Author Topic: Welsh movement from Radnorshire into Shropshire in the early 1700s  (Read 4851 times)

Offline Mimble

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Welsh movement from Radnorshire into Shropshire in the early 1700s
« on: Sunday 22 August 10 13:20 BST (UK) »
My Williams family were from Beguildy in Radnorshire, earliest traced to the late 1600s, and by the 1830s one branch were farming in Chapel Lawn in Shropshire. I am trying to get a pattern of Welsh movement into England to establish how and when they acquired land in Shropshire. Please let me know if any research has been done on this.
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Morgan, Wilcox, Hulbert, Olive - Gloucestershire; Diggines, Gill, Rivers, Bull, Powell, Howell - Bristol; Hulley, Cawood - Yorkshire and South Africa; Stedman,  Hamar, Luther - Shropshire; Staddon, Rawle, Richards, Kemp -  West Somerset; Jones - Bettws, Montgomeryshire and Mainstone, Shropshire; Williams - Beguildy, Radnorshire; Coleman - Kent; Gradwell, Strickland - Lancashire;  Moodie -  Orkneys; Montgomery - Armagh, Down and Kildare; Parke - Kildare and Wicklow; Brangan - Bandon, Cork.

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Re: Welsh movement from Radnorshire into Shropshire in the early 1700s
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 May 11 20:14 BST (UK) »
As the population moved into cities from 1700 onwards a lot of farmers moved to the city perimeters. Food doesn't keep long and transportation was bad back then so anyone farming near a city had a good life whereas ones that stayed out in the styx struggled..