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Llanbister Cantal School



Map of Powys with location of Cantal
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Llanbister Cantal School
Llanbister Cantal School
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In 1891, the primary school at Llanbister Cantal was under the supervision of the principal teacher Mr David Roberts, "Second Class Cert'd teacher". His wife supervised the sewing classes and some of the infants classes. As can be seen from the census, Mr Roberts took up his post after moving from Christchurch, Chester, where his daughter had been born the previous year.


1891 Census
Cantal School, Llanbister
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
David Roberts Head M 31 Schoolmaster Denbighshire, Llangollen Both
Kate Roberts Wife M 26 Sewing and Infants teacher Anglesey, Llandeffa Both
Gwendoline Roberts Dau   1   Chester, Christchurch  
Emily J Heath Serv S 14 Nurse Chester, Christchurch English

10 years previously, the 1881 census shows a David Roberts working as a teacher in a dance school. This could have been Llanbister Cantal's David Roberts:

Dwelling: 6 Garth Ganol
Census Place: Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
David ROBERTS
Rel: Head - Occ: Laborer in Brick Yard
M 52 M Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales
Jane ROBERTS
Rel: Wife
M 50 F Llangower, Merioneth, Wales
John ROBERTS
Rel: Father
W   80  Pennant, Montgomery, Wales 
David ROBERTS
Rel: Son - Occ: Assistant Master in Dance School
21  Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales 
Ellen ROBERTS
Rel: Daur - Occ: General Serv Unemployed
U   19   Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales 
John ROBERTS
Rel: Son - Occ: Brick Maker
U   16  M   Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales 
Susanah ROBERTS
Rel: Daur - Occ: Scholar
  12 F Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales 
Alice A. ROBERTS
Rel: Daur - Occ: Scholar
  Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales  
Alice ROBERTS
Rel: Visitor - Occ: Housemaid Unemployed (DC)
28   Llangollen, Denbigh, Wales 

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