Brick Wall People – Part 12 – Hugh Roberts

Name: Hugh Roberts
Birth: unknown
Death: after 1885
Marriage: before 1846
Location(s): Northern Wales
Relation to me: Hugh Roberts was my maternal grandmother's mother's maternal grandfather, which makes him 6th generation before me.
Alias(es): None known at this time.
Parents: unknown
Spouse(s): Ellen Pugh (or possibly Griffiths)
Children: Selina Roberts
Other Family: none known
Details: Hugh Roberts is one of the oldest people in my family tree that I actually have a photo of. I assume he was born sometime in the early 1800s, and we have a picture of him holding one of his daughter's children. We believe it is our great-grandmother Eliza. Aside from that, I really know very little else about him. His daughter was born in Northern Wales, which likely means he was from that area as well, but as I have no absolute information on him, I simply can't be sure.
1)      Hugh Roberts has been in my family tree from the time I initially put it together, which was pieced together with the help of my grandmother, her uncle Ted, and my father. None of whom knew the man, unfortunately, which makes the information sketchy at best.
2)      Then there is the photograph of Hugh, Ellen and the child we believe to be Eliza back in Wales. I am uncertain of the actual date of the photo, but fairly certain of the two Robertses's identities.
3)      However, my best proof of his identity is his daughter's death record. It is there he is listed by name, which is a slightly more valid proof than from family stories, where his name might have been mistaken over the century since his death.
Again, like many of my other brick walls, I have absolutely no BMD info for him. As I said above, I know he was alive around the 1880s, but I have no clue when he might have died beyond that. I would love to know the names of his parents, and if he had siblings, and where he was born. I would also love to know when he and Ellen were married, and whether or not they had any other children.

As always, if my family or anyone out there has any more information on this family, I'd love to talk to you about them. I'd love to learn more on any of them, if at all possible.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.