Biographies

Thomas LEADBEATER – THE CLOCKMAKER

Thomas Leadbeater was born in Sandbach about 1808. The Leadbeater family and their many relations were clockmakers for generations in Cheshire. In 1838 he married Harriet Griffiths who was from Gresford. They were in Wrexham [more]

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Thomas BELLIS 1831-1896

Thomas Bellis was born in Ruabon about 1831. He was the son of Thomas Bellis who was an Innkeeper, his mother was Mary, and both were from Ruabon. His elder brother Richard was a moulder [more]

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William JONES 1848-1921

William Jones was born about 1848 in Wrexham. In 1870 he married in Wrexham to Sarah Ann Dawe who was born in 1846 in Sheppey, Maidstone, Kent and was the daughter of Richard Dawe and [more]

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John ROBERTS 1861-1904

JOHN ROBERTS was born in Leeswood, he was a coalminer and late in 1881 he married Emma Martha Dew who had been born in Caergwrle and was the daughter of John Dew and Sarah Roberts. [more]

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James JONES – Printer of Wrexham

JAMES JONES was born in Wrexham about 1849 and was the son of Gomer Jones and Mary Jones who were both from Minera. Gomer was a book binder. The family moved from Holt Street to [more]

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William John CHESTERTON

WILLLIAM JOHN CHESTERTON was born in Hereford about 1839; he was the son of Edward Chesterton a Glover, and Harriet Farrington. A brother named George was born in 1841 and another son Edward in late [more]

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Edward HUGHES 1879-1905

Edward Hughes was born about 1879 in Wrexham; he was the son of Noah Hughes a tailor and Maria Jones. Noah had been born about 1841, his father Edward was also a tailor in Denbigh. [more]

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James KEAN – Buck Inn, Wrexham

James Kean was born in Ireland about 1812, he made his way to Wrexham and in 1850 married widow Jane Beirne in Wrexham. Jane had been born in Derby, her maiden name was Travis. She [more]

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Eleanor WHITEHALL 1928

Eleanor Crompton was born in Stockport about 1871; in 1892 she married Richard Whitehall a brewer and victualler from Coedpoeth. They were living on Smithfield Road for many years and very close to the pub. [more]