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Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« on: Sunday 05 May 13 17:46 BST (UK) »
Can anyone please help me find people and make connections / confirm connections?
Especially:
-- The Fort, Solva
-- Solva
-- W.H. JOHN (Guardian Newspaper, Solva)
-- Penycwm
-- coal minig area around Hookses (nr Trefran / Roch Gate)
-- Mathry / Rehoboth Chapel area

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Re: Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 May 13 19:35 BST (UK) »
Hi

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Can anyone please help me find people and make connections / confirm connections?
You need to supply more info - without full names and a timescale - it is impossible to know what kind of connection you are looking for
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Re: Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 May 13 15:03 BST (UK) »
Hi, (nice cat)
I know, but I just wanted to see if anyone responded.
I have so much information that I don't think the forum would be the best means of airing it.
For starters though --
I'm looking for someone with detailed historical knowledge of The Fort, Solva.   I have maps back to 1889, but want to know how many -- and where -- buildings / dwellings were before this.   What is known as Fort Cottages today apparently were built in the 18th century (when?).
Would the Tithe map show more for the 1840's?
The other starters is family history of William Henry JOHN and the West Wales Guardian.
I have the Census information for him and Fort (plus lots else), but others may have more on WH JOHN's family history than me.   I'm distantly related to him -- my grandmother was a (1st?) cousin to him.
Does that help for starters?

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Re: Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 May 13 16:02 BST (UK) »
Hi

Yes - that pads it out a bit and enables anybody reading it to know what it's about.

Hows this for spooky - I visited Solva last week whilst staying at St Davids.  Nothing much there except for the harbour but it was a nice walk along the beach to the sea
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Re: Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 May 13 16:51 BST (UK) »
Yea... :-)
But it was one of many small important ports before the railways came.
Hope someone can help...

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Re: Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 May 13 11:35 BST (UK) »
When was Wiilam Henry John born and where?

FreeREG has some John Baptisms in Whitchurch c 1817-1837. Some have abode as Solva
Eg a WILLIAM/LUCE John were Baptisng there 1821-1833, Mother nee Jenkins (Marriage 1820 has have her a Lucy Jenkin), abode Solva.

Trish :)
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Re: Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 May 13 16:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Trish,
Many thanks for replying.
The trouble with these requests nobody knows how you know and can end up duplicating.
I have alot of stuff off FreeREG -- I really rate FreeREG -- excellent resource.
There are a number of people referred to Fort.
My problem is I really need to see Tithe Maps or other plans / maps that show how many and where dwellings were in The Fort to see if I can better tie it to the 1841 Census.
Also some of the EVAN(S), WILLIAM(S), JOHN, JENKINS were Non-Conformist.   I had a 6 month sub. to Genealogist, but was not impressed by the quality of their information (eg transcriptions were full of errors compared to Ancestry and FindMyPast) plus N-C records didn't seem to cover the Parishes I was interested in -- Whitchurch, Brawdy, Roch, Mathry, Llanrhian -- to name the most important.
So for now I'm really asking for people with good local historical knowledge.
I'm working on a 'report of progress' for another relative (ie progress on Pembrokeshire) and really ought (if it's possible) to post some of the 'trees' I've created.
Actually, anyone with access to Rate Books for The Fort might shed extra light on who was there...
In hope...

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Re: Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 September 14 22:03 BST (UK) »
William Henry John was my great uncle.  How can I help you?

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Re: Tracing family in Pembrokeshire -- 18th and 19th centuries
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 31 December 14 22:03 GMT (UK) »
W.H. John of the Guardian newspaper in Solva married Beatrice Harries who is a first cousin twice removed of mine. I'm trying to trace descendants of the couple - among other things!