was born at Wales
. He was the son of John William
. He married Hannah Price
. Rees John William immigrated on 17 July 1684; Reese Jones and his wife, Hannah and sons, Richard and Evan and daughter, Lowry, arrived in Pennsylvania on the ship `Vine' of Liverpool, captained by William Preeson, on the 17th day of the 7th month 1684. He left a will on 24 January 1698 at Merion Twp., Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
; Copy of Reese John William's Will:
Know all men by these that I Reese John William of Merion in the County of Philadelphia being weake in body but of sound & perfect memory doe make this my last Will and testament in manner and form following,
Imprimis, I order out of my estate to pay all my debts. Item, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Hannah Jones the one halfe of my person estate and ye other halfe to be equally divided between seaven children at the third month next ensueing ye date hereof.
Item, I order y't my wife & children to manage ye plantation til my son Richard Jones comes to age.
Item, I give unto my beloved wife her third of my real estate of all my houses, orchard, plantation and woodland for her life.
Item, I give unto my son Richard Jones to pay eighty pounds to his brothers and sisters & to be divided as my overseers seem good. And the first payment is when he is ten and twenty years old, the sume of eleven pounds, eight shillings & six pence. And to pay soe much yearly till ye aforesaid sume of eighty pounds be all payd.
Item, I give unto son son Evan Jones & John Jones one hundred and fifty acres of land taken up at Goshen, I also apoynt my well beloved wife Hannah Jones to be sole executor of this my last will and testament. I desire my well-beloved friends Calwalader Morgan, Abell Thomas and Edward Jones to be my overseers of this my last will and testament, Griffith Jones & John Roberts is to be of equal power with ye aforesaid friends.
In witness hereof I put my hand and seale this four and twenty day of ye eleaventh month, 1697-8.
ye mark of (R.) Reese John William (seal)
Read, sealed & published in ye presence of us
Abel Thomas. Rees died on 26 January 1698 at Merion, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania