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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi Lyn,many thanks to you and all the Birmingham History forum members for their kind help in the search for my Father ,there is still a lot more to do,but I now feel "complete" it was a great joy to find him and to now Know him,best wishes to everyone Ray,I am still hoping to find a photograph...
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi Mikejee,Promi sed to update you,the marriage certificate has arrived for John Spier's marrying May Sculthorpe at Christ Church Leicester on 20th June 1942,she was 27 and he was 38,he had been a lodger at her Fathers house 153 Bedford st,Leicester,he is now in the Army gives his profession as...
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi MWS, AliceSpiers ( maiden name Slynn) had 5 children,Nellie,born1899, Charles born 1901 John born 13th Nov 1903,Alice born 1908 and Mary,born 1910,all born in Birmingham, their mother Alice died in 1914,and Nellie and Charles were sent to Canada on a Catholic immigration association programme...
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Spiers ancestors ,children,grandchildren are you out there ?? alice Spiers ( born 1908 in birmingham) married William Vincent In 1927, then there is Mary Spiers ( born 1910 in Birmingham) did she marry? And have children who are still alive,any help please.
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Thanks MWS,Johns parents were George and Alice so we can rule this one out,you have been a great help to me,best wishes Ray
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi MWS,I have re checked John Spier's who died in 1956 age 52,and found he was the son of Samuel and Emma Spier's born in 1904 in Leicester,so unfortunately not my John Spier's but it was a good try and thank you for helping, Ray.
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    I have researched this John Spier's,and he was born in 1904( not 1903) close though! And there was another family living in Leicester with a son John Spier's born in 1904, so I think this record is of him,but it was worth a try,and thank you.
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi pjmburns,thank you so much for this information,you are a gem
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi MWS,the death of John Spier's ( born 1903) in Leicester in 1956 is a real possibility so can you please tell me where you got this information from so that I can follow it up,many thanks for you help Ray Evason 'Hi MWS,I have sent off for the marriage certificate for John Spier's and May...
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi MWS,an update on your great picture of 64 and 65 Allison st, the 1901 census shows the Spier's family George and Alice living there with two children and with another family William and Elizabeth Lee with 4 children,( two families And 10 people)which was quite common in 1901!, but John...
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi MWS,an update on the great picture of Hi pjmburns thank you for this information ,how did you find it and from what source,it looks as though they were living with her parents at the time in 1935, they both separated on Christmas day in 1935, and he moved to Leicester ( where he can be found...
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi MWS,yes you are right have just re-checked and it was number 63 Allison street so the demolished house is where he was born ( I should have gone to Specsavers !!!) Thanks for your correction,it must be old age !!
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Well spotted,which means that the first house past the demo?ished house is 64 Allison Street where my father was born on Nov 13th 1903,and could the lady standing in the doorway,be his mother and my Grandmother WOW!!! Thanks for your valuable input
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    Lost Birmingham Pubs

    Are the any pictures,or information on " the kings head" pub,at 67 Allison street,Birmingham,I think it was demolished about 1906/7.
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    SPIERS John b Birmingham 1903.

    Hi Lyn and Astoness,yes the picture shows houses 65 and 66 and the kings head pub was 67, so the demolished house was 64,where my father John Spier's was born on 13th Nov 1903,its quite weird to think that the people standing in their doorways were next door neighbours and would have known my...
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