Rose Cottage Nantyderry

Rose Cottage Nantyderry – 894 on the 1841 Tithe Map.

The 1841 tithe says Rose Cottage is 23 perches and owned by the Rev. William Morgan of Pontypool. On the census of the same year John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth both aged 50 are the occupiers.

Ten years later John Edwards says he is 56, a farmer of 20 acres, Elizabeth his wife is also 56 and living with them is their son William 22, they were all born in Goytre.

In 1852 the owner is Ann Morgan, daughter of the Rev William Morgan.

In December 1855 John Edwards horse was stabbed to death by an unknown person, the story is in the Monmouthshire Merlin.

I’m not quite sure who was at Rose Cottage in 1861, but by 1871 William Jones and his family were in residence. William was aged 65, a builder, Mary his wife was 58 and their son William was 26, a plasterer he was born in Llanover. 

By 1874 their son William had married Georgina, and their son William Henry was baptised in February of that year at St Peter’s. On the baptism register it is says he was a shopkeeper in Nantyderry Village.

William the elder died sometime between 1871 and 1881, Mary said she was a widow on the 1881 census, she also said she was an annuitant and was born in Ireland, living with her as a boarder was Henry Neate aged 15.

In 1886 William Jones from Rose Cottage appeared at the meeting for a welsh speaking vicar for St Peter’s Church but he did not appear at the second meeting held on the 14th March 1887. His mother Mary died in 1887 and was buried at St Peter’s, she was 74 years old.

On the 1901 census William is aged 58, a tiler and plasterer again, Georgina is also 58 and it says she was born in Govilon.

By 1910 William has purchased Rose Cottage, the rateable value for the property is £4 5s. 

On the 1911 census William is aged 68, Georgina is 63, they had been married for 38 years and had one child, at that time Rose Cottage had five rooms.

Georgina died in May 1913 and was buried at St Peter’s, William died in January 1929 aged 86.

The electoral register of 1933 says Stanley and Edith Williams were in residence at Rose Tree Cottage.


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