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A Brief History of the the Davies Ancestors

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David Davies - 1785

The earliest known Davies ancestor is David Davies who was born circa 1785 in Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire. His wife Mary Griffiths was born circa 1794 also in Llanddewi Brefi. David was a blacksmith and farmer and they lived in a farm called Pentre Richard in Llanddewi Brefi. In 1832, Evan Davies, their fourth child (of ten) was born. David died between 1851 and 1861, and Mary died after 1871.

Evan Davies – 1832

Evan was born circa 1832 in Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire. On 13 April 1860, at Capel Gartheli, he married Esther Edwards the daughter of Griffith and Jane Edwards from Gartheli, Cardiganshire. After marrying they went to live at a farm called Pantyfod in the village of Llanddewi Brefi. Like his father, Evan was a blacksmith and farmer. Evan died between 1891 and 1901 and Esther died after 1901. Evan and Esther had 11 children and obviously used a pattern when naming the children – named after grandparents, parents, and then uncles alternating between his and her families. This naming convention meant that their fourth child was also called Evan Davies. He was born on 24 June 1865 at Pantyfod.

Evan died on 3 January 1901 and his wife Esther died on 11 August 1906

Evan Davies – 1865  Evan Davies - 1865

Evan Davies was born on 24 June 1865 at Pantyfod, in the village of Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire. He married Elizabeth from St Davids. They moved to Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire where Evan worked as a coal miner. They had two children before Elizabeth died.

On 20 November 1895 he married Eleanor Morgans, the daughter of David and Alice Morgans from Tregaron. They had four children, the eldest David Davies was born on 8 September 1896. Eleanor died on 11 December 1908. Evan’s third wife was called Susannah.

Evan died on 11 April 1921 and is burried at Abercynon Cemetery.

David Davies - 1896 David Davies - 1896

David Davies was born was born on 8 September 1896 in Treharris. On 26 December 1929 at Penuel Chapel, Pontypridd, Glamorganshire he married Catherine Jones the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Jones. They were both living in Abercynon, Glamorganshire where David worked as a coal miner. After marrying they continued to live in Abercynon.

Last updated: 17 October 2010

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