In the second reflections, “Blue
Plaques of Swansea – Mumbles Lighthouse”, published in Bay July 2017 I wrote about the blue plaque commemorating the bravery of the two sisters, Jessie Ace,
and Margaret Wright
(Ace),during the storm of
1883, saving lifeboat men from disaster. Both girls were awarded with a gold cross, blue medal-lion, and a copy of Sir Walter
Scott’s book The Pirate (1822).
With the ‘disappearance’ of Jessie, I set a
question whether anyone knew of her whereabouts and that I would really like to hear from them.
I was delighted to have an interesting response from Mr John Griffiths, of
Swansea Harriers. He certainly had a good run with the results, let’s get on the starting blocks – we will get to the finishing line in record time!
In 1885 there was a marriage between couples, Jessie
Wright, John Dunstan,
and John Henry
Morris. (If anyone does have this problem in their research, at least one of the couples would be listed on a later census, check to see who was married to whom). In this
case Jessie was
married to John
Dunstan at St. Mary’s, Swansea. At
the time of the marriage Jessie was
living at Argyle Street.