Thomas "Nathaniel" Edwards, of Cardiff & NY

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Thomas "Nathaniel" Edwards, of Cardiff & NY

Also Known As: "Thomas Nathaniel Edwards of New York"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Edwards Hall, Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales
Death: between 1688 and 1703 (52-67)
New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Edwards, of Llangyfelach & Jamestown and Jonet Reese
Husband of Elizabeth Edwards
Father of Sir Robert Thomas Edwards, of Rird-y-Gorf; Thomas Benjamin Edwards, of Bristol; Joshua Edwards and John Edwards
Brother of David Edwards and William Edwards, II

Occupation: Father of 1 child
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About Thomas "Nathaniel" Edwards, of Cardiff & NY

Thomas (Nathaniel) Edwards, was born betw 1635/1639 in Edward's Hall, Glamorganshire, Wales / Llangyfelach, Wales and died betw 1688/1703 in probably New York.

Parents: son of William Edwards and Jonet Reese.


  1. Abt. 1660 in Manhatten County New York OR in Wales to Elizabeth (Hael) Hall (1639-1699)

Children of Thomas Edwards and Elizabeth Hall:

  1. Robert Heal Edwards, born May 10, 1662 in Rird-y-Gorf, Wales / New Amsterdam, NY; died Bet. 1734 - 1738 in Wales / NY.; married Margaret (Crulin) Cuelin.
  2. Thomas Edwards, born 1667 in Llangwig, Glamorganshire; died 1722 in St. Peters, Bristol, UK. He married (1) Margaret Saunders 1694 in Bristol, United Kingdom. He married (2) Mary Scandrett 1718.
  3. Joshua Edwards. He married Teiel Unknown.


The Edwards' of Northampton came from Wales. Their ancestral home, called "Edwards Hall" was in Glen Morganshire, near Cardiff. It was built some time around 1050-1100 in the time of William the Conquerer and came into the Edwards family later by marriage into the family of Queen Elizabeth. They occupied it for generations and it was finally abandoned in the early 1700's. Nothing but a pile of rubble now remains to mark its location in this rough, hill, rocky land. ( from the book "Edwards Family of Northampton".)

Thomas Nathaniel Edwards, called The Old Ship Master and captain of the ship 'Society,' came to New Amsterdam, NY in 1640. Apparently he lwas a man of considerable means and very much involved in real estate operation. Records indicate that he cleared land, built houses, and promoted a sales campaign very much as is done today. (BOOK, "Andrew Edwards, Rev. Sol." by Margaret Scruggs Sommerfield, 1969, page 3) Thomas Edwards, Master of the ship "Retorne" of Boston. Signed up indentured servants between July 12 & Aug 7,1678. Six servants were indentured to buy their passage to America. The ship sailed from Bristol, UK to Maryland, Virginia, and Bermuda. (Information from "Servants embarkation Record for the City of Bristol in two volumes 1654 - 1679. Which was taken from the book "Passengers to America - Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists", The Geneological Society, Baltimore, 1988)

"The Thomas Nathaniel Edwards b1635 and died in New York married Elizabeth Hall, whose father Thomas Hall was granted 77 acres of land by the Dutch in 1642.Via his son Robert and then his son, Thomas this inheritance formed the basis of the lost ‘Millions’."


Thomas Edwards served on a Gunship to shell the NYC Dutch.

Thomas was born 1639 in Edward's Hall, Glamorganshire, Wales and died 1671. He was the captain of the ship 'Society'. He married Elizabeth Hael (Hall) in 1660. She was born in 1639 and died in 1699. The 1 known child of William Edwards is as follows:

Robert Thomas Edwards

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Thomas "Nathaniel" Edwards, of Cardiff & NY's Timeline

October 17, 1635
Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales
May 10, 1662
Age 26
Cardiff, Wales
Age 28
Glamorgan, Wales
Age 31
Llangwig, Glamorganshire, Wales
March 28, 1672
Age 36
Hatherleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Age 52
New York, New York, United States
January 22, 2009
Age 53
January 22, 2009
Age 53
July 1, 2009
Age 53