I suggest that the place name is most likely to be of the sort 'Ty'n
[something]'. There are ample names of that sort and will be farm
names as 'Ty'n' is, I believe, an abbreviation of 'Tyddyn', which is
a farm holding.
Not sure if this will help but it is a plausible interpretation of
On 20/12/2006, at 10:45, Ian Thomas wrote:
... "son of William THOMAS of Tin-Gate, South Wales,
Farmer" (my punctuation).
I've not been able to locate a place called Tin-Gate. However,
Tin-Gate comes from my reading of an English parson's 19th century
handwritten interpretation of a Welsh placename, as quoted by a
Welshman who could not check the parson's comprehension or spelling
because (at least at that stage) he could neither read nor write.
decipher the parson's writing in different ways suggests that the
capital T could possibly be an L or an S (but then, surely not
"Sin-Gate"?). A volunteer from the mid-Wales Lookup Exchange, with
I had contact on another matter, suggested that it might be
To confuse the issue further, one of Evan's younger sons was the