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William SNAPE 1825–1890

by Annette Edwards. WILLIAM SNAPE 1825 – 1890 ANNIE ELIZA SNAPE 1845- 1910 William was born in Cumberland; he was the son of John Snape. By 1861 he had moved to Wrexham and was a [more]

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Thomas HUGHES 1832–1900

by Annette Edwards. THOMAS HUGHES 1832 – 1900 MARY HUGHES 1833 – 1900 Thomas Hughes was born about 1832 in the Ruabon area, and in 1855 he married Mary Edwards. All we know about Mary [more]

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Maria WRIGHT – Erddig Head Housemaid

by Jill Burton. Maria was born in 1870 in Chester. On the 1871 census she was 10mths old and lived at 1 Union Place, off Cuppin Street, Chester with her father Robert b1844, a coachmaker, [more]

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Joseph WRIGHT – Erddig Blacksmith

by Jill Burton. On the 1861 census he was living at the blacksmiths shop, Smithy Lane, Pentrebychan, with his family – father Thomas Wright, blacksmith b1811, mother Ann nee Roberts b1820, plus siblings John b1843, [more]

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Hannah SHONE and her children

Hannah Williams was born about 1855 she was the daughter of John Williams  and Mary Anne, in 1871 she was living at the New Inn, Moss where her father was a blacksmith. John Shone was [more]

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William GITTINS – Estate Foreman at Erddig

by Jill Burton. William was born in 1855 in Ponciau (Philip Yorke II’s poem says he lived in Rhosllanerchrugog, but census tell us it was Ponciau.) His father William (1823-1885) came from Ellesmere, Shropshire, his [more]

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Edward William JOHNSON 1852-1919

WILLIAM EDWARD JOHNSON 1852 – 1919 LIZZIE JANE JOHNSON 1855 – 1945 William Edward Johnson was born 1852 in Broughton near Brymbo he was the son of William Johnson and Ann Edwards. His father had [more]

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William JOHNSON 1813-1881

Life as a publican had its ups and downs. WILLIAM JOHNSON 1813 – 1881 ANN JOHNSON 1819 -1908 William Johnson was born in Rowley Staffordshire in 1813. By 1841 he was working as an overseer [more]

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Martha Louisa GITTINS – Erddig Housemaid

Martha was born in 1870 in Frodesley, nr Acton Burnell, Shropshire On the 1871 census she was living with her Grandparents Philip (a quarry man) and Mary Davies in Acton Burnell, Shropshire with her older [more]