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 Welsh language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Welsh (y Gymraeg), not to be confused with the Welsh dialect of English, is a Brythonic branch of Celtic spoken natively in the western part of Britain known as Wales (Cymru), and in the Chubut Valley, a Welsh immigrant colony in the Patagonia region of Argentina.
Although Welsh is a minority language, and thus threatened by the dominance of English, support for the language grew during the second half of the twentieth century, along with the rise of nationalist political organisations such as the political party Plaid Cymru and Cymdeithas yrIaith Gymraeg (the Welsh Language Society).
Welsh as a first language is largely restricted to the less urban north and west of Wales, principally Gwynedd, Merioneth, Anglesey (Môn), Carmarthenshire, North Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, andparts of West Glamorgan.
www.therfcc.org /welsh-language-13157.html   (1642 words)

 Welsh in Pennsylvania - Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mass immigration of Welsh to Pennsylvania before 1700 was due largely to the desire of Welsh Quakers for religious freedom and escape from persecution, and for the creation of a separate colony or “barony” in America.
The “Welsh Tract” covered the land north of Philadelphia and west of the Schuylkill River.
Almost all of the early settlers on this tract were Welsh and the majority was Quakers.
www.phmc.state.pa.us /ppet/welsh/page2.asp?secid=31   (612 words)

 Welsh Tract -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Welsh Tract, also called the Welsh Barony, was a portion of (A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies) Pennsylvania settled largely by (A Celtic language of Wales) Welsh-speaking (A Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers) Quakers.
It covers 40,000 acres (160 km²) to the north-west of (The largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania) Philadelphia.
The original settlers, led by John Roberts, negotiated with (Englishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718)) William Penn in 1684 to constitute the Tract as a separate county whose local government would use the Welsh language, since many of the settlers spoke no English.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/we/welsh_tract.htm   (406 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Wales: Welsh in the New World
In Maryland, Welsh people were also prominent in the early days, such as Philip Evan Thomas, one of the founders of the Baltimore Library Company, first president of the Maryland Bible Society, and president of the Mechanics' Bank.
After the American Revolution, in which an a lieutenant in the British Army serving in Ohio claimed to have spoken in Welsh to an Indian chief, fresh interest in the Madoc legend was rekindled in Britain with the publication of an account in 1790 by John Williams (who was encouraged by the indefatigable Iolo Morgannwg).
Welsh disappointment in his not finding any Welsh Indians were mollified by the justification that, after being imprisoned by the Spanish governor of the territory, Evans was working for the government of Spain.
www.britannia.com /wales/whist31b.html   (892 words)

 History of Middle Tennessee Baptists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This old Welsh Tract Church which emigrated from Wales became the nucleus around which or from which were formed a number of churches which were constituted into Philadelphia Association as early as 1707.
We have nothing of importance to communicate respecting the Welsh Baptists from this to the year 180, when two ministers by the name of Fagamus and Damicanus, who were born in Wales, but were born again in Rome, and became eminent ministers of the gospel, were sent from Rome to assist their brethren in Wales.
And from it have sprung the Baptists of Tennessee.
www.reformedreader.org /history/grime/middletennessebaptists01.htm   (1244 words)

The Welsh Tract church is thus distinguished from a large tract of land of the same name, surrounding the place of worship in Pencader, county of New-Castle.
He arrived in America with the Welsh Tract church, whereof he was one of the constituents; he took on him the care of the church at Mr.
The Welsh Tract church is very handsomely endowed; for after all the casualties which have befallen its temporalities, it has about thirteen hundred and thirty dollars in funds, at interest, and a lot of six acres, on which the meeting-house stands, and a plantation, the bequest of Hugh Morris, on which its pastor resides.
www.fbinstitute.com /baptist-in-america/benedict20.htm   (2346 words)

 Merion in the Welsh Tract With Sketches of the Townships of Haverford and Radnor. Historical and Genealogical ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Merion in the Welsh Tract With Sketches of the Townships of Haverford and Radnor.
This is the history and genealogy of the Great Welsh Tract near Philadelphia granted by William Penn in 1682 and settled by a group of Welsh Quakers.
Following introductory chapters on the causes of the Welsh exodus and the negotiations and terms of the grant, Glenn's focus is on lists and genealogies of the settlers themselves, and he brings many of the pedigrees down through the 1800s.
www.familyhaven.com /genealogy/genealogy01/0806304294AMUS489507.shtml   (217 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! Wales: Facts About Wales & the Welsh
As far as Amerik's Welsh connection is concerned, the word "Amerik" itself seems to be derived from ap Meuric, Welsh for the son of Maurice.
At first, the Welsh language was a major tongue in the streets of Philadelphia, many of whose streets were laid out by Thomas Wynne of Caerwys, North Wales, personal physician to William Penn (his house Wynnewood remains standing, the first stone-built house in the state).
At Welsh Tract Church, Newark, rebuilt in 1740, there are still Welsh inscriptions on some gravestones though time and weather are taking their merciless toll on the carved wording.
www.britannia.com /celtic/wales/facts/facts1.html   (3502 words)

 Welsh language Article, Welshlanguage Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Welsh (Cymraeg, y Gymraeg), not to be confused with the Welsh dialect of English, is a Brythonic branch of Celtic spoken natively in the western part of Britain known as Wales (Cymru), and in the Chubut Valley, a Welsh immigrant colony in the Patagonia region of Argentina.
The stress in spoken Welsh is almost invariably on the penultimate syllable of a word; the few exceptions are indicated by thepresence of an acute accent (´), e.g.
By far the commonest written accent in Welsh is the circumflex accent(ˆ, known in Welsh as to bach or "little roof") which can appear above any of the seven vowels,a,e,i,o,u,w,y, to indicate that it is pronounced long, e.g.
www.anoca.org /english/wales/welsh_language.html   (1776 words)

 History of the Welsh Tract Baptist Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Welsh Tract is the oldest of the old school Baptist congregations in America.
The founding fathers of Welsh Tract, the pastor recalled, were 16 in number, and this "body of believers" landed in Philadelphia Sept. 8, 1701.
The Welsh Tract brethren held this as a gospel ordinance, the Church in Philadelphia did not.
www.ls.net /~newriver/de/wt.htm   (6373 words)

The Great "Welsh Tract" consisted of 40,000 acres on the west back of the Schuylkill River, embracing what is now the townships of Lower Marion, Haverford, and Radnor.
Two Welsh framer (yeoman), William John and Thomas ap Evan, representatives of a company of friends and neighbors in Wales who had decided to emigrate to Pennsylvania where in Philadelphia at the end of 1697.
The ordinary Welsh use of the that time was to keep no family name, but change it with each generation, by adopting as the surname the first name of the parent.
pages.prodigy.net /g.roberts/interest.htm   (455 words)

 The Welsh Tract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Welsh tract, also known as The Welsh Barony, was a gleam in the eye of William Penn when he directed his Surveyor-General that ".
At the June court of 1689 William Howell of Haverford was commis sioned as a justice, and William Jenkins of Haverford served as a juror.
The Welsh then seem to have given up the idea of a Barony, and with as good a grace as possible submitted to the authority of Chester County.
members.macconnect.com /users/d/dalex/Pages/Welsh-Tract.html   (483 words)

 Bangor Cork - About Us - The Slate Belt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Welsh flag is a red dragon on a green and white field.
David's Welsh Society of the Slate Belt, located in Bangor, is one of these.
The area continues to have a large population of Welsh descent who continue to celebrate their proud heritage through being active in these societies, learning about the past, and teaching the future.
www.bangorcork.com /about.htm   (561 words)

 Delaware Department of Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The majority of the population were of English, Scotch-Irish, or Welsh descent, and the dominant religions in the 17th and 18th centuries were Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist (Scharf 1888; Conrad 1908; Hoffecker 1977; Owen 1973; Munroe 1979).
If the Welsh Tract schoolhouse in Pencader Hundred can be considered to have been typical of one-room schoolhouse of the 19th-20th centuries, then it was located at the “…..bleakest, noisiest, dustiest spot in the district,…..
The Welsh Tract Schoolhouse No. 54 was erected in 1851 at the request of the commissioners of District No. 54, Levi Cooch, F. Bradley, and J.W.Evans, on property that originally belonged to J.W.Evans (Deed Record M, Volume 6, page 526) (Plate 3).
www.deldot.net /static/projects/archaeology/welsh_track_school_dist_54/regional_culture_history.html   (2201 words)

 Owings_Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She went to the Welsh Tract on the "Morning Star" and then moved to Anne Arundel County, Maryland with her brother Richard and his family.
He was issued a patent for "Locust Thicket", a 384 tract in Anne Arundel County, 18 Feb 1688/9.5 This tract was in the Elk Ridge area which in 1698 Baltimore County and in 1727 was returned to Anne Arundel County.
WELSH SETTLEMENT of PENNSYLVANIA, by Charles Henry Browning, MERION in the WELSH TRACT, by Glenn, pp.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~monticue/Owings_Line.htm   (2351 words)

 Welcome to the familyresearcher Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was one of the first Welsh settlers in the new world of the Americas.
This was the first real Welsh colony, which was dubbed the Welsh Tract near Cambria in western Pennsylvania.
The common language, culture and religion of the area was Welsh; and was maintained by Morgan John Rhys, a minister of the Baptist faith.
www.familyresearcher.net /welshtopa.html   (386 words)

 Genealogy Biographies - Powel Evans biography with Evans genealogy resources by Ancestor Search
Among the offspring of the Welsh Tract Baptist Church, as it came to be known after its location in Pencader hundred, were the London Tract, Duck Creek, Wilmington, Cow Marsh, Mispillion, and Pedee (South Carolina) Baptist churches.
In 1710, among a considerable party of Baptists from Rhydwillan, Caermarthonshire, who brought letters to Welsh Tract Baptist Church, were several of the name of Evans, one of whom, Thomas Evans, was a brother to the ancestor of the subject of this sketch.
John and Lydia Evans were baptized as members of the Welsh Tract Baptist Church, and their names appear on the list of those who signed the Confession of Faith read February 4, 1716, among the earliest signers.
www.searchforancestors.com /bios/pennsylvania/history_of_fayette_county/evans_powel.html   (1954 words)

 David Evans Manuscript, American Philosophical Society
The son of the Welsh emigrant of the same name, David Evans (1681-1751) settled with his family in 1701 in Pencader, Delaware, a small town in the Welsh Tract.
When Evans was called to the pulpit by congregations in both Tredyffrin and the Welsh Tract in September 1712, however, the Presbytery in Philadelphia once again balked, insisting that Evans first further his studies.
In September 1714, he finally accepted a call to a congregation in the Welsh Tract with the Presbytery's blessing, remaining there until a dispute with a parishioner in 1720 led him to accept a call from Great Valley.
www.amphilsoc.org /library/mole/e/evans.htm   (574 words)

 History of American Baptists - Delaware - David Benedict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Welsh Tract Church was the principal, if not the sole means of introducing singing, imposition of hands, church covenants, &c., among the baptists in the Middle States.
Their father was Morgan Ryddarch, a famous baptist minister in Wales; but it was a common thing in that country, for the children to false the personal name of their father instead of the sirname, only joining to it the names of their progenitors, by a string of aps.
The tract of land which was called Duck Creek Hundred, was settled in the year 1733, by a number of Welsh families, some of the Independent and some of the Baptist denominations.
www.ls.net /~newriver/de/debaptist.htm   (2678 words)

 Delaware Chapter LXXVII
The tract was not then an island, but many years ago a ditch was dug on its landward side which, through the action of the tide, has become a channel, fifty yards wide and fifteen feet deep, completely isolating it from the mainland.
In 1688, Matthew Scarborough was granted a tract of five hundred acres called "Middlesex," in the name of Charles, absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron of Baltimore.
The tracts first taken up by settlers are situated on the highest plane in the hundred.
www.accessible.com /amcnty/DE/Delaware/Delaware77.htm   (3466 words)

 Delaware Chapter LX
South of the Dulany land is the Blackiston tract, called the "Deer Park" tract, and containing two thousand two hundred and fifty-five acres, which was granted to Benjamin Blackiston, June 14, 1733, upon payment of forty-five pounds and two shillings to Lord Baltimore.
Jones was born on the Welsh Tract, April 6, 1736, and died in 1829; his remains are interred in the old grave-yard.
The case was decided in favor of Wartenby, and the tract of one hundred and seventy acres, embracing the entire town, was decreed as his property and that of his sister, Mrs.
www.accessible.com /amcnty/DE/Delaware/delaware60.htm   (5241 words)

 GENUKI: The Contribution of Wales to the United States of America
The numerous Welsh emigrants to America at the end of the century were interested in it, and for their benefit the Reverend Morgan Jones, a native of Basaleg and an alumnus of Jesus College, Oxford, told the following story.
They are due to the Welsh enthusiasm of George B Roberts, a President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and one of the most prominent Welsh-American industrialists in the mid-nineteenth century.
The distinguished author's grandfather emigrated in 1844; the emigrant's maternal grandfather was the Reverend David Lloyd, nephew and successor of the Reverend Jenkin Jones, the founder of the Unitarian Church of Llwynrhydowen.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/wal/USA.html   (4538 words)

 Delaware @ AARoads - Delaware 896 Northbound
Delaware 896 (South College Avenue) departs the Exit 1 interchange with Interstate 95 and intersects Welsh Tract Road.
The strip between the Delaware Turnpike and junction Delaware 2 & 4 is lined with the typical travel amenities including lodging, eateries, and gas stations.
Welsh Tract Road westbound parallels the Delaware Turnpike between Delaware 896 and Otts Chapel Road.
www.aaroads.com /delaware/de-896a.htm   (1305 words)

 A History Of The Prothero Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania, by Browning, (pages 424, 259, 391) Evan Prothro is listed as one of the early settlers of Haverford and Radnor Townships (p.
The Welsh In Philadelphia, contains a narrative in which Evan Protheroe is recorded as having been one of the principal characters.
His contention was that, since the eastern terminus of the ferry was on land under his jurisdiction, he had a right to be cut in for half the profits.
gatheringleaves.org /dobbs-p/prothero.htm   (2836 words)

 Great Valley House of Valley Forge Bed and Breakfast History
This tract of land was part of the original Welsh Tract that covered most of what is known today as the Main Line of Philadelphia.
William Penn deeded to William Mordaint, on 10/24/1681, a tract of 607 acres in Philadelphia, William Mordant later died leaving as heir Thomas Mordant.
A portion of the David Wilson tract of land, with the original house he built, had remained with Wilson family descendants until the death of Martha Wilson in 1997.
www.greatvalleyhouse.com /history.htm   (769 words)

 The Welsh Settlement
We are primarily interested in that of Company #5, That of Lewis David, the name he assumed in the "New Land" It was the custom among the Welsh in their native land to adopt the first name of their father as their family name but upon coming to America they usually made it their surname.
Henry Lewis (no relation to Ralph) bought of Lewis David by deed of May 10th, 1682, 1000 acres for which he paid Lb.25,.......part of the tract was laid out in acres in Haverford Township, his 20 acres, of Liberty Lands he sold to John Ball.
Henry Lewis, Jr., having right of 100 acres in the Welsh Tract on his fathers account and 79, acres bought of John Burge, had same laid out in the Great Valley.
www.angelfire.com /ut/humceltic/webdoc1.html   (1284 words)

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