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I'm looking for any information about Rhys (or Rees) Terrace, Gors Street (Heol-Y-Gors), Cwmgors, Wales, UK. Rhys Terrace and Rees Terrace might be 2 different properties, in which case I'm mostly interested in the Rees Terrace.
Thomas Pritchard and his family lived there in 1911, and I want to know more about the property and the history of the property.
Picture(s) would be nice to have as well.
Oxwich Castle occupies a position on a wooded headland overlooking Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom (Google view).
Transcripted text from the plate by Oxwish Castle:
Oxwich Castle was built in the sixteenth century, probably on the site of an earlier building. It was erected by the Mansel family, who occupied a leading position among the Tudor gentry of Glamorgan.
With its courtyard plan and semi-fortified design, including this impressive, mock-military gateway, Oxwich recalls several other manor houses in south Wales designed for a powerful gentry class whose life-style resembled that of earlier feudal magnates.
Oxwich castle comprises two adjacent ranges of buildings. The smaller south range to your left is the earlier, built by Sir Rice Mansel (whose initials appear on the decorative plaque over the outer gateway). On an altogether larger scale, the east range behind you is the roof less shell of a "great house", probably built by Sir Rice's son, Sir Edward Mansel.
Sir Rice Mansel
Welsh Biography Online - Mansel Family
I took some pictures at this site in 2008, if anyone is interested in a copy.
My husband's great grandfather, Stanley George Stoneman, lived in Tawelfan, Owen's Lane, Godrergraig, Llanguicke, Pontardawe, West Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom accourding to 2 Apr 1911 Wales Census. So did his father John William Stoneman, with his second wife Amy Stoneman (Adams).
Stanley married Elizabeth Ann Jenkins 15 Apr 1911, and all their 8 children was born in Gate Terrace, Godrergraig, Llanguicke, Pontardawe, West Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.
I want to know more about Tawelfan, Owen's Lane and Gate Terrace, and if anyone could provide med with photos that would be a big bonus.
DANIEL THOMAS was born on 14 June 1859, in Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom (source 1.), to Daniel Thomas Thomas and Mary Thomas [Edwards]. He was recorded in the census in 1891, aged about 32, in Llangathen, Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom, working as a collier laborer. He was recorded in the census in 1901 (source 2.), aged about 42, in
Garnant, Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom, and working as a heiver. Daniel died on 14 June 1932, aged 73.
MARIA THOMAS [WILLIAMS] was born on 1 October 1862, in Llandeilofawr, Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom (source 1), to Thomas Williams and Elizabeth Williams. She was recorded in the census in 1891 (source 1.), aged about 28, in Llangathen, Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom. She was recorded in the census in 1901 (source 2.), aged about 38, in Garnant, Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom. Maria died on 27 December 1957, aged 95.
It's unknown when Daniel Thomas married Maria Thomas [Williams]. Both spoke Welsh according to 1891 census (source 1.), and by census 1901 (source 2.) they both spoke Welsh and English. They had seven children:
Thomas (TWM) Thomas in 1885
Mary Diana Davis [Thomas] in 1887
Isaac Thomas in 1889
Elizabeth Thomas in 1895
Daniel John Thomas in 1896
Miriam Llawelyn [Thomas] in 1899
Lydia Guilor [Thomas] in ? (source 3.)
More spesific information about this family is wanted.
1.) 1891 Wales Census Record for Daniel Thomas 1859-1932.
2.) 1901 Wales Census Record for Daniel Thomas 1859-1932.
3.) Family knowledge
DAVID JOHN BOWEN was born in 1845, in Llandeyen, Carmarthenshire, Wales. He was recorded in the 1891 census (source 1.), aged about 46, in Penybrynian Road, Llanguick, Glamorgan, Wales. In 1905, aged about 60, he was a Coal miner. (Source 2.). David is no longer living, time of death unknown
MARY BOWEN [EVANS?] was born in 1853, in Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Parents unknown, but I beleive her maiden name is Evans. She was recorded in the 1891 census (source 1.), aged about 38, in Llanguick, Glamorgan, Wales. Mary is no longer living, time of death unknown.
It's unknown when David John Bowen married Mary Bowen [Evans?]. Both spoke Welsh (source 1.). They had six children (source 1.):
D. John Bowen in 1873
Elizabeth Bowen in 1874
Thomas Bowen in 1880
Catherine Bowen in 1884
Margaret Bowen about 1886
Jennet Bowen in 1888
More information about this family is wanted.
1.) "1891 Wales Census - David Bowen (head)"
2.) "Certified copy of marriage Thomas Pritchard and Margaret Bowen"
DAVID PRITCHARD was born around 1854. Unknown parents. Unknown birth place. In 1905, aged about 51, he was a Coal miner (source 1). Unknown time of death and place.
MRS. PRITCHARD Unknown time of birth and place. Unknown parents. Unknown time of death and place.
It's unknown when David Pritchard married Mrs. Pritchard. If family story is correct they had several children, but don't have a lot of information on this. But they had at least one son:
Thomas Pritchard about 1879
They might also had a son called:
David Pritchard in 1881
It's beleived that both Mr. and Mrs. David Pritchard died young, leaving their children behind. They owned a lot of land, and after their death family came in to help raising the children and maintain the land. Somehow this land ended up on the family hands instead of the children. I believe the land was somewhere near the Black Mountain, Wales, UK. It might have been David's father who owned the land mentioned, since David is listed as a coal miner on his son's Thomas wedding certificate.
I want to find out more about this family and what happened to them all. Names, dates, places - anything really. If you have any information, please contact me.
Please note that information in this post might be inaccurate.
1) "Certified copy of marriage Thomas Pritchard and Margaret Bowen"
Surname definition: See Family Crest below.
Surname origin: Medieval Welsh origin.
Derivation: Patronymic of the male given name Richard, formed from a fusion of the Welsh suffix 'ap' meaning 'son of' and the First name Richard.
Alternate surname spellings: Richardson Richards Prichard
Pritchard Family Crest and Name Origin
The Pritchard Family History
Pritchard Family Genealogy Forum
GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy
Please let me know if you have any links to resources when it comes to researching the Pritchard family name.