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 married one of the daughters of the Rev. William Jenkins of Pen-y-waun in the parish of Llanfair-ar-y-bryn. Rice died 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), born at Llandovery, 6 August 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 died 25 May 1856. (3) SARAH REES, who married David Rees, her father's cousin, who lived at Ton - Rice Rees (1804 - 1839) and William Rees (1808 - 1873) were their sons.


Published date: 1959

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