Who’s Who?

Chair : Jonathan Hopkinson
Secretary: Pauline Kenward
Treasurer: John Saxby
Head of Archives, Research and Publications: Viv Simkins, John Williams
Committee members:  Jane Brown, Gill Sumner, Viv Simkins, Brian Wilkinson  
 

The website is maintained on behalf of the Leintwardine History Society. The webmaster is Jonathan Hopkinson, who can be contacted at leintwardinehs@gmail.com

11 responses to “Who’s Who?

  1. Lisa Mellings

    Just wanted to say a big thank you to John who followed up my note in the church visitors book some 12 months ago and gave me the information I needed to find my grandfathers grave. Arthur George Mellings died suddenly at the very young age of 29 leaving a widow and 2 little boys,my Uncle and my father. They were aged 2 and 8 months old so they never knew their father.We were never very sure where he was buried as a lack of funds back in 1942 didn’t allow for a grave stone. It has always upset them that the grave was unmarked.I moved to Knighton and decided to try to track down where he lay and luckily John saw my note and sent me the records.
    This Saturday ( 6/9/14) the Mellings and Smith family from all over.including Australia, are gathering at the grave yard to have a new headstone blessed and those 2 little boys now in their 70s now know where their father is.
    Thank you so much for helping us in this search. It means so very much.
    Lisa Mellings.
    Grandaughter.

    • It was good to meet Godfrey and Stuart. The Mellings family gets a mention in our ‘Last Orders’exhibition next week. Someone form the family may wish to drop by. It is open from 10-5 17th-20th and lots of other events are also happening over the weekend. All free!

  2. Mike Evans

    Message for the Secretary Pauline Kenward
    I have today transferred £20 to LHS a/c in payment of my membership sub.
    Hope this is OK and maybe saves you some work.
    Please treat as Gift Aid all my donations. I am a UK taxpayer.
    Best wishes
    Mike Evans
    Lammas Cottage, Shobdon, HR6 9NL

  3. Russell Jones

    Hi there. Im looking for information on an Ancestor from that town born in 1791. He’s listed as a Chelsea Pensioner on the 1851 Census. Im guessing he was someone special. Where would be the best place to look for more info? Much appreciated.

    • Dear Russell, I assume that your ancestor’s surname was Jones and that he lived in Leintwardine? Can you let us have more information about his first name and any other information that you have? Regards Jonathan Hopkinson

      • Russell Jones

        Hi Jonathon. His name was William Perry born 1791 in Leintwardine. Married a woman from Middlesex. Guessing he was posted there in the Military. First born was from Middlesex. Middle children born in Presteigne Wales. Last kid born in Leintwardine. His address was 49 Mocktree, Leintwardine for both the 1841 and 1851 Census

      • Our archivist comments:
        “William son of Samuel and Jane bapt 13 May 1792 address then Mogtree(sic).

        Eliza d/o William and Sarah was bapt 27 Jun 1841, abode Mocktree.
        Samuel s/o above bapt 1.Oct 1843

        The earliest mention of the name Perry in our baptism registers is 1732

        He is indeed at Mocktree in 1841 and 1851 but the no 49 refers to the schedule number and not an address.

        Would Mr Jones like more info on Perrys in our records?”

      • Russell Jones

        Hello again
        If you guys have more on the Perrys, that would be awesome.

        Thanks
        Russell Jones

      • Russell Jones

        If you guys have more information on the Perrys that would be awesome! Thanks

      • We can send you some excel files of the Perrys in our register. I shall need an email address for this. J

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