PICTON OF MARTLETWY II

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Brian Picton Swann

The Pembrokeshire Coal Industry


By 1600 there were more pits inland, around the confluence of the Eastern and Western Cleddau. The writings of George Owen suggest that the value of coal for domestic heating purposes was realised here earlier than elsewhere in Wales. During the seventeenth century production for the home market rose sharply. By 1700 Pembrokeshire anthracite was in great demand further afield, and famous for its low ash content and excellent heating properties. It became the chief item of shipment from the Pembrokeshire ports, and for two centuries it was also the basis of most of the industrial activities of the county.


The Landshipping area was riddled with pits and tramways that took coal to the river and anthracite for export by sea. The Martletwy and Landshipping districts may be considered in two parts, lying on opposite sides of a fault, which traverses it from east-north-east to west-south-west. It passes close to Landshipping Old Mill, a mile west of Martletwy. Most of the mining in Landshipping was on the “Old Mill Fault” through the Landshipping Valley, between Landshipping Pill on the Cleddau River and Martletwy Wood, less than two miles inland. There were other faults to the north of this main seam.


For those working in the mines the working day was long and hard, starting at 6 a.m. and lasting to 6 p.m. The miners had a brief rest during the day when they ate their meal. By 1806 the men were paid a shilling a day, and women, mainly engaged on winding coal and filling carts, received 6d to 8d. Despite his small wage the Pembrokeshire collier was still better off than agricultural workers, who earned around 6d per day. The first steam engine in the Pembrokeshire coalfield was installed at Landshipping in 1800 by Sir Hugh Owen. Factors which caused the decline of the Landshipping coalfield was the lack of capital investment in mining plant by the colliery owners, the working out of the uppermost seams, the increasing difficulties associated with working in the deeper and more faulted lower seams, and the impossibility of loading coal direct onto large vessels in the tidal reaches of the Cleddau River. For more information on the Pembrokeshire coalfield see: Martin R. Connop-Price, Pembrokeshire: The Forgotten Coalfield, 2005.


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PICTON OF MARTLETWY II


JOHN PICTON, second son of Joseph Picton of Martletwy (1777-1846) [for earlier family history, see Picton of Martletwy I], was baptised at Martletwy church on 13 February 1803. Y-Chromosome DNA Testing on a descendant of the Picton of Martletwy III family has shown that that line descends from Philip Picton and is thus related to the other Picton families of Pembrokeshire. This Picton of Martletwy II line can thus also be connected back to Philip Picton of Newport, Pembrokeshire, who lived ca 1240-1280, probably via a descent from one of the four sons of Jenkin Picton of Newport, who lived about 1434 and owned about 1/5 of the burgage plots in the town at that time.


John Picton lived initially at Landshipping and Burnett’s Hill, and later at Braces Park, Martletwy and was a collier. John Picton married Margaret Cole [born Loveston ca 1802/3] at Martletwy on 3 March 1827 [Witnesses: John Cole and Thomas Cole]. The baptism of Margaret Cole is not recorded in the parish register of Loveston. She was probably a sister to David Cole, who married Jane Picton in 1825. Was she any relation to Hannah Cole of Reynalton, who had married Joseph Picton at Martletwy in 1822 [see Picton of Martletwy I (?)]. The Pit Manager at the time of the Garden Pit disaster at Landshipping in February 1844 was a James Cole. John Cole (25), Richard Cole (18) and John Cole (16) were also killed there, according to the inscription on the 2002 memorial plaque at Landshipping Quay. Clearly the Cole/Picton family connections here require further exploration. John Picton died relatively young, and was buried at Martletwy on 24 May 1836, aged 35 (probably aged 33).


His widow, Margaret Picton, was aged ‘35’ in the 1841 Census, living at Westfield in the parish of Martletwy [HO 107/1448/15/28] together with her 4 surviving children and Ann Thomas, a pauper aged 60, who may have been a relation, as yet unidentified. Living next door to her in the 1841 Census was Thomas Cole, aged 25, a carpenter, and his family. On the Tithe Map and accompanying Schedule of Martletwy, made on 20 October 1840, it shows Margaret Picton living at property No. 356, a cottage and field of 1 acre and 32 perches at Westfield. This was the third and last cottage up a lane leading off the road from Martletwy village to Landshipping Quay and almost certainly led to the small coal working known as Westfield Slant. A detailed map of this working is in the archives of The Coal Authority at Mansfield [2007]. Hannah Picton was living at property No. 358, also in a cottage with a field of similar size [Tithe Schedule and Map of Martletwy; IR 29/54/86 and IR 30/54/86]. She is probably the wife of Joseph Picton, who died in the Garden Pit disaster in 1844.


Margaret Picton was living at Mill Lane, Martletwy, in the 1851 Census, aged 48 [HO 107/2475/670]. Margaret Picton was living at Westfield, Martletwy, in the 1861 Census, a widow aged 59, a farm labourer, born at Loveston, together with her daughter, Elizabeth Picton [RG 9/4150/113]. Another daughter, Martha Picton, by then married to Richard Butland, was living next door at Westfield. Margaret Picton, the widow of John Picton, a collier, died on 22 February 1870 at Landshipping and was buried at Martletwy church on 28 February 1870, aged 72 [Narberth, March 1870, 11a 558]. Her death was certified by William Richs of Rushmoor, Martletwy. John and Margaret Picton were the parents of:


1. BENJAMIN PICTON, bapt. Martletwy on 15 July 1827. He was living with his mother in the 1841 Census at Westfield, Martletwy, aged 13 [HO 107/1448/15/1]. It is difficult to see how he was involved in the Landshipping disaster of February 1844, although his name seems to appear on the 2002 memorial. The GRO indexes for 1844 do not record the death of a Benjamin Picton. He was living with his mother in the 1851 Census at Martletwy, aged 23 [HO 107/2475/670]. He was a labourer at Westfield and afterwards at Pennar, Pembroke Dock, where he became an engine driver in the Royal Dockyard. Benjamin Picton married Jane Hitchings [born 1833 at Martletwy], daughter of William Hitchings of Millbank, Martletwy, on 23 November 1855 at Martletwy [Narberth, December 1855, 11a 1079]. He was a witness at the wedding of his sister, Martha Picton, in 1856. In January 1857 they were living at Bufferland in Pembroke Dock and Benjamin Picton was a dock labourer.


Benjamin Picton was living at New Pennar, Pembroke St. Mary, in the 1861 Census, a labourer aged 23 [33 (?)], with his wife Jane Picton, aged 26 [RG 9/4157/7]. Benjamin Picton was living at New Pennar in the 1871 Census, a stoker aged 43, born at Martletwy, with his wife, Jane Picton, aged 36, born at Martletwy [RG 10/5518/37]. His brother-in-law, Richard Butland, a collier aged 32, born at Martletwy, was living with the family. He was living at New Pennar, Pembroke St. Mary, in December 1871, a labourer in the Dockyard, when his son George Picton was born. Benjamin Picton is recorded in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary as an engine keeper, aged 53, along with his wife, Jane Picton, aged 47 [RG 11/5412/132]. He was for many years a deacon of Bethany Baptist Chapel, Pembroke Dock. His wife, Jane Picton, died in 1883, aged 49 [Pembroke, September 1883, 11a 471]. Benjamin Picton, a stoker in H. M. Dockyard, Pembroke, was awarded a pension of £41:7s:3d per year from 1 October 1887, when he was aged 60 [PMG 25/64, No. 4131]. He began collecting his pension from 25 September 1887.


Benjamin Picton was living at 6 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, in the 1891 Census, a widower aged 63 and a retired engine driver [RG 12/4531/20] and at the same address in the 1901 Census, a widower and a retired engine driver, aged 73, born at Martletwy [RG 13/5123/101]. Benjamin Picton died at 6 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, on 10 June 1902, aged 74 [Pembroke, June 1902, 11a 653]. He was a retired skilled labourer, a stoker in H. M. Dockyard. His death was also recorded in the Dockyard pension records, when he was still receiving a pension of £41:7s:3d per year [PMG 25/70, No. 4126]. The remainder of his pension was paid to his executrix, Elizabeth Jane Thomas, living also at 6 North Street, Pennar. The mechanism of this process was that the details of his death were sent to the Inspector of Wills on 8 July 1902, a certificate from them was returned on 13 August 1902 and the remaining pension due was forwarded from the Pembroke Dock pay office on 15 August 1902. Benjamin and Jane Picton were the parents of:


a. MARY ANN PICTON, born 12 January 1857 at Bufferland, Pembroke Dock [Pembroke, March 1857, 11a 653]. She was living with her parents in the 1861 Census, aged 4 [RG 9/4157/7]. She was living with her parents in the 1871 Census, aged 14 [RG 10/5518/37]. She was not living there in the 1881 Census, so she may have been married by that date. There are marriages recorded for a Mary Ann Picton in 1875 [Pembroke, June 1875, 11a 1095]; in 1878 [Pembroke, March 1878, 11a 887] and in 1883 [Pembroke, September 1883, 11a 1247].


b. JOHN PICTON, born 1859 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, March 1859, 11a 708]. He was living with his parents in the 1861 Census, aged 2 [RG 9/4157/7]. He was living with his parents in the 1871 Census, a scholar aged 12 [RG 10/5518/37]. He was an assistant shipwright living with his parents in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary, aged 22 [RG 11/5412/132]. John Picton, a fitter in H.M. Dockyard, aged 29, a bachelor living at North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, married Mary Ann Prickett, a dressmaker aged 27, at Bethany Baptist Chapel, Pembroke Dock, on 25 December 1888 [Witnesses: I. H. Prickett and Elizabeth Picton; Pembroke, December 1888, 11a 1529].


John Picton, aged 32, a fitter and a local preacher, almost certainly at Bethany Baptist Chapel, was living at 13 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, in the 1891 Census [RG 12/4531/20]. Also living with him was his wife, Mary A. Picton, aged 29, born at Pembroke St. Mary. John Picton of 7 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, a ship’s fitter in H.M. Dockyard, died on 13 June 1894, aged 35 [Pembroke, June 1894, 11a 573]. His death was certified by his father, B(enjamin) Picton, of 6 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock.


Mary Ann Picton, his widow, aged 37, of 7 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, a grocer, remarried to John Ball, aged 32, a widower, living at 16 Bellevue Terrace, Pembroke Dock, at The Register Office, Pembroke, on 13 February 1900 [Witnesses: George Reynolds and M. Trickett; Pembroke, March 1900, 11a 1436]. John and Mary Ann Ball were living at 7 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, in the 1901 Census [RG 13/5123/100]. John Ball was a grocer and a labourer in a shipyard, aged 33, born at Woolaston, Gloucestershire and Mary Ann Ball was aged 39, born at Pembroke St. Mary. Check for death entries. John Ball was living at 11 Owen Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, in the 1911 Census, a labourer in the Dockyard, aged 43, born at Woolaston, Gloucestershire [RG 14/33153]. Also living with him was his wife, Mary Ann Ball, aged 49, born at Pembroke, and a son, Alfred Frank Ball, aged 5, as well as her three Picton children. John and Mary Ann Picton were the parents of:


i. WILLIAM BENJAMIN PICTON, born 1889 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, December 1889, 11a 968]. He was living with his parents in the 1891 Census, aged 1, born at Pembroke St. Mary [RG 12/4531/20]. He was living with his mother and step-father in the 1911 Census, a shipwright in H.M. Dockyard, aged 21 [RG 14/33153]. William Benjamin Picton married Gwendoline L. Evans in 1917 [Pembroke, June 1917, 11a 2045]. Gwendoline L. Picton died in 1923, aged 34 [Portsmouth, March 1923, 2b 625]. William Benjamin Picton, a widower aged 39, of 6 Bedhampton Road, North End, Portsea, remarried to Maud Beatrice Francis of 20 Montgomerie Road, Southsea, on 30 April 1929 at St. Peters Church, Portsea [Witnesses: A. J. Ball and Henry Francis; Portsmouth, June 1929, 2b 1189].


William Benjamin Picton of 27 Lynn Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, died on 5 November 1944 at 6 Hamilton Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, aged 54. Probate of his estate was granted at Llandaff on 9 April 1945 to Maud Beatrice Picton. The value of his estate was £823:14s:5d. Maud Beatrice Picton, the widow of William Benjamin Picton, a dock worker [born 24 November 1890] died at Flat 7, Henwick House, Tybridge Street, Worcester, on 2 September 1976, aged 75 [Worcester, September 1976, 29 0607]. Her death was registered by her niece, Dorothy May Murphy, of 6 Woodland Cottages, Little Chestnut Street, Worcester. Maud Beatrice Francis should be located in the 1891 and 1901 Census Returns and her brothers and sisters identified.


ii. MARY JANE PICTON, born 1891 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, September 1891, 11a 1098]. She was living with her mother and step-father in the 1901 Census, aged 9 [RG 13/5123/100]. She was living with her mother and step-father in the 1911 Census, a teacher aged 19 [RG 14/33153]. Mary Jane Picton married Frederick O. Hitchings in 1918 [Pembroke, September 1918, 11a 2121].


iii. THOMAS ARTHUR PICTON, born 1893 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, December 1893, 11a 1091]. He was living with his mother and step-father in the 1901 Census, aged 7 [RG 13/5123/100]. He was living with his mother and step-father in the 1911 Census, aged 17 [RG 14/33153]. Thomas Arthur Picton of 11 Owen Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, an electrical fitter in H.M. Dockyard, aged 29, married Hester Eveline Gwyther of 47 North Street, Bufferland, Pembroke Dock, at Bethany Baptist Chapel, Pembroke Dock, on 16 August 1923 [Witnesses: M. R. Gwyther and A. J. Ball; Pembroke, September 1923, 11a 2787]. Thomas Arthur Picton of 1 Connaught Road, North End, Portsmouth, a retired chargeman of electrical fitters in Portsmouth Dockyard, died on 25 June 1957, aged 63 [Portsmouth, June 1957, 6b 426]. His death was registered by his widow, H. E. Picton. Hester Eveline Picton of 24 Yateley Close, Havant, Hampshire, died on 23 December 1971, aged 75 [Gosport, December 1971, 6b 1004]. Administration of her estate was granted at Winchester on 3 July 1972. The value of her estate was £655 pounds.


c. WILLIAM PICTON, born 1861 [Pembroke, March 1861, 11a 654] and was living with his parents in the 1861 Census, aged 2 months [RG 9/4157/7]. William Picton died on 25 March 1862 at New Pennar, Pembroke St. Mary, aged 14 months [Pembroke, March 1862, 11a 493].


d. JOSEPH PICTON, born 1862 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, December 1862, 11a 629]. He was living with his parents in the 1871 Census, aged 8 [RG 10/5518/37]. He was an apprentice joiner living with his parents in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary, aged 18 [RG 11/5412/132]. Joseph Picton, aged 25, a carpenter, son of Benjamin Picton, a labourer, and then living at 7 Middle Road, Cwmbwrla, Swansea, married Elizabeth Page, aged 24 of 22 High Street, Pembroke Dock, on 29 January 1888 at Bethany Chapel, Pembroke Dock [Witnesses: John Page and Elizabeth Picton; Pembroke, March 1888, 11a 1085].


Joseph Picton was living at 47 St Helens Terrace, Swansea, in the 1891 Census, a house carpenter aged 28, born Pembroke St. Mary [RG 12/4483/95]. Also living with him was his wife, Elizabeth Picton, aged 27, born at Pembroke St. Mary. The 1911 Census entry for the family clearly shows that Joseph and Elizabeth Picton did not have any further children after 1898. Joseph Picton had moved to Portsmouth by 1901 and was living at 36 Havant Road, Portsmouth, in the 1901 Census, a ship’s joiner aged 38, born at Pembroke Dock [RG 13/981/60]. Also living with him was his wife, Elizabeth Picton, aged 37, born at Pembroke Dock. However, at the time of his father’s death in 1902, when he registered this event, he had moved back to Pembrokeshire and was living at 83 High Street, Pembroke Dock. Perhaps his stay at Portsmouth was quite short. Joseph Picton was living at 17 Sycamore Street, Bufferland, Pembroke Dock, in the 1911 Census, a joiner in H.M. Dockyard, aged 48. Also living with him was his wife, Elizabeth Picton, aged 47.


Joseph Picton of 17 Sycamore Street, Bufferland, Pembroke Dock, died on 12 June 1934, aged 71 [Pembroke, June 1934, 11a 1225]. Probate of his estate was granted to his widow, Elizabeth Picton, at Llandudno on 10 December 1941. The value of Joseph Picton’s estate was £85. Elizabeth Picton of 45 North Street, Pembroke Dock, died on 20 April 1951, aged 87 [Pembroke, June 1951, 8c 378]. Administration of her estate was granted at Carmarthen on 24 July 1963 to Elizabeth Jane Picton, spinster. Joseph and Elizabeth Picton were the parents of:


i. ELIZABETH JANE PICTON, born 17 February 1894 at Swansea [Swansea, March 1894, 11a 974]. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census at Portsmouth, aged 7 [RG 13/981/60]. She was living with her parents in the 1911 Census, aged 17, born at Swansea, Glamorganshire. She was a spinster in 1963 when she administered her mother’s estate. Elizabeth Jane Picton died in April 1986, aged 92 [Haverfordwest, April 1986, 24 1774].


ii. BEATRICE NAOMI PICTON, born 1898 at Pembroke Dock [Pembroke, December 1898, 11a 1128]. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census at Portsmouth, aged 2 [RG 13/981/60]. She was living with her parents in the 1911 Census, aged 12, born at Pembroke Dock. Beatrice N. Picton married Albert L. John in 1929 [Narberth, March 1929, 11a 1755].


e. WILLIAM PICTON, born 1864 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke September 1864, 11a 704]. He was living with his parents in the 1871 Census, aged 6 [RG 10/5518/37]. He was an apprentice butcher living with his parents in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary, aged 16 [RG 11/5412/132]. William Picton of Cross Park Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, a labourer in H.M. Dockyard aged 23, married Mary Jane Powell [born 1866/7] of 12 North Brewery Street, Pembroke Dock, aged 21, on 15 October 1887 at Bethany Chapel, Pembroke Dock [Witnesses: John Cole and Minnie Powell; Pembroke, December 1887, 11a 1536]. William Picton was living at 8 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke St. Mary, in the 1891 Census, a labourer aged 26, born at Pennar [RG 12/4531/20]. Also living with him was his wife, Mary J. Picton, aged 24, born at Pembroke St. Mary. William Picton was living at 8 North Street, Pennar, in the 1901 Census, aged 36, a hammerman in the dockyard, together with his wife, Mary Jane Picton, aged 34 [RG 13/5123/101]. 1911 Census.


William Picton of 21 Military Road, Pembroke Dock, a skilled labourer in H.M. Dockyard, died on 21 December 1915, aged 49 [Pembroke, December 1915, 11a 1422]. His death was registered by his brother, Richard Picton, of 13 Ferry Road, Pembroke Dock. His wife could be the Mary J. Picton who died in 1944, aged 78 [Merthyr Tydfil, March 1944, 11a 695] or in 1951, aged 85 [Coventry, March 1951, 9c 1079]. William and Mary Picton were the parents of:


i. BENJAMIN JAMES PICTON, born 1888 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, June 1888, 11a 984]. He was living with his parents in the 1891 Census, aged 2 [RG 12/4531/20]. He was living with his parents in the 1901 Census, a sea engine boilermaker, aged 13 [RG 13/5123/101]. He was a patient at Medway, Kent, in the 1911 Census, a boilermaker aged 23, born at Pembroke Dock [RG 14/]. It was not clear, without viewing further pages, what type of institution this was. Benjamin James Picton, aged 25 (actually aged 24), a boilermaker living at 126 Livingstone Road, Gillingham, married Amelia Annie Eleanor Creighton, aged 25 [born 24 July 1887], living at Dean House, 168 Richmond Road, Gillingham, on 5 October 1912 at the parish church, Gillingham [Medway, December 1912, 2a 1495].


Benjamin James Picton, a retired master builder of 18 Eastwood Green, Whitley Bay, West Monkseaton, died on 23 April 1961, aged 73 [Tynemouth, June 1961, 1b 475]. His death was registered by his son, Alfred James Picton, of 14 Eastward Green, Whitley Bay, West Monkseaton. Amelia Annie Eleanor Picton of 18 Eastward Green, Whiteley Bay, Tyne and Wear, died on 9 May 1980, aged 92 [North Tyneside E., June 1980, 2 1010]. Probate of her estate was granted at Newcastle on 29 July 1980. The value of her estate was £22,087. Her death was registered by ------ . Benjamin and Amelia Picton were the parents of:


a. ALFRED JAMES PICTON, born 11 May 1914 at Gillingham, Kent [Medway, June 1914, 2a 1552]. Alfred James Picton married Matilda Elizabeth Hutchinson in 1939 [Northumberland Central, June 1939, 10b 1061]. Alfred James Picton, a retired builder of 3 Burnstones Cottages, Knaresdale, Slaggyford, Cumbria, died on 19 September 1996 at the War Memorial Hospital, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, aged 82 [Northumberland West, September 1996, 7A 45]. His death was registered by his widow, Matilda Elizabeth Picton. His usual address was Burnstone Cottages, Knaresdale, Slaggyford, Northumberland. Grant of his estate was made on 13 February 1997. The value of his estate was £180,000. Matilda Elizabeth Picton could still be living, as her death is not registered up to 2005. Alfred and Matilda Picton were the parents of:


i. Living


b. EVELYN LILIAN PICTON, born 28 May 1916 [Medway, September 1916, 2a 1375]. Evelyn L. Picton married James H. Carr in 1940 [Northumberland South, March 1940, 10b 657]. Evelyn Lilian Carr died in 1992, aged 75 [Northumberland Central, March 1992, 1 2032].


c. MILLICENT PICTON, born 1918 [Newcastle on Tyne, March 1918, 10b 20x]. Millicent Picton married Gilbert Chambers in 1946 [Northumberland S., March 1946, 10b 480]. Millicent Chambers registered the death of her mother in 1980, when she was also living next door at 16 Eastward Green, Whiteley Bay. Check for death of her or her husband.


d. LEONARD PICTON, born 30 December 1919 at 6 Promontory Terrace, Whitley Bay [Tynemouth, March 1920, 10b 733]. A Leonard Picton of 16a Oakhurst Lane, West Moors, Dorset, died on 31 August 1993 at Poole General Hospital, aged 73 [Poole, September 1993, B11E 254]. His death was registered by his son, Patrick James Picton. A Patrick J. Picton was born in 1938 [Pontypridd, March 1938, 11a 661]. His mother’s name was O’Leary. This does not look like the correct death entry and he could still be living.


e. GWENDOLINE IRENE PICTON, born 19 November 1923 [Tynemouth, December 1923, 10b 511]. Gwendoline Irene Picton married Tom Higgins in 1945 [Northumberland S., March 1945, 10b 475]. Gwendoline I. Higgins died in 1997, aged 73 [Exeter, February 1993, A56F 54]. Check for death of her husband.


ii. MINNIE (MARY) JANE PICTON, born 9 October 1889 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, December 1889, 11a 960]. She was living with her parents in the 1891 Census, aged 1 [RG 12/4531/20]. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census, aged 11 [RG 13/5123/101]. Minnie Jane Picton married in 1911 to William A. C. Toogood [Pembroke, March 1911, 11a 1607]. 1911 Census. William A. C. Toogood died in 1955, aged 77 [Pembroke, September 1955, 8c 310]. Minnie Jane Toogood died in 1970, aged 80 [Greenwich, March 1970, 5b 1415]. William and Minnie Toogood were the parents of:


a. WILLIAM A. TOOGOOD, born 1912 [Pembroke, September 1912, 11a 2730].


iii. WILLIAM GEORGE PICTON, born 9 September 1891 at Pembroke Dock [Pembroke, September 1891, 11a 1107]. He was living with his parents in the 1901 Census, aged 9 [RG 13/5123/101]. 1911 Census. William George Picton, the son of William Picton, deceased, a hammerman in H.M. Dockyard, aged 26, a joiner in ship building, living at 12 Ferry Road, Barrow-in-Furness, married Edith Mary Morris [born 13 December 1886 at Narberth, Pembrokeshire], daughter of Thomas Morris, a weaver, living at 2 Albany Street, Bufferland, Pembroke Dock, aged 28, a shop assistant, on 21 December 1917 at Bethany Baptist Chapel, High Street, Pembroke Dock [Witnesses: J. Picton and Gwen Picton; Pembroke, December 1917, 11a 2283].


William George Picton of 38 Ferry Road, Barrow-in-Furness, a joiner, died on 11 March 1970, aged 78 [Barrow-in-Furness, March 1970, 10b 774]. Administration of his estate was granted at Liverpool on 28 February 1973. The value of his estate was £1,200 pounds. Edith Mary Picton of 38 Ferry Road, Barrow-in-Furness, died on 6 January 1973, aged 86 [Barrow-in-Furness, March 1973, 10b 571]. Her death was registered by her son, William Thomas Picton. William and Edith Picton were the parents of:


a. WILLIAM THOMAS PICTON, born 1919 [Barrow-in-Furness, September 1919, 8e 1022]. A William T. Picton married Ann Ryan in 1949 [Prescot, December 1949, 10f 365]. He was living at 8 Broadway Avenue, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, in 1973 when he registered the death of his mother. Need to examine Northern Ireland BMD records.


b. JOHN TREVOR PICTON, born 1927 [Barrow-in-Furness, September 1927, 8e 1012]. John Trevor Picton, an electrician, died on 29 January 1961 at 38 Ferry Road, Barrow-in-Furness, aged 33 [Barrow-in-Furness, March 1961, 10b 258]. His death was registered by his father, William G. Picton.


iv. FLORENCE NAOMI PICTON, born 1893 at Pembroke Dock [Pembroke, December 1893, 11a 1088]. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census, aged 7 [RG 13/5123/101]. 1911 Census. Florence N. Picton married Gilbert Cawton in 1914 [Pembroke, March 1914, 11a 1841].


v. ELIZABETH DAISY PICTON, born 1895 at Pembroke Dock [Pembroke, September 1895, 11a 1191]. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census, aged 5 [RG 13/5123/101]. 1911 Census. Elizabeth D. Picton died in 1916, aged 20 [Pembroke, June 1916, 11a 1314].


vi. JOHN PICTON, born 1897 at Pembroke Dock [Pembroke, December 1897, 11a 1134]. He was living with his parents in the 1901 Census, aged 3 [RG 13/5123/101]. 1911 Census. He witnessed the wedding of his brother, William George Picton, in 1917.


A John Picton married Mary Bateman in 1916 [Pembroke, September 1916, 11a 2044]. However, the father, given on their wedding certificate, was Thomas Picton, a sawyer, deceased. He was not the John Picton who married Jessie Jones in 1917, as this marriage was from the Picton of Carew branch of the surname [Pembroke, June 1917, 11a 2055]. He could be the John Picton of 59 Military Road, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, who died on 14 December 1944 at the County Hospital, Haverfordwest, aged 47 [Haverfordwest, December 1944, 11a 1188]. Administration of his estate was granted at Llandudno on 1 May 1945 to Mary Jane Picton, widow. The value of his estate was £572:10s:3d.


vii. REDVERS BULLER BADEN POWELL PICTON, born 24 May 1900 at Pembroke Dock [Pembroke, June 1900, 11a 1214]. He was living with his parents in the 1901 Census, aged 10 months [RG 13/5123/101]. 1911 Census. Redvers Buller Picton married in 1932 to Edith Muriel Dorothy Gould [born 7 November 1908] [Pembroke, March 1932, 11a 2015]. Redvers Buller Picton died on 21 October 1969 at Preston Hall Chest Hospital, Aylesford, Kent, aged 69 [Maidstone, December 1969, 5f 1553]. He was a retired shipwright and was living at 4 King Edward Road, Gillingham. His son-in-law, Roy Anthony Watson, of 118 Burnt Oak Terrace, Gillingham, registered his death. Edith Muriel Dorothy Picton died on 7 August 1982 at Lennox Wood, Petham Green, Gillingham, aged 81 [Chatham, September 1982, 16 0578]. Redvers and Edith Picton were the parents of:


a. Living


viii. GWENDOLINE MARY PICTON, born 1902 [Pembroke, September 1902, 11a 1319]. 1911 Census. Gwendoline Mary Picton married Harold Cole in 1926 [Pembroke, September 1926, 11a 2012]. She was living at 76 Lamaleach Caravan Park, Lamaleach Drive, Freckleton, near Preston, Lancashire, in 1970 when she registered the death of her brother, William George Picton. Check for death of her or her husband.


f. ELIZABETH JANE PICTON, born 1866 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, September 1866, 11a 752]. She was living with her parents in the 1871 Census, aged 4 [RG 10/5518/37] and was a scholar living with her parents in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary, aged 14 [RG 11/5412/132]. She was living with her father in the 1891 Census at 6 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, a dressmaker aged 24 [RG 12/4531/20]. She was a housekeeper, living with her father in the 1901 Census, aged 34 [RG 13/5123/101]. 1911 Census.


g. BENJAMIN PICTON, born 1868 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, June 1868, 11a 830]. He was living with his parents in the 1871 Census, aged 2 [RG 10/5518/37] and a scholar living with his parents in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary, aged 12 [RG 11/5412/132]. He was a lodger living with his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Elizabeth Picton, at 47 St. Helens Terrace, Swansea, in the 1891 Census, a house carpenter aged 19 [RG 12/4483/95]. Benjamin Picton of Curtis Road, ----fach, a joiner aged 27, married Sarah Curtis of Tongregos, Pontrhydyfen, daughter of David Curtis, a coal miner, on 22 December 1896 at The Register Office, Neath [Witnesses: Mary Ann Lewis and Jenkin Curtis; Neath, December 1896, 11a 1263].


Benjamin Picton, a carpenter, was living at Tonygregas Farm, Lower Llantwit, Neath, in the 1901 Census, aged 34, born at Pembroke Dock [RG 13/5055/113]. Also living with him was his wife, Sarah Picton, aged 33, born at Baglan Higher. Benjamin Picton was living at Preswylfa House, Pontrhydyfen, in the 1911 Census, a joiner aged 44. Also living with him was his wife, Sarah Picton, aged 34, born at Pontrhydyfen. Benjamin Picton of Preswylfa House, 6 Efailfach, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot, died on 31 March 1930, aged 61 [Neath, March 1930, 11a 995]. Probate of his estate was granted at London on 12 August 1930 to Sarah Picton, widow. The value of his estate was £575. Sarah Picton of Preswylfa, Efail Fach, Pontrhydyfen, widow, died on 1 August 1958, aged 80 [Neath, September 1958, 8b 338 or 382]. Probate of her estate was granted at Carmarthen on 27 August 1958 to David John Davies, a retired colliery fireman and Christopher John Webb, a mill greaser. The value of her estate was £733:6s:6d. Benjamin and Sarah Picton were the parents of:


i. BENJAMIN PICTON, born 1897 at Pontrhydyfen [Neath, September 1897, 11a 881]. He was living with his parents in the 1911 Census, aged 13. Benjamin Picton married Patty Hughes in 1926 [Neath, December 1926, 11a 1298]. Benjamin Picton died in 1943, aged 46 [Neath, September 1943, 11a 615]. Patty Picton remarried to Daniel M. Davies in 1946 [Neath, March 1946, 11a 1495]. Benjamin and Patty Picton were the parents of:


a. BETTY D. PICTON,


b. MARINA PICTON,


ii. ELIZABETH CURTIS PICTON, born 1898 at Pontrhydyfen, Lower Llantwit, Neath [Neath, December 1898, 11a 827]. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census, aged 3 [RG 13/5055/113]. She was living with her parents in the 1911 Census, aged 12. Elizabeth Curtis Picton married William J. Thomas in 1919 [Neath, June 1919, 11a 2303]. Check for death of her or her husband.


iii. DAVID THOMAS PICTON, born 1904 at Pontrhydyfen [Neath, March 1904, 11a 975]. He was living with his parents in the 1911 Census, aged 7. David Thomas Picton, aged 22, a coal miner of Preswylfa, Pontrhydyfen, son of Benjamin Picton, a carpenter, married Lucy Davies, aged 20, of 2 Engine Row, Cwmavon, on 23 March 1926 at The Register Office, Neath [Witnesses: Benjamin Picton and Mattie Hughes, Neath, March 1926, 11a 1223]. He was a lamp attendant for the gas board in 1951. David Thomas Picton died in 1953, aged 49 [Neath, March 1953, 8b 551]. Lucy Picton died in 1957, aged 51 [Neath, September 1957, 8b 371]. David and Lucy Picton were the parents of:


a. MOIRA PICTON, born 1927 [Neath, March 1927, 11a 1444]. A Moira Picton married Brian Howell in 1967 [Liverpool N., September 1967, 10d 815].


b. BENJAMIN PICTON, born 2 March 1929 [Neath, June 1929, 11a 1354]. Benjamin Picton, aged 22, of 9 Tyr Arthur Row, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, married Hannah Russell Jones, aged 22, of 3 Salem Road, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, on 8 December 1951 at Bethania Congregational Church, Cwmavon [Witnesses: Arthur R. Jones and D. Russell Jones; Neath, December 1951, 8b 865]. Benjamin Picton was living at 5 Salem Road, Cwmafan, Port Talbot, in 1989 when he registered the death of his uncle, Arthur Idwal Picton. Benjamin Picton of 5 Salem Road, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, a retired timekeeper, died on 13 June 1991 at Neath General Hospital, aged 62 [Neath, June 1991, 27 1746]. His death was registered by his brother, Edward Russell Picton. He left a will proved at Llandaff on 11 July 1991. There was no death entry recorded for Hannah R. Picton up to the end of 2005.


c. EDWARD RUSSELL PICTON, [Neath, , 11a 980]. Edward Russell Picton, aged 24, of 9 Tyr Arthur Row, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, a mechanic in a colliery, son of David Thomas Picton, deceased, married Edith Vemada Davies, aged 21, a nursery school assistant of 21 Lower Row, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, on at Penuel Baptist Chapel, Jersey Row, Cwmavon [Witnesses: A. C. J. Davies and P. Thomas; Neath, , 8b 965]. He registered the death of his father in 1991 when he was living at 7 Pine Valley, Cwmavon, Port Talbot. There were no death entries recorded for either person up to the end of 2005 and they were living at 7 Pine Valley, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan SA1 in the 2002/3 Electoral Roll. Edward and Edith Picton may have been the parents of:


i. Living - were living at 7 Pine Valley, Cwmavon, in 2010.


a. Living


b. Living, went to school at Ysgol Gyfun at Ystalfera and was living at Cwmbran in 2011.


There are several children born from 1963 onwards to other Picton/Davies marriages but they are in Registration District locations like Birmingham or Haverfordwest.


iv. JOHN ROGER PICTON, born 1908 at Pontrhydyfen [Neath, March 1908. 11a 1051]. He was living with his parents in the 1911 Census, aged 3. John Roger Picton, aged 30, living at 6 Efailfach, Pontrhydyfen, a carpenter and joiner, son of Benjamin Picton, a carpenter, deceased, married Eirwen Myles Jones, aged 28, daughter of David John Jones, a coal hewer, of 19 Lloyds Terrace, Cymmer, Port Talbot, on 16 November 1938 at the Register Office, Neath [Witnesses: J. Lewis and Lilian M. Evans; Neath, December 1938, 11a 1573]. John Roger Picton, a milk vendor, living at 9 Maesteg Road, Cymmer, Glyncorrwg, died on 17 May 1947, aged 39 [Neath, June 1947, 8b 414]. Eirwen Myles Picton of 29 Lansdowne Place, Cymmer, near Port Talbot, died on 30 November 1966, aged 56 [Neath, December 1966, 8b 519]. Administration of her estate was granted at Llandaff on 22 February 1967 to Living, school teacher. The value of her estate was £830. John and Eirwen Picton were the parents of:


a. Living


v. HARRY LLOYD PICTON, born 26 January 1910 at Pontrhydyfen [Neath, March 1910, 11a 1029]. He was living with his parents in the 1911 Census, aged 1. Harry Lloyd Picton, aged 27, a stockroom assistant of 8 Headstone Road, Harrow, son of Benjamin Picton, deceased, married Margaret Lavinia Davies, aged 23, of 8 Headstone Road, Harrow, a nursery governess, on 24 February 1937 at the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Willesden Lane, Willesden, London [Witnesses: Idwal Picton and Gertie Davies; Willesden, March 1937, 3a 837]. Margaret Lavinia Picton died in 1977, aged 64 [Brent, December 1977, 11 0838]. Harry Lloyd Picton of 96 Welldon Crescent, Harrow, a retired film technician, died on 3 October 1990 at Northwick Park Hospital, aged 80 [Brent, October 1990, 11 675]. His death was registered by his son, Martin Lloyd Picton. Harry and Margaret Picton were the parents of:


  1. Living


a. Living


i. Living


ii. Living


iii. Living


Kenneth J. Picton. Mother’s maiden name was Miles. Henry L. Picton married Lydia Miles in 1929 [Newport, June 1929, 11A 451]. One sister, Rowena D. Picton, born 1934. Henry Lewis Picton, born 1907 [Newport, June 1907, 11a 286].


vi. ARTHUR IDWAL PICTON, born 22 February 1914 at Margam [Neath, June 1914, 11a 2055]. He was a witness at the wedding of his brother, Harry Lloyd Picton, in 1937. Arthur Idwal Picton married Annie E. Belcher in 1942 [Neath, June 1942, 11a 2047]. He notified the death of his brother, John Roger Picton, in 1947, when he was living at 17 Twynypandy, Pontrhydyfen. Arthur Idwal Picton, a retired railwayman, of 17 Twynypandy, Pontrhydyfen, died on 18 March 1989 at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, aged 75 [Swansea, March 1989, 27 2540]. His death was registered by his nephew, Benjamin Picton, of 5 Salem Road, Cwmafan, Port Talbot. Annie E. Picton was still living at 17 Twynpandy, Pontrhydyfen, in 2008 [Electoral Roll]. Annie Elvira Picton died on 21 July 2009 at Bridgend.


h. RICHARD PICTON, born 1870 at Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, March 1870, 11a 793]. He was living with his parents in the 1871 Census, aged 1 [RG 10/5518/37] and a scholar in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary, aged 10 [RG 11/5412/132]. He was living with his father at 6 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, in the 1891 Census, a butcher aged 21 [RG 12/4531/20]. He was living with his father in the 1901 Census, a blacksmith hammerman, aged 31, born at Pembroke St. Mary [RG 13/5123/101]. Richard Picton, aged 38, son of Benjamin Picton, an engine stoker (deceased), a labourer in H.M. Dockyard, living at 6 Owen Street, Pembroke Dock, married Mary Palmer, aged 42, daughter of Richard Palmer (deceased), a naval pensioner, living at 1 Charlton Place, Pembroke Dock, on 26 December 1908 at The Register Office, Pembroke [Witnesses: William G. Jenkins and Eliza Morgan; Pembroke, December 1908, 11a 2236]. Richard Picton was living at 13 Ferry Road, Lower Pennar, Pembroke Dock, in the 1911 Census, a blacksmith striker, aged 41, born at Pembroke St. Mary [RG 14/33152]. Also living with him was his wife, Mary Picton, aged 46, a housekeeper, born at Llangwm.


Richard Picton, a skilled labourer living at 14 Ferry Road, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, was earning £138:3s:6d per year on 13 April 1927. He was granted a pension which he started collecting from 23 January 1927 and was worth £34:1s:8d per year [PMG 25/100, No. 5113]. Richard Picton was living at 13 Ferry Road, Pembroke Dock, when he registered the death of his brother, William Picton, in 1930. Richard Picton of 14 Ferry Road, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, died on 9 October 1931, aged 61 [Pembroke, December 1931, 11a 1229]. Probate of his estate was granted at London on 14 November 1931 to Mary Picton, widow, and William Morgan, a retired shipwright. The value of his estate was £567:7s:9d. Mary Picton of 14 Ferry Road, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, died on 20 November 1937, aged 76 [Pembroke, December 1937, 11a 1413]. Probate of her estate was granted at London on 29 December 1937 to William Morgan, a retired officer in the mercantile marine. The value of her estate was £374:11s:1d.


  1. GEORGE PICTON, born 17 December 1871 at New Pennar, Pembroke St. Mary [Pembroke, March 1872, 11a 817]. George Picton died in 1878, aged 6 [Pembroke, March 1878, 11a 599].


j. MARGARET ELLEN PICTON, born 1874 at Pembroke [Pembroke, June 1874, 11a 943]. She was a scholar living with her parents in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary, aged 6 [RG 11/5412/132]. She could not be found immediately in the 1891 Census of Wales. Margaret Ellen Picton married in 1896 to either Albert Edward Barrett or John Quinlan [Pembroke, December 1896, 11a 1750].


k. MARTHA NAOMI PICTON, born 1876 at Pembroke [Pembroke, December 1876, 11a 890]. She was a scholar living with her parents in the 1881 Census at Pembroke St. Mary, aged 4 [RG 11/5412/132]. She was a scholar living with her father at 6 North Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, in the 1891 Census, aged 14 [RG 12/4531/20]. She was a housekeeper, living with her father in the 1901 Census, aged 24 [RG 13/5123/101]. Martha Naomi Picton married in 1909 to either Joseph James Elliott or Ernest James Twigg [Pembroke, March 1909, 11a 1594].


2. MARTHA PICTON, buried at Martletwy on 6 December 1829, aged 9 months.


3. MARTHA PICTON, buried at Martletwy on 5 October 1832, aged 2.


4. JANE PICTON, bapt. Martletwy on 31 October 1830. She cannot be easily identified in the 1841 Census for Martletwy. The eldest Jane Picton living in the parish at the time of the 1841 Census was aged ‘15’. She was probably born in 1826 at Martletwy, the daughter of Joseph Picton, killed in 1844 [see Picton of Martletwy I].


5. JOSEPH PICTON, born Martletwy ca 1832/3. He was living with his mother in the 1841 Census, aged 8 [HO 107/1448/15/1]. Joseph Picton was buried at Martletwy on 1 April 1849, aged 16 [parish register entry] [Narberth, June 1849, 26 618].


6. MARTHA PICTON, born Martletwy ca 1834/5. She was living with her mother in the 1841 Census, aged 6 [HO 107/1448/15/1]. She has yet to be identified in the 1851 Census. Martha Picton of Burness Hill, Martletwy, daughter of John Picton, a labourer, married John Rees of Pembroke St. Michael, a labourer, son of George Rees, a labourer, on 16 December 1856 at Martletwy parish church [Witnesses: Benjamin Picton, John Hall; Narberth, December 1856, 11a 1141]. John Rees was a stone quarrier at the date of birth of their only child. The death of John Rees is one of three entries for 1857/8 [Narberth, September 1857, 11a 343; Narberth, March 1858, 11a 542; Narberth, September 1858, 11a 363 – this is a John Rees aged 18]. John and Martha Rees were the parents of:


i. MARGARET ANN REES, born 5 April 1858 at Grove, Pembroke St. Michael [Pembroke, June 1858, 11a 689]. She was living with her mother and father-in-law, Richard Butland, at Westfields, Martletwy, in the 1861 Census, aged 3 [RG 9/4150/113]. She was living with her mother at Mountain Ash in the 1871 Census (as Margaret Butland), aged 13, born at Pembroke [RG 10/5377/58]. She could be one of several people named Margaret Rees who married in the Merthyr Tydfil Registration District around 1880.


Martha Picton remarried, and her second husband was Richard Butland, a collier. Martha Rees, a spinster (but actually a widow), living at Westfields in the parish of Martletwy, married Richard Butland of the Bridge, Martletwy, son of William Butland, a collier, on 15 November 1859 at Martletwy church [Witnesses: Margaret Smith and Martha Merriman; Pembroke, December 1859, 11a 1130]. Her place of residence at the time of her re-marriage suggests she returned home to live with her mother and sister after the death of her first husband.


Richard Butland was born around 1838/9, and was living at Grove in the parish of Martletwy in the 1841 Census, aged 2 [HO 107/1448/15/8]. His father, William Butland, was a coal miner aged ‘45’, the same age as his wife, Elizabeth Butland. Their other recorded children were Lydia Butland [bapt. 19 January 1833 at Martletwy], aged 8, and Margaret Butland [bapt. 23 August 1835 at Martletwy], aged 5. Richard Butland (Butler) was living at Millbank in the parish of Martletwy in the 1851 Census, aged 12, born at Martletwy [HO 107/2475/672]. 1 His father was William Butler, a miner aged 49, born at Martletwy [ca 1801/2] and his mother was Elizabeth Butler, aged 55, born at Martletwy. Also living at the same address were Margaret Butler, a daughter aged 15, and Catherine Dally, a sister-in-law, aged 49, employed in a coal mine. There are also the Butler family connections to remember from Picton of Martletwy I, as well as a Picton/Dally marriage in the 1760s at Martletwy.


Catherine Dally was living at Millbank, Martletwy, in the 1841 Census, aged ‘35’ with Richard Dally, a pauper aged 73 [born 1767/8] and his wife, Hannah Dally, also aged 73 [HO 107/1448/15/30]. A Margaret Dally, aged ‘65’ was living at Westfield, Martletwy, in the 1841 Census, next door but one to Margaret Picton [HO 107/1448/15/28]. Other Butler folk in the 1851 Census with links to Martletwy include Priscilla Butler, married, a flour dealer aged 54, living at Quay Street, Haverfordwest, born at Martletwy [HO 107/2478/92].


Richard and Martha Butland were living at Westfields in the parish of Martletwy, in the 1861 Census, aged 22 and 26 respectively [RG 9/4150/113]. Richard Butland was a coal miner, and they were living next door to Martha Butland’s mother, Margaret Picton, and her sister, Elizabeth Picton. Richard Butland was a visitor at the house of Benjamin Picton, his brother-in-law, in the 1871 Census at New Pennar, Pembroke [RG 10/5518/37]. He was married, a collier aged 32, born at Martletwy. Martha Butland, his wife, was living at 6 Cliff Street, Mountain Ash, in the 1871 Census, aged 36, born at Landshipping in the parish of Martletwy [RG 10/5377/58]. Also living with her were her four children by her two marriages.


Richard Butland, a haulier of 11 Dover Street, Mountain Ash, died on 21 July 1875, aged 36 [Pontypridd, September 1875, 11a 172]. Martha Picton, a widow aged 41, then remarried to David Davies, aged 39, in 1877, the widower of her younger sister, Elizabeth Picton [Witnesses: George Rombach and Mary S. Lloyd; Merthyr Tydfil, March 1877, 11a 503]. This marriage took place at Trinity Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Aberdare, on 6 January 1877. Richard and Martha Butland were the parents of:


ii. WILLIAM BUTLAND, born 1860 at Martletwy [Narberth, March 1860, 11a 698]. He was living with his parents in the 1861 Census, aged 1 [RG 9/4150/113]. He was living with his mother in the 1871 Census, aged 11, born at Landshipping in the parish of Martletwy [RG 10/5377/58]. He was living with his step-father and mother, David and Martha Davies, at 29 Dover Street, Mountain Ash, in the 1881 Census, a coal miner aged 21, born at Martletwy [RG 11/5295/84]. William Butland married in 1892 [Cardiff, December 1892, 11a 651].


iii. JOHN BUTLAND, born 1862 at Cwrt Calan in the parish of Martletwy [Narberth, December 1862, 11a 61X (last number not given in FreeBMD)]. He was living with his mother in the 1871 Census at Mountain Ash, aged 8 [RG 10/5377/58]. John Butland was a lodger, living at 60 Crescent Street, Merthyr Tydfil, in the 1881 Census, a coal miner aged 18, born at Martletwy [RG 11/5311/38]. John Butland of Ynysowen in Merthyr, a coal miner aged 19, married Sarah Ann Edwards of Ynysowen, Merthyr, aged 16, the daughter of Thomas Edwards, a coal miner, on 5 December 1881 at the Register Office, Merthyr Tydfil [Merthyr Tydfil, December 1881, 11a 758]. The witnesses to their wedding were David Davies and Martha Butland. Why Martha Butland gave this surname is a mystery, as by this time she had been married to David Davies for over four years, although as both of them signed the marriage register with a cross, they probably could not read or write. John and Mary Butland were probably the parents of:


a. ELIZABETH MARY BUTLAND, born 1882 [Merthyr Tydfil, June 1882, 11a 473].


iii. NAOMI BUTLAND [BUTLER], born 1868 at Mountain Ash [Pontypridd, June 1868, 11a 294]. She was living with her mother in the 1871 Census, aged 3 [RG 10/5377/58]. She was living with her step-father and mother in the 1881 Census, aged 13 [RG 11/5295/84]. There was no record of her in Wales or elsewhere after the 1881 Census.


iv. RICHARD HENRY BUTLAND [BUTLER], born 1871 at Mountain Ash [Pontypridd, September 1871, 11a 293]. He was living with his step-father and mother in the 1881 Census, aged 9 [RG 11/5295/84]. A Richard Butland married in 1907 [Narberth, June 1907, 11a 1906].


v. SARAH BUTLAND, born 1873 [Merthyr Tydfil, December 1873, 11a 425]. A Sarah Butland married in 1898 [Merthyr Tydfil, March 1898, 11a 789].


David and Martha Davies were living at 29 Dover Street, Glyn Cynon, Mountain Ash, in the 1881 Census [RG 11/5295/84]. He was a coal miner, aged 43, born at Martletwy, and she was aged 44, born at Martletwy. David Davies had four children by his previous marriage to Elizabeth Picton also living with him at this time: John Davies, a coal miner aged 17, born at Martletwy; Henry Davies, a coal miner aged 13, born at Martletwy; Margaret Davies, a scholar aged 11, born at Llanwonno and Francis Davies, a scholar aged 8, born at Llanwonno. Also living with them was William Cole, aged 19, a coal miner, born at Martletwy [Narberth, March 1860, 11a 697; Pembroke, March 1862, 11a 667; Pembroke, March 1862, 11a 675].


Martha Davies, the wife of David Davies, a coal miner, died at 29 Dover Street, Mountain Ash, on 9 December 1890, aged 54 [Pontypridd, December 1890, 11a 269]. David Davies, a coal miner, was living at 29 Dover Street, Mountain Ash, in the 1891 Census, a widower aged 52, born in Pembrokeshire [RG 12/4416/49]. Also living at 29 Dover Street was his son, John Davies, and his wife, Laura Davies, aged 27 and 23 respectively, both born in Pembrokeshire. He could be the David Davies living at 8 Chancery Lane, Mountain Ash, in the 1901 Census, a colliery labourer aged 65, born at Pembroke [RG 13/5005/66]. If so, he had remarried as also living with him at this address was Ann Davies, his wife, aged 67, born at Pembroke. This is not very far from where his eldest son, John Davies, was living at the same time. 1911 Census.


7. ELIZABETH PICTON, born Martletwy ca 1836/7. She was living with her mother at Westfield in the parish of Martletwy in the 1841 Census, aged 4 [HO 107/1448/15/1]. She was living at 11 Mill Lane with her mother and her elder brother, Benjamin Picton, in the 1851 Census of Martletwy, aged 13 [HO 107/2475/670]. Also living with them was Elizabeth Morse, a lodger and pauper aged 84, born at Martletwy. Elizabeth Picton was living with her mother at Westfield, Martletwy, in the 1861 Census, a farm servant aged 23 [RG 9/4150/113]. Elizabeth Picton of Westfield, a domestic servant, the daughter of John Picton, a collier, married David Davies of Landshipping, a collier, the son of William Davies, a labourer, at Martletwy church on 17 February 1863 [Witnesses: William Rogers and Mary Davies; Narberth, March 1863, 11a 745].


David Davies was born at Martletwy around 1837, and was living at Landshipping in the 1841 Census, aged 3 [HO 107/1448/15/6].2 He was the youngest son of William Davies, a coal miner aged ‘45’ and his wife, Martha Davies, aged ‘40’. Also living with them at Landshipping in 1841 were their children John Davies, aged 15; Frank Davies, aged 14; Thomas Davies, aged 11, Mary Davies, aged 8 and Henry Davies, aged 6.


David Davies was living at Landshipping in the 1851 Census, aged 13, born at Martletwy [HO 107/2475/645]. He was living with his parents, William Davies, an agricultural labourer aged 64, born at St. Clears, Carmarthenshire and his wife, Martha Davies, aged 54, born at Martletwy. Their other children then living with them at this time were Thomas Davies, aged 21, a coal miner and Mary Davies, aged 18, both born at Martletwy. Neither William nor Martha Davies were recorded in the 1861 Census of Martletwy, suggesting they both had died between 1851 and 1861. Unfortunately there are 29 death entries for a William Davies in the registration district of Narberth between 1851 and 1861 and 23 for a Martha Davies. A search in the burial registers of Martletwy should be the place to try and locate these deaths.


Elizabeth Picton, born at Martletwy in 1839, was the grandmother of Ellen Margaret Davies, born on 7 October 1909 at Mountain Ash [see the book by Tessa and Martin Börner, English Girl, German Boy: World War II From Both Sides, Oakville, Ontario, 2005]. Ellen Margaret Davies was the daughter of Francis Davies, born 3 September 1872 at Mountain Ash, and Ellen Williams, born 24 March 1877 at Angle. There is an Ellen May Davies born in the December Quarter of 1909 [Llandilofawr, December 1909, 11a 1323]. In the 1881 Census of Angle, Pembrokeshire, Ellen Williams was aged 4, living with her parents, Henry Williams, a farm labourer aged 57, born at Narberth, and Ann Williams, aged 50, born at Jeffreyston [RG 11/5413/55]. Henry and Ann Williams were also the parents of: (a) Emily Williams, aged 13, born at Angle; (b) Thomas Williams, aged 12, born at Angle; (c) Elizabeth J. Williams, aged 6, born at Angle. In the 1891 Census of Mountain Ash Ellen Williams, aged 14, a general servant, was living with her uncle and aunt, William and Martha Davies, at 15 Rheola Street. William Davies was a coal miner, aged 48, born at Neath, and Mary Davies was aged 56, born at Jeffreyston, Pembrokeshire.


In the 1871 Census of Mountain Ash, in the parish of Llanwonno, David Davies was living at 30 Cliff Street, Mountain Ash, a coal miner aged 32, born at Landshipping in the parish of Martletwy [RG 10/5377/61]. Also living with him was his wife, Elizabeth Davies, aged 32, born at Landshipping. Elizabeth Davies must have died between 1871 (present in 1871 Census) and 1877 (remarriage of her husband). There are only two plausible candidates for Elizabeth Davies with approximately the correct age [Merthyr Tydfil, March 1875, 11a 326, aged 38 and Merthyr Tydfil, June 1875, 11a 257, aged 38]. Elizabeth Davies of 76 Twynyrodin in the District of Lower Merthyr Tydfil died on 22 February 1875, aged 38. She was a housekeeper. Her death was registered by David James, her brother-in-law. David and Elizabeth Davies were the parents of:


i. JOHN DAVIES, born 1863 at Martletwy. He was living with his parents in the 1871 Census, aged 8 [RG 10/5377/61] and with his father and step-mother in the 1881 Census, a coal miner aged 17 [RG 11/5295/84]. John Davies, aged 27, a collier of 29 Dover Street, Mountain Ash, son of David Davies, a roadman, married Laura Jane Cole, aged 22, of Ivy Cottage, Landshipping, the daughter of William and Esther Cole, a sailor, on 31 January 1891 at Nazareth Baptist Chapel, Mountain Ash [Witnesses: Henry Davies and William Davies; Pontypridd, March 1891, 11a 818].3 They were living with his father, David Davies, at 29 Dover Street, Mountain Ash, in the 1891 Census, aged 27 and 23 respectively, both born at Martletwy [RG 12/4416/49]. John Davies was a coal miner living at 47 Napier Street, Mountain Ash, in the 1901 Census, aged 37, born at Landshipping [RG 13/5005/74]. 1911 Census. Also living with him was his wife, Laura J. Davies, born at Landshipping. John and Laura Davies were the parents of:


a. IDRIS DAVIES, born 1891/2.


b. JAMES DAVIES, born 1894/5.


c. ELIZABETH DAVIES, born 1897/8.


d. GERTRUDE DAVIES, born 1899/1900.


ii. MARTHA DAVIES, born 1864/5 at Martletwy. She was living with her parents in the 1871 Census, aged 6 [RG 10/5377/61]. She was not living with her father and step-mother in the 1881 Census.


iii. HENRY DAVIES, born 1867 at Martletwy. He was living with his parents in the 1871 Census, aged 3 [RG 10/5377/61] and with his father and step-mother in the 1881 Census, a coal miner aged 13 [RG 11/5295/84]. Henry Davies was a witness at the wedding of his brother, John Davies, in January 1891. Henry Davies was living at 25 Dover Street, Mountain Ash, in the 1891 Census, aged 41, born at Martletwy [RG 12/416/49]. Also living with him was his wife, Mary Davies, aged 42, born at Martletwy; Emily Jane Short, their niece, aged 14, born at Mountain Ash; and two lodgers, George John and Benjamin Cole, both aged 37 and both born at Martletwy. Henry Davies was living with his brother, John Davies, in the 1901 Census, a coal miner aged 34, born at Landshipping [RG 13/5005/74].


iv. MARGARET DAVIES, born 1871 at Mountain Ash. There are at least three children with the name of Margaret Davies born at Merthyr Tydfil in the March Quarter of 1871. She was living with her parents in the 1871 Census, aged 5 months [RG 10/5377/61] and with her father and step-mother in the 1881 Census, a scholar aged 10 [RG 11/5295/84].


v. FRANCIS DAVIES, born 3 September 1872 at Mountain Ash. He was living with his father and step-mother in the 1881 Census, aged 8 [RG 11/5295/84]. Francis (Frank) Davies was living with his elder brother, John Davies, in the 1891 Census at 29 Dover Street, Mountain Ash [RG 12/4416/49]. Francis Davies married Ellen Williams [born 24 March 1877] on 24 March 1896 [Pontypridd, June 1896, 11a 917]. They lived and brought up their family in Mountain Ash. In the 1901 Census of Mountain Ash Francis Davies was living at 16 Woodland Terrace, a coal miner (heaver), aged 28, born at Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire [RG 13/5006/62]. Also living with him was his wife, Ellen Davies, aged 24, born at Angle, Pembrokeshire, and their mother-in-law, Ann Williams, age unknown, born at Jeffreyston, Pembrokeshire. 1911 Census. Francis Davies died on 13 October 1949 at Aust, Somerset, aged 77 and Ellen Davies died in June 1960 at Leicester. Francis and Ellen Davies were the parents of:


a. ELIZABETH ANN DAVIES ,born 15 December 1896 at Mountain Ash. She was living with her parents in the 1901 Census, aged 4 [RG 13/5006/62]. Elizabeth Ann Davies married Herbert Cole [born 1895] on 20 December 1919 at Mountain Ash. Elizabeth Ann Cole died on 12 December 1987 at Leicester, aged 90. Herbert Cole died in 1987 at Leicester. Herbert and Elizabeth Cole were the parents of:


i. FRANCIS JAMES COLE, born 13 January 1921 at Mountain Ash. He died in 2006 at Leicester.Pamela Cole and Peter Cole.


ii. PAMELA COLE


III. PETER COLE


b. DAVID HENRY DAVIES, eldest brother, born 1898 at Mountain Ash. He was living with his parents in the 1901 Census, aged 1 [RG13 5006/62]. He was killed by falling down a mine shaft at Mountain Ash when aged 16 in 1914.


c. FRANCIS HERBERT DAVIES, born 7 March 1903 at Mountain Ash. He died in December 1984 at Leicester, aged 81.


d. WILLIAM CLIFFORD DAVIES, born 3 November 1906 at Mountain Ash. William Clifford Davies married Dorothy Whymant on 26 December 1942 at Desborough. William Clifford Davies died in 1976 at Desborough, Northamptonshire, aged 70. William and Dorothy Davies were the parents of:


i. Living, born at Desborough.


ii. Living, born at Desborough.


iii. Living, born at Desborough.


e. ELLEN MARGARET DAVIES, born 7 October 1909 at Mountain Ash. For the story of her life see: English Girl, German Boy: World War II From Both Sides by Tessa and Martin Börner, 2005. Ellen Margaret Davies married Jack Osbourne Durling [born 16 May 1905 at London] on 7 July 1933 at Southampton. He was killed, aged 36, on 20 April 1941 in the Atlantic Ocean on board the Empire Endurance which was sunk by the German U-boat U-73 off the coast of Ireland during World War II. Ellen Margaret Durling died on 28 September 1996 at Norwich, Norfolk, aged 86. Jack and Ellen Durling were the parents of:


i. Living, born Southampton.


a. MARTIN JOHN FREDERICK BORNER, born 23 May 1958 at Montreal, Canada. He died on 3 May 1975 in a mountaineering accident in Switzerland, aged 17.


b. Living, born at Montreal, Canada.


c. Living, born at Montreal, Canada.


d. Living, born at Montreal, Canada.


e. Living, born at Montreal, Canada.


ii. Living, born at Bristol.


a. Living, born Montreal.


b. Living, born UK.


c. Living, born UK.


d. Living, born UK.


f. SIDNEY DAVIES, born 1916 at Mountain Ash. He died in 1918 at Mountain Ash.


Of course, I have the info on my children's marriages and their children but this is all I can do for now.


Query


Is Thomas Picton, aged 24 (b. 1856/7), born at Pembroke St. Michael, and living with Mark Stephens at Clase [Morriston, Swansea], Glamorganshire, in the 1881 Census [RG 11/5353/95] another son of Benjamin Picton?


A Thomas DALLY married Elizabeth RICHARDS at Minwear in 1777. It is possible that your Elizabeth could have been named after her mother and have been baptised in the same parish as her parents were married. There are a number of other DALLY marriages in the Narberth Hundred pre 1813 but this is the nearest in date to the birth of Elizabeth. Here goes another effort with a selection from the register of Baptisms & Burials for Cosheston.


22 August 1779, George s.o. John & Mary Daly was baptised.

25 August 1779, George Daly was buried.

2 November 1780, Maria d.o. John & Mary Dally was baptised.

29 December 1782, Mary d.o. John & Mary Dally was baptised.

17 June 1787, Dina d.o. John & Mary Dally was baptised

25 April 1789, Mary Dally was buried.

21 March 1790, Thomas s.o. John & Mary Dally was baptised.

27 February 1791, John s.o. Joseph & Lettice Dally was baptised.

17 December 1791, Sarah d.o. Peter & Mary Brimm was baptised.

19 Febuary 1792, Mary d.o. John & Mary Dally was baptised.

10 November 1792, Sarah d.o. Joseph & Letitia Dally was baptised.

14 October 1793 John Dally was buried.

7 May 1795, Mary d.o. Peter & Mary Brimm was baptised.

1 May 1796, Sarah Dally (a child) was buried.

11 February 1796, Thomas, s.o. Joseph & Letitia Dally was baptised.


In another register of Baptisms & Burials which I have looked at, the age of the deceased is given, but not here, so it not easy to sort out exactly who died. I didn't post these snippets just for fun, of course. I am looking for the parents of Elizabeth Dally (b about 1784), but I couldn't find her entry in the Cosheston register. As I see it there are two Dally family groups possible as her parents


John & Mary Dally with children: George, Maria, Mary 1, who died 6 yrs old, Dina, Thomas & Mary 2.


Joseph & Lettice Dally with children: John, Sarah & Thomas.


A Thomas Dally married Dorothy Hall on 11 July 1813; Elizabeth Dally married James Thomas on 19 November 1814. A Peter Brinn was witness at both marriages, so it not unreasonable to suppose that he was connected to both Elizabeth & Thomas, -- but which Thomas? DavidD_TWI@msn.com – David Dally


Cole Deaths, Narberth, 1837-1861

Thomas Cole March 1838 Narberth 26 495

James Cole June 1838 Narberth 26 479

John Cole September 1838 Narberth 26 404

Rebecca Cole March 1840 Narberth 26 527

Rachel Cole June 1840 Narberth 26 473

James Cole December 1840 Narberth 26 444

Jane Cole June 1841 Narberth 26 492

John Cole June 1841 Narberth 26 501

George Cole September 1841 Narberth 26 417

Elizabeth Cole June 1843 Narberth 26 453

Thomas Cole June 1843 Narberth 26 454

David Cole March 1844 Narberth 26 539

John Cole March 1844 Narberth 26 538

John Cole March 1844 Narberth 26 539

Thomas Cole March 1844 Narberth 26 540

Sarah Cole September 1844 Narberth 26 411

Sarah Cole September 1845 Narberth 26 403

Mary Cole December 1846 Narberth 26 484

Richard Cole December 1846 Narberth 26 483

Richard Cole June 1848 Narberth 26 512

Mary Cole September 1849 Narberth 26 823

Sarah Cole September 1849 Narberth 26 823

Elizabeth Cole June 1850 Narberth 26 528

Thomas Cole June 1850 Narberth 26 527

Elizabeth Cole September 1850 Narberth 26 447

Martha Cole March 1851 Narberth 26 550

William Cole March 1851 Narberth 26 551

Anne Cole December 1851 Narberth 26 507

Dinah Cole December 1851 Narberth 26 491

Sarah Cole December 1851 Narberth 26 507

Ann Cole March 1852 Narberth 11a 352

Thomas Cole September 1853 Narberth 11a 341

Benjamin Cole June 1854 Narberth 11a 413

Robert Cole September 1854 Narberth 11a 381

John Cole June 1855 Narberth 11a 41

Emma Cole March 1856 Narberth 11a 399

John Cole September 1856 Narberth 11a 355

William Cole March 1857 Narberth 11a 408

John Cole June 1857 Narberth 11a 387

Mary Cole December 1857 Narberth 11a 411

David Cole June 1858 Narberth 11a 468

Mary Cole June 1858 Narberth 11a 466

Elizabeth Cole September 1858 Narberth 11a 374

Mary Ann Cole March 1861 Narberth 11a 452


Cole Marriages, Narberth, 1837-1861

Thomas Cole March 1838 Narberth 26 677

Hannah Cole September 1838 Narberth 26 761

Rebecca Cole September 1838 Narberth 26 761

Mary Cole December 1838 Narberth 26 921

Rachel Cole September 1839 Narberth 26 775

George Cole June 1841 Narberth 26 935

George Cole June 1841 Narberth 26 955

Sarah Cole June 1841 Narberth 26 955

Ann Cole September 1843 Narberth 26 709

David Cole December 1843 Narberth 26 923

Thomas Cole December 1844 Narberth 26 931

Mary Cole December 1845 Narberth 26 1015

Sarah Cole December 1845 Narberth 26 1015

Mary Cole June 1846 Narberth 26 1071

Rachel Cole September 1846 Narberth 26 855

Mary Cole March 1847 Narberth 26 693

John Cole December 1848 Narberth 26 973

Thomas Cole December 1848 Narberth 26 955

Sarah Cole September 1849 Narberth 26 813

Elizabeth Cole December 1849 Narberth 26 1057

Thomas Cole March 1850 Narberth 26 843

William Cole June 1850 Narberth 26 1089

Sarah Cole March 1852 Narberth 11a 661

Charlotte Cole June 1854 Narberth 11a 907

Elizabeth Cole December 1855 Narberth 11a 1079

Esther Cole December 1855 Narberth 11a 1077

William Cole December 1855 Narberth 11a 1077

Rebekah Cole March 1857 Narberth 11a 770

George Cole December Narberth 11a 113

Elizabeth Cole June 1858 Narberth 11a 903

George Cole September 1858 Narberth 11a 853

Esther Cole December 1858 Narberth 11a 1011

Benjamin Cole December 1859 Narberth 11a 1111

Martha Cole March 1861 Narberth 11a 723


Dally Marriages, Haverfordwest, Narberth and Pembroke, 1837-1861

Sarah Dally September 1838 Narberth 26 751

Thomas Dally March 1841 Pembroke 26 715

Eliza Dally September 1841 Pembroke 26 767

Sarah Dally September 1841 Pembroke 26 763

Hannah Dally December 1841 Pembroke 26 968

Martha Dally December 1841 Pembroke 26 963

Dan[iel] Dally March 1842 Pembroke 26 756

Benjamin Dally June 1842 Pembroke 26 947

Margaret Dally December 1842 Haverfordwest 26 851

Maria Dally June 1843 Haverfordwest 26 xx0

Mary Dally June 1844 Pembroke 26 1013

James Dally September 1845 Narberth 26 831

Ann Dally December 1845 Pembroke 26 1075

E------- Dally December 1845 Pembroke 26 1075

Mary Dally March 1846 Pembroke 26 843

Mary Ann Dally September 1846 Pembroke 26 915

Maria Dally September 1848 Pembroke 26 823

Ann Dally December 1850 Pembroke 26 1145

Jane Dally December 1850 Pembroke 26 1159

Elizabeth Dally March 1851 Pembroke 26 929

James Dally September 1851 Pembroke 26 915

Eliza Dally December 1852 Pembroke 11a 1043

Elizabeth Dally December 1854 Haverfordwest 11a 1157

Hester Dally March 1855 Pembroke 11a 710

Alice Dally September 1857 Pembroke 11a 935

Martha Dally June 1859 Narberth 11a 467

Martha Dally June 1859 Narberth 11a 967


Dally Deaths, Haverfordwest, Pembroke and Narberth, 1837-1861

George Dally March 1838 Pembroke 26 531

Hester Dally March 1839 Pembroke 26 518

Esther Dally December 1840 Pembroke 26 463

Anna Maria Dally March 1841 Pembroke 26 533

Richard Dally September 1841 Narberth 26 425

Thomas Dally September 1842 Pembroke 26 429

George Dally December 1844 Pembroke 26 503

Mary Dally September 1846 Pembroke 26 450

John Dally December 1846 Haverfordwest 26 464

Elizabeth Dally June 1847 Pembroke 26 690

Thomas Dally September 1849 Pembroke 26 845

John Dally December 1850 Pembroke 26 511

Sarah Dally March 1851 Narberth 26 540

Charlotte Dally March 1854 Narberth 11a 402

Lettice Dally March 1852 Pembroke 11a 390

Lettice Dally March 1852 Pembroke 11a 399

David Dally June 1854 Narberth 11a 413

Mary Dally September 1855 Pembroke 11a 328

Mary Dally September 1858 Haverfordwest 11a 396

Benjamin Dally December 1858 Narberth 11a 466

John Dally June 1859 Pembroke 11a 469

Mary Dally September 1860 Pembroke 11a 331

Mary Ann Dally December 1860 Pembroke 11a 385


Butler Deaths, Narberth, 1837-1861

James Butler March 1838 Narberth 26 499

George Butler March 1840 Narberth 26 28

Hannah Butler June 1842 Narberth 26 467

Margaret Butler December 1843 Narberth 26 454

John Butler September 1849 Narberth 26 823

George Butler September 1850 Narberth 26 448

Mary Butler September 1850 Narberth 26 447

Martha Butler December 1857 Narberth 11a 411


Butler Marriages, Narberth, 1837-1853

George Butler December 1840 Narberth 26 932

James Butler June 1842 Narberth 26 389

Elizabeth Butler December 1842 Narberth 26 939

Anne Butler December 1846 Narberth 26 1033

Maria Butler December 1846 Narberth 26 1033

James Butler June 1847 Narberth 26 967

Mary Butler September 1850 Narberth 26 847

Elizabeth Butler June 1851 Narberth 26 1003

William Butler December 1851 Narberth 26 1044

Jane Butler December 1852 Narberth 11a 992

Elizabeth Butler December 1853 Narberth 11a 1063

1 There was also a Hannah Butland, born in 1862 [Narberth, December 1862, 11a 611]; a John Butland, born in 1862 [Narberth, December 1862, 11a 61X] and a Robert Butland, born in 1864 [Pembroke, June 1864, 11a 781]. An initial hypothesis that he was the Richard Butler whose birth was registered in 1838 was disproved by acquisition of this birth certificate [Pembroke, December 1838, 26 586]. This recorded the birth of Richard Butler, son of Benjamin and Maria Butler of Angle, on 21 October 1838.

2 David Davies, son of Benjamin and Rachel Davis of Parkygorse, Llanboidy, a labourer, was born on 25 July 1837 [Narberth, September 1837, 26 361].

3 Laura Jane Cole was born on 27 March 1869 at Treen Bridge, Jeffreyston, the daughter of William Cole, a merchant seaman and Esther Cole [Narberth, June 1869, 11a 759]. She was living at Oxhouse, Martletwy, in the 1871 Census, aged 2, with her parents William Cole, aged 38, a seaman, and Esther Cole, aged 38, a dressmaker, both born at Martletwy [RG 10/5509/83]. Also living with them were Thomas Cole, aged 10 and James Cole, aged 5. William Cole was living at Parrysville in the parish of Llanstadwell in the 1861 Census, a merchant seaman aged 28, born at Martletwy [RG 9/4159/67]. Also living with him was his wife, Esther Cole, aged 28, born at Martletwy and their son, Thomas Cole, aged 1. William Cole married Esther Cole in 1855 [Narberth, December 1855, 11a 1077].


Esther Cole is probably the daughter of Benjamin Cole, who was living at Burnett’s Hill, Martletwy, in the 1851 Census, a collier occupying 4 acres, aged 48, born at Reynalton [HO 107/2475/669]. Also living with him was his wife, Hannah Cole, aged 48, born at Martletwy, and their three children, Esther Cole aged 16; Hannah Cole aged 13 and Thomas Cole, aged 7. Benjamin Cole was living next door to William and Sarah Picton of Burnett’s Hill, Martletwy.


William Cole is probably the person of that name occupying 10 acres of land at Mill Hill, Martletwy, in the 1851 Census, an agricultural labourer aged 18 [HO 107/2475/675]. Also living with him was his sister, Sarah Cole, aged 22. You would need to purchase his marriage certificate to confirm the name of his father. He could not be traced immediately in the 1841 Census.

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