One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

On this day in 1891

Pontypridd (Before Mr J. Williams, Stipendiary, and Mr L.G. Lenox) Licensing Offence.
Gwilym Gronow, Landlord of the Queen's Hotel, Penycoedcae, was summoned for having his house open for the sale of beer, on Sunday the 29th March. Two men from Pontypridd were found on the premises, having been supplied with beer. The landlord in reply to questions of the police officer, stated that he did not know the men in question came from Pontypridd. This being his first offence, he was fined £1, and a similar fine was imposed on each of the two men found on the premises.

(Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Thursday, April 9, 1891; Issue 6829)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

On this day in 1890......
"A sad case of suicide was discovered at Grangetown on Wednesday morning, Mrs Gwen Gronow, the wife of a seaman, living at 32, Knole Street was shortly after, found, by another inmate of the house, named Isabel Pearson, hanging from one of the rafters in the ceiling of the washhouse. Mrs Pearson called in Eli Trim, of No. 18, in the same street, and when he had cut the rope he saw that the woman had been dead for some hours. This has been corroborated by medical testimony. The sister of the deceased, Mrs Norman, who lives a few doors off, stated to Sergt. Murley at the police station that she could attribute the committing of so rash an act only to the fact that Mrs Gronow had been for the past eight or nine years suffering from a chronic affection in her leg, and that latterly it had caused such acute pain as to have affected her mind"
The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Saturday, April 5, 1890; Issue 13072.)

Death registered June Qtr. 1890 Gwen Gronow aged 37 Cardiff Vol.11a page 159.
Gwen (nee Lloyd) was the wife of Evan Gronow.