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Family of Robert ROBERTS and Anne OWEN

Husband: Robert ROBERTS (1808-1882)
Wife: Anne OWEN (1808-1884)
Marriage 7 Oct 1865 Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, Wales1
Capel Isa (Calvanistic Methodist Lower Chapel)

Husband: Robert ROBERTS

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Robert ROBERTS

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Robert ROBERTS

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Robert ROBERTS

Name: Robert ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Name Prefix: Parchedig
Father: Hugh ROBERT (1778-1847)
Mother: Catherine EVAN (1783-1862)
Birth 1808 Llanfihangel, Merionethshire
"Mr. Roberts hailed from Abergynolwyn. He came to this part of the world initially when he built the Llanfyllin poor-houses, and through supervising the construction, he became a builder himself."
From: Hanes Methodistaeth Trefaldwyn Isaf - gan y Parch. Edward Griffith
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 30) Langynuw, Montgomeryshire2
Lawnt Wignesa, Langynuw, Montgomeryshire
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 32-33) Ag. Lab; Langynuw, Montgomeryshire2
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 30) Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales3
Wignesa, Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 32-33) Ag. Lab; Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales3
Residence 7 Oct 1865 (age 56-57) Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales1
Wig
Occupation 7 Oct 1865 (age 56-57) Calvanistic Methodist Minister; Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales1
Religion 7 Oct 1865 (age 56-57) Calvanistic Methodist1
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 73) Dolanog Hamlet, Llanfihangel Yn Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire4
RG11/5496/56/8
Death 8 Dec 1882 (age 74) Dolanog, Llanfihangel Yn Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire5
Burial Sardis Chapel Cemetery

Wife: Anne OWEN

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Anne OWEN

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Anne OWEN

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Anne OWEN

Name: Anne OWEN
Sex: Female
Father: Samuel OWEN (1769?-bef1830)
Mother: Margaret JEHU (1771?-bef1856)
Birth 1808 Llangynyw, Montgomeryshire
Residence 12 Jun 1829 (age 20-21) Llangynuw, Montgomeryshire6
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 30) Langynuw, Montgomeryshire2
Lawnt Wignesa, Langynuw, Montgomeryshire
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 30) Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales3
Wignesa, Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 32-33) Farmer; Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales3
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 43) Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales7
Tynweeg, Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 53) Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales8
Isgoed, Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 52-53) Farmer's Wife; Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales8
Residence 7 Oct 1865 (age 56-57) Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales1
Wig
Religion 7 Oct 1865 (age 56-57) Calvanistic Methodist1
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 61) Dolanog Hamlet, Llanfihangel Yn Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire
Chapel House, Dolanog, Llanfihangel Yn Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire
No mention of her husband. Was he accidentally ommited from the Census?
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 73) Dolanog Hamlet, Llanfihangel Yn Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire4
RG11/5496/56/8
Occupation Calvanistic Minister's Wife [1871]
Death 21 Feb 1884 (age 76) Dolanog, Llanfihangel Yn Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire
Burial Sardis Chapel Cemetery

Note on Husband: Robert ROBERTS (1) - shared note

From brass plate on chair in Anne Griffiths Memorial Chapel Dolanog:

 

"Cyflwynwyd y gadair hon a fu gynt yn eiddo Robert Roberts Dolanog i'r Capel Coffa gan Elwyn Roberts Abergynolwyn a'ichwiorydd Gwyneth Roberts a Mena Lewis aelodau o'r un teulu Haf 1983"

 

Translation:

 

" This chair, previously owned by Robert Roberts, Dolanog, was given to the Chapel of Rememberance (Memorial Chapel perhaps ?) by Elwyn Roberts, Abergynolwyn and his sisters Gwyneth Roberts and Mena Lewis members of the same family, Summer 1983.

 

"This chair, which preciously belonged to Robert Roberts, Dolanog was presented to 'Capel Coffa' (remembrance chapel) by Elwyn Roberts, Abergynolwyn and his sisters Gwyneth Roberts a Mena Lewis, members of the same family, during the summer of 1983.

 

From: Hanes Methodistaeth Trefaldwyn Isaf - gan y Parch. Edward Griffith

 

"A pleasant building was erected, although times were hard and materials were expensive. The old Chapel measured 30' by 27'. As mentioned previously, the Chapel was built in 1830, but it wasn't until 1843 that the house and stables were built for the cost of œ85.The chapel was restored in 1844: cost œ11 9s 7d. A ceiling was added in 1853: cost œ31 11s 10d. The house and Chapel were restored in 1877: cost œ79 1s 1d, and in 1886 the land was purchased for œ30. Therefore, excluding the cost of the initial building expenses (as these aren't published), the total cost was œ237 2s 6d. This included seating for around 128.The present Chapel stands in exactly the same position as the old chapel, and is the only Chapel in the vicinity. Thenearest Chapels to it are in Gwaenynog and Dolwar, which belong to the Weslyans. The Independents had a Chapel in the area at one time, indeed theirs was the first denomination to build a Chapel in Dolanog; but it is claimed that the Methodists were instrumental in obtaining the area's first Sunday School.The Chapel enjoyed a very prosperous period for a while, in spite of it's fragile external appearance.During the [ illegible ] and for a while after, its Sunday Meetings were amongst the most successful in the country.They were held with Sardis, starting always in May. The Sunday School were red letter days. The children were well prepared, and the fruits of much labour was apparent from every class and from both schools. David Davies' and Revd. Robert Roberts' influence was most visible in this respect. They were both genial and courageous men. The Chapels held their Monthly Meetings every four years [sic] and they were truly days to remember.The Revd. Robert Roberts would boast proudly that no Chapel would give a warmer welcome than the Dolanog, to the Monthly Meetings. I remember hearing once that they collected as much as œ14 towards the cost of the Meetings. Their Sabbath attendance was acknowledged as one of the best for that part of the country.The oldest man connected to the Old Chapel was Mr. D. Davies, Cae'n y Mynydd Hall, near Sardis, after that, EdwardTomley, Tyisaf, until he moved to Soar: R. Gittins the shop [...] 1860: W. Davies y Wig, Edward Evans y Pass, the last two right up until their death. Hugh Morris, until his departure to Pontrobert; Thomas Hughes the Mill, until his departure to America; W. Evans the Mill and Evan Jones the Mill both until their death. Dolanog Mill has, for a long time until fairly recently been a hospitable and welcoming place for the Ministers of the Word.The most prominent of these, and the most significant with regards to Dolanog in the last century was David Davies, the hall, who was referred to in the Sardis section.The only preacher, as far as I know, who lived here for any length of time was the Revd. Robert Roberts. Again he was referred to at length in the Sardis history. When Sardis was built in 1842, the Revd. Robert Roberts, Dolanog lived in the area, and it is he, so they say, who built the Chapel with his own hands. It is said he was a very capable and versatile man. It was also said that no-one was more handy than him in the country with his scythe, and the year that Sardis was built saw the beginning of his preaching. 'Sardis' is a small Chapel connected to Dolanog. It is likely that it was thus named because as in the original Sardis there were only a few names to choose from; that is how it was from the beginning and is to the present day.The first reference to the cause in this area was made in a County Schools Reports Meeting in 1826. There is no mention of it in the 1825 report - the first one to be published. therefore we can be fairly certain that the Sunday School which exists now in Sardis Chapel began in this year. Its numbers according to the 1826 Report were 22, and the number taught in the previous year was 27.The chapel stood on the corner of the crossing of four roads - a convenient and quite central location, but it was sparsely populated and many of its residents were members of the Wesleyan brothers in Gwaenynog. David Davies was a Deacon of both Sardis and Dolanog Chapels at the same time. He was in fact one of the best church leaders of small rural churches that has ever been. He was a true friend of Revd. Robert Roberts, a leading light for over forty years. Mr. Roberts hailed from Abergynolwyn. He came to this part of the world initially when he built the Llanfyllin poor-houses, and through supervising the construction, he became a builder himself. After the completion of the Llanfyllin poor-houses, he came to minister to the needs of the farmers of the Pontrobert and Dolanog area. He was considered one of the best preachers in the country. In spite of bouts of illness, he maintained his high reputation until the end. He died on 9th December 1882 at the age of 74 and received a regal burial on one of the stormiest days possible.

 

Headstone of Robert Roberts at Sardis Chapel:

 

Sandstone headstone and mound:

 

"Er serchus gof am y Parch . Robert Roberts, Gweinidog yr Efengyl gyda'r Methodistaid Calfinaidd, Dolanog. Yr hwn a hunodd yn yr Jesu Rhagr 8ed 1882, yn 74 mlwydd oed. Pregethodd yr Efengyl yn felus a gwithog am dros ddeugain mlynedd, ac yr oedd yn dra chymeradwy gartref ac oddigartref fel dyn, Cristion a phregethwr. "Meddyliwch am eich blaenoriaid, y rhai a draethasant i chwi air Duw:: &c (sic) Heb. 13.7"

 

"mlynedd" is engraved over mlwydd".

Note on Husband: Robert ROBERTS (2)

Headstone of Robert Roberts at Sardis Chapel:

 

Sandstone headstone and mound:

 

"Er serchus gof am y Parch . Robert Roberts, Gweinidog yr Efengyl gyda'r Methodistaid Calfinaidd, Dolanog. Yr hwn a hunodd yn yr Jesu Rhagr 8ed 1882, yn 74 mlwydd oed. Pregethodd yr Efengyl yn felus a gwithog am dros ddeugain mlynedd, ac yr oedd yn dra chymeradwy gartref ac oddigartref fel dyn, Cristion a phregethwr. "Meddyliwch am eich blaenoriaid, y rhai a draethasant i chwi air Duw:: &c (sic) Heb. 13.7"

 

"mlynedd" is engraved over mlwydd".

Note on Husband: Robert ROBERTS (3)

THE MONTGOMERYSHIRE EXPRESS; Tuesday 19 December, 1882

 

ROBERTS.- 8th Inst., The Rev. Robert Roberts, Calvanistic Methodist Minister, Dolanog, Welshpool.

Note on Wife: Anne OWEN (1) - shared note

1881 Census [RG11/5496/56/8] Salem Chapel House, Dolanog. Anne and her husband and Thomas Davies, a visiting preacher.

 

Headstone of Ann Roberts - Sardis Chapel

 

Sandstone headstone with mound:

 

" Er Cof am Ann Roberts, gweddw y diweddar Barchedig Robert Roberts, Dolanog, yr hon a hunodd yn yr Jesu, Chwefror 21ain, 1884, yn 76 Mlwydd oed Os stormydd geirwon gawn o hyd, Tra'n teithio tonog for y Byd, Mae'n dawel yn y Nefoedd."

Note on Wife: Anne OWEN (2)

Headstone of Ann Roberts - Sardis Chapel

 

Sandstone headstone with mound:

 

" Er Cof am Ann Roberts, gweddw y diweddar Barchedig Robert Roberts, Dolanog, yr hon a hunodd yn yr Jesu, Chwefror 21ain, 1884, yn 76 Mlwydd oed Os stormydd geirwon gawn o hyd, Tra'n teithio tonog for y Byd, Mae'n dawel yn y Nefoedd."

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1"Marriage Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, Wales (Capel Isa (Calvanistic Methodist Lower Chapel)) 7 Oct 1865 Robert ROBERTS & Anne OWEN" (159).
Text From Source: Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage
1865, Marriage solemnized at Capel Isa (Calvanistic Methodist Lower Chapel) in the District
of Llanfyllin in the County of Montgomeryshire
Marriage No: 159
When Married: 7 Oct 1865
Name and Surname: Robert ROBERTS and Anne DAVIES
Age: 54 and 57
Condition: Bachelor and Widow
Rank or Profession: Calvanistic Methodist Minister and -
Residence at the time of Marriage: Wig, Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales and Wig, Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Father's Name and Surname: Hugh ROBERT and Samuel OWEN
Rank or Profession of Father: Farm Labourer and Farmer
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Calvanistic Methodist Denomination by me, Richard Jones and Thomas Watkin (Registrar).
This Marriage was solemnized between us, Robert ROBERTS and Anne DAVIES
in the Presence of us, Catherine EVANS, Thomas EVANS
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Source: Marriage Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, Wales (Capel Isa (Calvanistic Methodist Lower Chapel)) 7 Oct 1865 Robert ROBERTS & Anne OWEN, Marriage Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, Wales (Capel Isa (Calvanistic Methodist Lower Chapel)) 7 Oct 1865 Robert ROBERTS & Anne OWEN

2"Census 1841 Langynuw, Montgomeryshire HO1071438/8/" (HO1071438/8/).
Text From Source: Name,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born
William DAVIES,M,35,Farmer,Y
Anne DAVIES,F,30,,Y
William DAVIES,M,11,,Y
Robert ROBERTS,M,30,Ag. Lab,N
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Source: Census 1841 Langynuw, Montgomeryshire HO1071438/8/, Census UK 1841 HO1071438/8/

3"Census 1841 Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales HO107/1438/8/20/11 (William Davies 1841)" (HO107/1438/8/20/11).
Text From Source: Name,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born
William DAVIES,M,35,Farmer,Y
Anne DAVIES,F,30,Farmer,Y
William DAVIES,M,11,,Y
Robert ROBERTS,M,30,Ag. Lab,N
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Source: Census 1841 Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire, Wales HO107/1438/8/20/11 (William Davies 1841), Census UK 1841 HO107/1438/8/20/11

4The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "1881 Census - Family Search Website" (Online 1881 Census for England and Wales). Custom Id: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp. RG11/5496/56/8. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Robert ROBERTS Head M Male 73 Llanfihangel, Merioneth, Wales Calvinistic Minister Of Dolanog Chapel
Anne ROBERTS Wife M Female 73 Llangyniew, Montgomery, Wales Ministers Wife
Thomas DAVIES Visitor W Male 76 Llangyniew, Montgomery, Wales Calvinistic Methodist Preacher


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Source Information:
Dwelling Dolanog Hamlet
Census Place Llanfihangel, Montgomery, Wales
Family History Library Film 1342321
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 5496 / 56
Page Number 8
5"Newspaper". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: THE MONTGOMERYSHIRE EXPRESS; Tuesday 19 December, 1882

ROBERTS.- 8th Inst., The Rev. Robert Roberts, Calvanistic Methodist Minister, Dolanog, Welshpool.
6"Marriage Llangynuw, Montgomeryshire (The Parish Church, Llangynuw, Montgomeryshire) 12 Jun 1829 William DAVIES & Anne OWEN" (82).
Text From Source: Marriage solemnized in the Parish of Llangynuw in the Year 1829
William DAVIES of this Parish
Anne OWEN of this Parish
were married in this church By Banns by Consent of
their parents this 12 Day of
June in the year 1829
By me Thomas Thomas - Officiating Minister
This marriage was Solemnized between us
William DAVIES and Anne OWENS
In the presence of Witnesses: John DAVIES,
Thos. HUGHES
No: 82
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Source: Marriage Llangynuw, Montgomeryshire (The Parish Church, Llangynuw, Montgomeryshire) 12 Jun 1829 William DAVIES & Anne OWEN, William Evans & Jane Owens 1830 2

7"Census 1851 Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales HO107/2499/19/7 (William Davies 1851)" (HO107/2499/19/7).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
William DAVIES,Head,Mar,M,46,Farmer of 14 acres,Llangyniew, Montgomeryshire,
Anne DAVIES,Wife,Mar,F,43,,Llangynyw, Montgomeryshire,
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Source: Census 1851 Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales HO107/2499/19/7 (William Davies 1851), Census UK 1851 HO107/2499/19/7

8"Census 1861 Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales RG9/4260/28/2 (William Davies 1861)" (RG9/4260/28/2).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
William DAVIES,Head,Mar,M,56,Farmer of 15 acres,Castle Caereinion, Montgomerysh,
Anne DAVIES,Wife,Mar,F,53,Farmer's Wife,Llangynyw, Montgomeryshire,
William DAVIES,Grandson,Unm,M,8,Grandson,Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, Wales,
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Source: Census 1861 Cynhinfa, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales RG9/4260/28/2 (William Davies 1861), Census UK 1861 RG9/4260/28/2