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Tag Archives: Glamorgan

Ancestor Biographies – Leah ATTEWELL

Leah Attewell was born around September 1856 in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire, as the second child of Jacob Attewell and Rebecca Jones. She had four siblings, namely: William Thomas, Charles, George Isaac, and William Jesse. She died during the 1st quarter of 1944 in Cardiff, Glamorgan. When she was 24, She married William Dunn in the 4th quarter of 1880 in Cardiff, Glamorgan. Leah Attewell was baptized on the 16th Oct 1859 in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire. She lived in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire in 1861. […]

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 – COMLEY

Comley, a locational surname possibly deriving from the village of Comley in Shropshire, is a prominent name in The Man’s family tree. The earliest Comley I have researched is John Comley, husband of Sarah, who died in 1743 in Great Somerford, Wiltshire.  Sarah, died in Great Somerford, 14 years earlier. John and Sarah welcomed 7 children into the world namely Jeffrey, Thomas, Theophilius, Elizabeth, John, Joseph and William. **** Jeffrey Comley married Dinah Porter in the early 18th century.    They […]

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 – Hughes

This week the focus of Surname Saturday is the patronymic surname ‘Hughes’. While the origin of the name is apparently in Wales my Hughes history has taken me out of Wales into the Black Country. Follow my ancestor’s journeys from Shropshire to Worcestershire and Staffordshire then on to Monmouthshire. My earliest Hughes (so far) is John Hughes.  John married Sarah around the turn of the 19th century, possibly in Shropshire. They had several children including Thomas (1809), James (1811), Joseph […]

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 […]