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Re: Farms in Tregaron
« Reply #9 on: Friday 11 September 15 22:53 BST (UK) »
an item from 1900

SHEEP FAIR. The first of a series of sheep fairs was held in this town on Tuesday last, when a large number of sheep were offered for sale. Most of them were considered to be in excellent condition and the prices secured ranged from fourteen shillings to six- teen shillings. This is said to be rather lower than the prices obtained at the corresponding fair of last year. Between eight and nine hundred were sold and taken across the mountain to Brecon fair, which is to be held on Friday. The heaviest purchaser was Mr Dan Jones, Blaenplwyf, Lampeter, who bought over 500; the next being Mr Jno. Jones, Berthddu, Swydd- ffynon, 250. The former is the son and the latter the grandson of the late Mr Nathaniel Jones, Forest, near this town, who bought thousands of sheep at these fairs in his day.

 ;D Daniel Jones was Nathaniel's youngest son. I imagine the eldest son's inherited the farm, yet left Daniel and his son to start off on their own.

Thanks for these Mabel :)
Tregaron - Jones (1700s -  )
Llanelli (Lanelly) - Parker, Williams, Rees, Jones (1800s - )
Benson (Bensington) - Saunders, Lane (1800s)
Dorking - Drayton (late 1800s)
Lambeth - Powers (mid 1800s)

Parkhurst prison officers 1898 - 1899

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Re: Farms in Tregaron
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 12 September 15 22:08 BST (UK) »
What might be of interest is another item, immediately below the one about the sheep market. I am asuming this is your Nathaniel, given the reference to being a prison warder on the IOW

The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard
18th May 1900
ANOTHER LETTER FROM BLOEMFONTEIN.  On Monday last, Mrs Mary Jones (late Aberdwr), Peutre, received another letter from her son Corporal Nathaniel Jones, attached to No. 9 Bearer Company Royal Army Medical Corps, 1st Cavalry Brigade, who has been stationed at the Base Hospital, Cape Town, since the commencement of the war, but has been recently removed to Bloemfontein. Corporal Jones was under the impression that hostilities would have ceased before this letter reached his mother. He pathetically enumerates the hardships he has experienced during the period he has been out, such as the inadequate supply of clothing and the unavoidable consequences arising there from, the scarcity of water, the defective supply of all foodstuffs provided, etc. He has been twice promoted during the war, first to lance corporal and again to corporal. He informs his mother he is quite happy, though he would prefer the life of prison warder, as he was employed in one of H M.'s prisons prior to his being called to the front as a reservist. He longs to be home again with his wife and family who reside at Newport, Isle of Wight.

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3317091/3317099/57/

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Re: Farms in Tregaron
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 12 September 15 22:15 BST (UK) »

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Re: Farms in Tregaron
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 12 September 15 22:19 BST (UK) »
With a bit more info here, including mention of his father

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3317127/3317133/43/

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Re: Farms in Tregaron
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 12 September 15 22:30 BST (UK) »
and sadly, his death

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3863861/3863869/58/

Yes, he died only 13 days after his third child was born.

He is my GG-grandfather.

He had lied about his age when he enrolled, so he was actually only 24 when he died.
Tregaron - Jones (1700s -  )
Llanelli (Lanelly) - Parker, Williams, Rees, Jones (1800s - )
Benson (Bensington) - Saunders, Lane (1800s)
Dorking - Drayton (late 1800s)
Lambeth - Powers (mid 1800s)

Parkhurst prison officers 1898 - 1899

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Re: Farms in Tregaron
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 12 September 15 22:35 BST (UK) »
With a bit more info here, including mention of his father

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3317127/3317133/43/

Wow thank you.

His widow Sarah Ann moved back to her hometown of Llanelli a short time later. The youngest child who is mentioned in this piece was named for his father, but sadly he died at the young age of 14.
Tregaron - Jones (1700s -  )
Llanelli (Lanelly) - Parker, Williams, Rees, Jones (1800s - )
Benson (Bensington) - Saunders, Lane (1800s)
Dorking - Drayton (late 1800s)
Lambeth - Powers (mid 1800s)

Parkhurst prison officers 1898 - 1899