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Ebenezer Wright
« on: Saturday 31 May 08 16:40 BST (UK) »
I've just started to research my maternal line and find they are from Brecon. The names I have so far are Elizabeth Wright circa 1862, Mary Thomas circa 1834 and Elizabeth Lewis. I am looking for the marriage of Mary Thomas to Ebenezer Wright -St.John the Evangelist?
Ebenezer is thought to have come from Scotland I was wondering why anyone would relocate to Brecon at that time.
(I apologise for the being a little vague about the details but all my paperwork isn't available to me at present due to decorating!)
I have had my mtDNA done and have matched with a family in America who's roots are also in Brecon. How cool would it be to find our common ancestress.
Any help will be much appreciated. x
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Re: Ebenezer Wright
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 31 May 08 16:47 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

Just for starters - on the 1861 Welsh census, Ebenezer is shown as b 1802 Scotland and was a widower living in a lodging house in Breconshire

There is a death on freebmd for an Ebenezer Wright aged 72 December qtr 1869 Brecknock Breconshire Powys Volume: 11b Page: 73
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Re: Ebenezer Wright
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 31 May 08 16:52 BST (UK) »
Are you sure Ebenezer married Mary Thomas?

This is on the IGI at www.familysearch.org

EBINEZAR WRIGHT  Married  ELIZABETH LEWIS 
Marriage:  08 SEP 1826   St Marys Brecknock Brecon
 
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Re: Ebenezer Wright
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 31 May 08 16:57 BST (UK) »
1841 census for St John Brecon.  No wife shown

Ebenezar Wright 40 b Scotland (transcribed as Ireland but image shows S) occ labourer
Elizabeth 14
William 13
Thomas 9
Arabella 7

In 1851 Arabella is a servant and in lodgings in Brecon and Thomas was also still in Brecon working as an ostler for an innkeeper in Ship Street
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Re: Ebenezer Wright
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 31 May 08 17:16 BST (UK) »
These entries are from the IGI at www.familysearch.org

All christenings were at St Mary's Brednock and parents were Ebenezer & Elizabeth

THOMAS WRIGHT  Christening:  22 DEC 1830   
ARABELLA WRIGHT  Christening:  19 APR 1833   
JOHN WRIGHT  Christening:  08 APR 1835   

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Re: Ebenezer Wright
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 31 May 08 17:30 BST (UK) »
Wow thank you Carole for your super quick response. Yes you are right it was Elizabeth Lewis he married, and this is as far as I managed. As I said my main interest at the moment is the maternal line so I need to find Elizabeth Lewis's parents. Where is St Mary's is it in Brecon town? I'm not too familiar with Brecon yet but will go there soon to get a feel of the place. Oh yeah any idea wher Ebenezer would have been buried? Cheers
Lewis-Llanfabon/Eglwsilan/Brecon
Edwards-Gelligaer
Hughes-Dowlais/Carmarthen/Llanfairarybryn/Llanfihanelytraethau/llanddewibrefi
Williams-Llanfairarybryn/Brecon
Pugh-Brecon Rees/Dylife

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Re: Ebenezer Wright
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 31 May 08 17:40 BST (UK) »
Hi

Sorry but I haven't a clue about Brecon as I live in Lancashire. 

re: Elizabeth's parents.  You may have problems there as marriages pre-1837 did not include fathers names.  There are several possibilities on the IGI but without knowing her birthyear or birthplace or fathers name, it will be an uphill struggle

Can I suggest you post a message asking for a full lookup of the 1826 marriage at St Mary's just in case somebody has access to the records and (fingers crossed) it gives additional info

Re: Ebenezars burial - include that request for info in your lookup request as somebody with more knowledge of the Breconshire area may be able to help you
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