Llansanffraid Glan Conwy


Llansanffraid Glan Conwy (commonly known as Glan Conwy) is a village located on the Afon Conwy’s estuary, with the Dyffryn Conwy railway and the A470 running through it. As well as the main village, the community includes the areas of Pentrefelin and Dolwyd along with an agricultural area stretching east to the borders of the parishes of Eglwysbach and Betws-yn-Rhos.

Norman Wilfred Cox, Llwyn Onn

Norman was born into the family of William and Alice Cox in 1892 in Stoke on Trent. William owned a grocer’s shop and was a native of Stoke, although Alice had been born in London.

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Alfred Jones, Pantsiglan

Alfred Jones was the grandson of Mary and Edward Jones, an agricultural labourer living at Pantsiglan, Glan Conwy. In 1871 Edward and Mary were living next to the Black Lion with their children William, Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Anne and Mary.

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Thomas Roberts, Llewelyn terrace

Thomas was born in Glan Conwy in 1884, the son of Hugh Roberts of Llewelyn Terrace. He left Wales to work as a miner in Edmonton, Alberta and enlisted in December 1915 when he was 30 years old.

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John Eric Saunderson, Bodnant Garden

John Eric Saunderson was the son of Joseph and Florence. Although Joseph was the son of a hairdresser from Clay Cross, he had begun to work as a gardener by the age of 18.

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Elias Hughes, Rock Cottage

Elias was the youngest of seven children of Benjamin and Margaret Hughes. Benjamin, his father, was a native of Glan Conwy, as was his Grandfather, John.

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Elias Thomas Williams, Bron Pistyll

Elias was one of the children of William, a farm labourer born in Llandrillo, and Catherine Williams of Bron Pistyll. There were six children, William, Elias, Badin Robert, Elizabeth, Maggie and Jane.

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Hugh Davies, Ferndale

Hugh Davies, born in 1888, was the son of John Davies, a Highway Surveyor and his wife Jane of Ferndale. The second of ten children, Hugh was their eldest son.

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Robert McMath, Ty Capel

Robert was born in Conwy 2nd April 1898, but lived with his aunt and uncle in Ty Capel in Glan Conwy. Thomas Hughes, Robert’s uncle, worked as a labourer on the railways and married Elizabeth in 1898.

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Thomas Jones Williams

Thomas was born in Glan Conwy and was the son of Thomas and Jane. He married Mary Prytherch in 1897 in Bangor, where they had a home at 23 Fair View Road.

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Thomas John Williams, Pendraw’r Llan

Thomas John Williams was born in Eglwysbach to Thomas John and Jane. Unfortunately it has not been possible to identify the family on census returns, but they may have had a connection with Rhos on Sea…

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Frank Cecil Osborne, Oak Villa

Frank Cecil Osborne was the son of Frank Osborne and his wife, Elizabeth Maude. Although the 1911 census shows they had two living children, only Frank Cecil appears on the census returns.

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Edmund Williams, Dolwyd Bach

Edmund Williams was born in early 1894 in the Conway region. The CWGC records show that Edmund was the son of Griffith Williams, but the only Edmund living locally with a father of that name was a quarryman in Bethesda.

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Ezecial Thomas, Pencroesau

Ezecial was the son of Lewis and Catherine Thomas, both of Eglwysbach. Born in 1881, he was the youngest of the family. Lewis was a general workman in Croft’s Yard at the time of Ezecial’s birth, but by 1891 had moved to Gareg ddima, working as a gardener.

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Idwal Ben Humphrey Jones, Hendrewaelod

Idwal was the youngest of five children of William Humphrey Jones and Alice, from Somerset. William himself was one of at least nine children of Edward Jones, a builder from Toxteth.

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Ben Owens, Bryn Rhys

Benjamin Thomas Owens was born (18th September 1876) in Haverfordwest. His father, another Benjamin, was a police constable, but it appears he may have died at a young age.

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Hugh Davies, Islwyn

Hugh’s parents were Edward and Margaret Evans of Islwyn, although Edward died before his son. Unfortunately I have been unable to locate Hugh or his parents on the census…

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Robert Hughes, Castle View

Robert was born in 1895 into the family of Robert and Mary Jane Hughes. Robert senior worked as a farm labourer but later as a carter and joiner.

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Arthur Evans, Top Shop Bryn Rhys

Arthur was the younger brother of Thomas Owen Evans (also killed in WW1). In 1911 Arthur was still living with his mother and step father, but working as a labourer.

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Thomas O Evans, Top Shop Bryn Rhys

Thomas Owen Evans, born in 1889 in Llangwystenin, was the eldest child of Thomas Evans, a brick maker from Llanrhos, and his wife, Mary Ellen from Caernarfon.

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