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Offline calash

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Moving Around
« on: Sunday 03 May 20 12:23 BST (UK) »
Hi, Just wondered if anyone was aware as to how much people moved around Carmarthenshire to live in the 1800's.  Trying to trace a John Hopkins b 1829 married Margaret Rees b 1829. He ended up in Llangafelach, I've found someone on the cenus in 1841 aged 12 in Llangwnnor.  Wondering how likely this is to be?

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Re: Moving Around
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 November 20 22:01 GMT (UK) »
Industrial Revolution opened new opportunities, so people moved, mine went from Llandybie to Llangyfelach and Bridgend. So it is possible.....there is a quote seen, stating that Wales had more immigration in the 1800 than USA!

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Re: Moving Around
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 January 21 08:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Calash

I've arrived at this thread somewhat delayed.

Firstly: Welcome to RootsChat.

Some months have passed since your original post so I've no idea how much progress you might have made with your research and I'm not overly sure what your looking for, so I hope I'm not treading on your toes, but have you found:

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Base Project: Benjamin D. POPE, (Railway Constructor, Natal) b: 1853 Stretham, Ely, d: 1928 Bath, Som't
Current Project(2018): Cox, Somerset >>> Osborn, Natal >>> Broughton, Canada >>> three Daughters, Natal. Resolved in the Canada Forum another success for Rootschat.

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Re: Moving Around
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 January 21 14:48 GMT (UK) »
the parish marriage is online
21 Jan 1850 parish church of Llangyfelach
John Hopkins full age bach collier Penvillia father Evan Hopkins collier
Margaret Rees full age spinster Penvillia father Morgan Rees collier
both marked, witnesses Thomas Davies & John Rees both signed.

If this is the correct family in 1851
John gives his place of birth as Llangyfelach
Possible non-conformist record for John born 26 Feb 1830, baptism 4 July 1830 at Lower Trinity Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. It notes Mary's maiden name as Jones.

Possible 1841 census for John with father Evan

Possible 1851 for Evan + family in the same road as John & Margaret
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb


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Re: Moving Around
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 January 21 18:45 GMT (UK) »
The Op came, they posted and went.

Never to return.

You are wasting your time searching and posting for someone who has not contributed to the forum other than their one post.