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Names being researched in Upton by some of our visitors.

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I am researching the CROWE family, who lived in Upton-on-Severn in the late 1700s. John Crowe was a surgeon, and married Ruth RAPER on 11 March 1788 in Buckinghamshire (Ruth's family were from there). John and Ruth Crowe lived in Upton after their marriage, and two sons were born in Upton, William Raper Crowe baptised 11 Feb 1789 in Upton, and John Matthew Crowe baptised 9 may 1792. John Matthew Crowe married Martha Vokins at Upton on 25 April 1817, and they had two children, both born in Upton.

I was hoping to find reference to John and Ruth Crowe in the monuments of Upton church, but I understand the graveyard of the old church has been made into a garden. Do you know if a record of monumental inscriptions was made prior to the clearing of the graveyard?


I am trying to find information about the WILSHIRE (or WILTSHIRE) family. They lived in Upton upon Severn around 1830-1846. The father I believe was James Wilshire, he died from cholera, approx. 1846. He had a daughter named Susanna Ann Wilshire born 1830, she left England after his death probably that same year (1846). I believe two of the brothers were, Fredrick (Ted) age 15yrs and Rob age 21yrs (already living in America in Iowa). The mother, Susanna, Ted and other siblings left to America. If you have or can direct me on how to find some information it would be greatly appreciated. Maude Wouters rmw@kcnet.com


I'm researching my family tree, and I have discovered members who lived in Upton around 1871 on Glebe Farm.  Does this still exist?  Their names were Richard and Elizabeth WILLIAMS (nee MINCHIN), married in 1856 in Saint Clement, Worcester. Elizabeth was christened on 29/5/1835 in Upton - father Richard MINCHIN, mother Mary.

According to the 1871 census, Richard and Elizabeth were living on Glebe Farm, Upton, farmers of 189 acres and employing 4 men and 2 boys.  They had children: Oswald Richard, Kate Elizabeth, Clarissa Jane, Agnes Sarah, Frank Henry, Arthur Joseph, Bessie Maria and George Reginald at this time!  Also living with them was Elizabeth's mother - Mary MINCHIN, and two servants - Emma Griffin and George SURRELL.

They also had other children, and a number of them were christened on 29th June 1873 in Upton: I've found records of George, Edith and Mary so far.  Their youngest - Lewis was christened on 5th May 1878 also in Upton.

By the 1881 census, Richard had passed away, and Elizabeth was living on Red Hill Farm, Bredenbury, Hereford.  Her daughter Mary Alice had recently married William WEAVER in Colwall, Hereford, and they were both living with Elizabeth.  Does anyone know when Richard died, and what the cause was? He may have been norn in 1817 in Upton, but I am not certain of this - does anyone know different?

Any information about any of these families or places would be gratefully received!


I am trying to help a friend (Malcolm Hull) trace his family roots, with very little info to go on! However he has a copy of an article from the Upton on Severn News circa 8th October 1907: a report of the Coroner's inquest into the death on 29th September 1907 of 23-year-old Charles HULL, eldest son of James Hull; the result of a riding accident on 25th Sep. Charles was a member of the Yeomanry and may have been Malcolm's great-uncle. James Hull kept the Blue Bell Inn at Ryall at the time. Can you please help shed any light on this family?
James may have had a brother George who was the licensee of The Swan at Ryall about that time.


My great grandfather Alfred Edwin WOOD was born in 1849 at Tuck Mill, (listed on the 1841 & 1851 census as in Upton upon Severn, but I gather now has a postal address of Handley Castle – does this still count as Upton?)

His father was William WOOD, the miller, his mother was Ann nee DAVIS, and he was one of seven children (Ann, Albert, Jospeh, Charles, Henry and Daniel). Both William and Ann were from Gloucestershire.

Alfred was apprenticed to a chemist in Berkley, starting a line of chemists 4 generations long, moving to London and meeting his wife (from Belgium), before finally settling in Sheffield.

Any information about Tuck Mill or the Wood family after 1851 would be gratefully received.


I am attempting to trace my HOWIS family history and know that the daughter of Walter SMITH, once a TOWN COUNCILLOR and publican of the HAWTHORNS INN (Welland) was the father of Elsie SMITH who was married to my Great Uncle Frederick HOWIS. I am very interested in any information I can find about Elsie SMITH HOWIS as no one in the family really knew anything about her other than they thought she was a teacher as they were married only a short time before Frederick HOWIS was killed in WW1. Family history has it that she went back home after he was killed.

I am hoping you could direct my enquiry to someone who might be able to assist me in my quest for information on Elsie SMITH HOWIS or any suggestions you might have as to finding out more about the Walter SMITH Family.
Dorothy Stewart (nee Howis), Toronto, Canada


Thomas COWLEY/Elizabeth PRIDAY are my 2nd great grandparents. Married in 1852 in Horfield, Gloucestershire, England, they came to New Jersey in 1872.
I've only gotten back on my Cowley line to John Cowley, who married Mary DITCHER in 1757 in Longdon By Upton On Severn, Worcestershire. Mary Ditcher was born in 1735 in Upton On Severn I have her paternal males back through George, chr. 1697 in Upton On Severn, Samuel, chr. 1662 in Ripple, to Samuel, chr. 1625 in Ripple, to John, born about 1599.
Thomas and Elizabeth brought their children here with them, except the oldest, Henrietta, who actually was born before they were married. She stayed in England and seems to have married a William BURY. They're on the 1881 Census Index; I have yet to send for their marriage record. Al Carlson, NJ, USA

[13th April 2004] Thanks to your genealogy section I have found a 5th cousin (of my husband) in Australia and a probable connection with another subscriber researching the COWLEY family. I am also trying to find the marriage of Sarah BEACH (nee ALLEN) who married Henry HILL of Castle Morton ca 1858 -1860. She was the widow of William BEACH and in 1841 they lived at Southend Farm. In 1861 Henry and Sarah were living at Pool House, Hanley Castle. You may pass on my email address to anyone with a genuine interest.

2. I am looking for information (or relatives!) of the COWLEY family, many of whom were born in Upton upon Severn. Arthur Henry Cowley born about 1850 married Alice Elizabeth AVIS. They had at least 3 children although these were born away from Upton. Henry's parents were Henry and Ann Eliza, father Henry also born in Upton. Any information would be appreciated to connect all the information I already have. Email

3. To the enquirer of the COWLEY links on the geneology page, I was married into the Cowley family through my first husband, although he does not come from Upton, but I will gladly share any information if neeeded.


This request led to one of our visitors discovering a half-brother and half-sister.

Recently I have been trying to trackdown my Moms Mother and I believe this site to be a great source due to a lead I hold regarding my Grandmothers address in 1943 please could you help us as my Mom was not adopted but in those days she was placed within another home recently we found some letters from my moms mom regretfully writing how she wishes she had not let my mom and her brother go. they were both twins, please could you send any information regarding
Kathleen May Tomkins
who lived at 12 council houses
Naunton, upton on severn dated 1943 with her mom


You see, today is the 88th anniversary of the death and 109th anniversary of the birth, of one of my relatives, Francis Cyril NEW, who was born in Upton on Severn on 30th Jan 1895.
Francis died in France, during the Great War, whilst serving with the Worcestershire Regiment.   He died on his 21st birthday.  He now lies in Hebuterne Military Cemetery, France alongside 20 or so other men of the Worcestershire Regiment. [See more]


I have discovered my ancestors came from Upton upon Severn and the earliest traced so far is Humphrey GODSAWE born about 1602. The family moved to Newent in Gloucestershire in late 17th early 18th century.
I would be interested in any information about this time and particularly history from civil war era.


1. Can I put another message on the site please regarding my Great Grandad Charles CREESE b 1842 who married Mary Elizabeth AARON on 6th January 1870 she was born at Brierly Hill, Stafford 1848. I can't trace any of her family at all. They were married at Kempsey, Worcester. Would like to hear from anyone who may have some information.

[Added 12/4/4] Just wanted to say a very big thank you for your Website. I have now traced back to Anthony Creese 1644 and am in contact with loads of other Creeses and relatives connected with my family line, all due to your Website. A Jonathan Marden from New Zealand is a distant relative of my G G Grandma Eliza Marden Creese. It's very exciting to find out all these things.

2. I would like to try and trace my Grandfather's history who was born in Upton on Severn around 1878. His full name was Arthur Frederick Marden CREESE he married a Claira Frances HAWKES, and his father's name was Charles Creese a Farm Bailiff, and his mother's name was Mary Elizabeth Creese (nee Aron or Caron) can't read it properly on his birth certificate.


I am researching several names in the Hanley Castle/Guarlford/Upton area, and have reached several brick walls. I have a Joseph Henry HANDY (raised Joseph Henry HALE) born 1866 Hanley Castle, mother Margaret HALE, father supposedly Henry HANDY. Also a Florence HALE, sister to Joseph Henry, who married VIVIAN, moved to Guarlford, and whose descendants include Curl HATT. I have been unable to find Margaret or Henry so far. In the churchyard at Hanley Castle I found a gravestone for a Mary Ann Handy, d 1918, who was matron of the Upton on Severn Union workhouse for 17 years. She does not appear in either 1881 or 1901 census. She may be unrelated, but I am pursuing whatever leads I can find. Do these names ring a bell with anyone?


I visited Upton yesterday as part of my research into James ELLIS who was born in Upton to Thomas Ellis and Ann and christened on 30 November 1772. He married an Ann WEBB in Exeter cathedral in 1804. Interestingly she was from Upton St Leonards in Gloucestershire. Any information about the family would be gratefully received especially the occupation of his father Thomas. Peter Smith


I am researching my ancesters who I think came from Upton upon Severn. Their names were Richard and Avis DEATHRIDGE. Avis gave birth to a boy called John in Whitechapel hospital London approx 1750. I then lose all trace of them. Any help whatsoever please. John.


I thought you might like to know of some rather interesting facts from a Will of 1761 belonging to my ancestor John HURST, grazier of Upton upon Severn. Amongst other bequests he left the following:-'
I give devise and bequeath to my son William HURST and his heirs forever all that my messuage or tenement called or known by the name of The White Lion with the stables garden and close of pasture adjoining containing by estimation about two acres all now rented by Mr Joseph BOOKER of Upton upon Severn aforesaid at a yearly rent of two and forty pounds but subject to a mortgage of two hundred pounds which I order my son William HURST to pay...'
I would be most interested to hear from anyone else researching the name of HURST in the 18th Century.
Ann Widdowson.


1. We are researching the BENNETT family and saw on a visit the grave of John Bennett born 1864, died 1950, i have a connection in the area and wondered if a connection was there. Many thanks

2. My grandfather was born in Brotheridge Lane Upton on Severn 28/4/1878. His father was Richard BENNETT and his mother was Emma, formerly BROWN. He died in WA before I was born and I know very little of his background. Richard Bennett's profession on the birth certificate is that of farmer. I do not know if he had any siblings. I have only just found this site in the last couple of days, but it has been fascinating reading.

Could the person above who is asking for information on BENNETT and BROWN please contact me - your email address appears to have changed - "Please pass on a message that my grandfather was also born at the same address, name Richard and that we are definitely related. Please, please pass my e-mail address on to the writer, as I have lots of info on the Bennett family, here and in the US!"


I am tracing the LAMPITT family and found my great great grandparents living at 'Limekilns' on 1881 census. After checking their neighbours it appears that their dwelling was next to 'Brickkilns' off Church St. Can anyone tell me where 'Limekilns' was situated?
My guess is that it may have been a group of houses that were accessed down an alleyway near Cromwell Cottage and running behind High St and leading into New St. Am I correct?
Anyone who could supply me with photographs from around this time would be great.


1. "...I am very keen to track down an ancestor of mine Thomas TANDY who owned a house and lands in Upton around 1650. There was also a related branch in Longdon"

2. "...TANDY family history interested in the Tandy family Longdon, William Tandy there in 1840 was my great great grand father would like to find more, also at Queenhill. Some birth certificates were made out at Upton on Severn My grand father was Benjamin from Queenhill, one member called Christopher could still be alive somewhere? Rest of us now live down in Gloucestershire."

3. I am keen to make contact with the person researching the TANDY family. My Great Great Grandfather George Bruorton married a Sarah Tandy in Ripple on the 16 of April 1842. He then went on to raise a family in Queenhill where my Great Grandfather Henry Bruorton was born.


I am researching the PERK(E)S family - my g g grandmother Mary Ann Perkes of Upton, married John MANN, waterman from Tewkesbury - on 22/4/1849 - Their marriage certificates states John Perkes, Baker as her father - could it be William Perkes listed as a baker in Old St around the 1840's. Would be delighted to hear from anyone with details about the Perkes


SAM LAVERACK was born on 11th November 1875 in Chapel Haddlesey, Yorkshire but following some sort of family argument he was thrown out of his parents house and there is no further record of him until he turns up in the 1901 census working in Upton-on-Severn as a 'Coachman, non domestic' I have been unable to find any record of his marriage or death although family legend has it that he did marry and had at least one child. I would be most interested to trace any descendants of his.


1. I am looking for information about the HALL family which mostly seem to come from Hanley Castle area (Wood Farm & Welland Lodge) but also thought to have lived in Upton - also connected to Guildings of Bushley Park - and connection with Hills - but details of this link unknown. Transcript from Bushley Almanac.
Any information or leads most appreciated! Gary Wilson, Brisbane, Australia

2. I came across this whilst researching the Hall family from WIGAN LANCS and thought it might be of interest to some one. William HALL, born about 1775 of Ryall's Court, Ripple, Upton on Severn. Children, Mary Hall born about 1818 of Ryall's Court, Ripple, Upton on Severn. It does not give the parents of William. If my email is of use to anyone following this trail I don't mind, but as I am not researching the Hall family of Worcestershire I cannot see that I am any further use.

3. "I am interested in making contact and exchanging information on the relatives and ancestors of Benjamin George HALL (1849 - 1918) & Elizabeth GUILDING (1850 - 1931) who married at Bushley Park 20 April 1875. [This couple are my Great Great Grandparents] Known to have farmed at Bluebell Farm at Earl's Croome and left there late 1900 to migrate to New Zealand. This pair is believed to have also farmed at Wood Farm within the Hanley Castle District. Hall family ancestors may have previously resided at Mathon - with descendants being at Ripple and Eldersfield at various stages. Benjamin George Hall's parents were Benjamin Hall & Elizabeth George. Elizabeth Guilding's parents were John Guilding & Emma Lord (who were 1st cousins). The Hall family has claimed an connection to Bishop Joseph Hall (1574 - 1656). [Bishop Hall was appointed chaplain to Prince Henry in 1608, and was made Dean of Worcester by James I, representing the King at the Synod of Dort. Hall was made Bishop of Exeter in 1627, and of Norwich 1641]. Please contact Gary Wilson of Brisbane, Australia at email address mariners_reach@yahoo.com.au"


We are researching the DODDERIDGE, MARIS (MORRIS), BRINLY and HANKINS families of Upton on Severn and Worcester.
Rev. Phillip Dodderidge and Mercy MARIS were married in 1730 in Upton upon Severn parish. Do not know much about her ancestors except that she was supposed to be related to the MORRIS family of Worcester---and to the Rev MORRIS who was ejected from his vicarage for refusing to take an oath of Allegiance to the king, and who is buried under a stone at the door of Worcester Cathedral on which is carved "Miserrimus"
Also Mercy had an Aunt MARIS of Worcester, who left Mercy some family trinkets. Sir William STEEL ,was uncle to her grandmother (name unknown), who resided with Sir William STEEL from a child to her marriage to Grandfather BRINLY. Sir William STEEL died in arms of Mercy Maris's grandmother.
Her grandfather Brinly, went to bed in perfect health, and died abt an hour later without a sigh or groan. His wife, (who was raised by Sir William Steel) was left possessed of L 10,000, but married again soon after moved down to the country was thereafter unhappy in that marriage.
Mercy Maris' parents both died when she was young and she was raised by her maternal uncle, Ebeneezer HANKINS, whose wife, Mary BRINLY was sister to Mrs. Maris, mother of Mercy. Ebeneer HANKINS and Mary BRINLY had three children in Upton upon Severn, D'Avenant HANKINS born abt 1727, William HANKINS b about 1729, and Elizabeth HANKINS b abt 1730. Elizabeth married as 2nd wife to John HUMPHREYS in 1750 Tewkesbury. His first wife was Mary DODDERIDGE, daughter of Rev. Phillip DODDERIDGE and Mercy MARIS.
Would like to correspond with anyone who has information on any of these families. Am willing to share data freely by gedcom or paper. Thanks, Pat Lowe (patgenl@aol.com) Ray D. Lowe rdl408@sbcglobal.net


I am doing research into the WINGFIELD family who I believe were resident at Hanley Castle at about the turn of the last Century. I understand my Great-Grandfather worked on a country estate in the area. I am uncertain of my Great-Grandfather's Christian name but his son, my Grand-Father, was Herbert Wingfield. I also know that either my Great-Grandfather or my Grandfather attended the Grammar School at Hanley Castle and that my Great-Grandfather was a veteran of the Boer War.
Any information the visitors to your pages may be able to provide would be very gratefully received.


My mother was Gertrude Mary TAYLOR, born March 9 1894, daughter of Fannie HEDGES and John W. Taylor and sister of George and Edie, and other bros. and sister. Her married name was Peacock (married to Alexander Peacock) of Glasgow, Scotland. I would like to know if any of her family are still in Upton.
Shirley Peacock Wilbur


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Looking for information about Ethel Perrins Roberts, who resided at 178 Worcester Street, Bromsgrove, Worcester around 1917-1925. Her parents were Solomon PERRINS, born in Upton in 1856 and Mary Ada Elbourne, born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire in 1857. Ethel Perrins was married to Clifford Roberts.


"I am slowly extracting HILL and JOHNS, if anyone else is interested"


Also, Upton on Severn is where I have lost a family I am trying to get descendants of. There is a christening 17 Oct 1820 at Upton for Elizabeth daughter to Richard William and Ann SPENCER. He is shown as an innkeeper. I wonder if there may be any more references to them at all. This is the last one I have. I do know that they had additional children older, William and Sarah Spencer. Richard William was chr 4 May 1785 son of William Spencer and Sarah WOODYAT and Ann was chr 1 Mar 1784 Evesbatch daur to Richard Woodyatt and Elizabeth Spencer. They were cousins twice as their mother and father were sister and brother(BOTH). They married 29 May 1808 at Leigh. If you know of anyone who may have additional info or interest in Spencer at U on S, I would be interested. I would like to find additional descendants. Steve Kelsey.


We are researching information on the family of John EDWARDS and Charlotte Edwards (formerly PERKS). Charlotte Edwards gave birth to a girl by the name of Alice Martha on the 9th of January 1881 at Beauchamp Court Lane, Powick. The birth certificate was registered in the District of Upton-on-Severn, Sub-District of Hanley Castle, County of Worcester. Alice Martha moved to Canada in the early 1900's. If anyone has any information on John and Charlotte Edwards, we would appreciate a response by email to: wendy.price@videotron.ca


I am looking for any information about the WRIDGEWAY family. James Wridgway, born 1826, was my great great great grandfather. Some of his children emigrated to Australia and South Africa and I am looking for any info on the remaining children or cousins. I would also love to know who his parents were. In particular, I would like to know who Annie, Arthur and Jim Wridgway might have been, as they are mentioned in my great grandmother's 1931 diary.
You may include my email address. Thank you. Kate Wridgway, Cape Town, South Africa. kwridgway@hotmail.com


I am searching for information on BRUORTON / HOLMES families. Ada Anne Brourton was born in the Old Crown Inn, now The Muggery in 1887. Her parents were George Henry Bruorton and her mother was named Sarah Elizabeth nee Holmes. Searching for George and Sarah's families. Ada had 6 siblings and the family emigrated to New Zealand approx 1910. My name is Patricia Lloyd nee McKenzie, Ada's granddaughter. I am very interested in the Tandy entries as my great great grand mother was Sarah Tandy and I found her grave in Longdon churchyard on a visit from New Zealand last August. Any contact with the Tandy family I would appreciate. Her brothers were Adam and John who with their parents had the original Barley House in Ripple.


I am researching my maternal Great Great Grandfather's family. Benjamin BRICK who was a warden on the bridge until his death in 1896. He married Mary MORRIS and they had nine children. Three sons Benjamin Jr, Thomas and John Gough emigrated to Canada in the mid 1800's and I have a lot of information about these famlies in Canada. I would like to learn more about my ancestors in Upton upon Severn and would be glad to share my information.


I am researching the family history the KENT family who lived in the Upton area from c.1650 -c.1850 and who owned the wine and spirit importing business on the "pound". I am particularly interested in my great great grandfather Samuel Kent (b.1785?) who married "Catherine" around 1814 and who lived at "The Hill" until c.1845 with their 10 children.


My great grandmother was Sarah Ann WALTON and upon receiving her marriage certificate the other day, I've discovered that her father was William WALTON from Upton on Severn. A little more research later and I'm fairly sure that he married an Ann Hannway on 15th May 1859. I'd love to find out more about the families but this is as far back as I've got so far.


I have Family Tree-Info, from a cousin, which shows I am descendant from William WALTON (who Married Ann HANNWAY at Upton-on-Severn, on May 15, 1859). Do you, or anyone have more info on the Family Tree?


I am trying to find out anything about William POWELL - approx 1860 of William and Ann/Hannah, possibly Longdon.


I have a record of one of my ancestors being of HANLEY CASTLE around 1775. He was SAMUEL CLEVELAND (or CLEEVELY or CLEVELY!) who married ANN COLE. Their son, SAMUEL CLEVELY, was in WORCESTER and married CANDIA ALLEN and their son SAMUEL (again!) was my great-grandfather who came to Scotland around 1870.


I am researching the MASLIN family. Robert Arthur Maslin was my Grandfather born in 1907 in Newbridge and his birth registered in Upton upon Severn. His fathers name was David, a Gardener, Mother Eliza Mary. Any information would be appreciated.


I am looking to trace decendents of Mr DUFTY who lived in the area at the early part of 1900. He had daughters Rose and Nellie. I look forward to any information on this family. John Batchelor


I am researching the surname FINCH in Upton-on-Severn and would be grateful of any information sent. I last have a record of them in Upton in 1836 when the youngest son, Reuben was born.

I am also researching the FINCH family from Upton Upon Severn in particular 'James FINCH' born about 1823/4 son of 'Samuel FINCH' and Sarah?

I was interested to see on your Genealogy page that someone was interested in the name FINCH, my Grandfather was George Finch born Upton on Severn 1871.

Have just visited your geneology site and interested in surname FINCH. My maternal Grandmother was Eliza Finch born around 1865. She married Thomas GREENING of Holt. He died in 1904 just after my mother Lizzie (known as Betty) was born. The family then lived in Dunn's Lane. Eliza's other children were:- Tom; May;Ada;Jack;Elsie;Agnes and Billy. May married a cousin, Billy Finch. Last surviving member of that generation was Agnes Greening (spinster) who died in 1988 aged almost 91 years.


...I am researching the FLOYD family who lived in Upton from about 1785. Charles Floyd, bricklayer, died in 1804 leaving wife Sarah, son Samuel and daughter Sarah. I can find no trace of these family members after 1804. Can you help? Also the FARMER family as Mary Floyd was born Mary Farmer to William.


...As a direct descendant, I am interests in any additional information regarding Judge Nicholas Lechmere's family. My line is through the LECHMERE / WINTHROP connection. You may include my email address.


...I have found that there are a lot of my ancesters in the village of Upton on Severn. The surname I am interested in is GRIFFIN. I have found Charles and Mary Griffin at the end of the 1700's and one of their sons Richard married to Anne BAKER 8-4-1821 and then his son James Griffin married to Mary Ann PITFORD. They were my G.G. grand parents. I would be very gratful for any info about them or the area they lived in.


I am researching the LITTLE family from Longdon Upton on Severn. John and Sarah Ann LITTLE had at least four children born there, though John was from Herefordshire. John and Sarahs children were Charles LITTLE chr. 18 Jun 1837; Andrew LITTLE chr. 11 Apr 1841; James Enoch LITTLE chr. 19 Mar 1843 and John LITTLE birth unknown. Are there any other researchers looking for this family and are there any other LITTLEs currently living in Longdon?


I am researching the THOMAS & BARNARD families who lived in Upton upon Severn from the early 1800s to 1860s. I have a lot of information on these families and seek anyone else researching the same.


I am searching for anyone who might possibly be able to connect the last name of UPTON with its origination. I have some sketchy information regarding my personal lineage, however, I am having difficulty tracing anything prior their arrival in the United States. http://members.theglobe.com/crtrip/UPTON/UPTONS1.HTML Is where my family tree is located - if anyone can help me find prior information I would really appreciate it.


I note with interest that research is being done on the PITT family. I am also researching the PITT family and have, I believe, traced ancestors back to William PITT christened 1862 in Birmingham. He married Emma SMITH christened 1833 in Upton. They migrated to Australia where I believe they were married in 1860.
I would appreciate any assistance that could be provided. Alan Moore

"We are trying to trace our family history, The family name is PITT, we have had some success back to 1811. William Henry Pitt who married Elizabeth Crump. Any further information you could supply would be of great help. As we are having difficulties receiving e-mails at the moment, is it possible for you to contact us by post or telephone, [details available via email], we are willing to pay any costs this would incur. Copies of Any old maps or documents would be welcome. We have an interest in Alexander Pitt who in 1850 spoke out about the spread of popery at Shire Hall, he was the Baptist Minister at the time and lived in the Old Parsonage, Old Road."


"Looking for family history on the WEAVING family"


"I am researching the BAMFORD family, William, born 1784 and his wife Frances. Their children were baptised at Upton on Severn between 1808 and 1812. William's parents were Samuel Bamford and Catherine, and their children were also baptised at Upton between 1770 and 1787. Any information gratefully received."


"...Emma Walton was born in the Old Workhouse in 1860"


"...Walter J. Stinton, Sr., one of the famous Stinton painters of Royal Worcester Porcelain"


"...We visited your village in April to see the farm my family (HERBERT) farmed in 1880-1908. The Hyde Farm must have been a very pretty farm."


"...some of my ancestors, the ELT, CASHMERE and JAKEMAN families lived in Upton in the mid 1800s. I have tried to find the LIME KILN where the ELTs lived in 1859"
Note: Lime Kiln Cottages were on Hanley Road, since renamed - thanks to Simon Wilkinson for looking up the information

"A Henry JAKEMAN was a witness at the marriage of my GrGrGrandparents William WALTON and Ann HANNWAY 15/5/1859 in Upton-on-Severn. The other witness was a Jane MURRY."


"...I have an ancestor who lived in Upton on Severn in 1600's. William BLANTON, his Will was probated in Boston Massachusetts in 1662, April 25. It mentions his brothers John and Ralf of Upton upon Severn, England."
For more information on the name Blanton click here or here


"...I am researching the ancestors of William Alfred BRADLEY, baker of Old Street, Upton from at least 1838 to 1881. He was born 1815 in Upton to James Bradley and Elizabeth HARTLAND and married Elizabeth ARMSTRONG on 18th July 1836 at Handsworth St Mary, Birmingham and I think remarried to Ann MORRIS on 31 July 1869 in Worcester. I am particular interested in tracing the ancestors and family of Elizabeth Armstrong as one of her brothers or uncles was at the Battle of Waterloo. I would also like to know which shop on Old Street was his bakery." More background information.


"...I have been tracing the HAYFIELD family history for a number of years now and taken the family back to 1500s. I would like any information on this family as they used to live at 27 Old street Upton, they also lived at the Depot any information on the Hayfield family history would be great." NB: This researcher's email address no longer exists.


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