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Evan James

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Evan James

Birth
Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
1793 (aged 77–78)
Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Bryn Mawr, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Evan James was born circa 1715 in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania to David James (circa 1660-1739) and Margaret Jane Mortimer of Llandegly and Glascwm parishes in Radnorshire, Wales who immigrated to Pennsylvania on October 28, 1682 (the same day as William Penn) following a two month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on the sailing ship "Bristol Factor," captained by Roger Drew on a certificate of passage issued to Evan Oliver. Evan married on June 8, 1739 to Margaret Jones (-1790), daughter of Griffith and Rachel John of Tredyffrin, Pennsylvania. Evan was baptized in 1733 at the Great Valley Baptist Church along with his older brother Thomas James (1690-1753). Evan inherited the James family homestead (253 acres in the south eastern section of Radnor Township, Pennsylvania from his father David and in October 1683 donated a half acre thereof for the construction of a Methodist Church on top of James Hill where the family settled in October of 1682. This is the present site of Radnor United Methodist Church. Evan died intestate (without a will) in 1793 just prior to the administration of his estate on May 4, 1793, and according to family history both he and his wife Margaret were buried in the church grounds on top of James Hill. Today, the precise location of his grave in the cemetery surrounding Radnor United Methodist Church is unknown. Evan and Margaret's known children include: Rebecca James, Griffith James, Samuel James, Hannah James and Rachel James.

This Memorial to Evan James was originally created by Fran Chancellor on behalf of the James Family Archives. Thank you Fran for your diligent work and research into our James family history.
Evan James was born circa 1715 in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania to David James (circa 1660-1739) and Margaret Jane Mortimer of Llandegly and Glascwm parishes in Radnorshire, Wales who immigrated to Pennsylvania on October 28, 1682 (the same day as William Penn) following a two month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on the sailing ship "Bristol Factor," captained by Roger Drew on a certificate of passage issued to Evan Oliver. Evan married on June 8, 1739 to Margaret Jones (-1790), daughter of Griffith and Rachel John of Tredyffrin, Pennsylvania. Evan was baptized in 1733 at the Great Valley Baptist Church along with his older brother Thomas James (1690-1753). Evan inherited the James family homestead (253 acres in the south eastern section of Radnor Township, Pennsylvania from his father David and in October 1683 donated a half acre thereof for the construction of a Methodist Church on top of James Hill where the family settled in October of 1682. This is the present site of Radnor United Methodist Church. Evan died intestate (without a will) in 1793 just prior to the administration of his estate on May 4, 1793, and according to family history both he and his wife Margaret were buried in the church grounds on top of James Hill. Today, the precise location of his grave in the cemetery surrounding Radnor United Methodist Church is unknown. Evan and Margaret's known children include: Rebecca James, Griffith James, Samuel James, Hannah James and Rachel James.

This Memorial to Evan James was originally created by Fran Chancellor on behalf of the James Family Archives. Thank you Fran for your diligent work and research into our James family history.

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