S'mae / Hello Marg,
I cannot tell you what S W Newport means but Ann the daughter of James and Catherine
Rees, High Street, Newport (he a plasterer) was baptised on 1 Sept 1822 at the parish
You say you could not find her baptism in the parish register. I wondered what source
you had examined.
Her father James has a very prominent gravestone very near the entrance to St Mary's
church, Newport. As I will shortly be living in Newport I will send you an image of the
Non- conformity was very strong in Newport in the 19th century, two thirds of all
burials in the church cemetery were estimated as being of non-conformists.
I have extensive material on Newport, perhaps we can continue to correspond off list.
hwyl / regards
Marg Keable <mkeable(a)netconnect.com.au> wrote:
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)
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