Surnames we are researching

Williams Family

Williams

Top of the list has to be Williams.

Our 4x great grandfather was John Williams born about 1720 in Pennal, Merionethshire. We know he had at least two sons; John (b 1750) our 3x great grandfather, and Lewis (b 1772). There are probably more children. We are also searching for details of his wife.

Williams Family

Jones

Our 2x great grandparents were Evan Jones and Gwen Jones. They were both born about 1814; Evan from Pennal and Gwen from Tal-y-Llyn.

We are trying to find their marriage date and parentage.

Williams Family

Davies and Owens

Our 2x great grandparents were David Davies (1811-1877) from Borth and Ann Owens (1809-1892) from Bow Street. They married in 1833 in Llanfihangel Genau’r-Glyn, Cardiganshire.

More information on their history is required.

Bell-Hughes family

Bell

We recently discovered a connection to the Bell family.

Edward Bell (1801-1872) was born in Scotland and died in Aberdyfi. He married Elizabeth Evans (1803-1877) from Cemmaes, Montgomeryshire.

Where in Scotland did Edward come from?

Mariners

Daniel

To use the vernacular “there are a shed load of Daniels connected to our family.” Many of them had the same name yet were from different families.

Captain Thomas Daniel (1802-1874) from Scotland was the second husband of Margaret Davies (1812-) from Llangelynin. She lost her first husband Captain Griffith Edwards (1812-1834) shortly after their marriage.

Many families

Edwards

Edwards is yet another surname that crops up often.

Edward Edwards (1845-1890) from Machynlleth was instrumental in building the clock tower in Machynlleth. He married Elizabeth Jones (1843-1908) from Bala.

Edward Hughes Edwards married Lydia Jones (1887-) from Ffestiniog in 1914. But what of him and his family?

Williams family

Ellis

Robert Ellis married Catherine Griffith in Dolgellau in 1805. Their son Griffith Ellis (1812-) married Frances Owen (1825-) in Llanfair 12 Dec 1851. They has four little Ellises.

What of Griffith’s parents and siblings?

Williams Family

Evans

Another “shed load!” So many Evanses connected to the tree.

Richard Evans (1793-) married Jane Thomas (1791-) 21 May 1821. All this happened in Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire.

Their descendents include the Clare, Cowley, and Davey families.

Williams Family

Eynon

Not such a common surname you would think. Until, of course, you start researching the name.

John Eynon (1860-1895) from Haverfordwest married Winifred Hughes (1860-1927) from Aberdyfi in 1882. John’s parents were John and Hannah nee Evans.

More research needed!

 

Montgomeryshire

Francis

A well-known surname in our household as it belonged to our wonderful aunt Mona. Her 2x great grandfather was Evan Francis (1776-) who married Elizabeth.

We presume they were from Llanerfyl, like most of the rest of their family, but proof would be nice.

Williams Family

Green

Another “shed load!” So many Evanses connected to the tree.

Richard Evans (1793-) married Jane Thomas (1791-) 21 May 1821. All this happened in Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire.

Their descendents include the Clare, Cowley, and Davey families.

Williams Family

Griffiths

Not such a common surname you would think. Until, of course, you start researching the name.

John Eynon (1860-1895) from Haverfordwest married Winifred Hughes (1860-1927) from Aberdyfi in 1882. John’s parents were John and Hannah nee Evans.

More research needed!

 

Where do we start?

Hughes

David Hughes (1845-) from Llanbrynmair married Sarah Ann Hughes (1847-) from Ludchurch (Williams Family). Did they marry in 1870 in Chorlton, Lancashire?

Richard Hughes (1807-) from Llanbrynmair was the son of John Hughes and Prudence. Apart from being ancestors of the Bell-Hughes family, who were they?

Were these two families more closely related?

Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Lewis

Hugh Lewis (1806-) and Elinor Lewis (1818-) were the children of Hugh Lewis and Gwen Lloyd who married 22nd Aug 1803. The family ended up in Tywyn and Llangryn but where did it start?

Until recently I only had these two children but I wondered why there was a 12 year gap between them. It turns out there were (possibly) another six between them: John (1807), Margaret (1809), Elizabeth (1811), Thomas (1813), David (1815) and William (1816). What of their families?

Bell-Hughes Family

Lloyd

Another branch of the Bell-Hughes family is Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd of Llanegryn and Tal-y-Llyn, respectively. David and Gwen had at least six children between 1816 and 1830 but when and where did they marry?

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