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Tom Parry 1852

Thanks to Olwen Hughes for the following information:

Thomas (Tom) Parry

b about 1852 Usk Mon, the son of James Parry, a farmer and Hay Dealer and Ann.

d abt 1932 Glascoed, Monmouthshire

m Husband of Mary Jane Parry nee Evans

Father of William John Parry

1871 Census

White House, Little Mill, Mamhilad Usk Mon District 26

James Parry 50 haydealer

Ann Parry 47 b Llanarth abt 1824

Tom Parry 17

Ann Parry 15

Mary  Parry 13

Wiliam Parry 10


1881 census White House Little Mill

Mamhilad District 22 p9 /10

James Parry 60 farmer

Ann Parry 57 b Llanarth abt 1824

Tom Parry 27

Ann Parry 25

Mary  Parry 23

James Parry 12

Margaret Parry 5 months


1891 census – Ton, Glascoed

Tom Parry 37 b Usk

Mary Jane Parry  31 b Llangwm Ucha

James Parry  2

Ann Parry         1


1901 census - Glascoed Vach, Glascoed 

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 Parry junior’s address at the time of his death in WW1 in 1916. Clearwell is shown as No.9 on the Llanbaddock census of 1901, neighbouring No.8, Glen View. However, the 1891 Llanbaddock census shows neither of these addresses, No. 8 is Nine Wells, next to two uninhabited cottages. Interestingly, Annie Mary Parry referred to Clearwell /Nine wells to describe where her granny Parry lived.

1911 Census

Clear Well, Llanbadoc, Mon    3 rooms

Tom  Parry Head  59    Married          Farm Labourer    Worker    Parish N.K.  Monmouthshire    English

Mary Jane Parry Wife    50  Married  23  6  6  -          Llandenny  Monmouthshire    English

James  Parry Son  22    Single          General labourer    Worker    Glascoed  Monmouthshire    English

Celia  Parry Daughter    18  Single                  Glascoed  Monmouthshire    English

Tom  Parry Son  16    Single          Cow Man on Farm    Worker    Glascoed  Monmouthshire    English

Martha Evelyn  Parry Daughter    14  Single                  Glascoed  Monmouthshire    English

Mary Jane died about 1940, it was at this time that the area around Clearwell Cottage would have been purchased as part of the ROF.

Thomas Parry’s cousin was Lord Mayor of Cardiff in the early 1900’s

Thomas senior’s brother, James Parry

B.1869 d.April 20th 1957

1891 census Goytre District 2

No. 79 Pentwyn

Ann Parry 67 wife b Glascoed

James Parry  69 b Llanvair

James Parry  22 son

Ann  Parry 35 daughter


1901 census

No. 63 Pentwyn, Goytre, Monmouthshire

James Parry 32

Emily Parry 28 wife b Glascoed

Laura Parry 6

Bertha Parry 4

Gus Parry  2

Susan Parry 1

Thomas’s brother James Parry, known as Jim Parry had another daughter Elizabeth Parry, she married Alfred Williams, they lived at Glen View, the parents of Emily Williams who married Fred and lives at Trostra Farm today.

Mount Zion Baptist Chapel transcripts of headstones


Emily Ann Parry d Oct 2nd 1918 aged 44

James Parry d April 20th 1957 aged 88


Bertha Parry, daughter of James and Emily.

Mount Zion Baptist Chapel transcripts of headstones


Albert Williams d 8th march 1950 aged 65

Bertha Williams d 20th Dec 1982 aged 86

Granary Farm, Lanthewy