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I guess you will have come across John Blackham of the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon movement? I've yet to find the link but I'm pretty sure he will be related to 'my' Blackhams - there aren't that many in the area and mine were also non-conformists.
I've managed to trace one of my...
Thanks all for the kind words. It's a shame the net at large can't be trusted enough for me to share all the info I have about each individual - it would probably fill a couple of decent sized books!
I have also reasearched a little of my wife's tree which is also a bit Brummie :) , I'll post...
Most of my maternal ancestors are from Birmingham & West Bromwich. There's a list of name on this page of my site and links to two (rather large!) charts:
Might be of interest to someone?
Does anyone have a map of this area c1901 that they could post a fragment from please? I have someone on the census at 11 Court, 5 House.
I also have someone at 7 Court, No 1 House, Digbeth much earlier (1850), any help appreciated with that also :D
I wonder if anyone else is researching this family and if so whether you could let me in on anything?!
James Nickless abt 1807 + Sarah (Whitworth?) abt 1807
Mary Ann NICKLESS (1827-1828)
Eliza NICKLESS (1828?- )
Alfred NICKLESS (1832-1838)
Many thanks mikejee, thats brilliant! He was actually a colliery bailiff around this time so it fits nicely and is more 'grist to the mill' :)
I have four other references to this newspaper in my files but I'm not sure where they came from... perhaps there is an online index? Do you have access...
Not sure if this is the right place to post this request but here goes :)
I'd like to find out what an article or advertisement that mentions Richard Nevey in the Birmingham Daily Post on Tuesday, October 15, 1861, Issue 1009 is about. Does anyone have access to this title or visit a...
A little off-topic but might be of passing interest...
Eliza Holland, the domestic servant recorded on the 1861 census was my greatx2 grandfathers sister. Her father and other brother were pistol makers who lived at Virgins End (near present day Lyndon), West Bromwich. There were numerous gun...