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Watkins-Farmers-Cwmbargoed/Fochrhiw/Gelligaer

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cardiff
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Wales
Hello
My name is christine I'm from Cardiff.
I have been trying for a couple of years off and on researching family names Watkin. ( Merthyr area ) Belth ( jeffreyston area Pembrokeshire )
Bale ( Loxhore devon )
I am trying to find more about the Watkins Farming around Merthyr late 1700 through the 1800s

I am researching WATKIN/S managed to get back to JENKIN WATKIN farmer B.17?? Died 1829 wife Anne children Thomas B.1776 D.1860. Mary B.1784 John B.1785. Margaret B.1796 & EDMUND B.1791
EDMUND WATKINS farmer B.1791 CWMBARGOED is that the place or farm ?? His farm has been called Cwm Bargoed. Also known as Ty Cenol on census forms. Where are they buried.??
Edmunds Wife was Margaret ( David ) children were Edmund B.1819, Jenkin B.1821, Gregory B.1818, Mary, Ann, Rebecca, Llewelyn, John, Jane, Thomas, Barbara, & Isaac. ( his son was still farming on 1891 census named Isaac and wife elizabeth son Edward 21, Margaret A 19, Mary E 17, Janet E 11, Rachel M 7, Ruth J age about 5.
They used Ynysgau Chapel for childrens births.

On 1841 census Blaen Bargoed FARM Thomas Watkins B.1776 wife Sarah this was EDMUNDs brother.
extra information gladly received Thank you Christine
 
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Hi Christine,

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Hi Christine,

welcome sorry can help you much don't have any access to records prior to 1835 where it concerns marriages or births, but you never know you might actually meet some here that might be able to help u, maybe some other member looking it the same family. good luck Joyce
 
hi christine.cwm bargoed is a village near fochriw as to the watkins family there is a well known family in tirybirth who run watkins farm eggs i dont know if there is any link there.as to the cemetry there is one on top of the mountain between gelligear and fochriw it is very old but is still in use.good luck.
 
hi christine.cwm bargoed is a village near fochriw as to the watkins family there is a well known family in tirybirth who run watkins farm eggs i dont know if there is any link there.as to the cemetry there is one on top of the mountain between gelligear and fochriw it is very old but is still in use.good luck.

Thanks for info.
Will keep trying.
Christine
 
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