The will of John Price of Pennar, Cregrina, dated 8 May 1755 and proved on 9 September 1756, mentions many relatives. Among others, John mentions his wife Margaret; son John Price; son-in-law Thomas Morris of Glanedow in Glascwm; various grandchildren who were daughters of Thomas Morris of Llanelwedd by Anne his wife; son-in-law James Morris; and brothers Daniel Price and Robert Price. This indicates that John had three sons-in-law with the surname Morris, two of whom were called Thomas Morris, and indeed the will confirms that John had daughters called Margaret Morris, Anne Morris and Elizabeth Morris.[1]


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1                     PRICE.


                Children of            Price:[2]

                2          i        JOHN PRICE (ca 1678-1756); m MARGARET.

                            ii       DANIEL PRICE.

                            iii      ROBERT PRICE.


2          JOHN PRICE of Pennar, Cregrina, Radnorshire, was born about 1678[3] and buried on 5 June 1756 at Cregrina.[4] He married MARGARET[5] who was buried on 23 March 1762 at Cregrina.[6]


                Children of John and Margaret Price:

                            i        JOHN PRICE, bap 3 Feb 1710/1711, Cregrina.[7]

                            ii       MARGARET PRICE, bap 22 May 1713, Cregrina;[8] m THOMAS MORRIS.[9]

                            iii      ANN PRICE, b ca 1714, d 6 Apr 1808, bur 10 Apr 1808, Llanelwedd;[10] m ca 3 May 1739, THOMAS MORRIS.[11]

                            iv      THOMAS PRICE, bap 26 Dec 1717, Cregrina.[12]

                            v       ELIZABETH PRICE;[13] m(1)            GRIFFITHS; m(2) ca 8 Oct 1747, JAMES MORRIS;[14] m(3) 17 May 1759, Cregrina, JAMES DAVIES[15] (see here).

[1] National Library of Wales, BR1756-15.

[2] National Library of Wales, BR1756-15.

[3] Owen Parry, “The Welsh Cattle Trade in the 18th Century”, The Radnorshire Society Transactions, 16(1946):43-54, at 46, mentions a deposition sworn in 1745 by John Price the elder of the parish of Cregrina, aged 67.

[4] Cregrina parish registers (online at

[5] Margaret is named in the will of John Price and in the baptism entries of his sons John and Thomas.

[6] Cregrina parish registers (online at

[7] Cregrina parish registers (online at

[8] Cregrina parish registers (online at

[9] From the will of John Price (National Library of Wales, BR1756-15) it appears that this Thomas Morris was “of Glanedow in the Parish of Glascomb”, whereas the Thomas Morris who married Margaret’s sister Ann was of Llanelwedd.

[10] Monumental inscription at Llanelwedd; Llanelwedd parish registers (online at Ann’s burial entry in the parish registers gives her age as 97 but the monumental inscription gives her age as 93 years.

[11] Brecon marriage bonds.

[12] Cregrina parish registers (online at

[13] No date of birth or baptism has yet been found for Elizabeth, but based on the dates of her children, she would have been one of the younger children of John Price, perhaps born about 1720. She may have been the Elizabeth Davies, late of Penarth, who was buried on 8 Apr 1791 at Cregrina, but there was also an Elizabeth Davies buried at Cregrina on 8 Nov 1782. The Elizabeth buried in 1791 could be a wife of the James Davies who was buried in 1822 at Llansantffraed-yn-Elfael and who was “late of Pennar” in Cregrina. That James was evidently a different person from the James Davies married at Cregrina in 1759. See the Davies account for further details.

[14] A bond was made on 8 Oct 1747 for the marriage of James Morris and Elizabeth Griffiths, widow, of Cregrina. The parties to the bond were James Morris of Cregrina and James Price of the same parish, gentleman. The will of John Price of Cregrina, written in 1755, mentions his daughter Elizabeth Morris, son-in-law James Morris, and a granddaughter Mary Griffiths.

[15] Cregrina parish registers. The bride is described in the parish register and on the marriage bond as Elizabeth Morris, widow. Parties to the bond were James Davies of Cregrina, yeoman and Thomas Morris of Llanelwedd, yeoman (evidently Elizabeth’s brother-in-law). James, son of James Morris by Elizabeth his wife, was baptised at Cregrina on 3 Jan 1748. James Morris was buried on 27 Apr 1758 at Cregrina.