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Archive for July 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History – Grandparents’ House

My maternal grandparents lived in a village called Goldenhill, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They originally lived in what my mother called “the little house” on Albert Street. Then in 1936 the Church Army built a road of new houses backing onto the churchyard. There are several Church and civic dignitaries here, with (presumably) the new tenants … Continue reading

Elizabeth and Ann Willshaw

An interesting contact through Ancestry – Lynn S contacted me about Elizabeth Willshaw (or Wilsher), my great-great grandmother. She is descended from Elizabeth’s sister, Ann Willshaw, so I’ve been able to add in some family members there. Elizabeth was born in 1828 in Biddulph, Staffordshire. She married Reuben Austin, and their eldest daughter, Mary Ann, … Continue reading