It begins with John Rees b.1788, who married Jane Jenkins b.1790. They had four children, two boys and two girls. The eldest son John 1820-1880, lived with his wife Anne at Morfa Borth. John became a master mariner in 1852 and captained the Catherine & Margaret, Miss Evans and the Acorn. His brother Hugh 1825-1902, was also a master mariner who lived at Beachgrove House with his wife Margaret, formerly Thomas. They had four children, one of whom Hugh Rees 1861-1906, became a captain in 1885 and commanded the S.S. Glanhavren. He married Elizabeth Jane Williams 1868-1937, and had eight children; 2 of whom became mariners. David Hugh Rees 1892-1962, was a chief engineer who had a long and distinguished maritime career spanning 45 years. He served on the Thistlemore, Ardgroom Invertay, Bradburn, Quebec City, Victoria City, Leeds City, Texas Trader, Empire Kestrel, Vernon City, Anglo Indian, Empire Takoradi, Tacoma City, Orient City, Madras City and Inchcastle. His brother Joseph Rees 1905-1965, became a captain.