Evan WYNNE of Cefn Cymera, Gent.
(Abt 1754-1831)
William DAVID of Rhyd y reirin
John EVANS of Cefn Cymera
(1779-Bef 1829?)
(Abt 1780-Aft 1841)
Eleanor EVANS


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Rees BARROW of Llanaber

Eleanor EVANS

  • Born: 1804, Cefn y Cymera, Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales
  • Married: 23 Dec 1825, Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Buried: 26 Sep 1856, Llanaber, Merioneth, Wales 2

  Orthographic variations: Ellinor, Elinor, Ellin, Ellen

  Research Notes:

Named as a beneficiary in the Will of her paternal grandfather Evan Wynne of Cefn Cymera, Gent. (written 1829) 3


In 1841 Elinor Barrow, aged about 35, milliner, was living in Barmouth Llanaber. Present were children: Jane (12), Ellin (11), Lora (10), Mary (2), John (7), Wm. (8 months)

In 1851 Ellin Barrow (47) of Llanbedrer Merionethshire, mariner's wife, was living in Barmouth Llanaber Merionethshire. Present were children (born in Llanaber): Mary (12), scholar, William (10), scholar, Ann (7), scholar


Ellen Barrow of Port Madoc died aged 52 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

Eleanor married Rees BARROW, son of William BARROW of Barmouth and Jane REES, on 23 Dec 1825 in Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales. (Rees BARROW was born in 1802 in Barmouth, Llanaber, Merioneth, Wales, christened on 29 Oct 1802 in Llanaber, Merioneth, Wales and was buried on 15 Dec 1873 in Llanaber, Merioneth, Wales, aged 71 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Rees Barrow, mariner, Llanaber, Merioneth to Ellen Evans, sp., Llanbedr, Merioneth

Marriage Bond: 16 Dec 1825 (Bangor A 56/220 )


Rees BARROW of Barmouth of the Parish of Llanaber, bachelor, mariner, and Eleanor EVANS of Cefn cymmera of this Parish, spinster, were married in this Church by Licence with consent of parents, by me David Evans, Rector

Witnesses: Thomas WILLIAMS, Jane WYNNE


1 Llanbedr Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 11, no. 35.

2 Llanaber Parish Registers, Burials, p. 151, no. 1206.

3 Ellinor's father is not named in her grandfather's Will. At first it seemed that the granddaughter in question was Elinor's daughter of the same name. However, the first Ellen was born with her twin Jane in 1826; they both died in the same year. Her next daughter named Eleanor was born in 1831, after Evan Wynne wrote his will in 1829. So the granddaughter to whom he refers would be the wife of Rees Barrow. Of Evan's sons, the eldest, Robert, retained the surname Wynne and was in Caernarvon the year Elinor was born; Humphrey did not marry until 1814. So through a process of elimination it would appear that Eleanor was the daughter of John Evans and Lowry Williams who were married in Llanfair in 1802. The Llanfair baptismal records for this period are currently not available. Though the Censuses show she was born in Llanbedr (she was of Cefn Cymera at the time of her marriage), there is no record of her having been christened there. It is worthwhile to note the naming patterns: her first two children (both the dead twins and the two daughters following) are named Jane and Eleanor—the former presumably named after Rees's mother, the latter after Eleanor herself; the third daughter is Lowry, presumably named after Elinor's mother, and the eldest son, John, named, again presumably, after Elinor's father.

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