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Caernarvonshire / Caernarvon and Carnarvon
« on: Tuesday 27 February 18 10:27 GMT (UK)  »
I think the following is correct:-
While looking for data on a topic in this forum,I noticed that the GRO index "master list" of districts contains the two variants of the title.Looking at the master listing Carnarvon applies up to 1937,Caernarvon from 1937 to 1974(local government reorganisation?),and slightly confusingly Caernarfon(Caernarvon) from 1974.
It would be easy looking for an early record to start typing "Cae..",accept the predictive text and not find records which are under the Carnarvon variant.


The Lighter Side / "We are distantly related........."
« on: Tuesday 30 May 17 15:56 BST (UK)  »
I have trouble with anything beyond first cousin,but the following just caught my eye on another thread,with apologies to ejones4765 for reproducing it,and congratulations for describing it!

"2nd great-grandfather of wife of uncle of husband of 3rd great-aunt"

The Lighter Side / Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
« on: Wednesday 19 April 17 13:35 BST (UK)  »
While looking for something else I came across a 1911 record where the full spelling of the above had been written on the record sheet.FindMyPast had nearly transcribed it fully and accurately,they had missed out the "p".
I wonder if it is fully transcribed accurately somewhere else....


Wicklow / Parents/Baptism/Marriage of Anne Granby born circa 1851.
« on: Tuesday 08 December 15 20:31 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for any information on Anne Granby,who first appears in the 1881 census in Wales as the wife of a Hugh Nolan,with two children,Elizabeth and Paul,given born Rhyl.Her surname is taken from the birth certificate of a later daughter,Ellen(..."Mother-Anne Nolan,formerly Granby...")
In some censuses she is given as born Wicklow with varying ages,but at death she is given as 1851-1900.
Hugh Nolan is usually given as born Carlow,again with varying ages,but at death given 1853-1923.

I can find few references to Granbys in Wicklow
Thomas Granby in Griffiths Valuation
John Granby marriage 1847 in Shillelagh
Mary Granby(born circa 1854) in 1901 census.

I have tried Church and Civil records on IrishGenealogy and also baptismal and marriage records on RootsIreland plus UK records with no success.


Occupation Interests / Britannic Colourer
« on: Tuesday 04 November 14 14:51 GMT (UK)  »
A possible ancestor has "Britannic Colourer" listed as his occupation in the baptismal record of his daughter in Lambeth in 1815.Any suggestions as to what this was are welcome.


Galway / Clondagauv
« on: Tuesday 04 March 14 15:40 GMT (UK)  »
Could someone kindly supply a phonetic description(syllable breakdown?) as to how this placename would be pronounced locally?


Merionethshire / John and Goffrey/Godfrey/Geoffrey(?) Jones and Mary Edwards
« on: Wednesday 22 January 14 14:23 GMT (UK)  »
In the 1843 Groes Faen will of Mary Edwards(nee Jones- married William Edwards 1803,Llansantffraid Glyndyfrdwy),she makes provision for her brother Robert Jones of Talybidwel Fawr(who dies in 1849,will also available) and for her nephew Goffrey(?) son of her late brother John.
Robert,I believe marries Jane Jones in Llansantffraid Glyndyfrdwy in 1800 and is later buried there.
William Edwards witnesses Robert's marriage and vice versa.
I think these siblings(John,Robert,Mary) may be the children of Robert Jones(died 1805,Cil Eurych,will also available).It looks to me that on the 1851 census Cil Eurych(with the usual mistranscription) is next to Groes Faen.
This all looks feasible,but I can't find obvious records for John and Goffrey(?)
Can anybody make suggestions?


Denbighshire / Morley Road Cemetery Rhyl - Tombstones
« on: Thursday 16 August 12 21:11 BST (UK)  »
The Morley Road Cemetery,Rhyl was landscaped and the plan and Monumental Inscriptions can be seen at Rhyl Library.
Does anyone know what happened to the tombstones/memorials?
Are they in store somewhere/can they be viewed?
An initial enquiry to Denbighshire C.C. suggested that those in sufficient condition were positioned around the perimeter,but that does not appear to be the case.

The Lighter Side / Keep out of the Square
« on: Friday 25 May 12 22:32 BST (UK)  »
1901 census St. Asaph either end of Forge Square:-

"The Bull Inn" "The China Shop"


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