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William Pritchard
« on: Saturday 01 June 19 09:52 BST (UK) »
Looking for any information on William Pritchard. I know he was born in Llanrhychwyn, Caernarvonshire, North Wales around 1825, he moved to Bethesda to work in the Penrhyn Quarry in 1850 and died in an accident there in 1870.

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Re: William Pritchard
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 June 19 11:18 BST (UK) »
"any" information is rather vague.
Did he wed, do you already have the census entries, death certificates/ news reports of the death etc?

And if you DO have anything alreadt tell US what it is (who, when , where) so no-one is on a wild goose chase for the "wrong" man or duplicating what is already known.

So welcome to rootschat, and please clarify.

What SPECIFIC information do you seek, base on what evidence/sources?
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Re: William Pritchard
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 June 19 12:37 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :)

If the birth year is correct then this is probably his death registration

PRITCHARD, WILLIAM       44 
GRO Reference: 1870  D Quarter in BANGOR  Volume 11B  Page 344

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: William Pritchard
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 June 19 12:39 BST (UK) »
I was really looking for William Pritchard's DOB and a name for his Father and Mother. I believe he moved from the Llanrhychwyn area to Bethesda to work in the Slate Quarries around 1850. He married Elizabeth Jane Roberts in Llanllechid in the 1850's. He was killed in an accident in the Penrhyn quarry on 10-12-1870.

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Re: William Pritchard
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 June 19 13:24 BST (UK) »
Well this might be his marriage then:-

Marriages Dec 1860 
Pritchard    Elias        Bangor    11b   858    
>>Pritchard    William        Bangor    11b   858    
>>Roberts    Elizabeth        Bangor    11b   858

You could consider getting the marriage certificate and see if this is the correct one.  If so it will give his father's name.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: William Pritchard
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 June 19 13:38 BST (UK) »
There is an 1861 census that looks bang on for your William - living at Purchin, Llanllechid, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales

William born 1827 in Llanrhychwyn, occ. slate quarrier

Wife Elizabeth and three children

Registration district   Bangor
Piece number   4354
Folio   17
Page   11

Have a look and see what you think.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: William Pritchard
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 June 19 13:47 BST (UK) »
So this is him in 1851?
Jane Jones, 52
William Jones, 28
Anne Evans, 26
William Prichard, 24, Lodger, Quarry Man, born Llanrhychwyn, Caernarvonshire
Richard Prichard, 21, Lodger, Ag Lab, born Llanrhychwyn, Caernarvonshire

1861 Census
William Prichard   34 born
Elizabeth Prichard 34
Jane Prichard   7
Elizabeth Prichard 3
Richard Prichard   8/12

Marriages Dec 1855
Hughes  Elizabeth  Bangor  11b 924    
PRITCHARD William Bangor    11b   924

F/S has the Marriage as;
24 October 1855, Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales
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Re: William Pritchard
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 01 June 19 13:48 BST (UK) »
That 1861 census doesn't mesh well with an 1860 marriage to me.
I think Trish has a better bet.
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Re: William Pritchard
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 01 June 19 14:02 BST (UK) »
That 1861 census doesn't mesh well with an 1860 marriage to me.
I think Trish has a better bet.

The 1855 marriage for William gives his  occupation as Plasterer his father David was a Quarryman
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