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From: Jim Patterson <>
Subject: Blackwood, Cwmbran, Pontypool,Ebbw Vale. re Dobbs.Townsend.Lear.Brain.James.Carter. Watkins and Williams..
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:26:12 -0800
Jim Patterson re posting interests on your list and
looking for any information on living families and ancestors connected with
the Gwent district.. (Please note any info about living relatives must be e
mailed to me direct as the list does not post info about possible living
When I lived in the UK my Gran often spoke of and visited many family
members from Blackwood, Cwmbran, Pontypool, Ebbw Vale areas and I am sad to
say I do not know who these relatives were as my Gran in now gone and she
was my last connection with this part of South Wales..
If anyone can help or guide me to any websites or local bulletin boards
where I can post messages for lost family connections of the noted areas and
also let me know what newspaper would cover this area I would really
appreciate the assistance please..
To any Coalmining families who knew Dobbs, ex (Whitecroft, Newland Glos)
Lears,(Cwmbran) Townsend, ex (Hereford and Glos) James, ex(Bream,
Whitecroft, Glos) Carter, ex (Lydbrook Glos) Watkins and Williams of
Hereford and Glos, and Brain of Lydbrook and Merthyr Tydfil I would love to
hear from one and all..
I am specially looking for living relatives of George and Bella Dobbs, nee
Watkins and Williams. George was a Coalminer and was born in Whitecroft but
family history says he mined in the Rhondda most of his adult life.. I am
searching for any of there descendants..
Lastly if you happen to know any of those mentioned below please make
Searching for information about Alice Townsend, nee Lewis, nee Brain nee
(Jim) she married 3 times and owned a transport café in Merthyr Tydfil,
Glam. Last known husband was Jim?) Children were Joan, Jean and
Keith,(Possibly Lewis? Also seeking the Daughter and Granddaughter of
Morfydd Townsend also married 2-3 times, last of Western Supermare.. Mr.
Eastham was first spouse, Daughter named Pamela (A Karate Instructor) and
her daughter Susan..
All help and guidance gratefully appreciated..