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Looking For Family. - a Memory of Abertysswg.

My father Steve Martin, had fond memories and would relate stories of his family and living in the village of Abertysswg.He was born at Charles Street, the home of his grandfather WILLIAM JOHN HARTSHORN ,his aunt PHYLLIS and uncles EMLYN and BILLY also lived at the house. BILLY HARTSHORN died 1935 he had a motorbike, my father did not want me to have a motorbike,he told me that BILLY had died while riding his bike, I am not sure if this is correct.My fathers mothers name was BEATRICE she married STEPHEN MARTIN and had moved to Tylorstown but had returned to Abertysswg on the death of her MotherHenrietta Ada in 1930 to look after her two youger siblings.I have been informed that decendants of the HARTSHORN family still live in the village.Even though my father spoke of his grandparents , they were musical, played instruments, sung and went to Chapel he did not tell me where their final resting place is.If anyone remember, or know the family or can help please get in touch I would be very grateful.

 Comments & Feedback

Mon Apr 15th 2019, at 4:01 am
mhartshorn40 commented:
My father moved back to Abertysswg William Hartshorn known has Billy with my mother Jennifer. My dad in the past has spoke of Charles street number 23 where is dad Emlyn lived said his Dad was born there, Emlyn passed away when he lived in Pontlottyn in Brynhyfryd Site number 62 Brynglas, most recent death in the family is David who i found passed away in the living room back in 2015 in September. I Remember your sister Betty who lived in Fochriw.
Mon Apr 15th 2019, at 3:48 am
mhartshorn40 commented:
Hi i can confirm that William died of head injuries due to his motorcycle accident and was confirmed dead in Abertysswg hospital. William was my Grandfather's brother i have a copy of his death certificate. I'm researching my family tree so i would love to know more about Aunt Beatrice has i have alot of gaps to fill in. it would be great if we could communicate by Email. If you are interested in sharing some family information here's my Email address:
Thanks Melanie.
Mon Oct 23rd 2017, at 10:03 pm
iandward66 commented:
My father Doug Ward was born in the village in 1926 his dad was David Ward the village policeman during the war it would be good to know if anyone remembers them they lived in the police house on the green
Mon Oct 23rd 2017, at 10:02 pm
iandward66 commented:
My father Doug Ward was board in the village in 1926 his dad was David Ward the village policeman during the war it would be good to know if anyone remembers them they lived in the police house on the green
Mon Oct 5th 2015, at 9:38 am
wheenan commented:
i was born abertysswg 1930 steve martin was my pal he lived in charles st i was born charles st n0 54 then hill road ibecame a baker in greens until nat service last heard about steve he was living in tredegar

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