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From: "Pauline James" <>
Subject: Re: [CMN-L] Theophilus Harris
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 09:20:14 +0200
Why don't you send for a copy of the marriage of Theophilus Harries and
Catharine Reynolds, as perhaps the witnesses may hold a clue......his
occupation was given as ropemaker as you know.
When did Theophilus and Catharine move to Pwllheli, as you stated the
children were baptised there in 1834........could Theo be in pigots
directories - have you looked there?
Did David Cooke have any extra information for you, has he finished looking
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 8:59 PM
Subject: [CMN-L] Theophilus Harris
> Hi again Pauline,
> Just had a look around the census again with the thought of hoping
> that something significant might crop up out of the blue. Thinking
> logically I would assume that Theophilus would have siblings and in the
> Carmarthen area. There is also the possibility that the names William
> and Mary (his children's names) could be a clue to other members of
> his family. I was looking for any Harris' through the census of 1841 in
> the Carmarthen/Pembrokeshire area, and I found a William Harris (40
> years old) in Prendergast with a wife named Mary and children, Ann (7),
> Frances (5), William R (3) and John (1). There is also a Mary Harris
> (aged 70) living with them. Could this be Theo's and William's mother,
> I wonder? The IGI in Llandilio Fawr had his mother's name as Mary, but
> I know that I must not take that info as gospel. If William was older
> than Theo then why was he not babtised in Prendergast as I think
> William was. William states that he was born in the county of
> Pembrokeshire. As you know Theophilus married in Prendergast, and
> William's children's names all appear in later genesrations of Harris'
> in Pwllheli. It now makes sense to me how Theo met his wife Cathrine in
> Prendergast and is married there. It's a long shot, but that's all I
> got at the moment.
> Looks like I still haven't given up!
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