A Beaumaris Ironmonger.
by Chris Williams
Beaumaris Castle Street
I have been investigating my ancestry and have hit the buffers at Beaumaris.
Josiah Williams was born in Ruthin in 1810. He married Jane Parry, born in Beaumaris in 1815, on the 5th of February,1836, in Beaumaris.
In 1841 he was living in Liverpool and working as an Anchor Smith.
He is listed in the 1844 Pigot's Directory as a Shopkeeper at Town's End, Beaumaris. Thereafter he is shown in every census up to 1871 as an Ironmonger, Seed & Coal Dealer in Town's End.
I believe he died around 1875.
My connection is via his eldest son, John, who became a Carter in Everton, Lancs.
I passed through the Isle of Anglesey a couple of years ago, on the way back from Ireland, and spent a pleasant hour or so in Llangefni, on Market Day.
We are looking forward to coming for a week or so this year.
I would be very pleased to know any more about Josiah, and even more happy if anyone could find a photo of his shop.
Let me think about this for a while.
I'll have a chat with friends with friends in Beaumaris and see if I can come up with a name and email address to help.
If anyone else has any advice then do get in touch by posting a message below.
Best Wishes and Thank You for writing in,