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Looking for WILLIAM BRINLEY LEONARD of Swansea

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William was my grandfather he was born in 1887 Glamorgan Swansea, Married Edith Maria GARDNER 1915 in Somerset, they livied at 74 Terrace Rd Uplands Swansea and 2 boys Ronald and Cecil {my dad} were born. The family came out to New Zealand in 1925.
I have details on Ediths side but can find nothing on Williams history any help would be fantastic as my Dad and his brother plus parents have now all gone.
Thanks Annette Reardon nee Leonard

Surnames: GARDNER LEONARD
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on 2010-06-09 00:27:32

ayrfan , from new zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2010. is researching the following names: REARDON, LUDERS, GARDNER and 5 other(s).

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by allycat on 2010-06-09 08:54:42

FreeBMD shows a birth entry for your grandfather:-

Surname Given Name District Volume Page
Births Dec 1887
Leonard William Brinley Swansea 11a 739

You should be able to find your LEONARD family on the 1891 Census. Register as a new user of rootschat. Then goto their Glamorganshire Family History childboard, specifically their lookup request board and post a topic. Rootschat.

If you search for Leonard births mother's name Edith Historical births, deaths and marriages of New Zealand you will see there was a stillbirth recorded in 1925.

1925/28515 Leonard NR Edith Maria William Brindley S

by ayrfan on 2010-06-09 15:46:32

Thank you its Williams parents I am struggling to find I dont even have names but feel with use of the name BRINLEY in his name and the first born son it could be his mothers madien name.

by ayrfan on 2010-06-29 23:26:44

Have now got a name for Williams parents Father James Leonard ships carpenter not showing on census.
Mother Maragret along with children always as head of household but 1911 sensus she showing as a widow so I now have a 10year span to trace a death for James.
I think Maragret was a Williams before marraiage all lived and born glamorgan swansea wales.
Ideas on tracing James shipping lists would be wonderful

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