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Wales / Re: LEWIS or BLEWIS ?
« on: Friday 18 August 17 15:35 BST (UK)  »
Um...that would rather depend on when and where you researched your Plews to....

You have to remember that patronymics were replaced by surnames at different times in different parts of Wales - rule of thumb is, the more isolated the community, the longer they hung onto patronymics - sometimes into the C19. But this isn't always the case eg the population in little, far-flung St Davids in Pembrokeshire generally had moved over to surnames well before 1700.

So where and when have you found your earliest Plews, is the question?

Wales / Re: LEWIS or BLEWIS ?
« on: Monday 14 August 17 07:01 BST (UK)  »
This is interesting. But the prefix would be 'ap' not 'ab'. 'Ab' would be used before a vowel - so 'ab Evan' becomes Bevan and 'ab Owen' becomes Bowen.  Before a consonant, one would use 'ap' - so 'ap Richard' becomes Pritchard and 'ap Howell' becomes Powell. But maybe in this one instance....? Do post here if you get to the bottom of this?

hi Annick,
jpeg sent - let me know if it hasn't arrived?

hi Annick, this is many years later, but I have the picture you wanted.
Unfortunately, I am not able to paste it here [don't know why, but it isn't happening].

If you can figure out how I can transfer the image from a jpeg to show it here, or another way to get it to you, let me know and i will gladly do it. There is at least one other Storey grave image I have from Pitminster - maybe more if I look.


Somerset Lookup Requests / Re: Pitminster baptism - SALTER
« on: Tuesday 08 March 16 21:45 GMT (UK)  »
hi Liz,
Just seen this, many years later.
Just wanted to say that I've been photographing the Pitminster churchyard graves, but have seen no Salters or Salads.

Glamorganshire / Re: Divorce Records?
« on: Saturday 27 February 16 07:01 GMT (UK)  »
Previous posters on this thread have suggested that only scanty records are available after 20 years post-divorce. When I checked a divorce [1922] at Kew, there was a box file full of papers, including personal letters. Always worth checking!

Yorkshire (North Riding) / Re: Thirsk - Varley family
« on: Monday 22 February 16 23:29 GMT (UK)  »
hi Robert, I've just come across your posts, many years later!
I am researching the Ulleskelf/Thirsk Varleys for a friend who is descended from the infamous [and very troubled, it seems] Joshua's brother Richard.
Would you like to swap info?

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / Re: Thomas - Pontardulais - UPDATED
« on: Monday 12 October 15 22:23 BST (UK)  »
hi Sandra!

Pembrokeshire / Re: Pembrokeshire Police
« on: Wednesday 30 September 15 13:35 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Hanes Teulu,
Yes this is my chap. I have found reports for Feb 1864 fwd in the NLW newspapers for him in St Davids, but nothing ever for him in Narberth - I think he must have done his training in Narberth and then been deployed to St Davids. Thanks for your reaponse.
Next time I go to Narberth, I will pop into the museum, I think - just in case...!

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