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Mayors of Aberystwyth. Stolen ship.
« on: Thursday 01 January 15 15:21 GMT (UK) »
My ancestors lived in Great Dark Street Aberystwyth - Jones and Howells.
I have been told that Catherine Jones ,who had money, inherited because her family were Mayors in Aberystwyth.This would be pre 1860.
Where do I go to research people who were mayors in Aber ?

Also there is a story that a young girl in the family went to the docks taking a ship!
Sounds far fetched but where would I look ?
Thanks for reading this.All ideas gratefully accepted !     :)
Maslin,Devizes
Perry, Devizes
Grace,Devizes
Eyles,Upavon
Banks,Lacock
Davies Islington & Aberystwyth
Jones Aberystwyth
Howells Aberystwyth
Bohane , Killaderry Skibbereen ,Cork

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Re: Mayors of Aberystwyth. Stolen ship.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 23 January 15 07:04 GMT (UK) »
If you try here;
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/CGN/Aberystwyth/
and search for Mayors, you end up with a book containing mayors from the 1450's for Aberystwyth borough

Google search gives such as:
http://www.aberystwythguide.org.uk/history/index.shtml

http://www.aberystwyth.gov.uk/en/council/history-of-the-borough/the-court-leet

etc etc.

But perhaps you have already managed to find something?

Sorry, have to go to work, have not looked up boats - newspapers, court papers - when did it happen, approximately?

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Re: Mayors of Aberystwyth. Stolen ship.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 January 15 17:56 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Chempat.
Maslin,Devizes
Perry, Devizes
Grace,Devizes
Eyles,Upavon
Banks,Lacock
Davies Islington & Aberystwyth
Jones Aberystwyth
Howells Aberystwyth
Bohane , Killaderry Skibbereen ,Cork

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Re: Mayors of Aberystwyth. Stolen ship.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 January 15 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Also there is a story that a young girl in the family went to the docks taking a ship!

That may not mean she nicked it!  "Taking ship" was a common expression for sailing somewhere as a passenger (such as: 'at Bristol he took ship for Bermuda') so this may have been an innocent sea voyage which has been misinterpreted in the telling over the years.

All the best
Philip
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Re: Mayors of Aberystwyth. Stolen ship.
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 January 15 13:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi Philip,
Thanks,it's obvious when you know! Didn't think it through and it was verbal info from a distant cousin. Around 1870 the family went to Philadelphia where they remained for about ten years before returning to north London. We have always wondered why they went.Maybe it was because an earlier relative had already made the journey. Yet another bit of research to sort! Thanks again.
M.
Maslin,Devizes
Perry, Devizes
Grace,Devizes
Eyles,Upavon
Banks,Lacock
Davies Islington & Aberystwyth
Jones Aberystwyth
Howells Aberystwyth
Bohane , Killaderry Skibbereen ,Cork

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Re: Mayors of Aberystwyth. Stolen ship.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 May 15 08:40 BST (UK) »
The museum at Aber. has an exhibition on emigration at the moment.
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