Owen Hopkins is my wife's 1st cousin and she has set me to labour on Labour Day on a task that may be a labour in vain. Owen and his wife - Catherine -nee Bevan - had [according to the 1911 census] - been married since 1887 and had produced 10 live births. Sadly 8 of these 10 had died by 1911. I have the 2 surviving children of 1911 - Edwin Peter who died 20 November 1951 in Swansea and Owen who died 2nd q. 1942 in Swansea. 2 other children made it from birth to the appropriate census: 1891 - we have Maud age 1 month - RG12/4481/111/48. Maud died 1st q. 1892 Maud, along with her brother Edwin Peter and parents are now accounted for. 1901 - we now have 3 children of Owen and Catherine - Edwin Peter, Owen [4th q. 1892] and Winifred Rose [2nd q. 1898] - RG13/ 5079/9/10. Winifred Rose died 3rd q. 1905. So 2 children's births and deaths are accounted for - no certificates - and 6 others are unknown. This is my 'mission' - if I choose to accept [and will need help on] is to: 1] Find the birth names of the other 6 and and their deaths 2] Obtain death cert.'s for all 8 children to see if there is a similarity between any of them Of all my researching so far this is the worst case of infant or youthful mortality - excluding my Mormon links with more than 1 spouse - that I have encountered.