Seth George

Seth George was born in Flintshire on 2nd April 1880 and baptised at Holywell on 12th May that year. He was the son of John George (born Flint) and his wife Margaret (nee Lloyd) who was born in Bagillt, near Flint.

In 1881 Seth was living with his parents and his three brothers, Robert (9), Evan T. (7) and Samuel Lloyd (3) in Sydney Street in Flint. His father was a labourer in a chemical works.

At some time in the next ten years, Seth’s father died, as in the 1891 census he was living with his widowed mother and five brothers at 41, Sydney Street in Flint. The family now included John (7) and Edward (4). In 1899 their mother passed away.

By 1901, all the brothers were living at School House in Flint, with a housekeeper, 21 year old M.E. Hughes, who had previously lodged with the George family. Seth was working as a groom. (He was also recorded at Coleshill House, Bagillt as a servant).

Seth married Nellie Pryde, who was born in Wrexham, on 2nd February 1910 and moved to England.
Seth and Nellie were living in Greenside Lane in Hatton in 1911. He was employed as a domestic motor driver. Their nephew John Mumford, aged 4 years, also lived with them.

It is not clear when Seth enlisted, but he did serve as a private in an Anti- Aircraft Battery, Royal Army Service Corps, with the service number M2/ 193419. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for his service in the Great War.

In the electoral rolls for 1918 and 1919, Seth was an absent voter whose Hatton address was School Lane. He had returned there by 1920 and lived on in Hatton for several years until he and Nellie moved back to North Wales. They would appear to not have had any children.

In the 1939 Register, he was recorded as a disabled collier, living with Nellie at Caer-Estyn, Caergwrle, near Wrexham.

Seth George died on 3rd June 1942 at Chester Royal Infirmary and was buried five days later at Hope, near Wrexham. Nellie died in 1960.  Seth George was 62 years of age.