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Job Gingell and his Descendants

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BIGAMY CHARGE |1918-07-16|The Cambria Daily Leader - Welsh Newspapers

BIGAMY CHARGE. Strange Story Told at Swansea Assizes. A rather remarkable bigamy story was told at Glamorgan Assizes at Swansea on Tuesday, the defendant being George Edward Gingell (42), a railway brakesman. According to the evidence, defendant married in the Rhondda, in 1895, leaving his wife a year later. Six months afterwards a child was born. The wife applied for maintenance against defendant., but as she had left him failed to get an order. The wife later brought a summons with regard to the child's maintenance, but the little one was taken by the defendant's mother and kept by her until he joined the army, the lad having been killed in France two years ago. In October, 1912, defendant went through a form of marriage with a Miss Goff in Stafford. Asked by the Judge why proceedings had not been brought before, P.S. James said he believed the wife had been reluctant to do so for the sake of the child. Gingell was found guilty, and the Judge, passing sentence of three months imprisonment, said he agreed with defendant that to a large extent the first wife had little or no cause of complaint. Had be told the second wife of the former marriage it would have been merely a technical offence. But he had not done so. [1]

Trealaw |1916-08-19|The Rhondda Leader - Welsh Newspapers

Trealaw. Private W. Gingell, Welsh Regiment, 91 Miskin-road, Trealaw, was killed in action in France on the 10th of July. He was well known in the district, having been prior to enlistment engaged at Masters & Co., clothiers, Tonypandy, and at Mr. Llew Evans, outfitter.

His brother, Private F. J. Gingell, R.A.M.C., was wounded in France on July 1st. He worked previously at the Cambrian Collieries. His captain writes:—"Your work on July 1st was a, credit to your section and ambulance." [2]

JUMPED FROM A HEDGE |1914-04-30|The Cambria Daily Leader - Welsh Newspapers



Mr. W. W. Brodie conducted an inquest at Tabor Schoolroom, Bryn, near Llanelly, on Wednesday evening respecting the death of Wm. Jos, Daniels (6), son of David Daniels, Bryn, who was killed on Monday evening as the result of a motor accident. An eye witness named Murphy spoke to having seen deceased jump out in front of the car from a hedge. Thos. Morris, manager of the Wellfield Works, Llanelly, said that along with Mrs. Morris, he was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident. It was driven by Mr. Rees' chauffeur. Witness saw the deceased jump on to the road from the hedge.

A Yard in Front. The Coroner: What distance was he away when he jumped? --About a yard. The car at the time was passing a bread van at four to five miles an hour, and was being driven very carefully. The chauffeur pulled up at once, but it was quite impossible for him to do anything to save striking the boy after he jumped in front of the car. He was hit on the head by the mud guard, and fractured his skull. Frederick J. Gingell, 61, Wern-road, chauffeur to Mr. W. J. Rees Uplands, Bryn., said he sounded the horn. Witness was expecting the danger from behind the van because children often rushed from behind a vehicle. He did not see the boy until after he had been struck. Even if he had seen him jumping from tlie hedge he could not possibly have done anything to save him. Driver Exonerated. In summing up, the Coroner said the only question that the jury had to consider was whether it was a case of accidental death, or whether it was due to the negligence of any person. The evidence appeared to be conclusive that. nothing could have been done to save the boy; that he jumped out of the hedge right in front of the car, and that it would have been quite impossible for the driver, even if he had seen him. to prevent the car striking him. A verdict of accidental death was returned, and the driver was exonerated from all blame. Mr. W. J. Rees tendered to the relatives his sympathy in their bereavement, and the jury, in associating themelves with Mr. Rees' sentiments, handed over their fees. [3]

Claim Against the Cambrian Coal Company.|1913-04-19|The Rhondda Leader - Welsh Newspapers

Claim Against the Cambrian Coal Company. Before the Stipendiary (Mr. D. Lleuter Thomas) and other magistrates, at Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday, Fredk. John Gingell, collier, Llwynypia, brought forward a claim for £ 9 16s. 11d., balance in wages, against the Cambrian Colliery Company. Mr. G. Kirkhouse Jenkins (Messrs. Morgan. Bruce, Nicholas, and Jenkins) appeared for the claimant, and Mr. C. Kenshole, Aberdare, defended the Cambrian Colliery Company. The plaintiff said he sued the Company for this amount in respect of a roadway, 53 yards long, at 2s. 7d. per yard. Mr. Kirkhouse Jenkins explained that in making his place plaintiff left behind him an ordinary road, and inasmuch as that was a road from which other roads had been turned, he was entitled to be paid from the point of the first crossing on the basis of a certain item contained in the price list relating to that particular seam. It was the contention of the defence that this was a cross-cut. The plaintiff, in his evidence, said he had been employed underground for many years, but only eleven months in the place out of which his claim arose. He bore out Mr. Jenkins' statement. In cross-examination plaintiff said the road, which was still being driven, had already "travelled" 90 yards. He had never worked in a cross-cut. Thomas Jones, a collier at the same pit, said he had been paid for similar work some years ago. It was contended by Mr. Kenshole for the defence that the 2s. per ton for cutting the coal covered all labour. It had been the usage at this pit for 38 years not to pay for cross-cuts, and he contended further that the plaintiff's working place was a cross-cut. The agent of the Cambrian Collieries, Mr. Trevor Price, agreed that the piece of work in dispute was a cross-cut, for I which no payment was made, and in this the manager, Mr. John James (under- manager), and Mr. John Harris (over- man) concurred. The Stipendiary gave judgment for the Company. His worship said that there was no conclusive evidence that payment had ever been made in respect of doing a road similar to this. The case evidently arose out of a similar and successful claim made by a workman in the No. 2 Pit. The case had been a difficult one, which had been conducted with great clearness. The Bench allowed costs. [4]


  1. Frederick Wicks BIGAMYCHARGE - The Cambria Daily Leader 1918-07-16 (https://hdl.handle.net/10107/4105310 accessed 2021-05-23)
  2. William David Jones Trealaw - The Rhondda Leader 1916-08-19 (https://hdl.handle.net/10107/4615120 accessed 2021-05-23)
  3. Frederick Wicks JUMPED FROM A HEDGE - The Cambria Daily Leader 1914-04-30 (https://hdl.handle.net/10107/4096230 accessed 2021-05-23)
  4. William David Jones ClaimAgainsttheCambrianCoalCompany - The Rhondda Leader 1913-04-19 (https://hdl.handle.net/10107/4613572 accessed 2021-05-23)

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