Owen(s) of Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales
1. Hugh OWENS
m. Gwen PRICE, b. c.1750 (i)
2. Samuel OWENS
m. Mary [--]
3. Samuel OWENS
m. Mary [--]
4. Anne OWENS b. c.1840
(i) IGI lists:
Father: John PRICE, Mother: Mary
Thomas PRICE Chr. 3 February 1745 Llansaintfraed Cwmddeuddwr, Radnor, Wales
Gwen PRICE Chr. 26 January 1750 Llansaintfaed Cwmddeuddwr, Radnor, Wales
m. Catherine RICHARD 11 October 1721 Llansantffraid Cwmdeuddwr, Radnor, Wales
m. Ann PRICE 4 July 1814 Rhayader, Radnor, Wales
July 2013: findmypast added Welsh Parish Register extracts and scans, including Radnorshire:
Hugh Owens m. Gwen Price
The Banns of Marriage between Hugh OWENS and Gwen PRICE both of this Borough and Chapelry were published in this Church or Chapel according to Law on the 5th 12th and 19th of June 1774 being Sundays.
No. 22. Hugh OWENS of this Town Parish or Chapelry and Gwen PRICE of the same were married in this Church by BANNS with Consent of Parents this sixth day of July in the Year of our Lord 1774 by me Hugh EDWARDS, Curate.
This Marriage was solemnized between us - the Signing of Hugh OWENS, Gwen PRICE.
In the Presence of us - John LOYD, Ebenezer JONES.
The following article refers to "a very sensible clergyman of Rhayader (the late Mr. EDWARDS)" - who married, amongst others, Hugh OWENS and Gwen PRICE in 1774.
Children of Hugh OWEN, Cordwainer, by Gwen his wife:
2. Joan OWEN Chr. 30 March 1775 Rhayader Radnorshire (pg. 5)
2. Sarah OWEN Chr. 11 September 1777 Rhayader, Radnorshire (pg. 6)
2. Mary OWEN Chr. 2 September 1781 Rhayader, Radnorshire (pg. 7)
2. Rachael OWENS Chr. 14 September 1783 Rhayader, Radnorshire (pg. 8)
2. Samuel OWENS Chr. 13 February + 20 April, 1786 Rhayader, Radnorshire (pg. 8)
PERHAPS the marriage of 1781 Mary Owen(s)
(Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, Radnorshire) Parish Register of Marriages, pg. 61.
No. 177: Evan DAVIES of this Parish, and Mary OWENS of the same.
Married in this Church by Banns, this 23rd Day of September in Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Three by me Thos. EDWARDS, Vicar.
This Marriage was solemnized between Us, Evan X DAVIES his Mark, Mary X OWEN's Mark.
In the Presence of Samuel OWENS, John JONES.
Despite the presence of Samuel OWENS as a witness to the marriage, I did not arrive at a reasonable certainty that this was his sister Mary. I have therefore made a separate page for what I could find of her family.
Samuel Owens m. Mary Jones
Samuel OWENS of Cwmyteuddwrn (otp) was married to Mary JONES of the same, 8 December 1806 Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, Radnorshire (No. 184, pg. 63) by me Thos. EDWARDS, Vicar.
This Marriage was solemnized between us Samuel OWENS (signed), Mary X JONES's (Mark).
In the Presence of John DAVIES, Robt. MORGAN.
Children of Samuel OWENS (Shoemaker), and Mary, living in the Village, baptised by James L. EVANS, Vicar:
3. Sarah OWENS Chr. 9 March 1810 Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, Radnorshire (pg. 36) [m. MORRIS? mother of Elizabeth?]
3. Samuel OWENS Chr. 5 January 1813 Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, Radnorshire (pg. 1, No. 2) [m. LLOYD]
3. Rachel OWENS Chr. 25 March 1816 Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, Radnorshire (No. 70, pg. 9) [m. RICE (REES)]
3. Eliza OWENS Chr. 29 March 1818 Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, Radnorshire (No. 107, pg. 14) [m. BOWEN]
3. Hugh OWENS Chr. 19 November 1821 Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr, Radnorshire (No. 168, pg. 21) [m. SMITH]
PERHAPS the burial of Gwen, wife of Hugh OWENS:
BURIALS in the Parish of Llansaintffraidcwmtoyddur in the County of Radnor, in the Year 1821.
Gwen OWENS lvg. in the Village, bu. June 7th, age 67, by J. L. EVANS, Vicar (pg. 18, no. 141)
Samuel Owens m. Mary Lloyd 1Q 1839 (Abergavenny 26/11)
1839: Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Bedwelty in the County of Monmouth.
No. 281, Married February 16th,
Samuel OWENS, of full age, Bachelor, Tailor, resident at Tredegar (father Samuel OWENS, Cordwainer)
Mary LLOYD, of full age, Spinster, resident at Tredegar (father William LLOYD, Blacksmith.
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns, by me John EDWARDS, Curate.
In the Presence of us, The Mark X of John HARRIS, David EDWARDS. (pg. 141)
Was John EDWARDS, Curate in Bedwelty, related to Mr. EDWARDS, previously Vicar of Rhayader? If so, might that have been a reason for the OWENS and LLOYDs of Rhayader to hold the marriage in his parish church? If John EDWARDS were the Vicar's son, he, Samuel and Mary, could have been childhood friends. In view of the 1841, 1851 Census entries, there would seem to be doubt at all but that the Bedwelty marriage was that of Samuel & Mary of Rhayader.
Eliza Owen(s) m. Mat(t)hew Bowen
1839: Marriage solemnized at the Parish church in the Parish of Rhayader in the County of Radnor
No. 9, Married August 20th,
Mathew Henry BOWEN, of full age, Bachelor (Servant) lvg. at [Lugwardine] (father, James BOWEN, Tailor)
Eliza OWEN, of full age, Spinster (Servant) lvg. at Rhayader (father, Samuel OWEN, Shoemaker).
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Licence by me, Jas. EVANS, P. Curate.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Mathew Henry BOWEN, Eliza OWENS, in the Presence of us, Hugh OWENS, James I. EVANS. (pg. 5)
I cannot find Mat(t)hew BOWEN after his marriage to Eliza, nor a death registration, burial, for him. In 1841 an Eliza BOWEN, b. c.1816 Radnorshire, appears as a Female Servant in the family of John LLOYD, Farmer at Hemmont Downd, Llanfihangel Beguildy, Pennant. No trace of such an Eliza BOWEN until she re-appears as Samuel's daughter, a widow and his housekeeper in 1861.
1841: Rockhouse (near "Fox & Hounds"), Cwm-Toyddwr, Dyffryn-Gwy, Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales ["The Boro"]<
2. Samuel OWENS age 50 b. Radnorshire, Wales (Shoe M.)
+ Mary OWENS age 55 b. Radnorshire, Wales
3. Samuel OWENS age 25 b. Radnorshire, Wales (Tailor)*
3. Rachel OWENS age 20 b. Radnorshire, Wales
3. Hugh OWENS age 18 b. Radnorshire, Wales (Shoe J.)
1841: East Street, Rhayader, Radnorshire
Wm. LLOYD age 60 b.  Radnorshire (Blacksmith)
Diana LLOYD age 50 b.  OutofCty
- Frederick LLOYD age 20 b.  Radnorshire (Blacksmith, J.[ourneyman])
- John LLOYD age 15 b.  Radnorshire
Richard LLOYD age 60 b.  Radnorshire (Blacksmith)
Gwen JONES age 85 b.  Radnorshire
3. Saml. OWENCE age 25 b.  Radnorshire (Tailor)*
+ Mary [LLOYD] OWENCE age 20 b.  Radnorshire
4. Diana OWENCE age 1 b.  Radnorshire [sometime "Ann(e)"]
- Wm. LLOYD age 25 b.  Radnorshire
* Samuel OWENS listed twice
Rachel Owens m. Evan Rice (Rhayader 26/448A) (GRO "Rachael")
1841, Marriage solemnized at the Church in the Parish of Cwmtoyddur in the County of Radnor.
No 21, Married June 19th, 1841,
Evan RICE, of full age, Bachelor, Farmer, lvg. at Coedyrord (father David RICE, Farmer),
Rachel OWENS, of full age, Spinster, lvg. at Cwmtoyddur Village (father Samuel OWENS, Fisherman).
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me, Wm. EVANS B.C.L., Vicar.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Evan RICE, Rachel OWENS her mark X, in the Presence of us, Jane ISAAC, Hugh OWENS. (pg. 11)
June 2012: my thanks to Jennifer of the Powys Family History Society for the following:
Rhayader Calvinistic Methodist - children of Samuel & Mary OWENS of Rhayader:
4. Diana OWENS b. 11 May, Chr. 14 June, 1840; baptised at 5 weeks by T. R. JONES
4. William Hugh OWENS b. 19 July, Chr. 15 September, 1841
4. Samuel OWENS b. 31 May, Chr. 15 June, 1843
Rhayader Parish Register:
4. Samuel, son of Samuel & Mary OWENS of Penygraig, tailor, Chr. 24 June 1843
No marriage for Samuel OWENS & Mary was found in the Cwmtoyddwr or Rhayader area registers (see above).
Hugh OWEN m. Sarah SMITH 2Q 1849 (Rhayader 26/467)
Sarah SMITH Chr. 19 June 1824 New Radnor Parish Church, Radnorshire (father Thomas SMITH, mother Sarah) (FreeREG. no. 16168)
POSSIBLY the registration for Hugh and Sarah's son (only one of his approximate given name):
Hough OWENS b. 2Q 1850 (Rhayader 26/306)
1851: Dyffryn Gwy, Cwmtoyddwr, Radnorshire
2. Samuel OWENS, Head age 65 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Shoemaker & Free Holder)
+ Mary OWENS, Wife age 67 b.  Cwmtoyddwr, Radnorshire
4. Elizabeth MORRIS, Grand Daughter age 14 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire
1851: West Street, Rhayader, Radnorshire
3. Samuel OWENS, Head b. c.1813 Radnor, Radnorshire (Tailor & Grocer emp. 2 women)
+ Mary OWENS, Wife b. c.1813 Rhayader, Radnorshire
4. Diana OWENS b. c.1841 Radnorshire, Wales
4. William OWENS b. c.1842 Radnorshire, Wales
4. Samuel OWENS b. c.1844 Radnorshire, Wales
4. Mary OWENS b. c.1845 Radnorshire, Wales
Next two households on Enumerator's list:
1851: West Street, Rhayader, Radnorshire
William LLOYD, Head age 39 b. Rhayader, Radnorshire (Blacksmith)
Ann LLOYD, Wife age 32 b. Llan[girrig], Montgomeryshire
- Diana LLOYD, Daughter age 4 b. Llandi_am, Montgomeryshire
- Ann LLOYD, Daughter age 2 b. Rhayader, Radnorshire
Mary GEORGE, Lodger (Unm) age 30 b. Abbey _ur__hi_, Radnorshire (Servant)
1851: West Street, Rhayader, Radnorshire
Diana LLOYD, Head (Widow) age 60 b. Lion's Hall, Hereford (Blacksmith's Widow)
- John LLOYD, Son (Unm) age 28 b. Rhayader, Radnorshire (Blacksmith)
- - Richard LLOYD, Grandson age 2 b. Lambeth, London
Richard LLOYD, Brother-in-law (Unm) age 73 b. Rhayader, Radnorshire (Pauper, Blacksmith)
David EVANS, Serv. (Unm) age 21 b. Nantmel, Radnorshire (Blacksmith)
1851: Abersthon, Trawscoed, Radnorshire
+ Evan RICE, Head age 39 b.  Nantmel, Radnorshire (Labourer)
3. Rachel RICE, Wife age 35 b.  Cwmtoyddwr, Radnorshire
4. Samuel RICE, Son age 7 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire
4. Evan RICE, Son age 5 b.  Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire
4. Daniel RICE, Son age 9 mths b.  Llanyre, Radnorshire
1851: Cottage, Cefnllys, Radnorshire
3. Hugh OWEN, Head age 29 b.  Cwmtoyddwr, Radnorshire (Shoemaker Master)
+ Sarah OWEN, Wife age 25 b.  Cefnllys, Radnorshire (Shoemaker Wife)
4. Hugh OWEN, Son age 10 mths b.  Cefnllys, Radnorshire (Shoemaker Son)
1859: Slater's Directory of Glos, Herefs, Mon, Shrops, & Wales
- Samuel OWEN, boot & shoe maker
- Samuel OWEN, tailor
1861: Corner House, Dorner, Cwmtodyddwr, Dyffryn Gwy, Radnorshire
2. Samuel OWENS, Head (Widower) age 74 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Retired Shoemaker)
3. Eliza BOWEN, Daughter (Widow) age 44 b.  Cwmdauddwr, Radnorshire (House Keeper)
1861: West Street, Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales
3. Samuel OWENS, Head b. c.1813 Cwmtoyddwr, Radnorshire, Wales (Tailor)
+ Mary OWENS, Wife b. c.1813 Rhayader, Radnorshire
4. William OWENS, Son b. c.1842 Radnor, Radnorshire (Tailor)
4. Sarah OWENS, Daughter b. c.1854 Radnor, Radnorshire (Scholar)
Daughter Mary OWENS may have been a House Servant to Eliza RICE (Draper), in West Street, Rhayader; lodger: John Hugh MORGAN (Methodist, Local Preacher)
1861: Woodlands, Cwmtodyddwr Dyffryn Groy, Radnorshire
4. Samuel OWENS, Servant (Unm) age 17 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire - with:
William JONES, Head age 61 b.  St Georges, Westminster (Fund Holder)
Elizabeth JONES, Wife age 58 b.  Daventry, Northamptonshire (Fund Holders Wife)
Samuel WILLIAMS, Visitor (Unm) age 18 b.  Spelsbury, Oxfordshire (Gentleman)
Mary JONES, Servant (Unm) age 19 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Servant)
Elizabeth JONES, Servant (Unm) age 16 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Servant)
Second household above Samuel & Mary OWENS, in Enumerator's list:
1861: West Street, Rhayader, Radnorshire
Diana LLOYD, Head (Widow) age 73 b.  Lyonshall, Herefordshire (Blacksmiths Wife)
- John LLOYD, Son (Unm) age 40 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Labourer)
Benjamin LLOYD, Boarder (Unm) age 56 b.  Nantmel, Radnorshire (Labourer)
1861: Pound All House, Tynfwm, Cwmtodyddwr Dyffryn Groy, Radnorshire
William LLOYD, Head age 49 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Carrier)
Ann LLOYD, Wife age 44 b.  Llangirrig, Montgomeryshire (Carriers Wife)
- Diana LLOYD, Daughter age 14 b.  Llandinam, Montgomeryshire (Carriers Daughter)
- Ann LLOYD, Daughter age 12 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire
- Jane LLOYD, Daughter age 10 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire
- William LLOYD, Son age 7 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire
- James LLOYD, Son age 4 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire
- Fredrick T. LLOYD, Son age 1 b.  Cwmdeuddwr, Radnorshire
1861: Dolecregton Cottage, Corner, Gwastedingfawr, Radnorshire
+ Evan RICE, Head age 51 b.  Nantmel, Breconshire (Grocer & Agricultural Labourer)
3. Rachel RICE, Wife age 45 b.  Cwmdauddwr, Breconshire (Grocers Wife)
4. Daniel RICE, Son age 10 b.  Nantmel, Breconshire (Scholar)
4. William RICE, Son age 2 b.  Nantmel, Breconshire (Grocers Son)
1861: Sych Pant, Trawscoed, Radnorshire
3. Hugh OWENS, Head age 39 b.  Cwmdeuddwr, Radnorshire (Messenger Letter Carrier)
+ Sarah OWENS, Wife age 34 b.  Cefnllys, Radnorshire
4. John OWENS, Son age 9 b.  Cefnllys, Radnorshire
4. Samuel OWENS, Son age 5 b.  Llanyre, Radnorshire
4. Sarah A. OWENS, Daughter age 3 b.  Llanyre, Radnorshire
The following are the death and burial entries for Samuel snr. I have been unable to find his grandson Samuel (son of Samuel), after 1861.
Samuel OWENS d. 3Q 1863 (Rhayader 11b/121)
BURIALS in the Parish of Llansaintffraid Cwmtoyddur in the County of Radnor in the Year 1863.
Samuel OWENS of Cwmtoyddur Village, bu. August 29 age 77 years by William WILLIAMS, Vicar. (no. 238, pg. 30)
Anne [Diana] OWENS m. Martin HENLEY 4Q 1866 (Hampstead 1a/1173) (see HENLEY below)
Eliza [OWENS] BOWEN m. James LEWIS 4Q 1866 (Rhayader 11b/355)
1866: Marriage solemnized in the Parish Church in the Parish of Cwmtoyddur in the County of Radnor.
No. 150. Married October 12th,
James LEWIS, age 35, Widower, Shopkeeper, residing at Rhayader, father Evan LEWIS, Innkeeper,
Eliza BOWEN, age 40, Widow, residing at Cwmtoyddur, father Samuel OWENS, Shoemaker.
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Licence by me William WILLIAMS, Vicar.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, James LEWIS, Eliza BOWEN, in the Presence of us, The mark of X John JONES, Edward LEWIS.
William OWENS d. 4Q 1867 age 26 (Rhayader 11b/121)
"The Hereford Times" Saturday, October 19, 1867
OWENS. - Oct. 8, at West-street, Rhayader, aged 26, William Hugh, eldest son of Mr. Samuel OWENS, of Rhayader, formerly of the General Post Office, London, but recently of the Pump House Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire.
1868: Slater's Directory of Glos, Herefs, Mon, Shrops, & Wales
- Samuel OWEN, boot & shoe maker
- Samuel OWEN, tailor
1871: West Street, Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales
3. Samuel OWENS, Head b. c.1813 Cwmtoyddwr, Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales (Superintendant Wye Fishery)
+ Mary OWENS, Wife b. c.1813 Rhayader, Radnorshire
4. Mary OWENS, Daughter b. c.1845 Rhayader, Radnorshire
4. Sarah OWENS, Daughter b. c.1854 Rhayader, Radnorshire
Elizabeth PRICE, Boarder (Widow) b. c.1794 Rhayader, Radnorshire (Interest of Money & Rents)
1871: Dolecreglin, Gwaestedin, Radnorshire
+ Evan RICE, Head age 62 b.  Nantmel, Radnorshire (Ag Lab)
3. Rachel RICE, Wife age 58 b.  Cwmdauddwr, Radnorshire
4. William RICE, Son age 12 b.  Nantmel, Radnorshire (Scholar)
1871: Corner House, Cwmtoyddwr Dyffrin Gwy, Radnorshire
+ James LEWIS, Head age 38 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Poulterer)
3. Eliza LEWIS, Wife age 50 b.  Cwmtoyddur, Radnorshire (Poulterer's Wife)
Underneath this census entry the Enumerator wrote:
"The End of the Township of Dyffrin Gwy including the Village of Cwmtoyddur in the Parliamentary Borough of Rhayader."
1871: Llnest, Gwaestedin, Radnorshire
3. Hugh OWEN, Head age 49 b.  Cwmdeuddwr, Radnorshire (Shoemaker)
+ Sarah OWEN, Wife age 45 b.  Cefnllys, Radnorshire (Laundress)
4. Samuel OWEN, Son age 15 b.  Llanyre, Radnorshire (Scholar)
4. Sarah Anne OWEN, Daughter age 13 b.  Llanyre, Radnorshire (Scholar)
4. Alice OWEN, Daughter age 9 b.  Llanyre, Radnorshire (Scholar)
4. William OWEN, Son age 7 b.  Llanyre, Radnorshire (Scholar)
James LEWIS d. 4Q 1876 age 43
BURIALS in the Parish of Rhayader in the County of Radnor in the Year 1874.
James LEWIS abode Cwmdauddur, bu. October 26th, age 43 yrs., by F. R. LAUGHLARNE, Vicar. (no. 479, pg. 60)
1875: Worrall's Directory of South Wales
- Samuel OWEN, tailor, Rhayader
Evan RICE d. 4Q 1878 age 69 (Rhayader 11b/125)
BURIALS in the Parish of Llansaintffraed Cwmdauddwr in the County of Radnor in the Year 1878.
Evan RICE, abode Dole-Greoglyn-___ Nantmel, bu. December 5th, age 69 years, by Thomas EDWARDS B.D., Vicar. (No. 522, pg. 66)
Eliza LEWIS d. 4Q 1878 age 61 (Rhayader 11b/124)
BURIALS in the Parish of Llansaintfread Cwmdauddur in the County of Radnor in the Year 1878.
Eliza LEWIS abode in the Village, bu. December 16th, age 61 years, by Thomas EDWARDS B.D., Vicar. (no. 524, pg. 66)
1880: Slater's Directory of N. & S. Wales, ___,
- Samuel OWENS, bookseller & stationer, Rhayader
1881: 21 West St, Rhayader, Radnor, Wales*
(At no. 22: "Cwmtoyddwr Arms")
3. Samuel OWENS b. c.1812 Cwmtoyddwr, Radnorshire, Wales (Tailor)
+ Mary OWENS b. c.1812 Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales
5. Frank HENLEY* (Grandson) b. c.1870 London, Middlesex (Scholar)
4. Mary OWENS b. c.1844 Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales (Stationer)
4. Sarah OWENS b. c.1844 Rhayader, Radnorshire, Wales
* Did Samuel OWENS take Frank HENLEY into his family in Rhayader since his own son William Hugh had died, and probably his son Samuel also? (I've found no death or burial registration for Samuel b. 1843, but he appears in no census after 1861.)
1881: Dolcreglin, Nantmel, Radnorshire
3. Rachel RICE, Head (Widow) age 65 b.  Cwmdauddwr, Radnorshire, Wales (Grocer)
1881: Laundry, Rousham, Oxfordshire
3. Hugh OWEN, Head age 59 b.  Cwmddnddor, Wales (Oddman Domestic Serv)
+ Sarah OWEN, Wife age 54 b.  Cefenllys, Wales (Laundress Dom Serv)
4. Samuel OWEN, Son (Single) age 24 b.  Newbridge on Wye, Wales (Stone Mason)
4. Sarah A. OWEN, Daughter (Single) age 22 b.  Newbridge on Wye, Wales (Laundry Maid Dom Serv)
4. Alice J. OWEN, Daughter age 18 b.  Newbridge on Wye, Wales (Laundry Maid Dom Serv)
4. William OWEN, Son age 16 b.  Newbridge on Wye, Wales (Gardener Dom Serv)
Amelia LOCK, Servant (Single) age 20 b.  Adderbury, Oxfordshire (Gen Serv Domestic)
Annie TAYLOR, Servant (Single) age 20 b.  Banbury, Oxfordshire (Housemaid Dom Serv)
° In 1881 Frank HENLEY b. c.1870 Hampstead was listed for both Rhayader & London.
Samuel OWENS d. 3Q 1881 age 68 (Rhayader 11b /97 or /91)
Sarah Ann OWEN m. John Edward WILLIAMS 1Q 1883 (Bicester 3a/899)
Mary Owen(s) m. William Phillips
1886: Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Rhayader in the County of Radnor.
No. 208, Married September 2nd, 1886,
William Henry PHILLIPS, age 31, Bachelor (Mining Agent), lvg. at East Street, Rhayader (father, Henry PHILLIPS, Mining Agent),
Mary OWEN, age 41, Spinster, lvg. at West Street, Rhayader (father Samuel OWEN).
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, after Banns, by me, F. R. J. LAUGH[ARUE), Vicar.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, William Henry PHILLIPS, Mary OWEN, in the Presence of us, E[van?] CHAN[DLER], Nellie PHILLIPS, Frank PHILLIPS. (pg. 104)
1891: West Street, Rhayader Gwy, Rhayader, Radnorshire
+ William H. PHILLIPS, Head age 35 b.  St. Ann's Chapel, Cornwall (Mining Agent)
4. Mary PHILLIPS, Wife age 46 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Stationer)
4. Sarah OWEN, Sister In Law (Single) age 36 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Living On Her Own Means)
1891: Dolcraigllyn, Nantmel, Gwastedin, Radnorshire
3. Rachel RICE, Head (Widow) age 75 1816] Rhayader, Radnorshire (Grocer)
1891: Groc Terrace, Llansantffraid Cwmdeuddwr, Cwmdauddwr, Radnorshire
3. Hugh OWENS, Head age 69 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (General Labourer)
+ Sarah OWENS, Wife age 65 b.  Cefnllys, Radnorshire
1891: Caulcott, Lower Heyford, Caulcott, Oxfordshire
4. Samuel OWEN, Head age 35 b.  Newbridge, Radnorshire (Stone Mason)
+ Clara A. OWEN, Wife age 35 b.  Weston on Green, Radnorshire
5. Alice M. OWEN, Daughter age 5 b.  Grimsbury, Northamptonshire
1891: Kiley Lodge House, Chorley Road, Worthington, Lancashire
+ John E. WILLIAMS, Head age 31 b.  Montgomery, North Wales (Coachman)
4. Sarah WILLIAMS, Wife age 31 b.  Newbridge, South Wales
1891: 6 West Street, Rhayader Gwy, Rhayader, Radnorshire
5. Frank HANLEY, Head, Single age 21 b. London, Mary-le-bone (Solicitors Clerk, employee)
5. Kate HANLEY, Sister, Single age 25 b. London, St. John's Wood
(both spoke English only) (Children of Diana [OWENS] HENLEY, grandchildren of Samuel)
See HENLEY below for their marriages and children
Unable to find Sarah Ann (b. Newbridge) subsequently.
1891: Irton Hall, Mill Place, Irton With Santon, Seascale, Cumberland
4. Alice OWEN, Servant (Single) age 26 b.  Newbridge, South Wales (Laundress Domestic) - with:
Jonas L. BURNS LINDOW, Head age 53 b.  Whitehaven, Cumberland (Iron Ore & Coal Owner Land Owner, J.P. D.L.),
+ family: Wife, 6 children age 22-13
+ 12 other servants: Butler, Footman, Groom, Governess, Ladys Maid, 2 House Maids, Nursery Maid, Laundress, Cook, Kitchen Maid, Scullery Maid
1891: Church Yard, Frittenden, Kent
4. William OWEN, Lodger (Single) age 25 b.  Newbridge, Wales (Gardener) - with:
Albert RIPLEY, Head age 37 b.  Tenterden, Kent (Blacksmith)
Edith RIPLEY, Wife age 34 b.  Benenden, Kent
- Marguerite RIPLEY, Daughter age 6 b.  (Scholar) Benenden, Kent
Rachel RICE d. 1Q 1895 age 79 (Rhayader 11b/119)
BURIALS in the Parish of Cwmdauddwr in the County of Radnor in the Year 1895.
Rachel RICE, abode Dolecraglyn Nantmel, bu. February 12th age 79 by E. J. EVANS. (no. 793, pg. 100)
For Frank HENLEY's marriage to Emma ROGERS in 1897, see the HENLEY family below.
Unable to find William OWEN (b. Newbridge) subsequently.
Hugh OWEN d. 1Q 1901 age 79 (Rhayader 11b/114)
Parish Register, pg. 124: BURIALS in the Parish of Cwmdauddur, in the County of Radnor, in the Year 1901.
Hugh OWEN of Church St., Rhayader, bu. February 26th, age 79 years, by W. GABE, Vicar. (no. 989)
Unable to identify a death registration for wife Sarah.
1901: Corner Shop, Llansantffraid Cwmdeuddwr, Radnorshire
+ William Henry PHILLIPS, Head age 46 b.  St Annis Chapel, Cornwall (Grocer & Stationer)
4. Mary PHILLIPS, Wife age 56 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire
4. Sarah OWEN, Sister-In-Law (Single) age 46 b.  Rhayader, Radnorshire (Feeble Minded)
1901: South Side, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire
4. Samuel OWEN, Head (Widower) age 45 b.  (Inn Keeper) Newbridge on Wye, Brecknockshire, South Wales
5. Alice May OWEN, Daughter age 15 b.  Grimsbury, Northamptonshire
William Henry PHILLIPS d. 4Q 1901 age 46 (Rhayader 11b/101)
Samuel OWEN d. 1Q 1903 age 48 (Bicester 3a/502)
Alice May OWEN m. Alfred Edward STROUD 3Q 1909 (Watford 3a/1648)
1911: Corner Shop, Cwmdauddwr, Rhayader, Radnorshire (4 rooms)
4. Mary PHILLIPS, Head (Widow) 66 b.  Rhayader, Radnor (English only)
4. Sarah OWEN, Sister (Single) 57 b.  (English only)
Margaret MORRIS, Visitor (Single) 71 b.  Rhayader, Radnor (English & Welsh)
1911: 37, Woodland Terrace, Old Charlton, Kent (4 rooms)
+ Alfred Ernest STROUD, Head age 35 b.  Woolwich, Kent (Electrician, Central Power Station, Woolwich Arsenal, for Government, Worker)
5. Alice May STROUD, Wife (Married 1 yr. 1 child b. alive, lvg.) age 25 b.  Grimsbury, Northampton
6. Alice Clara STROUD, Daughter age 8 mths b.  Charlton, Kent
Walter J. STROUD (mother OWEN) b. 3Q 1912 (Woolwich 1d/2262)
A Sarah OWENS d. 4Q 1920 age 67 (Rhayader 11b/174)
There were 2 deaths, Rhayder registration, for a suitable Mary PHILLIPS, either
- 1Q 1923 age 77 (Rhayader 11b/180) [b. 1846]; or
- 1Q 1931 age 86 (Rhayader 11b/192) [b. 1845].
Since Mary is listed in the censuses as b. 1845, never any later, and no death (Rhayader) for a Mary PHILLIPS b. 1843 is evident in the findmypast GRO listing, the probability is that she died in 1931 (I'll buy the certificate, when funds permit).
1 marriage listed for an "Alice C. STROUD":
4Q 1936, Dennis J. FOLEY, Uxbridge registration.
2 marriages listed for a "Walter J. STROUD":
1Q 1940, Croydon registration;
4Q 1947, Surrey Mid. E. registration.
On search to 1976, the only death registration which matches age, is this one:
Alice M. STROUD d. 2Q 1945 age 59 (Manchester 8d/91) - but only a possibility.
The same search for Alice's husband Alfred, matching age, gives this:
Alfred E. STROUD d. 2Q 1946 age 69 (Greenwich 1d/564) - but once again, only a possibility.
Rhayader and Cwmteuddwr, some History and Anecdotes, including " old Sam Owen", the river Wye and a salmon
Owens of Wales m. Henley of Ireland
(Hannally, Hennelley ...)
1861: This MAY have been Ann OWENS' husband-to-be:
2nd Battalion 18 Royal Irish Regiment of Foot Camp Shorncliff, Cheriton, Kent
Martin HANNALLY age 22 b. Roscommon, Ireland
Quartered In Shorncliffe (Private Soldier)
Anne Owens m. Martin Henley 4Q 1866 (Hampstead 1a/1173) (certificate received 5 August 2011)
Marriage solemnized in St. Mary's Chapel, Holly Place, in the District of Hampstead in the County of Middlesex
25th November 1866, Martin HENLEY, age 29 years, Bachelor, Bricklayer, of 21 Grosvenor Road, Hampstead, father Michael HENLEY, Ploughman
& Ann OWENS in the certificate described Ann OWEN, age 23 years, Spinster of 19 Belsize Park, Hampstead, father Samuel OWENS, Tailor
Married in the St. Mary's Chapel according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church by me, Vincent St. EYRE
This Marriage was solemnized between us, x The mark of Martin HENLEY; Ann OWENS
in the Presence of us, John HENLEY, Mary Ann McEVOY
A. F. COUTES, Registrar
1871: 111 Alexandra road, Hampstead St John, London [Ancestry: HENNEY]
Martin HENLEY age 33 b. Ireland (Head, spouse of Ann) (Bricklayer)
Ann HENLEY age 30 b. Ryder, Radnorshire, Wales (Wife of Martin)
5. Catherine HENLEY age 3 b. St. Marylebone, Middlesex (Daughter)
5. Francis HENLEY age 1 b. Hampstead, Middlesex (Son)
John HENLEY age 28 b. Ireland (Brother) (Bricklayer)
William HENLEY b. 3Q 1871 Rhyader (11b /137 or /167)
A John HENLEY m. Annie (FreeBMD: Antje) BRUNEEL 3Q 1874 (Kensington 1a/450): from another HENLEY line descendant, this IS NOT Martin's brother John:
- See 'Tilberia' Guestbook entry of May 2010
- and search on "BRUNEEL" at this website address
When Cath and Marge TAYLOR went to Ireland looking for their ancestors, they didn't find any links in any of the places previously indicated by the family.
1881: 5 Kingsgate Rd, London, Middlesex
Martin HENLEY b. c.1835 Ballinrobe, Mayo, Ireland
Anne HENLEY b. c.1840 Rhayader, Wales (1881: Charwoman)(1881: Bricklayer)
Catherine HENLEY b. 1867 Hampstead, London
(Frank HENLEY° b. c.1870 Hampstead, London; 1881: with OWENS grandparents)
5. William HENLEY b. c.1871 Hampstead, London
5. George HENLEY b. c.1872 Hampstead, London
5. [Amelia] Mary HENLEY b. 13 September 1878 Hampstead, London
1881: Masbro Rd Nth Clarence Cotge, London, Middlesex
John HENLEY, Head age 38 b. Ireland (Bricklayer)
Antize HENLEY, Wife age 40 (Nat), b. The Netherlands)
+ 6 Lodgers
1891: 107 Cambridge Rd, Hendon, Middlesex (Parish, St. John The Evangelist)
Martin HENLEY, Head age 54 b. [__], Ireland (Painter, Em'ee)
Ann HENLEY, Wife age 50 b. Rhayader, Radnorshire
George HENLEY, Son age 18 b. Willesden, Middlesex (Paper Hanger, Not Em.)
Amelia HENLEY, Dau age 13 b. Hampstead, Middlesex
In 1891 Catherine HENLEY was not listed with parents Martin & Ann; was this her, in Rhayader with her brother?
1891: 6 West Street, Rhayader Gwy, Rhayader, Radnorshire
Frank HANLEY, Head, Single age 21 b. London, Mary-le-bone (Solicitors Clerk, employee)
Kate HANLEY, Sister, Single age 25 b. London, St. John's Wood
(both spoke English only) (no. 115)
1891: 13 Bridge Street, Hendon, Middlesex (Parish, St. John The Evangelist)
William HENLEY, Lodger age 19 b. Radnor, Radnorshire (Gas Fitter, Em'ee)
To February 2011, I have found no further trace of William HENLEY - "Uncle Bill" to his nephews and nieces, and by family mythology a much-loved uncle, who had been in the army in India (according to Millie), in the Far East (according to another branch of the family). So far I have not found his army record. Millie told me that he was buried in Ealing Cemetery, close to her parents' grave - where her own ashes were interred. I went once to the cemetery with Millie's sister Margery, who indicated a grave a few places behind the TAYLOR grave, and just next to what was then (1960s) a small tree; Marge added that she thought there was a TAYLOR infant in the grave.
m. Maurice PHILLIPS 4Q 1896 (Rhayader 11b/285)
This marriage does not appear in Radnorshire Parish Registers for the Established Church; perhaps the marriage was non-conformist, or, as her parents Ann and Martin, RC?
Frank Henley m. Emma Rogers 3Q 1897 (Rhayader 11b/219)
Parish Register for the Year 1897, pg. 9.
No. 33. Banns of Marriage between Frank HENLEY, bachelor, and Emma ROGERS, sp., both of this Parish.
Were published, as follows:
1st, on Sunday Aug. 8; 2d, on Sunday Aug. 15; 3d, on Sunday Aug. 22: by L. H. EVANS.
1897: Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the parish of Rhayader in the County of Radnor.
No. 244: Married August twenty sixth 1897,
Frank HENLEY age 26, bachelor (Solicitor) lvg. at Rhayader (father Martin HENLEY, Contractor)
Emma ROGERS age 27, spinster lvg. at Rhayader (father John ROGERS, Farmer).
Married in the parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, after Banns by me, L. H. EVANS.
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Frank HENLEY, Emma ROGERS, in the Presence of us, E. P. MEREDITH, M. A. ROGERS. (pg. 122)
Francis William PHILIPS b. 4Q 1897 (Llanrwst 11b/299) (spans the boundaries of Caernarvonshire and Denbighshire)
Diana HENLEY d. 2Q 1899 age 59 (Hendon 3a/113)
Edward Owens PHILIPS b. 3Q 1899 (Holywell 11b/194)
1901: Hampstead St Mary, Kilburn, London
Martin HENLEY, Head age 64 b. Ireland (Widower) (Bricklayer, worker)
George HENLEY, Son age 28 b. London Kilburn (Single) (Paper Hanger, own account)
1901: 26 Porton Road, London Hammersmith (St Matthew's parish) [with 2 other families]
John HENLEY, Head age 59 b. Ireland (Cabman Groom, Worker)
Hannah HENLEY, Wife age 63 b. Holland, Dutch Subject
1901: Ggin Villas, Llanasa, Flintshire (family spoke English only)
Maurice PHILIPS, Head age 32 b. (1869) Shropshire (Foreman Blind, Worker)
Katherine PHILIPS, Wife age 33 b. (1868) London
Francess W. PHILIPS, Son age 3 b. (1898) Llanasa, N. Wales
Edward O. PHILIPS, Son age 2 b. (1899) Llanasa, N. Wales
Unable to find the PHILLIPS family in 1911; they were not then at 66a Murray Road, Ealing: see below
1901: The Firs, Rhayader, Radnorshire
Frank HENLEY, Head, Married age 30 b. Marylebone London (Solicitors Clerk)
Ethel JONES, Boarder, Single age 21 b. Wington Somersetshire (School Teacher)
Annie DAVIES, Single age 15 b. Rhayader Radnorshire (General Servant Domestic)
The London Gazette
No. 27467 of 22 August 1902, pg. 37 - Bankrupts - Receiving Orders:
Frank HENLEY, The Firs, Rhayader, in the county of Radnor, solicitor's clerk
No. 2680: Newtown Court, Petition filed 19 August 1902; matter no. 14 of 1902; Receiving Order dated 19 August 1902, no. 13; Debtor's Petition.
Martin HENLEY d. 1Q 1906 age 69 (Hampstead 1a/402)
Old Bailey Proceedings, 25th February 1907
"Frank HENLEY, clerk in the office of the Clerk of the Peace of Middlesex, produced the indictment upon which the grand jury returned a true bill and upon which Lewis was tried at the Middlesex Sessions on November 24."
Old Bailey Online
1911 - Institution: Hammersmith Workhouse, Ducane Road, Shepherds Bush, W. London
John HENLEY, Inmate, Married age 68 (Cab Driver) b. Ireland Unknown
Annie HENLEY, Inmate Married, age 41 (Formerly Housekeeper Domestic) b. Hotland Hoarbern [Holland]
(British Subject [by] marriage) (Resid....)
1911: 26, Torrens Road, Brixton Hill S. W. (Parish, Lambeth) (8 rooms)
Frank HENLEY, Head age 40 b. St. John Hampstead, London (Sessions Clerk: Mx Sessions)
Emma HENLEY, Wife age 41 b. Nantmel, Radnorshire (Married 13 yrs, no children)
|Census form signed by Frank HENLEY:|
1911: 29 Kingsgate Road, Kilburn N. W. (Parish, Hampstead)
George HENLEY, Single age 38 b. Willesden, London (Paper Hanger &c., for Builder, Worker), Lodger with:
Jane MOORE, Head Widow F 63 1848 None Sheffield
Jane MOORE, Daughter, Single age 36 b. Kilburn, Willesden (Daily Work, Charing)
Annie MOORE, Daughter, Single age 34 b. Kilburn, Willesden (Daily Wor, Charing)
Jennie RUDDERHAM, Granddaughter age 12 1899 b. Kilburn, Hampsted (School)
George SMITH, Lodger, Single age 44 1867 b. Islington, London (House Painter &c., for Builder, Worker)
A George HENLEY d. 4Q 1911 age 38 (Hampstead 1a/734)
A John HENLEY d. 2Q 1915 age 72 (Fulham 1a/386)
Two possible deaths for John's Dutch wife Annie HENLEY:
1Q 1913 age 73 (Watford 3a/1045)
3Q 1916 76 (Wandsworth 1d/699)
A Frank HENLEY d. 2Q 1932 age 62 (Lambeth 1d/323)
The only death I can find which corresponds to Frank HENLEY's wife Emma's age is this:
Emma HENLEY d. 1Q 1953 age 82 (Bedwellty 8c/88)
While it's possible that she may have returned to Wales after Frank's death, there's no certainty without the certificate.
National Roll of The Great War:
PHILLIPS, F. W., Private, R.M.L.I. [Royal Marine Light Infantry]
He volunteered in February 1915, and served in the Mediterranean and through the Dardanelles Campaign. He lost his life when H.M.S. Russell was blown up by a mine in the Mediterranean on the voyage home on April 27th, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, General Service and Victory Medals.
66a, Murray Road, Ealing, W.5 (ref.8254/B.)
PHILLIPS, E. O., Private, Royal Fusiliers
He joined in June 1918, and served on the Western Front, where he took part in several important engagements, including those of Cambrai and Valenciennes, and was afterwards sent with the Army of Occupation into Germany. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilised in January 1920.
66a, Murray Road, Ealing, W.5 (ref.8254/A.)
Francis William PHILLIPS, Private, CH.19751, Royal Marines Light Infantry, died 27th April 1916, on board HMS Russell, when his ship was sunk by mines laid by a German submarine about three miles off Malta
PHILLIPS, Francis William, Private, CH/19751
d. 27 April 1916 age 18; Royal Marine Light Infantry: H.M.S. "Russell", United Kingdom forces
Memorial: panel 18, Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, UK
Son of Maurice and Kate PHILLIPS, of 66A, Murray Rd., Ealing, London; native of Llanrwst, Denbighshire
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
1918 Trade Directory for Wales lists three Solicitors in Rhayader:
Ivor HARRIES (West St), A. Gwynne VAUGHAN (West St), Hugh Vauhgan VAUGHAN (South St).
Family tradition has it that Martin HENLEY married a Diana, but PRO registers indicate that he married Anne OWENS. However, FreeBMD lists the death in 1899 of 'Diana HENLEY'.
Together with the 1851 census entry (above) this seems to imply that the names of Ann(e) and Diana were interchangeable?
Living next door to Martin and Anne was the STRAWBERRY family with lodger Diana TAYLOR. I wondered whether wife Jessie might have been Jessie TAYLOR, and found a Jessie TAYLOR of the right age and in the right place; but that is not conclusive. (C.)
1881: 95 Cambridge Rd, Willesden, Middlesex
1. George W. STRAWBERRY b. c.1854 Chelmsford (Plasterer)
m. Jessie M. [--] b. c.1854 Paddington
2. George STRAWBERRY b. c.1878 Paddington
Diana TAYLOR (W) b. c.1797 Lambeth (Lodger)
The name STRAWBERRY seems invisible except for George & wife above
and a James STRAWBERRY b. Suffolk.
(It may have been a misreading of 'STANBURY', a Devon name).
1. William TAYLOR
2. Jessie TAYLOR Chr. 7 February 1855 Holy Trinity, Paddington, London
Waterman m. Taylor
Henley m. Taylor
1. William WATERMAN (Iron Founder of Gravel lane)
m. Mary Ann BURWOOD 24 November 1811 Newington St. Mary (father David BURWOOD, mother Elizabeth [DULIGNON])
2. George WATERMAN Chr. 2 June 1816 Christ Church, Southwark, London
m.(1) Sarah MEEK 23 August 1840 (Newington 4/340) (father John MEEK, Cornchandler of Southwark, mother Frances)
3. Frances Mary WATERMAN b. 3Q 1841 (St Saviours 4/44_)
* = 1881: 97 Cambridge Road, Willesden, Middlesex
° = 1891: household, reg. dist. Hampstead
Frances Mary WATERMAN*° [Given names of the 2 grandmothers]
m. James Albert TAYLOR*° 15 October 1867 St James' Church, Bermondsey, Surrey (Bermondsey 1d/71)
b. c.1837 North Tawton, Devon (Harness Maker)
4. Elizabeth Sarah TAYLOR b. 18 July 1868, Chr. 20 January 1869 St Paul, Deptford, Kent
(Father: James Albert TAYLOR, Mother: Frances Mary)
An Elizabeth Sarah TAYLOR d. 4Q 1870 age 2 (Greenwich 1d/469) [Given names of Frances' ggm + mother]
4. Marion F. * b. c.1869 Deptford, Kent
A Marion Frances TAYLOR was b. 4Q 1869 (Greenwich 1d/729)
m. [--] [?]
Emigrated to South Africa
5. Ethel --
5. Hetty --
5. Fred --
4. Albert Neville George TAYLOR*° b. 8 March 1871
at 1 Abinger Terrace, St Paul's, Deptford, Kent (reg dist: Greenwich No. 394)
Chr. 19 July 1871 St Paul, Deptford, Kent
(Father: James Albert TAYLOR, Mother: Frances Mary)
[?1901: age 30, b. Kent, lvg. Willesden, Harness Maker]
1871: 1 Abinger Terrace, St. Paul Deptford, London
James TAYLOR b. c.1838 Northtawton, Devon (Head, spouse of Frances) (Saddler)
Frances TAYLOR b. c.1842 Southwark, Surrey (Wife of James) (Dressmaker)
Maria TAYLOR b. c.1870 Deptford, Kent (Daughter)
Albert TAYLOR b. c.1871 Deptford, Kent (Son)
1881: 97 Cambridge Rd, Willesden, Middlesex
James A. TAYLOR, Head age 43 b. North Tawton, Devon (Harness Maker)
Francis M. TAYLOR, Wife age 40 b. Southwark
Marion F. TAYLOR, Daur age 11 b. Deptford (Scholar)
Albert N. G. TAYLOR, Son age 10 b. Deptford (Scholar)
4. Lancelott F. TAYLOR, Son age 9 b. Deptford (Scholar)
4. Henrietta E. TAYLOR, Daur age 7 b. Deptford (Scholar)
4. Ethel F. TAYLOR, Daur age 5 b. Paddington (Scholar)
4. Caroline M. TAYLOR, Daur age 2 b. Paddington
1891: 63, Kingsgate Road, Hampstead, London
James A. TAYLOR, Head age 53 b. North Tawton, Devonshire (Harness Maker) (Sad.)
Francis M. TAYLOR, Wife age 49 b. Southwark, London
Albert N. G. TAYLOR, Son age 20 b. Deptford, London (Harness Maker) (Sad.)
Ethel F. TAYLOR, Daur age 15 b. Paddington, London (Domestic)
Caroline M. TAYLOR, Daur age 2 b. Paddington, London
1901: 70 Roundwood road, Willesden; St Matthew's (Hendon) (no. 90)
Frances M. TAYLOR age 59 Head b. Southwark, London (Widow)
Albert TAYLOR age 30 Son b. Kent (Harness Maker)
Henrietta TAYLOR age 27 Daughter b. Kent (Domestic Servant)
Lily TAYLOR age 6 Daughter b. Middlesex (see note below)
Ethel BOUQUET* age 25 Daughter b. Paddington, London (Machinist Dress)
Thomas BOUQUET* age 3 Grandson b. Middlesex
Violet BOUQUET* age 2 Granddaughter b. Willesden, Middlesex
Jessie BOUQUET* age 1 month Granddaughter b. Willesden, Middlesex
John WATERMAN age 48 Brother b. Walworth, London (Married)** (House Painter)
* Census listing: BOUGUET
** See WATERMAN page for John's marriage
Also living at 70 Roundwood road:
Henry COLLINS, Head age 31 (Bricklayers Labourer, Worker), Ada COLLINS, Wife age 24, Albert E. WARD, Boarder age 23 (Bricklayers Labourer, Worker), Thomas W. HOOD, Boarder age 21 (Bricklayers Labourer, Worker)
1911: 19 Purves Road, Kensal Rise, Middlesex (2 rooms)
Frances TAYLOR, Head, Widow age 69 b. Southwark, Kent
Albert TAYLOR, Son, Single age 40 b. Deptford (Harness Maker, Own Account, At Home)
Lily BOUQUET, Grand Daughter, Single age 16 b. Paddington, Middlesex
(Shop Assistant Boot And Shoe Warehouse)
|Census form signed by Albert TAYLOR:|
Lily TAYLOR / BOUQUET (mother Frances TAYLOR?? or more probably Ethel Florence [TAYLOR] BOUQUET): in the censuses her approximate dob is 1895. The only Lily BOUQUET listed on FreeBMD for this time zone (at October 2011) is Lily Florence b. 2Q 1897, Marylebone. (Need to buy the marriage certificate, or find a descendant.)
1901: Paddington St Peter London (St Mary, Paddington)
Caroline TAYLOR age 22 b. Paddington, London - Servant Domestic to:
Abraham J. VANDERLYN age 69 Head b. London City (Retired Glass & China Dealer)
Phoebe VANDERLYN age 72 Wife b. Dover, Kent
4. La(u)ncelot(t) Frederick TAYLOR* b. 3Q 1872 [Deptford] (Greenwich 1d/781)
d. 17 May 1956 age 83 at home, Isleworth; buried 23 May 1956 Ealing Cemetery
(married in the name of 'Frederick Launcelot TAYLOR')
m. Amelia Mary HENLEY 2Q 1900 (Hendon 3a/389), b. 13 September 1878
d. age 80 at home, Isleworth; buried 17 March 1959 Ealing Cemetery
Launcelott & Amelia were known as "Fred 'n Mary"
1901: 34 Bourke road, Willesden (St. Mary), Middlesex
Frederick L. TAYLOR age 29 Head b. Deptford, Kent (House Decorator Painter)
Amelia M. TAYLOR age 22 Wife b Hampstead, Middlesex
5. [John Edward TAYLOR b./d. 3Q 1901 age 0, Hendon: b. 3a/304, d. 3a/164] [According to Millie]
5. Catherine Diana TAYLOR b. 1Q 1902 (Hendon 3a/215)
d. age 91, ashes buried 20 April 1993 Ealing Cemetery
5. Frances Mary TAYLOR b. 2Q 1903 (Hendon 3a/338) (d.)
m. John ("Jack") GOLDBY (d.)
6. Issue (1m + 1f(d.), 1f)
5. Amelia Maud (Millie) TAYLOR b. 10 July 1904 (Hendon 3a/315)*
d. age 89, 1993 Rustington, Sussex; ashes buried 1 August 1995 Ealing Cemetery
m. Arthur Robert Fuller TILBURY 1937, b. 16 November 1904
d. 17 May 1993 Littlehampton, Sussex; cremated, ashes dispersed
* From the baptismal register (my thanks to JonathanO):
Amelia Mary TAYLOR b. 9 July 1904, Chr. 5 September 1904 St. Matthew's church, Willesden
father: Frederick Lancelot TAYLOR (Painter), mother: Amelia Mary; of Beechey Head, Humberside Road [Willesden].
Millie told me that she was named "Maud" after a cousin; and that she disliked the name Amelia Maud; she celebrated her birthday on 10 July - perhaps that was the date of registration ... and perhaps the vicar made a mistake in copying the names into the register, repeating "Amelia Mary"?
5. [? Either here - a possibility:
? Frederick Albert TAYLOR b. 1Q, d. 4Q, 1907 (Hendon 3a /315 /147) ?]
5. Eileen TAYLOR b. 1908 [3Q (Hendon 3a/283)?], (d.)
m. L. B. (d. Sunday 14 August 2005 at nearly 98 yrs old)
6. Issue (1f 1m)
5. [? Or here, a child b. before the 1911 census, who didn't survive ?
1911-1912 no TAYLOR/HENLEY births]
1911: 84 Murray Road, Ealing, Middlesex (3 rooms)
Frederick Lancelot TAYLOR, Head age 37 b. Deptford, Kent (House Painter, Own Account)
Amelia TAYLOR, Wife age 32 b. Hampstead, Middlesex
(Married 10 yrs, 6 children b. alive, 4 lvg., 2 d.)
Catherine TAYLOR, daughter age 9 b. Willesden, Middlesex
Frances TAYLOR, daughter age 7 b. Willesden, Middlesex
Amelia TAYLOR, daughter age 6 b. Willesden, Middlesex
Eileen TAYLOR, daughter age 2 b. Willesden, Middlesex
|Census form signed by Frederick TAYLOR:|
5. Lancelot Owen (Bub) TAYLOR b. 3Q 1913 (mother: HENLEY) (Brentford 3a/273)
(Lancelot Owen TAYLOR b. 11 June 1913: death reg. April 1993 Basingstoke, Hampshire)
m. Doreen B. BOYCE 4Q 1949 (Ealing 5e/135) (d.)
6. Issue (3m)
5. Margery Marion TAYLOR b. 3Q 1915 (mother: HENLEY) (Brentford 3a/247)
d. age 80, ashes buried 1 August 1995 Ealing Cemetery
5. Frank P. TAYLOR b. 4Q 1917 (mother: HENLEY) (Brentford 3a/229)
[?Frank Patrick TAYLOR b. 12 November 1917, death reg. August 2000 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire]
m. Elsa BREAKESPEARE 1948 Isleworth, Middlesex
[?Elsa Michelle TAYLOR b. 3 January 1915, death reg. April 1999 Worthing, Sussex]
5. John Edward TAYLOR b. 2Q 1920 (mother: HENLEY) (Brentford 3a/364)
d. age 9mths, buried 18th February 1921 [Ealing Cemetery]
Family grave (Mary, Launcelot & children): 6K Sec. E, South Ealing Cemetery#
Millie, "my mother had 10 or 11 children"; Marge (speaking of the grave), "I think there were 3 children in there".
4. Henrietta Emily TAYLOR* b. 2Q 1874 (Greenwich 1d/802)
Deptford, Kent (Hetty)
1891: age 17, Servant to Frederick WOODHOUSE (Mantles & Millinery), & family, Willesden, Middlesex
1901: age 27, b. Kent, lvg. Willesden, Dom. Serv.
1911: lvg. 15 Teignmouth Road Cricklewood NW, Middlesex
Henrietta Emily TAYLOR, Single age 37 b. Deptford, Kent (Servant, Cook), with:
David BARNARD, Head age 42 b. Dover Kent (China And Glass Dealer, Employer)
Hannah BARNARD, Wife age 39 b. Maidstone, Kent (Married 7 yrs)
Maurice JACOBS, Father-In-Law, Widow age 73 b. Canterbury, Kent (Retired)
Hilda May RANSONE, Single age 16 b. Gravesend, Kent (Servant, Housemaid)
[?A Henrietta E. TAYLOR d. 1928 age 52, reg. 1Q 1928 Greenwich, London]
4. Ethel Florence TAYLOR*° b. 2Q 1876 [Paddington] (Kensington 1a/13)
5. Lily TAYLOR [became BOUQUET] b. c.1895
Lily BOUQUET (groom WHITE)
m. William W. WHITE (bride BOUQUET) 3Q 1936 (Hammersmith 1a/747)
m. Ernest Edward B[R] BOUQUET 2Q 1898 (Hampstead 1a/1443)
5. Tom BOUQUET [cannot identify Tom's b. entry in FreeBMD, at February 2011]
5. Violet Marion BOUQUET b. 2Q 1899 (Hendon 3a/224)
5. Jessie Augusta BOUQUET b. 1Q 1901 (Marylebone 1a/555)
Emigrated to Sydney, Australia (apparently between 1901 & 1911; not found in passenger lists)
5. Teddy BOUQUET b. Australia
(Ernest & Jessie returned to UK [1950s?])
Ernest Edward BOUQUET b. 10 January 1876; death reg. 1Q 1971 Southwark, London (5e/35)
4. Caroline Mabel (Carrie) TAYLOR*° b. c.1878 Paddington
m. William Benton DEER 4Q 1905 (Hendon 3a/491)
5. Harold James DEER b. 1Q 1907 (Paddington 1a/34)
1911: 344 Harrow Road Paddington W., London
William DEER, Head age 33 b. Essex, Prittlewell (Shop Assistant; Grocery, Worker)
Caroline DEER, Wife (Married 5 yrs, 1 child b. alive, lvg.) age 32 b. London Paddington
Harold DEER, Son age 4 b. London Paddington
|Census form signed by William DEER:|
Emigrated to Australia
5. Albert (Bert) DEER
# There is a second family grave in the cemetery, a little behind the headstone of the above reference, and a little over to the right; c.1960 a small flowering tree grew about mid-distance between them. 'Uncle Bill' (William HENLEY) was said to be buried there, together with a child - C.
According to Marge, this was won by a Taylor harness-maker, so probably Albert
Murray Road, Ealing, Middlesex:
In Kelly's 1914 Directory, a Miss Alice MILLS A.M.U.S., teacher of music, was listed at 182 Murray road - was this the lady who taught the TAYLOR girls to play the piano, and tapped on Millie's fingers with a ruler?
Others in the road whom the TAYLORs may have known well:
no. 57: Walter H. SUTTON, grocer,
no. 59: Frederick Henry SCOTT, cycle repairer,
no. 86: Edward STURGESS, watch maker.
Cl. in Australia:
Amelia TAYLOR nee HENLEY.
Born 13 September 1878 .
Died 1959, buried with her husband and son in Ealing Cemetery.
Married aged 21.
Parents were Martin HENLEY - real name HENNELLEY - & Diana OWEN(S).
Her early life was spent in Willesden, North London.
Before her marriage she was a shop assistant in Whiteleys of Bayswater, a very large department store which was demolished in the 1970s.
She met Frederick TAYLOR through her brother George.
In 1908 the family moved to Murray Road, South Ealing where they lived until 1930.
878 Great West Road, Osterley, Isleworth was her last home where she died in 1959.
Fr. in UK:
Grandma Taylor's maiden name Amelia HENL(E)Y.
Her mother was from Rhayader, Mid Wales, & ?
Her father was from Ireland County Mayo.
Amelia had a brother "Uncle Bill" who served many years as a soldier in the Far East, and was a favourite with all the children.
Grandpa TAYLOR's father was from North Tawton in Devon, hence Lancelot, and left there because there was a controversy over a will. He disapproved of his family's attitude, and left for London.
Then there were the WATERMANs, related to the fountain pen people, and the MEEKs. [Frances TAYLOR] talked of Grandfather WATERMAN & Grandmother MEEK, both quite well-to-do, but am not sure where they fit in.
The two aunts in Royal service, (or was it one of two sisters?) were named Maria and Hetty I think.
CMT in France, as told by "Millie":
Had had a bad fall at about 11 years old, skipping in the street, cracked her head on the edge of the curb and had a large number of stitches in the wound. Said she could never get on at school after that.
Had been taught to play the piano (as were her siblings) but hadn't liked it (the teacher hit her fingers with a ruler). Said Cath and Frances played well.
Talked about Aunt Emily (see letter).
Disliked her second name of Maud, which was the name of a cousin/aunt? Didn't like Amelia either.
Took me to the house of a friend of her mother's (Boston Manor underground station) a widow? she had been in India with her husband, there were numerous objects and small pieces of Indian style furniture, carved, perfumed wood.
- her mother having always been available to help others, particularly in childbirth, going to people's homes or accompanying them to hospital; also in death, ready to stay with and comfort the dying and their family;
- her father's 'colour schemes' when decorating the houses for which he was rent collector and caretaker: could put orange paint with purple since he was colour-blind;
- the smell of bed-bugs behind the wall paper in some of the tenant houses and the candle being lit to fumigate, then the dash for the door with a hankie over the nose;
- visitng 'the old aunts' in Rustington when she was about 12; Cath and Frances went there to stay, but Millie was disappointed at only going for the day; Cath pronounced the name in the old country way, 'Russington'. They stayed in a house which I think was still standing when Millie & Arthur went to live there;
- 'old Miss DYER';
- the aunt or great-aunt who had been nanny to a Duke's family; her house was bombed during WWII and very little was recovered. The household servants had received gifts of jewellery for birthdays and Christmas. Millie passed on to me the etiquette which she had learned from the nanny;
- Mrs HARRISON (mother of Bert the coalman with the split palate) had been Millie's school teacher, (took me to meet her);
- a musician in the family (James Albert's father?); also spoke of Maurice the violinist who played in a theatre orchestra - Millie couldn't sort out whether it was Sadlers Wells, whether he was a saddler, or whether it was Wells Norfolk which her mother spoke about, or Tunbridge Wells which she thought came into the story somewhere (in these reminiscenses she was assisted by Cath, but it was a 'party' night and by then they had both had more than one 'just a little drop'); half-listening, Marge suggested LLandudno Wells where their mother had spent a holiday ...
- said her mother (Mary) had originally preferred L. Fred's brother Albert Neville TAYLOR, that Albert didn't marry [unconfirmed; no obvious spouse for Albert to date, May 2010]
- spoke about twins in the family (boy twins I think, parents' generation);
- Nancy, a person older than herself who seemed to have something of a 'reputation';
- Jessie who had been an adagio dancer (the Jessie daughter of 'Uncle Ernest' who came back to England?); (we went to Heathrow Airport to meet them off the plane, when the runway could still be crossed on foot between landings and take-offs, and the 'terminal' was an old hut). Uncle Ernest was a mason and had brought his regalia to England with him.
Her friends were Phyllis (m. Upright) and Gladys Bacon (m. Hale?).
Millie had wanted to become a florist but her parents thought it would give her rhumatism, so she went to work in Kensington, first of all learning tailoring and dress-making (luxury clothes to order - silks, satins and velvets); she preferred fitting and altering and went to work in Hope's dress shop (see letter); at age 70 Millie could still sew beautifully;
Visited Cousin May, who lived in a first floor flat, access by the garden and a wooden staircase. May's husband made wooden toys, I remember a superb working roundabout.
Millie was very disappointed at not going with Marge to Australia. Sure that she would be invited the third time, she had saved hard in readiness, and was broken-hearted at not being asked; but in her usual way said nothing.
Cath & Marge:
Spoke of John Taylor.
Cath worked as a secretary for a car company (Lancia?), then for Lancome, at premises on the Great West Road. She sometime owned a car - a Jaguar - but didn't drive it herself. Cath was always prettily dressed, made up and hair curled, even when she was over eighty. After retiring Cath found herself bored so went to work for a solicitor, part-time: she gave me some very good advice - "if you need a job, solicitors always need good typists, and always have work, especially when times are difficult".
Marge worked at Heathrow Airport, and cycled to work each day. She would often drop in to see Millie on the way home for a cup of tea, and go out the back way quietly when Arthur came home! She had a collection of Winston Churchill's books, and enjoyed travelling, visited the Australian relatives several times.
Neither Cath nor Marge married; they lived at 878 nearly until their deaths - Marge took care of the practical arrangements and the cooking. Cath was always ready to encourage and help the younger members of the family.
Murray Road, Ealing
This Taylor home seemed to revive fond memories in Millie - except for the visit of Aunt Marion and family from South Africa. The girls all had to move into one bedroom for the duration, and Aunt Marion was apparently a terror with the hairbrush!
878 Great West Road:
The last of the Taylor clan's family homes, and a centre for reunions: weekends, high days and holidays.
A well-built, brick, semi-detached house in Isleworth, the rooms were distributed around a staircase centre-left of the house: entrance, hallway, 2 rooms and kitchen downstairs; landing, three rooms, bathroom and WC upstairs; there were small gardens back and front; shared access to the garage/shed.
There used to be a pennyfarthing in the shed which Gp Taylor could ride; two toby-jugs (one smaller than the other) stood on a shelf over the kitchen door; a small wooden 'camel train' was on the top of the panelling just inside the door into the lounge (Bub brought them back from Palestine); there was a Chinese bowl on the piano; Welsh loving spoon, dinner bell and other brass ornaments around the fireplace.
The Gillette building was not far behind the house; a cafe known as "The Better 'Ole" gave onto the back of 878's garden, with only a wooden trellis to shelter the garden from the cafe's upstairs clients. After marrying Arthur Tilbury, Millie was horrified to learn that he and other workers had, for quite some time, commented the washing-line's appendages!!!
For several years there was a family outing in one or two coaches, departing from 878 and going to the coast for the day, with much exchange of news, and communal singing on the way home (for those who hadn't fallen asleep).
According to Millie he had been very strict with the children.
In the 1950s he would still sometimes play a small accordeon and sing. When I was a small child, he brought his pennyfarthing bicycle out of the garage, and without hesitating mounted and rode it: but would let no-one else try!
Upright and slim, Gp Taylor remained agile into old age. Although well over 70, when he found that a rat had made its home in the garage, he dug it out then chased it round and round the garden while the family watched at a discrete distance (from behind the french windows and the upstairs curtains). Gp Taylor survived, but having been cornered between the fence and the house, the rat didn't....
The families mentioned (Wells and the violin...) would seem to be these (note 'Lancelot Frederick'):
1. William WATERS
m. Dinah CATOR (CATER) 1784 Ormesby Saint Margaret, Norfolk
2. Azariah*² WATERS b. Hoe, Norfolk, Chr. 2nd June 1802 Upton, Norfolk, d. 1885 Hoe, Norfolk
m. Mary*² Ann WATERS 2Q 1838 (Walsingham 1/3511), b. c.1810 Hindringham, Norfolk
1851*: lvg. Hoe, Mitford, Norfolk; Farmer of 350 Acres Employing 15 Labourers
3. Sarah* WATERS b. c.1840 Clippesby-Norfolk
3. Dinah* WATERS b. c.1841 Clippesby-Norfolk
3. Mary* Ann WATERS b. c.1844 Clippesby-Norfolk
3. William* WATERS b. c.1847 Clippesby-Norfolk
Ann* DOWNING (U) b. c.1820 Yarmouth, Norfolk (Nurse Servt)
1881: lvg. Lodge Farm, Hoe, Norfolk; Farmer Of 350 Acres Employing 12 Laborers & 7 Boys
3. Violet² 'Nancy' WATERS b. 2Q 1852 Hoe, Norfolk (Mitford 4b/290) (1881: Widow)
Nancy Violet WATERS
m. Frederic Eyres TAYLOR 3Q 1872 (Mitford 4b/435), b. 2Q 1847 (Norwich 13/252)
(Elizabeth EYRES m. John TAYLOR 3Q 1843 (Thetford 13/437[or3]))
Frederic Eyres [FreeBMD: Kyres] TAYLOR d. 2Q 1879 age 32 (Norwich 4b/96)
4. Lancelot² Frederick TAYLOR b. 2Q 1873 (Walsingham 4b/296)
4. Gerald² Waters TAYLOR b. 2Q 1874 (Walsingham 4b/295)
4. Maurice² Beevor TAYLOR b. 2Q 1875 (Mitford/4b270)
4. Mary² B. TAYLOR b. c.1876 Wells, Norfolk
[Blanche Mary TAYLOR b. 2Q 1877 (Walsingham 4b/293)]
1891: 46 The Grove, St. Cuthbert, Bedford
Nancy V. TAYLOR, Head (Widow) age 37 b. Hoe, Norfolk (Living On Own Means)
Lancelot F. TAYLOR, Son age 17 b. Wells, Norfolk, (Sailor Merchant Service - Em'ee)
Blanche [Mary?] TAYLOR, Dau age 14 b. Wells, Norfolk
Mary BATES age 25 (unmarried) b. Weedon, Buckinghamshire (General Servant Domestic)
1901: Wroxham, Norfolk
Violet TAYLOR age 48 b. East Dereham, Norfolk (Living On Own Means)
Blanche TAYLOR age 24 b. Wells, Norfolk
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1. William TAYLOR b. c.1831 Tewksbury, Gloucester (1881: Millwright)
m. Fanny E. [--] b. c.1841 Sheffield, York
1881: lvg. 89 Capel St, Nether Hallam, York
2. Florence E. TAYLOR b. c. 1865 Sheffield, York
2. William TAYLOR b. c. 1867 Sheffield, York
2. Thomas C. TAYLOR b. c. 1869 Sheffield, York
2. Maurice TAYLOR b. c.1874 Sheffield, York
1901: age 26, lvg. Yorkshire Ecclesall Bierlow - Theatre Violoncellist
Other Launcelot Taylors:
1. John TAYLOR b. c.1830 Clifton, Gloucester (1881: Librarian of Bristol Museum & Library)
m. Sarah S. [--] b. c.1833 Randwick, Gloucester
1881: lvg. 37 Clyde Road, Westbury On Trym, Gloucester
2. Una G. TAYLOR b. c.1861 Bristol, Gloucester
2. Christabel I. TAYLOR b. c.1864 Bristol, Gloucester
2. Launcelot A. TAYLOR b. c.1866 Bristol, Gloucester
2. Hilda G. TAYLOR b. c.1869 Bristol, Gloucester
2. Percy L. TAYLOR b. c.1874 Bristol, Gloucester
2. Aubrey W. TAYLOR b c.1879 Bristol, Gloucester
1. George TAYLOR b. c.1842 Rendcomb, Gloucester(1881: Labourer (Ag))
m. Fanny [--] b. c.1843 Hatherop, Gloucester
1881: lvg. 37 Clyde Road, Westbury On Trym, Gloucester
2. Margaret TAYLOR b. c.1873 Rendcomb, Gloucester
2. Lilly TAYLOR b. c.1874 Rendcomb, Gloucester
2. Mabel TAYLOR b. c.1875 Rendcomb, Gloucester
2. Launcelot TAYLOR b. c.1876 Rendcomb, Gloucester
2. Gertrude TAYLOR b c.1879 Rendcomb, Gloucester
2. James TAYLOR b. c.1Q 1881 Rendcomb, Gloucester
1. Robert TAYLOR b. c.1834 Ulverston, Westmorland (1881: Grocer)
m. Elizabeth [--] b. c.1837 Appleby, Westmorland
1881: lvg. Castle View, Penrith, Cumberland
2. Robert TAYLOR b. c.1865 Penrith, Cumberland (1881: Grocer's Assistant)
2. Frances E. TAYLOR b. c.1866 Penrith, Cumberland
2. Mary C. TAYLOR b. c.1870 Penrith, Cumberland
2. Ada (m) TAYLOR b. c.1871 Penrith, Cumberland
2. Margaret M. TAYLOR b c.1873 Penrith, Cumberland
2. Charles H. TAYLOR b. c.1874 Penrith, Cumberland
2. Lancelot TAYLOR b. c.1876 Penrith, Cumberland
2. Dora J. TAYLOR b. c.1877 Penrith, Cumberland