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Below are the registration's in various census's for the Gillard and associated families. These relate to mainly the south Wales area.

Certain spelling mistakes have been corrected, ie.  Llantarnum to Llantarnam.





Pentre Basket, Llantarnam, Mon

Benjamin Powell                      28,   ag labourer  - boatman 

Elizabeth                                    28?

John                                             7

Mary                                            5    (baptised St Mary's church, Brecon on October 28, 1835)

Benjamin                                    3

Reese                                          1

Note... The Mary above seems to have died between the 1841 and 1851 census's being taken as there is now a second Mary in the 1851 census.


Map of Cwmbran - Llantarnam showing the Ty Coch, Pentre Basket and Pentre Bach area's. Click image.




Two Locks, Llantarnam, Mon.

Benjamin Powell,                     37,  boatman,                  born  Brecon

Elizabeth,                                  40,                                     born  Camarthenshire

John,                                           17,  boatman,                  born  Brecon

Benjamin,                                   13,  boatman,                 born  Brecon

Rees,                                           10,                                    born Brecon

William,                                      8,                                     born  Llantarnam, Mon.

Thomas,                                       5,                                    born  Llantarnam, Mon.

Mary,                                          2,                                     born  Bettws, Mon.


Two Locks Road

Looking north from bridge over the canal.




1, Davies Cottages, Llantarnam, Mon

Benjamin Powell,                    53,   boatman,                     born  Breconshire, Whatton

Elizabeth,                                 54,                                         born  Llandovery,  Camarthenshire

Benjamin,                                  24,   boatman,                    born  Breconshire, Whatton 

Rees                                          20,   Forge labourer,         born  Breconshire, Whatton

William,                                   16,   scholar,                       born Llantarnam,  Mon.

Thomas,                                   14,   Forge labourer,          born Llantarnam,  Mon.

Mary                                        12,                                          born Llantarnam, Mon.


Ty Coch, Cwmbran

Davies Cottages are believed to have existed near here.




6, Two Locks, Llantarnam, Mon.

Benjamin Powell, Widower   65, labourer,                                born Brecon

Mary Powell,                             22, housekeeper,                       born Llantarnam




Two Locks, Llantarnam, Mon.

George Thomas,                  32,  Blacksmith,                                born  Crumlin

Jane Thomas,                      25,                                                        born  Newport, Mon.

Hy. C. Thomas                        1                                                        born  Llantarnam, Mon

Benjamin Powell               60,   Boarder,     Labourer,               born Brecknock, Wales

(note.. Benjamin Powell stating his age as 60 on this census , implies that he was born about 1821 and  he states that he was a labourer in the Iron works. In the previous census his age was 65!)


Two Locks Road













Albion Road, Trevethin, Mon.

John Gillard,                   31, wire cleaner,                          born Devon

Mary,                                 31,                                                 born Monmouth, England

William,                              2,                                                 born Monmouth, England

Emma Harris,                   17, domestic servant,                born Pontypool, Mon, England




28, Llandowlais Place, Llantarnam, Mon.

John Gillard,                             44,  general labourer,     born Taunton, Devon

Mary,                                           42,                                      born  Llantarnam, Mon.

William                                      12,  scholar,                      born  Llantarnam, Mon.

Elizabeth,                                   9,  scholar,                        born  Llantarnam, Mon.

Godfrey,                                     3,  scholar,                        born  Llantarnam, Mon.

Benjamin Powell,                   78,  Labourer                     born  Brecon, Breconshire

Thomas Barry,                        50,  Lodger, Labourer     born  Newport, Mon.

(Note..  Benjamin Powell and Thomas Barry are listed as labourer's in the Iron works)


One view of Llandowlais Street (Place)




169, Llandowlais Place, Llantarnam, Mon.

John Gillard,                          54,  general labourer,      born Church, Devon

Mary,                                        53,                                       born Llantarnam, Mon

Geoffrey,                                14,  factory, nut maker     born Llantarnam, Mon.

Ernest                                     10, scholar                          born Llantarnam, Mon.

(Note, Godfrey in the 1891 is now written down as Geoffrey)


Llandowlais Street (Place) (opposite view)


This is most probably the 1901 census details for Elizabeth Gillard and they are...

 she is now working as Parlour maid domestic at 22, Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, London in the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Judes, South Kensington.

She is aged 19 and place of birth is stated as South Wales, Longurynlais.


    Some IGI individual records

Mary Powell

Christening....   February11, 1849   llanvihangel Llantarnam

Parents....          Benjamin Powell and Elizabeth


Thomas Powell

Christening...   March 22, 1846          llanvihangel Llantarnam

Parents....         Benjamin powell and Elizabeth