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red mail Pitt
Sarah Cash of Willenhall, Staffordshire married my Gt, Grandfather - Stephen Pitt, a Lockmaker. The Pitt's are prolific in Willenhall. They had at least 11 children although I think there were 2 more. These are: Louisa b. 1881, Sarah b. 1884 d. 1912, Lillian b. 1888, Ada b. 1889 d. 1980, Stephen b. 1891 d. 1964, Leah b. 1892,Rebecca b. 1894 d. 1910, Annie b. 1895, Robert (Bob) b. 1897, Roland b. 1898, Clara b. 1898 d. 1932. has anyone got any further links?
red mail Kempson family Willenhall
Thomas Kempson born Willenhall about 1867. Father Thomas engineer. Any information would be appreciated. I cannot find his Birth.
Tracing the LANDER and NEWMAN familIes of Willenhall/Bilston/Cannock. One or both of which were a Catholic family marrying in Anglican early 19thc as customary. I have extensive tree to the 1700's. Is anyone connected with the family?
red mail Summerfield family in Willenhall
I have been researching the Summerfield family for a number of years. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who is connected to the family.
red mail Cooper family
Thomas Cooper married MaryAnn Highland 1859 issue:Alfred 1860/Samuel 1862/Sophia 1866/Thomas 1868/Henry 1869/George 1871/Mary 1874/William 1876. Alfred might have married Martha ? I have found MaryAnns brother he emigrated to USA but I cannot find her family. Their father Jonathan died Dec 1837 MaryAnn was bapt.April 1838. Her mother remarried Adam Powis and had 8 more children but I cannot find the Cooper family. Thanks
red mail Help to trace my great great great grandfather
I am trying to trace my Great Great Great Grandfather William Jones born in 1857. Try to trace his Parents William married some one called Martha.
red mail John Davies & Ann Constable
Can anyone help re. Marriage of John Davies, Engineer Fitter and Ann Davies, formerly Constable, of Walsall Road, Willenhall who had a Son John Robert Davies born 15 Feb 1845 and a Daughter Elizabeth Sarah Davies born 01 Mar 1847. The 1851 Census has John Davies, aged 31 years, in Walsall Road, Willenhall as Widower with 3 children: "Mary Ann" 8yrs, "John" 6yrs & "Elizabeth" 4yrs: all the children were born in Willenhall, Staffordshire. The 1851 Census has John Davies, Engine Fitter, age 42 years, born Denbigh, North Wales in Wolverhampton with Wife "Hannah" and Son "John Robert" 16yrs.
red mail Toft/Caddy
My Grandmother Elizabeth Toft daughter of Thomas Toft and Mary Ann Willetts married my Grandfather Frederick Henry Caddy 29/03/1902 atSt Stephens church Willenhall.Her brothers and sisters were Edward SarahAnn(Seran) Mercy, Albert, Frederick Mary ann born 1874 married Herbert Mills.William Thomasborn 1879 married 1 Alice Proffit 2 Elsie Blakemore.I should love to hear from anyone connected to this or the previous post(Toft/Willetts.
red mail Toft/Willetts
Mary Ann Willetts daughter of Edward and Sarah Ann Palmer married Thomas Toft(Miner)the son of Mary Ann And David Toft 11/01/1858 at St Stephens Willenhall.In 1871 they are living at 18 Brickkiln Street PortobelloStaffs. The family is Thomas 40 Miner born Penkridge. Mary 35 born Wolverhampton. Edward 13 born before her marriage to Thomas Toft Sarah Ann 9 born Willenhall married James Hicken Mercy 7................married Henry Blanton Albert 3................ Frederick 1 month ..........Married Clara Lote
James Bradley c.1785 and Catherine c.1785 (married circa 1814)/son James Bradley 1818 and Sarah Leek c.1825 (m.1846)/dau. Mary Ann Bradley 1847 and David James Shelley 1847 (m.1869).
red mail Thomas Aston
I'm looking for any info on Thomas Aston born 1823 Willenhall, his father was William and his mother was Jane.
red mail need help
Hi, I am looking for Robert McNally. B cira 1830 in ireland. Lived in Willenhall, Wolverhampton 1861 with his son John (B cira 1854) and a lodger called Annie McNally. any information will be very much appreciated. Thanks
red mail Descendants of Joseph Haynes - key manufacturer
I am searching for family of my great great grandfather Joseph Haynes, key manufacturer, b.30.12.1811, married Hannah Alexander 13.11.1832, lived in 122 Bloxwitch Rd Willenhall,children- Joseph b. 1837 my great grandfather, emigrated to Australia abt. 1860; John Alexander b.1833; William b.1858; Sarah b.1860; Mary b. 1861; Alfred b.1863. The sons were all locksmiths.
red mail Children Drowned 1892
Looking for information regarding the drowning of two children Elsie & Arthur Thomas Dawes in the first quarter of 1892. At the time the family were living in Walsall Street Willenhall.
red mail lookin for info about
Henry Gough born abt 1794, his first wife was Elizabeth Green and they were married at St. Matthews. Walsall abt 1824.I think they had two sons David and Henry. Henrys second wife was Jane unknown, would love to know her maiden name.I have researched the children of this second marriage,particularly their daughter Catherine,my maternal great,great grandmother.
red mail Help!
Does anyone have a joseph henry bagnall as their ancestor?Born abt 1866 and lived in Willenhall umtil the age of 15yrs.He was an apprentice painter and decorator.He was always called Harry.
red mail Looking for,
Bagnalls of Willenhall and Penkridge.My Great grandmother was Annie Jane, who married William West, then Henry Arnold.Annie Jane had two brothers, Joseph Henry and James Frederick, there were also step family siblings.Annie's mother was Catherine Gough who married John Bagnall.I think Catherines parents were Henry and Jane and that Jane was his second wife his first being Elizabeth Green whom he married in 1824.I know that John Bagnalls extended family came from Penkridge.Can anyone shed anymore light.
red mail Looking for George.
Can anyone help me find what happened to George Mills who was living in Willenhall in 1911. He was married to a Mary Ann did they have children? Was he still living in Willenhall when he died in about 1949 if so do you know where he is buried. I find that Mary Ann died in 1916, they were still living in The Crescent at Willenhall, which is now in the Walsall boundary. I still need your help
red mail Parsons of Willenhall and Bridgnorth
Can anyone assist any further with the Parsons of Willenhall and previously Shropshire. I have gone back to John Parsons b.1746 at Albrighton, who married Mary Reynolds b.1748 at Clunbury. They married in Harley, Salop in 1768. Then I have gone back to who I think is John's parents (John and another Mary), but cannot confirm that I am on the correct path. Can anyone help please.
red mail Corkindale of Willenhall
I am researching the Corkindale family of Willenhall, Staffordshire. A family member, Amy Parsons, married Enos Corkindale (b.1867) Is there anyone out there who would assist me with a family tree of their ancestors and descendants.
Hello In late 1700's my ancestors came to willenhall from Rowley Regis to work in the lock trade (the family later started Lowe and Fletcher). I am looking for ancestors of Moses,Aaron or Hiram Lowe born in the mid-1800's. Their parents were william and Ann Lowe (Vaughan). They lived on Clarkes Lane. william was a master keymaker and his sons were in the business. I have old family photos I would be willing to exchange of my great grandfather Thomas and his family, who was elder brother to Moses, Aaron and Hiram. Hope to hear from you.
red mail Willetts
Edward Willett born 1801 Dudley.He married Sarah Ann Palmer from Clee hill Shropshire 18 July 1824 Dudley.Their children were Richard b 1826 William born 1829 Samuel born 1832 Edward born 1835 Mary Ann born 1836( my great grandmother) Thomas born 1842 Mercy born 1845. I would love to hear from anyone connected to this family
red mail Family Name Kerrod
I am looking for relatives of the family Edward Kerrod who had a butchers shop in Willenhall Staffordshire and had nine children Most of the family moved to West Yorkshire
Looking for any information on EDWARD FELLOWS, a Coal Miner b1843 d1891. His wife was Mary Ann b1845 d1897 they had 8 children, Sarah b1867, Elizabeth b1870, Caroline (Carrie) b1873, Mary Ann b1875, John b1879, Phoebe b1880, Edward James b1883 and Florrie b1887. In both the 1851 and 1891 census Edward Snr lived in Bridge Street, Bilston.
Looking for any information on FLORENCE MARY Waterhouse (nee FELLOWS) formerly BROWN, LUNN b1933 d2006. Her parents were Arthur Edward b1905 and Martha (nee Jones) b1910 and her daughters were Christine Ann Lunn b1951 and Lynn Carol Bailey b1963.
red mail FELLOWS
Looking for any information on JOHN FELLOWS b1819 who married Dianna (Dinah)? b1818. They had four children Edward b1843 d1891, William b1845, James b1849 and John b1852. In the 1851 census they lived in Bridge Street, Willenhall and in the 1891 census Edward continued to live at this address with his wife Mary Ann b1845 d1897 and their 8 children Sarah b1867, Elizabeth b1870, Caroline (Carrie) b1873, Mary Ann b1875, John F b1879, Phoebe b1880, Edward James b1883, and Florrie b1887. In the 1901 census Mary Ann was shown as the head of the family with some of her children still living at this address.
Looking for any help with either of these family names in Willenhall. Frederick Marsden (a cordwainer) and his family were living in Lichfield Rd up to around 1860, then moved to Brampton, Derbyshire. Irish immigrant Patrick Cannon married their daughter Fanny Marsden, although his parents John & Ellen and siblings Bridget, Mary, James & Edward Cannon may have stayed in Willenhall area. Update: The whole Cannon family changed their surname to Finon/Finan around 1860. It also appears on census spelled in many other ways, such as Fining, Finnin, Finean.
red mail Samuel Reeves
Samuel was born in 1853 at Willenhall Staffordshire to James Reeves and Elizabeth Reeves (1st cousins)and became a high profile dentist. He moved to Dublin Ireland sometime after 1871 census. believed to have 2 daughters, one possibly named Sylvia. He did visit my Gran in Birmingham up to around 1915 who was Samuels niece.
red mail CROW Family
Looking for information on William Crow b.Sedgley abt.1811, employed as a Coke Burner, and wife Martha Betney, b.abt.1809 in Bilston. Living in St.Ann Street, Willenhall (1861 census).Only earlier info. needed. Have most of family history thereafter. Any leads much appreciated.
red mail Beddow family from Willenhall
I have a Sarah Beddow Bap 6/4/1783 at St. Giles who married a John Perry on 19/9/1804 at St. Peters in Wolverhampton. They had a Sarah bap 22/9/1810 who married Solomon Fisher in 1833 again in Wolverhampton. I believe Sarah Beddows parents were John and Mary. Has any one any iformation on the above. Jan
red mail Hulse
Searching Hulse in Walsall & Willenhall, decended from Josiah Hulse & Sarah Oakley
red mail Fisher's from Willenhall
I am looking for information on William and Fanny Fisher who lived in Willenhall. They had John, Catarine, Hannah, Richard William Henry and Soloman between 1790 and 1811 all baptised at St. Giles in Willenhall. Any information would be loveley. Jan
red mail Tildesley Willenhall
I am looking for any information that people have gleaned on family members from the Tildesley family, Willenhall. I am particularly interested in anything related to the Animal Trap making/retail industry, or any related documents or materials pertaining to the same.
red mail Lycett-Silas
Hi I am trying to find out anything about Silas Lycett who married Emily Mary Phillips in 1921 in Wolverhampton he was a motor fitter.At the time of their marriage Silas was 28 and Emily was 29.Emily also had a daughter named Jessie born on 23/7/1917.
red mail John Ferguson c1811
I am researching the Ferguson family, particularly interested in trying to find the name of Maria who married John Ferguson. She was born 1816c in Bewdley. Her first child (I believe) was Harriet Ferguson born 1827c.
red mail Legg or Legge
I`m looking for the marriage of Thomas Legg or Legge to Harriet Davis before 1870 in either Willenhall or Bilston or Wolverhampton. Hope someone can help. Margaret
red mail Spate Canadian Cousin
My mother was Florence Spate (Hill). I spoke to Aunt Ann (who adopted Selwyn)in April about her Father. I have some notes but not conclusive. Looking for the Spate family. Brian.
red mail Amos around Willenhall
Hi, I am trying to trace Amos's, Gibson's, Dugmore's,Also Brian, Bryan, in and around Willenhall, West Midlands. I have traced Amos and Dugmore back to about 1750. All the Best, Brian.
red mail BEDDOW(S)
I am looking for any info on the Beddow(s) lived in Willenhall in the 1800's before going to Birmingham in 1890's and some of the children came back to Willenhall in 1901 Census to be with Grandmother after parents died any info would be helpful they was in the lock making
red mail Joseph Beards (1824)
I am descended from the Beards family from Willenhall who later lived in Walsall. I have traced my tree as far back as Joseph Beards c1824. He married Harriet - maybe Ferguson? and his children were David, Joseph (who married Hannah Trubshaw), Goviah?, Harriet & Emma. If anyone can add more information it would be very welcome!
red mail William Hartill - Married Mary Ann/Ann Mary
I am looking for details on the Mary Ann (sometimes known as Ann Mary) that married a William Hartill of Willenhall. She was born about 1843 and had the following children that I know to: Annie Stanton (1865), William Stanton (1867), Henry Stanton (1872), Alice Parkes (1876), Harriet Hartill (1880), Mary Hartill (1883)
red mail Elizabeth Jones
Looking for the family of an Elizabeth Jones of Willenhall, born about 1857. Married Thomas Picken of Cannock,
red mail Osborne, Pickering ,Morgan or Farmer
Looking for any Osborne's, Morgan's, Pickering's or Farmer's in the Willenhall, Walsall, or Wolverhampton area in 1800's.
red mail Slater family - Staffs
Looking for more information on the family of Maria Slater born c1872 Willenhall,Staffs. Father William Slater whose occupation on her marriage cert in 1891 was an engine driver. She married Edwin Coxall in 1891 in Scunthorpe, Lincs.
red mail Akhurst
Looking for relatives of Mary Ann Akhurst born 1853 who I believe to be my Great Grandmother. If I am right Mary Ann married George Burbridge of Handborough Oxfordshire. They had at least six sons William A. born 1876 at Clitheroe York. Albert born 1879 at Padiham Lancashire. George born 1881, Mark born 1884, Alfred (my Grandfather) born 1886 all at Widnes Lancashire. Valantine born 1891 at Padiham in Lancashire. If anyone thinks they may have links to this family I would be grateful for any assistance. Thank you.
red mail The Collett Family
Am looking to further my family tree. The Collets were lockmakers in Stafford Street, Willenhall John and Phoebe. Johns father i believe was Hugh Collett who married Sarah Bayliss in 1779 at St Peters church Wolverhampton.
red mail joshua fletcher 1720 -1810.
.My 4xgt.grandfather, Lydia 1744,Phoebe 1746, Samuel 1748, Hannah1750, William1752, Joseph & Phoebe twins 1754, all baptised St.Giles as of first marriage. Unable to trace name spouse, where married, c.1742 or buried c.1754-1757, Joshua later granted large area land. -Shepwell green & surrounding areas by Barony of Stow Heath Hence Fletchers Lane of present day. I have full details 2nd., marriage to Catherine Holt 1757, offspring, wills probates etc.
red mail POTTO (sometimes written as POTTs)
If anyone has any information relating to the saddlers' business of the POTTOs at Church Street, Willenhall or in Portobello, I should be pleased to hear. They were in this area between 1850 and 1900. Many thanks, Neill.
red mail BOLUS--record of apprentice locksmiths
My BOLUS/BOLAS ancestors arrived in Willenhall in the 1830s from Birmingham. The first: JAMES BOLUS became a Master Locksmith.If I knew to whom he was originally apprenticed circa 1830, it would help me find out a "missing part" of his life. Does anyone know of lockmakers' apprentice records please??? TIA RON
Am researching Willenhall ancestors, in particular, trying to find birth date of Alfred Griffin who married FLORA EMERY in 1898. Father's name on marriage cert. was Thomas Griffin, brass finisher. Alfred,s age shown as 21. Any help appreciated.
red mail Bolus/Bolas
My great great grandfather, James1817-1897 (and his brother John)moved to willenhall from Birmingham sometime after being orphaned in 1823.I am trying to find out when and why my family came to Willenhall. Also as, I was born(1949) and went to school(WCS) in Willenhall (1960-67),and have much local info, etc, I would be happy to try and help anyone who has general queries about the town. Ron
red mail WEBSTER
red mail BATE, FORRESTER, RATCLIFFE, HEAD Willenhall, Lane Head & Short Heath. lots of data available to share but there are a few gaps and I'd be pleased to hear from lost relatives
red mail Ernest Victor Dolman dob 4/11/1910
Looking for any leads on Dolman family in the Willenhall area, believed to live on a farm in Bentley Lane area. Ernest Victor Dolman born November 4 1910 was one of the family - had an older brother Joseph.
red mail NICHOLLS
Researching my gg grandparents Thomas & Harriet Nicholls who in 1881 lived at No 3 Court, Stafford Street, Willenhall.
red mail Martha Hastilow
I got the name Martha Hastilow on her marriage certificate (She married William Johnson of Walsall). From census returns I think she was born around 1866 in Willenhall, but I can't find her anywhere else on th internet. However on the 1901 census William Johnson's Father-in-law, who should be Martha's father, as Edward Johnson (born Coventry), which is surely impossible. Please help if you can.
red mail Howells
Seeking info on my grandfathers parents and sibling, Frederick Howells born 19/08/1911 Portobello Willenhall. Brother Joseph. Parents Joseph and Jane (nee Habley).
red mail Marsh
Seeking info for my grandmothers siblings / parents. Named Martha Howells nee Marsh born in Willenhall 17/11/1911, youngest of family. Parents named as William Marsh born 1873 and Eliza (nee Cooper) born 1882. Known sibling Joseph, Frederick, Eliza, Mary Ann, David and Amy. Any info appreciated...
Clark of Willenhall
Seeking information on John Clark b.c. 1852 at Willenhall. He married Annie Elizabeth Emery c. 1875 and later immigrated to Australia. Children born in England are Ada and Elizabeth Clark.
red mail BUTLER Family
Would be interested to hear from anyone researching BUTLERs, namely Joseph BUTLER b. Willenhall c.1824 (m.Louisa). He is the father of David Charles BUTLER, the natural father of my grandfather David Charles SPENCER (see entry for Smethwick)
red mail Spate Family
I am trying to find the names of the parents of my father, the late John Spate,b 22 Nov 1922 in Willenhall - died Dec 1971 in Crawley. He married Florence Mary Trigg. He had 3 sisters; Ann, Florence and Emm. There are 4 children; Judith, Selwyn, Glyn (me) & Pauline. Any help is appreciated.
Wilkes Family
Samuel Wilkes (Wheelwright)married Eliza Ann Crockett 1831 At Saint Matthews, Walsall. Children: Richmond, Eliza Ann, Mary Jane, Edward,William and Amelia. Richmond and William immigrated to USA. Looking for rest of them
red mail William Johnson/ann Hunt
William Johnson (born 1820) married Ann Hunt 21 Oct 1844 at Rushall. They lived at Willenhall and had the following children: Ann born 1846, Aaron 1849,William 1854, Sarah Jane 1860 ( she married William Cotterill Hibbert in 1882 at Buxton),Ruth 1862. Sarah and William Hibbert lived in Manchester after their marriage - what happened to the rest of the Johnson family?
red mail Lloyd
Great Grandmother was Catherine Lloyd born approx 1882 (place unknown) Married James Morgan in 1904 at St Annes Willenhall. Marriage lines say living at Wellington Place at that time. Father shown on marriage lines as Joseph Lloyd. Later, remarried Cyril Coombes and she was known as Kitty Coombes. Any info???
red mail Bunting
Looking for b. and parent information for Sarah BUNTING b. abt. 1828-don't know where. Her father was Henry but mother wasn't listed on her m.certificate. She m. Thomas Whitehouse 8-1-1857 of Willenhall at St.Peters Colligate Church of Wolverhampton.After his death, she remarried - Richard Derricott and they with the children came to USA abt 1876 or 78.

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