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Mary Jane Parry nee Evans

b 11 May 1860 Llangwm Ucha Mon or Llangovan Llangattock

d 1940, buried at St Michaels Church, Glascoed


Daughter of Cornelius Evans and Martha Evans (nee Griffiths)

Wife of Thomas (Tom) Parry

1861 Census 

Address Porthcreddig Llangwm 100 acres

Cornelius Evans 37

Martha 23 b Llangwm Ucha

Mary Jane 10 months


1871 Census 

Address Penpedairheol Llangattock Breconshire Crickhowell

Cornelius Evans 51 - farmer 166 acres

Martha Evans  33

Mary J  11

 Emma   9 

John   6 

Martha E   4

William  2


1881 Census 

Address- Glascoed Vach, Glascoed

Cornelius Evans 62

Martha 42

Mary Jane  20 b. Llangwm Ucha

Emma  18 b. Llangwm Ucha

John  16 b. Llangwm Ucha

William  12 b. Llangwm Ucha

Harriet  10 b. Brecon, Llanfalog

Agnes  8    b. Mamhilad

Tom   3 b. Mamhilad


1891 Census 

Address- Glascoed Vach ( number 5 on census, number 4 was Ton, see below)

Cornelius Evans 72 widower farmer

William  22 

Agnes  17

Tom      13


1891 Census

Address – Ton, Glascoed, Monmouthshire

Tom Parry  37 b Usk

Mary Jane Parry 31 b Llangwm Ucha

James Parry  2

Ann Parry         1


1901 Census - Glascoed Vach 

Thomas Parry 47 b Usk

Mary Jane Parry 40 b Llangwm

James  12 b Glascoed

Ann  11 b Glascoed

William J  9 b Glascoed

Celia   8 b Glascoed

Thomas  6 b Glascoed

Martha E  4 b Glascoed


At some point Thomas and Mary Jane moved to live at Clearwell, Glascoed, a smallholding on the left towards Glascoed Baptist Chapel. This was Tom juniors address at the time of his death in WW1 in 1916.


Tom Parry b 1895

St Michael’s C of E Glascoed, war memorial 1914 -1918 Private T Parry

Also T Parry, no details on war memorial at St Mary’s Church, Usk

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Monmouthshire Regiment

Private Tom Parry 266199

d: 1 July 1916

aged 21 years

Grave memorial reference: pier and face 16B Thiepval


Mum, Annie Mary Robinson, talked a lot about ‘Granny Parry’, I think she spent quite a lot of time with her in the 1920’s and 1930’s, when she was a child.

This is what she recalled …..

As a girl Mary Jane live in a manor house/or her great uncle did/ Treworgan Manor ?? Court ??

Mary Jane recalled riding to church in a carriage.


Sister Emma, went to Boston. Mass, USA. Married James Wilkie. Ran a cab business. Aunt Emma. Aunt Emma’s trunk.

Emma Wilkie, b1863, arrived in Liverpool on a Cunard ship called Laconia on 22 May 1933. Details were:

Housewife, aged 70, Yew Tree Farm, Goytrey, near Usk.

Official number 145925


Sister Harriet, lived in Goytre.


Brother William, lived at Nantygollen Farm, Pontypool


Brother John, son John, grandson Rhydwyn, Rhydymaen Farm, Llandenny.


Sister Agnes, lived in Griffithstown, built with the coming of the railways.

Daughter Dora was a teacher.

Many thanks to Olwen Hughes for all of this information. It’s much appreciated. If you have information about your family I’d be delighted to add any pages you write to the site.