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Davies Family of Caersws 9 months 2 weeks ago #25

After the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 my 4th grand uncle, Gunner John Edwards (born in Buttington in 1787) wrote to his brother Oliver Edwards, Blacksmith of Newtown, to give an account of his experiences. The letter was published in the Journal of the Royal Artillery in October 1954. It had been transcribed by Lieutenant-Colonel M.E.S.Laws who had done a great deal of research into the history of the Royal Artillery. In his introduction to the letter he writes that the original letter was owned by a Mrs H.Davies, and that ‘The letter was found among the papers of a family long resident in Caersws, a small town a few miles west of Newtown, Montgomeryshire. How it came into the possession of this family is not quite clear, though possibly the recipient could not himself read and took the letter to the local squire to be informed of its contents’

I should be very grateful if any fellow Member could suggest how I could trace "Mrs H.Davies" or her descendants. I would very much like to see the original letter. I attach the transcript of the letter if you would like to read it.

Thanks,
David Garbett-Edwards
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