Gwen Edwards (Foulke) (c.1691 - 1760) MP

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Birthplace: Coed-y-foel, Merionethshire, North Wales, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Gwynedd, Richland Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania
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About Gwen Edwards (Foulke)

From the Find A Grave page on Gwen Foulke Edwards:

Birth: 1691, Wales

Death: Dec. 3, 1760 - Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

She was born about 1691 in Wales. She was the daughter of Edward Foulke of Coed y Foel Llanfor, parish of Llandderfel, Merionethshire, Wales and Ellin (Eleanor) Hugh of Spytu Parish, Denbighshire, North Wales (Gwynedd).

Gwen immigrated with her parents and 8 siblings from Wales to Philadelphia aboard the ship "Robert and Elizabeth," arriving July 17, 1698. The family settled in the Quaker community of Gwynedd township and were among the first settlers there.

Gwen married Alexander Edwards, son of Alexander and Margaret(ap Jon) Edwards of Montgomery township, on December 6, 1703 at the Gwynedd meeting house. They had 6 children:

  • 1. Edward,
  • 2. Thomas,
  • 3. Joseph,
  • 4. Martha,
  • 5. Alexander, and
  • 6. Jane.

Family links:


  • Edward F. Foulke (1651 - 1741)
  • Eleanor Hughes ap Cadwallader Foulke (1651 - 1733)


  • Alexander Edwards (1711 - 1777)*


  • Alexander Edwards (1664 - 1712)

Inscription: "Gwen Edwards" (rest is illegible).

Note: photo courtesy of Timothy Unruh

Burial: Old Pennepack Baptist Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

Created by: J Edwards

  • Record added: May 13, 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 52340018
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Gwen Edwards (Foulke)'s Timeline

Coed-y-foel, Merionethshire, North Wales, United Kingdom
December 6, 1703
Age 12
Gwynedd Meeting, , Penn
December 3, 1760
Age 69
Gwynedd, Richland Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, USA