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Drowned in Canal
« on: Thursday 22 February 18 16:32 GMT (UK) »
My first post.   A Death Certificate states:

 FRANCIS GARRETT, aged 36, a collier, was found on May 19 1867 in the parish of Mynyddyslwyn, Newport.
"Information received from W.H.Brewer Coroner for Monmouthshire.  " Inquest held May 28 1837."  "Drowned in the Monmouthshire Canal but how he came thence is no evidence to prove." 

Searched for newspaper story and copy of inquest proceedings without any luck.  If he is MY Francis Garrett he has a wife Mary Ann Luke and three children.

Any help or suggestions appreciated.


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Re: Drowned in Canal
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 February 18 16:37 GMT (UK) »
Try this site:

http://newspapers.library.wales/home


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Re: Drowned in Canal
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 February 18 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

This was the only one I could see but no details of relatives
http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3671831/3671832/7/
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Re: Drowned in Canal
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 February 18 16:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi is Mary A aged 40 a Widow with children Henry James 12 William 6 and Francis 4 at Foundry Village, Pontypool in 1871 census?
Census ref RG10/5336/98/8
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Re: Drowned in Canal
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 February 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi again Francis Garrett aged 35 of Llanhilleth was buried at St Tudor Mynddislwyn 23rd May 1867
Llanhilleth is where the above Mary A and family are living.
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Re: Drowned in Canal
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 February 18 17:36 GMT (UK) »
Thank  you so much.  Can't think how I missed that news article.  Not being buried at home in Llanhilleth clearly has some implication.  Francis 4 was born just after his death.  It is all quite sad.

Also just realised I should not have posted here as it is not a general query....Oops, sorry!

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 22 February 18 17:51 GMT (UK) »
Where you posted is fine  :)  Never worry about posting in the wrong place, if you notice after you have done it just  select 'report to moderator' on your topic and ask if it can be moved.  If the mods think it would be better elsewhere they will move it.
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