Harking back to another thread of mine HERE I would like to find out more about this family; There was a death notice in the Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, dated 26 February 1870 On 18th, February aged 85, at Knighton, Mrs ANN HOSSON, widow of Mr Samuel Hodson, late of Knighton, Radnorshire, and daughter of John Whittington, Esq., formerly of Aberhafesp Hall, in the county of Montgomery. It is the Whittington side I am interested in. Namely the parents of Ann and Aberhafesp Hall. Ann and Samuel had a daughter Ursula. Ursula Hodson was born on the 20th July 1819. Samuel was a yeoman by trade. Ursula was christened on 27th August 1819 in St Mary, Parish Church, Swansea, Glamorganshire. I wondered why they chose the name Ursula. After doing some digging on familysearch I found this marriage; John Whittington married Ursula Hamer in Aberhafesp, Montgomeryshire on 20 June 1777. Ann's age at date of death in 1870 was 85. This would give a birth of around 1785, so in the right time frame. Did John Whittington actually live at the hall, ie. lord of the manor or was he just a worker there. Back in those days I think Esq meant more than it does today. Any help or suggestions appreciated .