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Margaret Jones
« on: Saturday 17 March 18 20:00 GMT (UK) »
I just wondered if anyone had any information on my gt grandmother Margaret Jones who married my gt grandfather George Rickards. Apparently she was born in Marshfield nr Castleton in Monmouthshire but I can't seem to find any records of her birth. It is possible that she was born Mary Margaret Jones but known as Margaret. She had a brother John Jones. George was previously married to Amy Potter who died in 1850 and he probably married Margaret between 1851 and 1853. I would be grateful if anyone has any information.
Rickards, Gower, Eynon, Davies, Jones/John, Williams, Phillips,Hillier,Hawker,Maddocks.

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Re: Margaret Jones
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 March 18 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi

There's a marriage for a GEorge Rckards Q3, 1851, Abergavenny.  A Mary Jones is a possible spouse.


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Re: Margaret Jones
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 March 18 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Baptism of a Mary Margaret Jones, 21 Feb 1830* at St Woolos, Newport.

Parents - Joseph and Catherine'

Joseph was a clerk.


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*date  fits with the 1861 census age.
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Re: Margaret Jones
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 March 18 20:39 GMT (UK) »
There's a John Jones of Castletown  b c1845 on 1851 with parents Evan and Mary. Evan is a baptist minister, which seems to go with George Rickards who appears to be a pillar of the local sunday school.

Evan not at home in 1841 - no Margaret with them in either census

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Re: Margaret Jones
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 17 March 18 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Might be worth getting the marriage cert to check- it's a civil marriage as far as I can see.

Hi

There's a marriage for a George Rickards Q3, 1851, Abergavenny.  A Mary Jones is a possible spouse.


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Added - Full ref is Q3, 1851, Abergavenny, vol 26, p 39
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Re: Margaret Jones
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 17 March 18 21:54 GMT (UK) »
Just found an online tree listing the Abergavenny marriage is to a Grace Jones, so not sure about that one. Don't see any others at the moment  :-\
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Re: Margaret Jones
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 March 18 10:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everyone for your help. Yes George was involved with the Baptist Church. If I remember correctly on the record of his marriage to Amy her father was a Baptist Minister. I have seen the record of Mary Margaret Jones birth and I did wonder if my gt grandmother could have used her second name because George's daughter by his first wife was named Mary. In the 1851 census for Castleton George is living with his two children Mary and Henry and his mother Mary Evan is living with them I think as housekeeper. Does anyone know the date of the census in 1851?
Rickards, Gower, Eynon, Davies, Jones/John, Williams, Phillips,Hillier,Hawker,Maddocks.

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Re: Margaret Jones
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 March 18 11:02 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know the date of the census in 1851?

30th March
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Re: Margaret Jones
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 March 18 14:27 GMT (UK) »
The baptist minister and poet Evan Jones of Castleton is listed in the
Dictionary of Welsh Biography
(http://yba.llgc.org.uk/en/s-JONE-EVA-1793.html) which mentions his
marriage to Mary Morgan, Maesyfelin, St. Lythan GLA in November 1824,
and with whom he had 12 children, 9 of whom survived.

His will can be seen at the NLW web site:
LL/1856/156 Evan Jones, Baptist minister, Marshfield, MON.
(http://hdl.handle.net/10107/683100)