Robert Morris of Aberedw
One of the patients in the Cottage Hospital at the time of the census in 1891 was a 4 year old boy called Robert Morris who lived in Aberedw, Radnorshire. His family is shown in the census as follows:
Robert had been baptised at the Parish Church in the village on 28th July 1887, his father at the time describing himself as a 'farmer' and living at Pen y gareg.
The map on the left shows Pen y gareg some distance from the the village of Aberedw. It is situated in the lower right hand corner of the map near to Llewelyn's cave.
However, by the time of his sister Maud's baptism on February 5th 1890 the family had moved to Blaen-Meilwen, Aberedw and the father's occupation was given as 'labourer' - and in the census as 'shepherd'.
The family lived about 3 miles away from the village, as shown in the school log book for that year:
Powys County Archives
His sister Maud had been privately baptised, a practice normally reserved for babies who were not expected to survive. However, there is no record of her burial in the parish burial register and according to the census she survived beyond her first birthday.
After suffering a burn, Robert was admitted to the Cottage Hospital in Llandrindod on the recommendation of Col. Picton Turberville. He spent a total of 42 days in hospital and was discharged in good health.
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