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Family History Beginners Board / 28 Loveday Street, Birmingham, UK. 1956.
« on: Monday 13 July 20 12:08 BST (UK)  »
My brother Peter Griffiths was born at this hospital on 28th December 1956, where he died two hours later, from intracranial haemorrhage.
His parents lived in Stirchley at the time, in Cartland Road.
I was had as a replacement.
As was the way back then, the cure for grief was never to talk of these things.  All I know is that he had his own, tiny, white coffin, which my father carried at the funeral service himself.
I know absolutely nothing else.
I'm getting older now, and have spent so many years trying to find out where Peter was buried or cremated, to no avail.  Our parents are deceased. I want to find Peter, if not where he is, then where he was.  I want to say goodbye to the brother I've never yet said hello to.
I've scoured websites, written to churches (most of which don't reply) and can find nothing.
If anyone can help I'd be eternally grateful.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Dumbleton Churchyard.
« on: Wednesday 11 December 13 10:25 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Victor, I still haven't managed to get any further with the Dumbleton Pritchards and Stanleys, despite your kind help.  I've subscribed yet again to Ancestry to see whether I can find anything futher and make connections that make sense, but I'm still hitting brick walls. I think the people I'm finding are Stanley and Pritchard cousins, because they don't tie in with the information I've had handed down to me. However, because I can't find my gggrandparents, I can't make connections between the stray Pritchards and Stanleys.  I also remember the fact that somewhere down the line there was a Headmaster of a school in Worcester and at least one vicar, in or near Dumbleton, possibly Worcester. All the other branches of my family tree of which I knew nothing, now go back a considerable distance, yet this branch which ought to have been the easiest, is proving the most evasive! Do you know of anywhere online where I can research long-past vicars and headmasters?  Clutching at straws here!

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Dumbleton Churchyard.
« on: Tuesday 20 March 12 14:38 GMT (UK)  »
Gosh, you were quick!  I will work through those now and see where and if I can slot them into my family tree.  Thank you for sending me this information so quickly. I am wondering if William Frank Stanley is my great grandfather.........I think I might have the wrong William Stanley in my family tree at the moment.  At the time of the 1901 census he has already died, but his youngest daughter is 4, so he must have lived up until at least 4 y 9 months before that which would take him back to 1897, which is the year in your email.  However, these dates don't tie in with the information that was handed down to me, which was that "Emily Pritchard married William Stanley, a wheelwright, who by all accounts was a much liked, handsome young man.  Unfortunately at the age of 29 he developed pneumonia and died a week later.  This left Emily a widow with two very young daughters Gladys 3 years old and Hilda 18 months old." This would have made William's death to be in about 1899 I think.  I'll keep trying to get to grips with it, and thank you for your help.  Oh - also in the same handwritten document was written: "Anne Pritchard had two daughters, Kate and Emily." ie Anne Pritchard would have been William Stanley's mother-in-law.

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Family History Beginners Board / Dumbleton Churchyard.
« on: Monday 19 March 12 19:07 GMT (UK)  »
Hello
I have attached a photograph of myself sitting on the gate of Dumbleton churchyard. I was off-sick from school with my asthma, and joined my parents and granny on a day trip here in about 1963 or thereabouts. I have amassed a huge family tree going back to the 1500s in some branches, but have drawn a blank with the Dumbleton branch. I was always told that Dumbleton churchyard was where all granny's relatives were buried. Somewhere there was a vicar(s), and a headmaster, possibly at a school in Worcester.
Granny was Gladys Maud Stanley (1895), with a sister Hilda Stanley (1897), and a brother whom I think died in infancy, Wallace Stanley (1889). Their parents were William Stanley and Emily nee Pritchard. William died a young man and left Emily to raise the girls alone. I just can't seem to go any further back with this line, let alone find any clergy or headteachers.
Does anyone have any idea whether there is a list of those buried in Dumbleton churchyard? Or have any idea of my family tree prior to the information I have?
Any help greatly appreciated!
Many thanks.

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