William was one of my great-grandfathers. He was born in about 1882 in Neath, Glamorgan, the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Ann (née Edwards). I was able to discover William’s mother’s maiden name through the purchase of his brother Morgan Arthur’s birth certificate.
In 1891, John, Elizabeth, the 9 year old William and Morgan Arthur (aged 3) were living in Neath at 18 Tonna Road.
Ten years later, John had died, but Elizabeth, William and Morgan were still living together in Neath at 32 St Ann’s Terrace.
William married Miriam Jones in 1912. After John’s death, Elizabeth married John Jenkins, and died in 1925.