George Thomas DOWDESWELL
Mary Ann BAYTON was born at Ty Du, Rogerstone, Newport, Monmouthshire in February 1865 to Edward and Elizabeth BAYTON. Edward was a charcoal refiner at this time. His wife's maiden name had been THOMAS.
Mary was the oldest of five children and lived at Ty Du until she married. At the age of 16 she was a tin plate worker. In March 1887 she married George at the Register Office in Newport.
In July 1889 they had their first child Beatrice. At the time they were living at 20 Mount Pleasant, Blaina, Monmouthshire and George was working as a tinman. Later they had seven more children. By 1901 they had moved to 5 River Row, Blaina and George had become an insurance agent.
In November 1915 George died of acute bronchitis at the age of 52 when he and Mary were living at 16 Gladstone Street, Blaina.
In September 1943 Mary, who was by now a widow living at Gladstone Street, Blaina with her son Oswald and his family, died at the age of 78.
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