linguistics and archaeology. University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Brinton's specialty, to which he devoted in a large measure, the last twenty
years of his life, was the study of the history of the American Indian, and espe-
cially his language. To attempt to catalogue Dr. Brinton's ethnological contribu-
tions to literature of the last two decades of the nineteenth century, would require
a page of this volume. His researches covered a wide range, embracing the his-
tory of the aborigines of both North and South America, and only the technical
student can appreciate the immense amount of labor performed by him, the mag-
nitude of his deductions and productions, and their significance from both a
scientific and a historical point of view.
He was a member of and president of both the American Folk Lore Society
and the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia ; a member of the
American Philosophical Society; the American .•\ntiquarian Society of Philadel-
phia; of the Ethnographical Society of Berlin and Vienna; of the Ethnographical
Societies of Paris and Florence ; of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Copen-
hagen ; of the Royal Academy of History of Madrid ; a founder of the Archaeolog-
ical Association, University of Pennsylvania, and of similar organizations in Amer-
ica and Europe. In the field of American ethnology. Dr. Brinton was the first
scholar in the world, and the accepted authority among all scientific students. He
died July 31, 1899.
Dr. Brinton married at Ouincy, Illinois, September 28, 1865, Sarah Maria,
daughter of Robert Tillson, from Salem, Massachusetts. They had issue :
Robert Tillson Brinton:
Emilia Garrison Brinton, b. April 27, 1872; m., Feb., 1895, James Beaton, son of John J.
and Elizabeth H. (Trotter) Thompson; they had issue:
Elizabeth H. Thompson;
D. G. Brinton Thompson.
GILL AM FAMILY.
Gilliam, or Giljam, a Swede, and an early settler on the Delaware ; died prior
Jellis Giljamson, of Salem, New Jersey, was there taxed 1677. He is mentioned
in a dispute concerning Fenwick's colony, May 9, 1678, and there designated as
residing "att ye East syde of this river" (the Delaware), with his brother, Garrett,,
under the surname of Gilliame; he had a deed for a plantation in West Fenwick
township, August 30, 1676.
Robert Gilliam, or Gillam, of Salem, made his will February 17, 1705-06,
proved March 16, 1705-06. He had wife. Constant, and children: William, Lucas,
(Robert?), Elizabeth, Evis and Ann. His wife Constant's will was proved March
31, 1798. She had been previously married to Gambell, by whom she had
a daughter, Elizabeth.
Lucas Gillam, born in Salem, circa.. 1690; died intestate in Mansfield township,
Burlington county. West Jersey, 1743. Letters of administration on his estate
were granted May 30, 1743, to John Gillam, his brother, and one of his
principal creditors. The name of his first wife is not known. His second wife,
to whom he was married 1740, was Ann Indicott.
Lucas Gillam, born circa., 1720; removed to Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and
married Ann Dungan.
The earliest record we have of the Gillam family, later prominent in the affairs
of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, is obtained from a petition to the Orphans' Court
of Bucks county, June 17, 1720, by George Clough and John Hall, for the appoint-
nxent of proper guardians for the "two Small children, a boy and a girle," of
"Lydia Gillam, late of Bristol in the county aforesaid Relict & Widow of Lucas
Gillam, late of Bristol afsd. deceased."
The "boy" was Lucas Gillam, who, on arriving at manhood, located in Middle-
town township, Bucks county, where he followed the trade of a cooper in con-
nection with farming, and acquired considerable land in that township. He mar-
ried, August 18, 1748, Ann, only daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah (Smith) Dun-
gan, of Middletown, and great-great-granddaughter of William Dungan, a mer-
chant of London, who died there in 1636, by his wife, Frances, daughter of Lewis
Latham, of Elstow, county of Bedford, England, "Sergeant Falconer" to Charles
L Frances Latham was baptized February 15, 1609-10, married William Dungan,
1627, and had by him four children : Barbara, William, Frances and Thomas.
The will of William Dungan, on file at London, is dated September 13, and was
proved October 5, 1736. In 1737, his widow, Frances, married Jeremiah Clarke,
and with him and her children came to Newport, Rhode Island, where Captain
Clarke died 1650. Frances married (third) William Vaughan, pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Newport. She died September, 1677.
Thomas Dungan, youngest child of William and Frances (Latham) Dungan,
born in London, England, about 1632, studied theology under his stepfather. Rev.
William Vaughan, and became a Baptist preacher. He married Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Clement Weaver, of Newport, came to Bucks county, Penn'^ylvania, 1684,
and organized a Baptist Cliurch at Cold Spring, Bristol township, parent of the
later prominent Baptist Church of Pennypack. He died 1687, leaving five sons
and four daughters, who have numerous descendants. His son, William, born in
Rhode Island, preceded him to Bucks county, 1682, and took up a tract of land
fronting on the river at Tullytown, Bristol township, where he died 17 13. He
married in Rhode Island, Deborah, daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Swift)
Wing, and granddaughter of Rev. John Wing, by his wife, Deborah Bachiller, and
great-granddaughter of Mathew Wing, of Banbury, Oxford, England, who died
1614, and of Rev. Stephen Bachiller, born England, 1561, ordained at St. Ste-
phen's, Oxford, 1 581, later came to New England, but returned to England and
died there, 1660.
William and Deborah (Wing) Dungan had five children: Thomas, Deborah,
Elizabeth, William and Jeremiah.
Jeremiah Dungan, youngest child of William and Deborah, baptized at Penny-
pack Baptist Church, September 15. 1714, six months after the death of his father,
on attaining manhood married Sarah Smith, and located in Middletown town-
ship, Bucks county, where he died August 26, 1758, leaving an only child, Ann,
who married Lucas Gillam, 1748.
Issue of Lucas and Ann (Dungan) Gillam:
Lucas Gillam, Jr., a Royalist during the Revolution;
Sarah Gillam, m. Uclides Longshore;
Simon Gillam, b. Jan. 24, 1759; d. 1823; m. Anna Paxson; of whom presently;
Simon Gillam, third son and fifth child of Lucas and Ann (Dungan) Gillam,
born in Middletown township, January 24, 1759, spent his whole life there, and
was one of the prominent men of that section and a large landowner. He was
some years a preacher among Friends. He married, December 11, 1783, Anna,
born August 4, 1762, daughter of William Paxson, of Middletown, by his wife,
Anna, daughter of Thomas Marriott, of Bristol, Bucks county, an elder of
Friends' Meeting and member of Colonial Assembly, 1733-38, by his wife, Martha,
daughter of Joseph Kirkbride, by his first wife, Phebe Blackshaw.
Isaac Marriott, father of Thomas, of Bristol, was a son of Richard Marriott, of
Wappington, Northampton county, England, and came to Burlington, New Jersey,
from Holburn, London. England, bringing a certificate from the meeting in Hol-
burn, dated February 7, 1680. By his first wife, Joyce, he had seven children, of
whom Thomas, of Bristol, born April 4, 1691, was sixth.
William Paxson, father of Anna (Paxson) Gillam, born in Middletown, Bucks
county, April 29, 1712, died February 29, 1767, was eldest son of William Paxson,
born in Middletown. June 4, 1685. died June, 1733, member of Assembly, 1723-33,
and a Colonial Justice, by his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca
(Mark) Watson, who came from Strawberry House, parish of Cockermouth,
county Cumberland, England, to Bucks county, and later located in Falls town-
ship, where he died October, 1738, and his widow Rebecca, September, 1742. He
was also a member of Colonial Assembly and a Justice.
William Paxson, father of the last-named William Paxson. with Mary, his
wife, came from Marsh Gibbon, county of Bucks, England, bringing certificate,
dated April 3, 1682, which was deposited at Middletown Meeting, Bucks county,
the same year. He died December, 1709, and his widow on August 30, 17 19.
They were accompanied to America by his brothers, Henry and James, and an-
other brother, Thomas, died on the passage.
Issue of Simon and Anna (Paxson) Gillam:
Mary Gillam, b. Oct. 22, 1784;
William Gillam, b. Oct. i, 1786; d. Dec. 31, 1842: m. Susanna Woolston; of whom
Isaac Gillam, b. April 13, 1788;
Anna Gillam, b. Oct. 30, 1794; d. Feb. 8, 1798.
William Gillam, son of Simon and Anna (Paxson) Gillam, born in Middle-
town township, Bucks county, October i, 1786, spent many years on the old Gillam
homestead in that township, but later in life removed to the village of Attleboro,
now the borough of Langhorne, and died there December 31, 1842. He married,
December 16, 1809, Susanna Woolston, born in Middletown, November 18, 1787,
daughter of Jonathan Woolston, of Middletown, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter
of Henry and May Harvey, of Upper Makefield, and a descendant of Mathies
Harvey, who came to Makefield from Flushing, Long Island, where he had been a
Colonial Magistrate and prominent man. Jonathan Woolston, born May 30, 1749,
died October 22, 1828, was a son of Samuel Woolston, born August 3, 1721, died
March 28, 1798, by his wife, Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Palmer, by his wife,
Sarah Simcock, and granddaughter of John and Christian Palmer, who came from
Cleiveland, Yorkshire, in the ship, "Providence," arriving in the Delaware river,
November 15, 1683. He died in Falls township, August 11, 1726, and his widow.
Christian, September 20, 1740.
Samuel Woolston, above mentioned, was a son of John Woolston, born at Burling-
ton, New Jersey, July, 1682, died at Middletown, Bucks county, 1741 ; Coroner of
Bucks county, 1726-30, by his wife, Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Grace Pear-
son, whom he married at Middletown Meeting, June 19, 1707. He was a son of
John Woolston, who came from county Kent, England, arriving at New Castle-on-
the-Delaware, August 26, 1676, and settled at Burlington, New Jersey, by his
wife, Hannah, daughter of William Cooper, of Pine Point (near Camden, New
Jersey), who with wife, Margaret, and family came from Coleshill, county Here-
ford, England, 1679. Hannah Cooper was born at Coleshill, September 21, 1662,
and married John Woolston, at Burlington Meeting, 1681. Susanna (Woolston)
Gillam survived her husband nearly eighteen years, dying August 31, i860, nearly
seventy-three years of age.
Issue of William and Susanna (Woolston) Gillam:
Elizabeth Gillam, b. Sept. 17, 1810;
Anna Gillam, b. Aug. 12, 1812;
Harvey Gillam, b. July i, 1814; d. Feb. 15, 1892; m. Hannah Hunt; of whom presently:
Jonathan W. Gillam, b. Oct. 25, 1816;
William Gillam, b. Nov. 15, 1818;
Simon Gillam, b. Nov. 24, 1820;
Susanna Gillam, b. April 18, 1823;
Hannah Gillam. b. June 3, 1825;
Mary Gillam, b. Aug. 25, 1827.
Harvey Gillam, eldest son of William and Susanna (Woolston) Gillam, born
in Middletown township, Bucks county, July i, 1814, on the family homestead,
purchased a farm two miles east of Langhorne, where he resided a few years,
later engaged a few years in the mercantile business in Langhorne, and then re-
moved to Philadelphia, where he engaged in the wholesale shoe business and later
became a member of the firm of Farrell & Herring, manufacturers of fire-proof
safes, and remained with that firm until his death, February 15, 1892.
Harvey Gillam married, March 29, 1837, Hannah, born x\pril 28, 181 7, daugh-
ter of James Hunt, of Darby, by his wife, Mary Wyatt, born June 26, 1783, died
May 29, 1830, daughter of William Carpenter, of Salem county, New Jersey, by
his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew Wyatt, and a descendant of Samuel
Carpenter, Sr., Samuel Carpenter, Jr., and Samuel Preston, all members of Pro-
vincial Council of Province of Pennsylvania, and also of Thomas Lloyd, Presi-
dent of first Provincial Council of Pennsylvania.
Bartholomew Wyatt. maternal grandfather of Mary Wyatt Carpenter, born in
Salem county. New Jersey, July 20, 1731, died May 19, 1786, was third of the
name in Salem county, being a son and grandson of Bartholomew Wyatt. He
was a man of more than ordinary intelligence and one of the best English scholars
of his time.
Bartholomew Wyatt, grandfather of the above-named Bartholomew, came from
Worcestershire, England, and settled in Salem county, purchasing twelve thous-
and acres of land in Mannington district. He was a member of the Society of
Friends, and one of the largest contributors to the erection of the first Friends'
Meetinghouse at Salem. He was many years a member of Colonial Assembly, at
one time Speaker of New Jersey Assembly, and served many years as a Colonial
Magistrate. He married, at Burlington Meeting, 1693, Sarah, daughter of Rob-
ert Ashton, of Chelsea. Chester (now Delaware) county, Pennsylvania, and a
member of Provincial Council of Pennsylvania. Bartholomew Wyatt died about
1728, leaving issue — Bartholomew and Elizabeth.
Bartholomew Wyatt (2), born March 4, 1696, died December 23, 1770; mar-
ried Elizabeth Tomlinson, born near Haddonfield, New Jersey, January i, 1 707,
died 1770; and they were parents of Bartholomew Wyatt (3), first above men-
tioned, and of Sarah Wyatt, born July 6, 1733, who married Richard Wistar.
James Hunt, paternal ancestor of Hannah (Hunt) Gillam, came from county
Kent, England, i(384, a widower, with daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, the latter
becoming wife of Abraham Marshall, and rhother of Humphrey Marshall, the
botanist. James Hunt settled in Kingsessing township, Philadelphia, purchasing
of Lasse Cock three tracts of land on Darby creek. He married Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Richard and Alary Bonsall, at Darby Meeting, December 9, 1686, and had
by her a daughter, Ann, and a son, James, born April 14, 1691.
James Hunt, son of James and Elizabeth (Bonsall) Hunt, lived in Kingsessing
until 1735, when he removed to Darby, where he died 1743. He was prominent
in the afifairs of Darby and filled a number of local offices. He married, 1712, Re-
becca Faucett, who after his decease returned to Philadelphia, and died there,
1770. They had a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, John, born June 6, 1716.
John Hunt, son of James and Rebecca (Bonsall) Hunt, resided in Kingsessing,
on the old homestead, died there January 6, 1791. He married, November 22,
1738, Ehzabeth. daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Smith) Sellers, of Darby, born
September 15, 1719. They were parents of eight children, the sixth of whom,
John, was born August 18, 1753.
John Hunt, son of John and Elizabeth (Sellers) Hunt, located in Lower Darby
1786, was Overseer of the Poor, and Constable of Darby township, and prominent
in the Society of Friends. He died 1793. His wife was Rachel Gibbons, born
1752, died February 15, 1845, daughter of Joseph Gibbons, representative in
Colonial Assembly from Chester county, 1748- 63, and a very prominent figure in
the early history of that county, by his wife, Hannah, daughter of Abraham Mar-
shall and Mary Hunt, before referred to. John and Rachel (Gibbons) Hunt were
parents of eight children, the eldest of whom, James, born September 30, 1779,
married Mary Wyatt Carpenter, and the eighth of their ten children was Hannah
Hunt, who became wife of Harvey Gillam.
Issue of Harvey and Hannah (Hunt) Gillam:
Mary Wyatt, b. Aug. 10, 1838; m. William Albertson, of Phila.;
William Henry, b. Jan. 8, 1841; d. Jan. 19, 1871; m. Sarah Thomas Wilson:
Morris Shallcross, d. inf.;
Harvey H. Gillam, Esq., of Langhorne. b. July 23, 1846; m. Mary Mitchell, of Lang-
WiLLi.\M Henry Gill.xm, born in Philadelphia January 8, 1841, married Janu-
ary 8, 1868, Sarah Thomas, daughter of Jehu Wilson, by his wife Hannah
Thomas, and the same year removed to Middletown township, Bucks county,
where he had purchased a farm. He died suddenly, January 19, 1871, leaving a
daughter Hannah, who became wife of Howard Reifsnyder.
David Wilson, paternal ancestor of Sarah Thomas (Wilson) Gillam, came to
Middletown, Bucks county, producing at Middletown Meeting, 1716, a certificate
from Providence Meeting, Chester county. He married, March 31, 17 19, Grace,
daughter of Thomas and Grace (Hcaton) Stackhouse, of Middletown, born Janu-
ary 7, 1696-7. On his marriage David Wilson removed again to Chester county,
but returned to Middletown, 1723, and remained a resident of that township until
his death, May 20, 1768, aged seventy-seven years.
JoNATH.VN Wilson, son of David and Grace (Stackhouse) Wilson, born in Mid-
dletown, December 19, 1728, died 1807; married at Wrightstown Meeting, Bucks
county, April 25, 1759, Sarah, born June 20, 1739, died January 13, 1815, daugh-
ter of Thomas Mardon.
Jacob Wilson, of Byberry, Philadelphia county, born June 15, 1764, died Sep-
tember 30, 1814, was third child of Jonathan and Sarah (Mardon) Wilson. He
married, at Horsham Meeting, 1786, Rebecca Thomas, born February 28, 1759,
died November 25, 1842.
Mardon Wilson, son of Jacob and Rebecca (Thomas) Wilson, born January 6.
1789, died in Wilmington, Delaware, August 18, 1874, was nearly a lifelong resi-
dent of Middletown. He married, October 14, 1815, Ann DeWees, born West
Cain township, Chester county, August 28, 1791, died May 15, 1859, daughter of
Cornelius and Sarah ( Paine) DeWees, granddaughter of Cornelius and Margaret
(Richards) DeWees, great-granddaughter of Cornelius and Margaret (Kuster)
DeWees, who settled on a farm in Skippack township, Philadelphia, now Mont-
gomery county, in 1708, having for nearly a decade prior to that date resided in
or near Germantown, their children being students at the school taught by Francis
Daniel Pastorius. Cornelius DeW'ees is said to have been born in Holland, and
came to New York, with his brother William, later a prominent paper manu-
facturer near Valley Forge, and his brother-in-law, Nicholas Rittenhouse, all of
them locating at or near Germantown, about 1690.
Issue of Mardon and Ann (DeWees) Wilson, all born in Middletown:
Jehu, b. July 15, 1816; d. July 11, 1890; m., April 8, 1840, Hannah Thomas, b. June 15,
1815; d. May 15, 1898; and had among others, Sarah Thomas Wilson, who m. William
Rebecca Wilson, b. Jan. 5, 1818; m. Benjamin Rush Plumly;
William Wilson, b. Jan. 29, 1820;
Elwood Wilson, b. Feb. 4, 1822;
Mary Wilson, b. April 30, 1824;
Sarah P. Wilson, b. Jan. 18, 1827;
Ann Small Wilson, b. Oct. 14, 1828; m. George W. Sellers;
Mardon Wilson, b. July 14, 18.SI.
The Welsh ancestry of the Evans family who settled in Gwynedd, 1698, is as
Lord Rhys ap Griffith, created Lord Chief Justice of South Wales by Henry I.,
who died April 21, 1197, was father of
Rhys Grug, who died 1233, whose son was
Rhys Mechyllt, of Dynevor, died 1244, whose son
Rhys Vychan was summoned by Henry, January 6, 1245, as Baron of South
Wales, and did homage, August, of the same year. He died at Dynevor, August
7, 1271. His son
Rhys Gloff (the lame), called also Rhys Wendot and Rhys Vychan, was Lord
of Dynevor, Llandeill Vawr, Ystrad Tywi and Cymytmaen. He joined Llew-
elyn in his last stand against English oppression, and in 1283, the year after Llew-
elyn was slain at Bulith, surrendered to the Earl of Hereford, was sent to Eng-
land in irons and confined in the Tower of London, where he shortly after died at
an advanced age. He married Gwervyl, daughter of Maelgwm ap Cadwallon,
Lord of Mlenith ; Maelgwm was hanged by John, King of England, at Bridge-
north, Wales, 1212, when Gwervyl was a child.
Trahairn Goch, ap Madoc, of Llyn, in Caernarvonshire, South Wales, grandson
of Rhys Gloff, appears in the minister's accounts as father of David Goch. He
held the lands of Penllech, in Cymytmaen, Llyn, and also Graianog and other
lands in Caernarvonshire, and acquired the title of "O'Llyn ;" he died prior to
1325. He married Gewenervyl, daughter of Madog ap Meurig, descended from
Elystan Glodrydd, Lord of Fferyllwg. They had issue :
David Goch. eldest son, whose lands included part of Penllech, with parts of
the Mills of Bodwa, Newith and Vagheys, in Cymytmaen, and the lands of
Grainog. He was also lessee of Crown Lands in Caernarvonshire, and was living
November 9, 1329. He married Maud, daughter of David Lloyd, ap Cynveloe, ap
Llewelyn, ap Prince David ap Llewelyn the Great, and a descendant of King John,
of England, through Princess Joanna, wife of Llewelyn, and mother of Prince
David. David Lloyd's wife was Anne, daughter of Gwrgan. "Ygwyn Lloyd of
Rhiwaedog" ap Madog, ap Rhirid Flaida, Lord of Penllyn.
levan Goch, son of David Goch and Maud, his wife, held large possessions in
Caernarvonshire, and is described of Penllech and Grainog, residing near the
village of Penllech, within the bounds of the present parish of that name. In
1352 he was owner of lands in the ville of Badreth, and was also heir to his
father's two farms in the ville of Nouum Burgwm. He married Eva, daughter of
Einion ap Celynin, of Llwydiarth, Montgomeryshire, who had a grant of land
from John de Charleton, Lord Fowls, of Weston, 1340, in Pennayrth, Glasmeynoc.
Madoc ap levan Goch, of Penllech, a younger son, was born at Penllech. He
is described in a manuscript pedigree as "Madg ap Icvan Goch O'Penllcch, hynau
gwyr yr ysbty" (i. e., ancestor to the gentleman of Ysputty-Ievan), in Denbigh-
shire, in which his descendants lived. The name of his wife is not given, and
Dwnn, the historian, mentions only one son, viz. :
1466 El -.INS
Deikws Ddu ap Aladoc, of Ysputty-Ievan, born circa, 1395, married Gwen,
daughter of levan Ddu ap Meirig ap Madog ap Gwilliam ap Madog ap Crum,
Lord of Llechwedd Issaf, and had one son,
Enion ap Deikws Ddu, of Ysputty-Ievan, who died before 1514. He married
Morvydd, daughter of Matw ap Llowarch ap Gwyn ap Llewelyn ap Meredydd ap
Llewelyn ap Llowarch ap Urien ap Tegwored ap Rotpert ap Asser ap Meredydd,
Goch of Llyn, son of Collwyn ap Tangno, Lord of Llyn, and had by her,
Howell ap Einion, also of Ysputty-Ievan, and was living in 15 14. He married
Mali (Mary), daughter of Llewelyn ap levan ap lolyn ap Cynwrig ap Llowarch
ap Cynddehv ap Ithel Velyn ap Llewelyn Eurdorchog, of lal, in Flintshire, by
Dyddgii, (laughter of Einion Lydan. and had by her,
Griffith ap Howell ap Einion, of Ysputty-Ievan, born circa 1480 to 1500, who
married Gwenllian, daughter of Einion ap levan Lloyd ap Madoc ap lerwerth ap
Llewelyn Chwith ap Cynwrig ap Bleddyn Lloyd, of Havod un nos, parish of
Llangerniu, Lordship of Rhuvoniog, ap Bleddyn Vychan ap Bleddyn ap Gwrn ap
Rhaiad Vach. descended from Hedd Molwynog, of the Ninth Noble Tribe of
Wales. Her mother was Gwenhwyfar, daughter of Gronwy ap David ap Griffith
ap Griffith Gethin ap Cynwrig ap Gronwy ap lerwerth ap Casswallon ap Hwva ap
Ithel Velyn ap Llewelyn Awdorchog. And the mother of Gwenhwfar was Anne,
daughter of Griffith ap Llewelyn ap levan ap Rhys Gethin ap Griffith Ychan ap
Griffith ap David Goch, Lord of Penmanchno, Caernarvonshire. This David
Goch was son of David ap Griffith, Prince of Wales, who was executed 1282, by
Edward I. for high treason. David Goch married Angharad, daughter of Halin
ap Sir Tudor, Knight of Nant and Llangynhafel, whose wife descended from the
Norman family of Clare, and also from Robert Fitz Roy, Earl of Gloucester, illegiti-
mate son of Henry I., of England. Rhys ap levan, ap Llewelyn Chwith, a brother
of lorwerth ap levan, above mentioned, was Esquire to the body of Edward IV.,
and "Was very unruly in the Lancastrian Wars." Griffith ap Howell, and
Gwenllian, his wife, had issue, among others,
Lewis ap Griffith, their third son, who was born circa 1525, and died in Ysputty-
Ievan, prior to 1601. He married Ellen, daughter of Edward ap Evan, Esquire,
of Llanwyddyn parish, Montgomeryshire, who was son of Evan ap Tudor ap
Derio ap Evan Ddu. The wife of Edward ap Evan, was Catharine, daughter of
Griffith ap Lleweyn ap Einion, son of David ap Evan ap Einion, celebrated Con-
stable of Harlech Castle, whose wife, jMargaret Puleston, was a descendant of
Edward I. The mother of Edward ap Evan was Morwydd, daughter of Evan
ap Morris, and her mother was Gwenhwfar, daughter of Griffith ap David.
Lewis ap Griffith, and Ellen, his wife, had issue among others,
Robert Lewis, fourth son, of the parish of Ysputty-Ievan, Denbighshire, bom
circa, 1555. He was first of the family to remove to Merionethshire, settling on