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'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
« on: Tuesday 31 March 09 22:32 BST (UK) »
Hi :)

There is a Fairfield Lane in the Hawthorn area of Pontypridd, which is named after an old house that was situated there.

The house is shown on the 1885 OS maps, and was still there into the 20th century, but I think that it has now been demolished.

I have been told that we have a family connection with the house ~ perhaps relatives lived there.

I was hoping that someone might know something about the place or its occupants, please??
Is there any information out there?
 

Thank you :)
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Re: 'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 April 09 01:58 BST (UK) »
The Genuki site shows a Rev David Williams being in residence in 1880 taken from Slaters directory . He was also a JP

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/GLA/LlantwitFardre/Pontypridd/slaters.1880.html

scroll down to Gentry & Clergy

Worth trying some other directories

http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/findbylocation.asp

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Re: 'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 April 09 02:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue.

Thank you very much for that.

Yes, directories would be a good place to start. Thanks ~ good idea :)

I don't think that the Reverend Williams was connected to us ~ it doesn't ring any bells.
I'm guessing that the connection was probably later than that ~ into the 20th century, probably.

Thanks again :)
Worcs / Glos: Neal Neale Jeynes Jeens Geans Harris Roper Ropier Colley Dyer Heeks Bayzand Hampton Bishop Cole Elton Littlehales McGowan
Glamorgam: Hampton Thornton Svombo Swambo Swanbo Keefe O Keefe Shanahan Shannon Doyle Maldoon Muldoon Davies Llewellyn Jones
Birmingham: Neale Sarjant Cole Hiley Berridge Tirebuck

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Re: 'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 April 09 02:47 BST (UK) »
You are welcome Tricia 2

Without denigrating the social standing of your Ancestors - could it be one of them worked there?

The other why is to find the house on the census records - fiddly and time consuming or try the very helpful library for Rhondda Cynon Taff area to see if they have any other directories or electoral records.
The staff at Treorchy library are worth contacting- they really go the extra mile for enquiries. You will find them by google search. There is an online form on the website.

Have fun
sue


Davies- Llandegly, Cefnllys
Lloyd, Old and New Radnor Glascwm
Holl, Radnor, Kington
Mannering(s), Chatham Hinckley
England & Iliffe in Hinckley
Whitlock, Wilts, Glos and Cardiff
Howell, Cardiff
Hoddinott, Sturminster Newton,  - Weston S Mare
Thymian Eiling, Rahmer, Heitmuller -Hanover and Braunchsweig Germany
Wellings- Shropshire
Weaver . Cinderford and Walford Herefordshire also Ross, Australia & Pontypridd
Thomas - Williamstown, Tonypandy
Trembath - Cornwall & Williamstown Wales

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Re: 'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 01 April 09 08:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sue.

Yes, it's possible that they worked there ~ perhaps as a driver / chauffer, as I heard that a car was involved.
I really don't know, but I'll see what emerges with a bit of digging :)
Worcs / Glos: Neal Neale Jeynes Jeens Geans Harris Roper Ropier Colley Dyer Heeks Bayzand Hampton Bishop Cole Elton Littlehales McGowan
Glamorgam: Hampton Thornton Svombo Swambo Swanbo Keefe O Keefe Shanahan Shannon Doyle Maldoon Muldoon Davies Llewellyn Jones
Birmingham: Neale Sarjant Cole Hiley Berridge Tirebuck

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Re: 'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 01 April 09 12:10 BST (UK) »
Fairfield was occupied by the Hamlen Williams family in late 19th Century. They were a well known philanthropic family in the Pontypridd area
Kellys Directory 1901 shows Theophilus Richards Hamlen Williams as occupier.

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Re: 'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 01 April 09 12:23 BST (UK) »
Sorry I intended to say that Doctor Theophilus Hamlen Williams was the nephew of Rev David Watkin Williams referred to above and inherited Fairfield on his uncles death in May 1891.

Hope this helps you track down more details.

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Re: 'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 01 April 09 12:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you Dave.

I wonder if my relatives bought the property from the Williams family, or worked for them , or worked for the people who owned it after them.
Quite a mystery! :)

Thank you!

(Or maybe they were somehow related to the Williams family???)
Worcs / Glos: Neal Neale Jeynes Jeens Geans Harris Roper Ropier Colley Dyer Heeks Bayzand Hampton Bishop Cole Elton Littlehales McGowan
Glamorgam: Hampton Thornton Svombo Swambo Swanbo Keefe O Keefe Shanahan Shannon Doyle Maldoon Muldoon Davies Llewellyn Jones
Birmingham: Neale Sarjant Cole Hiley Berridge Tirebuck

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Re: 'Fairfield', Hawthorn, Pontypridd
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