Tag: Wolverhampton

A blog post by Wolverhampton Archives made me realise that I had two men by the name of Joseph FERN in my family tree who were both killed in the First World War. The two men were second cousins – their grandfathers were brothers. Joseph Fern (1887-1915) The first of the cousins to be killed was my great-great uncle (my great-grandfather’s brother). Joseph was the sixth of the seven sons (out of ten children) of my 3x great-grandparents, Timothy Fern and his wife…

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…