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Edmond/Edmund John Stephens

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I reckon I may be searching for the Scarlet Pimpernel x 2 here!

This is my great-great grandfather. He was born in 1854 or 1855 and was married to a Louisa who was born in 1857. They were both born in Cardiff and had 12 kids.

I can find nothing about Edmond/Edmund John's parents or siblings nor the maiden name of Louisa.

If anyone could help, I'd be totally grateful. I have no clue where else I can look.:confused:

Thanks so much!
 

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Hi Libby,

Welcome to the forum, you don't give Louisa's maiden name.

This looks like them in the 1881 census :

Name: Edmond Stephens
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Louisa Stephens
Gender: Male
Where born: Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Civil Parish: Roath
County/Island: Glamorgan
Country: Wales
Street address: No 42 Constellation St
Condition as to marriage: Married
Education: View image
Employment status: View image
Occupation: Deck Labourer
Registration district: Cardiff
Sub registration district: Cardiff
ED, institution, or vessel: 35
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 5285
Folio: 61
Page Number: 30
Household Members:
Name Age
Edmond Stephens 26
Louisa Stephens 25
Florence L. Stephens 6
Edmond C. Stephens 4
Warbrand ? H. Stephens 2


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Could they have been married in Gloucestershire??


Name: Edmund John Stephens
Registration Year: 1874
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Gloucester
Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Volume: 6a
Page: 519
Records on Page:
Name
William Gwilliam
Louisa Payne
Emily Power
Edmund John Stephens

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Yes it's definitely them, looks like Louisa was English and they married in her Parish which was usual:

ame: Edmund John Stephens
Birth Year: abt 1853
Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1874
Age: 21
Father: Edmund Stephens
Spouse: Louisa Payre
Spouse Age: 18
Spouse Father: Charles Payre
Event Type: Marriage
Parish: Gloucester, St Luke, Gloucestershire, England
Parish as it Appears: St Luke

I think her name was Payne rather than Payre

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this is them in 1891, transcribed wrongly





1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription

Harold Street, Roath, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

Samuel J S Stephens Head Married Male 36 1855 Coal Foreman Glamorgan, Wales
Louisa Stephens Wife Married Female 34 1857 - Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Florence L Stephens Daughter Single Female 16 1875 Dressmaker Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Edmund C Stephens Son Single Male 13 1878 Scholar Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
William H Stephens Son Single Male 11 1880 Scholar Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
James Stephens Son Single Male 8 1883 Scholar Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
John Stephens Son Single Male 6 1885 Scholar Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Rebecca A Stephens Daughter Single Female 4 1887 Scholar Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Elizabeth Jane Stephens Daughter Single Female 2 1889 - Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Edith Mary Stephens Daughter Single Female 1 1890 - Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
 
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this may be Edmund in 1871


Edwin James Head - Male 60 1811 - Monmouthshire, Wales
Ann James Wife - Female 55 1816 - Carmarthenshire, Wales
William James Son - Male 29 1842 - Monmouthshire, Wales
Edmund Stephens Grandson - Male 16 1855 - Monmouthshire, Wales
David Stephens Grandson - Male 14 1857 - Monmouthshire, Wales

First name(s)
Edmund

Last name
Stephens

Relationship
Grandson

Age16
Birth year 1855

Birth county
Monmouthshire

Street
Agents Row

Parish
Bedwellty

Town
Ebbw Vale

County
Monmouthshire

Country
Wales

Registration district
Bedwellty

Archive reference RG10

Piece number 5325 Folio20 Page 5

1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census
 

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Florence Louisa Stephens
Event Type: Birth Registration
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year: 1874
Registration District: Cardiff
County: Glamorganshire
Event Place: Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
Volume: 11A
Page: 311
Line Number: 303


John Edmund Stephens
Event Type: Birth Registration
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year: 1855
Registration District: Cardiff
County: Glamorganshire
Event Place: Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
Volume: 11A
Page: 235
Line Number: 7
 

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1861

Name:
Edmond Hedges
[Edmund Stephens]
Age:
52
Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1809
Relation:
Head
Spouse's Name:
Ann Hedges
Gender:
Male
Where born:
Rlemnes, Monmouthshire, Wales
[Rumney, Monmouthshire, Wales]
Civil Parish or Township:
Cardiff St Mary
Town:
Cardiff
County/Island:
Glamorgan
Country:
Wales
Street address:
View image
Condition as to marriage:
View image
Education:
View image
Employment status:
View image
Occupation:
View image
Registration district:
Cardiff
Sub-registration district:
Cardiff
ED, institution, or vessel:
10
Household schedule number:
142
Neighbors:
View others on page
Piece:
4033
Folio:
73
Page Number:
30
Household Members:
Name
Age
Edmond Hedges 52
Ann Hedges 32 -c1829Lancarvan, Glamorgan, Wales
Catharine Hedges 9
William Hedges 8
John Hedges 6
Thomas Hedges 10/12

All issue born Cardiff

Edmund Stephens
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 1 May 1848
Event Place: St John, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name: Ann Morgan
Spouse's Marital Status: Single

Digital Folder Number: 004173941 , Image Number: 00068
 
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Thanks so much for all your info. I'll have a look into it when I get home.
I couldn't give Louisa's maiden name, because I can't find it! All I know about her is that she was born in Cardiff and that the two of them had 12 kids, two of which died. I found them in the census and I know Louisa had her last kid at age 48, but when the last kid was about 6, Edmund J had already died.
 
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Hi Libby,

Welcome to the forum, you don't give Louisa's maiden name.

This looks like them in the 1881 census :

Name: Edmond Stephens
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Louisa Stephens
Gender: Male
Where born: Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

Thanks very much. I did find them in the census, but I still can't get any other information, like Louisa's maiden name or Edmund/Edmond's parents to help me go back further.
 
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Yes it's definitely them, looks like Louisa was English and they married in her Parish which was usual:

ame: Edmund John Stephens
Birth Year: abt 1853
Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1874
Age: 21
Father: Edmund Stephens
Spouse: Louisa Payre
Spouse Age: 18
Spouse Father: Charles Payre
Event Type: Marriage
Parish: Gloucester, St Luke, Gloucestershire, England
Parish as it Appears: St Luke


Amanda
Thanks. The two of them were Welsh, but sometimes Wales and Gloucestershire and interchangeable on the Census for some reason. If you put "Cardiff" in as a search term, Gloucestershire turns up. Thanks. I reckon you found the answer there.
 
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Yes it's definitely them, looks like Louisa was English and they married in her Parish which was usual:

ame: Edmund John Stephens
Birth Year: abt 1853
Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1874
Age: 21
Father: Edmund Stephens
Spouse: Louisa Payre
Spouse Age: 18
Spouse Father: Charles Payre
Event Type: Marriage
Parish: Gloucester, St Luke, Gloucestershire, England
Parish as it Appears: St Luke

I think her name was Payne rather than Payre

Amanda
OK, so I checked this out and there was a Louisa Payne born in Cardiff in this year, so I reckon you cracked it. I was so stuck there for so long. The little trip to Gloucester may have been due to the fact that she was 5 months pregnant.
 

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Hi Libby,

Yes she had been living in St Lukes parish before the marriage, and the pregnancy could be why she was living in Gloucestershire. Perhaps she had been staying with relatives.

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