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St Martins Church Birmingham

daid rathgen

proper brummie kid
I love this one Astoness, so much atmosphere! Thank you for sharing!
I also have many family members who were Christened, married or buried in St Martins from the 1820s on.
The Family I am searching were Withers, Taylor's in Smallbrook street, back in 1730- 1780s, maybe including 1834 when Benjamin Withers died. May have had a brother Robert also a Taylor.
Cheers
David
 

daid rathgen

proper brummie kid
In 1734 Benjamin Withers with his wife Mary, took Samuel Withers to St Martin's for his baptism. Leaving his taylors shop in Smallbrook street, would they have "up" to St Martin's or "down " to church? I.e. was there a slope, and if so was it up to church, or down to church?
Cheers
David
 

rosie

brummie
Rosary_boy, they were removed to Witton Cemetery. I'm never sure what happenens to the actual gravestones from these removals though. some churches use them in the paths but there aren't any at St. Martin's.
rosie.
 
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