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REES of Ton (and other places near Llandovery ), a family of which at least three members were people of some distinction.

In 1771 RICE REES m. one of the daughters of the Rev. William Jenkins of Pen-y-waun in the parish of Llanfair-ar-y-bryn . Rice d. 2 March 1826 . Of his six children, two sons and one daughter may be mentioned: (1) William Jenkins Rees ( 1772 - 1855 ) — see the article on him. (2) DAVID RICE REES ( 1787 - 1856 ), b. at Llandovery , 6 Aug. 1787 ; he was a shop assistant in various places in England but, owing to ill health, returned to Llandovery in 1811 ; here he became a book-seller and kept the post-office . After the death of his father he inherited land in the parishes of Llandingad and Llywel . From 1829 to 1835 he was a partner with his nephew, William Rees , in a printing business , after which he was a banker for a short time. But he was chiefly noteworthy for the prominent part which he played in the public life of Llandovery . He d. 25 May 1856 . (3) SARAH REES , who m. David Rees , her father's cousin, who lived at Ton Rice Rees ( 1804 - 1839 ) and William Rees ( 1808 - 1873 ) (qq.v.) were their sons.

Sources:

  • Tonn Manuscripts at Cardiff City Library in Cardiff City Library.

Author:

Selwyn Jones, Mus.Bac., (1906-81), Hirwaun

Published date: 1959