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Researching prior to 1837

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Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 9 Jan 2013 08:57

Burial (Find My Past website, but not much Knighton)

Last name:Thomas
First Name:William
County:Radnorshire
Place / Parish:Knighton
Age:75
Burial Year:1869
Burial Month:Aug
Burial Day:14
Died Year:-
Died Month:-
Died Day:-
Fathers Forenames:-
Mothers Forenames:-
Husbands Forenames:-
Page:18
Record source:Powys Burials - Transcripts
Data provider:Welsh Archive Services / Gwasanaethau Archifau Cymru

(not sure if Father)

Chris :)


http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

(not much on above either for Knighton)

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 9 Jan 2013 00:06

The above family are all farmers if that helps?
Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 9 Jan 2013 00:06


1861 Wales Census

Name: Evan Thomas
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Relation: Son
Father's Name: William Thomas
Mother's Name: Jane Thomas
Gender: Male
Where born: Llananno, Radnorshire, Wales

Civil Parish or Township: Llananno
County/Island: Radnorshire
Country: Wales

Registration district: Knighton
Sub-registration district: Llanbister
ED, institution, or vessel: [24]

William Thomas 73
Jane Thomas 72
Joseph Thomas 38
Margaret Thomas 34
Evan Thomas 25
Luena Brown 16
Edward Reese 16
Edward Evans 14

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 9 Jan 2013 00:05

?


1851 Wales Census about Evan Thomas
Name: Evan Thomas
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Relation: Son
Father's Name: William Thomas
Mother's Name: Jane Thomas
Gender: Male
Where born: Llananno, Radnorshire, Wales
Civil Parish or Township: Llananno
County/Island: Radnorshire
Country: Wales
Registration district: Knighton
Sub-registration district: Knighton
ED, institution, or vessel: 10a
Piece: 2493
Folio: 369
Page Number: 2
Household schedule number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
William Thomas 63
Jane Thomas 61
Thomas Thomas 30
Margaret Thomas 23
Mary Thomas 20
Evan Thomas 18
Luena Brown 7
Thomas Lewis 16
Richard Whilding 13

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brummiejan

brummiejan Report 9 Jan 2013 00:04

Got him! I assume you know this one to be yours?

1871 Wales Census

Name: Evan Thomas
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Sophia Thomas
Mother's Name: Jane Thomas
Gender: Male
Where born: Llananno, Radnorshire, Wales
Civil parish: Llananno
County/Island: Radnorshire
Country: Wales
Registration district: Knighton
Sub-registration district: Llanbister

Evan Thomas 36
Sophia Thomas 30
William Thomas 6
Jane Thomas 4
Anne Thomas 2
Sophia Thomas 9 Months
Jane Thomas 81
Mary Jones 20
Thomas Hunt 27
Stephen Elton 24
Alfred Lewis 16

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 9 Jan 2013 00:01

Have you got his marriage cert Rebecca? If not I suggest you get it, as at least you will then have his father's name and occupation (assuming he knew it!).

I can't see the 1871 census you mention, but there is this which might be yours, assuming his mother's name is Jane:

1841 Wales Census
Name: Evan Thomas
Age: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Gender: Male
Where born: Radnorshire, Wales

Civil parish: Llanfihangel Beguildy Lower Beguildy
Hundred: Knighton
County/Island: Radnorshire
Country: Wales

Registration district: Knighton
Sub-registration district: Knighton

Jane Thomas 50
William Thomas 20
Edward Thomas 20
Thomas Thomas 20
Margaret Thomas 15
Anne Thomas 14
Mary Thomas 12
Evan Thomas 9

Jan

Rebecca

Rebecca Report 8 Jan 2013 23:14

some more info from census gathered, 1871 is earliest one I can find him on he was living in Llanbister, Radnorshire Area and stayed in this area unit he died.
the 1971 census also had a Jane Thomas on as a mother boarding with them.
and DOB for Evan on census's either have Llanbister or Llananno

Rebecca

Rebecca Report 8 Jan 2013 23:05

opps yes I have corrected now,

The person I am on at the moment is Evan Thomas I have a DOB of 15/10/1830 no place, was married 1865 radnorshire & Died 1909 Knighton, Radnorshire.

Just not sure how to go further back, doesn't help with a common name for wales.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 8 Jan 2013 23:01

Rebecca, could you check your dates. The heading says prior 1837 but your post says 1930 (I'm guessing that should be 1830?)

There are a variety of resources available, depending on location. Why not post details of the person you're stuck on and we'll try to point you in the right direction.

Rebecca

Rebecca Report 8 Jan 2013 22:42

Hi all, I am slowly progressing with part of my tree and have now come to an area where ancestory is born 1830 but dont know how to progress further with research. Would be grateful for any tips.
Many Thanks