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Children of Ann & Dafydd Thomas

Hetty Thomas


Hetty with her daughter Elizabeth Mary

Hetty Thomas

Born 9th April 1855 Ystradgynlais (Cwm Clydach)

Died 12th March 1931

Buried Penyfai next to parents

Smyrna Welsh Baptist Chapel

Penyfai, Bridgend

                 Hetty                                                                          Mary Jane                                       Margaret Ann

          Born 09.04.1855 Ystradgynlais (Cwm Clydach)               Born 16.06.1862 Kenfig Hill                         Born 1863

          Died 12.03.1931 Buried Penyfai Chapel                          Died  1941  Llangynwyd                   

                     married                                                                        married   

         16th December, 1878 Age 22yrs.                          7th June, 1891 Neath RegistryOffice                                                 

            James Richards                                                                Micah Miles                                                               

           Born 4th June 1855 Carmarthen                                   Born 1860 Pontycymmer 

           Died 16th September 1918 Buried Penyfai Chapel           Died 1921 Toryfron Farm, Pontycymmer                                                           




Children of Hetty and James Richards

Margaret Ann

           Born 19.12.1881

           Died 05.09.1935


Born 06.07.1884

Died  15.01.1888

David Henry

Born 08.03.1890


Elizabeth Mary

             Born 29.04.1895

             Died June 1974

Margaret Ann

Born 19th December, 1881 Nantymoel died 5th September, 1935, buried Cockett Churchyard, Swansea - married - Biathan Davies 7th October, 1909 Tabernacle Chapel, Pontycymmer - Biathan Davies died 1972 - No Children - Margaret Ann worked as school teacher and if they had children they had to resign from the teaching profession this changed in


Born 6th July, 1884 Nantymoel died 16th January, 1888 buried Penyfai Chapel in family grave

David Henry

Born 8th March, 1890 Nantymoel died Swansea married July 1927 1st Olwen Bowen July 1909-1992 - 1 Son Leighton Bowen Richards Born 14.12.1928 died 6th January 1993 - Leighton emigrated to America arriving there 11th January 1960 (New York) his residence in 1993 was Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachesetts, USA - Leighton had one son David Bowen Richards MD Born 1951.

2nd Lilian - 1 Daughter Margaret Ann

Elizabeth Mary

Born 29th April 1895 Pontycymmer died June 1974 Penarth cremated Thornhill, Cardiff - married - 26th December, 1922 Penyfai Chapel Jenkin Thomas born 12th February, 1899, marriage officiated by 1st cousin (Richards line) Horatio R Protheroe  - No Children - after Elizabeth Mary died Jenkin remarried moving from Penarth to Porthcawl he died 15th February, 1976.


1911 Census for James & Hetty Richards  the family are living at 44 Gwaun Bant, Pontycymmer

James Richards Head Age 55 Married Colliery repairer (below ground) Carmarthen Town
Hetty Richards Wife Age 55 Married   Glamorgan, Ystradgynlais
Lizzie Mary Richards Daughter Age 15 Single School Glamorgan Pontycymmer

The reference to both is that they speak Welsh and English

James Richards was born to William & Mary Richards the 1861 census records the family living Parade Row, Carmarthen town.  James is one of five siblings recorded - Jemima, Elenor, James, William and George D

The 1939 Register record Elizabeth Mary Lizzie Mary and Jenkin Thomas living at Waun-y-Groes Road, Cardiff

        Jenkin Thomas        Born 12.02.1899   Director Branch Manager Insurance Company  
        Elizabeth M Thomas        Born 29.04.1896 Unpaid Domestic Duties