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John Bevan

Male 1646 - 1725


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  • Name  John Bevan 
    Born  1646  Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Jul 1725  Darby Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I28393  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  20 Dec 2012 

    Father  Evan Ap John 
    Mother  Jane Evans 
    Family ID  F7573  Group Sheet

    Family  Barbara Awbrey,   b. Jul 1637, Pencoed, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1710 
    Married  1665 
    Children 
     1. Jane Bevan,   b. Abt 1667,   d. 12 Oct 1703, Darby Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Evan Bevan,   b. Abt 1672, Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 13 Aug 1720, Merion Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ann Bevan,   b. Abt 1676,   d. 9 Oct 1739, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Bevan,   b. 1678,   d. 27 Feb 1740, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Barbara Bevan,   b. 1682, Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1705, Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  27 Dec 2009 
    Family ID  F7363  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1646 - Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1725 - Darby Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Biographical Sketch of the John Bevan; Delaware County, Pennsylvania

      "John Bevan or John Ap, as he was sometimes called, was born in Glamouganshire,
      Wales in 1646, one of 5 children. His parents, who were wealthy, died while he
      was quite young. Being the heir, when he arrived at age he found himself in
      possession of a large estate, while his brothers were unprovided for -his only
      sister being dead. His strong sense of justice at once induced him to portion
      all his brothers and to give them a helpful subsistence in the world. He
      married in 1665, , to a strict member of the established church, who when her
      husband had shown a disposition to become a Quaker, was distressed, and felt it
      to be her duty to interpose her serious objections. They argued the question
      without result; but the indiscretion of the priest, in pronouncing the sentence
      of excommunication, without previous notice, against the husband in the presence
      of the wife, so shocked her feelings as to nearly making her faint away, and
      after a time made her willing unto the work of Salvation"...they both became
      Quakers.
      In 1683, John Bevan and his family moved to PA, and settled either in Merion
      of Haverford, his land being located in both twps. He had been a pillar of the
      meeting he left, and was equally so of Haverford meeting, which he aided in
      establishing, and which was frequently held at his house.
      He had 4 children married in PA. His daughter Jane, to John Wood of Darby
      in 1687; his daughter Elizabeth to Joseph Richardson of Philadelphia in 1697; in
      1696 has son Evan to Eleanor Wood of Darby, 1693; and one other."
      Aubrey Bevan, son of Evan and Eleanor, b June 1705, m Ann Davis of Darby,
      1732. They had 6 children; Mary b 4-4-1733 m Nathaniel Forbes, d Germantown 2-
      22-1817. Katharine b Chester 3-16-1734 d 3-1744; Tacy b
      12-12-1736 m Thomas Pryor of Philadelphia. Davis b. Chester, 8-16-1738 m Agnes
      Cowpland, dau of David Cowpland 6-12-1760 d 3-30-1818; Jane b 7-1741 d 9-11-
      1742; Alice b 10-24-1743 d 11-15-1743.
      Davis had 6 children; Anne b 6-5-1751 m Capt Matthew Lawler,
      afterwards Mayor of Philadelphia, d Cincinnati Mar 25, 1835; David b 12-28-1763,
      m Jane Shaw, widow d 8-21-1812. Aubrey b 12-31-1765.
      Isabella b 3-16-1767 d 4-6-1822. Tacy Anna b 11-15-1774 m George Stacey d
      Philadelphia 4-22-1831, and Matthew Lawler Bevan b. 8-23-1779, m Deborah -.