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red mail Jacksons in Handsworth
I've been trying to trace what happened to my greatgrandfather & his wife after 1911. In that census he was at 279 Rookery Rd, Handsworth - Thomas William Jackson, wife Elizabeth, and four of his children. In 1919 his daughter Edith Mary married Cecil Charles Webber at St James, Handsworth, age 27, and gave her address as 129 Linwood Road. Her father was still alive then. I have been told that he died c1961, but I can find no record to confirm this, and I do not know when his wife died - probably between 1939 & 1945. I have been told that Birmingham Library would be the place to consult directories and electoral registers for Handsworth, but the staff won't do research, and as I live in London I'm a bit stuck. Can anyone help, please? Update - Thanks to some help from members, I have now found a selection of years of electoral registers on Ancestry. They were at 129 Linwood Rd by 1919 to 1927 at least; 1 Dawson Rd, Handsworth, 1935-39 approx. Elizabeth probably died between 1939 & 1945. In 1945 to 1950 he was at 54 Hinstock Road, Handsworth, with daughter Maud Brawn & family. The Brawns moved to Norfolk by 1953 and he may have moved with them. C/T him in 1955 register. Another of his daughters, Constance Gertrude Jackson, married Herbert Grantham Latham. They were at 25 Philip Victor Road, Handsworth, in 1939, but died in 1945 and 1948. Their daughter Constance Patricia Latham (known as Pat) married Harry Millington Turner in 1947. I don't know if they had any children, but would love to hear from any relatives.
red mail Catherine O M Fower and family
I would like to contact any descendants of Catherine Olive M FOWER born 1901 in Neath.Her parents were William Fower & Catherine Emily CHRISTOPHER I believe she married James DURRANS by whom she had 2 children - Doreen B (1930) and Beryl M ( 1932 ). In 1955 the family lived in Grove Lane, Handsworth. I think the family moved to Durham West Other family names could be Fenwick, Taylor & Allison
Elizabeth Withy
Accoording to censuses she was born 1854 in Handsworth,married John Henry Jones (1853-1930) in around july 1876. had two children John Edward Jones 1879-1954 and William Arthur Jones 1882-1960. I know nothing of Elizabeths parents so any help or advice would be gratefully recieved regards nick
red mail Roberts family of Handsworth
I am looking for any information about my grandmother & her family who lived in Handsworth. My grandmother was Edith Alice Irene Roberts b 1905. Her parents were George Henry Roberts and Edith Elizabeth Dexter. My grandmother came to Canada as a Barnardo child. She left England on June 15, 1920 aboard The Scotian. She married my grandfather, Anson Ward Glenn in Ontario on Dec 26, 1926.
red mail Matthews family of Handsworth
Information required about George Matthews the father of Mary Jane Matthews who married Mark Cunnington and became my great grandmother. Her daughter was Clara Ethel Cunnington. My father in law was a Walter Matthews and I would like to know if he was a decendent of George and perhaps the great nephew of Mary Jane? As a boy he, Walter lived next door to the Villa Cross cinema in Handsworth. Walter later married Elsie Jones whose mother was said to be Spanish?
red mail Baker family in Handsworth
My greatgrandfather William Baker was born in Handsworth c. 1852, the son of Isaac Baker and Sarah nee Barnett. He married Clara Penrice in 1873 in Handsworth. Their son John William was my grandfather, born 1875 in Handsworth, also daughter Maria was born 1877 in Handsworth, the rest of the children were born in Kings Norton. Any connections welcomed.
red mail John Smith B abt 1827
looking for info on family of John Smith B abt 1826/7 either Stourbridge/Handsworth, Father was John Smith, butcher as per 1851 census when John Smith jnr living in Brecon,Wales.Story is he wasn't named Smith but was illegitimate son of Gladstone. Other story is his mother (name unknown) married a Blew/Bleu/.Blue family. Any info appreciated have tree from 1846 onwards when he married Sarah Davies in Brecon. John Smith jnr's g/children used middle name as Wilkinson, no idea what the connection is.
red mail george yates
Looking for george yates jeweller born 1831 Birmingham died 1862 Birmingham married Elizabeth Stevens 1855 handsworth can anyone help
red mail Hadley-Josiah
Josiah Hadley b.abt.1784 married abt. 1800+? Sarah b. abt.1786 ? Children:Deborah Hadley16/4/1809 Josiah Hadley 23/12/1810 Sara Hadley 29/10/1812 Abraham Hadley 9/07/1814 Samuel Hadley 1816, Married Lucy Pynor 9/5/1840 Emma Hadley 21/3/1820
red mail Wellington Road Handsworth
I am looking to find what happened to the Court House,Wellington Road,Handsworth when was it demolished? Also was there a local iron works in this area. Trying to trace the Taylors who lived at 4 Court House, Wellington Road.
red mail Siddons
I am looking for any information on William and Annie Siddons.William is possibly the illegitimate son of Caroline Siddons born c1840.They possibly married in New Zealand as their children were born there. Also James Siddons born 1806 in Handsworth.He married 1824 Hannah Price and had a daughter Kate born1825. They may have gone abroad as i cannot find them on a cencus in England.
red mail ASTON and WALKER
Seeking information please about GEORGE HARRY ASTON(b.1865 in Badger St.,Lye)who married CAROLINE WALKER(b.1867 in Amblecote)He was a spade tree turner(woodturner)and she was in service in Wollescote, Worcs.(1881census).Originally living in/near Badger St.,Lye,she kept/worked in a pub near Lye Cross. They later moved to Mary Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, and he continued to work at Ham Baker.Children were:Harry(married Anna),Wilfred(married Alice, then Olive Toy),Edith Phillips,Joseph(m."Dolly" Farrell),Alice Phillips,"Howard"(m."Ida") and Carrie Eyles.
red mail Lees/Thorley/Bradbury
Looking for decendents of Ralph and Matilda Lees(formerly Thorley, nee Bradbury) In 1901 they lived in Heathfield Road Handsworth, and were Market people, in smithfield market in Birmingham. They were my great grandparents, and I would be grateful to hear from anyone connected with that side of the family. Particularly any scottish connections from Lockerbie or Skye. Thank you
red mail Darby and Everitts
Many of my mother's ancessors have connections with Handsworth. Can anybody help?
red mail Rose - Butcher - Hamstead Road
Does anyone know anything about the Roses and the butcher's shops that they had in the area: David circa 1870 William Stratford circa 1900 (His was High St King's Norton. David is also supposed to have been a local councillor alongside his friend John White; whose daughter Florence married David's son John Stratford
red mail Joseph Harris
I am collecting info on Harris family. I have fairly good info on descendents through his eldest son Edwin Thomas(my great grandfather) but would love to hear from and exchange info with anyone else who has info.
Looking for details on the Thomas Family. Charles THOMAS was a gardener, he married Eliza SHIPWAY (1857, Cheltenham) and had two daughters, Florence Annie(b.1889) and Esther. Any information or relatives of these family's I would love to hear from you.
red mail FARMER
Looking for Farmer family of Handsworth. George Farmer was a Police Officer
red mail BOURNE
James William and Lillian Bourne, married 1914. Daughter Marjorie Bourne, born 1915, son James Raymond Bourne, born 1919. James William Bourne was a butcher, they moved to Fox Hollies Road
red mail Rev William Randall
Rev William Randall rector St Marys 1881 Born Wexford Ireland 1820 Children Wiliam Sidney(army Chaplain) Edith,Mary, Henry(Vicar St James Handsworth 1883-1888) Annie, Florence, Stella,Louisa,Arnold,Hilda Margaret.He retired to Hove Sussex where he died. I am looking for any surviving relatives
I am researching my family history. James Francis Devereux was christened in St Marys Church, Handsworth in 1834. His father is registered as Thomas Devereux and mother as Eliza. James is my great great grandfather. He has an older brother Henry and three younger brothers, William, Thomas and John and four younger sisters, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Sarah and Eliza. According to the 1851 census, Thomas was a basket maker and Eliza a burnisher, living in Livery Street, Birmingham and both were born in Ross, Herefordshire.
red mail Cole
Alfred Cole, aged 31, son of Joseph R. Cole and Isabella, was still living with his parents on the 1901 census at 84, Villa Road, Handsworth. Believed to have had a son called Joseph and a daughter Ellen Victoria in subsequent years. Alfred was a tobacconist in 1901. Any cponnections with the family will be welcomed and plenty of feedback possible.
red mail Beards
John BEARDS married Ellen LEWIS 1831 at St. Marys, Handsworth.
red mail Randall (Randles)
Philip RANDALL (RANDLES)married Phebe BRADLEY at Handswoth on 21 Sept. 1807
red mail Price Family
Horace Alfred PRICE - Born 1869 in Handsworth, Staffs. Married Annie Baker in 1897 Hadley, Salop. Daughter Mildred. Bankruptcy clerk. Date of death? Philip Henry PRICE - Born 1874 Handsworth, Staffs. Law Solicitor's clerk. No sign in 1901 Census. Any information? William John Norman PRICE - Born 1869 Handsworth, Staffs. Known as Norman.Banker's Clerk. Has anyone any info after 1901? Elizabeth PRICE - 1858 born Handsworth, Staffs. Married Henry Wilson THORNTON of Liverpool. Children Elizabeth (Denton) 1880-1962, Frederick Henry 1881, George Harold 1884-1959, Horace Walter 1885-1975, Charles Price 1893, Sidney Howard 1895 (Canada), William Stanley 1882, Robert 1888-1972. Does anyone know when Elizabeth died?
red mail Farmer Henry and Charles Edward
Henry born approx 1830 and his son Charles Edward born in Kings Norton area in 1860. Other siblings of Charles Edward are Harry and John. Last known in Handsworth area in 1879. Any information gratefully received
red mail Davis Family
1814-1879? born in Handsworth, Staffs. Son of John and Elizabeth Davis. Married Phoebe Oxenbould of Handsworth. Emigrated to Utah,USA after 1851? JD was a gunlock maker like his father. John Davis - 1786-1868 born Bilston, Staffs. Married Elizabeth Cutler/Catley. He was a master gunlock maker of Handsworth, Staffs. 10 children. Daughter Ellen married Frederick Price of Handsworth
red mail PHILLIPS.
John Phillips, b. 1826 West Bromwich (parents Peter Phillips and Rebecca Whyley) married Maria Bettridge (parents Maria Bettridge and Joseph Bettridge) in 1853 at Edgebaston. John was a blacksmith. They had the following children. George Bettridge b.1854 Handsworth, Hannah Bettridge b.1856 Handsworth, Joseph Bettridge b. 1859 Thomas Street (West Bromwich) and Maude Miranda 1862, Connection Street Handsworth. She was a cripple. John died in 1871 and Maria then married Jesse Golsby. She died in 1882. I have found that George married Jane Blizzard from Pershore and that he was a jeweller's port (whatever that means) and that they had a daughter Florence. Jane died and he remarried. Ancestry census results showed that he went to America where 4 more children were born. Florence went to live in Pershore with her mother's brother and his wife. Hannah married Benjamin Heath and they went to Australia in 1881. I have been unable to find what happened to Joseph but a family story says that he joined the railway and went to live in London. As for poor Miranda, I found that she ended up in an institution but havent found her death. Does anyone know how I can find where Maria and John are buried and/or how to find church records recording their deaths (her name now Golsby) Is there anyone out there who is connected to this family ?
red mail Whitehouse of Handsworth
Looking for information on or any descendants of the family of Philip (b 1884) and Clara Ellis (b 1864) Whitehouse. Children were William Edmund (b 1884), Philip Henry (b 1886), Winifred (b 1887), Bernard (b 1888), Eric (b 1889), Clara Emmeline (b1896), Herbert (b 1896) and David Oakes (b 1899). Last address in Church Lane, Handsworth in 1910. Philip snr was Methodist Lay preacher and bullion dealer but understand that children did not follow into jewellery trade.
red mail Willoughby and Chalcraft
My Great Great Aunt Harriet CHALCRAFT married Edward WILLOUGHBY on 8th April 1871 in St James Church, in the parish of Handsworth in Stafford. He was 33, a machinist and she was 22. His father was Charles WILLOUGHBY, a farrier and her father was Edward CHALCRAFT a carpenter. The bride and groom both resided in Alfred Street at the time of their marriage, and I presume that Alfred Street was in Handsworth, and since the wedding was just a few days after the census return I thought I would find them there. I cannot find any of these people on the 1871 census return, or confirmation of Edward anywhere as most of the Edward Willoughby's were living away from their parents. Harriet became a widow before the 1881 census. Edward and Harriet had three children, Edward, Christine and Edith, If anyone comes across them while doing their own research I would be extremely grateful.
red mail Carlisle & Martin
I am looking for details about Samuel Carlisle who married Phoebe Martin 31/05/1819 at St Marys in Handsworth. I think they had a son Thomas born in 1821 & they must have moved to St Helens Lancashire probably because of the glassworks, & I think this is where my great great grandfather William Carlisle was born in 1836. Any info about the family would be appreciated.
HI I am looking for any info on Ann Russell born c 1827 married William Vale in 1852 Hansdworth her father was Edwin his father was Benjamin anything will be a help thank you Babs
red mail WEBB
Harry E.F. WEBB married Jane Fletcher Dec Q 1889 in Aston. They had Harry 1890, Daisy 1892, Philip 1894, Clarence 1898 in Aston before moving to Handsworth after the 1901 census. In 1902 John was born and died in Handsworth and Marguerite was born 1905. All the children were given the middle name of Fairy. Does anyone know of this family? Are there any descendants? Family in New Zealand would love to make contact.
red mail Wilkins
Researching Wilkins family, early 1800's. George was a butcher c 1810 and had four children at that period. Wife Ann ?? Where did they come from??
red mail Cox Family--Rowley Regis/Birmingham
Samuel Cox and Elizabeth Brookes were married Jan 10th.1830 at St.Mary's Handsworth. Would appreciate a 'look-up' if anyone has access to Bishop's transcripts for this church. Thanks
I'm looking for information on this man, who's my ggggrandfather. All I know is that he was a glasscutter & living in Handsworth nr Birmingham in 1845 when his son William married Sarah Anne Rowley in the Parish Church. Hugh may be Irish, as William gives his birthplace as Dublin in the 1861 census. Any information very gratefully received, I have info on the later family to swap. Thanks.
red mail Norton
looking for any information on the parents of James Norton,born 1803 married to a Martha Cashmore,born 1805.Married Dec.25,1825,St.Marys, Handsworth,Staffordshire.
red mail Harold Hubbard
Looking for details on Harold Edwin Hubbard, particularly ancesters. I'm not aware of any siblings but possibly a cousin Carl? He died 19 July 1956, was married to Grace nee Stevens 26 December 1933, had two children Jane (1939) and Angela (1944). He was born during the May of 1908. Family may have ties to Stamford, Lincolnshire areas or Birmingham district. More info would be appreciated. thanks for any help
Searching for information on my gt gt aunt, Lucy Kidson Jenkinson (also nee Jenkinson). Lucy was born in Bawtry in 1864 but moved to Handsworth where she lived in Stamford Road with her husband, Alfred, a jeweller. I would love to know what happened to her as I can't find her date of death in BMD or anywhere. Anyone out there know anything about her or her family?
red mail Thomas Habberley-Lily Edith Willis
Would love to hear from anyone who has connections with my great grandparents, Thomas Habberley and Lily edith Willis,thomas was born in smethwick in 1874,his last known address at time of death was oxford square, Dugdale st.His children were-Wallace,thomas henry,isabel, rose, violet and clara elsie may ( my grandmother ).I believe he also had a step son- Sidney Willis. Any information would be gratefully recieved.
red mail Carroll
Any information about the Carroll family. Ellen Carroll married Thomas Hogan in Stafford some time in the 1860's they had 3 children Ellen born 1866, William born 1867 and Eliza born 1868. Ellen Carroll was widdowed went to London, Lambeth and later Married John Hickey in 1877 and had more children. I know about Bridget and Mary. There may have been other but Ellen was agin widdowed in the 1880's. Any further information about the Carrols' Hogans' or Hickeys would be much appreciated.
red mail GOZZARD / PRICE
My ancestors came from Handsworth and I have records of them living in Barkers St Handsworth from 1841 onwards. The Gozzard's church records I have go back to 1730. Edward, the son of George and Pheobe Gozzard (spelt various ways) married Lucy PriceAt Kidderminster in 1833. My Australian ancestor was HENRY HART PRICE GOZZARD. Any info appreciated.
red mail History
Could you let me know the history behind the name of the village and any history from back in the 1900's
red mail Anson
Looking for any information relating to the family of George Anson b.approx 1854, wife Jane (nee Fereday) children George A, Clifford,Sydney,Lesley,once lived in Woodstock Rd Handsworth. Thank you
red mail Frederick Joseph Rogers
I am trying to trace my grandfathers's family who lived in Handsworth, Staffordshire. In the 1901 census, My grandfather Frederick Joseph Rogers was of 22, an engine fitter in Erith, Kent, and his date of birth was listed as Handsworth in 1879. Arethere any local records in Handsworth in which I can trace his parents/grandparents?
red mail Hawkins George Henry
I am looking for any info on my Gt Grandfather George Henry Hawkins married Mary Ann Birt in 1883 Gloucester. He was born in 1860 and died in 1901, West Dean. I believe Mary moved back to Handsworth after his death and she died in 1903 Thanks
red mail James Russell Esq. 1838, of Endwood Court Handsworth
Any detailed info. on the Russell family needed for historical book of Endwood Court
red mail Spettigue Ryley
Looking for all Ryley and Spettigue persons in Handsworth and Birmingham, 1800s.
red mail Buckley Family
HENRY E BUCKLEY (Head of family) Lived in Handsworth Staffordshire 1881 Occ: Inspector Of School Board Age 38 Wife Helen 6 Children inculding Twin boys. Any information welcome
red mail Shipton
Hannah Shipton born circa 1843in Handsworth. Fathers name William Brothers Thomas, William and Edward. Sister Mary. Hannah married William Tom Winter in 1873. Looking for information on her parents and her brothers and sisters descendents.
red mail Hamblin
Looking for information about my great grandfather Frank Hamblin b circa 1880 d circa 1935 and lived in Handsworth at the time of my grandfather's birth in 1915. He worked as a house painter and may have been in the coldstream guards in London at one time. Wife Edith Jane Smith, children, Frank, Doris, Wilfred, Howard, Sidney, Raymond and Margret.
red mail Methodist Bishop In Us
From the Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 Francis Asbury was born at Handsworth, Staffs 20th August 1745 and died at Spottsylvania, Virginia 31st March 1816. he was the first bishop of the Methodist Episcopalian Church in the United States. He was sent by Wesley as a missionary to the American colonies in 1771.
red mail Re Lunar Society
From Cassell's Gazetteer c1896 Handsworth Staffs : 1891 Population : 32,756 - Has a free library in the Local Board building of 1879.Handsworth was meeting place of the Lunar Society.
Tranter Of Staffordshire
My gggrandfather JOSEPH TRANTER was born 1812 in Handsworth. His son JOHN was born in Smethwick are thes towns relatively close?? JOSEPH also married ELIZABETH HACKETT in Dudley Worchester. AS I am from the US I find it hard to track the moving around this family did. Does any one know if thes places are close together. Dot
red mail Handsworth, Staffordshire
PETTIT(T) FAMILY:--- Phillip Henry Pettit, b.Birmingham - 1846/7: Annie Elizabeth Pettit (wife), b.1850/51- Handsworth: Annie Elizabeth Pettit (daughter), b. 1874/75- Handsworth - m. William Vale 1902 - Handsworth: Nellie Pettit (daughter) - b.1875/76 - Birmingham: Emily Petit (daughter), b.1878/79- Birmingham - m.James J.Margetts, b.1878/79 - Birmingham:

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