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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 […]

1861 Census Transcription – Chepstow Union Workhouse

RG09/3976/16/1 Name Rel. C. Sex Age Occ. Place of birth Disability WHITE, William Head M M 44 Master Dursley, Gls   WHITE, Caroline Wife M F 30 Matron Axbridge, Som   TAYLOR, May Schoo U F 60 School mistress Chepstow, Mon   PRICE, Jane Nurse U F 38 Nurse Chepstow, Mon   FLOWER, Henry Porter M M 42 Porter West Harptree, Som   FLOWER, Hannah P.wife M F 44 Porter wife Abercarn, Mon   MILLS, George Patient U M 82 […]

1851 Census Transcription – Chepstow Union Workhouse

HO107/2443/275/13 Name Rel. C. Sex Age Occ. Place of birth LEWIS, Joseph Head W M 50 Master Union Workhouse Tidenham, Gls HODGSON, Elizabeth   U F 33 Matron Union Workhouse Chepstow, Mon TAYLOR, Mary Ann   U F 30 Schoolmistress U.Workhouse Chepstow, Mon BUTTERY, Jane   U F 28 Nurse Union Workhouse Halifax, N. Amer TAYLOR, Elizabeth Pauper W F 89 Formerly Shopkeeper Aylburton, Gls COX, William Pauper U M 48 Formerly Farm Lab Portskewett, Mon LEWIS, John Pauper U […]

Chepstow Municipal Cemetery

When a feeling of sadness descends, I find a trip to a cemetery calming and today was no different. I visited Chepstow Municipal Cemetery with the intention of finding 3 graves.  The first burial in the Old Cemetery was on 1st October 1857 of Henry Langley.  The graves that were of interest to me are much younger than this first burial.  The New Cemetery, on the opposite side of the road, contains burials from 1857. Wandering around, rather aimlessly at […]

1841 Census Transcript – Chepstow Union Workhouse

Workhouses and Poor Law fascinates me, so I couldn’t help but take a look at the census returns for various workhouses.  Here is my transcription of the 1841 Census for Chepstow Union Workhouse. Name Sex Age Occ. Place of birth LEWIS, Joseph M 40 Master LEWIS, Elizabeth F 40 Matron Monmouthshire LEWIS, Winefred F 15 School Mistress HODGE, Richard M 85 Pauper Monmouthshire MARTINS, Edward M 75 Butcher Monmouthshire MORGAN, Thomas M 70 Labourer Monmouthshire PRITCHARD, Henry M 20 Labourer […]