Cefnllys Church  - St. Michael's - photo courtesy of Peter and Jackie LongleyCounty map of WALESSolving a mystery ... James Edmund Drew - b. 1825
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It was stated (May/June 2002) to David Ward by Carol McGlasson in America that she has a great grandfather, James DREW who was the son of James Edmund Drew - b.1825 in Radnor. This news precipitated a series of researches - now resolving in a general agreement that the lines are linked by cousins of the same name and same birth year - both lines descended from John Drew and Keziah Beaumont.

Drew family - by county - analysis using the 157 (August 2002) LDS IGI listings for all DREW - all EVENTS - in WALES.

County 1600s and before 1700s 1800s 1900s
Wales
(no specific location)
DRU
1068

'Lahnyndhyng Castle'

(location and modern name under research)

  Birth 1823 Thomas Drew father Thomas Drew

Marriage 1864 Ann Drew to James ARSCOTT

Marriage 1859 Charles Drew to Rachel MORGAN

 
Radnor 1690 'Radnor' a John Drew recorded as marrying Ann SOUTHALL John Drew and Ann SOUTHALL married 1715 'Radnor'

Mary Drew 1716 - 'Radnor' parents John Drew and Ann Southall

Sarah Drew 1717 - 'Radnor' parents John Drew and Ann Southall

John Drew 1720 - 'Radnor' parents John Drew and Ann Southall

David Drue born Cefynllys c.1709 parents not listed

David Drue married Elinor 1734 Cefynllys

Mary Drue born Cefynllys c.1734 parents not listed

Thomas Drue born Cefynllys 1735 parents David Drue and Elinor

Mary Drue married Cefnllys 1755 to Abraham JONES

Rebecca Drew born Gladestry c. 1746 parents not listed.

Thomas Drew married 1735 at Llanbister to Elizabeth JONES

Rebecca Drew married 1767 Gladestry to John COOK

John Drew married Elinor 1755 Cefynllys

Thomas Drew married - Nantmel 1794 Mary PRICE

Information from David Ward:

There was a serious smallpox epidemic in Radnorshire in the 1760s. The Court, at Gladestry was also an old Drew farm and the following burials appear in the Gladestry Parish Register:

John Drew 2.7.1767 - Sm. Pox - Elizabeth Drew 3.7.1767 - Sm. Pox
Thomas Drew 24.8.1767 - Sm. Pox.
Also - James Drew d. 15.11.1759 - (cause unspecified)
Amelia Drew b. 1814 Llanbadarnfawr daughter of Keziah Drew

Marriage 1821 Llanyre - Keziah Drew to William WEAL

Thomas Drew
(Father John Drew) and Margaret SHEEN married 1817 Glascwm

Children

John Vincent Drew 1819 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

Thomas Drew 1822 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

Danny Sheen Drew 1824 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

James Edmund Drew
James 'Edward' Drew 1825 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

Elizabeth Drew 1827 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

Mary Anne Drew 1829 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

Maryanne Drew 1830 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

Vincent Drew 1831 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

Fortune Drew 1836 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

Harriot Drew 1838 - Cefnllys parents Thomas Drew and Margaret

The marriage of Thomas Drew Llanbadarnfawr 1848 to Elizabeth LLOYD

Marriage 1823 Llandrindod Wells - Hannah Drew to John LEWIS

Thomas Drew and Martha

John Drew 1823 - Llanbadarnfawr parents Thomas Drew and Martha

Martha Drew 1825 - Llanbadarnfawr parents Thomas Drew and Martha

John Drew and Hannah

Eliza Drew 1816 - Cefnllys parents John Drew and Hannah

David Drew and Mary

David Drew 1817 - Cefnllys parents David Drew and Mary

John Drew and Ann

Mary Drew 1820 - Llanddewi parents John Drew and Ann

Sarah Drew 1822 - Llanddewi parents John Drew and Ann

James Drew and Mary
Fortune Drew 1834 - Nantmel parents James Drew and Mary
 
Cardigan but ? original marriage Radnor

Are Susan and Susannah one and the same?

  Looking fot the right line ...

James E. - Thomas Drew & Margaret Sheen named a son James E. 2 years later, in 1825.

Maria (married to James Drew of Nantmel)

Named after Martha (of Llanbadarnfawr)

Susannah after the mother.

Margaretta named after Margaret Sheen ... and so on.

George Drew and Susannah

A marriage 1821 "Llanbadarnfawr" listed as Cardigan George Drew to Susan DAVIES

James Edward Drew 1822 - Aberystwyth (Cardigan) parents George Drew and Susannah

Maria Margaretta Drew 1823 - Aberystwyth (Cardigan) parents George Drew and Susannah

Martha Susannah Drew 1825 - Aberystwyth (Cardigan) parents George Drew and Susannah

Name patterns significant ...

James (Probert) Drew (the son of James Edmund Drew) in America named a son George and his only daughter was named Susan.

Could George be a brother - son of John Drew and Keziah Beaumont?.

Carmarthen Andrey Drewe 1620 (will)

Marriage 1673 James Drue to Margaret PIERCE St. Peter's Carmarthen

James Drew a will dated 1673 Carmarthen

Marriage 1682 James Drue to Margaret REES St. Peter's Carmarthen

  (Cardigan) 1830 Cenarth - a David Drew married a Mary WILLIAMS  
Brecon   1768 Eliz. Drew married in Talgarth to Thomas THOMAS

1775 Elizabeth Drew married in Hay-on-Wye to Samuel PRICE

Susanna Drew chr. 1807 Merthyr Cynog - daughter of Rachel Drew with no father listed.

Gwenllian Drew married 1832 Ystradgynlais to David DAVIES

Thomas Drew married 1826 Talgarth to Elizabeth MACGIBBON

Charles Drew and Mary

Hanah Drew 1817 - Llanbedr parents Charles Drew and Mary

John Drew and Jane

Elizabeth Drew 1835 - Penuel Independent - Llanwrthwyl parents John Drew and Jane

Jane Drew 1837 - Penuel Independent - Llanwrthwyl parents John Drew and Jane

 
Glamorgan     1822 marriage at Merthyr Tydfil James Drew to Maria SMITH.

Henry Drew and Mary Anne

James Drew 1857 - St. Mary, Cardiff parents Henry Drew and Mary Ann

George Drew and Eliza

John Drew Drew 1872 - St. John, Canton Glam. parents George Drew and Eliza

John Drew and Ann

Mary Ann Drew 1825 - Wesleyan Methodist Merthyr Tydfil parents John Drew and Ann

Anthony John Drew (1) married 1866 Merthyr Tydfil Registry Office to Agnus Jane DAVIES (She must gave been very young)

Anthony John Drew (2) b. 1867 - Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil to parents John Drew and Jane RODERICK

Anthony John Drew (3) b. 1894 - Merthyr Tydfil to parents Anthony John Drew (1) and Agnus Jane DAVIES

1896 marriage - Cardiff James Drew to Kate WINSLADE

David Roderick Drew 1906 - Merthyr Tydfil parents Anthony John Drew (1) and Agnus Jane DAVIES

David Roderick Drew 1909 - Merthyr Tydfil parents Anthony John Drew (1) and Agnus Jane DAVIES

David Roderick Drew married - Merthyr Tydfil 1935 Blodwen JONES

The ultimate goal would be to find a link between this Merthyr Drew family and the Drews of Cefynllys

qv - John Roderick Drew-Smythe

Montgomery     Thomas Drew and Elizabeth

Pryce James Drew 1816 - Newtown parents Thomas Drew and Elizabeth

Charles Edward Drew 1824 - Newtown parents Thomas Drew and Elizabeth

 

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Conjecture 09Aug02 - Thomas (Sheen) Drew and George (Susannah) Drew were brothers and the sons of John and Keziah (Beaumont) Drew. In America, James Edmund Drew named his second (died as infant) son, John.