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HADEN Eliza born Cradley 1844, second wife of John Worton born 1827 Cradley.
HADLEY We have been in Cradley from 1672 until 1842. Family name Hadley. First family member found is John Hadley born 1672 died 1742 married to Susannah Hadfield. Last member found is Edward Hadley born 1842 not sure of the death. Married to Mary Kurn born Carlow, Ireland.
HAMMERSLEY My great-grandfather William James HAMMERSLEY and his family lived at 7 High Street, Cradley Heath from about the late 1860s and two of them were still living there at the 1911 census. My grandfather Edwin Ragsdale Hammersley, and later my father Hereward Hammersley and my uncle Dale Hammersley, ran the clothing manufacturers E R Hammersley and Co. Ltd., whose main factory was at Lyde Green, Cradley, and which existed from about the turn of the twentieth century to the 1970s.
HARPER Thomas Taylor HARPER b 1819 married Hannah BRIDGEWATER. Children born in Cradley: Lavinia b 1845, John b 1848, Elizabeth b 1851 married Charles FARMER, Rebecca b 1852, Thomas b 1853 m Bertha, Caleb b 1858, Harry b 1860 m Margaret BROUGHALL, Leah b 1861 m William Daniel CARELESS.
HEAD Through my own research and of course through using Peter Head's book about the family, I have a reasonable but certainly not exhaustive record of the descendants of the first HEAD to move to Cradley, George Milord Head born 1808.
HICKTON My great-grandfather, Joe HICKTON who was a councillor and also mayor at one point, began the J.E.W Hickton & Sons Funeral Directors (undertakers) business in Lower High Street, Cradley Heath in the late 1800s. His son (my grandfather William Hickton (known as Bill) took over the business in 1957, his wife Mary was also a local midwife. Their son Trevor (my father) came in to the business in 1971, eventually taking over in 2001 after Bill passed away. Trevor changed the company name to Trevor E.W Hickton Ltd in 2005, and I came into the business in 2006.
HILL John born Cradley 1746, spouse Elizabeth.
HINGLEY I am interested in anything anyone who may have known my father, Anthony Brian HINGLEY (died in 1959), and my grandfather Horace James HINGLEY (died in the 1970s) who lived in Cradley Heath.
HIPKISS A common Black Country surname, this Cradley family was associated with Rag Mill, Lodge Forge and the Inn in the 19th century.
HIRONS Mary Ann (nee HIRONS), lived in Netherend / Park Lane in the 1930s with her husband, Wallace DAVIS.
HODGETTS Benjamin born Cradley 1793, spouse Sarah.
HODGETTS Rosina WARD 1875 - 1963 (nee DREW) married Bert HODGETTS (d. 1964). Moved from 15 Netherend Farm to 35 Intended Street, Cradley. Both buried in St Peter's churchyard.
HOMER Richard born Cradley 1769, spouse Hannah.
INGLEY Mira born 1818, christened Cradley Chapel. Married Benjamin BACHE in 1835.
JACKSON James David JACKSON came to Cradley from Harwich or Ipswich, Essex and set up shop as a bootmaker in the High Street. He and Maria and childen are in the 1851/61/71 censuses. James died in 1874 aged 51, buried in Cradley Churchyard. Son John (Harry) Jackson chr. 06/10/1867, went to the Old Swinford Bluecoat School, later married and lived in Aston, worked as a carter then a coal dealer, died 10/10/1935 aged 68, interred in a paupers grave in Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham. Daughter Rebecca married William Nock 01/02/1876, another son Paul was working as a servant bakers assistant in Aston on the 1881 census and married Alice Friend or Alice Kendrick later that year.
JONES Ferdinando JONES (1795-1882) married Susanna DARBY (1789 -1847) (both of Cradley). He was an Iron worker and their sons Ferdinando and Thomas moved to the Iron Works at Consett, Co Durham in the 1850s.


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