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James Edwards, c. 1780-1843

James was a shoe maker by trade. He was born cir 1780 in Monmouthshire.

He married Ann Jones at Usk Parish Church on 25th February 1803. Both parties were Glascoed residents. They had several children including Leonard, James and Thomas Edwards. Leonard was christened on 11th March 1804, James on 5th April 1808. I have not been able to find a christening record for Thomas. He was born in approximately 1815 at Glascoed. James was noted as a Corvicer (shoe maker) on the baptism register when his son James was baptised.

James and Ann were living together at Pentwyn, a smallholding at Glascoed in 1841 with Thomas, their son (aged “20”) and an Ann Edwards (I assume another daughter) aged “15”.

James died in 1843 and was buried on 5th March 1843 at Llanfihangel Pontymoile Parish Church.

By the time of the 1851 census, Ann was the Head of Household as a widow, living with Thomas her son and his new wife, Mary (I assume Maria) Edwards.

See his “family tree” in the names database for further details.


Census: 1841

Register of Electors: 1841, 1843-44

Burial Register: 1843