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Bromage from Birmingham

My grandmother Sarah Ann Bromage married John William Cox on 20 January 1928, they both lived in Ashley Street, Birmingham. His father is listed as John James Cox and her father was Thomas William Bromage.
John William Cox was born on 24 June 1904, his mothers name is listed as Martha Cox formerly Charles and their address is listed 88 Cuckoo Road, Aston.
Sarah Ann Bromage was born 4 January 1907, her mother's name was Emily Bromage formerly Cox, their address is listed as 21 Frankfort Street.She had two brothers that I am aware of Arthur and George.
John William Cox and Sarah Ann Bromage had three children, Ronald, Eric (my father) and Barbara, they lived for many years on Golden Hillock Road in Small Heath.My grandparents divorced when I was very little and I have no idea what happened to my grandfather, my father said he thinks he may have moved to Gloucester, he thinks he may have married again.
John William Cox was in the army for many years as a medic.

2 comment(s), latest 3 months, 1 week ago

Looking for Foxall from Greet, Birmingham

My grandmother was Florence Ann Foxall and she used to live at 98 Manor Farm Road in Greet.She was born on 4th August 1910. Her father was William James Butler and her mother was Florence Ann Day.
She was married to my grandfather Ernest Foxall, I sent to England for his birth certificate and the only informatin I can get from it is that he was born on 20 March 1908, his mother was Lily Foxall, a press worker from Birmingham and that he was born at The Infirmary, Dudley Road, there was no father listed.On his death certificate it states that his father's name was Alfred Joseph Foxall, Brass Caster. I live in Australia and doing any research for myself is very difficult, can anyone help me please?

1 comment(s), latest 11 years, 9 months ago

Dilges of Neiderweisel

Johannes Matthau Dilges was a blacksmith and married Christina Zeis, they emigrated to Sebastopol, Victoria in the mid 1800's. Johannes had his smithy in Sebastopol and was also a publican during his life.
For many years his family were tenured farmers, which means they worked the land they lived and could bequeath it to other family members when they died, but they did not own it. After the Napoleonic war all the tenured land was taken back by the government and many of these farmers emigrated away from their homeland to various parts of the world. I am interested in information about the Dilges and other families who came from Neiderweisel in Germany.

In search of Steigenberger's

The Steigenberger's came to England from Bavaria in the early 1800's they were industrial chemist's and used to make pigments. They started to make paint in the London area and eventually dropped the "Steigen" from the front of their name and became "Berger" paints.
One of their sons, John, came to Australia and made his home in Rushworth, Victoria and had limited success on the goldfields, he was married to Mary Jane Lapham.
Another son also came to Australia but I can find no trace of him, so he could have been here for a short and left again.
I am interested in finding out more information about the Steigenberger family, I have John's family history since he came to Victoria and I am happy to share with anyone who is also tracing the family tree.

2 comment(s), latest 11 years, 11 months ago

Robert Hay - from convict to constable

Robert Hay (alias James Colvan) was transported to Van Diemens Land for seven years for stealing sheep at Perthshire in Scotland. He married Maria Hazelwood / Hopper and they had 12 children. I am interested in contacting anyone who is also researching this line of the Hay family.

3 comment(s), latest 6 years, 3 months ago