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Title: Lost in Staffordshire
Post by: Annie65115 on Tuesday 12 February 19 17:35 GMT (UK)
I'm looking for William Bradbury who was a tinman, lived in Bilston and Birmingham, married a Hannah "Somebody" and baptised children between 1819 - 1833 in Bilston and in Birmingham. (Hannah was apparently born around 1795 in Bilston).

William must have died between 1832 - 1838 as his widow remarried in 1838 in Tipton then lived in Darlaston before ultimately dying in Wolverhampton workhouse. His children brought up their families in Bilston and held various steel-making jobs.

I can't find any details of William. The family seem to have had their roots in the industrial south of the county. I don't know this part of Staffs at all. What other local villages/towns had foundries where a future tinman might be born, work and die?

Title: Re: Lost in Staffordshire
Post by: ColC on Tuesday 12 February 19 19:23 GMT (UK)
Not sure when Hannah “somebody” (loved that but I hope no one tries searching the name), was married in 1838 but could this be William?

William Bradbury
Age 43 (1795)
Burial 24 Jan 1838
St. Mary, Birmingham
Abode The Hospital

Colin
Title: Re: Lost in Staffordshire
Post by: Raybistre on Tuesday 12 February 19 20:09 GMT (UK)
Possible marriage on Family Search
William Bradbury
England Marriages, 1538–1973
Name:   William Bradbury
Spouse's Name:   Hannah Fellows
Event Date:   14 May 1818
Event Place:   Aston Juxta Birmingham,Warwick,England
Ray
Title: Re: Lost in Staffordshire
Post by: Milliepede on Thursday 14 February 19 16:13 GMT (UK)
The remarriage?

Jun 1838 Dudley

Hannah Bradbury plus 4 grooms presume you know which one she picked!
Title: Re: Lost in Staffordshire
Post by: Annie65115 on Thursday 14 February 19 20:47 GMT (UK)
Ah yes, Hannah married Joseph Roderick second time around!

Someone told me before about that Birmingham marriage; now that I’ve got a bit more info about Hannah, it looks of possible interest as there was at least 1 Hannah Fellows born in Bilston at the right sort of time. Think I’ll pop over to the Warwickshire board and see if anyone can access any further details re witnesses etc.
Title: Re: Lost in Staffordshire
Post by: Willow 4873 on Monday 18 February 19 11:27 GMT (UK)
The really annoying thing with this is it looks like St Martins Tipton were using an old register because their fathers aren't named on the marriage entry but it is on FreeREG and it reads

14.5.1838 Joseph Roderick widower furnaceman of Bilston to Hannah Bradbury widow of Bilston witnesses Eutychus and Elizabeth Fisher

Willow x
Title: Re: Lost in Staffordshire
Post by: medpat on Monday 18 February 19 12:16 GMT (UK)
There were foundries everywhere in the Black Country - named because of the pollution from the foundries and other heavy industry.

Look at the West Midlands county that came into being in 1974 , it swallowed areas of other counties and covered what was referred to as the Black Country. It's roughly Coventry to Wolverhampton, Stourbridge to Walsall and all between.