The graveyard was lovely in the crisp morning and I took a couple of pictures:
|I liked the way the ivy fell over the stone.|
|The sun just coming up over the graveyard.|
|St. Deninol's Church|
When I got into the office and could feel my finger again I set about going through my ready printed, date ordered, split by parish and baptism / marriage / burial list out so I could get the microfilms out. Originally in my list I had 129 look up's to do.
14 of my list I was unable to check because the records didn't cover the years I needed or the area's were not covered.
I was unable to find records for 27 on the list. This has left me with 88 records to process in the coming weeks that I knew about before I got there. As it was, I ended up photographing a lot more than that as I was collecting DARLINGTON, WRIGHT and DUCKWORTH records. I ended up taking 165 photos!!
By photographing the microfilm images it saves me money (especially on marriage certificates) and also provides a decent source that can be passed down or on to any other relatives that are interested. It is going to take me a while to process them all and to find out how everyone fits in to my history but it will keep me busy and it's all a part of the journey.
I have been able to document the baptism, marriage, burial and grave stone of my Great Great Great Grandmother; Grace Mildon WYATT.
She was born on the 12 March 1851 to Thomas Mildon WYATT and Mary CHALINOR and baptised at St. Deninol's, Hawarden on the 30 March 1851
|Baptism Record - Photo of Microfilm|
Grace lived in Hawarden, on the 1861 Census the families address is given as 11 Stone Row. By 1871 she was working as an "Under House Maid" at Gwych Castle in Denbighshire. In 1881 the family had moved to 4 Stony Row and Grace had moved back with mum and dad, she was now working as a Domestic Housemaid.
On the 19 June 1883 she married James DARLINGTON, a local Blacksmith at St. Deninol's Church, Hawarden.
|Marriage Certificate - Photo of Microfilm|
Grace died on the 11 April 1911 and was buried on the 14 April 1911 as shown in the burial register:
|Burial Register - Photo of Microfilm|
|Grave Stone of Grace Mildon DARLINGTON |
(nee WYATT) & James DARLINGTON
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF GRACE MILDON
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
WHO DIED APRIL 11 1911
AGED 60 YEARS
THY PURPOSE LORD WE CANNOT
SEE, BUT ALL IS WELL THAT'S DONE
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV. 9 1921
AGED 68 YEARS
WHAT I DO THOU KNOWEST NOT
NOW BUT THOU SHALT KNOW
My day finished at 3pm, having only taken a 10 minute break; enough time to fit a sarnie in my mouth and have a cup of hot chocolate to warm my hands before I was back in the archives. As usual the staff at Flintshire Record Office were extremely helpful so thank you to them.
My day may have finished at the record office but I've got an awful lot more work to do.