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Title: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Monday 28 January 19 11:05 GMT (UK)
Hi,

Hope someone can help, found on familysearch, which is playing up for me today.

Ebenezer Lewis bapt 6 July 1782 in Llywel, Breconshire

Does any have access to original record to see if parents are given?

Also from familysearch, same person, (I think)

Ebenezer Lewis marriage banns 7 Aug 1808 in Llywel to Margaret Davies

Is there additional info on marriage, witness etc?

Have Ebenezer, a shoemaker, age 60 (1781) & family in 1841, Ystradgynlais, with wife Margaret, but know little about family earlier. He dies 1847 age 66. Children in 1841 are David c1820, Benjamin c1827, Mary c1830, Jane c1832.

Thinking the above maybe a connection.

Thanks for any help

Cas
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: groom on Monday 28 January 19 11:59 GMT (UK)
Ebenezer Lewis, the son of John Lewis of Trecastle, shoemaker by Sarah his wife. Baptised July 6th 1782.
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: ciderdrinker on Monday 28 January 19 12:02 GMT (UK)
Hi
Banns give Margaret Davies parish as Deynnock and his as Llywel
For some reason the Banns are there but not the marriage

Son John bapt at Llywel 5.1.1809 shoemaker at Treecastle
Son Ebenezer at Ystradgynlais 1 Sep 1811

Ciderdrinker
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Monday 28 January 19 12:08 GMT (UK)
 
Ebenezer Lewis, the son of John Lewis of Trecastle, shoemaker by Sarah his wife. Baptised July 6th 1782.

That looks very good, thank you Groom  :)
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Monday 28 January 19 12:11 GMT (UK)
Hi
Banns give Margaret Davies parish as Deynnock and his as Llywel
For some reason the Banns are there but not the marriage

Son John bapt at Llywel 5.1.1809 shoemaker at Treecastle
Son Ebenezer at Ystradgynlais 1 Sep 1811

Ciderdrinker


Thanks, have been unable to find marriage, been looking for years. I do think it is a very good possible. Cannot find any bapts for any of the children, there must have been earlier children.

Thanks for looking, both appreciate it.

Cas

Update: Have just seen the bapts you have posted are they for Ebenezer & Margaret children?
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Monday 28 January 19 12:59 GMT (UK)
Thank you both again, I think you have given me another generation, also a maiden name for Margaret!!

Trecastle is a village within Llwyel, with the family being shoemakers seems this was passed down. Benjamin was also a shoemaker.  They must have moved to Ystradgynlias pre 1811.

Cider drinker can you confirm the bapt for John 1809 & Ebenezer 1811 are for parents Ebenezer & Margaret if so, were did you find them?

Cas
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: ciderdrinker on Monday 28 January 19 13:05 GMT (UK)
Yes
They are sons of Ebenzer and Margaret
I found them on FindMyPast but nothing else comes up for other children

Ciderdrinker
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: Greensleeves on Monday 28 January 19 13:08 GMT (UK)
Probably of no help whatsoever, but I used to live in Trecastle and Llywel is the parish church for that area.  I've been looking through my notes made when I was researching the history of the house we lived in there.  Most of the surnames in that area shown in my notes are Davies, Morgan, Nicholas, Jones, Powell.  The only Lewis family I can find in my notes is Thomas and Margaret Lewis of Llwyncelyn, who had a daughter, Magdalene Lewis, in 1828.  This doesn't, of course, mean that there aren't other Lewis families, it's just that they don't appear in my notes.

Regards
GS
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Monday 28 January 19 13:15 GMT (UK)
Thanks all  :) 

Cas
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: ciderdrinker on Monday 28 January 19 13:19 GMT (UK)
Hello Ciderdrinker again

There is a Will for Ebenezer  shoemaker on the National Wills of Wales website in 1848.
It mentions wife Margaret,son Benjamin,daughters Mary and Jane,son Daniel,daughter Sarah Watkins,son David  and daughter Margaret Thomas.
he mentions the leasehold house in Ystradglynis although the preamble at the beginning says he is of the parish of Aberdan Glamorganshire.

https://viewer.library.wales/359962#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=1&xywh=315%2C207%2C1386%2C1438

See what you think,but it does look like them.

Ciderdrinker
Title: Re: Ebenezer Lewis
Post by: Cas (stallc) on Monday 28 January 19 15:52 GMT (UK)
Wow!! Thank you again, it is his will, Nantwenfel the abode they were living in Ystradgynlias 1841 & Margaret in 1851/61 is mentioned.

Doing a happy dance with with what you all have found today. Will have to have a good study of it, not many of mine left wills!

Thanks again

Cas :)