Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Robert Hartill

CHRISTENING: Oldbury, Worcester, England. 9 Oct 1846 Robert Hartill, father Joseph Hartill, mother Sarah Hartill. On Ancestry.

1876 UK MIDLANDS TRADE DIRECTORIES: Robert Hartill, malster.

1881 CENSUS: Crocketts Lane, Smethwick, Harborne. Sarah Hartill widow age 73 Living on means, Miller's wife, born Oldbury, Worcs. Robert Hartill son age 33 Agent Miller born Oldbury, Worcs. Eliza Hartill granddaughter age 17 born Shrewsbury, Hannah Hartill granddaughter age 15 born Shrewsbury.

MARRIAGE: 1883 Mar qtr King's Norton Worcs 6c 555. Penelope Solomon and Robert Hartill.

1891 CENSUS: Mills Villa, Blowers Green Road, Dudley, Worcs. Robert Hartill head M age 44 Corn Factor & Miller's Agent born Oldbury, Worcs. Penelope Hartill wife age 46 born Birmingham, Warks. Sarah M. Hartill dau age 5 born Smethwick, Staffs.

1892 KELLYS DIRECTORY OF WORCESTERSHIRE: Hay and Straw Dealers, Robert Hartill of Blowers Green, Dudley.
!1896 BLOCKSIDGE'S ALMANACK FOR DUDLEY; Robert Hartill, Corn Factor, Blower's Green.

DEATH: 1900 Dec qtr Dudley Worcs 6v 59. Penelope Hartill age 56, born about 1844.
!PROBATE: National Probate Calendar 31 Oct 1900 Penelope Hartill of 94 Wellington-road Dudley Worcestershire (wife of Robert Hartill) died 14 October 1900 Probate London 31 October to Robert Griffith surgeon and Francis John Cooper solicitor . Effects £819 7s 7d.

1901 CENSUS: 347 Dudley Port, Tipton, Staffs, Robert Hartill lodger Widr age 45 Traveller Commercial born Oldbury, Worcs.

!MARRIAGE: 1905 Sep qtr Dudley Staffs 6c 114. Sarah Jane Tomkins and Robert Hartill.

1911 CENSUS: 344 Dudley Port, Tipton, Staffs. Robert Hartill head age 55 married Traveller born Oldbury, Worcs. Sarah Jane Hartill wife age 40 married 5 yrs, no children, born Tipton, Staffs.

DEATH: 1921 Sep qtr Wolverhampton Staffs 6b 496. Robert Hartill age 75, born about 1846.


Sarah Jane Tomkins

MARRIAGE: 1905 Sep qtr Dudley Staffs 6c 114. Sarah Jane Tomkins and Robert Hartill.

1911 CENSUS: 344 Dudley Port, Tipton, Staffs. Robert Hartill head age 55 married Traveller born Oldbury, Worcs. Sarah Jane Hartill wife age 40 married 5 yrs, no children, born Tipton, Staffs.

DEATH: 1921 Sep qtr Wolverhampton Staffs 6b 496. Robert Hartill age 75, born about 1846.


John Davies

1871 CENSUS: Ashfield Red House, Ross, Herefordshire. John Davies head Mar age 66 Attorney's Accountant born Mortlake, Surrey. Sarah Davies wife age 35 wife of accountant, born Hereford. Maria Louisa dau Unm age 16 scholar born Hereford. Katherine Elizabeth dau age 11 scholar born Cardiff, Monmouthshire. John Greville son age 9 scholar born Ross. Francis Herbert son age 7 scholar born Ross. Magaret Ellen dau age 6 scholar born Ross. William Alfred son age 4 born Ross.


William Alexander Priest

MARRIAGE: 1892 Sep qtr Kings Norton Worcs 6c 733. Lucy Hartill and William Alexander Priest.

1901 CENSUS: Brockenhurst, Sherbourne Road, Yardley, Worcs. William A. Priest head M age 31 Cycle Manufacturer born Harbourne, Staffs. Lucy Priest wife age 27 born Hanworth, Middlesx. Victoria M. Priest dau age 7 born Moseley, Birmingham.

1911 CENSUS: The Chalet, Ashleigh Road, Solihull, Warks. William Alexander Priest head age 41 married Manager Motor Manufacturer born Harborne, Staffs. Lucy Priest wife age 37 married 18 years, 2 live births, 2 living, born Harworth, Middlesex. Victoria Mary Priest dau age 17 Single born Moseley, Worcs. William Geoffrey Priest son age 15 Single born Edgbaston, Worcs. Mary Beard servant age 50 Widow, 6 live births, 6 living, Servant Domestic born Smethwick, Staffs. Elsie Mary Beard servant S age 17 Domestic born Smethwick, Staffs.

DEATH: 1937 Sep qtr Stratton Cornwall 5c 2. Lucy Priest age 64, born about 1873.


Lucy Hartill

BIRTH: 1873 Jun qtr Staines Middlesex 3a 8. Lucy Hartill.
!CHRISTENING: Hanworth, Hounslow, Middlesex. Bap 6 May 1873 (wrongly transcribed). Bap 8 Jul 1873 Lucy, dau of James & Alice Mary Hartill of Feltham, Solicitor.

1891 CENSUS: [Extracted with wrong surname]. 33 Lordswood Road, Oakfield, Harborne, Staffs. Alice M. Hartill wife M age 40 Living on her own means, born Oldbury, Worcs. Sarah Hartill dau S age 20 born Smethwick, Staffs. Alice M. Hartill dau S age 19 born Hanworth, Middsx. Lucie Hartill dau S age 17 born Feltham, Middsx. Emily Hartill dau age 16 scholar born Feltham, Middsx. Henry J. Hartill son age 13 scholar born Edgbaston. Dorothy R. Hartill dau age 12 scholar born Edgbaston. Harold B. Hartill son age 10 born Edgbaston. Eliza Bush servt S age 17 Gen Servt Dom born Tamworth, Worcs.

MARRIAGE: 1892 Sep qtr Kings Norton Worcs 6c 733. Lucy Hartill and William Alexander Priest.

1901 CENSUS: Brockenhurst, Sherbourne Road, Yardley, Worcs. William A. Priest head M age 31 Cycle Manufacturer born Harbourne, Staffs. Lucy Priest wife age 27 born Hanworth, Middlesx. Victoria M. Priest dau age 7 born Moseley, Birmingham.

1911 CENSUS: The Chalet, Ashleigh Road, Solihull, Warks. William Alexander Priest head age 41 married Manager Motor Manufacturer born Harborne, Staffs. Lucy Priest wife age 37 married 18 years, 2 live births, 2 living, born Harworth, Middlesex. Victoria Mary Priest dau age 17 Single born Moseley, Worcs. William Geoffrey Priest son age 15 Single born Edgbaston, Worcs. Mary Beard servant age 50 Widow, 6 live births, 6 living, Servant Domestic born Smethwick, Staffs. Elsie Mary Beard servant S age 17 Domestic born Smethwick, Staffs.

DEATH: 1937 Sep qtr Stratton Cornwall 5c 2. Lucy Priest age 64, born about 1873.
!NATIONAL PROBATE CALENDAR: Lucy Priest of Gorseland Upston Bude Cornwall (wife of William Alexander Priest) died 23 July 1937 at Flexbury Park Nursing Home Bude Administration Llandudno 19 May to Victoria Mary Belfield (wife of Edwin Guy Belfield) and the said Edwin Guy Belfield manufacturers representative. Effects £350 13s 9d. Former Grant P.R. 23 August 1937.


Walter Showell

MARRIAGE: St Peters, Harborne, Staffs. No.304 Banns of Marriage between Walter Showill of the Parish of St Martins Birmingham and Eliza Ann Breakspear of this Parish, were published on the three Sundays underwritten: Sunday 25th April, Sunday 2nd May 1830, Sunday 9th May 1830. On Ancestry.

MARRIAGE: Harborne, Staffs. Walter Showell of the Parish of St Martins, Birmingham, and Eliza Ann Breakspear of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns 20 May 1830. Both signed. Witnesses John Breakspear, Emma Breakspear and Eliza Showell. On Ancestry.

MARRIAGE: Harborne, Staffs, England. 20 May 1830 Eliza Ann Breakspear and Walter Showell. FamilySearch.
!MARRIAGE: Harborne, Stafford, England. 20 May 1830 Name: Walter Showell, Gender: Male, Spouse: Eliza Ann Breakspear. FHL Film Number: 1519998. Ancestry.

BRITISH NEWSPAPER: Married: On Thursday, at Harborne, Mr Walter Showell of the Bull's Head Inn, Price Street, in this town, to Eliza Ann, second daughter of Mr John Breakspear of Harborne Hill.

1839 WRIGHTSON'S TRIENNIAL DIRECTORY OF BIRMINGHAM: Showell, Eliza Ann, Victualler, Price Street.
Showell, Thomas, Victualler, Great Brooke St.

MARRIAGE: St Peter St Paul, Birmingham, Warks. 10 Jan 1840 Thomas Francis of full age Widower, Engraver of 35 New John St, Duddeston, father John Francis, Licensed Victualler. Eliza Ann Showell of full age Widow of 197 Bristol Street, Birmingham, father John Breakspear, Licensed Victualler. By Licence. Both signed. Witnesses Thomas Collins Kirby and Emma Dudley? Kirby.


Eliza Ann Breakspear

CHRISTENING: Chipping Norton with Over Norton, Oxfordshire, England. 24 Aug 1811 Eliza Ann dau of John & Emma Breakspear. FHL Film Number: 95229.

MARRIAGE: Harborne, Staffs. Walter Showell of the Parish of St Martins, Birmingham, and Eliza Ann Breakspear of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns 20 May 1830. Both signed. Witnesses John Breakspear, Emma Breakspear and Eliza Showell. On Ancestry.

MARRIAGE: Harborne, Staffs, England. 20 May 1830 Eliza Ann Breakspear and Walter Showell. FamilySearch.
!MARRIAGE: Harborne, Stafford, England. 20 May 1830 Name: Walter Showell, Gender: Male, Spouse: Eliza Ann Breakspear. FHL Film Number: 1519998. Ancestry.

BRITISH NEWSPAPER: Married: On Thursday, at Harborne, Mr Walter Showell of the Bull's Head Inn, Price Street, in this town, to Eliza Ann, second daughter of Mr John Breakspear of Harborne Hill.

1839 WRIGHTSON'S TRIENNIAL DIRECTORY OF BIRMINGHAM: Showell, Eliza Ann, Victualler, Price Street.
Showell, Thomas, Victualler, Great Brooke St.

MARRIAGE: St Peter St Paul, Birmingham, Warks. 10 Jan 1840 Thomas Francis of full age Widower, Engraver of 35 New John St, Duddeston, father John Francis, Licensed Victualler. Eliza Ann Showell of full age Widow of 197 Bristol Street, Birmingham, father John Breakspear, Licensed Victualler. By Licence. Both signed. Witnesses Thomas Collins Kirby and Emma Dudley? Kirby.

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DEATH: 1875 Sep qtr Aston Warks 6d 236. Eliza Ann Francis age 64, born about 1811.
!BURIAL: St Paul, Birmingham, Warks. 22 Jul 1875 Eliza Ann Francis of Alma Street, age 64.


William Henry Showell

CHRISTENING: St Martins, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Birth Date: 9 Mar 1831, Christening Date: 7 Apr 1831. Name: William Henry Showell, Gender: Male. Father's Name: Walter Showell, Mother's Name: Eliza Ann.


John Breakspear

MARRIAGE: Chipping Norton with Over Norton, Oxfordshire, England. John Breakspear, bachelor of this Parish and Emma Salmon, spinster of this Parish were married in this Church by licence on 22 December 1801. Both signed. Witnesses Elizabeth Parkes and Thos Day.

MARRIAGE: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. John Breakspear of this Parish and Mary Hung of this Parish were married by Banns 2 August 1827. Both signed. Witnesses William Breakspear and Mary Breakspear. ??

PALLOTS MARRIAGE INDEX: 1801 Emma Salman and John Breakspear of Chipping Norton Oxfordshire.

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1851 CENSUS: Ward St, St George, Birmingham, Warks. Emma Breakspear head Widow age 73 Dress Maker born Chipping Norton, Oxon. Thomas Salmon nephew age 12 Scholar born Birmingham, Warks.


Walter Showell

MARRIAGE: Knowle, Banns of Marriage between Walter Showell of this Parish, a bachelor, and Eliza Shakespear of the Parish of Harborne, a Spinster, were published Sunday Aug 3rd, August 10th, August 17th 1884.
!MARRIAGE: Harborne, Stafford, England. 28 Aug 1884 Walter Showell Jr., Male, Single, Age: 22, Birth Date: 1862.
Father: Walter Showell. Spouse: Eliza Shakespeare, father William Shakespeare. FHL Film Number: 1520000.

1891 CENSUS: Moorland, Holdenhurst, Hampshire. Walter Showell head M age 29 Brewer retired Oldbury, Staffs. Eliza Showell wife age 28 born Oldbury, Staffs. Gladys Showell dau age 5 born Harborne, Staffs. Edith Parsons servt S age 20 Maid Domestic born Reading, Berkshire.

1901 CENSUS: Kerley Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Walter Showell head M age 38 Retired Brewer born Oldbury, Worcs. Lizie Showell wife age 35 born Oldbury, Worcs. Gladys Showell dau S age 15 born Harborne, Staffs. Lizzie Perry servant S age 28 Governess Domestic born Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire.

1911 CENSUS: Heartlands, Kinver, Staffs. Walter Showell head age 49 married Retired Brewer born Oldbury. Eliza Showell wife age 48 married 26 years, 1 live birth, 1 living, born Oldbury. Emma Groncutt visitor age 50 Single born Staffs. Phillis Rogers parlourmaid age 28 Single Servant Domestic born Staffs. Lizzie Dukes Housemaid age 22 Single Servant Domestic born Worcs. Mary Ann Elizabeth Partridge Cook age 32 Single Servant born Worcestershire.

DEATH: 1933 Sep qtr Marylebone London 1a 517. Walter Showell age 72, born about 1861.
!PROBATE: National Probate Calendar. Walter Showell of 12a Regents Court Park-road Regents Park Middlesex died 5 August 1933 Probate Birmingham 21 November to Benjamin Shakespeare and Sydney Vernon solicitors. Effects £49882 1s 1d.


Eliza Shakespeare

MARRIAGE: Knowle, Banns of Marriage between Walter Showell of this Parish, a bachelor, and Eliza Shakespear of the Parish of Harborne, a Spinster, were published Sunday Aug 3rd, August 10th, August 17th 1884.
!MARRIAGE: Harborne, Stafford, England. 28 Aug 1884 Walter Showell Jr., Male, Single, Age: 22, Birth Date: 1862.
Father: Walter Showell. Spouse: Eliza Shakespeare, father William Shakespeare. FHL Film Number: 1520000.

1891 CENSUS: Moorland, Holdenhurst, Hampshire. Walter Showell head M age 29 Brewer retired Oldbury, Staffs. Eliza Showell wife age 28 born Oldbury, Staffs. Gladys Showell dau age 5 born Harborne, Staffs. Edith Parsons servt S age 20 Maid Domestic born Reading, Berkshire.

1901 CENSUS: Kerley Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Walter Showell head M age 38 Retired Brewer born Oldbury, Worcs. Lizie Showell wife age 35 born Oldbury, Worcs. Gladys Showell dau S age 15 born Harborne, Staffs. Lizzie Perry servant S age 28 Governess Domestic born Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire.

1911 CENSUS: Heartlands, Kinver, Staffs. Walter Showell head age 49 married Retired Brewer born Oldbury. Eliza Showell wife age 48 married 26 years, 1 live birth, 1 living, born Oldbury. Emma Groncutt visitor age 50 Single born Staffs. Phillis Rogers parlourmaid age 28 Single Servant Domestic born Staffs. Lizzie Dukes Housemaid age 22 Single Servant Domestic born Worcs. Mary Ann Elizabeth Partridge Cook age 32 Single Servant born Worcestershire.


Thomas Francis

CHRISTENING: Presbyterian Independent or Baptist. These are to certify that Thomas Francis son of Thomas Francis and Jane Francis his wife, who was the daughter of William Dutton, was born at The Moat House, Moat Lane, in the Parish of Birmingham in the County of Warwick the 12th day of October in the year 1790 at whose birth we were present: George Kennedy, surgeon; Mary Tunks, nurse; Mary Hodgkins, servant. Registered at Dr Williams's Library, Red-cross St, near Cripplegate, London. April 26th 1805 Thos Morgan, register.
!BIRTH/CHRISTENING: Piece Title: Piece 4660: Dr Williams' Library Registry, Birth Certificates, 1792-1805.

1839 WRIGHTSON'S TRIENNIAL DIRECTORY OF BIRMINGHAM: Showell, Eliza Ann, Victualler, Price Street.
Showell, Thomas, Victualler, Great Brooke St.

MARRIAGE: St Peter St Paul, Birmingham, Warks. 10 Jan 1840 Thomas Francis of full age Widower, Engraver of 35 New John St, Duddeston, father John Francis, Licensed Victualler. Eliza Ann Showell of full age Widow of 197 Bristol Street, Birmingham, father John Breakspear, Licensed Victualler. By Licence. Both signed. Witnesses Thomas Collins Kirby and Emma Dudley? Kirby.

1841 CENSUS: Garrison Lane, Birmingham, Warks. Thomas Francis age 48 Engraver in county. Eliza Francis age 30 not in county. Francis Francis age 10, John Francis age 8, Sarah Francis age 6, George Francis age 4, all in county. Eliza Luich age 14 in county.

1851 CENSUS: 45 Court Livery St, St Pauls, Birmingham, Warks. Thomas Francis head Mar age 58 Engraver & Painter born Birmingham. Julina Webster U age 42 House Keeper born Bham. George Francis son age 16 scholar born Bham. Jane Chinery visitor U age 18 Dress Maker born Bham.

1861 CENSUS: Back of 45 Livery St., House 1, St Pauls, Birmingham. Thomas Francis head Mar age 68 Engraver born Bham. Philicia Webster serv Unm age 51 Housekeeper born Bham. Ellen Johnson serv Unm age 21 Gen Serv born Cricklade, Wiltshire.

BURIAL: St Paul, Birmingham, Warks. 9 Jan 1863 Thomas Francis of Church Street, age 70. Possible.

1871 CENSUS: Soho Park, Handsworth, Staffs. Emma D. Kirby head W age 56 Formerly wife to a Spirit Merchant born Brill, Buckinghamshire. Emma D. Kirby dau Unm age 31 Professor of Music born Bham. Jessy Kirby dau Unm age 29 Schoolmistress at home born Bham. Joseph H. Kirby son age 26 Master Locket Maker born Bham. John B. Kirby son Unm age 20 Wine Merchant born Bham. Elizabeth B. Kirby dau age 14 Scholar born Bham. Elizabeth A. Francis sister Widow age 58 Annuitant born Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Christopher S. Wilson boarder Unm age 21 Wholesale Clothier's Assistant born Kettering, Northamptonshire.

DEATH: 1875 Sep qtr Aston Warks 6d 236. Eliza Ann Francis age 64, born about 1811.
!BURIAL: St Paul, Birmingham, Warks. 22 Jul 1875 Eliza Ann Francis of Alma Street, age 64.


Eliza Ann Breakspear

CHRISTENING: Chipping Norton with Over Norton, Oxfordshire, England. 24 Aug 1811 Eliza Ann dau of John & Emma Breakspear. FHL Film Number: 95229.

MARRIAGE: Harborne, Staffs. Walter Showell of the Parish of St Martins, Birmingham, and Eliza Ann Breakspear of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns 20 May 1830. Both signed. Witnesses John Breakspear, Emma Breakspear and Eliza Showell. On Ancestry.

MARRIAGE: Harborne, Staffs, England. 20 May 1830 Eliza Ann Breakspear and Walter Showell. FamilySearch.
!MARRIAGE: Harborne, Stafford, England. 20 May 1830 Name: Walter Showell, Gender: Male, Spouse: Eliza Ann Breakspear. FHL Film Number: 1519998. Ancestry.

BRITISH NEWSPAPER: Married: On Thursday, at Harborne, Mr Walter Showell of the Bull's Head Inn, Price Street, in this town, to Eliza Ann, second daughter of Mr John Breakspear of Harborne Hill.

1839 WRIGHTSON'S TRIENNIAL DIRECTORY OF BIRMINGHAM: Showell, Eliza Ann, Victualler, Price Street.
Showell, Thomas, Victualler, Great Brooke St.

MARRIAGE: St Peter St Paul, Birmingham, Warks. 10 Jan 1840 Thomas Francis of full age Widower, Engraver of 35 New John St, Duddeston, father John Francis, Licensed Victualler. Eliza Ann Showell of full age Widow of 197 Bristol Street, Birmingham, father John Breakspear, Licensed Victualler. By Licence. Both signed. Witnesses Thomas Collins Kirby and Emma Dudley? Kirby.

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DEATH: 1875 Sep qtr Aston Warks 6d 236. Eliza Ann Francis age 64, born about 1811.
!BURIAL: St Paul, Birmingham, Warks. 22 Jul 1875 Eliza Ann Francis of Alma Street, age 64.


William Breakspear Francis

BIRTH: 1842 Jun qtr Birmingham Warks 16 274. William Breakspear Francis.

BURIAL: St. Philip, Birmingham, Warwick, England. Name: William Breakspear Francis, Gender: Male, Age: 4 months, Burial Date: 18 Aug 1842, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Francis of Ward Street, age 4 months. FHL Film Number: 814858.
Reference ID: Pg. 84 No. 668.


Esther Matilda Francis

BIRTH/CHRISTENING: Piece Title: Piece 4660: Dr Williams' Library Registry, Birth Certificates, 1792-1805.


Henry Dutton Francis

BIRTH/CHRISTENING: Piece Title: Piece 4660: Dr Williams' Library Registry, Birth Certificates, 1792-1805.