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ISA TUli DAY EVENING XOTtS ANi Ql'LRIS, Wstorical, BiorapliicaS, aiideweft - - jjtteI. " .TOTTV T,A"N"DT?5. Inquiries are made whether any of the i '.paintings or portraits ereuii:a u,y .juu Landis are in existence and where. Also if there is a portrait of the author - poet. Anv itnformation directed to Xote3 and Queries will be thankfully received. BARNETT. Information is desired of branch of the Hanover Barnett family. Susan and Maria Barnett became the wives of .Matthias Winagle, and their descendants are residing in Dauphin county, but none know of their maternal ancestor, excepting they came out of the Hanovers. Can the two wives of Mathias Winagle be sisters of John Barnett, b. May 2, 1765, his wife a Miss Crain, and had the following children: i. Jcseph, b. April 14, 1789; d. 1792. ii. Margaret - Roan, b. March 23, 1790. iii. John - Craig, b. Feb. 17, 1792. iv. Mary, b. July 16, 1793. v. Joseph - Crain, b. May 7, 1795; settled in Middletown, O. vi. Julielt, b. August 23, 1797; m. July 7, 1831, John McEwen Barnett; and had William A. Barnett, b. Nov. 28, 1832; reading in Dayton, Ohio. vii. Sarah, b. Sept. 26, 1799. Information that wil lead to the Wind - aagle - Barnett family and ancestry will be appreciated. Address Editor "Notes and Queries." E. W. S. P. VEL8H SETTLERS In Earl and Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County. Nathan Evans was born in the year 1682, in Treve Eghlis, Montgomeryshire, Walea. He came to this country with the Welsh emigration before the year 1700, and settled with his countrymen in the Welsh tract at Radnor, where in the year 1709 he married Susanna, daughter of William and Ann (Miles) Davies. . William Davies was a merchant in Philadelphia. He owned vessels, and likely lived at Radnor, where he had a plantation. The following agreement (the original of which is in the possession of the descendants of Nathan Evans) sets forth their occupations: "Merandum: , "It is agreed by and Between Nathan Evans, of Edgment, in the County of Chester, in the Province of Pensilvania, (Mill - right, of the on part, and William !Davies, of the Township of Radnor, in the County .and Province affors'd, Mer - h't, of the other part, as followelh (viz't): "Imprimis. It is agreed and Covenanted )y the s'd parties that the s'd William Davies (for the considerations hereafter inentioned) is to Bring and Transport from Great Britain to Pensilvania so many of the s'd Nathan's Kinsfolks and Relations as shall and will be free and willing to venture to come over on the s'd Nathan Evans's account; and also the Yd William Davies is to find and allow tfiem sufficient mentainance During their Voyage after they are Shipped on Board a Shipp and Set Sail, in order for their Transportation to Pensilvania as affors'd ; and also the s'd William Davies is to assist and help all the s'd Nathan's Kinsfolks and Relations as are willing to venture as affors'd from the place of their abode until they are Shipped as affors'd (if occation be). ' "In Consideration whereof the s'd Nathan Evans is to pay or Cause to be paid unto the s'd William Davies the full and Just sum of Tennpaundsof Current Money Df Pensilvania for every whole passinger that shall venture as ahors'd, and five pounds Like money for every half passinger, which s'd sums are to be paid within the Space of fourteen days after the arri - vall of the ship where s'd passingers shall be Transported, at Philadelphia or Chester, the one - half thereof in Current Silver or gold money of j Pensilvania, and tho other half in Contrey produce (viz't) : Wheat, flour, or Bisects, at Current Market price when paid; and if any of the s'd passingers shall happen to Die after they are Shipped as afl'ors'd, it is agreed that the s'd Nathan is to pay the same sum or sums, and in the same maner and times as if they had Lived to a rive at Pensilvania as affors'd; And alsot It is Igreed by the parties affors'd that the s'd Nathan Evans is to pay and Discharge the s'd William Davies from all such Charges as he shall be att Concerning ye s'd passingers from the place of their abode untill they are Shipped as affors'd in maner following, that is to say: For every shilling English Money that the s'd Wm. Davies shall pay in Great Britain the s'd Nathan is to pay two shillings Pensilvania money unto the s'd William Davies, along w'th the passage money affors'd; To all which s'd Coven"t and agree - m't either of ye parties bindeth themselves their heirs execut's and adm'trs firmly by these presents. In Witness whereof they have thereunto set their hands and seals, Interchangably. Dated the 25th day of October, Anno Dom., 1714. "NATHAN EVANS. "Sealed and Delivered in the p'sence of 118. "HUGH HUGHES, "MIPJCK DAVIES." The agreement would lead us to suppose that Nathan Evans had considerable means, if he was prepared in fourteen days after their arrival in America, to pay for the transportation of his kinsfolk, not limiting the number, and that he was very desirous that they should come to this country. It is not known that any di 1 come over on his ac under the agreement. He had a brother, Roger Evans, in the Province and be mentions in his will two nephews in the Province of Maryland, likely sons of Roger. The agreement is witnessed by Hugh Hughes, who married Mary Davies, another daughter of William Davies, and Miriek Davies, a son of William, who was coroner of Philadelphia in 1720 and 1728. The said William Davies, came to America about 1685, purchased a lot in Philadelphia on Walnut street from John Jones, October 30, 1685, and in same year he purchased a plantation at Radnor. He married Ann Miles, sister of Richard Miles, of Radnor. He was originally a Quaker, and his name frequently appears b the Radnor and Haverford meeting records. Afterward he became an ardent Episcopalian. The first Episcopal services in the vicinity were held in his house, then in a log cabin built upon his plantation, which burned down early in 1700, and which was replaced by the present St! David's church, near St. David's Station, on Pennsylvania railroad. His children were members of the church. ?;than Evans's name appears in the records. William Davies was a vestryman and he was prominent in the church as long as A Sensible Man Would use Kemp's Balsam for the throat and lungs. It is curing more cases of coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, croup and all throat and lung troubles, than any other medicine. The proprietor has authorized any druggist to give you a sample bottle free to convince you of the merit of this great remedy. Price 25c and he lived. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1712 and 1714. He died in 1734, leaving among his assets a "pew in St. David's church." In September, 1712, Nathan Evans bought a plantation in Edgmont township, Chester (now Delaware) county, along Ridley creek, and in 1719 he purchased an adjoining farm from Isaac Nor - ris, of Fairhill, Philadelphia, county. From Pennsylvania, Archives, vol. xix, Second Series, we find. In 1715 William Cloud obtained a warrant for 300 acres of land in Chester county which he assigned to his son, Joseph Cloud, who in 1718 had 300 acres surveyed to him on a branch of the Cones toga creek; and in first month, 1720, paid ten pounds in part and since by deed "ye 1st May, 1725, conveyed all his right and title to Nathan Evans, of said county, millwright." This is the property that he finally settled upon and where he built his house, still standing and occupied and owned by a descendant, in now Caernarvon township, Lancaster county. Again from same volume, "Said Nathan Evans requests a grant of about 100 acres adjoining the east side of the above to erect a mill on." He also requests a grant of a piece of land for a settlement for his brother Roger, on the south side of his tract, and from Surveyor Taylor's papers in Historical Society, Philadelphia, we find that surveys were made January, 1737, to Roger Evans' for 150 acres on the north and "south branches of the Brandy - wine, in Nautmeal township, and .to Nathan Evans 150 acres on the the north branch of the Brandywine in Nantmeal township, Chester county, warrant having been given to him September 20, 1718, for 100 acres "on which he intends to build' a mill." James Steel gave orders to Isaac Taylor to lay out the land. The above fixes the fact that NathanEvans" brother Roger was in this country in 1718, and was living in 1737. He sold his farm in Edgmont township in 1724, and since he bought the Conestoga farm about the same time, he must have moved to the Conestoga Valley in this year. He built the house now owned and occupied by one of his descendants, Isaac Evans, on a part of this plantation, which he called the little meadow. The following is taken from the records of Bangor church, Churchtown, Lancaster county: "By the , Honorable William Penn," Esquire, original proprietor of the Province of Pennsylvania, his charter to all persons themselves from any part of Christendom into said Province. It is granted they shall enjoy the free license of the Christian religion under whatever denomination. Upon this, so engaging a plan of privileges, among others, several families of Welsh known by the name of Ancient Britons, did transplant themselves from Wales, in Old England, unto the Province aforesaid and settled themselves at first in the township of Radnor, in the county of Chester, in the Province aforesaid, where' they erected a place of worship, where they had divine service, according to the doctrine and discipline of the Episcopal Church of England, of which church they were zealous members, and had for their minister the Rev. Mr. Robert Wey - man, the society's missionary for the Propagating of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. After some years many of them finding their settlement too confined (from the vast number of incomers) they, Anno Domini 1730, removed some miles to the westward into a new county called Lancaster and settled in a. township called Caernarvon from a shire of the same name in Wales in Old England, and fixing here, they (in imitation of all good Christians) found that no place would be agreeable H - o them without the Public Worship of God, therefore unanimously and cordially consented and agreed according to their wordly circumstances to build a church of square logs, which they furnished and gave the name of Bangor from a diocese .of that name i(n 6ld Eng - gland. The principal members who built the church were as follows, viz: Thomas Williams, Evan Hughs, George Huttson, Zaccheus Davies, Nathan Evans, George Huttson, Edward Davies, Edward Nicholas, Thomas Morgan, Edward Davies, Rees Davies, Hugh Davies, Philip Davies, David Davies, Gabriel Davies, Morgan Evans, Morgan John, John Davies, John Bowen, Charles Huttson, John Edwards, Thomas Nicholas, Nicholas Huttson, John Davies. - Note. These Dawes were relatives of Susanna Davies, wife of Nathan Evans. Gabriel and John were her brothers. Congressman Edward Davies was a descendant of Gabriel. Nathan Evans moved to this region ahead of his friends from Radnor. The first pastor was Rev. Griffith Hughs, 1730 - 1733. Then in succession Rev. Roger Blackwell, 1733 - 1739; Richard Lock, 1739 - 1751; George Craig, 1751 - 1759; Thomas Barton, 1759 - 1774. (In the interval during the Revolutionary War they had no minister), and Rev. Frederick Illig, 1782. On the 17th day of November, A. D. 1751, the first record of the church was recorded; when Nathan Evans was chosen a vestryman and he continued each year at the head of the vestry until his death. At a meeting of the vestry on the 7th day of September, A. D. 1754, a subscription was taken up to raise money to build a new church. The largest subscription was given by Nathan Evans, one hundred pounds. The warrant for Ibhe land xipon which the church was built (and still stands) is dated May 24, 1738. Survey was made "to Gabriel Davies for a. church thereon then intended to be erected and since erected and called Bangor Church, for the use of a congregation of Protestants of (the established Church of England." Patent was issued to "Lin ford Lardner (who' was a cousin of William Penn and Treasurer of the Province) and John Davies (the present church wardens.) and their heirs for tho use aforesaid." .62 acres and 167 perches. 'Consideration. 9 pounds, 14 shillings and 8 ponce Quitrent j penny per acre. Tn 1759 Nathan .Evans, .Senior, paid "for tlvs Glebe land, which lies around the church and cleared it out of the office by a patent for the use of Ithe minister officiating in the church of Bangor, 29 pounds 2 shillings. GEORGE CRAIG. . From first pago of church record: "Easter Monday, April 7, 1760. Mr. Nathan Evans. Sen., paid into the hands of William Douglass, Treasurer to the Church of Ba.ngor, the sum of nineteen pounds, two shillings, and three pence, being the last payment of a benefaction of one hundred pounds which he generously contributed towards building said church, and which the congregation acknowledges to have now received in full." Nathan Evans died December 23, 1763, leaving a will, mentioning his wife, Susanna, sons, Nathan, John and James, and daughters, Ann, wife of Kleazor Evans, and Mary, wife of Thomas Nicholas, grandsons Nathan, son of Nathan; John and David, sons of Ann; Nathan and William, sons of James, and nephews Richard and Jonathan in the Province of Maryland (these were likely sons of his brother Roger) After devising the farm on which he lived to his son James, he bequeathed "Twenty shillings, which, it is my will shall 1 - c given to the minister of Bangor Church yearly and every year forever, which twenty shillings I cvarge to i and lay upon the meadow cocjiionly known One this been He three used a farm county, Nathan, twenty support A in inscribed: " the Here elder. Born A man, prosperity. In the In In his To hand. To kind Having years the day The His From The 1707 Rev. Radnor came Reach, ley son, noted whoso of the church visited excellent, L. B., aged Cart, ye Clift, 84 Clift, 45 C. C, F. C, E. C, Clift, Dungan, Dungan, 10 Few But Tho' Dungan, 30, day, Dungan, 4 m. Duncan, 1 y. Driffield, Duffield, 36 Duer, 83 M. D., 10 shown. De 49 De Dec. Dyre, y. Dyre, 5 Dyre, 1 Dyre, Dyre, 1829. Dyre, 25, Davis, 27 Davis, 6 m. Davis, 3 y. Davis, 5 m. Davis, 7m. Davis, 12d. Davis, ' aged Eaton, Eaton, aged Eaton, Engle, 10 Hannah, 14 31 aged d. aged i oo Foster, 77 Glen, Sept. Gordon, d. George, George, George, 15 George, Sept. George, 78 Elizabeth 28 78 Gillison, Carolina, 5 Holme, Holme. 18,

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  2. 02 Sep 1899, Sat,
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