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    Marriage record - dead end?

    Hi all, just found this marriage record on Ancestry for a William Lewis who married Hannah Griffiths. I was getting no hints for him apart from finding this, however, the father he names doesn't have the same surname?? The only think I can think of it that he is his step father? Now that I have accepted this I'm getting records for William Lewis and William Thomas with pretty much same YOB and place! Any idea on where I should start with them and how to check they are the same man?

    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageview...rue&pId=191143

    Thanks for taking a look!

    Tessie

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      don't forget a lot of ancestry hints come from others adding to their trees. So I would check any trees and see if they have any evidence t o back up this fact.

      I think in cases like this you just need to amass 'findings', and ensure they are never in 2 different places at the same time. I see that there is a Mary Thomas witness, do you know who they are.

      with Welsh records it is doubly hard as so many Thomas around.
      Carolyn
      Family Tree site

      Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
      Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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        Originally posted by brentor boy View Post
        The link does not work for those not subscribed to Ancestry.
        Sorry, I don't subscribe to FMP so only have the Ancestry link!

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          Originally posted by cbcarolyn View Post
          don't forget a lot of ancestry hints come from others adding to their trees. So I would check any trees and see if they have any evidence t o back up this fact.

          I think in cases like this you just need to amass 'findings', and ensure they are never in 2 different places at the same time. I see that there is a Mary Thomas witness, do you know who they are.

          with Welsh records it is doubly hard as so many Thomas around.
          cbcarolyn, there lies my problem of Thomas' haha! Thanks for the advice, I'll spend some time looking at the findings and cross referencing!

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            #6
            I found some info from the mc but still dead end re father,Thomas Thomas

            I can seen Ancestry
            Banns being called at Ystradgynlais ? Brecon 1845 Nov 9/16/23 for

            William Lewis OTP and

            Hannah Griffiths OTP of Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire

            Possible death for William
            Llanddarog burials 1846 June 8th aged 23. Another death on same page same name aged 26

            Possible re-marriage for Hannah Lewis to John Harris/Harris
            1849 Llanddarog 25 Sep
            Thomas bachelor full age Lab, father John, Lab
            Hannah Widow full age, father John Griffiths Lab
            Res Llanddarog Village

            1851
            Harris, Thos 33 Mole Catcher b Pembokeshire
            Harris, Hannah 23 b ?? Llangondier Carmarthen
            LEWIS, William 4 Stepson b Llanddarog
            Harris, John 1 Son b LLanddarog

            Vera




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              Originally posted by vera2013 View Post
              I found some info from the mc but still dead end re father,Thomas Thomas

              I can seen Ancestry
              Banns being called at Ystradgynlais ? Brecon 1845 Nov 9/16/23 for

              William Lewis OTP and

              Hannah Griffiths OTP of Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire

              Possible death for William
              Llanddarog burials 1846 June 8th aged 23. Another death on same page same name aged 26

              Possible re-marriage for Hannah Lewis to John Harris/Harris
              1849 Llanddarog 25 Sep
              Thomas bachelor full age Lab, father John, Lab
              Hannah Widow full age, father John Griffiths Lab
              Res Llanddarog Village

              1851
              Harris, Thos 33 Mole Catcher b Pembokeshire
              Harris, Hannah 23 b ?? Llangondier Carmarthen
              LEWIS, William 4 Stepson b Llanddarog
              Harris, John 1 Son b LLanddarog

              Vera



              Thanks Vera, I'll take a look at these!

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                #8
                Ancestry.co.uk - 1861 Wales Census

                Tessie


                Not sure if you have seen this one in relation to son of William Lewis b 1823 and Hannah Griffiths b 1825/7.

                A William Lewis is lodging at the White Hart with Publican Tlhomas Thomas (probably a red herring in relation to mc)

                William Lewis 14 Lodger Shoemaker b ? Llanganderein

                Next door at the Grocers Shop is

                Thomas Harries/Harris ]
                Hannah Harries/Harris b 1827 ?Llangen,,,,,,,,,
                plus children

                Then at the Butchers Arms

                Elizabeth Lewis Head Innkeeper b 1817 Llanddarog
                James Lewis Brother Stable Servant b 1825 b Llanddarog

                Wonder if the above Lewis are connected to your William b 1823. Although Williams mc and banns have him OTP and a Resident of Ystradgynlais, he may not have been born there

                Vera

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