A sincere thank you to Luned James for sending me the following article . Luned’s ancestors farmed in Llanover, the wonderful photo was taken outside Church Cottage Goytre early 1900’s.
There is an 1844 marriage record for a David Hutchinson a gardener and Hannah Lewis nee Davies widow both of Brynmawr. See entry. No further research done on either David or Hannah before this date.
David and Hannah were living and (probably) working at Lower Fro, Llanofer when their first daughter Mary Ann was baptised at the parish church in 1845. (lost the record)**
She was followed by other daughters Isabella in 1846, Hannah M (Anna Maria) in 1848; Margaret in 1849, Catherine (Jane) in 1851 an Elizabeth 1853. Their only son David was baptised in 1855.
David Hutchinson senior died months after the baptism of his son. Buried David Hutchinson, Lower Fru (sic) 28th October 1854.
Hannah 43 a widow married Thomas Jenkins 54 a bachelor in 1860 and in the 1861 census they were living at Graig ddy, Goytre, with four of Hannah’s daughters and her son.
Margaret Hutchinson married John James 3rd Q 1867 Newport Reg Dist. Unsure why they married outside the area. See separate sheet for the couple.
In the 1871 census the Jenkins were living in Coal Brook Villa with Isabella, Elizabeth and Margaret’s daughter Elizabeth May James is visiting.
Isabella Hutchinson married John Williams 1st Q 1873 Abergavenny Dist. They live at The Factory and by 1901 they are living at Ceffynminog (spelling?) near The Refreshment Rooms. They had Annie b.1873/4, Isabella b. 1886c; Reginald b. 1888c. Isabella m Henry James Shore 1909 Reginald John Shore b. 1910/11.
Mary Ann Hutchinson Goytre married James Ralph a coachman of Goytre at the parish church 17th July 1880. James Ralph buried Goytre 23 De 1891. Mary Ann Ralph married William Evan Thomas 1897 in London. There is a burial at Goytre 1909 for Mary Ann Thomas of The Refreshment Rooms and a headstone which says she was the widow of W.E.Thomas and relict of Ralph. See her entry.
Anna (Hannah) Maria Hutchinson Goytre married William Lewis a guard Abergavenny at Goytre parish church 12th February 1881 (no obvious trace after this)
In 1881 Hannah and Thomas may have been living in Saron Lane where Thomas is 78 and not working, Hannah is working in a laundry with Elizabeth 27, David 26 is still living at home and granddaughter Annie Williams , Isabella’s daughter. A few months later Thomas was dead at 78, his abode was given as Fro Ganol.
1891 Hannah, Elizabeth and David are still living together possibly in the same place as previous census with George Davies a lodger (he may be a relative of Hannah nee Davies)
In December 1891 David Hutchinson married Margaret Williams, she went on to run The Refreshment Rooms at Nantyderry and he as a coal dealer from 1911 until his death in 1928.
Elizabeth Hutchinson 42 spinster of School House, Nantyderry, married Thomas Evans 36 bachelor, Capel-Ed, at Goytre 28 February 1897 by licence.
In 1901 Hannah Jenkins age 69 (a mistake?) was living with Isabella and Thomas Evans at 2 School Cottages, Nantyderry (where the group photograph was taken)
Hannah Jenkins died at School Cottage in 1910 aged 84.
Isabella Williams died 1918 age 72
David Hutchinson died of The Refreshment Rooms aged 73 in 1928
The Refreshment Rooms Nantyderry
1901 William Evan Thomas and wife Mary Ann nee Hutchinson
1911 David Hutchinson and his wife Margaret until his death 1928.
- There is a John s/o John & Hannah Hutchinson 8th Sept 1844 bpt Goytre. No death or marriage found of any of these.
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