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James Williams 1868
« on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:08 GMT (UK) »
My great grandfather, James Williams was born in Tremain, Cardiganshire in 1868. I have found him on all the census records and his parents seem to be David Williams (1839, St Mary Cardigan) and Eleanor (1840). Is researching David Williams in Cardiganshire just a lost cause? Any tips please? Thank you

This is them in 1871
Name:   David Williams
Age:   32
Estimated Birth Year:   abt 1839
Relation:   Head
Spouse's Name:   Eleanor Williams
Gender:   Male
Where born:   St Mary, Cardiganshire, Wales
Civil Parish:   Tremain
County/Island:   Cardiganshire
Country:   Wales
Registration district:   Cardigan
Sub-registration district:   Llandygwydd
ED, institution, or vessel:   4
Household schedule number:   24
Piece:   5542
Folio:   76
Page Number:   5
Household Members:   
Name   Age
David Williams   32
Eleanor Williams   31
John Williams   10
David Williams   9
Benjamin Williams   5
James Williams   2
Williams - Abergavenny/Cardigan
Penfold - Pagham/Hampshire
Mitchell - Sittingbourne
Matthews - Sittingbourne
Everard - Braintree
Lowe - Kidderminster
Giles - Kidderminster
Sadler - London
Miller -Wiltshire
Tucker - North Devon

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Re: James Williams 1868
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:19 GMT (UK) »
WILLIAMS, JAMES       mmn MORRIS     
GRO Reference: 1868  Dec Quarter in CARDIGAN  Volume 11B  Page 13
   
WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN       mmn MORRIS     
GRO Reference: 1866  June Quarter in CARDIGAN  Volume 11B  Page 14

Possible marriage
Dec qtr 1859 
Morris    Eleanor       
Williams    David       
Cardigan    11b   36
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Re: James Williams 1868
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:20 GMT (UK) »
This looks like David, wife and son in 1861 living in Tremain.

David Williams 22 Mason  b  Cardigan, Cardiganshire, Wales
Elinor Williams 21  b Cardigan, Cardiganshire
John Williams 2/12

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Re: James Williams 1868
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:21 GMT (UK) »
WILLIAMS, DAVID       mmn MORRIS     
GRO Reference: 1862  Dec Quarter in CARDIGAN  Volume 11B  Page 11   

WILLIAMS, JOHN       mmn MORRIS     
GRO Reference: 1861  March Quarter in CARDIGAN  Volume 11B  Page 12
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Re: James Williams 1868
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, yes that is the marriage suggested by the MMN on GRO. what are my chances of finding the right birth for David though? Or getting back further?
Williams - Abergavenny/Cardigan
Penfold - Pagham/Hampshire
Mitchell - Sittingbourne
Matthews - Sittingbourne
Everard - Braintree
Lowe - Kidderminster
Giles - Kidderminster
Sadler - London
Miller -Wiltshire
Tucker - North Devon

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Re: James Williams 1868
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:24 GMT (UK) »
If you buy the marriage certificate it should name his father
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Re: James Williams 1868
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:25 GMT (UK) »
First step will be to get the marriage cert and see what that says about his father.

As to going back further - if the marriage cert says his Dad was a Labourer also called David Williams, then it may be challenging.  If it says his dad was a Turkish bath attendant called Montmerency Augustus Flavian Williams (for example!) then you may be able to go back with more ease!

Either way you will have got back one more generation with the name of his father!

(Rosie - you say it so much better! )
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: James Williams 1868
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:27 GMT (UK) »
I like your explanation lizdb, especially the turkish bath attendant    ;D
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Re: James Williams 1868
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 24 March 18 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Are there any parish records for the area online? 

(I have had some success with Monmouthshire, London and some of my other areas of research.)
Williams - Abergavenny/Cardigan
Penfold - Pagham/Hampshire
Mitchell - Sittingbourne
Matthews - Sittingbourne
Everard - Braintree
Lowe - Kidderminster
Giles - Kidderminster
Sadler - London
Miller -Wiltshire
Tucker - North Devon