1800s

Hanmer Parish Paper 1876

January 1876Testimonial to Rev. F. SlaterOn the evening of the 20th of November [1875], at the little school-room in Tallarn Green, the Rev. Francis Slater was presented, by the congregation, and a few other parishioners, [more]

1800s

Paupers & Poor Law Union

Prior to 1834 paupers were the responsibility of the Parish overseers, who often paid a pension for the pauper to continue living at home. In 1834 Poor Law Unions were formed which constructed work houses. [more]

1800s

Ebenezer COOPER – A Good Friend to Everyone

by Dave Edwards. Ebenezer Cooper was born at Llangollen in 1800 and baptised on 15th January 1800 at Llangollen.     Ebenezer’s father, Robert Cooper, was a currier.  A currier is a person who applies finishing techniques, [more]

1800s

Child Stealing at Wrexham 1893

In February 1893 Wrexham Magistrates Court was packed by a varied audience anxious to hear the case of alleged child stealing. The accused was Alice Bellis, the young wife of Thomas Edward Bellis who lived [more]

1800s

Harriet Rogers – Maid at Erddig

Harriet was born on November 22nd 1834, the youngest daughter of Thomas and Sarah Rogers of Bryn Goleu. Thomas was the Erddig Carpenter. She received a good education encouraged by Mrs Yorke. By the age [more]

1800s

James and Jane Rogers, Erddig Servants.

James was born June 15th 1831, the son of Thomas Rogers, Erddig Carpenter. James was apprenticed to his father in the Erddig Joiners shop. He married Erddig Housemaid Jane on October 29th 1855 at the [more]