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Wiltshire Lookup Requests / Re: Snell - Castle Combe
« on: Saturday 26 August 17 21:15 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Rosie, that's great.
Dave

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Wiltshire Lookup Requests / Snell - Castle Combe. Lookup complete
« on: Saturday 26 August 17 18:28 BST (UK)  »
Request a lookup for a burial for Rachel Snell (née Fry) who died in 1843 in Castle Combe.   She was baptised in Castle Combe 17 Jan 1762 and married George Snell 25 Dec 1785 also in Castle Combe.   Her husband, George was buried 22 Sep 1840 in Castle Combe.
Any help greatly appreciated, Dave

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Cardiganshire / Re: Morgans of Talybont
« on: Monday 17 July 17 16:19 BST (UK)  »
There were a number of Roman workings in the area, some I believe towards Goginan.   There must be a lot of minerals in the rocks but in small quantities and not commercially viable.  I must ask my son for more information.   His thesis was on the subject of mineral pollution of the waterways in Cardiganshire, but I believe with emphasis of the river Ystwyth and associated streams.
I currently live in Spain near to an area of similar mineral exploitation.   The results of uncontrolled mining are horrendous and a whole area has become polluted with heavy metals such as lead, zinc, cadmium etc.   See information on Portman Bay and La Union mining in Murcia province.   I dread to imagine such damage in Cardigan Bay
Dave

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Cardiganshire / Re: Morgans of Talybont
« on: Monday 17 July 17 13:57 BST (UK)  »
My gg grandfather, Joseph Renfrey, was a tin/copper miner from Cornwall.  He moved to Montgomeryshire, married and then moved to Aberystwyth to work in the lead mines.  I'd be interested to discover if indeed there was copper mining carried out in north Cardiganshire.   I thought that it was confined to lead, silver and zinc

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Cardiganshire / Re: Morgans of Talybont
« on: Sunday 16 July 17 17:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi, welcome to RootsChat and Cardiganshire.   Your ancestor would have been a lead miner.   There were many living in Talybont at the time, working in the mines inland.   I have a number of them in my family.   Coincidently my great grandfather also lived and worked in Talybont and Taliesin, as did his son.   He was a tailor name of Jonathan Jones, his son was Richard Jones.
Best of luck with your researches.
Dave

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Cardiganshire / Re: Can't read placename
« on: Monday 03 July 17 21:25 BST (UK)  »
I meant to write Llechryd but the machine changed it all.   The modern world........
Dave

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Cardiganshire / Re: Can't read placename
« on: Monday 03 July 17 18:24 BST (UK)  »
Leeched

Dave

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Cardiganshire / Re: Chasing Grandads Family
« on: Friday 26 May 17 22:58 BST (UK)  »
When you are in Aberystwyth, visit Ceredigion Archives.   They are located in Queens Square, Aberystwyth, previously, by coincidence in Queens Hotel.   They are very knowledgable and helpful and are on the Internet.  The National Library of Wales has an extensive collection of family history information - check online for regulations for temporary readers ticket.   The building itself is worth visiting.   My father worked there for over 40 years.
Enjoy your stay in the San Francisco of Wales ( they are both on the west coast) ha, ha
Dave

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Cardiganshire / Re: Chasing Grandads Family
« on: Friday 26 May 17 22:48 BST (UK)  »
I missed that.  Must give up the sour mash!
Dave

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