Gwently Thomas1

b. circa 1716, d. April 1785
Gwently Thomas|b. c 1716\nd. Apr 1785|p2018.htm|Reverend William Thomas|b. 1678\nd. 6 Oct 1757|p2402.htm|Ann Griffith|b. 1680\nd. 5 Nov 1752|p2403.htm|||||||||||||

3rd great-grandmother of Louise Underwood.
5th great-grandmother of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Louise Underwood
     Gwently Thomas was born circa 1716 in Radnor township, Chester County (now Delaware County), Pennsylvania.2 She was the daughter of Reverend William Thomas and Ann Griffith. She married Morris Morris, son of Cadwalader Morris and Elizabeth Morgan, on 6 August 1736.1,3,4 She died in April 1785 in Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2,4 She was buried in Lower Hilltown Baptist Church Cemetery.1,2 Click to view thumbnails
Additional Data
Gwenllian Morris was mentioned in her father William Thomas's will dated 11 December 1753 in Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She inherited about 100 acres of land adjacent to the meeting house, together with the buildings, improvements and appurtenances. By the terms of the will, Gwently held only a life interest with the land going to her eldest son, Cadwallader, upon her decease.5

When Hilltown Baptist was constituted as a separate church from Montgomery Baptist on 10 November 1781, Gwently Morris was one of fifty-four members dismissed to Hilltown. Click to view image

Children of Gwently Thomas and Morris Morris


  1. [S348] Gwently Thomas Wife of Morris Morris tombstone, Lower Hilltown Baptist Church Cemetery, Hilltown, Pennsylvania; photographed by Roland Morris October 1999.
  2. [S329] "A Memorandum Containing some account of the birth, life and Ministry of Joseph Mathias. With a diary of his Exercises and various events which came under his notice. Together with an account of his Progenitors and Connexions. Likewise a short notice of the First settlement of the part of the Country, which gave him birth, and where he still resides," (MS, 1831-1851; Bucks County, Pennsylvania), 14, The Bucks County Historical Society; Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S329] "Mathias Journal", 43.
  4. [S330] Interview with William H. Morris (William H. Morris; Leesburg, Florida), by Laura Munson Cooper, 1999. Transcript held in 2004 by Cooper (1804 Holm Oak St.; Arlington, TX 76012-5608).
  5. [S373] William Thomas will (1753), Bucks County Will Book B: 315 #919, The Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S329] "Mathias Journal", 44.
  7. [S329] "Mathias Journal", 45.
  8. [S351] "Morris Gedcom", 28 May 1999, Greg Morris (Nevada City, California), to Laura M. Cooper (Arlington, Texas); Laura M. Cooper, 1804 Holm Oak St., Arlington, Texas.
  9. [S329] "Mathias Journal", 52.
  10. [S329] "Mathias Journal", 53.