Today has been v.productive on the research front.
After a morning of looking at how to get the most out of Title Deeds in class, we headed to the Family History Library again for an afternoon and evening of research.
I haven't managed to do anything with the Title Deeds (yet) but did spend a lot of time investigating parish record images... after about three hours I have found (and have images for) the baptismal entry of my G-G-Grandfather William Rowland of Henllys and later Abercarn - son of Thomas (a shoemaker) and Hannah.
In the process I have also found the entries and images of the baptismal entries for his siblings John, Edwin, Oswald, Ann and Alfred and a previously unknown sibling - Hannah. I still need to look further to find the other two (Sydney and Emily).
The entries show that the family were moving about the district as the children were born and baptised in either Pontypool, Henllys or Llantarnum. There didn't seem to be a progression from one place to next in an order of birth years but a jumping around - Llantarnum, Llantarnum, Henllys, Pontypool, Henllys, Llantarnum, Henllys... we are not talking about great distances but maybe being a shoemaker at this time required more travelling than I previously perceived - yet another channel for research...
Anyway time for us to go out for an evening meal followed by another couple of hours research before the library closes.