Tag: Wombourne

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 Charles Corns

Charlie was a regular soldier who served in the Coldstream Guards during the Boer War, and then joined the South Staffordshire Regiment when the First World War broke out. Enlistment in 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards and service in Boer War 1899-1902 The release of World War I pension records has been really helpful in terms of understanding how my great-great uncle, Charles Corns, came to serve in the First World War when aged over 35. The pension records clearly show…