Hello again Ron & Bettye
Lets try to clear this up.
There were two David Edwards born in 1832 according to the 1881 census. One
was born in Llechryd and was living in Llangoedmore with his wife Elizabeth
and children. They had a son called Daniel Edwards but not a William and
Anne. You already tell us that your David was married to Ann, so this one
can not be yours because his wife is called Elizabeth.
The other David Edwards is shown as living in Bridell, with his wife ANN and
according to the 1881 he was born in Llanfairnantgwyn. This David does have
sons Daniel and William and a daughter called Ann.
So from here we go back to my previous email to you which I paste here
However, in 1871 they are shown as living in Ysguborwen, Bridell. David is
an agricultural labourer aged 40 and shown as born in Bridell. Anne is now
38 and born Eglwyswrw and the children at home are John, aged 8, born
Bridell., Lydia, aged 4, born Llanfairnantgwyn and Daniel, aged 2 born
So now we move on to David and his parents.
If the above is correct and David was actually born in Bridell not
Llanfairnantgwyn then the 1861 census shows living at Hencwmbettws,
Bridell........Daniel Edwards, Head aged 53, Labourer, born (Llandigwy),
possibly Llandygwydd, Cardiganshire. Wife Anne aged 54, born Bridell.
David, son, age 30, Labourer, born Bridell and another two sons, James aged
14 and Thomas aged 12 both born in Bridell. Thomas is shown as an invalid.
Working back through the census, David is shown on the 1841 aged 11, at home
in Bridell in the same house with his mother Anne. Anne is shown as an
agricultural labourers wife. Also in house are John aged 9, Elizabeth aged
7 and William I think also aged 7 the age is not clear so I am not sure.
A Daniel Edward married Anne Bowen in Bridell on the 3rd December 1829.
Following on, the 1851 shows Daniel and Ann still in Bridell but this time
Daniels (Davids father) place of birth is shown as Llechryd, Cardiganshire.
In house were
his wife Anne (mother), William age 11, Maria age 8, James age 5 and Thomas
So the William shown in 1841 must have been 1 not 7. David was not at home
he was working in Eglwyswrw.
By 1891 Anne (Davids mother)is shown as living in Llantood, with her
daughter Lydia. Anne was widowed.
So I think the confusion is coming in because the 1881 shows the place of
birth as Llanfairnantgwyn.
It is possible that the enumerator was given the wrong information,
especially as David appears on the
earlier census to have been born in Bridell. His children seem to have been
born in Llanfairnantgwyn.
Ron can you please confirm that you believe the above to be correct or not.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Ashford" <ronashfor(a)optusnet.com.au>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] PEM, Llanfairnantgwyn, EDWARDS, 1832- Unknown
It seems that I have worded the message incorrectly, it should have
read that the children were David & Ann's not siblings of David's, my
apologies for my error. I am looking for parents of David.
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