The Children of Maesybidia

Evan 1819 - 1899

The faithful Son who stayed home

                                                                                Evan             - married -    Sarah Lewis (Pant)

                                                                                Born 1819                        Born 1820

                                                                                Died  1899                       Died 1896

                                                                                Buried Capel Newydd, Abergorlech



Born 1844



Born 1844

Died 1935


1st. David Jones

  2nd. James James



Born 1845



Wm. Davies 


Born 1848



Born 1850

Died 1924


Ann Evans




Born 1852



Ann Jones

daughter of John Jones Black Lion 



  Born 1863

  Died 1934


  Jane Thomas


Mary & William Davies had six children, Elizabeth, David, Sarah Kate, William Evan, Daniel, Hetty & Mary they kept a furniture shop, Station Road, Llanelli.  

John & Ann Evans they had five children, David, Evan, Thomas, Daniel & Elizabeth.  Thomas was born in 1879 and died 1960 he married Miriam Jones born 1885 died 1967, they had Eight children, Ann, Mary, Simon Idris, Elizabeth Agness, Olwen, Miriam Eluned, Sarah Alma & Thomas John. Simon Idris married Olwen Pritchard, they had three children and farmed at Cwm Ffrwd, Carmarthenshire -their daughter Gwenda was a well known hairdresser in Camarthen Town. 

Elizabeth - 1844 to 1952 married William Davies and had three children, Gwennie, Vennie aand William John, none of the children married Gwennie took over the Post Office in Abergorlech following her Father's retirement, Vennie was  Head Mistress in Llandeilo, William John affectionately called Boyo by his family lived for a time in London before returning to Abergorlech and working as a Postman.

Daniel & Ann Jones had two children Evan and Sarah.  Sarah married ------- Davies they had three children Rachel Ann who was a School Teacher and didn't marry, she often came to visit my Grandmother Hetty Ann Garfield, Daniel David who married Ann Lloyd who lived and farmed Maeslan Farm, Llansawel - in his youth Daniel travelled to London and owned and run  a  Dairy - most of the milk in London of the period came from Wales Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion by train daily, many  a fortune was made in London by Welsh dairymen.  Daniel and Ann had one children David Lloyd Davies, he is a solicitor lives on the farm (Maeslan) and is married with two children.

David married Jane Thomas had three children David John Born 1896 farmed Blaencwm Farm, Evan Lewis married Elizabeth Ann and Sarah Jane married John Thomas  tailor.

Welsh dairies were an old tradition in London. Many farming families in West Wales had or have London offshoots descended from sons and daughters who went to supply milk to the metropolis in the 19th century and settled there in the strong London Welsh community (with its own chapels and Welsh language social life

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EVAN born 1819  died 1899 the faithful son who stayed home in the Brechfa, he must have given his parents great pleasure in life that he didn’t have the wondrous spirit to flee to the new World America or to the Industrial Valleys of South Wales.

Evan married Sarah Lewis (Pant)   born 1820 died 1896 they farmed at Blaen Cwm in the hills above Maesybidiau and had eight children.

Many of the descendants of Evan & Sarah still live and farm in the area.


Dewi Jones a great grandson of Evan donated his grandfathers cobblers tools to the Carmarthen Museum were they are on display. 


    Last Will & Testament of Evan Jones - Blaencwm     

This is the last will and testament of me Evan Jones Blaencwm upper division in the parish of Llanfynydd County of Carmarthen.  After payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I ordain of my whole and my real personal property as stock crops implements and household furniture to be divided in two equal shares between my beloved wife and son Sarah Jones and David Jones I hereby appoint John Jones, Cothi View, Abergorlech as trustee and jointly executor with his brother David Jones of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former testamentary writings whereof I have hereunder set my hand this twenty nine day of November One thousand eight hundred and ninety four

Evan Jones

Signed and acknowledged by the

said Evan Jones the testator

as and for his last will and test-

ament in the presence of us

being present at the same time

who at his request in

his presence and in the presence

of each other here have unto

subscribe your names as witness

































John Evans Farmer


David Jones Farmer


Both parish of Llanfynydd


Abergorlech Post Office

Post Mistress Gwennie Davies

Blaencwm Farm, Llanfynydd

Home of Evan & Sarah

Black Lion, Abergorlech

Daniel Jones married daughter


                           Residences / Homes that Evan and Sarah lived

                         1851 Census     Pantygarn - Llanfynydd      Agricultural Labourer

                         1861 Census     Nantybyr                          Cobbler

                         1871 Census     Nantybyr - Abergorlech      Clog maker-sister's Jane daughter Jane living with him & his family

                         1881 Census     Blaencwm Uchaf                Farmer

                         1891 Census     Blaencwm Uchaf                Farmer

Nantybyr is the next property to Maesybidie on the census record

Evan married Sarah Lewis (Pant) they farmed at Blaencwm, Llanfynydd in the hills above Maesybidiau and had eight children. 

1851 Census record, Evan & Sarah, along with Elizabeth, Mary, Hetty and John are living at Pantygarn or could be Pontygarn

1861 Census record, Evan, Sarah, John, Daniel, Jane and Evan

1871 Census record, Evan, Sarah, Elizabeth, John, Jane, Evan, David, and niece name difficult to read - surname Jones age 8

Properties also on the same census sheet - first Bedwbach occupied by Joshua & Mary Thomas second Maesybidie occupied by John & Mary Davies

1881 Census records the family living at Blaencwm Uchaf Farm, Llanfynydd a farm of 22 Acres.

living home on census night 1881 are Evan age 61, Sarah 61, David their youngest son 18 and a Grand-daughter Sarah Jones.

1891 Census the family are still at Blaencwm, Evan and Sarah are both 71 years old, David is still home now age 28 and a grandson Evan is recorded age 13


Evan corresponded with his brother Ricy in America to read these letters and more please visit American Letters