INGRAM OF LLANSANTFFRAED CWMDEUDDWR

 

The paternity given here for Margaret Ingram is based on the 1851 census returns for Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, where a Richard Bowen, aged 20, born in Radnorshire, is recorded as a nephew of a John Ingram, 46, also born in Radnorshire. This Richard would appear to be the son of Rees and Margaret (Ingram) Bowen. The Bedwellty parish registers give Johnís father as Richard Ingram, farmer, in an 1838 marriage entry. Another possible clue to the parentage of Margaret Ingram is the presence of a ten-year-old female servant, Ann Ingram, in the household of Rees and Margaret (Ingram) Bowen in the 1841 census returns. She could be the Ann, illegitimate daughter of Sarah Ingram, who was baptised at Llandegley on 18 April 1831. The 1871 census returns for Cwmllewelyn, Llanganten show an unmarried Sarah Ingram, 73, born at Llandinam, Montgomeryshire, living with Rees and Margaret (Ingram) Bowen. This Sarah died at Cwmllewelyn on 25 May 1877 but the death was registered by a Mary Davies of Cefn y Bedd, Llanganten, and no document has yet been found which states any relationship between Sarah and Margaret (Ingram) Bowen. This Sarah Ingram may have been the one of that who name who in 1841 was living with David Ingram of Tynllidiart, Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, a farmer. David was born about 1793 at Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr or Llandinam, died on 17 March 1880 at Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, and married Elizabeth Pugh in 1827 at Llangurig.

 

There seem to have been multiple Richard Ingrams in the area. The Nantmel parish registers include the baptism of John (1798), Jane (1800) and Ann (1803), children of Richard Ingram. The motherís name is given as Elinor in the entry for Ann. A John, son of Richard Ingram, was baptised at Trefeglwys in 1803. The 1851 census returns for Glascwm include a Richard Ingram, 84, born at Nantmel, and his son Thomas Ingram, 53, born at Llandegley.

 

The parish registers of Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr show the marriage of Richard Ingram of that parish and Mary Davies of Llangurig, Montgomeryshire, on 15 July 1788. One of the witnesses was a John Lawrence, which points towards the Richard in question being the Richard Ingram whose sister Martha married John Lawrence at Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr in 1783. The will of David Ingram of Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, written in 1806, names his son Richard Ingram and his son-in-law John Lawrence.[1] This is of particular relevance as Derek Vincent Davies, a great-great-grandson of Margaret (Ingram) Bowen, has a 12 cM DNA match with a sixth-generation descendant of John and Martha (Ingram) Lawrence.[2] It is not certain that the DNA link is through the Ingrams, but there is no other apparent route for it in this case. This suggests that Richard Ingram who married Mary Davies and who was a son of David Ingram was the Richard Ingram whose daughter Margaret married Rees Bowen. It may be noted that the name David was given to a son of Rees and Margaret (Ingram) Bowen.

 

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INGRAM

 

1 †† ††† RICHARD INGRAM of Nantmel, Radnorshire, yeoman, died in 1762.[3] He married ANN who died about 1766.[4]

 

†††††††††††† Children of Richard and Ann Ingram:[5]

†††††††††††† 2 †††††††† i†††††††††† DAVID INGRAM

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† ii †††††††† RICHARD INGRAM of Garth, Nantmel.

†† †††††††††††† iii ††††† ELIZABETH INGRAM; m 30 Jul 1762, Nantmel, CHARLES EVANS.[6]

 

2 †† ††† DAVID INGRAM of Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, died about 1807.[7] He married on 1 June 1758 at Llangurig, JANE LEWIS.[8]

 

†††††††††††† Children of David Ingram:[9]

†††††††††††† 3††††††††† i ††††††††† RICHARD INGRAM; m MARY DAVIES.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† ii †††††††† JANE INGRAM.

†††† ††††††††† †† iii †††††† MARTHA INGRAM, b ca 1761, bur 12 Oct 1834, Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr;[10] m 26 Sep 1783, Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, JOHN LAWRENCE.[11]

 

3††††††† RICHARD INGRAM of Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, farmer, married on 15 July 1788 at Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr, MARY DAVIES.[12]

 

†† Children of Richard Ingram:[13]

†††††††† i ††††††††† JOHN INGRAM of Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, coal miner, b ca 1804, Radnorshire,[14] d ca 1856;[15] m 15 Oct 1838, Bedwellty, MARY COLLINS.[16]

†††††††† ii †††††††† MARGARET INGRAM, b ca 1806, Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr or Nantmel,[17] d 17 Feb 1878, Llanganten, Breconshire;[18] m 12 May 1828, Llanfihangel Helygen, REES BOWEN[19] (see here).



[1] National Library of Wales, BR1807-17.

[2] Results from AncestryDNA.

[3] Will dated 28 May 1762, proved 5 Jul 1762 (National Library of Wales, BR1762-80).

[4] Will dated 26 Sep 1765, proved 15 Mar 1766 (National Library of Wales, BR1766-79).

[5] National Library of Wales, BR1762-80, BR1766-79.

[6] Nantmel parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[7] Will dated 20 Nov 1806, proved 19 Nov 1807 (National Library of Wales, BR1807-17).

[8] Llangurig parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[9] National Library of Wales, BR1766-79, BR1807-17. It is not certain whether Jane (Lewis) Ingram was the mother of all Davidís children.

[10] Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk). She was baptised ďaged 72Ē at Rhayader on 12 Sep 1833.

[11] Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[12] Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[13] The date of death of Mary (Davies) Ingram is not known and it is unclear whether she was the mother of all Richardís children. As indicated by the discussion above, Richard most likely had other children in addition to John and Margaret, probably including David (b ca 1793) and Sarah (b ca 1798).

[14] 1851 census returns, Bedwellty (National Archives, HO 107/2448, fol. 134).

[15] 1851 census returns, Bedwellty (National Archives, HO 107/2448, fol. 134); 1861 census returns, Bedwellty (National Archives, RG 9/3998, fol. 64).

[16] Bedwellty parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[17] Margaretís ages and places of birth given in the census returns are as follows: 1851, age 43, born at Nantmel (National Archives, HO 107/2494, fol. 197); 1861, age 55, born at Cwmtoyddwr (National Archives, RG 9/4238, fol. 69); 1871, age 63, born Cwmdaiddwr (National Archives, RG 10/5575, fol. 82).

[18] Death certificate.

[19] Llanfihangel Helygen parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).