David Hamer 1682

David Hamer c1682? guessing at this stage 

David lived at Glan Hafren, Penstrowed and was described as a Gent he was married to Elizabeth and at this stage I do not have her surname.   I have no idea of David’s birth or where he was born.  Neither do I have any details of his marriage to Elizabeth from the dates of his children’s baptisms I would suggest their marriage took place early 1700.  He was my great-grandfather x 7 this would make me a 10th generation Hamer.   

As far as I can tell David and Elizabeth had the following children.   

Richard (no details to dates or birth or where he was born) 

James born 10th July 1707, baptised 16th July 1707 

Elizabeth born 17th January 1710, baptised 25th January 1710 

David born 9th February 1713, baptised 13th February 1712

Hester (no details)

Samuel baptised 4th August 1715, buried 28th August 1716 

Joseph baptised 30th November 1716 

Hanna baptised 13th March 1719 

James, Elizabeth and David where born and baptised in Newtown, Samuel, Joseph and Hanna where baptised at Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire. 

Source:  Baptisms Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society 

David of Penstrowed made his Will 26th October 1729 and a codicil was made 2nd December 1729.  Although I do not have the actual date of death his Will was proved 11th April 1730, so his death was between 2nd December 1729 and 11th April 1730.  He left to his wife Elizabeth for her life the property known as Glanhaveren.  The property was then left to his eldest son Richard.  This was common at that time to leave your property to your eldest son.  David of Penstrowed left several requests to his other children in his will.

Brief details of David’s and Elizabeth’s children as follows:

Richard as previously stated I have no details of birth or baptism.  His son and heir Athelustan Hamer and I mention this because his name appears in several documents relating to the Hamer family but at this time, I will not be following Athelustan as he is not my direct line.

James Hamer born 10th July 1707 and is my great grandfather x 6 and referred in his mother’s will dated the 12th December 1733 as her son.  The few details I have on him will appear below.

Elizabeth born 17th January 1710 married Thomas Cowdale.

David born 9th February 1713, referred in father’s will as the 3rd son and was left £100.00 on attaining the age of 21 and he was left £10.00 by his mother.

Samuel baptised 4th August 1715 died in infancy and was buried 28th August 1716.

Hester no birth or baptism details at this time but I believe she married Thomas Meredith.

Joseph baptised 30th November 1716 and referred to in father’s will as his 4th son he received £100.00 on attaining the age of 21 and he was left £20.00 from his mother’s will.

Hannah baptised 13th March 1719 (no further details)

The three girls received £60.00 each from their father’s will on attaining the age of 21.  It would appear from the wording of their father’s will that David, Joseph, and Hester were all under 21 when their father died.  Although I am guessing at this time, David of Penstrowed would have been in his mid-forties when he died.