Captain Richard Williams

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  • Name Richard Williams  [2, 3
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 1841  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Registration Between 1 Jul 1841 and 30 Sep 1841  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth 
    • Volume 27, Page 80 - it looks like this is incorrect!
    Christened 3 Apr 1842  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 3 Apr 1842  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Baptism 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Wales 
    Occupation 30 Mar 1851  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Boatman's Son 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Wales 
    Occupation Sea Captain 
    Occupation 7 Apr 1861  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Seaman 
    Buried 1886  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Aberdovey Cemetery
    Died 1 Aug 1886  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I713  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2020 

    Father John Williams
              b. 1797, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Dec 1865  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mary Lewis
              b. Abt 1804, Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Jan 1876  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 15 May 1827  Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • According to the Bishop's Transcripts for Pennal John Williams was a widower and Mary Lewis a widow.
    John Williams and Mary Lewis
    John Williams and Mary Lewis
    Marriage Registration
    Image courtesy of Meriel and Ian Haynes
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Rees
              b. 29 Jun 1847, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Apr 1897, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1866  Tabernacl C.M. Chapel, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Registration Dec 1866  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Marriage 
    • Volume 11b, Page 393
    Children 
     1. Margaret Williams
              b. 16 Jan 1870, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 May 1961, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Richard Williams
              b. 28 Nov 1871, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Sillars Williams
              b. 14 May 1874, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Oct 1948, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Anne Jane Williams
              b. 8 Jul 1876, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Feb 1893, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     5. Catherine Williams
              b. 20 Sep 1878, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Mar 1958, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. John Williams
              b. 3 Sep 1881, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Mar 1903, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     7. Elizabeth Williams
              b. 19 Aug 1883, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Jul 1970, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Archibald Williams
              b. 10 Oct 1885, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Jul 1957, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jane Owens
    Jane Owens
    The Schooner "JaneOwens", Captain: Richard Williams
    Captain Richard Williams
    Captain Richard Williams
    Courtesy of Gaynor Slade
    Captain Richard Williams and family
    Captain Richard Williams and family
    Captain Richard Williams and his wife Margaret Williams nee Rees and
    children; (left to right) Sillars, Catherine, Richard, Margaret, Annie Jane.

    Courtesy of Gaynor Slade
    Martha and Harriet painted when anchored off Genoa
    Martha and Harriet painted when anchored off Genoa
    Courtesy of Gaynor Slade

    Headstones
    Headstone for Richard Williams (00713)
    Headstone for Richard Williams (00713)
    Courtesy of Gaynor Slade

    BMD Certificates
    Baptism for Richard WILLIAMS (713)
    Baptism for Richard WILLIAMS (713)

    Census
    1851: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1851: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 226 Page 14
    1861: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1861: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    RG9 Piece 4240 Folio 58 Page 20

  • Notes 
    • Aged 19 in 1861 Census.

      Captain of 'Martha and Harriet' built in 1874. Reportedly lost in Nova Scotia in 1882.

      From the 1851 Census (HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 226 Page 14) Richard, 9, a Boatman's Son, was with his widowed Grandmother, Gaynor Jones, 80, a Pauper House Servant from Mallwyd, Merionethshire.

      From the 1861 Census (RG9 Piece 4240 Folio 58 Page 20) Richard, 19, a Seaman, was with his parents John Williams, 64, a Ferryman, and Mary, 54, in Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales.

      From the book 'A Real Little Seaport' :-

      516 WILLIAMS, RICHARD (1841-) M.M. (C.C. 29309). Aberdovey. He served as Master of the schooner Jane Owens from 1866 until he was discharged at Garston (Liverpool) 15/9/1873. He was then about 32. His successor was John Williams of Aberdovey, aged 39, previously the Mate of the Jane Owens. Richard Williams was appointed Master of the new schooner Martha & Harriet (139 tons) at Aberdovey 9/2/1874 when he was still aged '32'. Sadly, the Martha &' Harriet was lost 28/10/1882. Richard Williams was then 41. He and the crew were formally discharged at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Richard Williams was back in Aberdovey by 8/1/1883. He was not merely Master of the Martha & Harriet for he owned 20 shares in the new vessel. However, he had mortgaged his 20 shares to David Jones of Machynlleth, Slate Agent, 6/2/1874 to secure the 'sum on account current' plus interest at 5% per annum. What happened to Richard Williams after his return to Aberdovey in January 1883 awaits investigation. Richard Williams succeeded Capt. Thomas Williams of Borth, Cards, as Master of the schooner Jane Owens (96 tons) early in 1866. He was 24. The Jane Owens engaged in the Spanish and Portugese trades under his command.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1678] Richards Aberdovey Family Tree, Richard Michael Richards.

    2. [S3] 1851 Wales Census.

    3. [S1717] 1861 Wales Census, Ancestry.com, (- Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The) (Reliability: 3).
      Name:  Richard Williams
      Birth Date:  abt 1842
      Birth Place:  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales
      Residence Date:  1861
      Residence Place:  Cefn Rhos Isaf, Montgomeryshire, Wales
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1861wales&h=15335959&ti=5538&indiv=try

      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=uki1861wales&h=15335959&ti=5538&indiv=try

    4. [S2659] Gaynor Slade (Reliability: 3), 19 Apr 2008.

    5. [S1856] Registration of Births, (Ancestry.co.uk), Sep 1841, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Volume 27, Page 80 (Reliability: 2), 16 Jan 2008.
      Richard WILLIAMS

    6. [S9441] Merionethshire Baptisms, ((http://search.findmypast.co.uk)), accessed 8 Mar 2015), Baptism for Richard WILLIAMS (713); 3 Apr 1842; Tywyn, Merionethshire, Wales. (Reliability: 3), 8 Mar 2015.
      First name(s)       RICHARD
      Last name       WILLIAMS
      Birth year       1842
      Baptism year       1842
      Baptism day       03
      Baptism month       Apr
      Baptism place       TYWYN
      Father's first name(s)       John
      Mother's first name(s)       Mary
      County       Merionethshire
      Country       Wales
      Record set       Merionethshire Baptisms
      Category       Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
      Subcategory       Births & baptisms
      Collections from       Great Britain
      http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbprs%2fwal%2f004394005%2f00220&parentid=gbprs%2fb%2f917060150%2f1
      Baptism for Richard WILLIAMS (713)
      Baptism for Richard WILLIAMS (713)


    7. [S309] Meriel and Ian Haynes, (Much of the Barmouth connection, and a lot more, are courtesy of Meriel and Ian Haynes. Thank you).

    8. [S1204] Dai Williams.

    9. [S677] HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 226 Page 14, (Aberdovey, Merionethshire), HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 226 Page 14 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S561] RG9 Piece 4240 Folio 58 Page 20, (Aberdovey, Merionethshire), RG9 Piece 4240 Folio 58 Page 20 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S6008] Headstone for Richard Williams (00713) (Reliability: 3), 3 Feb 2011.

    12. [S6009] Family Bible, Captain Richard and Margaret Williams (Reliability: 3), 4 Feb 2011.

    13. [S309] Meriel and Ian Haynes, (Much of the Barmouth connection, and a lot more, are courtesy of Meriel and Ian Haynes. Thank you), Towyn Parish register Baptism Records held in Dolgellau Archives (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 2007.

    14. [S2262] Una Sanderson (Reliability: 3), 8 Jan 2008.

    15. [S5899] Marriage Certificate for John Williams and Mary Lewis (175), Entry 59; 1823. Marriage solemnized in the Parish of Pennal in the County of Merioneth. (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S10555] Merionethshire Marriages and Banns, ((https://findmypast.com)), accessed 1 Aug 2020), Merionethshire Marriages and Banns Transcription for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS (175); 15 Feb 1824: Corris, Merionethshire, Wales. (Reliability: 3), 1 Aug 2020.
      Extracted from the FindMyPast website, 1/8/2020

      Merionethshire Marriages and Banns Transcription for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS

      First name(s): John
      Last name: WILLIAMS
      Birth year: -
      Event year: 1824
      Banns year: 1824
      Banns date: 15 Feb 1824
      Marriage year: -
      Marriage place: Corris
      Residence: Pennal
      Spouse's first name(s): Mary
      Spouse's last name: LEWIS
      Spouse's birth year: -
      Spouse's residence: Pennal
      County: Merionethshire
      Country: Wales
      Event: Banns
      Record set: Merionethshire Marriages And Banns
      Category: Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)
      Subcategory: Parish Marriages
      Collections from: Wales, United Kingdom
      https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=GBPRS/M/918001670/1&hintId=448ad27b-0dd7-47b1-8ad9-894787d98c01&hintsRequestId=67e41774-355b-4084-ab45-4bbb8f91f90f
      Merionethshire Marriages and Banns Transcription for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS (175)
      Merionethshire Marriages and Banns Transcription for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS (175)


    17. [S10387] Montgomeryshire Marriages and Banns, ((findmypast.co.uk)), accessed 2 Aug 2020), Marriage record for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS (175); 15 May 1827: Llanbryn-Mair, Montgomeryshire, Wales. (Reliability: 3), 2 Aug 2020.
      Extracted from the FindMyPast website, 2/8/2020

      Montgomeryshire Marriages And Banns

      Marriage record for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS

      First name(s): John
      Last name: WILLIAMS
      Birth year: -
      Event year: 1827
      Banns year: -
      Marriage year: 1827
      Marriage date: 15 May 1827
      Marriage place: Llanbryn-Mair
      Residence: Towyn
      Spouse's first name(s): Mary
      Spouse's last name: LEWIS
      Spouse's birth year: -
      Spouse's residence: Llanbrynmair
      County: Montgomeryshire
      Country: Wales
      Event: Marriage
      Page: 67
      Record set: Montgomeryshire Marriages And Banns
      Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
      Subcategory: Parish Marriages
      Collections from: Wales, Great Britain
      https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FM%2F888006380%2F1
      Marriage record for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS (175)
      Marriage record for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS (175)


    18. [S1854] Registration of Marriages, (Ancestry.co.uk), Dec 1866, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Volume 11b, Page 393 (Reliability: 3), 15 Mar 2008.
      Richard WILLIAMS + Margaret REESE