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Offline Lesleyann

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Missing Williams family in Neath
« on: Thursday 05 March 20 14:53 GMT (UK) »
I've failed to find the Williams family in the 1851 census. I'm looking for Henry Williams, born in Ebbw Vale in 1833 and his wife Anne (nee Jones), born in Neath in 1833. They were married in Neath in 1849 and a son, John, was born there in 1854 so they were still there then. There may have been one or more children before John.
I'd be grateful if someone could take a peek at this for me, please.

Lesleyann

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Re: Missing Williams family in Neath
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 March 20 15:19 GMT (UK) »
Just checking - are you sure they married in 1849 as they would both only have been 16yrs old - not impossible I know
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Re: Missing Williams family in Neath
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 March 20 15:23 GMT (UK) »
I thought they were a bit young but it's the only marriage that fits. That's what made me wonder if there was another child before John and that was the reason they married so young. Thanks for looking.

Lesleyann


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Re: Missing Williams family in Neath
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 March 20 15:30 GMT (UK) »
In 1861 They have 2 children - John aged 7 b Neath and Anne aged 2 b Ebbw Vale.  If they married in 1849 I would have expected more children before John but she may have miscarried etc

Birth years for both are 1833
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Re: Missing Williams family in Neath
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 05 March 20 15:52 GMT (UK) »
These are my husband's gt. gt. grandparents.  Henry died in 1874 and Anne remarried to John Small. I'm anxious to go back further with Henry but, with a name like that, there are multiple choices of Henrys.

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Re: Missing Williams family in Neath
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 March 20 16:40 GMT (UK) »
If they did marry in 1849 a copy of the marriage cert will give Henry's fathers name
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Re: Missing Williams family in Neath
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 March 20 16:53 GMT (UK) »
I've just sent for that. It'll solve the marriage query one way or the other. Thanks for your help.

Lesley