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Gwen Rowland (verch Cadwalader ab Evan)

Birthplace: Llanycil Parish, Gwenyddshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Cadwalader ap Evan and (Unknown)
Wife of John Rowland
Mother of John Cadwalader Rowland and Jane Ellis (Rowland)

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About Gwen Rowland (verch Cadwalader)

Information from Lloyd D. Ellis:

ID: I918

Name: Gwen

RFN: 918

Change Date: 5 SEP 2003

Sex: F

Birth: 25 FEB 1626/1627 in Llanycil Parish


Possible. See p. 6 Llanycil Parish Registers for Baptisms 1615-1679.

Gwen d/o Cadd'r ap Ieuan

Change Date: 8 MAY 2000

Birth: 13 DEC 1635 in Llanycil Parish


There was a Gwen d/o Thomas Cadwalader bap. December 13, 1635.

Ref. Llanycil Parish Registers Vol. 1. p. 11.

NB Thomas Cadwalader, a leading Quaker proponent, signed the Certificate of Removal to Pennsylvania for Jane Cadwalader Ellis (His grand-daughter ?)


There was a Gwen d/o Thomas Cadwalader bap. December 13, 1635.

Ref. Llanycil Parish Registers Vol. 1. p. 11.

Marriage of Thomas ap Cadwalader and Grace vch Thomas, May 19, 1633.

Vol. 2, p. 6.

She could have been the wife of John Rowland and mother of Jane Cadwalader Rowland, who named her daughter Gwen. This could be where Jane received her middle name.

NB Custom was to name the first daughter after the grandmother, so the following fits

b. 1661 Jane Cadwalader verch John Rowland*

Mother age 26.

  • becomes known as Jane Cadwalader Rowland and her married name becomes Jane Cadwalader Ellis.


Looking for Jane Cadwalader Rowland's mother who I assumed to be named Gwen. Since the second son was named Humphrey I presumed that her name would have been Gwen vch Humphrey. I found the following:

"1641 Oct 10 Gwen d/o Humffrey ap Morgan [and] Elen vch kadd"r " [Cadwalader]

From Llanycil Parish Registers Baptisms: 1615-1679, p. 14. No marriage record found.

"1632 May 1 Humffrey ap Morgan [and} Ellen vch Caddr" . From Llanycil Parish Registers Marriages Vol. 2 p. 5.

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown



Many of the Llanfor Parish records for the time frame 1645-1665 (Marriageable age for Gwen) are missing.

Marriage 2 John Rowland


1. Jane Cadwalader ROWLAND b: 1661 in Llanycil Parish

2. John Cadwalader ROWLAND b: 1647 in Llanycil Parish

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Gwen Rowland (verch Cadwalader)'s Timeline

February 25, 1627
Llanycil Parish, Gwenyddshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Age 19
Citalgarth, Llanycil Parish, Gwenyddshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Age 33
Llanycil Parish, Gwenyddshire, Wales, (Present UK)