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James Williams (c.1831-1903)


James Williams was born circa 1830/31 in Glascoed. His parents were Roger Williams and Ann Morgan. They had been married in September 1830 and farmed at Beech Farm.

James was the eldest son that I have located. He married a Devon native, Ann Symons on 11th September 1859 at Mount Zion Baptist Chapel. They had several children:

Willam (born 1859), Mariah (born 1865), Henry (born 1868), George (born 1871) and Emma (born 1875).

They lived at Lower Twyn farm for most of their married life.

James died on the 12th of January 1903 and was buried at Mount Zion Baptist Chapel, the family place of worship. Ann died almost a year to the day later - January 4th 1904.


RECORDS:

CENSUS: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901.

NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS: Usk Observer 24th July 1858 (Assaulted by Henry Morgan). This is probably our James.

BURIAL: Mount Zion Burial