This site is all about my husband's family. I will cover the Evans family who were Brick makers who originally came from the Oswestry area then moved to Forden Nr. Welshpool before marrying into the Griffiths family. The Griffiths family came from Buttington Nr. Welshpool and George Griffiths moved his family to Oswestry. The Leech family who came from Salford Manchester to Dovaston Nr. Kinnerley and then some of their children settled at Crewe whilst my husband's family settled in Oswestry.
The research into these families has been extremely difficult there were not many stories handed down and the children appeared not to ask questions or if they did, they were told that their family history was of no concern to them. The children in the Griffiths family had a very harsh upbringing possibly, because George Griffiths was a military man. Money would have been very tight and the children's shoes often shared as Jennie Leech has told me.
Unusual names are very much apart of my husband’s family tree. One of his aunts named Florence Embrey Griffiths. The Embrey came from her grandmother who before her marriage to John Evans was Hannah Embrey. Jack Griffiths’ real name was, Garnet John Beauchamp Griffiths still have not worked out where this one came from. Another son named Mel was actually Walter Melbourne Griffiths. At this time, none of the family is any closer to finding out why.
This site is work in progress
Take a look at my other website mypastonline.com which takes a look at the Evans family of Bryndderwen and Oerle, Trefeglwys. The Francis family of Selattyn and Oswestry and the Groves family of Ratlinghope and Oswestry. The Hamer and Harris families