Page 9

Frederick’s Family Story Frederick was the eldest child of Henry Rees and Fanny Biles. Henry and Fanny had married on 3rd May 18924 and went on to have four children in total: • • • •

Frederick William Henry b 18925 Frances Daisy b 18946 Evan Llewellyn b 18987 Gwendoline b 19048

However, Henry was a widower. He had previously married Alice Jones on 31st December 1872:9.

As they married in a Chapel, rather than the ‘established church’, a Registrar also had to be present to make the marriage legal10. According to census and some birth records Henry and Alice had the following children: • • • • • • • • •

Arthur Edward b 1872 (so before the marriage on 31st December 1872) – noted as ‘Rees’ on 1881 census11, so presumed Henry was the father. However, no birth record yet found. Tom Henry b 187412 Florence Edith b 187613 Agnes b 187714 Richard Glenmark b 188015 Clara Ann b 1882 - Census records suggest Clara was born in Gloucester. However, I have not yet been able to find a birth registration or baptism record for Clara.16 William Walter b 188417 Ada b 188518 Joseph George b 188719

As noted, in the 1881 Census Record Arthur Edward was listed as a ‘REES’, which is why it had previously been accepted that Arthur Edward was Henry’s son, even if he had been born before Henry and Alice’s wedding20:

7

RSA B1 Are Arthur Edward Jones and Arthur Edward Rees the same man?  

Sarah Alice Jones married Frederick William Henry Rees (known to the family as 'Pop'. This research paper looks at the identity of Sarah A...

RSA B1 Are Arthur Edward Jones and Arthur Edward Rees the same man?  

Sarah Alice Jones married Frederick William Henry Rees (known to the family as 'Pop'. This research paper looks at the identity of Sarah A...

Advertisement