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From: "Lloyd Lewis" <>
Subject: Re: Kington Workhouse
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 10:49:59 +0100
The workhouse would have been in Knighton and here is an entry from the 1881
census for Ann Davies.
PRO Ref: RG11 Piece 5472 Folio 26 Page 1
Ann Davies Unmarried Age 24 Born Beguildy Radnorshire
General Servant (Domestic)
William B, Davies Son Age 6 months born Knighton Work House Radnorshire.
Powys Archives may hold the records for this Workhouse and their email
remember that some of the records have a 100 year closure on them.
Hope this may help.
----- Original Message -----
From: Alexandra Samujlik <>
Sent: 03 September 2001 02:00
Subject: Kington Workhouse
> Hello to list,
> Having finally resorted to the online telephone and electoral
> directory,I have found another Davies descendent !!!
> As you can imagine there was a very long list of Davies's listed,
> comforting myself with the thought that,being a Sunday, calls
> were at"cheap rate"I set about calling the Hereford Davies's
> Luck was on my side, the fourth call put me in touch with a Davies
who,although not related, put me in touch with a Davies
> now living in Solihull who turns out to be my mothers cousin.
> I then spoke to another cousin who turns out to be living about
> a 2hr drive from me in Huntingdon .
> The grandmother I had been searching for turns out to have lived
> at Sunset Farm(house)Kington and not at the Davies farm
> Toman Castle as I first thought (L Nant Melan)
> Annie Davies seems to have had a sad end to her life,although
> married,she had to part with her only child(my mother)when my
> mother was just a week old,she had travelled to Birkenhead for
> her confinement,and I suppose,to arrange an informal adoption
> Annie returned to Kington and then moved to Ebbw Vale, after
> only a short time her husband died and Annie herself became ill
> with parkinsons disease.
> Annie was brought back to Kington Workhouse,where after a short time she
> I have mentioned Sunset Farm and Kington Workhouse does
> anyone on the list know of these two places? also where would I
> find records for the workhouse,maybe one of you already has
> these records as part of your own research,anyway I would appreciate any
information the list can come up with.
> Regards Alex.