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Tudgays descended from John Frederick Tudgay (1837-1894) of Nantyglo, Gwent

{short description of image} Map of Abersychan area

Note - the use of Trevethin in registration records, refers to the whole old parish; the actual births, etc. were in Talywain, where St. Thomas's Church was, etc. Additional information from Norman Tudgay, whose Family Bible uses the spelling Tudgee, until Maria Tudgay, b 6/5/1882.

1775-1800 William Tudgee
b Leigh upon Mendip
m. Sarah George
on 17 Aug 1800

backward link to Leigh on Mendip
1825-1850 Isaac Tudgay
m Eliza Smith (1820-1890)
on 19 March 1838

backward link to Talywain/Abersychan
eldest of 12 or 14 children John Frederick Tudgay
b 09 June 1837
at Frome, Somerset
d 24 Aug 1894
at Nantyglo, Gwent
[then Monmouthshire)
married ??
ca 1859
Maria Morgan
b 09 Nov 1839
d 25 Jul 1882
b at Blaenavon ? 18 Nov
1881 Census
neither alive in 1901 Census
b 1839, Frome, Somerset
Living - "Near viaduct, Talywain" Maria
b 1840
at Blaenavon, in Monmouthshire
9 children (note name as Tudgee on several birth certificates)
Frederick Tudgay John Frederick Tudgay
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Sarah Jane Tudgay
James Tudgay
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Elizabeth Tudgay
Albert (Herbert) Tudgay
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Frederick Tudgay
John Tudgay
Joshua Tudgay
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Maria(h) Tudgay

b ca 1860
d ca Nov 1860
b 04 Aug 1861
at Trevethin, Mon.
d ca 1918
m 14 Feb 1886 at St Thomas' Church, Talywain Trevethin
Catherine Lewis
see 1. below
b 24 Mar 1864
at Trevethin
d ?
in 1881
Census as born 1865
b 09 June 1866
at Trevethin
in 1881 Census as born 1867
in 1901 census
b 21 Aug 1868
at Trevethin
?Elizabeth b 02 Aug 1868
(one transcription has Jane, but 1881 Census is Elizabeth)
b 02/02/1871
at Trevethin
m June 1898
in Crickhowell District
d Jan 1929
see 2. below
(not in 1901 census)
b ca 1874
d ca Jul 1874
at Pontnewynydd
b ca 1873
d ca May 1874
b 31/04/1875
at Trevethin
ca June 1894 in Crickhowell District
see 3. below
b 06/05/1882
at Bedwellty, Mon.
d ca 1883
at Bedwellty

The 1901 Census Civil Parish of Residence Aberystruth
This included Nant-y-glo, Garnfach and Blaina.

BLAINA is a large village with a station on the Monmouthshire section of the Great Western railway, 178 miles from London, 4 north from Aberbeeg, and 7 east from Tredegar, and is governed by the Nant-y-glo and Blaina Urban District Council, established under the "Local Government Act, 1894." The church of St. Peter, the parish church of Aberystruth, standing in Blaina is a cruciform structure of stone, rebuilt in 1857, in the Norman style, and consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, transepts, south porch and an eastern tower with spire, containing 8 bells, given by Messrs. Lancaster and Co. Limited: there are 600 sittings. The register of baptisms and burials dates from the Year 1736; marriages, 1737. The living is a rectory, net yearly value 175, in the gift of the Marquess of Abergavenny, K.G. and held since 1900 by the Rev. David Thomas Davies B.A. of St. David's College, Lampeter. Charities, amounting annually to about 2, are given to the poor at Christmas. There are several dissenting chapels. A cemetery of 5 acres was formed in 1886 and is under the control of the Nant-y-glo and Blaina Urban District Council.
Here are the Blaina tinplate works and furnaces, and in the vicinity are many collieries, giving employment to a great number of hands. There is a large hall, which is used for public meetings, and will hold 1,000 persons.
The Marquess of Abergavenny K.G. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are the Nant-y-glo and Blaina Iron Works Co. Limited, The Ebbw Vale Co. Limited, and Messrs. Webb Brothers, of Abertillery.
The soil of the parish is all mountain land, scarcely any cultivated, but there are a few farms amongst the hills; nearly thewhole country is taken up by iron works, mines and collieries.
The area of Aberystruth civil parish is 11,650 acres of land and 103 of water; rateable value, 50,879; the population in 1881 was 18,668, and in 1891 was 25,913, of which 8,283 are attached to the mother church.
The area of Nant-y-glo and Blaina Urban District is 3,860 acres; rateable value, 41,100; the population in 1891 was 12,410. [].

JFT2. Family of John Frederick Tudgay, 1861-1918 - 1901 Census has born at Talywain, Coal Hewer; family details deduced from 1901 Census

John Frederick Tudgay
b 04 Aug 1861
d at Bedwellty, Monmouthshire
Catherine Lewis
b ca 1863 at Nantyglo, Monmouthshire

William John Tudgay
b 12 Jul 1886
Nantyglo, Monmouthshire
d 1970
at Bedwellty, Monmouthshire

James Herbert Tudgay
b 1889
d ca 1918 (?)
Bedwellty, Monmouthshire

Edith Jones
b ca 1889
d ca 1942, at Bedwellty

Mary Elizabeth Dew
b 1913
d Newport

ChildrenCatherine ElizabethTudgay
aged 1 in 1911 Census
David Oswald Tudgay
b 12 Jan 1912 at Bedwellty
d ca 1979 at Blaenau, Gwent

John Emlyn Tudgay
b 20 May 1914
at Bedwellty
d 1981
Arthur Ronald Tudgay
b 25 May 1916
at Bedwellty
d Apr 1992
at Birmingham, Warwickshire
Ivo Tudgay
b 1919
d 1951
Annie Tudgay
b 1921
Islwyn Tudgay
b 21 Mar 1924
d Jul 1997
Mary E Tudgay
b 1927
Catherine Tudgay
b ca Jun 1930
Amy W Rickard

Lilian WeeksJessie Launchberry
b 18 Sep 1921
d May 1988

Mary Prosserm 1927

ChildrenBarbara Tudgay
 b ca 1940
Elizabeth C. Tudgay
 b Sep 1946

see below

Islwyn Tudgay
b 1948
Susan E Tudgay
b 1950
Margaret M Tudgay
b 1953
Gaynor L Tudgay
b Mar 1961

1911 Census Bedwellty District - Bourneville Road, Blaina (now Bourneville Road, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent) (3 room dwelling)
JFT2 - JOHN TUDGAY, m, age 49, Coal Miner Hewer, b Pontypool
JFT2 spouse - CATHERINE TUDGAY, f, age 48, b Nantyglo. m 22 years (total 2 children, both alive)
JFT2.2 son - JAMES H TUDGAY, m, age 22, Labourer below ground, b Nantyglo
ERNEST PHILIPPS, m, nephew, age 29, single, coal miner hewer, b ? Brynmawr
JOHN H PHILLIPS, m, age 47, widower, coal miner hewer, b Blaenavon

William John Tudgay signature 1911 census1911 Census Bedwellty District - 4 Glanyrafon Terrace, Blaina, Abertillery (next to Bourneville Road) (2 room dwelling)
JFT2.1 - TUDGAY, WILLIAM JOHN, m, age 24, Coal Miner Hewer, b Monmouthshire
JFT2.1 spouse - TUDGAY, EDITH, f, age 22, b Glamorgan, married 2 years, one child

P. Tudgay has emailed (9 February 2003) to say - "My father Arthur Ronald was born Nantyglo with brothers Emlyn, Isline (I think spelling ok) and sisters Kate, Annie".  In 2002 - A R Tudgay lives in New Inn, Pontypool; Islwyn Tudgay in Brynmawr, b 21 Mar 1924 d July 1997, at Blaenau, Gwent.

A report of the 100th anniversary celebrations of Cwmcelyn Infants School in Gwent Terrace, Blaina, 15 February 2002 included - "Another former pupil, Mrs Winifred Tudgay, aged 90, who went to the school in 1917 and whose granddaughter Louise Cornick is currently teaching the reception class at the school, will also be present" [Source]. I assume Winifred was the widow of one of the Nantyglo family.

Family of Arthur Ronald Tudgay b 25 May 1916

John H Tudgay
b 1940
Maureen Tudgay
b 1942
d 1966
Arthur Ronald Tudgay
b 6 Nov 1944
d Apr 1996
Emlyn James Tudgay
b 12 Jan 1947
William F Tudgay
b 1949
Ivor R Tudgay
b Dec 1951
Philip Tudgay
b 1954
Jeffrey Tudgay
b 1956
Janet R Tudgay
b 1957
SpouseJosephine Stokes
Pauline BrightJacqueline RedfernVictoria Chinn
Pauline OldacreMary OldacreAnn Cash
ChildrenDavid J Tudgay
b 1961

Jayne Sharon Tudgay
b 1966 Warley m Andrew Allen
Angela Elizabeth Tudgay
b ca Sep 1968
m Simon Downes
Paul Nicholas Tudgay
b 1972
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Kelly Tudgay
b 1981
Lisa Maureen Tudgay
b 1967
Maria Ann Tudgay
b 1970
Nichola Jayne Tudgay
b 1972
Joanne Tudgay
b 1969
Richard John Tudgay
b 1970
Sraha Jane Tudgay
b 1979

Deborah May Tudgay
b Mar 1972
Dudley, Staffs.
Donna Maria Tudgay
b Jun 1972
Philip Lee Tudgay
b 1975

JFT4. Family of James Tudgay, b 1868

James Tudgay
1868-after 1901
m 1. ca Mar 1890 Eliza Yemm
(Sarah Jane Yemm)
m 2. ca 1891 in Nantyglo
Sarah Jane Yemm
b 1875
d 1945

William Tudgay
b ca 1886
Colliery Lampman in 1901 Census
James Tudgay
b ca 1888
Sarah Tudgay
b ca 1894
m David Williams
? 1911
Alfred John Tudgay
b 1st quarter 1898)
Nantyglo (Bedwellty)
d 1965
m Olive Meadley in Methodist Chapel, Bletchley
James Tudgay
b ca Dec. 1901
d after 1930
(JFT 4.5)
m Annie Bush in USA
William George Tudgay
b 20 Nov 1903
in Bedwellty District
d 17 Jan 1967
North Bucks District
m Margaret Ann Kelson
b 28 Mar 1903
m 01 Apr 1933
 in Methodist Chapel, Abertillery
Joshua Tudgay
b 1906
(4 Dec 1912)
d 1964
m Miriam Jones
in Brynmwar, Brecknock

June Tudgay
b 10/07/1934
m 1. 09/11/1957 David Penney
(b 16/11/1935)
m. 2. 07/02/1974
Patrick Griffiths (b 22/12/1922) in Bletchley Registry Office

Debra Penney
m Anthony Munkley

Natalie Claire Penney
b & d 1980
Gareth Dean Munkley
b 1986
Thomas Oliver Munkley
b 1988
Tabitha Charlotte Munkley
b 1990

Additional info from Ann Price, 2005

James Tudgay signature 1911 census1911 Census Bedwellty District - 48 Garn Rd, Nantyglo (4 room dwelling)
JFT4 - TUDGAY, JAMES, m, age 42, Coal Hewer, b Nantyglo
JFT4 spouse (2) TUDGAY, SARAH JANE, f, age 37, b Nantyglo, m 17 years
JFT4.3 dau - TUDGAY, SARAH Ann, f, age 16, b Nantyglo
JFT4.4 son - TUDGAY, ALFRED JOHN, f, age 14, b  Nantyglo
JFT4.5 son - TUDGAY, JAMES, m, age 10, b Nantyglo
JFT4.6 son - WILLIAM GEORGE, m, age 8, b Nantyglo
JFT4.7 son - TUDGAY, JOSHUA, m, age 2, b Nantyglo

Puzzle: Alfred J Tudgay, age 10 died in 2nd Quarter 1922, in Bedwellty

JFT 4.1 Family of William Tudgay, b. 1866, of  Llanilleth (all born in Llanilleth) as at 1901 Census

William Tudgay
b 1866
Colliery overman underground

b 1875
in 1911 Census

Maud Elizabeth J
age 13
b 1888
m 1906
age 11
b 1890
no futher record
age 5
age 4
age 1
b 1900
in 1911 census

JFT 6. Family of Herbert Tudgay, b 1871, curiously not found in a search of the 1901 Census, ? in Bedwellty Census District 1911, as Tudgey

Herbert Tudgay
June 1898
in Crickhowell District
b 1871-2

Herbert M Tudgay
b 26/08/1899
d 17/06/1972
Gladys Tudgay
b 1902
d Mar 1935
at Cardiff Hospital
Emily Tudgay
b ca 1905
m 10/02/1924
at Golders Green, London
to Florence Brain (b 18/11/1901)
m Thomas Jones
apparently died in childbirth
m Jim Chilton??
died in childbirth ?March 1935
infected by same nurse as sister Gladys
Norman Tudgay
b 21/04/1925
m 1. 30/12/1953, to Yvonne Davies
m 2. 27/11/1961 to Pauline Price
Martin Jones
Colin Jones

Catherine Shelley Tudgay
b 15/10/1954
Deborah Jasmin Tudgay
b 03/08/1958
Lisa Olivia Tudgay
born 7/2/62
Brandt Augustus Tudgay
born 11/6/64
Michela Jane Tudgay
born 18/7/67

Herbert Tudgay signature 19111911 Census Bedwellty District - 5 Garn Cross (?), 6 room dwelling [Enumerator listed name as "Tudgey", Herbert entered name as Tudgay]
JFT6 - TUDGAY, HERBERT, m, age 39, Coal Miner Hewer, b Talywain
JFT6 spouse - TUDGAY, EMILY, f, age 39, married 13 years, b Blaina
JFT6 son - TUDGAY, HERBERT, m, age 11, school, b Nantyglo
JFT6 dau1 - TUDGAY, GLADIES, f, age 9, school, b Nantyglo
JFT6 dau2 - TUDGAY, EMILY, f, age 6, school, b Nantyglo

Gladys & Tom Jones
Gladys nee Tudgay and Herbert Jones

3. JFT7. Family of Joshua Tudgay, b 1875

Joshua Tudgay
d 4th Quarter 1939 at Bedwellty
June 1894
in Crickhowell District
Hannah Mariah Morris
b 1874
(Annie in 1901 Census)
Maria Jane Tudgay
b 1894
d 1949
Rhoda May Tudgay
b 1896
d ?
Annie Tudgay
b 1900
no dates
m George Jeremiah Elkins
m 1915
?? Jeffries

Cecilia Annie Elkins
b 01/09/1917
Joshua Elkins
b 1922
Nancy Jefferies
Margaret Jefferies
Isabel Jefferies

Joseph Tudgay signature 1911 Census1911 Census Bedwellty District - 103 Queen Street, Nantyglo (4 room dwelling)
JFT7 (Joshua?) TUDGAY, JOSEPH, m, age 36, Coal Miner, Hewer, b Talywain
JFT7 spouse (Hannah?) TUDGAY, ANNIE M, f, age 36, b Blaenavon, married 17 years (1 child deceased)
JFT7.1 - TUDGAY, MARIA J, f, age 16, Draper, b Nantyglo
JFT7.2 - TUDGAY, RHODA M, f, age 13, b Nantyglo
JFT7.3 - TUDGAY, ANNIE, f, b 1901, age 10, scholar, b Nantyglo

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