Western Mail Saturday October 23. 1926. (No. 95.).
Mrs. J. P. EDMUNDS, Llandrindod Wells.
The death occurred suddenly at Llandrindod Wells on Friday of Mrs. J. P.
EDMUNDS, who was formerly a well-known resident of Whitchurch, Cardiff, and the
wife of Mr. J. P. EDMUNDS a prominent Cardiff docksman and a member of the firm
of EDMUNDS and RADLEY (Limited).
A daughter of the late Mr. William TRESEDER, of Cowbridge-road, Cardiff, Mrs.
EDMUNDS was for many years a popular figure in the Whitchurch district, and did
a great amount of work for the parish church, and Conservatism. During the war
she rendered much valuable service and was personally decorated by the King of
She leaves three children- Mr. Hubert J. EDMUNDS, the well-known Welsh golfer
and vice-captain of the Whitchurch Golf Club (of which Mr. J. P. EDMUNDS was the
first captain), Mrs. SHERIDAN-SHEDDEN, and Miss Kathleen EDMUNDS.
Funeral of Mr. J. WATKINS, Abergavenny.
Mr. James WATKINS, of the Bridge Farm, Llanvihangel-Crucorney, Abergavenny, has
died in his seventy-ninth year. He was an agriculturist of repute, being a
renowned exhibitor of Hereford pedigree cattle in most of the agricultural shows
of Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire. He leaves a widow and four grown-up sons
and two daughters. The interment took place at Llanvihangel-Crocorney Parish
Church, the vicar (the Rev. J. H. HUGHES, M.A.) officiating. Amongst others
present were Councillors W. DAVIES. J. GRIFFITHS, Abergavenny, and D. DAVIES,
Ebbw Vale; Messrs. A. M. CUNLIFFE, H. THOMAS, W. H. TREATT (Cardiff). J. T.
DAVIES (Ynysybwl), E. DAVIES (Llwynffrass), S. HASSELL (Walterstone), and N.
To-day (Saturday) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WATTS, now of Tyllwyd Farm, Drope
celebrate their golden wedding. They were married at Pendoylan Church.
Mr. WATTS is the youngest son of the late Mr. Edward WATTS, St.-y-Nyll, St.
Brides-super-Ely, and Mrs. WATTS is the third daughter of the late Mr. David
WILLIAMS, Llwynrhyddid Farm, Pendoylan. She is the great-granddaughter of the
singer, Thomas WILLIAMS, Bethesda's Fro, who in his day was a prominent figure
Mr. and Mrs. WATTS have spent the greater part of their lives at the Castle
Farm, St. George-super-Ely, where they have been succeeded by their son, Mr.
Edward WATTS. They now reside at Tyllwyd Farm, Drope, in the same parish. They
have nine children: Mrs. LLEWELLYN, Llwyndaddu Farm, Pentyrch; Mrs. JERVIS, The
Garn Farm, Llantrithyd; Mrs. DAVIES wife of the Rev. T. Grey DAVIES, St.
Mellon's; Miss Mary WATTS and Mr. Edward WATTS, Castle Farm,St.
George-super-Ely; Mr. John WATTS, Llandaff; Mrs WENTWORTH, Gloucester; Mrs.
HOPKIN, Barry; Mrs. Stenner PORLOCK.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas JARMAN, of 44, Ramsden-street, Rhymney, also celebrate their
golden wedding to-day (Saturday).
They were married at George's Church, Tredegar, in the year 1876.
Mr. JARMAN, who was born at Rhymney can trace the family back 145 years, on the
advent of his grandfather to the town, where five generations have since lived.
For 56 years he followed the occupations of coal miner and official under the
Rhymney Iron Company. Mrs. JARMAN is a native of Aberdare.
There were fifteen children of the marriage, of whom twelve are now living, and