A mutual friend of ours, Dawn Perry-Taft from California who often sings
your praises (shh, don't tell her:))), has given me a big breakthrough
on Daniel Jones (born about 1808 in Eglwyswrw, Pembs) by way of Daniel's
daughter Hannah Jones who emigrated to Pennsylvania with husband Alfred
Randall in 1867.
Dawn obtained Hannah's death certificate which gave her mother as Mary
David, who was born in Llanyfellach, Glamorgan about 1811. So Daniel
Jones married Mary David, between 1827 and 1835 when Elias, their first
(?) son was born in Aberdare about 1835.
It is of course possible Daniel and Mary were married prior to their
move to Glamorgan. Also judging by both their ages it is possible they
had other children or may both have been married before.
The Nicholas connection is a bit of a mystery at the moment, apart from
Benjamin born in Pembrokeshire 1843 who married Daniel Jones and Mary
David's daughter Ann in 1860-1863 in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. A David
Nicholas was staying with the family in 1851 at Rhymney. David
Nicholas was 51 (born 1800) and a blacksmiths Labourer from Newport,
I have tried GRO ( previously St Catherine's House) for births without
success for Benjamin. Thank you for the suggestions for Daniel Jones. a
Thomas Jones found in Monmouthshire may have been a brother.
all the very best
Brenda Jones, Gwent
In message BJ & LC Kirkwood <bjkirkwood(a)bigpond.com> writes
Thank you for comprehensive reply. Looks like the Pembs. Nicholas
family spread far and wide.
As to your Daniel Jones born Eglwyswrw probably in
1808.....looking at the names of his children for "family clues".
There do not appear to be any Eliases in the early records I have,
but his children 2 and 3 were Ann and Thomas. A Thomas Jones
married Ann Griffiths at Eglwyswrw in 1802
which seems a good possibility. Unfortunately your Daniel would
have been married and long gone from home before the 1841 census.
However, between 1793 and 1808 "Jones "...William, Samuel, Evan,
Ismael all married at Eglwyswrw. There is also a marriage
there between another Thomas Jones and Mary Gwynne in 1806.
-Visit Gwent FHS at :- http://www.rootsweb.com/~wlsgfhs/
(comprises, Ebbw Vale, Pontypool, Chepstow, Newport, Abergavenny, Blackwood.
Of interest to anyone who has ancestral connections with the old county of