My query concerns the above farm Grid Reference
This is the information I have so far.
The owner of the above in the land tax assessments e.
g. for 1787, 1790 & 1791 is given as William Mortimer.
Q1 Does anyone know if this is William Mortimer of
The occupiers of Talygare at various dates are
1786 William Williams and Edward Rogers
1787 Edward Volk and William George
1790 Edward Volk and William George
1791 Edward Volk and William George
1794 E. Bartley
1805 Bartley H. George
Edward Bartley Married Dorothy Volk on 2 NOV 1788
which may explain the Bartley occupation after the
death of Edward Volk (date unknown)
The link between Mortimers and George families seems
also evident in that in 1799 Mr Mortimer escaped from
the French invasion at Trehowell and it was reported
that "his maidservant Annie George, secured the silver
spoons by putting them in her pocket; but the supper,
a pipe of wine and plenty of cwrw-dda were left
I would like to look into this period further.
Q2 If this is the William Mortimer of Trehowell, would
his estate records at the NWL throw any more light on
these tenancies? Has anyone looked at these before?
Thanks for any suggestions
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