Details of the family of Harkles Pritchard and Minnie Chester Dyer (daughter of Elisheba Ann Dyer and T. Morris Chester).

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For the census of 1871 Minnie, recorded as Marie was living with her mother and grandparents recorded as a "nurse child". Note: It would seem that although named Minnie on her birth certificate, she was initially recorded as Marie, Maria or and latterly as Morrie.

1871 Census (3rd April) Newport RG10/5348 Folio 41 Book 25 Page 31

48 Jones Street, St Wollos, Newport

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Dyer Head 55 Joiner Otterhampton, Somerset
Sarah Dyer Wife 53   Jersey, Channel Isles
Ann Dyer Daughter 27 Nurse Wellington, Somerset
Maria Dyer Daughter 26 Domestic Servant Wellington, Somerset
Henry Dyer Son 20 Tin Plate Worker Wellington, Somerset
Samuel Dyer Son 18 Joiner Wellington, Somerset
Maud Dyer Granddaughter 1   Newport, Monmouthshire
Marie Chester Nurse Child 6 months   Plumstead, Kent

For the census of 1881 she was still living with grandparents recorded as Maria and as a "visitor". Her mother had married Fitzroy Silverthorn in 1875 and was living with Fitzroy and her young family at Pontywain, Risca, Monmouthshire. .

1881 Census (4th April) Newport RG11/5258 Folio 112 Book 6 Page 54

Chepstow Road, Newport, Monmouthshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Dyer Head 66 Painter Otterhampton, Somerset
Sarah Dyer Wife 63   Jersey
Amelia Dyer Daughter 27 Cook Wellington, Somerset
Mary Kelson Daughter 22   Wellington, Somerset
Alfred J. Kelson Grandson 4   Christchurch, Monmouthshire
Thomas Kelson Grandson 1   Christchurch, Monmouthshire
Maria Chester Visitor 11   London

Minnie married Harkless Pritchard in 07 Jul 1889 Maindee, in the church of St John The Evangelist (Newport M. Vol 11a Page 261). Minnie was recorded as Morrie Chester Dyer.

Harkless is I suspect actually Hercules as this is what I assume is the record of his birth is indexed as (Hercules Prichard Ref: Monmouth Vol 11a Page 45). (His death record also records him as Hercules) He was almost certainly was the son of John and Susannah Pritchard born 27th June 1858 in Llandenny , Monmouthshire, Wales.

Minnie Chester and Hercules Pritchard had the following known children -

For the census of 1891 Minne and Hercules were recorded as Harkles and Morrie living in Christchurch, Monmouthshire with their first child William. This census was constructed from the census index, hence no exact address or occupation for Harkless.

1891 Census (6 April) Newport Maindee RG12/4369 Folio 95 Book 14 Page 24

7 Jenkins Street, Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Harkles Pritchard Head 32   Kincwoodf, Monmouthshire
Morrie Pritchard Wife 27   N.K., London
William Pritchard Son 1   Christchurch, Monmouthshire

For the census of 1901 Hercules and Minnie, again recorded as Harkles and Morrie, were living at 119 Discovery Road, with their four children -  William, Gwendoline, Adelina, and Arthur J. with Hercules working as a carter in a Lime Works.

1901 Census (1st April) Newport RG13/4962 Folio 150 Book 57 Page 19

Discovery Road, Newport, Monmouthshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Harkles Pritchard Head 42 Carter - Lime Works Raglan, Monmouthshire
Morrie Pritchard Wife 32   London
William Pritchard Son 10   Lliswerry, Monmouthshire
Gwendoline Pritchard Daughter 9   Newport, Monmouthshire
Adelina Pritchard Daughter 8   Maindee, Monmouthshire
Arthur J. Pritchard Son 6   Lliswerry, Monmouthshire

For the census of 1911 Hercules and Minnie, this time recorded as Mr Harkless and Morria, were living at 1 Glaremount Terrace, Somerton Road, Lliswerry, Newport. Hercules was recorded as a General Labourer and the family has grown with the addition of the two children Thomas Henry and Daniel Samuel..

1911 Census (2nd April)

1 Glaremount Terrace, Somerton Road, Lliswerry, Newport, Monmouthshire (6 rooms)

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Mr Harkless Pritchard Head - 21 years married 51  General Labourer Raglan, Monmouthshire
Mrs Morria Pritchard Wife - 7 children - 1 deceased 32   London
William Pritchard Son 20 Engine Cleaner - Iron Works Newport, Monmouthshire
Gwendoline Pritchard Daughter 19 General Domestic Servant Newport, Monmouthshire
Adeline Pritchard Daughter 18 Dressmaker Newport, Monmouthshire
Arthur John  Pritchard Son 16 Shop Assistant Newport, Monmouthshire
Thomas Henry Pritchard Son 7   Newport, Monmouthshire
Daniel Samuel Pritchard Son 4   Newport, Monmouthshire

Hercules Pritchard died aged 68 in Apr-Jul 1926 in Newport, Monmouthshire (Ref: Newport, M. Vol 11a Ref 145.). I believe Minnie lived on for a further 28 years and died, aged 83, in Newport in Apr-Jun 1954. (Ref; Vol 8c Page 221)