The City of Philadelphia two Miles in Length and one in Breadth

Inset to: A Mapp of Ye Improved Part of Pennsylvania in America, Divided into Countyes, Townships and Lotts.

Surveyed by Thomas Holme. Sold by George Willdey at the Great Toy, Spectacle, and Print Shop, at the corner of Ludgate Street, near St. Paul’s, London. 1687  Note the section “Edward Jones and Company 17 families.” This group is known as “Company Number 1,” the first Welsh settlers in Pennsylvania, which purchased land from William Penn. The purchase was made on September 16, 1681, and the members of the group were named in the personal papers of John ap Thomas.

  • 1,250 acres to John Thomas of Llaithgwm, yeoman
  • 625 acres to Hugh Roberts of Kiltalgarth, yeoman
  • 312 1/2 acres to Edward Jones of Bala, chyrurgeon
  • 312 1/2 acres to Robert ap Davis of Gwern Evel Ismynydd, yeoman
  • 312 1/2 acres to Evan Rees of Penmaen, grocer
  • 312 1/2 acres to John ap Edwards of Nant Lleidiog, yeoman
  • 312 1/2 acres to Edward ap Owen, ‘late of Doleyserre’, gentleman
  • 156 1/2 acres to William ap Edward of Ucheldre or Ueneldri, yeoman
  • 156 1/4 acres to Edward ap Rees of Kiltalgarth, yeoman
  • 156 1/4 acres to William ap John (also known as Jones) of Bettws, yeoman
  • 156 1/4 acres to Thomas ap Richard (also known as Prichard) of Nant Lleidiog, yeoman
  • 156 1/4 acres to Rees ap John ap William (also known as Rees Jones) of Llanglynin, yeoman
  • 156 1/4 acres to Thomas Lloyd of Llangower, yeoman
  • 156 1/4 acres to Caddwalader Morgan of Gwernevel, yeoman
  • 156 1/4 acres to John Watkins of Gwernevel, bathilor
  • 156 1/4 acres to Hugh ap John (also known as Jones) of Nant Lleidiog, yeoman
  • 156 1/4 acres to Gainor Roberts of Kiltalgarth, spinster

bathilor [sic] bachelor – a junior member of a trade guild

chyrurgeon – a surgeon

gentleman – a man of gentle birth, attached to the household of a person of high rank

grocer – a wholesale dealer or merchant

spinster – one who practices spinning as a regular occupation

yeoman – holding a small landed estate, a freeholder of respectable standing.

An image of an Indenture, documenting the sale of 5,000 acres by William Penn to Edward Jones is available in the W. Robert Swartz photo collection. Other information on this page comes from Charles H. Browning. Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: William J. Campbell, 1912. p. 46-48.