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Please help me: find Bridget GRIFFITH's parents
« on: Saturday 28 April 18 21:56 BST (UK) »
Bridget JAMES (nee GRIFFITHS)
b. c. 1886 Landilofawr, Glamorganshire, England

1891 Census: Nantgwyne Fach, Llandilo Fawr, Carmarthenshire

Living with her grandparents
(William GRIFFITHS (c. 1845 Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire) and
Bridget GRIFFITHS (nee ?) (c. 1847 Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire)
 -William John GRIFFITHS (c. 1889 Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire) Possibly her brother?and
- Mary Ann (c. 1869 Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire),
Rosina (c. 1874 Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire) and
Jane GRIFFITHS (c. 1876 Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire)


Bridget is 5 years old in this census and William John is 1.



Mother's Maiden Surname:
Order:
GRIFFITHS, BRIDGET - Order
GRO Reference: 1886 M Quarter in LLANDILOFAWR Volume 11A Page 938 Order
http://www.gro.gov.uk

A lack of Mothers sirname suggests that Bridget was born to an illegitimate mother.

I wonder if William and Bridget GRIFFITHS had a son before they had Mary, Rosina and Jane. Could Bridget (b. 1886) be the daughter of an unknown son?


The family I am doing the tree for says that Brigets mothers name is Jemima. They don't know her sirname.


Additional info:

Bridget GRIFFITHS married Ivor JAMES btwn Jul & Sep 1905 in Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire
They had 5 sons:
1906 William Morgan
1909 John Maldwyn
1911 Ivor Edryd
1917 David Clifford
1919 Brynmore Abel


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Re: Please help me: find Bridget GRIFFITH's parents
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 April 18 22:08 BST (UK) »
From the GRO site

GRIFFITHS, BRIDGET       no mother's maiden name given
1886  M Quarter
 LLANDILOFAWR  Volume 11A  Page 938


There are two William John Griffiths born in Llandilofawr in 1889, one in the June quarter and one in the September, neither gives the maiden name of the mother. It looks as if both Bridget and William were illegitimate. Your only hope would be to find a baptism or buy the certificate.
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Re: Please help me: find Bridget GRIFFITH's parents
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 April 18 22:43 BST (UK) »
You mentioned a Jemima, William and Bridget have a daughter Jemima b c1868 with them in 1871. She's on 1881 and 1891 as a servant in other households

I wonder if this is related?

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3365221/3365228/112/ (see item headed AN APPEAL)

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Re: Please help me: find Bridget GRIFFITH's parents
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 April 18 23:30 BST (UK) »


http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3365221/3365228/112/ (see item headed AN APPEAL)
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Wow, what an interesting article. This looks about right!
Cleal, Evans, Webster, Michael, Pardington, Aitken, Armstrong, Stuart, Kershaw, Hendriksen, Muller, Butterworth, Barron, Stuart