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Owen family of Nantmel, Radnorshire
« on: Friday 12 March 10 11:41 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find out more about the following residents of the Workhouse, Nantmel, Radnor, Wales in 1881

Mary OWEN U 38 F Inmate (Head) Housemaid (Domestic) Nantmel, Radnorshire
Elizabeth OWEN 7 F Daur Inmate Scholar Nantmel, Radnorshire, Wales
Martha OWEN 12 F Daur Inmate Scholar Nantmel, Radnorshire, Wales

Martha is my ggrandmother.  I have be unable to find any of the above in any other census.  Can someone help?

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Re: Owen family of Nantmel, Radnorshire
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 March 10 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat Radnor1  :)

They are possibly still at the workhouse in 1891:

RG12/4585 83 8 & 84 9
Maesgwynne, Nantmel, Radnorshire
Martha Owen, pauper inmate, s, 23, Domestic servant, b. Nantmel
Laura Owen, pauper inmate, 3, b. Llanbadarfawr

Mary Owen, pauper inmate, s, 49, Domestic servant, b. Nantmel - imbecile
(in 1881, Mary was shown a 'lunatic')

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Re: Owen family of Nantmel, Radnorshire
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 March 10 12:00 GMT (UK) »
And 1901:

I can't see Mary but at the workhouse, there is

RG13/5185 69 10 & 70 11
Maesgwynne, Nantmel, Radnorshire
Workhouse

Martha Owen, pauper inmate, s, 33, Servant (domestic), b. Nantmel

(...)

Laura Owen, pauper inmate, 12, b. Llanbadarnfawr

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Re: Owen family of Nantmel, Radnorshire
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 March 10 12:26 GMT (UK) »
I can't see them in 1871 at all but I'm wondering if this might be Mary!
http://history.powys.org.uk/history/rhaeadr/poor13.html

Among the first inmates in 1879, a Mary Owen of Nantmel ...
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Re: Owen family of Nantmel, Radnorshire
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 March 10 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Tati

Thank you so much this is wonderful. 

My grandfather John Gordon Owen (Martha's son) was born in 1903, but I do not believe he was ever in the workhouse, but this may not be correct.

It is also very sad to think that a relative of mine was labeled an imbacile/lunatic and spent most of her life in the workhouse.