Early on, the Welsh had a number of folks involved in the settlement of this new land they generally called the colonies. At times, a large number of individuals would travel together as a group of Welshmen. Often this would be called a "Welsh Tract". Such is the case of one group coming as "Cymric Quakers" to what was called "Pennsylvania".
An account of such a migration from Wales is recorded by the text called "Merion In The Welsh Tract". The front sheet of my copy is shown above. It includes sketches of the Townships of Haverford and Radnor. It dates this migration to 1682.
The book by Thomas Allen Glenn was first published in 1896, and was reprinted by the Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, in 1970. Clearfield Company, Inc. reprinted the text again in 1992.
For my own genealogical tree climbing it was very helpful in understanding this period in my own JONES family tree. A Dr. Edward Jones was a leading individual among the first of this Quarker group.
A dedication in the book states:
"To The Memory of The First Welsh Planters In The Province of Pennsylvania Is Dedicated
This Humble Record Of Their Lives, Their Lineage And The Country Which They Settled".
For those who have an interest in this early settlement group, this reference is a significant contribution to "The Welsh Tract".