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I am searching for the ancestors of Thomas Gibbons,born circa 1913 and transported to Van Diemans Land in 1976.He was a blacksmith by trade. His convict indent states he was a native of Wolverhampton whilst his headstone states native of Staffordshire. Also on the headstone are the place names Woodgreen and Westbury. These somehow appear to go back to his English origins but I have never been able to ascertain their significance. Can anyone help?
Dave sims commented
Im looking for anything on the hales family of wolverhampton who lived in 53 Dale Street 1964 and the in 61 Baker Street 1968.Anyone help? steve
Looking for relatives of Leslie HILL born Wolverhampton,1923. Leslie's father was Alfred Hill and his mother was Katie. Leslie married Mary Irene CHAPPLE (nee NORTON)in Bilston, Stafford in 1946. In 1967, Leslie immigrated to Australia with his wife Mary Irene and step son John Gordon HILL. They left England on 20 February 1972 on the ship Cameronia. If you are related to Leslie please
Shelley Venn commented
seeking information on the late Ernest Richard GRIFFITHS, b about 1920. died 1984 Wolverhampton. his father was Josuha Griffiths. In 1956 Ernest married Irene Metcalfe in Hartlepool, at the time it's believed he was a Gunner in the Royal Fuselliers.His address at the time of his marriage was given as 10. Vaughan Road, Portabello. Wolverhampton. reliable information states that he died in that area of the town. Any information as his family in Wolverhampton would be appreciated.
Im looking for info on family of Charles DUNN (grocer) and Sarah WHYATT. I only know of one son, Jospeph DUNN (Japanner) b. ~1840 in Woverhampton, Staffordshire. Married Maria Simpson (~1842 Wolverhampton- daughter of Ann Simpson (hatter's wife born in Norfolkshire). Had 7 children (Charles "63, Alice '68, Harry '71, Joseph '73, Elizabeth '75, George '78, CLARA (direct) '79) in England then moved to Scotland.
Add years 1970-86
Looking for any information on Michael Flanagan, his wife Ann, and daughters Elizabeth, Catherine and Helena Annie who lived on Stafford St., Wolverhampton in 1970. Michael was a mattress maker, born in Rosscommon, Ireland about 1927
Can anyone shed any light on Isaac Joseph Round known as Joseph his father was Isaac Round. In 1881 Joseph and his brother Lot were living with hte Beighton family their ages Joseph 16 and Lot 13 both born in Wolverhampton. In 1961 Lot was living with the Beightons but birth place was unknown. Joseph died in 1987 and he married Elizabeth Smith in 1976 at Dudley. Any help
Mike sweet commented
I am looking for informaton on Hazlehurst Foundry. I've been told that Joseph Hazlehurst (1901-1967) or his son Richard Bowyer Hazlehurst (1889-1958) ran or owned a Foundry in Wolverhampton/Bilston Area. If you can help please email
Looking for info on the following plus the ancestors and descendants of William PEERS and Elizabeth PEERS ( believe they were twins) born March 1920 in WOLVERHAMPTON (Solverhampton?)Also:William Peers,born in 1923 in Wolverhampton,Staffordshire, he had a timber export business near Birmingham or Dudley, and came with his wife Hannah Maria LLoyd somewhere between 1940-45 I think to Canada, they lived in Vancouver and he died in 1956 and Hannah died in 1967,they came with their 9 children and their spouses and their grandkids.They were trying to avoid ww2.William and Hannah's children were: John,Edward,Sallie,Rose,Amy,Harry,William,Kate and Helena.The girls married into surnames Boult,Dupuis,Collin/s,Lawrence,and two sons married ladies with last names of Harrison and Sneyde.Any help greatly Appreciated
Can we attempt to show more of the 1970s archives
o. Do you have any information on the Fleet family who were living in Walsall around 1971 1979? Regards
Mike n commented
One of the best selling regionals
Need info on the wulfron centre 1960s
I am researching my ancestors - the Roomes of Stafford: My grandparents were John&Rachel Roome (nee Holmes) married in 1932.
Their son William Roome m Anne Jones(1943).
Their son Joseph Roome m Mary Beeson(1938).
If anyone else is researching this family I would love to hear from them.
Ann cass commented
Although now living in Hereford I visit Wolverhampton every 4 - 6 weeks to put flowers on my parents grave. I'm sad to see the institute in such a state and mourn its fall into disrepair. I played for Wolverhampton Rovers for many years along with my brother and fatherin the days when we changed into our kit in the institute and walked down to the pitch before being sold for being sadly development. My mother worked as the caretaker for the infant school on the green when Mr Wesley was head teacher. I'd like to see more old photos of Wolverhampton on the site. I'll try and put some on myself. I'm sure that there are many who remember me or my brother David Mee or indeed my parents George and Janet Mee Good luck with the the site.
Linda sexton commented
Great page but can we sort our more new dates
Paul Brown commented
great site my mothers family came from Hadley so the old pictures were of real interest. Her name was Tonks but her mums name was Harris and her brother had a bakery in Hadley
Hi anyone please help me,I am looking for information regarding a Rob Corkhill.He was one of three brothers.The other two were Eddie and Harry,They were all very good footballers.Hope to hear from someone soon.Still a Wolvo lad at heart
Please focus more on filling our records
I’d like to see more of the 1960-1990s to see all sides of Wolverhampton’s past
Submit more years like the 1970s we require lots of new material as we have been waiting an age