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James Bevan of Hereford c, 1817

I have all the information on the descendants of James Bevan b. abt 1817m married Ann Jones in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, Feb 1838, and immigrated to Australia 1842, with their two sons William (3) and John one and a half.

What I am now looking for are the parents of James and Ann and any of their siblings. I have been hitting the proverbial brick wall with my research and would appreciate any help to try and trace the parents or siblings.

Bill Bevan

Looking for James and Ann Bevan (neeJones)

I believe James Bevan was born in abt 1817 in Herefordshire. I have no knowledge of his parents or siblings and this is what I am searching for. My first discovery of James and Ann is through the 1841 Wales Census. They were living in Rhymney, Wales and James was listed as a Haulier at the Rhymney Iron Works. They had a son William (2) listed as well. A second son John was born in July of 1841. In 1842 they immigrated to Australia and settled in Launceston, Tasmania. They ship that brought them to Australia was the "Royal Saxon". A daughter Mary Ann was born in Launceston in 1844 and in 1845 they moved to South Australia, where a further three sons were born.

Living next door to them in the 1841 census was a Thomas Bevan and his wife Margaret and there is a possibility that Thomas may have been a brother of James. Thomas is listed as being born in Whitney, Herefordshire.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Bill Bevan

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