I still need help with the subject birth record. As expected, I have found
numerous births of a Thomas Evans, Newcastle-Emlyn for an appropriate time
period but feel I would upset the trade balance if I ordered them all. I
also did not find him in the non-conformist parish registers. As a non-UK
citizen I haven't found a way to get into the BT's where I think he should
be found. If anyone can tell me of a way to access these records the rest
of this request is moot.
I know for certain that his father was Benjamin, laborer (Thomas' Marriage
Certificate), that he was born in Llandyfriog, and the year 1838 is fairly
close based on several census records.
Pauline Jones has helped me locate a marriage between Benjamin and Rebeccah
Jones in 1829 which is suspiciously accurate (Thomas named a daughter
Rebecca), but I don't feel comfortable accepting this until I can place
Thomas in that family.
My quandary is this: I cannot place him in a family in the 1841, 1851 and
1861 censuses, he married in 1870 and is positively documented after that,
except actual date of death where I have the same problem with the death
certificate (Monmouthshire) as I have the birth certificate. In 1861 I
believe I have him together with Benjamin and two siblings (Benjamin and
Rachel) in Monmouthshire, all listed as lodgers. The siblings are indicated
to be the children of Benjamin, Thomas is not. I found Rebecca and daughter
Mary with Mary's son in Adpar in that census, so I assume that the family
was temporarily separated.
I found record of a Bidding Letter at NLW requesting wedding gifts in the
1830 collection and learned of a new custom. Should this marriage prove
out, is there a way to get a copy of the letter?
Any help or suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
Billings, MT USA