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William MORRIS m Gwenllian ? abt 1805 Y Bettws
« on: Tuesday 16 June 20 13:44 BST (UK) »
I am hoping someone can check the parish records to see whether I have found the best "match" for the marriage of William MORRIS (1760 - 1841) who lived at Penllech farm, Y Bettws. 

I have found a potential marriage on 11 May 1805 through Family Search - Gwenllian MORGAN - though it does not state where.  I can't find a baptism record for Gwenllian MORGAN to confirm where she was born.

William and Gwenllian MORRIS are the parents of my direct ancestor, Jonah MORRIS and his sibs.  I believe the family were non-conformists.  I can't find baptism records for William or for Jonah either.

Gwenllian MORRIS died in 1866 aged 85 years.  She is recorded in the censuses as a farmer, even when 82yrs in 1861 and born in Bettws.

And the other record on line of her that I have found is the chapel register where alongside her name Gwenllian MORRIS, Penllech is the comment that she could read (1807).

There is a 20 year age gap between William and Gwenllian MORRIS.  I have been unable to find an earlier marriage for him - so maybe like their son David MORRIS, he decided to marry later in life??

Many thanks
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Bisley:  Fisher
Eastcombe:  Winstone
Chalford:  Lambert
Newent:  Bowkett
Llangurig: Owen; Jones
Llangurig & Bedlinog: Rees
Llanonn: Williams
Charfield:  Fowler; Selman
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Re: William MORRIS m Gwenllian ? abt 1805 Y Bettws
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 14:15 BST (UK) »
Marriages;
St David, Betws
William MORRIS
22 Jan 1790 to Ann LEWIS
13 May 1805 to Gwenllian MORGAN, William a Widower**
(FreeREG)

Cant find a Burial for possible 1st Wife Ann though.

Trish :)
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Re: William MORRIS m Gwenllian ? abt 1805 Y Bettws
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 14:22 BST (UK) »
FindMyPast marriages (image/transcription)
Marriage Place - Betws, Carmarthenshire
William Morris of this Parish, widower and Gwenllian Morgan of this parish, spinster, married in this Church by licence, 13 May 1805
Both signed
Witnesses - Daniel Rees, Jonathan Morgan
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.


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Re: William MORRIS m Gwenllian ? abt 1805 Y Bettws
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 June 20 14:56 BST (UK) »
Thank you both so very much. 

Now i can start my search for Gwenllian MORGAN's family, William MORRIS's parents - oh - and now there's Ann LEWIS MORRIS's burial to find!  And so it goes on!!

Many many thanks
Woodmancote:  Hobbs; Davison
Bisley:  Fisher
Eastcombe:  Winstone
Chalford:  Lambert
Newent:  Bowkett
Llangurig: Owen; Jones
Llangurig & Bedlinog: Rees
Llanonn: Williams
Charfield:  Fowler; Selman
Olveston:  Fisher
Batheaston: Fisher
Andover, Hurstbourne, Woodcutt, Shinfield: Farmer & Tanner
Alresford: Sprangle; Hack
Martletwy & Llangwig:  Davies

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Re: William MORRIS m Gwenllian ? abt 1805 Y Bettws
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 16:40 BST (UK) »
Penllech is on Argoed road in Betws. I was married in St Davids church too  :)

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Re: William MORRIS m Gwenllian ? abt 1805 Y Bettws
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 17:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that.  I guess the building will have changed by now though!
Woodmancote:  Hobbs; Davison
Bisley:  Fisher
Eastcombe:  Winstone
Chalford:  Lambert
Newent:  Bowkett
Llangurig: Owen; Jones
Llangurig & Bedlinog: Rees
Llanonn: Williams
Charfield:  Fowler; Selman
Olveston:  Fisher
Batheaston: Fisher
Andover, Hurstbourne, Woodcutt, Shinfield: Farmer & Tanner
Alresford: Sprangle; Hack
Martletwy & Llangwig:  Davies