The Immigrant Ellis Emmanuel Jones

Male 1637 - 1727  (90 years)

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  • Name Ellis Emmanuel Jones 
    Title The Immigrant 
    Born 1637  Flint, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 5 Sep 1682  Flint, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Immigration 2 Nov 1682  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation Weaver  [2
    Religion Quaker  [2
    Will 22 Mar 1722  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 16 Jul 1727  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3971  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2019 

    Family Ellen Jane "Jane" Evans,   b. 0___ 1642, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 1671  (Denbighshire) Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence (Family) 1684  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
     1. Barbara Rebecca Jones,   b. 1669, Flint, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1746  (Age 77 years)
     2. Dorothy Jane Jones,   b. 1672, Flint, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1755, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1637 - Flint, Denbighshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1671 - (Denbighshire) Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 5 Sep 1682 - Flint, Denbighshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 2 Nov 1682 - Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1684 - Bucks County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 22 Mar 1722 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jul 1727 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Jones family came from either Denby or Flint, Wales. They sailed to America on the Submission, the last of the 23 ships which brought Quakers to Pennsylvania in 1682. The Submission sailed on September 6, 1682, but unfortunately for the passengers, landed on Chesapeake Bay instead of Philadelphia. On October 19 they had noticed the smell of pine trees and on November 2 landed at Choptank on Maryland's Eastern shore. (Capt. James Settle didn't keep a log for the last days of the voyage; it's quite likely that he didn't know where he was.) Left to get to Pennsylvania on their own, most of the passengers walked about 40 miles to Appoquinimink, the lowest section of New Castle County, and 20 miles from the town of New Castle. Ellis Jones, along with several other passengers, lived in Bucks County, PA in 1684.

      He was listed among the servants aborad the Submission and was called "the Govern's miller" when he sold 20 acres to Richard Miles in Radnor Township, Bucks County. (Date not known.) Ellis is listed as a weaver of Nantele in a survey of Radnorshire land owners; he is credited with 100 acares. Another record lists him as buying land in Chester County.

      ELLIS JONES, of county Denbigh, in Wales, with his wife and servants of William Penn, Barbara, Dorothy, Mary, and Isaac; Jane and Margery, daughters of Thomas Winn, of Wales, and mother; Hareclif Hodges, a servant; Lydia Wharmly, of Bolton; James Clayton, of Middlewich, in Chester, blacksmith, and his wife, Jane, with children, James, Sarah, John, Josiah, and Lydia;

      Old map of Flint, Denbighshire, Wales ... [2, 6]
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      "From the log of the "Submission";

      Ellis Jones, age 35 years
      Barbara Jones, age 13
      Dorothy Jones, age 10
      Jane Jones, age 40
      Mary Jones, age 12
      Issac Jones, age 4 months.

      Ellis Jones is mentioned in the "Pennsylvania Historical Magazine" in a list names of "Important Colonists who came in the 'Submission'". He resided in Bucks County (PA) in 1684 but did not remain there long and in Welsch Tract Purchases his name appears as having purchased one-hundred acres in Nontonell Parish, Radnor.

      Quaker by conviction...Christie.

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      W.W. Hinshaw's "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy"; Wills; JONES, Ellis. City of Philadelphia. Weaver. 3 mo 22, 1722/23. Sept. 23, 1727.E.60. Wife and Exec.: Jane. Kinsmen: John Pugh. Witness: Ellis Jones (his mark), John Jones, John Jones, Jr.

      Emigration: 1682, Arrived on the ship "Submission" in Chester Co., PA
      Religion: The Religious Society of Friends or "Quakers"

      Ellis and Jane came to America in 1682 on the "Ship Submission" from Wales. Children; Barbary, Mary, Dorothy and Isaac. were in Berks CO, in 1684. [2]

      Ellis Jones of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania, Weaver, & being at presest weak of body but by the mercy of God of perfect and sound memory, I now considering the certainty of Death and the Uncertainty when it may please God to bring me to it, do think it convenient to settle my concerns in the worly according to my mind and will and I do now make null and void all former wills by me made and I do Order and appoint this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following

      . First, after my death, I will and bequeth my soul to Almighty God through Jesus Christ My Lord and my body to a Decent Buryall at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and all my just debts to be paid. Item first, I do give to may kinsman John Pew, dweller in Chester County, one English Shilling Sterling to be paid by the executor and I do give to my Beloved wife Jane Jones all of the remainder of my goods and Estate both Real and personal to be hers and at her disposal for ever, to sell or dispose of as she thinks fitting and I do make, Order and appoint my well Beloved wife Jane Jones to be my full Executrix of this my last will and Testament. I witness there unto & have put my hand and Seal Twenty Second day of yr. 3 months in the yr. our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and twenty two. Wit: John Jones, John Jones, Jr. (Signed) Ellis Jones (his mark) (Seal)."

      (Will Book "E" page 60, File #63, 1727, Register of Wills, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.) [2]
    • Submission from Liverpool, 5th day of the 7th month, 1682

      Surname First Name Age Where From Remarks

      Settle James Crew, Master
      Riggs Samuel Crew, Mate
      Fleetwood Brian Crew Member, Carpenter
      Busshell Anthony Crew member,Cooper
      Cobham Ellijah Servant on crew list
      Bullock Thomas Servant on crew list
      Travis Peter Servant on crew list
      Royle John Servant on crew list
      Hatoley Thomas Servant on crew list
      Blivin Henry Crew member, Apprentice
      Colon Michael Crew member,Apprentice
      Harrison James 54 Lancashire Free Passenger
      Harrison Anna 58 Lancashire Free Passenger
      Harrison Agnes 80 Lancashire Free Passenger
      Radcliff Richard 21 Lancashire Free Passenger
      Bond Robert 14 Lancashire Free Passenger
      Steward Joseph 14½ Lancashire Free Passenger
      Pemberton Phineas 32½ Lancashire Free Passenger
      Pemberton Phebe 22½ Lancashire Free Passenger
      Pemberton Abigail 2½ Lancashire Free Passenger
      Pemberton Ralph 70 Lancashire Free Passenger
      Mather Joseph 18 Lancashire Free Passenger
      Pemberton Joseph 16wks. Lancashire Free Passenger
      Wharmsby Lydia Lancashire Free Passenger
      Bradbury Elizabeth 16 Lancashire Free Passenger
      Dickinson Allis Lancashire Free Passenger
      Lyon Jane 16½ Lancashire Free Passenger
      Clayton James 50 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Clayton Jane 48 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Clayton James 16 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Clayton Sarah 14 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Clayton John 11 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Clayton Mary 8 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Clayton Joseph 5 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Clayton Lydia 5 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Randulph 60 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Allis 43 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Phebe 16 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Sarah 14 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Abraham 10 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Jacob 8 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Mary 6 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Nehemiah 3 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Blackshaw Martha 1 Cheshire Free Passenger
      Bradbury Roger 49
      Bradbury Ellenor 46
      Bradbury Jacob 18
      Bradbury Martha 14
      Bradbury Joseph 10
      Bradbury Sarah 8
      Bradbury Roger 2
      Jones Ellis 45 Wales Free Passenger
      Jones Jane 40 Wales Free Passenger
      Jones Barbary 13 Wales Free Passenger
      Jones Dorothy 10 Wales Free Passenger
      Jones Mary 12½ Wales Free Passenger
      Jones Isaac 4mo. Wales Free Passenger
      Winn Rebeckah 20 Wales Free Passenger
      Mede Jane 15 Wales Free Passenger
      Mede Marjory 11½ Wales Free Passenger

      heads 49
      whole passengers 37
      hed the owners servants for sale: Janeclif [sic] Hodges & Ellen Holland

      Transcribed on 07/09/03
      By Laura Freeman [7]
    • Voyage log of the ship, "Submission"

      The voyage was rough. Some days were calm and misty. More were described as rough, cold and stormy. A few were described as “faire”. Imagine you were sailing to the New World with young children of 13, 12, & 10 years old plus an infant in your care.

      Highlights from the ship’s log:

      September 12th: “left sight of Cape Cleare” – Ireland’s southernmost island, and likely the final view of European land.

      They saw two or three whales. The first one was only at a distance. The next day, on September 17th: “A whale came neare us & appeared fair to us & followed us some time.” I bet the kids thought that was cool.

      The day after, on the 18th of September “there arose a Great Storm . . . the sea was exceedingly high ye waves ran as high as the main yards but we received little damage.” (A yard is the horizontal spar to which the sails are attached. Big waves.)

      October brought severe multi-day storms. October 2nd:

      “The sea very rough, the wind high…. A great head sea broke over the ship & staved the boat & took the most part of it away, broke up the main hatches that were both nailed & corked & took them away that they were not seen where they went, broke the boat’s mast & hyst that were lashed in the midship, broke the gunnell head in the midship & broke the forre shet & took severall things of the decks & severall things that were in the boat it cast betwixt decks. … A great sea fell on our Rudder and broke it about one yard or something more from the head …”

      They buried one of their friends’ children at sea that day.

      The voyage continued.

      October 9th: “Faire wether and wind, hundreds of porpoises about the ship some leaped high out of the water and followed the ship about an hour.”

      They kept sailing west. Some days brought good weather. Others didn’t. Most were cold. Once a wind from the south brought warm air. For several days it rained.

      Then, near the end of the journey, the rain cleared. On October 19th they couldn’t see land yet but the wind blew from the west and they could smell the pine trees of the New World.

      The travelers made shore at Choptank, Maryland on November 2nd, according to a record kept by Quaker shipmate Phineas Pemberton.

      The captain’s official log ends without a conclusion. The last entry is the 7th day of the week on October 21st. The storms had blown the ship off-course and it was overcast; the captain may not have known exactly where he was. Some say that’s why he did not finish the record.

      TYPE OF WILLIAM PENN’S SHIP, WELCOME – from an engraving of the period. The Welcome carried twice as many passengers as The Submission.
      The Submission was one of 22 ships, including William Penn’s “Welcom” that brought the first 2,000 people – mostly Quakers – to the brand new Pennsylvania Colony in 1681 and 1682 [3, 8]

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