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Martha Griffiths - Brick wall - help!

Postby cheerily » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:48 pm

I'm trying to find the birth of my great great grandmother Martha Griffiths. She married Edward James Hughes on 19 Apr 1876 in Chester & her father is given as Henry Griffiths, labourer. Her age is given as 25 indicating birth year as 1850/51. In 1881 she is living with Edward in Saltney, Flintshire & her place of birth is Cheshire, Holt. In 1891 she is a widow & living in Chester. Her place of birth is given as Cheshire, Malpas & it is the same for 1901. I've obtained 3 potential birth certs but none has Henry as the father. The certs obtained show Caergwrle, Rhostyllen & Ruabon as places of birth. Caergwrle is the only cert that comes under Holt but is from 1847. There is a Martha Griffiths (aged 2) on the Holt 1851 census & her relation to the Head is "nursery". Can anyone advise what is meant by nursery? Thanks.


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Re: Martha Griffiths - Brick wall - help!

Postby ianbee » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:04 pm

cheerily wrote:Is Wrexham the correct district for Holt?

Your question has already been answered by sdup26
topic15554.html

and yourself
cheerily wrote:I did see the entry on the 1851 census but wasn't sure. Checked at the front of census book & it states Wrexham Union & Malpas District
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Re: Martha Griffiths - Brick wall - help!

Postby ianbee » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:13 pm

cheerily wrote:Can anyone advise what is meant by nursery?

I think that's also been answered
topic15554.html
sdup26 wrote:I wonder if that's a variation on 'nurse child' - a child being looked after in the absence of its parents?
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Martha Griffiths - Brick wall - help!

Postby cheerily » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:29 pm

The poster (whose helpful advice I am grateful for) mentioned that it might be a variation on "nurse child" but it wasn't a definite confirmation. She may not even be my ancestor. I was wondering if anyone else could advise instead of being directed back to my previous post (which I now know I should have continued instead of starting a new post). I'm trying to locate the birth of my gg grandmother & thought that there might be people here who could assist me.
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Re: Martha Griffiths - Brick wall - help!

Postby ianbee » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:53 pm

I agree with sdup, I think it means she was a nurse child.
We do want to help, of course, and so I've made a suggestion on your other thread. No idea if it will lead anywhere.
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