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red mail Clarke family
I am trying to find a Clarke family from Smethwick. The dad was Josiah Clark or Clarke, Born about 1899, they had a son Frederick Clark, lived at John Street, Smethwick 1944. I would really be pleased if someone could help. I am unable to find his father anywhere, but on the Marriage of Frederick and Kathleen Box it say Josiah.
red mail George William Barley and Annie Shaw
married in 1906 Smethwick Kings Norton but unable to find them on 1911 Census. i known daughter Violet born 16 April 1910 at 52 Victoria Park Road and later George and Annie are at 1 Albert Terrace, Halberton Street on Electoral Rolls. Violet and her husband William George Halford both gave this address on their marriage details. Am unable to proceed with the Barley line until I can find them in 1911 and know if any more children were born to George and Annie Barley. Any help welcomed please.
red mail Cooper family Smethwick
I am trying to find Alice Cooper, born in 1883 in Warrington.moved to Smethwick in about 1890.Parents, father Daniel Cooper, mother Sarah J Cooper (nee)Whitehouse.Can find no trace after1899 in Smethwick .Would be most grateful for any help.Thankyou.
Am researching ancestors of the BLACKFORD family who lived in Spon Lane, Smethwick - owning a butchers shop during the 1940's. Anyone knowing of family history especially of my paternal grandfather - much appreciated - his father very difficult to find, if not impossible! HHB's mother was Applin. HHB's wife was a Birchley.
red mail Travellers, from Blackpatch by the Name of Wolfindale
Wolfindale, amelia, travellers from Blackpatch smethwick can anyone help trying to trace family link from Grandmothers family.
red mail Garvey Family
Hello, I'm looking for info on the Garvey family...Bertha (nee Rumley), William Henry and William Leslie, who lived in Mornington Terrace, Smethwick in the 1900s. Thank you
red mail Vernon
I am looking for Alan A Vernon. I am sure that Alan lives in Smethwick. He hgad a book supply co A&B Books. I would like to contact Alan as I have not seen him for over 50 years.
red mail Brown
Looking for Phillip and Sheila Brown Phillip originally from Eva Road Oldbury, married and moved to hagley, then Kidderminster have 2 Sons Darren and I think Gary. would love to get intouch
red mail Vernon or Jones
Could anyone give me any details of the family Vernon or Jones living in Littlemore hill. smethwick, in about 1914. would be most greatful
Looking for details of William Dancer born in Smethwick or West Smethwick around 1790 was an iron worker, died in Bradley,Bilston in 1826, would have lived in the Parish of Park's Chapel or Smethwick Old Church as it came to be known, which came under the greater Parish of Harbourne...I know this because the living later went to the vicar/curate of St Martins in the Fields in Birmingham which is where he married Mary Ann Walker on 9th August 1811
red mail Whitman / Harper
My parents were married in St Matthewss church Smethwick/Stafford.Birmingham UK. father Ernest Whitman mother Ruth Nee Harper, 1925 was the year of marriage. fathers residence was 20 Back of London St, mothers residence 132 Grove Lane, looking for any relatives still living in UK that could be on my fathers side, his siblings were Horace, Florence, Winifred, Herbert, Sydney, Ruth, Doris there were two more children Lillian and Ernest my father who was born in 1902 Handsworth,
red mail George Henry Hartley
I am seeking information about George Henry Hartley who lived in Raglan Road in 1942. are there any of his familly still living in the area?
red mail Ernest Lloyd Hackett
I am seeking information regarding the family of my Great Grandfather Ernest Lloyd Hackett a native of Smethwick near Birmingham.He attended school at either Winchester or Westminster. He had three children: Mary(my grandmother), Felix and Natalia. He worked as an engineer for Babcock & Wilcox in Calcutta India and Australia. He died aged 51 on 17th March 1909 at West Maitland NSW Australia where he was engineer for the Hunter & District Water Board.
red mail Jones , Vernon
Can anyone help?Am looking for family named, either Jones or Vernon living in South rd Smethwick,from about 1901 onwards.Extremely grateful for any help.Thankyou.
red mail goodwin family
Hi I'm looking into the goodwin family of Smethwick. William Goodwin of Walsall married Eliza Stephens in India and had several children in various locations before settling in Smethwick c1897 Their Children were Rupert c 1886 India died 1918 was marreid to Amy. Catherine c 1888 India. Margaret c 1890 Hounslow married Thomas Ashbery. Louisa c 1892 Manchester - emigrated to America at some point. Clara c 1896 - Ireland. Constance 1898 Smethwick - married Joseph Butler. Known addresses in Smethwick were White Road and Cheshire Road. Any information about the Goodwins and their descendents or the Ashberys would be gratefully recieved.
red mail how do I find burial of relative
Hi, My great great grandfather and mother may be buried in Smethwick, but does anyone know how i can find out if or where they may be buried. they lived Pope st Smethwick and he died 1932 she died 1935 surname Preece. Thank you UPDATE FOUND THEM AND SORRY ALL WHO HELPED THEY ARE BURIED IN MERRIDALE WOLVERHAMPTON CEMETRY
red mail Augustine Busby (c. 1815), and William Busby (c. 1840)
My great grandfather married Harriett Elizabeth Hobbs in 1888 (Birmingham). At that time, he stated that he was William Busby (widower) and his father was Augustine (deceased). This looks like Augustine Busby, who (in 1841) lived in Finstock with his son William. But in the 1891 and 1901 censuses, he have his place of birth as on board ship (Irish Sea), and the William Busby from Oxfordshire was reported by his first wife Hannah to be still alive (but absent) in the 1871 census; she married again a few years late. So maybe this is a case of bigamy. Any help would be welcomed.
red mail Jones / vernon
My mother Mary Clements(polly) worked in service at the age of 11 which would have been 1915 to a family called Jones/vernon in South road smethwick. can anyone help as regards the family or the address. many thanks
red mail stony lane Smethwick
Try to trace family members of JOHN HORTON who lived at 323 then became 52 Stony Lane Smethwick. John Horton was my Grandfather and would like to trace his brothers and sisters.
red mail Murray- Amelia
Does anyone have any information about Amelia Murray born about 1897 think smethwick, lived off middlemore road had a child stanley out of wedlock. any information would be wonderful. thankyou
red mail DRAPER Ernest
Ernest Draper of 15 Goodyear Road SMETHWICK Staffs b 1883 married Ellen MOORE approx 1914/16. I have no information about my grandfather's family, please get in touch if you know more.
red mail WILKINS George
George WILKINS of Smethwick Staffs, Labourer c 1979, had a daughter ELLEN b 1858. Also WILLIAM and ELIZABETH were witnesses at Ellen's wedding to James Moore on 25th Dec 1879. George was my Great Great Grandfather; any information would be wonderful.
red mail MOORE James, Smethwick
James Moore b 1853, Puddler, son of Benjamin Moore, Puddler, of SMETHWICK Staffs married Ellen Wilkins on December 25th 1879 at North Harborne Parish church Staffs.Any information about my Great Grandfather would be wonderful.
Researching details of GRIFFIN family before 1900. John Charles GRIFFIN b.1895 m. Alice May LEIGHTON 1917, both families from Reynolds St Smethwick. Any information would be appreciated.
Henry Bottom from Bosbury
I would like to hear from the descendants of Henry Thomas Bottom (born in 1888 in English Bicknor) from Bosbury and Ledbury. His father was Thomas Bottom and his mother was Sarah (nee Price). He was working as an engineering draughtsman in Smethwick in 1911.
red mail Bond family
I am tracing my uncle John William Charles Bond born 1926 in Lewes sussex. He moved to smethwick and married a Brenda Townsend in 1954. They seperated but John later met a greengrocers daughter later and they had a son in 1958-1960 period. I do not know the grocers daughters name but if I can find their son, my cousin he will have an extended family dying to meet him. John died in 1963 accidently aged only 37. Linda
red mail Westwood -Hales
I am looking for infomation about William Westwood and Elizabeth Hales they lived at Bosoms End Smethwick ,Harborne in 1847,they had a son John born the same year ,any info at all,before or after 1847 would be helpful . also reserching,Whitehouse Boddison,and Horton, All from the VICTORIA PARK area Smethwick
red mail GARNER 1911 CENSUS
Looking for any connection with Thomas Harold Garner born west Tytherley Hampshire noted on the 1911 census as living at 38 Fredrick street, Beech lane, Birmingham with his mother Mary Jane (Rowles) Garner aged 62yrs, born Cheltenham Gloucestershire. Thomas was a Printer Compositor. would love to hear from any of the family connected to Thomas.
red mail Smiths of Smethwick
I am looking for any information on Priscilla Nellie Smith, born Aug 1905 to William Smith and Polly Wenlock. Priscilla was a domestic servant in a house in Yew Tree Avenue in the 1920's, but I can find no information about her after that.
red mail sgt t grice m.m.
looking for anyone who knew of sergeant grice MM served in the middle east in WW1, Ithink his christian name was thomas, perhaps a child or grandchild of his would have some details of his details during and after ww1. I know that he lived in Smethwick
red mail Garner Mary, william.
The family moved from West Tytherley Hampshire around 1899/1900 and moved to Smethwick Staffordshire. The family are noted on the 1901 census as living at the below address. Mary J Rowles Garner Cheltenham 1853 Anni Garner West Tytherley Thomas H Garner Printer Compositor Hants West Tytherly 1883 Ida A Garner 17 Hants West Tytherley Ms D Pearson Boarder 28 worker B Yorkshire. 28 Nood rd, if this is correctly spelt..they are noted on the 1901 census. Thomas Harold Garner born Colesbourn was now deceased. William is noted as being at Portsmouth,Dublin Fusiliers Florence is noted as being at Brewood Domestic servant. Any information of this family would be fantastic. Ernest john Garner was noted as being at 20 The High street, this is our line... I know that Mary Jane Rowles Garner moved to Hagley..and remarried possibley a Phillip Counde.
Seeking information concerning the NICHOLS family. Sarah was born at Smethwick in abt 1816, the daughter of Isaac (a farmer) and Mary. Sarah moved to Leamington Priors (now Leamington Spa), Warwickshire, and married James HARRIS (or HARRISS) from Badsey, Worcestershire on 8 Aug 1841.
red mail Harry Danks
Harry was my grandfather who lived in Windmill Lane, Smethwick until he died in 1955?? Am curious about his life as I have no living relatives left who knew him. He was married to Louise Nock and had three sons: Arthur, Norman and Roy. I would love more information if you have any.
red mail joseph Vernon
I am looking for information about my great great grandfather Joseph Vernon. He is listed as living at 16 High Street Smethwick in the 1871 Census and 146 Church Lane Smethwick in the 1901 census. Does anyone know of any information relating to his parentage at all. Children were Walter F, Charles H, Frederick, Robert, Frank, Sarah E and Joseph
red mail Robert Victor WALKER & Lilian WALKER
I am trying to locate anyone that knew or knew of my Grandfather Robert Victor Walker (Documentation indicates that ‘Victor’ is an assumed name as it does not appear anywhere until he marries grand-mother Emily on 26 November 1906) and his daughter Lillian Walker. Robert V was born 23 April 1875 in Rabone Lane Smethwick. He died on 4 March 1955 in the Birmingham Accident Hospital after being run over. Indeed, if anyone recognises ANY of the names I’ve mentioned below I would be delighted to hear from them also! Robert Victor had a daughter named Lillian Elizabeth Walker (we think that Elizabeth may be an assumed middle name.) and according to the 1901 census she was aged 3 meaning she was born about 1897-8. Her Mother is unknown and her birth certificate can not be found. Lillian was brought up by Robert Victor and his Wife Emily Thompson (b. 18 March 1879) they were married 26 November 1906. Lillian apparently had a relationship – no marriage records found – with a Raymond Howel/ls in the Oldbury area. Lillian’s Death Certificate indicates that she was Lillian Elizabeth ‘Peat’ at the time of her death in October 1950. She was living in 39 Pottery Road Warley Oldbury immediately prior to her death. We believe that Lillian married James Peat but can not find a marriage certificate. We do know that during the Second World War, Lillian worked for a company called Rowley Regis Quarries who provided ‘fill’ for airport runways, apparently for the RAF. She had a company car, so may have been part of the Management Team. Robert and Emily moved into ‘Back’ 61 George Street in Smethwick and had 8 other children, among them, my father William Arthur Walker (b. 1918) and my Aunt Louisa (b. 1916). In 1930 they moved to 16 The Horseshoe Warley, where Aunt Lou lived until 1984 shortly before her death in 1985. My father William (Bill) Walker enlisted with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment and served for a time on the Western Front. He was then moved to Singapore just prior to the Fall of Singapore, and was a Japanese PoW on the Burma Railway until the conclusion of the War in 1945. Robert Victor¹s parents were Robert Walker and Phoebe Billin/gs. He had a brother Edward whose birth was about 1879. Phoebe Billins b. 9 March 1842 and Robert Walker b. 20 February 1839 were married on 17 November 1861. It is believed that Robert Walker Senior passed away around 1880. Phoebe went on to marry Thomas Dickens on 4 August 1883. In the 1891 Census Phoebe appears as “Dickens” aged 50 along with: Thomas Dickens aged 61 (her ‘new’ husband) Robert Dickens aged 16 (this is Robert Victor) b. 23 April 1875 Edward Dickens aged 12 b. abt. 1879 It is assumed that Robert and Edward took the surname ‘Dickens’ when Phoebe married Thomas Dickens. Robert Victor reverted to Walker when he married Emily. In the 1901 Census Phoebe is there as Dickens aged 61 Robert Dickens aged 26 (this is Robert Victor) Lillian Walker aged 3 (this is Lillian Elizabeth – daughter to Robert Victor and whose Mother is unknown.) In the 1901 Census they were living at 61 Bridge Street Smethwick. They were all known as “Dicken” at this time, as Phoebe had married again to Thomas Dicken. Neither Thomas Dicken nor Edward are mentioned in the 1901 census, nor can they be found elsewhere. It is assumed that they had died by 1901. Robert Victor is “Walker” on both his marriage and death certificates. However, his birth certificate shows his father as “Thomas” WALKER. We have confirmed that Robert Walker and Phoebe were married in 1861. Robert Victor was born in 1875 while Phoebe and Robert were still married, why then is Robert Victor’s father noted as “THOMAS”? After Robert Walker Senior passed away, Phoebe married a “THOMAS” Dickens. When my Father’s (William Arthur Walker) brother, Uncle Bob was born, he was Emily and Robert Victor’s first son, his birth was registered: ROBERT WILLIAM THOMAS WALKER Phoebe’s 1st husband Emily’s Father Phoebe’s 2nd husband I do hope that someone can help!
red mail mallen
anyone have any family history related to the MALLENS originating from Smethwick
red mail rowley
has anyone any connections to the rowleys from smethwick area
Hello Please can anyone help with information on the following: SARAH ANN MARIA MILNER born Smethwick 26/02/1873, SLOUGH LANE. She also lived in Price Street & Pope Street. Her parents were GEORGE MILNER born in Staffordshire, possibly Wolverhampton in 1836 & Caroline Tonks from Wednesbury born c1845. SARAH ANN married GEORGE TAYLOR, they lived with their family in LONDON,probably BERMONDSEY Their children were Charlotte, George, Beatrice, Annie, Agnes & William. I would be very grateful for anything anyone may know Thanks
red mail Davis
My grandmother Eva Ruth Davis brn 10 Nov 1908 mother Gertrude, Father listed on birth cert as unknown address where brn 5 Middlemore rd Smethwick. Siblings Kate Elizabeth, May, Elsie? Jack? Am hanging out for the public release of 1911 census as can't find any trace on 1901 census. Kate Elizabeth living at 12 Middlemore rd on 1927 electoral roll.Any help gratefully apreciated
red mail annie louisa harper (nee phillips)
Annie Louisa Phillips married Harry Harper at St Matthews church in July 1910. Her father's name was John. According to her marriage and death certificates she was born around 1890/91 but I cannot find out where she was born. According to the census there was an Annie Louisa born to John Phillips in St Clears, Wales at that time but that is a long way from Smethwick. Can anyone cast some light on this please.
red mail Smethwick Inhabitants
Researching many names in the Smethwick area based on documents in my possession. These include: BAILY Harry, soldier. BEASLEY Elizabeth Maud married Albert Jason PARROTT. BEASLEY Dr. James Griffin. BELL Minnie. BILLINGHAM John Railway worker. BINDLEY Thomas, Glue Manufacturer. BLOUNT Thomas and Emily, Stationer's Shop. BOULTON John William married Mary Ann LEAK. BUTLER Emily daughter of John & Miranda BUTLER. CASTLE Lotty. CHATWIN Alice & Josiah. CUTLER Joseph & Fanny, Rowley Regis. EDGE Bennie. EDINBOROUGH Hilda Mary daughter of Shadrack EDINBOROUGH. FRISWELL Joseph & Ann, Bakers. HARKER William Henry & Hannah, Upholsterer. HAYES Michael & Bridget & son John H. HAYES. HARDING James & Hannah (nee ROUND), Stationer & Glass Cutter. JACKSON Dr. General Practitioner JENNINGS Alfred John & Jane, daughter Florence Julia KEELEY William & Elizabeth, Greengrocers MOON Emily married John BELLINGHAM NEWMAN George & Mary, Superintendent of Smethwick Cemetery NIX William Henry & Jane (Nee SMITH), Seaman NOCK Samuel & Patience & daughter Patience, Hosier & Milliner's Shop PRICE Samuel Ball & Rose, Glassmaker ROPER Rev. Thomas, Vicar of Holy Trinity SEARS Horatio H.H. & Martha, Schoolmaster & son Albert Edward SHAKESPEARE William & Annie M., Solicitor TYLER Frederick & Mary Anne, Boot Maker WELCH William Simpkin & Ellen, Draper
red mail Badham Family Information
Looking for information on my Gt. Grandfather, Walter (Wally) Badham who lived on Catherine Street, Smethwick and died abt 1948/9. He was born & raised on a boat in Smethwick. His parents were both Boat people or Bargees. I do not know my Gt. Grandmothers name. They had a son, Ronald who moved to live on Cheshire Road, Smethwick and married Edna Walters. They had 2 children, my father Richard Badham & a daughter Maureen. Any information gratefully received.
red mail george kynochs
george kynochs founded an factory years ago he had several in fact and i wonderd does anyone know of a family connection with william preece and george as its been passed down in the family of a story of george and william starting the factory together i think in Smethwick/stfford. thank you
red mail EVANS REID...
Looking for information on the Burton family. This family were canal boatmen. John Burton, son of John and Ann Burton, born about 1856 and married Emma Jenkins 1874. Lived Canal Bank Road/Canal Side Brasshouse Lane Smethwick for at least 30 years.
Information on the Powell family who lived at 94/95 Cranford Street (butchers shop) Smethwick for many years. Particularly interested in Charles James Powell who maried Lydia Maria Burton in 1898. Lydia's family were canal boatmen and lived in Brasshouse Lane.
Looking for any information about Harry Rowley and his family.They lived at 192 Cheshire Road,Smethwick during WW2.Any help appreciated as trying to start a family tree for his Grand Daughter,Frederick Arthur Rowleys child.
red mail SHERWOOD WILLIAM circa 1890
Looking for information on WILLIAM SHERWOOD married to POLLY DAVIES of Union Street Smethwick. There were 5 surviving children, Lilian, David, Gladys, Beryl and George plus possibly 8 who died in infancy. Both parents died by 1930. Polly was from Barry originally and possibly William also from Wales. He worked at Mitchells & Butler Brewery Cape Hill. No knowledge of family records past this point. Can you help ?
red mail Moore family history
Search for any info re Moore family,Alexander Road,Smethwick, Francis and Florence (Knight)had,Frank,Vera,Wiliam,George,Herbert(bert),Peter,1930/1940,
red mail Hunter
Looking for any information on thomas Pursell Hunter who was married to Sophia, lived at 299 Oldbury Road, Smethwick in the 1900's, son Richard, and daughter Edith probably another son.
red mail downes/bacon/warrington
john henry downes born smethwick married widower diana warrington (bacon) diana first husband edward warrington was killed in the war in 1915 diana and edward had a daughter i knew her as dolly born around 1907/8 my nan remarried john had more children john jrn known as (jack) william known as (bill) frederick rose and daisy jack bill and daisy all stayed in smethwick dolly moved to wakefield not sure on rose any help really greatfull thanks
red mail Newbold
Benjamin Newbold was born 1827 in Smethwick. His father was William and his mother Hannah, possibly Hannah Oliver. He married a girl from Cornwall and migrated to Australia, but I was wondering if any of his siblings may have descendents researching their tree.
HUGHES pre 1836
Who were the ancestors of my great great grandmother, Ellen Maria HUGHES born c1836 in Smethwick, Staff? She married 1854 Joseph WILLIAMS in Stepney. In 1861 they were living in Sheppey,Sheerness, Essex, with three daughters born Sheerness: Ann Maria WILLIAMS born 1856; twins Esther Sarah and Ellen Francis WILLIAMS born 1860.My grandmother, Emma WILLIAMS, was born 1863 in Canning Town, West Ham as were the sons John born 1867 and Thomas Joseph WILLIAMS born 1872.
red mail Pritchard, Davies
Son Arthur Henry Pritchard b.1887 to Elizabeth Ellen Davies and Arthur Loftus Pritchard living at 193 Oldbury Road, and emmigrating to New York shortly thereafter. I am researching my genealogy. This is as far back as I have been able to go, and would love to hear from anyone with information on the Davies or Pritchards of this region.
red mail Dixon
William Dixon was born in Smethwick c1857. I haven't been able to find his birth record. His father was also William, who then moved to London and married Jane Pearce proclaiming himself to be a bachelor. The father is originally from Leicestershire and I have no idea why he was in Staffs. Any help appreciated.
red mail Charles Henry Terrey OCock
Trying to find out when my grand father left England for NZ what ship and who his parents where . He was born 1893 in Smethwick England
red mail Robinson - Smethwick
I am seeking information on a George Robinson b 1848 in Smethwick his father was Henry. He married Elizabeth King daughter of Joseph and Martha, in North Harborne 22.12.1871 and moved to Birmingham, they had 3 daughters and came to Sydney, Australia in 1879. Would love to find out more about the Robinson family.
Edward Onions and Catherine Smith married in Smethwick in September 1881. I'm looking for further information on their siblings and parents (William Onions & Mary Lewis; Thomas Smith and Catherine Martindale).
red mail TURNER
Can anyone offer any info on a Henry Turner, 1901 census lists him at 43 Great Arthur Street, aged 33, a "gas engine maker feston". I have no idea what Feston means in this context. His wife, Sarah, was Smethwick born; 2 boys Bertrand (8) and Arthur (1) TIA Gwyn
red mail Joseph Hadley
I am seeking information on the parents and family of Joseph Hadley, born 1821, in Blackheath Staffordshire. The 1871 census shows him married to Sarah and living on Stoney Lane, Smethwick
red mail Thomas Habberley- Lily Edith Willis
Contact from anyone who has connections to my great grandparents-THOMAS HABBERLEY AND LILY EDITH WILLIS both born in smethwick around 1875 would be gratefully received.They both lived in oxford square,dugdale street before they died,Thomas died in 1952 and lily edith died in 1962.
red mail peter family name
looking for any details on william peter and elizabeth peter who lived in 13 feeder street, harbourne/smethwick/stafford.was looking really for info on when the got married and possiblebly eliabeths maiden name..any info or hints please get in touch.oh and william and elizabet were born in wolverhampton. thanks ..wendy
red mail Green/Horne Family Tree
Seeking information on my family. My father's name was John George Green. He moved to Smethwick from County Durham in the 1920's or 30's with his parents and siblings. He married Edna May Horne in 1941 at St Albans in Smethwick.
I'm trying to find out any information on Samuel Beniston born 1846 - 1901, He lived at 93 St George St, Smethwick and was married to Hannah Lloyd.
I'm trying to find out any information about my great grandfather, i know he was name Thomas Crumpton born between 1860 and 1870 and would have lived in the Warwickshire area, possible Smethwick Oldbury or Wednesbury. He was married with 2 daughters Elsie and Lizzie and a son Frank.
red mail BROWN
Looking for information on Gt Grandfather Thomas Brown. Died May 1965 Smethwick. Married Maria (possibly Ann Maria) Harbutt 25th December 1911 St Michaels and All Angels, Smethwick. Age given on marriage certificate 23 years. Father given as William Brown. No idea of mothers name or any siblings. Any help gratefully received
red mail danks
any information please on lucy danks married to arthur wilfred lammas they lived in valentine road warley arthur died 1959 and lucy died 1972
Cyril Albert Gentle of Price street /Bolham Road
I'm looking for any information on my grandfather's family. His name is Cyril Albert Gentle (born ± 1912) who married Emily Elizabeth Lewis (born 04-22-1913) daughter of John Porter Lewis (born 03-16-1885) and Ada Resuggan. They had 5 children: John(12-16-1939), Cyril, Gloria, Margaret and Christine. Emily Lewis had a sister named Phyllis who died around 1994 in the Birmingham area. This is all I know about my family background and would be very greatful for more information on either the Gentle, Lewis or Resuggan family. My research has been frustrated by the fact that I now live in Holland (I've tried all the established genealogy sites on the web!), so any information on the latter will be very much appreciated!!! Michael (Netherlands)
Dennis Charles 'Connor m Sarah (Sue) Whitehouse in Smethwick, or the surrounding area about in 1870's. They had 8 children: James, Dennis, Ernest, Charles, John Thomas, Florence, Sarch, and Joseph. John Thomas m Ada Florence Harris and emmigratedto Tacoma, Washington. William John Gould Harris (born in Hardmanton ~ 1855) m Emma Jane Hackett and they had William, Walter, Emma, Alice, Ada Florence (who married John Thomas O'Connor), Minnie, Arabella, Charles, and Albert. Husbands of these girls included: Joe Richmond, William Bird, Edwin Downes, Clarence Freeth, Bert Strong. Wives included Elizabeth, Emma, and Linda. I need information on these families, and would love to correstpond with anyone who has information. Ada H in sunnyCalifornia, USA
Trying to find info on the Crisp family who at the time of 1901 census lived at 180 Rolpe Street. Joseph Dooley Crisp, born 1856 in Aston and his wife Ann Crisp nee Biddle born 1858 in Warwick. There were at least 6 children Joseph, Annie, Elizabeth, George, Edith and Harry. Joseph Dooley Crisp was a green grocer, so I am assuming the address above was a shop. I look forward to receiving some info.
red mail Goodwin and Jarvis families Smethwick.
Any information on the Goodwin and Jarvis family living Poplar Terrace, in 1891 and 30 and 65 Poplar Road, in the 1920s please.
red mail Whitehouse
Harry Whitehouse Born 1863 in Smethwick married a Mary Born 1873 moved to Salford in 1893/4 had 4 daughters Sarah Born Runcorn 1891,Lucy Born Salford 1895,Ellen Born Salford 1897 Alice born Salford 1900 and 1 son George born Runcorn 1893 Can anyone help with information about Harry's parents or marys parents
red mail Kay, Westwick, Evans, Quantrell
Just found out I've a maternal half-sibling, a sister, born and adopted out c. 1929 in Smethwick or close by from the Kay/Westwick family. Great grandmother was Ellen Evans of Shifnal, Shropshire who married into the Kay family possibly in Wiltshire, and moved to Smethwick? Biological grandfather Walter Quantrell of Shifnal also. Their son was William Kay, grandfather who married Ada Westwick. My mother was Elsie (christened Elise) Kay. She worked at first the jewelry factory which was bombed out and then the Railway Carriage Works. Some of the family (children of mother's sister, Aunt Beatrice) also moved to Newcastle-on-Tyne. Any help much appreciated.
Private Samuel Lissemore
Seeking family information on Samuel LISSEMORE, born in Smethwick, probably just before 1900 but possibly as early as 1885. Samuel enlisted in the army in Smethwick (date unknown but possibly 1917) during WW I. He was attached to the 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Chatsworth Rifles) and eventually posted to Flanders. On 16th April 1918, near the town of Wytchate (now Wijtschate), Belgium, during a planned counter attack on trenches previously lost to rapidly advancing German troops, Samuel was one of thirteen "other ranks" killed in action. He now lies in the Reservoir Cemetery of Ypres (Ieper). If you have any information regarding his date of birth, family etc, please let me know. I have some information on his military service based on limited research at Kew. His main records were destroyed during the air raids on London in WW II. Wijtschate is approx. 5 miles south of Ieper.
Information sought about: Gladys WESTWOOD (nee. LISSEMORE), wife of George WESTWOOD. Last known address of Dibble Road, Smethwick. Known to have had at least two children, John and Eileen. If still alive, John and Eileen would be aged late 60's to early 70's.
Information sought about the following: 1. William Thomas LISSEMORE (b.1910) m. Nora Mary BIRD (b.1908) 1937. 2. Thomas LISSEMORE (b.1887) m. Ellen MILLERSHIP (b.1887) 1906. 3. Thomas LISSEMORE(b.1848) m. Eliza Ann BARROWS (b.1850's). 4. William LISSEMORE m. Elizabeth ARNOLD.
Jones And Vernons
Trying to find the birth of Alice Bertha Jones, c. 1849, in Smethwick, daughter of Philip and Mary A Jones, who came from Gloucestershire. They were living in Cross Street in 1871. Also searching for any Vernons who might have been living in the area from 1840s onward.
red mail Finding My History
I am looking for information about my Fathers relatives. He was born in 1925 in Birmingham and his name is Alfred Richard Adney. Any help from anyone would be great.
Spencer Butler Tucker Dalton Iddles Smith Faulkes
My maternal grandfather was raised as David Charles SPENCER using his mother's maiden name, although she registered him as David Charles BUTLER after his natural father. However, David senior declined to acknowledge his son; a tragedy as my 'Pop' wasa loving, hard-working, mild mannered gentle man and a son to be proud of in more enlightened times. Without wishing to rattle any unknown skeletons it would be great to know if he had any half brothers/sisters in the Smethwick area. 'Pop' was bornon the 14 April 1894 and all that is known is his father had a brother who was a file manufacturer 'Messrs Butler & Tucker, Hume Street, Smethwick' This information comes from a copy letter I have, written 23 July 1931, by E.C. Dalton 25 Corbett Street, Smethwick. Would welcome contact from anyone who has information to add, however apparently insignificant. Update on above: From 1901 census it would appear that the brother is Joseph BUTLER living at 36 Hume St. Smethwick with wife Ellen and children; Ada, Florence, Alice, Willie, Lydia, Emma and Joseph (Jnr). David Charles BUTLER is shown at 23 Corbett St. Smethwick with sisters Sarah BUTLER and Maria IDDLES and niece Louisa IDDLES. Update: David Charles BUTLER went on to marry Florence SMITH in Sep qtr 1910 at Old Church, Smethwick. Florence's address is given as High Street Smethwick; Witnesses George (J?) Willis FAULKES (nephew of DCB possibly ) and Agnes Maud SMITH
red mail Desperately Seeking Walkers
I am searching for my grandfathers family,who lived in Smethwick early 1900's. William Walker married Elizabeth Davis and they had 8 children, the eldest William born 1908.I believe William snr. worked in a waggon and carriage works.
red mail Gibbs
George William Gibbs dob 1848 Parents Samuel and Elizabeth (from the Bristol Area) worked in the glass industry. He married Sarah Sophia Round in 1869 and had two children George Jnr and Mary Anne. Any information greatly received
red mail Smethwick, North Harborne, Oldbury Families
Researching these surnames in Smethwick years 1840 to present. BISHTON, BETTS, GREEN, TROWMAN, SEONCE

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