THOMAS CROSS 1817-1882

Thomas Cross was born and baptised in Wrexham on 18 December 1817 he was the son of John Cross and Elizabeth, his father was a joiner and lived in Abbot Street. It`s possible that this [more] [more]


Frederick Simon Grainger 1882 – 1919

“In loving memory of my dear husband Frederick S. Grainger R.N. of Norman Road, (late of Stourbridge), who died at Larbert Hospital, Scotland, Jan 14th 1919, aged 36 years” Frederick Simon Grainger was born on [more] [more]



Henry Dyke Dennis was born 10 November 1863 at Hafod Y Bwch, he was the son of Henry Dennis and Susan Hicks Stephens, both his parents were from Cornwall. Many mining captains and engineers had [more] [more]


Thomas BUTT 1793 – 1883

Thomas Butt was born in Southwark, Middlesex about 1798. His parents are not known.On the 6 January 1823 he married Hannah Edwards at Godalming, Surrrey. Hannah was the daughter of Daniel Edwards and Martha Hebberd, [more] [more]


WILDE, William 1839 – 1915

William Wilde was born on 11 May 1839 in Kinnerly, Shropshire he was the first child of John Wilde a farmer who married Emma Wilde on 31 March 1838 at St Chads, Shrewsbury.Johns father was [more] [more]


Rev Thomas PHENNAH 1823 – 1907

THOMAS PHENNAH 1823 – 1907ELLEN /ELEANOR JONES 1825 – 1894 Rev Thomas Phennah was born on 30 December 1823 and was christened at Adwy’r Clawdd Calvinistic Methodist Church, he was the son of Thomas who [more] [more]

World War Two

RAF bomber crash, Bwlchgwyn. 1943

During the Second World War, an RAF bomber crashed onto the hillside between Bwlchgwyn and Rhydtalog, killing all eight men on board. See below for their details.If you are at Bwlchgwyn war memorial, the crash [more] [more]

In Memorium

ROTCHELL, Frederick James – Wrexham Cemetery

Full name: Frederick James ROTCHELL Service Number:  J/63769 Rank: Ordinary Seaman Regiment: Royal Navy “HMS Opal” (further info below) Parents name: James Henry and Sarah Jane Rotchell Birth: 08/02/1898 Birthplace: Vicarage Stables,Wrexham Death: 12/01/1918 Drowned in [more] [more]


Edward Morgan 1883-1922

Born Fforestfach, Swansea; listed as Pupil Teacher 1901. Resident in Germany 1906 and 1916 (I have copies of letters from Edward Morgan to William Evans, his brother-in-law). Employed at various times as a teacher and [more] [more]