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|Wooldridge - (Penkridge - Staffordshire)
Seeking information about Ann Wooldridge (1744-1818) who married Edward Wetton (1743? - 1819) by licence in Penkridge on twenty second of October 1776
Gtrateful for any information about her and about her parents and siblings
Family Surnames: Wooldridge, Wetton, Wetten
|Wooldridge Riley - (Penkridge - Staffordshire)
Jonas Wooldridge married Ann Riley in September 1737 I am seeking information about their ancestors and their descendants and would be greatful for any information.
Family Surnames: Wooldridge, Riley
|Elizabeth Slaney marr Thomas Brewster, 1783 - (Penkridge - Staffordshire)
Looking for relatives (parents, siblings) of Elizabeth Slaney, spinster, of Penkridge who married Thomas Brewster, widower, of Stretton on 23 Jun 1783 in Penkridge. I believe she may have been the daughter of John Slaney, surgeon of Walsall and his wife Mary Taylor, but this is conjecture. Elizabeth Slaney and Thomas Brewster had 5 children, Ann (1786-1870), John (1788-1831), Edward (1790-1853), Honor (1792-1864) and Charlotte (1795-1801). Would love to hear from anyone else researching Slaney surname in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire.
Family Surnames: Slaney, Brewster
|Catherine Morgan(born Abt. 1804 ) - (Penn - Staffordshire)
I am researching Benjamin Osborne(born in Cosely,Staffs., abt.1803. He married Catherine Morgan who was born in Penn, Staffs. and they had 3 children Lydia born abt.1825, William born 1834 in Willenhall, Staffs. and Mary born 1842 in Willenhall.Doesanyone know when and where Benjamin and catherine were married and who there parents were?
Family Surnames: Morgan
|Moses Perry - (Penn - Staffordshire)
Information on family of Moses Perry. Born Wolverhampton. In 1858 he is a Japanner in Upper Penn, Staffs. Married Emilia Thompson 1858 in Upper Penn. 1862 Japanner in Birmingham. 1881 a Publican in Walton Street, Tipton. 1891 Fortunes of War, Wednesbury, Staffs. Children: Edward Henry, Emily, Grafton and Clara. Father: Moses Perry.
Family Surnames: Perry
|Collins Boell - (Pennfields - Staffordshire)
Have information on Henry COLLINS and Caroline BOELL/BOWELL and children who immigrated to Western Australia in 1878. Willing to share this information with researchers.
Family Surnames: Collins Boell Bowell
|Growcott of Pensnett - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
John & Mary A Growcott, 1841 census, lived in Pensnett, Staffordshire.Children William, Richard(twins)Elizabeth,Rosannah(twins)John,George,Samuel,James,Enoch. William married Ann Davis 1839. he went to Australia with older son Charles 1854 then William came to New Zealand mid 1860's. Any connections to above names most welcomed. Where were John and Mary born? Only info on census says foreign parts. All help appreciated
Family Surnames: Growcott/Davis/Colbourne
|Danks, Hickman - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
Looking for info. on John Danks and Caroline Hickman of Pensnett
children William,Ersula, Pauline,and Ernest. Came to America 1869 from Pensnett. Hickman's had the High Oak Inn in Pensnett. Ernest John Daniel Danks born at Pensnett May 5, 1867
Family Surnames: Danks Hickman
|Marriage of Henry Stanworth and Harriet ? - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
Henry Stanworth (bc.1830, Oakengates, Shropshire) married Harriet before 1860, presumably at Pensnett, as their child, Charles Stanworth, was born there c.1860. It's possible that they also had a John H Stanworth bc.1858. Harriet died in 1888 (Stourbridge ref). Henry died sometime after 1901; probably soon afer, as it appears he was in hospital in Kingswinford in the 1901 census.
Family Surnames: Stanworth
|Watkins - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
Looking for connections with Joseph Watkins b.1856, married to Mary Ann Worton b.1864. Most of the children (12 or more) of the marriage were born in Hartshill with the three latter children born in Pensnett.
Family Surnames: Watkins
|Gonderton's of Pensnett - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
does anyone know of any information about the Gonderton's that lived in and around pensnett, mainly in church street during 1830's to maybe 1950's. as far as i know there are only my family left, id love to know of any others that are still alive.. many thanks
Family Surnames: Gonderton
|Francis Harvey - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
Looking for parents of Francis Harvey, born c1846, Pensnett, married to Charlotte Buckley, who was born 1845 in Bilston & died 1902 in Dudley. Francis was a mill man at an iron works in Dudley.Thanks
Family Surnames: Harvey, Buckley
|Barnett and Blackford - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
I'm trying to find out more about my great grand parents the Blackfords or Barnetts living in the pensnett area my grand parents were Harold and Winnie any information appreciated
Family Surnames: Barnett, Blackford
|re:morgan - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
i am trying to trace my grandfathers parents,do not have their names, my grandfather was joseph morgan born 1902 in pensnett, he married my nan beatrice may beddard, they had fifteen children.
any info regarding these people would be very welcoming.
Family Surnames: Morgan
|Looking for Hankins Ancestors - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
I am looking for imformation on James and Thomas Hankins (father and son) born c 1837 and 1867in Pensnett. James was a canal boatman which probably accounts for the fact that he is missing from most of the census returns. He married Caroline Wasssell (nee Morris) in Dudley. I have Thomas (a widower) marrying my gt grandmother in Yorkshire in 1904 but can find no other trace of him between 1881 and then.
Family Surnames: Hankins, Wassell, Morris
|Westwood - Brickmakers - (Pensnett - Staffordshire)
My Great Grandfather, John Westwood (Father Benjamin Westwood, Mother Ann Cadman) and wife Hannah (Anna) Jones migrated to Australia in 1878 along with John's brothers Samuel, Benjamin and Joseph. They settled in Sydney, NSW. Any information regarding family that remained in England appreciated.
Family Surnames: Westwood Jones Cadman
|Manor Of Pyrrebarr In 1539 - (Perry Barr - Staffordshire)
Letters and Papers Foreign & Domestic Henry VIII Vol 14 Pt 1 1539
Grants in January 1539
48 David Vincente one of the pages of the wardrobe of Beds. Lease of the manor or lordship pf Pyrrebarr co Staffs with two mills, a corn mill, and a sythe mill, thereto belonging, with reservations which premises are part of Warrewicks lands and late in the tenure of Martin Arden; for 21 years at rent of £20-10s-0d Dated 27th January 30 Henry VIII Ref Pat. p.2. m.23
Family Surnames: Vincente Arden
|E E Brown & Co Smethwick - (Perry Barr - Staffordshire)
Trying to make contact with anyone with information on Brown family from Perry Bar Birmingham. My father was christened Ernest Edwin Brown born 1920 but was known as Jimmy, and his father went by the same name. They ran a garage in Smethwick until 30 years ago. My grandmother lived in Halesowen, I am not sure if my grandfather lived there or not as he died before I was born. I have my fathers wedding photo and there seems to be a lot of relatives on his side. My fathers siblings where Gladys and Frank, would love to know more about my grandfather or grandmothers side.
Family Surnames: Brown
|Emery - Perry Barr - (Perry Barr - Staffordshire)
George Emery ( b.c. 1780) & Sarah ( b. Woodhouses, Staffordshire) had two sons born in Perry Barr, George & Joseph Emery c. 1821. An earlier son Charles Emery was born 1851, Tamworth. Any connections most welcome.
Family Surnames: Emery, Smith
|DALE/STANYARD/JUDD - (Perry Barr - Staffordshire)
anyone have any information on charles dale who married emily stanyard at st johns chuurch perry barr10 october 1896 also charles judd who married mary a stanyard at sometime ?
Family Surnames: Dale Stanyard Judd
|Baker of Pillaton - (Pillaton - Staffordshire)
Am trying to find a baptism for Ann Baker bc1830 in Pillaton/ Gnosall. She was living with her grandparents Robert and Mary Baker, nee Evans, in Pillaton in 1841. I think she was illegitimate as when she married Robert Owen in 1855 at Penkridge therewas no father recorded.
Family Surnames: Baker
|JONES, HALL, STEVENS - (Pleck - Staffordshire)
My GG grandparents were Samuel and Annie Hall who were farmers (poss.address - Norncoth(?)) within parish of Abdon at Stoke St.Milburyne, Shrophire. I have a copy of the baptism cert. for their son John Hall who was baptized on 1 July 1837, cert. is signed by 'H.Wilson Rector of Abdon'. We know John was married twice - he had 2 children to his first wife (Samuel and Sara). After the death of his 1st wife he married Eliza Jones on 11 August 1868 at St.Johns Church, The Pleck, Walsall. They had a further 7 children one of which was my grandmother Emma. By the time Emma was born (1883)they were living in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire (now Cumbria). Emma married Charles Henry Stevens and had 4 children Maude, Elsie, Gladys and Charles Henry (Jr) - who was my Dad. They lived in St.Lukes Street most of their married lives. Does anyone have any common ancestors? Would love to hear anything which could be relevant. I am now living in Australia and would dearly love to pass on family history to my own grandchildren. Joan
Family Surnames: Hall, Stevens, Jones, Blakeborough, Peart, Gilchrist, Manning
|PARKER - (Pleck - Staffordshire)
Would love to hear from anyone who has any connection to this surname. My Grand mothers name was Maud Parker (dob-1897) her parents names were George & Minnie Parker. Maud married Thomas Seager
Family Surnames: Parker
|Info on Winter - (Pleck - Staffordshire)
Anyone remember Shop on Wallows Lane,next to pub,great grandparents John and Eliza Winter,had 7 children,sold allsorts and may have had connection with coal/gas board in the pleck
Family Surnames: Winter
|pleck area howell family - (Pleck - Staffordshire)
John howell b.1850 sedgley and Elizabeth (Baugh) lived in rolling mill st pleck also their children born there,my grandfather jack howell b.1888 married susannah satchwell,any howells connections out there?
Family Surnames: Howell
|phoebe howell pleck walsall - (Pleck - Staffordshire)
my grandfathers sister was named phoebe howell and she married a mr andrews,any coonections out there or willing to share family photos,clara also a sister and many more siblings ....... parents being john howell b.1850 sedgley and wife elizabeth nee baugh
Family Surnames: Howell
|Skitt's in portobello - (Portobello - Staffordshire)
I am looking for any information on the skitt family who lived in portobello, willenhall in the early 1800's. In particular a Edward Skitt, Father of Henry who married Emma Millington
Family Surnames: Skitt Millington Brant Everett Higgs
|Willetts Family. - (Portobello - Staffordshire)
Edward Willetts b 1803 d 1853 m Sarah ann Palmer 18/07/1824 Dudley.Children Richard b1828 d1891 m Emma Cooper.William b 1829 m Mary Gidwell.Samuel b 1831 m Julia Bate.Edward b 1834 m Elizabeth Jeffcoat 05/07/1860 Mary Ann b 1835 m Thomas Toft Elizabeth died young Thomas b 1841 m Emma Dunkey Mercy b 1854 m Jesse Brevitt.William and Mary died from T.B.Their only child Sarah Ann was taken in by Edward and Elizabeth(nee Jeffcoat).When Samuel died as a Widower two of his children Elizabeth by Mercy and Jesse Brevitt and Mercy by Thomas and Emma(nee) Dunkey.I would to hear from anyone connected with this family.
Family Surnames: Willetts/Palmer/Cooper/Gidwell/Bate/Jeffcoat/Toft/Dunkey/Brevitt
|Samuel Bishop, Coalminer Immigrates To Nsw Australia - (Princes End - Staffordshire)
Samuel Bishop, son of William Bishop and Maria Hill b. 1833 Prince's End, Staffordshire ENGLAND immigrated to Australia. Occupation:Coalminer. Married Mary McGann,18 April, 1860 - (herself an immigrant from County Clare IRELAND, b. 1837. d. 4 Aug 1917 Bulli NSW AUSTRALIA).
Samuel d. 9 November 1878 Bulli NSW AUSTRALIA.
Issue: Eliza, b.1861 Maitland NSW AUSTRALIA, Charles W. b. 1862 Newcastle NSW AUSTRALIA, Samuel b. 16/4/1864 Anvil Creek Maitland NSW AUSTRALIA, Martha Mary Ellen b. 1870 Wollonhong NSW AUSTRALIA, Daniel b. 1874 Wollongong NSW AUSTRALIA.
Family Surnames: Bishop
|richard biggs - (Princes End - Staffordshire)
looking for family details of richard biggs born princes end in 1860/61 - married to rebecca dobson of whitehaven and living in barrow in furness by 1881 census. can find no family details for him. can you help?
Family Surnames: Biggs
|Royal Hotel - (Princes End - Staffordshire)
Eliza Ann Paul married Henry Thomas Butler in 1890they owned the Royal Hotel PrincesEnd Tipton.Looking for parents/grandparents of Henry Butler,whose father had same name
Family Surnames: Butler
|cox - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
My grandfathers brothers John born 1872 and Samuel born 1876 in Quarry Bank It seems the 1881 census returns for Cradley were lost so I can not find where they lived and who with . help please
Family Surnames: Cox
|information on - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
My 3xgrandfather was John Manning born around 1920 in Bromsgrove but who moved to Quarry Bank his occupation was a Tailor. I believe he married an Elizabeth Green. Any information most appreciated.
Family Surnames: Manning
|Maybury - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
Looking for information on Thomas Maybury b.1841, married to Amelia Beddall and second marriage to Eliza Jones. Also his father, William Maybury, c.1800 married to Eliza Morris b.1818 from Monmouth, South Wales. William died age 47 in 1847 from encephalitis and Eliza went on to marry Isiah Deeley. Also lived in the Cradley and Brierley Hill areas. William Maybury c1800 had a brother, John Maybury b.1798 and was born in Wrens Nest, Shropshire or Astley, Staffordshire - both entries on census records and was married to Sarah Morton b.1796. There is also a David Maybury who is a witness at the wedding of William and Eliza and am interested to know where he fits into the family.
Family Surnames: Maybury
|Bangham, Pearson, Hart, - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
If somebody could help me with this one.
Looking for any information about William Bangham (Baugham)and Mary Hart, married around 1888. They had several children, Benjamin Thomas, Bertie, Leah, Margaret, Evan, George, Beatrice. Sometime between 1901 to 1911 two of the children (Thomas and Bertie) changed their surname to Pearson and lived in Durham for a while. Looking for somebody with more informaton that I have. Benjamin Thomas was my grandfather. I have found the family on all the UK census up to and including 1901 where they are listed as living in Quarry Bank. I have not found them on the 1911 census.
Family Surnames: Bangham, Hart, Pearson
|Great Grandfather - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
looking for great grandfather Joseph Martin born in Quarry Bank in 1877, marraied Annie Haigh who was born in Bingley, they lived in Halifax, had my Grandfather Stanley 1900.Joseph's father was also called Joseph
Family Surnames: Martin
|ALLPORT, CARTWRIGHT, HILL families 1850s - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
Looking for any information about these families. John HILL a horse driver married Maria ALLPORT in ca 1849 (I assume Maria's maiden name as her mother was Ann ALLPORT living with them in 1871 & with her 1881 - John had died), Samuel HILL a carter/haulier married Maria CARTWRIGHT in 1883. Children of John & Maria are Hannah, John, Nebo, William, Samuel, Anna Maria, Jacob & Thomas. Children of Samuel & Maria are Flossie, Annie, Doris May & Ruth. Any help gratefully received. Many thanks.
Family Surnames: Allport, Cartwright, Hill
|PERKS FAMILY - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
I am searching for any information about a DAVID PERKS born 1846 Merry Hill, Quarry Bank. David married Lavinia Cole in 1868. In the 1881 Census the family were living at Dudley Road, Lye.
Family Surnames: Perks
|Emmanuel & Sabra Cox - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
My great great grandparents ran a shoe shop at top of Quarry Bank High Street circa 1900 next to Royal Oak pub. Looking for info on marriage/s of their daughter Mary Hannah. Any help at all would be great please.
Family Surnames: Cox
|Greenfield/Harrison - Quarry Bank - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
Looking for any information on James Greenfield (born Brookmoor c1852)married Priscilla Harrison (Born Quarry Bank c1849). They had 4 children, William Thomas born 1878, John Henry (my great-grandfather) born 1882/3, Sarah Lily and James Isaac. William and John were both born at Quarry Bank.
Family Surnames: Greenfield Harrison
|BURLEY family - (Quarry Bank - Staffordshire)
John BURLEY b. 1825 Pensnett/Kingswinford m. Mary BURLEY (confusing, same family name!) 1855. He was a Provisions Merchant and I believe was connected with a company trading as 'Glover & Burley' at Birmingham market and they were in existence until the 1970s, but I cannot confirm the connection to John. BURLEY family lived at Maughan Street Quarry Bank and John's son, Thomas BURLEY was reputed to be a fine craftsman in brass, having artifacts in Quarry Bank Parish Church, as well as own family pew. Family moved to Cradley Heath, Rowley Regis and finally to Baldwin Street in Smethwick. Would love to learn more if anyone has info?
Family Surnames: Burley
|Miss Jane Thornewill - (Rangemore - Staffordshire)
I am looking for any information or photos etc about Miss Jane Thornewill (1847-1943), sister of Harriet, Lady Burton of Rangemore Hall. She was reputed to be Edward 7ths favorite bridge partner. I have her diaries spanning most of her life time but am always seeking new information. Also any information about the Bass or Thornewill families. I would be happy to share any info I have or give access to her diaries.
Family Surnames: Thornewill Bass
|Robert Edwin Smith - (Rawnsley - Staffordshire)
I am seeking any info' on the parents of Robert. Robert was born at Saunder's Crossing, Rawnsley Road, Rawnsley 18 Feb 1914 he died January 1997 having lived all his married life in Hazel Slade/Wimblebury. All I know of his father is that his name was CHARLES SMITH and that in 1938 was a colliery railway shunter. Any info most appreciated. Ron
Family Surnames: Smith
|Mary Ellen (Nellie) Hall - (Rawnsley - Staffordshire)
I'm looking for information regarding Mary Ellen (Nellie) Hall, born around 1874 to John and Sarah Hall. They lived in Rawnsley and John Hall was a Farmer, Coal Inspector and also an Honorary District Evangelist for the Church of England. Mary Ellen (Nellie) Hall married Archibald Gratton Webb, a Butcher from Frome, Somerset in 1898. Their marriage is listed as the July-Aug-Sept at Bath Registry Office. They had 2 children and lived in Frome, Somerset. On the 1901 Census, Mary Ellen (Nellie) Webb (nee Hall)is once again living with her family in Rawnsley, with her 2 children, Beatrice aged 2 and Walter Gratton John, aged 8 months. I have found no trace of Mary Ellen after this date. Does anyone have any information please? Many thanks.
Family Surnames: Hall, Rawnsley