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Re: Victoria Monmouth?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 18 February 10 12:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,
The photograph of Victoria is great, what a place to live!
My wifes grandfather, Samuel Dicks, was born in Pit Row, which I assume was near one of the coal mines.
According to his birth certificate his father, Henry Dicks, worked as a Lime Burner, it must only have been for a fairly short time though as all her related Dick's families were born in Wiltshire, Bradford-upon-Avon or Trowbridge.
Any thoughts on Pit Row?
Cheers,
Dicksfinder.

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Re: Victoria Monmouth?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 19 February 10 06:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi Dicksfinder

Victoria was pretty spectacular, especially the coking ovens at night, Dante would have been proud.

You asked about Pit Row. That's like looking for a needle in a haystack.  Many little villages were set up around local pits and you can guarantee they all had their own Pit Row. If you can give me some dates for your wife's relatives and what parish eg Bedwellty then I could have a look for you.

Cheers

Ian

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Re: Victoria Monmouth?
« Reply #11 on: Friday 19 February 10 22:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tinker,

This is the information that we have from Samuels birth certificate:
Date of Birth:  11th March 1859
Name : Samuel Dicks
Place of Birth:  Pit Row, Victoria
Sub District of Genedigaeth - Tredegar in the County of Monmouth
Father: Henry Dicks
Mother: Augusta Dicks nee Peters
Fathers Occupation; Lime Burner

Great grandfather Henry was born in Bradford upon Avon in 1836 and in those days his surname was spelt Dix, we are not sure why they went to Monmouth, or when, because in 1851 he was living at home with his parents and siblings.

In 1859 he was in Monmouthshire when grandfather Samuel was born, yet in 1861 they were back in Bradford upon Avon, with another child in addition to Samuel.

I understand that Lime Burners worked in Coal Mines or Steel Works, would there have been a serious accident around 1859/60 that caused great grandfather Henry and Augusta to retun to the relative safety of rural Wiltshire?

Any light that you can shed on this small puzzle in my wifes family tree would be most helpful.

With best wishes to all in Monmouthsire,

Dicksfinder
 

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Re: Victoria Monmouth?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 05 February 11 18:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi Dicksfinder,

Found your message about the Dicks family of Trowbridge. I have been researching the family for some years, as a branch of the Peters family.  In reply to your question about Henry and Augusta being in Victoria, Ebbw Vale, I think it is most probable that Henry went to find work in the mines and/or steel works at the same time as Augusta's brothers, Ebenezer and Daniel Peters.  Both Ebenezer and Daniel married local girls. Ebenezer and his wife Ellen remained in Victoria for the rest of their lives.  Daniel and his wife Ruth emigrated to the U.S.A.

Ebenezer and Ellen lived in Augusta Street.  I have a copy of the same photograph of Augusta Street as that already posted.  I also have a photograph of Ellen and one of her daughters standing outside their house.

Regards,

Nuttypete


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Re: Victoria Monmouth?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 30 April 18 17:16 BST (UK) »
I am related to the Dix/Dicks family but I'm not sure how. I found the connection as a DNA match to a descendant of Henry and who moved to Utah. The connection is down the line through Thomas Dix (1877-1963) and his son Wilfred Dix (1904-1975). I have yet to find a common ancestor as the matches are not particularly strong (although strong enough!).

I am in touch with Wilfred's granddaughter in the United States.
Thomas, Davies, Jones, Walters, Daniel in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. That should narrow it down a bit!
Vincent: Fressingfield, Suffolk, Stockton & Sunderland.
Murtha/Murtaugh: Dundalk & Sunderland
Ingram: Cairnie by Huntly, Scotland then Abergavenny
Bardouleau: London - in memory of my stepmother Annie Rose née Bardouleau who put up with a lot from me.
gedmatch.com A006809
Kit uploaded to familytreedna.com B171041
Y-DNA R-M269 & mtDNA U5b1f