EVANS, William, -1688

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William Evans (d. 1688) was an English Friend, a carpenter and owner of land in New Jersey.

William Evans
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Gender: M
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Place of birth: London, England
Death date: 1688
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Nationality: England, US
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Spouse(s): Jane (or Jean) Hodges
Children: Thomas, William (d. 1728)


Williams Evans, a carpenter, was born in London, England. He married Jane (or Jean) Hodges and had two sons. In 1682, he moved to New Jersey and settled in Willingboro Township, about one-half mile south of the present village of Rancocas. In 1682, he was recorded as having 323 acres there.


  • De Cou, Burlington, a Provincial Capitol, pp. 192-93.
  • De Cou, historical Sketches of Rancocas and neighborhood.
  • De Cou, The historic Rancocas.
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