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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #9 on: Friday 24 August 18 21:04 BST (UK) »
Hello all - I'm a Schaffer, currently living in North America - my paternal Great-Great-Grandmother was a Watkins (Martha Jane Watkins, 1871 -1956.  She married John Vires, and gave birth to my Great-Grandmother Elvira Vires).  I've been tracing the Paternal lineage of Martha Jane (Watkins) Vires, and discovered after a bit of searching that Martha Jane was the direct descendant (10 generations) of Sir Francis Watkins of Wales, I believe(Francis of Shotten, apparently, father of James Watkins).
I have gone a bit further and traced Francis's lineage back as far as John Watkins I (c. 1305).  I was wondering if anyone had any information about the parentage of John I, or any history at all regarding his ancestry? 

Any leads or information would be most appreciated and I'll be happy to share any of my resources or discoveries, including the partially completed Family Tree I've been working on. Anyone is free to contact me at (*) or via a message on this site.

Thanks in advance to anyone with any info, and also thank you all for contributing to this site and helping others discover their heritage.

Jason A. Schaffer (c. 1979) lol

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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 26 January 20 23:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi my maiden name is Watkins. I too am looking into family history. Seems I have an interest in  Abertillery area and Cinderford

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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 13:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi my maiden name is Watkins. I too am looking into family history. Seems I have an interest in  Abertillery area and Cinderford

Hi Taffia, I've sent you a PM
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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 19 April 20 14:28 BST (UK) »
Hi, my maiden name is Watkins and both parents come from 2 different Watkins family (monmouthshire, Varteg/Garndiffaith/Trevethin, Pontypool).

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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 23 April 20 10:06 BST (UK) »
Hello all - I'm a Schaffer, currently living in North America - my paternal Great-Great-Grandmother was a Watkins (Martha Jane Watkins, 1871 -1956.  She married John Vires, and gave birth to my Great-Grandmother Elvira Vires).  I've been tracing the Paternal lineage of Martha Jane (Watkins) Vires, and discovered after a bit of searching that Martha Jane was the direct descendant (10 generations) of Sir Francis Watkins of Wales, I believe(Francis of Shotten, apparently, father of James Watkins).
I have gone a bit further and traced Francis's lineage back as far as John Watkins I (c. 1305).  I was wondering if anyone had any information about the parentage of John I, or any history at all regarding his ancestry? 

Any leads or information would be most appreciated and I'll be happy to share any of my resources or discoveries, including the partially completed Family Tree I've been working on. Anyone is free to contact me at (*) or via a message on this site.

Thanks in advance to anyone with any info, and also thank you all for contributing to this site and helping others discover their heritage.

Jason A. Schaffer (c. 1979) lol

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I have tried to send you a PM but it rejected.

You can try and contact me at the following website; https://townrowfamilytree.weebly.com/about.html
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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 23 April 20 10:14 BST (UK) »
Jaybyrd79 has only made 1 post - so the PM system is closed to him/her.
If they make another couple of posts, then the PM system will open up! ;D

It's to stop spammers!
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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #15 on: Friday 24 April 20 15:52 BST (UK) »
Jaybyrd79 has only made 1 post - so the PM system is closed to him/her.
If they make another couple of posts, then the PM system will open up! ;D

It's to stop spammers!

Thank you. I wasn't aware of that.

It does make sense.
Name Interests: Holland, Marshall, Townrow, Taylor.

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Sheffield United - www.blades-mad.co.uk