A miner Lewis Williams 1815-91 moved from Llanbadarn and married Anne Jones 1816-95, of Borthliving at 8 Wesleyan Place. They had seven sons, one of whom Thomas b.1842 died in infancy. Five of their six surviving children became master mariners. for the sake of clarity these are the brothers in order of age: William 1839-1922, John 1841-1892, Thomas 1842-42, Lewis 1845-1937, Thomas 1848-1928, David 1849-1910 and Richard 1852-73.
The first son Captain William Williams 1839-1922, was associated with schooners Picton, Mary Davies, Martha Lloyd and the barques Aberystwyth Castle and the Caradog. In the 1881census Captain Williams was master of the Mary Davies, berthed at Milford Haven, and under his watchful eye were his sons, John b.1864 as first mate at seventeen years of age and Lewis b.1868 as a cabin boy of thirteen. These two also served with their uncles on sailing vessels, which provided them with the seagoing skills that eventually resulted in both becoming master mariners. Their careers are expanded later on in this segment.