Once again, thanks to the list, I think I have solved my problem. I have
been chasing my Bateman family who lived at Rhoslanog vach in Mathry. The
Google street map shows me Rhoslanog which was split into 2xRhoslanog vawr
and 1xRhoslanog vach at one time. Mary Williams Bateman inherited Rhoslanog
vach from her adopted father, Thomas Williams in 1829. Thomas had inherited
Rhoslanog vach from his father, John Williams in 1893 together with two
other properties in Mathry. The Mathry Land Tax records indicate that John
Williams had the tenancy of Trevellin vach from Gwynn Vaughan for 5s 11¾d.
John Williams great grand-daughter, Mary Bateman, married Thomas Richards
of Trevine and lived at Trewalter. In 1786, the widow Williams was leasing
Trewalter to William Lawrence for a total of 15s 8½d.
From the Google street map I can see Rhoslanog with Trewalter below it and
Trefelyn to the right going towards Mathry. Castlecenlas, the home of David
Bateman, was across the road and some way below Trewalter. So, while they
were not next-door neightbours, my three families (Richards, Bateman &
Williams), were certainly within easy walking distance of each other and had
known each other through several generations.
Thanks for the help. It is very much appreciated.
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