Condon Family – The Aberdare connection
Posted by on the 25th July 2009
I’ve been searching for my Grandaunt Johanna Curran who was born (1867) in Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland. Recently, using the 1911 Wales census, I found her records, in 1891 a John Condon from Aberdare married Johanna Creen (phonetically correct).
John also had Irish connections – his parents John Condon 1835 and mother Mary Cox 1838 were also born in Lismore. John and Mary Cox had several other children as well, some of them becoming well known locally in the undertaking business.
John Condon and Johanna had at least four children: Mary in 1893, David John in 1894, Catherine or Kate in 1895 and Joseph in 1898 all born and living in Aberdare at the time of the 1911 census. John died in 1926 and Johanna died in 1933.
Tonight with the help of AberdareOnline I have discovered their son David John Condon, aged 42, working as a Collier in the Gadlys – River Level Colliery in 1936.
I would love to make contact with family members (children or grandchildren) of any of the above and intend visiting the mid & south Glamorgan area in the near future.