Coedpoeth Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Coedpoeth
Albert James Warne, 1869-1895
“In loving memory of James Warne born November 10th 1837, died May 9 1895. Also his beloved son Albert J. Warne born February 11th 1869, killed April 17th 1895 in South Africa”
Albert James Warne was born on the 11th February 1869 in Carmarthen. By 1881 the family had moved from Carmarthen and were living at Williams Row, High Street, Bersham. Albert, like his father worked as a lead miner.
Albert left the Wrexham area to work in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the time of his death, on the 17th April 1895, he was using the postal address of, Box 122, Geldenhuis Estate, Johannesburg. The sources are uncertain, but it has been speculated on that Albert had become involved in mining diamonds in South Africa and that this is what he was doing when he was accidently killed.
In Loving Memory
Born November 10, 1837
Died May 9, 1895.
His beloved son
Born February 11th, 1869.
Killed April 17th, 1895.
In South Africa.
They Meet to part no more.
The beloved daughter of the above
Born July 13th, 1860.
Died September 23rd, 1904.
Also Edward Jones,
48, Talwrn Rd.
Who fell asleep June 27th, 1922.
Aged 48 years.
Also Florence Amelia Jones,
Wife of the above
Who fell asleep
July 31, 1939. Aged 65 years.
Written and researched by Wayne Cronin-Wojdat, B.A (Hons.), MSc – Historical Gems.
Full Gravestone Inscription: “In loving memory of James Warne, born November 10 1837, died May 9 1895. Also his beloved son Albert, born February 11th 1869, killed April 17th 1895 in South Africa. They meet to part no more. Also the beloved daughter of the above, Elizabeth J. Warne, born July 13th 1860, died Sep 23rd 1904. Also Edward Jones, 48 Talwrn Rd who fell asleep June 27 1922 aged 48 years. Also Florence Amelia Jones wife of the above who fell asleep July 31 1939 aged 65 years.”
England and Wales National Probate Calendar, 1895, Albert James Warne.
Index to Death Registers 1796-1903, National Archives, Archive Ref IR27/541, Albert James Warne.
Wrexham Advertiser, 18th April 1896, p.5.
1871 Wales Census, Angel Public House, Nott Square, Carmarthen, archive ref RG10, piece 5498, page 7.
1881 Wales Census, Williams Row, High Street, Bersham, archive ref RG11, piece 5515, folio 126, page 15.
1891 Wales Census, Williams Row, High Street, Bersham, archive ref RG12, piece 4614, folio 121, page 21.
Transcription by: Graham Lloyd.