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DAVIES/MATTHEWS 1840-1870

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 1:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Dec 2012 1:15AM GMT
Surnames: Davies & Matthews
How do I find records of people leaving Wales for Newfoundland (British colony) in the mid 1800's?

Records of my ancestors' marriages & births in Newfoundland were lost at sea; I thought I'd try looking at Welsh emigration or passenger lists if they exist? Any help is much appreciated with this dead end.

Thomas Matthews (b abt 1832) m Mary Davies; son James Matthews (b abt 1847); all 3 born in Wales.

James (Jamie) emigrated to Newfoundland, possibly with parents, possibly on his own. He married Elidiath Hicks in Newfoundland. Their son, George Llewellyn Matthews, is my grandfather.

thanks in advance for any help,
Donna Henley

Re: DAVIES/MATTHEWS 1840-1870

Posted: 1 Jan 2013 2:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Find my past have Passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960.

Ancestry has Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Passenger lists of ships arriving in various Canadian ports as well as some eastern U.S. ports from 1865–1935 are indexed this database.

Re: DAVIES/MATTHEWS 1840-1870

Posted: 3 Jan 2013 8:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Canadian arrivals lists have proved fruitless. Will try FIND MY PAST - thanks for the help!

Re: DAVIES/MATTHEWS 1840-1870

Posted: 5 Jan 2013 4:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Canadian records all suggest that he was English. Why do you think he was Welsh?

Re: DAVIES/MATTHEWS 1840-1870

Posted: 7 Jan 2013 12:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Based on family recollections, plus my grandfather's middle name is Llewellyn and Davies is a Welsh name. There are discrepencies on various death certificates as to place and year of birth which adds to the guess work.
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