John Jenkins b1862

1890 to 1893 Treharis in South Wales. They then moved south as he tried his luck in Treharris the southern Welsh coal fields. The stay in the southern Welsh coal mining valleys did not last long. They are recorded here at 19 Penn St,Treharris in the 1891 census, and his occupation is collier.

Penn St, Treharris
Mary St, Treharris

The census shows in 19 Penn Street was 29 year old John Jenkins, wife Mary (nee Jones), also 29, and children Emily aged 3 and Morris, 14 months. John was Margaret Ann's brother and the eldest of the Jenkins children. John and Mair - from Llan Ffestiniog - had been married in Ffestiniog. Both Mair and Emily had been born in Ffestiniog but not Morris (born Treharris). John's occupation is given as 'collier' - as is Rees - but the Jenkins family subsequently moved to Tredegar where John was to become a 'house painter', like his father Thomas Jenkins. John died, and buried on Christmas Eve 1921, in Tredegar and some of his descendants still live there.The Penn Street house had probably 3 bedrooms and there were a lot of people living in the house. There were 4 in the Jenkins family, 4 in the Rees Pugh family (John Jenkins sister Margaret was married to Rees Pugh) plus 4 lodgers.

Thomas Jenkins, his father