Wednesday, 27 August 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 35: John Wallis (1870-1913), Birmingham, Warwickshire, England



John Wallis was born about 1870 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England to Benjamin Wallis and Frances (maiden name as yet unknown). He died in 1913 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. 

When he was 21, he married Mary Ann Chambers, daughter of Benjamin Chambers and Emma (maiden name as yet unknown), on 26 Dec 1891 in Birmingham, St Paul's Church, Warwickshire, England.

John Wallis lived in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England in 1881. By 1891 he was living in Stoke Newington, Stoke Newington, London, England. But by 1901 he was back in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England and was still there at the time of the 1911 census on 2 April.

John Wallis and Mary Ann Chambers had the following known children, all born in Birmingham:

  1. William Henry Wallis was born in September 1892. He married Elsie Ada Mitchell on 29 December 1910 in All Saints, Hockley, Warwickshire, England. 
  2. Alfred John Wallis was born in 1895. He probably died in August 1967 in Selly Oak, Worcestershire, England. 
  3. Florence Wallis was born in 1897. 
  4. Violet Wallis was born in 1901. 
  5. Leonard Wallis was born in 1904. 
  6. Gertrude Wallis was born in 1907. 
  7. Thomas Wallis was born in 1909. 
  8. I believe there may have been another child who died before 1911.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 34: George William Radford (1901-c1965) Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

George William Radford was born on 3rd March 1901 in Aston Manor, Aston, Warwickshire, England as the first child of George Radford and Louisa. He was baptized on 22 Mar 1901 in Aston, St Peter and St Paul, Warwickshire, England.

When he was 28, he married Elizabeth Rose Griffiths, on 27th July 1929 in Ashted, St James the Less, Warwickshire, England.

George William Radford and Elizabeth Rose Griffiths had the following known child:

    Nora Maud Radford was born on 13th April 1934 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She married Donald William Bundy in March quarter 1955 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 33: Mary Ann Pearson died 3rd April 1924 - Erdington


A mother to all our hearts most dear,
Long shall we bathe thy memory with a tear
Farewell, no longer on earth to dwell,
Fondest of mothers, farewell, farewell.
My rest is in Heaven, no rest had I here;
Then why should you murmur, my children so dear,
Then dry up those tears, the worst that could come
But shortened my journey and hastened me home.

In Loving Memory

OF

MARY ANN PEARSON

DIED APRIL 3RD, 1924

Aged 72 years

Interred in family grave at Erdington Parish Church

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 32: Elizabeth Caulfield (1870-1938) Birmingham, England

Elizabeth Caulfield was born in 1870 in West Derby, Lancashire, England to Henry Caulfield. On 25 October 1891, she married Stephen James, son of George James and Martha Turner.

Stephen James and Elizabeth Caulfield had the following known children, all born in Birmingham, England:
  • Sydney James was born about 1892.
  • Ada Daisy James was born on 29 January 1894.
  • Stephen James was born about 1896.
  • Walter James James was born in September 1899.
  • Ernest James was born in 1905.
  • Leah James was born on 12 May 1906.
  • Albert Edward James was born on 13 October 1907.
  • Ellen Rose James was born in 1912.


Elizabeth died on 21 November 1938 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.   

Sunday, 3 August 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 31: Elizabeth Adderley (b.c.1862) Worcestershire/Staffordshire/Warwickshire, England

Elizabeth Adderley was born in 1862 in Oldbury, Worcestershire, England as the first child of Eliza (family name not yet known). It is believed that when she was 17, she married Robert Scott, son of Robert Scott, on 21 December 1879 in Bordesley, Holy Trinity, Warwickshire, England.

Robert Scott and Elizabeth Adderley had the following known children:
  • Robert H J Scott was born in 1880 in Oldbury, Worcestershire, England.
  • Arthur S Scott was born in 1882 in Oldbury, Worcestershire, England.
  • Clara A Scott was born in 1884 in Spon Lane, Staffordshire, England.
  • Wilfred Scott was born in 1886 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
  • James A Scott was born in 1888 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
  • Beatrice Scott was born in 1890 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
  • Sarah May Scott was born on 22 January 1892 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England and married Albert Sidney Hazell in June Quarter 1919 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
  • Josephine Scott was born in 1895 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
  • Walter Scott was born in 1899 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
  • Samuel Edward Scott was born on 12 Janury 1901. He died on 15 February 1971.
  • Florence Scott was born in 1903 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She married William H Harvey in September Quarter 1924 in Birmingham North, West Midlands.

52 Ancestors: Week 30: Isaac Povey (c.1820 to 1869) Staffordshire, England

Isaac Povey was born about 1820 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England as the first child of William Povey.

When he was 24, he married Keziah Bromley,daughter of Thomas Bromley and Mary Ann Clive, on 8 July 1844 in St Mary, Parish of Handsworth , Handsworth, Staffordshire, England.

At this time he was a Jobbing Smith but by 1851 he was employed as a Blacksmith. By 1864 was employed as a Brassfounder/Iron Forger (Journeyman).

Isaac Povey and Keziah Bromley had the following children:
  • John Povey was born in 1845 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.
  • Sarah Povey was born on 9 April 1847 in Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.
  • William Povey was born about 1850 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.
  • Isaac Povey was born about 1852 in Smethwick, Staffordshire, England.
  • Samuel Povey was born in 1857 in Smethwick, Staffordshire, England.
  • Mary Ann Povey was born on 29 August 1858 in Bearwood Hill, Smethwick, Staffordshire, England.
  • Selina Povey was born on 8 March 1864 in Bearwood Hill, Smethwick, Staffordshire, England. She died on 25 October 1903 in Workhouse Infirmary, Selly Oak, Worcestershire, England.


Isaac died on 7 February 1869 in Bearwood Hill, Smethwick, Staffordshire, England. His cause of death was Phthiris (??) (Certified). At some points his wife is referred to as Maria. It still needs to be established if he had two wives or if people just struggled with Kezia's name.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

52 Ancestors: Week 29: Thomas Rushton b.1793 in St Andrews, Worcestershire, England.

Thomas Rushton was born about 1793 in St Andrews, Worcestershire, England. 

Thomas Rushton was employed as a Labourer Street Sweeper in 1851 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. He lived in Worcester St Clement, Worcestershire, England in 1851 (Age: 58; Relation to Head of House: Head). He was counted in the census in 1861 in Church Walk, St Clement, Worcester, Worcestershire, England. 

Thomas Rushton and Sarah had the following child:
  • Sarah Rushton was born in 1831 in Bransford, Worcestershire, England. She married Moses Mottram on 12 November 1854 in Worcester St Martin, Worcestershire, England. She married Thomas Edwards on 05 September 1865 in St Clement, Worcester, Worcestershire, England.