William ap Edward of Cynlas
- Marriage (1): Katherine Roberts about 1671
- Marriage (2): Jane verch John ap Edward in 1681
Source: Merion in the Welsh Tract by Thomas Allen Glenn, (Reprint of the 1896 edition, 1970, Baltimore), p. 60 :
"William ap Edward, son of Edward ap John, of Cynlas, resided upon a rented farm in the township of Nantlleidiog, in Penllyn, before his removal to Pennsylvania, but is sometimes described as 'of Cynlas,' prior to that event.He married first, about 1671, Katherine, daughter of Robert ap Hugh, of Llwyndedwydd, near Bala, Merionethshire, and sister to Hugh Roberts (i.e., Hugh ap Robert, or Hugh, the son of Robert), who also removed to Pennsylvania and became a member of the Provincial Council... The wife of Robert ap Hugh (alias Robert Pugh) was Elizabeth, daughter of William Owen, of Llanvawr Parish, Penllyn. Katherine died in Wales, 1676, and William ap Edward married secondly, 1681, Jane, daughter of John ap Edward, of near Bala. William ap Edward and family early joined the Quakers, and came to Pennsylvania on the ship, 'Lyon,' which arrived in August, 1682. He was a member of the Company of Merioneth Adventurers, and, by deed, dated 1 April, 1682, under the designation of 'William ap Edward, of Ucheldri, yeoman,' became the purchaser of 15601/2 acres of land, a part of which was surveyed to him in Merion, and part in Goshen. This land he disposed of soon after, and having purchased from other members of the company their right to the entire amount of Liberty land belonging to the purchasers under the Edward Johes and John ap Thomas Patent, which parcel of land he had surveyed to him in Blockley Township, and for which with the overplus thereunto belonging, and another lot, he had a patent in 1702. This land, late the George Estate, is situate[d] at Overbrook station, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, and now forms a part of 'Overbrook Farms,' in the Thirty-fourth ward of the city of Philadelphia. William ap Edward died in 1714. His will was signed 29 December, 1714; proved, 29 January, 1714-15, at Philadelphia. He had issue by his first wife: 1. Elizabeth, b. Wales, 14th Third-month, 1672; m. Thomas Lloyd; 2. Katherine, b. Wales, 29th Eleventh-month, 1676; m. but d.s.p. By his second wife he had: 1. Sarah, b. 29th Eighth-month, 1685; m. Thomas Lawrence, S. David; 2. Edward, b. 7th Twelfth-month, 1689; 3. Ellen, b. 19th Fourth-month, 1691; m. Henry Lawrence; 4. Mary, b. 11th Eleventh-month, 1694; m. Richard Preston."
William married Katherine Roberts, daughter of Robert ap Hugh of Llwyndedwydd and Gwen John Evan, about 1671. (Katherine Roberts died in 1676 in Wales.)
William next married Jane verch John ap Edward, daughter of John ap Edward of near Bala, Merionethshire and Unknown, in 1681. (Jane verch John ap Edward died after 1694.)