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  • Name William Thomas 
    Born 1853  Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Registration Between 1 Apr 1853 and 30 Jun 1853  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth 
    • Volume 11b, Page 193«tab»
    Census 2 Apr 1871  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Wales 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1871  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Employed on the Farm 
    Occupation 28 Jan 1876  Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 28 Jan 1876  Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Dyffryn Gwyn 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wales 
    Occupation 3 Apr 1881  Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer's Son 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Wales 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Wales 
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Registration Between 1 Apr 1919 and 30 Jun 1919  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Death 
    • Volume 11b, Page 198
    Died 14 Jun 1919  [10
    Buried Aberdovey Cemetery, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
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    Person ID I2094  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2015 

    Father William Thomas
              b. 1820, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anne Unknown
              b. 1819, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married
    • Mar 1851, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Volume 27, Page 127 William THOMAS
      Mar 1851, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Volume 27, Page 127 Ann JONES
    Family ID F756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gwen Jones
              b. 1854, Llanegryn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Aug 1914  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1876  Llanegryn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Registration Mar 1876  Dolgellau, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Marriage 
    • Volume 11b, Page 513
    Children 
     1. Annie Thomas
              b. 1879, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Nov 1938  (Age 59 years)
     2. William Thomas
              b. 1880, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 May 1933, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Mary Thomas
              b. 1882, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Jan 1960, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Hugh Thomas
              b. 1885, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 May 1918  (Age 33 years)
     5. David J. Thomas
              b. 1890, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Catherine Elizabeth Thomas
              b. 28 Aug 1891, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 May 1980  (Age 88 years)
     7. John Thomas
              b. 1894, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Richard Thomas
              b. 1899, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Jan 1936  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1853 - Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Birth - Between 1 Apr 1853 and 30 Jun 1853 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 2 Apr 1871 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Employed on the Farm - 2 Apr 1871 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 28 Jan 1876 - Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dyffryn Gwyn - 28 Jan 1876 - Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1876 - Llanegryn, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Marriage - Mar 1876 - Dolgellau, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 3 Apr 1881 - Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer's Son - 3 Apr 1881 - Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 5 Apr 1891 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 5 Apr 1891 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 31 Mar 1901 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 31 Mar 1901 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Death - Between 1 Apr 1919 and 30 Jun 1919 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Aberdovey Cemetery, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • BMD Certificates
    Marriage Certificate for William THOMAS and Gwen JONES (280)
    Marriage Certificate for William THOMAS and Gwen JONES (280)

    Census
    1871 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1871 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    RG10 Piece 5602 Folio 54 Page 1  

    Dwelling Fronheulog 
    Location Towyn, Merioneth 
    Source RG10 Piece 5602 Folio 54 Page 1 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    THOMAS William Head 62 Farmer 112 acres employing 2 A Lab and 2 Girls Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire 
    THOMAS Anne Wife 53  Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Hugh Son 19 Employee on the Farm Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS William Son 18 Employee on the Farm Towyn, Merionethshire 
    LEWIS Elizabeth Ser 45 Domestic Ser on the Farm Towyn, Merionethshire 
    MILES Margaret Ser 16 Domestic Ser on the Farm Pen(nal?), Merionethshire 
    1881 Wales Census for Towyn, Merionethshire
    1881 Wales Census for Towyn, Merionethshire
    RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 74 Page 4  

    Dwelling Dyffryn Gwyn 
    Location Towyn, Merioneth, Wales 
    Source RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 74 Page 3 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    THOMAS William Head 61 Farmer of 200 Acres (Emp 2 Lab) Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire 
    THOMAS William Son 28 Farmers Son Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    THOMAS Gwen Dau In Law 27 Wife of Farmers Son Llanegryn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    THOMAS Anne Grand Dau  Grand Daughter Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    THOMAS William Grand Son  Grand Son Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    OWEN Mary Servant  18 General Servant Eglwysfach, Cardigan, Wales 
    JONES Mary Nurse  18 Nurse Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    MORGANS Enoch Servant 25 Farm Servant (indoor) Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Wales 
    PUGHE Henry Shepherd 15 Shepherd Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    THOMAS William Visitor  Visitor London, Middlesex, England 
    1881 Wales Census for Towyn, Merionethshire
    1881 Wales Census for Towyn, Merionethshire
    RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 74 Page 3  

    Dwelling Dyffryn Gwyn 
    Location Towyn, Merioneth, Wales 
    Source RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 74 Page 3 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    THOMAS William Head 61 Farmer of 200 Acres (Emp 2 Lab) Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire 
    THOMAS William Son 28 Farmers Son Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    THOMAS Gwen Dau In Law 27 Wife of Farmers Son Llanegryn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    THOMAS Anne Grand Dau  Grand Daughter Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    THOMAS William Grand Son  Grand Son Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    OWEN Mary Servant  18 General Servant Eglwysfach, Cardigan, Wales 
    JONES Mary Nurse  18 Nurse Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    MORGANS Enoch Servant 25 Farm Servant (indoor) Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Wales 
    PUGHE Henry Shepherd 15 Shepherd Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    THOMAS William Visitor  Visitor London, Middlesex, England 
    1891 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1891 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 58 Page 2  

    Dwelling Dyffryngwyn 
    Location Dauddyfryn, Towyn, Merionethshire 
    Source RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 58 Page 2 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    THOMAS William Head 38 Farmer Meirpoeth, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Gwen Wife 37  Llanegryn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Ann Daughter 13 Scholar Dyffryngwyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS William Son 11 Scholar Dyffryngwyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Mary Daughter  Scholar Dyffryngwyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Hugh Son  Scholar Dyffryngwyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS David Son   Dyffryngwyn, Merionethshire 
    EDWARDS Hugh Servant 25 Farm Servant Cemaes, Montgomeryshire 
    EVANS John Daniel Servant 20 Farm Servant Brwyno, Cardiganshire 
    PUGH Mary Servant 18 Servant Domestic Pantyron, Merionethshire 
    1901 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1901 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    RG13 Piece 5190 Folio 25 Page 14  

    Dwelling Tynewydd Farm 
    Location Aberdovey, Merioneth 
    Source RG13 Piece 5190 Folio 25 Page 14 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Status Home Birthplace 
    THOMAS William Head 48 Farmer Employer  Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Gwen Wife 47    Llanegryn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Annie Daughter 22 Farmers Daughter Worker  Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS William Son 21 Farmers Son Worker  Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Mary Daughter  19 Farmers Daughter Worker  Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Hugh Son  16 Farmers Son Worker  Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS David J Son  11 Scholar   Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Catherine E Daughter  Scholar   Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS John Son  Scholar   Towyn, Merionethshire 
    THOMAS Richard Son     Towyn, Merionethshire 
    GRIFFITHS Ellen Aunt 90 Bedridden No means  Towyn, Merionethshire 

  • Notes 
    • From the 1871 Census (RG10 Piece 5602 Folio 54 Page 1), William Thomas, is 18, unmarried and working on his parents farm, Fronheulog, in Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales. His father, William, describes himself as a Farmer of 112 acres employing 2 A Lab and 2 Girls. William's birthplace is given as Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales. His brother, Hugh, 19, is also employed on the farm. They have two Domestic Servants staying on the farm, Elizabeth Lewis, 45, from Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales and Margaret Miles, 16, from Pen(nal).

      From the 1881 Census (RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 74 Page 3) we see William Thomas, now 28, on his father's farm Dyffryn Gwyn, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales. His wife, Gwen, 27, from Llanegryn, is also present along with their children Anne, 3 and William, 1, both born in Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales. The household has a General Servant, Mary Owen, 18, a Nurse, Mary Jones, 18, an indoor Servant, Enoch Morgans, 25, and a Shepherd, Henry Pughe, 15. Finally, yet another William Thomas, 4, a visitor from London.

      From the 1891 Census (RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 58 Page 2) William, 38, a Farmer, was with his wife Gwen, 37, at Dyffryngwyn, Dauddyfryn, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales. With them were their children Ann, 13, William, 11, Mary, 9, Hugh, 6, and David, 1. The family had two Farm Servants; Hugh Edwards, 25, from Cemaes, Montgomeryshire and John Daniel Evans, 20, from Brwyno, Cardiganshire along with a Domestic Servant Mary Pugh, 18, from Pantyron, Merionethshire.

      From the 1901 Census (RG13 Piece 5190 Folio 25 Page 14), William and Gwen have moved to Tynewydd Farm, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales. Their children Annie, 22, William, 21, Hugh, 16, David J, 11, Catherine E, 9, John, 7 and Richard, 2 are also present along with his Aunt, Ellen Griffiths, a 90 year old bedridden widow of no means.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5417] 1911 England Census - Alive, (People who should be alive for the 1911 England and Wales Census) (Reliability: 3), 20 Jun 2010.

    2. [S6297] Temp Tag 9 II (Reliability: 3), 23 May 2011.

    3. [S1856] Registration of Births, (Ancestry.co.uk), Jun 1853, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Volume 11b, Page 193 (Reliability: 2), 21 Jan 2009.
      William THOMAS

    4. [S762] RG10 Piece 5602 Folio 54 Page 1, ((Daudyffryn) Aberdovey, Merionethshire), RG10 Piece 5602 Folio 54 Page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S9442] Merionethshire Marriages, ((http://findmypast.co.uk)), accessed 9 Mar 2015), Marriage for William THOMAS and Gwen JONES (280); 28 Jan 1876; Llanegryn, Merionethshire, Wales. (Reliability: 3), 9 Mar 2015.
      First name(s) «tab»WILLIAM
      Last name «tab»THOMAS
      Birth year «tab»1854
      Marriage year «tab»1876
      Marriage day «tab»28
      Marriage month «tab»Jan
      Marriage place «tab»LLANEGRYN
      Spouse's first name(s) «tab»GWEN
      Spouse's last name «tab»JONES
      Groom's age «tab»22
      Groom's father's first name(s) «tab»William
      Groom's father's last name «tab»Thomas
      Bride's age «tab»22
      Bride's father's first name(s) «tab»William
      Bride's father's last name «tab»Jones
      County «tab»Merionethshire
      Country «tab»Wales
      Record set «tab»Merionethshire Marriages
      Category «tab»Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
      Subcategory «tab»Marriages & divorces
      Collections from «tab»Great Britain
      http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbprs%2fwal%2f004394853%2f00174&parentid=gbprs%2fm%2f900004115%2f1&highlights=%22%22

    6. [S890] RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 74 Page 31, (Towyn, Merionethshire), RG11 Piece 5478 Folio 74 Page 3 (Reliability: 3), 14 Mar 2007.

    7. [S1017] RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 58 Page 2, (Aberdovey, Merionethshire), RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 58 Page 2 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1235] RG13 Piece 5190 Folio 25 Page 14, (Aberdovey, Merionethshire), RG13 Piece 5190 Folio 25 Page 14 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1857] Registration of Deaths, (Ancestry.co.uk), Jun 1919, Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Volume 11b, Page 198 (Reliability: 3), 21 Jan 2009.
      William THOMAS, Age 66

    10. [S1204] Dai Williams, Aberdyfi Cemetery Details (Reliability: 3), 21 Jan 2009.

    11. [S1854] Registration of Marriages, (Ancestry.co.uk), Mar 1876, Dolgelly, Merionethshire, Volume 11b, Page 513 (Reliability: 1), 22 Jan 2009.
      William THOMAS + Gwen JONES