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Board Name: England Genealogy
Carrie Creamer Toronto, ON CANADA Apr 08, 2001
DAVIES family.Devil's Bridge Wales to Haslingden Lancashire I am looking for information on my grandmother's parents John and Catherine/Katherine (Kate) Davies. Kate was born in Wales (around Jan 7, 1894) from a very wealthy Welsh family who owned coal mines. Unfortuntatly the maiden name is not known as she NEVER spoke of it...same thing with her children (including my grand mother...they were NEVER to talk about the family) Anyways, Kate was disowned from the wealthy family when she married John (apparently not "of her class") Kate's father was murdered on horseback on the way home from the mines by his workers. She also had a brother named Sam who went on to have a son (possibly named Joseph)

Kate & John Davies had five children: Walter, Edith, Rose Mary, David and another son who is still alive but will not talk to anyone about the family history...when asked about it, he gets very upset and cries.

Kate's children were possibly all born in Devil's Bridge Wales but they came over to England (not sure of the date) to live in Haslingden. My mom was born in a house in Haslingden...not sure of the house (but that's just a little extra information)
Kate may have died either in 1971 or 1972 and is buried in Haslingden Lancashire probably in Holden Hall Cemetery on Grane Road across the street from an antique place.
John Davies either left Kate with the children to raise, or he died in a Lorry accident (not sure of the date), or he got lost in the war (which is the least likely explaination of his disappearance because the source tended to exaggerate things) He was somehow related to the late and famous David Ivor Novello Davies (could have been a cousin)

Please, if anything in this sounds familiar, let me know! I'm finding it VERY hard to find information about this family (especially what Kate's maiden name was and what this whole secret in the family was!)
Thank you for your time!!
Carrie Creamer :)
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