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Stourbridge Genealogy 2015 and 2016
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Hi.  I am trying to trace my g grandmother\'s place and date of birth.  Census returns 1881-1911 all give her birthplace as Stourbridge, about 1857.  Her marriage certificate names her as Ellen, unmarried daughter of John Keys, Labourer.  Many thanks in advance.
M David Eccleston (Rec'd 20th July 2016)
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Hi,am researching my family tree and have found addresses such as Gooseberry row and Bowling green lane,Stourbridge on census returns are either of these streets and houses still standing?The surname I am researching is Bidmead,I believe my grandfather x3 was a grocer in Stourbridge also.I would be grateful for any info.you can find. Alison Bidmead (Rec'd 145h July 2016)
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Searching for any information relating to Ann SHIPLEY born abt 1800 in Stourbridge, Worcestershire.
Debbie Smith (Rec'd 13th July 2016)
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Hi there, I have discovered that my great grandmother lived at number 5 market street Stourbridge in the 1911 census, I believe the shop is now Mesh and Lace. I wondered if you had any information about what it was in the early 1900s, my grandmother was listed as a licensed victualler, so I wondered if it was possibly a licenced premises. Any information would be gratefully received.
Kind regards Adam Bennett (Rec'd 3rd July 2016)
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My name is Lisa Hamblett Moreno. I live in California USA. I have three relatives I wonder if you Have history of. Arthur Charles Edward Hamblett born in the 1830\'s, Arthur Charles Hamblett Born in I believe 1870s r 80s. Also his son Cyril Hamblett he left to the US.He marries in the US Beatrice Dorset. I belive her family lived in Bahamas & they are british. I dont know anything about their wives. Do you have any newspaper clippings or photos of them? Thank you for your help in this. Lisa Hamblett Moreno (Rec'd 30th June 2016)
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I live in Australia but am coming to Stourbridge in mid August 2016  to hopefully go some ways towards solving a family mystery. That is the identity of my mother's father. My mother who told me her name was May Hughes was born in Stourbridge in 1920.  Her twin brother was named Frank (perhaps became a butcher). Their mother Leah was according to my mother doing a work-house job in the laundry where she earnt a pittance. Her earliest memory is of crying on the doorstep of the cottage homes. She left at 14 and this opened up the world of a huge extended family in the area. Nadine Myatt (Rec'd 17th June 2016)
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Looking for descendants of John Potter b.1808 Hunnington,Worcestershire and Anne (born James) 1820 Potter, Their son Joseph Potter b. 1847 Worcester immigrated to Canada in 1870. My husband is Joseph\'s g.g. grandson, born Gerald Potter.
Mary Lee Birkett (Rec'd 10th June 2016)
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hello there! I am looking into my family tree and am stuck at Thomas Tanswell (b 1858 in Stourbridge). It is clear that he is related in some way to Thomas tanswell and Hannah Darlington (m 1820) from Shrewsbury- the Darlington name continues as a middle name for one of his children (John Darlington Tanswell b.1899). I have my own theory, but I would be interested to know if anyone knows anything more concrete about who his parents were.... Best wishes Soo Town (Rec'd 9th Apr 2016)

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I just learned that my great grandfather, Cornelius Lane, was from Stourbridge and was transferred to the US to work in a cut glass factory with his wife Bredell Lane and their daughter May Annie Lane (my grandmother)  They lived on Brook St.  My grandma was born in 1891 so I think they came to the US when she was a teen. Would love any info! We still have some cutglass; my mother said they played in the sandbox with it! (perhaps seconds?) Barbara J Whitakker (rec'd 8th Apr 2016)
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Hi, I\'m trying to find out information about the Newman family who lived at New Street and Union Terrace, Stourbridge in the 1840\'s. I believe my GGGM is Mary Ann born in 1838. Her parents are James and Ann. Her siblings are Maria, Thomas, Edwin, Elizabeth and James. Mary Ann\'s daughter, Hannah Maria Wellings immigrated to Australia and New Zealand in the 1880/90s. I come from Sydney in Australia. I would like to hear from anyone with information on this family especially if there is any link to Cardinal John Henry Newman. My GGM told my mother that we were related but I cannot verify this. Thanks Bev bevcb01@gmail.com (Rec'd 27th Mar 2016)
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My wife is the great granddaughter of Margaret Eliza Scott born 1877 in Stourbridge to William Henry and Frances Scott (Alden. We are in Brisbane Australia where Margaret Eliza emigrated to in 1900. William Henry Scott was a wine merchant at 82 Market Street. Stourbridge in 1881. Regards, Neil Syvyer (Rec'd 29 Feb 2016)

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Hi, I am looking for any info on Harriet Lott (nee Finch) Born 1887, Shropshire. She married a William Lott in 1914 Church Stretton Shropshire.They had two son\'s both born in Stourbridge, Albert born 1915 & Richard 1918.
Many Thanks. Gwyn Hartley (Rec'd 23 Feb 2016)
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I am looking for any information on James Harvey who married Elizabeth Miller and they had James born 1840 in Poplar Mary Ann Ann born 1842 Poplar William born 1847 Smethwick Jane born 1848 Smethwick Joseph born 1850 Smethwick Thomas born 1858 Smethwick Richard born 1853 Smethwick Charles born 1856 3 Smethwick and John born 1860 Smethwick if anyone can help it would be really appreciated thank you. Liz Hawkings (Rec'd 23rd Feb 2016)
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Hi. My name is Judi Smith and I`m looking for any info on Silvanus Smith. He`s my husbands Great Grandfather. Born in Amblecote about 1842. He married Sophie Groom - she was born in Brierley Hill in 1837. 1871 they were in Co. Durham. Silvanus was a miner. By 1881 Silvanus and his two children Harry and Alice were in Stourbridge Work House. Any info would be wonderful. His wife Sophie died in 1876. Silvanus eventually moved to Pelsall near Walsall. We cant find anything more about him. You can contact me on above e-mail address. Thank You, Judi Smith (Rec'd 14th Feb 2016)
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My Hennefer family came from Stourbridge, My Great Great Grandmother,Charlotte Hicken Hennefer is buried at Old Swinford, she died 1832. Her father in-law, John Hennefer and wife Sarah are also buried there. I am interested in corresponding with Hennefers who\'s families lived in Wollaston and Stourbridge from 1820- to present. Joan Hennefer Clark (Rec'd 11th Jan 2016)
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Hi there.  I am trying to trace some info on my great/great Grandfather Joseph GIBSON who was born in Stourbridge about 1813 His wife Mary GILES was also born in Stourbridge about the same time.  I can be contacted on 07982 806076 or on the above e-mail.
Thanks.  Dave Gibson (Rec'd 17th Dec 2015)
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hi all, could  do with abit of help my family in 1891 worked and lived in storbridge they names were john biggs then changed to john hayes they were showmen travlers any infor would help or photos kind regards karen Cowley (Rec'd 12th Dec 2015)
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Can anyone give me any information about Edith Margaret Anson Born 1890 please, has anyone have any photos of this Lady?
Claire Perry (Rec'd 29th Nov 2015)
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My Maternal Grandma Julia Elizabeth Taylor was born Dec 12 1875 (she married Josiah Sargent in 1897)was born  at 7 Cross St Princes End Sedgley,moved to 4 Hipkin St Tipton and then on High St Kinver until she went to Manchester to work in her cousin Charles Taylors Auctioneer business in her teen years.1871 doesn\'t list the number on High St and I would dearly love to visit,also I cant trace the other two above address\'s either.Also I cant find her on the 1891 census anywhere ! Helen Norbury (Rec'd 12 Nov 2015)
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Approximately 100 years ago my grandmother Mary Elizabeth Share came to New Zealand and married my grandfather William Edward Vickers.  She was originally from Stourbridge.  My father told me two years before he died in 1983 - he knew absolutely nothing about his mother\'s family from Birmingham. In the last two months I have been completing some genealogy research into this particular side of my family.  Mary Elizabeth\'s father\'s name was George Harry Share and his wife\'s name was Annie. Annie\'s maiden name was Richards. They had the following children - Thomas Share born in 1880, Walter Share born in 1882, Mary Elizabeth born in 1884, Beatrice Share born in 1886, Ellen Share born in approximately 1894 and William Share born in 1904. George Share father\'s parents were Henry and Ann Maria Share. Ann Maria\'s maiden name was Bache. Their youngest daughter\'s name was Alice Share and she married Benjamin Webb. Does anyone know any of the descendants of my distant relatives from Stourbridge? I am a granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Vickers (nee Share) who was born and grew up in Stourbridge. Rregards, Margaret Vickers (Rec'd 25th Sep 2015)
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I am seeking any information about the Gaunt family who I am told had connections to the Stourbridge glass industry, being the first Ruby glass makers in England. I am connected through Mary Ann Gaunt who married my gt.grandfather William Richards.
Doreen Ireland (Rec'd 16th Sep 2015)
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Looking for info - Catherine Jennings Kerrigan married John Kerrigan on April 9, 1850, in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, Catholic Chapel of All Saints New Road, Stourbridge. Any idea how to get records for this church? Thank you, Kathleen (Rec'd 9th Sep 2015)
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Hello!  I am so impressed with your website and am excited about the possibility of discovering new relatives in your town.  I live in St. Louis Missouri in the US and am looking for anyone connected to my Evers family from Stourbridge.  My great grandmother was Sarah Jane Evers, born December 9, 1850 in Stourbridge.  Her father was William Evers, who was not born there but died in Stourbridge on May 7, 1876.  Sarah Jane\'s mother was Phoebe Richards Evers and was born in Stourbridge in 1826.  Sarah Jane married my great grandfather, James Alfred Lane, on August 5, 1877.  They eventually came to the US. I would love to hear from anyone who might be connected to this family !  Thank you so much for the opportunity to post my message on your website!
Marcia Lane McDonald (Rec'd 7th Sep 2015)
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Greetings from Barberton South Africa. I would be grateful for any information on the Rindals family as my great grandfather William Jones 1840-1898 married Roseannah Rindals (may be Rendals) 1836-1888 at Pensnett in 1861, she came from Stourbridge and may have been a coal mine owrners daughter. Roland Jones (Rec'd 2nd Sep 2015)
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Hi I am looking for information about the Hazledine family. GG father George Hazledine. Born around 1860.
Sonia Phillips (Rec'd 23rd Aug 2015)
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I would like to find some remnant of my great great great grandfather John Edge (b.178? d.1818). I believe there is a connection with coal mining and Mill Road. Thank you Noel Edge (Rec'd 20th Aug 2015)
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HiI am trying to trace my great grandfather George PALMER born 1830 i have his life from him being 35 years old but nothing before .his father was William palmer .George  married Rhoda Howell a widow of ? Reynold in 1865 would be grateful if anyone can shed any light on this elusive chap Regards Irene Woodiwiss (Rec'd 15th Aug 2015)
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seeking decendents of george and charlotte malpas who lived at the green wordsley in the 1800s - Alan Morphus (Rec'd 29th Apr 15)
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Hi, I am trying to find information about my gt grand parents, Hannah elizabeth Pardoe and Silas morris both from pensnett. In 1902 they married and the fathers names are Silas morris (deceased) and Samuel Pardoe. Can anyone help as I cannot find information on these two people. I know that they lived at 17 bell street and 10 swan street which is on the marriage certificate. Sue (Rec'd 24th Apr 2015)
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I am tracing Dawes (Daws) family in particular descendants of Samuel Dawes b1788 and Phoebe Billingham. They were married in 1809 in Kinsgwinford (St Mary\'s ).  According to my tracing their first child was not born until 1816.  Which seems strange.  They later over to Newport near Monmouthsire.  If you have any information re above I would appreciate it. I am descendant from their son William Dawes 1826/1877 who married Mary Ann Meese and migrated to Australia in 1877 he is my great great grandfather Regards Judy Turner (Rec'd 17th April 2015)
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Tracing ALFRED BATE born c1844 Kingswinford.  Father JAMES BATE - found his marriage and death certificates - unable to trace any birth or baptism.  He Married HANNAH PERRY 1869 Trinity Church Amblecote.  Possibly had 9 siblings.  I live in South Australia.  Thank You. Jyakin (Rec'd 19th March 2015)
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I live in Victoria, Aust. and would like to contact anyone related to Mary and Sarah Hampton, mother and daughter who were sent to Van Dieman's Land in 1838. I believe Mary's maiden name was Siddon and she married Daniel Hampton in 1809, in Oldswinford, also had a son named Daniel, born 1815. Jeanette Haydock (Rec'd 13th March 2015)
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I am trying to find out what happened to my great grandfather BENJAMIN SMITH. I was told he died on a ship sometime between 1873 and 1881. He lived in Stourbridge and was a horse dealer. His wife an my great-grandmother was Anne Nock. Colin Wyatt (Rec'd 11th March 2015)
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I am looking or anyone who can help me with any information on EDWARD HAMLET (HAMBLETT) Born abt 1769 married Ann Price in 1791 at St Mays, Oldswinford, Worcestershire, England.  Edward Hamlett was from the parish of St Martins Church of Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.  His son Richard Hamlet was born in 1805 in Oldswinford, Stourbridge.  Later on descendants lived in Wollescote and Lye.  Please contact me on pamelalatty@Hotmail.com (Rec'd 1st March 2015)
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I am trying to trace the Haycock family living in Stourbridge in the 1800s. My grandmother was Mary Ann Haycock who married in to the Johnson family in Birmingham in 1904 The marriage certificate show one witness as Elizabeth Haycock, perhaps her mother? the only other evidence I have is an undated photograph on tin plate that is my grandmother with whom I assume is her mother. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, George Wheeler (Rec'd 26th Feb 2015)
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Hello to all readers.  I am looking to find out some information on my paternal grandmother, Mabel Alice Tethers, (last name could also be Haywood) born in Stourbridge, on Jan. 2 1889. She married Joseph Thomas Barratt on Oct. 3 1908 in the county of Leicester. Any info on Joseph Barratt would be appreciated also. He is my paternal grandfather. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada so I cannot check out the old UK archives in person.  If you have any information about either of these folks please feel free to drop me a line. I'm stuck. Susan Barratt (Rec'd 20th Feb 2015)
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I am trying to piece together my genealogy and my Grandmother lived on a dairy farm in Stourbridge.  Her name was Beatrice Mabel Hayes and was born c. 1905 They called the farm Mus Batch (not sure of the spelling) Any information would be appreciated. Thank you Susan Garratt (Rec'd 24th Jan 2015)
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My great-grandparents eldest daughter Rinah Ellen Marlow, born in Spratton, Northants.. in Sept 1869.  She was brought up almost from birth by her Uncle & Aunt, George & Annie Marlow in Blissworth.  They had all moved to 2 Wheeler Street, Stourbridge by 1901 where Gorge became a wagon builder with the GWR.  Rinah met and married a Chief Post Office Clerk, Ernest Whittingham from Market Drayton in April 1892, moving to 12 Baylie Street where they lived for the rest of their lives.  Anecdotally, it is said that there was a horse drawn carriage kept in a stable at the foot of their garden at the time of Rinah\'s death in 1949. All are buried in Stourbridge Cemetery.  I would very much like to hear from any other surviving relatives. David Marlow (Rec'd 23rd Jan 2015)
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Sirs, A Great Gr Aunt of mine, Eliza Vaughan was born in Shrewsbury 15 Oct 1853. She is on the 1881 census as living in Shrewsbury but does not appear on the 1891 census. An Eliza Vaughan has her death registered in Jan 1883 in Stourbridge, Worcester. Would this be the same person please? Many thanks, Howard Gibson  (Rec'd 15th Jan 2015)

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