Found! James Family’s Certificate of Removal from the Radnorshire Men’s Monthly Meeting dated July 20, 1683:
Following the arrival of David James (circa 1660-1739) and Margaret Jane Mortimer from Llandegley and Glascwm parishes of Radnorshire, Wales with Sir William Penn on October 28, 1682, the James family was in need of a letter of reference, a record of good standing from the community in Wales from where they had come. This document was essential in order for the family to be officially accepted into the community of Quakers who settled Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania originally known as the “Welsh Tract.”
Because of their haste at the time of their departure, the James family was unable to secure their “certificate of removal” before their departure from Wales in the Fall of 1682. After their arrival in Pennsylvania a request was made to the Men's Monthly Meeting of Quakers in Radnorshire, Wales to have a “Certificate of Removal” prepared and sent to them in the Colony of Pennsylvania. It took eleven months for the request to reach Wales and for the certificate to be prepared and returned to David James in Pennsylvania.
The Certificate of Removal contained vital statistical information pinpointing where the James family came from, the date of their arrival in Pennsylvania and their membership in Religious Society of Friends. An actual image of this record as recorded in the Records of the Haverford Monthly Meeting has finally been uncovered and can be found here: The James Family’s Certificate of Removal dated July 20, 1683.