Philip Evans

Male Abt 1702 - Bef 1779  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Philip Evans 
    Born Abt 1702  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 13 Apr 1779  Aston Twp., Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I44023  South Central Pennsylvania Families
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 

    Father David Evans,   b. Abt 1644, Llanvachreth, Merionethshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 May 1710, Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth ??? 
    Children 
     1. Joshua Evans,   b. Abt 1729, see notes Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1815, of Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)  []
     2. Amos Evans,   b. 28 Sep 1733, of Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Mar 1796, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 62 years)  []
     3. Elizabeth Evans,   b. see notes for her LWT--moved to Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Hannah Evans,   d. of Aston Twp., Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. John Evans,   d. of Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     6. Ruth Evans  []
     7. Samuel Evans,   d. of Aston, Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F9577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834

      EVANS, PHILIP. Aston.
      April 13, 1779. No date of probate.
      Provides for wife Elizabeth. To son Samuel plantation, etc. where I now
      dwell in Aston, containing 116 acres, paying following legacies: To
      daughter Ruth 133 1/3 sp. dollars. To daughter Hannah 133 1/3 sp.
      dollars. To son John messuage, etc. containing 156 acres in Earl
      Township, Lancaster Co., where he now dwells, paying legacies to
      daughters Ruth and Hannah, 266 2/3 sp. dollars, each and to sons Joshua
      and Amos 53 1/3 sp. dollars each, and to daughter Elizabeth 26 2/3 sp.
      dollars, and to grandson John Butler, 2 sp. dollars. To grandson Philip,
      son of John, saddle and bridle.
      Executors: Wife and son Samuel.
      Wit: Mordecai Cloud, Jacob Richards, H. H. Graham.

      Deeds BB-75 and BB-76 prove his sons Joshua and Amos resided in Caernarvon tp., Lancaster County, as of 22 June 1784.

      BB-75: William Hannam, yeoman, & his wife Ruth of Concord tp., Chester County, and Hannah Evans, spinster, of Aston in Chester County [the said Ruth & Hannah being two daughters of Philip Evans, deceased, late of Aston in Chester County, yeoman] quitclaim to David Martin
      156a Earl tp.: HISTORY: By his last will & testament dated 13 Apr 1779, said Philip Evans devised 156a Earl tp. to his son John [who resided on the same], subject to certain legacies to be paid to Philip's daughters Ruth & Hannah. Said John Evans has since granted the same property to David Martin [the party hereto].
      26 Apr 1784: Samuel Evans & H.H. Graham

      BB-76: Joshua Evans & Amos Evans, yeomen, both of Caernarvon tp., and Elizabeth Hodskins, widow, of the town of Baltimore in Maryland [the said Joshua, Amos, & Elizabeth being three children of Philip Evans, late of Aston in Chester County] quitclaim to David Martin
      156a Earl tp.: HISTORY: It being the same tract given in the preceding indenture. With this indenture, the grantors release any claim to the property.
      22 June 1784: Peter Worst & Magdalena Weaver

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      Philip Evans Will
      Proved Aug 30th 1780
      Recorded in book F page 457
      No 3270

      I Philip Evans of the township of Aston in the County of Chester in Pennsylvania Yeoman being advanced in years and infirm in Body but of a sound and well disposing Mind and Memory Blessed be the Lord for the same do for the Settling such temporal Estate as the Lord in Mercy hath bestowed upon me make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say

      Imprimus
      My Mind and Will is that all my just debts and funeral expences be duly paid and Satisfied as soon as Conveniently may be after my decease.

      Item
      I Give and Bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth one half of the House we now dwell in, one half of the Spring House, one half of the Garden, and the fruit of two apple trees, all of her Choice, to hold to her during her Natural life. I also order and direct my son Samuel to provide for and deliver to her yearly and every Year during her Natural life, four pounds of Wool and plough and sow for her half a bushell of flax seed, and provide for her both Winter and Summer sufficient Hay and pasturage for two horses and two cows, with good stabling, and provide, cut and hall to her door sufficient firewood, and provide for her Meal and Meat sufficient for her and for my daughter Hannah while She resides with her one Barrell of Cyder and one Barrell of Water Cyder if he makes so much yearly out of the Orchard, But if my said Wife Shall see cause to provide her own Meal and Meat, then I order my said son Samuel to deliver to her annually during her life, twenty Bushells of Wheat, three Bushells of Indian Corn, two Bushells of Rye, one Hundred Weight of Beef & one Hundred Weight of Pork, And if my said wife shall not choose to dwell and reside on this place then I order my Samuel to pay unto her annually, from the time she leaves the place during her Natural life, the Sum of Four half Johanners in Gold in lieu and full Satisfaction of all the privileges before mentioned. I also Give and Bequeath to my said wife my Riding Mare, her side Saddle and Bridle, two cows, my Negro Wench Dinah and her child Sylvia all her own Cash, and all my Household Goods except what are hereafter mentioned and the Sum of four Hundred Spanish Silver Milled dollars, to be paid by my son John Which bequests to my said Wife Shall be in lieu Barr & full Satisfaction of her dower or thirds.

      Item
      I give devise and Bequeath unto my son Samuel and to his Heirs and Assigns forever All this my Messuage plantation and half of one hundred and Sixteen acres of land situate in Aston aforesaid where I now dwell Subject Nevertheless to the payments Reservations and privileges hereintofore bequeathed to my Wife during her Natural life. He my said son Samuel paying thereout the following Sums viz. to my daughter Ruth to whom I bequeath it the Sum of One hundred and thirty three and one third Spanish Milled Silver dollars, and to my daughter hannah to whom I bequeath it the like Sum of One Hundred and thirty three and one third Spanish Milled Silver dollars, Within one year after my decease, with which payments I charge the above promises.

      Item
      I Give devise and bequeath unto my son John and to his Heirs and Assigns forever All that my Messuage plantation and half of One Hundred and fifty six acres of land Situate in Earl township in the County of Lancaster, where he now dwells He my said son John paying thereout the following Sums viz. to my wife Elizabeth four hundred Spanish Milled Silver dollars, to my daughter Ruth to whom I bequeath it two hundred and Sixty Six and two thirds Spanish Milled Silver dollars, to my daughter Hannah to whom I bequeath it two hundred and Sixty Six and two thirds Spanish Milled Silver dollars, to my son Joshua to whom I bequeath it fifty three and one third Spanish Milled Silver dollars, to my Son Amos to whom I bequeath it Fifty three and one third Spanish Milled Silver dollars, to my daughter Elizabeth to whom I bequeath it twenty Six and two thirds Spanish Milled Silver dollars, and to my grandson John Butler to whom I bequeath it two Spanish Milled Silver dollars & two thirds of a dollar, Within one year after my decease with which payments I charge the above premises, And I do hereby requit my said Son John of all demands on account of Rent for the said place.

      Item
      I Give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah, her the Mare, Colt, Saddle and Bridle, one case of drawers of Curld Maple, one feather Bed and furniture, on small pair of tongs and fire Shovell, one Rush Bottom arm Chair, four Black Walnut Chairs, one Black Walnut Table, Six pewter plates, two pewter pints, one Brass Kettle, and my Negro Girl Abb[e?] & also one Cow.

      Item
      I Give and Bequeath to my Grandson Philip son of my son John my Saddle and Bridle.

      Item
      My Will and mind is that all my Wearing apparell Shall be equally divided Between my four Sons Samuel, John, Joshua and Amos.

      Item
      I Give and Bequeath unto my son Samuel all my farming utensils and implements of Husbandry, my Clock and Case, my Negro boy Adam and all the lumber of all kinds, together with all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate whether Real personal or mixed of what nature Kind degree or quality Soever and Where ever the same may be to hold to him my said Samuel his Heirs and Assigns forever.

      Lastly
      I Nominate constiture and appoint my said wife Elizabeth and my said son Samuel to be the Exectrix and Executor of This my last Will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills and testaments by me made and declaring this and no other to be my last Will and testament In Testimony [three or four words smudged and illegible] Philip Evans have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this thirteenth day of April Anno Dom 1779.

      Philip Evans [signed]

      Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the
      said Philip Evans as and for his last Will and Testament in the
      presence of us Who have Subscribed our names herewith in his
      presence & at his request .... the words "fifty three one" being first
      underlined

      Mordecai Cloud
      Jacob Richards
      HH Graham

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      Transcribed 1 Dec 2000 by Terry Bodkin
      From a photocopy of the original will obtained by mail from Chester County, Pennsylvania

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Abstracts of Chester County, PA, Wills.