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Hughes family Ferndale

Location
Charlotte
From
United States
I am researching my family history of my Great Grandfather Evan Hughes. I know he was born in Ferndale on April 18, 1882 and came to the US on June 12, 1902. Since he was not yet born at the time of the 1881 census I only have the 1891 and 1901 census to go by. Family papers stated his parents were William and Mary, however I did not find census records to match. I do have the 1891 census showing William and Martha with a son, Evan born around 1882. By 1901 he had left home and I believe I do have a census showing him as a boarder in Barry. This would have been a few months before he left for the US.

I would love to confirm that these are the right people and find family further back than William and Martha but it seems that William Hughes was quite the popular name and I don’t know what Martha’s maiden name was. Does anyone know of a way to check birth records or newspaper accounts online. Ancestry.com has not gotten me any farther.
 
Hi,

This looks to be the birth.

Births Jun Qtr 1882
Hughes Evan Pontypridd 11a 435

A copy can be ordered here:

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

There are four other Evan Hughes born Glamorgan Sep Qtr 1881 - Jun Qtr 1883, including this one:

Births Dec Qtr 1882
Hughes Evan Pontypridd 11a 421

Dave
 
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1881 using Alice Hughes b 1871 Cardiff.

Name:
Alice Hughes
Age:
10
Estimated birth year:
abt 1871
Relation:
Daughter
Father's name:
William Hughes
Mother's name:
Martha Hughes
Gender:
Female
Where born:
Cardiff, Wales
Civil Parish:
Ystradyfodwg
County/Island:
Country:
Wales
Street address:
13 Maxwell St
Education:
View image
Employment status:
View image
Occupation:
Scholar
Registration district:
Pontypridd
Sub registration district:
Ystradyfodwg
ED, institution, or vessel:
18
Piece:
5304
Folio:
64
Page Number:
29
Household Members:
Name
Age
William Hughes 35 -c1846St Athans, Glamorgan, Wales-Engine Driver
Martha Hughes 34 -c1847St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
William Hughes 12 -c1869Merthyr, Glamorgan, Wales
Alice Hughes 10-c1871 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Davey Hughes 9 -c1872Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
John Hughes 6-c1875 Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales
Thomas Hughes 2 -c1879Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales
Mary Ann Hughes -Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales(No age)


Ellie
 
A maybe ?
Name:
William Hughes
Registration Year:
1867
Registration Quarter:
Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district:
Merthyr Tydfil
Parishes for this Registration District:
View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
Inferred County:
Glamorgan
Volume:
11a
Page:
474
Records on Page:
Name
Martha Beynon
William Hughes

Ellie
 
An example of an English birth record fully filled out. Not all records are complete and it's possible to find after purchasing a copy that it only contains 20% of what it should. It might be missing all details of parents for example. You can never tell.

1838 Birth in the Registration District of Keynsham in the Sub-district of Oldland in the County of Gloucester
No. 201 - Second of April 1838 Warmley Hill Hamlet of Oldland - Elizabeth - Girl - George Hodges - Elizabeth Hodges formerly Peacock - Wheelwright - The Mark x of Elizabeth Hodges Mother Warmley Hill Hamlet of Oldland - Fifth of May 1838 - Hy Mills Grace Registrar

Dave
 
1851

Name:
M A Beynon
Age:
6
Estimated birth year:
abt 1845
Relation:
Daughter
Father's name:
R P Beynon
Gender:
Female
Where born:
St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Civil Parish or Township:
St Clears
Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
View related Ecclesiastical Parish
Town:
St Clears
County/Island:
Carmarthenshire
Country:
Wales
Registration district:
Carmarthen
Sub-registration district:
Llangendeirne
ED, institution, or vessel:
7b
Piece:
2472
Folio:
547
Page Number:
20
Household schedule number:
86
Household Members:
Name
Age
R P Beynon 39 -c1812Llandewy, Pembrokeshire, Wales
R Beynon 11 -c1840St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales-son
George Beynon 10 -c1840St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Eleanor Beynon 9 -c1842St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
M A Beynon 6 -c1845St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
N Beynon 4 -c1847 St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
W Beynon 2 -1849St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
M Jones 27 -c1824Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales-Son?
Sarah Thomas 12 -c1839St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales-Servant

Edit -I think this is him 1911
Name:
Rice Beynon
Age in 1911:
72
Estimated birth year:
abt 1839
Relation to Head:
Head
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:
St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Civil Parish:
St Clears
Search Photos:
Search for 'St Clears' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
County/Island:
Country:
Wales
Street address:
4 Green Park St St Clears
Marital Status:
Married
Occupation:
Fisherman
Registration district:
Carmarthen
Registration District Number:
599
Sub-registration district:
St Clears
ED, institution, or vessel:
17
Household schedule number:
115
Piece:
33034
Household Members:
Name
Age
Rice Beynon 72
Esther Beynon 66
Olive King 17
Bessie Beynon 30


This maybe his cousin

Rice Beynon
Gender Male
Christening Date 31 Jul 1835
Christening Place LLANDDEWI VELFREY,PEMBROKE,WALES
Father's Name John Thomas Beynon
Mother's Name Catherine

Ellie
 
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There does not seem to be a death before 1891 census for the Evan born Dec Qtr 1882 so there should be two in 1891 census. It would be worthwhile to rule one out.
 
Not if one of the Evan Hughes was born to a newlywed couple,some never filled it out.

Edit-sailed from Liverpool 4th June 1902 -Fireman

Edit-the 1901 Evan Hughes at Barry is a railway engine cleaner.

Ellie
 
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1901 from Albert
Name:
Albert Hughes Age in 1901:
14
Estimated birth year:
abt 1887
Relation:
Son
Father:
William Hughes-c1846 St Athan, Glamorgan, Wales-Collery Engine Driver
Mother:
Martha Hughes -c1847Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Gender:
Male
Where born:
Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales
Civil Parish:
Ystradyfodwg
Maggie M Hughes-c1896Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales-Granddaughter
 
1911

Name:
William Hughes
Age in 1911:
65
Estimated birth year:
abt 1846
Relation to Head:
Head
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:
St Etthan, Glamorgan, Wales
Civil Parish:
Barry Search Photos:
Search for 'Barry' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
County/Island:
Country:
Wales
Street address:
6 Oban St, Cadoxton, Barry
Marital Status:
Married
Years Married:
43
Estimated Marriage Year:
1868
Occupation:
Retired Engineman
Registration district:
Cardiff
Registration District Number:
588
Sub-registration district:
St Nicholas
ED, institution, or vessel:
03
Household schedule number:
229
Piece:
32180
Household Members:
Name
Age
William Hughes 65
Martha Hughes 64-c1847 Camathenshire
Mary Hughes 30
Maggie Hughes 15

Ellie
 
Thank you all for the information! The marriage record was particularly helpful as it gives me a maiden name for Martha! I am confident we have the right people since I had info saying Evan had a younger brother named Albert. I went ahead and ordered a copy of the birth record to hopefully give further confirmation. After hitting many dead ends on many branches of my tree it is so wonderful to make even a little more progress. Thanks again!
 
1851

Name:
M A Beynon
Age:
6
Estimated birth year:
abt 1845
Relation:
Daughter
Father's name:
R P Beynon
Gender:
Female
Where born:
St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Civil Parish or Township:
St Clears
Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
View related Ecclesiastical Parish
Town:
St Clears
County/Island:
Carmarthenshire
Country:
Wales
Registration district:
Carmarthen
Sub-registration district:
Llangendeirne
ED, institution, or vessel:
7b
Piece:
2472
Folio:
547
Page Number:
20
Household schedule number:
86
Household Members:
Name
Age
R P Beynon 39 -c1812Llandewy, Pembrokeshire, Wales
R Beynon 11 -c1840St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales-son
George Beynon 10 -c1840St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Eleanor Beynon 9 -c1842St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
M A Beynon 6 -c1845St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
N Beynon 4 -c1847 St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
W Beynon 2 -1849St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
M Jones 27 -c1824Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales-Son?
Sarah Thomas 12 -c1839St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales-Servant

Edit -I think this is him 1911
Name:
Rice Beynon
Age in 1911:
72
Estimated birth year:
abt 1839
Relation to Head:
Head
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:
St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Civil Parish:
St Clears
Search Photos:
Search for 'St Clears' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
County/Island:
Country:
Wales
Street address:
4 Green Park St St Clears
Marital Status:
Married
Occupation:
Fisherman
Registration district:
Carmarthen
Registration District Number:
599
Sub-registration district:
St Clears
ED, institution, or vessel:
17
Household schedule number:
115
Piece:
33034
Household Members:
Name
Age
Rice Beynon 72
Esther Beynon 66
Olive King 17
Bessie Beynon 30


This maybe his cousin

Rice Beynon
Gender Male
Christening Date 31 Jul 1835
Christening Place LLANDDEWI VELFREY,PEMBROKE,WALES
Father's Name John Thomas Beynon
Mother's Name Catherine

Ellie

I found another 1851 census listing Martha Beynon age 6 parents Thomas and Margaret Beynon. Not sure how do figure out which may be the right one?
 
The 1881 Census using Alice c1871 Cardiff ,Martha states
Martha Hughes 34 -c1847St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

I'm not finding another Martha Beynon in the 1855 census from there .Can you post the one you found.



Ellie
 
The 1881 Census using Alice c1871 Cardiff ,Martha states
Martha Hughes 34 -c1847St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

I'm not finding another Martha Beynon in the 1855 census from there .Can you post the one you found.



Ellie

I don't have access to the original document since I don't have a world subscription to Ancestry.com but I can pull these details from someone's tree:

1851 Wales Census


Name
Martha Beynon

Age
6

Estimated Birth Year
abt 1845

Relation
Daughter

Father's Name
Thomas Bynon

Mother's Name
Margret Bynon

Gender
Female

Where born
Llanfihangel, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Civil Parish or Township
Llanstephan

County/Island
Carmarthenshire

Country
Wales

Registration district
Carmarthen

Sub-registration district
Llangendeirne

ED, institution, or vessel
1a

Piece
2472


Folio
360

Page number
9

Household schedule number
22

Household Members

Thomas Bynon 50
Margret Bynon 45
Evan Bynon 11
William Beynon 8
Martha Beynon 6
Anne Beynon 4
Joseph Beynon 4 Mo
 
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