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County town: Worcester Other major towns: Dudley, Oldbury, Halesowen Origins of Name: Roman fort of the Wigoran tribe, Anglo Saxon Population 1801: 146,441 Population 1961: 569,967 Acreage: 447,993 Urban Land 1961: 15.4 %
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Edward GREEN
If anyone has access to the Worcester marriages and would be able to do a look up I would be most grateful. Details; Edward GREEN married Eleanor CLARKE (2 dates are given) 7 Oct1787 - 12 Nov 1787 Grooms parish is given as Ribbesford Worcs but parish of marriage not given. I am interested to find out the marital status of the groom and also if given, his occupation and any other relevant info. many thanks for any help.
hyde family grimley worc 1900 --- to date
Hell o Iam looking for family members of Ethel Majorei Helen Hyde born 1897 sister to Edith Olive Hyde born 1900 --- GRIMLEY Worcestershire uk thank you for any help margaret
red mail Elizabeth Ellen Wyton
Elizabeth was my husband's aunt, he didnt know anything about her until I started tracing the family history, and we discovered that the younger brother, William Henry, was a home child. At the time that he was taken from his family home and put in the Middlemore Homes, in Birmingham, Elizabeth was also removed, she spent a night in a girls night shelter in tennant Street, Birmingham, before being moved to a Girls home in Worcestershire, but we don't know which one, and the experts haven't had much luck tracing her either. The next time we see Elizabeth is the marriage record at St. Olave's London in 1930, marrying Sydney Bates. They had one child, as far as I know, Doreen who married Frederick Soles. Can any of you fellow sleuths track down the home Elizabeth was in, and get some idea of how long she was there, I am trying to find out what happened between then and her going to London, the rest, I can probably follow up on.....thank you for your help.
Elizabeth Burnridge
Looking for the birth and parents if possible, of Elizabeth Burnridge. Elizabeth married John Postins. Marriage 26 Dec 1785  Aston Juxta Birmingham,Warwick,England. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.........
red mail Harris family
seeking information on the harris family in Worcestershire.Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Studley, Haselor, Weethley, Salford Priors. Any info appreciated Neil.
red mail John WOOD b1817
John Wood was born in abt 1817 in Worcesteshire. He married an Esther who was born in about 1825 in Eastbourne, Sussex. They later moved to Paddington London. They had 7 children the first being born in 1848 in Dover, Kent. I can't find a marriage record but am presuming it would have been abt 1847 possibly in Dover. If any one can help me find Esther's maiden name or parents for her or John Wood I would be very greatful. Many thanks.
red mail Thomas Thompson
Do you know a Thomas Thompson (Tom) born 1939 in Durham England. Married to a Margeret with a son named John. I was told that he lives around the Worcester area. ( His mother and my father were related ). Pat
red mail Caroline Ricketts, formerly Bivand
Does anyone have any information about Caroline Ricketts, born c. 1820 probably in Worcester? I cannot trace a marriage certificate, but on the birth certificate of her 1st child (of 12 born to her and John Ricketts) she is listed as "formerly Bivand". At the time of the 1st child's birth (William, b. 1842) she was living in Silver Street, Worcester. All subsequent children were born in Birmingham. John was a cordwainer/boot-maker. There was a family with the surname of Bivand (or Bevan, for some family members) living in Worcester at the same time. The head of the family, Aaron, was also listed as a cordwainer. Although I have found a good deal of information about Caroline's life after she "married" John Ricketts, her early life and original maiden name remains a mystery. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Fowkes/Cairns/Woolf
If anyone has access to the 1911 UK Census I would be extremely grateful for a look-up for Walter Fowkes, who lived at Edgbaston, Worcetershire. He is shown as having a spouse Rosetta Fowkes and there are mentioned children Rose, Gladys, Irene and Lilian Sarah. I would like to know the relationship of these children to Walter Fowkes. Walter E Fowkes married Rosetta Woolf in March qtr 1884 in Kings Norton but Lilian Sarah is the child of Mary Ann Cairns and Walter Fowkes who married in December Qtr 1883 in Derbyshire. Lilian Sarah was born in 1884. In subsequent census years 1891 and 1901 Walter is not shown living with his wife Mary Ann and she is living with her parents with her daughter in 1891 Census. If both Walter Fowkes are one and the same person unless they got a quicky divorce which would seem highly unlikely in those days I am thinking that Walter was perhaps a bigamist....any ideas and assistance would be much appreciated.
I am trying to find info on the healy family. Catherine was my gt gt grandfathers daughter. She married a Michael Caulfield. Her parents were Patrick Healy and Rose Grady they came over from Mayo about 1850 with their daughter Mary who was i yr old. She is buried next to her parents in Kidderminster cemetery.He died 1892 age 36 she was 53 and i think it says 1916. Can you help please
Hilda M Tilt, was born abt 1939, Birmingham, the daughter of William Robert Tilt & Emily Picken. In 1955, Stourbridge Register Office, West Midlands, England, Hilda married John H Gourman (DOB unk). Does anyone know where they lived after the marriage, are they still living and did they have any children etc ? Any info gratefully accepted. Always willing to share/compare notes.
Tilt family, Worcestershire - Connection to Oliver Cromwell?
Here is an article which appeared in the "NOTES AND QUERIES THIRD SERIES - VOLUME FIRST January - June, 1862 Bell & Daldy, 186, Fleet Street, London Pages 52/53 Tilt Family. - The name of Tilt is a very rare one in England; one branch from Brighton is represented by Dr Tilt; another, and between which and the former no connexion is yet traced, came from Worcestershire, and is now extinct in the male line by the death of Charles Tilt - the millionaire. I am anxious, for genealogical purposes, to know from which locality, in Worcestershire, the latter branch is derived, and whether anything is known of its early history ? Also the arms borne by it, which (if I recollect aright) were figured on the family carriage - as "A chevron between three roundels; crest, a dolphin," - although the tinctures are unknown to me. It may not be generally known that this family co-represents a junior branch of the Protector`s house. One of the descendants of the latter kept a shop in Skinner Street, Holborn; he died leaving one or more daughters, from the issue of which the connection is traced. I should be glad to know the links, and whether the Tilt family directly married a Cromwell; or whether it was the heiress of her descendant who brought the representation to it. Several relics of Oliver Cromwell are in the possession of the descendant of a daughter of the Tilts; the most notable of which is a massive gold ring, with his arms, initials, and date, engraved on it. Malcolm Macleod" Can anyone shed any further light on this? Any info gratefully accepted.
Seeking info/relatives of John Huntley who married Sarah Jones in Claines approx 1740
red mail Kipps of Selley Oak Park
I am looking for descendants of George Kipps He appears in the 1911 Census living at 1 Umberslade Rd Selly Oak Park Birmingham with son Charles and daughter Charlotte He also had Sons George W, Edgar G and Henry. His son Charles emigrated to Australia in 1911 and died in Perth in 1945. Charles went into partneship, farming, with my Grandfather Dave Stevenson and was living with them when he died. I am looking for information about Charles to add to a family history
red mail SMART CRUMP
Any information on STEPHEN SMART born 1839 he married Anne Crump formerly Watkins in 1876 in Worcester St Peter The Great Church and my Granddad was born 1877 he was known as THOMAS SMART until definitely 1880 Census then he shows with mother Anne and her children by the name of CRUMP in Ealing where she got the money from to live in Ealing Common I would like to know and also what happened to STEPHEN as all the others on Census' have other wives. Any help please thanks in advance
red mail COPE
I am looking for members of the Cope family, especially anyone who would have been related to an Albert Cope who emigrated(or his parents emigrated) to New Zealand He married a lady named Nancy. He was born around 1910/ His daughter was an only child and both her parents are dead. I would love to find some relations for her. ANNE NZ
red mail LUCY FELL HUGHES - daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Hughes
Does anyone have information related to Charles Hughes (born in Upton -upon-Severn in 1836) and his wife Mary Ann Hughes nee Knight ( born in 1836 in Droitwich). Charles farmed at Lower Howsell in 1870's and moved to Newland Lodge in 1880. They had 8 children named Eliza Ann, Mary Hughes, Jessie Hughes Charles Hughes, Flora Hughes , LUCY FELL HUGHES, William Hughes and Fanny K Hughes all born between 1859 and 1878. By 1891 the family were living at 3 Field Tce in Worcester and Charles Hughes had become a toll collector at the Market. I am especially interested to know more about the life of LUCY FELL HUGHES (born 1873) who was a Housekeeper in Manchester, Bristol (1907 - 1912) and Ramsgate before returning to Worc. She never married and died at 1 College Precinct close to Worcester. Cathedral in Jan 1948 aged 74. She is buried at Astwood Cemetery. We would be pleased to hear from anyone researching this family. Thank you. J ,
red mail Preece Family of Worcester
Edgar James Preece (a son of Thomas and Annie Preece of Stoke Edith in Herefordshire) attended Worc. Royal Grammar School from the age of 12 and went away as a Groom to the New Forest between 1891 and 1901. He later returned to Worcester to set up businesses (A pub and Livery business) before buying Newlands Farm in Norton. He married Edith Powell in 1915 but she is not mentioned in his will altho she survived him. Edgar died in a Worc Nursing Home aged 53 in 1925. Does anyone know where he is buried or what happened to his wife ?
red mail Bedenham
Looking for Emma Bedenham, she married Henry Cooper who was born Coughton Warwick 1845. Where did Emma Bedenham come from?
red mail Dadge Family
Looking for relatives of the Dadge family worcestershire Lockkeepers Ancesters of Eliza and Bejamin Dadge
red mail Charles Spencer Piper
I am looking for information on Charles Spencer Piper, born October 1911 (birth registered in Steyning, Sussex). son of Spencer Joseph and May (Payne) Piper. May have died in Worcester May 1999
red mail PARDOE
Seeking information on Ricard Brooke Pardoe and wife Ann. They had children Mary Elizabeth 1832, Richard 1832, Margaret 1833 and Isabel Lucy 1835, all christened at Kidderminster. Any information appreciated
red mail Worcester taxicabs
Looking for Arthur Maiden or relative since Arthur originally owned the austin taxicab I'm now restoring. The cab was first registered to Arthur in 1963.
red mail Horniblow
Looking for any information on James Horniblow who married Lucy Walters in 1832 in Dudley.
red mail Gwilliam
My gr granmother was Martha Fanny Gwilliam born 1889 Worcestershire, married Edward Brace in 1912, Martha's parents were Robert Gwilliam b 1848 and Louisa Hill b 1859 Worcestershire, Martha had siblings Mary b 1883, Elizabeth b 1886, Joseph b 1887, would love to get in contact with any family members researching the same.
Searching for Leslie Collins born 1926 in Worcestershire. Parents were George Patrick Collins and Martha Winifred Cadman, siblings included Alexander ERNIE Cadman (half brother), Frederick George PAT, Albert EDDIE, WINNIE Matilda, MARY, LILIAN Patricia and ELSIE May. The year of birth could be a little bit out, as i've found with some of his siblings, his surname could be Cadman and not Collins, and Leslie could be his middle name. Stourbridge seems to be where his mother lived for most of her adult life. He served in the military, but not sure in what area, but there is a story that he died in WW2. It's all very vague, but maybe some of the names will ring a bell
Thomas GRIFFIN of Tenbury (m) Amy BENBOW dau of John BENBOW of Burraston Shropshire in 1797. their son Edward GRIFFIN (m) 1st, Sarah WALKER, their children were: Alfred Edward GRIFFIN (m) Eliza WALKER Elizabeth GRIFFIN (m) Sir John MORRIS Edward Neville GRIFFIN (m) Amy Louisa Gerald Benbow GRIFFIN Edward GRIFFIN (m.1843) 2nd wife Mary WHITEHOUSE dtr of James WHITEHOUSE of Willenhall their children were: James Whitehouse GRIFFIN b.1846 (m) Emily UPJON Clifton Benbow GRIFFIN b.1850 (m) Isabel ROGERS Mary Helen GRIFFIN (m) Henry SHRIMPTON Anna maria GRIFFIN b.1854 unmarried
red mail FOLIOT's of Pirton 1200's - 1690's
Seeking further detail of the FOLIOT family of Pirton Worcestershire Thomas FOLIOT b.1556 (m) Katherine LYGON b.1558 their children were; Sir John FOLIOT b. 1571 d.1594:Ballyshannon, Ireland Sir Henry FOLIOT b.1569 d.1662. Ballyshannon, Ireland: Thomas FOLIOT: Edward FOLIOT: Eleanor FOLIOT: Constance FOLIOT b.1584: Francis FOLIOT: Margaret FOLIOT:
James Clark
My husband's 2x Great Grandfather James Clark was a waterman. I have not found his birth but according to the 1851 census it would have been c 1802. He married Francis Oatley in 1822 in St Michael Bedwardine Worcester. He had 7 children that I have found. William, Elizabeth, Matilda, Harriett, Mary Ann, Anne and Samuel. In the 1851 census he was in the docks in Gloucester but I have not found himn on subsequent censuses. His son Samuel married Matilda Harman in Worcester in 1868. If anyone is able to help me that would be absolutely great, he is one of my very well built brick walls. Eveline
red mail Richard Hope
Wife Emma Green. Married in 1863. Three Children, William Calder 1866, Henry Edward 1867, Richard John. William Calder Hope was my grandfather
red mail John Green Born 1804
Wife Jane Dalimore. Five children. Edward, Jane, Emma, Henry, Robert.
red mail John Green Born 1774
Wife Milborough Price, born 1778. Nine children, George, James, Thomas, John, Margaret, Elizabeth, William, Hannah, Ann.
red mail Dowlers of Worcestershire
Any information on the Dowler family who lived in Wadborough would be very much appreciated, or anything at all about any Dowler family.
Warman's of Catshill,England
Warman's of Little Catshill. Family of William Warman 1889 Son of William, William Arthur Warman 1913-2001 Families of Peter Warman of Bromsgrove.
red mail Noden, Abraham & Sophia Mantle
Abraham Noden was christened 3 Jun. 1810 in Dawlay, Shropshire. Married 17 Feb. 1833 at St. Thomas, Dudley, Worcestershire to Sophia Mantle born 3 May 1807. They had children Margaret 18 May 1834 Netherton, Worcestershire, William 1835, Thomas 10 Aug 1837 Dudley and Abraham 2 Dec. 1842 Cannock. The family came to the US before 1860. Abraham's parents were William and Ann. Would like more information on the family before they came to the US.
red mail LOVETT
My Mother was adopted in 1920 and her Mothers name was Emily Lovett, I believe although I am not sure that she came from Kings Norton, her adoption certificate was destroyed and I am not allowed by the BMD to get another one to find out any information, it is a long shot but if anyone knew an Emily Lovett who had a illegitimate daughter please get in touch, her name was Sylvia but that may have been given her by her adoptive parents. Thank you.
red mail Reynolds-Fox
Seeking information on John Reynolds and Sarah Fox who married around 1740. They had at least 9 children and son William married Lydia Thomas (daughter of Joshua Thomas-Baptist minister & historian in Leominster- and Elizabeth Jones) then later moved to Pennsylvania, USA. Old family records say that John was born in "Elmly, Worcestershire". Have been unable to locate birth dates for the couple or any of their children and would like to find the ancestors of the couple.
Wilden family of Worcestershire
Seeking information or descendants of the Wilden/Wildon/Wheeldon family in Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Joseph Gurney (born c.1804 in Staunton, Worcestershire) had son Thomas (born 1835 or 1838)in Newton Herefordshire. We belive Joseph's wife was Frances but other than that only have a possible sibling to Joseph called Joseph who was born 'in Wales'. Any help in tracking these Gurneys further back would be much appreciated. Greg
red mail James Keay
Looking for James Keay, formally of Worcester born 1988 any info wanted very good friend
red mail Allen family around Worcester
I am researching the Allen family from around Worcester. They have lived in Claines, Huddington, Tibberton, Hanbury, Leigh with Brandsford, Worcester City etc. I am more than happy to share any info on this family. My earliest is Johes Allen born 1577 in Badsey. I would like to fill in as many gaps as possible to this extended family
red mail Smith Family of Worcester
I am looking for any info on the Smith family from Worcester. The majority of my family came from Martley, St Clements and Hallow. If any one can help with any info of Smith's from the above locations, I would be very grateful.
red mail Yarrold, Charlotte
Looking for information on Charlotte Yarrold. Born abt 1813 in Worcestershire. Married to Joseph Clarke or Clark abt 1834. First child, Emma was born abt 1835 at Great Alne, Warwickshire.
red mail Jarvis/Kings Heath/Kings Norton
Looking for information on: DOUGLAS JARVIS B1891 in K/Norton, Florence Jarvis B1893 in K/Heath and SAMUEL GORDON JARVIS B1895. Did Douglas and Florence get married? Samuel married in 1927 and died in 1959. Does anyone recognize these names, especially we would like to know the whereabouts of SAMUEL during the years of 1935 until his death 1959. Any help would be appreciated, thanks Janine
FENN Family-Eldersfield
I am a direct descendant looking for family related to John FENN and Mary HUMPIDGE married 1 sept 1743 in Eldersfield. Children Winifred 1741, John 1744, Edward 1746, Thomas 1748, Mary 1750, Nancy 1753 and Robert 1755 all born in ELdersfield. Also looking for John's parents. I believe he was born in 1718 in Eldersfield and died 8 August 1779 in Eldersfield. Mary Humpidge born 1722 Eldersfield and died 2 March 1763 Eldersfield. John remarried after the death of Mary to Elizabeth Wood on 3 December 1765 in Eldersfield. The family eventually left Worcestershire and went to Gloucestershire and then to Herefordshire then some came to Australia.
red mail Glassblowers of Dudley
Researching the Rhodes family tree, seems a lot of marriages & baptisms were carried out at St Thomas in Dudley in the late 1700's and early 1800's(Samuel bap. 25/12/1807), and if not they lived in the Dudley area. Glass blowing and nails feature alot as occupations. Any information on these would be gratefully recieved.
red mail Sir thomas-wroth thomas
Looking for his family.Sons John and Thomas who married May Cooksey
red mail Fincher Smith/Goddard
Louise Fincher Smith was my gggrandmother. She married William Goddard a waterman from Gloucester in 1839, although I believe she came from Tardebigge. I would be glad to trace the connection with the Fincher name, and I would also like to hear from anyone interested in this family Goddard.
Looking for parents of Thomas WHITEHOUSE b. 1827 I think, at Willenhall. He m. Sarah Bunting 8-1-1857 at Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Wolverhampton. Also parents of Sarah. On m. certificate it shows Thomas Whitehouse as father to Thomas and Henry Bunting father of Sarah.
red mail Cleveley
Seeking info on domestic servant who birthed my mother 1920 her birth cert. shows her mother worked at Spring Cottage Whitbourne, Worcester
William James STAGG of Worcester.
Am interested in William James Stagg b1857, Trotshill, Warndon. After his father, John, died his mother Sarah married Thomas Cook. In later census, William took the name of Cook and was recorded as a stone-mason. However he married Alice Turvey in 1893 as William Stagg but in 1901 census had reverted back to Cook. He and Alice had a son, Roland Victor, in 1899, Worcester.
Thomas Evans
Does anyone have Thomas Evans, born in 1838,St Andrews Worcester in their family tree. He was the illegitimate son of Sarah Evans who lived with her parents, Honeyborne and Ann in 1841 census in Worcester. Sarah then had John in 1845, also illegitimate but later she married Joseph Skinner.
I am looking for any information relating to Charles Griffiths who was married to Charlotte Prosser from Doddenham. They were married in 1849 in St Swithins, Worcester on Christmas day they had 6 children William, Richmond, Fanny, Elizabeth, Albert and Thomas, Charles Griffiths was a Shoemaker any information would be very helpful particularly on who was Charles Griffiths's father
red mail Wall Family
I am looking for information on Dr. John Wall's decendants. He is noted for developing Worcester Ware. Born 1708 Died 1776. He was burried in The City of Bath. The only decendent of his that I know of is Dr. Martin Wall and I have very little information on him. Any information on his decendets would be greatly apreciated.
red mail TUDGE
I have lots of info regarding this surname in Worcestershire. There appear to be several groups of Tudges which I am unable to link together. Would appreciate any help or information about this name. My own Tudges lived in Worcester and Malvern from c1800 to c1920 when the name died out due to only daughters being born!
red mail William DENNICK Evesham, Worcs.
I am tracing William Dennick (b.1831) Evesham, married to Elizabeth Dennick (nee Lewis b.1832) Thanks.
red mail ANTHONY
Researching Thomas Anthony according to 1851 Census b Worcester 1791 and wife Sarah b in county about 1794. Marriage not traced - whether in county or in Kensington area , London where their children were born 1832-1851.
red mail Thomas Lowe - Jane Finch
Descended from Thomas Lowe and Jane Finch who were born in Worcestershire in the 1840s. Lived for over ten years between 1861 and 1871 in Hill Croome, Baughton, Worcestershire. Anyone with any info please get in touch.
red mail Baldwin
Joseph Baldwin (b 1814 Malvern) wife unknown, son Joseph Baldwin b 1843 m Rachel Davey (b c 1854 Croydon) . Apparently Rachel and her family were gypsies or travellers. My cousins and I would love to know more about our gg grand parents and their families ( if anybody knows). Kindest regards Yvette
Tims in Worcester
Seek any information on Tims line from Worcs. from latter 1800s and 20thc
red mail Zulu War
I am trying to find out information concerning Private 1266 John Bough late of the 2/3 Foot Regiment - The Buffs. Private Bough was killed in action at the Battle of Nyezane, Zululand on the 22nd January 1879 as he advanced up Wombane Hill
florence rebecca prestidge, b1893 Dudly Worcester, looking for marriage or death,can you help, Judy
Alice Jordan
Would like to trace relatives of Alice Jordan. Some connection around 1919 with 24 Lorne Road, Kidderminster and/or the Cricketers Arms (same or different addresses?). Possible connection with Almenia Scorey of Teddington (1907)or Wandsworth (1910).
looking for list of churches in astley worcestershire , have ancester married in 1816 would love to find out where any help appreciated also anythink about astley people of that time wouldbe interesting.
ayres and evans family
marion evans married braham farndon ayres in sept 1899 at kings norton. anyone with this couple in their history would love to find out more about them.
red mail BURBRIDGE
Am trying to trace the Burbridge family in Worc & Glos 1600 1750.
red mail B rown/Culley
George brown married Ellen Culley ?date. He was a farm labourer at Goodrest farm 1914 -any information?
Is anyone researching the unusual surname of FOOD? I believe they lived in both Enfield,Worcs and Birmingham, Warwickshire from the 1800's to at least 1901.
red mail Gwynn
I am looking for any information on any connections to the Gwynn family. Marriages etc

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