I am new to this list but I am posting a message on behalf of a friend
who has not tried asking for help with information from this list before.
Best wishes and thanks in advance for any help offered.
Seeking Isaac/Izaac Morris Polish Hawker/Tailor in Llandingat/Llandovery
Please can someone help me. I am trying to find out if my GG
Grandfather Isaac or Izaac Morris actually came from Poland. I have
been struggling with various details and am still not able to establish
his exact place or date of birth. I have evidence that his wife was an
Elizabeth Lewis, born in Abergavenny approx. 1821, (but no marriage
certificate or parish record), that he had a son born in Narberth in
1843 named David Morris, a daughter Emma, born in Swansea (1845) who
lived in Barley Mow Court, Elizabeth born in 1847 in Aberavon, and twin
sons, Jacob (who died as a baby) and Robert born in 1849 in Aberavon. I
have information, also, that he was involved with the founding of a
Draper's shop between 1866 and 1871 in Aberavon.
I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who might have
connections with the above family or from anyone who can help me
establish a way of finding out if Isaac came from Poland, where he
arrived in this country and any information at all relating to his
marriage to Elizabeth Lewis. (There is a possible reference to them
living in Llandingat/Llandovery, Carmarthen in the 1841 census) and I
have the census information up until 1861 who indicates that Isaac was
alive then but cannot find him on any other Welsh census. I have found
various pieces of information relating to Izaac Morris's in the USA but
it is difficult to tie these details together. His occupation was also
listed as "Jew" on a certificate and I wondered if anyone is trying to
find an Isaac and Elizabeth who had either a Jewish marriage or who
might have married in either a chapel or church in the Llandingat or
Llandovery area either after 1836 and before 1845.
Thanks very much for taking the time to read this message and I look
forward to hearing from anyone who might have the smallest piece of
information that would be of help to me.