Friday, 13 May 2011

James Pugh 1823-1901 and Mary Ann Jones 1834-1917

James Pugh was born in 1823 probably at St Harmon, Radnorshire, Wales, although I haven't found a birth record and he gave several different birthplaces on the census over the years. He was the thirteenth child of Josiah Kinsey Pugh and Sarah Price. He lived with his parents until their death in 1852, mostly at Cnych farm in Pantydwr, near St Harmon.

On 25 August 1854 James married Mary Ann Jones at All Saints Church, Mochdre, Montgomeryshire. Mary Ann was the second child of John Jones and Martha Bowen, and was born at Hendre Farm, Mochdre on 28 June 1834.

The couple worked as farmers, at a succession of rented farms, before setting at Tyllwyd Farm in Llanbadarnfynydd, Radnorshire. They had nine children together:

James 1855-??
John 1857-??
Pryce 1859-1926
Jonathan Josiah 1862-1877
Stephen 1864-1887
Mary Ann 1866-??
Sarah Jane 1869-??
Martha Agnes 1871-1951
William Carey 1873-1948

They moved to at Tyllwyd between 1873 and 1877 and remained there until James retired from farming in early 1901. He died soon afterwards, at the couple's new home in Stowe, Shropshire, England at the age of 78. Mary Ann lived on at the cottage until her death in 1917.

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