Thomas Lewis Town Crier Lampeter

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  1. Margaretg23

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    Looking for information on Thomas Lewis, last known address in 1939, 3 Teifi Terrace, date of birth 13th Dec 1866, I applied too the gro for this certificate, only too find out there was non for that year, only 1865, which I have looked into and it,s the wrong person, some old paperwork a relative has says his fathers name was Richard or Robert, Thomas Lewis was the town crier in Lampeter early 1900,s, could do with some help with this one, as I don,t want too purchase anymore wrong certificates
     
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    Hmmm... that's odd as there is a birth registration for a Thomas Lewis in Lampeter Registration District, December quarter of 1866, volume 11b, page 37 being the reference.
     
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    On the GRO search it shows mother's maiden name as Oliver
     
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    Further to Jan & MollyMay's post. The mothers maiden name was Oliver.

    There is a marriage for a Thomas Lewis to a Mary Oliver 18 July 1862 Lampeter, Cardiganshire, Wales

    PS to add, the original entry in the marriage register is on FMP.
     
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    Yes it does, but that Thomas was not born 13th December, i,m beginning too think the year may be wrong,
     
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    Wrong date of birth for that Thomas
     
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    What is the date of birth for that Thomas, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Is it possible you were told wrong date of birth? perhaps given the Baptismal date instead?

    Or maybe the person registering the birth gave wrong date- happens. Is the Mother's name correct?
     
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    Are you taking the 13th December as the birth date from the 1939 register? or do you have other proof that is the correct date?
    Sorry more questions;)
     
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    I helped a lady in Canada who was searching for the birth of her grandmother. Her gran had always celebrated her birthday on 15th August. Even her death cert said date of birth was 15th August. Finally found her certificate. Correct parents, correct mothers maiden name. Turned out she was born on 15th September.
     
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    Taken from some old paperwork belonging to his son and the 1939 census, the paperwork did,nt have year, he married Ellen Davies, the marriage was registered in Merthyr Tydfil, but Merthyr do not have this certificate there, the next nearest registry office too Merthyr is Pontypridd, not there either
     
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    Yes the 1939 and some paperwork belonging too his son
     
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    Gro did,nt give any information only that it was,nt the 13th Dec 1866, the certificate i received dated 13th dec 1865 did,t give a father and mothers name Margaret Lewis
     
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    Do you know when their first born child was born?
     
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    What I mean is do you know the names of the children for Thomas and Ellen?
     
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    Yes first child was Annie born 1895, i hav,nt got the dates on hand, but there was David Thomas, evan and Daniel John, evan died, got their date of births from school admissions, Thomas does not appear in any of the census,s, 1939 has him as a retired able bodied seaman, probably that is why he is not in any
     
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    Strange that they do not have the marriage cert there, Try the GRO (General Records Office).

    https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp

    Marriages Jun 1895
    Davies Ellen Merthyr T. 11a 894
    Davies Sarah Merthyr T. 11a 894
    James John Merthyr T. 11a 894
    Lewis Thomas Merthyr T. 11a 894

    Only trouble is I don't know who married who out of these 4.
     
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    Referring too old paper the marriage is down as 1 st april 1895, my husbands grandmother was born on the 27th December that year,
     
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    Yes well that would be correct. Over here the marriages are put into the register in the church. They are sent to the records office every quarter.

    March - would be for marriages between Jan 1st - 31st March
    June - would be for marriages 1st April - 30th June
    Sept - would be for marriages 1st July - 30 September
    Dec - would be for marriages 1st October - 31st December.

    They being married on 1st April would come under June marriages.
     

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