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1871 census help
« on: Friday 04 May 18 19:25 BST (UK) »
Hello,
Is it possible to find an address on 1871 census ?  Im trying to find Merchants Hill, in Pontnewynydd, Monmouthshire.  I have found family at 6 Merchants Hill on 1881 - 1911 census, but cant find them on 1871 census.  I dont know where to start searching for Merchants Hill !!
Any ideas on how to search address would be brilliant
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Re: 1871 census help
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 May 18 20:47 BST (UK) »
A thought - have you tried looking for their 1881 neighbours on the 1871 census?
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Re: 1871 census help
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 May 18 21:08 BST (UK) »
Thats a good idea, thanks

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 May 18 21:12 BST (UK) »
Thats a good idea, thanks

Is their any reason why you cannot locate them by their name/names, if we can help just what is the family name/s?
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Re: 1871 census help
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 May 18 08:36 BST (UK) »
The only address in Monmouthshire to include the word 'Merchant' before 1881 was Merchant Street in Newport (according to an address search using TheGenealogist website).

Maybe the houses on Merchants Hill were built after 1871, or maybe the name of the road was changed.  I would suggest you look at old maps of the area to find out what was there pre-1881.

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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 May 18 08:41 BST (UK) »
Is their any reason why you cannot locate them by their name/names, if we can help just what is the family name/s?
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Details of Jones family in 1881 quoted here: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=792789.

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Re: 1871 census help
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 May 18 09:02 BST (UK) »
I would suggest you look at old maps of the area to find out what was there pre-1881.
Carol

Unfortunately, the "usual suspects" (FrancisFrith, AlanGodfrey, old-maps and others) don't have any maps earlier than the 1880s.  I haven't found a website for older maps of Pontnewynydd yet.
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday 05 May 18 10:36 BST (UK) »
I can't find a older map either Philip.

Some of these photographs and their captions show the Merchants Hill Baptist Chapel, which was evidently built in 1888: https://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=83606602

The adjacent houses could well date to the same period, but I'm not an expert in dating old buildings.

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 05 May 18 11:00 BST (UK) »
Details of Jones family in 1881 quoted here: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=792789.
Carol

For ease of reference, this is a copy of the post on the other thread:

Hello, could anyone help me find William Jones and his family living in Pontnewynydd, Monmouthshire, please.
I have found him on 1911,1901,1891 and 1881 census, but unable to find them before then.

1881 Wales census - living at Merchants Hill, Pontnewynydd

William Jones, 1841, laborer, born Llanfrechfa, Mon
Sarah A Jones, 1851, Glascoed
Harriet, 1865, Llanilleth
Mathew, 1871,Trevethin,
William, 1874, Trevethin
Elizabeth A, 1877, Trevethin

Any help would be brilliant thank you
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