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John Williams (1835-1889)

Many thanks to Olwen Hughes for sending me her research, which the bulk of this page is generated from:


Born 1835

Died 4 Nov 1889 aged 54

Son of Roger and Ann Williams of Beech Farm

Husband of Mary (maiden name unknown)

Father of  Mary and William Williams. Also of Ann (c. 1860), Elizabeth (c.1861), Henry (c. 1866) and John (c. 1873).

John was one of the Glascoed rioters, named in the Free Press accounts


1851 Census

Roger Williams 56 b Brecon Crickhowell

Ann Williams   48 b Glascoed

James Williams 20 b Glascoed

Mary Williams  18 b Glascoed

John Williams  15 b Glascoed

Elizabeth Williams 14 b Glascoed

Philip Williams 12 b Glascoed

William Williams 9 b Glascoed

Henry Williams 7 b Glascoed

Charles Williams 6 mths b Glascoed

1861 Census

No.47 Cross Road (probably Cross Farm)

John Williams 26 agricultural labourer b Glascoed

Mary Williams 34     b Llanbattock

Ann Williams 1    b Llanbattock

1871 Census

No. 16 on census (probably Cross Farm)

John Williams 36 farmer b Glascoed

Mary Williams 44   b Llanbattock

Ann Williams 11   b Glascoed

Elizabeth Williams 9   b Glascoed

Mary Williams 7   b Glascoed

Henry Williams 4   b Glascoed

William Williams 2 months  b Glascoed

1881 Census

No. 25 on census No name to property (probably Cross Farm).

John Williams 46 farmer b Glascoed

Mary Williams 54   b Llanbattock

Mary Williams 17  b Glascoed

Henry Williams 14   b Glascoed

William Williams 10   b Glascoed

John Williams  7    b Glascoed


John and Mary both died within a year of each other in 1888 and 1889.

Monumental Inscriptions


In loving memory of

Mary Williams d 18 July 1888, aged 62

John Williams d 4 November 1889 aged 54

Further information on William, one of John and Mary’s children:

William Williams b 1871 became a railway man

He married Joan Morgan of Prescoed in 1894.

They too lived at Prescoed Cottages, Llanbaddock

Their children were:

Elsie b 1904 d 2000




Margaret (Peggy ) lived in Brighton ?

Annie lived in Usk

Olive lived in Tredunnock


Further information on Elizabeth, another of John and Mary’s children:

Elizabeth Williams, b 1862

mother of Alice, mother of Vera. (“Aunty Vera”) of Griffithstown. Born about 1920.