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    Tangyes of Smethwick

    Hi Fluteplayeruk! It's a small world! I'm from DP too! I live in Dibden and my folks still live in DP. You'll probably tell me next that you live next door to them!! I'm afraid I haven't done any research for AGES, but I was trying to find out any info I could about Tangyes as my GGfather was...
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    Marriage lookup - William Bayley and Esther Giles, Darleston.

    It's ok, I've found it. Some thing else I didn't know about to help with research!!!I'd never have known about it if you hadn't helped me!!! THANK YOU!!!!
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    Marriage lookup - William Bayley and Esther Giles, Darleston.

    Kaz Thanks a million!!! You're a star!!!! Can I ask a really stupid question? What exactly is freereg? Helen
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    Marriage lookup - William Bayley and Esther Giles, Darleston.

    Hello I don't know if any one can help? - I can't find anything on IGI. I'm looking for a marriage between William Bayley b 1813-4, West Brom and Esther Giles b 1813-4, Darleston. Their oldest son (according to 1841 census) was born in 1838, so that should put their marriage anywhere between...
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    Nock family, Stourbridge, 1841 - 61

    Hi guys and thanks for all the contributions!! I now have the birth cert for Mary Hannah, born in Stourbridge, 1837, daughter of William Nock, a blacksmith and Jane Backhouse. I found them in 1841 living in Ladywood, which matches what you have found, thanks for that. Siblings include:-...
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    Nock family, Stourbridge, 1841 - 61

    Hi Shera Thanks for the reponse. I am waiting for a birth and marriage cert to help solve this little puzzle and shed some light on parentage. However, my known facts working backwards are:- My grandfather, back in the 1960's, wrote a family tree of sorts from his memory. His mother was...
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    Nock family, Stourbridge, 1841 - 61

    I desperately need some suggestions!!!! I'm researching Mary Hannah Nock who is definately born in 4th Q 1837 and definatley married in 1862 to Thomas Cooper. She also uses the H of Hannah in her name in census's after her marriage, apart from one where there is an "A". But can I find her family...
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    PROBATE RECORDS for WARWICKSHIRE

    Thanks Mike, I was going round in circles and needed someone to point me in the right direction!!! In one of my circle turns, I found a site that charged £3.50, but as I turned the corner, I forgot where it was and couldn't find it again!!!!! You have given me exactly the type of info I need...
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    St Martins look up for Louisa Jones 1840

    Got the "Female Jones" birth cert today. Father was William Jones a wire drawer and mother was Martha Jones formally Sparkes. Eureka! Thanks ever so much for the "Female" Prompt - it is a very useful research tip. Thanks again guys!!!
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    PROBATE RECORDS for WARWICKSHIRE

    Not sure if there is a better place in the forum to ask this one - I am after the will of an anscestor that died in 1872 and lived in Heath Rd, Harbourne. I had found transcripts of wills on Genuki for a branch of my tree in Herefordshire and they gave invaluable info, which I'm hoping to find...
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    Tangyes of Smethwick

    Yes this is very interesting - the Kellys reference for John Mountford 22 Brass House Pass was the census address for George Mountford's place of abode 1841 and 1851! John and James were his sons. (along with 10 other kids!) Thanks for the map, Mikejee! It certainly puts things in a better...
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    St Martins look up for Louisa Jones 1840

    I feel like Sherlock Holmes - Martha Jones is a widow in 1851 and in 1861 she has a nephew staying with her called George Spardes. Of course, I couldn't make this out except that her maiden name is Sparkes!!!! So it fits!!
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    Tangyes of Smethwick

    Very interesting - I just read Wendy's wonderful story about the Tangyes brothers and their history - where Richard worked in a small screw manufacturer in Brass House Passage. It just so happens that James Mountford's father, George, lived in Brass House Passage and was an engineer too. How big...
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    St Martins look up for Louisa Jones 1840

    Shera - Thank you - the Sparkes Martha looks like a strong possibility which is worth looking into. I am certainly aware of the Crawford Martha, Oxford seems a little far for them to go and get married in. My daughters think it's great that they are related to a Martha Jones!!!!!!:D (being avid...
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    St Martins look up for Louisa Jones 1840

    Thanks for such a prompt reply!!!!! Islington Row is where they lived so the record is her's, Thanks a lot!!!! I requested the West Bromich cert, but the father was not William, so no luck there!!!:(
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    Tangyes of Smethwick

    My grandfather was under the impression that his grandfather, James Mountford, worked for Tangyes as a engineer. The 1871 census shows that he was an engineer machinist employing 2 men and a boy. Does any one know if there is any way I could check past employees of tangyes?
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    St Martins look up for Louisa Jones 1840

    Hello I would be extreeeeeemly grateful if someone could look up the following for me:- Louisa Jones born 1840 - IGI shows a Louisa Jones born 21 Jan 1840 christened 2 March 1840 at St Martins. Her father is William Jones, a tool maker. 1841 census has Louisa, daughter of William Jones, a tool...
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