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Preece Family of Byton, Herefordshire

THE PREECE FAMILY

(with thanks to my cousin Janet Freeman)


 

(?) Evan Price alias Preece and Mary Higgins (?)

of Titley, Herefordshire

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John Preece (1773-) and Elizabeth Davis

of Byton, Herefordshire

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 William Preece (1808c-1887) and Mary Rawlings (1816c-1894)

Labourer of Kingsland, Eye and Stoke Prior, Herefordshire

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Mary Preece (1843-1897) and Thomas Duffell

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 Ann Duffell and Arthur John Noad

 


 

PREECE

 

The Preece Family Bible gives the birth of William Preece, Grandfather of Annie Noad, as taking place on 16th April 1806. In the 1851 census William gives his place of birth as Byton in Herefordshire. On 2nd May 1808 there is a baptism of William Price, the son of John and Elizabeth Price in the Byton Baptismal Register. The name should probably read Preece rather than Price as a John Preece and his wife Elizabeth had four other children baptised at Byton between 1801 and 1806. There are also other Preeces in the Byton area at this time.


 

 JOHN PREECE, Great IV Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Husband of Elizabeth Davis

Father of William Preece

 

Also Father of Thomas, John, Martha and Elizabeth

 

A John Preece was baptised at Titley, Herefordshire on 3rd October 1773, son of Evan and Mary Preece.

Marriage of Evan Price and Mary Higgins at Titley on 22nd June 1755.

Also children of Evan and Mary baptised at Titley:

William son of Evan and Mary Price (sic) on 2nd November 1755

Anne daughter of Evan and Mary Price (sic) on 22nd October 1758

Mary daughter of Evan and Mary Price (sic) on 11th December 1763

Thomas son of Evan and Mary Price (sic) on 13th April 1766

Samuel son of Evan and Mary Price (sic) on 18th December 1768

Elizabeth daughter of Evan and Mary Price (sic) 28th July 1771

Higgins:

Mary daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Higgins was baptised at Titley on 24th June 1733.

Stephen Higgins married Elizabeth Pritchard at All Saints, Hereford, on 1st December 1730.

Stephen son of Stephen and Jane Higgins was baptised at Titley on 7th February 1692.

Joseph son of Stephen and Jane Higgins baptised at Titley on 1st February 1707

Elizabeth daughter of Stephen and Jane Higgins etc

Stephen Higgins son of Symon Higgins baptised at Titley on 19th January 1664.

 

John Preece married Elizabeth Davis of Byton at Byton Church on 15th May 1800. Neither of them could sign their names. They had at least five children who were all baptised at Byton between 1801 and 1808.

In 1841 there was a John Preece, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Elizabeth, living at Byton, both were aged sixty years. With them was six-year-old Mary Preece.

(Possibly a granddaughter – see under Thomas Preece)

In 1851 John Preece, senior, described as ‘Father and Widower’, aged seventy-seven-years, an agricultural labourer who was born at Titley, Herefordshire. He was living with his son at Lower Kinsham. John, junior, was described as aged forty-eight-years, a Master Blacksmith, born at Byton. Sarah was aged forty-six and born at Nash (?).

Their children were all born at Kinsham, Herefordshire. They included John aged twenty, Sarah aged eighteen, William aged seventeen, James aged fourteen, Hannah, an eleven-year-old scholar, Harriet aged nine, Charles aged eight, and Jane aged four.

A John Preece died in Presteigne Registration District during the first quarter of 1854.

John Preece died on 7th March 1854 at Kinsham. He was described as an eighty-one-year-old husbandman who died on natural decay (not certified). The witness was Sarah Preece who was present at the death. The death was registered by the registrar William Jones.


ELIZABETH PREECE, Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Davis

Wife of John Preece

Mother of William Preece

Also Mother of Thomas, John, Martha and Elizabeth

 

An Elizabeth Davis, daughter of Charles and Mary Davis, was baptised at Kingsland Parish Church on 4th May 1777.

 

John Preece married Elizabeth Davis of Byton at Byton Church on 15th May 1800.

They had at least five children all of whom were baptised at Byton between 1801 and 1808.

In 1841 there was a John Preece, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Elizabeth, living at Byton, both were described as aged sixty years. Staying with them was six-year-old Mary Preece. (Possibly a granddaughter – see under Thomas Preece)

Elizabeth Preece died on 13th May 1849 at Byton in Presteigne Registration District. She was described as the seventy-five-year-old wife of John Preece, Labourer. She died of Jaundice (not certified). The witness was Mary Davies of Byton who made her mark and was present at the death. The death was registered on 15th May 1849 by William Jones, Registrar.


Their children were Great IV Aunts and Uncles:

 

THOMAS PREECE, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Thomas Preece was baptised on 15th February 1801 at Byton.

It should be noted that the Rudd family researched below lived in Shobdon next door to a Preece family who do not seem to be immediately related to the Preece Family of Byton. This may mean that they are not in fact the descendents of our uncle but rather from this other Preece Family. The conjecture that they are directly related hangs upon the child, Mary Preece, who was boarding with John and Elizabeth Preece in 1841. Shobdon and Byton lie in close proximity to each other.

A Thomas Preece married Mary Rotherough on 22nd February 1825 at Shobdon. This couple had at least four children baptised at Shobdon namely, Elizabeth on 26th June 1825; Mary who was baptised on 24th June 1832; Frances who was baptised on 22nd March 1834 and the youngest, Eliza, baptised on 16th October 1839. I have not consulted burial records yet but so far I have found no further references to Frances and Eliza.

In the 1841 census return for Conhope in Aymestry Parish there is a Thomas Preece, aged thirty-five, a labourer, born in the county of Hereford. His wife Mary was recorded in the return as being aged forty and she was also born in the county of Hereford.

Thomas Preece may have died in the Presteigne, Herefordshire, Registration District during the second quarter of 1841.

Of their four daughters, Mary and Elizabeth Preece, both seem to appear in the 1841 census. Elizabeth, aged twenty, was probably working as a farm servant at Titley Court. Her sister Mary was possibly the six-year-old who was staying on the night of the census in Byton with her grandparents, John and Elizabeth Preece. Upon this Mary Preece hangs our connection with the whole Shobdon family.

During the last quarter of 1847 Mary Preece married James Rudd in the Leominster Registration District.

 

Who was James Rudd?

James, son of William and Martha Rudd, was baptised at Shobdon on 11th July 1802.

He married a Mary Brinnard at Shobdon on 4th April 1825.

In the 1841 census we find James and Mary Rudd living at Shobdon. The description given of James is of a thirty-five-year-old agricultural labourer and Mary was described as aged forty, both were born in the county.

A Mary Rudd died in Leominster Registration District during the second quarter of 1847.

 

In 1851 James Rudd and Mary, his second wife, (formerly the widow of Thomas Preece), were living at Canterbury in Shobdon Parish. James was listed as a fifty-year-old agricultural labourer, born at Shobdon; Mary was aged forty-seven and born at Shobdon and also in residence was Mary Preece, aged eighteen and born at Shobdon, who was described as being their daughter. There was also a lodger in residence too.

In 1861 James and Mary Rudd were living at Birches and Wardern (sp?) at Shobdon. James was listed as a sixty-year-old labourer, born at Shobdon, and Mary as aged fifty-six-years. Visiting them on the night of the census was John Preece, a twenty-eight-year-old groom, born at Shobdon.

In 1871 James and Mary were living at Canterbury Cottage, Shobdon He was listed as a seventy-four-year-old  former agricultural labourer, born at Shobdon, and Mary aged seventy and also a native of Shobdon. With them was their granddaughter, Mary A. Edwards, a scholar, aged eleven, and born Shobdon.

A James Rudd died during the first quarter of 1875 in Leominster Registration District aged seventy-two-years.

In 1881 Mary Rudd was living near to Uphampton House, Shobdon. She was described as a seventy-six-year-old widow living on assistance from the parish. Living with her was Mary Ann Edwards, her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter who was engaged in outdoor work.

A Mary Rudd, aged eighty-four-years, died during the second quarter of 1882 in Leominster Registration District.

The children of Thomas and Mary Preece may have been cousins of Mary Duffell:

 

ELIZABETH PUGH, possible cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Elizabeth Preece was baptised on 26th June 1825 at Shobdon. In 1841 she may have been employed as a servant at Titley Court. She was described as being twenty-years-old.

In 1851 Elizabeth Preece was at Pencombe working as a house servant for Thomas Baker, a farmer of 279 acres. She was listed as twenty-five-years-old and born at Shobdon.

She married James Pugh (1823-1901), son of William Pugh (1788-1884) and his wife Hannah (nee Jones) (1794-1862).

In 1861 James Pugh was farming 17 acres at Clarkes Croft Farm House at Docklow, He was described as thirty-eight and born at Tenbury and Elizabeth, his wife, was aged thirty-six-years and born at Shobdon.

Elizabeth Pugh died and James had married his second wife, Hannah, by the time of the 1871 census.

MARY EDWARDS, possible cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Mary Preece was baptised on 24th June 1832 at Shobdon.

In 1841 a six-year-old Mary Preece was staying in Byton with John and Elizabeth Preece.

In 1851 Mary was at home in Shobdon with her mother and step-father. She was then aged eighteen years. Next door was twenty-four-year-old William Edwards, an agricultural labourer, born in Staunton-on-Arrow, He was son of William Edwards, a thatcher.

Mary Preece married this William Edwards, from next door, during the second quarter of 1858. However, Mary seems to have died shortly after the birth of their child Mary Ann in 1860.

In 1861 William Edwards, widower, aged thirty-eight-years, was living at Uphampton in Shobdon Parish. He was described as an agricultural labourer who was born at Staunton-on-Arrow, Herefordshire. At the time his daughter, Mary A. Edwards, was boarding with Thomas and Ann Phillips, elsewhere in Shobdon.

Their daughter may have been a second cousin of Anne Noad:

 

Mary Ann Edwards was born in about 1860 at Shobdon. At the age of one year she was listed in the 1861 census as boarding with Thomas and Ann Phillips in Shobdon. In 1871 she was living with her grandmother at Shobdon and was still with her in 1881, aged twenty-two, and doing outdoor work.

 

FRANCES PREECE, possible cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Frances Preece was baptised on 22nd March 1834 at Shobdon

 

ELIZA PREECE, possible cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Eliza Preece was baptised on 16th October 1839 at Shobdon.

 


JOHN PREECE, Great IV Uncle of Richard Barton

 

John Preece was baptised on 6th June 1802 at Byton.

In 1841 a John Preece was living at Upper Kinsham. He was described as a thirty-five-year-old blacksmith. His wife Sarah was aged thirty. Children included John aged ten, Sarah aged nine, William aged seven, James aged five, Hannah aged three and Harriett aged nine months. Living with them was Samuel Jones a thirty-year-old blacksmith and Frederick Phillips a fifteen-year-old apprentice.

On the 1851 Wales Census John and Sarah were living at Lower Kinsham. John was described as aged forty-eight-years, a Master Blacksmith, born at Byton. Sarah was aged forty-six and born at Nash (?). Their children were all born at Kinsham. They included John aged twenty, Sarah aged eighteen, William aged seventeen, James aged fourteen, Hannah, an eleven-year-old scholar, Harriet aged nine, Charles aged eight, and Jane aged four. Living with them was John Preece, senior, described as ‘Father and Widower’, aged seventy-seven-years, an agricultural labourer, born at Titley, Herefordshire.

On the 1861 English census John and Sarah were still at Lower Kinsham. He was described as a fifty-seven-year-old blacksmith born at Byton. Sarah was aged fifty-six and born at Presteigne. Their children were all born at Kinsham. Sarah was a twenty-eight-year-old dressmaker; James, aged twenty-five, a blacksmith; Charles, aged eighteen and Jane aged fourteen. William Vaughan was a general servant born in Shropshire.

In 1871 John and Sarah Preece were again listed at Kinsham living at the Blacksmith’s Shop. John was described as aged sixty-eight-years and born at Byton. Sarah was aged sixty-six and born at Nash (?) and Jane was aged twenty-four and born at Kinsham. Herbert L. Preece was described as a nine month old grandson born at Kinsham. Living with them on the night of the census were Samuel Jones, aged sixty, a blacksmith (see 1841 above), and John Jones who was aged forty-four and a domestic servant.

However, John Preece, may not actually have been at home on the night of the 1871 census but staying with his son and daughter. At the time Sarah Worthing, was living at Wittleton Pool, Stokesay, Shropshire. She was described in the return as a thirty-six-year-old widow, a butcher, born at Kinsham. Her children included Agnes Sarah, aged seven, a scholar born at Stokesay; William Thomas aged four and born at Stokesay, David James aged three, born at Stokesay and Semir Evan Worthing aged one year and born at Stokesay. Staying with them was Sarah’s brother James Preece, a thirty-four-year-old born at Kinsham. Also recorded were his children Reata H. Preece, aged seven, a scholar, born at Kinsham; Elizabeth Jane Preece aged two, born at Kinsham. A further visitor on the night of the census was James and Sarah’s father, John Preece, aged sixty-eight, a blacksmith born at Byton.

John Preece died during Apr.-Jun. 1875, aged 73, in the Presteigne Registration District. And Sarah Preece died during Oct.-Dec. 1877, aged 72, in the Kington Registration District.

The children of John and Sarah Preece were cousins of Mary Duffell:

JOHN PREECE, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

John was born in about 1831 at Kinsham. He was at home aged ten years at the time of the 1841 census and twenty at the time of the 1851 census.

In 1871 John Preece was a blacksmith employing one man at Coombes Moor, Byton. He was aged forty-one and born in Presteigne. His wife was Jane aged forty-two and born in Radnor. Children included William aged twelve and born at Kington; John aged seven and born at Staunton; Thomas aged five and born at Staunton and Charles aged two born in Staunton.

In 1881 John Preece was blacksmith living at Court House Cottage, Coombes Moor, Byton. He was described as fifty-one and born at Coombe. Jane was aged fifty-two and born at Old Radnor. Thomas, a fifteen-year-old agricultural labourer was born at Stanbush, Herefordshire. Charles was a twelve year-old scholar born at Coombes Moor and Arthur, aged nine, born at Coombes Moor. Both were scholars.

In 1891 John Preece was a sixty-one-year-old blacksmith born at Coombe and living at a cottage in Byton. Jane was aged sixty-two and born at Old Radnor. Thomas was an agricultural labourer, aged twenty-five and born at Staunton on Arrow. Arthur was an agricultural labourer, aged nineteen and born at Byton.

In 1901 Jane Preece, a seventy-two-year-old widow was living at Coombesmoor and was born at Radnor. With her was her son Arthur, aged twenty-nine, a woodman on the estate, born at Coombe’s Moor.

In 1911 Jane was living in four rooms at Coombe’s Moor near Presteigne. She was an eighty-two year old widow born at Radnor. She was described as married for sixty years and she had given birth to seven children of whom three had died. With her was her son Arthur aged thirty-nine, a woodman on the estate, born at Byton. Also with them was Martha Gummer, niece, aged sixty, a widow, born at Lyonshall.

The children of John and Jane Preece were second cousins of Ann Noad:

 

William Preece was born in about 1859 at Kington. In 1871 he was at home aged twelve and born at Kington.

John Preece was born in about 1863 at Staunton. In 1871 he was at home aged seven born Staunton

Thomas Preece was born in about 1865 at Staunton. In 1871 he was at home aged five and born at Staunton. He was an agricultural labourer, at home aged fifteen in 1881 when he was described as born at Stanbush. In 1891 he was still at home, a twenty-five-year-old agricultural labourer born in Staunton-in-Arrow.

Charles Preece was born in about 1868 at Staunton. In 1871 he was at home aged two born in Staunton and again in 1881 aged twelve. He was then described as born at Coombes Moor.

Arthur Preece was born in about 1871 at Coombes Moor. In 1881 he was at home aged nine and born at Coombes Moor. In 1891 Arthur was at home a nineteen-year-old agricultural labourer.  He was described as born at Byton. In 1901 he was at home aged twenty-nine. He was described as a woodman on an estate born at Coombes Moor. In 1911 Arthur was at home, aged thirty-nine and working as an estate as a woodman and born at Byton.

 

SARAH WORTHING, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Sarah was born in about 1831 at Kinsham. She was at home aged nine years at the time of the 1841 census and eighteen at the time of the 1851 census. In 1861 she was a twenty-eight-year-old dressmaker and still at home.

Sarah married James Worthing during 1861 in Presteigne Registration District.

In 1871 Sarah Worthing was living at Wittleton Pool, Stokesay, Shropshire. She was described as a thirty-six-year-old widow, a butcher, born at Kinsham. Her children included Agnes Sarah, aged seven, a scholar born at Stokesay; William Thomas aged four and born at Stokesay, David James aged three, born at Stokesay and Semir Evan Worthing aged one year and born at Stokesay. Staying with them was Sarah’s brother James Preece, a thirty-four-year-old born at Kinsham. Also recorded were his children Reata H. Preece, aged seven, a scholar, born at Kinsham; Elizabeth Jane Preece aged two, born at Kinsham. A further visitor on the night of the census was James and Sarah’s father, John Preece, aged sixty-eight, a blacksmith born at Byton.

The children of Sarah and James Worthing were second cousins of Ann Noad:

 

Agnes Sarah Matthews was born at Stokesay in about 1864. She was at home in 1871 aged seven, a scholar born at Stokesay. Agnes Sarah was baptised on 1st April 1864 at Stokesay. She married Evan Thomas Mathews in 1881 at Birkenhead

William Thomas Worthing was born in Stokesay in about 1867. He was at home in 1871 aged four and born at Stokesay.

David James Worthing was born in about 1868 at Stokesay. He was at home in 1871 aged three and born at Stokesay.

Semir (Seymour)Evan Preece Worthing was born in the final quarter of 1869 at Stokesay in Ludlow Registration District. He was at home aged one year in 1871 and described as born at Stokesay. In 1911 he and his wife Sarah were living at 14 Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth and he was described as a forty-year-old butcher, born at Craven Arms in Shropshire. According to probate records Seymour Evan Preece Worthing  died on 12th March 1953. He was living at Brynowen, Sarnau, Llandyssul, Camarthen. Probate was granted on 19th May to National Provincial Bank and his effects were valued at £3,125-11-6d.

 

WILLIAM PREECE, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

William was born in about 1833 at Kinsham. He was at home aged seven years at the time of the 1841 census and seventeen at the time of the 1851 census.

In 1861 William Preece was aged twenty-seven, a journeyman blacksmith born at Kinsham. He was living with Erasmus Johnson a forty-seven-year-old master blacksmith born at Nash. With them was Erasmus’s niece Ann Bridgwater Johnson, aged twenty, housekeeper, born at Presteigne. Ann Bridgwater Johnson was later to marry William Preece.

In 1871 census recorded blacksmith was Erasmus Johnson, aged fifty-seven, born in Nash. With him was his nephew (by marriage) William Preece, aged thirty-six, also a blacksmith, born in Kinsham. His wife was Ann Bridgwater Preece, aged thirty, housekeeper, born at Presteigne.

In 1881 William Preece was a forty-six-year-old master blacksmith living at the Blacksmith’s House, Nash. He was born at Kinsham. Ann Bridgwater Preece, his wife, was aged forty and born at Presteigne. Their son William E. Preece was aged seven and born at Nash. Edmund Rogers was apprentice.

In 1891 William was a Master Blacksmith of the Blacksmith’s Shop, Nash in the parish of Rodd, Nash and Little Brampton. William was described as fifty-seven-years-old and born at Kinsham. His wife Anne B. Preece, was aged fifty and born at Presteigne. Their seventeen-year-old son William E. Preece was at home and was born at Nash.

In 1901 William was still at the Blacksmith’s Shop at Nash. He was described as a sixty-seven-year-old widower, a blacksmith working on her own account at home and born at Kinsham. His son William ‘Crasmus’ (sic) Preece was aged twenty-seven, a blacksmith working on his own account at home and born at Nash.

The son of William and Ann Brigdwater Preece was a second cousin of Ann Noad:

 

William Erasmus (Crasmus) Preece was born at Nash in 1874. He was at home in 1881 aged seven, and in 1891 aged seventeen. In 1901 he was aged twenty-seven, referred to in the return as ‘William Crasmus Preece’ and working as a blacksmith on his own account. In 1911 William Erasmus Preece was a single thirty-seven-year-old blacksmith (shoeing and general) at home, working on his own account, and born at Rodd & Nash. He was living in three rooms at Nash near to Kington, Herefordshire.

JAMES PREECE, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

James was born in about 1835 at Kinsham. He was at home aged five years at the time of the 1841 census and fourteen at the time of the 1851 census. In 1861 he was still at home, aged twenty-five, and working as a blacksmith.

A James Preece, son of John and Sarah Preece, married Caroline, daughter of John Bebb, at Dilwyn on 24th October 1865.

In 1871 James was staying with his sister Sarah Worthing at Wittleton Pool, Stokesay, Shropshire. She was described as a thirty-six-year-old widow, a butcher, born at Kinsham. Her children included Agnes Sarah, aged seven, a scholar born at Stokesay; William Thomas aged four and born at Stokesay, David James aged three, born at Stokesay and Semir Evan Worthing aged one year and born at Stokesay. Staying with them was Sarah’s brother James Preece, a thirty-four-year-old born at Kinsham. Also recorded were his children Reata H. Preece, aged seven, a scholar, born at Kinsham; Elizabeth Jane Preece aged two, born at Kinsham. A further visitor on the night of the census was James and Sarah’s father, John Preece, aged sixty-eight, a blacksmith born at Byton.

In 1881 James Preece was blacksmith at a Cottage in Kinsham. He was described as a forty-four-year-old widower born at Kinsham. With him was his daughter Elizabeth aged twelve, a scholar, born at Kinsham and his sister-in-law, Ester Stubs, a forty-nine-year-old housekeeper born in Presteigne. John Nash was a sixteen-year-old servant born at Coombes Moor.

In 1901 James Preece was still the blacksmith at Upper Kinsham. He was described in the return as a sixty-four-year-old widower and employer, born at Kinsham. Henry T. Webb, his son-in-law was a thirty-eight-year-old game keeper born at Lingen. His daughter Elizabeth Webb was aged thirty-two and born at Kinsham. Her son Harold was aged ten and born in Kinsham and Mabel E. Webb was aged seven and also born in Kinsham. Both children were scholars.

Their children of James and Caroline Preece were second cousins of Ann Noad:

 

Reata H. Preece was born in 1863 at Kinsham and in 1871 she was staying in Stokesay with her family. She was described as aged seven, a scholar, born at Kinsham.

Elizabeth Jane Webb was born in 1868 at Kinsham. In 1871 she was staying in Stokesay with her family. She was listed as aged two years and born at Kinsham. In 1881 she was at home, aged twelve, a scholar, born at Kinsham. Elizabeth married Henry T. Webb, a game keeper, born at Lingen and their children were Harold and Mabel E. Webb.

 

 

HANNAH SAYERS, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Hannah was born in about 1838 at Kinsham and was baptised on 29th July 1838 at Upper Kinsham. She was at home aged three years at the time of the 1841 census. She was a scholar, aged eleven, at the time of the 1851 census. In 1861 she was probably working as a twenty-three-year-old housemaid at Eyton Hall. She was born at Kinsham.

John Sayers and Hannah Preece married during 1863 in Presteigne Registration District.

In 1871 Hannah and her husband John Sayers were farming 20 acres at Coombe’s Moor, Byton, and staying with them on the night of the census was Hannah’s brother Charles Preece. In the return John Sayers was described as twenty-nine-years-old farmer, born at Presteigne. Hannah was described as aged thirty-two and born at Kinsham. With them was William Bayliss, nephew, aged ten and born at Staunton and Charles Preece who was described as a boarder, twenty-eight-years-old, unmarried, and as a labourer born at Kinsham.

In 1881 John Sayers and his wife Hannah were farming five acres of land at the Cottage, Byton. He was born at Coomb’s End and aged thirty-nine. Hannah was aged forty-two, a farmer’s wife, born at Kinsham. Their daughters Mary A. Sayers aged six and Agness (sic) aged five were both scholars, born at Coombe’s Moor. With them was William Bayliss, servant, aged twenty, an agricultural labourer, born at Starsbach (?)

In 1891 John Sayers was listed in the census return as aged fifty, a farmer, born at Presteigne and his wife, Hannah, was aged fifty-two and born at Kinsham. Their daughter Agnes was aged fifteen and born at Byton. William Bayliss, his nephew, was described as aged twenty-eight and born at Staunton on Arrow.

In 1901 John Sayers, aged sixty, was a farmer born at Byton. Hannah was aged sixty-two and born at Kinsham. Agness was aged twenty-five and born at Byton. William Bayliss, nephew, was aged thirty-eight and born at Staunton-on-Arrow.

In 1911 John and Hannah were at Coombes Moor, Presteigne. John was a sixty-nine-year-old farmer, born at Presteigne. Hannah was aged seventy-three and born in Kinsham. They had been married for fifty years and they had two children who were still alive. William Bayliss was fifty, single, a farm labourer assisting on the farm, and born at Llansbatch.

The children of Hannah and John Sayers second cousins of Ann Noad:

 

Mary A. Sayers was born in about 1874 at Coombes Moor. She was at home aged six in 1881.

Agness Sayers was born in about 1875 at Coombes Moor. She was at home aged five in 1881. Agnes was at home aged fifteen in 1891 and twenty-five in 1901.

 

 

 

HARRIET EVANS, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Harriet was born in 1840 at Kinsham. She was at home aged nine months at the time of the 1841 census and nine at the time of the 1851 census.

Harriett married George Evans in 1860.

In 1871 Harriet and her family were living at Brookside, Pembridge. George Evans was aged thirty-six, a labourer born in Llandewy. Harriet was aged thirty and born at Kinsham. Their children included Sarah Ann aged ten, a scholar born at Lyonshall; Mary H., aged nine, a scholar born at Byton; George aged seven, a scholar, born at Byton; William aged five a scholar born at Byton; and Eleanor aged three who was born at Byton.

In 1881 Harriet and her family were living at Rowbatch, in Burlingjobb, Old Radnor. Husband George Evans was described as a forty-seven-year-old agricultural labourer at Llandecoy, Radnorshire. Harriet his wife was aged forty-one and born at Kinsham. Their children included Ellen who was aged thirteen and born in Byton; John I. , aged eight, a scholar, born in Pembridge; Edward P., aged six, a scholar, born in Pembridge; Charles aged four, born at Radnor; Albert, aged two, born at Radnor and Alfred aged four months, born at Radnor.

In 1891George Evans was living with his family at Church Cottage, Titley. He was described as a fifty-six-year-old farm bailiff, born at Lllandewi. Harriet was aged forty-three and born at Kinsham. Their children included Albert aged twelve and Alfred aged ten, both were born at Old Radnor.

A Harriet Evans died in Kington Registration District during 1893.

In 1901 George was living with his second wife, Elizabeth, at Woodminton in Pembridge. George was described in the return as a sixty-five-year-old agricultural labourer working and born at Lllandewy, Radnorshire. Elizabeth was aged fifty-eight but her place of birth was not recorded.

In 1911 George and Elizabeth Evans were living in three rooms at Cobnash, Kingsland. George was described as a seventy-five-year-old general farm labourer, born at Llandwy, Radnorshire. Elizabeth was aged sixty-eight, born at Llandefly (?), Radnorshire and she informed the enumerator that she had been married to George for fourteen years with no children.

 

The children of Harriet and George Evans were second cousins of Ann Noad:

Ellen Evans was born in about 1867 at Byton. In 1881 she was at home aged thirteen and born in Byton.

John I Evans was born in about 1872 in Pembridge. In 1881 he was at home aged eight, a scholar, born in Pembridge.

Edward P. Evans was born in about 1874 at Pembridge. In 1881 he was at home aged six, a scholar, born in Pembridge;

Charles Evans was born in about 1876 at Radnor. In 1881 he was at home aged four, born at Radnor;

Albert Evans was born in about 1878 at Radnor. In 1881 he was at home aged two, born at Radnor and was at home aged twelve in 1891.

Alfred Evans was born in about 1881at Radnor. In 1881 he was at home aged four months, born at Radnor and was at home aged ten in 1891.

 

CHARLES PREECE, cousin of Mary Duffell

Charles was born in about 1842 at Kinsham. He was aged eight at the time of the 1851 census. In 1861 he was still at home and aged eighteen.

In 1871 Charles Preece was lodging at Coombe’s Moor, Byton, at a farm of twenty acres farmed by his sister Hannah and her family. He was described as a twenty-eight-year-old unmarried labourer born at Kinsham.

In 1881 Charles Preece was at Downwood, Shobdon. He was described as a thirty-seven-year-old married agricultural labourer born at Kinsham. His wife Elizabeth was aged forty-five and from Llanbister in Radnorshire. Their daughter Frances was a seven-year-old scholar born in Byton. Living with them was James Evans, a fifty-six-year-old agricultural labourer born in Llanvinhangal Rydithon in Radnorshire.

In 1891 Charles Preece was living at a farm in Coombsmoor Hamlet in Byton. He was described as a forty-eight-year-old road man born at Kinsham. Elizabeth was fifty-five and born in Llanbister. Elizabeth Edwards his ten-year-old niece was living with them and was a scholar born in Worcester. James Evans, aged sixty-five, was lodging with them and working as an agricultural labourer. He was born in Radnorshire.

In 1901 Charles Preece was living in three rooms at The Orchard, Byton, close to the Primitive Methodist Chapel at Coombe’s Moor. He was described as a fifty-eight-year-old roadman, a worker, born at Kinsham. His wife Elizabeth was born at Llanbister and was sixty-five-years-old. With them was Elizabeth Price, a step daughter, a single thirty-two-year-old mental nurse born in Rodhurst, Radnorshire. There was also a twenty-nine-year-old niece, Margaret Edwards, born at Walton in Radnorshire and James Edwards, brother-in-law, aged seventy-five-years, a yardman on a farm born at Llanvinhangel Rydithon.

The children of Charles and Elizabeth Preece were second cousins of Ann Noad:

 

Frances Preece was born in Byton in about 1873. In 1881 she was at home aged seven.

JANE LOWE, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Jane was born in about 1846 at Kinsham. She was aged four years at the time of the 1851 census. In 1861 she was at home aged fourteen. In 1871 Jane was at home, aged twenty-four years.

 

Jane Preece married Herbert Lowe in Presteigne Registration District during the second quarter of 1874.

He had previously been married to Emily Jones in 1872 at Ludlow and they had a son Thomas Herbert Lowe who was baptised at Aymestery on 9th January 1873.

In 1881 Herbert and Jane Lowe were living at a cottage in Byton. Herbert was a thirty-four-year-old blacksmith born in Ludlow. Jane was aged thirty-four and born at Kinsham. With them was his son Herbert born in Kinsham aged ten, and their daughters Sara A. Lowe, aged six and born in Byton and Agnes B. Lowe, aged three and born at Byton.

Jane died in Kington Registration District during the third quarter of 1888 aged forty-two-years.

Margaret Vaughan married Herbert Lowe during the first quarter of 1890 in Kington Registration District.

In 1891 Herbert had remarried and was living at Green Ridge, Aymestery. Herbert was a forty-two-year-old blacksmith born in Ludlow. Margaret was thirty-four and born at Aymestery. Margaret’s daughter Beata was aged thirteen and born at Kinsham. Arthur H. Lowe was eleven days and born at Aymestery. Herbert’s new mother-in-law Susan Vaughan was staying with them aged sixty-seven.

In 1901 Herbert and Margaret were living at Green Ridge, Shirley, Aymestery, Herbert was a fifty-year-old blacksmith born at Ludlow. Margaret was forty-three and born at Aymestery. Children included Harry aged ten, Fred aged eight and Edith aged six. All were born in Aymestery.

In 1911 Herbert Lowe and his second wife were living in three rooms at Green Ridge, Lingen. He was described as a sixty-seven-year-old master blacksmith, a worker, born at Ludlow. Margaret was aged fifty-two and was born at Green Ridge, Aymestery. They had been married for twenty-one-years and had six children.

Herbert and Jane Lowe’s children were second cousins of Ann Noad:

Sara A. Lowe was born in about 1874 at Byton. In 1881 he was at home aged six, and born in Byton.

Agnes B. Lowe was born in about 1877 at Byton. In 1881 he was at home aged three and born at Byton. In1891 Beata was at home aged thirteen


 

MARTHA DAVIES, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Martha Preece was baptised on 27th May 1804 at Byton. She married James Brace at Byford on 28th April 1834.

In 1841 James and Martha Brace were living at Belgate or Belgar (?), Shobdon. James was aged forty, Martha aged thirty-five, William was aged five and Mary aged three years. James Brace died during Oct.-Dec. 1847 in the Presteigne Registration District.

In 1851 Martha and her children were living in the same household as her sister Elizabeth and her family at Bannelshall, Pembridge. Thomas Bebb was a forty-four-year-old agricultural labourer born at Eardisland. Elizabeth Bebb his wife was aged forty-five born at Byton. Their children included Edward Bebb aged eleven, born at Kingsland. Elizabeth Bebb aged eight and born at Byton. Martha Brace was aged forty-seven, widow and sister-in-law, born at Byton. Mary Brace, niece, was aged thirteen and born at Presteigne; John Brace was aged nine, nephew, born at Shobdon and Elizabeth Brace, niece, aged five, born at Byton.

In 1851 Martha married widower Edward Davies at Pembridge. He was born in about 1795 at Caynham, Shropshire and was baptised on 18th January 1795, son of Robert (1775- ) and Margaret Davies. He married his first wife Ann Price or Preece on 18th May 1830 at Brimfield. In 1841 he was at Cainham in Shropshire and in 1851 at Pembridge when he was described as a widower and agricultural labourer aged about forty-six years.

The children of Edward and Ann Davies were Richard (1831- ), William (1835- ), Caroline (1836- ) and Emma (1841- ).

In 1861 an Edward and Martha Davies were living at Millon, Pembridge. Edward was aged sixty-five, an agricultural labourer, born in Shropshire. Martha was aged fifty-five and born at Byton. John Davies, grandson, aged five, a scholar, born at Pembridge, was also in residence. Martha Davies died during Jan.-Mar. 1870, aged 66, in the Presteigne Registration District.

In 1871 the remains of the family was at Tan House, Shobdon. William Watkins was aged forty-five-years, an agricultural labourer born in Kington. Elizabeth Watkins (nee Brace), his wife, was aged twenty-seven-years, and was born at Shobdon. William Watkins was an eight-year-old scholar born at Pembridge, Mary Jane Watkins, aged five, a scholar, was born in Eardisland and finally Edward Davies, step-father, aged sixty-seven, a farm labourer, born at Caynham in Shropshire. Also in residence was his grandson John Davies, boarder, a sixteen-year-old farm boy, born in Pembridge.

The children of James and Martha Brace were cousins of Mary Duffell:

 

WILLIAM BRACE, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

William was born in about 1835 and at home in Shobdon for the 1841 census.

MARY BRACE, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Mary was born in about 1837 at Presteigne. She was baptised on 19th November 1837 at Byton. In 1841 she was at home at Shobdon aged three years. She was staying with her aunt at Pembridge in 1851 with the rest of her own family, described as thirteen and born at Presteigne, Radnorshire.

 

JOHN BRACE, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

John Brace was born in about 1841 at Shobdon. He was with his family at Pembridge in 1851 aged nine years and born at Shobdon.

In 1861 John was described as an eighteen-year-old groom at Weston Court, Pembridge. He was unmarried and born at Byton.

In 1881 John Brace was living at Shobdon. He was a thirty-nine-year-old groom (dom) born at Shobdon. His wife Sarah was born at Bitterly in Shropshire. She was thirty-seven and did outdoor work occasionally. Their children included John, an eleven-year-old scholar, born at Pembridge. Mary was aged nine and born at Shobdon. Sarah J. Brace was aged seven and born at Shobdon. Emma was aged five and born at Shobdon. Gertrude E. Brace was aged three and born at Orleton and finally William was aged ten months and born at Shobdon.

The children of John and Sarah Brace were second cousins of Ann Noad, Great Grandmother:

 

John Brace was in 1881an eleven-year-old scholar, born at Pembridge.

Mary Brace was in 1881 aged nine and born at Shobdon.

Sarah J. Brace was in 1881aged seven and born at Shobdon.

Emma Brace was in 1881 aged five and born at Shobdon.

Gertrude E. Brace was in 1881 aged three and born at Orleton.

William Brace was in 1881 aged ten months and born at Shobdon.

 

ELIZABETH WATKINS, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Elizabeth Brace was born in about 1845 at Byton and baptised there on 8th June 1845. She was at home with her family at Pembridge in 1851, aged five and born at Byton.

During 1862 Elizabeth Brace married William Watkins. Back in 1861 William Watkins was living with his parents William and Esther Watkins at Bonds Green, Pembridge. He was described as a thirty-six-year-old agricultural labourer born at Pembridge.

In 1871 the Watkins family was living at Tan House, Shobdon. William Watkins was aged forty-five-years, an agricultural labourer born in Kington. Elizabeth Watkins, his wife, was aged twenty-seven-years, and was born at Shobdon. Their children were William Watkins who was an eight-year-old scholar born at Pembridge and Mary Jane Watkins, aged five, a scholar, was born in Eardisland. Finally there was Edward Davies, step-father, aged sixty-seven, a farm labourer, born at Caynham in Shropshire. His grandson John Davies, boarder, was a sixteen-year-old farm boy born in Pembridge.

The children of Elizabeth and William Watkins were second cousins of Ann Noad, Great Grandmother:

 

William Watkins was in 1881 an eight-year-old scholar born at Pembridge.

Mary Jane Watkins was in 1881 a five-year-old scholar born at Eardisland.

 

 


 

 

ELIZABETH BEBB, Great IV Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Elizabeth Preece was baptised on 30th March 1806 at Byton. She married Thomas Bebb at Byton on 2nd June 1834.

In 1841 there was an Edward Bebb (sic – should it be Thomas????), aged thirty-five, an agricultural labourer, was living at Byton. With him were Elizabeth aged thirty-five and also their son Edward aged two years. It is likely that this is a mistake and that Edward is really Thomas.

In 1851 Martha and her sister Elizabeth were living in the same household at Bannelshall, Pembridge. The head was Thomas Bebb who was listed as a forty-four-year-old agricultural labourer born at Eardisland. Elizabeth Bebb his wife was aged forty-five and born at Byton. Their children included Edward Bebb aged eleven, born at Kingsland. Elizabeth Bebb was aged eight and born at Byton. The widow, Martha Brace, was the sister-in-law of Thomas Bebb. She was described as aged forty-seven-years and born at Byton. Mary Brace, niece, was aged thirteen and born at Presteigne; John Brace, nephew,  was aged nine, born at Shobdon and Elizabeth Brace, niece, aged five, born at Byton.

In 1871 Thomas and Elizabeth Bebb were living at Byton. Thomas was described as a sixty-two-year-old agricultural labourer, born at Presteigne. Elizabeth Bebb was aged sixty-four and born at Byton, and their daughter Elizabeth was at home, aged twenty-seven, and also born at Byton.

In 1881 Thomas and Elizabeth Bebb were living in a cottage at Byton. Thomas was described as a seventy-three-year-old general labourer born at Pembridge. Elizabeth was aged seventy-five, an agricultural labourer’s wife, born at Byton, and their daughter Elizabeth was aged thirty-eight, born at Byton and described as an ‘imbecile’.

Thomas Bebb died during Jul.-Sep. 1882, aged 75, and Elizabeth Bebb died during Oct.-Dec. 1886, aged 80, both in the Kington Registration District.

 

The children of Thomas and Elizabeth Bebb were cousins of Mary Duffell:

 

EDWARD BEBB, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Edward Bebb was born in about 1839 at Kingsland. He was in Byton in 1841 aged two years. In 1851 he was with his family at Pembridge aged eleven years.

In 1871 an Edward Bebb aged thirty-one was lodging with the Walker family at Blein-y-Lepeey (sp?), Bleddfa in Radnorshire. He was described as a school teacher and local preacher born at Kingsland.

In 1873 Edward Bebb married Elizabeth Corfield during the first quarter of 1873 in Knighton Registration District.

In 1881 Edward Bebb was a Baptist Minister living at 51 Wellington Street, Merthyr Tydfill. He was aged forty-two and born at Kingsland. His wife Elizabeth was aged forty-four and born at Llanbed, Radnorshire.

In 1891 Edward Bebb, aged fifty-one-years, was working as a purveyor of milk in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire. He and his wife were living at 7 Bridge Street; Edward was listed as being married, born in Kingsland, and Elizabeth was aged fifty and born at Llanbed in Radnorshire.

In 1901 Edward and Elizabeth were residing at 9 Bridge Street, Blaenavon, and he was still a milk vendor. He was described as sixty-one-years-old and born in Kingsland and she as sixty and born in Llanbaden, Radnorshire.

ELIZABETH BEBB, cousin of Mary Duffell

 

Elizabeth Bebb was born in about 1842 at Byton and baptised there on 7th July 1842. She was at home with her family in 1851 aged eight years and born at Byton.

In 1871 Thomas and Elizabeth Bebb were living at Byton. Thomas was described as a sixty-two-year-old agricultural labourer, born at Presteigne. Elizabeth Bebb was aged sixty-four and born at Byton and their daughter Elizabeth was at home, aged twenty-seven and also born at Byton.

In 1881 Thomas and Elizabeth Bebb were living in a cottage at Byton. Thomas was described as a seventy-three-year-old general labourer born at Pembridge. Elizabeth was aged seventy-five, an agricultural labourer’s wife, born at Byton and their daughter Elizabeth was aged thirty-eight, born at Byton and described as an ‘imbecile’.

In 1891 Elizabeth was in Kington Work House and described as a forty-eight-year-old ‘idiot from childhood’ and born at Byton.

In 1901 Elizabeth Bebb was residing in the Union Work House at Kington. She was described as a fifty-seven-year-old, born at Byton and an ‘imbecile from birth’.


WILLIAM PREECE, Great III Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

William Preece was born on 16th April 1806 according to the Family Bible and was probably baptised at Byton on 2nd May 1808.

See William and Mary Preece of Stoke Prior


 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY CONTACT: btsarnia@gmail.com

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