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red mail Margaret Hughes born 1837
Looking for info on Margaret Hughes born 1837 in Llanfair, she lived and died in Highgate Llandinam, she married John Hughes and had several children. One son named John died in the Zulu war. Another son David came to America, she also raised a grand daughter Jemima. Her maiden name might be Williams. Thanks for any help. Ruthann
red mail Oliver Family
I am looking for any information on ancestors or descendants of Robert & Elizabeth Oliver (neeRoberts). They lived at Brynpenarth gate house their children were David /John/Elizabeth/Sarah I / Thomas R. Regards Tony
red mail Baxter family
I am looking for any information on ancestors or descendants of Thomas Baxter (book binder) of Llanfair. He was born in 1799. He and some of his descendants moved to Wisconsin, U.S.A. in the 1850s. Thank you in advance for any information.
red mail ridge family
My great-grandfather Robert Ridge was born in Llanfair, Montgomeryshire. Are there still any members of the Ridge family in that area who would like to make contact.
red mail Mary Samuel
Mary Samuel was born in 1815 in Llanfair Caereinion. She was christened in Llanfair on 11th December 1814. She was a frock smock maker. She died in February 1871 in Meifod. Her parents were Edward Samuel and Mary. Does anyone have any other information about her ancestors or decendents??
red mail Llanfair - The Poor In 19th C
From The Montgomeryshire Collections Vol XLVIII 1944 Llanfair Caereinion in the early 19th century by Charles H Humphreys J.P. pp 143-154 p 148 The Great Poverty of the Old Days. From all accounts great poverty prevailed in those days, especially at times of bad harvests and periods of depression, such as the Hungry Forties. The allowances made to the poor by the Board of Guardians were meagre in the extreme. The allowance to oldpeople even during the latter part of the 19th century was only 2s-6d per week, and 3s per week to old couples. Some old men received only 1s per week. How meagre were the allowances of the local Guardians is shown inthe case of a man named Pugh, who worked at the Vyrnwy water works and throug a fall of earth was killed. There was no compensation from his employers, the Liverpool Corporation for his widow and child. On applying tothe Llanfyllin Guardians she was allowed the sum of 2s-6d for herself and her child, on applying for an increase, she was refused. The meagre allowances were supplemented by a very old local custom of allowin...

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