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 farmed
by 66-year-old widow Anne Rees. Her 27-year-old clergyman son John Rees was
You'll find it on the Old Maps website (www.old-maps.co.uk/
) at coordinates
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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