Mary Jane Evans (1898-1976)                    <Back to Main Family Tree>


My grandmother, Mary Jane Evans, was born on 28th January 1898 in Bonymaen,
Llansamlet Parish, near Swansea.

She was the ninth of ten children born to John Evans and his wife Jane.

Mary Jane married Brinley Jones, the son of Llewellyn Jones,
on 4th June 1921 in Bridgend.

Mary Jane and Brinley had two chlidren - Rufus (born 2nd Jan 1923) and Megan (born 6th Aug 1926)

They lived at no.2 Brynhyfryd in Pontycymmer, high up the east side of the town, overlooking the valley.

The old picture above shows the area in c.1917 when the top of Richard and Ivor streets were yet to be finished.
Brynhyfryd is already built (at the top of the picture) and the large white building is the Faldau Institute at the bottom of Ivor St.
The Junior School in the centre of the picture.