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Glamorganshire / Re: Evan Watkin & Cecil Help
« on: Saturday 23 April 16 12:52 BST (UK)  »

I will have a closer look at the different David branches - two pairs of eyes will be better than one. So potentially Rowland and Morgan were cousins who both hailed from Eglwysilan?

With Jenkin's will, there is only mention of his children and no extended family mentioned.

Glamorganshire / Re: Evan Watkin & Cecil Help
« on: Friday 22 April 16 08:58 BST (UK)  »
Hi Maclemett!

I have not managed to find any further information about Rowland and Cecil (the parents), so I would be very grateful for any information you could share. I had found the Eglwysilan baptism like you, but was not sure as I could not find any further information to connect to our Rowland. I had also found a potential brother for the Rowland born at Eglwysilan (William baptised 1730). What are your thoughts?

Australia / Re: Reverend William Rees
« on: Sunday 18 October 15 11:50 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone for your replies. Some interesting snippets there.

I did get excited about the death in Carmarthen in 1924, but on closer inspection this William was 63 when he passed away. However those newspaper ads do look very good for my William.

I will also look for more information about Sarah P Rees and David John Davies, even if just to eliminate this family.

Rosball - That immigration record does look promising, so I'll try and look for more information (as soon as I work out how to navigate that site!).

Thanks everyone - I'll follow these avenues to see what may pop up!

Australia / Reverend William Rees
« on: Saturday 17 October 15 15:17 BST (UK)  »

This is a bit of a long shot, but I am searching for any information relating to William Rees. The only information I have for William is as follows:

He was born around 1838 in Llanedy, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK to David Rees and Mary (nee Hughes). He had 6 siblings John, Mary, Sarah, David, Ann and Margaret. I have William living with his parents in the Wales 1851 census as a labourer's son. However after this date, I have no reference of him until the 28th December 1917 in a newspaper article about the golden anniversary of his sister Margaret's marriage. It states "One of her brothers is Rev. William Rees, the Australian preacher and lecturer."

I am very curious to find out any information about William, especially due to the large gap between 1851 and 1917. I am presuming William is alive at the time of writing for the article as other siblings who have passed away were not mentioned.

I'm hoping someone with more experience of Australian records can shed some light on this elusive relative of mine.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Help dating a picture
« on: Tuesday 14 January 14 23:31 GMT (UK)  »
Okay, thanks both for your input.

Unfortunately, I have no idea who this is. Hopefully I can narrow it down, but it could be anyone (maybe not even related).

Thanks again

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Help dating a picture
« on: Tuesday 14 January 14 19:52 GMT (UK)  »
Hello everyone,

I have come across another old photo in my grandmother's collection.

As you can see, its a very bad photo of a picture. So I was hoping some very helpful person could help date the picture? Is the original a painting or a photo? I can not tell. And my third question, how old would you age this lady at? Hopefully someone can offer some suggestions to me, thank you.


Pembrokeshire / Re: Lifton surname
« on: Tuesday 10 September 13 12:19 BST (UK)  »
Sorry for the delay!
Very interesting regarding that information. I've saved it all to my records as you never know. I've been trying to connect the Lifton families of Hubberston and the area. However it's proving very tricky to do so. There's so many names that have been re-used throughout the generations which makes it complicated.

And wouldn't that Bible be brilliant to look at! I've never seen a George R Lifton record anywhere myself either. I wonder where that came from?!

Pembrokeshire / Re: Lifton surname
« on: Friday 06 September 13 22:13 BST (UK)  »
Hi Mark,
I have seen that burial of William in 1796. The only problem I have with that is that William would have been in his sixties by the time Jacob was born, so I'm not sure if that burial burial belongs to the father of Jacob.

I've only been able to find 2 other children of William and Martha nee Lewis myself, that is James 1787 and Elizabeth 1791. The only Richard I have found so far, is one baptised in 1788 to William and Mary Smith. Yes, I've also been informed about the Quaker connection too from a relative.

I think it's possible that Ann and Mary could have been the same person, unless Mary died and then William married a Ann Smith. Yes, the age does seem a little old in my opinion, so perhaps its a generation before?
What is the William Lifton you have found up north?

@Dudley, I haven't yet come across the names you've mentioned, but perhaps someone else may have done so.


Pembrokeshire / Re: Lifton surname
« on: Friday 06 September 13 16:17 BST (UK)  »
I'm another descendant of the Hubberston Lifton's. My connection is through Jacob 1789-1859, son of William Lifton and Martha nee Lewis (m1785).

There seems to have been a couple of William Lifton's around Hubberston at this time. I have found a William Lifton and wife Mary/Ann Smith (I think it's possible they are one and the same like you said), parents of Mary 1785, Richard 1788, William 1792, Henry 1796 and Abra 1798.

There's also another William Lifton and Mary Richards baptising children at Hubberston. Bridget 1806, Esther  1808 and Mary 1812. I don't think that this couple actually married but you can still see them living together in the 1841 census. There's a burial for a William Lifton in Hubberston in 1847 (birth about 1758). This could possibly be the William that was baptised in 1758 in Hubberston, son of William and Elizabeth. This couple also had other children baptised during the 1750s and 60s.

I still haven't been able to find the link between William (father of Jacob) and these other William's.


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