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 Apr 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 in the relevant period and further details of the ancestry of Margaret (Ingram) Bowen are not yet clear. 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. Probate records confirm that Ingrams were living at Nantmel and Cwmdeuddwr in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and that families there used the forenames Richard and David, both given to sons of Rees and Margaret (Ingram) Bowen.


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Children of Richard Ingram:

i ††††††† JOHN INGRAM of Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, coal miner, b ca 1804, Radnorshire,[1] d ca 1856;[2] m 15 Oct 1838, Bedwellty, MARY COLLINS.[3]

ii ††††† MARGARET INGRAM, b ca 1806, Llansantffraed Cwmdeuddwr or Nantmel,[4] d 17 Feb 1878, Llanganten, Breconshire;[5] m 12 May 1828, Llanfihangel Helygen, REES BOWEN[6] (see here).

[1] 1851 census returns, Bedwellty (National Archives, HO 107/2448, fol. 134).

[2] 1851 census returns, Bedwellty (National Archives, HO 107/2448, fol. 134); 1861 census returns, Bedwellty (National Archives, RG 9/3998, fol. 64).

[3] Bedwellty parish registers (online at

[4] 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).

[5] Death certificate.

[6] Llanfihangel Helygen parish registers (online at