*William Jones (W3)

JONES

William Lloyd (?Jones) b.1784-?

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William Jones (W2) b.20th Dec 1811 Cwrt y Cadno.

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*William Jones (W3) b.11th Aug 1846 Cwrt Y Cadno.

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William Lloyd Jones b. 14th Jan 1874 Laques, Laugharne.

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Martha Jane Jones and Rachel Mary Jones Waunuchaf, Llanddewi Brefi.

 

Martha Phillips

    


 

William Jones (W2), born in 1811, was a second-generation blacksmith from Cwrt y Cadno.  He had a sister, Anne who’s married name was Edwards. He had six children by his first wife, Mary:

      

 John   Born about 1840
Thomas Born 1st January 1842
Anne  Born 15th February 1844.  Died October 1852, age 8 years 8 months.
William Born 11th August 1846
David  Born 8th December 1848
Daniel Born about 1849
Mary Jones died 18th April 1850 aged 35 years.   

     

 

 

He had three daughters by his second wife, Elizabeth: 

  

1861        Gwenifred. Buried at Cwrt y Cadno.(Picture below)

1865        Rachel. Born 29th September . Buried at Reigate, Surrey, England. (Picture below)

1868        Anne.  Born 29th May . Buried at Cwrt y Cadno. (Picture below)

           

Gweni and Ann were un-married. They ran a shop in London for a time; it may have been a dairy. They both eventually returned to Cwrtycadno. Rachel married a mariner and eventually settled in southeast England; no more is known of her.  

  

Anne

Gweni

Rachel

 


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Information from William Jones’ Bible. (Dated January 21st 1890)

 

 Jane Jones died on the 14th of June 1922. Burried 17th of June. Age 76 years.

 William Jones was born on Sunday the 16th of August in the year 1846.

 Willie Jones, Gilfach died on Wednesday the 17th of May 1933.

 Jane Williams died December 30th 1896.

 Willie Lloyd Jones Was born on the 14th of January 1874.

 Mary Anne Jones was born the 8th of May 1878.

 Jack Jones died the 7th of August and was buried on the 11th of August1944, aged 60.

Willie Lloyd Jones died on the 18th of October, buried the 21st of October 1954.

 

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1881 Census  

Llandingat House. Census Place: Llandingat, Carmarthen
FHL Film 1342297      PRO Ref RG11            Piece 5382       Folio 24   Page 10

William Jones

Head

Railway Porter

M

31

M

Caio, Carmarthen

Willie Ll. Jones

Son

Sholar

 

6

M

Laugharne, Carmarthen

Mary A. Jones

Daur

Sholar

 

2

F

Llandovery, Carmarthen

Anne Edwards

Aunt

Laundress

W

68

F

Caio, Carmarthen

 

 

Martha Phillips

Mary Ann

 

 William Jones (b. C1846) worked on the railways during his life; his son’s birth certificate shows him as a railway porter in 1874, as does the 1881 census.  He also came from a long line of blacksmiths in Cwrt y Cadno. William married Martha Phillips of The Laques, Laugharne. It was believed that they met while being employed at Glansevin mansion near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire. They were married on the 10th of August 1872 at Clifton parish church in the county of Bristol, England. The wedding certificate states that they were resident in Clifton and that William was a railway porter. In 1871 Martha was employed as a parlour maid by Anne Lloyd, widow of Edward Pryse Lloyd of Glansevin, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire. Mrs Lloyd had moved to live at 45, Pembroke Road, Clifton. Martha’s brother James attended the ceremony with a Sarah Waters. At some point they returned to Wales and the family made their home at Llandingat House, Llandovery. They had two children, William and Mary Ann. Martha spent her first confinement at her parents’ home in Laugharne; Willie was born there in January 1874. The cottage stands just off the town square. Mary Ann was born in Llandovery in 1878. Martha died soon after the birth of Mary Ann, on the 25th March 1880. William’s aunt Anne Edwards, his father’s sister, came to live with them to care for the young family and also worked as a laundress. William married again, as was usual, his new wife’s name was Jane, she came from Llangybi in Cardiganshire. The family still speak of her as being a wonderful stepmother to Willie and Mary Ann. William and Jane had several children but they all died in infancy. The family moved to ‘Aberpedwar’, a small farm in Pentretygwyn near Llandovery. They lived in a house that overlooked ‘Pantycelyn’, home of the hymnist, William Williams. They eventually moved to ‘Pantybryn’ farm in Cilycwm.

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Clifton area railway scene circa 1870.  CLICK IT!

William Lloyd Jones worked as a farm-boy, and it was in a nearby neighbour’s house he met his wife to be. Hannah Evans of Waunuchaf, Llanddewibrefi was on an extended visit to her aunt Eleanor (Nelly) Davies at Groes in Cilycwm. Nelly was the sister of Rachel, Hannah's mother. 

Nelly's son, Ifan was a gardener, he eventually became the postmaster at the village post office. His first wife was Mary Ann Jones of Glan Croyddun and they had one daughter, Catherine May. Ifan moved in to Glan Croyddur after the wedding and his mother-in-law Catherine Jones, who owned the cottage, lived with them until her death. After the death of  his first wife Ifan re-married. Her name was Sarah and they had one child, Lily.

 Hannah was nursing her aunt during a long illness and had been staying with her for some time. It’s here that Willie Lloyd Jones and Hannah met, almost a holiday romance! When her aunt regained her health Hannah returned to her father’s home at Waunuchaf. She was the youngest daughter, and had stayed at home to care for the old man. Willie would walk to go acourtin’ by climbing three mountains. He’d walk the old drover’s road over Mynydd Mallaen, down to his father’s and grandparent’s home in Cwrt y Cadno. Up again, then on, still following the old drover’s trails, up and over Llanddewi Mountain. This was a journey of fifteen hard miles, one way, over very boggy ground in places. It was not until Hannah’s father, Daniel Evans, died in 1909 that they felt they could marry. Willie Lloyd Jones was thirty-five when he left Pantybryn for the last time to start his new life at Waunuchaf, where, happily, he was to spend the rest of his life.

Read Willie Lloyd Jones story here 'A Shepherd's Tale'

 Llandingat House is near the Llandovery College. There is a family theory that Willie Lloyd Jones attended the college in his youth. Evidence is being sought to confirm this. It would explain Willie’s exceptional abilities in the English language. His help was invariably requested by his neighbours around Waunuchaf to fill official forms and to draft official letters.

 Mary Ann Jones, Willie’s sister worked as a post-woman in the Cilycwm and Rhandirmwyn area for many years, delivering the mail on foot in difficult and mountainous terrain 

 

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Hannah Evans

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Willie Lloyd Jones

Willie and Hannah's wedding photograph. Click on it for the big picture

 

Willie's story continues at Waunuchaf, click to follow him.

       

1880         

Martha Jones died on March 25,  aged 35. It is believed that she is buried at Llandingat cemetery.

1911         

William Jones (W3), of Pantybryn died 18th September , aged 65. He is buried at Cilycwm cemetery.

1922           

Jane Jones died on the 14th of June 1922 aged 76 years.

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CWRTYCADNO CENSUSES

 

1841 Conwyl Cayo Dist 4 Page 4

Cwrtycadno

William Jones

30

Smith   

(Carmarthenshire)

Mary Jones

20

 

 

John Jones

1

 

 

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1851 Folio 620 Page 6

#15 Cwrtycadno

William Jones

Head

W

39

Blacksmith

Cayo

John Jones

Son

Un

11

 

Cayo

Thomas Jones

Son

Un

9

 

Cayo

Anne Jones

Dau

Un

7

 

Cayo

William Jones

Son

Un

4

 

Cayo

David Jones

Son

Un

2

 

Cayo

Jemimah Jones

Serv

Un

37

House Servant

Cayo

 

1861 Cwm Cothy – Conwil Cayo      (15th April)

#21 Cwrtycadno

William Jones

Head

49

Blacksmith

Cayo

Elizabeth Jones

Wife

29

Blacksmith’s Wife

Cayo

Daniel Jones

Son

12

Blacksmith’s Son

Cayo

 

1871 Conwil Cayo – Cwm Cothy Page 11 Folio 66

#47 Cwrtycadno

William Jones

M

Head

59

Blacksmith

Cayo

Elizabeth Jones

M

Wife

39

Blacksmiths Wife

Cayo

Gwinifred Jones

-

Dau

10

Scholar

Cayo

Rachel Jones

-

Dau

6

Scholar

Cayo

Anne Jones

-

Dau

3

-

Cayo

 

1881 New Cottage Conwil Cayo, Carmarthen

FHL Film 1342298     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 5386    Folio 63    Page 8

William JONES

W

69

M

Head

Blacksmith

Cayo, Carmarthen

Anne JONES

U

13

F

Dau

Scholar

Cayo, Carmarthen

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1881 Nant Gwasanaeth Conwil Cayo, Carmarthen

FHL Film 1342298     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 5386    Folio 63    Page 7

Thomas JONES

M

38

M

Head

Blacksmith

Cayo, Carmarthen

Jane JONES

M

36

F

Wife

Blacksmiths Wife

Cayo, Carmarthen

David JONES 

U

12

M

Son

Scholar

Cayo, Carmarthen

Willie JONES

 

9

M

Son

Scholar

Cayo, Carmarthen

Mary Anne JONES

 

6

F

Daur

Scholar

Cayo, Carmarthen

Jane JONES

 

4

F

Daur

 

Cayo, Carmarthen

Thomas JONES          

 

2

 

Son

 

Cayo, Carmarthen

                                   

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