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Eliza Evans (1825)


Eliza Evans was the sister of Cornelius Evans, who came to farm at Glascoed Fach at some point between 1879 and 1881.

Eliza was born in Llandenny in 1825 (baptised 6th March 1825 at Llandenny Parish Church).

She married John Edward Williams on 20th May 1847 at Usk Baptist Chapel. They had quite a number of children together:

Emily Augusta  (born 1849 Llanbaddock, died 1907 San Francisco USA)

Eliza (Born 1850 Llanbaddock, died 1913 at Pontypool Hospital)

John Benjamin (born 1853, Gwernesney, died 1911 Seattle USA)

Mary Temperance (born 1855, Gwernesney, died 1936 Griffithstown, Pontypool)

William (born c.1855 Gwernesney)

Edward Oliver (born 1858 Gwernesney, died 1939 Pontypool)

Alfred Henry (born 1859 Gwernesney, died 1933 Griffithstown, Pontypool)

Arthur Sydney (born 1861 Gwernesney, died 1939 New Zealand)

Sara Emma (born 1863 Gwernesney, died 1933 New Inn, Pontypool)

Harriet Matilda  (born 1865 Gwernesney, died 1923 Griffithstown, Pontypool)

Hannah Agnes (born 1868 Gwernesney, died 1923 Griffithstown Pontypool).

They lived at Upper Wernhir, Llanbaddock initially, moved to the Steppes farm, Gwernesney probably in late 1851 and moved from there to Ty Poeth farm, Llanfihangel Pontymoile in 1873. They were very involved with Mount Zion Baptist Chapel in their time at Upper Wernhir.