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Bartley, John

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John was born in Cilcain in 1893 and at the time of the 1901 census at the age of seven he was living with his father John and his mother Fanny at a house in Pentre, Cilcain. He had three younger siblings Thomas, Edith and Elizabeth. His father was described as a labourer and all spoke Welsh.

At the time of the 1911 census the family had increased following the birth of Jennie, Herbert and Andrew. By now John was aged 17 and living with his uncle and his family in Lincolnshire. His uncle was a butcher and it seems that John may have worked for his uncle Andrew Davies in the shop. The Pentre area of Cilcain lies at the edge of the village and members of the Bartley family still live in the village today.

Ganwyd John yng Nghilcain yn 1893 ac ar adeg y cyrfrifiad 1901 pan oedd yn 7 oed, roedd o’n byw efo ei dad John a’i fam Fanny mewn tŷ ym Mentre, Cilcain. Roedd tri phlentyn iau hefyd sef Thomas, Edith ag Elizabeth. Roedd ei dad yn gweithio fel llafurwr ac roedd pawb yn siarad Cymraeg.

Ar adeg cyfrifiad 1911 roedd y teulu wedi cynyddu yn dilyn genedigaeth Jennie, Herbert ac Andrew. Erbyn hyn roedd John yn 17 oed ac yn byw efo ei ewythr a’i deulu yn swydd Lincoln. Cigydd oedd ei ewythr ac mae’n ymddangos bod John yn gweithio iddo fo yn y siop. Mae ardal Pentre Cilcain ar ochr y pentre ar fford Loggerheads ac mae aelodau’r teulu Bartley yn dal i fyw yn y pentre heddiw.

John Bartley in uniform as a soldier of the South Wales Borderers

John Bartley in uniform as a soldier of the South Wales Borderers

 

John Bartley seated far left with his family in Cilcain before the war

John Bartley seated far left with his family in Cilcain before the war

 

Many thanks to Ralph and Mary Bartley for providing the photos

Diolch yn fawr i Ralph a Mary Bartley am ddarparu’r lluniau


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