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Chinese Proverb

 

 “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without roots”.

 

Welcome to the ‘mypastonline’ website this is a look back at my family history with lots of different characters and journeys travelling through the ages from the 1600’s to the  present day.  The paternal side of my came family from Montgomeryshire and they where mostly farmers, when the farms could no longer support the whole family the younger generations started to move to the towns like Oswestry and became employed on the railways.

The Maternal side of my family where from Church Stoke and Chirbury.  Situated in the Vale of Montgomery, Chirbury is west Shropshire, however this shows that my families both maternal and paternal had strong links to Montgomeryshire.  In the early days both families were very much classed as 'Yeomen' this means 'A man holding and cultivating a small landed estate; a freehold'.

Through the ages the family wealth was depleted and both my grandparents thought of themselves as working class.

 

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Montgomeryshire

 

Montgomeryshire, also known as Maldwyn (WelshSir Drefaldwyn meaning "the Shire of Baldwin's town") is one of thirteen historic counties and a former administrative county of Wales. It is named after its county townMontgomery, which in turn is named after one of William the Conqueror's main counsellors, Roger de Montgomerie, who was the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury.

Montgomeryshire today constitutes the northern part of the principal area of Powys. The population of Montgomeryshire was 63,779 according to the 2011 census,[2] with a low population density of 29 people per square km. The current area is 2,174 square km (839 square miles).

The largest town is Newtown, followed by Welshpool and Llanidloes.  Source: Wikipedia