Aled Pugh suggested that perhaps one could get at the origins of Richard Pugh 1788 via the birth of an illegitimate child to his grand-daughter Mary Ann Pugh (daughter of Evan Pugh b1826, who stayed with Pughs in London whom could have been cousins. However I believe that I have proved that they were not cousins. I have not been able to establish a relationship between Mary Ann Pugh and the Pughs whom she was staying with in London when she had her child. The two Pughs in London are children of Rees and Margaret Pugh, and their father Rees Pugh in turn is the son of Rees & Catherine Pugh, not a Richard Pugh if there were to be a cousin relationship.
1855 Mary Ann, born daughter of Evan and Jane Pugh. Mary Pugh born 7 Oct 1855 Dolgelly 11b 395. The birth cert will not add to my knowledge of Mary Ann
1861 census Margaret Ann Pugh age 5 living with parents
1871 census Mary Ann aged 15 living with parents
1881 census below living in London for birth of her child William, She is aged 24 The probable birth is William Pugh at Fulham 1a 223 in June 1881.
1891 census Living with her widowed mother and assisting in running Peniarth Arms. There are 3 grand-children of Jane Pugh living at Peniarth Arms, Silvannus Pugh age 11, William Pugh age 10, John Evans Pugh age 7. John Evans Pugh was Mary Ann Pugh's second illegitimate son. Tragically, he died in 1907 aged 23 due to a coalmine accident in Treorchy, South Wales. He was brought home to be buried in his grandfather Evan Pugh’s grave in Talyllyn churchyard.
1895 Mary Ann Pugh marries Robert Pugh at Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, St Michael ( Dec 1895 Dolgelly 11b 687). Robert Pugh is described as a grocer and butcher born at Dylife, Montgomeryshire (about 18 miles SE of Abergynolwyn). Robert Pugh appears to have never married. He was living at Pandy, Abergynolwyn with his parents, with his parents, certainly from some time before 1871. He carried on living in the same house after he married.
I had an email from Lynne in Canada who told me. John R Pugh (her great grandfather) owned the Railway Inn in Abergynolwyn where her grandmother Jane Pugh was born in 1890. Her great-great-grandfather Robert Pugh was born in Llangelynin in 1815 and he married Susanah (nee Evans, she was born in 1817 at Llanegryn Meironethshire. It was their son Robert born 1847 who married,"our" wayward Mary Ann.
1901 census Mary Ann living with her new husband. I cannot substantiate whether he is a distant relation or not, on the surface there appears to be no close genealogical connection.
The 1901 census also records Sylvanus and William as being coalminers, staying in a boarding house in Cwmpark, Rhondda.
Grave of John Evans Pugh, illegitimate son of Mary Ann Pugh
1896 Theri only child was Susannah Jane Pughe born 1896. She married a Wynstanley, who kept a jewellers shop in Aberystwyth. She died in 1977 and is buried in Aberystwyth
Evan Pugh 1826