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Watkins Family - South Wales
« on: Saturday 22 April 17 18:48 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

I am searching for the Watkins family in South Wales. More pacifically I am looking for anyone on here who has the same interest.

There was a Terrence Watkins (b. Tredegar, 2109/1932) and I believe his father was William John Watkins (b.1899).

I am not looking for any census records at this point, just people currently on RootsChart whom are searching the same family.
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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 April 17 20:30 BST (UK) »
Have you checked the Surnames Interest Table?

There's a link at the bottom of every RC page ;D

Also, are you aware of how popular the Watkins surname is?!
10,905 on the 1911 census :-\
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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 April 17 20:35 BST (UK) »
I didn't realise that there was a link on every page. I put a couple of names on thread so that anyone who has researched there family would match the names to there's
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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 April 17 20:43 BST (UK) »
This looks like the birth?

December qtr 1932
Bedwellty Registration District     vol 11a, page 166

Watkins, Terence     Mother's maiden name: Stone


And parent's marriage:
December qtr 1925
Bedwellty Registration District     vol 11a, page 312

Watkins, William J
Stone, Muriel F

Bedwellty Reg. District includes the parish of Tredegar.

Using FreeBMD, with a surname of Watkins and a Mother's name of Stone, and searching 1925 to 1950 reveals at least 2 brothers (registered in Bedwellty) and possibly a brother and sister registered in Chepstow.

Because they may still be alive, I can't mention them ;D
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 23 April 17 10:44 BST (UK) »
This looks like the birth?

December qtr 1932
Bedwellty Registration District     vol 11a, page 166

Watkins, Terence     Mother's maiden name: Stone


And parent's marriage:
December qtr 1925
Bedwellty Registration District     vol 11a, page 312

Watkins, William J
Stone, Muriel F

Bedwellty Reg. District includes the parish of Tredegar.

Using FreeBMD, with a surname of Watkins and a Mother's name of Stone, and searching 1925 to 1950 reveals at least 2 brothers (registered in Bedwellty) and possibly a brother and sister registered in Chepstow.

Because they may still be alive, I can't mention them ;D

I have found the basic information as you have mentioned. I don't believe they are alive but we shall play it safe just in case. You could always PM me them.

I have taken a look at the Surname Interests page. There are a lot of folks who are interested in the name Watkins from S.Wales but most of these no longer use RootsChat.
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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 23 April 17 10:53 BST (UK) »
FreeBMD is very easy to use! ;D
I am sure you can find this information yourself.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 23 April 17 11:02 BST (UK) »
FreeBMD is very easy to use! ;D
I am sure you can find this information yourself.

I already have.

The objective of this post was to seek out others who are researching the Watkins family and not requesting actual research!
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