Margaret Williams 1851 domestic servant Bala Wales

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Searching for information on my third great grandmother Margaret Williams. Born Feb 17 1834 in Llanaber, Wales.

Last seen in the 1851 census in Bala, Wales working for Peter Mawdsley with wife Annie and their daughter Mary Wyke.

Left a daughter Gwen born 1858 to be raised by Margaret's parents David and Gwen in Llanaber.

Where did Margaret go? Gedmatch number M805123
WikiTree profile: Margaret Williams
in Genealogy Help by Kate Thompson G2G Crew (310 points)

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"England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch( : 9 November 2017), Margaret Williams in household of Peter Mawdsley, , Merionethshire, Wales; citing , Merionethshire, Wales, p. 2, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Liverpool, Lancashire
Clifton, Somersetshire Gloucestershire
Bala, Merionethshire
Bala, Merionethshire
Margaret Williams
Dolgelley, Merionethshire
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (396k points)
selected by Susan Laursen


Last name Williams
Relationship Workhouse Inmate
Marital status Single
Sex Female
Age 57
Birth year 1834
Birth town -
Birth county Merionethshire
Birth county as transcribed MERIONETHSHIRE
Birth place Wales
Occupation -
House name Union
Street Mount Street
Town Bala
Parish Llanycil
City -
County Merionethshire
Country Wales
Registration district Bala
Archive reference RG12
Piece number 4639
Folio 86
Page 28
Record set 1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Category Census, land & surveys
Subcategory Census
Collections from Great Britain, Wales
Last name WILLIAMS
Gender Female
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1834
Age 61
Death quarter 2
Death year 1895
District Ffestiniog
County Merionethshire
Volume 11B
Page 308
Country Wales
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Category Life Events (BDMs)
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Great Britain, Wales

"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch( : 1 October 2014), Gwen Williams, 1858; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Dolgelly, Merionethshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Thank you for the reply Marion.

That is the last census record for Margaret that you have provided. There are two Margaret Williams in 1861 working as domestic servants in Bangor, Wales but not sure if either of them are my ancestor.

The 1891 census where it shows Margaret is in a workhouse is not my ancestor. That Margaret was born in Llandderfel. I will look into the death record and see if perhaps that is my ancestor.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Martha Cunliffe Wife Married Female 35 1826 - Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England
John Tattendale Cunliffe Son Unmarried Male 9 1852 Scholar Ardwick, Lancashire, England
Walter Cunliffe Son Unmarried Male 8 1853 Scholar Ardwick, Lancashire, England
Margaret Williams Servant Unmarried Female 27 1834 House Servant Merionethshire, Wales

1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census

12, Hyde Road, Ardwick, Chorlton, Lancashire, England

Her place of birth - 

Merionethshire, Wales

Refers to above. 

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