1851 Census Information on Edward Evans (Source: Rootspoint)

Diolch yn fawr! Thank you very much. He is indeed Edward Evans III (3/5/1772 – >1851) whose birth is registered at St. Mary’s Cusop on third May 1772 (Edward III in the attached). He married Mary Powell (1773 – < 1851) at St Mary’s Cusop on 15/12/1800. Your new information shows that he must have moved to Cleirwy or Clyro just across the river Wye. Both villages are described by Kilvert as you know. In 1851 he was a widower living at the Baskerville Arms or Swan, described as the father in law of the house, perhaps because the mother of the house, Mary Evans nee Powell, had died before 1851. The birth of his father Edward Evans II was registered at St. Mary’s Cusop on 28/6/1747. He married Jane Jones at St Mary’s Cusop on 5/6/1771. His grandfather Edward Evans I married Elizabeth Gunter at St. Mary’s Cusop on 27/12/1737. The names of the parents of the 1737 marriage are not recorded at St. Mary’s Cusop, whose Vicar was very helpful. Edward Evans IV Llanigon (1802 – 1874) and his second wife Mary Anne Williams are mentioned by Kilvert in his diary. Edward Evans V was my great grandfather. I have been trying to find the dates and places of birth of Edward Evans I and Elizabeth Gunter. They may both have been born in 1715, plus or minus a few years, in or around Cusop or Cleirwy or Hay on Wye area. She was almost certainly descended from Pierre or Piers Gunar (Gunter) of the eleventh century, a Norman knight of Bernard de Neufmarche, but this may be hard to prove or it may be that a genealogist can prove it. The Powys Archives or Ancestry of NLW might have records of all those called Elizabeth Gunter and Edward Evans who were born in 1715 plus or minus a few years, in or around Cusop or Hay on Wye, or there may be Bishop’s transcripts.

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM Vivienne Swaby <vivswaby> wrote:

Shw’mae Myron.

Just in case there is some extra information on your ancestor Edward Evans, that is new to you, I have attached it to this e-mail. His residence in the 1851 Census should, of course, say The Baskerville Arms ..not Baskerwill Arms.

The Baskerville Arms was once, more famously known as “The Swan” in the diaries of Reverend Francis Kilvert from the late 1800s.



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