Waunuchaf - Llanddewi Brefi



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Werndriw Troedyrhiw



Thomas Evans, Radnorshire 1770-1738 = Anne George Jenkins, Werndriw  


Daniel Evans, Werndriw+Garth (DE0) d.1782 “Last Evans Quaker”  


Daniel Evans, Troedyrhiw (DE1) 1783-1837=Rachel nee Evans 1786-1845 m. 14/11/1805


Roderick Evans 1805-1876 =  1st    Elizabeth Davies 1813-1853 m. 30/12/1836

                           2nd  Margaret. Married in 1854


Daniel Evans (DE2) 1837-1909=Rachel Jones 1835-1890


*Hannah Evans 1879-1964=William Lloyd Jones 1874-1954


Martha Jane Jones and Rachel Mary Jones=Brinley Thomas Griffiths



(Rachel Mary Jones was the last of the line born and raised at Waunuchaf - 18 Sept 1912) 




The following information from two family Bibles from Waunuchaf.



1836    Daniel born 25th September . Son of Rodrick and Elizabeth Evans, Waunuchaf.

            Baptised 13th November at Llanddewi Brefi church by Thomas Edwards, Curad (sic)

1864    Daniel Evans of Waunuchaf, Llanddewi Brefi and Rachel Jones of Tanlan ,Estrad

            married on Wednesday 1st June  at Llanvihangel Estrad by Mr Morgans, Vicar.

1890    Rachel Evans died 4th December  at Waunuchaf, Llanddewi Brefi. Age 55 years   

Daniel and Rachel’s four daughters were: 

1869  Elizabeth Evans born 2am 20th March  at Penforial, Llanddewi Brefi.



Daniel Evans (DE2)


1873 Anne Evans born 4am 13th January . (Probably at Penforial)
1875 Marged (Margaret) Evans born 9am 10th March . (Probably at Penforial)
1879  Hannah Evans born 3am 66th September . (Probably at Penforial)

             All four baptised at Ebeneser, Llangybi by Thomas Thomas Pritchard.


1906    Lisa (Elizabeth) Lloyd died 9th April  at Pant y Cwar, Llanddewi Brefi. Age 37 years.

1909    Daniel Evans died 10th February at Waunuchaf, Llanddewi Brefi. Age 72 years.


1874    Willie (William) Lloyd Jones born 14th January

1909      Willie Lloyd Jones married Hannah Evans Wednesday 24th March  at Saint David Church, 

              Llanddewi Brefi by J.R.Davies, Vicar. (For Willie's story go HERE)

1909    Mattie (Martha) Jane Jones born 30th December  at Waunuchaf, Llanddewi Brefi at 1.45am.   

1912    Ray (Rachel) Mary Jones born 18th September  at Waunuchf, Llanddewi Brefi at 12.30am.

1954    Willie Lloyd Jones died in Waunuchaf, Llanddewi Brefi at 8.20am Monday 18th October , 

            buried at Llanddewi Brefi cemetery. He was 80 years old. 

1936    Rachel Mary Jones married Brinley Thomas Griffiths 30th May .

1964    Hannah Jones died  at Aberaeron Hospital on 20th May , buried at Llanddewi Brefi cemetery. She was 84 years old.

1989    Martha Jane Jones died on 6th April  at Ger Y Llan, Carmarthen. Cremated at Narberth Crematorium, 

            and buried at Llanddewi Brefi cemetery. She was 79 years old.

1997    Bryn (Brinley) Thomas Griffths died at ‘Plas Y Dderwen’ nursing home, Carmarthen 8th October . 

            Cremated at Narberth Crematorium 17th October 1997, and buried at Llanddewi Brefi cemetery. 

            He was 90 years old.

2006    Rachel Mary Griffiths nee Jones died at Cartref Argel, Carmarthen 29th March. Cremated at Narberth

           Crematorium 4th April 2006, and buried at Llanddewi Brefi cemetery.

           She was 93 years old. 



1966    Mary Ann Jones died at Neath General Hospital at 8.10pm on 18th August , buried at Llanddewi Brefi cemetery.

            (Only sister to Willie Lloyd Jones)

(All the above burials at Graves 176-77 in the new cemetery on the Tregaron road.)


This completes the family Bible information




(Information from family members recollections)


Lisa (Elizabeth) = Thomas Lloyd, Pantycwar, Llanddewi Brefi.
Daniel = Sal. Children – Yes. CANADA
Rachel (Raddie) = Yes Children = Yes.  AUSTRALIA
Jane (Jinny) = Jim Davies of Cellan. Children – Yes. London, England.
Elizabeth (Bessie) = Unmarried Llanddewi Brefi
After Lisa’s death:-   Tom Lloyd=Mary (cousin to Lisa)
David Aberystwyth


Anne = Daniel Evans (cousin), Y Bear, Llanddewi Brefi.           

Ann Evans 

Llun mwy - Big pic

Harriet = Unmarried
Daniel = Barbara. Children - No CANADA
Jane (Jenny) = Unmarried. Llanddewi Brefi
Myfanwy (Vanw) = Yes. Children = Yes.

Eleanor (Nellie) = Unmarried

Robert (Bob) = Elizabeth (Bessie) Evans of Foelallt Arms Aberystwyth
David (Dai) = Cachura (Curia) Llanddewi Brefi
Olwen = Yes. Children - Yes.
Llewelyn (Llew) = Yes. Children - Yes  Aberystwyth


Marged (Margaret) = Lewis Rees, Pentrebwlen, Llanddewi Brefi.
Sarah = Rhys ?   
Daniel = Iris, District Nurse in Llanddewi Brefi. 
Rachel = Unmarried Llanddewi Brefi
Jane (Jeno) = Unmarried Llanddewi Brefi
Hannah = Unmarried Lampeter
Thomas (Tommy) = Sarah (Sera) Children - Yes Lampeter
Henry = Unmarried Lampeter
Eunice = Unmarried Llanddewi Brefi



Hannah = Willie Lloyd Jones, Waunuchaf, Llanddewi Brefi.

Martha Jane (Mattie) = Unmarried. Matron of Aberaeron Hospital.

Died Carmarthen


Hannah Evans

Rachel Mary = Brynley Thomas Griffiths Children – Yes.





ADENDA 2 – Daniel Evans (DE1) and Rachel (see above) had 15 children:

The information on the left comes from anecdotal evidence. For census information on the family go HERE. This was a big family and is known affectionately as:

'Brîd Troed'rhiw'

(The Troedyrhiw Breed)

1. Roderick Evans = Elizabeth (SEE ABOVE)


2. John Evans=?  Kept the Bristol Shop, Llanddewi Brefi. Children:

David Evans. Vicar in the Lampeter area.

John (Johnny) Evans. Farmed at Rhysgog, Cwm Brefi.

Gwennie Evans. Married. No more information.


3. Daniel Evans = Elizabeth  Waunisaf. Children:

Sarah Jane EVANS=Lewis Lloyd (* see below)

Thomas EVANS=Ann. Children: Elizabeth, Margaret, Daniel & Sarah.

Daniel EVANS


Elizabeth EVANS - Grandaughter

Elizabeth EVANS - Grandaughter




* Sarah Jane Evans married Lewis Lloyd of Esgairgarn. They had a large family, 15 children! One son, David Lloyd, was killed in action in the 1914-18 war. Another, Roderick Lloyd was a minister in one of Carmarthen Town’s chapels. He married Mattie Evans, daughter of cousin John Evans who ran the Bristol shop. (See Above)

Census Information

1881   Dwelling: Waunisaf (Error: it's Waun Uchaf) Census Place:Gorwydd, Cardigan, Wales

Source: FHL Film 1342312     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 5452    Folio 126    Page 17

Daniel EVANS





Farmer 23 Acres

Llanddewibrefi, Cardigan

Rachel EVANS






Tanlan, Cardigan

Elizabeth EVANS






Llanddewibrefi, Cardigan







Llanddewibrefi, Cardigan

Margaret EVANS






Llanddewibrefi, Cardigan

Hannah EVANS






Llanddewibrefi, Cardigan

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NB1: Penforial, Gogoyan, Llanddewi Brefi is where Rachel Evans had all her children.  Daniel and Rachel lived there when they were first married, as Daniel's father, Roderick Evans occupied Waunuchaf until his death in 1876. 

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NB2: Most of the anecdotal evidence for the Evans family comes from the last person born at Waunuchaf, namely Mrs. Ray Griffiths (Rachel Mary Jones), she died in Cartref Argel,Carmarthen on the 29 March 2006. (See above)


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