My maternal Great-great Uncle Alexander was born on this day in 1870. Like almost all of his siblings, poor Alexander did not live long. Alexander died of consumption on 21st August 1875.
My paternal Great-great Aunt Martha was also born on this day. Martha was the 8th of nine children of William and Elizabeth (nee ARCHER) MANSELL and she was born in Ketley,
in 1852. Interestingly, later in life Martha married David LLEWELLYN; the elder
brother of Eliza Ann who married my Great-grandfather George MANSELL – Martha’s
29TH JUNE - GEORGE MANSELL AND MARY LEES
Paternal Great-great-great-Grandparents George and Mary were married on this day in Wrockwardine in 1812. George was a labourer from
Wellington and he and
Mary spent all their married life in Ketley. They had 5 children; two girls and
three boys. The eldest of these boys was my Great-great-grandfather William.
George is rare among my ancestors because not only was he given a gravestone, but I have a transcript of the monumental inscription:
“Sacred to the memory of George Mansell who died 31/10/1846 in the 55 year of his age. Also James son of the above who died 6/11/1846 age 19”