Biographies

Edward CREWE – 22 years gardener at Trevalyn Hall

21st September 2019

Location of the gravestone – All Saints Church, Gresford, Wrexham, Wales “Sacred to the memory of Edward Crewe of Marford in this Parish and for nearly 22 years gardener at Trevalyn Hall. Died February 14th […]

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Frederick ROTCHELL – HMS Opal WWI

14th September 2019

James Henry Rotchell was born about 1872 in Bloxwich, Staffordshire.  He was the son of Thomas Rotchell and Roseanna Dewy.  In 1895 he married Sarah Jane Felton in Newport, Shropshire. The couple moved to Wrexham […]

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Margretta Elizabeth SHAW

31st August 2019

Margretta Elizabeth was the daughter of Jane Jones and Thomas Shaw who had married at St Giles on 1 January 1845.  Thomas Shaw was a grocer and living in Chester, his father was also Thomas […]

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Catherine TURNER – Travellers, Hightown

31st August 2019

Robert Turner was born about 1800 in London. By 1851 he was living in Wrexham  Fechan with his wife Mary  nee Andrews  who was from Denbigh. He was a Spanish leather dresser, which meant he […]

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Emily and Frances IHLER

31st August 2019

These ladies were rather difficult to trace, their surname has so many variations.  Their father died in December 1870 and his death was announced in the Wrexham Advertiser. IHLER-On the 26th inst., at Stansty Villa, […]

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Charlotte, John & Mary EDISBURY

30th August 2019

Charlotte Williams  was born about 1798 in Middlesex, and on 18 November 1818 she married Thomas Edisbury in Wrexham.   He was listed in the North Wales Directory of  1835 as a  Currier /  leather seller: […]

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James Fisher EDISBURY

30th August 2019

The Edisbury family have been connected with the Wrexham area for centuries. Erddig Hall was  built about 1684 as a home for the High Sheriff of Denbighshire, Josiah Edisbury.  It was sold 30 years later […]

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Elizabeth and Edward PATE

30th August 2019

Elizabeth was born in the Oldcastle area of Malpas about 1849, she was the daughter of  Thomas and Margaret Price.   In 1851 the Price family were living in Dog Lane Farm in Oldcastle, her […]

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Elizabeth BARRATT 1807-1884

30th August 2019

Elizabeth Radford was born about 1807 in Whitchurch,  Devon,  and on 21 May 1831 she married Alexander Barratt, an agent of mines at Tavistock Parish Church. Alexander had been born in Gwennap,  Corwall They settled […]