Little bit of background about his father (apologise if you already know this)
His father Edward Morris Davies of Upland, near Carmarthen was a Justice of the Peace and nominated as Sheriff 13th November 1863.
In 1846 he married Maria only child an heiress of John Jones of Dowliawr. By the marriage there were four sons and one daughter.
One (as we know) died in the Zulu War, one died in London and his daughter died in Upland at 11 years of age.
Edward died in his 83rd year on the 17th October 1900 at 2 Brynymor, Barmouth in the County of Merionith where he had resided for nearly 3 years.
He was the son of William Davies of Upland who was a captain in the Carmarthshire Militia who was ordered out with Major Bevan, Lord Cawdor and the Right Hon. Lord Dynevor in 1797 to meet the French when they landed at Fishguard and assisted in taking them prisoner and lodged them in the County Gaol.
13th March 1869 Cambridge Chronicle.
JWJD appeared in court to give evidence against a Joseph Tabner who moored his barges in an obstructive place and blocked Mr Davies passage. Tabner was fined £1 with 9s costs.