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William Ricketts, Staffordshire
« on: Tuesday 09 November 04 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Searching for william Ricketts who lived in Staffordshire. I have no information about william ricketts or his family except that william was an undertaker in the Walsall area in around 1940/50.  I'm starting my search by looking for any 'Ricketts' who were undertakers in the hope that this may have been a family business passed on through the generations. Any sugestions as to where I can look would be gratefull recieved.
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Re: William Ricketts, Staffordshire
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 November 04 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Have just checked through Kelly's Directory 1932 - sorry no Ricketts listed as undertakers but there is a William Albert Ricketts listed (as private resident) at:  Woodland Cottage, Little Aston, Aldridge.   Maybe a connection, father, uncle?  You might find him in a later edition of Kelly's - I think there's one for 1936 and 1940

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Re: William Ricketts, Staffordshire
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 November 04 12:46 GMT (UK) »
The following link has lookup offers for some trade directories, I wonder if that would help at all? There don't seem to be any Ricketts in Walsall in the funeral trade in the 1901 census but it is not a common name so I'm sure this is do-able ;D

http://freespace.virgin.net/willen.hall/sts.html
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Re: William Ricketts, Staffordshire
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 November 04 21:12 GMT (UK) »
 :-* Thanks all
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