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Mr. Gelly John IV— 




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Father:  Gelly John III

Mother:  Dinah Hood

Born:       ?

Bapt:       28 Nov 1749

at: Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Died:     23 Jun 1802

at: Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Buried:   25 Jun 1802

at: Laugharne, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Profession: Shoemaker

Gelly John IV has 4 children listed here:  Charlotte John I  • Charlotte John II  • Elizabeth John III  • James Augustus St.John 

Married Elizabeth David at: Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales on 27 Dec 1770
Married Rachel William at: Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales on 29 Jan 1788



A shoemaker, Gelly IV was chrNov 28,1749. He married (i) Elizabeth David, Dec 27, 1770,Laugharne, by whom he had two daughters, Charlotte I..O ct 1, 1771- 1774. Charlotte II, Jul 10, 1775. Elizabeth died 1776, and Gelly IV married (ii) Rachel William,Jan 29,1788, with children, Elizabeth Oct 19. 1788, and James.Sep. 24, 1795., who became James Augustus St John on his marriage. Gelly IV died, Jun 23, 1802., bur. Jun 25.

His marriage certificate (220 years old as of ca May 2008) is in amazing condition, albeit hard to read. It says

Banns of marriage between Gelly John and Rachel William were published on several Sundays lately past. - Gelly John of this Parish, shoemaker, and Rachel William of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns, this twwentyninth day of January, 1788, by me, Walt: Davies, Curate. This marriage was solemnised between Us. signed by Gelly John and The mark of Rachel William.


Facts also found in the British National biography of James Augustus St.John.

More ancestry can be gleaned from the CARMARTHENSHIRE-FHS-L Archives.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Augustus_St._John.

From http://www.familyresearcher.net/ GELLY John MYLESTE Anne 06 May 1599

In South Wales - Shipping and local enterprise in the early eighteenth century: Evidence from south-west Wales

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