What looks to you a mountain actually is a molehill..
If your George Jenkins was the father of Elizabeth born between 1813 and
1815, then he is probably the George Jenkins who married Susanna Jones at
Uzmaston in 1805. It is rather unlikely that he would be the George Jenkins
who married Anne Raymond at Prendergast in 1790....but it is possible to
have a baby 23 to 25 years after marriage. Both these marriages are in
Dungleddy Hundred, one of your search areas. I think you meant to say your
George Jenkins was born c. 1770 not 1870
which fits in with your possible given death date of between 1841 and
1851.....perhaps you can find him in Free BDM.
Whoever he turns out to be, George Jenkins, widower, married Lettice Morris
at Maenchlocog 10/08/1833.
You already have the information that Lettice was born in Nevern and was 62
in 1851, so she would be born c. 1789.
If her parents were Nevern locals, and you know the names she called any
other children, you may be able to narrow the search down between:
Roger Morris and Eleanor Francis who married 1785 at Nevern
Stephen Morris and Mary Mathias, 1775
Thomas Morris and Elinor Griffith 1789
Every one of the parish register entries I have mentioned so far would be
available for purchase from Pembrokeshire Records Office, The Castle,
Haverfordwest and witness names to these marriages may provide further
clues. Also available for purchase from the RO would be a list of Church
Burials at Maenclochog from 1813 to 1837...I, fortunately, have those from
1834 to 1837 as this time frame coincided with one of my own researches.
A Martha Jenkin of Cnwc y felin was 15 when she was buried 8 Nov., 1834.
A David Jenkin of Cnwc y felin was 10.... 22nd. Feb. 1835
An Elias Jenkin, Gilfach, was 14 ......11 Mar., 1835
A Daniel Jenkins, Rhue in the parish of Llanykefn was 21.....28th. May. 1837
Unfortunately I don't have Land Tax records for Maenchlocog or Llanycefen to
ascertain if a Jenkins held those properties mentioned, or was a tenant,
but another Dyflister may be able to help. Perhaps you could follow these
properties on the census entries to ascertain who was living there.
I also noted that a Margaret Jenkins was buried at Llysyfran on 10th. March,
1836, aged 81 though that age has a question mark after it, so possibly she
was born c. 1755....but this may be an unrelated record.
If you can supply an age for Rebecca Morgan born at St. Dogmaels and her
marital status it may be possible to follow her details.
Bettye Kirkwood, Australia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah Reay" <reay.nunhill(a)virgin.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:45 AM
Subject: [Dyfed] Maenclochog - GEORGE JENKINS the shoemaker!?!?
I've just been deliberating over 'my' George Jenkins, when it suddenly
occurred to me, that maybe someone on the dyfed list might be able to give
me some help / guidance?
This is the first time I have ever looked at the Maenclochog
(Pembrokeshire) area / records.
Basically, I have a George Jenkins who was the father of my great great
great grandmother, Elizabeth Jenkins (b.between 1813 - 1815 either in
Henry's Moat, Meline, Bletherston, Llanycefn or Llysyfran - all the census
returns gave a different place of birth!). In the 1841 census, there are
two George Jenkins (shoemakers) who could have been Elizabeth's father -
the first one lived in Maenclochog (and I think this is our one as it's
fairly close to Llysyfran and Henry's Moat) and the other one lived in
Haverfordwest and didn't have any obvious family.
So, my George Jenkins (or Jinkens) I believe was born in about 1870. He
died at some point between 1841 and 1851.
1) Does anyone have access to burial records for Maenclochog or MIs?
2) Does anyone know if Maenclochog comes under Narberth or
3) Does anyone know anything of this JENKINS (or other spelling
He may have been married to a Lettice who appears in 1851, in Maenclochog,
as a Pauper / widow Ag. Lab. at the age of 62 !?! My 'gut feeling' is
that she may have been a second wife or a sister in law? Lettice (born in
Nevern,a widow and head of household) also has a daughter, Martha who is
aged 15 in the 1851 census (born Maenclochog). The third member of their
household is a Rebecca Morgan who is described as 'sister' (also described
as a Pauper who was born in St.Dogmaels).
I have no knowledge who my Elizabeth's mother was - ie. George's wife.
Elizabeth had two daughters named Sarah and Rebecca, so maybe one of these
daughters, might have been named after Elizabeth's mother?
So, any help / assistance on my GEORGE JENKINS from MAENCLOCHOG would be
Thank you all for giving it some thought.
Kind regards and best wishes, Sarah in a sunny Northumberland.
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