Title:

Genealogy of the Prosser family in Ewyas Lacy and vicinity

Date:

1780 - 1918

 

Introduction

The surname Prosser has been well represented in Ewyas Lacy parishes since at least the 17th century.  We are indebted to Peter and Rachel Prosser for this guest contribution outlining their family genealogy from Thomas Prosser (c1751 – c1820) of the Birches in Craswall through successive generations to 1918. Among parish, census and other public records, many of the details found online in the History of Ewyas Lacy show how use of this website has helped to draw a vivid picture of the family’s circumstances and movements in the local area.

Ewyas Lacy Study Group

 

 

Edwin Prosser and Ewyas Lacy

Introduction

Joseph Evan Prosser (Baptised Joseph Thomas Evan Prosser) was born in Llanarth Monmouthshire in 1891 and lived for much of his life in Kingstone Herefordshire until his death in 1971.

His wife May Ann Tranter lived for a few years at Lodge Farm, Walterstone. She finished her schooling at Walterstone.

Joseph’s parents Edwin Prosser and Mary Ann Stephens were born and lived in Ewyas Lacy. They moved to Bryn Gwyn near Llanarth sometime between 1883 and 1885.

Joseph’s known siblings were Rose, Adeline, and Walter. It is known that Rose married George Jones and emigrated to America. Adeline married Thomas Nurden and lived in Cwm (Ebbw Vale). Walter lived in Raglan.

This information allowed us to trace back to 1881 using census information.

There are no family records. The family split up after the death of Edwin’s mother in 1856 and again after the death of his brother William in 1865.

Edwin’s connection to the Birches was important in identifying the family in the 1841 census. This allowed us to trace the family through the census to 1861.

This is very much a work in progress. We have tried to ensure that our conclusions are based on reasonable evidence but our conclusions may not always be correct.

We are grateful to the Ewyas Lacy Study Group (ELSG) whose web site (http://ewyaslacy.org.uk/ ) provided a great deal of the evidence.

Note: There is a variety of spellings for some names. Prichard has been spelled Pritchard, Sybill as Syble, Sible, Seblil, Sibil, and Sybil. Prosser is more often written as Profser but the census transcriptions have Porpeer (1841), Proper, Brosser, Perper, and Prasser.

The Birches

Land tax documents suggest the family occupied the Birches in Cusop and Crasswell from at least 1780. The link is tenuous and is based on the layout of the tax return, the amount of the tax, and the names of the Landlord and Occupier. The tax return is only conclusive from 1826 when the property is named.

The land tax suggests occupancy on returns:

Walter Prosser

 

1780 - 1791

Thomas Prosser

 

1799 - 1816

Sybil Prosser

 

1821 – 1836

The Birches was only named in the tax return from 1826 when Sybil was the tenant.

Source: Land Tax records (ELSG)

Held at:

Herefordshire Record Office

Reference:

Q/Rel/2/2

Source:

Original Documents

Title:

Digital Archive [INDEX]: Craswall Land Tax Records

Place name:

Craswall

Date:

1780 to 1836

Description:

Land Tax Records usually show the landlord or proprietor and the tenant or occupier. 1780 and 1781 only show the landowners whilst 1831 and 1836 give property names as well.

Sybil is described elsewhere as the widow of Thomas Prosser.

There is a conflict of evidence. From 1780 the return suggests that the Landlord was Sir George Cornewall but there is evidence of the sale of the Birches from Thomas Prosser to Sir George Cornewall in 1808

Source: Deeds (ELSG).

Records held at

Herefordshire Record Office

Reference:

BA89/5/18

Title:

Deeds: Birches and Maes Lawens

Place name:

Craswall

Date:

1792-1808

Description: Deeds for farms called Birches and Maes Lawens in Craswall purchased by Sir George Cornewall from Thomas Prosser in 1808

The tenancy appears to have changed between 1836 and 1840 because when the farm was sold in 1840 by the Cornewall estate Thomas Prosser (son) was shown as the tenant.

Source (ELSG)

Held at:

Private Collection

Reference:

LD_tg_0011

Source:

Original documents

Title

Image and details of sale particulars relating to The Birches Farm

Place name:

Craswall and Cusop

Date:

1840 - 1938

Description:

The following documents primarily relate to The Birches Farm, Craswall but also include mention of Bess Davies’s land, Cae yr Allt, Craigy [Craigau], The Three Yew Trees and Russell’s Tack in Craswall, Cusop and Hay.

  2nd December 1840

Apportionment between the Trustees of the Estates of Sir Velters Cornewall Baronet to Thomas Watkins Esq of Forddvawr [Ffordd-fawr], Brecknock of farms and lands in Clodock and Cusop.

  Reciting that Sir Velters Cornewall was the infant and eldest son of Sir George Cornewall (buried 2nd January 1836) and Dame Jane Cornewall nee Napier of Moccas Court and that Sir George Cornewall was the eldest son of Sir George Cornewall (died 26th September 1819) and Dame Catherine (died 17th March 1835). Guardians were appointed over Sir Velters and his brothers and sisters in the last will of Sir George dated 20th December 1835.

Reciting that certain property was settled in trust in 1815 on the marriage of George Cornewall and Jane Napier.

Reciting that under the powers held in the 1815 trust and subsequent documents, the Guardians of Sir Velters Cornewall had agreed to sell some properties to Thomas Watkins in fee simple for £2,506 17s 4d.

  The properties comprised:

1       messuage, barn, stable and other buildings called The Birches Farm in Craswall in the occupancy of Thomas Prosser as tenant and comprising 148a 3r 20p;

Evidence of occupancy at the Birches is provided also by an agent’s notebook (compiled in 1864) and leases for life.

A lease for life granted to Richard Francis on 29 Sept 1839 names Thomas Prosser aged 4 (son of Thos Prosser of the Birches Crasswall Farmer).

A second lease of the same date names William Prosser aged 6, also the son of Thomas Prosser of the Birches. The note says that William is dead.

Details of the lease give his date of death as 25 August 1865.

Source: Extract from Agents pocket book (ELSG)

Held at:

Gwent Record Office

Reference:

MAN/A/151/0040

Source:

Images of Original Document

Title:

Transcription of Agent’s pocket book, Map 1 items

Place name:

Upper Maescoed , Michaelchurch, St Margarets

Date:

1760 -1862

Description:

in St Margarets Parish

No. ? 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71
Lease granted 29 Sept 1839 to Richard Francis
for the Lives of Lessee then aged 26, Thos Prosser then aged 4 (son of Thos Prosser of the Birches Crasswall Farmer) and Philip Seaborne then aged 9 (son of John Seaborne of St Margarets Yeoman)
Lease sold to Henry Smith Michaelchurch, Inn Keeper about 3 or 4 years ago
Tithe Map 252, 253 254, 308, 309, 310, & 334
Quantity 8a 0r.39p
No 66, Tithe Map 304, 305 & 306
Quantity 1-2-2

  No. 72, 73
Lease granted 29 Sept 1839 to Richard Francis
for the Lives of Lessee 26, Eliz his wife 22 and Wm Prosser 6 (son of Thos Prosser of Birches, Crasswall)
No. 73 Tithe Map258 (including 44)
Quantity -2-13
No. 72 included in 252
Eliz Francis & Wm Prosser dead.

Source: Lease details (ELSG)

Held at:

National Library of Wales [Catalogue at Gwent Record Office]

Reference:

Catalogue 275.1641

Source:

Schedule of documents presented by the Marquess of Abergavenny

Title:

Lease of a cottage and land

Place name:

Saint Margarets

Date:

1839

Description:

Sept. 29th 1839:

  (1)    The Rt. Hon. Henry, Earl of Abergavenny;

(2)    Richard Francis of Upper Mescoed, parish of Saint Margarets, co. Hereford, yeoman

  LEASE (counterpart) of the property specified in No. 1344 [a cottage and parcel of land in the parish of Saint Margarets]. Attached are the death certificates of Richard Francis (Feb. 12 1889), William Prosser (Aug. 25, 1865), and Eliza Francis (Aug.10, 1871), the three lives mentioned in the above lease.

Observations:

No. 1344 can be found in ELSG reference rs_stm_0076

The 1881 census return places Edwin at the ‘Burtches Cusop’ c1839. This is confirmed by Edwin’s birth certificate.

Timeline

c1751  Birth of Thomas Prosser
Age at death in 1820 given as 69. Father possibly Walter Prosser (based on land tax returns.

c1760  Alternative for Birth of Thomas Prosser
Age at death in 1819 given as 59. Father possibly Walter Prosser (based on land tax returns.

1766     Christening of Sybill Prichard in the parish of Clodock.

Source: Clodock parish records (ELSG)

25 October 1766 Sybill the daughter of James Prichard and Elizabeth his wife.

1794    Marriage between Syble Pritchard and Thomas Prosser

Source: Parish registers and Bishops transcripts Cusop (ELSG)

18 Mar 1794 Prosser  Thomas            Syble Pritchard of Clodock
Wits - James Wellington, John Jenkins
.

1799     Thomas and Syble may be living at the Birches from around this time (Land tax returns).

c1800  Birth of Thomas Prosser
1841 census gives his age as 40.
Thomas and Syble assumed to be parents based on:
Syble is described as the widow of the late Thomas Profser;
Their links to the Birches;
Syble is living with Thomas Profser in1841;
Thomas Profser is shown as the informant on Syble’s death certificate.

1808    Sale of the Birches by Thomas Prosser to Sir George Cornewall

1810    Birth of Ann Evans (later Wife of Thomas Prosser dob1800)
1851 census gives place of birth as Llanvihangel Monmouthshire and age as 40.

Source:  Familysearch.org

Batch I05306; System England-EASy; Source File 104882
England Births and Christenings 1538 – 1975
Ann Evans 3 Nov 1810 at LLanvihangel Monmouthshire
Father              John Evans
Mother             Mary

1819     Death of Thomas Prosser (Alternative).
Thomas last paid the land tax in 1816 and Sybil paid from the 1821 return.

Source: Register of burials, Clodock 1817 to 1824 (ELSG)

Thomas Profser           Clodock           11th December  1819   age 59

1820     Death of Thomas Prosser.
Thomas last paid the land tax in 1816 and Sybil paid from the 1821 return. This record is preferred because residence is given as Craswall which is the location of the Birches.

Source: Register of burials, Clodock 1817 to 1824 (ELSG)

Thomas Profser           Craswall          8th December  1820     age 69

c1833  Birth of Ann Prosser
1841 Census shows Ann age 8

c1835  Birth of William Prosser
1841 Census shows William age 6 son of Thomas Prosser, but 1839 lease for life also shows William age 6.

1837    Marriage of Thomas Prosser and Ann Evans

Source: Register of Marriages in the parish of Clodoch Herefordshire 1837 (ELSG).

Thomas Profser batchelor of this parish and
Ann Evans spinster of this parish
were married in this church by banns and with the consent of their parents
this 4th day of February 1837
Witness Elizabeth Farr


Note: Ann and William born before marriage of Thomas and Ann. Were they born out of wedlock or to previous wife?

c1837  Birth of Thomas Prosser
1841 census shows Thomas Prosser age 4, but 1839 lease for life also shows Thomas age 4.

1839     Birth of Edwin Prosser

Source: Birth Certificate 1839 in sub-district of Clodock in the county of Hereford

Eighth of March 1839 at the Birches Craswall

Edwin
 Ann Profser formerly Evans

Thomas Profser-Farmer
Informant-Thomas Profser-Father the Birches Crasswall

1840    Sale of the Birches

1841    Census return for Michaelchurch Eskley, Herefordshire

Source: Public Record Office HO107/42 Book 9 Folio 7 Page 9

Place

Name

Age

Born in county

New House

Thos Profser

40

Y

 

Ann

30

Y

 

Siblil

70

Y

 

Ann

8

Y

 

Wm

6

Y

 

Thos

4

Y

 

Edwin

2

Y

  Note: Thomas, Siblil, William, Thomas, and Edwin can be linked to the Birches.

c1843   Birth of Hannah Prosser
1851 census shows age 8

c1846   Birth of Erasmus Prosser
1851 census shows age 5

1846    Death of Sybil Prosser

Source: Death certificate 1846 sub-district of Hay Brecon and Herefordshire

Twenty second July 1846 at the parish of Cusop
Sibil Profser     81        Widow of the late Thomas Profser – Farmer
Old age Not certified
Informant - Thomas Profser Occupier Cusop

 1848   Birth of Ziba Prosser
1851 census shows age 3

Source 1: Register of baptisms St Margarets Hereford 1848 (ELSG)

June 3 Ziba son of Thomas and Ann Prosser  Upper Maescoed  Farmer

Source 2 : Birth Certificate 1848 in sub-district of Madley in the county of Hereford

  Seventeenth of May 1848 St Margarets
No name entered
Ann Profser formerly Evans
Thomas Profser Farmer
Mark of Ann Profser Mother St Margarets
Ziba name added after registration

c1850   Birth of Lewis Prosser
1851 census shows age 7 months

1851    Census return for St Davids, Michaelchurch Eskley Herefordshire

Source: Public Record Office HO107/1978 Schedule 20 Folio 729 Page 7

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Wildernefs

Thos Profser

Head

Married

52

Landed proprietor

Clodock

 

Ann  Profser

Wife

Married

40

Wife of  landed proprietor

Llanvihangel  Mon

 

William  Profser

Son

Single

16

Son of  landed proprietor

Clodock

 

Thomas  Profser

Son

Single

13

Son of  landed proprietor

Clodock

 

Edwin  Profser

Son

Single

12

Son of  landed proprietor

Clodock

 

Hannah  Profser

Daughter

Single

8

Daughter of  landed proprietor

Michaelchurch Eskley

 

Erasmus  Profser

Son

Single

5

Son of  landed proprietor

Clodock

 

Ziba  Profser

Son

Single

3

Son of  landed proprietor

St. Margarets

 

Lewis  Profser

Son

Single

7 Mths

Son of  landed proprietor

Michaelchurch Eskley

Ann (Dtr) is no longer with the family. It’s possible she is in service at Kilgwinf Boughrood Nr Hay

Source: Public Record Office HO107/2491 Schedule 1 Folio 138      Page 1

1855    Birth of Emma Prosser

Source: Register of Baptisms, Newton, 1849 – 1905 (ELSG)

1855 Prosser Emma child of Thomas and Ann Lower Maescoed

1856    Birth of Mary Ann Stephens (later wife of Edwin Prosser).

Source: Register of baptisms in Michaelchurch Eskley 1856 (ELSG)

April 7th Mary Ann daughter of Thomas and Phoebe Stephens Lanrofser Labourer

1856    Death of Ann Prosser (Mother)

Source 1: Register of burials in Clodock Herefordshire 1856 (ELSG)

Ann Prosser     Maescoed        July 12th            age 45

Source 2: Death certificate 1856 sub-district of Clodock in the county of Hereford

Ninth July 1856 Longtown
Ann Profser 45 years
Wife of  Thomas Profser – Agricultural labourer
Found dead in bed
H. Underwood Coroner Hereford

1860    Marriage of Ann Prosser (Dtr) to James Williams at Clodock church.

Source: Parish Records Clodock 1860 (ELSG).

June14th 1860
James Williams 33 Bachelor Longtown Father Thomas Williams Farmer
Ann Prosser 27 Spinster Longtown Father Thomas Prosser Labourer
Witnesses William Prosser, Elizabeth Williams.

1861    Family has split up.

            Possible whereabouts:
4 siblings living together in Lower Maescoed Longtown
Thomas Profser  in service at Old Court Longtown
Emma Profser living with her Aunt at Shegares Crasswall
Thomas (father) visiting friends or relatives at White Oak Crasswall
Ziba Profser is in service age 13 at Lower house Ewyas Harald
Erasmus Profser is in service at Kingstreet Ewyas Harald
Ann, married to James Williams, is at Tybach cottage Cwmyoy

1861     Census returns for Longtown, Herefordshire

Source 1: Public Record Office RG 9/1824 Schedule 26 Folio 38 Page 5

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Lower Maescoed

William Profser

Head

Un.

26

Cyder housekeeper

Clodock

 

Edwin  Profser

Brother

Un.

22

Ag. Lab.

Clodock

 

Hannah  Profser

Sister

Un.

18

Housekeeper

Clodock

 

Lewis  Profser

Brother

Un.

10

 

 

Source 2: Public Record Office RG 9/1824 Schedule 15 Folio 37 Page 4

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Old Court

Henry T Harris

Head

Mar

58

Farmer

Clodock

 

Phoeby  Harris

Wife

Mar

54

 

Clodock

 

Matilda  Harris

Daughter

Unmar

16

 

Clodock

 

Elizabeth  Harris

Daughter

Unmar

14

 

Clodock

 

Julie  Harris

Son

Unmar

11

 

Clodock

 

William  Harris

Daughter

Unmar

7

 

Clodock

 

Thomas  Profser

Servant

Unmar

24

General serv

Clodock

 

William Prichard

Son

Unmar

16

General serv

Clodock

1861     Census returns for Crasswall

Source 1: Public Record Office RG 9/1824 Schedule 16 Folio 96 Page 4

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Shegares

Aaron Jinkins

Head

Mar.

29

Farmer of 20 acres

Herefordshire

 

Hannah Jinkins

Wife

Mar.

26

Wife.

Herefordshire

 

Moses Jinkins

Son

Un.

1

Child

Herefordshire

 

James Jones

Nephew

Un.

16

Shepard Nephew

Herefordshire

 

Emma  Profser

Niece

Un.

6

Niece

Herefordshire

 

Moses Jinkins

Visitor

Un.

26

Blacksmith

Herefordshire

Note: Hannah’s maiden name is Evans. Father  John.
Source: Clodock records of marriage 16 June 1855 (ELSG).

Source 2: Public Record Office RG 9/1824 Schedule 3 Folio 104 Page 1

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

White Oak

Joseph Bevan

Head

Mar.

30

Farmer of 72 acres

Herefordshire Crafswall

 

Martha

Wife

Mar.

26

 

Do

 

Thomas Profser

Visitor

Widr

60

Ag Lab

Do

 

1861 Census returns for Ewyas Harold Hereford

Source 1: Public Record Office RG 9/1823 Schedule 89 Folio 31 Page 18

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Lower house

Eleoner Profser

Head

Un.

46

Farmer

Hereford Kilpeck

 

William Profser

Nephew

Un.

22

Farmer

Hereford Dulap

 

Harriett Williams

Servant

Un.

17

Domestic servant

Hereford Longtown

 

Albert Wistam

Servant

Un.

17

Ag servant

Hereford Longtown

 

Ziba  Profser

Servant

 

13

Ag servant

Hereford Crafswell

 

Source 2: Public Record Office RG 9/1823 Schedule 43 Folio 26 Page 8

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Kingstreet

Phillip Jones

Head

Married

38

Farmer 340 acres

Monmouth Llanthewy

 

 

 

 

 

2men 3 boys

 

 

Hanah

Wife

Married

31

 

Hereford Rollstone

 

Mary Ann

Daur

 

5

 

Do

 

Elizabeth

Daur

 

7Mths

 

Ewyas Harald

 

Ann Grenow

Servant

Un

18

General servant

Do

 

Christopher Davis

Do

Un

24

Carter

Credenhall

 

John Tilley

Do

Un

20

Cowman

Ewyas Harald

 

Arasmus  Profser

Do

Un

15

Do

Clodock

 

Ephraim Grenow

Do

Un

10

Do

Do

 

Richard Watkins

Visitor

 

4

 

Do

 

1864    Possible marriage of Thomas Prosser (Son) to Elizabeth Ireland

Source: Marriage certificate 1864 Register office in the District of Hereford

Twentyeighth March 1864
Thomas Profser 26 years Bachelor Farm Labourer Longtown
Father Thomas Prosser Tax gatherer
Elizabeth Ireland 23 years Spinster Longtown
Father George Ireland Blacksmith
Witnesses William Evans, Mary Lewis

Note: First indication of Thomas as a Tax Gatherer. Can find no trace of Thomas Prosser Tax Gatherer in census returns.

1865    Death of William Profser

Source 1: From description of documents on ELSG site
William Prosser (Aug. 25, 1865)

Source 2: Death certificate 1865 sub-district of Clodock in the county of Hereford

Twenty fifth August 1865 Maescoed Longtown
William Prosser 29 years Master sawyer

Rheumatic fever Pericarditis Certified
Edwin Prosser Present at Death
Maescoed Longtown

1870    Death of Ziba Profser

Source: Register of Burials in the parish of Clodock Hereford 1870 (ELSG)

Ziba Prosser    Kentchurch      Nov 6th

1871     Possible whereabouts from census forms

Hannah seems to be living with Thomas (Father) at Abbey Dore
Lewis seems to be living at Farhouse Newton
Emma appears to be in service at Bulls Head Craswall
Thomas maybe in Longtown near mother-in-law Catherine Ireland
Ann maybe in Stafford (TBC)
Edwin maybe in Llanafan Fawr (TBC)
Erasmus not found

1871     Census return for Abbey Dore

Source: Public Record Office RG 9/2702 Schedule 9 Folio 27 Page 2

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Hauling

Thomas Profser

Head

Mar.

70

 

Grange


Hanna Profser

Daughr

Unmar.

27

 

 

Note. Census transcription shows place of birth as Bacton. However, Occupation and Where born fields on the return are actually struck through.
Hauling Grange is possibly Holling Grange.

1871     Census return for Newton

Source: Public Record Office RG 10/2703 Schedule 1 Folio 12 Page 1

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Farhouse

Philip Lewis

Head

Mar

52

Farmer 95 acres

Herefordshire Dulas

 

Mary Lewis

Wife

Mar

38

(Employing 1 man)

Do Newton

 

Sarah A Lewis

Daur

 

13

 

Do Newton

 

Philip Do

Son

 

11

 

Do Newton

 

Robert Do

Son

 

10

 

Do Newton

 

Mary J Do

Daur

 

8

 

Do Newton

 

Lewis Proser

Serv

Unmar

19

General serv

Do Michaelchurch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1871     Census return for Craswall

Source: Public Record Office RG 10/2704 Schedule 46 Folio 56 Page 8

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Bulls Head

John Rowley

Head

 

29

Farmer of 90 acres

Crafswall Herefordshire

 

Mary Rowley

Wife

 

50

 

Do              Do

 

John Price

 

Unmar

24

Farm ag servant

Presteign Radnorshire

 

Emma Profser

 

 

16

Genl servant

Clodock Herefordshire

 

William Hughes

 

 

78

Farm servant

Do             Do

 

Charles Meredith

 

Wido

54

Schoolmaster

Longtown  Do

1871     Census return for Longtown

Source: Public Record Office RG 10/2703 Schedule 52 Folio 41 Page 11

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

 

Thomas Prosser

Head

Mar

33

Sawyer

Hereford Clodock

 

Elizabeth Prosser

Wife

Mar

30

   ‘’    Wife

    ‘’           Do

 

Alfred A Prosser

Son

 

4

   ‘’    Son

    ‘’           Do

1876       Death of Thomas Prosser

Source: Death certificate 1876 sub-district of Clodock in the county of Hereford

Fourteenth March 1876 Longtown
Thomas Prosser 84 years Farm Labourer

Chronic Bronchitis Certified
Hannah Prosser Daughter Present at Death
Longtown

Note: Census returns have been consistent with age giving birth year at about 1800. Death certificate gives age as 84 giving a possible birth year of 1792.

1877       Marriage of Edwin Profser to Mary Ann Stephens

Source: Marriage certificate for Edwin and Mary solemnised at Hereford Register Office

 Eighteenth April 1877
Edwin Prosser 35 years Bachelor Farm Labourer Michaelchurch Escley Herefordshire
Father Thomas Prosser (Deceased) Farmer
Mary Ann Stephens 21 years Spinster Michaelchurch Escley Herefordshire
Thomas Stephens Farmer

The witnesses were Morris Jenkins and Emily Stephens .

1879    Birth of William Prosser at Cwm Crow Abbey Dore
1881 census shows age 2.

1881    Census returns for Abbey Dore

Source: Public Record Office RG 11/2597 Schedule 8 Folio 13 Page 2

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Cwm Crow

Edwin Prosser

Head

Mar.

40

Agricultural Laborer

Hereford Cusop

 

Mary Ann Prosser

Wife

Mar.

28

 

Hereford Michaelchurch

 

William Do.

Son

 

2

 

Hereford Abbey Dore

1881    Birth of Edwin Prosser Cwm Crow Abbey Dore

1883    Birth of Rosa Ann Prosser at Old Shop Clodock

            29th June 1883 There are a number of sources for this, including the Utah Cemetry Index.

1885    Birth of Adeline Prosser at Great Oak, Bryn Gwyn, Monmouthshire

1889    Birth of Arthur Prosser at Llanarth
Llanarth parish records.  10 March 1889. Baptism of Arthur son of Edwin and Mary Ann Prosser.

1890    Death of Arthur Prosser at Llanarth
Llanarth parish records.  12 June 1890. Burial of Arthur Prosser, age 16months.

1891    Census return for Llanarth

Source: Public Record Office RG 12/4345 Schedule 45  Folio 20  Page 8

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Llantillio Road

Edwin Prosser

Head

M

52

Agricultural Laborer

Herefordshire Burtches Cusop

 

Mary Ann Prosser

Wife

M

35

 

Herefordshire Llanrosur Michaelchurch Eskly

 

William Prosser

Son

S

12

 

Do Cwm Crow Abbey Dore

 

Edwin Prosser

Son

 

10

Scholar

Do      Do             Do

 

Rosa Ann Prosser

Daur

 

8

Do

Do Old Shop Cloddock

 

Adeline Prosser

Daur

 

5

Do

Monmouth Great Oak Bryngwyn

1891    Birth of Joseph Evan Prosser at Llanarth

Source 1 : Birth Certificate 1891 in sub-district of Llanarth in the county of Monmouthshire

Twenty sixth of November 1891 Mashen David Llanarth
Joseph Evan
Mary Ann Prosser formerly Stephens
Edwin Prosser Labourer (General)
E Profser Father Mashen David Llanarth

 

Note: Mashen David is probably Maes-Shon Daffyd.

Source 2: Llanarth parish records 6 January 1892 Joseph Thomas Evan son of Edwin and Mary Ann Prosser.

1895     Birth of Walter Prosser at Llantillio Crossenny
1901 Census age 6.

1898    Birth of Mary Ann Tranter (later wife of Joseph Prosser) at Bower farm

Source: Certificate 1898 in sub-district of Kentchurch in the county of Herefordshire

Fourteenth March 1898 Grosmont Monmouth
Mary Ann
Sarah Ann Tranter formerly Jasper
Thomas Tranter Farmer
Sarah A Tranter Mother Grosmont

1901    Census return for Llantilio Crossenny

Source: Public Record Office RG 13/4926 Schedule 47  Folio 81  Page 8

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Sunny Bank

Edwin Prosser

Head

M

62

Ord: Agricultural Laborer

Hereford Michaelchurch

 

Mary Do

Wife

M

40

 

Do Do

 

Edwin Do

Son

 

20

Ord: Agricultural Laborer

Hereford Abbydore

 

Joseph Do

Son

 

9

 

Mon: Llanarth

 

Walter Do

Son

 

6

 

Mon: Ll: Crossenny

Adeline and Rosa are in service in Llanover. William may have died (see 1911 census).

1901    Rosa marries George Thomas Jones on 6th July 1901.

1906    Adeline marries Thomas Nurden.

1911    Census return for Llantilio Crossenny

Source: Public Record Office RG 14/31762 Schedule 42 

Place

Name

Relation

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born

Sunny Bank

Edwin Profser

Head

Widow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Married

72

Farm Labere

Herefordshire Cusop

 

Edwin Prosser

Son

Single

30

Farm Labere

Herefordshire Abberdore

 

Joseph Prosser

Son

Single

19

Farm Labere

Monmouthshire LlanXcenny

            Marital status for Edwin has been amended from Widow to Married. This suggests that Mary has died. Information on live births and surviving children had been completed. There were 9 live births and now only 5 children were still alive.

            The known survivors were:

            Edwin
Rosa
Adeline
Joseph
Walter

1918 Death of Edwin

Source: Death certificate 1918 sub-district of Usk in the county of Monmouth

6th January 1918 Brook Cottage Goytre Pontypool
Edwin Prosser 78 years Formerly a woodcutter
Senile decay Certified by G.H.Martin
George Thomas Jones son in law In attendance Brook Cottage Goytre

1920 Joseph married Mary Ann Tranter.

1921 Rosa emigrated to America.

 


Appendix 1

 


 Family pedigree for Edwin Prosser 1839 – 1918.

 


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