CARMARTHENSHIRE-L ArchivesArchiver > CARMARTHENSHIRE > 2002-03 > 1015234733
From: Pat Powell <>
Subject: Re: [Cmn-L] Sir Alfred Stephens, Carmarthenshire
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 09:38:53 +0000
Can I suggest it is more satisying and accurate to pursue your own
researches rather than rely on published trees that may or may not be
correct. - Just my own opinion .
So to start you on your way - here , incase you don't have it already
is the 1881 census entry for Alfred, son of Daniel Stephens, living in
Kidwelly , although Alfred shown as born in Llanelly.
His father Daniel Stephens started a silica brick manufactury in
Kidwelly (the fourth in that area)
I have found this information in "Kidwelly - a History" by Eric Hughes
where he quotes quite a lot of information on the Stephens extracted
from "The Gwendraeth Valleys Railway" by M.R.C. Price.
There is also a reference to the naming of some of the locomotives
connected to the brickworks and named after peopple and places related
to the Stephens - one of which is quoted as being "Barbara Cripps"
allegedly named after one of Sir Alfred's daughters and another named
"Broomhill" after Sir Alfred's house.
There are references to items in the Llanelly Guardian in the late
1890's and also in 1901 in the local press named the "Kidwelly Wars"
relating to a dispute between Stephens & Co and the Kidwelly
Hope this is of interest .
Dwelling: Arlais House
Census Place: Kidwelly, Carmarthen, Wales
Source: FHL Film 1342296 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 5377 Folio
51 Page 24
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Daniel STEPHENS M 35 M Llanelly, Carmarthen, Wales
Occ: Silica Manufacturer
Catherine STEPHENS M 38 F Publow, Somerset,
Anne P. STEPHENS 10 F Llanelly, Carmarthen,
Alfred STEPHENS 9 M Llanelly, Carmarthen, Wales
Florence C. STEPHENS 7 F Llanelly, Carmarthen,
Ann MORRIS U 22 F Kidwelly, Carmarthen, Wales
Occ: Dom Serv
In message <>, Bob Manwaring
>Greetings! I am interested in the genealogy of Sir Alfred Stephens bn.
>Kidwelly 1871 died 28 November 1938 and in particular a marriage of one of
>his daughter's to a Leslie.
>There may be a printed family tree of this prominent Stephens family and I
>would appreciate any suggestions on where to look for it. Thanks! Darryl
>==== CARMARTHENSHIRE Mailing List ====
>Carmarthenshire Place Names Database - Looking for a farm etc you cannot find -
>Contact - - Let him know the name of the Farm House etc
>etc - He will search the Database