Photographs of Soar chapel Penygraig, Rhondda

Memorial stone to Thomas Davies 'Maesyrhaf' Glamorgan.

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Images of the Davies/Jones Family Chapel and Tombstone
Thomas Davies (my great great grandfather)
Thomas Davies (my great great grandfather) of the Dunraven Hotel, Tonypandy and of 'Maesyrhaf', Trealaw
Soar Chapel, Penygraig, Rhondda, Glamorgan
Soar Chapel, Frwdamos, Penygraig, Rhondda, Glamorgan
Soar Chapel, Penygraig, Rhondda, Glamorgan
The memorial stone for the Davies and Jones family at Soar Chapel, Frwdamos, Penygraig, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Showing face No.273d. to Phreswith Elizabeth DAVIES and her husband William JONES

The Davies, Jones and Bevan family were buried at Soar Chapel, Frwydamos, Dinas & Penygraig, Rhondda.

The graveyard has now been cleared and the chapel is now a very pleasant looking community centre. Whilst the family tombstone to the Jones and Davies family still stands, the Bevan memorial has gone.

'Soarina', a history of this chapel provides a small piece about Thomas Davies here.

  • The Family Vault 273b is inscribed :-
  • Hefyd am THOMAS DAVIES, Maes-yr-Haf, Trealaw/ Tad yr Rhagddweddedig Ganwyd,Mehefin 30 1815 bu farw Rhagfyr 10 1897/ Bu brawd yn aelodffyddlawn yn Soar Ffrwdamws am/ 60 mlwydd, ac yn ymddiriedolwryn yr Eglwys am 40 mlynydd/ ' Llefais arnat, Arglwydd, adywedais ti yw fy ngobaith am Rhan yn nhir y rhai byr.' /Psalman CXL II 5.
  • Hefyd am ELIZABETH DAVIES anwyl Broid yr uchod yrhon a fu farw yn 'Maes-yr-Haf', Trealaw, yn Ionawr 27 1904 yn76 mlwydd oed./ 'Y Bore y Blodeua, ac y Tyf; Prynawn y Torriref ymaith ac y Gwywa'. Hefyd am THOMAS DAVIES, mab hynaf THOMAS ac ELIZABETH DAVIES, 'Maes-yr-Haf ', Ganwyd Tachwedd 13-1848, bu farw Tachnedd 14- 1909. 'Dy ewyllys di a wneler'.
  • 273c Also of their son MORGAN DAVIES/ Royal Hotel, Mardy, who died November 21 1896 aged 37 years./ Interred at Mardy Cemetery./ Also of RICHARD their beloved son who died Jan 31901 aged 48 years./ 'Thou art gone but not forgotten, never shall thy memory fade. Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger around the spot where thou art laid.' ' Be ye also ready for in such an hour ye think not the Son of Man cometh.'/
  • 273d. Also PHRESWITH ELIZABETH JONES the beloved wife of WILLIAM JONES, Trealaw, and the affectionate daughter of THOMAS and ELIZABETH DAVIES, 'Maes-yr-Haf ', Trealaw./ Who departed this life March 5 1892 aged 38 years/ 'Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of his Saints.'/ Also WILLIAM JONES beloved husband of the above who died June 29 1894 aged 51 years/ ''Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh.''/
  • Translation of the Welsh is here for non Welsh readers.
  • View the Obituary for Elizabeth Davies here.  There seems to have been no Obituary in English language newspapers for Thomas Davies, though there seems to be a hint that there was one, shown in 'Soarina'.  The Western Mail did carry a small notice regarding his forthcoming funeral.