EVANS (or ap Evan), Thomas, 1650-1738

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Thomas Evans (1650 or 1651 - December 10, 1738) was a Welsh-American Friend, Yeoman and overseer at Goshen Meeting.


  • Name: Thomas Evans
  • Alternative names: Thomas ap Evan
  • Gender:
  • Birth date: 1650 or 1651
  • Place of birth: Fran Goch, near Merionethshire, Wales
  • Nationality: Wales, US
  • Spouse(s): Ann, Hannah (Price) Davies (or Davids or David)
  • Children: Robert (ca. 1674), Hugh (b. 1682), Evan (b. 1684), Owen (b. 1687)
  • Meeting: Goshen Meeting
  • Branch: Pre-separation
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 10 December 1738
  • Place of death: Goshen, Pa.
  • Works by:


Thomas Evans, son of Evan ap Evan was born in 1650 or 1651 at Fran Goch, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales. W illiam John and Thomas Evans were in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near the end of the year 1697 and chose Gwynedd as the place of settlement. He then became a convinced Friend. Evans and his first wife Ann (d. 1716) had eight children. He married for the second time in 1722, to Hannah Price Davies (or Davids, or David), a widow. From 1737 to 1738, Evans was an overseer at Goshen Meeting. He died on December 10, 1738 in Goshen, Pennsylvania.


  • Jordan, Colonial families of Phila., p. 1467.
  • Haines, Clovercroft Chronicles, p. 179.
  • Jenkins, Historical collections relating to Gwynedd.
  • Glenn, Merlon in the Welsh Tract, p. 121.
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