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Thomas Jerman was born in 1755 at Cae Iago to Daniel Jerman and Martha Meredith.   By 1841, just before his death, he and his wife Ann Griffith had moved north from the Van towards the Llanbrynmair area and thus established a branch of the family in that area.

Their settlement at Gwern-y-ffridd is near the hamlet of Pennant, on the B4518 road north of Staylittle.   This was high, quite isolated territory.

They had twelve children, some of whom moved further north to around Llanbrynmair proper, and some of these were similarly prolific, meaning a lot of today's descendants come from this Llanbrynmair branch of the family, including myself, who like many others can claim Thomas Jerman as my x5Great Grandfather.  This is through his son Daniel Jerman (1785-1851) who married his first cousin, Margaret, at Trefeglwys in 1812.   Their line is a complicated one and is explained here, through their daughter Elizabeth.

Some Llanbrynmair Jermans

Another pair of first cousins appear to have married later, on 16 March 1833 at Llanbrynmair: John Jerman (1803-1885), brother of Daniel above and another Margaret Jerman (1807-1888), of the Cae Iago family, descending through David Jerman and Elizabeth Ashton.    This couple had at least seven children, one of whom was John (1838-1914).  He and wife Mary Jane Breese (1844-1898), had at least 13 children between 1865 and 1891.  Some of these are described below.

This information was kindly provided by Mrs Ann Lightman, of Leeds, who descends from this family.


Taken from the County Times, 31 July 1998. Date estimated at c.1902. Edward Jarman (1886-1966) is shown in the centre of the group, holding a sheep, that apparently someone else caught, as he was considered too young to be part of the proper team. Photo by kind permission, Ann Lightman.

Catherine Jerman (1881-1968) of Llwyncoppa, grandmother of Ann Lightman.  Photo by kind permission, Ann Lightman.

Bronfynnon, New Mills, near Adfa

Sister Margaret Ann Jerman (1865-1938), of Llyncoppa, married John R. Jones (1864-1950), presumed sometime in the 1880s.  Photo by kind permission, Ann Lightman.


The photograph of Bronfynnon is dated April, 1925. It was demolished in the 1950s. Photo by kind permission,  Ann Lightman.

The obituary notice is for John Jones and is dated June 10, 1950. Transcription:"The funeral took place t Adfa CM Chapel on Friday of John Richard Jones, Glanedyr, formerly of Bronfynnon, New Mills, whose death occurred whose death occurred Tuesday week at the age of 86 years.   His wife pre-deceased him twelve years ago.  He was a member of Beulah CM Chapel.  The family mourners were: Mr and Mrs Ivor Jones, son and daughter in law, Mr and Mrs Edward Watkin, 

Scan by kind permission, Ann Lightman

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