The families from Wrexham that moved away mainly into Lancashire, Yorkshire and then America, mainly coal mining or silk weaving.

The paternal great-grandparents of Florence Mary Gough, families from Wrexham with the names of Gough, Jackson & Davies. The associated tree is Gough.

The first Gough in the family so far is Robert, 1778-1841, from Brymbo on the outskirts of Wrexham. His son, also Robert, 1821-1893, was his 5th child and the known ancestor of 4 DNA matches to LS & NGJ.  Robert the younger married Jane Davies, 1817-1882, in Wrexham  but they moved to Hanley, Staffordshre before 1846 and stayed until moving back to Wrexham before 1881.  All but one of the children were born in the Potteries.

The Wrexham families were coal miners and moved for work from the North Wales border into the Yorkshire coalfields.

Updated May 2021.