Evangeline Morgan and Louis Marfell (General)

by jimashton @, Monday, October 18, 2010, 12:56 (2800 days ago) @ jimashton

My real interest in this posting is Lewis (Louis) Marfell, but I do follow siblings and parents of partners.

I now firmly believe that Louis Marfell & Evangeline Amanda Morgan nee Roberts did not marry, but lived together as man and wife and that it takes a strange person to abandon 8 children including one of 6 years of age to emigrate to another country, taking one of her children with her.

Linda has very kindly emailed the marriage certificate between William Henry Morgan and Evangeline Roberts which took place at the Wesleyan Chapel Monmouth on 24th March 1888 and it clearly shows that William Henry Morgan was a widower, so delving further into the background of people connected but not related to me, I discover this :

Year: 1876
Month: Jan
Day: 26
Grooms_Surname: MORGAN
Grooms_Forenames: William Henry
Grooms_Age: 19
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Coal Miner
Grooms_Residence: High Beach
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: Morgan
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: James
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Coal Miner
Brides_Surname: HUSSEY
Brides_Forenames: Sarah Jemima
Brides_Age: 18
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation: [not stated]
Brides_Residence: Haseley Hill [sic]
Brides_Fathers_Surname: Hussey
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: Thomas
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Roller
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns: [not stated]
Signature_or_Mark: Both mark
Witness_1: Mark of James Bannitster
Witness_2: Mark of Tammy Carpenter
Officiating_Minister: William Barker Vicar
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/7
Page_Number: 115
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook

William Henry Morgan's parents were James Morgan 1827 and Sarah Bethel 1830, so "Admin" will note that William Henry Morgan's sister Sarah 1867 married Frederick Watkins 1865, illegitimate son of Esther Watkins 1838.

Jim Ashton

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