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Where is Foesmascal?
« on: Saturday 06 January 18 23:07 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to identify a Richard Price of Foesmascal, parish of Nantmel. His name appears in the index of details of a legal file, as below:
RD/VV/43/64 26 September 1854
1. Thomas Palfrey, Abercamlo, p. Llandewy-Ystradenny; Margaret, his wife
2. James Stephens, Trelowgoed, p. Cefnllys, farmer
3. Edward Williams, Caerhyddwen, p. Nantmel and Richard Price, Foesmascal, same p. farmers.

Edward Williams was the brother of Thomas Palfrey's wife Margaret, and the legal document had to do with a settlement on the marriage of Thomas and Margaret. I think Edward Williams' mother's maiden name was Price, so am trying to see if I can work out a relationship.
Foesmascal may be the name of a farm or locality in Nantmel, and it may be spelled wrong. Does it look like a familiar place name to anyone? Any idea where it is or was?
Thanks for any suggestions you can give.
Liza115
 

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Re: Where is Foesmascal?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 January 18 00:18 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps it's Ffos Mascal as on these maps:

https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/298045/269200/12/101286

http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/81207/details/ffos-mascal

I'll see if I can find anyb census data.

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Re: Where is Foesmascal?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 January 18 00:27 GMT (UK) »
Richard Price,given born 1805,Nantmel  is at this reference in 1861.It looks like the property is generally given as Foesymascal(and close variants) in censuses.

1861  RG09/4238/9/11

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Re: Where is Foesmascal?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 January 18 00:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Roger. That looks likely. It's in the right area too. It's not a spelling I would have guessed by myself!
My theory is that Richard Price is the son or nephew of John Price, who is named as brother-in-law in the will of the father of Margaret Palfrey (nee Williams). 
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Re: Where is Foesmascal?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 January 18 00:41 GMT (UK) »
He looks to be the son of John and Margaret Price,seen at Llwyncutta(?),Nantmel in the 1841 census.

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Re: Where is Foesmascal?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 January 18 00:47 GMT (UK) »
Excellent. I can see in the probate calendar for 1877 he is described as farmer, late of Foesmascal in the county of Nantmel and the will was proved by his widow the relict Jane Price of Foesmascal.
Thanks for all your help, Roger!
Liza115