Some years ago someone sent my father the translation of a couple of pages from TYFU'N GYMRO ( A Welshman Grows Up) by Elvet Thomas ( Gomerian Press 1972) In the book Elvet Thomas describes how his mother was related to both the Howell family ( mine ) and the George family ( David Lloyd george's) in Pembrokeshire. His grandmother,Ann Howell (born 1839), was the daughter of John Howell and Ann Rowland of Llanllawer, Pembrokeshire. She married Joseph George, Trepant, Cwm Gwaun,Pembrokeshire and they had two sons, David and Daniel. Both Joseph and Daniel were farmers in the Gwaun valley. Joseph George was related to David Lloyd George,I don't know quite how, as my father wasn't sent the relevant pages!.But looking at the dates, it is possble that he was Joseph nephew. The book does say that Joseph was ' closely related' to David. Elvet Thomas said that one daughter and two sons of Daniel George went into my g,grandfather's( James Howell) business in Cardiff , Glamorgan. I have found a couple of web sites,that give some details of David Lloyd George's life and family.
You will see that his family came from Trefwrdan( Jordanston), Pembrokeshire.http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/PEM/Jordanston/
This is only about 4 miles from Fishguard and the Gwaun Valley , the home of the Howell family and Joseph George. David Lloyd George was actually born in Manchester and brought up Caernarvonshire. My grandfather, Frank Murrell, was Member of Parliment for a short time in Lloyd George's government, although as far as I know no one knew of the connection by marriage at that time. I don't know anything more about this George family, but I thought that this little bit of informatonmight help someone who believes that they are related to David Lloyd George. For those that haven't tried it, Rootsweb has a very good pembrokeshire list, e-mail address:- WLS-PEMBROKESHIRE-L-REQUEST@rootsweb.com.E-mail with just the word 'subscribe' in the message body.