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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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Just wanted to add, that I have recently got a copy of my grandmothers birth certificate that states she was born in 14 Pendoylan Street, and her fathers profession was listed as General Dealer, does anyone know if This was the address of the Crighton Arms, where I had always believed she was born, I knew she lived there untill she married in approx 1938.

Added: January 15, 2012
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I have just started (again) to research my family tree. My grandparents, Honorah Tobin and Patrick Ryan were Newtowners, Honorah's parents kept the Crighton Arms later also known Fitzy,s bar. I was delighted to find a photo in the gallery of the pub but then dissapointed that the image was so small, any chance that it could be made bigger.

Added: January 14, 2012
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Thank you for providing this site. My grandmother (Christina Frances Yewlett) was born in Ireland but moved to live in Newtown about 1888. She was one of twelve children, six born in Ireland and six born in Newtown Her parents were Bridget (Keating) Yewlett and George Andrew Yewlett.

Added: January 10, 2012
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Hi Mary, You have every right to be confused as I'm sure many other people were.
That letter was definitely not written by me - I'm afraid the echo put the wrong name to it. I shall be asking them to rectify it straight away.

Hope you and all the family are well. Please give them all my love. xx


Added: October 11, 2011
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sorry mary i meant to say 74 adam street not 2 pendoylan place

Added: October 8, 2011
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hi mary just read your letter published in the echo dated 8th october and i am a little confused. firstly, i thought your father, uncle jimmy was born in ireland and secondly, you and your 4 sisters were born at 24 pendoylan street and not at 2 pendoylan place as your letter suggests? can you please confirm if i am right or wrong because i am completely baffled by your letter! love to you mary x

Added: October 8, 2011
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Still available to purchase for anyone interested in the history of Newtown, the book 'Jim Driscoll - The Peeerless one. Available from the Pontypridd Museum, or through the post by phoning the author on 01443 406942.

Added: October 5, 2011
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