Author Topic: Thomas Chester Apprentice Cordwainer to William Skenton (or Skelton), Wem  (Read 2590 times)

Offline Pandora_pam

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 6
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Thomas Chester Apprentice Cordwainer to William Skenton (or Skelton), Wem
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 25 June 17 15:02 BST (UK) »
Hi
Thomas Chester is my 5th great grandfather so I am keen to find out more. I am travelling with my family in the UK and planning to go through Grinshill. 
Pam

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline hanes teulu

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,976
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Thomas Chester Apprentice Cordwainer to William Skenton (or Skelton), Wem
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 June 17 15:38 BST (UK) »
Pandora_Pam,
A warm welcome to Rootschat.
FindMyPast has 2 baptisms (image/transcription)-

Thomas Chester, bap 27 Jun 1742, place Acton nr. Nantwich, parents Edward and Eliz
Thomas Chester, bap 11 Dec 1843, place Acton nr.Nantwich, parents Robert and Mary

Slightly later -
Bap March 9 1746, Thomas son of John and Mary Chester of Bickley
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Pandora_pam

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 6
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Thomas Chester Apprentice Cordwainer to William Skenton (or Skelton), Wem
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 25 June 17 18:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the info. My relative is the Thomas Chester born 1742.

Offline macw

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 23
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Thomas Chester Apprentice Cordwainer to William Skenton (or Skelton), Wem
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 25 June 17 21:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the info. My relative is the Thomas Chester born 1742.
Hi Pam
Just to say welcome to the UK from a distant cousin. I am sure we have been in touch in the past. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in further details of where Thomas lived in Grinshill; sadly it was demolished some years ago. The family gravestone is leant against the wall of the church near the road.

Offline Pandora_pam

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 6
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Thomas Chester Apprentice Cordwainer to William Skenton (or Skelton), Wem
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 25 June 17 21:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks. We are heading past Grinshill on Tuesday so we will stop and find the gravestone. Even though the house is demolished do you have the road that they lived on?

Offline macw

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 23
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Thomas Chester Apprentice Cordwainer to William Skenton (or Skelton), Wem
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 27 June 17 16:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks. We are heading past Grinshill on Tuesday so we will stop and find the gravestone. Even though the house is demolished do you have the road that they lived on?

Sorry Pam

This is probably too late it is on the road past from the church past the Inn, but the few stones are  very difficult to see as it is in a field after the last house on the RHS just opposite a house on the left before a small road up the hill to a Baptist Chapel and some houses; if my memory doesn't fail me. I had a quick look online but it is not very clear and my notes are not here. Looking online I found a map which might suggest that it was further round the corner just before the road hits a T junction.

Offline Pandora_pam

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 6
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Thomas Chester Apprentice Cordwainer to William Skenton (or Skelton), Wem
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 27 June 17 16:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks. We left Grinshill about 30 mins ago. I found the gravestone for Thomas and Mary so thanks for letting me know where to look. If you have any info on the Chesters that you can share please let me know. Thomas Chester is at the top of my family tree. I don't have anything earlier.