THE TUDOR FAMILY
There are strong Welsh links on my mother`s side of the family.
My mother, Laura Dilys Jones was born to Thomas Richard Jones and Hannah Jane Tudor. Both Thomas and Hannah were born in Lancashire but their parents were born in Wales.
Hannah Jane was born in Ditton, Lancs. on 4th March 1875. She was the 5th child of 7 born to Hugh Tudor and Jane Jones. Her siblings were:
Hugh Thomas b. 21 July 1866 Widnes, Lancs. d. 23 January 1908. Hugh married Mary Elizabeth Atkinson 24 August 1899 at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christchurch, Kensington, Liverpool. Hugh was a widower, (having married Dinah Jackson in 1897 - Dinah died later that year) age 32 and a joiner, living at 26 Adelaide Road, and his father was Hugh Tudor a grocer. Mary Elizabeth Atkinson was a spinster age 25, living at 6 Greenheyes Road and her father was John Atkinson a farmer. The witnesses were Samuel Anwyl Tudor and Ann Elizabeth Tudor. Mary Elizabeth Atkinson was born at Cliburn, Westmorland 6 February 1874.
As one can see, Hugh Thomas died in 1908, leaving Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) with 5 children, the oldest not quite 8 and the youngest only 7 months. The following information has been given to me by descendants of Lizzie`s sister Isabella who married a Middleton. The children 1. John Hugh, b. 11 May 1900 Liverpool d. 27 January 1992 Kelowna, B.C. Canada, married Alexina Mary Pratt 19 September 1928. 2. Gladys, b. 25 July 1901 Liverpool d. 4 November 1989 Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, married Minto Hughes 23 June 1926. Minto died 1991, Alberta. 3. Evelyn b. 2 October 1903 Liverpool, d. August 1914 Liverpool. 4. Winifred (Winnie) b. 3 July 1905 West Derby, Liverpool d. 17 March 1997 Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, married Percy Lorne Pender 18 June 1924, and 5. Alfred Thomas b. 15 June 1907 Liverpool d. 23 January 1996 Calgary, Alberta, Canada, married Madelaine Dick 18 October 1933.
I personally remember Gladys and Minto and Winnie as I stayed with them on a trip back in 1974. My mother had always kept in touch with her first cousins and I have continued to keep the ties with my Canadian relatives.
Lizzie managed to cope financially and provide for her family by doing a lot of sewing and knitting to keep them clothed, but also had income from rent from houses that her husband had built and owned. Gladys and Winnie remember going to Garston to help their mother collect rents. Also Lizzie`s brother George lived with them and he worked on the Liverpool tramways and tended the garden. Two of Lizzie`s brothers emigrated to Canada and eventually all her family, including her sister Isabella (who married Middleton), were there so she followed in 1920 with her 4 surviving children, along with her brother George. Rumour has it that Lizzie might have emigrated sooner but for the fact that her houses were not sold until after the war. So this information confirms the link between the Tudor and Middleton families.
There are numerous descendants of these families.
David Owen b.26 February 1868, Widnes, Lancs.
John Richard b. 15 July 1868 Widnes, Lancs. married Hannah Elizabeth Brown 1898 in Walsall, in the Midlands. They had 2 children Dorothy May b. 15 April 1900 and Cecil Wynne b. 1 July 1905 in Garston, Lancs.
Samuel Anwyl b. 27 October 1872 Widnes, Lancs. d. 1966 Wrexham, N. Wales married Edith Bell 8 August 1900 in Liverpool. Edith died 1974 Wrexham. They had 2 children, Arthur b. 1901, Lilian b. 1904
Ann Elizabeth b. 16 February 1877 in Ditton, Lancs. d. 1961 in Liverpool. I remember her vaguely as 'Aunt Nan'.
Llewellyn Wynne b. 25 October 1878 in Garston, Lancs. d. 16 June 1915 in Liverpool.
Hannah`s parents were:
Hugh Tudor and Jane Jones
Hugh was the eldest of 4 siblings, having 3 younger sisters. Hugh was born 1839 in Bwlch Esgelltyn, Nr Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, Wales. He married Jane Jones 28 June 1864 at St Bride`s Church in Liverpool and the witnesses were Hugh Tudor and Jane Jones! Hugh was a Draper and living at Mill St. Toxteth and his father Hugh Tudor was a Miner. Jane was living at Rodney St. Liverpool and her father was Thos. Jones (deceased) a Tea Dealer. His younger sisters were:
Mary (b. 1842 Darowen, Montgomery) Mary married Henry Davies
Ann (b. 1844 Penegoes, Montgomery)
Jane (b. 1850 Penegoes, Montgomery)
In 1841 Hugh (age 2) and his parents Hugh (lead miner) and Ann are living in Penyfordgery(?) in Darowen. In 1851, Hugh age 11 is with his uncle and aunt Thomas and Anne Hughes in Scyborycoed, Cardiganshire (possibly Hugh`s mother Anne was sister to Thomas) but his parents and sisters are now in Camderffordd, Penegoes - father Hugh is 36 and born in Penegoes, mother Anne is 34 and born in Machynlleth, Mary age 9 born Darowen, Ann and Jane (7 and 1) born in Penegoes. In 1861 and 71 they are in Machynlleth. Hugh died aged 74 in 1914 in West Derby. Jane died in 1907.
HUGH TUDOR AND ANN HUGHES
Hugh and Ann were married 17 August 1838 at Penegoes Parish Church. Hugh was born 1814 in Penegoes. His siblings were:
Mary b. 1807 Llanbrynmair d. 1822
Owen b. 1809
Anne b. Oct 18th 1811 Llanbrynmair
Elizabeth b. 1817 d. 1819.
As said above Hugh, Ann and 2 year old Hugh are living in Penyfordgery in Darowen. Hugh and Ann in 1851 are back living at Camderyffordd with children Mary (9), Ann (7), and Jane (1). Hugh is a lead miner and farmer (probably in accordance with his father Owen`s Will - see below). In 1861 Hugh, Ann and Mary (19) and Jane (11) have moved to Machynlleth. He is still a lead miner. In 1871 they are in a different street in Machynlleth with their grandson John Hugh Jones (7), nephew Humphrey Evans (4)and niece Ann Jones (2).
Their parents were:
OWEN TUDOR AND MARY ASHTON
Owen born about 1783 - died 1841 Penfford Bengam, Montgomeryshire. Owen appears on the 1841 census age 55 and a farmer at Camderffordd with Ann age 50 and Richard age 17 and a shepherd. Ann (Roberts) was Owen`s second wife (married by banns 1824 - he was a widower she was a spinster from Penycae) and Richard was her son. In Owen`s Will dated 11th April 1840 he bequeaths £22 to his wife Ann together with one cow and all the stables and beds between her and son Richt. Also some money to Richat (can`t read the amount) when he comes of age (21), also some livestock and the spice box. Owen makes 'my much beloved son Hugh Tudor' his executor and leaves him his land. Owen`s first wife was Mary Ashton who he married at Llanbrynmair by banns in 1806. He was a bachelor and Mary was a widow and both of the parish of Llanbrynmair. Banns were called on consecutive Sundays 22, 29 June and 5 July. They were married on the 7th in the presence of John Lewis and Abraham Thomas.
In 1841, next door to Owen at Camderryfordd, at Rhydyporthmyn is Hugh Tudor aged 85 a farmer with his wife Mary 65 and Humphrey their son aged 25 a lead miner. According to the 1837 Tithe Computation Hugh Tudor, owner and tenant 12 acres 1/3d and Owen Tudor House and land 8 acres 1/- tithe. Are Hugh and Owen father and son? Hugh had married Mary Pugh 29 June 1800 in Darowen (by banns) - Hugh was a widower - both of the parish and witnesses were John Rowland and John Jones. They had children Tudor Robert 1801, Jane 1807, Humphrey 1813 and Lewis 1816. Hugh died 1845 aged 90.
Also in this parish and from Rhydyporthmyn there is a marriage of Richard Pugh and Ann Tudor of Camderfydd in 1832 witnesses Thomas Lloyd and Hannah Tudor.
In 1851 Richard has married and he and his wife Ann (possibly Tibbett) are living in Noddfa no 14 with their daughter Anne (3) and son Rchard (1). Richard snr is still a shepherd. In 1861 they are at Cegir, Noddfa and Richard is now a farmer of 40 acres and daughter Anne is now 13, Richard 11 and there is Owen 8. Also father in law Richard Tibbett wdwr. aged 74 and a wood agent. 1871 they are in Cefnmaesmorbach Isygareg and Richard is a farmer - the only child with them is Elizabeth Tudor aged 4. In 1881 still the same address and daughter Elizabeth is now 14. In 1891 Richard and Ann are in Hyddgen Uwchygareg with married niece Elizabeth Evans aged 24 and John Evans aged 1. I wonder about the 'niece' entry as there is a marriage for Elizabeth Tudor and John Evans Machynlleth 1890 and then in 1891 John and Elizabeth Evans are at Tycafoel(?) Uwchygareg with children John (11), Edward (9), Annie (6), Lizzie (2) Mary (3mths) and father in law widr. Richard Tudor.
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