10:20am Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Letters
This studio photograph, by Charles Edwards of Fishguard, shows five brothers and three sisters of the George family, who grew up in Pencaer and Fishguard. Their names, in order of age, were Essex, William, David, Walter, Francis, Mary, Martha and Ellen. All were born to Timothy and Anne George between 1840 and 1861. All shared a common great-grandfather, William George of Tresinwen Farm, with Prime Minister David Lloyd George.
Essex married Anne Llewelyn and moved to Cardiff; William married Anne Rowlands; David married Sarah Collins; Walter married Phebe Thomas; Francis married Mary James; Mary married builder David Davies and moved to St Dogmaels; Martha married grocer George Williams; Ellen married builder Enoch Davies. All, except Ellen, had children.
Essex became a master mariner, and was a direct ancestor of actress Ruth Madoc. William was a stonemason and farmed at Penwennol in Dinas. David and Walter formed a saddlery and harness business in Fishguard, whilst Francis was a lifelong builder in the town.
I have identified five faces in the picture. William is second from the left and Essex is on the extreme right. The ladies are, from left to right, Ellen, Mary, and Martha. Are any readers able to identify the other three men? Also, has anyone else inherited this portrait?
Len Urwin (Dinas Historical Society).