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John Fenton Abertillery 1916

Hi all

Any suggestions about my brick wall would be most welcome. From my Aunt's birth certificate my grandfather John Fenton was living at 6 Norman Street in November 1916. His occupation is coal miner (underground) so I guess he was probably at Six Bells?

I haven't been able to locate John in any census. He's not at 6 Norman Street in 1911. Family legend says he was Irish which might account for my not being able to find him. I've exhausted all the usual lines of enquiry with surviving family members and I can't find a marriage certificate for my grandparents so well and truly I'm stuck.

I wondered please if anyone would be able to help with a check of the electoral register for 6 Norman Street in 1915 and again between 1918 and 1922? By 1922 I know he and my grandmother were living in Cardiff.

Any help or suggestions are most welcome

Thanks in advance

Paul
maryann

Re: John Fenton Abertillery 1916 what was your grandmothers

paul@g4dcv.co.uk wrote:
Hi all

Any suggestions about my brick wall would be most welcome. From my Aunt's birth certificate my grandfather John Fenton was living at 6 Norman Street in November 1916. His occupation is coal miner (underground) so I guess he was probably at Six Bells?

I haven't been able to locate John in any census. He's not at 6 Norman Street in 1911. Family legend says he was Irish which might account for my not being able to find him. I've exhausted all the usual lines of enquiry with surviving family members and I can't find a marriage certificate for my grandparents so well and truly I'm stuck.

I wondered please if anyone would be able to help with a check of the electoral register for 6 Norman Street in 1915 and again between 1918 and 1922? By 1922 I know he and my grandmother were living in Cardiff.

Any help or suggestions are most welcome

Thanks in advance

Paul
maryann

fenton

what was your grandmothers maiden name
paul@g4dcv.co.uk

Hi Maryann

Thanks for the reply. My grandmother was Annie Smith who was born in Talywain. She was living in Cross Keys, Risca when she met my grandfather. I have her side of the family going back several generations.

I have wondered how my grandparents might have met given that it is 10 miles down the valley from Abertillery? Church perhaps? There are two Fenton families living quite close to grandma in Cross Keys so I have also speculated there might be a connection with my grandfather. But so far it is just speculation.

Regards

Paul
stoob

John Fenton Abertillery 1916

There's nobody with the surname Fenton in the electoral registers 1913 - 1915 and no Fentons listed as living anywhere in Norman Street in the 1922 ER.
No registers for the in between years at the reference library.
paul@g4dcv.co.uk

Many thanks stoob. That's much appreciated. Knowing he isn't there in 1915 is very useful.

It's becoming increasingly likely that I may have to wait until the 1921 census is released for more clues.

Thanks again.

Paul
aber42

fenton

Hi Was your Aunty Edna E Fenton? If so she was born after 1911 Census - July/Aug/Sept and mothers name Smith.
paul@g4dcv.co.uk

Hi aber42

Thanks for the reply but Edna Fenton isn't one of mine.

My aunt, Annie & John's first born, was Dorothy. She was born in 1916 in Cardiff.

I'm pretty sorted with my grandmother's side of the family. It's John my grandfather who is the mystery. His address in Norman St Abertillery is on Dorothy's birth certificate in November 1916.

Paul
stoob

John Fenton Abertillery 1916

John Fenton is on the absent voters list at the Archive Centre in Ebbw Vale for the Great War.

Private 120072 Machine Gun Corps, 6 Norman Street, Abertillery.
paul@g4dcv.co.uk

Wow stoob. Thank you so much! This is a real breakthrough for me and the first real lead about my grandfather for over ten years. I wonder if his military record has survived... I can't thank you enough. Regards. Paul

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