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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 14 September 10 17:26 BST (UK) »
Not having any success finding either in 1871.

FreeBMD has the deaths of a
Hannah Griffiths, Mar 1864, Tregaron, 11b 69
Thomas Griffiths, Mar 1871, Tregaron, 11b 59, age 58 (d.o.b 1813)

This Thomas' age at death, 58, doesn't quite tie in with his 1861 Census age/d.o.b of 42/1819

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

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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 14 September 10 18:52 BST (UK) »
If these are the persons we have been tracking then a good reason why I can not find them on the 1881.

My sincere thanks for all your help
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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 12 November 11 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I believe we are related through the Micah and Elizabeth Lewis.   Their grand-daughter Elizabeth Griffiths (daughter to Thomas and Hannah Griffiths) is my great great great grandmother.   There are gravestones to Micah & Elizabeth Lewis,  Thomas and Elinor Griffiths and Hannah in the graveyard of St Davids in Llandewi-Brefi.

Thomas Griffiths looks as though he moved to Lampeter, an unemployed labourer in 1871 one with second wife Ann a dressmaker.   It is possible that Elizabeth was a servant/nurse in the household of James Jones, currier, High Street, Lampeter in the 1871 census.  She later moved to Yorkshire on 18 January 1875 she married William Goldthorpe in Rothwell, a nailmaker.

I have written down the script of the gravestones if you are interested (some in welsh). Be pleased to hear from you of any other details you have gathered since this thread.   

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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 13 November 11 17:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Yes please, I would appreciate a copy of the script off the gravestone.
I am more than happy to share information but first I should explain; I am not related, I have carried out the research of the Edward/Lewis family history for a dear friend of 40 years and more, namely Robert Edwards, who is a direct link of Micha & Elizabeth.  There are several rootchatters with direct family links and if you wish I can pass on their details also.

Look forward to further correspondence.

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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 23 November 11 18:44 GMT (UK) »
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I hope I haven't frightened you off; I really am interested in the gravestone details and would welcome sharing info on the family.
Regards, Roy
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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #14 on: Monday 28 November 11 16:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I have just made contact via a PM [personal message] with regards to Micha Lewis.

Hope to hear from you
Roy
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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #15 on: Monday 28 November 11 23:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Roy,  sorry not to have replied to your messages.  Thanks for sending another mail to remind me ! I have had computer trouble so haven't been so easily able to access all the info. 

Hannah Griffiths  (nee Lewis)  "The time is short
sacred
to the memory of
Hannah daughter of
Micah and Elizabeth Lewis
Shopkeeper in this village who
died February 19 1864
aged 39 years
Farewell how affecting the word
How painful the thought we must part
But still has she sleeps in the Lord
It gives some relief to the heart."

Micah & Elizabeth Gravestone

"To the memory of Elizabeth Lewis
wife of Micah Lewis shopkeeper
in this village who died May 7 1852 aged 60 years
here rests in dust.....
......................................
also the aforesaid Micah Lewis who died on the
31 of December 1858
aged 66 years."


Thomas & Elinor Griffiths (parents of Thomas Griffiths who married Hannah)

"Coffad Luriaeth AM THOMAS GRIFFITHS Glandyffryn yn y Plwyf
hwn yr hwn a fu faw Ion.wr 6 ed 1845 : yn 60 oed.
                              HEFYD
RODERICK GRIFFITHS
                     ei fab
a fu farw Mai 9ed 1830 : yn 2 flwydd oed.
Yr i.m ni yma yn gorwedd
Yn rhwym gan angan du.
On mae .r allweddau y.nghadw
Gan Dywysog nefoedd fry.
Hefyd ELINOR GRIFFITHS
ei weddw yr hon a fu farw
clwef 20 1875 yn 85 oed."


Unfortunately the photos we took didn't survive, but the gravestones really were in good condition so they should be there for many years.


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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 30 November 11 09:52 GMT (UK) »
Ditto.....I've had trouble with my service provider for the past two days.

Thanks for getting back to me with the gravestone details; will be in touch later
Regards, Roy
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Re: Thomas Griffiths-Llanddewi Brefi
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 30 November 11 16:41 GMT (UK) »
I’ve attempted to translate the Welsh stone and here is the result.

In Remembrance of Thomas Griffiths in the parish of Glandyffryn who hath died January 6th 1845, 60 years old.  Also Roderick Griffiths his son who died May 9th 1830, 2 years old bound by the Black Death; not sure what the next phrase is exactly but it reads something like [keeps the keys of the prince of heaven on high].  Also Elinor Griffiths, his widow, who died clwef 20 1875, 85 years old.  I can’t find the meaning of “clwef” possibly it could be Feb

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