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David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« on: Thursday 23 October 08 12:34 BST (UK) »
Please can anyone help!
I am trying to trace any record for my great grandfather  David Henry Griffiths. I am not 100% sure where he was born (Barry?) but I do know he married Minnie Cubbon in 1911 in Birmingham and his address at that point was 20 Thomas street Tonypandy. They returned to Tonypandy after the wedding and brought up their children there He had a brother Morgan and I am told that they were orphaned and adopted maybe within the family but not sure. I have been unable to trace his WW1 service records but know he was pensioned from army (Black Watch).
Any help would be greatfully received.

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Re: David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 October 08 12:47 BST (UK) »
Do ou have his marriage cert

That should give father's name and occupation???

Also witnesses may be family members

there is a family in 1891 in Dowlais Glam - but parents William /Elizabeth -but there are 6 children - there is Morgan age 10 -but David henry s only 2
RG12 438 65 9

as you may be aware Griffiths not an unusual name in Wales -and there are several David henry griffiths reg n 1885

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Re: David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 October 08 13:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the reply.
I do have the marriage certificate and gives father as John Griffiths (deceased) publican. witnesses are James Vaughan and Minnie Watkins.
Does this help further?

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Re: David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« Reply #3 on: Friday 24 October 08 10:21 BST (UK) »
How old did he say he was at the time of his marriage?

Can't see a David with father John in 1891 or 1901, but age would help cut down the number of pages to look through.

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Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb


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Re: David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 October 08 10:22 BST (UK) »
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Ignore above, just realised his year of birth is in the title....


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Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« Reply #5 on: Friday 24 October 08 11:37 BST (UK) »
Another bit of info/ ammendment to year of birth!....
marriage was on 26th Decenber 1911 (age 23)
Birth also 26th December (info from just found family papers) so year of birth must be 1888
hope this helps

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Re: David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« Reply #6 on: Friday 24 October 08 12:35 BST (UK) »
still can't spot him on the census, it may be a question of waiting for the 1911   to be available.

The only birth reg to fit that birthdate for a David Henry in Glam is
David Henry Griffiths march qtr 1889 Merthyr Tydfil vol 11a pg 542

Born Barry, he would have been registered Cardiff, and Tonypandy would be Pontypridd. Might be worth a shot if no-one else can find him on the census.

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Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 October 08 21:25 GMT (UK) »
I actually know a lady who was born in 1917 (she's now 91) and was brought up in 15 Thomas Street Tonypandy, my family (grandfather and siblings) lived in 16 but are now all deceased. I will email her daughter for you and ask if her mother remembers your ancestors in number 20.
Jones - Rhondda Valley/Neath
Harvey - Swansea/Calstock Cornwall
Blethyn - Pembrokeshire
Bowen - Pembrokshire
Vernon - Cheshire/Lancashire
Davies - Cardiganshire
James - Monmouthshire
Tozer - Calstock Cornwall
Brooks - Devon
Bonhomme - Calstock Cornwall/Jersey/Normandy
Massey - Lancashire

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Re: David Henry Griffiths Tonypandy born 1885
« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 October 08 21:33 GMT (UK) »
By the way, my parents still live in the next street up so if you would like me to take a photograph of 20 Thomas Street as it looks to day let me know.
Jones - Rhondda Valley/Neath
Harvey - Swansea/Calstock Cornwall
Blethyn - Pembrokeshire
Bowen - Pembrokshire
Vernon - Cheshire/Lancashire
Davies - Cardiganshire
James - Monmouthshire
Tozer - Calstock Cornwall
Brooks - Devon
Bonhomme - Calstock Cornwall/Jersey/Normandy
Massey - Lancashire