Friday, 14 October 2011

Elizabeth Williams 1790-1845

Elizabeth Williams was born somewhere in Radnorshire, Wales in around 1790. I haven't yet been able to track down a record of her birth or baptism, so I don't know where she was born or who her parents were.

Elizabeth was unmarried and living as a servant at Pencomin Farm in Llanbedr Painscastle parish, Radnorshire when she had her first child, Mary Williams, in late 1821.

On April 1, 1823, Elizabeth married Thomas Jones at Llanbedr Painscastle Church. He was twenty-five years older than her, and also born in Radnorshire, and was a farmer at Llanbedr Hall, in Llanbedr Painscastle.

The couple had four children together:

Rice Jones b1824
Eliza Jones b1826
Peter Jones b1828
Emma Jones 1830-1831

By 1841 the family had moved to Lower Pengarth Farm, still in Llanbedr. The census showed Thomas and Elizabeth with four children (including Elizabeth's daughter Mary, now known as Mary Jones).

Elizabeth died at Lower Pengarth farm in November 1845, and was buried at Llanbedr Church on 29 November. She was only 55 years old. Her husband Thomas survived her for six years, before his death at the age of 88 in March 1851.

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