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Rowena Maddran/Maddern

Journal by Kathy001

Born 23rd May 1893 In Tythegston Hir Parish, Glamorgan, Wales.
Died 24th April 1965 In Bath Road Brislington Bristol, UK.
Buried 28th April 1965 at Arnos Vale Cemetry, Bristol, UK.
Married Frederick Charles Hale quarter of April, May, June 1910 In Monmouthshire, Wales.

Parents of Rowena.
Catherine Elizabeth WILLIAMS.

Children of Rowena and Frederick Hale.
Herbert Thomas HALE 1911-1991 born Monmouthshire, Wales.
Johanna HALE 1913-1974 born Monmouthshire, Wales.
Rowena Lillian HALE 1925-2005 born Barton Hill, Bristol, UK.
Kathleen HALE Born 12th October 1929 In Barton Hill, Bristol, UK
Died 28th April 2010 in Gloucester Royal Hospital-My Nan

Story-Grannie Hale and The Angel
This is a story that my mums granny Rowena HALE Nee MADDREN use to tell her, when she was a little girl. She was born and lived in Plye, Wales, and when she was young she used to go to the graveyard at St James in Pyle and pinch the ribbons off of the newly intered graves, to wear in her long black hair. One day she fell into a grave and standing over her was an angel-this frightened Rowena so much she never stole the ribbons again. We had the pleasure of visiting Pyle three years ago and the Angel is still there, standing above a grave! It was a very emmotional find.

Anyone else who may have known my Great Grannie or her family please contact me.

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on 2011-05-22 16:52:24

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by janilye on 2011-05-22 19:16:37

haha, poor Rowena, she must have been terrified.
I think the name is MADDERN, Originally from Penzance in Cornwall. migrated to Wales. Good story, thanks Kathy.

by Kathy001 on 2011-05-23 05:12:10

Hi Jan
Yes Rowena's brothers changed the name back to Maddern. But Grannie always spelt it Maddren. I never met her but my mum and nan always said she was a character!

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