Biographies

John BARRETT 1842-1901

John Botwood Barrett was born in 1842 in Wrexham, he was the son of Robert Barrett and Mary Davies. Robert was a painter and glazier who was born in Forden, Montgomeryshire, and Mary was from […]

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John MACKRETH Papermaker

John Mackreth was born 1816 in Kendal, he was the son of John Mackreth and Mary Gardner. His father was a paper mill worker.  On 29 July 1850 John married Catherine Lynch in Hexham, Northumberland, […]

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Thomas HEYWOOD – Jeweller of Wrexham

Thomas Heywood was baptised 21 February 1818 at Bangor, Caernarvonshire, he was the son of Thomas Heywood   and Elizabeth. His father was a very successful and well-known watchmaker, silversmith and jeweller who had his business […]

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MINNIE WEIS aged 10 months 1884

Little Minnie Weis has no grave of her own, she was buried on 23 September 1884, in the same grave are at least 6 other young children and she was the eldest.  Minnie was born […]

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The Griffiths Family

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS HENRY, AGED 2 DAYS. ROBERT, AGED 4 MONTHS. LLEWELYN, WHO DIED JULY 12TH, 1901, AGED 4 YEARS. THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF JAMES AND M. E. GRIFFITHS OF THIS TOWN. ALSO […]

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Charles BATE – Union Brewery

Charles Bate was born in Marchwiel on 24 October 1810, his wife Eliza Davies was from Chester. They had married in 1840 and by 1841 Charles and Eliza were at the Union Tavern which was […]

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Cpl. Eryl JONES – Royal Engineers

A joiner by trade Eryl Rhyddwyn Jones served for 7 years with the Royal Engineers. During the Korean War he was taken prisoner by the Chinese. Despite being wounded twice he survived to return home […]

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Howel DAVIES of Wrexham

Howel Davies was born on 13 June 1846 in Wrexham, he was the son of Hugh Davies and Mary Jones.  In 1851 the family was in Queen Street, his father was a builder and timber […]