Author Topic: children of Samuel & Margaret Jones, Trefach Mill/Felinfach, Drefach (Llangeler)  (Read 116 times)

Offline maxmissie

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Hi there, we've been researching my husband's family tree and were hoping that someone might have some more information on part of his family that lived in Drefach.

We have gone back as far as Samuel Jones b1797 in Llangeler and his wife Margaret (nee Evans) b1801 in Penboyr, who married in Dec 1818 and lived at Trefach Mill/Felinfach in Drefach.  They had at least 11 children; William, David, John, Thomas, James, Titus, Anna/Hannah, Rachel, Elizabeth, Margaret and Sarah. 

My husband's family are descended from David, who is my husband's 3x great grandfather.

We have found quite a bit of information about Samuel and Margaret and most of their children, but have limited information on John and James. 

John appears on the 1841 Census in Drefach, but we can't find him for definite on the 1851 Census as there are too many other people of the same name and place and year of birth.  We can't find a marriage record, but he had a daughter called Margaretta who was born abt 1853 and died in Oct 1856 whilst living at Felinfach (although we can't find a birth record for her).  John died in Feb 1859 whilst living at Felinfach and is buried with his parents, sister Sarah and daughter at St Celer's Church in Llangeler.

James also appears on the 1841 Census in Drefach, and is on the 1861 Census living at Tredegar with his brother Titus.  However we can't find him on the 1851 or 1871 Censuses.  We haven't found any marriage records or records of any children.  He died in the autumn of 1873 whilst living at Trefach Mill/Felinfach, and is also buried at St Celer's Church.

If anyone has any information on John or James, or any other member of the family it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

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Re: children of Samuel & Margaret Jones, Trefach Mill/Felinfach, Drefach (Llangeler)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 11 October 20 01:55 BST (UK) »
14 trees on Ancestry have Titus Jones
Few details of brothers John and James
Youve probably already seen these and communicated with tree owners of the three closed trees

But for benefit of anyone else searching

couple of tree on ancestry has john jones death as 1882 4 nov llangeler

+ has death of brother James 1829_ 16 th june 1863 champion bay

Another has james death 1873 16 oct drefach
They have him on 1851 age  22  handloom weaver b strangeler camarthan
 wifes name mary age 29

Sorry cant make out exact location in llanllwni :'(

In 1861 hes in bedwelty 41 morgan st with joint head of household brother titus but it says unmarried grocer
 Most trees with yhem on  only sources cited are other family trees
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid smith jones,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson