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I am researching the Davies family and connection with the chapel in cox lane and can yr alyn. Could anyone help with pictures or dates when they were last used or any names associated with this. Also any Davies family information would be appreciated. Many thanks

Name Withheld Registered users may click here to Email this person whitchurch 11/01/2015
Reply to Janet and Sylvia. Looks like your both distant relatives of mine. I have tried emailing you both and private messaging, but not sure if it's worked. Would be great to hear from you and see some of the photos you have. Please try and contact me and hopefully that will work. Alan

Loghead Registered users may click here to Email this person 26/11/2014
I have been researching my grandparents' families, they lived in Rossett during the 19th and 20th C.---the Blythins and the Johnsons. I would like to fill in some of the gaps in my research I live in France and so I have had to rely on internet sites which are excellent I have quite a lot of info which I am willing to share. My great grandparents were Joseph and Annie Johnson né Williams of the Griffin Inn and Arthur and Emily Blythin né Day of Chester

SYLVIA SUTER Registered users may click here to Email this person Melrand France 09/10/2014
Reply for Loghead. It seems we are third cousins, once removed. My Gt Grandfather was William Johnson, brother of Joseph Johnson. I have been researching my Family tree for quite a number of years now. There is a Johnson family tree on that someone else is researching with photos in particular of your branch of the family, Joseph, Annie and their children. It's not you is it? Do you live in Rossett yourself? I've visited a few times and I myself have photos of a number of graves including Joseph and Annie. You can e.mail me if you like. Wink

Janet Marsden Registered users may click here to Email this person 13/09/2014
Hello everyone. Before my Grandad died, he managed to do a family tree. He was born in the Griffin inn with his twin sister in 1925. His farther was Alfred Morris Johnson and grandparents were Joseph Johnson and Annie (Williams). Two of his uncles died in WW1 and are on the war memorial. I know aunty Dot, my grandads sister still lives in Rossett. I was just wondering if anyone had any photos from this time. I have some, but would like some more. Thank you. Alan

Loghead 19/08/2014
Are there any Wycherleys still living in Rossett or Lavister? My great grandfather ,Andrew Wycherley and his brother , John were stonemasons there in the 1870s and my grandmothers grew up there I know two sons were killed in WW1 But I would like to know whether I have any distant relations in the area
Avril Hooson

Avril Hooson Registered users may click here to Email this person Leeds 30/07/2014
There is a chapel (now closed) in Allington/Trefalyn with the date 1836 on its wall, and the text “Mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Wrexham museum tell me it was Congregational, also called Independent (the word used for that denomination at that period).

The 1851 religious census lists a Primitive Methodist chapel in Allington, built in 1833.

I am preparing a lecture for the Wesley Historical Society on the first generation of Primitive Methodism in north Wales, and it would help if I could discover some history of that chapel, in case there is confusion over the dates, and the two are the same building, and if it changed hands, and was Primitive Methodist at mid-century (i.e. 1851).

Hitherto I have drawn a blank in searching for information. Can you help, please?

David Young Registered users may click here to Email this person Wrexham 29/04/2014
I wonder if anyone has any info/photos of Meadow House, Allington. I am researching the Huxley family (amongst others). Job Huxley is my gt/gt/gfather and according to the 1861 census was born in Meadow House.
Any info greatly appreciated Grin

Name Withheld Registered users may click here to Email this person Cheshire 29/03/2014
David Roberts has put some amazing photo's on this site and mentioned his grandfather John Price and uncle's Jack and Douglas. I am currently researching my family tree and we could be connected through Thomas Aldersey Price born 1824 and lived in Gun Street Rossett. Would anybody know who or how I could contact David. Regards Trisha Davis

Trisha Davis Registered users may click here to Email this person 03/02/2014
Webmaster: I've passed David's email address to Trisha - with his consent of course! Smile
Hi I have just found your website and wonder if anyone can help me,I have just started my family tree.My mother was born in 1908 in Rossett her name was freda walley.In the 1911 census she lived with my grandmother charlotte Walley and my great grandfather who was Robert Walley He was the blacksmith and they lived at Rossett Smithy.On the 1911 census they also had a boarder Joseph Gelshon aged 15yrs.Before this in 1901census my great grandfather and family lived at 71 rossett green they also had a boarder Arthur Huxley aged 17yrs. If anyone has photos or information of the smithy and my family please contact me . Many thanks

Joan Keelan Registered users may click here to Email this person Liverpool 09/11/2013
We were talking with some freinds recently about the village pram race held earlier this year. Our friend who was a member of the winning team for the pram race said SHE was pleased no men had entered the race as it ptoved the superiority of the female contestant?

We wonder where all the fit men were for this event if we have any????:

Name Withheld Registered users may click here to Email this person Rossett 19/10/2013
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I visited the church yesterday morning with my 86 year old Dad. We saw that on your war memorial and inside below the World War 1 stained glass window, you had the name of William Hughes. He lived with his family at Yew Tree Farm on the road to Llay. His parents were John and Margaret Hughes. He was my Dad's great uncle who died in 1916 in France, a second lieutenant in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. His name is commemorated on the Menim Gate, in Ypres, Belgium as his body was never found.
I wondered if the Parish records might show who organised the stained glass window and grave of the unknown soldier in the graveyard. My Dad, David Wain, said his grandmother, Margaret Hughes was devastated by the loss of William and never really got over it, so I feel she might have been involved in the window and grave.
I would love to hear from you if you could put me in touch with someone who may have Parish records. Thank you.

Sarah Swallow Registered users may click here to Email this person 12/10/2013
Back in April 2008 I wrote "Hello from Australia.
I am wondering if anyone living in the Rossett district these days would have any memory or other information of Henry Allen Jones and his good wife Gwladys (Hughes) who were living in Roft Cottage, Burton Road, Rossett 1950s. Henry was a builder previously of Wrexham and they were living at Poplar Road in earlier times. Henry is buried at the new Wrexham Cemetery 09 Sep 1951, and Gwladys 11 Dec 1963. I am interested in finding if they had children as Henry was my first cousin twice removed. Any information very gratefully received.
Graham, Melbourne."

I'd just like to update my email address, which has since changed to: and mention about my ancestor William Rogers, the builder, of Hope View, Station Lane, Rossett - close to the end of the lane. A very kind district local took some current photos of Hope View for me. Great looking building, well preserved. William eventually moved to Wrexham where he built terrace houses in Trevor Street and Talbot Road, then went out to Australia 1883, but returned 1892.

Best wishes

Graham Price Registered users may click here to Email this person Melbourne, Australia 25/08/2013
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My ancestor richard denson was born in darland and the 1851 census shows him living in darland house. his son wiliam was a witness to a will in 1884? following the death of mary parsonage. iwould welcome any information about the denson family in darland and in particlar about richard's father also richard who married ann but so far is acul de sac for research.

rob denson Registered users may click here to Email this person cheslyn hay 14/07/2013
I am looking for somebody reliable to walk my little dog on a lunchtime Monday-Friday. I am looking to go back to work full time and would like to find a suitable person to do this. My dog is very sociable with people and other dogs so there are no issues. I live in Rossett so I am local. Please contact me if you can help. Kind regards
Sue Maitland

Susan Maitland Registered users may click here to Email this person Rossett 30/04/2013