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Catherine Jane James,

Catherine Jane James, (1828-1908), was the only daughter of John Jones James and Eliza James. She was born at sea on 9 June 1828 off Ceylon and was baptized in Calcutta in 1831. She died 6 Jan. 1908.

Commander Horatio James, RN,

Born 9 March 1789, at Rhaeadr, the son of Lt John James and Mrs Jane James, he was little more than a year old when his father died. Educated perhaps at a naval school (Woolwich?), the navy became his life, marrying his wife, Sarah Margaretta Symo...

George Augustus Bowring,

George Augustus Bowring (1828-1855), called 'Gussie' in the family, was born 14 June 1828 at Mile End, Liverpool, the son of John Raphael and Emma Bowring. He went to Oporto in Portugal in 1843 for a year's education. He then lived ...

Harriet Frances Evans (née James),

Harriet Frances Evans (1836-1868) was the daughter of Horatio and Sarah Margaretta James. Born in Falmouth, Cornwall, 4 June 1836; baptised [privately] in the parish of King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth, 8 June 1836; she was named by her naval fat...

Horatio James Evans and family,

Brig.-Gen. Horatio James Evans, CMG, DL, JP (1859-1932) was the eldest son of the Rev. T. H. Evans and Mrs Harriet Evans. Educated at the Royal Naval School, Deptford, he served in the Afghan, South African and First World Wars, mostly as an offic...

James Jones, RN,

'Captain' James Jones was born in the parish of St Harmon, co. Rad. He was an uncle and benefactor of Lt John James. He died in January 1774 and was buried in Llansanffraid Cwmteuddwr churchyard, co. Rad. There is a transcript of the ins...

Jane James,

Jane James (1757-1844) was the daughter of Evan Probert. She lived in Rhaeadr and married Lt John James, by whom she had eight children. She died in 1844, aged 86, and was buried in Rhaeadr churchyard.

John James, RN,

John James (1737-1790) enlisted as a midshipman in the Royal Navy in 1751 and served mainly off the North American coast, on the sloop Friendship, 1751-2, HMS Northumberland, 1757-8, then as Acting Lieutenant and Commander of the schooner Moncton,...

John Jones James,

John Jones James (1781-1837) was the eldest child of John and Jane James. He was baptized in 1781 in Rhaeadr church. He married Eliza, surname unknown, and had one legitimate daughter, Catherine Jane, who was born at sea in 1828, and one illegitim...

John Raphael Bowring,

John Raphael Bowring (1789-1869) was born in London, 8 July 1789. He was the son of Josiah L. Bowring, a painter of miniatures, who died in 1832. John was living in Kempsey, co Worcs, in 1816-7 when he met his future wife, Emma Bowring, at a music...

Mrs Maria Williams,

Maria Williams (1843-1914) was the daughter of Commander Horatio and Mrs S. M. James. She was born in South Street, Rhaeadr and was baptized in 1843. She attended school first at Oxton, Birkenhead (around 1855) and then at the Villa Marina, Dougla...

Other members of the James family,

(I) Hugh James (1785-c.1803) was baptized in Rhaeadr church on 31 July 1785. He was named after his brother, who had died a few weeks previously (baptised 21 March 1784; buried 4 June 1785, outside his mother's tomb at Rhaeadr). The second Hu...

Rev. Jonah Bowen Evans, BD ('Cattwg'),

The Rev. Jonah Bowen Evans (1806-1876), married Elizabeth Williams of Pencarreg, co. Carm., on 18 June 1830. He was made deacon in 1829, ordained priest in 1830. Curate of Llan-y-crwys, co. Carm. and Llanfair Clydogau, co. Card. 1829-1831; of Cwmy...

Rev. Thomas Howel Evans,

Thomas Howel Evans (1832-1915), born 13 March 1832, Llanfair Clydogau, co. Card., baptized 28 June 1832, Llanddewibrefi, co. Card. He studied for ordination at St Aidans College, Birkenhead, 1854-1856. Made deacon in 1856, ordained priest in 1857,...

Stephen William Williams,

Stephen William Williams (1837-99) was born in Lower Mellington, Churchstoke, co. Mont. He married Maria Williams of Rhaeadr, 11 Sept. 1862, in Liverpool Parish Church. He was an archaeologist, antiquary, numismatist and territorial soldier. He wa...

The Evans family,

Papers relating to the children of the Rev. T. H. Evans and Mrs H. F. Evans: Margaretta E. 'Gretta' Evans, (1848-1946); Catherine J. 'Katie' Evans, (1860-1918); Walter Bowen Evans (1862-1923), a distinguished chemist and a memb...

The Penry family,

The relationship of the Penry family to the James family has not as yet been established, but it probably stems from the marriage of Jonah Bowen Evan's sister, Elizabeth, to William Winstone. The letters of Mary Penry from Pennsylvania to her...

The Probert family,

Evan Probert (?1764-1827) was possibly the son of Evan and Margaret Probert; if so, he was baptised in Rhaeadr in 1764, and came of a line traceable back to David Probert of Worcester. He married Anne Beale, daughter of the Rev. William Beale, cur...