WELCOME TO THE DAVIES FAMILY HISTORY WEBSITE

The basis of this website is a family history database containing information on over 16,000 individuals. Although this started as a family tree of my direct ancestors, it has expanded to include the descendants of their brothers and sisters, and, in many cases, the ancestors of those who married them. So every individual appearing in the database is connected, but that connection is often as the result of marriage rather than by bloodline. Strictly speaking, then, this is more than one family tree - the reason for the plural title.

The principle families appearing in the database - our main ancestral family lines - had their roots in several different parts of Great Britain. See Geographical Origins under "The Ancestors" in the menu bar above to find out more about the family origins in these different regions.

From the nineteenth century onwards emigration from Britain occurred in most of these families, with the result that living descendants are now to be found all around the world. I have been greatly helped in my research into the family history by first-, second-, and more distant cousins, around the world, who have provided me with photographs, documents and, where they, too, are engaged in genealogical research, the results of their own research efforts. All this has now been incorporated into the database and I am most grateful to all those who have contributed over the years. Some cousins have their own websites and I provide links to them where appropriate. See 'Other Closely Connected Websites' on this page.

The website uses kiwitrees, a derivative of the leading open-source genealogical software package webtrees, to provide access to the Family History Database. Using kiwitrees, you may access this data in a variety of ways, and produce lists, charts and reports, and members of the extended family who have user accounts may also download information in GEDCOM or other formats for inclusion in their own Family History files. Access to information on the living is restricted to members of the extended family, who may request a user account.

WHAT'S NEW

See the What's New? section for details of the major changes and additions made during the last twenty four months. During the first couple of months of 2021 I have been doing some long-overdue research into our mother's maternal ancestors - the PRENTICE and KING families of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire - and the results of this research are now reflected in the database. I have also added a PRENTICE Family History section to 'The Ancestors' narrative material, and plan to expand this a little further shortly.

Please note that although I am aiming to expand and improve the amount of narrative information that supports and supplements the database content,  I have effectively stopped researching the family history now and have effectively frozen the database in the state that you now find it. I know I have said that before but this time I think I have finally succeeded!!  However, please let me know if you spot any errors or believe there are 'gaps' which should be filled, and I shall be happy to react accordingly.

Thank you for visiting the site. I hope you will find it useful and informative. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please don't hesitate to contact me using the 'contact us' link which appears at the bottom of every page.

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Jenkin Davies Jenkin Davies

b. 1 November 1824  Bodringallt, Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, Wales

d. 14 September 1893 (Age 68)  Englefield, Berkshire, England

Hodgson Brough

b. 1 December 1796  Holme Abbey, Holme Cultram, Cumberland, England

d. 6 March 1879 (Age 82)  Holme Cultram, Cumberland, England

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Percy Frederick Edward Bailey
David William Chessell
Morgan David
Bertie Davies
Elizabeth Ellis
Annie Mary Evans
William Evans
Robert Harvey
Birth - 26 February 1793 (228 year anniversary) - Wivenhoe, Essex, England
William Price Howells
Birth - 26 February 1885 (136 year anniversary) - Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Arthur Rayner Jones
Bronwen Ann Jones
Birth - 26 February 1898 (123 year anniversary)
Elizabeth Lean
Birth - 26 February 1895 (126 year anniversary) - Newlands, Peeblesshire, Scotland
John Lewis
Death - 26 February 1920 (101 year anniversary) - Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales
Sarah Lewis
Hopkin Llewellyn
Edward Daniel "Dan" Llewellyn-Jones + Luisa "Luchita" Garrido-Lecca
Marriage - 26 February 1953 (68 year anniversary) - Lima, Peru
Margaret Maddocks
Michael Edwin Pearn
Birth - 26 February 1948 (73 year anniversary)
Joseph Henry Pears
Birth - 26 February 1866 (155 year anniversary) - Penrith, Cumberland, England
Mahlon Pollock
Death - 26 February 1984 (37 year anniversary) - Redcliff, Alberta, Canada
David Powell
Death - 26 February 1913 (108 year anniversary)
David Pritchard + Eliza Sheen
Marriage - 26 February 1849 (172 year anniversary) - St.Mary, Llanfaredd, Radnorshire, Wales
Lotte Reichmann
Birth - 26 February 1927 (94 year anniversary) - Arriach, Kärnten, Austria
Thomas Richards
Birth - 26 February 1881 (140 year anniversary)
Kenneth Gordon Rodermel
Death - 26 February 2014 (7 year anniversary) - Surprise, Arizona, USA
June Shewan
Lilian Gertrude Thomas
Death - 26 February 1976 (45 year anniversary)
Ithel William Williams + Jane Thomas
Marriage - 26 February 1890 (131 year anniversary) - St.Gwynno, Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales
Edwin Cave Wiltshire
Death - 26 February 1940 (81 year anniversary)

OTHER CLOSELY CONNECTED WEBSITES

There are a number of other Family History websites using similar software to this site (kiwitrees, webtrees or PhpGedView), and having links to our extended family tree:

GLAMORGAN LOVELUCK WEBSITE

The LOVELUCK family of Glamorgan is linked to our DAVIES and POWELL families through a number of different marriages. The Glamorgan LOVELUCKs have been extensively researched by James Loveluck of Meylan in France, and he has made them the subject of a very impressive website. James now also uses kiwitrees for his database section, so you may SEARCH THE GLAMORGAN LOVELUCK FAMILY DATABASE in just the same way as you can search the database on this site. James and I are attempting to coordinate our efforts and at many points in this website you will find direct links to individuals and families on James' website for whom he holds more comprehensive data than I do; similarly, on James' site you will find links to individuals and families on mine.

HARVEY FAMILY HISTORY WEBSITE

The HARVEY family of Wivenhoe in Essex, were a family of shipbuilders, some of whom emigrated to Melbourne, Australia. Our CHESSELL cousins' great grandfather Charles Bartholomew CHESSELL was also a shipbuilder who emigrated to Melbourne, Australia. Not surprising then that Charles' eldest son Charles married a HARVEY - Mary Ann HARVEY. Their son David Lawford CHESSELL married my father's sister Annie DAVIES. It was in checking out this connection a few years ago that I discovered the website of Ray HARVEY, the database section of which used PhpGedView, and subsequently webtrees. Sadly, Ray died in 2008, but his grandson Leigh, although not a geanealogist, has tried to keep Ray's site, with it's 21,000 individual database, up and running in memory of his father. You can  SEARCH THE HARVEY FAMILY DATABASE here. 

CUMBERLAND GRAHAM WEBSITE

The GRAHAM family who were the ancestors of Joan Dunmore, originally of Hexham, Northumberland, have several links to our Cumberland BROUGH family, in particular via the SPARK family of Edderside, Holme Cultram. Joan's Graham Family Genealogy Website also uses Webtrees so you may SEARCH THE GRAHAM FAMILY DATABASE in just the same way as you can search the database on this site.

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Eliza Prentice 26 February 2021 - 14:55:38 clandav 1614351338 Prentice,Eliza
Martha Ball 24 February 2021 - 09:23:14 clandav 1614158594 Ball,Martha
Anne Prentice 23 February 2021 - 15:54:10 clandav 1614095650 Prentice,Anne
Fanny Prentice 23 February 2021 - 15:44:52 clandav 1614095092 Prentice,Fanny
John William Prentice 23 February 2021 - 15:43:40 clandav 1614095020 Prentice,John William
John William Prentice + Mary Ann "Annie" Downey 23 February 2021 - 15:41:54 clandav 1614094914 Prentice,John William + Downey,Mary Ann
Ernest Kemmery + Mary Elizabeth Prentice 23 February 2021 - 09:59:25 clandav 1614074365 Kemmery,Ernest + Prentice,Mary Elizabeth
Selina Wolstenholm 23 February 2021 - 09:59:25 clandav 1614074365 Wolstenholm,Selina
Sidney Kemmery 23 February 2021 - 09:55:33 clandav 1614074133 Kemmery,Sidney
Ernest Kemmery 23 February 2021 - 09:52:23 clandav 1614073943 Kemmery,Ernest
Mary Elizabeth Prentice 23 February 2021 - 09:50:48 clandav 1614073848 Prentice,Mary Elizabeth
Mary Ann "Annie" Downey 23 February 2021 - 09:31:10 clandav 1614072670 Downey,Mary Ann
George Albert Prentice 23 February 2021 - 09:22:19 clandav 1614072139 Prentice,George Albert
George Edward Prentice 23 February 2021 - 09:21:27 clandav 1614072087 Prentice,George Edward
George Edward Prentice + Hannah Catley 23 February 2021 - 09:21:06 clandav 1614072066 Prentice,George Edward + Catley,Hannah
Annie Edith Prentice 23 February 2021 - 07:25:27 clandav 1614065127 Prentice,Annie Edith
James Clarke + Elizabeth Upton 23 February 2021 - 07:04:09 clandav 1614063849 Clarke,James + Upton,Elizabeth
James Clarke 23 February 2021 - 07:04:09 clandav 1614063849 Clarke,James
Frank Clarke 23 February 2021 - 07:03:37 clandav 1614063817 Clarke,Frank
Maude Clarke 22 February 2021 - 21:05:30 clandav 1614027930 Clarke,Maude
Elizabeth Upton 22 February 2021 - 21:04:12 clandav 1614027852 Upton,Elizabeth
Beatrice Clarke 22 February 2021 - 21:01:11 clandav 1614027671 Clarke,Beatrice
James Clarke 22 February 2021 - 21:01:11 clandav 1614027671 Clarke,James
John Charles Prentice 22 February 2021 - 20:49:33 clandav 1614026973 Prentice,John Charles
Leonard John Parken 22 February 2021 - 20:15:29 clandav 1614024929 Parken,Leonard John
William "Billy" Prentice 22 February 2021 - 19:38:25 clandav 1614022705 Prentice,William
Thomas Edward "Tom" Prentice 22 February 2021 - 17:34:11 clandav 1614015251 Prentice,Thomas Edward
Violet Annie Cannon 22 February 2021 - 17:31:37 clandav 1614015097 Cannon,Violet Annie
George Thomas Prentice 22 February 2021 - 12:07:54 clandav 1613995674 Prentice,George Thomas
Private + Eliza Prentice 22 February 2021 - 12:03:45 clandav 1613995425 ,Private + Prentice,Eliza
James Prentice 22 February 2021 - 12:03:22 clandav 1613995402 Prentice,James
Marian Helen Prentice 22 February 2021 - 12:00:29 clandav 1613995229 Prentice,Marian Helen
John Prentice 22 February 2021 - 12:00:09 clandav 1613995209 Prentice,John
Sarah King 22 February 2021 - 07:54:51 clandav 1613980491 King,Sarah
John William Prentice + Sarah King 22 February 2021 - 07:54:24 clandav 1613980464 Prentice,John William + King,Sarah
Susannah Amelia King 21 February 2021 - 20:49:22 clandav 1613940562 King,Susannah Amelia
Amelia Hannah King 21 February 2021 - 20:45:22 clandav 1613940322 King,Amelia Hannah
William Henry H King 21 February 2021 - 20:43:42 clandav 1613940222 King,William Henry H
George William King 21 February 2021 - 20:42:09 clandav 1613940129 King,George William
William Martin King + Mary Hill 21 February 2021 - 20:38:20 clandav 1613939900 King,William Martin + Hill,Mary
William Martin King 21 February 2021 - 20:24:01 clandav 1613939041 King,William Martin
Maria Jones 21 February 2021 - 20:04:48 clandav 1613937888 Jones,Maria
John James King 21 February 2021 - 20:02:46 clandav 1613937766 King,John James
John James King + Maria Jones 21 February 2021 - 20:00:30 clandav 1613937630 King,John James + Jones,Maria
John James King + Mary Ann Lickorish 21 February 2021 - 14:15:08 clandav 1613916908 King,John James + Lickorish,Mary Ann
George Edward King 21 February 2021 - 13:51:19 clandav 1613915479 King,George Edward
George Edward King + Mary Ann Silver 21 February 2021 - 11:50:23 clandav 1613908223 King,George Edward + Silver,Mary Ann
Elizabeth Lucy Jane King 21 February 2021 - 11:06:16 clandav 1613905576 King,Elizabeth Lucy Jane
Horace George Martin King + Mabel Coulstock 21 February 2021 - 07:51:49 clandav 1613893909 King,Horace George Martin + Coulstock,Mabel
Horace George Martin King 21 February 2021 - 07:45:41 clandav 1613893541 King,Horace George Martin
Mabel Coulstock 21 February 2021 - 07:45:41 clandav 1613893541 Coulstock,Mabel
Frank H Milberry + Gladys Florence Annie King 21 February 2021 - 07:38:39 clandav 1613893119 Milberry,Frank H + King,Gladys Florence Annie
Frank H Milberry 21 February 2021 - 06:57:28 clandav 1613890648 Milberry,Frank H
Gladys Florence Annie King 21 February 2021 - 06:56:41 clandav 1613890601 King,Gladys Florence Annie
Horace George Sinclair 21 February 2021 - 06:45:46 clandav 1613889946 Sinclair,Horace George
Horace George Sinclair + Annie Maria Munn 21 February 2021 - 06:39:13 clandav 1613889553 Sinclair,Horace George + Munn,Annie Maria
Annie Maria Munn 21 February 2021 - 06:30:50 clandav 1613889050 Munn,Annie Maria
George James Humphrey King + Annie Louise Sinclair 20 February 2021 - 18:29:58 clandav 1613845798 King,George James Humphrey + Sinclair,Annie Louise
Annie Louise Sinclair 20 February 2021 - 14:30:57 clandav 1613831457 Sinclair,Annie Louise
George James Humphrey King 20 February 2021 - 14:29:55 clandav 1613831395 King,George James Humphrey
Frances Mary King 20 February 2021 - 11:47:57 clandav 1613821677 King,Frances Mary
Martha W King 20 February 2021 - 09:35:22 clandav 1613813722 King,Martha W
Mary Elizabeth Hodgkins 20 February 2021 - 09:33:32 clandav 1613813612 Hodgkins,Mary Elizabeth
William Hodgkins + Martha W King 20 February 2021 - 09:31:50 clandav 1613813510 Hodgkins,William + King,Martha W
Martha M Hodgkins 20 February 2021 - 09:31:24 clandav 1613813484 Hodgkins,Martha M
William Hodgkins 20 February 2021 - 08:10:30 clandav 1613808630 Hodgkins,William
Martin Humphrey King + Mary Ann Wilson 20 February 2021 - 07:58:31 clandav 1613807911 King,Martin Humphrey + Wilson,Mary Ann
Jenkin Davies + Martha Wiltshire 19 February 2021 - 16:14:50 clandav 1613751290 Davies,Jenkin + Wiltshire,Martha
Mary Elliman 19 February 2021 - 14:00:58 clandav 1613743258 Elliman,Mary
Martin Humphrey King 19 February 2021 - 13:58:03 clandav 1613743083 King,Martin Humphrey
Martin Humphrey King + Mary Elliman 19 February 2021 - 13:49:09 clandav 1613742549 King,Martin Humphrey + Elliman,Mary
Martin Humphrey King + Elizabeth Holliday 19 February 2021 - 13:14:39 clandav 1613740479 King,Martin Humphrey + Holliday,Elizabeth
Elizabeth King 19 February 2021 - 11:27:43 clandav 1613734063 King,Elizabeth
Elizabeth Holliday 19 February 2021 - 11:09:41 clandav 1613732981 Holliday,Elizabeth
John King 19 February 2021 - 10:33:12 clandav 1613730792 King,John
Mary Ann Wilson 19 February 2021 - 10:18:19 clandav 1613729899 Wilson,Mary Ann
William King 19 February 2021 - 10:09:27 clandav 1613729367 King,William
Anne Humphreys 19 February 2021 - 09:46:34 clandav 1613727994 Humphreys,Anne
Winifred Joyce Pring 19 February 2021 - 07:47:47 clandav 1613720867 Pring,Winifred Joyce