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John Parry & Margaret (Jones) Parry of Groesffordd, Llewesog, Denbighshire, Wale
Posted by: Joseph Reed Williams (ID *****9029) Date: March 10, 2010 at 13:36:08
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I am informed that Groesffordd is a place name and that a translation = crossroads. John Parry was the owner of Groesffordd (a 35 acre homestead/farm) prior to 1800. The place is located a short distance S. E. of the town of Llanrhaeadr. John Parry was b. 9 June 1766 probably in Henllan and d. at Groesffordd 25 April 1843. John m. Margaret Jones, b. abt 1777 on 1 May 1798 at Pentre Llanrhaeadr He was a farmer and shoemaker. His family consisted of Margaret and 8 children:
John Parry, b. 29 Aur 1799
Hugh Parry, b. 28 Jan 1801
Mary Parry, b. 23 Jan 1803
Aice Parry, b. 23 Feb 1805
Hannah Parry, b. 2 Aug 1807
Moses Parry, b. 19 Apr 1810
Ebenezer Parry, b. 1 Nov 1812
Thomas Parry, b. 20 Dec 1814

John Parry m. Margaret Jones 1 May 1798 at Pentre Llanhaeadr. Alice Parry m. William Williams Christmas Day, December 25 1827, also at Pentre Llanrhaeadr.
William & Alice (Parry{ Williams had 4 children: Hannah, b. 24 Mar 1828; John, b. 12 Jan 1831; William, b. 26 Sept 1833. The 4th child was possibly Ann Parry or Williams, b. 6 Feb 1827, Bangor, Caernarvon, Wales.
William Williams was arrested and tried for poaching & assault, sentenced to 14 years Transportatin and spent the next 47 years in AU returning to Denbigh about 1880. William lived with his daughter, Hannah and her husband, Joseph Roberts until his death on 11 May 1890.
The sons, John and William, became Master Millers. John d. Nov 1912 in Chester. William m. Eunice Roberts and emigrated.
The 1870 Census of Dodge Co., Wisconsin found William and family living next door to David Williams, age 28 & wife Emma, age 26, both b in Wales and probably related.
William, b. 1805 may be the son of William Williams, b. 1780 & Sarah Hughes who were m. 14 Mar 1803 in Henllan.
John Parry was a brother of Moses Parry, b. 1769 in Henllan who m. his cousin, Ann Parry. Moses and Ann Parry had 6 dhildren:
John Parry, b. 9 sep 1795, Henllan
Thomas Parry, b. 6 Nov 1797, Henllan, m. Mary Williams
Moses Parry, b. 1799, Denbigh, m. Elizabeth Roberts
Mary Parry, b. 1801, Henllan, m. David Owen
Maria Parry, b. 1803, Henllan, m. Thomas Morris and Elizabeth Parry, b. 1805, Henllan.
Moaes Parry, b. 1799, Denbigh (butcher) m. Elizabeth Roberts, d/o Andrew Roberts. et ux. Elizabeth (Roberts) Parry d. shortly after the birth of Elizabeth Parry who became the mother of John Rowlands AKA Henry Morton Stanley.
The paternity of John Rowlands is questionable overshadowed by the Vaughan Hoene Legend. The Legend asserts Elizabeth Parry worked in a bakery behind the offices James Vaughan Horne shared another solicitor on Vale Street, Denbigh. "It is claimed that Van Horne took a fancy to Elizabeth, made her pregnant, then bribed John Rowlands to say he was the father." The quote is from, STANLEY, An Adenturer Explored, b. Richard Hall. Copyright 1974 by Richard Hall. Anyone interested in the life of HMS should read this and other books on Stanley's life.
My Parry line of descent is from Alice Parry, Aunt of Elizabeth Parry who m. William Williams.
If any reader knows the present occupant & address of Groesffordd please pass that iformation to me.

Joseph Williams <jwms442 at earthlink.net>


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