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Joseph & Ann DAVIES

my great great grandparents

Click here for a 3 generation descendents chart for Joseph & Ann Davies

Birth: b. 15 Jul 1828, Hendref farm, Llangurig near Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire , Wales xi
Death: 5 Oct 1894, Bryndw Road, Llanidloes ii
Occupation: Farmer i

Father: John DAVIES b. 1796 iii - & died 1845 at Cefn Bach, Llanidloes ix
Mother: Mary iii

Cefn Bach farm
This farm called Cefn Bach (means 'small ridge' in Welsh) is west of Llanidloes and is at the top of a hill with sweeping views across the Severn valley. This photo shows the farm buildings. The modern 2 storey house nearby would have replaced the older farm house lived in by John & Mary Davies.
This is my 'home place'.

In 1841, when Joseph 13 years old he was working at Caersws as a saddler's apprentice to William Reynold and lived with the family. iii He travelled to a neighbouring county looking for work and married Ann Pugh around 1858. Joseph was eleven years older than Ann.iv By 1871, they were living back in Llanidloes parish. Joseph was leasing 40 acres of ground at Cwn near Glynhafren township and with the family of five children was Ann's mother, Mary Pugh. iv By 1881, he was working his own farm of 100 acres at Cwm near the Tollgate in Llanidloes with his wife and family. i At the time of his wife's death in 1886, he was still farming at Cwm. Joseph was illiterate. ii By 1901 he was living with his daughter Ann and her family at 9 Wellington Terrace just outside Llanidloes and was described as a retired factory hand and a widower. v

Wellington Terrace, Llanidloes
This is Wellington Terrace off Westgate Street in the northern part of Llanidloes It was bukt around 1880 as housing for the workers in the flannel industry. My great great grandfather, Joseph Davies lived in #9 ( the cream house near the end) in 1891.

Joseph died accidentally at the age of 66 by falling in a ditch.The Inquest was held on 5th October 1894. ii The 'Montgomeryshire County Times & Express' newspaper of 13th October 1894 stated, " Accidental Death- On Friday an inquest was held at Mount Pleasant, Llanidloes, before R. William Esq, coroner and a jury of whom Mr T. Ashton was foreman on the body of Mr Joseph Davies, an old farmer, who formerly resided at Cwm, Llanidloes and who was found dead on the Bryndu Road early that morning. It appears that the deceased attended Llangurig sheep fair on Thursday and was conveyed to Llanidloes by trap and then started on foot for home, which is about a mile from Llanidloes. When near his home he must have fallen into the ditch. A verdict of "Accidentally killed by falling into a ditch" was returned." vi


and his wife : Ann PUGH vii
Birth: 18 Feb 1844, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire iv & ix
Death: 27 Oct 1886, Glannant, Nantyrhebog, Llanidloes ii
Her Father: Thomas PUGH b. 1801 in Newtown, Montgomeryshire iii & died before 1871 iv
Her Mother: Mary b. 1805 in Llanidloes x

In 1841, Thomas PUGH was working in Llanidloes as a stonemason and living with his wife and son in Smithfield Street. iii By 1851, he had returned to his birthplace of Newtown, just north of Llanidloes, living in Commercial Street and was working for wages as a bricklayer. x

Joseph & Ann's children:
Mary b. 1859 iv
Elizabeth b. 1860 iv
Ann b. 1861 in Llanidloes i; married Mr. Davies & their children were John Pugh b. 1880, Joseph Thomas b. 1881, Hugh b. 1885, Mary E b. 1887 & David b. 1889 v
John b. 1863 at Cwn, Llanidloes & died 1938 in Lancaster UK ii- my great grandfather; click here for his story
Eleanor b. 1865 iv Known as Ellen
Jane b. 1872 in Llanidloes i; a wool weaver vii. At the age of 19, Jane was unmarried and living with her sister Ann and family at 9 Wellington Terrace, Llanidloes. v
Margaret b. 1874
William Pugh b. 1885 in Llanidloes i William was mentioned as a mourner at the funeral of his sister-in-law, Sarah Davies, in 1938.viii



i. 1881 census of Llanidloes District, Wales
ii. death certificate
iii. 1841 Census of Llanidloes parish
iv. 1871 Census of Llanidloes, Trefeglyws & Llangurig
v. 1891 census of Llanidloes, Wales Film #6099700 sheet 1.
vi. Montgomeryshire County Times & Express newspaper- from the National Library of Wales archives.
vii. birth certificate of her son
viii. Newspaper clipping
ix. Gravestone Inscirptions of Llandinam Parish Church
x. 1851 Census of Newtown, Montgomeryshire


by Ros Davies

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