Thomas Henry Richards b1869 Clearwell ? (Parish Records)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Thursday, April 07, 2016, 18:35 (1343 days ago) @ ChrisW

Hi Karen,
welcome to the forum. The records show Thomas Henry was a popular name combination for a great many Richards boys, however despite searching FreeBMD, GlosBMD, this site's PRs and Ancestry I cannot find any such Births in the FoD area in 1869.
I can see one born in 1867 in Machen, Monmouthshire (West of Newport), and another born in Cheltenham in 1869, also a few in Bristol and particularly Cornish birth registrations of this name & period in the records, any of these might easily have moved to the Forest.
I cannot find any Marriage in the FoD area that's clearly his, nor can I definitely find him in the Census records within Glostershire or Monmouthshire etc.

As Chris says, we need more information. Please re-check your info and also give any other details you have, eg his full Marriage Record with date, place, names including parents etc, all of this will help us to hopefully help you.

Regarding finding his Birth Record, I wonder if he was only registered as Thomas, and he added the Henry later perhaps in recognition of his father ? We've seen several cases where Victorian people later "gain" extra names as well as their "official" birth one. If this is so, then there are clearly many more Thomas Richards to sift thro; for example the PRs have the 1865 birth and 1889 marriage for one such man, of no known father, both in Bream so not far from Clearwell.

Many thanks.

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The nearest Census record I can find ref your given birthdate and place, is this record of a miner apparently working at the New Fancy pit;

1901 Census, No 15 Barracks, Parkend.

Name Relation to Head Age Estimated Birth Year Gender Birth Place
Thomas Richards Head 32 1869 Collier roadman below ground. Male Clearwell, Gloucestershire, England
Alexandria Richards Wife 36 1865 Female West Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Henry Anderson Stepson 17 1884 Collier hewer. Male West Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Campbell Anderson Stepson 15 1886 Collier hewer. Male West Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Norah Anderson Stepdaughter 13 1888 Female West Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Allie Anderson Stepdaughter 7 1894 Female West Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Lilian Richards Daughter 3 1898 Female West Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Thomas Richards Son 5/12 1901 Male West Dean, Gloucestershire, England
George Beach Boarder 22 1879 Male Collier hewer. N, Yorkshire, England

Recent photo of the Barracks here http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3682707

This looks like daughter Lilian's birth record, wiht helpful hints re the step-children;

Birth Details
Child Surname Child Forename Father Surname Mother Surname Mother's Former Name Year District Office Register Entry
RICHARDS Lilian Mary RICHARDS RICHARDS HALE 1897 Forest of Dean Monmouth, Coleford 54 306
RICHARDS Lilian Mary RICHARDS RICHARDS ANDERSON 1897 Forest of Dean Monmouth, Coleford 54 306

Thomas's marriage;
Groom Surname Groom Forename Bride Surname Bride Forename District Parish Building Year Register Entry
RICHARDS Thomas ANDERSON Alexandra Forest of Dean Parkend St Paul [Building Comments] 1896 3 140
RICHARDS Thomas HALE Alexandra Forest of Dean Parkend St Paul [Building Comments] 1896 3 140

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Yet again I foolishly didn't search this forum for any old posts that may be related.
I wonder if this is your Thomas ?.

1871 Shireoaks Worksop Notts
John Richards 21 Clearwell
Mary Ann Richards 21 Clearwell
Thos H Richards 6 Months Shireoaks

see full details of this family in http://www.forest-of-dean.net/fodmembers/index.php?id=29195


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