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Ancestor Biography – Charles Attewell

Charles Attewell was born around September 1859 in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire as the third child of Jacob Attewell and Rebecca Jones. He had four siblings, namely: William Thomas, Leah, George Isaac, and William Jesse. He died on 18 Apr 1918 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire. When he was 37, He married Mary Jane Hancox Parkes 01 Feb 1897 in Monmouthshire. Charles Attewell was baptized on 16 Oct 1859 in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire. He lived in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire until the 1870′s.  In 1881 he possibly […]

Surname Saturday – Attewell

Attewell, a topographical surname of Anglo-Saxon origin, is derived from the Olde English ‘aet’ and ‘wiella’, meaning “At Well/Spring or Stream”.  This ‘aet wiella’ developed into the Middle English ‘atte well’. 1 Attewell is not a very prominent name in the Man’s family, the relationship came about through a marriage during the middle of the 19th Century.  The Attewell family lived in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire throughout the 1800’s, however these are not to be confused with the Attwell’s living in Newport […]

Surname Saturday : Weeks

Weeks, an English surname that is topographical and/or occupational, has been one I’ve enjoyed researching.  Interestingly, my Weeks I have (thanks to FreeREG) managed to follow the line back to Stowey, Somerset.  However, this is based on parish records already transcribed, there could still be more and the information is only as reliable as the information that has been uploaded. Thomas (the Younger) Weeks was buried in Stowey, Somerset on 21st February 1781.  His wife, Sarah, died 13 months earlier […]