The Family of Israel Hares
Shipham, Somerst, England
Brynmawr/Nantyglo, Wales

by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Israel Hares was baptized at St. Leonard's, Shipham on 2 March 1800. He was the son of Samuel Hares and his wife Susannah Wookey. On 26 March 1823 Israel married Mary Ann Collins, and the first of their children, daughter Hannah, was born the following year. The family makes their first appearance in the 1841 census of Shipham, where Israel is described as an lead ore miner. In the late 1840s the family moved to Brynmawr, Wales and eventually settled in the nearby community of Nantyglo, where Israel died 25 May 1883. Click on the highlighted link for each christening date to view a copy of the parish register page featuring the entry, and follow this link for a detailed essay on Israel Hares and family.

Family Group Relationships Born Christened 1841 Census 1851 Census Comments
Israel Hares and his wife Mary Ann Collins           married 26 Mar 1823, Shipham, Somerset, England
Israel Hares Husband ca. 1800 2 March 1800 40 52 died 25 May 1883, Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Wales, buried Brynmawr cemetery
Mary Ann Collins Wife ca. 1801   45 50 died 1 May 1880, Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Wales
Hannah Hares Daughter ca. 1824 28 Mar 1824 15 24 married (1) John Cottrill 13 Feb 1849, Brynmawr, Wales, (2) John Harding, died Yatesville, Luzerne Co., Pa. 17 Sept 1884
Samuel Hares Son ca. 1825 17 July 1825   35 married Ann ???, 1861 census, Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, 1871 census, Merthyr Tydvil
Mary Ann Hares Daughter ca. 1832 5 May 1833 9 20 married James Haines ca. 1850, died 15 July 1883, Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Wales, buried Brynmawr cemetery w/husband & children
George Hares Son ca. 1834 31 Aug 1834 7 14 emigrated to America 1854, married Eliza Williams, 1865, died Scranton, Pa., 8 Mar 1867
Elizabeth Hares Daughter ca. 1838 11 Oct 1840 3 12 married John Bassett, died 4 June 1900, Nantyglo, Monmouthshire, Wales, buried Brynmawr cemetery (same grave as Israel)
Susannah Hares Daughter ca. 1840 11 Oct 1840 1 9 married George Griffiths 10 May 1860, Brynmawr, Wales
John(?) Hares Son ca. 1843 20 Feb 1843     baptism record only, may have died prior to the 1841 census
Jane Hares Daughter ca. 1845 30 May 1845   6 present w/mother & father in the census, 1851-1871, no other information

Read more about Israel Hares of Shipham and Nantyglo
History of Shipham Parish, from The Heart of Mendip, by Francis A. Knight
Return to the Hares family web site
Return to the Thomas family web site

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