Posted By:Milisia Hanlin
Subject:Pencader Hundred, Iron Hill: Welsh Settlement 1709-1720, New Castle, Delaware
Post Date:January 12, 2009 at 05:37:04
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Researching original settlers to the Welsh settlements of Pencader Hundred, vicinity of Iron Hill, 1709-1720, New Castle County, Delaware:

Interested in families of surname DAVID & DAVIS, of this area and of this 1709-1720 period....

“Among the settlers in Pencader in the vicinity of Iron Hill, from 1709 to 1720, are found the following names:
John Devonalt,
Lewis Phillips,
Philip Trueax,
David Miles,
Rees David [transcribers note: variant spelling Davis],
Thomas Evans,
Thomas Edmund,
Arthur Edward,
John Phillips,
Thomas Morris,
Jenkins Jones,
John Boulton,
Richard Edward,
John Griffith,
Hugh Evan,
David Lewis,
Samuel Evan,
Hugh David;
Anthony Mathew,
Simon Mathew,
Simon Butler,
Arthur Melchoir,
George Eaton,
Elias Thomas,
Thomas Evan,
Philip Rees,
John Bentley,
David John,
Richard Lewis,
Benjamin Griffith,
Emlin David [transcriber’s note: variant spelling Davis];
John Miller,
John Jones,
Richard Witten,
Griffith Thomas,
David Davis,
Thomas Richard,
Cornelius Vansant and
Richard Herbert.
These formed the nucleus of the Welsh Tract Baptist Church, and many of them, after residing here a few years, moved… [End of P:951] [Start of P:952] “…to other places for the purpose of founding new churches."

Source Citation and Source Information:
History of Delaware: 1609-1888. Local History. John Thomas Scharf. Published by L. J. Richards, 1888. Item Note: V. 2. Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 29, 2008.

Interested in corresponding with other researchers of the surname DAVID & DAVIS, of this area, and their migration from the Welsh settlement of Merion Township & vicinity to Welsh settlements of Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, and further south to the Welsh settlements along the Pedee River, Briton's Neck, etc. of old Craven County, Camden, Cheraw & Marion Districts, South Carolina, of today's Marion, Chester, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union Counties, in South Carolina...

Milisia Hanlin