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United States of America / Re: Benjamin Glyn Morris
« on: Wednesday 04 August 21 02:38 BST (UK)  »
The Benjamin Glyn Morris 969953 was born 16 Aug 1902 He is likely to be the Benjamin Glyn Morris of  91 Kappoch st who is recorded in the Albany Rd School Register admissions in 1908, whose date of birth is the same date and month but 1 year out at 1903. He is with father Benjamin, mother Gwenllian and siblings at this address in 1911.

The Benjamin Morris death suggested at Swansea is a different person, who looks to have been living at Tairgwaith and Gawauncaegurwen in 1911 and 1939 with the date of birth as being10 Sep 1902 or 1903 on some docs.

Western Mail 21 August 1933 has a story about Benjamin Glynn Morris (described as a native of Cardiff, but of no fixed abode). He was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for obtaining 5 from an Alan Fowler while he was a patient in the Royal Wolverhampton hospital at the same time as Fowler's father. He basically pretended to be a captain of the White Star Liner the Majestic, and for a fee to cover the cost of clothes, could get him a job a s ships' steward.

In the Birmingham Daily Gazette 21 August 1933, it says he gave his name as Thomas Morrison. The detectice said that Morris was living apart from his wife and children. on 17 Nov 1919 he was bound over for embezzeling and sentenced to 6 months hard labour. At Bristol he was chrged with obtaining food under false pretences and other charges were being taken into consideration. The detecitive was in no doubt that he had been imposing on nurses and other persons he had come into contact with while an inmate at various hiospitals, using his complaint as a means of obtaining money from them, One nurse had written several letters to him asking for the return of a gold watch and money. When admitted to the Royal Wolverhampton he had agreed to pay 3 3s a week and had  incurred a debt of approx 14 which had not been paid.

Bearing the above in mind, there is a record of a burial in Hendon Cemetery Barnet of a Benjamin Glynn Morris aged 32 on 3 Jun 1936 who died at the Middlesex Hospital  and was buried in a common grave.

Cardiganshire / Re: Pronounciation please
« on: Saturday 31 July 21 09:51 BST (UK)  »
Song about the place sung by Welsh ladies choir. You can first hear it pronounced at about 37 seconds in and it is repeated throughout

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / Re: Richard Williams baptism look up please
« on: Sunday 25 July 21 14:34 BST (UK)  »
If Richard is the the boatman with wife Jane in Cae Ty du, 1841 census, then this article is likely to be about him.See the very bottom of the first column starting with William John.

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / Re: Richard Williams baptism look up please
« on: Sunday 25 July 21 13:40 BST (UK)  »
Does your cousin have the name of the abode at which her William Williams lived in Llanwonno, or his occupation ?

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / Re: Richard Williams baptism look up please
« on: Wednesday 21 July 21 22:53 BST (UK)  »
There's a Richard William of David by Mary William baptised at Llantwit Fardre 15 Apr 1771

The Common Room / Re: Rules about paupers, poor relief and where they had to go.
« on: Thursday 01 July 21 12:01 BST (UK)  »
There seemed to be a lot of arguing after the new poor laws were changed, about which parish should be charged for the relief of paupers not from their original parishes or who had gained (or not as the case may be) settled status in a parish elsewhere. They could claim settled status if they had lived there or 5 years I think at the time in question. There are removal and settlement records online that include people residing in Kippax and other Yorkshire parishes. You could try looking at these Removal and settlement Records to see if there are any records amongst them that mention the family in terms of a parish trying to get another parish to be charged for her relief or trying to get her and children removed to a dierent parish that they felt should be chargeable or in fact arguing about whether she had settled settled status in Kippax. Some are quite detailed and give a air amount of history as to why relief was being claimed etc and the background of marriage etc. Some parishes were more humane than others in dealing with cases of relief, providing out-relief support,  when technically the families were meant to be shipped off to the workhouse.

Glamorganshire / Re: St Thomas church neath
« on: Monday 21 June 21 23:15 BST (UK)  »
The council run Llantwit cemetery is on the opposite side of the road to the older Church cemetery on Neath Rd. The council would only have details of burials in its cemetery (i'e. not the Church section). I can tell you that having visited the Vicar a number of years ago to see the Church burial registers (weren't on line then), there is no cemetery plan and so looking for a grave is pot luck, especially in the older overgrown part. 

Wales / Re: headstone translation needed (missing letters)
« on: Monday 05 April 21 10:03 BST (UK)  »

Cymraeg - Welsh Language / Re: Nadolig
« on: Friday 25 December 20 19:09 GMT (UK)  »
Nadolig Llawen  :)

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