DAVID LEWIS also came from a large family. In fact he was of eleven children who were born to MORGAN SIMON LEWIS - JOHN (Born 1706 in Llanafan Fawr) and ELEANOR POWELL (Born 1710 in Llanafan Fawr). Eleanor was the eldest daughter of RICE DAVID POWELL. From the information one of the results of this marriage was that the family for several generations afterwards had red or sandy hair. Morgan and Eleanor were married on 29th July 1727 at St Afan's Church in Llanafan and their first son was born four months later!

The Lewis Family in the eighteenth century were infamous throughout the region as you will see

        Samuel Bowen died Dec 17 1862 Hengenau,Llanfihangel Bryn Pabuan

Occupation: Labourer and Shepherd

Lewis died 9th May 1845 at, Troedrhiwgogh, Llanfihangel LBP. Ė

          Lydia died Thursday 17th June 1869 Crogaufach LBP. Buried St Afans , Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire



The above is a copy of the actual court record Court Journal 27th Aug 1791 that was taken at the time sentence was passed. I came across this article in the Library of Wales and it is the first indication that Lewis Lewis the Elder was executed in Sept 1791.

Following the hanging of her husband Sarah had to vacate the farm in which they dwelt as tenants. She lived in a "Poor House", called Gravolen, on nearby farmland. She died a pauper.

William Lewis born 1771, in Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire. Christened Sunday 25th August 1771 Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire. Married Diana Davies (b 1759) Friday 22 May 1795 St Afanís Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire Died Tydwr Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire Buried Thursday 9th August 1838 St Afanís Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire

Simon Lewis was also known as Lewis Lewis the Elder and was implicated in the murder of Thomas along with his sons Thomas and Lewis. He was found guilty of assisting in the murder and was hung outside Brecon Goal on Friday 2nd September 1791

MORGAN SIMON LEWIS-JOHN and ELEANOR were my great great great great great grandparents (grandparentsx5). MORGAN was the son of SIMON and ELIZABETH LEWIS-JOHN and was born in 1706 in Llanafan Fawr in 1706. Elenor was four years younger having been born in 1710 in Llanafan Fawr. She was buried on Monday 14th 1791 aged 81 "at the expense of the Parish"

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