WALLs of Collegiate School, Knighton.

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  1. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Sorry for the late reply. Thank you both very much.

    Anna, I didn't have the 1841 census so thank you again.

    Huncamuncacacaca, Thank you very much. I always forget about the directory's (I'm never sure where to look for them :oops:) I have asked around work today and nobody had heard of 'The Myrtles, Bridge Street'. Saying that, they had never heard of Upper and Lower Penrhos either. I think the houses may have had a change of name with each new resident.

    Thank you both again.
     
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    Took some finding but I finally located their grave

    Mary L Wall died 12th March 1926 aged 83
    Fanny Wall died 27th February 1929 aged 78
    Emily Wall died 18th February 1937 aged 84

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    The Radnorshire MI's have Mary dying in 1920, which is incorrect.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    If someone was peering at a rather worn gravestone, they may have misread it. Some dates can be very difficult to read. Dull days and torches are good. It also depends upon the time of day that the MI is looked at. ;)
     
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    Yes, dull and wet when I read it. The weather wasn't much better either :D
     
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    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    The Historical Directories website has a good collection, mostly nineteenth century. There's a new version of the site, but it doesn't seem to be fully functional yet so I am still using the old one here:

    http://www.
    historicaldirectories.org/hd/findbykeyword.asp

    Ancestry also has a good collection of directories and has a separate phone book collection. Some are on Google Books etc. Before so many were online, there was quite a vogue for publishing them on CD.

    Many (especially 1930s onwards) aren't online: local studies libraries are usually the best place to find these. The real books are much more user-friendly than the scanned images too. :)
     
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    Quite a few are still available. Try parishchest.com/ - they have a whole section on Directories with a sub-section on Wales.
     
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