Thanks John for the suggestion . I was given the name Foesherrig by the NLW
librarian as the farm where John John had lived according to the date of
his will in 1826, so I was fairly confident of the spelling.. Everything
about the John family seems to be confusing so you may be right. The next
generation moved to Ty Newydd in Newport so there are no clues there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Ball" <wfha(a)clara.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Farm in Y Ferwig
Joan Sims <joan.sims(a)btinternet.com> wrote:
Can anyone help with the location of the farm Foesherrig ycha in Y Ferwig
in 1826? I have tried Old Maps without success. Does anyone know where I
would find the number of residents in Y Ferwig in 1826 and would they have
been mainly Welsh speaking?
Do you think "Foesherrig" could be a corrupted spelling or misreading of
The LDS's 1881 census transcription has interpreted this as "Ffoeshelig".
It is described as a 60 acre farm in Cilcennin (CGN); in 1881 it was
by 66-year-old widow Anne Rees. Her 27-year-old clergyman son John Rees
You'll find it on the Old Maps website (www.old-maps.co.uk/
It is also shown (as "Ffos Helyg"on modern Ordnance Survey maps at grid
reference SN519612 (see
Of course, this is nearly 20 miles northeast of Y Ferwig. Maybe there was
another Ffoshelyg Farm in Y Ferwig?
John Ball, Ystalyfera, near Swansea, Wales, UK
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