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trying to find my nan mum, mother and dad mother's

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sprizzz Report 18 Jan 2013 12:00

my nan was Elsie may jones born 10 october 1921 maesteg died now.was married to my grandad Albert george Allen 1 august 1942 Neath Glamorgan he died . My nan mum was hannah jones but maiden surname is griffths .I know Hannah dad name is William Rees Griffiths. But do not know Hannah mum name is. so cant find her birth date .I know she was 20 yrs old when she got married to my Nan father Evan hopkins jones who was also 20 yrs old when they got married 16 july 1918 Bridgend Glamorgan. because i got there marriage certificate now.
And i know Evan hopkin jones father was john jones but dont know Evan mother name so cant find his birth date either . can anyone help me so i can find more links to my Nan side of family from wales. thankyou
:-( :-S


Dea Report 18 Jan 2013 12:13

Can you please give us ALL the info from that marriage cert?

Names, addresses, ages - fathers names and occupations also names of the witnesses.


Dea x


Margaret Report 18 Jan 2013 12:21

This could well be them:
1911 Census - 8 Mary Street, Seven Sisters,reg dist Neath -
John Jones 45
Margaret Jones 42
William Jones 16
Evan H Jones 13
David Lewis Jones 3
Thomas Jones 3 mths

Will look for other possibilities


Dea Report 18 Jan 2013 12:29

This could very well be his birth:

Births Mar 1899 (>99%)
Jones Evan Hopkin Bridgend 11a 782

The cert will tell you both of his parents.

Dea x


Margaret Report 18 Jan 2013 12:29

Found a marriage for a Evan H Jones in March 1918 to Gwendoline W JONES - would you believe !!! marriage under St. Asaph reg district.


Margaret Report 18 Jan 2013 13:05

Possible ???
1901 Census -
William R Griffiths 27 collier
Mary J Griffiths 26
Mary Ann 5
Hannah 3
William R 1
Richard and Blanche Evans - lodgers

Will see if I can find marriage


Margaret Report 18 Jan 2013 13:09

Marriage of William Rees Griffiths
registered June 1894 Neath to
Mary Jane BOWEN.


sprizzz Report 18 Jan 2013 13:12

yes Dea, lik isaid both are 20yrs old. evan hopkin jones. was a haulier in colliery. he lived at 7 brynn rerrace caesarr father john jones colliery repairer. hannah griffiths lived at 10 george street caesarr her father william rees griffiths ooal hewer . handwriting not very good on certificate. it doe say in presence of us william rees griffithsand Jessie Verity

thank you Dea for certificate info

thank you Margaret for info , still learning got a book to help me.


Reggie Report 18 Jan 2013 13:22

Do you know about freebmd?


Dea Report 18 Jan 2013 13:26

1911 Census transcription details for: 7 Bryn Terrace Caerau

National Archive Reference: RG14PN32527 RG78PN1858 RD591 SD1 ED2 SN397
Reg. District: Bridgend
Sub District: Maesteg
Parish: Higher Llangynwyd
Enum. District: 2
Address: 7 Bryn Terrace Caerau
County: Glamorganshire
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
JONES, John Head Married M 47 1864 Coal Miner Coal Hewer Glamorgan Maesteg
JONES, Lousia Wife Married 26 years F 49 1862 Glamorgan Pentre
JONES, Gwillian J Son Single M 22 1889 Coal Miner Coal Hewer Glamorgan Pentre
JONES, David G Son Single M 18 1893 Coal Miner Coal Hewer Glamorgan Pentre
***JONES, Evan Son M 13 1898 Glamorgan Maesteg
JONES, Tegwen Daughter F 5 1906 Glamorgan Maesteg
GARDNER, Elsie Niece Single F 16 1895 Glamorgan Pentre

Dea x


Reggie Report 18 Jan 2013 13:27

This is the correct 1918 marriage

Marriages Sep 1918 (>99%)

Griffiths Hannah Jones Bridgend 11a 1460


sprizzz Report 18 Jan 2013 14:24

thank you Margaret for the information you have found me


sprizzz Report 18 Jan 2013 14:46

Thank you dea

Thank you for your help to Reggie

Appreciate all your help and time and guidance


sprizzz Report 18 Jan 2013 20:56



Reggie Report 18 Jan 2013 22:46

1901 Wales Census
Name: John Jones
Age in 1901: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Louisa Jones
Gender: Male
Where born: Cwmavon, Glamorgan, Wales
Civil parish: Llangynwyd
Ecclesiastical parish: Llangynwyd St Cynwyd
Town: Maesteg
County/Island: Glamorgan
Country: Wales

Registration district: Bridgend
Sub-registration district: Maesteg
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 203
Piece: 5040
Folio: 24
Page Number: 39
Household Members:
Name Age
John Jones 35
Louisa Jones 39
Gwilym Jones 10
David G Jones 7
Evan Jones 2
Annie J Gardener 7 Niece


Reggie Report 18 Jan 2013 22:48

1891 Wales Census
Name: Louisa Jones
Age: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: John Jones
Gender: Female
Where born: Ystraddyfodwg (Ystradyfodwg), Glamorgan, Wales
Civil parish: Ystradyfodwg
Ecclesiastical parish: Pontypridd St Catherine
Town: Middle
County/Island: Glamorgan
Country: Wales

Registration district: Pontypridd
Sub-registration district: Ystradyfodwg
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4422
Folio: 23
Page Number: 40
Household Members:
Name Age
John Jones 26
Louisa Jones 29
Gwilym J Jones 5/12


Reggie Report 18 Jan 2013 22:53

I would normally advise you to find the marriage yourself, but you may need a bit more time............

This MAY be it

Marriages Jun 1888 (>99%)
Davies Alfred Pontypridd 11a 604
EVANS Elizabeth Ann Pontypridd 11a 604
JONES John Pontypridd 11a 604
SNOOKS Louisa Pontypridd 11a 604

Evan's birth cert will confirm


sprizzz Report 19 Jan 2013 16:24

Thank you so much for your much needed help Reggie..`was looking up the free bmd site for births and marriage. but hard when you dont know there maiden names for the women to search, but learning so all good