I have been unable to get any lookup help so now I am asking if anyone would
happen to know the LDS FHC microfilm numbers for the full census for
1841,1851 of the area that would include Rhymney, Wales. My great
grandparents immigrated to the US in 1865. I have been unable to locate my
SULLIVAN line in or around Rhymney. I therefore would like to look at the
full 1841, 1851 census of the appropriate area to see if I can locate Patrick
SULLIVAN, born circa 1842, his parents or siblings. I do know that Patrick
had a brother Florence but I do not know if he was in Wales at the time.
Marriage certificate General Register Office R005752 indicates Patrick
SULLIVAN was 21; a bachelor; a fireman in the iron works married Ellen
CUMMINS; 19; a spinster. They were living in Rhymney. Patrick's father was
John SULLIVAN(deceased); a general laborer. Ellen CUMMINS was living in
Rhymney; her father was John CUMMINS; a general laborer.They were married 25
July 1863. Marriage was solemnized at the Register Office Bedwellt, Monmouth
Wales. Witness was David Evans and Mary By***.
According to the Monmouthshire 1861 census, in the registration District in
Bedwelty, sub district Tredegar John CUMMINS Rhymney. Ellen was 14 at the
time. PRO 4001 79 05. The full census indicates that the CUMMINS family lived
at 13 Furnace Row in Rhymney further indicates that both John CUMMINS and his
wife Ellen (O'BRIEN/O'BRYAN) were both born in Ireland and the children were
born in Wales. Which would seem to indicate the CUMMINS family had been
settled in Wales since at least 1845.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated as this is one of my brickwalls
and my New Year's resolution is to attempt to break through and find my
Thank you for any and all comments.