Hello, thank you for your reply, that sounds like it could have been my grandfather. He lived with Etty Ann Cree/smith here for many years and had 8 children with her. They never married and for a while we wondered if he had left a wife in Wales but we know now that Etty had married before that time. So maybe that was why they never married. It seems like she had never divorced. I am very great full for your help.
Ps 3 of his children were called John (my dad) grace and Owen