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Rosemary Report 9 Jun 2013 23:44

I have very little info of my great great Grandfather's early years
Born approx. 1843 Glamorganshire [maybe Swansea] Wales UK
Great Grandson of Captain Thomas Landeg R.N,
Landeg family members included The Founder of the Swansea Old Bank
and a Colonel who commanded the Swansea,Gower and Kilvey Legion Infantry
My gt gt Grandfather
Left as a boy to Melbourne Australia - worked in the Goldfields
Travelled to New Zealand = worked in the Otago gold diggings [South Island] until he moved to Taranaki in 1864 with the Otago Military Settlers - settled in New Plymouth
Info obtained from OBITUARY notice


brummiejan Report 9 Jun 2013 23:55

Rosemary, I assume you do not know his father's name?
I did wonder about this one:

Births Jun 1845 (>99%)
Williams Thomas Landeck Neath 26 467



MarieCeleste Report 9 Jun 2013 23:56

Found these on FamilySearch:

Thomas Landeg Williams, "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
Name: Thomas Landeg Williams
Event Type: Baptism
Event Date: 18 Mar 1845
Event Place: Baglan, Glamorganshire, Wales
Birth Year (Estimated):
Spouse's Name:
GS Film number:
Digital Folder Number: 004378210

Thomas Landeg Williams, "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900"
Name: Thomas Landeg Williams
Event Type: Baptism
Event Date: 1845
Event Place: Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales
Address: Baglan
Occupation: Mason
Father's Name: Thomas
Mother's Name: Charlotte


Reggie Report 10 Jun 2013 00:02

1851 census

Person: WILLIAMS, Thomas Address: On Mary Roberts Crof Graig Four, Briton Ferry

WILLIAMS, Thomas Head Married M 34 1817 Mason
Briton Ferry, Glamorganshire VIEW
WILLIAMS, Charlotte Wife Married F 46 1805
Swansea, Glamorganshire VIEW
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Daughter F 8 1843 Scholar
Baglan, Glamorganshire VIEW
WILLIAMS, Thomas Son M 6 1845 Scholar
London, Surrey VIEW
WILLIAMS, Charlotte Daughter F 2 1849
Briton Ferry, Glamorganshire VIEW Piece: 2463 Folio: 83 Page: 19 Registration District: Neath Civil Parish: Briton Ferry Municipal Borough:


Reggie Report 10 Jun 2013 00:06

Name: Charlotte Williams
Event Type: Baptism
Event Date: 1849
Event Place: Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, Wales
Address: Nr The Jersey Arms
Occupation: Mason
Father's Name: Thomas
Mother's Name: Charlotte

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05681-1


Rosemary Report 10 Jun 2013 00:51

Thank you all for this info so far re my Gt Gt Granfather

I do not have any any details of his parent's names
the only knowledge listed in the obituary was
the Great Grandson of Captain Thomas Landeg R.N.
and most of the males were known to be over 6' tall.


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Jun 2013 04:02

Is this related??

New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 about Thomas Landeg Williams

Name: Thomas Landeg Williams
Electoral Year: 1928
District: New Plymouth
Region or Province: Taranaki

from the image:-

10,595 Williams, Thomas, 23 Pendarves Street, N.P., labourer
10,596 Williams, Thomas Landeg, 23 Pendarves Street, N.P., labourer

No other Williams showing with that same address



Flip Report 10 Jun 2013 05:42

Thomas Williams
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Age: 8
Arrival Date: 1 Jul 1853
Arrival Port: Melbourne and Victoria, Australia
Departure Port: Liverpool
Ship: Genghis Khan
Nationality: English and Welsh

Unfortunately there is no image available on ancestry, but on the same voyage were Charoltte (1813), Thomas 1818, Elizabeth 1843 & Charlotte 1850.


Persephone Report 10 Jun 2013 05:54

Thomas Landeg died in NZ 1929 ... Date from death record and his obituary notice

There are so many early marriages re Charlotte Williams same with Elizabeth and Thomas.
As Thomas Landeg Williams probate is in NZ Archives at Wellington .. says he was a boatman on there... you can write/e-mail them and they will send you a copy of it.. think it costs $20NZ...

It reads as though you have to order it to view it at Wellington but I asked them sometime ago about overseas requests and they said they would send files by return e-mail etc.


Edited to remove my words I assumed... had forgotten by the time I got back to it that I had read that at the beginning... thank you for pointing that out Reggie...


MarieCeleste Report 10 Jun 2013 08:17

Rosemary, do you think any of the information posted is connected?


Reggie Report 10 Jun 2013 09:23


You seem not to have actually read the info posted...................which includes parental details and immigration date

Your best bet is to order the birth cert.......on line from the GRO, it will cost you the equivalent of GBP 9.25, inclusive of postage

That will give you Charlotte's maiden name, which those of us helping have so far been unable to determine


Reggie Report 10 Jun 2013 09:27


from original posting

Info obtained from OBITUARY notice


Rosemary Report 15 Jun 2013 02:00

I thank you all for your information - I do apologise for my delay in replying - I have been away due to family matters however tonight or tomorrow will gather information and attempt tto put the jigsaw together my thanks again - my next step is to apply for Charlottes birth certificate and Thomas's probate