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Some of my family used to live in Newtown. My great gran was born in 20 Herbert Street in Nov 1886. Her father and mother cam from Ireland. Her father was a Daniel Foley and mother Ellen Casey both cam from Ireland,County Kerry and Cork.Daniel used to live in Millicent street before he got married and Ellen was in Tredegarville. They got married in the registry office in Oct 1873,the witnesses for the wedding were John White and Honora Lehay(she seems to have been illiterate). Daniels father was Jeremiah Foley and Ellens mother was John Casey.

In the 1901 census they are living in 1A Pendoylan Street.My great Gran was a well known figure in Cardiff I believe due to her problems(drink). I believe she was arrested a fair bit.Anyway she ended up in the Workhouse in the early 20th century and that is where my Gran father was born(no father on birth cert). She was pretty young at the time,16 I believe.

Daniel and Ellen had a few kids,Jeremiah,Ellen,Mary,Margaret,Bridget,and of course my great gran Hannah.

I will have to pop down to the memorial park and have a look. Thanks for the site,very interesting.


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Hello!
I'm Rhian Gregory, I'm 26 years old. I've been doing my family tree and asking my grandfather Leonard Gregory questions.
James Driscoll is my 1st cousin, 3 x removed.
I'm looking for family of mine that I've never met before and it would be great if someone could help put me in touch with them please?
My email is ocean__free@hotmail.com (there are 2 underscores between ocean and free)

Hope someone can help!


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Hi John,
Thanks for your posting - really interesting. I would like to hear some of the stories. Which Street was the last house standing in and can you remember the lady's name?,Unfortunately the guest book is not functioning properly at the moment so I can't access your email address. Mine is maraff@hotmail.co.uk. I would love to hear from you.

Kind regards
Mary :


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Great site.I loved Newtown. I was the last cop who patrolled Newtown as they pulled down the last house. I remember the elderly lady living alone used to give me breakfast and cups of tea if I was passing. It was the last house left standing. She found a first world war rifle in the cellar and gave it to me. I handed it in.
My name is WAKE so I attended a few Wakes in the streets. Used to have a couple of pints in the Crighton and the Cambridge. I knew many of the families by name, all Irish of course. I used to go in the Irish Club in Herbert Street towards the end. It was run by a chap called Patten. I could tell you some stories but perhaps best left unsaid.


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Please join us for:
A Traditional
St. Patrickís Night
At St Peterís hall
On Saturday 17th March
7.30 till late
Irish Music from 'Gaeltacht'
Hot Irish Fayre: Boiled Bacon and Colcannon
Raffle, Irish dancing
Admission by ticket only Tickets £10 (incl.Food) from
Paul: paul@duggan.me.uk / Mary: maraff@hotmail.co.uk
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Please join us for:
A Traditional
St. Patrickís Night
At St Peterís hall
On Saturday 17th March
7.30 till late
Irish Music from 'Gaeltacht'
Hot Irish Fayre: Boiled Bacon and Colcannon
Raffle, Irish dancing
Admission by ticket only Tickets £10 (incl.Food) from
Paul: paul@duggan.me.uk / Mary: maraff@hotmail.co.uk
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT


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Please join us for:
A Traditional
St. Patrickís Night
At St Peterís hall
On Saturday 17th March
7.30 till late
Irish Music from 'Gaeltacht'
Hot Irish Fayre: Boiled Bacon and Colcannon
Raffle, Irish dancing
Admission by ticket only Tickets £10 (incl.Food) from
Paul: paul@duggan.me.uk / Mary: maraff@hotmail.co.uk
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT


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Just to say, we have had a few problems with the Guest Book recently and messages are being sent to me by email instead of being submitted for guest book entry. I am attempting to put this right by cutting and pasting. the messages. Here is one from Hannah Thomas, dated 9th December 2011.

I came across your website while trying to find out information on Pendoylan Street. My 3x great grandmother apparently lived on the street according to her marriage certificate from St. David's Chapel in 1855. I am really struggling to find out any information on my Irish/Welsh family. Her name was Bridget Hancord (though I have a suspicion that her surname has been spelt incorrectly and my possibly be Hankard) and she married a Patrick Murphy who was a dock labourer from Thomas Street.

I know they were both born in Ireland, and that they were both Catholic by where they were married and knowing that their daughter and several of there grandchildren were buried in a Catholic churchyard. However, I don't know where they came from in Ireland or what date. I'm at a loss as to where to look next for this information. Would you have any ideas on where I should look next? I'm signed up to Ancestry.co.uk and Origins.net but neither seem to be easy enough to use to find any further information on either the Hancord or Murphy sides of my family.

Any help would be greately appreciated!!!


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This is a message I recently received from Mike Crocker (from Ellen Street) and I wanted to share it with you.

Hi Mary was just looking at the site and as I'm doing some research family tree etc cam across a few things that you might want to include, the 1854 street census/list shows 5 taverns in Ellen St:

Harp of Old Ireland
Hollybush
Oddfellows
Lord Raglan
Erin-Go-Bragh
I assume one of these would eventually become the Duke of Edinburgh
Another piece I came across was the southern drain [open] came from town across the land where Newtown was to be built to the mudflats and the sea, the houses, apparently were built on either side of the drain when Newtown was erected.

Thanks Mike.


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This is a message I recently received from Mike Crocker (from Ellen Street) and I wanted to share it with you.

Hi Mary was just looking at the site and as I'm doing some research family tree etc cam across a few things that you might want to include, the 1854 street census/list shows 5 taverns in Ellen St:

Harp of Old Ireland
Hollybush
Oddfellows
Lord Raglan
Erin-Go-Bragh
I assume one of these would eventually become the Duke of Edinburgh
Another piece I came across was the southern drain [open] came from town across the land where Newtown was to be built to the mudflats and the sea, the houses, apparently were built on either side of the drain when Newtown was erected.

Thanks Mike.


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