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Looking for GAUNTLETT and JONES pontypool,wales

Query by em1977

I've just started to put a family tree together and already I'm stuck. My grandad is unable to help me as his memory is not that good anymore. My grandads name is Vincent george Gauntlett, he was born in Pontypool,Wales in 1932.His brothers are called, Keith(1935), Albert (1928),Frederick(1930),Roger(1950), Mervin, Clem, Thomas (1934) his sisters were Christina (1925) and Beryl. His father was called Albert J Gauntlett (1901)His wife Christina Jones (1903) They got married in 1925, Pontypool,Wales. All i know of Christina is she's one of 22 children.I Have been unable to find out Alberts or Christina's brothers/sisters names or their parents. If any body know of these or could possibly help me i would be very greatful.

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on 2008-02-08 17:01:18

em1977 , from Norwich, Norfolk, England, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2008. is researching the following names: GAUNTLETT, JONES.

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by em1977 on 2008-02-08 17:02:00

This is Albert and Christina with Vincent

by Gaunty on 2010-01-21 07:03:45

Hi, I am Clem's son Paul. Vince is my uncle and the above are my Gran & Grandad.
Did you get very fare with your research into the family ?

by em1977 on 2010-01-21 10:40:10

Hi Paul,

Thats would make us great cousins!

Yes I've managed to get quite far now. Had a bit of help on genesreunited and a few other sites that are available. I did stumble across welsh records on rootsweb which even gave me details of the Marriages, Christenings and Deaths.Your dad and yourself where harder to find.I've now started doing more research for the tree as I got sidetracked on another tree.

by Gaunty on 2010-01-22 06:54:37

Yeah my Dad escaped from Trevethin/Pontypool just like your Grandad did! Let me know if you want me to ask my Dad anything - his memory isn't too bad ! Would be great if you could share our side of the tree at some stage. My Dad said he only had one sister though (Beryl who died when he was young)- were there really 2 ?

by em1977 on 2010-01-22 16:02:47

Don't know if you are on facebook but if you are look for emma lutkin and you should find me.I can give you my email address on there and once i've checked the tree i can send you what information I have.
No they do only have one sister just mum said one name and i remember grandad telling me a different one.Her name was actually Christina Beryl.The picture that i have on here i could've sworn it was grandad but he says its actually roger as he wouldn't have been in wales at the time the picture was taken.

by gauntla on 2014-03-12 08:59:15

Hi Em, I'm Lindsay gauntlett and my grandfather was Frederick Lesley Gauntlett who was Albert Jeremiah Gauntletts younger brother. I remember my grandfather telling me he was one of 7 brothers and two sisters. I know where Albert used to live and I can remember his sons Freddie and Roger. I believe they did building work / decorating and Roger artexed my parents home. In that photo the likeness to my grandad is amazing but Roger had dark hair but my grandfather was fair. You are my sons third cousin. Your dad my 2nd.

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by em1977 on 2014-03-13 06:29:11

Hi Lindsay,

Its been 6 years since I posted this article and I have got very far on the tree. It is my mothers side who are the Gauntlett. Her father is Vincent, son of Albert and Christina, brother Of Roger and Freddie. Looking through my family tree that makes you and I, 2nd cousins once removed. I also have your parents as Alan and Jean.

It's Christina's family I am having trouble in finding. I know she was one of 22 children. Sadly 11 passed away before 1911.

It's nice to hear from another family member.

by em1977 on 2014-03-13 06:33:23

Thank you Noggin,I have all the information. Christina is the Daughter of William Alfred Jones.In 19911 they lived 54 Machine Meadow, Pontnewynnd, Monmouthshire, Wales.I also found 11 of her siblings.

by MarieLangley on 2014-10-08 13:21:17

Hi my name is Marie. I'm Thomas Gauntlett's granddaughter. Everyone calls my Bamp Glyn.Its lovely to see a picture of my great grandparents, Christina and Albert. To be honest, I always thought that Christina was one of 24 children and her mother adopted two children off the road. It would be interesting to find out Christina's brothers and sisters names and how many there were.

by em1977 on 2014-10-08 18:12:31

Hi Marie,

It's nice to here from you. I remember Glyn and Julie. I'm not sure if it was them that came to visit my grandparents in Norwich when I lived with them. I have a picture somewhere.

I did not know there was 24. Mum said around 24 and I always wondered if any had been adopted as the census records only mentioned 22.I found the births of Margaret, William, John, Edith, Alfred, Sarah, Albert, Thomas, Martha, Ethel and Bertha. I do not know who the others were. With the last name being Jones its a hard family to try and trace. I'm still unsure on Christina's mothers maiden name.

If you want to private email me on here, I can send you any information that I have on the family. You may be able to help me fill in a few blanks.

by MarieLangley on 2014-10-09 12:53:21

Hi Emma,

I'm so happy to hear from you. I have been talking to my Nan and Bamp today. My Nan told me that Christians maiden name was Medslar and it's a German name. Somewere down the line that great nan, Christina's family are from Germany, but we think that it could of been her grandparents maybe came over here but we really arn't sure and that great Bamp Albert's father was from west Wales and he was a lay preacher. Sadly though, I cant give you no first names. I wish I could be of more help to you because I have wanted to do the Gauntlett's side of the family for years. Is there a way of finding great nan and bamp Gauntlett's parents names through a marriage certificate of Christina and Albert.

by em1977 on 2014-10-09 14:47:01

That's help thanks.

Name: Mary Jane Christina Metzler
Baptism: 1 Jun 1860 - Oswestry,Shropshire,England

parents John and Mary. That's Christina's mum and Grandparents.

Mary married Christina's dad William Alfred Jones, 1876 in Corwen.

Alberts parents were Alfred George Gauntlett and Hannah Lewis.

I have the Gauntlett side back to 1738. I am still looking over it as I've missed quite a bit of information off it. I started the tree 10 years ago and got caught up doing others trees so neglected ours for a while. I will look over it again and if there's anything you wish to know please contact me and I will help where I can. There's a few more births and sadly deaths to add to it yet.

by em1977 on 2014-10-09 14:50:15

Sorry Mary Metzlers mum is Jane not Mary.

by gauntla on 2014-10-10 20:28:48

Hi Emma, so pleased you have so much progress on this as I have been trying to find out Albert and Christina's parents and parents in Law respectively, Are they Albert Gauntlett and Hannah Lewis? Do you have the birth date and birth place of Albert your great great grandfather and my great grandfather ?

by em1977 on 2014-10-11 09:17:20

Sorry I read my notes wrong. I have 10 different trees on the go at the moment.

Albert Jeremiah Gauntlett (27 july 1904-1987)married Christina Evelyn Jones (19 march 1903-24 jan 1994) on 14 march 1925 Pontypool

Alberts parents are Alfred George Gauntlett born 1 march 1875 Pontypool, died 9 april 1943 it says he died in a Mental Hospital, Abergavenny, Wales. He married Mary Jane Aubrey in 1897 Pontypool.She was born 1878 in Bedwelty, Wales and died 1962 Pontypool.

Christinas parents are William Alfred Jones (unsure of his birth and death) He married, Mary Jane Christina Metzler 1876 in Corewen.She was born 1860 in Oswestry,Shropshire,England and I think she died in 1933.

by reanne1981 on 2015-06-24 17:05:47

Hi my name is Reanne Thomas I'm the granddaughter of Frederick Gauntlett.sadly granch passed away 4years ago.they had 5 children dale,Angela,jane(my mum)Alison and Sarah aka louise.we have quite a large family.i can ask my nan for information about Christina(nanny rocking chair)as we used to call her lol😊 children

by Gaunty on 2015-06-29 08:56:46

Hi Reanne - your Granch was my Uncle Fred. Your mum Jane is my cousin. My Dad Clem was one of Fred's brother's.

Emma - would love to know how far you got. I moved jobs a while back and so lost your email address.


by em1977 on 2015-06-29 09:17:35

Hi Reanne, Its nice to hear from another family member. All information you have would be appreciated. I am still working on the tree although I keep getting side tracked with another, it also doesn't help I managed to lose a lot of my research.

I will send you my email address again Paul. There is a page on Facebook, called "The Gauntletts". There's many Gauntletts from around the world that connect on there. There's also a member on there called Mark Elliot Anstruther Heal, who has done a lot of research into the Gauntlett side. We have shared many notes in the past.

by loup on 2015-07-01 16:55:16

Hi I'm sarah Louise parfitt was Gauntlett I'm Frederick Leslie's daughter

by em1977 on 2015-07-03 10:31:49

Hi Sarah, its great to see another family member has found us.

by Gaunty on 2015-07-09 14:52:55

Hi Sarah Louise - think we met when you were a little baby ! Assume you are Alison's sister - me and Alison are more or less the same age.
Paul (Clem's son)

by reanne1981 on 2015-08-10 21:33:49

Hi Paul I can remember meeting uncle Clem once when I was about 14(1995?)when me and my mum were on holiday in magaluf spain,he walked past us on the beach 😊

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