John Williams

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  • Name John Williams  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 1797  Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 29 Mar 1838  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Labourer 
    Residence 29 Mar 1838  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Pwllhelig 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Wales 
    Occupation 6 Jun 1841  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Agricultural Labourer 
    Occupation 14 Jun 1844  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Labourer 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Wales 
    Occupation 30 Mar 1851  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    River Boatman 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Wales 
    Occupation 7 Apr 1861  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Ferryman 
    Buried 1865  Cwm Maethlon, Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Registration Between 1 Oct 1865 and 31 Dec 1865  Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Death Registration 
    • Volume 11b, Page 147
    Died 21 Dec 1865  [3, 16
    Occupation 16 Oct 1885  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Labourer 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I559  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2020 

    Father John Williams
              b. 1750, Pennal, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Unknown
              b. 1750
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1770 
    • From the Bishop's Transcripts for Pennal:
      John Williams of Towyn married Margaret Lewis of Pennal by licence on 19 Apr 1771.
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Lewis
              b. Abt 1804, Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Jan 1876  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 15 May 1827  Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 17, 18, 19, 20
    • According to the Bishop's Transcripts for Pennal John Williams was a widower and Mary Lewis a widow.
    John Williams and Mary Lewis
    John Williams and Mary Lewis
    Marriage Registration
    Image courtesy of Meriel and Ian Haynes
    Children 
     1. Jane Williams
              b. 1828, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anne Williams
              b. 1830, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Williams
              b. 1831, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Apr 1835  (Age 4 years)
     4. Susannah Williams
              b. 1833, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Captain John William Williams
              b. 1833, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Oct 1906  (Age 73 years)
     6. Ellinor Williams
              b. 1836, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Captain Owen Williams
              b. 1838, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Sep 1924, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Lewis Williams
              b. 1840, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1882, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     9. Captain Richard Williams
              b. 1841, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Aug 1886, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     10. Ellis Williams
              b. 1844, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1797 - Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1827 - Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 29 Mar 1838 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Pwllhelig - 29 Mar 1838 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 6 Jun 1841 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agricultural Labourer - 6 Jun 1841 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 14 Jun 1844 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 30 Mar 1851 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - River Boatman - 30 Mar 1851 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 7 Apr 1861 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Ferryman - 7 Apr 1861 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Death Registration - Between 1 Oct 1865 and 31 Dec 1865 - Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 16 Oct 1885 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Headstone for Mary Lewis
    Headstone for John Williams
    Aberdyfi Cemetery
    Headstone for Elizabeth Williams
    Headstone for John and Mary Williams
    The headstone on the left is for their grand-daughter Elizabeth Williams.
    Picture courtesy of Meriel and Ian Haynes.

    BMD Certificates
    Marriage Certificate for Owen WILLIAMS and Jane ASPINALL (174)
    Marriage Certificate for Owen WILLIAMS and Jane ASPINALL (174)
    Entry 56; 1888. Marriage solemnized at Register Office, Machynlleth in the District of Machynlleth in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth and Cardigan.
    Marriage Certificate for Owen WILLIAMS and Elizabeth DAVIES (168)
    Marriage Certificate for Owen WILLIAMS and Elizabeth DAVIES (168)
    Entry 71; 1859. Marriage solemnized at St. Davids Church in the Parish of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster.
    Marriage Certificate for John Williams and Mary Lewis (175)
    Marriage Certificate for John Williams and Mary Lewis (175)
    Entry 59; 1823. Marriage solemnized in the Parish of Pennal in the County of Merioneth.
    Baptism for Anne WILLIAMS (708)
    Baptism for Anne WILLIAMS (708)
    Baptism for Ellis WILLIAMS (714)
    Baptism for Ellis WILLIAMS (714)
    Baptism for Owen WILLIAMS (32)
    Baptism for Owen WILLIAMS (32)
    Baptism for Richard WILLIAMS (713)
    Baptism for Richard WILLIAMS (713)
    Baptism for Susanah WILLIAMS (710)
    Baptism for Susanah WILLIAMS (710)

    Census
    1841: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1841: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    HO107 Piece 1429/12 Folio 10 Page 12  

    Dwelling  
    Location Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales 
    Source HO107_Pc1429/12_Fo10_Pa12 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    WILLIAMS John 45 Agricultural Labourer Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Mary 34 Wife  
    WILLIAMS John Son Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Owen Son Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Lewis Son Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Jane 12 Daughter Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Ann 11 Daughter Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Susan Daughter Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Ellinor Daughter Merionethshire 
    1851: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1851: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 228 Page 18  

    Dwelling Duck Street 
    Location Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    Source HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 228 Page 18 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    WILLIAMS John Head 55 River Boatman Towyn, Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Mary Wife 45 River Boatman's Wife Llanbrynmair, Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Susan Daughter 17 House Servant Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Ellen Daughter 14 Scholar Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Lewis Son  10 Scholar Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Ellis Son   Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    1861: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1861: Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    RG9 Piece 4240 Folio 58 Page 20  

    Dwelling  
    Location Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    Source RG9 Piece 4240 Folio 58 Page 20 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    WILLIAMS John Head 64 Ferryman Towyn, Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS Mary Wife 54  Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire 
    WILLIAMS Richard Son 19 Seaman Aberdovey, Merionethshire 

  • Notes 
    • From the 1841 Census (HO107 Piece 1429/12 Folio 10 Page 12 Page 12), John Williams, 45, is with his wife Mary, 34, in Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales. John is described as being an Ag(ricultural) Lab(ourer) and of being born in the same county as the Census (Merionethshire). Mary was not born in the same county (she was born in Cardiganshire). Their children are John 6, Owen 3, Lewis 1, Jane 12, Ann(e) 11, Susan(nah) 8, and Ellinor 5.

      From the 1851 Census (HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 228 Page 18) John, 55, a River Boatman, born Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales, was with his wife Mary, 45, born Llanbrynmair, at Duck Street, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales. With them were their children Susan(nah), 17, a House Servant, Ellen(or), 14, a Scholar, Lewis, 10, a Scholar, and Ellis, 6, all born in Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales.

      From the 1861 Census (RG9 Piece 4240 Folio 58 Page 20) John Williams, 64, a Ferryman, was with his wife Mary, 54, in Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales. With them was their son Richard, 19, a Seaman.

  • Reference  The Williams Family Tree. "John Williams". The Williams Family Tree. https://williamsfamilytree.co.uk/tree/getperson.php?personID=I559&tree=wft (accessed October 25, 2020).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1044] Julian Walters.

    2. [S1678] Richard Michael Richards. Richards Aberdovey Family Tree.

    3. [S2262] Una Sanderson.

    4. [S309] Meriel and Ian Haynes. Much of the Barmouth connection, and a lot more, are courtesy of Meriel and Ian Haynes. Thank you.

    5. [S753] 1841 Wales Census.

    6. [S3] 1851 Wales Census.

    7. [S9441] "Merionethshire Baptisms," database, Find My Past . (http://search.findmypast.co.uk), accessed 8 Mar 2015), Baptism for Owen WILLIAMS; 29 Mar 1838; Tywyn, Merionethshire, Wales..

    8. [S9441] "Merionethshire Baptisms," database, Find My Past . (http://search.findmypast.co.uk), accessed 8 Mar 2015), Baptism for Ellis WILLIAMS (714); 14 Jun 1844; Tywyn, Merionethshire, Wales..

    9. [S9441] "Merionethshire Baptisms," database, Find My Past . (http://search.findmypast.co.uk), accessed 8 Mar 2015), Baptism for Richard WILLIAMS (713); 3 Apr 1842; Tywyn, Merionethshire, Wales..

    10. [S9441] "Merionethshire Baptisms," database, Find My Past . (http://search.findmypast.co.uk), accessed 1 Aug 2020), Baptism record for Owen WILLIAMS (32); 29 Mar 1838: Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales..

    11. [S559] Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales, Census, 1841 (1429/12/10/12). HO107 Piece 1429/12 Folio 10 Page 12.

    12. [S559] Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales, Census, 1841 (1429/12/10/12). HO107 Piece 1429/12 Folio 10, Page 12.

    13. [S560] Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales, Census, 1851 (2495/228/18). Aberdovey, Merionethshire, HO107 Piece 2495 Folio 228 Page 18.

    14. [S561] Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales, Census, 1861 (4240/58/20). Aberdovey, Merionethshire, RG9 Piece 4240 Folio 58 Page 20.

    15. [S8517] FreeBMD. "England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915," database, FreeBMD . (http://freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl), accessed 1 Sep 2020), Death Registration for John WILLIAMS (559); Dec 1865; Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire; Volume 11b, Page 147..

    16. [S10419] General Register Office.. https://www.gro.gov.uk, accessed 1 Sep 2020), Death Registration for John WILLIAMS (559).

    17. [S309] Meriel and Ian Haynes. Much of the Barmouth connection, and a lot more, are courtesy of Meriel and Ian Haynes. Thank you, Towyn Parish register Baptism Records held in Dolgellau Archives.

    18. [S5899] Marriage Certificate for John Williams and Mary Lewis (175). Entry 59; 1823. Marriage solemnized in the Parish of Pennal in the County of Merioneth..

    19. [S10555] "Merionethshire Marriages and Banns," database, FindMyPast . (https://findmypast.com), accessed 1 Aug 2020), Merionethshire Marriages and Banns Transcription for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS (175); 15 Feb 1824: Corris, Merionethshire, Wales..

    20. [S10387] "Montgomeryshire Marriages and Banns," database, FindMyPast . (findmypast.co.uk), accessed 2 Aug 2020), Marriage record for John WILLIAMS and Mary LEWIS (175); 15 May 1827: Llanbryn-Mair, Montgomeryshire, Wales..