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1939 Census

The 1931 Census had been destroyed by fire so the 1939 Census was taken just after the start of the second world war on the 29th of September. It was done to produce Identity Cards and Rationing Books as well as for the use of conscription information. From a family history point of view, it…

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1901 Census

In the 1901 Census of the UK, we can see Big Daddy living at 22, Penrhy Street? There’s a problem with the names listed. It shows Big Daddy and his wife Ann plus my Grandfather William, his sister Hannah, Letitia Morris (Mother in Law) and a daughter by the name of Jane who is 12…

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1841 Census Daniel Jones

This is the first official census carried out in the UK in 1841 and shows Daniel Jones and his family settled in Aberystruth, Monmouthshire. It’s a full couple of pages as the family record spreads from the bottom of the first page to the top of the second. Daniel Jones 35 Labourer Born in county?…

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1911 Census

The last census that’s available is the one from 1911(at the time of writing). William Daniel (Big Daddy) is now head of his own young family and settled in at 13, Baden Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil. The census also asks which language they speak and the answer is ‘both’ for Big Daddy. William Jones Head 37…

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1891 Census

In 1891 it looks as though poor Miriam is no longer with the family and you have to think the unthinkable. She must have been a twin to Moses as on the 1881 census they’re both shown as aged 9 months. It seems here that Moses the father has changed occupation to a coal miner.…

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1881 Census

This is the first census in which we see William Daniel Jones (Big Daddy) as a 6-year-old. Moses is the head of the family and is carrying on the family tradition of hairdressing. The address of this census is Pontmorlais West, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil. Moses Head 37 Hairdresser Merthyr Tydfil Hannah Wife 34 Wife Merthyr…

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1851 Census

This is the 1851 Census from Merthyr Tydfil. It looks like the name of the road is Wellington Street and we can make out the family of Daniel Jones. Daniel Jones Head 49 Barber Llanfihangel Ann Jones Wife 47 Do (Domestic) Wife Llanbadarn John Jones Son 19 I can’t make out the occupation. Llanbadarn Daniel…

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Daniel Jones & Ann Griffiths Marriage

On the 20th January 1830, Daniel Jones married Anne Griffiths in the Parish church of Llanbadarn Fawr, Ceredigion. This record is from page 310 of the Parish Register. They were married by Banns and the ceremony was carried out by John Davies although I can’t make out what his title was. They both used a…

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William Daniel Jones Marriage Cert

This copy of William Daniel and Ann Morris marriage is of the actual wedding certificate which shows their signatures in their own hand. They were married in the Registry Office in Merthyr Tydfil and gives William’s address as 19, Lower Collier Row, Merthyr Tydfil and Ann’s as 15 Nantgwyneith Lane (sic). His father is Moses…

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William Daniel Jones Birth Cert

William Daniel Jones (aka Big Daddy) born on 17th November 1874 at 12 Cyfarthfa Row, Merthyr. This copy of his birth certificate shows his father as Moses and his mother Hannah nee Richards. Moses is listed as an Iron Miner under occupation.