David John Williams , 18721936 (aged 63 years)

Name
David John /Williams/
Given names
David John
Surname
Williams
Name prefix
Captain
Name
Davy John /Williams/
Given names
Davy John
Surname
Williams
Registration

Volume 11b, Page 177

Registration

Volume 8b, Page 397

Registration

Volume 11b, Page 451

Shared note

From the 1881 Census (RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 50 Page 21) David John, 8, was with his mother Elizabeth, 42, a Sailor's Wife, at Church Street, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales. His father was busy in Milford Haven aboard the 'Olive Branch'. With him were his siblings Annie Elizabeth, 20, a General Servant, Mary, 18, a Dressmaker, Scholars Owen, 10, Susannah, 6, and Jane Ellen, 4, along with Thomas Owen, 2, and my Taid, John Davies, 2 months.

From the 1891 Census (RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 46 Page 6) David J(ohn) Williams, 18, a Sailor, was living with his uncle James, 50, a Master Mariner, and aunt Ann, 56, at 6 New Street, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales. With them were his Grandmother, Ann, 82, his cousins Annie E, 21, a Dressmaker, John J(ames), 18, a Grocer, and David W(illiam), 13, a Scholar.

According to Lewis Lloyd in "A Real Little Seaport"; David Williams was aged 15 in 1887 when he joined the schooner 'Jane Owens' as O.S. (£1 5s a month), having served previously aboard the 'Lerry' 2/11/1887. He continued as O.S. (£2 a month) aboard the 'Jane Owens' until he was discharged at Aberdovey 18/5/1888. Later he joined the schooner 'Sarah Davies' as O.S. (£2 5s a month). Lewis goes on to say, incorrectly, that David Williams seems to have been a younger brother of Captain John Williams (b. 1865).

Media object
Note: Aberdyfi Cemetery
Media object
Note: Aberdyfi Cemetery