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Offline mauraelizabeth

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bilston street wolverhampton
« on: Tuesday 23 August 16 19:59 BST (UK) »
I have found that my ancestor is listed here in 1841 census. They had come from Wales, Does this street still exist? Would it have been a rural area in 1841 as his occupation was Ag mach ... I'm assuming this is something agricultural. What type of area would this have been in this period? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: bilston street wolverhampton
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 August 16 21:54 BST (UK) »
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/Bilston/ here is a link says mainly coal and iron works and 2580 acres of land

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Re: bilston street wolverhampton
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 August 16 23:04 BST (UK) »
Hello mauraelizabeth -welcome to RootsChat

Could you post name and age of person on 1841 census ?

We can look at the enumerator's walk to see what type of area and what type of occupations were listed

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Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: bilston street wolverhampton
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 August 16 00:09 BST (UK) »
Hi mauraelizabeth and welcome to Rootschat  :)

Yes, Bilston Street still exists, it is in the town centre, but most of it has disappeared under the Police Station and the ring road.

There are some photos and information on Bilston Street here:
http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/articles/BilstonStreet/BilstonStreet.htm
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/West Bromwich.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton


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Re: bilston street wolverhampton
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 August 16 08:42 BST (UK) »
The earliest old map online of Bilston Street Wolverhampton is the 1886 Town Plan https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/391796/298465/13/100335 you will have to change the zoom level.
You can see the present street map at https://goo.gl/maps/1i8rLMv2WZs
You can read about Wolverhampton at http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/Wolverhampton/

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Re: bilston street wolverhampton
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 August 16 09:01 BST (UK) »
Stan's map links are really helpful, the NLS website has a function where you can compare two maps side by side.  Here is a link for Bilston Street c. 1890 compared to today http://www.rootschat.com/links/01iak/