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Walter Williams

Walter Williams was born at Llanbaddock in approximately 1795.

He married Rachel Morgan, a Glascoed girl (born c. 1804) on the 14th May 1827 at Llanover parish church.

They had at least 3, probably at least four children.

These included:

James Williams (born c 1834). His birthplace is unclear, since he variously states his birthplace as Lanviangel (I assume Pontymoile), Glascoed, Lanvrechva and Llanbaddock. He worked as a labourer and married three times. His first wife was Anne Prichard (born c 1832, the daughter of David Prichard, a labourer). They married on 13th August 1860 at Mamhilad parish church.

Anne appears to have died before James married Sarah nee Davies (the widow of John Pitt) at Gelligaer Parish Church, Glamorgan on 6th October 1868.

I’m not sure exactly when he died. He appeared on the 1851 census and in 1861, Rachel was said to be a widow.


1841 - At Llanfihangel Pontymoile.

1851 - At “Common Cross”, Glascoed - later known as “The Cross”.

1861 - where Rachel is recorded as being a widow.