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friendlywelshdragon Report 25 May 2013 22:52

I haven't been working on my tree for a while . as I kept getting stuck. My ancestors are Richards and Thomas , so you can imagine the problems but I'm having another go. .Is there anywhere online where I can find records of people buried in the same grave . I have traced my great great grandmother .She died on Oct 10 1894 Age 34 . Her name was Margaret Thomas .She died in Oldcastle Bridgend and is buried in Coity St .Mary . According to the family , her husband George and a young daughter Ann,possibly about 8 years old .are in the same grave . . But I cannot find the records for them. I don't have a plot number and can't get to Coity at the moment. I have the wedding certificate .They were married in 1883 which means George was born in 1855.According to the census he was from Swansea. I found a few George Thomas's but not buried in Coity . He possibly died before 1901 as their children are livng with their grandmother on the 1901 census .

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 25 May 2013 23:40

Maybe the staff at Bridgend library would be able to help with Coity records.
They were most helpful when I wanted information about the Bridgend area.

Have you considered that George might have remarried after his wife's early death? Would he then have still been buried with his 1st wife?
This is still a possibility though. My great grandfather was buried with his 1st wife, although when he died his 2nd wife was still alive.



friendlywelshdragon Report 25 May 2013 23:51

Thanks for the reply . I will have to wait until after the holiday to contact Bridgend library. . I have traced relatives in maesteg cemetery ,but I had a plot number so they could look them up. .I don't have a plot number for Coity.but maybe they can find it.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 26 May 2013 00:40

An alternative would be to ask advice from Church ministers or staff.
There are some contact details on this website.........


friendlywelshdragon Report 26 May 2013 02:45

O.K . Thanks again :-)


Susan Report 26 May 2013 04:53

For Ref this the correct family.

1891 Wales Census
about George Thomas Name: George Thomas
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret Thomas
Gender: Male
Where born: Pwansess, Glamorgan, Wales
[Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales]

Civil Parish: Lower Coyty
Ecclesiastical parish: Coyty
Town: Bridgend
County/Island: Glamorgan
Country: Wales

Street Address: View Image
Condition as to marriage: View Image
Education: View Image
Employment status: View Image
Occupation: View Image

Registration District: Bridgend
Sub-registration District: Bridgend
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4454
Folio: 97
Page Number: 51
Household Members: Name Age
George Thomas 38
Margaret Thomas 29
William Thomas 10
Margaret Thomas 7
George Thomas 4
Charles Thomas 2
James Floyd 40


Susan Report 26 May 2013 05:02

There is this one .

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about George Thomas Name: George Thomas
Birth Date: abt 1855
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1927
Age at Death: 72
Registration District: Bridgend
Inferred County: Glamorganshire
Volume: 11a
Page: 1198

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 26 May 2013 08:09

Burial (Find My Past)
First name(s): Margaret
Last name: THOMAS
Date of burial 10 Oct 1894
Age at death: 34
Calculated year of birth: 1860
Place of burial Coity
Dedication: St Mary
County: Glamorganshire
Coity St Mary:
Denomination: Anglican
Coverage 1720 - 1916
Data provider: Glamorgan Family History Society

Chris :)

Burial (if him)
Last name:Thomas
First Name:George
Place / Parish:Coity
Abode Old Castle
Burial Year:1894
Burial Month:Apr
Burial Day:14

Chris :)


friendlywelshdragon Report 26 May 2013 15:56

I replied here this morning but it's vanished. Hi Susan, that is the correct family . I think the record for George that Chris found is the more likely . Will check with the registry office after the holiday and if it's the same plot number I'll know they are together . Thanks for the help.