I have that 1861 census showing Howell Watkins in Llechach with my
Llechach is a farm listed in the census as being in Merthyr Cynog ,
Breconshire but actually it is in Lower Chapel(otherwise know as
I have some photographs of it (from a distance) which I took last year.
The farmhouse has been empty for some time but was in the middle of
As you say Howell Watkins was listed as being in Lechach then I presume
you have seen the census entry??
Andrew Powell the head of the household at the time is my GG
I have been trying to find out more about Howell Watkins because there
is evidence that some Watkins family is related to the Powells and I
wondered if he was related or just staying over as the census shows him
as being a carter.
I can send you a map showing the location of Llechach and can scan in
some photos if you like.
What a coincidence - I couldn't believe it when I saw your e-mail.
I would love to have more information from you.
I will send the rest direct to you as they will be as attachments and
you can't do that via the list.
Look forward to hearing from you. Where are you located?
In message <6e.8296cf5.27cebfbc(a)aol.com>, Jimw665(a)aol.com writes
I recently found that my ggrandfather,HOWELL WATKINS,was listed as being
at Llechach in 1861. Haven't been able to find Llechach on my map. If anyone
knows where this is,it would be very much appreciated if someone with access
to the 1861 census could take a look for me. Others in family were
parents,JOHN & MARGARET and siblings,JOHN & ANNE. Thanks very much.
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