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red mail Duckhams, Hadens, Relfs - Trevethin
My GGG grandfather William Duckham lived with Harriet (possible nee Shakespeare) in Trosnant, Trevethin in 1851. William Duckham was born in Tiverton, Devon but I have struggled to firmly establish his parentage. William's daughter Ellen, married Benjamin Haden around 1869 and the Hadens lived in Mill Road Trevethin for 30+ years. They had a granddaughter (my nana) who married Thomas William Relf, son of Frederick and Frances. I'd love to hear from anyone wiht any connections or information about the families. Thank you, Kerry
red mail Looking for a MacQueen family
I am looking for a George MacQueen born in Caerleon in 1956. Father's name is also George and his mother is called Margaret. I know he had an older sister called Harriet. If anybody has got any information please get in contact with me. Thank you.
Farr twin girls born 04 January 1845
My 4th great grandfather, William Farr (1801-1875) and his wife Mary Edwards Farr (1803-1845) had The Crown in Raglan in 1841 and he had the Full Moon on George Street in Pontypool in 1851. On 4 January 1845 Mary delivered twin daughters, only to die from complications of childbirth on 13 January. The two girls were Harriet (born at 10 p.m.) and Catherine (born at 11:30 p.m.). Both girls appear on the 1851 census. Unfortunately, Catherine died on 7 March 1856 and was buried on the 13th. That is all the information I've been able to find. If you come across anything or have these people in your tree, I'd greatly appreciate your assistance. Feel free to contact me. I've somewhat accounted for all the other children of William and Mary: Edward John (my 3rd great grandfather), Elizabeth, George William, John Meyrick, Thomas, Mary Sophia, Ann(e) and Jane.
Punchion Machine in Pontymoile
My great grandfather (Thomas Charles Farr, b. 28 Oct 1859) had a brother Edward John Farr who died on 19 Nov 1866, at the age of 13. His death certificate says the cause of death was "accident from falling within the wheel of a Punchion Machine". The location of his death was given as Pontymoile Paulcague (not sure of the spelling of the second word). Does anybody know of any source of information on Pontymoile at this time or exactly what a punchion machine actually is? I am guessing it is perhaps something to do with a textile mill and might be associated with a weaving loom/machine. Most of his immediate family emigrated to the U.S. (Nanticoke, Pennsylvania) in the early 1880s and were involved in the coal and railroad industries. Any/All sources or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
red mail frederick alfred hayward
Frederick was my grandfather.the 1911 census shows that he came from Pontypool c1859 but moved to Plymouth devon. my father was Frederick Hayward 1902. Plymouth. but I've hit a brick wall concerning Frederick senior. I'm not even finding his birth on b.m.d. numerous ways of spelling Hayward and I still can't find him. if anyone can help I'd be very grateful. best wishes. linda
red mail hopkins masons
loking for any family who knew of my great grandfathers , William Hopkins and his father both master masons , lived in talywain pontypool
red mail Osborn Davies
Looking for information on a Osborn Davies born in cwmtilery between 1894 to 1898 fathers name David Davies father born in montgomeryshire,mothers name not known he is on the 1911 cencus with his father and stepmother. would be most grateful for any further information on Osborn or the name of his real mother.I cannot find him on the 1901 cencus i do not know if he has another first name. Regards Ann
1891 cencus
Looking for details on Alice maud jones and family Alice was born between 1880 to 1884, fathers name thomas jones his occupation was boilermaker,would be most grateful for any help with the name of her mother and any other siblings, also their ages. kind regards ann
red mail R.A.O.B
Info please on the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.My father and brother were members at the Lord Nelson Lodge No. 238 in the 1950's. Any info on present day lodges needed to discuss regalia and medals.
red mail Manleys/Dobles
have a fair bit of info on the Manley /Dobles line who in around the 1850s moved to Pontypool from Upottery in Devon.
red mail Holley family- Cilfyndd, Pontypool.
I would be interested to hear from any descendents of- Eli Holley born 1862 Kilmersdon, Somerset, he was a colliery fireman below ground. In 1911 he is living with his wife,Emma and children- William age 24 coal miner hewer. Ena May age 11 and Cyril Haydn age 6, their address was- 9, Mary Street, Cilfyndd, Pontypool, Glam. Thanks
red mail Agnes Howell
Iam looking for information on Agnes or Phyllis Howell who lived in Pontypool 1909+. Agnes was born in Newport and migrated to New Zealand in 1928 Any information would be helpful
red mail Fisher, Sydney Thomas
I have a musical choir baton inscribed to Mr. S. Fisher by Tabernacle Choir Pontypool 1901. He is my maternal uncles grandfather and am looking for any info as to family history.
red mail Pocock's of Pontypool
I am looking for any information or link to the Pocock's who were residing in Pontypool between 1850 & 1950. In the late 1800's early 1900's they were operating a successful cabinetmaking business in the town and were active in the local Presbyterian Church, St.David's. Any information or resources would be much appreciated
red mail finney-phinney
My family can be tracec to Robert Phinney 1568 lived in Pontypool. He left for the US and died at sea 1637...his wife and children carried on and settled in New England...His fathers name was Jeffery 1532...married to Ellen Smedley1540 married in 1560... Any information would be appreciated... Thanks, Marshall
red mail Dudley family in Pontypool
Anyone who has Dudley information starting around 1725 - A professional genealogist from Wales did a great deal of work for me - (the language being a problem among other things ) The father is William,George , or James. The original USA progenitor is a son, William, who met on the ship or came with an Elizabeth Lewis - they were married in the 2nd Presby. Church of Philadelphia = moved finally to up-state new york. The father was a blacksmith and I know definitely one daughter was named Bridget. Carol with thanks.
red mail Horley Family
Hello, looking for any information on Horley family from Pontypool originaly from Somerset. Many thanks Mary
Leavis /Carroll Family Pontypool
I have a copy of my great grandfather's birth certificate which states he was born in Pontypool in 1855. Although I am researching the name LEAVIS it is spelled LAVIS on his birth certificate. His parents were Christopher Lavis who is listed as a Labourer on Railway and his mother is Hannah formerly CARROLL. I am really stuck with this branch of the family as I can find no trace of Christopher or Hannah. I know that Christopher was still alive in 1875 as he is on his son William's first marriage certificate and his occupation on that certificate is 'shoemaker'. By the time of William's second marriage in Wigan in 1888, Christopher is listed as deceased. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am tearing my hair out over these two
red mail Cordell
I was able to find my ancestors on the 1841 Wales Census, in Pontypool. John Cordell, my greatgrandfather, emigrated to St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and is found on the St. Louis Census in 1850. He and his father and brothers were blacksmiths in Pontypool. I am wondering if there are any other Cordell relatives in or around Pontypool currently.
Full Moon Inn, George St., Pontypool, Monmouth, Wales
Am looking for any information on William Farr who was the innkeeper at the Full Moon Inn on George St., in Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, according to the 1831 Wales Census. Especially interested in: 1. William Farr's family and 2. any photos/maps showing or information on the Full Moon Inn.
red mail pembroke terrace osborne road
Can anyone help me with this address. My great grandparents- Henry and Ada Sperring lived there with my grandfather- Arthur- in 1901, but I cannot find Pembroke Terrace. Has it been demolished or renamed as I have found other terraces in Osborne Road?
red mail townsend/neal/brice-miller
any info appreciated 1890-1901.poss connections St Albans catholic church/cwmbran
red mail Thorne
Grandparent Benjamin from Griffithstown married Rosa Irene Crane. Had two children Reginald Isadore born 1914 (my dad) and Joan Pauline a couple of years younger. Family imigrated to New Zealand in 1929. I am interested in finding information on Benjamin Thorne, his parents, and his brothers and sisters. He would have been born in the late 1899's.
red mail Burdock
Margaret Burdock 1849 born possibly Trevethin birth registered Pontypool, daughter of Joseph Burdock and Mary Lee. Parents married Pontypool 1846. Fathers names on marriage certificate, Willim Burdock and William Lee. She married Thomas Rees in Pontypool in 1870 and liived in and around the Trevethin area most of her life. Her death is registered in Bedwelty 1908. I am trying to find out where her families come from as the do not seem to appear on the welsh Census.
red mail Atkins & Harris of Pensfold & Pontypool
7: Atkins & Harris of Pensfold & Pontypool Thomas Atkins B:1833 P: Pensfold Mary Harris B:1838 P: Pontypool Married D:1859 P: Pontypool Parents of Thomas: Thomas / Jane Parents of Mary : James / Perlina Have more information on family but still have blank spots to fill in. Any information would be helpful.
red mail Gaiter's of Pontypool
I am looking for any info about my great grandfathers family the Gaiter's (sometimes spelled without the 'I' He was Morgan Gaiter, b.1866, d.1901 like his father he was a shoemaker by trade, he was Charles Gaiter b.1842? The Family shop was at 85 George Street
red mail Gwatkin
I am desperate for any information on Margaret Gwatkin nee Farncome. she was married to John Gwatkin in 1880 she had several children but on the 1901census she is to be found in the workhouse at pontypool along with her youngest son Iltyd my late husbands .Grandfather He died in a mining accident in 1925 but I can find nothing on Margarets parentage or her death I have the death certificate of a Margaret Gwatkin but shows her Husband to be a William Gwatkin if anyone out there has any info on this family willing to share with me I would be very grateful
Family of William Henry Farr in Wales
I am hoping to contact somebody who is a descendent of Edward John Farr (born 1830 in Raglan(d), Monmouth) and Mary Edwards. Their children were Alfred, William Henry, Mary S., Thomas Charles, Henry (Harry), Elizabeth Jane, Arthur, Edward John #1(died at 14 from falling into a punchion machine according to his death certificate), Edward John #2, Beatrice, Charles, infant (died at time of John #1's death), and two other "unknown" siblings. One of the children, William Henry Farr (born 1859 in Trevethin/Pontypool), Monmouth, married Elizabeth Jane Evans (born 1834 in Govilon, Monmouth) on 09 September 1852 in Pontypool. Her father was Enock Evans. While most of the family came to the U.S., William H. remained in Wales and married Amelia Phillips, born 1860 in Ebbw Vale. Their children included Amelia, Beatrice, Lilly, Gertrude, and Effie. Two of these daughters were apparently unmarried and lived in Abergavenny until sometime in the 1900s and had a shop of some kind. Is there anybody who knows anything about any of these five daughters of William Henry Farr and Elizabeth Jane Evans? Since their last names would have changed upon marriage, my research has come to an abrupt halt. UPDATE: 18SEP2013-Have recently made contact with a Farr relative in the US who had a photo of the whole family (William, Amelia and the girls). Still looking for any information that may exist about William (a butcher) or any daughter who was a shopkeeper.
red mail Andrew Russell
I am trying to find any family connection to a Andrew Russell married to Monica Thomas 1932 dist Newport Monmouthshire I belive he was born in Wales
red mail Vaughan/Jones
I'm looking for any connections to a William Henry Vaughan married to Eva Jones in 1892, 1 known daughter in this marriage, Caroline Mary Ann Vaughan b1896. Lived in Newnham glos until at least 1902, then moved to opposite the train station in Pontypool - family relatives know it as the Kinnon...? May have had a farm aswell. Any help greatly appreciated thanks.
red mail Roberts family
I would like to find information on my father's family. He was born in Pontypool in 1901, George Brython Roberts and had brothers, David Lloyd, a virtuoso violinist and Jack, a school teacher in Hoylake and 2/3 sisters of whom I know nothing. Father, David, married to Ann was in insurance I believe and conducted choirs in Eisteddfords. We only have small snippets of info about their Pontypool lives although never lost touch. I would love to know more.
red mail Evans - Meredith
Looking for anybody that may have information on May Evans nee meredith and hugh humphrey Evans they married in 1899 Bedwelty, had a son Donald Archer Evans feb 1900 ( hubbys grandad)Hughs occupation on the birth cert was Dramatic Artiste May died 1904,at Shottern Collery,Easington, County Durham, after that i have no idea where Hugh went,Donald went to live with his grandmother, (Mays mother) Sarah Exton.
red mail McKerrow family
My great (x6) grandparents were Hugh FARQUHAR and Jean WILSON, both born c1726 in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. They had a son, John FARQUHAR, born c1751 in New Cumnock who married Jean STEELE, born c1752 perhaps in Ayrshire. John and Jean had 3 sons, all born in Riccarton, Ayrshire, William (c1768), John (c1771), and Robert (c1780). William, who was my great (x4) grandfather married Janet ALEXANDER, born c1770 in Ayrshire. They were married in St Quivox & Newton, Ayrshire, in 1792, and they had 9 children (7 female, 2 male), all of whom were born in St Quivox & Newton: Margaret (c1793), Janet (1795), Flora (1797), Helen (1800), Jean (1802), Agnes (my great x3 grandmother – 1803), Mary (1805), Alexander (1807) and Allan (1808). Mary married James MCKERROW, born c1805 in Cumnock, and they had a son, William MCKERROW, who was born in 1847 in Wales and married Annie PICKLES from Yorkshire. James MCKERROW died in 1881 in Pontypool, so I guess that’s possibly where William was born. Agnes FARQUHAR, my great x3 grandmother married John YOUNG in 1826 in Ayr. John YOUNG was a Supervisor of Excise, and he died in 1878 in St Quivox. Agnes FARQUHAR died in an asylum in Glengall, Ayr, in 1881. They had 3 children, Janet (1827), Grace (1833, Ayr), and Allan (my great great grandfather – c1842). Does anyone have any relevant information, or can I assist anyone who is researching the same people?
I am looking for information on my G.G.Grandfather Thomas Fletcher born 1845 in Monmouth. He moved to Pontypool where he was landlord of the Horse and Jockey. He had a reputation as a local bare knuckle prizefighter and also kept trotting ponies.
red mail Joseph Thomas
I have been given a birth certificate regarding family members. its shows Rees Thomas born 8th August 1859, His parents were Joseph Thomas and Ann Thomas formerly Jones. It was registered in the district of Pontypool in the county of Monmouth. Anybody help
red mail Jones Family
Looking for any info on Henry Jones and family. Daughter Martha was born 1862 in Pontypool and she may have had brothers George and John. Martha was married twice. First husband surname Lloyd and second husband Philip Williams born 1858.I should be grateful for any help in finding any information about Henry and his wife and children.
red mail William Ham
Looking for information on William Ham, born in Pontypool c1858. Was a worker on Great Western Railway. Married Fannie Atherton in Cheslsea 1885
red mail Parker Jenkins
Searching for info on parents of Margaret Jenkins born abt 1858 who married Charles Henry Parker 1 January 1883. Address at marriage was George Street Pontypool. Father given as William Jenkins collier deceased. Children were Margaret, Elizabeth,William, James and Laura. Any info greatly appreciated.
red mail david driscoll
david driscoll born 1854 in pontypool. moved to london and married mary ann. their daughter elizabeth is my grandmother. are there any driscolls related to david please
red mail LLOYDS of Pontypool
Loking for info on my great grandfather, Ernest Rerginald LLOYD. He had sisters, Elizabeth and Naomi of whom I have records that state they were born in Pontypool, England. There were also at least 2 other sisters whose first names I don't know and I believe there to be at least 2 brothers, William and Thomas. Ernest b 1879-1880 Elizabeth b. ca 1875 Naomi b. 15 Jan 1893. I have immigration records for Naomi. Naomi and Elizabeth were nurses in US. Members of this family seem to have immigrated to US at different times from as early as 1897-1912. any help on finding out more about this family - particularly their parents names and the sisters' names would be extremely appreciated. kc.
Looking for info or photos on my greatgrand father.pte john jobbins.
red mail Bridgeman
Any information on Bridgeman line
red mail Landscape Painter
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 Thomas Barker was born near Pontypool 1769 and died at Bath 11th December 1847. An English painter of landscapes and historical subjects.
are there any DIXON/CHAPMAN's? in the Pontypool area

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