1. Thomas Wagstaffe married Ann.
Four children were baptised in St.Thomas`. The first in 1716.
Wagstaff married Elizabeth LEYSON in St.Thomas in 1752.
He was a Haulier.
3. William Wagstaff married
Catherine WALTERS in St. Thomas in 1776. He was a Mason.
4. Edward Wagstaff married
Ann RICHARDS in St.Thomas in
1819. He was a Mason.
5. Thomas Wagstaff married
Margaret GRIFFITHS in St. Illtyd`s in 1849. He was a Mason.
6. David Wagstaff married
Margaret JENKINS in St.Illtyd`s in 1881. He was
7. Thomas Rees Wagstaff married
Jessie MORGAN in 1901. He was A Collier.
8. Glenvile Wagstaffe married Rosa
Leach PRICE in St. Thomas in 1926. He was a Steelworker.
9. Glenville Brian Wagstaffe married
Kathleen KELLY in Aberpergwm in 1971. He is a retired Schoolteacher.
10. Children of Brian and Kathleen
Ian Wagstaffe ---------- Claire
Wagstaffe ----------- Sarah Wagstaffe
The Surname "WAGSTAFF(E)"
being researched by "THE WAGSTAFF SOCIETY" which is affiliated to
the Guild Of One Name Studies. The Organiser Barbara Kent can be
contacted: click here to e-mail.
visit Ian Wagstaffe`s site.
visit my favourite Welsh site for Images of Neath Castle & Neath Abbey.
here to e-mail G. Brian Wagstaffe the author of these pages
Wagstaff Emigrants to the USA
Another son of Edward was shown in the 1851 Census, married
with 3 children. No further Census entries were found.
In November 1998, I was contacted by a descendent of John Wagstaff. He
had emigrated in 1852 to the USA and had settled in Niles,Trumbull County,
Ohio. He fathered a further 8 children and prospered in his new life. His
obituary ( researched by my American cousin Helen
Sofchalk) describes him as " one of Niles` most esteemed and respected
Welsh citizens ----one of the first Welsh citizens to come to Niles and
was always interested in the prosperity of the city." A copy of a diary,
written by one of John`s son in laws, records a visit to Wales in 1890.
He visited my ggg.f Thomas and also two of his sisters
: Lucy (Thomas) who was keeping the Kingshead Pub. in Pontrhydyfen and
Catherine( Lewis) who was keeping the Rock & Fountain in Ynysarwed.
Prosser Emigrants to the USA
I was making very little progress on
my maternal grandmother`s family until I made an Internet contact
with a descendent of Rees Joshua Prosser; it transpired that he had gone
"over the Pond" to establish an the American branch in 1862. With the help
of his g.granddaughter Joane Janega,
we have been able to map out the travels of this family from the farming
community of Merthyr Cynog in Mid Wales, to the early Ironworks of
Nantyglo in North Monmouthshire, on to the Ironworks of Decazeville in
France, back to the Dowlais Ironworks and the Neath Abbey Ironworks.
1. Rees Prosser
born Merthyr Cynog circa 1800, married Ann Davies in Trevethin Church
2.1 Son Charles bp.1828 Nantyglo
m. Elizabeth Owen (in N.Abbey) in 1859
2.2 Son Rees Joshua b. 1834 France m. Eleanor Collins(
in Chippenham) in 1861
2.3 Daughter Anne Elizabeth b. 1840 France m. George
Crichton (in N.Abbey) 1865
3.1 Charles & Elizabeth > Phoebe Jane(Price) > Rosa
Leach (Wagstaffe) > G. Brian Wagstaffe
3.2 Rees Joshua & Eleanor > Eleanor Ann (Eardley)
> Rees DeRoy Eardley >Joane (Janega)