Thank you for your thoughts.
Glad you found proof of your own Benjamin.
You are always such a good correspondent that I did wonder....and I must have a gremlin
because I find my Contacts shows the ‘s’ left out of ‘rootsweb’ and nothing has been
added or subtracted from my Addresses for ages, but it certainly explains some of my iPad
Regards and good wishes,
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On 24 May 2019, at 1:50 am, Jill Muir <jill(a)shottle.plus.com>
Please forgive the delay in my response, just having problems getting a site back onto
. That has taken the longest time.
I was sorry to learn that you lost your husband recently, this must be hard to bear. Good
to know that you are back online. I am glad that you are able to participate with and
have the list to communicate with.
Thanks for the help with my Benjamin Davies. Because I asked for the help and tried out
the links and advice I received I was able to actually get over my brick wall as I was
able to confirm my research. I did try the suggested marriage in Clydau but it does not
sit easily with my other facts. Benjamin has a baptism 09 August 1792 • Brongwyn Chapel,
baptised Benjamin s.o. David and Elizabeth Davies parish of Llanllwchaiarn Aug 9th 1792
Source: PRO Reference: RG4/3803 Brongwyn, which is within Troedyraur, Cardiganshire.
At his death 16-October-1869, The Cardiff Times carried a family Notice [and it was here
that I first discovered where he had actually come from in Troedyraur.]
Benjamin Davies formerly of Howen [ should be Howden] Farm, Troedyraur, Cardiganshire
aged 77 years. This of course backs up the year of birth with the above baptism. I am
happy with these facts.
So much as I know I would have benefitted from you research Bettye, I shall have to
reject it , but nicely. ;-))
Oh your second email has arrived. We were obviously thinking of each other around the
From: Bettye Kirkwood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:50 AM
To: jill(a)shottle.plus.com; dyfed(a)rootweb.com; henachwr(a)gmail.com
Subject: Benjamin Davies
Dear Jill and Rhodri,
From Clydey Land Tax...mine are random...the grandfather Rhodri mentioned appears to be
living at or working the property Dole Llanarth 1786..owner Sarah Griffiths. She was a
widow in ....or before ...
1796 when William Davies’ name had replaced Benjamin’s as tenant and that record
remained the same in 1801.
From the 1814 record a Mrs. Thomas is the Proprietor when William Davies and Jno.
and a name I can not read ...are tenants. Perhaps this William or Jno.are siblings or
one, perhaps William, is the father of your Benjamin.
The name William Davies continues in these records at this property until they end in
1831. John Davies was still there in 1817, but by 1820 a Dan James has replaced him.
Perhaps there are Wills which might flesh out these Davies males and mention Benjamin.
Major Jones mentioned Sarah Griffiths of DOLAU LLANERCH, Clydey, was the granddaughter of
Hugh and Bridget Lloyd of Ffoshelig.
Bettye Kirkwood, Australia.
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