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Electoral Register Query
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 16:31 BST (UK) »
Who was living at   39 GYNOR PLACE, YNYSHIR, RHONDDA, SOUTH WALES between 1918-1919.

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Re: Electoral Register Query
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 18:06 BST (UK) »
Quote from Glamorgan Record Office;

"Glamorgan Record Office's Electoral Register holdings, for the boroughs of Aberdare, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda, both as part of the main series and as separate series, are incomplete and can be summarised as follows:

Aberdare: 1840-1910, 1913, 1931-1937, 1939, 1945-1974

Cardiff: 1949-1950, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1959-1974

Merthyr Tydfil: 1840-1907, 1918, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954-55, 1959-1974

Rhondda: 1840-1914, 1950-1974"

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Re: Electoral Register Query
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 19:00 BST (UK) »
thanks Sandblown

how can I access the 1914 Electoral Register for  39 Gynor Place Ynyshir Rhondda?


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Re: Electoral Register Query
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 19:27 BST (UK) »
there are electoral registers for England and Wales 1832 - 1932 on Find My Past. (They may be elsewhere that I don't know about).

Your search options are name of person, constituency, polling district or place, County. You don't get an option to search by address.

If you don't know the person's name and have to look all the way through one of the other options, to find the address that may be laborious, In addition, if it was a female there - women didn't have the vote then, so wouldn't appear on the register.

If you don't have access yourself - you could do with someone who has local knowledge to have a stab at it.
 
I haven't tried it and am not familiar with the area.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Electoral Register Query
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 20:07 BST (UK) »
there are electoral registers for England and Wales 1832 - 1932 on Find My Past. (They may be elsewhere that I don't know about).

FindMyPast has this to say about that collection:
It is important to know that while the England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1832-1932 is an extensive collection of electoral registers, it is not complete. Holdings are modest to 1885, good from then until 1915 and modest again from 1918 to 1932. It should also be noted that during the First World War compilation of the registers was suspended and was then resumed in 1918.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 20:54 BST (UK) »
Oh thank you for that info -- I hadn't looked at that. Very useful to know.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Electoral Register Query
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 April 21 15:52 BST (UK) »
A couple of questions:

1. Do you know the family name of those living at no. 39 in 1911?

2. Is Gynor Place the same as Upper Gynor Place or are they separate (Ynyshir) entities?

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Re: Electoral Register Query
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 April 21 21:07 BST (UK) »
A couple of questions:

1. Do you know the family name of those living at no. 39 in 1911?

2. Is Gynor Place the same as Upper Gynor Place or are they separate (Ynyshir) entities?

Willyam

thanks Willyam

My forebear Clifford Dorrington gave the address - 39 Gynor Place Ynyshir in 1918  when he was demobbed.  I am hoping to find the name of the family whom lived there - relatives of Clifford ?? -  of course the family there in 1918 may have been different to the one in 1911.   (I gather that Electoral Registers were not produced during the period 1914-1918.)

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 08 April 21 21:21 BST (UK) »
Remember these are Electoral Registers - Registers of those entitled to vote.

He may not have been entitled to vote until the changes in the Representation of the People Act 1918.
Before that, only 60% of male householders over the age of 21 had the vote. And very few women.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)