Edwards and Donne Family Trees

Location: Larkfield,Kent, United Kingdom

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Edward Dafydd Edwards b ? d 6/1/1726 (drowned) married Ann ?

William Edwards b 8/2/1719 in Groeswen, Caerphilly d 7/8/1789 Builder of Pontypridd Bridge
Thomas b 1740 David Edward William (war victim, killed in Gibraltar)

Connections needed from above to:

Thomas Edwards b 1821 in Newcastle, Bridford, Glamorgan d 1888 Married Mary Cross b 1825 in Lawton, Oxfordshire
Lived 14 Dunraven Place, Bridgend. He was a tailor and Draper

Mary Ann b 1848 (Milliner) Elizabeth b 1850 (Draper) Thomas Edwards b 13/12/1852 d 1940 Emma b 1855
Married Mary Ellen b 1850 in Pembroke
Lived 11 Dunraven Place, Bridgend. He also was a Draper.
Also in 1901 lived at 73 Park Street, Bridgend

Hubert Ernest Edwards b 1876 d 1961 William b 1877 Annie b 1881 Clarence Winnie Ethel Mary Reg Married Ellen (Nellie) Nicholas married married married married b 1875 d 1955 George McGrath Herbert Edgar Charles Charles Reginald
He was an Accountant in 1901 settled in Alabama Hughes Hughes Williams b 1882
Clara Eveline
B 1885
Geoffrey Edwards b 1903 d 1921 Mary Cameron Edwards b 16/1/1913 d 3/2/1979 Leigh Cameron Edwards b 28/4/1917
Married Horace Charles Blake b 21/6/1907 d 8/4/1970 d 8/4/2003
Married Marjorie Watts
Onto our tree


Sons of Thomas Nathaniel Edwards and Isabella Downing now covered are:
Robert, Joshua, Leonard, Martha and Soloman see Tree Three.
William Edwards b9/4/1720 married 1 Sarah Hilliard on 9/10/1747 b1710 d1784 and child John Jackson Edwards b1750 in Baltimore.
Or the same William is also shown as marrying Polly Cramer on 5/8/1747. This is doubtful and therefore needs checking. Also they are shown as having a child, Joseph being born in 1742, which is 5 years before the marriage, which is very unusual I that day.
However for the record the children are.
Joseph Edwards b1742 married Hannah b1742. Child is James b16/4/1765 d11/8/1825 Warren, OH,USA married Elizabeth Stooky.
Children are 1.James Edwards b17/8/1789 in Elizabeth, NJ. D11/10/1866. Married Martha Manning b10/11/1791 d9/4/1834. Child is Lewis b9/3/1812 in Green, OH, USA married Jane McCelland. Child James Manning b11/10/1834 d27/5/1883.2.William Edwards b16/1/1792.3. Sally Edwards b5/5/1794. 4.Hannah Edwards b5/4/1796.5. Benjamin Edwards b15/9/1798 d29/8/1865 married Elizabeth Chesnut b22/5/1801 d12/3/1887 Child Elizabeth Betsy b16/6/1827 in OH, USA. 6. Joseph b2/1/1802 7.Martha b10/10/1805.
Marty Edwards b15/4/1750 d1781 married Mills Nevel Drury Child is Priscilla Drury b1805
Jesse Edwards b3/4/1754 d2/11/1856 married Catherine Skilman or Beekham. Child is Elizabeth b14/10/1781
Drucilla Edwards b4/3/1755 d18/9/1841 married John Jones on 26/12/1798
James Edwards b1759 d1816
Peter Edwards b3/6/1760 d5/9/1840 married Rhoda Clark. Children are John, Jesse b1781 and Mary b1789.
Robert Edwards b1776 d 1802
Spencer Edwards b1780 d1860 married Katy Riddle child is Elizabeth b1819
Possible additional wife is or more likely to a different William Edwards is Jane Taylor. Children are Simon b1752 and William b6/5/1757.

Thomas Edwards b7/7/1723 d1756 or 30/1/1791 Hampshire, VA, USA married Margaret Elizabeth Nichols b1727 in Glamorgan d8/5/1757 Hampshire, VA, USA. Children are 1. Robert b1743 in Flintshire, Wales d16/5/1782 in Rowan, NC, USA married Elizabeth Crawford ,children are Rebecca b1763, Joseph b 1764, John Crawford b 4/4/1765, Ruben Nathaniel b 16/5/1768 in SC, USA.
2. William b1745 in Culpepper, VA, USA d1829 married Ester O’Quin b1774 children John b1750 and Ambrose b1755
3. Judge Thomas b10/10/1747 married Mary Ann McClanahan 8 children plus more on one world tree.
4. Solomon b1749 5. Sarah b1750 6. Andrew b1752 7. Francis b6/5/1757 in Culpepper.
Married 2 Mars Hiatt in 14/9/1758 b1728 d1786

John Edwards b1727 in Edwards Hall d16/3/1801 Greenville, Pitt, USA married 1 Henrietta Ayres in 1748 at Sherbourne, Rutland, VT.
b1728 or 1731 d1769 Children are 1. Martha b25/3/1752 in Fauquier, USA 2. Joseph b1/2/1754 also in Fauquier 3. Samuel b15/12/1755 in Edwards Hall Cardiff 4. John b5/7/1757 in Anson, USA 5. Elizabeth b5/9/1758 in Wales 6. Mary b1/4/1760 in Fauquier. 7. Thomas b10/4/1762 Cople, USA 8. Sarah b14/3/1765 and 9. William b 10/2/1768 in Culpepper.
Samuel Edwards b 5/12/1755 in Edwards Hall dMarch 1790 in Northampton, USA married Mary Martha Sikes b1752 d1817.
All children born in Northampton, Mary b1768, Samuel b1770, John b1772, William b1774, James b1778, Kinchen b1780, Collen b1782, Dempsey b 1784, Micajah(Michael) b1786 and Willis b1788.

Jacob Edwards b1729 Glenmorganshire d12/3/1780 Livingston, NJ, USA married Effie Spears 1n 1749. Children are John b9/12/1749, Gilbert b22/12/1750, Joseph b1751, Thomas b1753, Uriah b 21/3/1754, Aaron b 28/7/1756, Moses b 28/7/1756, Mary bAug 1759, Nathaniel b31/8/1761 and Jacob b20/8/1763.

Joseph Edwards b1730 d1794 married Mary Ann b1735 Children are Sarah b1753, Jarret b1756, Jessie b 1757, Joseph b1759, John b1761, Peter b1763, Sturton b 1767 and Mary Ann b1770.

EDWARDS TREE THREE Edwards to USA 1690 to 1800

This is the part that probably refers to the Edwards tale of Millions.
It refers to a Robert Edwards who emigrated from Wales to New York sometime between 1740 and 1748. He travelled with his brothers Joshua, John and Jacob.
Robert Edwards purchased 77 acres of land and leased them to the Wardens of Trinity Church in 1778 for 99 years. Robert did not marry and died on his way back to England in a storm. His possessions were passed onto his brothers. But let us continue from tree two and:
Thomas Nathaniel Edwards b14/10/1690 in Edwards Hall d2/11/1781 in New York.
Married in 1714, Elizabeth Downing b1692 d1783 in Port Savannah, GA, USA. Their children are Robert b24/2/1716, Joshua b12/3/1718, William b9/4/1720, Thomas b7/7/1723, Leonard b20/5/1725, John b1727, Jacob b1729, Joseph b1730, Martha b24/11/1731 and Soloman b1732
Robert Edwards b24/2/1716 d1788 Captain in Royal Navy or Buccaneer! The wardens of Trinity were John and George Crugar. Robert lived in the USA for many years, with his brother John.
The land purchased is probably the same as passed down via his father Thomas and his father Robert.
Joshua Edwards b12/3/1718 in Wales d1823 Halifax, NC, USA. Married Rebecca Ward b1725 in Glen Morganshire d1790 in Halifax.
Children are Thomas b5/8/1755, James b23/8/1757, John b17/10/1759, Jane b12/8/1763, Isabella b11/2/1766, Isaac b22/5/1768, Jacob b17/11/1770, Joshua b20/3/1773 and Nathan b30/12/1778
William Edwards b9/4/1720 in Glen Morganshire d30/6/1801 in Gallahn, KY, USA. I have 4 or 5 more generations of this tree.
Married 1 Sarah Hilliard and married 2 Polly Cramer plus maybe Jane Taylor.
Thomas Edwards b7/7/1723 d1756 or 30/1/1791. Married Margaret Elizabeth Nicholls b1727. Again I have 3 or 4 generations, including a Judge Thomas Edwards!
Leonard Edwards b20/5/1725 in Wales d3/5/1795 drowned in USA. Married Elizabeth Alice Nightingale b1724 d1816. Child James b1748 in New York.
John Edwards b1727 in Edwards Hall d16/3/1801 in Greenville, Pitt, USA. Married in 1748 at Sherburne, Rutland, VT Henrietta Ayres b1731 d1769. Again 3 or 4 generations which will be depicted on EDWARDS TREE FOUR.
Jacob Edwards b1729 in Wales d12/3/1780 in Livingston, NJ, USA. Married Effie Spears and 10 children onto Tree Four

Joseph Edwards b1730 in Saint Mary’s, MD, USA d1784 or 1794.
Married Mary Ann but I have 2 lines of children to check.
Martha Isabelle Edwards b24/11/1731 d1799 married Thomas Nathan Wilson b1728 d1794 and possibly John Brown.
Another husband could be John Dawson whose descendants were Randolph then Manley Dawson then Mary Lou Crewe, who has notes on web.
Soloman Edwards b1732 d1765 no more records

EDWARDS TREE TWO 1525 to 1700

Richard Edwards b March 1525 d1 or 31/10/1566 in St Faith, London. Married 1 Margaret Babb on 22/4/1560 b1547 North Petherton d1561
Children were Richard b22/11/1560 in North Petherton d19/4/1635 in Hagley or Edwards Hall in Cardiff. Plus William b9/11/1561
Married 2 Helene Griffith (brother is Thomas) b1547 d27/3/1616
Children were Marie b1562, Gwyn b1564, John b15/3/1565 and maybe Helen b1566.
Richard Edwards b22/11/1525 is believed to be given Edwards Hall in Cardiff as a ‘grace and favour’ home from Henry. There appear to be a couple of trees associated with Richard and dates appear to be valid.
Married 1 Ann Ruffin in Edwards Hall
Children are Joshua and William both born in Edwards Hall
Joshua Edwards b1580 d1619. Married unknown and child William b1620 d20/4/1718. William married Elizabeth Tuttle b1618. Their son is William b1635.
William Edwards b19/4/1590 d1624 in VA, USA Children are detailed as John b1609, Thomas b1611, William b1613 and Robert b1615 d1677
Married 2 Eleanor Thomas b1562 in Cardiff d31/8/1628
Children are Joshua b20/6/1595, Jane b3/8/1599, Margaret b21/3/1602, John b16/2/1608 and maybe Richard b20/2/1612
All born in Hopton Castle. John married Mary Dore on 5/3/1632.
Joshua Edwards b 20/6/1595 d 1664 in London. Married Ann Munter b1598 d 20/2/1680 in Hertford, CT, USA
Children are Robert b1608, John b1609, Thomas b 1610 and William b 1613
Robert Edwards b1608 in Cardiff married Rebecca. Children are Robert b1638 d 1681 who married Mary Hunt from Isle of Wight in Virginia, USA and John b1640 d 1676 also in Virginia. He married Ann Wright Griffin. Children are Robert b1672, John b1674 and James b1676 d1723 I have 3 or 4 more generations.
William Edwards b1613 in Llangyfelach d 1660 in Jamestown VA, USA. He married Janet Reese in Cardiff Hall on 17/10/1633.
Children are William b5/8/1634, David b 7/1/1635 and Thomas Nathaniel b17/10/1635.
William Edwards b5/8/1634 married Jane Seymour b 1634 d1690.
Children are Thomas b1667 d1722 married Margaret Saunders and child is William b1695 d1770. Other child is Robert b1677 d1704 who married Elizabeth Francis.
Children are Robert b1703 d1799 in North Wales and Francis b1705 d1793 in Ireland. He married Ann Leach b1708 d1790. They had 9 children.
David Edwards b7/1/1635 married Janet Llewellyn Richard in 1654.
Thomas Nathaniel Edwards b17/10/1635 d1698 in New York. Married 1 Mary Hall. Married 2 Elizabeth Hall in 1661 b1640 d1703.
Children are Robert b1662, Joshua b1664 in Glamorgan and Thomas b1667
Robert Edwards b1662 in Edwards Hall d1738 in New York. Married Margaret Cuelin on 25/12/1685 in New Amsterdam (New York) b1666 d1738. Children are John b1683 d6/3/1757 married Jane Arrington. Child is Elizabeth b22/5/1719. Robert b1685, Hayden b1687, Henry b1688, Thomas Nathaniel b14/10/1690, Edward b1692 and Richard b1694.
Thomas Edwards b1667 in Llangwig d1722 in Bristol. Married in 1694, Margaret Saunders. Children are William b1695 and Thomas b1716. William married Jennet Powell b1700 d1779. Child John b1725 married Henrietta Olive b1730 d1790 in VA, USA. Child is David b6/12/1764 d1/5/1825 child is Lucy Weathers b31/10/1761 d15/2/1790

The Thomas Nathaniel Edwards b1635 and died in New York married Elizabeth Hall, whose father Thomas Hall was granted 77 acres of land by the Dutch in 1642.Via his son Robert and then his son, Thomas this inheritance formed the basis of the lost ‘Millions’.

Now onto Edwards Tree Three which include the ‘Edwards Millions’

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Maredudd Ap Tudor b1365 at Penmynydd, Bangor. D2/2/1461 Grey Friars Church, Herefordshire. Married 1 Margaret Vychan b1380 who is daughter of David Vychan. Married 2 Marared Verch Dafydd b 1370 and married 3 Margaret Fychan b 1375.
Child is Owen Tudor b1400 Snowdon, Caernarvonshire. Married Katherine of Valois, widow of Henry V.
Children of Owen and Katherine.
Tacina Tudor b1425 Snowdon.
Owen b1429
Edmund b1430 Hadham, Bedford. Became Earl of Richmond and d 1456 in Carmarthen Castle. Married in Pembroke Castle on 1/11/1455 Margaret Beaufort b31/5/1443 and d29/6/1509. Margaret was daughter of Duke of Somerset.
Mary b1432 in Hatfield
Margaret b 1437
David b1439 in Snowdon
Child of Edmund and Margaret
Henry Tudor (Henry VII) b 28/1/1457 in Pembroke Castle d 21/4/1509 at Richmond Palace. Married Elizabeth Plantagenet on 18/1/1486 b 11/2/1466 in Westminster Palace.d 11/2/1503 in Tower of London!
Children of Henry and Elizabeth
Margaret York
Henry Tudor b28/6/1471 in Greenwich Palace
Roland De Velville
Arthur b20/9/1486 in Winchester Castle
Henry Tudor (Henry VIII) b28/6/1491 in Greenwich d 28/1/1547
Elizabeth b2/7/1492 at Richmond Palace
Mary Tudor b18/3/1496
Edmund b21/2/1499
Edward b1501 married Katherine b2/2/1503
Henry VIII had six wives and maybe some mistresses.
Names include Elizabeth Blount, Anne Marchioness, Mary Berkeley and Agnes Blewitt.
Agnes Blewitt was married to William Edwards b1500 d1547

Richard Edwards is their son b March 1525 in North Petherton in Somerset

Now onto Edwards Tree Two