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Jonathan Meazey (abt. 1760 - abt. 1841)

Jonathan Meazey
Born about in Ystradowen, Glamorganshire, Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1779 (to about 1783) in Ystradowen, Glamorganshire, Walesmap
Husband of — married 17 Apr 1784 (to about 1794) in Llanblethian, Cowbridge, Glamorganshiremap
Husband of — married 8 Jul 1797 in Llanblethian,Glamorgan,Walesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Llangynwyd, Maesteg, Glamorganshire, Walesmap
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Jonathan Mazey (Meazey/Measy) 1760-1841

Jonathan Measy was baptised in Ystradowen, Glamorganshire on 28th December, 1760. His parents in the birth record are Jonathan Measy and Anne.[1]

It appears that Jonathan had three wives during his life. The first was Ann Thomas, also of Ystradowen. The Banns were read there in January 1779 and the pair married on the 6th of February, 1779.[2]

On March 3rd, 1784 a baby named Mary Masey was buried in Llantrisant. It is not clear if Mary was Jonathan's daughter, but the following month he was getting married again, so perhaps his first wife died giving birth to this baby, or if not, before that.

Jonathan Meazy's second wife was Catherine Thomas, perhaps Ann's sister. She was from Llanblethian, near Cowbridge (a few miles south of Ystradowen). The marriage took place in Llanblethian on the 17th of April, 1784 and the register shows that Jonathan was from Ystradowen.[3]

Jonathan and Catherine are named on the burial record of Catherine Measy, born in 1793 and buried on the 20th of April that same year, in Llancarfan (about four miles to the east of Llanblethian). So perhaps the family spent some time living in Llancarfan or visiting relatives? Catherine died 29 Sept 1794 and is buried at St John the Baptist Church in Llanblethian.[4]

Mary William (b.1772), daughter of Thomas and Jane William of Ystradowen became the third wife of Jonathan Measy of Llanblethian. They were married at Ystradowen on the 8th of July, 1797.[5] It seems that Jonathan and Mary spent a lot of their time in Llanblethian, or at least, that they used the church there to register the births of many of their children together. Jane Mazy was baptised there on the 6th of May 1798, but also, Jonathan's name appears on the Land Tax registers for Llanblethian in 1798 and 1799 as a tenant of John Miles and also of W. A Williams.

Elizabeth Meazy was baptised on the 9th of August, 1805 at the church in Ystradowen, but a note in the register states that she was born 18 days earlier in Llanblethian Parish. Jonathan and Mary were also noted as the parents for the following baptisms at Llanblethian: Edward Mazy (17th March, 1807), David Mazy (6th of July, 1809) and Evan Mazy (22nd November, 1814). Evan's entry is also interesting because it gives Jonathan's occupation as Farmer.

It looks as though Jonathan spent at least 20 to 30 years living in Llanblethian, probably farming land that he rented. But at some point Jonathan and Mary moved to the Llangynwyd area, north of Bridgend. Their son Edward declared Llangynwyd as his Parish at the time of his marriage in 1833 and both Jonathan and Mary are buried in the church of St. Cynwyd, Llangynwyd.

Jonathan was buried on the 15th of May, 1841, just before the Census was taken. On that Census his wife's address is given as Maesteg in the hamlet of Cwmdu, in the Parish of Llangynwyd. Also living with Mary is a daughter Anne, whose age is given as 24. Unfortunately the 1841 Census merely states that Anne was born in Glamorgan. Later Censuses might reveal whether the family were still living in Llanblethian in 1817. Mary died just two years later and by that time she was living at the Cambrian Works, Maesteg, Cwmdu.

Children with Catherine Thomas

  1. John born 1785 Llanbleddian
  2. Richard born 1787 Ystradowen or Llanbleddian
  3. William
  4. Catherine (1792-1818)[4]
  5. Ann (buried 20 Apr 1793 in Llanbleddian)

Children with Mary William

  1. Jane baptized 6 May 1798 Llanbleddian
  2. Thomas baptized 12 Jan 1800 Ystradowen
  3. Mary baptized 14 Mar 1802 Ystradowen
  4. Edward baptized 6 Nov 1803 Ystradowen, buried 14 Oct 1804 Llanbleddian
  5. Elizabeth baptized 9 Aug 1805 died 27 Aug 1805 Ystradowen
  6. Edward baptized 17 Mar 1807 Llanbleddian
  7. David baptized 6 Jul 1809 Llanbleddian
  8. Evan baptized 22 Nov 1814 Llanbleddian
  9. Jennet, born about 1814
  10. Ann baptized 2.6.1817 Welsh St. Donats


Birth Records

Baptism of Jonathan Meazy 28 Dec 1760 Ystradowen, Glamorgan, Wales per parish records.[1]

Marriage Records

Jonathan Measy of Ystradowen and Ann Thomas married 17 Jan 1779 in Ystradowen, Glamorgan per parish records[2]
Jonathan Measy of Ystradowen and Catharine Thomas married 17 Apr 1784 in Llanblethian, Glamorgan per parish records[3]
Jonathan Measy of Llanblethian and Mary William of Ystradowen married 8 July 1797 in Ystradowen, Glamorgan per parish records[5]

Death Records

From the memorials of the churchyard at St. John the Baptist Church in Llanblethian recorded online at, " Here lieth the body of Catherine the wife of Jonathon Masey and daughter of John Thomas of Wernfawr who died 29th September 1794 aged 32. Also Meazey daughter of the above Jonathon and Catherine Meazey died November 9th 1818 aged 26. Also Richard and Catherine Meazey children of William son of John and Catherine Measey by Jane his wife of Penlline died May 4th 1823. Richard aged 2 and Cartherine aged 11 years."[4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014)

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Mazey-161 and Meazey-1 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly same person, just different spelling of surname.
posted by Owen Phillips

Jonathan is 23 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 29 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 23 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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