1809 Nov20: Rebecca William was buried.
Note, here the Christian name is spelled ‘Rebecca’ . Also, the surname is spelled ‘William’ and not the more usual Williams. She did indeed marry a Thomas William.
Still, how can I be sure that this is ‘my’ Rebekha? If this is ‘my’ Rebekha then she lived to be 40 years old.
It appears that from about 1740 onwards, the area around Dinas Cross and North Pembrokeshire became something of a stronghold for Methodism.
I’ve discovered some of the records for the Methodist meetings at Dinas from 1743.
Dinas Society - Steward: John Lloyd, single man
Married men: 1. John Griffith - believes continually, a very plain experienced Christian; came through many hard trials, now enjoys great liberty.
2. William Griffith - under convictions and in a hard battle with his corruptions, and in hopes to overcome.
If you remember, the father of Rebekha’s first child, Ann, was given as William Griffith.
Also, Rebekha’s first husband was John Griffith.
It would be an extraordinary coincidence to find these three names linked with both places unless they are indeed the characters from Rebekha’s narrative.
Strangely though, the story doesn’t quite end there. It has a remarkable twist in the tail.