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Offline hencarrai

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Tor y Gair
« on: Tuesday 21 October 14 18:24 BST (UK) »
I have found a PR of an ancester's baptism at the Chapelry of Taf Fechan, Brecs. 1821.
Abode is given as Torygar, I expect it is / was a farm.
Can anyone find Torygar for me please and it's meaning?
Many thanks,

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Re: Tor y Gair
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 October 14 19:20 BST (UK) »
I think it might be Dol y Gaer (or dolygar as it might have been pronounced locally). See point 2 in the following link:
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/POWYS/2007-01/1170240260

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Re: Tor y Gair
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 October 14 21:13 BST (UK) »
There is evidence to support Sam Swift's view.I'm sure you know there is an 1846 will at NLW for William Williams of Tor Y Gare,Taf Fechan.In it he names his wife Margaret and a son Jenkin.In both the 1841 and 1851 censuses there is a Margaret Williams with son Jenkin at Dol y Gaer,though there is no William in 1841 as might have been expected(though he does specify other properties in his will,perhaps he was at one of these).If this is the correct location it is at postcode CF48 2UR.

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Re: Tor y Gair
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 15:39 BST (UK) »
Excellent, thanks very much folks.
Rob