My grandfather born 1900 was Christmas Owen - he was born on Christmas
His father was called Pratt Owen - so obviously there was a bit of a
tradition in unusual names! ... fortunately the tradition ended there!
(nee Owen - looking for Owen in Fishguard)
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Sent: 24 February 2003 05:50
Subject: [Dyfed] Christmas
In a message dated 2/23/03 7:01:37 PM Pacific Standard Time,
I noted Ron's email re Thomas Christmas Nurse. I wonder where he got the
middle name of "Christmas." I just discovered two men in my family with
first name of Christmas Davies. One left a will dated 1740 and the
possibly his son with the same name, left a will in 1794. The only other
Christmas I ever heard was Christmas Evans, the minister.
However, families sometimes give children names like this. I have a
who's name was Orange. He turned out to have Virginia ancestors
William of Orange, hence the name.
> : "Ron Nourse" <ron(a)nourse.fsnet.co.uk>
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> 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
> landlord of the Albion Inn and then of the Fighting Cocks Inn in
> He returned to Oswestry in 1868-69 and died there in 1871.
> life (1838 to ca 1853) he was in service, including working as
> 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
> them give Llanfihangel-Geneur-Glynn as place of birth. I can
> records in FreeBMD (which I know is far from complete), so I do
> 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
> family might have been living, and what his occupation might
> I will be grateful for any help in finding this missing piece in my