennsylvania
  • Death: 31 Mar 1772 in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
  • Burial: Bangor Episcopal Church Cemetery, Churchtown, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
  • Reference Number: D13.6
  • _UID: D52ACAC25A66D511B4DE99B85F718F39AC37
  • Note:
    ! (1) Lancaster Co., PA Will Bk C, p.151-154. FHL #21,355.
    (2) Lancaster Co., PA land records. (a) Vol. M, p.368. FHL #21,385.
    (3) Chester Co., PA Deed. (a) Bk M, p.144. FHL #20,857.
    (4) Philadelphia, PA Will Bk F, p.137. FHL #21,723.
    (5) "The History of Old St. David's Church, Radnor, Delaware County, Pennsylvania," by Henry Pleasants (John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1915) p.344.
    (6) "Annals of Conestoga Valley," frontispiece, Land Grant Warrants Survey Map. Surveys and Drafts made by Isaac Taylor.
    (7) "Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed Abstracts & Revolutionary War Oaths of Allegiance, Deed Books A through M, 1729 through c.1770," comp. by R. Thomas Mayhill (The Bookmark, Knightstown, MD, 1979) p.105.
    (8) "Davis Directory of Pennsylvania," comp. by Dorothy Davis Smith (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, 1991) p.43,207,273,393. Cites: (a) Mrs. Fred A. Faust, West Helena, AR. (b) Lancaster Co. Deed Bk H-331, p.97. (c) Lancaster Co., PA Deed Bks A-K 1729-1766, Vol. 1. (d) 1765 Chester Co., PA Tax Rolls.
    (9) Bangor Church Records, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. FHL #500,734.
    (10) "Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania," ed. by William Henry Egle (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1970; Reprint) Annual Vol. 1899, p.144-147, and Annual Vol. 898, p.55,56. Cites: (a) Records of Bangor Church, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (11) "History of Delaware Co., PA," by George Smith (Henry Ashmead, Philadelphia, 1862) p.535.
    (12) Survey map of Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Source unknown - probably Isaac Taylor's original surveys.
    (13) "Portrait and Biographical Record of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania" (Southwest PA, Genelaogical Services, Laughlintown, 1988) p.696. FHL #974.815 D3p. Bangor Church Cemetery, Caernarvon Twp., tombstone inscriptions.
    (14) "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. 5, p.37. (c) Vol. 3, p.23.
    (15) Elma Maltsberger, Colton, CA. Does not cite sources.
    (16) Find A Grave Memorial #57397517 (http://findagrave.com, 21 Aug 2010).

    ! Birth: (3,4) s/o William DAVIES/Ann. (5) s/o William DAVIES/Ann MILES. (13) Age 76 at death in 1772 [b. 1696]. (16) Age 76y, 2m, 21d at death on 31 Mar 1772 [b. 10 Jan 1696].
    Marriage to Mary MOORE: (8) Unnamed brother of Col. Myrick DAVIS (b. c.1725) m. Mary MOORE, had unnamed daughter who m. __ MACKEY, father of Mary MACKEY who m. Thomas KINCAID. [NOTE: A John DAVIES of Charlestown Twp., Chester Co., PA had a wife Mary in 1770. Could this be the John that m. Mary MOORE?] (15) __ DAVIS m. Mary MOORE, had dau Peninah who m. William MACKEY.
    Marriage to Elizabeth __: (1) Wife Elizabeth. (2) Elizabeth PARRY, widow of Roger PARRY.
    Death: (1) Will dtd 27 Mar 1772, proved 7 Apr 1772. (13,16) 31 Mar 1772.
    Burial: (13,16) Bagnor Episcopal Church Cemetery, Churchtown, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

    (3) 1714, 2 Oct: William Davies conveyed half of Radnor Mill and 100 acres belonging thereto to his son John Davies.
    (3) 1719, 3 Oct: John Davis of Radnor Twp., Chester Co., PA and William Davis and Ann his wife, both of Radnor Twp., father and mother of the said John Davies, for 60 pounds, convey to Thomas Thomas of Radnor Twp., a moiety or half of a grist mill in Radnor commonly called Radnor Mill and a 100 acres of land belonging thereunto, bounded on the south by Thomas Thomas, to the east by John David, to the north by Evan Evans, and to the west by a line of trees dividing it from the township of Newton, being part of a greater tract purchased by William Davies from the heirs of Evan Oliver 20 Jun 1697, which Evan Oliver purchased from Richard Davies of the Welch Pool in Montgomery Co. 20 Jun 1682, and William Davies on 9 Apr 1711 conveyed an equal moiety or half part of the aforesaid mill and tract of land thereunto belonging to Hugh William of Radnor, yeoman, and William Davies on 2 Oct 1714 conveyed the other moiety or half of the aforesaid mill and land to his son John Davies. The deed conveys John Davies' part, together with all ways, waters, woods, meadows, fishings, fowlings, hawkings, and huntings and improvements under the yearly quitrent due to the chief Lord. Signed by John Davies, William Davies, and Ann (A her mark) Davies. Witnessed by Davied Davies, Mary Davies, and Mirick Davies. The same date Gabriel Davies and Evan Jenkin witnessed that Thomas Thomas had taken peaceable possession. Proved 11 Sep 1754 by Mary Davis before Justice of the Peace Isaac Davis, Esq., of Chester Co. Recorded 22 Jul 1761.
    (11) 1722: John David taxed in Radnor, PA.
    (14) 1724: John DAVID & John Jr. taxed Lancaster Co., PA, Connostogoe rate.
    (14) 1725: 2 John Davis' taxed Lancaster Co., PA, Conestoga rate, one for head rate.
    (14) 1726: 2 John Davis' taxed Lancaster Co., PA, Conestoga(oe) rate, one for head rate.
    (10a) 1730: A log church was built called Bangor Church in Caernarvon Twp.,
    (10a) 1738, 24 May: A warrant was issued for the land Bangor Church was built. Survey was made for Gabriel Davies. Patent was issued to Linford Lardner (a cousin of William Penn and Treasurer of the Province) and John Davies, the present church wardens, 62 acres and 167 perches.
    (4) 1738, 4 Aug: William Davies of Radnor Twp., Chester Co., PA, yeoman, wrote his will. Gives to son John Davies a black walnut oval table, one Welsh Concordance, Thos. Jones's Welch & English Dictionary and Willets Discourses Between the Protestants & the (?). The remainder of his books not bequeathed to be equally divided between sons Gabriel and John. Appoints as executors sons Gabriel and John Davies.
    (10) 1751, 17 Nov: At the first recorded meeting of the members of Bangor Church, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, John Davis was chosen vestryman. He served until 1769.
    (14c) 1754: John Davies taxed Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (9) 1754, 7 Sep: Members of the Church of Bangor, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA promise to pay John Davis and Lynford Lardner the present Church Wardens before 16 Nov 1755, to be applied toward the building of a new church & other purposes the wardens & vestry agree upon. John Davis pledged 5 lbs; John Davis, Fuller, pledged 2.10 lbs.; John Davis, Earltown, pledged 5 lbs.. Also pledging were John Davis Jr., Nathan Evans, Evan Hughs, David Jones, Gabriel Hughes, David Davis of Mill Creek, Gabriel Davis of Mill Creek, Myrick Davis, William Mackey, David Davis, Rad., Edward Hughs, Nathan Evans Jr., Edward Davis, Smith, John Evans, Nicholas Hudson, David Evans, Zaccheus Davis, Evan Evans, Thomas Perry. (10) John Davies, s/o William, was one of the contributors.
    (7) 1754, 17 Sep: David Davis and his wife Elizabeth of Carnarvon release to Edward Davis of Carnarvon for 400 lbs. 94 acres, late of William and John Davis. Witnessed by Gabriel Davis, William Douglas. Recorded 7 Aug 1764.
    (14) 1756: John Davies Sr. taxed Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (12) 1758, 5 Apr: Warrant issued to John Davis for 400 acres, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (6) 1758, 6 Apr: John Davies surveyed on a warrant 400 acres on Little Conestoga Creek, bounded by Philip David, Jacob Light, John Jenkin, Geo. Hudson, directly (north?) of Bangor Church. (12) Survey made 6 Jun (6th mo.) 1758 on warrant issued 5 Apr 1758.
    (12) 1758, 7 Jul: Patent A-19-294 issued to John Davis for 400 acres in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA on warrant issued 5 Apr 1758, bounded by Benjamin Lightfoot (patented to Benjamin Jacobs 1771), Charles Vaience (patented to John Lantz 1788), David Davis, Gabriel Davis (patented to Bangor Church 1755), George Hudson, Morgan John, corner to Evan Evans.
    (2) 1760, 14 Nov: John Davies received a grant for 234 acres in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (2) 1762, 2 Mar: John Davies of Carnarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Parry the widow of and relict of Roger Parry late of said county, deceased, convey to William Parry of Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, blacksmith, for 550 pounds, 234 acres in Earl Twp., bounded by George Bowens, Leonard Moma, Thomas Sharp, Jacob Keedsmiller, Jacob Martin, and Philip Broadstone, granted to John Davies 14 Nov 1760 by the proprietaries and recorded in Philadelphia city and county patent book AA, Vol. 2, p.213, with all the out houses, buildings, improvements, woods, ways, waters, watercourses and all mines and minerals, quaries, meadows, marshes, savannahs, swamps, cripples, underwoods, timber and trees. Signed by John Davies and Elizabeth (E her mark) Davis. Witnesses Edward Davies, John Davies. Proved 8 Mar 1762 before Zaccheus Davis, Esq., justice of Lancaster Co.. Recorded Jun 1768.
    (8d) 1765: John Davis, John Davis (inmate), David Davis, George & Myrick Davis, Myrick Davis, Gabriel Davis (single), Joseph Davis, George David, Thomas Davis, and Amos Davis taxed in Vincent Twp., Chester Co., PA.
    (8b) 1766: John Davis of Carnarvon mortgages to John Hughes of Philadelphia 94 acres in Carnarvon Twp. patented in 1754 to David Davis, he to John Hughes. Satisfied 1772.
    (8c) 1766: John Davis of Carnarvon Twp. mortgages to Davis Davis to William Douglass of Carvarvon Twp., patented 1760 to Davies.
    (14) 1770: John DAVIES and John Jr. taxed Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
    (1) 1771, 17 Jan: John Davis Jr. of Carnarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, being weak in body, wrote his will. Gives to father John Davis three horses. Orders that all his horses and horned cattle not before mentioned and all his share of the sheep, hogs, wagon, carts, plows, harrows and all the implements of husbandry be sold and the one half of the money given to his father John Davis and the other half given to his child or children equally. Wills that his money and bonds not before mentioned be divided, one half to his father John Davis and the other half to his wife and child or children if any more should be. The grain must be threshed and sold to pay his father of a bond by the 1st of next March. Father John Davis to have management of his place and have half the profits arising from it for consideration of the 50 pound bond every year for the term of 8 years if he should live as long and the rest of the profits of the place to be given to his executor for the use of his wife and children.
    (1) 1772, 27 Mar: John Davies of Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, yeoman, being weak in body, wrote his will. Wills that the land he owns in Caernarvon Twp. be sold with the land of his son John Davies deceased and the money divided "accorded to Quantity." Gives to wife Elizabeth 1/3 part of the money, his riding horse, horned cattle, sheep, swine, and all his household goods and furniture (except books, a small desk and iron pot) during her natural life, and after her decease to his daughter Elizabeth Hudson. The 1/3 part of the money bequeathed to his wife after her decease together with the other remaining 2/3 to be equally divided between children Myrick, Peninah and Elizabeth. Gives all his books belonging to the Law to grandson John DAVIES, but if he should happen to die in his minority, then to the first male child born of his daughter Elizabeth Hudson, but in case she has no male issue, then to son Myrick Davies. Gives to daughter Elizabeth Hudson one new Bible in Quarto and Common Prayer Book, the 2nd volume of Sherlocks Discourses. The remainder of his books to be sold. Gives a small desk and iron pot to Thomas Perry. Gives to wife Elizabeth his Negroe Woman named Hannah with all her offspring. Gives to William Mackey all his wearing apparel. "With respect to my estate in the Township of Vinicant in the County of Chester" one half of two certain tracts in the said township of Vincent, one containing 206 acres whereon he erected an iron works or forge and several other buildings & improvements, and he and John Evans have sold to John Young, Ironmaster, for 775 pounds, as will appear by certain convenants now in the care of Joseph Miller in Chester Co., and one other tract of 400 acres sold to John Philips for 450 pounds by John Miller by a verbal order from me and John Evans, I do thereforre authorize the said John Evans to convey all our right and title. Appoints wife Elizabeth Davies executrix and trusty friends Thomas Parry, Morris Hudson Executors & Elizabeth Hudson executrix. Witnessed Griffith Evans, Evan Evans, David Jenkins.
    (1) 1772, 7 Apr: Will proved, 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 Mary Moore
      Children
      1. Has Children Peninah Davies (Davis) b: BEF 1738 in , , Pennsylvania
      2. Has Children John Davies (Davis) b: ABT 1745/1750 in ,, Pennsylvania
      3. Has Children Elizabeth Davies (Davis) b: in , Pennsylvania
      4. Has No Children Myrick (Mirick) Davies (Davis) b: in ,, Pennsylvania

      Marriage 2 Elizabeth

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