Griffith Roberts1,2,3,4
Male
Father Henry Roberts (1866 - 1926)
Mother Margaret Jones (1865 - 1913)

Notes

Griffith ROBERTS [was] affectionately known in the family as ‘snooks’…….Griff, ...did nothing to harm anyone, was a chain smoker, outlived his wife Mary known as ‘Polly’ by twenty three years, he was in the Royal Garrison Artillery during WW1, but never left the country, they had no children.5

Family with Mary ("Polly") Richards (1887 - 1944)

Events and attributes

Birth
4 April 1888 (age 0)
Llandwrog, Caernarfonshire, Wales1,5,3
Census
5 April 1891 (age 3)
Well Street, Vaynor, Glamorgan, Wales2
Census
31 March 1901 (age 12)
17, Holford Street, Cefn Coed, Vaynor, Breconshire, Wales1
Marriage
27 December 1909 (age 21)
To Mary ("Polly") Richards
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales

Notes:
Witnesses were Lilian ? and Frederick Richards6,6,5,7
Occupation
2 April 1911 (age 22)
Coal Miner4
Census
2 April 1911 (age 22)
77, Trevethick Street, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales4
Residence
3 September 1914 (age 26)
Cross Keys Court, Cefn Coed, Vaynor, Breconshire, Wales6
Military Service
from 3 September 1914 to 12 December 1914
South Wales Borderers

Notes:
He attested on 3rd September 1914 and was declared medically unfit for service on 12 December 1914

Service number was 16235. He named his wife Mary Richards and his father Harry Roberts; there were no children identified in the record.6
Occupation
29 September 1939 (age 51)
Coal Miner Hewer3
Census
29 September 1939 (age 51)
White Horse Court, Vaynor, Breconshire, Wales3
Death
1967 (age ~79)
Llysfaen, Cefn Coed, Vaynor, Breconshire, Wales5

Citations

  1. [S50] 1901 census of Wales, Brecon, Vaynor, Henry Roberts; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 21 September 2016); citing Class: RG13; Piece: 5032; Folio: 54; Page: 26
  2. [S194] 1891 census of Wales, Vaynor, Breconshire, Henry Roberts; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 12 December 2017); citing Class: RG12; Piece: 4441; Folio: 79; Page:14.
  3. [S210] 1939 National Register of Wales, Vaynor and Penderyn R.D., 3 White Horse Court, Griffith Roberts; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk: accessed 21 December 2017); Ref: RG101/7198D/015/27 Letter Code: ?
  4. [S213] 1911 census of Wales, Glamorgan, Merthyr Tydfil, Griffith Roberts; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.co.uk : accessed 27 September 2016); citing Class: RG14; Piece: 32466 Schedule Number: 119.
  5. [S201] Personal knowledge of the Roberts family
  6. [S212] "British Army Service Records 1914-1920," online images, Findmypast, (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 21 December 2017), entry for Griffith Roberts abt 1888 Service citing War Office: Soldiers' Documents from Pension Claims, First World War (Microfilm Copies), WO 364. The National Archives, Kew, London.
  7. [S66] FreeBMD, "Search," database, FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl )