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    Mills Of Birmingham

    Hi there, just found this thread from searching the Venour name... Im looking to find more about the Venour family of wellesbourne... a John Venour of Kingsmead, Wellesbourne Hastings (1735 ) I see the Venour family lived in wellesbourne for a good few hundred years... and have seen many...
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    Wyddrington House Edgbaston

    thank you everybody so much!!!!! (im going thru them all and looking into it all further...) as to the maps, it looks like wyddrington was quite a sizeable plot too? :) thank you :) And the pictures... edgbaston church? edgbaston church was wyddrington house? ty so much for the pictures!!!...I...
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    The Pen Room Fredrick Street

    Alas, on edmund himself... they dont... someone phoned me and talked to me about it when i made a general email enquiry to them, i think his name was Larry.... but they do have things for James Heeley... I did find it ironic that i then found out Edmund owned property in frederick street lol...
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    Wyddrington House Edgbaston

    Thank you everybody :) Im sure eventually we'll get more on it lol.... I do know that Wyddrington (its also seen at times as widdrington, and a few varitions of it) was, where Birmingham University is now, one of the halls is where it was I believe, (tho i havent contacted birmingham uni yet)...
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    The Pen Room Fredrick Street

    Im off to the penroom some time over the next month or so, it turns out my family were, birmingham penmakers, the Heeleys.. Edmund Heeley in particular, my 3xgrans brother.. He was a silversmith in Birmingham (Edmund Heeley & Co) and soon after I found out about the Penn room... I also...
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    Wyddrington House Edgbaston

    Hi there, Im trying to find any photos, or details of the house Sir John Ratcliff had built, "Wyddrington" a number of my distant family lived here, Sir John was my 3xgreat aunts... brother Anything? anyone? And are there any photos of Sir John? he was a former mayor of Birmingham
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    Billiards Hall

    thank you very much Jennyann i'll look at that as soon as i finish work today :) as for my tie to the padmores, im some kind of cousin (I never know the terms.. cousin 74times once removed etc LOL)... but my 4x (or 5x) great grans brother, was edmund heeley (silversmith and manufacturer of...
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    Billiards Hall

    dont know bout the halls... but the Padmore link? Ive just discovered the Padmore billiard table makers are part of my family tree :) so im looking up for as much info as I can on the families ... in particular right now, Im after the home of one of them, Douglas Ratcliff Padmore.. the house is...
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    Scale Beam Maker

    by the names following, i meant us both having william lees who had daughters emily, both to do w the term scale makers etc etc lol
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    Scale Beam Maker

    could be, yes... who knows maybe my william was just an earlier starter, perhaps also related to yours nespecially too with the family names following each other
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    Scale Beam Maker

    ahh, My william was born c1823 and his daughter emily, c1852... she married in 1878
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    Scale Beam Maker

    Thank you alandpol, an yes Id love to know, for williams daughters birth cert lists her dad as a "scale maker"
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    Edmund Heeley Silversmith and pen maker Union St Birmingham

    Ok ive read thru it once... and wonderful! ty Gail... that seems to tie up a lot of the questions we have found already, such as why harris heeley etc etc... and brings up a number of other questions too lol... so I'll mull it over again and come back to you again with them :) many thanks... Andy
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    Edmund Heeley Silversmith and pen maker Union St Birmingham

    Lovely to hear from you again Gail, (yes we do know each other already though i bet youve forgot LOL) Ive sent you a personal message... now im gonna read thru this properly LOL
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