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Margaret Ellis (Edwards)

Birthplace: Llanycil, Gwyneddshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alexander Edwards, Sr. and Margaret verch Jon
Wife of Cadwalader Ellis, Jr.
Mother of Robert Ellis, Sr.; Mary Hughes (Ellis) and Jane Williamson (Ellis)
Sister of Alexander Edwards; Bridgette Miles (Edwards); Martha Todd (Edwards); Jane James; Thomas Edwards and 1 other

Managed by: Ben M. Angel
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About Margaret Ellis (Edwards)

Information from Lloyd D. Ellis:

ID: I702

  • Name: Margaret EDWARDS
  • RFN: 702
  • Change Date: 13 DEC 2005
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1 Quality: 0 ABT 1684 in Llanycil Parish
  • Death: 23 AUG 1739 in Caernarvon twp

Note: Cadwaladers Will dated February 23, 1729 does not mention his wife.


To date (march 1999) no proof found that William Edwards of Goshen twp had a daughter Margaret.

Glenns book mentions a Margaret, dau. of Alexander Edwards who arrived in Philadelphia 17. 7mo. (September) 1684 with his family, including a Margaret, and Thomas. She was born prior to 1684 (est 1682). If this is the Margaret who married Cadwalader Ellis, she was 30 in July 1712. Alexander died in Nov. 1712. See Will book C. 298 in Montgomery County (was Philadelphia Co.) dated 3-3-1712, proved 17-12-1712.

The Haverford and Radnor MM records 10 mo 6, 1703 show the marriage of Alexander Edwards, Jr. of Gwynedd to Gwen Foulke also of Gwynedd. Wit: Alexander Edwards, Edward Foulke, Thomas Edward and Margaret Edwards among others.

It should be noted that Alexander Edwards owned land in "Company No. 1" as did Cadwalader Ellis. Also, the tax records for 1724-25 for Conestoga twp (later Caernarvon twp) show a Thomas Edwards as well as Cadwalader Ellis.

  • See Research notes.

Father: Alexander EDWARDS b: 1640 in Llanycil Parish ?

Mother: Margaret vch JON b: 1640 in Montgomeryshire

Marriage 1 Cadwalader ELLIS Jr. b: 1683 in Llanycil Parish

  • Married: JUL 1712 in Goshen twp

Note: The marriage certificate was to be signed by AT LEAST 12 witnesses.

The signatures are usually arranged in 3 columns with the place of honor reserved for the fathers of the bride & groom at the top of the rightmost column, immediately beneath the signatures of the groom & the bride.

This was the first and only marriage.

The Chester MM records for the Goshen area 2nd mo (April) 28, 1712 show Cadwalader Ellis and Margaret Edwards "passed" the meeting. The next month, the meeting asked them to wait until "Friends can be satisfied as to her behavior." The MM of the 5th mo (July) 28, 1712 showed Cadwalader to be married by a Justice. Note: One Thomas Edwards was the Justice at this time. Margarets Brother ?. The MM of 9th mo (November) 30, 1713 shows Cadwalader to be "disowned."

Note: The Goshen MM began in 1722.


  • 1. Robert ELLIS Sr. b: ABT 1713
  • 2. Mary ELLIS b: EST 1715
  • 3. Jane ELLIS b: EST 1718


Note: Passengers on the ship "Vine" of Liverpool arriving at Philadelphia on 17, 7mo. (September) 1684 -"Margaret, the wife of Alexander Edwards and her daughters Margaret and Martha and two sons Alexander and Thomas."

Ref. the "Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania" by Browning. p. 161.

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Margaret Ellis (Edwards)'s Timeline

Llanycil, Gwyneddshire, Wales, (Present UK)
July 1712
Age 28
Goshen Township, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
Age 29
Upper Dublin Township, Philadelphia County (Present Montgomery County), Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
Age 31
Upper Dublin Township, Philadelphia County (Present Montgomery County), Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
Age 34
Upper Dublin Township, Philadelphia County (Present Montgomery County), Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
August 23, 1739
Age 55
Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
April 14, 1988
Age 55
June 1, 1988
Age 55
November 4, 1988
Age 55