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Staffordshire / Re: Bank Cottage High st Kingswinford
« on: Monday 07 June 10 23:30 BST (UK)  »

I think the bank in question is likely to be the hill variety rather than the money lending one. The only hill in the area of high street kingswinford now is that of Wartell bank to the rear of the church, Wartell sounds like a corruption of Wart Hill and there could easily have been cottages at the base fronting the High st. I've looked at some old maps of the area (1850- 1900) and there are plenty of cottages but none individually named.
  When I was researching some of my relatives I found it very confusing as prior to the formation of the urban councils all the districts in surrounding areas came under Kingswinford, hence what is now High street Brierley Hill was then called High street Kingswinford. There's a Bank street running off High st. B'Hill.........
  good luck, Tony

Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Woodcocks of Cheshire and Staffs.
« on: Tuesday 16 June 09 00:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi Charlotte,
                   Thanks, yes I will do.

Family History Beginners Board / The Woodcocks of Cheshire and Staffs.
« on: Tuesday 16 June 09 00:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi folks,
           For my first post I'm enquiring about my ggg grandfather who was born in Rough Hill, a hamlet by Dodleston, Cheshire in 1809.

He married a welsh girl by the name of Gwynne Jones and they raised three children at Dodleston before settling in Kingswinford, Staffordshire in 1837. They had a further three daughters there, all born at the Oak Farm works, a busy industrial area at the time.

I'm obviously interested to talk to anyone who knows or has links with this family, but I seem to be getting interested in the social history and topography of the area too.

looking forward to joining in with your discussions, regards, Cocked Hat.

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