William and Catherine Thorne


William Henry Thorne (Will) 1886-1962

Born in Aberdare in 1886.


Catherine Thorne nee Griffiths (Kate) 1890-1959

Born in Tynycoed in 1890, The second child and eldest daughter of John Henry and Hannah Griffiths. In the summer of 1910 she married William Henry Thorne (Will) a coalminer who had moved down to Ammanford to work. They set up home in 46 Margaret St, Ammanford  and the following summer Kate became the mother of Evelyn Thorne. In the summer of 1915 Kate once again gave birth to a son, William John Thorne, but sadly he died age five in late Autumn of 1919.


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Evelyn 1911 -

William John 1915 - 1919







Kate Siblings:-

David John 1887 - 1936

Margaret Ann 1892 - 1905

Rees William (Rees) 1894 - 1957

Blodwen (Blod) 1896 - 1974

Susannah (Sue) 1897 - 1943

Olwen 1900 - 1985

Ivor 1902 - 1962

Rees Ivor Olwen Violet Laura

Margaret (Maggie)1906 - ??

Violet May (Vi) 1908 - 1972

Laura 1911 - 1982

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Kate and Will moved up the Betws mountain and had a small farm there for many years. Kate died in 1958 in Hadfield Hospital, She had taken ill while visiting her daughter Evelyn who had moved to London. Will died a few years later in 1962 in Betws.