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SKYM - Cmn
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7 March 2005

Evan Owen Davies as follows Born 10 Oct 1859   Newtown Montgomeryshire Son of Edward Owen Davies and Elizabeth nee Jones   Both parents came from yeoman farming stock in Montgomeryshire.    His 2 brothers were Thomas Lloyd Davies (my paternal grandfather) and Edward Jones Davies. Family story relates that he left for NZ as a young man but no date available. He apparently married whilst on board ship and settled in Fiji.  He did briefly return to London to float shares in his own company . Unfortunately I have no further details but would love to trace any family associated with Evan Owen or find more details of his passage ? Liverpool 
Susan Davies         

17 January 2005

William MORGAN, born 1837, Llandinam, Montgomeryshire.
Occupation:   Teacher.     Status:  Unmarried.         Arrived in Auckland, New Zealand:   1863
Vessel:  Queen of the Mersey        Accompanied by:  Uncles - Samuel and Giles MEDDINS.   
Other information:   Uncle and Aunt, Richard and Ann DAVIES, owned "Y Cyffiau" Tai Tapu, near Christchurch.     
Margaret Holmes, seeks further information      
perhaps a case of one of too many William MORGAN's. 

7th March 2005

The question:  An Indian Army officer, stationed at Dera Ismail Khan on the Afghanistan frontier in 1860. His regiment the 10th Punjab, is due to be disbanded, so he sells his commission and sets sail for the Red Sea to do some big game hunting.  As a guess how long would it take to get from Dera Ismail Khan to Bombay, where he took passage?  All guesses would be welcome.   
 Bob Emirali.

7 March 2005

Looking for descendants of:  Edgar, Haydn and Stanley JONES,  living in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA 1930.  Visited Clydach, Breconshire, Wales 1930-31.
Ros Haynes.       

17 January 2005

Are you researching the name HARGEST    "some of them moved to New Zealand from Powys, Wales"
Adam is doing a one name study and can be contacted on:

25 April 2005

Newly 'discovered' surname  SKYM  Llangyndern / Llangendeirne  Carmarthenshire Wales
Thomas Jenkins & Mary Skym of Llangendeirne (m) 1844. One son John born c1844/5 any other siblings? Is anyone researching the surname of Skym?  Audrey Jenkins, would welcome contact with others researching this name.       

27 April 2005

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