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Edward F. Foulke

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Coed Y Foel, Llanderfel, Merionethshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Gwynedd, Philadelphia County (Present Montgomery County), Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Gwynedd Friends Cemetery, Gwynedd, Montgomery County, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Foulke, c.1623 and Lowry Verch Foulke
Husband of Eleanor Foulke
Father of Thomas Foulke; Hugh Foulke; Jane Foulke Hughes; Thomas Foulke; Gwen Edwards (Foulke) and 5 others
Half brother of Thomas Lloyd

Occupation: Landowner and original settler of Gwynedd, PA.
Managed by: Ben M. Angel
Last Updated:

About Edward F. Foulke

The Foulkes of Richland have been an important element among its Friends since 1713, the probable date of the removal of Hugh Foulke, their ancestor, from Gwynedd to the Great Swamp. Hugh was the second son of Edward and Eleanor Foulke, the immigrants. In order to present a history of the family, it is necessary to refer to Edward, the progenitor of all the name at Gwynedd, Richland, and elsewhere, a reunion of whose scatted members it is proposed to hold a Gwynedd in connection with the bicentennial of the township. Edward Foulke, 5th-no 13, 1651, had left an account of himself and his family, dated 11th-month 14, 1702, and his coming from Wales to America. The following Foulke genealogy shows the generations of the family in Great Britian for several centuries, running back through female line to the Kings of England:

"Edward Foulke from Wales, settled in Gwynedd in 1698, was the son of Foulke ap Thomas, son of Thomas ap Evan, son of Evan ap Thomas, son of Thomas ap Robert, son of Robert Lloyd, son of David Lloyd ap David, son of David ap Ievan Vychan, son of Ievan Vychan of Llanuwchllyn, son of Ievan ap Gruffyd, son of Gruffyd ap Madoc, sone of Madog ap Iorwerth, son of Iowreth of Penilyn, Lord of Penllyn, son of Madig of Rhiwaegod, son of Rhirid Flaidd. "Robert Lloyd's wife was Mary, daughter of Lowry, daughter of Ellison, of Griffydd, son of Lowry, daughter of Owen Glendower Tudor, son of Eleanor, daughter of Thomas ap Llewellyn, son of Eleanor de Barr, daughter of Edward I, son of Henry III, son of John, King of England, born December 24, 1166, crowned May 27, 1216.

Notes: (It was the custom that formerly prevailed that the use of the connected 'ap' for 'son of' was done, i.e. the children of Robert were John ap Robert. In the couse of time, an "S" was added to the surname and the 'ap' dropped)

In Edward foulke's account of himself he says:

"When arrived at mature age, I married Eleanor, the daughter of Hugh, ap Cadwallader, ap Rhys, of the Parish of Spytu, in Denbighsire; her mother's name was Gwen, the daughter of Ellis, ap William, ap Hugh, ap Thomas, ap David, ap Madoc, ap Evan, ap Cott, ap Evan, ap Griffith, ap Madoc, ap Einion, ap Meredith of Cai-Fadog; and [she] was born in the same parish and shire with her husband. "I had by my said wife, nine children, who names are as follows: Thomas, Hugh, Cadwallader and Evan; Grace, Gwen, Jane, Catherine, and Margaret. We lived at a place called Coed-y-foel, a beautiful farm, belonging to Roger Price, Esq., of Rhiwlas, Merionethshire, aforesaid. But in process of time. I had an inclination to remove with my family to the Province of Pennsylvania, and in order thereto we set out on the 3rd day on the 2nd-month, A.D. 1698, and came in two days to Liverpool, where with divers others who indented to go the voyage, we took shipping with 17th of the same month, on board the "Robert and Elizabeth," and the next day set sail for Ireland, where we arrived, and stayed until the first of the 3d-month, May, and then sailed again for Pennsylvania, and where about eleven weeks at sea. And the sore distemper of the bloody flux broke out in the vessel, of which died five and forty persons in our passage; the distemper was so mortal that two or three corpses were cast overboard every day while it lasted. But through the favor and mercy of Divine Providence, I, with my wife and nine children, escaped the sore mortality, and arrived safe at Philadelphia, the 17th of the 5th-month, July, where we were kindly received and hospitably entertained by our friends and old acquaintances. "I soon purchased a fine tract of land of about seven hundred acres, sixteen miles from Philadelphia, on a part of which I settled, and divers others of our company who came of the sea with us, settled near me at the same time. This was the beginning of November, 1698, aforesaid, and the township was called Gwynedd or North Wales."

The home of Edward Foulke, whose first purchase of land in Gwynedd was 400 acres, but was patented 712 acres, was on the site of Penllyn, station, on the North Pennslvania railroad, occupied for many years by Jesse Spencer, and owned by D. Clark Wharton.

For additional materials, please refer to Howard M. Jenkins' "Historical Collections of Gwynedd."

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Ben M. Angel notes:

The tombstone reads 1741, but I noted that in both birth and death dates that the month was off by two months in both cases compared to that of what is seen on Find A Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30499060

In Quaker records, when this is the case prior to 1752, this means that the person recording the earlier date has misread the record. 11mo doesn't translate to November, but rather to January, as the Quaker calender prior to 1752 started in March, the same as with the English Calender prior to the Chesterfield Act. In this case, 1741 is correct in the old calendar reckoning, but given that the computer calendar operates in new calendar reckoning only, 1741 would be incorrect. Accordingly, he died January 8, 1742, gravestone notwithstanding.

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Edward F. Foulke's Timeline

1651
July 13, 1651
Coed Y Foel, Llanderfel, Merionethshire, Wales, (Present UK)
1679
July 7, 1679
Age 27
July 7, 1679
Age 27
Coed-Y-Foel,Llanderfel,Merionethshire,Wales
1680
1680
Age 28
Wales
1683
January 10, 1683
Age 31
Merionethshire, Merioneth, Wales
1685
July 6, 1685
Age 33
Coed-y-foel, Merionethshire, North Wales, United Kingdom
1686
1686
Age 34
Merionethshire, Merioneth, Wales
1688
1688
Age 36
Coed-y-foel, Merionethshire, North Wales, United Kingdom
1689
1689
Age 37
Coed-y-foel, Merionethshire, North Wales, United Kingdom
1691
September 13, 1691
Age 40
Coed-y-foel, Merionethshire, North Wales, United Kingdom