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Evans from Llanedy, Llandeilotalybont to Pontardulais and Woods Pontardulais
I would like to trace my Grandfather's, Gwilym Thomas Evans, siblings. He emigrated to Australia at abt.20 years, moved around a lot and did not keep in touch with his family. I am entirely stuck on GT's elder brother,David Evans, born last half of 1882 to 1883 at Llanedy, Carmarthenshire and possibly moving with the family to either West Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydvil or the Pontardulais area in Wales. He was not on the 1901 census with his father, his father's new partner Harriet, (no marriage found), and siblings. His father was William Evans b 1856 Llanelly and his mother was Ann Rowlands born 1852, (a descendant, in Llangeitho, of Daniel Rowlands a famous preacher who died in 1790). That might ring a bell with an Evans descendant. William Evans was with Harriet ? in 1901, and again in 1911, Ann Rowlands having died in 1900. GT's sister Agnes Evans abt 1886, married Rees Walters from Llangammach and they had William Edward Walters born in 1909 and who died in 1996, and his sister Morfydd Mary Evans married David Enoch Evans f rom Tregarron, Cardiganshire. The latter couple had at least two daughters, Margaret E Evans born in 1922 and Ann(e) Evans who married Gordon Bennett. I believe that they ran a hotel in London and the name Eunice was frequently mentioned in visits. Gordon's sister Vera Bennett lived near my parents at Leigh on Sea, Essex. Margaret E Evans married James Garnet Woods and had two sons. I believe that they were James L Woods b. 1947 and Anthony C Woods 1945 though I remember the name Christopher Woods and that Margaret was known as Peggy. I have a letter written to my father from Peggy and Jim at Williams Street, Pontardulais. I have no idea what happened to GT's other sister, Mary Ann Evans -the eldest sister born abt.1885. I would be delighted and grateful if anyone were able to find any records for David Evans or the others of his family, as contact was only made with the family in 1962 by my father writing blindly to a vicar in Wales! Not much of what my father found out was passed on to me, but I remember meeting Morphydd once and seeing Ann and Gordon a few times. A difficult surname with such common Christian names. Thank you.


Post Revised: 2011, Member logged in: 2013
Pontarddulais, Pontardulais, Glamorgan

 



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