Wagstaffe Genealogy

Wagstaffe Family Tree.

1. Thomas Wagstaffe married Ann.       Four children were baptised in St.Thomas`. The first in 1716.
2. Allen      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 a Mason.
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 are :
Ian Wagstaffe ---------- Claire Wagstaffe ----------- Sarah Wagstaffe
The Surname "WAGSTAFF(E)" is 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.
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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 8/8/1827
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)

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