Posted By:Ardath Brown
Subject:Re: Williams, Lewis, Rees in Pa.
Post Date:February 19, 2012 at 11:43:02
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Thank you so much for your response.

Ann married 2nd Henry Bennett and 3rd Rowland Roberts and was quite a minister in her own rights.

"Upon her removal to America, she appears to have settled within the limits of Abington Monthly Meeting, where as Ann Bennett we find her for years valuable as a minister, and active and helpful in the discipline of the church.

"She had an excellent talent for the weighty service of visiting Friends' families, and at those opportunities was frequently favoured with something suitable to ever state and condition, which was attended with happy effect, especially on the youth. But such indeed was the Divine savour, which usually accompanied her discourse and conversation, one could rarely be an hour with her without sensible edification."

I have found that Ann Lewis came from Radnorshire on the ship Wiliam Galley in "Welsh Emigration to Pa."

12, 22, 1699. James Williams of Darby, Chester Co., smith - and Ann Lewis, at Haverford Meeting House. Witnesses, Lumley Williams; John, Ann and Elizabeth Lewis.

MARRIAGE: Church: Part I: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Marriages 1702-1745: Philadelphia, PA in USGenWeb Archives

NOTE: This file is a combined groom and bride alpha listing so each couple should appear twice. It is as shown in the book. Part II contains later marriages. Pennsylvania Archives. Second Series. Vol. IX. Published under direction of Matthew S. Quay, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Edited by John B. Linn and Wm. H. Egle, M.D. Harrisburg: Lane S. Hart, State Printer, 1880. "Marriage Record of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, 1702-1745," pp. 3-78 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PHILA. 1702-1745. 3 [Old style-month, day, year; L., License; P.L., Penn'a License; N.J.L., New Jersey License.]

5, 29, 1726, Rees, Priscilla, and James Williams, L
5, 29, 1726, Williams, James, and Priscilla Rees, L.

Thank you for your help and comments. Hopefully I'll be able to learn more as time goes by.