There has always been a significant migration between Wales & England and
Bristol, being the biggest centre in the Bristol Channel region, has always
had a big pull factor for the people of South & West Wales.
However between 1841-1860 South Pembrokeshire experienced a strong growth in
in-migration due to the activities in Milford Haven so Thomas & Martha were
going against the trend. I wonder whether they were considering emigration
but changed their minds and went back home?
The south Pembrokeshire experts on the list are going to know a lot more
about the migration patterns than me though.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Foote" <sgfoote(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2002 11:00 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] Marriage in Bristol ?
Two of my Pembroke ancestors Thomas HOWELL (a blacksmith) and Martha
were married in Bristol Record Office in 1854. They both gave
Bristol. After their marriage they settled in Pembroke Dock.
Was there much migration of young people to Bristol from Pembrokeshire ?
Does anyone have any ideas why they might have been in Bristol ?
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