Express & Star Walsall and wolverhampton
Jonah Blunn married Ann Juggins on 5 March 1838 at St Martin, Birmingham. Information on marriage certificate is Jonah's father was David Blunn, Labourer and Ann's father was William Juggins, Labourer. Witnesses were (Josie?) Blunn and Sarah (?). Both Jonah and Ann were -full age - take it this means over 21.
They had a son William, have a note of his Christening as being on 19 May 1850 at Sedgley.
Next instance was found on 1871 census of Staffordshire:
Ann Blunn (Juggins) - widow - age 52 - born Dudley, Worcs William Blunn - son - age 21 - bricklayer - born Sedgley
Living at 11 School Street, Sedgley, Staffs
After this William moved to Lanarkshire in Scotland married Ann Allen Muir (whose family could have moved from Scotland to Birmingham area and then back to Scotland), in 1881.
William and Ann Blunn went on to have - Thomas William, James, David, Jonah, John, Robert and Emma. My grandfather was David
Looking for articles from 1984 concerning the proposed supertram from Wolverhampton to Birmingham
Hello... I have an Edward Park born c 1934 (possibly Wolverhampton) ...who in one census is listed as occ: gentleman and elsewhere as ' Iron Master'
I was wondering (along with who he was and trying to find him} i was wondering if anyone knew what.. Iron works he was master of?
Was an iron master....the actual owner of an iron works? Or just master..as in, just the one in charge of its running?
Will c commented
I enjoyed reading about Great Wyrley. I have been doing genealogy research and am a descendent of Wm De Warley, (the family of De Warley supposedly from your area from the time of the Norman Conquest). The story about the Saxons naming the area for the bog myrtle is interesting as the research I have indicates that the De Warley’s named the area after themselves. I have run across many leaps of faith in genealogy, where coincidence was taken for fact. The bog myrtle glade, wir leah, sounds very plausible, but I was wondering if any of the De Warleys are buried in your area? If not, then I need to do some further research. Thank you, in advance, for any information you can provide
Is there a history society in Wolverhampton ? and if so are there any c.d.s that can be purchased that may help me track down my ancesters , e.g. something that has parish record's on , i am trying to find several bmd.s in Wolverhampton around the 1940s to 1960s and purchased several c.d.'s from Leic family history society that recorded parish record's this was a great help in finding relatives on my dad's side and wondered if something similar could be purchased from Wolverhampton , if anyone could let me know i would be grateful and it would be a tremendous help in my research
I'm delighted to find this group! I'm researching my family history and have found that Thomas Priest Wootton farmed 22 acres near Nonesuch Farm in 1841. I'd love to locate the exact area. One of his addresses appears to read Nonesuch House. Another, Grove..He and Sarah his wife lived in Walsall for some years and they went on to have 14 children, all but 2 surviving infancy. Would happily share information. Would love to locate Thomas's parents. He was born in 1813 in Wolverhampton
Does anyone have any information regarding Chequerfield House, Penn fields it was demolished to make way for Shenstone Court, at the top of Coalway Road, the Lodge House still remains and is on Stubbs Road, near to the Penn Road end.
Craig c commented
Thomas Brooks age 69 Agr. Lab. born Wolverhampton living in Woodgate with his wife Eliza aged 70 born Bilston and unmarried son Thomas aged 34 born Penn
Just stumbled across the website and thought I would say hello.
Born in 1955 I lived in Bridgeburn road moving to Barnes Hill new housing estate in 1963.
I actually dug up a piece of metal like a spear in the back garden and gave it to a teacher at Bartley Green School who informed me it was a Cromwell musket bayonet. I never saw it again and the teacher died.
Best Wishes all
Geoffrey B commented
I was born in Harvington road , Bloxwich , at my great grandmothers home. She was part of the Bayliss farm family . We moved in to tamerton road Tipton , when I was about 3 , about 1951. I remember walking across the farm in to genners lane village , to school next to cafe and bus terminus , the church was above on the corner, st michaels. I also remember the headmistress miss Treadwell, is there any one out there that walked up Scotland lane clutching a small brown box with pencils etc in, to the new school in nantmel grove .
I love from a back to back house in Wolverhampton with my parents) to the,still under construction, shopping centre of wulfreb Road and spent the formative years of my life in a maisonette above The Tower Stores hardware shop. This must have been in 1960 or thereabouts.
I attended St Michaels junior school, joining Miss Harkins reception class. Miss Treadwell was headmistress aided by Mr Topley as deputy.
Mrs Chamberlain was a star teacher who got the class involved in a production entitled "French without tears" which featured in an article in The Express and Star and which I still have a photograph of.
I moved on to KEFWS and moved from the area in the middle 70's. ( only to Northfield).
I have many happy memories of Tipton and my school days and the many friends I made there which I would be pleased to share or recount. I congratulate you on your group's work and thank you for keeping it alive for the benefit of others
I lived at 56 Adams Hill from around 1959 (when the 2 semis there were built) up until 1980, when I left for the Royal College of Art in London. My parents remained there for a few more years, before retiring and moving to Stableford close in Cali. My father had worked at Longbridge and my mother had been a district nurse in Brownhills.
I attended St Michael's from 1962 - 69, where Miss Treadwell was head, and who had also been one of my father's teachers many years before in Penkridge. Miss Deakin was in reception, Mrs Turner, Miss Orgill, the fantastic Mrs Chamberlain, and finally Mr Heath (the man with the 'slipper' - no cane!)
My sister Denise also started St M's 4 years after me, and later went to the girls school, as I went on to KES Five Ways.
Our neighbours were the Meduna's at 54. He was Czech, married to Cynthia, a midwife, and his daughters Catherine and Nina attended Woodgate school & BG Girls.
At 58 were the Rudge's. Rose was a long standing resident of BG, having grown up at the foot of jiggins lane. John worked at Birmetals, which we could see across the wheat fields, and their 2 children Simon & Jay went to StM's and Adams Hill School.
It was a great village to live in with Mr Moss (always grumpy) at the Post Office, The Jones' at the butchers, and The Hudson's at the village stores.
The old house next to the Forge had the Doctors surgery in one of the front rooms with the Ghanian Dr Daniels. the waiting room was in with the old lady who lived in the house ... and a great source of gossip, as she knew all that came through the doors.
The 'Big Shops' had even a Woolworths, along with the Tower Stores, Gillian's Wool Shop and 'Woody Woodpeckers' Barbers, and the Café next door, next door what became Dillons, but which had earlier been a great shop and source of toys and fireworks.
Eves Croft and Culford Drive were built during my time there, as was the Petrol Garage at the top of Adams Hill.
other classmates included the Coal Merchants daughter Deborah Clinton, Catherine Hudson the newsagents daughter, Ian Leech from Highmore Drive, Simon Smith, Robert Stiles from Tamerton Road, Julie Thacker & Mark Wigley from Hasbury Rd, Roy Smitten from Lutley Grove and Brian Wilkes, who lived in Beech Hill House, and whose mother was the school crossing lady over Genners Lane.
I returned in 1983 to design the school badge for St Michaels, and from then on have been design cars and many other things for the last 30 years.
I live by the sea in Paignton, and miss 'home' as I still have family nearby. Maybe soon i'll pop back for a 'top up
Alan W commented
Hi folks, does any one have any history about the club Oxbarn Social club, Bradford my late Father was Secretary in the 1950's? Although could be earlier.
His name was John Henry Cotterill born 1905 in Wv.
Linda budd commented
Hello. I have been researching the Budd family history for my sons. Their great-aunt, Beatty Turner, who lived in Bartley Green from 1960s until she died in 1997 She and her husband Joe Turner lived in an upstairs flat in Hasbury Road. In a house opposite lived a Janet and her family. In the
1980s we stayed with them. Visited the BG Social club, "The Reser" and the Lickey Hills by bus, etc. You have an excellent website.
I hope someone can help.
I am looking for an article from the Express and Star newspaper dated 1st March 1977.
The article would have made front page news, and is about my uncle who was killed on his motorbike in Halesowen.
I do know that back copies of the paper can be viewed at Wolverhampton archives on microfiche at the Molineux hotel, but was hoping that someone had access to those records. Or is anyone visiting tomorrow able to look on my behalf.
Does anyone have any photographs or memories of Warstones Estate, Penn, Wolverhampton in the 1950s and 1960s.
I was brought up on this estate in the 1950's, but I have not got photographs from that time.
I would love to see any images of the estate that may be out there.
Does anyone have any photographs of, or information, about Leasowes House, Upper Penn, Wolverhampton. This building was demolished in the 1960s and once belonged to a local businessman named Sidney Cartwright.
I would be most gratefull for any images of this building as it featured a lot in my childhood years.
Charlie mopps commented
I have ancestors living at Bhylls Cottages, in 1957. I have found the cottages listed as Merry Hill and also Compton, Wolverhampton. Does any one know where they were situated and any information on them photos etc. There is a Bhylls Lane off Castlecroft Lane, Finchfield, and also A Bhylls Farm which was on Bhylls Lane, any information would be useful
I notice you have croxall ancesters my great grandfarther was samuel croxall, he was killed in wwi were he sent letters to my great grandmother who was harriet evans . i know your samuel was married in pelsal staffs but could he have been a bigamist as i can not find another sam in any birth indexes the man in pelsall was born 1872-1874 and marryed a harriet truman have you a date of death for him please e mail my cousen adele at the above adress yours n croxall
Rich Orgill commented
My father, Douglas william Orgill, did indeed visit a place called Orgill in the Orkneys - he was a journalist and was researching for an article. He (and his father and grandfather) cam e from Walsall, near Birmingham in the Midlands. There's also an Orgill School in Cumbria but I don't know how it got its name