Family of Richard MORRIS and Jane EVAN

Husband: Richard MORRIS (1758?-1838?)
Wife: Jane EVAN ( -1807)
Children: Evan MORRIS (bef1786-bef1839)
Jane MORRIS (bef1789-1869?)
Anne MORRIS (bef1791- )
John MORRIS (bef1798- )
Marriage 25 Feb 1786 Mallwyd, Merionethshire

Husband: Richard MORRIS

Name: Richard MORRIS1
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1758 (cal)2
Occupation Tailor1
Residence 20 Jan 1838 (est) (age 79-80) Mallwyd, Merionethshire2
Clipiau, Mallwyd, Merionethshire
Occupation 20 Jan 1838 (est) (age 79-80) Tailor; Mallwyd, Merionethshire2
Death 20 Jan 1838 (est) (age 79) Mallwyd, Merionethshire2
Clipiau, Mallwyd, Merionethshire
Burial 23 Jan 1838 (age 79) Mallwyd, Merionethshire2
St. Tydecho, Mallwyd, Merionethshire

Wife: Jane EVAN

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Jane EVAN

Name: Jane EVAN3
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Death Dec 1807 Mallwyd, Merionethshire4

Child 1: Evan MORRIS

Name: Evan MORRIS
Sex: Male
Birth bef 13 Dec 1786 Mallwyd, Merionethshire
Death bef 9 Sep 1839 (age 54) Mallwyd, Merionethshire
Clipiau, Mallwyd, Merionethshire

Child 2: Jane MORRIS

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Spouse: Morgan LEWIS

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Spouse: Morgan LEWIS

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Spouse: Morgan LEWIS, 2003, age 214

Name: Jane MORRIS1
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Morgan LEWIS (1789-1843)
Spouse 2: John GITTINS (c. 1794-bef1856)
Birth bef 29 Jun 1789 Mallwyd, Montgomeryshire5
Christening 29 Jun 1789 (age 0) Mallwyd, Montgomeryshire
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 50) Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire6
Ffynnonycorn, Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 62) Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire7
Ffynonycorn, Llanwnog, Mongomeryshire
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 61) Farmer of 4 Acres; Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire7
Residence 14 May 1852 (age 62) Ffynonycorn, Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire1
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 73) Aberhafesp, Montgomeryshire8
Bwlchyffydd, Rhiwbank, Aberhafesp Upper Division, Montgomeryshire
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 71) Aunt; Aberhafesp, Montgomeryshire8
Residence 23 Jun 1869 (est) (age 79) Newtown, Montgomeryshire9
Penygloddfa, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Death 23 Jun 1869 (est) (age 82) Newtown, Montgomeryshire1,9
Penygloddfa, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Burial 26 Jun 1869 (age 82) Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire9
Llanwnog Parish Church, Montgomeryshire

Child 3: Anne MORRIS

Name: Anne MORRIS
Sex: Female
Birth bef 27 Nov 1791 Mallwyd, Merionethshire

Child 4: John MORRIS

Name: John MORRIS
Sex: Male
Birth bef 29 Jun 1798 Mallwyd, Merionethshire

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1Llanwnog Parish Registers.
Text From Source: Llanwnog Parish Registers: Powis County Archive Office, County Hall, LLandrindod Wells.
Powis County Archive Office, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, POWIS.
2"Burial Mallwyd, Merionethshire 23 JAN 1838 Richard MORRIS" (340).
Text From Source: Burials in St. Tydecho, Mallwyd, Merionethshire in the year 1838
Name: Richard MORRIS
Abode: Clipiau, Mallwyd, Merionethshire, Mallwyd
Burial Date: 23 JAN 1838
Age: 79
By whom the Ceremony was performed: J. Hughes - Rector of Cemmaes
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Source: Burial Mallwyd, Merionethshire 23 JAN 1838 Richard MORRIS, Burial Mallwyd, Merionethshire 23 JAN 1838 Richard MORRIS

3"Holy Bible" (printed 1620).
Text From Source: presently in the possession of Graham Hoadly.
This information is from a large Welsh Family Bible printed in London by Bonham Norton and John Bill. Printed by the printer who printed for the King. Anno Domini 1620.

There is no evidence to suggest who originally owned the Bible. The earliest reference inscribed within is to
"My father John Lewis [of Pantycrasdy] born August 1726"
Pantycrasdy is a farm near Llanwnog in Mongomeryshire, now Powis. It still exists, although the farmhouse is modern - i.e. not the building John Lewis would have known. The farm presently lies on a minor road that runs parallel to and north of the A470 between Carno and Clatter.
On the inside flyleaf there is the following:
"Thomas Morgan [indistinct - "his hand"?]
this his mi dook"
At the end of Leviticus is the following inscription:
"Leviticus his hand and
Elisaber Griffith her book
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13"
I have no idea who "Elisaber" could have been.
On the back flyleaf there are inscriptions from Thomas Wood and Richard Wood. No idea who they may have been.
The Bible appears to have remained with the Lewises and went from Morgan Lewis into the posession of his daughter Jane who married William Roberts of Newtown.
It went from Jane to her son Robert Morgan Roberts and then to his son Archibald Lewis Roberts.
Archie gave it to his niece Gwyneth, who gave it to her son Graham Hoadly.
Graham is the present owner - 29th July 2003.
The last few pages after Revelation chapter twenty are missing i.e. Chapters twenty to twenty-two inclusive.

With regard to the Wood family and the Morgan family:

Llanwnog Parish Registers have the following baptisms to a Thomas and Mary Wood of Llanwnog:

Mary Wood bap 1 April 1788
Richard Wood bap 1 Oct 1792
Thomas Wood bap 14 Jan 1795

A Thomas Wood married a Mary Jones in Llanwnog on 28 Aug 1786

Could these all be the same family, and is it they who inscribed the Bible?

Also a Thomas Morgan married a Mary Wood [possibly Mary Wood daughter of Thomas and Mary (nee Jones)] in Llanwnog on 17 May 1805

As it seems that the Lewises were writing in the bible as early as 1782, how did it happen that the Wood, Morhan and Griffith inscriptions appeared there as well as the reference to John Savage. Could these families be connected somehow with the Lewises?
Graham Hoadly.
4Ibid. Page facing the beginning of the Apocrypha. Cit. Date: 29 July 2003. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Jane the Wife of Rich.d Morris ["Cliyie"? indecipherable*] Mallwyd Died Near christmas 1807"

* Probably Clipiau which apprently is 1.7miles from Mallwyd
This information is from a large Welsh Family Bible printed in London by Bonham Norton and John Bill. Printed by the printer who printed for the King. Anno Domini 1620.

There is no evidence to suggest who originally owned the Bible. The earliest reference inscribed within is to
"My father John Lewis [of Pantycrasdy] born August 1726"
Pantycrasdy is a farm near Llanwnog in Mongomeryshire, now Powis. It still exists, although the farmhouse is modern - i.e. not the building John Lewis would have known. The farm presently lies on a minor road that runs parallel to and north of the A470 between Carno and Clatter.
The Bible appears to have remained with the Lewises and went from Morgan Lewis into the posession of his daughter Jane who married William Roberts of Newtown.
It went from Jane to her son Robert Morgan Roberts and then to his son Archibald Lewis Roberts.
Archie gave it to his niece Gwyneth, who gave it to her son Graham Hoadly.
Graham is the present owner - 29th July 2003.
5GRO, 1851 census (Microfilm).
Text From Source: 1851 census
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddleton Street, LONDON, EC1R 1UW. Tel: 020 8392 5300.
6"Census 1841 (Morgan Lewis) Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire HO107/1436/8/55/4".
Text From Source: Morgan Lewis 50 Parish Clerk Y
Jane Lewis 50 Y
Jane Lewis 20 Y
David Lewis 14 Y
Richard Lewis 12 Y
Jane Lewis 5m Y
Mary Newel 70 N
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1841 (Morgan Lewis) Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire HO107/1436/8/55/4, Morgan Lewis 41

7"Census 1851 (Jane Lewis) Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire HO107/2496/378/13/".
Text From Source: Jane Lewis Widow Wid Mont. Mallwyd
Jane Davies Grand daur Mont. Llanwnog
Jane Lewis Daur in Law Mar Mont. Llanwnog
Ann Lewis Grand daur Mont. Bettws
Catharine Humphreys Lodger U Mont. Llanwnog
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Source: Census 1851 (Jane Lewis) Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire HO107/2496/378/13/, Jane Lewis 51

8"Census 1861 (Jane Gittins) Aberhafesp, Montgomeryshire RG9/4247/7/8" (RG9/4247/7/8).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Married,Sex,Age,Occupation,Born,Infirmity
Price GITTINS,Head,Unm,M,24,Blacksmith,Llanfair Careinion, Montgomeryshire,
Jane GITTINS,Aunt,Widow,F,73,Aunt,Mallwyd, Montgomeryshire,
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Source: Census 1861 (Jane Gittins) Aberhafesp, Montgomeryshire RG9/4247/7/8, Jane Gittins 61 2

9"Burial Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire 26 JUN 1869 Jane GITTINS" (1443).
Text From Source: Burials in Llanwnog Parish Church, Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire in the year 1869
Name: Jane [LEWIS] GITTINS
Abode: Penygloddfa, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Newtown
Burial Date: 26 JUN 1869
Age: 82
By whom the Ceremony was performed: Richard Robert - Vicar
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Source: Burial Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire 26 JUN 1869 Jane GITTINS, Burial Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire 26 JUN 1869 Jane GITTINS