This is my first time on this list. I have a gg grandmother whose maiden name was Ann
On the 1851 census for Bristol it says her birthplace was S W Newport, Pembrokeshire,
Wales. She was born around 1824.
On her marriage certificate is says her father was James REES and he was a plasterer.
There was a James REES who witnessed her marriage. Her father? or brother?
She married in the Register Office, District of Bristol. Does this mean she was a non
She married John CORNEY who was a green grocer on the 1851 census and he was born in
Ann became a widow after having 2 children: Catherine Ann CORNEY and Alfred CORNEY.
Catherine was my great grandmother.
She married William Henry FISHER who was born in Hot Springs, Bristol. By 1871 they are
living in Norwich, Norfolk. William is a railway guard. in the 1881 census they are
living in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Ann did a lot of travelling-from Newport to Bristol to Norwich and to Ipswich where I
think she died.
I have ordered some of the LDS films for Newport. I have looked at the parish church but
her baptism wasn't on it.
If anybody has any knowledge of this family please get in touch.
I am not sure about the significance of the S W in front of Newport.
Marg (I have done most of my research in Norfolk and Suffolk)
In 1841 James Rees, 45, plasterer is living at Pendre, Newport, Pembs with
Catherine, 45, Catherine, 12, Margaret, 9 and El;izabeth, 4. All born in
Pendre still exists. It was in ruins for many years, but was been renovated
recently and is now used as holiday accomodation.
Myra Heywood, Goodwick, Pembs