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William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« on: Wednesday 16 August 17 09:48 BST (UK) »
Is there anyone out there who has the below described individual on their family tree or who knows anything about him after 1891?

William (Willie) Scott, born Pontypridd, Glamorgan, 1878, the son of William Scott and Mary Anne Scott nee Jones. Last known record, the 1891 census, living with his parents in Merthyr Tydfil where his father was the publican at The Great Western Hotel.

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Re: William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 14:42 BST (UK) »
Hi this is the address of the pub
Great Western
Merthyr 58 High Street
Heddwch
Maeer - Devon and Glamorgan
David - Cardiff Pontypridd
Astley -Merthyr Tydfil
Newland- Hampshire
Jones -Treherbert Rhondda
McCarthy - Cork & Cardiff

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Re: William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 19:59 BST (UK) »
Well, the Great Western Hotel was on the High Street, so the answer is probably 'yes'.

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Re: William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 August 17 11:47 BST (UK) »
Sorry heddwch. I read your message as a question. I now see that it's a statement of fact. I was very tired when I read it. That's the best excuse I can come up with, other than admit to senile decay.

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Re: William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 17 August 17 16:54 BST (UK) »
Join the club the same here lol
Heddwch
Maeer - Devon and Glamorgan
David - Cardiff Pontypridd
Astley -Merthyr Tydfil
Newland- Hampshire
Jones -Treherbert Rhondda
McCarthy - Cork & Cardiff

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Re: William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 17 August 17 18:24 BST (UK) »
I've been perusing the welsh newspaper archive for clues. I fond this diverting story  - wonder if the jockey is your willie

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3665262/3665269/166/

Also an obit of Bill - no clues on his family, but might be interesting

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3815080/3815086/80/

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Re: William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 17 August 17 21:05 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Mabel. I hadn't seen either of these articles before. Yes, the jockey must have been Willie since, as far as I am aware, William Scott had only one son at this time.

The obituary is incredibly useful as it provides a lot of background information on Willie's father. Greatly appreciated.

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Re: William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 17 August 17 21:13 BST (UK) »
Interestingly it looks like Bill's brother George took on the Great Western Inn, which suggests Willie might not be  around

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Re: William Scott born Pontypridd 1878
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 17 August 17 21:36 BST (UK) »
I believe that George, who was formerly the publican at The Narrow Gauge in Glebeland Street, took over the Great Western Hotel in the summer of 1891. Willie would have been 13 at this time.