EVANS, William, -1688
From Quaker Dictionary
William Evans (d. 1688) was an English Friend, a carpenter and owner of land in New Jersey.
|Place of birth:||London, England|
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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.