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Hector and Ada Mathias- Holyhead
« on: Monday 28 June 10 17:44 BST (UK) »
Hi all,
Hector and Ada Mathias ran a sweet and small toy shop in Holyhead with Hectors mother Elizabeth (lib), we think it was still around in the 1930s and 1940s?
we think the sweet shop was on the main shopping street in holyhead off newry street?
does anybody remember this shop or the family?
anything would be good
gemma

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Re: Hector and Ada Mathias- Holyhead
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 June 10 17:51 BST (UK) »
Yes I remember Mathias the sweet shop I use to go there before going to the Empire Cinema for my sixpence worth of sweets very nice people try Holyhead.com they might have the old adverts for the shop
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Re: Hector and Ada Mathias- Holyhead
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 12:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Gemma
I am a relative of the Mathias Family and noticed your query while googling ,my Great Grandmother was Margaret Mathias of Water Street ,Holyhead , I am enclosing a photo of GG Grandmother Jane Mathias who lived there at 1911 Census. Please let me know of you have any more information on the Family as Hector's name was mentioned before but he is not one of Jane's children maybe a grandson

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Re: Hector and Ada Mathias- Holyhead
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 21:30 BST (UK) »
Gemma  would appreciate any information on Mathias Family ,my 2nd Cousin from Holyhead mentioned Hector's name a number of times but I was unable to fit him in to my family tree, you have solved that now and I can progress tht part of the Family

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Re: Hector and Ada Mathias- Holyhead
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 22:18 BST (UK) »
Elizabeth Ann Lewis born in 1870 daughter of Lewis William Lewis and Anne
married William Mathias in 1899 in Holyhead

william was born 1867 Holyhead and died in 1919 onboard the Leinster when it sank in the irish sea (he is also named on the merchant navy tower hill memorial- one of elizabeths brother died and another brother lived)

they had one son Hector Mathias born 1900 in holyhead and he married Margaret A R Wilson in chester in 1925 (known as ada)  Hector died in 1955 in Holyhead

1901 living 39 newry street holyhead
1911 living 33 newry street holyhead

This is what we know so far- hope it helps!!

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Re: Hector and Ada Mathias- Holyhead
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 August 10 23:34 BST (UK) »
Thank You ,I can now find the rest of the record on Hector and move on to Jane Ellen Mathias who was married and living at 6 Water Street ,Holyhead in 1911 with her mother Jane and husband Robert Hugh Williams
I hope you get the photo this time ,the lady was born in 1937

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Re: Hector and Ada Mathias- Holyhead
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 22:36 BST (UK) »
I believe that Ada was my Dad's great aunt, my Dad's name was Charles Henry Wilson, known to Ada as Henry Bach (Little Hrenry), Ada has a son who was (I think) involved in shipping, and he moved to Ausralia, his name may have been Doug, Ada moved to Australia to be with him, and eventually died there, her ashes were flown back, and my Dad scattered them in Holyhead.
I remember visiting her in the 1960's and she still had the shop.
I'm assuming it must be the same family
My Dad had a sister called May, and I think their parents or maybe also had a barber shop, or perhaps a chemist shop