Dear Gwen and Gerry,
This all rings bells....but as I delete a lot of messages I don't know who
for, or why, we have done all this previously.
Using Gerry's 1841 census information, I think it possible that the parents
were Thomas Davies, Joiner of St. Martin's Haverfordwest who married Mary
Williams at Prendergast on 15/08/1819. However I'm willing to stand
corrected if someone has something more positive.
If William Davies married his business partner's niece, then it is likely
that William Rees' sister ...a Miss Rees.... married a Mr.
Morgan...unfortunately there are a few Morgan/Rees unions in the 1813-37
index, but I wonder if you might find a connection in the marriage between
Thomas Morgan of Boulton (probably Boulston...which is close by Prendergast
and Rudbaxton) and Rebecca Rees on 09/04/1831. Perhaps, Gerry, you would
oblige by looking at the entries for this couple in your 1841 and 1851
census records to see if they had daughters.
Gerry, how old was the second wife in the 1891 census and where was she
William Rees, according to "A History of Haverfordwest", Edited by Dillwyn
Miles, pages 204-5, was bested in the elections by John Henry Philipps of
Williamston, a crusty squire, who held the seat from 1852 to 1868
...."despite a strong challenge in 1857 from William Rees, Haverfordwest
Baptist and solicitor, for the Liberals".
Sorry it is all a bit waffly, Gwen, but ever hopeful of results for you.
Bettye Kirkwood, Australia.
---- Original Message -----
From: "Gerry" <gerry(a)asterisk.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: [WLS-PEM] William DAVIES, Prentergast.
on 20/4/05 2:13 pm, Gwen Fitch at g.fitch(a)ibl.bm wrote:
> Hi from sunny Bermuda.
> I am looking for the baptism of the above. He was born in 1821 and
> was the son of Thomas Davies and ? of Prendergast. I am hoping that
> that will give the name of his mother.
> He later became a solicitor and was a member of Parliament for
> Pembrokeshire from 1883 to 1892 when his son, William Rees Davies,
> was returned in his place. He married firstly, Martha Rees Morgan, a
> niece of his partner Mr. William Rees, in 1859, and secondly Mary E.
> Morgan, another niece of the said Mr. Rees, sometime after 1872 when
> Martha died. He was Knighted in 1893.
> Would also like to know the parentage of both Martha and Mary. Were
> they sisters?
> Am basically trying to find where the relationship to my family comes
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Gwen Fitch
The 1851 census has him aged 29 living in Spring Gardens, Haverfordwest
St.Martin with his sister Phobe [sic] aged 24, both born Prendergast. He
still in Spring Gardens in 1891 (with second wife Mary Elizabeth,
A check of the 1841 index shows a grouping at HO107/1445/15 or 1450/2B,
Prendergast, folio 34, page 22:
John Davies, 20 [to 24], Watchmaker J.
Mary Davies, 55 [to 59], Baker
Phebe Davies, 10
William Davies, 15 [to 19], Attorney App.
I wonder whether this marriage is relevant?:
Prendergast, Dec 2 1813 - Thomas Davies and Mary Rees
There were Thomas Davies burials in Prendergast in 1831 and 1835.
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