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Pembrokeshire Lookup Requests / Stackpole Elidor marriage look up
« on: Friday 27 August 21 21:02 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking for the marriage of John Brock & an Esther ?? around 1787.

Their 1st child was baptised 1788 at Stackpole Elidor but they were from Cheriton, Pembrokeshire. Early children baptised with surname Brock, later children baptised with surname Brooks. Name has stuck since.

Esther I think was born c 1756 , found her burial record in 1842 stating she was 86. On 1841 census she was stated as 80 living alone.


Armed Forces / Army service record lookup please
« on: Tuesday 24 August 21 18:58 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking to check service record of
William Powell b circa 1860, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
24 Infantry Brigade
Reg no 24 BD/2228
enlisted 1879
discharged 1891

Thanks in advance


Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / 2nd Marriage look up please
« on: Sunday 22 August 21 12:43 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking for the 2nd marriage of John Powell b 1804 approx Ystradfellte but lived in the hamlet of Hoelmerwood part of Merthyr Tydfil from 1841 - 1871 ( confirmed by census). The first wife died in 1854. The next child born/listed on census was 1857. So the date range Im going on is 1854-1857. The 1st marriage, all baptisms & her burial & subsequently his burial were in Vaynor Church but Nothing on the 2nd wife.
The 2nd wife's name is Margaret b 1833 approx in Anglesey. She had died by the 1871 census (last child born 1865).
1861 ref RG9 4054
1871 ref RG10 5392
Hope all this info helps, TIA

World War One / WW1 soldier's records
« on: Monday 12 July 21 23:16 BST (UK)  »
Help!! This is the 1st relative I've had to search any army records for. None of my grandparents fought in WW11, they worked the land or worked in the munitions factory.
So the 1st relation I come across is a 
Thomas Powell b 1888 Fochriw, Gelligaer, Glamorganshire. He was married at the time. His uniform/ cap badge shows him serving in Monmouthshire Regiment. I don't know any numbers etc. I have no living relation to ask for any info. He lived til 1959.
I am of the understanding that 60/70% of records were destroyed during WW11. I am hoping it's my ineptness that's eluding me.
If you require more info, I will try & be forthcoming with it.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Decipher name on back of photo please
« on: Friday 09 July 21 21:54 BST (UK)  »
Can you help decipher the first part please. I got the 2nd name as Powell. This is on the back of a photo/ photo postcard, not sure of date.

The Common Room / father's occupation/deceased on marriage cert.
« on: Saturday 03 July 21 18:56 BST (UK)  »
Afternoon  experienced Rootchatters,

I'm wondering if on a marriage cert,
 if in the box for the fathers occupation was it always filled in as deceased when he was deceased or have you come across with any filled in with just their occupation in it even though he was deceased? I have got one ( another ancestor with occupation & deceased written under it)

In others I have double crossed referenced & they are deceased but with this one I'm not so sure. The marriage took place in 1881 & I cant find the father in the census of that year & beyond & I think I have found him dead in the year 1877 also I have found the father stating himself as one occupation but  on this marriage cert his son has put himself as another!!
I hope this make sense!!
I am either going down the wrong route but don't think i am or he did have 2 occupations & the one was a better station to put on the census than the other or by the time of the marriage he had succumbed to the 2nd occupation.

Armed Forces / Help identify soldier's uniform please
« on: Tuesday 11 May 21 20:57 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone confirm if this is South Wales Borderers uniform & pre or post WW1 please? If not what?.
I think it is either my Nan's dad or Grandad. She passed in 1985. In original photo he is sat outside a marquee & I can just make out the tail end of the word Her(eford) printed on the canvas. Sorry I can't post the whole photo as it's too big!!
I've redone the photo hopefully a little improvement.

Breconshire / Downey inquest lookup
« on: Thursday 29 April 21 18:17 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking for the inquest of my ggg grandfather Mathew Downey 1813- 14/6/1878. His death cert mentions an inquest will be held 15/6/1878, he had injuries to his spine & head.
I have scoured the newspaper archives in Wales online & the local paper in Brecknockshire of the time.

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