The family name was Banks (General)

by Williams @, Monday, March 07, 2005, 09:30 (5747 days ago)

Hi there,

Can you help?
My elderly aunt is looking for the area her husbands father was born, they were coal miners, and originated from the Forest of Dean.

I have found part of the family in 'Aberystruth'parish of St.Michael, district of Bedwellty. We have no idea where any of these places are or where? can you give assistance. The family name was 'Banks'.

Bedwellty, Monmouthshire

by slowhands @, Monday, March 07, 2005, 15:21 (5747 days ago) @ Williams

Bedwellty is in South Wales, rather than the Forest of Dean. Like the Forest it has a tradition of Mining , which explains the flow of families between the two areas !

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/MON/Bedwellty/


"BEDWELLTY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, 7 miles to the W. of Pont-y-pool. Newport is its post town. It is situated in a hilly district between the river Rumney, on the W., and the Sirhowey on the E., and contains the chapelries of Rhymney and Tredegar, the latter being now a market town, and the hamlets of Ishlawrcoed, Mamhole, and Uwchlawreoed. The district is rich in iron and coal, and is the seat of an extensive iron manufacture, giving employment to above 1,300 hands. Between 3,000 and 4,000 persons are engaged in the great ironworks and collieries in the vicinity."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Aberystruth

by slowhands @, Monday, March 07, 2005, 15:25 (5747 days ago) @ Williams

Aberystruth is another mining town in South Wales - in the region locally known as the Head of the Valleys - each Valley typicaly being a mining community.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/MON/Aberystruth/

"ABERYSTRUTH, (Aberystwith), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, in the county of Monmouth, 8 miles S.W. of Abergavenny. Tredegar is the post-town. Of the population, above 4,000 are employed in the Beaufort coal and iron works, and nearly 3,000 in those of Sirhowy and Ebbw Vale. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £265, in the diocese of Llandaff. The patron is the Earl of Abergavenny. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. Besides the parish church, there are two district churches, one at Beaufort, which is a perpetual curacy, value £130, and another at Nantyglo, also a perpetual curacy, value £150, both in the patronage of the crown and bishop alternately. This parish is sometimes named Blaen Gwent, or "corner of Gwentland."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

The family name was Banks

by Ann Suttie @, Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 06:24 (5612 days ago) @ Williams

Can you give me a year? My family of Banks also came from the forest of Dean area from what I have found the early Banks Families in the area
may be related

Banks - Cinderford

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 06:54 (5612 days ago) @ Ann Suttie

1841
George Jordan 20 Labourer
Sarah 20
Mary Anne 2
Sarah Anne 22 months

All born in county

HO 107 / 365 / 9 Folio 36 Ruspidge


1851 Flaxley
TAYLOR Thomas 35 Iron Miner Stonehouse
Ann 39 Newland
John 8 East Dean
BANKS Christopher Lodger 19 Iron Miner Herefordshire

1851 East Dean
JORDAN George 36 Labourer Ruardean
Sarah 30 Lydbrook
Mary Ann 19 Scholar Ruardean
Sarah Ann 10 Scholar Lydbrook <<<<<<<< possible spouse for Christopher
George 8 East Dean
William 4 East Dean
Esther 2 East Dean
Francis 2 East Dean

1861
Christopher Bank abt 1832 Ledbury, Herefordshire, England Head East Dean Gloucestershire
Sarah Ann Banks abt 1841 East Dean, Gloucestershire, England Wife East Dean Gloucestershire
Mary Ann Banks abt 1857 East Dean, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire

1871
Christopher Banks abt 1831 Sidbury, Herefordshire, England Head East Dean Gloucestershire
Sarah Ann Banks abt 1840 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Wife East Dean Gloucestershire
Emma Banks abt 1869 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
George Banks abt 1870 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean Gloucestershire
John Banks abt 1861 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean Gloucestershire
Mary Ann Banks abt 1807 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
William Banks abt 1863 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean Gloucestershire


1881
John Banks abt 1862 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Head Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Mary Ann Banks abt 1862 Huntley, Staffordshire, England Wife Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Minnie Banks abt 1881 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England


1891 Bywaters Row
Banks, John abt 1862 Forest of Dean Head Aberystruth Monmouthshire
Banks, Mary Ann abt 1862 Staffordshire, England Wife Aberystruth Monmouthshire
Banks, Christopher abt 1885 Forest of Dean Son Aberystruth Monmouthshire
Banks, Eva abt 1888 Forest of Dean Daughter Aberystruth Monmouthshire
Banks, Minnie abt 1881 Forest of Dean Daughter Aberystruth Monmouthshire
Banks, Sarah Ann abt 1883 Forest of Dean Daughter Aberystruth Monmouthshire
Banks, Thomas abt 1890 Forest of Dean Son Aberystruth Monmouthshire

1901 Stockwell Green
John Banks abt 1862 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Head East Dean Gloucestershire
Mary Banks abt 1862 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Wife East Dean Gloucestershire
Beatrice Banks abt 1898 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
Christopher Banks abt 1886 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean Gloucestershire
Emily Banks abt 1899 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
Gerty Banks abt 1893 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
Sarah Banks abt 1883 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
Tom Banks abt 1890 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean Gloucestershire
Victor Banks abt 1895 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean Gloucestershire

Banks Stockwell Inn , Stockwell Green

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 08:02 (5612 days ago) @ Ann Suttie

Stockwell Inn, Stockwell Green

The Stockwell Inn was a small beerhouse. It was referred for closure by the compensation authority (date not recorded) who described it as a one roomed (12 feet by 9 feet) beerhouse located down a bad road opposite the cricket ground. The Stockwell Inn was trading 120 barrels of beer per year at the time of referal. It had an annual rateable value of £18.0s.0d in 1891 and 1903.

1891 Charles Sale. Beerhouse. Francis Wintle, Forest Brewery, Mitcheldean

1902 Christopher Banks and Christopher Banks junior, (listed as beer retailers)

1903 Christopher Banks. Beerhouse. Francis Wintle, Forest Brewery, Mitcheldean

Frederick John Field (Gloucester Record Office D2308 1/5)

Christopher Banks Ledbury 1881 ->

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 08:08 (5612 days ago) @ slowhands

1881
Christopher Banks abt 1832 Ledbury, Hereford, England Head Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Sarah A. Banks abt 1840 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Wife Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Amy Banks abt 1867 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Elizabeth Banks abt 1874 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Sarah J. Banks abt 1875 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Thomas Banks abt 1880 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England
William C. Banks abt 1863 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son Cinderford, Westbury On Severn - East Dean, Gloucestershire, England


1891
Banks, Christopher abt 1832 Forest of Dean, Gloucester Head East Dean Gloucestershire
Banks, Sarah Ann abt 1841 Forest of Dean, Gloucester Wife East Dean Gloucestershire
Banks, Elizabeth abt 1875 Forest of Dean, Gloucester Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
Banks, Sarah Ann abt 1877 Forest of Dean, Gloucester Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
Banks, Tom abt 1880 Forest of Dean, Gloucester Son East Dean Gloucestershire

1901 Stockwell Inn
Christopher Banks abt 1831 Ledbury, Herefordshire, England Head East Dean Gloucestershire
Sarah Banks abt 1832 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Wife East Dean Gloucestershire
Matilda Banks abt 1900 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter East Dean Gloucestershire
Sarah J Banks abt 1878 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Daughter-in-law East Dean Gloucestershire
Thomas Banks abt 1880 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Son East Dean Gloucestershire
Agnes Penn abt 1892 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Granddaughter East Dean Gloucestershire
Matilda Penn abt 1888 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England Granddaughter East Dean Gloucestershire

The family name was Banks

by Ann Suttie, Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 23:31 (5612 days ago) @ Williams

I Have quite a lot of information on The Banks Family if you can tell me the names and years you are looking for the familys I know of in the area were Christophers and Roberts They were from quite a large Ledbury Family the family goes back to Dymock I have them to around 1640s Ann

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