on 30/5/01 6:11 am, Norma Rudinsky at rudinskn(a)ucs.orst.edu wrote:
I just noticed in an old message that you listed the FRANCIS family in
Llanelli as one of your interests.
I'd be glad to know whether you have a relation to the DAVID family
through the marriage of HENRY DAVID to MARY FRANCIS, born about
1776, married about 1899, and died 8 Nov 1859. I don't have her father's
name at hand, and though she became a butcher I believe that was from her
DAVID husband. The DAVIDS were said to be strong Baptists, and I haven't
found them in the Llanelli PRs or BTs.
Whatever you can tell me about your FRANCIS family in Llanelli will be
Norma LEIGH Rudinsky
Ann FRANCIS was a gggg grandmother (born ca 1769, died 12 April 1801).
Married Captain James Lane (mariner) 1st January 1789 at St Elli's Church,
Four daughters - Mary (bapt 1789), Jennet (1792), Elizabeth (1795) and
There is, according to Mee (wrote a book - The History of Llanelly Parish
Church), a plaque in the church which is inscribed:
" In Memory of Anne, wife of the late Captain Lane of the port who died
April 12th 1801 aged 32 years".
What has always puzzled me is, who paid for this plaque as her husband was
already dead (but I've never found his burial record - did he die at sea?)
and, who looked after the children who would have been 12, 9 and 6? I have
always assumed that the youngest probably died as an infant, if not very
soon after birth. I have two marriages and one possible marriage of these
three girls in Llanelli, so they stayed in the area.
I suspect this has not helped you one iota in your Francis search, but It's
given me the opportunity to air just one of the problems I have with my