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Price Family - Radnorshire/Knighton - early 1900s

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Geccolover Report 5 Jan 2021 20:28

Hello everyone,

At the end of last year I set myself the rather arduous task of mapping my husband's family tree alongside my own. Little did I know how illusive they would be!

So I have a swath of pictures of the Price family (my husbands great-grandmothers family), and I know they lived around the Knighton/Radnorshire area for much of the children's lives, and potentially also Herefordshire.

So this is what I know so far:

Head: William H Price (I think - aboyt 60% certainty)
Wife: Possibly Louise (maybe 20% certainty)
- Phyllis R (b. 1912 d.1999) (100%)
- William (b. 1922) (90%)
- Jim (possibly John(?)) (b. around 1900) (70%)
- Doris (b. around 1914) (70%)
- Bert (possibly albert or herbet?)
- Hector

There also may have been a Gwen and Edna in the household as well (brought up as siblings...)

What I'm really hoping to find out is the following:
-Definite name, birth and death of Head
-Definite name, birth and death of wife
-Definite name and birth of Bert and Hector

I've been looking at census records but really struggling to find anything concrete even though at least 2 of the children should have been born by 1911.

Any help would be much appreciated.


ErikaH Report 5 Jan 2021 21:05

Start with what you know - your husband’s birth - and work back from that, carefully checking every piece of info you say 100% re Phyllis use her as a base

Her birth is on freebmd with MMN RICHARDS - so look for siblings’ births and parents’ marriage

You can’t usefully search censuses until you have accurate BMD info

Any of Phyllis's siblings born pre-1911 should be looked-for on the GRO site, which includes MMN


ErikaH Report 5 Jan 2021 21:08

Doris’s birth is on freebmd in 1914.


greyghost Report 5 Jan 2021 21:19

This is Phyllis from the free to use site -

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Mar 1912 (>99%)
Price Phyllis R Richards Knighton 11b 204

mmn only shows from Q3 1911 onwards (although they appear to be attempting to go further back)

the same birth looks like this from another free site

Name: Mother's Maiden Surname:
GRO Reference: 1912 M Quarter in KNIGHTON Volume 11B Page 204

You will need to register with the site but then it's free to use. A bit clunky as you have to select year and then can only go 2 years either side of that at a time and also do male and female separately. Useful that it gives full first names.

There are possibly a number of other Price /Richards marriages in the area, so some of the births may not all be the same family


malyon Report 5 Jan 2021 21:19

Births Mar 1912 (>99%)
Price Phyllis R Richards Knighton

Births Sep 1913
John R Richards Knighton 11b 211

PBirths Sep 1914 (>99%)
PRICE Doris Richards Knighton 11b 195


malyon Report 5 Jan 2021 21:23

Marriages Sep 1914

Price William H Richards Kings N. 6d 33 Scan available - click to view
Richards Emily A Price Kings N. 6d 33


safc Report 5 Jan 2021 21:34

Record Transcription:
Radnorshire Baptisms

First name(s) Phyllis Rosamond
Last name Price
Birth year 1912
Birth date ? ? 1912
Baptism year 1912
Baptism date 04 Feb 1912
Place Knighton
County Radnorshire
Country Wales
Father's first name(s) William Henry
Mother's first name(s) Lucy Emily
Page 234
Record set Radnorshire Baptisms
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Parish Baptisms
Collections from Wales, Great Britain

william is a labourer

abode is the crown


Geccolover Report 5 Jan 2021 22:18

Wow, thank you all so much!


safc Report 5 Jan 2021 22:27

Record Transcription:
1911 Census For England & Wales

8 Childs Alley Knighton Radnorshire, Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales

Bricklayers Labourer

Household Members
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Henry Price Head Married Male 31 1880 Bricklayers Labourer Salop Wellington
Emily Price Wife Married Female 29 1882 - Denbigh Wrexham
Harry Price Son - Male 9 1902 School Staff Dudley
James Price Child - Male 1 1910 - Rad Knighton
Ada Thomas Adopted Daughter - Female 0 1911 - Rad Knighton


safc Report 5 Jan 2021 22:27

Marriages Jun 1899 (>99%)
Massey Mary Ann Dudley 6c 31
Pinnock James Henry Dudley 6c 31
Price Henry Dudley 6c 31
Richards Lucy Emily Dudley 6c 31


ArgyllGran Report 5 Jan 2021 22:37

Possibly another child who died in early infancy.

Births Mar 1916 (>99%)
Price Male Richards Knighton 11b 172

PRICE, - 0
GRO Reference: 1916 M Quarter in KNIGHTON Volume 11B Page 184


ArgyllGran Report 5 Jan 2021 22:54


GRO Reference: 1910 D Quarter in KNIGHTON Volume 11B Page 115


ArgyllGran Report 5 Jan 2021 23:08

Deaths Sep 1946 (>99%)
Price Lucy E 65 Radnor E. 8c 330

Lucy Emily Price
in the Radnorshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1994
Name: Lucy Emily Price
Death Age: 65
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: 1881
Death Date: abt 1946
Burial Date: 6 Sep 1946
Burial Place: Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales
Page number: 34

Address: Cwm, Knighton.

Her birth???

GRO Reference: 1880 D Quarter in WARWICK Volume 06D Page 565

Louisa Emily Richards
in the Warwickshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1910
Name: Louisa Emily Richards
Baptism Date: 7 Nov 1880
Baptism Place: Leamington Priors, All Saints, Warwickshire, England
Parish: Leamington Priors, All Saints
Father: Richard Richards
Mother: Lonisa Richards

Marriages Dec 1874 (>99%)
Caster Adelaide Laura L Dudley 6c 200
RICHARDS Richard Dudley 6c 200

In spite of the fact that the 1911 census says she was born in Wrexham, the Warwickshire birth looks like the right one.

Lucy Emily Richards
in the England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973
Name: Lucy Emily Richards
Gender: Female
Marital status: Single
Age: 20
Birth Date: 1879
Marriage Date: 22 May 1899
Marriage Place: Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Father: Richard Richards <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Spouse: Henry Price
FHL Film Number: 378789
Reference ID: v 109 p 71 n 141

Henry's father's name was Robert.


safc Report 5 Jan 2021 23:22

1939 Register logo
The National Archives logo
Emily Price's life in 1939
28 George Road, Knighton, Knighton U.D., Radnorshire, Wales
Price household
(5 people)
First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
Henry Price 25 Dec 1879 Male Licenced Hawker Married 135 1
Emily Price 24 Oct 1881 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 135 2

Edna (May) Ear (Price) 04 Dec 1928 Female At School Single 135 4


safc Report 5 Jan 2021 23:23

Births Mar 1929 (>99%)
Price Edna M Price Knighton 11b 151


ArgyllGran Report 5 Jan 2021 23:29

Emily Richards
in the 1881 England Census
Name: Emily Richards
Relationship to Head: Daughter
Father: Richard Richards
Mother: Laura Richards
Gender: Female
Where born: Leamington, Warwickshire, England
Civil Parish: Leamington Priors
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England
Street Address: 1 Bath Place
Employment status:
View image
Registration District: Warwick
ED, institution, or vessel: 6
Piece: 3091
Folio: 146
Page Number: 24
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Richards 28
Laura Richards 23
Louisa Richards 4
Harry Richards 2
Emily Richards
George Trier 16

Emily Richards
in the 1891 Wales Census
Name: Emily Richards
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Richard Richards
Mother's Name: Laura Richards
Gender: Female
Where born: Warwickshire, England
Civil Parish: St Thomas
Ecclesiastical parish: St Thomas
Town: St Thomas
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: Swansea
Sub registration district: Swansea
ED, institution, or vessel: 41b
Piece: 4485
Folio: 6
Page Number: 13
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Richards 38
Laura Richards 33
Louisa Richards 14
Harry Richards 12
Emily Richards 10
James Richards 7
Laura Richards 4


ArgyllGran Report 5 Jan 2021 23:35

Ancestry suggests this is Lucy in 1901 - but can't be, as she was married by then (assuming the 1899 marriage is the right couple.).

Lucy Richards
in the 1901 England Census
Name: Lucy Richards
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Relation to Head: Boarder
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Wellsbourne, Warwickshire, England
Civil Parish: Leamington
Ecclesiastical parish: Leamington Priors All Saints
Town: Leamington
County/Island: Warwickshire
Country: England
Street Address: 47 Regent Street
Condition as to marriage:
Registration District: Warwick
Sub-registration District: Leamington
ED, institution, or vessel: 05
Piece: 2931
Folio: 102
Page Number: 12
Household Schedule Number: 99
Household Members:
Name Age
Jane James 41 - Ladies outfitter, shopkeeper
Lucy Richards 19 - single, assistant to above.


Geccolover Report 6 Jan 2021 00:19

Thank you so much for all this brilliant information!

You see my problem now with finding them on the 1901 and 1911 census - they should have been married by then but I can't seem to find the right record.


ErikaH Report 6 Jan 2021 09:37

The marriage was posted by ArgyllGran at 23:08 and 1911 census info has been posted.

In 1911, they say they had produced 5 children ,of whom 3 had died


ArgyllGran Report 6 Jan 2021 10:00

We haven't found them together in 1901. Nor Henry on his own, as far as I can see. That Lucy Richards in 1901 may or may not be the right person - though shouldn't be.

You say that her husband is William H Price.

Where did you find that, please? Is that on the photos?

He's Henry at marriage, in 1911, and in 1939. No mention of William.

Oh yes, I see he's William Henry on Phyllis's baptism record.