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Welch, Sarah

daid rathgen

master brummie
Sara Welch was a Minor from Easy Row, Birmingham, "a publican's daughter" when she married Edwin Withers 5 Oct 1837 at St Thomas’ church. She gave her address at “Albion Street” and her father as William Welch. (MC Dec 1837 Vol 16 page 391, FreeBMD)
I have been unable to find a publican named Welch in Albion street. I did find a William Welch in 1839 Robson's Directory at 68 New St, who was an accountant and general commission agent. Under the heading Taverns, Inns, Hotels and Public Houses 1839 I could only find 'Windmill' in Spon Street with John Welch and a pub called 'Woodman' in Bishop Str with William Leigh.
Apart from those there is also a Sarah Welch born 1820 at Lichfield Staffordshire; but that seemed to be a fair way away from Birmingham.
Your assistance, as always, is appreciated.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
In the 1841 and 1845 directories there is no public house in Albion St./so probably her father's establishment was not there
 

MWS

master brummie
Addresses on marriage certificates were often false or temporary.

On the 1871 census Sarah's birthplace is listed as Lichfield so the birth you found seems probable.
 

MWS

master brummie
It also appears that John Welch a possible brother of Sarah's, born in Lichfield was living in Aston in 1851, having married an Eliza Smith in 1848.
 

MWS

master brummie
William Welch b1794 Rugeley, a provision dealer is living in Lower Temple Street in 1851 with wife Sarah, a son Henry and 3 others.

Sarah's birth is listed as Ashby and that ties in with the marriage in Longdon between William Welch and Sarah Cheatle, 24 Aug 1818. There is baptism for a Sarah Cheatle 27 Jan 1795 in Ashby de la Zouch.
 

MWS

master brummie
In 1841 the family was also in Lower Temple St, listed as Walch. William's occupation is listed as cook shop. Apart from William, there is Sarah (wife), daughter Mary, son Henry, married daughter Ann (Buller), grandson Henry Buller and a servant.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Sara Welch was a Minor from Easy Row, Birmingham, "a publican's daughter" when she married Edwin Withers 5 Oct 1837 at St Thomas’ church. She gave her address at “Albion Street” and her father as William Welch. (MC Dec 1837 Vol 16 page 391, FreeBMD)

On the marriage cert Sarah's address is given as Easy Row it is Edwin who lived in Albion Street.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
In 1835 there is a William Welch listed at the Red Lion 2 Bull Ring.
1850 a William Welch is at an "eating house" in Lower Temple Street,
 

daid rathgen

master brummie
Very much appreciate these helpful comments. Found Albion Street but not Easy Row. How close were they to each other? Thank you
 

daid rathgen

master brummie
In 1835 there is a William Welch listed at the Red Lion 2 Bull Ring.
1850 a William Welch is at an "eating house" in Lower Temple Street,
I am guessing the Red Lion is now no more, or is it the lost one from Church St, or from New Meeting Street?
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Very much appreciate these helpful comments. Found Albion Street but not Easy Row. How close were they to each other? Thank you

easy row was off broad st city centre...long gone..albion st is in the jewellery quarter which is quite a distance away from where easy row was...useful map site below..you can go all over the country with it...i have left it showing where easy row was just move the blue dot along and the map will fade out to show what is there now

lyn

 
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