I've found a bit more info for you, although you may have it already. What had been transcribed as William's birthplace in 1861 Census, Llandroya, is in fact Llandrogo. Both the family search site and FreeREG have the baptism of a William Vaughan in Llandrogo in 1783. The parents are John and Elizabeth Vaughan. William also had a sister Eleanor baptised 1785.
Unfortunately I can't find William's marriage to Rachel nor can I find anything more re his parents. I have looked to see where Chemich, Rachel's birthplace from the Census is but cannot find it, or anything like it anywhere in Monmouthshire so I suspect that it is another mistranscription. I have looked at the image of the original page and it looks like Chemesh to me.
Isaac Griffiths head age 29 occ licensed victualler born Llanvihangel
Annie wife age 29 born Longtown
Rachel Vaughan age 78 born Kemys
Edith A Griffiths dau age 3 born Llanwenarth Ultra?
Elizabeth Jones servant
could this possibly be the marriage.. Llandrogo is on the welsh/Gloucester border, just over the severn bridge
England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
Residence: 01 Aug 1819 Gloucestershire, Bristol, St Nicholas
name: William Vaughan
event date: 01 Aug 1819
event place: Bristol, St Nicholas, Gloucestershire, England
marital status: Single
spouse: Rachael James
spouse's marital status: Single
digital folder number: 4223349
To emeltee, julietp, and davelambert271. Thank you so much for all your help. I am delighted with the information. I am sure that the marrige record found is "our" Rachael and William. All this takes me much further, and I am fasciated by what you have found and really appreciate the interest. familyhistory UK is a wonderful resource, particularly for those of us who live so far away. Thank you all :biggrin:
I've found another child born to William and Rachel, other than those mentioned in the Censuses. familysearch has a Mary Ann baptised in 1822 in Clodock and Longtown, parents William and Rachel Vaughan.
Thank you so much for finding MaryAnn. I am sure she is Ann's sister although she was born 20 years before Ann. I have seen a record for her before and wondered whether she and Ann were sisters. I am convinced that they were and in fact, will now enter her into my tree as a sibling.
Many thanks to all of you at familyhistory UK for mentioning your findings in FreeReg. I have looked at the records you found and am delighted at how detailed they are . This opens new doors for me.
I received an e-mail from someone who is convinced she is descended from Ann Vaughan. Her g father is Samuel (William?) Griffiths, who married an Edmonds. One of Ann and Isaac's children was Samuel Isaac. This has caused some confusion.
Once again, many thanks for your interest and all you are doing for my family tree.