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Grave of George REES, Newton Nottage, Porthcawl.

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Victor Report 8 Aug 2013 20:30

I am trying to find the grave of my great-great-grandfather, George REES, who died around J-S 1904 in the Newton Nottage area of Porthcawl, Glamorganshire.

George was born in Angle, Pembrokeshire, in 1818, worked in the area of Milford Haven as a Custom House Officer until about 1873, and then moved to Newton Nottage as Principal Officer of Customs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 8 Aug 2013 21:31

Have you got his actual death cert ?

Name: George Rees
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1904
Age at Death: 85
Registration District: Bridgend
Inferred County: Glamorganshire
Volume: 11a
Page: 469

He may have been buried in a municipal cemetery so enquire at the Parks &Cemeteries Dept of the local council giving them the details from the death cert


MarieCeleste Report 8 Aug 2013 21:40

I wonder if this is it?

Parish Record Collection - Burial Record

Last name: Rees
First Name: George
County: Glamorganshire
Place / Parish: Newton Nottage
Age: 85
Burial Year: 1904
Burial Month: Sep
Burial Day: 27
Died Year: -
Died Month: -
Died Day: -
Fathers Forenames: -
Mothers Forenames: -
Husbands Forenames: -
Page: 24
Record source: Glamorgan burials - Transcript
Data provider: Welsh Archive Services / Gwasanaethau Archifau Cymru

His address was Poplar House, New Road, Porthcawl.

Where the rectors name would normally be written it says "Under the Burial Act of 1880"

It doesn't say exactly where buried but at least you know it was in Newton Nottage.

EDIT: Have sent Victor the image.


MarieCeleste Report 8 Aug 2013 21:48

Going by the occupation and address on the 1901, the burial record above is correct:

REES, George Head Widower M 82 1819 Superannuated Custom House Officer Angle, Pembrokeshire
REES, Mary A Daughter Single F 35 1866 Milford, Pembrokeshire
REES, Ethel Daughter Single F 28 1873 Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

Piece: 5050 Folio: 147 Page: 4
Registration District: Bridgend
Civil Parish: Newton Nottage

Address: (Poplar Cottage), New Road, Newton Nottage County: Glamorganshire


AnnCardiff Report 8 Aug 2013 22:47

Newton Nottage Genealogical Records - Forebears - Genealogy ...
Burial registers record burials that occurred at ... — Topography of Great Britain by George ... in addition to Porthcawl, the villages of Newton and Nottage. - Cached


Victor Report 9 Aug 2013 09:04

Hello Shirley, MarieCeleste and AnnCardiff,
Thank you all so much for this very helpful information.

I know quite a lot about the large family of George Rees (two wives) up to the time of his death, but living 'up north' I have never before tried to locate his final resting place. Your information will be a tremendous help.

I now feel that a trip to South Wales is on the cards!

Kind regards


AnnCardiff Report 9 Aug 2013 11:38

Newton Nottage is a very small place


Reggie Report 14 Sep 2013 08:28