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I am trying to trace a marriage of Mary Harris and Thomas Caddick in Old Swinford on 22nd March 1792. I would love to find out information about their parents or anything else related to the marriage.
Many thanks in advance, Julie Bovill (Rec'd 11 Nov 2011)
I am seeking the baptism of Thomas Brookes/Brooks/Brook, he was born in Stourbridge about 1806.
Thanking you in anticipation. Trevor Hockenhull (Rec'd 2 Nov 2011)
I am researching two families Savage, William & Matilda had eight children, of Oldswinford and Wiiliam & Ellen Farmer of Amblecote/Wordsley. Would be gratefull if anyone else has info on these and associated families of Price, Downing & Atkins to start with! Sean T Traynor (Rec'd 29 Oct 2011)
Hi there, I hope some of you may be able to help me. I am researching my great great grandfather Joseph Parsons born 1833 in Dudley & died 1893. His last known residence was the Rifleman's Arms in Wood Street. Before that he lived at Love Lane & was a glass engraver. I think his parents were Daniel & Mary Parsons. He married a lady called Mary who was born about 1834 in Birmingham. Their first child (Joseph) was born in 1858. I cannot find their marriage record anywhere & if anybody could help me with any further information I would be most grateful. Fingers crossed that this will ring a bell with somebody :) Many thanks for any help you can give me. Kind regards Lesley Ellis (Rec'd 16th Oct 11)
I am trying to trace the roots of my grandfather James A Marsh Jr born in 1909 in the district of Stourbridge and the sub-district of kingswinford. His mothers name was Mary Ann maiden name Bunn. My grandfather father James A Marsh Sr and his father also named James Marsh are from the Kingswinford area. Any help would be great. James Long (Rec'd 28 Sep 11)
I'm trying to find out information on my paternal 2 x Great-grandparents Richard GRIFFITHS & Phebe/Phoebe WELCH and family. Richard b.c1823 at Amblecote son of John GRIFFITHS & Mary EDMONDS. Richard m. 26 Aug 1849 at Old Swinford to Phebe WELCH b.c1827 at Stourbridge her parents were John WELCH & Mary POWER.
I have only found 2 sons my Great-grandfather John Henry GRIFFITHS b.Apr qtr 1850 at Amblecote Ch. 22 Dec 1850 Old Swinford & Richard Henry GRIFFITHS Ch.7 Dec 1858 Old Swinford. Given the gap between them I feel there are more children, I\'d love to know where they are buried. I found Richard, Phebe and John living at 42 Mount Street Stourbridge in 1851 Census. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated Happy Days
John Griffiths Newcastle NSW Aust. (Rec'd 26th Sep 2011)

My G Grandgather JOHN NAISH PALMER, (born in Somerset 4/2/1870) married Violetta Perks (b 18/1/1854 Stourbridge) on 25th Feb 1892 in Kingswinford. Thereafter he was shown as 'Glass Manufacturer'
Since I'm now involved in Stained Glass work I\'d love to know just what kind of glass making he was doing,
Mark Palmer (Rec'd 3 Sep 2011)

I was searching around for info re BENJAMIN WILLETS ADSHEAD my great uncle, read a message someone had a photograph of him and his wife evelyn. lost contact any help please thanks, Eveline Shore (Rec'd 3 Sep 2011)
I am in US, attempting to research Pritchard family roots in England. Specifically I need information about James Pritchard, ancestors/descendants. He was born in 1849 in Lye, Worcestershire, and may have been married to Hannah Westwood (or Hannah Taylor) in Stourbridge in 1866.
Bob Lacell (Rec'd 15 Aug 2011)
I am trying to find any info about Ann Crutchington b abt 1833 Stourbridge...married Richard Durham later lived Walsall/Wednesbury area. Her birth cert suggests she was illegitimate. The name of her mother would be of a great help. Thanks, Roger McDonald (Rec'd 18th July 2011)
Hi, My grandfather George Prince was born in Kingswinford on Oct. 31, 1885 to Sarah Prince. His brother, James Albert, was born in 1884. They have no father listed. Neither brother was living with their mother and her father in the 1891 census but are listed in the 1901 census on Barnett Lane with their mother. Does anyone have info on this family? Thank you! Deborah Toth (Rec'd 30th June 2011)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My Granddad was Thomas Walter Jackson who died in 1928 in Stourbridge. I am tring to find out anything about him. My grandma(Mabel Kate Jackson) at the time was running a laundry in Queens Street Stourbridge. Regards Margaret Forsyth (Rec'd 25 June 2011)
My ancestry traces back to Thomas Roberts, Governor of the New Hampshire Colony, who was born in England in 1600 and was the son of John Roberts of Woolaston, Co, Worcester. Prior to this, my ancestry becomes uncertain. In \"The Visitation of Huntingdonshire (1613)\" published by the Camden Society in London (1849), there is a reference to a \"John Roberts of Wolastone\" in the pedigree of the \"ap Rhese\" family. John Roberts was said to be the first husband of Cassandra ap Rhese. This John Roberts could possibly be an ancestor (possibly the father, most likely the grandfather) of Thomas Roberts. I am looking for any suggestions or information on how to look investigate this further. I will be in England in late June for business, and I am trying to arrange a day in Stourbridge to do further research. Any suggestions would be apprecciated. David M (Rec'd 6th May 2011)
I have a lot of information regarding the Meese/ Mees, family from the Stourbridge, Kingswinford, Brieley Hill areas. My ancestors left Stourbridge and moved to Newport, South Wales, circa 1860 I have also traced them over to Australia. If anybody would like me to share my information, for free, please let me know John Gale (Rec'd 29 May 2011)
I live in Queensland, Australia and my great-grandfather was Edward Thaddeus GREEN who established a cattle station at Georgetown, Queensland which he named "Prestwood". We suspected that he originated in Wollaston, Stourbridge (mid 1800s) and Prestwood confirms this. His father was Edward Michael GREEN and he married an Elizabeth EGGINGTON but I cannot find any definitive sources to confirm the family connections. Could anyone help please - I am new to genealogy and would appreciated any help to enable me to research further and fill in the gaps. Thank you, Rohan Weirman [email protected] (Rec'd 6th May 2011)
My grandfather (Leslie Rowbottom) was born in Stourbridge in January 1933. His parents were George Rowbottom and Elsie May Rowbottom (nee Collier). Three siblings, George, Hazel and Valerie. We are in Toronto Canada now, I would be grateful for any information you have about the Rowbottom's in Stourbridge! Sydney Anderson [email protected] (Rec'd 21 April 2011)
Hello, I am trying to establish a link with the Dumbarton Glassworks, owned by John and then Jacob Dixon. I think James Creelman, the pottery owner was involved in the initial purchase around the time of Dunlop and Houston, and James Christie managed them at various stages. They may have owned Verreville to begin with. Dixon died in 1831, the day before his father- also Jacob- died. There is some anecdotal comment that the Dixons were related to the De Hennezaels, who were great Huguenot glassmakers,who changed their names to Henzy or even Emsall. They started glassmaking in Sussex and then moved to Stourbridge. I can only find the marriage of Jonathan Dixon to Mary Henzy in the college Worcester in 1737. Jonathan was from Kidderminster and may have been a Quaker or Methodist. Again, there is some talk of the Dixons being involved with the Garrison Pottery- Dixon, Austin and Co in Stourbridge. My ancestor, Anthony, certainly came to work in Birmingham and Wolverhampton as a glasscutter once the Dumbarton Glassworks had closed. Does anyone out there have a link to connect these two areas? Many thanks,
Marion Bond- 8th great- granddaughter of John Dickson- sic Dixon, owner of the D. Glassworks and uncle of William Dixon, Scotland’s foremost ironmaster. [email protected]

Hi, My name is Tanya and I writing this as a call for help all the way from New Zealand. I am researching the Allen Family and have got back to our 4th great grandparents. William Allen: born 1801 and Mary ? born 1798 both in the Stourbridge Area. In 1841 they lived at Baldwins Green, Old Swinford, Stourbridge. Also at the same address was William's Father - Thomas: born 1771 (we know nothing more out Thomas). In the 1851 census Thomas had passed (they were living at Waste Bank, Stourbridge) and the records show that Mary was blind. There Children were: William, Thomas, Susan, Eliza, Mary, Henry, Mercy, Jane. Does anyone know where or how, all the way from the NZ, I could find out where Thomas, Mary, William might be buried and what year (we believe Thomas passed away between 1851 to 1851, William passed between 1861 to 1871, Mary between 1851 to 1861) and when & where they got married (we think around 1820 to 1826) as we do not have Mary's maiden name, or Thomas's Wife Name (my 4th great grandmother). Any advice on helping with my quest would be ever so grateful. Kind Regards - Tanya (Rec'd 7 Mar 11)
Hi, I am writing to you in hope that you will be able to help me find out more information about my Great Grandmother. I know that she was born in Stourbridge, Worchestershire and that it was around 1882 to 1884. Her name was Ada Smith on her marriage certificate but on her death certificate it is Edith Dupree (Dupree being her married name). I have details of the census records for 1901 with her being known as Ada Dupree and the 1911 census she is also known as Ada Dupree. My Grandmother Edith Cunningham (nee Dupree) celebrated her 100th Birthday last year April and it then came out that her mother was of mixed race but it was kept a family secret all these years and we are now all intreged as to what race my Great Grandmother was exactly and as my Grandmother passed away in November we never got much more information than her saying her mother was her mother no matter what her race. Is there a person that can help me trace the information? I live in Hertfordshire and have two children to care for and dont drive so I am willing to pay someone that is trustworthy to do this research for me.
I look forward to hearing from you soon,Yours sincerely, Juliet Selvage (Rec'd 2 Mar 11)

I am looking for any information about the Legge family who resided in Brettel Lane circa 1830. My relative Noah Legge, according to his memorial stone, was born 18 April 1832 in Brettel Lane. Any information would be most welcome. I understand from Noah’s marriage certificate his father was George Legge, a potter.  My name is Margaret Jacobs nee Legge e-mail: [email protected] (Rec'd 14th Jan 11)
Hi, can anyone help me , i am tracing my Family History and have found out that my Grandmother Bertha  came from Stourbridge and was born around 1866 , her parents were David and Hannah Nee Edwards , on Bertha's marriage certificate ( Sept 1897 ) to my Grandfather Stephen Morris it shows that her father David ( deceased ) was a cab proptioter and on his death his wife Hannah took over . I am trying to find out if this was their business or if they were working for someone else , and how long did the business survive , any help would be greatly appreciated , my e mail address is [email protected]. Dave Morris. (Rec'd 29 Dec 10)
Hi,  My name is Wendy Evans and I am trying to find some information on my g.g.grandparents George Evans b. 1821 and Mary Brown b. abt. 1817. They were married on the 28 Jan 1846 at West Bromwich(Free BDM)......In the 1861 Census George was an Iron Founder employing 6 men & 3 boys  and lived at West Bromwich .......Mary was Licencee of The Swan Inn , Brettell Lane, Amblecote from 1880 to 1884 followed by her sons-in-law Edward Thomas Millward(1884-1888) and then Benjamin Cope(1888-1891). If possible I would like to know exactly when Mary was born and when & where she died.....also when her Husband George died.  In  the 1871 Census they were living at Cradley Rd. Dudley........George does not appear on the 1881 Census so I am assuming he died sometime between 1871 and 1881. 
Any Information would be greatly apreciated.... my email address is - [email protected]. Thank You. Wendy. (Rec'd 24 Nov 10)
I am looking for records of the Thomas Windmill or Wemmell family at Stourbridge. Thomas Windmill died in a factory explosion in 1863. His wife, Maria, and three sons Harry, Thomas Jr. and Richard were in the Stourbridge Workhouse following the death of Thomas Sr. I would like to know if you have records showing this family was there. Richard, one of the sons is our grandfather. He came to the United States in 1882 using the name Wemmell. But the family names and correct dates and places indicate a family named Windmill. I have been trying to search web sites but have found it too complicated to find specific names.  Your help/advice would be most appreciated.  Boone White in Oregon, USA. Boone and Nancy White [email protected]
(Rec'd 24 Sep 10)

My name is Robert (Bob) Rowe and I have traced my family back to your village...I believe!! My Great Grandfather, John Rowe, came to America with his family about 1881. He was a glass cutter and settled in Corning, New York and worked for the Corning Glass Works. His son (my grandfather, John Rowe) also worked for the glass works. My Greatgrandfather died in Corning in 1916. His obiturary stated that he was the son of Joseph Rowe from Stourbridge, England. My Greatgrandfather was born in Stourbridge in 1850 and my Grandfather was born in Birmingham in 1878. I would love to hear from anyone that may be related or may have known this Rowe family. I also hope to visit your lovely village one of these days. I've seen pictures on the internet and am very impressed. Your website is great and very user friendly. Keep up the good work. You can e-mail me at: [email protected] (Rec'd 21 June 10)
I am looking for information on the Dawes family from Kingswinford,they all appear to have lived on high street. I'm interested in the following:
Richard Dawes Born about 1831 and his wife Ann Homer born about 1831. Their children Thomas Dawes born about 1851,who married Selina Meese in 1884  and daughter Jane born about 1873.   Thomas and Selina children: Joseph born about 1885, Thomas born about 1889, Margaret Ann born about 1899, Jennie born about 1902. Joseph married marries Jane ? in 1908 and had  the following children: Nellie born about 1908 and Jane born 1911. Jane is my grandmother so any help with info on this family and any living relatives would be appreciated. Regards Garry (Rec'd 21 June 10)
My name is Susie and I live in Minnesota USA... I am looking for any information on my Great-Grandfather's family.  His name was Charles Arthur GROVE, born April, 1870 in Stourbridge.  His mother was Ann BATEMAN, b. 1844 in Stourbridge, and his father's name was Tom GROVE.  I know nothing about Tom other than in the 1881 census, Ann or "Annie" Grove is listed as a widow.  Family lore also says that Tom ran off to America and that she wasn't really a widow.  My G-Grandfather emigrated to the US in the 1890s, supposedly to try and find his father, but I don't know that it ever happened.  Tom GROVE is a mystery man.  Ann BATEMAN's father was Richard BATEMAN and he owned the Garibaldi pub on Cross Street, which I believe is still in Stourbridge, although, I don't know if it is the same building in the late 1800s.  Any information on the GROVE and BATEMAN families of Stourbridge is appreciated. [email protected] (Rec'd 31 May 10)

Hi, trying to find any info on George Day (family) born in Stourbridge around 1797 - 1801, moved to Yorkshire at some point married in Wakefieldaround 1825 ish to Sarah Greenwood? Any info greatly received. Mel [email protected] (Rec'd 30 May 10)

My grandparents are Maggie Thomason and Thomas Punfield,  married in 1905.  The 1911 census has their four year old daughter, also Maggie living with her grandparents George and  Emily Thomason at The Dial Inn,  High Street, Amblecote, Stourbridge but nothing on Maggie and Thomas Punfield.  Thomas joined the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in March of 1915 so obviously he was in Canada but I can't seem to find anything on Maggie for this time although I do know she moved to Canada in 1919 with two sons. I also understand that at one time George and Emily Thomason either owned or operated the Britannia Inn High St. Any information /advise at all would be appreciated.Lynda, Ontario,Canada [email protected] (Rec'd 16 May 2010)

My g/g grandfather Henry Heathcock was born in Oldswinford in 1830 and died in 1892. He was married to Isabell Iveson. I was wondering if there are any family members still around the area who would like to contact me at [email protected]
My g/ grandfather was also Henry and changed his name to Heathcote. (Rec'd 5th May 2010)

Cafferty family lived in Stourbridge from 1851 to 1884. Patrick Cafferty married Bridget Mary Luddon in 1853 in Stourbridge. Patrick died in 1883 and his widow, Bridget Mary Cafferty and family moved to Hartford, Connecticut. Her daughter, Annie Cafferty married Walter Brown in 1891, while living in Hartford. Walter Brown is my great grandfather, and I would love to hear from anyone who knows family members still in Stourbridge: Cafferty, Luddon, Bourke, Hodges, Neister, ODonnell, Harrington, .... I live in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and my email is [email protected] (Rec'd 5th May 2010)

Hi, I'm trying to trace "George Leonard Barrett" born in Stourbridge 1884, he married Harriet Smith? in 1911. Any help would be really appreciated, thank you Stubbins Walker (rec'd 8th Feb 2010)

My Grandfather George Lowe (mother formerly Higgins) was born in Dennis Amblecote in 1868. My great grandfather (mother formerly Timmins) was born in Kingswinford address Brettell Lane 1846. His father was Benjamin Lowe described as a millman. My great grandfather married Amelia Higgins at the parish church Kingswinford. His occupation was an iron bundler. I would like to know if I have any relations in the area as I am trying to build up my family history. Margaret Foy Frome, Somerset (Rec'd 21 Jan 2010)

Looking for information on Henry Pearman b.c. 1824 who married Helen Bateman b.c. 1835. Helen's parents were William and Henrietta Bateman. Marriage was on 1st May 1854 at Oldswinford. Many thanks, CA Hamilton, Canada (Rec'd 8 Jan 2010)

I am looking for any information on the Weston's of Stourbridge. Richard, Ada and Maude all immegrated to Canada late 1800, early 1900s. Richard was a brickmaker, William stayed on in England. Thanks, Lynda Weston, Canada (Rec'd 2Jan 10)

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