Thomas Andrew of Wenvoe
(Abt 1676-1756)
John Norman
(Abt 1710-1750)
Elizabeth Andrew
(Abt 1710-1752)
John Norman of Penmark


Family Links

1. Eleanor

2. Catherine Rees

John Norman of Penmark

  • Born: 1734, St. Andrews Major, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Christened: 7 Sep 1734, St. Andrews Major, Glamorgan, Wales 2
  • Married (1): 1 May 1753, St. Andrews Major, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Married (2): 15 Jun 1791, Penmark, Glamorgan, Wales 1
  • Died: Feb 1795, Penmark, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Buried: 3 Feb 1795, St. Andrews Major, Glamorgan, Wales 2

  General Notes:

Compiler's 4 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Excerpts from Diary of William Thomas of Michaelston....

July 1762

John Norman was fined 15/= for trespass relating to three yearling lambs impounded by Richard Llewellin of Cadoxton when they strayed onto his land. He later recovered 10/= by taking the matter to "Mr. Bassett"

30 May 1763

St Andrews folks went with Thomas French Junr. before Mr Basset, being in custody since the Evening of 28th Instant, and a guard on him in John Taylor's house in Denispowis... The guard on him was William Lewis, the overseer, John Minutt, the High Constable, John Norman, the Petty Constable, and Thomas Gronow junr, the Church Warden of St.Andrews, who went with him all before Mr Basset, in case of a base child begotten from Jane Nicholas deceased, thinking to receive all charges and Relief in looking to hold he and maintaining the child this three months or more, from the parish of Wenvoe. But the parishioners of Wenvoe consulted amongst themselves neither to meddle nor make agreement with them nor him, but let them commit him to Jail, rather take his wife and children on the parish than assist he in his wickedness. And the wise, rather foolish men of St.Andrews saw good to take security from his father for the child and be in all the Relief and Charges themselves, after braging that Wenvoe's parish should pay all charges and the relief of the child till now."

22 June 1763

Thomas Gronnow jnr, Churchwarden, and John Norman, the Constable of St.Andrews, drawed a warrant on six they held playing ball on the 19th instant past, vizt. William Harry of Bovil, Thomas Edward of the New House, Edward Lewelin, Shoemaker, Hary the Taylor of Michaelstone le pit, John Evan of Verlon and Jacob of Cadoxton, and the report is that they hide themselves and come as thiefs amongst them........
Five of the six persons before mentioned for playing ball on Sunday 19th at Dinas Powis was gefore Mr.Bassett who made every one of them pay 2/= each, of which John Norman, Constable, had 1/6d & John Minute, Chief Constable, 2/=. The other 6/6d to Thomas Gronnow, Churchwarden, to be distributed to the poor of the parish.

2 April 1766

Took with Elizabeth Andrew and John Norman, Constable, a distress for £3 arrears of rent due May last, on the goods of Richard Morgan of Twlc yr Hwch in St.Andrew, but she took a feather bed for £2 and Edward Powel's word for £1 more

4 February 1795

Was buried in St.Andrews from Penmark, John Norman, senr. of 61 years of age, from few days sickness. He had married his second wife.


John Norman of Penmark died aged 61 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

John married Eleanor on 1 May 1753 in St. Andrews Major, Glamorgan, Wales. (Eleanor was born about 1732 in Llancarfan, Glamorgan, Wales and was buried on 3 Apr 1788 in St. Andrews Major, Glamorgan, Wales.)

  Marriage Information:

John also married Catherine Rees on 15 Jun 1791 in Penmark, Glamorgan, Wales 1. (Catherine Rees was born about 1755 in Penmark, Glamorgan, Wales, died on 27 Jan 1842 in Cwm, Penmark, Glamorgan, Wales and was buried on 30 Jan 1842 in Penmark St. Mary, Glamorgan, Wales, aged 87 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Banns of marriage between John Norman and Catharine Rees were published 22nd, 29th of May, and 5 June 1791 by Henry Jones, Vicar, the said John Norman of the parish of Penmark, widower, and Catharine Rees of the parish of Penmark, spinster.

Witnesses: M. Gabriel, Jno. David.


1 Penmark St. Mary Parish Register.

2 St. Andrews Major Parish Register.

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