James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Elijah's descendants (1)

Elijah's son, Thomas Edward Roberts, was born in 1894 [Birkenhead 1894, 2nd qt]; he was 7 in the 1901 census. He was a steam hammer driver in the shipyards, living with his parents and siblings in 1911. In 1939, Thomas was living with his sisters, Susannah and Mary, in Birkenhead and it is likely that he was the Thomas Edward Roberts who was born on 23 March 1894 and who died, aged 79 [Birkenhead 1973, 4th qt]. There is no evidence that he married.

Elijah's daughter, Mary E. Roberts, was born in about 1895; she was 5 in the 1901 census. If she was named after her mother then she was probably the Mary Emma Roberts whose birth was registered in Birkenhead in 1896 (1st qt). However, she was unmarried and living in Birkenhead with siblings Thomas and Susannah in 1939. If she never married and remained in that area then she was probably the Mary Elizabeth Roberts, born on 7 December 1895, who lived to be 92 [d Chester and Ellesmere Port, Mar 1988].

Elijah's daughter, Susannah Roberts, was born on 5 January 1898 [Birkenhead 1898, 1st qt]. She does not appear to have been with the family in 1911 when she was thirteen but a Susan Roberts (13), born in Birkenhead appears in the census, visiting a 58 year old widow, Katherine Bellis, at 10 Millar's Place (her family were living at number 12 at that time). In 1939 she was living with her siblings, Thomas and Mary, in Birkenhead. 'Aunty Gin', as she was known within the family, never married (I understand that her fiancé was killed during the First World War, on or around Armistice Day); she 'kept house' for her two older brothers and she died in 1981 [Birkenhead 1981, 2nd qt].    >>