Following on my message, and Gerry's information, the John Gwynne shown on
the 1830 Land Tax record was at Keeston Hill (or rather it was shown as
"Keystone Hill"......(they must have watched the "Cops").
I can not find a record of a James Gwynne married to a Mary.....so am
thinking along the lines that Mary may have been James's sister. She could
have been keeping house for James and his grandson perhaps. A James Gwynn
married Anne Rees at Roch on 13th. July, 1816 and a James Gwynne of
Castlemartin married Sarah Roberts at Lamphey on 31st. March, 1832.
Quite often children appear to have been farmed out to other
relatives.......possibly as labour...and sometimes if their mother had
several other children.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerry" <gerry(a)asterisk.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Lookup request John Gwynn of Keeston Pembs.
on 27/3/02 9:48 pm, Dave Watkins at dave.watkins(a)omegaland.net
> Please could I ask someone with access to the 1851/ 61 census to look
> John Gwynn of Keeston for me.
> In the 1881 for Neath he is 38, so in 1851 he should be c. 8 ! His
> Mary Jane was married to my grgrandfather and I'm hoping to
> Thanks in anticipation
Here's the family in 1851:
HO107/2478 folio 403, page 13, schedule 50
James Gwynne, 57, born Pembrokeshire
John Gwynne, 7, born Keep Hill (?)
Mary Gwynne, 56, born Roch
There is no Keep Hill in Camrose, so this may be Keeston Hill
and just James [!] in 1841 [no Mary] at HO107/1449/3 , folio 46, page 11:
James Gwynne, 45, farmer
You will have to check the microfilm to see who he was living with.
James and Mary seem rather old to have a child aged 7, especia;;y as there
do not seem to be any other children.
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