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ADAMS Benjamin and Eliza ADAMS as seen on 1841 Census for Cradley.
AMPHLETT My Grandparents live in Quarry Bank and I have traced the family tree back to 1699. However although going back a long way I have very little detail of the lives they led in the Quarry Bank area and their jobs. I know my Grandfather was a blacksmith but have no information about where he worked in Cradley. - Any help would be appreciated.
AMPHLETT In 1901 my great grandparents John and Sarah AMPHLETT lived at 122 New Street, Quarry Bank. I believe John was a brickmaker and his family came from the Madeley area of Shropshire. If anyone can help in filling in details on the brickworks and the location I would be most grateful.
ATTWOOD Mary Ann ATTWOOD was my great grandmother, born 1869, married John RAYBOULD in 1887, died 1921. This Attwood family is the same one as almost every Attwood in the Black Country, traceable back to the 1400s, when they lived at Wolverley Court near Kidderminster.
ATTWOOD Thomas, born 1815 Quarry Bank, father Aaron born 1772, and wife Elizabeth Mansell born Cradley 1815.
BACHE Benjamin Bache and Mira Bache (Ingley) and their children: Caleb 1835, Caroline 1837, Ann Kezia 1839, Mary 1842, Dinah 1844, Simeon 1846, Harriet 1847, all lived in the Cradley area.
BARNSLEY My Grandfather live most of his life at Maypole Hill, Cradley Forge, and worked as a chain maker. I have very little information about him and his wife and where he worked. - Any help would be appreciated
BATE Ellen born 1859 in Ash Bank married Henry Roper. Both Ellen & Henry died in Walsall.
BATE My Bate Family goes back to 1693 all living in Cradley, starting with Thomas Bate who married Joyce Forrest at Halesowen on April 28th 1715, and going through to my Grandfather Benjamin Bate who married Lily Worton at St Peters Cradley on March 31st 1919.
BEASLEY There were many families in Cradley at one time and all were descended from one of just two marriages in either 1690/1 or 1732. They had an alias of Beardsley at one time as did a third branch of the family in Hales Owen.
BEASLEY Samuel born Cradley 1766, spouse Esther.
BEASLEY John Beasley born 1795, married Mariah Mason at St Thomas Dudley 1813. Mariah Mason born 1795 father Benjamin Mason.
BEASLEY Elizabeth, Frances, Benjamin & Joseph Beasley - all named in Stuart Robinson's Goin' Down Hayseech - are siblings to my 3 x great grandmother Sarah Beasley.
BILLINGHAM I've been conducting a one name study for over 20 years into BILLINGHAM, and welcome all inquiries from researchers, who wish to acquire some family tree information from my database records.
BIRCH I am interested in anything anyone might know about my grandmother, Fanny Louise Hingley (née Birch), and her family who lived in Cradley Heath and Old Hill. They used to own a bakery and had shops in the Cradley Heath area.
BLOOMER Harriet Bloomer born 1841 father Benjamin Bloomer born 1814. She married Simeon Beasley son of John and Eliza Beasley.
BOXLEY My family originated from Cradley and seem to have been involved in the chainmaking trade before moving to Sunderland at the beginning of the 20th Century.
BRADBURY The Bradbury family resided in Cradley, Dudley and Stourbridge from 1850 and quite possibly earlier. Amongst other trades, they were coal miners and chain makers. I've been unable to trace very much family history or make contact with living relatives.
BRETTEL BRETTELL/BRETTLE/BRITTELL one name study into all instances of the name. Mary is more than happy to help out anyone who has Brettells (of whatever spelling variation) in their tree and welcomes contact from other Brettell researchers.
BRETTEL Sarah Ann BRETTELL, born 1861, daughter of Rueben and Harriet Brettell of High Park, Colley Gate. She married Thomas Royal in 1881.
BURLEY On the 1841 census John Burley (b 1787) and his wife Elizabeth (née Tibbotts), as well as his brother Joseph Burley (b 1803) and his wife Mary all lived in Cradley Heath. They were both butchers. The brothers were baptised at St John the Baptist Church in Halesowen. Their sister Elizabeth Burley (b 1798) was baptised at Park Lane Presbyterian Church in Cradley. Their parents were Thomas Burley and Elizabeth Seedway who were living in Tibbotts Gardens with another son Thomas on the 1841. Any assistance would be appreciated.
BUTLER Based in the Overend area of Cradley: Joseph (c.1786-c.1850) & Jane (c.1795-1873), Matthew (c.1822-1884) & Elizabeth (c.1821-1902), William (1852-1931). The family relocated to Lancashire in the late 1870s although some of William's siblings remained.

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