Richard HAYWARD, husband of Elizabeth WAKELEY HAYWARD

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I would appreciate any information on this family and their ancestors.
Richard HAYWARD, husband of Elizabeth WAKELEY HAYWARD of Wrockwardine, Shropshire and Blaenavon, Monmouthshire

Richard and Elizabeth Wakeley Hayward were my 4th great grandparents through their daughter Rosanna (Baptized 10 May 1807, Wombridge), who married John Wood.

In the 1851 census (the Brickyard, Llanover, Blaenavon), Richard gives his place of birth as Wellington, Salop, as does Elizabeth. His age is listed as 72. So, I found Richard Hayward baptized 20 Sep 1778 in Wellington, the son of Philip and Hannah Hayward. This also fit nicely with his death entry which stated that he died 14 Jul 1851 in Blaenavon Llanover Upper, was 74 years, occupation: miner, cause of death: infirmity of age not certified, the mark of Elizabeth Jones present at death Blaenavon Llanover Upper.

In 1841, in several newspaper articles, a court case was described that was concerning money that was meant for Richard. Richard Wakeley was mentioned. And Sarah Wakeley of Trench Lane testified that she sent her daughter Emily Lowe to the post office with money to be sent to her brother Richard Hayward of Blaenavon Ironworks. Someone else at the Ironworks had claimed the money.

Richard was witness to his father-in law’s (Richard Weakley/Wakeley of the Trench in the Parish of Eyton) will in 1810 (probated 1811).

Richard’s father Philip, abode on Trench Lane, was buried 4 Dec 1813 in Wrockwardine. He was 79 years old. What would be the Cemetery name?

Richard’s mother, Hannah Lloyd Hayward, abode Trench Lane, was buried 19 Feb 1814 in Wrockwardine. Again, what would be the Cemetery?

I believe Richard, Elizabeth and their children left Shropshire after the death of Richard’s mother in 1814. I would love to know if there is record of them leaving.

I have the following children for Richard and Elizabeth:

1. William: baptized 17 Jul 1803 Wombridge; married Sarah Jane Davies 25 Jul 1844, Lanwenarth Ultra, Monmouthshire, Wales; died 1880 Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales.

2. Ann: baptized 10 Mar 1805 Wombridge; married Richard Gaut 21 Mar 1831 Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales and witnessed by brother-in-law John Wood; died 24 May 1881 White Horse Inn, Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales.

3. Rosanna: my 3rd great grandmother; born 24 Apr 1807 Shropshire; baptized 10 May 1807 Wombridge; married John Wood 11 May 1829 Parish of Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, Wales; came to the U.S. in 1833 then left and came back 1839 from Cardiff to New York aboard the ship Henry Thompson; died 4 Oct 1873 Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania.

4. Elizabeth: baptized 5 Nov 1809 Wombridge; married James Jones 4 May 1834 Llantrisaint Fawr, Monmouthshire, Wales; died 21 Oct 1878 Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales? Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum?; witnessed father’s death in 1851.

5. Martha Hayward? Was she born in Shropshire? There is only a death record 6 Jul 1817 Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, 3 years, daughter of Richard Hayward.

6. Mary: baptized 5 Feb 1815 Llanover, Blaenavon, Monmouthshire; married John Baker 9 Jan 1841 Llanover Parish, Blaenavon, Monmouthshire; married John Lees 25 May 1846 Llanover Parish at St. Bartholomew’s, groom widower, bride widow, Blaenavon; died 30 Jul 1882 Clay County, Indiana.

7. Martha: no baptism found; is in the 1841 and 1851 census with parents; she was present at her mother’s death according to the death entry; married William Robinson 21 Mar 1869 Llantrisaint Fawr, Monmouthshire; was the administrator of the estate of her niece, Emily Ann Hayward, who died 5 Mar 1884.

8.Richard: came to the U.S. with sister Mary and their families 1851 from Glasgow to New York aboard ship Ashley; baptized 18 Apr 1823 Blaenavon, Monmouthshire; married Sarah George 11 Aug 1845 St. Bartholomew’s, Llanover, Monmouthshire; died 2 Aug 1884 Brazil, Clay, Indiana; gave parents as Richard and Elizabeth Wakeley Hayward of Monmouthshire to the author of his biographical sketch.

Thank you,

Diane