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03-11-2009, 7:10 PM
Can anyone help i am searching for any information on two family's the family of Richard John Attwood, born 11/04/1906, father Ernest William Attwood , mother Rosina Gray. Richard married Lilian Beatrice Wilson,Alfred Wilson , on the 6/11/1928 in Merthyr Tydfil both Ernest and Alfred were miners. I am having trouble finding either family in the 1911,1901 and 1891 census, also i don't know where lily was born some of the family say they moved to Wales sometime after her birth in 1907. Richard and Lily moved to Redditch sometime after 1928 has anyone got ineither family, Lily apparently was a only child.
03-11-2009, 7:54 PM
Lilian Beatrice Wilson,
In 1911, Lily Beatrice Wilson aged 4 is with
WILSON, Beatrice Ann 1878 33 F Merthyr Tydfil Glamorganshire
WILSON, Harold Alfred 1870 41 M Merthyr Tydfil Glamorganshire
03-11-2009, 7:54 PM
1911 4 Downside Terrace, Trebanog Road, Penygraig, Pontypridd, Glamorgan
William ATTWOOD, head, 39, Mar, Coal miner, Somerset, Wells
Rose ATTWOOD, wife, 38, Married 19 years, 5 children, 3 still alive, 2 dead, Gloucester, Lydney
John ATTWOOD, son, 5, Glamorgan, Pontypridd
Sydney ATTWOOD, son, 3, Aberbargoed, Monmouth
Ernest William ATTWOOD married Rosina GRAY Dec 1891 Pontypridd 11a 803.
03-11-2009, 8:01 PM
There's a Lily Beatrice Wilson age 4, with father Harold Alfred age 41 (Colliery Horsekeeper Below Ground) and mother Beatrice Ann age 33. Living Merthyr Tydfil, Harold born Crediton Devon, Beatrice and Lily Taunton Somerset.
How about the following?
1911 - 4 Downside Terrace Trebanog Rd Penygraig Pontypridd
William Atwood - age 39 (B 1872c) at Wells Somerset - coal miner hewer
Rose Atwood - wife age 38 (B 1873c) Sydney Gloc - married 19 years
John Atwood - son - age 5 (B 1906) Pontyrpridd
Sydney Atwood - son - age 3 (B 1908) Aberbargoed
I'll have another look further back now
03-11-2009, 8:12 PM
Have just found a marriage in the Dec 1906 quarter in Taunton, vol 5c page 632.
NOTT Beatrice Ann WILSON Harold Alfred
1881 - RG11/2409 Fo 96 Page 21 at Burcott Lane Wells
William E Attwood B 1871/Wells
the son of Richard (B1823/Rodney Stoke) and Martha (B1823/Wells) he also had an older brother George (B1860/Wells)
The family is at Tor St in 1871 RG10 2446 Folio 64 Page 32
but consists of just Richard and Martha and son George
Can't find them in 1891 or even William Ernest and Rose/Rosina in 1901.
03-11-2009, 8:42 PM
There's a marriage on free BMD of Ernest William Attwood to Rosina Gray, Dec 1891, Reg District Pontypridd, GRO ref 11a 803. This fits with the 1911 census description of their having been "married 19yrs"
04-11-2009, 1:15 PM
Thanks everyone for the excellant response to my posting you have helped knock down the brickwall we were against. I have ordered Lily's birth cert. and william attwood's marriage cert.
Thanks again Keith.
30-07-2010, 5:12 PM
Rosina Gray was my great great grandmother. She married Ernest W Attwood, as you know, in 1891 - she's then listed on the census with him and their children in 1911. However, within that time, Rosina had married my great great grandad, Alfred James Hadley in 1902 - they had, at least, 3 boys together. Those boys were put into a home shortly before Rosina resumed her marriage to William Attwood (despite being registered as a widow on her other marriage certificate). You can find Rosina 'Hadley' in 1901 living with their first born child in Lydney, Gloucestershire.
Sydney Reginald Attwood and Richard John Attwood were just a couple of my great grandad's half brothers. I had thought Rosina had married in secret but this morning received a death certificate for my great uncle, Ernest Victor Hadley, for whom Sydney Reginald Attwood was the informant: listed as step brother and actually living in the same house in Coventry. And so the mystery deepens!
Am I right in assuming you're following Richard Attwood's line through Lily B Wilson? - Sorry to bombard you with all of this. I just haven't found anyone who knows anything and given the mystery these people have always been to our family, it's really exciting. I don't suppose you know anything about Rosina Gray?
Anyway, that's the other side of the Attwood family. I've probably got excited over nothing but you know what it's like when you hit a brick wall and then get a bit of a lead!
Hope to hear from you,
All the best,
Fran (Stapleton nee Killworth nee Hadley nee Gray!)
04-08-2010, 12:23 PM
I don´t know if you got my reply but i am on hoiday at the moment but i return on saturday, the Attwoods are the wife´s side and we have various information. If you get in touch when we return my email is keithchambers25 AT hotmail DOT com
05-08-2010, 12:37 PM
Thanks so much Keith - I'll definitely email you.
I've got a lot of info I can share, regarding your wife's Grandad Richard John Attwood too - and the Gray line etc. Would love to share information when you're back.
Hope you're having a lovely holiday,
06-08-2010, 12:18 PM
I am back tomorrow but may find it a bit hectic as my dad is in hospital and my wife Sue has a problem with her eye and i suspect we are going to end up at primary care, i know we have various certs etc that we can share with you and Sue has details of relatives on the Attwood side from Coventry.
Speak to you soon Keith.
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