One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

Friday, March 26, 2010

Recently acquired certificates:

David Gronow June Qtr. 1838 Merthyr Tydfil Vol.26 page 351.
Alfred William Gronow June Qtr. 1840 Swansea Vol.26 page 490.
John Gronow Dec. Qtr. 1853 Bridgend Vol.11a page 304.

William Gronow Dec. Qtr. 1853 Bridgend Vol.11a page 708
James Gronow Sept. Qtr. 1859 Cardiff Vol.11a page 297
John Gronow Sept. Qtr. 1915 Pontypridd Vol.11a page 1433.

Burglary, 26th June 1876.

ARTHUR BROWN (35) , Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of one Evan Gronow, and stealing therein a coat and waist-coat, his property.

MR. DOUGLAS conducted the, Prosecution.

EVAN GRONOW . I am a shoemaker, of Irongate Wharf, Paddington—On Saturday night, 10th June, at 11 o'clock I was in bed on the ground floor, and was awakened and saw the prisoner pass my coat out at the window—he was three parts in the room, but standing outside—I asked him what he was doing, and he ran away—I went after him, and never lost sight of him—he got behind a cart—I called for help, and Sergeant Tompkins came up he laid hold of him behind the cart—I charged him with stealing a coat and waistcoat—I picked up the waistcoat myself—I have not recovered the coat—the prisoner said he was sleeping on the timber—on the road he said "I had got the wrong shop" and that he had some beer.

THOMAS TOMPKINS (Police Sergeant D 14). I was in Irongate Wharf, I heard some cries and saw the prosecutor and the prisoner dodging round a cart—the prosecutor said the prisoner had stolen his coat—I took him, he said "It is all false, I know nothing about it—I came round here for a sleep"—I said "You arc rather out of breath for sleeping, let us go back and see what it is"—we did so and examined the place, and found it had been opened—on the way back we found" a waistcoat, but not the coat—the prisoner appeared to have been drinking, but was not drunk.

The prisoner in his Defence stated that he was drunk and did not know what had been done.

GUILTY —He was further charged with a previous conviction, to which he PLEADED GUILTY**— Ten Years' Penal Servitude.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, 26 March 2010), June 1876, trial of Arthur Brown (t18760626-272).

Census of 2nd April 1871, RG10; Piece: 7; Folio: 85; Page: 46; No.8 Irongate Wharf, Paddington.Marylebone.London.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Inquest Report, Newport. Monmouthshire.

Mr Brewer held an inquest on Friday evening, at the Dock Hotel, on the body of Daniel Gronow, aged 60 years, an engine-driver on the Monmouthshire for many years. The deceased came by his death in the locomotive yard, whilst engaged about his engine. He was crushed by the buffers of a truck striking him against one of the engine buffers. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.

[Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Monday, March 9, 1874; Issue 1515]

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Congratulations to
Tony & Iris Gronow
on the occasion of their
5oth Golden Anniversary

[first published in the Media Wales Group on 27th February 2010]
Congratulations Mum and Dad on your Golden Wedding Anniversary lots of love from-Caroline, Paul, Carl, Janet, Emma, Sean, Cerys and Tomos.

{Tony is a descendant of Thomas Gronow 1709-1773 Wenvoe, Glamorganshire.}

{Edit 20Aug10}
Sadly Tony died on the 22nd July 2010
at Llandough Hospital after a short illness.
The funeral was on Friday August 6th at Thorn-Hill Crematorium.