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03-04-2008, 8:38 PM
Hi My granddad came from Ynysddu. I've been told he came from a big family. Is there anyone who know's of the Lockyer family my Granddad's name was Edward Henry Lockyer born 1893, I know he had a brother Thomas born 1899 and a brother Ben. If anyone has any info love to hear from you. Mary :)

03-04-2008, 8:47 PM
Could this be him in the 1901 census:

44 Henry Street, Newport, Monmouthshire

Fanny Lockyer, Wife, Mar, 29, b Newport
Edward H Lockyer, son, 8, b Newport
Thomas Lockyer, son, 2, b Newport
James Lewis, Boarder, Wid, 75, b Usk


However, there is no father mentioned in the household as far as I can see...

03-04-2008, 8:55 PM
This looks like his birth:

Births Mar 1893
Lockyer, Edward Henry, Registration District: Newport, M. Volume: 11a, page: 218

If you order a copy of his birth certificate (if you haven't done so already) it should state his father's name and his mother's maiden name.

Certificates may be ordered online here:


Follow the links in the box on the right-hand side, using the information above.

04-04-2008, 2:31 PM
Hi Jan Yes it is my grandad and I can go back with both his mother and fathers sides. I just wanted to find out more about his siblings. You see I've been told the children of Edward George Lockyer and Fanny Louisa Slade (Edward Henry Lockyer's parents) went into double figures, and I only have 4 names. Thanks for looking into it much appreciated. Mary |hug|

10-05-2008, 9:12 PM
Hi Marylock

I can't help you with your grandfather's siblings, but I wonder if your Lockyers are related to my Lockiers? I have William Lockier and Sara (Day), both born in Somerset and moved to Newport. Their daughter Martha married Edwin Millinchip in Newport in 1865. She had a brother Edward born about 1837.

Any connection?


18-05-2008, 5:41 AM
Hi Marmaduke
Sorry William Lockyier is no relation. My great grandfathers name was Edward george Lockyer married a Fanny lousia Slade. Cheers Mary :)

13-03-2017, 3:19 PM
Hi, I am afraid I don't have all the siblings names. However My maternal great grandfather was Thomas Lockyer..born 1898 he was married to Catherine Davies and had, Phyllis, iris ( my grandmother ), Reginald, Edward and Ronald ..


14-03-2017, 12:12 AM
Welcome to the Brit-Gen forums Beccy
maryloc hasn't been on the forums since 2009 but if she still has the same email address she should receive notification of your post. Another way to get in touch is to send her a private message (pm)by clicking on her using name and choosing Private Message from the drop down menu. This also relies on her having the same email address as that she was using in 2009.
Meanwhile here is the 1911 census with your great grandfather Thomas and his siblings

14 Geffery St Newport Mon
Edward Arthur Lockyer 39 engine cleaner born Leeds York
Fanny L Lockyer 39 Newport
Edward H Lockyr 19 Soldier
William B Lockyer 16 porter born Magor
Thomas Lockyer 13 school
Gwendolene Lockyer 10
Elizabeth Lockyer 8
Wallder Lockyer 6
Ethel Lockyer 5
Lanie Lockyer 3
Annie Lockyer 4/12
All other children and wife born Newport
Edward and Fanny married 20 years 10 children born to the marriage, 9 living

14-03-2017, 12:35 AM
As there was no Ben on the 1911 census I used the GRO index to search for a Lockyer with mother's maiden name Slade and it seems that William B on the census was registered as William Benjamin so he was known as Ben?. Also Walter on the census was registered as Walter no middle name 1905 and your Thomas has just the one forename.
I think the child who died was an Ernest Walter birth registered 1897 and death reg June 1/4 1898 age 7 months.
Gwendoline registered as Gwendoline May and Elizabeth is actually Mary Elizabeth I think. Lanie on the census is actually Louie, a daughter, no middle name. Annie is Annie Maria. There is a daughter Gertrude born in 1913 who isn't on the census of course.

14-03-2017, 6:29 AM
Thank you, I had his parents but not all siblings . Just starting out and thought I'd take a chance in leaving a message .

14-03-2017, 6:43 AM
Glad to help, it is what we all do here at Brit-Gen. If you need more help you only have to ask.:smile5:

17-05-2017, 9:09 AM

Gertrude was my maternal grandmother.