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Disposition of Some of the Ladies named Keziah/Kesia/Kezia Davies Relative to "Tanylan" in 1861
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1861 Census Search for Cesia Davies of the Tanylan Dame School on http://www.ancestrylibrary.com at Bolton Central Public Library 19th August 2010
The writer uses the name “Tanylan” to encompass the variations, as that is how the cottage was known to the family during the 20th Century.
The name Tanylan, to the writer’s best knowledge was used only twice, officially, in the 19th Century; in the 1841 Census as Tan-y-lan, and the 1891 Census return

At the time of the 1861 Census Return, Kezia Hughes was a Cream making Widow of 64 years living at Danybank
Could W. Lloyd Harris, of Gorslas, writing in the c1969 Carmarthenshire Antiquary have been wrong in misinterpretting his anecd
otal sources?

1) Kezia Davies:   aged 46; Born, Newchurch Carms;  Living,      Carmarthen      RG9;    Piece: 4139; Folio:  3;  Page: 2;
2) Kesiah Davies:  aged 82; Born, Llanllwyni, Carms;  Living,      Lampeter      RG9;  Piece: 4186; Folio: 45; Page: 15;
3)   Kezia Davies:    aged 56; Born,   Talgarth, Brecon;  Living,       Talgarth, Hay RG9;  Piece: 4223; Folio: 95; Page: 15
4)   Kesiah Davies:    aged 36; Born, Llantrissant, Glam  Living,  Llantrissant, Cardiff.   RG9;  Piece: 4043; Folio:   6; Page: 13

Many more ladies with names corresponding phonetically to Kezia /Keziah Davies were shown in the search results. However, each successive Kezia lived further from “Tanylan”, except, of course that the Appendix (2) summary fails to show a Tanylan, Danylan, Tanlan or Danlan in the Hamlet of Llanlluan in the 1861 Census returns. From the Appendix (2) “Dispositions of Dwellings around Tanylan” throughout the 19th and early 20th Centuries,  the writer feels confident in suggesting that the Dame School described by W. Lloyd Harris in Vol. V of the Carmarthenshire Antiquary, without any sources, was based on anecdotal evidence. There may have been a Dame School and if there was, it may have been run by a Cesia, but that Cesha was Cesia Hughes wife of David Hughes and mother in law, not mother, of David Davies who was married to her daughter Mary Hughes.
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