Lower Cae Coed

Lower Cae Coed

Walter David’s name is on the 1832 electoral register for Cae Coed. The 1841 tithe says the owners are Walter David and James Roberts. In 1844 Walter David has two cottages (Upper and Lower Cae Coed) rated on the 13th August.

In 1841 James Roberts, a 48 year old timber haulier, and Tammy his wife who is 57 and born in Trevethin, are living at Lower Cae Coed along with their children, Thomas 22, William 18, John 10, and John Cooke their grandson aged 6.

There is a court case against Thomas Watts of Ynyspwcca heard on the 28th March 1857 for stealing £6 2s 0d from John Roberts at Goytrey on the 20th March, he was the son of James Roberts.

In 1860 James Roberts voted for William Harris as the new highways assessor but he lost the vote. James Roberts died in Pontypool workhouse in 1877 and was buried at Trevethin, this was the usual procedure, inmates who died in the workhouse were not returned to their parish for burial.

I am not sure who was living at Lower Cae Coed in 1861 but in 1871 William Morris 41 from Kidderminster, and Martha 42 his wife, born in Pembroke, with their children Mary 19 a dressmaker, Joseph 16 a weaver, Ann 14, and William 7, were resident there.

By 1891 Jonah Waters aged 59 born in Goytre an agricultural labourer, Elizabeth his wife 42 born in Talgarth, and their daughter Catherine 8 born in Abersychan, were living at Lower Cae Coed.

Alan Hanbury is registered on the electoral roll in 1900 and also on the 1901 census, he was 28, his wife Rachel was 31, both born in Goytrey. He is also registered as the owner in 1910 when the gross value of Lower Cae Coed was £5 15s and the rateable value was £4 10s.

The 1911 census says that Lower Cae Coed has 4 rooms, Alan Hanbury and his wife Rachel had been married 17 years and had 3 children, all alive. The children were Irene 12, Ivor 9, and Beatrice 6.


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