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The Family

Our Ancestor

So, our ancestor,  John Williams, was born in Llanelly, Brecknockshire, Wales. on the 4th. June 1787. (Check out  "Family Search"   where full details of John and his entire family are revealed - search for John Williams - Birth/Christening - 1787 - Wales)

Where is Brecknockshire ?

Brecknockshire was a rural county in South East Wales but it no longer appears on Welsh maps. It was, however, the county for the town Brecknock which subsequently became Brecon, and the county subsequently became Breconshire. Later, Breconshire was amalgamated with neighbouring counties and became part of the present county of Powys.  Llanelly is situated about 15 kms south east of Brecon, down the A40 road just near the town of Gilwern. It is now in Monmouthshire)

Brecon, Powys (formerly Brecknockshire) Wales


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Photo courtesy of the Mayor of Brecon,

Family Details

John's parents were William Williams and Ann Jones or Johns. He had two brothers, Robert & William and a sister called Mary. Another brother, also named John, had died as an infant soon after birth. Details of his whole family obtained from Welsh records follow.

Grand Parents

Robert Williams ...................................................Mary Phillips
Born: -/ - / 1723 ...........................................Born14/12/1725
Died 12/5/1795......................................................23/1/1792
Buried Llanelly, Brecon.............................Buried Llanelly, Brecon

Parents

William Williams .........................................Ann Jones or Johns
Born 25/10/1747 ...................................Christened. 13/5/1742
Died 27/10/1832..............................................Died 10/2/1822
Buried Llanelly, Brecon ............................Buried Llanelly, Brecon

Cildren of the Marriage

Robert
Christened  8/2/1777 ......................,,,,,,.......... Llanelly, Brecon
Died ..............................................,,,,....................6/8/1863
Buried ...........................................,,,,,...........Llanelly, Brecon

William
Christened  7/9/1779 .......................,,,,,,..........Llanelly, Brecon
Died ...................................................................20/12/1864
Buried ............................................................Lanelly, Brecon

Mary
Born............................................................................1782
Christened..........................................................4.6.1782/83

John
Born .............................................12/6/1785- Llanelly, Brecon
Died .............................................24/7/1785 - (As an Infant)

John (Our Ancestor)
Born/Christened................................4/6/1787, Llanelly, Brecon

The birth, death & burial details of the family are recorded. However, death and final resting place of our ancestor, John, born 4/6/1787, is not recorded in the Welsh records. This is because he  was transported "beyond the seas" and his final resting place is Cooma, New South Wales, Australia. The family details listed above are readily available at  "Family Search"

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