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Thomas Dalley, born Herefordshire about 1854

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Thomas Dalley, born Herefordshire about 1854

Posted: 3 Nov 2011 12:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Nov 2011 12:51AM GMT
Surnames: Dalley, Westacott
My G grandfather Thomas Dalley (1854-1897) married Bessie Westacott (1855-1935) in 1878 in Cardiff. The marriage certificate shows father as Thomas Dalley, deceased. There were three children of the marriage, William Henry (1883-1965), Lucy May (1885-1941), Bessie (1886-1975). William Henry was my grandfather, who emigrated to Canada in 1908.

The U.K. censuses for 1881 and 1891 show the family living in Cardiff, and Thomas having been born in Herefordshire, specifically the town of Fownhope in one census. I can't find any unequivocal trace of Thomas or his family earlier than the 1881 census, when he's already married. I've looked at records of births and christenings, and at the censuses for 1861 and 1871 without success. Would like to hear from anyone who can shed light on Thomas Dalley and his father Thomas Dalley.

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