Tag: Staffordshire

Image of High Street, Swindon

The family of Isaac and Sarah Williams (nee Baldwin) moved to Swindon, Staffordshire between 1869 and 1871, moving from Lower Mitton (Stourport) in Worcestershire to Wolverhampton between 1861 and 1863 and then to Swindon, a small village in Staffordshire, near to Dudley. It is assumed that they moved for reasons of work. Isaac was an iron worker and the company that he is believed to have worked for, E. P. & W. Baldwin, had works in Wilden, Worcestershire as well…

Image of soldiers

“KILLED IN ACTION Sergt. Isaac Leonard Williams, South Staffs, whose mother resides at High Street, Swindon, Dudley, has been killed in action. Sergeant Williams, who joined the Army four years ago, had been on active service for two years. He was 22 years old and received his first wound in June 1915. He fought through many battles. ” Wolverhampton Express & Star, 17th August 1916 Len, as he was known, enlisted as a regular soldier in the South Staffordshire Regiment…

Image of St Peter's Church

Joseph MOORE and Elizabeth COOK married on 25th December 1824 at St Peter’s church, Wolverhampton. The 1851 census shows them living in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, with Joseph recorded as a miner. Elizabeth is listed as being born in Wolverhampton but Joseph’s birthplace is given just as Warwickshire. He had died by the time of the 1861 census so it’s unlikely that I shall ever be able to prove his exact place of birth. Now that the Warwickshire parish registers are available on…

Image of St Mary's Church, Oldswinford

The first trace I have of James HADEN  is on the 1851 census, at which time he was aged 20 and living with his sister, Mary, and her husband, Henry HAYWOOD, in Grove Street, Heath Town, Wednesfield. He appeared to have been born around 1832 in Old Swinford, Staffordshire. By 1861, James had married Harriet Mary GELL (alias HENSTOCK) and was still living in Grove Street, a few doors away from Henry and Mary Haywood. It was this link with his sister, Mary…

Image of John and Rachel Corns' gravestone, Wombourne

The marriage of Richard CORNS and Ann CARTWRIGHT on 1st December 1700 is the first time the name CORNS appears in the Wombourne parish registers. Where Richard came from and why he moved to Wombourne, is unknown. Ann gave birth to twins, Hannah and Mary, in May 1701 but the children died within 2 days of birth. Richard and Ann went on to have 8 more children, the last two of whom were also twins, Jane and Esther but, again, both…

Image of members of the Crump family.

George Crump, born abt. 1803, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. On census returns, George CRUMP gives his place of birth as Wolverhampton and he seems to have been born about 1803. However, as yet, I have been unable to trace his baptism or marriage. George apparently married Mary Ann BIRD (based on the mother’s maiden name on their child’s birth certificate). This may have been his second marriage as there is an age difference of about 10-12 years between them and it’s possible…