Raymond Family of Trebanog & Penygraig, Glamorgan, Wales.

These pages are devoted to Jill's Maternal line. My maternal grandparents David Jones and Catherine Raymond of Penygraig, Rhondda, Glamorgan and their family.

The families of Raymond and Lloyd lived out their lives straddling the parishes of Ystradyfodwg,  and Dinas, Llantrisant, Glamorgan. The Ystradyfodwg parish consisted of two valleys of outstanding beauty which was mostly cut off from the outside world. It was to become by 1861 the industrialised area known as the Rhondda Valleys, and by 1871 was teeming with people. Both the Lloyd and Raymond family arrived in the early to mid 1800s.

Additional surnames include Bevan, Thomas, David and Curtis.

Ancestors and Descendants of the Raymond Family

  • Catherine Mary Raymond  My Maternal Grandmother.

Catherine Mary RAYMOND was one of the nine children born to Benjamin RAYMOND and his wife Gwenllian Lloyd.

My great Grandfather, Benjamin Raymond (1851-1903) had come from St David's, Pembrokeshire with his three brothers, Henry (1835-1914), James (1839- ) and David (1852-1917) to work in the valleys of Glamorgan and Cardiff. They were carpenters and builders and all succeeded in running successful businesses, until the Depression hit Wales so badly. Benjamin is found aged 21 living in Roath, Cardiff but later settled in Penygraig as a Master Cabinet maker and married Gwenllian Lloyd in 1876.....

The Raymond family had been living at St David's, Pembrokeshire and area for several hundred years. There they had been ships' carpenters and sailors. James Raymond (Jill's great great grandfather) was married in 1834 at St. Nicholas Church, Pembrokeshire. to Ann OWEN, of that parish.

Benjamin's father James RAYMOND was born in Letterston ca 1805, his parents being Henry Raymond and Mariah DAVID who were both born ca 1785 in the area.

 He had married Ann OWEN of St Nicholas at St Nicholas 11 Sept 1834, Ann's father Henry OWEN was born ca 1785.

James son of Henry RAYMOND and Mariah DAVID. Lived Rhos-y-Gors, and other places around St Davids. Occupation many generations of Master carpenters or Mariners. James lived with his daughter Sarah who was married to John MORRIS, Tailor of Aberiddy.

James was buried at Berea Chapel, Llanrhian, against the far wall, just above Aberiddy Bay.

In  2001 I was advised by a fellow researcher that:

The family RAYMOND are well known in the Hundred of Dewsland, I will attempt to help you as to their background but background I am afraid is all I can give you at this stage.

Thomas RAYMOND was of Trecadwgan. circa 1700 and he had 4 children that I know of, William, Michael, Thomas and Lettice. The Steele Morgan Pedigrees at Haverfordwest Record Office speaks of an Anne RAYMOND who married HARRIES of Treginnis in the 1700's I know no more of her or her ancestors.

There were descendants of William and Michael RAYMOND but none that I know of who was called Henry. William RAYMOND died reasonably young but he had a good purse, his wife married a second time. I believe his descendants were all girls.

Michael RAYMOND was of Bank House, Solva, Whitchurch Parish. He was a merchant, owned shares in many traders out of Solva and quite an influencial man. I have no record of any of his children being named Henry.

The Lloyd Family

Jill's 4 x great grandfather, David LLOYD had come with Walter Coffin from Llansamlet near Swansea to work in his new venture of coal mining, at Dinas, Llantrisant. David was one of a group of workers that Coffin had brought to the area. The men settled and then returned home later to Llansamlet to collect their families and move permanently to Dinas, Llantrisant.

See Lloyd family website

Dinas - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Slater's Directory 1880

Britannia, Cymmer, Dinas, Eirw and Trebanog in the parish of Llantrisant, with Hafod, Hopkinstown, Gyfeillon, Porth, and Trehafod in the parish of Llanwonno, are villages distant from 2 to 5 miles from Pontypridd, situated in the Rhondda Valley (celebrated for its smokeless steam coal), and in the ecclesiastical district of St. David. The river Rhondda and the Rhondda branch of the line of railway (which has several stations) run through the valley; the former joining the river Taff, and the latter the Taff Vale railway section at Pontypridd, where it forms a junction. At Porth which is the most populous of the above named places, is the junction of the Rhondda Vach line, which penetrates the Rhondda Vach Valley for several miles, but which is used for minerals odly. Population of the above given with the respective parishes.