first THOMAS event at Llanvihangel torymynydd was the marriage of (my 3XG grandparents) James
THOMAS to Elizabeth MICHAEL on 31 December 1794.
James THOMAS had been baptised on 24 April 1774 the son of John & Mary at Newchurch
, six miles down the road.
MICHAEL had been baptised at Llanvihangel torymynydd 22 years
earlier, the eldest daughter of Philip (a blacksmith) & Tassy/Daisy nee
& Elizabeth had 10 children, raised 5 children to adulthood: John, Philip, Thomas,
baptised at Llanvihangel torymynydd; James, Mary at Llanishen (2 pairs of twins never
By 1801 the family were living at nearby Llanishen
, in 1813 at "Pool House
" just on the Llanishen side of the boundary, though four infants were buried at St.Michael.
James & Elizabeth's surving children:
(1795-1868 my GG grandfather) baptised at St. Michael in 1795, and
married Martha WALKER there in
1818, but is buried at Llanishen Philip
1797-1878 married Sarah Morgan (7 children), died and buried at Llanvihangel torymynydd.Thomas
1797-1883 married Elizabeth Davis (8 children), died and buried at Llanvihangel torymynydd.
His son Isaac married Elizabeth
Brisland and was Innkeeper of the Carpenters Arms at Llanishen, before
living at Ty Bach cottage until his death in 1916, buried at
Llanvihangel torymynydd. His cousin Marella was living in Llanvihangel torymynydd in 1911.
1801-1824 died age 22 died and buried at Llanvihangel torymynydd.
1806-1849 married Philip HIGHLEY and they lived at Tintern Parva.
So what happened to the others born in Llanvihangel?
Several are reported as in adjacent Llanishen.
James 1822-1907 married & moved down the road to St. Arvans. Two
sons migrated to Hawkes Bay New Zealand in 1875, 1876.
John 1838-1919 married & migrated to New Zealand in 1875
Some girls married and drifted away to Risca & Newport
compiled by descendant
updated August 2016