BY A W GILBEY
AND PENGLAIS SCHOOL HISTORY SOCIETY
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This is an appeal for information about the early life and family of my Great Grandfather John Evans who according to the 1901 census was born in Llanbadarn Fawr Cardiganshire. This is the only direct information I have about his early life. By the end of 1891 he was living in London and married to Annie. By 1901 he was living in Trowbridge with his wife and six children. By 1915 he was in Bristol where he stayed for the rest of his life. My father said that members of family from Wales visited fairly regularly. His wedding certificate showed an S. J. Evans as a witness. His father was recorded as John, a carpenter, deceased. One of his sons, a railway driver, was killed in an accident in Oxfordshire in the 1930s. A detailed report of the funeral gave not only the chief mourners but the senders of wreaths – a Margaret and Sophia were listed “ from Wales .” From this information I was able to find a family to whom he seemed to belong and for whom dates and names appear to match. His father and mother may well have been John and Anne Evans both from LLanbadarn Fawr. His brothers and sisters may then have been William, Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah Jane, David, Sophia and Llewellyn James. Sarah Jane may have been the witness and Margaret and Sophia the senders of the wreaths. Sophia appears to have become an assistant teacher (locally?) and William worked for the Cambrian Times around 1881.Most of the brothers appear to have moved away from the village although I cannot track David. Any relatives of mine would probably be descended from the sisters of my Great Grandfather. At the moment I cannot find a birth certificate or baptism record that fits his details. I would love to be able to confirm these people as his family. I would also be happy to fill in any information for anyone researching their family tree. I can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org . Phil Evans. (March 2010)
THE JAMES / WARRINGTON FAMILY
I am trying to trace my great great grandmother called Mary James who was born in Llanbardarn in 1832. I have no record of her parents but family history tells me that she had an illegitimate daughter called Averina (my great grandmother), the daughter of her employer. I believe that due to her circumstances the father of the child bought her a small holding hence I believe she was a cow keeper. I would be interested if anybody has any information on the James family who subsequently married into the Warrington 's in the 1870s. Please contact Rachel Banbury via email at email@example.com (April 2010)
MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION PAGES
|Memorial Inscription near the Chancel of the Church. Transcribed by Mr J Parkinson|
|Looking back on Old Llanbadarn|
|Leases of the Nanteos Estate 1808|
|Schedule of the Llanbadarn Fawr Tithe Map of 1846|
|Index to the Memorial Inscriptions transcribed by the Rev Bloom in Chapter 7|
|Wills from Llanbadarn Fawr - updates October 2009|
|A survey of the Chuirchyard made in 2007 by Allen et al. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.|
PHOTOGRAPHS AND PICTURES
|SOME OF THE PENGLAIS SCHOOL HISTORY SOCIETY IN 1977|
|THE PENGLAIS SCHOOL HISTORY SOCIETY IN 1980|
|Llanbadarn Fawr about 1810 - a view of the Church|
|Llanbadarn Fawr about 1849 - a view of the village road by the Churchyard|
|Llanbadarn fawr - a view of the Black Lion and Church|
|Llangawsai in 1900|
|The stones crosses in the Churchyard about 1900|
|A photograph of the Fear family shop - specialising in fresh fruit and fish|
|A postcard of the Church and Churchyard in 1910|
|A painting by Alfred Worthington|
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