Philip & Bettye
I also presumed that Thomas Devereux of Keeston was the son of Stephen Devereux and Emma
Thomas. Unfortunately I do not have any further information about Stephen Devereux of
Keeston, who would have been born around 1773.
There was a Gabriel Devereux who took out a lease of Lower Leweston in Camrose parish in
1784. He died in 1820 but there is no Stephen Devereux mentioned amongst the 4 children
named in his will.
Interesting suggestion from Bettye about John and Mary being the names of Stephen
Devereux's first two children. There was a Dorothy Devereux living with Stephen in
1841, who may have been his daughter. This may also have been a family name as there is an
18th century marriage of a Dorothy Devereux at Camrose.
From: DYFED <dyfed-bounces+jonathanpike=hotmail.com(a)rootsweb.com> on behalf of
Bettye Kirkwood <lki59595(a)bigpond.net.au>
Sent: 23 May 2017 05:29
To: Pcubed2(a)btinternet.com; Philip Edwards; dyfed(a)rootsweb.com
Subject: [Dyfed] Devereux
I think what has added to the confusion is that Thomas Devereux appears to have signed on
the marriage certificate to Martha Davies..yet the birth certificate of his daughter,
Martha shows that her father made his mark.
I did hear once that men who could write sometimes marked if their wives could not
themselves sign...out of courtesy. Maybe that was just someone's opinion..a farmer or
ag.lab. could always have hurt his hand!
Thomas Devereux and Martha Davies do seem to be Philip's.
Thomas and Martha (Davies) Devereux married in 1836 and their two eldest children were
baptised at the same time in Feb. 1837.... yet the census entries show a couple of years
difference in their ages....I do recall being told that families often waited to have
several children baptised together when they could afford it...maybe it applied to some
I also saw where Thomas Devereux got into trouble for what appears to be poaching...
....these days we can not really comprehend how hard it must have been for some families
to have enough to eat......a father probably could not pay the ensuing fine, then his
family would be in even worse straits...prison or maybe Australia!
No doubt Philip will tell us if Stephen and Emma's son Thomas born 1814 is likely to
be his ancestor ...Stephen WAS at Keeston. Who were his parents?
A John Devereux died at Wolfsdale in April 1818 aged 72, so born in 1741.
He married Mary Davies of Camrose in 1764....made me wonder if Thomas Devereux actually
descends down that line and was honouring his ancestors when naming his first two children
.....John and Mary. It could be just coincidence with such common names.
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