Given the progressive southerly movement you indicated I checked the Plwyf
Llangynfelyn site (the parish starts only a mile or so south of Eglwys Fach)
and found this at:
'21 May 1832 RICHARD THOMAS Tre'r ddôl of this parish Bachelor and
ANNE JONES Glan Clettwr of this parish Spinster. Witnesses: David Ellis,
Eglwysfach & David Jones'
Of course, there may have been many an instance of 'David Ellis' at
Eglwysfach at that time but it does not seem to have been a particularly
common name in north Ceredigion. Nevertheless, it may help you triangulate
on your target!
(Tre'r ddol, of course, seems to have had a veritable infestation of hatters
in the mid-19th century.)
Are there any trade directories, etc. available for any of the period
1817ish to 1840ish that cover the general area of the Dyfi valley?
I am trying to find a hatter, by the name of David Ellis.
David had a daughter Mary born in 1817 who married in Pennal MER in 1847. The
problem that I have with Mary is that of inconsistency in the place of birth
column in the Census returns; however she is certainly from the Dyfi area
where Merioneth meets Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire. I have her from Tal y
llyn, from Pennal, from Machynlleth and from Eglwysfach.
If I could find her father in a trade directory selling his hats, it may give
me some idea of where to look for further family members.
All the best
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