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can anyone help please.i am trying to trace a john davies b1837.d19/04/1919i dont know his wifes name.had4 children thomas b1864.william b?.mary jane b1872.margaret ann b1876.they lived at rhydybine farm nr tal-y-bont on usk.john davies was from the builth area originaly.
 

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Hi Dave

Due to the commoness of the surname I need to know what county Rhydbyne Farm was in Wales. I have been looking but there are several Davies families to choose from.

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Hi Dave

There is no Davies listed at Rhydbine Farm in the 1881 census.

Do you have any further details on John's 1919 death certificate? Where did he die?

I am still having trouble locating a Thomas or Margaret Davies in the 1871 or 1881 censuses in Breconshire.

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There is a Mary J aged 23 and Margaret A Davies aged 17 in the 1891 census living at Merdy, Llanfihangel Nantbran in Breconshire?

John is aged 49 and is a Farmer. They have a son William aged 20. John is a widower born Breconshire Liangamarch?.

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Hi Dave

There is no Davies listed at Rhydbine Farm in the 1881 census.

Do you have any further details on John's 1919 death certificate? Where did he die?

I am still having trouble locating a Thomas or Margaret Davies in the 1871 or 1881 censuses in Breconshire.

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hi benny.death cert reads 19 april 1919 at rhydybine farm.llanfigan. age 81.farmer.william williams son in law as informant.registration district brecknock.sub district penkelly.he is buried at tynewydd cemetry.aber.nr tal-y-bont on usk.powys.also i have a book titled the tal-y-bont saga which is about newport council buying all the farms in the valley so they could flood it for water for newport and john and the farm are mentioned they lived at the farm from approx 1895 if thats any help.dave
 

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Hi Davej

I think I have him in 1901.

Maurdy Llanfihangel Nant Bran Breconshire

John Davies, Head, Widower, Farmer, aged 58, born LLangamureh??
William Davies, Son, aged 29, Publican, born Llanynes
Mary J Williams, Daughter aged 29 born LLanynes
Margaret A Davies, Daughter aged 28 Housekeeper Domestic born Llanynes
William J Williams, Son In Law, aged 25, Waggoner on Farm. B Llanthety
with his children Mary A aged 5, Margaret aged 4, Lizzie aged 3, John R aged 1 all born (name difficult to read)

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Hi Davej

I think I have him in 1901.

Maurdy Llanfihangel Nant Bran Breconshire

John Davies, Head, Widower, Farmer, aged 58, born LLangamureh??
William Davies, Son, aged 29, Publican, born Llanynes
Mary J Williams, Daughter aged 29 born LLanynes
Margaret A Davies, Daughter aged 28 Housekeeper Domestic born Llanynes
William J Williams, Son In Law, aged 25, Waggoner on Farm. B Llanthety
with his children Mary A aged 5, Margaret aged 4, Lizzie aged 3, John R aged 1 all born (name difficult to read)

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ben thanks very much for the info.can you tell me which is the best and cheapest way for me to get info on records (ie)census as i am out of work through ill health and cant afford to pay out a lot of money.
 

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Hi Dave

FreeBMD is a free website which contains the indexes of births, marriages and deaths.

Ancestry.co.uk is a pay per view site but it has all the England and Wales 1841 through to 1901 censuses.

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Hi

Could this be them in the 1871 census?

Farm name Tyluepa? Llanynis, Breconshire

John Davies, Head, aged 28, farmer of 20 acres born Llangamarch?
Margret Davies, Wife aged 30, Farmers wife born Cardigan
Rees Davies, Son, aged 8, Farmers son, born Brecon (same POB as father)
Thomas Davies, Son, aged 5, Farmers son born same place as father
Mary Jane Davies, Daughter Aged 2 born Breconshire, LLanynis.

Living near them is a William Williams aged 28, Farm Labourer born LLanynis.

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How about 1881 census

Residence Esgairwen, Llangammarch, Breconshire, Wales

John Davies, Head, aged 39, Shepherd, born Llangammarch
Margaret Davies Wife, aged 42, born Cardiganshire
Mary Jane Davies, Daughter aged 11, born Brecknock, Llanynis
David William Davies, Son aged 9, born Llanynis
Margaret Anne Davies, Daughter, aged 5 born Llanynis
Thomas Davies, Brother, Farm Labourer, aged 42 born LLangammarch.

Living next door is a Daniel Davies, Farm Labourer, aged 27, born LLangammarch with wife Anne.

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Hi Dave

Sorry to keep bombarding you with info as you may need time to adjust to all these census records but I think I have John Davies parents.

A John Davies was baptised in Llangammarch in 1842 son of David and Mary Davies.

Here is the family in 1851

Coven, Llangammarch, Breconshire

David Davies, Head, aged 56, Ag Lab, born LLangammarch
Mary Davies, aged 50, Wife born LLangammarch
Rees Davies, Son, aged 29, a pauper, born LLangammarch
Thomas Davies, Son, aged 13, born Llangammarch
John Davies, Son, aged 10 born LLangammarch.

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