Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees Genealogy

and

Cemetery where Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees the Mother-in-Law

of

Stephen Picton

is buried

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Below pictures of Rhydyparc Chapel (a Unitarian Church) and cemetery taken May 2006



Rhydyparc Chapel
parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire




Rhydyparc Chapel
parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire




Rhydyparc Chapel
parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire




Rhydyparc Chapel
parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire
Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees

She is the Wife of James Rees and the Mother of Eliza (Rees) Picton




Rhydyparc Chapel
parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire
Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees
Tombstone shows Elizabeth Rees, formerly of Dyffrynbroidyn, Llanboidy parish, died Oct. 8 1873 aged 71 years
Also, James R. Jones, grandson of the above, died Aug. 28 1889 aged 29 years




Rhydyparc Chapel
parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire
James Phillips
Tombstone shows James Phillips, of Blaentrefle in the parish of Llanwinio, who died July 4 1859 aged 88 years
He is the father of the above Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees




Rhydyparc Chapel
parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire
Another picture of the James Phillips tombstone showing its orientation to the church remains




Rhydyparc Chapel
parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire
Anna Phillips
Tombstone shows Anna Phillips, Dyffryn, Llanboidy parish died April 14 1858 aged 72 years
I do not know who Anna Phillips is except her father is Daniel Phillips



Rhydyparc Chapel (a Unitarian Church)

I, Owen Picton, have been to this cemetery at the Chapel of Rhydyparc, parish of Eglwys Fair a Churig in Carmarthenshire because Jeanette Martin Froeschner told me about the cemetery. The cemetery and remains of the church are not in very good shape. It was in a hilly area with weeds, bush and trees growing over everything. The people who own this ground charge people to fish and a lot of people were fishing (A lot of springs). It was free to look at the cemetery. There was a chocolate farm (now moved) or something like that down the road. The Rhydyparc Chapel and cemetery is located near Llanwinio, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Jeanette Martin Froeschner has the death certificate for Eliza (Rees) Picton' mother, Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees. This is where it shows her maiden name as Phillips and her burial place. The tombstone for Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees shows she was from Dyffryn Broidyn, Llanboidy parish, Carmarthenshire and the tombstone for Anna Phillips shows she was from Dyffryn. There is a tombstone also for John Rees from Dyffryn Broidyn, Llanboidy who died Feb. 16 1892 at aged 54 years. John Rees is a son of Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees.

Ancestry.com has genealogical information about Rev. David Phillips which they list in the Evans Family Tree. He is buried in this cemetery along with his brother Theophilus Phillips and other people named Phillips. He also had another brother John Phillips and their father was James Phillips who are not in the cemetery. Notice all the Phillips buried in this cemetery. Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees is related to the other Phillips buried at Rhydyparc Chapel and Rev. David Phillips was her fathers Uncle. Rev. David Phillips was ordained at Rhydyparc Chapel about 1791 and served there until his death in 1825. Rev. David Phillips was a Unitarian minister. Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees was born in about 1802 and I would think attended Rhydyparc Chapel with all her Phillips relatives until her marriage in 1823. Her father-in-law Rev. Gabriel Rees was a Baptist minister. She is buried at Rhydyparc Chapel but not her husband who died about 30 years before her. Think of all the religious discussions that must have gone on around the dinner table.

Records based on the Rhydyparc Chapel and cemetery do not exist, so how can information on Ancestry.com for the people buried at Rhydyparc Chapel cemetery be completely correct? That is why it is felt that some of the genealogy tree information on Ancestry.com for Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees is not correct. The following is based on information from an individual who wishes to remain anonymous with the following quotes: "Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees is the daughter of James Phillips, Blaentrafle, Llanwinio and his wife Phebe (Howell) Phillips. (someone once got this the wrong way round - she had the 2 sisters Mary and Phebe (Howell) Phillips marrying the wrong James Phillips, uncle and nephew in their double wedding in 1793). Phebe (Howell) Phillips was the daughter of Rees Howell of Caerlleon, Llanwinio, and Bariah Howell of Rhydgoch, Llanwinio. James Phillips (who married Phebe (Howell) Phillips) is the eldest son of John Phillips, the eldest son of James Phillips, Nantygeifer, and Waunbwll, Eglwys Fair. John Phillips is the brother of Rev David Phillips,Theophilus Phillips, Rhosgoch, and James Phillips, Rhydgoch, Llanwinio (who married Phebe (Howell) Phillips sister named Mary Howell). Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees has her father, aunt, 2 brothers, sister, children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and 3great uncles. She is surrounded by her family."

Below is the cemetery website and it lists what is on the stones.
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/CMN/EglwysFairaChurig/Rhydyparc.html#VISIT

The following information found at England and Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Elizabeth Rees: Probate date 4 June, 1874. The will for Elizabeth Rees late of Dyffrynbroidyn in the Parish of Llanboidyn in the county Carmarthen. Widow who died 8 October, 1873 at Dyffrynbroidyn was proved at Carmarthen by Richard Rees of Dyffrynbroidyn Farmer the son one of the Executors.

Ancestry.com has a few family trees with the ancestors (projected but not verified) for James Phillips the Father of our Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees and Phebe (Howell) Phillips the Mother of our Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees. They are: the Thomas - Phillips Family Tree, the Thomas Family Tree,the Davies Family Tree and the Imrie Morgan Family Tree. Our ancestor Phebe (Howell) Phillips has a sister named Mary (Howell) Phillips and they are each married to a different James Phillips at a double ring ceremony in 1793 (Phebe married to Nephew of the Uncle and Mary married to Uncle of the Nephew).

Ancestry.com has a couple family trees with our Elizabeth Rees on them. They are: The Evens-Harry Tree, Walter Yates Family Tree, and CNRandell Family Tree. James Rees, John Rees and Eliza (Rees) Picton were children of Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees and her husband James Rees. The three listed family trees above are for the descendants of James Rees who is the son of Elizabeth Rees and her husband James Rees. James and Elizabeth Rees had a total of eight children. The Father-in-Law of Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees was Rev. Gabriel Rees-(Welsh biography online). Rev. Gabriel Rees belonged to the group of revivalist preachers who were nicknamed 'the people of the strange fire'. There are more descendants from this James Rees than of his sister Eliza (Rees) Picton. If other children of Elizabeth and James Rees had as many descendants, that would be a lot of descendants. The ancestor information on these trees related to Elizabeth and James Rees has not been verified but using it, the following has been projected for Eliza (Rees) Picton daughter of Elizabeth Rees:
The Ancestors of Eliza (Rees) Picton

More on Dyffryn
The James and Elizabeth Rees family are divided between two different 1841 census. The 1841 census containing James and Elizabeth Rees and part of the family is at township of Trelech ar Bettws at location Panthowell. Panthowell is the same as Pant-hywel in Trelech ar Bettws which is where Rev. Gabriel Rees lived 60 years before. The 1841 Census containing Dyffryn Broidyn at township Llanboidy, has there daughter Eliza (Rees) Picton at Dyffryn Broidyn at age 7 and her brother Richard Rees age 5 plus (Annah) Hannah Phillips with Hannah's son (Job Williams), daughter (Lucy Evans) and Granddaughter Mary Evans age 8. Hannah Phillips is a Great Great Aunt of our Eliza (Rees) Picton. The two young girls (Eliza and Mary) must have been together to play. This divided 1841 census is more proof that we have the right Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees. Dyffryn Brodyn is where Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees was living when she died in 1873 and buried at Rhydyparc cemetery. Many of the Phillips lived at Blaentrefle, Llanwinio. Someone has indicated that Panthowell at Trelech ar Bettws, Dyffryn Brodyn and Blaentrefle are close to each other.

Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees is living at Dyffryn Brodyn, Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, Wales on the 1851 census, the 1861 census and the 1871 census. Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees on the 1851 census has her family including her son John Rees and my Great Grandmother Eliza (Rees) Picton age 17. Also, Elizabeth (Phillips) Rees on the 1861 census has her family including her Grandson James Jones (Also note: James R. Jones is listed on her tombstone and buried next to her). Anna Phillips who must be related, lived at Dyffrynand, died in 1858 and was buried at Rhydyparc cemetery.

Jacob and Mary Picton and his family including son Stephen Picton had lived at Dyffryn Pedryn, Llanboidy. Carmartenshire, Wales in the 1841 census. I do not know how close the Dyffryn Brodyn, Llanboidy farm and the Dyffryn Pedryn, Llanboidy farm were or what the place Dyffryn means. Eliza (Rees) Picton lived at Dyffryn Brodyn and Stephen Picton had lived at Dyffryn Pedryn before they where married, so they must have lived close to each other.

Stephen Picton and Eliza (Rees) Picton were married on 3 July, 1851 at Ramoth Chapel, Monks Mill(Cwmfelin Mynach), Llanwinio. Go to the below place to see pictures in the Dyffryn area:
Llanboidy and Monks Mill areas- Picton's in about the 1800's


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