AND FreeBMD has immediately shown me a Sarah THOMAS in the Aberystwyth
district marrying in Dec quarter 1885, with a William JAMES the only other
name listed on that page! Getting warm, I think.
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From: David Rowlands <drowlan1(a)bigpond.net.au>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 11:26:52 +1100
To: Gareth <gareth(a)tytwp.demon.co.uk>, <DYFED-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Latest Genuki material - cross posting
Well that turned out to be an interesting list from my perspective.
My Taid's maternal grandparents, John and Margaret THOMAS came from the north
side of Aberystwyth (geneu'r glyn area) down to the Llanilar district at some
point in the middle of the nineteenth century and raised a brood there. They
were at Tanyrallt farm in 1871 and at Pantmawr farm in 1881, both just outside
Llanilar on the Aberystwyth side. Indeed, my Taid was born at Pantmawr as his
mother went home to hers to give birth (as did several sisters). I found their
grave at Llanilar when I was there in January (working from an old photo my
Among great-grandmother's sisters, there was a younger sister, Sophia,
youngest of the children in that family, who was listed as 5 in 1871 and 16 in
the 1881 census.
The only other thing I know of Sophia is that she appears to be mentioned in
the 1912 will of a cousin, Richard JAMES (a sea captain from Borth --- and
yes, his details are on Reg's list). The reference is to 'Sophia James of
Tynrheithyn Llanilar'. I have never worked out out where exactly that farm
is/was and know nothing of what became of Sophia.
But lo and behold, Gareth's transcription for Llanilar has revealed a:
James, William; Tynyreithin
among the farmers, who could be a candidate for Sophia's husband or
Just a little clue can start a whole new line of inquiry.
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