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Where is Llangelli/Langelly Wales
« on: Wednesday 19 August 20 18:40 BST (UK) »
Hi There

I have a letter dated 1943 where it states that "My father was born in Wales and somewhere near a town the name of which I cannot spell - it is pronounced Langelly"  I am finding it difficult to locate...does anyone know which county it might be in?  This would have been in the 1850-1860 time frame.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Where is Llangelli/Langelly Wales
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 August 20 18:49 BST (UK) »
Possibly Llanelli in South Wales.

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Re: Where is Llangelli/Langelly Wales
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 August 20 20:35 BST (UK) »
Is there a way to check to see if there were any Skerratts living in South Wales between 1850-1870?

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Re: Where is Llangelli/Langelly Wales
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 19 August 20 21:12 BST (UK) »
first bmd event for surname Skerratt in registration volume 11a which covered Monmouthshire, Glamorgan, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire
marriage march qtr 1875 Cardiff vol 11a pg 351 for William Thomas Skerratt with Elizabeth Wilcock Searl on the same page
1881 census for the couple
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2W9-QLMP

1851 census these instances of similar surnames
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGTP-2FP

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SG8V-2FY

1861
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M717-61G

and this family in Kington in Herefordshire
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7X5-JSN

Also a marriage in Gresford, Denbighshire, (not South) Wales 31 Jan 1853 for Thomas Skerratt, gardener, of Knutsford, Cheshire and Margaret Thomas of Llay. One of the witnesses is George Skerratt. This Thomas would appear to be illegitimate as his father has a different surname, Dumville, looks like.
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