The 1806 marriage which took place in Whitechurch-in-Cemais is not listed in
the Pemb. marriage index
which I have.....however, there is a marriage for a George Jenkins and SARAH
Phillip at Maenchlocog in 1792....
so if George was around 22 this is possibly your missing George and either
this marriage, or the one you found, could explain the use of Sarah amongst
the children's names.
The pre -1813 marriages for the Cemais entry show a Stephen Jenkins in 1808
marrying Margaret Evan at Maenchlocog....
and without the "s" attached to the surname there are marriages at
William Jenkin 1778 married Mary Luke(?)
William Jenkin 1779 married Mary Bevan
William Jenkin 1785 m. Mary(?) Howel
It may be that the rector had a terrible handwriting, or the names under
question may be partly indecipherable.
There are Wills in the St. David's Probate index for a George Jenkins at St.
Mary's Haverfordwest in 1819 and at
Steynton in1846...have you looked at these on The National Library of Wales
pre 1858 Wills site? Of course, it was not an uncommon name, and there do
not appear to be any Wills for the Maenchlocog men listed.
I would still like the information about the St. Dogmael's Morgan girl.
Re your PS...I don't even know where Gelli is.
Bettye Kirkwood, Australia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah Reay" <reay.nunhill(a)virgin.net>
To: "LC & BJ Kirkwood" <lki59595(a)bigpond.net.au>
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2011 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Maenclochog - GEORGE JENKINS the shoemaker!?!?
Thank you so much for your e-mail and reply to my GEORGE JENKINS query on
the Dyfed List.
It's amazing to think that you are in Australia - I feel so far away from
Pembrokeshire and I only live 450 miles away!!
Anyway, to my conundrum!
My dear George Jenkins, where can he be?
Just a few other points to highlight before further comments. I forgot to
say that George's daughter, my Elizabeth Jenkins, married a Thomas
Williams of Shipping, Llawhaden. Their children's names were (in birth
order): Levi Edward, Sarah, Mary, Rebecca (Rebecka), John, Ann, George
and Jane. In terms of linking names, I know that John, Mary Rebecca and
George (so, on both sides of the family!) and possibly Ann were Williams
family names. I do not know where the Levi Edwards, Sarah, and Jane tie
in? ... could they be Jenkins family names??
The birth date of 1770 (!) for George Jenkins was worked out from the 1841
census so it is only an approximate date. There is no Susanna in the
future generations of our family so, maybe Ann Raymond at Pendergast might
have been the one?
On the IGI website there is a marriage for a George Jenkins and a Sarah
Griffith on 20 NOV 1806 Whitechurch By Cardigan, Pembroke, Wales. I
think this could be the one, but I can't find any children from this
There is one George Jenkins death in the 1841 - 1851 period, and it is the
only one for the Narberth area, so I am tempted to order the certificate?
The other George Jenkins deaths occurred in Pembroke, Carmarthen and
So, thank you ... Lettice is his second wife! She was obviously a poor
lady being detailed as a pauper in 1851. I notice that George's daughter
Elizabeth marked her name on the marriage register with a 'x' so I think
she was from a pretty poor background.
I now think Martha must be George's child too. I know he was 'getting on'
a little but his new wife Lettice aged approx mid to late 40s would have
been able to conceive a child.
So, once again thank you and if you have any final thoughts on my Jenkins
dilemma, I would very much like to hear back from you! Thank you!!
Kindest regards and very best wishes,
ps. Do you have ancestors who originated from the Gelli area??