Children of David Jeffreys and Ann Jones

1. Mary Ann Jeffreys (1869-1952) married David Alexander (1865-1953)

The following images and text have been provided by Jeff Alexander.

Mary Ann Jeffreys (shown as a baby on the previous page) was born in 1869 and lived at Camnant, near Coelbren, until marrying David Alexander. They moved to Graigfach, Abercraf in 1892 with the aid of a £100 loan (a formal mortgage at 5% interest) from David’s uncle, Evan Alexander, with whom he had lodged in the Rhondda Valley (Penygraig).

In his “Boyhood Memories”, Rhys Alexander (1914-2005) described his mother as “a slim, very smart woman of medium height, dark brown hair in a bun. People would comment on her smart appearance. She had a remarkable spontaneous sense of humour. When I was a boy, I remember her in long skirts to the calf, blouse and long overcoat with fur around the neck to go to Chapel – either a fur collar or separate fox fur”. She died in 1952 having lived to celebrate her diamond wedding anniversary for which she and David received many congratulatory telegrams suggesting that they were a very popular couple.

Mary Ann and Dafydd Alexander at Graigfach, Abercraf in later life. They appear to be standing amongst a very impressive crop of onions.


Maggie Alexander (1893-)

Winifred Alexander (1896-)

Mary Elizabeth Alexander (1899-)

Caroline Alexander (1902-1929)

Thomas Alexander (1904-)

Jennet Doris Alexander (1907-1938)

David H J Alexander (1910-)

Rhys Hopkin Alexander (1914-2005) married Lillian Parsons (1924-1975)


2. Gwenllian Jeffreys (1872-1872) is believed to have died in infancy


3. David Jeffreys (1877-1943) married Margretta Jones (1878-?), Coelbren

Funeral card for David Jeffreys (source:

David and Margretta Jeffreys had the following children:

Thomas Elias Jeffreys (1900-1986) married Gwen Williams (1910-2006)

Annie Jeffreys (1903-)

David Glyn Jeffreys (1905-1989) married Esther Jones

Howell “Jeff Camnant” Jeffreys (1910-)

Brycchan John Jeffreys (1915-1990)

Jennie Jeffreys (1918-1919)

4. Elizabeth Jeffreys (1889-) married Rowland Williams

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