Back to the drawing board!
I did some checking, and suspect Henry Phillips, Blaenparsell is the wrong Henry.
"Henry PHILLIPS was born 1805/6, Conwil, Carms.On 1851 census Henry is widowed and
living at Blanparsel, Abernant.
I am working on the idea that Henry married Eliza JAMES 20 June 1836 at Llanwinio, and
that Eliza died in either 1845 or 1847.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who may have information about Eliza JAMES or
her family, or indeed any info about Henry's family, as my visit to Carms Record
Office last year drew a blank.
Henry clearly had links to Llanwinio, as his second wife Ann THOMAS, who he married in
1870, was from Llanwinio."
Henry Phillips is at Blaenparsell in the 1841, 1851 and 1871 Censuses. See attached for
What is a common theme in all three Census is David Thomas - Age 15 in 1841, Age 28 in
1851, Age 49 in 1871.
I suggest that Henry Phillips was at Blaenparsell continuously from before the 1841
Census to after the 1871 Census.
There is no sign of a Wife in 1841, and he is described as a widower in 1851. You probably
have the wrong marriage or date of death for Elizabeth James.
In 1871 he is still a widower, which kills off the 1870 marriage to Anne Thomas.
Additionally no children are shown in any of the three censuses I have found.
This appears to be a dead end.