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William John Parry. 1892-1935.

Many thanks to Olwen Hughes for the following information:

b 16 July 1892 Glascoed Mon. William was the son of Thomas (Tom) John Parry and Mary Jane Parry nee Evans

He married Annie Lewis in the first quarter of 1920.

He died in on 3rd December 1935, and was buried at St Michaels Church, Glascoed 


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 technically in Llanbaddock Parish, but considered locally to be part of Glascoed.

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

This was their address in 1916, when William’s brother Tom died in WW1, aged just 21.

Burial record:  

William John Parry

St Michael’s C of E Glascoed,

Headstone reads

In loving memory of William John Parry

Dec 3rd 1935 Aged 44 years

Also of Tom Beloved son

Died March 3rd 1923

Aged 2 ½ years

I (Olwen) was told, by Annie Mary Robinson, that Tom had hydrocephalus.