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|Comments:||I have just found your family history site thanks to a friend
and found it very interesting, putting your personal history
into the wider context of UK and world events helps make it
more readable. I just wish I had the sort of background info
about my family that you clearly have. I do not think there is
anyway we can connect although I have traced my family back to
another John Lewis who was baptised about 1768 at St.
Augustine in Rumney. I cannot get any further back than this at
present as the parish registers are not available for research,
having been held in the parish until very recently and now at
|October 9, 2002 04:43:51 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||I have a gggrandfather.....David Morgan LEWIS...born 16 Sept 1822 in Landovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales.....father was Joseph Lewis and mother was Mary MORGAN he married Elizabeth ROBERTS..... they had a large family...their 4th child...Elizabeth LEWIS....married John Joseph Morgan....my gr grandparents...the Lewis's came to the USA in 1856.....|
|October 8, 2002 08:39:51 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||Dale, Most impressed with your site and your presentation of Welsh history. Thank you. My YORATH ancestors were miners and farmers in various parts of Glamorgan. (Several emigrated to Australia where they farmed and even became vignerons. Unfortunately, they sold out long before Australian wine became the success story it is today!) One, Gwilym Idris Yorath, born c. 1878 at Llanwonno, married Jennet LEYSHON at Bridgend, so perhaps we have a connection. I also have several LEWISes in the family, but think I would have to rely on you to identify any connection with a YORATH. Best regards.|
|October 7, 2002 02:22:50 (GMT Time)|
|From:||Hazelmere, Western Australia|
|Comments:||It's nice to see some familiar places, Talywain and Trevethin. My granddad was Hector Vernon Lewis who was born somewhere about 1880 in or around Talywain. He is buried in Trevethin, St Cadoc's, I think, having died in 1916. I don't know if there is a connection but will have another look at the family tree just in case.
|October 6, 2002 12:02:47 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||Hi Dale, I really like your page!!! Thanks for the hard work! We also did a Lewis Geneology and found that the "w" in Le"w"is use to be a "v" and before that the "v" use to be a "u" making it spelled Leuites, plural for Leui, or Levi as spelled in modern day. Biblical for the Levites!!! Check it out in a 1914 Century Dictionary. Thanks and have a nice day! Ira|
|August 21, 2002 18:54:35 (GMT Time)|
|Name:||debbie gladders nee lewis|
|Comments:||i am trying to trace my family tree all i have to go on is thomas morgan lewis married annie or ada swancutt had two children james thomas lewis born 1888 died 1955 and john ? in dowlais wales i don't know if related or would you give me any info thank you debbie|
|August 12, 2002 21:33:00 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||I have information relating to Thomas William Lewis from another part of this family. My gret-grandfather was David Lewis Bevan born April 18, 1842. He was adopted by William Lewis and I show his wife to have been Anne Lewis. She was a cousin to David Lewis Bevan's mother Maria Nichlos. Please advise if you have any information on this link (?). Thank you, Gayle|
|August 9, 2002 01:24:39 (GMT Time)|
|From:||Australia now ex Ebbw Vale.|
|Comments:||I have sent you an e.mail but it did not register.I am also from the Barnes of winterbourne.Will send you the information I have regards veronica|
|August 1, 2002 05:28:34 (GMT Time)|
|Name:||David Graham Lewis|
|Comments:||Keep up the good, work very interesting information. My father Gethin James Lewis (Deceased) born "I think" in Gelligaer near Llancaiach Fawr in a cottage known as top hill Gelligaer, They were one of the earliest of family's in the area. They were involved in the parish of Gelligaer church as far as i can tell from past stories " Not many told" but a lot of family who are not in touch. My fathers direct family lived in ASHGROVE HOUSE opposite Gelligaer church ( ST. Cattwg's ). If this as helped in your research in any way I do now a few contact's who may have a few bit's of information I could put you in touch and maybe link up some more information for you.
Best of Luck in your research
David Graham Lewis
|July 25, 2002 18:01:54 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||Congratulations on a website which gives a valuable insight into Welsh Valley life.
Anyone with an interest in the Sirhowy Valley is welcome to check out the Sirhowy Valley Newspage.(homepage address)
Includes details on Valley History incl. Scotch Cattle and Chartists and lots more.|
|July 16, 2002 09:34:44 (GMT Time)|
|From:||Plainview, SD USA near Cheyenne River Reservation|
|Comments:||Enjoyed your web site. We own a family ranch where we have a camping ground. Come to the ranch and visit and paint. Louie. Come visit.|
|July 11, 2002 23:26:08 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||Have just spent an incredible hour running through your pages. Absolutely fascinating, and a credit to you, and to Mr Smith also. The COLES family bring me to Blaina with the birth of William Frank COLES on May 5th 1853.
Many congratulations on your site, and I do hope you are able atsome point to 'prove' a connection to those early Lewis people.
|June 19, 2002 18:31:58 (GMT Time)|
My gr grandfather was James Lewis born in Scotland May, 1833. I just wondered if you have any information on him, his
parents or siblings.
|June 4, 2002 18:15:18 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||When Rowland Thomas LEWIS and my grandad, Donald PARRY, emigrated to
Canada in 1924, there was supposedly a promoter of fights on board the
ship. He was going to be travelling around (not sure if that would be
Canada or the USA) setting up bouts where his band of men challenged the
He offered Donald a job (which he couldn't take because he was committed to
an agricultural scheme), but Donald probably had experience of fighting in
this country in order to be that good.
(Yet another 'family story' that I'd love to find some evidence for!! The
passenger list for the journey didn't show up anyone obvious.)
While you're all on the subject of LEWIS, can I ask if anyone has further
details of the following? I don't know whether he's a relative of mine or not - He
emigrated to Canada in 1924, along with my grandfather Donald PARRY. The
family story was that Donald emigrated with a relative but I haven't found
the link (if there is one) yet.
He's Rowland Thomas LEWIS, b 11 January 1903, at Victoria Cottage,
Llangattock Lingoed, MON. His father was a Charles LEWIS, general labourer,
his mother a Margaret Jane LEWIS (formerly LEWIS). In 1924, when Rowland
emigrated, the family were living at New House, Ewyas Harold, HEF.
Donald PARRY returned to England about 1926, but I think Rowland stayed in
|June 02, 2002 09:30:00 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||This is what I have so far:
Ann Price England Lewis is my great grandmother's sister. William Price
died prior to 1854 when Jane Williams Price took her children and moved to
Eckhart Mines, Maryland.
Ann's first husband had been Moses England, who also died prior to 1854.
Ann brought two children with her by her first marriage.
Jane Price was born in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales - says so on her
And Jane Williams Price is actually buried in Percey Cemetery in Frostburg,
MD, but her marker is in Frostburg Memorial Park, next to her Daughter Sarah
Price Dando's marker.
Sarah Price was also born in Blaenavon.
Lewis, William (second husband of Ann Lewis) b. December 14, 1822 d. May 24, 1891 a 68 (headstone)
William Lewis died at his home in Eckhart Sunday, about 70 years (FMJ 5-30-1891 Mr. Lewis was born in Blaenavon, Monmoutthshire, South Wales.
WILLIAM LEWIS was born in 1822.
They had the following children:
Edward, William and Abraham, Annie, John Lewis b. 1853, Mary b. 1856, Elizabeth b. 1858, Rebecca Jane b 1859 (she married a MILLER), and Sarah Ann.
ANN PRICE had a brother, EDWARD PRICE who married ANN LEWIS daughter of JOHN LEWIS who was born in Jan 1840 in Wales. This John Lewis is the same as my JOHN R. LEWIS.
Can anyone find any birth records for this ANN PRICE or this WILLIAM LEWIS?
I am looking for anything for the John F. Lewis
line. John came over here from Wales (Port New Port, Wales) on the ship
Barque Tiberias on September 11, 1838. This ported in Baltimore, Maryland.
I am trying to find his parent's and their parent's too and so forth.
John F. was born on October 31, 1802 and died of November 7, 1885. He was
a founder. His wife's name is Ann (I don't have a last name, but that would
sure help alot) she was born in Merthyr-Tidfil in 1801 and died in the US
in 1868. They had four daughters before moving to the US.
Ann b. 1834, Elizabeth b. 1831 or 1829, Harriet b. 1830, Margaret b. June 13, 1822, died October 21, 1888
They had three other children after arriving in the US.
Ann Lewis, John's wife was pregnant aboard the ship because she had a
daughter (Mary b. October 25, 1838) about a month after or before arriving
in the US.
|June 02, 2002 02:08:00 (GMT Time)|
I've just been looking at your web-site after reading your mail on the
BlaenauGwent mailing list. Very impressive - I recognise a lot of work must
have gone into that!
I have no family connection but I wondered if you had any names for the
miners pictured on the Six Bells picture. My dad's family, the Leighs, were
in coal mining around the time - my grandfather went on to be mine agent for
several of the Abertillery mines - and may well have been involved. I have a
copy of the picture in the book Old Abertillery in Photographs.
|May 22, 2002 19:00:37 (GMT Time)|
|Comments:||I am attempting to trace
my ancestors and looked at your pages for that purpose. There is no connection, but I have
an ancestor whose second husband was a John Lewis from Mynydd Islwyn. I though the info
might be of some use. On 27.9.1845, John Lewis, born c1821, at Mynydd Islwyn, marr.
Elizabeth Reece (widow) nee William, born c1810, at Llandeilo Fawr, at Merthyr Tydfil Par.
Church. They can be found on the 1851 and 1861 Census Returns for Merthyr Tydfil. She had
children by both husbands and I am related to one of her first brood. Hope this may be of
some use. If not nothing lost. |
|May 2, 2002 11:36:19 (GMT Time)|
What a wonderful web site !
I certainly hope it is part of my husband's family line.
Our Lewis is Dinah or Dinane Lewis born approx: 1835 in Wales: She married Jerry ( May be a nick name ) Evans:
Thier child was Mary Evans who met and married James Clark Fenimore. They owned and worked mines in West Virginia.
Please let us know ASAP if any of this line belongs with yours and if so, can you lead me in the right direction of Parents and grandparents line ?
Thank you again for your interesting web site.|
|April 6, 2002 23:53:31 (GMT Time)|
|Name:||Francine M B Duke|
|Comments:||Extremely well presented and impressive content.|
|March 27, 2002 09:13:40 (GMT Time)|
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