An American Family History

William Coulston 1701


Coulston is also spelled Caulson, Caulston, Coleson, Collisen, Collsen, Collson, Coulstone, Coleston, Colson, Coulson, and Coulstone.

Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was founded in 1698 by Welsh Quakers. The township split into Lower and Upper Gwynedd in 1891.

William Coulston, Jr. was born on August 6, 1701. His parents were William and Ann Coulston.

William married Anne Rhoads on November 24, 1729 at the Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. Anne was born about 1706 and was the daughter of Jacob Rhoads and Margaret Warner.

Some researchers believe that Elizabeth Coulston Ellis was their daughter. She was raised by Henry Coulston and Rebecca Braun.

Ann died in 1730 at the age of 30 in Pennsylvania.

A William Coulston appeared on the list of Landholders of Philadelphia County in 1734. He had 100 acres in Whitpaine Township. He had 50 acres in Blockney Township.

Children of William Coulston
  • Elizabeth Coulston Nanney
  • Ann Coulston Jones
  • Henry Coulston
  • Grace Coulston Eastburn
  • William Coulston
  • John Coulston
  • Barnabas Coulston
  • Sarah Coulston Ellis
  • Hannah Coulston



    from Colonial And Revolutionary Families Of Pennsylvania By John W. Jordan

    Margaret Warner, b. 1 mo. (March) 23, 1683/4; m. Jacob Rhoads, b. Feb. 16, 1670/71, son of John and Elizabeth Rhoads, and had five children viz:

    Jacob [Rhoads];
    Margaret [Rhoads], d. 7 mo. (Sept.) 25, 1741;
    Abraham [Rhoads], b. about 1706, d. 1746, m. 7 mo. (Sept.) 24, 1733, Eleanor, b. 8 mo. (Oct.) 7, 1708, dau. of John and Hannah Rees [Reece];
    Anne [Rhoads], m. Nov. 24, 1729, William, son of William Coulston of Plymouth Meeting.

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