Evan & Eleanor Thomas of Brymbo

Evan Thomas was born in Brymbo, Denbighshire, around 1797.

Eleanor, whose previous name was Roberts according to her daughter, Eleanor's birth certificate, was born in Llanelidan, Denbighshire, around 1800.

Evan was a collier and married Eleanor Roberts (but was she a widow?) in Brymbo on 13th August 1832. Among their children were:


ca. 1836


19 Apr 1839

Brymbo, Denbighshire


Q3 1840


Q4 1842


Q3 1845

In 1851 Evan and Ellen were living in Brymbo with five children and three lodgers.

Evan appears to have died in 1855 and his son, John, married in 1859. By 1861 Ellen still had the three youngest children at home but by then had six lodgers. In 1871 she was still running her lodging house in Howard Street with six lodgers and she appears to have died in 1878.

Of their children:

  • John became a coal miner and in 1859 he married Mary Ann Dodd. They lived at Castletown, Brymbo, and had four children:

    Jane Ellen

    Q1 1860


    Q2 1862


    Q2 1866

    Sarah Ann

    Q1 1870

    Mary Ann died in 1875 and John had a further son the following year:


    Q2 1876

    Alfred's mother was presumably Margaret with whom he was living in 1881, when his mother-in-law, Jane Colley, was staying with them. No marriage has been found. By 1891 he was a widow again and in 1901 his address was given as 27 Castle Town Road.

  • Eleanor married in 1861, but was widowed shortly afterwards. She subsequently married Edwin Parry of Broughton, where they lived at Moss.
  • Evan married Mary Roberts in 1863 and by 1871 they were living at Windy Hill, Gwersyllt, with their 6-year-old son John Isaac.
  • Isaac became a coal miner, married Sarah Howard in 1868 and in 1871 they were living in Howard Street, Brymbo, with the first two of their children:

    Ellen Edith

    Q3 1868


    ca. 1869

    George Howard 

    Q3 1872

    In 1881 they were living in Cappers Lane, Brymbo, and by 1891 Isaac was widowed and living in Gwersyllt. In the later census records he called himself Isaac Llewellyn Thomas.