I have run up against a stone wall trying to find BMD information on the James side of my
family. Census and BMD information obtained shows the family moving somewhat frequently
between St. Davids and Glamorgan (Porth, Mountain Ash and Ferndale ). Both of my great,
great grandparents, William James and Sarah, formerly Thomas appear to have been born in
Pembroke as some of their children. Below, you will see the information gleaned from
census records. If there is anyone out there that know of this family, or have access to
BMD/Christening records I would really appreciate your help.
William James c1829 Steynton Pembroke. On marriage certificate father is listed as
William James a labourer.
Sarah Thomas c1831 St. David's Pembroke. On mariage certificate, father is listed as
Thomas Thomas a Farmer.
Children of William and Sarah:
David (possibly David William) c1857 Dowlais/Merthyr. This is my great grandfather and I
have all of his marriage and death information, but cannot find a record of his birth.
Ann c1854 Dowlais/Merthyr. I have nothing other than census information on her. Ann is
shown on the 1861 census, but nothing thereafter.
Thomas c1860 Pembroke, possibly St David's. He is another that I have only census
information. Thomas is shown on all censuses through 1881 as living with his parents. I
am assuming he married, but I have not yet found the correct marriage certificate.
William c1864 St. David's. I have found a christening record on him which took place
in St David's, but nothing else. William does not show up on any census, so I am
assuming that he was born and died inbetween the 1861 and 1871 censuses.
Anne c1868 St. David's. Anne is recorded on the 1871 census but then vanishes. I
assume she died, but I have not found a record to corroborate this.
Gwilym 1869 St. David's. I have found all BMD information on him.
Thanks for any help that can be provided.