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Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« on: Friday 22 July 16 05:55 BST (UK) »
Hi
Wouls anyone be able to point me in the right direction on how to search for the parents of my 3x great grandfather..
His details Thomas Richards
Born july 1819, Dowlais, glenmorganshire, south wales.
He worked at Dowlais ironworks and he was involved with the chartist movement.
He married Sarah Mary Williams 26th oct 1840 in Bedwelty monmouthshire.
He had 9 kids, 3 in england and 6 in Australia.
We found his grave and death on Trove thanks to the people of this forum..
We still learning how to search
Thanks
Rhys

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Re: Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 July 16 06:58 BST (UK) »
Hello Rhys,

You have not named your ancestor but from your brief earlier thread I am presuming he is Thomas Richards.

Free BMD has this possible marriage :
Abergavenny, December 1840
Sarah Williams and Thomas Richards are on the same page.

The marriage certificate should give you their fathers' names which may help you further.

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Heywood
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Re: Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 July 16 07:05 BST (UK) »
Thank you will check that out
Cannot believe forgot to put his name duh me
Thanks again
Rhys

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Re: Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 July 16 07:30 BST (UK) »
I tryed to get free BDM up but when I put information in came uo ne records
Could I trouble you for the link you used
Thanks
Rhys


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Re: Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 July 16 07:33 BST (UK) »
Hello,
You would have to send for the details.

This is the site https://www.freebmd.org.uk

You need to search for either name and the year.
This is the result
Abergavenny December quarter volume 26 page 11.
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Re: Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 July 16 07:37 BST (UK) »
Just found this

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCT5-LMF

Find My Past might show more with the church details but I have no access to that.
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Re: Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 July 16 07:44 BST (UK) »
Marriage entry shows that Thomas' father is also called Thomas and he is a Hookmaker.  Sarah's father is James, a Labourer - no mention of Mary as a second forename.  At the time of the marriage the couple were said to be living in Rhymney.



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Re: Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 July 16 08:04 BST (UK) »
Witnesses were,  Edwin Tippett Garland and Frances Richards.

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Re: Help Finding the parents of my 3x great grandfather
« Reply #8 on: Friday 22 July 16 08:18 BST (UK) »
Is this his baptism in Merthyr Tydfil?

Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
If you don't ask the question, you won't get an answer.
He/she who never made a mistake, never made anything.
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY