JAMES, Howell
(-Bef 1717)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. UNKNOWN, Gwenllian

2. UNKNOWN, Magdalen*
3. MORE, Phebe

JAMES, Howell

  • Marriage (1): UNKNOWN, Gwenllian
  • Marriage (2): UNKNOWN, Magdalen* on 20 Sep 1690 in Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony
  • Marriage (3): MORE, Phebe about 25 Apr 1715 in Newark Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony
  • Died: Bef 7 Jul 1717, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Story, Jul 1684, Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. (posted at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/montgomery/church/merion01.txt)

The Incompleted Burial Records of Merion Meeting Grave-yard 1682-1848, as compiled by Margaret B. Harvey, A.M. distinguished Genealogist and Writer, born 1855 died 1912. Transcribed from Miss Harvey's Original Records in the year 1982, Indexed 1983.

Howell James was from Pontmoel, Monmouthshire. His certificate is dated 5 Mo. (July) 1684. Settled in Radnor. He was highly esteemed among the Friends.

Residence: Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. (posted at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/montgomery/church/merion01.txt)

The Incompleted Burial Records of Merion Meeting Grave-yard 1682-1848, as compiled by Margaret B. Harvey, A.M. distinguished Genealogist and Writer, born 1855 died 1912. Transcribed from Miss Harvey's Original Records in the year 1982, Indexed 1983.

The name of Howell James appears on Dr. George Smith's "Map of Early Settlelments in Delaware County". Howell James was located in Radnor toownship, near a branch of Darby Creek, and between Radnor Friends' Meeting and St. Davids episcopal Church. On the same map are the names of James James and David Kinsey, located in Radnor, on branches of Darby Creek, near the "street Road"; David James near what is now Villa Nova.

Property, 14 Apr 1703, New Castle County, Delaware, United States. 153 1703-4m-14. Minutes of Board of Property report "Howel James Produces a return of 1,040 acres laid out in the County of Newcastle to himself, in Pursuance of the General Warrant for 30,000 acres there (40 to be allowed in Measure if the Prop'ry Please, Otherwise not), w'ch said Land R'd Davies and Da'd Evan have by their Deed, dat. 27th June, 1702, assigned to the said Howel James. Also Produces a return of 315 acres Surveyed in the said Place to Edm'd Kinsey, assigned by the s'd Richard Davies and David Evan, On both which Patents are requested. Granted, they giveing good Security for the Money."

Appearance in Document, 5 Apr 1708, Newark Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony. 146 Howell James appeared at Newark (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting on 5-4m-1708, and produced a letter from his wife's son, Edmund Kinsey, requesting a certificate of this Meeting of his clearness relating to marriage.

Appearance in Document, 3 May 1708, Newark Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony. 162 The records of Newark Monthly Meeting, held at Center on 3-5m-1708, show that Howell James appeared and produced a letter from his wife's son, Edmund Kinsey, requesting certificate of this meeting of his clearness in relation to marriage, and at the following meeting a certificate was signed for Edmund Kinsey to Woodbridge Meeting in order for his marriage with Sarah Ogborn.

Story, 7 Jul 1717. 191 Howell James lived for some years in Bristol Township, Philadelphia County, later removing to New Castle County, where he served as Overseer of New Castle Preparative Meeting. An indulged meeting was held at his house which was discontinued 7-7m-1717 "our Friend Howell James being deceased."

Religion: Quaker.


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Howell married Gwenllian UNKNOWN. (Gwenllian UNKNOWN was buried on 30 Nov 1686 in Merion Mtg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.)


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Howell next married Magdalen* UNKNOWN on 20 Sep 1690 in Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. (Magdalen* UNKNOWN died before 25 Apr 1715.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage Notice, 20 Sep 1690, Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. (posted at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/montgomery/church/merion01.txt)

The Incompleted Burial Records of Merion Meeting Grave-yard 1682-1848, as compiled by Margaret B. Harvey, A.M. distinguished Genealogist and Writer, born 1855 died 1912. Transcribed from Miss Harvey's Original Records in the year 1982, Indexed 1983.

In 1690, Howell James married Maudlin Kinsey, widow.

Howell James, a widower and Maudlin Kinsey, widow, both of Radnor in the Welch Tract, at David Price's house in said twp, 9 Mo. 20, 1690.

The witnesses to the marriage of Howell James, widower, and Maudlin Kinsey, widow, were James, William, Thomas and Philip James; John Kinsey, John Bevan and others.

Marriage Notice, 20 Sep 1690, Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. 151 On "ye 20th day of 9th mo 1690" Magdalen Kinsey widow and Howell James, widower both of Radnor Township were married at the house of David Price in said township under the auspices of Radnor Monthly Meeting. The certificate of marriage is recorded in full with the names of twenty-five witnesses, one on whom was John Kinsey, son of the bride.

Story. 146 David Kinsey's widow married Howell James of New Castle County, now Delaware.

Story. 146 David Kinsey's widow married Howell James of New Castle County, now Delaware, and the Kinsey boys Edmund and John were probably reared at his home.


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Howell next married Phebe MORE about 25 Apr 1715 in Newark Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony.

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage Banns, 24 Apr 1715, Newark Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony. 151 Howell James laid his intention of marriage with Phebe More of Radnor before Newark Monthly Meeting on 24-4m-1715.




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