John and Hannah Griffiths nee Richards

John Henry Griffiths 1868-1934 called John

Born May 13th May 1868 at Pantyglas, Betws. On 9th March 1889 when he married aged 22 at Saron Chapel Baptist he was a coal miner of Tynycoed, Betws.

On 26th December 1934 he died aged 66 at Swansea Hospital of 8 Pontamman Road, Ammanford. Cause of death was shock and hemorrhage following fractures of both tibias and other multiple injuries caused by being knocked down by an unknown motor car. Informant and certificate received from David H Clarke Coroner for the County Borough of Swansea. Inquest held 27th December 1934 and 11th January 1935. Death certificate and newspaper clippings can be found here.

At the time of his death he was a Traffic Inspector (Colliery).

Father:- Rees Griffiths a blacksmith born in 1816c at Hengagin, LLandyfan. 

Mother:- Susannah Griffiths nee Rees



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Hannah Griffiths nee Richards 1866-1933 called Nan.

Hannah was born 9th August 1866 at Erwsheched, Blaenau, Llandebie.

On 23rd November 1933 she died aged 67 of Myocardical Degeneration (no post mortem) at 8 Pontamman Rd, Ammanford.

Father:- David Richards coal miner Mother:- Eleanor Richards nee Rees.



David John 1887 - 1936

Catherine (Kate) 1890-1959

Margaret Ann 1892 - 1905

Rees William (Rees) 1894 - 1957

Blodwen Griffiths (Blod) 1896 - 1974

Susannah (Sue) 1897 - 1943

Olwen 1900 - 1985

Ivor 1902 - 1962

Margaret (Maggie)1906 - ??

Violet May (Vi) 1908 - 1972

Laura 1911 - 1982


John Siblings:-

David 1841 - ?

William 1846- 1928

Rees 1847 - alive in 1911

Jeremiah 1850 -1932 

Anne 1853 alive in 1911

Isaac 1859-1922

Margaret Ann Griffiths was born in the summer of 1892 at Tynycoed. She was John and Hannah's 3rd child. Tragically she succumbed to Tubercular Meningitis when aged 13 and went into a coma before dying on 22nd February 1905. She died in her father arms at Tynycoed. John, his son David and brothers Isaac and Jeremiah carried the coffin from Tynycoed to Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Ammanford where she was buried. Her parents John and Hannah were laid to rest with her in the same grave when they died.

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