The birth certificate of just one of the three relevant children would give
the details you want. It shouldn't take long to locate say a William
Christmas NURSE in the indexes between 1862 and 1868. These are quite
widely a available on microfiche at various centres, National Library etc.
In the area and period you are talking about very many workers diverted
temporarily into lead mining as there was a large number of them in
Ceredigion at that time.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Nourse" <ron(a)nourse.fsnet.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:01 AM
Subject: [Dyfed] Ancestor living in Borth area in 1860's
Hello, fellow listers!
My gg grandfather Thomas Christmas NURSE spent a few years (ca 1862 to
at Llanfihangel-Geneur-Glynn. Immediately prior to this period he
landlord of the Albion Inn and then of the Fighting Cocks Inn in Oswestry.
He returned to Oswestry in 1868-69 and died there in 1871. Earlier in his
life (1838 to ca 1853) he was in service, including working as Butler to
Hamer family at Glanyrafon Hall, Llanyblodwel, Shropshire.
In the 1865 to 1868 period he and his third wife Elizabeth had three
children, William Christmas, Mary Ellen and Sarah. IGI entries for two of
them give Llanfihangel-Geneur-Glynn as place of birth. I can find no
records in FreeBMD (which I know is far from complete), so I do not
source for TC's employment.
I am assuming that he did not return to service, but kept an inn in the
Llanfihangel-Geneur-Glynn area. Does anyone have any ideas as to where the
family might have been living, and what his occupation might have been?
I will be grateful for any help in finding this missing piece in my
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