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Family of David George GORDON and Matilda Louisa (Or Lewis) ROBERTS

Husband: David George GORDON (1856- )
Wife: Matilda Louisa (Or Lewis) ROBERTS (1854-1878)
Marriage 5 Oct 1876 Llanllwchaiarn Parish Church, Newtown, Montgomeryshire1
[GRO] Marriages Dec 1876: Newtown 11b 329

Husband: David George GORDON

Name: David George GORDON2
Sex: Male
Father: Robert GORDON (1835?- )
Mother: Elizabeth DAVIES (1826?- )
Birth Q3 1856 Shrewsbury, Shropshire3,4
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 4) Wrexham Regis, Denbighshire5
2 Bryn y Fynnon, Wrexham Regis, Denbighshire
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 4) Scholar; Wrexham Regis, Denbighshire5
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 14) Cheetham, Manchester, Lancashire3
26 Smedley Road, Cheetham, manchester, Lancs
Residence 5 Oct 1876 (age 20) Stockport, Cheshire2
Occupation Commercial Traveller(1876): Beer House Keeper (1881):2
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 25) Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire6
38 and 40 Gibson St, Ardwick, Lancashire, England
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 44) Hampstead, London7
12 Alexandra Road
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 44) Salesman (Mantles) Clothier D; Hampstead, London7

Wife: Matilda Louisa (Or Lewis) ROBERTS

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Matilda Louisa (Or Lewis) ROBERTS

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Matilda Louisa (Or Lewis) ROBERTS

Name: Matilda Louisa (Or Lewis) ROBERTS
Sex: Female
Father: William ROBERTS (1814-1889)
Mother: Jane LEWIS (1818-1911)
Birth 6 Feb 18548
Bible says:
Matilda - February 6th 1854
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 7) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire9
Commercial Road, Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 7) Scholar; Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire9
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 17) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire10
Commercial Road, Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Residence 5 Oct 1876 (age 22) Canal Road, Newtown, Montgomeryshire2
Death 18 Feb 1878 (age 24) Newtown, Montgomeryshire11,12,13
Commercial Street, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
[GRO] Deaths Mar 1878: GORDON Matilda Louisa 24 Newtown 11b 168

The Lewis Family Bible says:

Matilda Louisa Gordon died February 18th 1878, aged 24

Note on Husband: David George GORDON (1)

Archie Roberts wrote that

 

"Tilly married a rotter who just killed her of a broken heart".

 

It has never been revealed what wrong David Gordon did to Tilly, but as she died in 1878, and David is to be found in the 1881 census with a "wife" Fanny (thus far - 2008 - I have found no registered marriage for this couple) ... could this be a clue?

Note on Husband: David George GORDON (2) - shared note

The photo shows Llanllwchaiarn Parish Church where Matilda and David were married.

 

In 1881 Census there is:

 

Georgina GORDON Head U Female 22 Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Forewoman In Mantle Work Room

Elizth. GORDON Mother M Female 55 Brace Well, Shropshire, England No Business

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Source Information:

Dwelling 6 Tiverton Gr

Census Place Ardwick, Lancashire, England

Family History Library Film 1341931

Public Records Office Reference RG11Piece / Folio 3897 / 61

Page Number 56

Note on Wife: Matilda Louisa (Or Lewis) ROBERTS (1) - shared note

The photo shows Llanllwchaiarn Parish Church where Matilda was married and buried.

 

In the Family Bible, she is down as Matilda Louisa, but in the St Catherine House marriage indexes she is listed as Matilda Lewis.

 

Archie Roberts wrote that

 

"Tilly married a rotter who just killed her of a broken heart".

 

Matilda Louisa's wedding was witnessed by Georgina Gordon and Robert Morgan Roberts, her brother.

 

Llanllwchaiarn Cemetery:

 

Double slate headstone:

 

"Not lost but gone before: the Lord is my shield

In loving memory of Matilda Louisa, beloved wife of D.G. Gordon Manchester and youngest daughter of Wm and Jane Roberts Commercial Street Newtown who fell asleep in Jesus Feb 18 1878 aged 24 years.

 

In loving memory of William Roberts Commercial Rd Newtown who died Dec 7th 1889 aged 75 years.

 

Fell asleep until day break.

 

Also of Jane wife of the above who died Sep 6th 1911 [sic] aged 94 years

 

Ye on lengthy days presuming

Who on paths of pleasure tread

Saw me late in beauty blooming

Numbered now among the dead"

Note on Wife: Matilda Louisa (Or Lewis) ROBERTS (2)

Montgomeryshire Express: Tuesday Feb 19 1878:

 

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

 

DEATHS.

 

GORDON.- 18th Inst., aged 24; after a long illness at the residence of her father, Matilda Louisa, the beloved wife of David George Gordon, Manchester, and youngest daughter of William Roberts, carriage builder &c., Commercial-street, Newtown.

Sources

1Llanllwchaiarn Parish registers (Microfilm).
Text From Source: Llanllwchaiarn Parish registers: Microfilm, Powis Archive Office, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells.
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Llanllwchaiarn Marriage Register:

Page 66

1876 Marriage Solemnised at Parish Church of Llanllwchaiarn in the County of Montgomery
No: 132
When Married: 5 October 1876
Name and Surname: David George Gordon
Age: full
Condition: Bachelor
Rank or Profession: Commercial Traveller
Residence at time of Marriage: Stockport
Father's Name and Surname: Robert Gordon
Rank or Profession of Father: Draper
Name and Surname: Matilda Lewis Roberts
Age: full
Condition: Spinster
Rank or Profession: -
Residence at time of Marriage: Canal Road
Father's Name and Surname: William Roberts
Rank or Profession of Father: Wheelwright

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Banns by me [?]

This marriage was Solemnised between us: David George Gordon
Matilda Lewis Roberts

In the presence of us: Georgina Gordon
R.M. Roberts

[Some details may be slightly innacurate, as I did not transcribe the whole entry. GH]
Powis County Archive Office, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, POWIS.
2Ibid.
31871 census (Microfilm).
Text From Source: 1871 census
RG10/4062/189/39. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddleton Street, LONDON, EC1R 1UW. Tel: 020 8392 5300.
4"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Births Sep 1856 (87%)
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Gordon David George Shrewsbury 6a 580
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
5"Census 1861 (Robert Gordon) Wrexham Regis, Denbighshire RG9/4288/10/34".
Text From Source: Robert Gordon Head 26 Draper Shropshire Shrewsbury
Elizabeth Gordon Wife 30 Shropshire Shrewsbury
David G. Gordon Son 4 Scholar Shropshire Shrewsbury
Georgina Gordon Daur 2 Scholar Shropshire Shrewsbury
John Donaldson App 18 Apprentice Scotland
William Mc Donald App 15 Apprentice Scotland
Mary Jones Serv 17 House Servant Denbighshire Ruthin
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1861 (Robert Gordon) Wrexham Regis, Denbighshire RG9/4288/10/34, David George Gordon 61

6The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "1881 Census - Family Search Website" (Online 1881 Census for England and Wales). Custom Id: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp. RG11 / 3897 / 108A / 30. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Household Record 1881 British Census

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Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
George GORDON Head M Male 25 Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Beer Housekeeper
Fanny GORDON Wife M Female 25 St Leonards, Sussex, England
Robert GORDON Father M Male 47 Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Mantle Manufacturer (Mats)


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Source Information:
Dwelling 38 And 40 Gibson St
Census Place Ardwick, Lancashire, England
Family History Library Film 1341931
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 3897 / 108A
Page Number 30
7"Census 1901 (David George Gordon) Hampstead, London RG13/124/105/23".
Text From Source: Census 1901 Hampstead, London RG13/124/105/23
12 Alexandra Road

Joseph B. Wilson Head M Bank Accountant Cumberland Crossthwaite
Georgina Wilson Wife M Shropshire Shrewsbury
George B. Wilson Son S Lancashire Manchester
Dorothy Wilson Dau S Lancashire Manchester
Elizabeth Gordon M in L Wid Shropshire Shrewsbury
George Gordon B in L M Salesman (Mantles) Clothier D Shropshire Shrewsbury
Edith C. McKillop Visitor S Leicestershire Leicester
Assessment: Primary evidence.
8"Family bible inscribed "To Robert Roberts the gift of Miss [?] 1867"".
Text From Source: [Inscribed on the inside front cover]:

Robert Roberts
The gift of
Miss [?] [?]
1867

Baptized by Rev. W. Hinton Jones Mon [does this refer to Robert Eric Roberts? it is written opposite to the entry for Robert Eric]

[Written on inside front flyleaf]:

Ages of Family

Father - November 28th 1814
Mother - January 18th 1818
Jane - January 2nd 1841
Anne - March 29th 1845
William - December 29th 1847
Matilda - February 6th 1854
Robert Morgan - November 30th 1855, at half past 11 in forenoon
married 3rd November 1879 to Annie [the letter "i" later crossed out] Jones, Born May 5th 1858.
Mary Matilda Maggie Jane, Born July 21st, 1880, at 10 min to 5 o'clock in the morning. Wed. Friday [Friday crossed out]
William Evan Morgan Roberts Born March 16th, 1882 Wed. at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
Robert Eric Roberts, born July 17th 1890 at a ¼ to 4 in the Afternoon at Glyndwr Place

[Written on inside back flyleaf]:

Deaths:

Matilda Louisa Gordon died February 18th 1878, aged 24
William Roberts died at Commercial Street, Newtown, December 7, 1889 aged 75
Mother (Jane) Sept 6, 1911 aged 94
Jane Jones, Cymric Cottage, Canal, Newtown, Sept 21, 1911 aged 70
John Jones Nov. 23, 1911, aged 77 Do. [refers to the address at Cymric Cottage]
Annie James, Croesawdy, New Road, Newtown,
William Owen Roberts, Llanfair Road, Newtown, Jany. 10, 1927, aged 79
Mary Matilda Maggie Jane Roberts, died May 25th, 1932, at Berrington Hospital aged 51
Anne Roberts died 11th March 1934 4.30 pm

[Inscribed on the inside back cover]:

Robert Roberts
The gift of
Miss [?] [?]
1867
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Matilda - February 6th 1854
Glyn Roberts.
9"Census 1861 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire RG9/4251/36/33".
Text From Source: William Roberts Head Mar 46 Wheelwright Merioneth Trawsfynydd
Jane Roberts Wife Mar 43 Montg. Llanwnog
Jane Roberts Daur Un 20 Dressmaker Montg. Llanwnog
William O. Roberts Son Un 13 Scholar Montg. Newtown
Matilda L. Roberts Daur Un 7 Scholar Montg. Newtown
Robert M. Roberts Son Un 5 Scholar Montg. Newtown
Griffith J. Williams Serv Un 20 Wheelwright Merioneth Towyn
Thomas Owen Appce Un 18 Do. Apprentice Montg. Llanidloes
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1861 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire RG9/4251/36/33, William Roberts (a) 61

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Source: Census 1861 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire RG9/4251/36/33, William Roberts (b) 61

10"Census 1871 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire RG10/RG10/5616/47/16".
Text From Source: William Roberts head Mar 56 Wheelwright emp 5 men Merioneth: Trawsfynnydd
Jane Roberts wife Mar 53 - Mont: Llanwnog
Matilda L. Roberts dau Un 17 - Mont: Llanllwchaiarn
Robert M. Roberts son Un 15 Wheelwright Mont: Llanllwchaiarn
Stephen Jones Apprentice Un 17 Wheelwright Mont: Llanllwchaiarn
Pryce Gittens Lodger Un 34 Blacksmith Mont: Llanfair
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1871 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire RG10/RG10/5616/47/16, William Jane and Robert Roberts 71

11"Family bible inscribed "To Robert Roberts the gift of Miss [?] 1867"".
Text From Source: [Inscribed on the inside front cover]:

Robert Roberts
The gift of
Miss [?] [?]
1867

Baptized by Rev. W. Hinton Jones Mon [does this refer to Robert Eric Roberts? it is written opposite to the entry for Robert Eric]

[Written on inside front flyleaf]:

Ages of Family

Father - November 28th 1814
Mother - January 18th 1818
Jane - January 2nd 1841
Anne - March 29th 1845
William - December 29th 1847
Matilda - February 6th 1854
Robert Morgan - November 30th 1855, at half past 11 in forenoon
married 3rd November 1879 to Annie [the letter "i" later crossed out] Jones, Born May 5th 1858.
Mary Matilda Maggie Jane, Born July 21st, 1880, at 10 min to 5 o'clock in the morning. Wed. Friday [Friday crossed out]
William Evan Morgan Roberts Born March 16th, 1882 Wed. at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
Robert Eric Roberts, born July 17th 1890 at a ¼ to 4 in the Afternoon at Glyndwr Place

[Written on inside back flyleaf]:

Deaths:

Matilda Louisa Gordon died February 18th 1878, aged 24
William Roberts died at Commercial Street, Newtown, December 7, 1889 aged 75
Mother (Jane) Sept 6, 1911 aged 94
Jane Jones, Cymric Cottage, Canal, Newtown, Sept 21, 1911 aged 70
John Jones Nov. 23, 1911, aged 77 Do. [refers to the address at Cymric Cottage]
Annie James, Croesawdy, New Road, Newtown,
William Owen Roberts, Llanfair Road, Newtown, Jany. 10, 1927, aged 79
Mary Matilda Maggie Jane Roberts, died May 25th, 1932, at Berrington Hospital aged 51
Anne Roberts died 11th March 1934 4.30 pm

[Inscribed on the inside back cover]:

Robert Roberts
The gift of
Miss [?] [?]
1867
Text From Source: Matilda Louisa Gordon died February 18th 1878, aged 24
Glyn Roberts.
12Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, "Parish of Llanllwchaiarn Memorial Inscriptions" (MR/MI/23).
Text From Source: Monumental Inscription Index for The Parish Church of Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire; Powis county Archive Office,
"Not lost but gone before: the Lord is my shield. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Llanllwchaiarn Cemetery:

Double slate headstone:

"Not lost but gone before: the Lord is my shield
In loving memory of Matilda Louisa, beloved wife of D.G. Gordon Manchester and youngest daughter of Wm and Jane Roberts Commercial Street Newtown who fell asleep in Jesus Feb 18 1878 aged 24 years.

In loving memory of William Roberts Commercial Rd Newtown who died Dec 7th 1889 aged 75 years.

Fell asleep until day break.

Also of Jane wife of the above who died Sep 6th 1911 [sic] aged 94 years

Ye on lengthy days presuming
Who on paths of pleasure tread
Saw me late in beauty blooming
Numbered now among the dead"
Graham Hoadly.
13"The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard - 22nd February1878". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: DEATHS

GORDON
Feb. 18th, aged 24, at the residence of her father, Matilda Louisa, wife of David Geo. Gordon, Manchester, and youngest daughter of Wm. Roberts, carriage builder, &-c., Commercial-street, Newtown.
National Library of Wales Online Newspaper Archive.