21 November 2009

Rex A Thomas of Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

 

rex-thomas rex-thomas-back

Today’s photograph-postcard came with an old telegram, the only thing that immediately connected them to each other was the address of Blacklands, Bridgwater.

giles-telegram

Subtracting 25 from 1849 I looked for a marriage in 1924 and came up with this one:-

Marriages Jun 1924
GILES  Sidney R  Thomas  Bridgwater  5c 673  
Thomas  Ethel E  Giles  Bridgwater  5c 673

Births Sep 1898
Thomas  Ethel Ellen     Bridgwater  5c 335

Births Sep 1899
Giles  Sidney Raymond    Bridgwater  5c 321

Ethel Ellen Thomas was the daughter of Henry George (or George Henry) Thomas and Florence Ellen née Baker and there we have the connection with Rex Thomas:-

Births Mar 1914
THOMAS  Rex A  Baker  Bridgwater  5c 503

Sidney Raymond, the son of Sidney Giles and Effie née Hunt, was obviously known by his middle name, in 1911 we find him & Ethel at home with their respective parents:-

Reference RG14PN14286 RG78PN858 RD306 SD2 ED10 SN58
1911 Census
28 Blacklands St, Bridgwater, Somerset
Henry George Thomas head mar 35 14 yrs Brewers Head Caskwasher born Taunton Som
Florence Ellen wife 33 mar 2 children 2 alive housewife born Bridgwater
Clifford William son 13 school born Bridgwater
Ethel Ellen dau 12 school born Bridgwater
Frederick Thomas cousin 32 unm postman PO Govt Serv born Taunton

Reference RG14PN14281 RG78PN858 RD306 SD2 ED5 SN61
1911 Census
172 St John St, Bridgwater, Somerset
Sidney Giles head 39 mar 16 yrs painter Railway Co. born Bridgwater Som
Effie wife 37 3 children 2 alive born Bridgwater
Raymond son 11 school born Bridgwater
Frank son 7 born Bridgwater
May Pearham niece 5mths born Cardiff

Going back one more generation – Henry George Thomas was the son of William & Jane Thomas. Florence Ellen Baker the daughter of John & Harriet Baker.

References:
ancestry.com
FindMyPast
FreeBMD

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If anyone knows anything about or is connected to the Thomas or Giles families please do contact me, I would love to pass this photo onto a family member. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

All the information I’ve found on this family may also be seen on the next update at WorldConnect here.

Dawn Scotting
pandora@kc.net.nz

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