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John Shelby was born at Yspytty-Ystwyth which is very near Pont-rhyd-y-groes (below).

John's family came from Cwmystwyth.

He and Sarah (née Owen) lived in Llanidloes when they were first married.

Their first child was born in 1853 in or near Tregaron.

In 1861 they and their children were living in Ushlawrcoed, in the parish of Bedwelty (right).

The Rhymney on the map above is the same as the Rumney north of Bedwelty on the map, right.

I believe it is in or near this Rhymney/ Rumney that the Shelby's lived and where two of their daughters were born, though there is another place called Rumney on the coast near Cardiff (see map, right).

The family then moved to North Wales and John and Sarah lived out their lives near Wrexham.

[Note: Abergavenny & Newport are highlighted purely as points of reference.]