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16-08-2005, 5:58 AM
I am currently researching Hughes & Griffiths families 1800 on

Mesach Hughes born abt 1835 Llanllechid, married Elizabeth Griffiths abt 1835 Llandegai in Bangor 1856, resided Llanllechid prior to emigrating to Australia with at least one child, I hold a death certificate for Mesach showing two children, however I can only find one accompanying Elizabeth when they migrated in 1864

Mesach was the son of Hugh Hughes & Jane Mesach - had four siblings
Jane,Benjamin,Ann,& Robert.
Elizabeth was the daughter of William & Jane Griffiths, have not been able to find any siblings for Elizabeth at this stage.

Would love to hear from anyone who can access 1861 Census or can help me with the marriage details in 1856.

CJ Australia

16-08-2005, 6:14 AM
The 1861 census...

Address: Llanllechid, Caernarvonshire
Meshach HUGHES Head 26 Slate Quarrier born Llanllechid, Caernarvonshire
Elizabeth HUGHES Wife 26 born Llanllechid, Caernarvonshire
Robert HUGHES Son 3 born Llanllechid, Caernarvonshire

Reference: RG9/4354 Folio 64 Page 19


09-04-2007, 11:07 PM
Thank you Trish for your reply on 1861 Census. I did not realize it was there, however I have now solved the problem of this particular Hughes family from 1800 to present.

What I am looking for is if there is anyway I can find out from 1800 back, for the families of Hughes, Mesach, & Griffiths. All I know is the Hugh Hughes was born abt 1799 Llaniestyn. His wife Jane Mesach was born abt 1802 Llanllechid and Elizabeth Griffiths was B abt 1834 somewhere in the same area,and she married their son Mesach.

I realize that Hughes is not the easiest of names to follow, however there's always hope.

Thanks and here's hoping

rgds Cj Qld Aus

10-09-2008, 1:31 AM
Doesn't look like the same family but I'm posting it for the benefit of anyone else who may be researching the Hughes surname.
In the 1841 census living at Braichmelyn, Llanllechid is the following family ....
Hugh Hughes, 40, quarryman
Jane Hughes, 35
Robert, 15, quarryman; William, 15, quarryman; Hugh 12, quarryman;
Mesach, 8; Benjamin 5.
I have quite a number of records before 1800 for Llanllechid and nearby but they are on microfiche and I've just had to order a replacement bulb so will look later.

11-04-2009, 4:45 AM
Thanks Welsh Gen for your input, I really am going to have to data reminder to check the forum more often. Unfortunatley my time has been taken up with my husbands Cornish ancestors, who I am not sure yet, may also have connections with Wales. Maybe I need to post there details here and see what happens.

Yes that is my family thank you - Mesach & Elizabeth were my great great grandparents, they migrated to Australia not long after the 1861 Census.

Thankyou once again, if you ever come across any references to Mesach parents Hugh & Jane, or Elizabeth's (William & Jane Griffiths) would love to hear from you, I promise I will check better next time.

Happy Easter from Aus

11-04-2009, 5:42 AM
I really am going to have to data reminder to check the forum more often.

cjen, you are able to set your preferences to be notified by email if there have been replies to your threads.

Go to your 'User CP' up in the top blue bar, far left
scroll down the control panel until you get to 'edit options'

go to where it says...
"Default Thread Subscription Mode
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the default is set to no email notification (I think - mine is anyhow)
you can choose to be notified instantly, daily or weekly.

Then go right down the bottom to 'save changes'.

13-04-2009, 5:24 AM
Thank you Christine, just shows one must always read the fine print. Have a great day, rgds Cjen