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red mail Looking for - BONNIGAL.
I know most of my maternal line came from Shropshire - some lived in Bridgnorth, others possibly in Wolverhampton. Having partly completed a search for family roots, there are still quite a few gaps so anyone who is related to the family BONNIGAL, it would be good to hear from you. My grandmother was Elsie May BONNIGAL although later in life she called herself Kelsie May, born 1898. She had at least two brothers and two sisters. There are several spellings of this surname. Please do get in touch if you too would be interested in learning more. Thank you.
red mail john weal shoemaker
would anyone have the records of shoemakers Aprentices Bridgnorth,1770 to 1785. I realise there are records of taxes etc I am looking for the history of Samual Peters aprentice to John Weal.
red mail WALTON, John 1623
John Walton baptised 17 May 1623, St Leonards, Bridgenorth. He married 1654, Mary. I would like to know Mary's maiden name, if anyone has access to Parish records for 1654 and also details of John Walton's parents (who, when where etc).
red mail BAKER, Elinor
Elinor Baker married John Wheelwright on 7/11/1629 at Astley Abbots. (John was born 1600) Children were Alice, 1630, Richard 1633, Ruth 1637. All bpatised Astley Abbots. Any information at all on Elinor and her parents will greatly assist me. Thank you.
red mail WHEELER, Fanny
Fanny Wheeler (no DOB) married 10/7/1774 John Walton, at Bridgnorth. I have no information about Fanny or her parents. It would help me with extending my family tree if anyone can give any more information on Fanny.
red mail Frederick Francis Chew 1893-1969
Born in Bentley Walsall/Willenhall. Joined army at Bridgnorth in 1914, but was discharged in 1914. Can find no trace after this except a death in 1969 in Bridgnorth. Does anyone know of him, any help appreciated. Carol
red mail George Jones
Ancestor George Jones, a locksmith, lived in Wolverhampton for most of his life but the census records him as having been born in Bridgnorth, Shropshire @1795. Any help locating his parents would be greatly appreciated.
Boucher Family
I am searching for anyone who has done research into the Boucher family in Shropshire. I come down from a William Boucher born circa 1857. His father's name was William also.
red mail Barker family
My Barkers are linked to Garbett & Bull families that lead across England. Details of any name below can be supplied and I am interested in expanding those data and finding new links. Albert, Anne, Arthur, Charles, Eliza maria, Fanny, Frederick, George (5 of them), Isaac, Maria, Maud, Percival, Thomas, Walter Edward, Walter Frederick.
red mail Mitchell Family
Hi, I am looking for George Mitchell and family . George Mitchell b 1809/11c in Hampshire. He was a gardner living in a lodge in Quatt Malvern + family. Emma Mitchell wife b 1811c in Bridgnorth. George Mitchell son b1842 in Quatt. Lucy Mitchell dau b1844 in Quatt. William Mitchell son b1847 in Quatt. Charles Mitchell son b1850 in Quatt. I have this family on 1841, 1851, 1861,... up to deaths, EXCEPT for George Mitchell b1842. He is the person I am looking for. I have a sighting for who I think is George on 1861 census as a gardner in West Derby Liverpool. Nothing for 1871 or 1881. Theres a George in dry dock aboard the Castlehead in Middlesborough on 1891 which may be him as well... But where was he 1871 and 1881.... My grandad George married in 1876 and his occ was a ship steward. He is not at home at census. Any folks know anything about this family of gardners who lived in Quatt around 1850/60's, All sons became gardners like their father. William Mitchell went to live in Yorkshire with his wife Ellen. Apart from George the rest all stayed in Quatt till their deaths and are buried in local churchyard. Anyone know what happened to this George.. ????
red mail Ethel Palmer, nee Morris
Looking for information regarding my paternal grandmother, Ethel Palmer. Ethel was born in 1881. She was married to Henry Palmer in 1902. They resided in Bridgnorth. I have no information on my grandmother and any leads would be most welcome.
red mail william cartwright(cartright) and Mary Lloyd
Am looking for family history of William Cartwright of bridgnorth who married Mary Lloyd of bridgnorth shropshire.
red mail broome/palmer
looking for any info on innage house it was a work house my mum kathleen or cathrine broome was there in 1951 i think she had 2 sisters mary now pugh and ellen and brother john their mum was elizabeth palmer and father john broome
red mail George Barker
My grandfather was Walter Edward Barker who was born in Whitburn Street Bridgnorth 1875. His father was George and mother was Lucy Rebecca (nee Watkiss).Greatgrandfather was a butcher and grandfather the same. He moved to Saltley Birmingham when he was about 20years. Do not know anything about George. Anne
red mail Pearmain Family
Does anyone have any information on the Pearmain Family. I'm looking for information on Joseph Pearmain, birthdate unknown but he would have to have been born before 1760. He married a Mary Mitchell but any further details are unknown.
red mail gideon and gretchen ison-isom 1600s
i am looking for information on my families history in worthen parish,shropshire,england. any info will help thank you
red mail Lucy Cook from Bridgnorth
My cousin Lucy Cook lived in Bridgnorth in the first half of the 20th century. She was single and a devout Catholic. Her father was either Fred Cook, gardener/florist, Harry Cook, baker, or George Cook, upholsterer, all born in the London area. Does anyone recognize the description and have more details? I would especially like to pin down which of the three brothers was her father. Thankyou.
red mail Falconbridge Family/Stoneway/St Mary Mag
Members of Non Conformist Stoneway Chapel in 1772, Old William Falconbridge, born around 1690, not known where. Also young William, Thomas, Samuel, Katherine, Molly. Some members of family connected with St Mary Magdalene. Same names keep appearing. Family connected with the "vitriol" industry - bleaching of linen - in Antrim and Prestonpans Scotland. Also a connection with Bristol. And Samuel (a barber) married to Mary (Brown?) probably born in Prestonpans. Any information regarding this family, in particular places of birth and marriages greatly appreciated.
red mail Wellings
Adding to Much Wenlock Robert de Wellynge was commended for bravery by King Hal at Agincourt.Quite a number of Wellynge's are recording fighting in France, Some such as Sir Thomas and Sir John were .Knight Tempelars another was a Knight Hospitler. One particular member of this magnificiently uniquie family was Tuetor to the Dauphine of France. Now the main family moved to Shropshire out of expediency. Falling foul of the Earl of Oxford and the mighty powerfull Mortimers. All Wellings in Shropshire were and are related from old times, the first settlers. This would include decendants from Shropshire families.
Researching HOLLIS family history grandad HERBERT HOLLIS c1892 was brought up in Bridgnorth at THE GEORGE in Hollybush Road by the station. His Father was CHRISTOPHER HOLLIS c1859 who ran the pub, mother LUCY. I would be so grateful for any information on all the family or the pub where they lived. Had a recent visit to Bridgnorth but couldn't find THE GEORGE as we were told it was pulled down. Herbert married Ada Cooper. Many thanks
red mail Flanagan
Flanagan kate d.o.b. 1906.Lived at 67 Cartway.Father was Thomas Flanagan. He was widowed and lived in Philadelphia 1921 or thereabouts. Any info. appreciated
red mail Morgan
In my research I've come across an Olive Adeline Morgan b 4.11.1899, father Samuel James Morgan, mother Adeline Morgan formerly Paynter. Has anyone connections please? Thanks
red mail Oakes - Bridgnorth - 1797
John Oakes, christened in St. Leonards in Bridgnorth in 1797. Father was Thomas (a soldier in the Worcestershire Militia), and Mother, Margaret. John later moved to Birmingham by at least the 1820's, married Elizabeth, and had 2 children, Harriet Oakes Gilbert, and John Oakes, Jr. Looking to find more information on the Oakes in Bridgnorth or the maiden name of Margeret.
red mail calland-callond
Im looking for info on a Jane or Elizabeth Calland/Callond/Callard we cannot read her surname name on the marriage lines.She lived in Church Lane,Bridgnorth she married a John Sargeant 1826-1879 widower of Newton,Worfield on 25 June 1869 at St Leonards.On the marriage lines she was Jane but on census 1871/1881 she's an Elizabeth Any help will be great.Thank you
red mail Cooper Family
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows of a David Cooper that I think lived in Bridgnorth in the early 1900's. I have reason to believe his father was also called David. His Daughther Jane Rebecca was born in 1911. Any information would be greatly received.
red mail William Alfred Burton 1865-1916
William Alfred Burton moved to Bridgnorth after 1901 and died there aged 51 in 1916. He was a Blacksmith and was born in Wellington, married Hannah Forrester in Stanton upon Hine Heath, Nr Shrewsbury. Does anyone have further information about him or his family after he moved to Bridgnorth? I have been told that a plaque in Bridgnorth commemorates his success as a bare knuckle fighter. Does anyone know about this and the location of the plaque. Any information gratefully received.
WILLIAM WEALE born 21st January 1822 Bridgnorth or Coreley, Shropshire, died 22nd March 1887 Bridgnorth. Bookseller and Catholic Apostolic minister. SARAH TOMKISS born 26th March 1828 Astley Abbotts, died 4th May 1907 Bridgnorth. They were married at the Baptist Meeting House, Shrewsbury 29th October 1847 and lived in Listley Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Contact invited from anyone connected for mutual family research. Regards Paul.
red mail Piper family
I am researching my ancestors, the Piper family, of Bridgnorth. They were in the property trade /building in Bridgnorth in the 1700s, and my great great grandfather owned a property called "Vine Cottage" in New Town, Bridgnorth. Then some of the family (William and Mary Piper) moved to Ladywood, Birmingham, where they had a couple of pubs, a baker's, confectioner's and various other properties. My great uncle recalls that the family donated a horse trough to the town of Bridgnorth -situated at the top of the hill near the castle. I have never been to Bridgnorth, so do not know if this trough still exists. There also used to be a "Piper" bed at the old Children's hospital as the family apparently donated money to it. If anyone can assist in my research, I'd be very grateful! Carole
I am researching the OLIVER family that lived in Mill St at the Fosters Arms. Edward Oliver 1840,Henry Edgar,1875, Dorothy May 1897. They moved to Hyde, Cheshire after the first World war. Is there anyone out there who may have a Photo of Fosters Arms they could let me have a copy of, or any information at all?
red mail Warders
I am looking for information on the Warder family who gave the name Lepina, Lepena,Lepitia. Levena to their daughters as a middlename, can you help?
red mail Palmer Bridgnorth.
My great uncle albert Palmer lived in a cottage at Astley abots after moving there from Foundry Lane in Bridgnorth
red mail Yates-Bridgnorth
I am looking for descendants of any Yates families in the Bridgnorth area circa 1720-30. My ancestor, Rev. Bartholomew Yates of Middlesex County, Virginia, who left Shropshire for America in 1700, visited some relatives in Bridgnorth in 1724, and I would like to know their identity.
red mail Allen Harper Charlton
Allen Charlton was a baker from 96 St. Marys Street, Bridgnorth. The 1851 census also says that he was blind. I would be grateful for any information about the family.
red mail Head Family
Searching for the Head family who were boot and shoe makers. Benjamin Head born @ 1785 married Elizabeth. They had 3 children, Frederick, John and Elizabeth
red mail Westfield House
Does anyone know of a Westfield House in Bridgnorth.Shropshire I know my grandmother Annie Pemberton lived there in the past (approx 1900)possibly in service, as I have found postcards from her at this address in my late father's collection. I know little about her so would be grateful for anyone who knows about this building
red mail Phebe Bright-Bridgenorth
Looking for the family of Phebe or Pheobe Bright Bn Bridgenorth abt 1792-Any help appreciated
red mail Parker ~ Newnes ~ Miller ~ Lay
Looking for info on Parker family in Bridgnorth. My grandfather is John Henry PARKER My grandfathers grandparents: Bertha Newnes married Thomas PARKER. Thomas PARKER was christened 21 May 1827 in Ludlow. Thomas can be found on the Bridgnorth 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 census with his wife Bertha NEWNES who was born 1828 in Bridgnorth. Thank you Susan
Looking for Morgan family history - my father Harold Edwards Morgan, born Bridgnorth Nov 30 1912 - schooled at Bridgnorth Grammar School. Played cricket there with Cyril Washbrook. To Saltley Training College Bham - 1930`s. Parents were Samuel James Morgan and Adeline Painter. Beyond that I wish to investigate.
red mail benbow
looking for relatives of harry benbow who was born in birningham but his fathers family came from kidderminster
red mail Leadbetter Jones Bridgnorth
I am looking for ancestors on my mothers side, Leadbetter or Jones who resided in Cartway and St Marys street Bridgnorth. They also lived in Madeley for a number of years
red mail john warner
My great great grandfather John Warner was a coachmaker in Bridgnorth. He was married to Sarah and they had Thomas, John, Lucy, Sarah, William and Henry. Any information please.
Caol A Yates
Searching for Carol Yates, born 1955 in Bridgnorth, had a sister called Kathleen H Yates also born at Bridgnorth 1958. Father was william Yates and mother was Joan Yates (nee Thomas). Any info at all please contact me, many thanks x
Edwin Hackett, Bridgnorth
Searching for Edwin Hackett born circa 1845 Bridgnorth, possibly Quatford married Martha Ellen Guttridge born circa 1844 Tividale nr Tipton. 7 children all but eldest born Warrington. John eldest born Quatford
red mail Delo William Charles
Searching for relatives of William Charles Delo who moved to Bridgnorth about 1883 with brothers Edward and Frederick and sister Jane. Their brother Henry went to the U.S.A at about this time
Addison Evans
Looking for ancestors of Addison Evans who ran the Coopers Arms Cartway Bridgnorth. His daughter Sarah Evans was married to Thomas Cockin from Darlaston.
I am looking for any info on JOHN W BOUCHER born c1873 and PHILIP BOUCHER c1880 at RYTON,nr SHIFNAL,W'TON. Then they moved to QUATT JARVIS nr BRIDGNORTH where EMILY BOUCHER was born c1882. I think Emily went to live with her brother Philip and his wife Emma at ALDERSLEY FARM, WROTTESLEY where WILLIAM BOUCHER and JOHN HENRY BOUCHER were born. Many thanks. Dianne
I am looking for any info on JOHN W BOUCHER born c1873 and PHILIP BOUCHER c1880 at RYTON,nr SHIFNAL,W'TON. Then they moved to QUATT JARVIS nr BRIDGNORTH where EMILY BOUCHER was born c1882. I think Emily went to live with her brother Philip and his wife Emma at ALDERSLEY FARM, WROTTESLEY where WILLIAM BOUCHER and JOHN HENRY BOUCHER were born. Many thanks. Dianne
red mail Orchard/ Garbett
Seeking information on the Orchard and Garbett families of Bridgenorth. Edward Orchard. b.1813 was a woolstapler/beer-house keeper residing in Cartway, Bridgenorth from 1840. Edward’s wife was a Mary Ann (?Towers). Their son, Henry b.1855, was a saddler and married a Sarah Mary Garbett in 1882. The Garbett family were employed on the Linley Hall and Apley Estates, Bridgenorth. Henry’s daughter, Hilda Mary Orchard, b 1885, was my grandmother, and there were two other siblings, Cyril b 1884, and Ethel, b.1887.
red mail Jerermiah TROTH , or SMITH
I am looking to trace an ancester of mine ,one Jeremiah TROTH, who later used the name Jeremiah SMITH. he claimed to have been born in 1860 at Bridgenorth, Salop. The only thing I know is that his mother was Elleanor, Ann Ellen or just plain Ellen TROTH. She changed her surname later on to SMITH. I really know there is not much to go on, but would appreciate any information at all. Thank you.
red mail crump ancesters
crump family living in bridgnorth area in 1850's upwards
Schoolmaster at St. Marys' Bridgnorth
Looking for descendants of my ggf William Henry Carter, Schoolmaster at St. Mary's School pre 1900. Had following children most of whom were teachers. Elizabeth, Catherine, Mary, Lucy, Charles, John, Alfred, Henry, George, Lily and Rose. Any knowledge of these persons, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Glen
red mail Richard Burton
Born Islington London (1893)died Bridgnorth 1951 - looking for any information on him and surviving relatives - believe he had a son who would now be in his 60s?+
red mail GARBETT, William
William Garbett was b. before 1881 and was a wheelwright. He m. Maria Barker in mid-1840s and son William was b. 4-8-1847 at Whitburn St, Bridgnorth. Need details of father/mother. Maria's father was George Barker.
red mail The Coopers Arms
I think one of my ancestors by the name of Addison Evans lived at the Coopers Arms at 29 Cartway. They were there in 1871 and 1861. Does the building still exist. His daughter Sarah married a Thomas Cockin they were living at 33 The Cartway in 1881. They had a child by the name of Henry (Cocken) who died in 1867 aged 1 month
red mail Pearmain
Does anyone have any information on the Permain family. My g.grandfather Alfred Benjamin Lewis married an Ellen Pearmain in 1873 in Birmingham. Ellen was born in Bridgenorth c 1850.
red mail PALMERS of Bridgnorth
Hi Searching my g-g-gf HENRY PALMER b1834 Stottesford, siblings George, William, Joseph and Eliza. Married Ann and had children Annie (born in Quatt), Lydia, Herbert, Ashton, Edward (my g-gf), Henry and possibly Ellen (all born Astley Abbotts). Any contacts/leads/family line - would be delighted to hear.
red mail Wylde Brown(e)
Is anyone searching for the Wylde Brown(e)'s of Shropshire? Have reason to believe that Thomas Wylde Brown was born in Bridgnorth in 1827; he married Mary Ann(?), also of Bridgnorth, although their eldest child, also Thomas, was born in Stockton, Shrops, in 1863.
red mail Eyke Family, Bridgnorth
Searching for family descendants at or near Bridgnorth to exchange family information. My paternal great grandmother was Elizabeth EYKE, born 5 Oct 1841, Bridgnorth, daughter of William EYKE (1813-1896) and his wife Jane PERRY (1811-1891). Elizabeth EYKE and her husband, James WHITE (1839-1896) were married in 1863. They are believed to have had twelve children most of whom remained in England. At least three of their children migrated, as they did, to the USA in the late 1890s and had families in the USA. Before emigrating from England, Elizabeth and James lived for a time at Bradford, Manchester. James was a skilled textile machine mechanic. They had extensive families in Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire some of which have been researched. Having visited in 2003, I am somewhat familiar with Bridgnorth and the area around it. Related families are Perry, Matthews, Smith, Eykyn, Rainsford, Cook, Evans, Dodson, and Perkins, Tolley, Jones, Overton, et al.
red mail Joseph Ralphs
Seeking any details on JR born about 1850 married to Elizabeth.Sons Henry 1883,Arthur Robert,William daughter Jennifer
red mail Early Bridgnorth Clockmaker
looking for any information about R Stephens a clockmaker working in Bridgnorth mid 18th century.
Scarrett,,ott White
I am researcing my G/G/Granddad John Scarrett born 1790 married Jane White 1810 in Comnor Berkshire. My G/Grandad George Scarrett,born 1823 died in 1877 Bridgnorth. Most of my ancester's lived in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.They were Hawker's and Showman .Any info would be most welcom.Mary
red mail wright nee howells
looking for a ellen Wright who married John Wright in 1895, this was her second marriage, Hughes being the name of Ellen first husband Ellen had 3 children Ellen , James , William from that marriage in 1891 the children were in Quatt Jarvis but no mention of their mother John and Ellen were married in Bridgenorth, their address being St Mary steps can anyone help please regards liz
red mail Family History
Benjamin Hitchcock son of Richard and Mary Knoxe born abt. 1788, in Bridgnorth. Christened 31 May 1789 in Stottesden. Served in Royal Cardigan Militia in Limerick, Ireland. Later, with Royal West India Rangers in Trinidad, British West Indies. Regiment disbanded, June 19,1819 in Saint John, New Brunswick,Canada. Settled in New Brunswick with wife Cecelia Sarah Collins and young son James. Numerous descendents in Eastern Canada. Any family ties in Shropshire region ?
red mail montford
my grandfather was welsh ,he lived in bridgnorth well before the second world war ,he may have lived in wales ,around the time of the first world war ,possible he could have lived in shrewsbury as well ,he then moved to wigston in leicestershire .any info please on any montfords liveing ,in wales or shropshire .
red mail Roberts
I am tracing the Roberts family of whom John william roberts was born in Bridgnorth 1858 - his father William was born in Tintern Monmouth 1841
red mail FOXALL Spargo
Frances Foxall was born in Bridgnorth ca. 1854 to Thomas Foxall and his wife Eliza. Thomas was a tailor by trade. Frances (Fanny) married John Spargo in Birmingham in 1878. The two emmigrated to the US with their 11 month old daughter Frances Mary in September of 1879. Frances Foxall had a rich history that involved widowhood and remarriage to John Spargo's Brother Nick in 1884. Nick's disappearance in 1899 left Frances and daughter Marry in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. Mother and daughter returned to Frances' family in Bridgnorth 1899/1900. I'm looking for what happened to Frances (Fanny) and Mary after their return to England.
red mail Foxall Family of Bridgnorth
I am still researching the family name and can trace back to Richard Foxall Married to Katherine both died in 1701 I need any help you can give to take me back beyond this date perhaps to Alverley, Silvington or Cleobury Mortimer area to the South or Worfield, Calverlry area to the Northeast
red mail Who in the world is EDWARD?
My earliest Pinkston ancestor in America is EDWARD, born ca 1740-1745. My previous online searches show an Edward Pinkston in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, born 27 December 1736. It's almost a match! Here is his Shropshire parentage: Parents: Creswell and Martha (Morris) Pinkston, Grandparents: John and Bridget (Rowley? or Creswell?) Pinkston, Great-grandparents: John and Elizabeth (Benbow) Pinkston, Great-grandparents: John and Elizabeth (Unknown) Pinkston. I would like tocollaborate with other researchers on any of the above family names. It would be especially helpful if Pinkston descendants living in England could shed light on the Pinkston connections between there and here. Thanks and best wishes in your own researches!
red mail Howitt Family
Albert Howitt (1866) and Emmaritte Hurst (1867), had 5 children 1 girl called Marjorie and 4 boys. Moved to Shropshire around 1929 and they worked at Stanley Hall. If anyone has any further information I would love to hear from you.
red mail Scowen/scriven
Am looking for Joseph Scowen/ or possibly scriven born 1821. Married Mary Anne Tidy
red mail Family History
looking for info about William &John Wootton. both listed as Lawyers in the 1901 Census. William is my Great Grandfather and John is an uncle
red mail Library At Church & Literary Institute
From Cassells Gazetteer c1896 Bridgnorth Salop : 1891 Population : 5,865 Has a library of Theological works in St Leonards church.There is a Literary Institute with a good library.
Thomas Callant, Wheelwright
Thomas Callant lived with his parent on Mill Street in 1851 and was employed as a wheelwright, as was his father William. Would like to learn where Thomas apprenticed and where he was employed.
red mail Scriven And Higgs
Hi, I am interested in any connections to the HIGGS and SCRIVEN families of Bridgnorth. The Higgs family were Butchers. The scriven family lived at Railway Street Bridgnorth. Look forward to hearing from you Best wishes, Margaret

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