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William Williams, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

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Sandy Report 23 May 2013 14:22

I'm looking for a William Williams who lived in Graig Terrace, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, South Wales in 1919. He was still living in Cwm in 1929. Unfortunately, the newspaper articles I got this information from did not give a number for the house in Graig Terrace. I've searched various records e.g. Electoral Registers, Rent Books, but have not found any William Williams in Graig Terrace.

Any help regarding where else I could look would be very welcome.

Thanks, Sandy


Jonesey Report 23 May 2013 14:44

Any idea where and when he was born?

1911 census:
Name: William Williams
Age in 1911: 49
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Wadnllwyd, Monmouthshire, Wales
Civil Parish: Ebbw Vale
County/Island: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales
Street Address: 8 Railway Terrace Cwm Newport Mon
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 21
Estimated Marriage Year: 1890
Occupation: Colliery Examiner
Registration District: Bedwellty
Registration District Number: 585
Sub-registration District: Aberystruth
ED, institution, or vessel: 06
Household Schedule Number: 39
Piece: 31819
Household Members:
Name Age
William Williams 49
Lydia Williams 44
John Emlyn Williams 18
Bessie M Williams 14
William C Williams 11
Bernice Williams 9
Rhydwyn Williams 5
Lydia Williams 2
William L Evans 20
Herbert Wharton 23
Thomas Worthing 73


jansmith Report 23 May 2013 15:00

Sandy can I suggest you copy info you have put on Genealogy chat site to here so that you only have 1 post for this man to stop people repeating info.


ErikaH Report 23 May 2013 16:36

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ErikaH Report 23 May 2013 16:37

In what sense are you 'looking' for him?

How do you relate to him?

When/where was he born?


Sandy Report 23 May 2013 22:22

In reply to your queries 'Reggie'. He was my father's father, in name only I'm afraid. He jilted my Grandmother in 1914.

However, it appears she pursued him relentlessly for maintenance for 14 years and took this to the Courts. As a result we have been able to acquire 3 newspaper articles relating to this.

There was a time when we thought we didn't have a chance of ever finding out who my father's father was. Now at least we have a name. Unfortunately, the articles don't give his age.



jansmith Report 23 May 2013 22:39

I think you need to get the marriage cert as this will give hopefully age ,fathers name ,occupations and possible witnesses may be family


Jonesey Report 24 May 2013 08:07


If your grandmother resorted to court action to pursue the putative father for maintenance then records may be found in the Petty Sessions court records local to where she was living at the time. If so the records might well have more details of the man such as his exact address, age, occupation ect.

Contact the archive office for that area as they may now hold those records.


Sandy Report 24 May 2013 20:48

Thanks for your help - yes, I think the Petty Sessions Court Records would be worth looking at but the 100 years closure will probably apply. We will try though, thanks again.

The Marriage Certificate would also be a great help but we need to make sure we have the right William Williams first. As we didn't find any William Williams in Graig Terrace in 1919 (where he said he was living) we are not sure what to do next.

Thanks again

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 25 May 2013 08:22

(reference to Williams Graig Terrace on above (A10) from google, not sure what it says!)

Chris :)


Hinso Report 25 May 2013 10:26

I think you will find that Llanddaniel is in Anglesey - the other end of Wales from Cwm, Ebbw Vale.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 25 May 2013 11:12

(Oops!, thankyou Alan)

Chris :)