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Rhyndwyclydach Higher
1841 census
Schedules 1-18
Schedules 37-54
Schedules 19-36
Nantmole-ucha
Roger Howell, 65, Ind., yes
Sarah Howell, 65, yes
John Howell, 25, farmer, yes
Ann Howell, 20, yes
Roger Howell, 8mths., yes
Henry Lewis, 15, Ag. Lab., yes
Mary William, 15, F.S., yes
Hannah Frances, 15, F.S., no
Rachel William, 13, F.S., yes
Owned by Rev. Roger Howell in 1841, and in the possession of his family since at least 1684.  In Gabriel Powell's survey of 1764, the freeholders were John Wm. Rytherch and Howell Roger who were also the tenants.  Land Tax records show John William & Howel  alternating as the tenants between 1774 and 1784, when John William died.  After Howel Roger's death in 1801, Nantmoel Uchaf was owned and farmed by his son, John Howell Roger (Roger Howell's father) until his own death in 1809.
Rev. Roger Howell lived at Nantmoel from 1809 until his death in 1843.  He was succeeded by his only surviving son, John, who lived there until 1866 when he rented it to his daughter, Sarah Elizabeth & her husband, Morgan Powell.  The censuses of 1881 & 1891 record a tenant, John Davies in residence.  By 1901 Sarah Elizabeth had returned to the farm with her 2nd husband, Thomas Owen.  When Sarah & Thomas retired to nearby Brynwith,  Sarah's younger sister, Mary and husband, John Roberts took over.  Their descendants lived there until the farm was eventually sold out of the family.  They are all buried at Baran Chapel cemetery.
Tywith
John Philip, 40, farmer, yes
Mary Philip, 40, yes
Mary Philip, 20, yes
Daniel Philip, 14, yes
Jane Philip, 8, yes
Samuel Philip, 1, yes
John Philip was the son of John Philip of the neighbouring schedule of Nantygwin.  John Phillip Snr. had previously lived at Tywith, before passing the tenancy to his son, as stipulated in his own father's will of 1807. 
Tywith (also later known as Brynwith) was later the retirement home of  Rev. Roger Howell's son, John Howell.  John Howell's daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Owen also retired to Brynwith with her husband, Owen when she passed on Nantmoel Uchaf to her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane & John Roberts.  It was at Brynwith that Mary Jane's daughter, Bessie (who was adopted by Sarah Elizabeth & Owen) was murdered by a rejected suitor in 1908.  All the above named are buried at Baran Chapel cemetery.
Nantygwin
John Philip, 70, farmer, yes
William Philip, 25, Ag. Lab., yes
Hanah Philip, 15, yes
John Philip, 15, Ag. Lab., yes
Elizabeth Thomas, 15, F.S., no
John Philip was the son of John & Jane Philip, previously of Llettyrcrydd farm - which was occupied in this census by their grandson, Henry Bowen. John had been bequeathed the lease of Tywith farm in his father's will with the instruction that he pass it on to his own son John.  In Gabriel Powell's survey of 1764, the freeholder of "Nant y Gweene" was Robert Morris Jones and the tenant was Thomas Eynon.  John Phillip had also previously farmed at Penlle'rfedwen.  John and his daughter, Hannah (using the surname Jones - derived from "daughter of John") are recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members. On 27th November 1841, Hannah married her 1st cousin, Samuel Jones of Tresgyrch and they set up home at Penlanne.  Hannah died on 9th October 1850.
Nantmelin
Noah William, 55, farmer, yes
Thomas William, 20, yes
Mallt William,15, yes
Howel William, 12, yes
John William, 10, yes
Land Tax Assessment records show a previous tenant to be a Thomas William - possibly Noah's father.
Pwllwatkin
Henry Jones, 20, farmer, yes
Ann Jones, 20, yes
Hanah Jones, 8, yes
Gwenllian Jones, 4, yes
John Jones,6, yes
Philip Jones, 1, yes
Ann Davies, 15, F.S., no
The birthplace of Roger Howell.   In Gabriel Powell's survey of 1764, the freeholder of "Pwllva Watkin" was Robert Morris Jones and the tenant was David Thomas Bevan. 
Land Tax Assessments for 1774 (the earliest legible) to 1781 record Roger's father, John Howell as the tenant.  He was succeeded by Thomas Howell (possibly his brother) from 1782-1794.
Henry and Anne Jones, Pwllfawatkin were recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.
Nantygufaill
David Jones, 30, farmer, yes
Jane Jones, 25, yes
John Jones, 7, yes
Jane Jones, 5, yes
Hanah Jones, 3, yes
Daniel Jones, 2mths., yes
Margaret Morgan, 15, F.S., no
In Gabriel Powell's survey of 1764, the freeholder of "Nant y Gaviley" was Robert Morris Jones and the tenant was Jenkin Thomas.  Land tax records from 1777-1809 record Philip John as the tenant of this farm, which is also recorded as Nanty Gafaelau and Nantygyfeale.  On 19th May 1775, Philip John married Gwenllian Howell Roger, daughter of Howell Roger, Nantmoel and a sister of Rev. Roger Howell's father, John.  Gwenllian, who was born on 1st August 1747 and died on 25th May 1807.  Phillip, born circa 1754, died in 1813 and bequeathed the lease of "Nanty Gafaelau" to "John my only son".  He also left bequests to his widowed, eldest daughter, Margaret and youngest daughter, Jane.  The will was witnessed by Roger Howell.
David & Jane Jones, Nantygyfeale, were recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.  In later censuses they were recorded at nearby Nantmelin.  One of their sons, Owen later farmed at Nantygufaill.  David was possibly a grandson of Philip John. He and Mary are buried with their son, Owen at Baran Chapel cemetery.
Llettyrcrydd
Henry Bowen, 40, farmer, yes
Sarah Bowen, 30, yes
Jane Bowen, 8, yes
Sarah Bowen, 6, yes
Rebecka Bowen, 2, yes
Henry Bowen was the brother of David Bowen (Nantmole isaf); a brother-in-law of Alice Bowen (Llwyn Ifan); a nephew of John Philip (Nantygwin) and a 1st cousin of John Philip (Tywith).  He was also the son-in-law of Roger Howell, (Nantmole Ucha).
Llettyrcrydd was previously farmed by Henry's maternal uncle, Daniel John Phillip (later Jones) who also farmed,  Tresgyrch mawr & fach.  Daniel had inherited the tenancy from his parents, John & Jane Phillip (of Llettyrcrydd, Penlle'rfedwen & Tresgyrch fach) who both died in 1807 and are buried at Baran cemetery.
Henry's wife Sarah (daughter of Rev. Roger Howell) was recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.  Henry & Sarah are buried at Baran Chapel cemetery.
Pantyboblen
John Jones, 40, Labourer, no
Margaret Jones, 45, yes
Margaret Jones, Pantyboblen was recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.  John & Margaret Jones are both buried at Baran Chapel cemetery.
Penlane
Thomas Thomas, 70, shepherd, yes
Gwenllian Thomas, 60, no
John Thomas, 15, no
Mary Thomas, 20, F.S., yes
In the 1805 & 1809 Land Tax Assessments the tenant was an Evan Hopkin.
Thomas, Gwenllian, John & Mary Thomas, Penlane were recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.
In Gabriel Powell's survey of 1764, the freeholder of "Lands at Trescyrch" was Thomas Popkin and the tenant was Richard Jones.  The List of Members of Gellionnen Chapel records a Richard John, Tresgyrch and Gwenllian John, his wife in 1767 (page 2).  Other members of the John family, i.e. Richard John jun. and David John are recorded in 1768 (page 6).  A John Richard, Tresgyrch is recorded in 1770 (page 7).
Land Tax Assessments from 1774 (earliest legible) show 2 farms, Tresgyrch fawr and Tresgyrch fach, both occupied by Richard John until 1783.  From 1784 Tresgyrch bach is occupied by Elias John/Jones (brother-in-law of John Phillip, Nantgwin).  Richard John remains at Tresgyrch fawr until 1785 when a Margaret John (? his widow) is recorded.  From 1787, John Philip (Llettyrcrydd) farmed Tresgyrch fach until passing the tenancy to his son, Daniel John Phillip (later John/Jones) circa 1800.  Daniel also farmed Tresgyrch fawr and was the husband of the current tenant, Mary and father of Thomas & Samuel and youngest son, Daniel who was not at home in 1841. According to the letters of administration for his estate, Daniel Snr. died intestate in June 1829, leaving Mary and 8 children.  He is buried in the Baran cemetery.
Tresgyrch
Mary Jones, 60, farmer, yes
Thomas Jones, 35, yes
Samuel Jones, 30, yes
Owen Griffith, 15, Ag. Lab., no
Ann Jones, 65, F.S., yes
Morgan Morgan, 2, no
Gwenllian Hopkin, 15, F.S., no
Penyresha
Ann Evans, 65, farmer, yes
William Evans, 35, Ag. Lab., yes
Rachel Davies, 15, F.S., no
Lugos
Richard Thomas, 50, farmer, yes
Gwenllian Thomas, 55, yes
Catherine Thomas, 15, yes
Gwenllian Hopkin, 55, Ind., no
David Hopkin, 25, labourer, no
Evan Hopkin, 20, labourer, no
Elizabeth Hopkin, 15, F.S., yes
Evan Thomas, 10, shepherd, yes
In Gabriel Powell's survey of 1764, the freeholder of "Llygoes" was Robert Morris Jones and the tenant was John Llewelyn.
Richard and Catherine Thomas, Lygos were recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.
Tynygraig
Rachel Evans, 50, farmer, yes
Ann Evans, 20, yes
Evan Evans, 20, wheelwright, yes
Rachel, Anne, Evan and Llywely Evans, Tynygraig were recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.  Rachel Evans is buried with her husband, William at Baran Chapel cemetery.
Tynywaun
Thomas Rees, 70, farmer, yes
Barbara Rees, 70, yes
John Shark, 20, Ag. Lab., yes
Mary Isaac, 35, F.S., yes
Twllygwiddil
William Bevan,40, farmer, yes
Mary Bevan, 40, yes
Llewelyn Bevan, 20, yes
Ann Bevan, 14, yes
Hopkin Bevan, 7, yes
Gwenllian Davies, 25, F.S., yes
William Bevan was a brother of Evan Bevan (Nant-y-gaseg isaf).  They were the sons of Llewelyn Bevan.   In Gabriel Powell's survey of 1764, the freeholder of "Wyll Gwythill" was George Venables Vernon and the tenant was William James.  Land Tax Assessments record William's father, Llewelyn Bevan as the tenant from 1778.
William, Mary, Llywelyn, Daniel and Anne Bevan, Twllygwyddil were recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.  William's son, Llewelyn later owned the Clydach woollen factory.  William, Mary & son, Llewelyn and his family are all buried at Baran Chapel cemetery.
Jacob's son, Morgan later married Rachel, the daughter of Evan Bevan (Nant-y-gaseg isaf).  In Gabriel Powell's survey of 1764,  Melingwm was possibly the "Tenement by Cwm Clydach Mill".  The freeholder was George Venables Vernon and the tenant was John Walter.  In the 1805 & 1809 Land Tax Assessments the tenant was Jacob's father, Thomas Walter, who died in 1827.  In his will, dated 24th October 1825 and witnessed by "Roger Howell Baran", Thomas bequeathed the freehold of the lease to "Felin gwm" to his youngest son, Jacob.  He also left bequests to his wife, Mary and Jacob's 6 siblings:  John (see below), Rhys, William, Morgan, Josiah and Margaret.
The List of Members of Gellionnen chapel records a Hannah Walter, Velingwm in 1773.
Jacob, Elizabeth & Margaret Walter, Melingwm were recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.
Melingwm
Jacob Walter, 40, miller, yes
Elizabeth Walter, 35, yes
Margaret Walter, 12, yes
Morgan Walter, 7, yes
Margaret Llewelyn, 20, yes
Ty ucha felin gwm
John Wallter, 55, farmer, yes
Juan Wallter, 55, yes
Margaret Wallter, 15, yes
Thomas Davies, 7, yes
Ann Bevan, 5, yes
John Walter was the eldest son of the above-named, Thomas Walter who bequeathed him the freehold of the lease to "Ty ucha'r felin gwm".
Joan & Margaret Walter, Ty ucha were recorded on the 1841 list of Baran chapel members.
Census households 19-36
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