Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

30/3/2006

Emigration from Wales to America

One of the first Welsh settlers was Howell Powell who left Brecon for Virginia in 1642. In 1660 Charles II was restored to the English throne and religious intolerance increased. The Court of Great Sessions in Bala, north Wales had threatened Quakers with burning. Welsh Quakers bought 40,000 acres in Pennsylvania and left for America in 1682. for more click here

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