Lewis Williams

Lewis Williams

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  • Name Lewis Williams 
    Born 1772  Pennal, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
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    Person ID I10770  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2013 

    Father John Williams
              b. 1720, Pennal, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Wife Unknown
              b. 1720
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Brief Glory, page 260:
      Owen Williams belonged to a family whose link with Aberdovey dates back to 1774, in which year there removed thither from Pennal the parents of the notable "Charles" Schoolmaster, Lewis Williams, the latter being two years of age at the time of the removal. Two entries in the Accounts Book of the sloop "Amity," the one for 1805 and the other for 1808, show both John Jones y Parc - another "Charles" schoolmaster - and Lewis Williams being paid by Thomas Daniel for auditing his books in those years. The following are the entries:
      Aug. 22, 1805: To John Jones the schoolmaster for examine ?0 7s.6d.
      March 17, 1808: To Lewis Williams, Bill ?1 3s 7?d.

      But if Lewis Williams himself had no closer link with the shipping industry of his day than that of acting accountant for shipmasters and owners, his nephew, John Williams, the ferryman, and this latter's large family of sea-faring sons - among them, Capt. Owen Williams, himself, Cap. John Williams of the "Jane Owens" and Capt. Richard Williams of the "Martha and Harriet" - grandsons and great-grandsons played a consistent and prominent part in local shipping, not only throughout the 19th century, but even down to this zero hour; for two of Owen Williams' sons - John Davies Williams and Ellis Williams are respectively Trinity Pilot and Ferryman, whilst a grandnephew, John Morris Williams (son of Capt. John Williams of the "Dovey Belle") is the Fishery Officer and Buoy Keeper, Trinity House.

      Nor does the family's record of seafaring end there, for David and Llewelyn Hughes, sons fo Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hughes and grandsons of Capt. Owen Williams, are both at the moment at sea, David having done 3? years servic in the Navy and Llew a midshipman in the Blue Funnel Line (Alfre Holt & Co.); the latter, especially, is thrilled with his life at sea, and has taken it up as a career.