Descendants of George Willetts

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. GEORGE1 WILLETTS was born Abt. 1712 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs. He married MARY SILK January 31, 1736/37 in St John Halesowen Worcs. She was born Abt. 1720 in Romsley Hunnington Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLETTS:

I believe that George and Mary came from Hunnington Halesowen originally. George's Gt Grandson William born 1803 son of Richard, is living at Uffmoor Toll with his family in 1841. Uffmoor or Offmoor Toll is on the boundary of Hayley Green, the address is Hunnington Romsley, Halesowen. The Halesowen Parish Register says 'Mary baptised 1758 daughter of George and Mary Willetts of Hunnington, although George and Mary's other children are described as being from Hasbury and Lutley. 'I think the family must have been in the Uffmoor Wood and or Hayley Green area for generations. These places together with Lutley are all very close to each other. I would presume that the Vicar or Vicar's did not know exactly where each family lived? The first entry for Willetts at Hunnington in the St John's Parish Records for Halesowen have a Baptism 22.3.1720 for a Mary Willetts daughter of Joseph and Mary. Presumably Joseph would have been born around 1700, this confirms that there was a Willetts family in Hunnington in the 17th Century.

 

Notes for MARY SILK:

I believe that Mary's family were from Romsley Hunnington Halesowen, only found three Silk entries so far in the Parish Records, one for Mary's marriage to George Willetts and one for an Ann Silk from Romsley buried at Halesowen 5.6.1740, could be Mary's mother? Worcs Quarter Sessions 1786 name a Thomas Silk, Farmer of Halesowen. Thomas was buried Halesowen 1806, and Alice Silk buried Halesowen 1811. Could be a descendants of Mary's family?

Children of GEORGE WILLETTS and MARY SILK are:

i. JOSEPH2 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1738, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for JOSEPH WILLETTS:

Joseph's Baptism entry says son of George and Mary Willetts from Hasbury.

 

More About JOSEPH WILLETTS:

Baptism: June 23, 1738, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

ii. ELIZABETH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1740, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; m. JOHN BELL, November 5, 1777, St John's Halesowen Worcs.; b. Halesowen Worcs..

 

Notes for ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Elizabeth's Baptism entry says daughter of George and Mary Willetts of Hasbury. Witnesses to her Marriage to John were George Willetts, either her Father or her Brother and a Joseph Chandler, probably a Church Warden. Elizabeth and John were both 'of this Parish.'

 

More About ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Baptism: November 23, 1740, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

2. iii. DANIEL WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1743, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

iv. SARAH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1745, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; m. JOHN COTTERILL, April 15, 1763, St John's Halesowen Worcs..

 

Notes for SARAH WILLETTS:

Sarah's Baptism entry says daughter of George and Mary Willetts of Lutley. Witnesses to Sarah's Marriage to John were another Sarah Willetts, and Joseph Chandler, Church Official. Sarah and John were both 'of this Parish.'

 

More About SARAH WILLETTS:

Baptism: November 17, 1745, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

v. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1748, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLETTS:

Thomas's Baptism says son of George and Mary Willetts of Lutley.

 

More About THOMAS WILLETTS:

Baptism: June 11, 1748, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

3. vi. GEORGE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1750, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1828, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

vii. MARY WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1758, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; m. JOSEPH PAINE, May 25, 1779, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs; b. Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for MARY WILLETTS:

Mary's Baptism entry says daughter of George and Mary Willetts of Hunnington? Witnesses at Mary's Marriage to Joseph were a George Gorton and the Church Official Joseph Chandler, both Bride and Groom were 'of this Parish.'

 

More About MARY WILLETTS:

Baptism: July 9, 1758, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

4. viii. WILLIAM WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1761, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. September 9, 1845, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. DANIEL2 WILLETTS (GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1743 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs. He married HANNAH HINCKLEY December 2, 1769 in St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs. She was born Abt. 1746 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for DANIEL WILLETTS:

Daniel's Baptism entry says son of George and Mary Willetts of Hasbury.

 

More About DANIEL WILLETTS:

Baptism: August 7, 1743, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Children of DANIEL WILLETTS and HANNAH HINCKLEY are:

i. JOSEPH3 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1770, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1779, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About JOSEPH WILLETTS:

Baptism: April 16, 1770, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

ii. MARY WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1772, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About MARY WILLETTS:

Baptism: May 15, 1772, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. JOSEPH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1779, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

iv. HENRY HINCKLEY WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1784, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About HENRY HINCKLEY WILLETTS:

Baptism: December 31, 1784, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

 

3. GEORGE2 WILLETTS (GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1750 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died Abt. 1828 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs. He married JANE PEARSON September 9, 1778 in St John Halesowen Worcs. She was born Abt. 1760 in Halesowen Worcs, and died in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLETTS:

George's Baptism entry says Son of George and Mary Willetts of Lutley. Witnesses to George and Jane's Marriage were Mary Willetts, probably George's sister and a Samuel Day, never come across that name, could be a Church Official? George and Jane were both 'of this Parish.'

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Baptism: November 11, 1750, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

Notes for JANE PEARSON:

Jane was born in Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Children of GEORGE WILLETTS and JANE PEARSON are:

5. i. RICHARD3 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1779, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; d. Bef. 1871, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

ii. MARY WILLETTS, b. December 28, 1781, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

iii. JENNY WILLETTS, b. February 22, 1784, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

6. iv. GEORGE WILLETTS, b. July 8, 1786, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; d. Abt. 1857, Wednesbury Staffs.

v. SARAH WILLETTS, b. June 7, 1789, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

7. vi. WILLIAM WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1792, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; d. June 3, 1872, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

 

4. WILLIAM2 WILLETTS (GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1761 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died September 9, 1845 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs. He married BETTY CHATWIN HOLLOWAY April 18, 1781 in St John's Halesowen Worcs., daughter of BENJAMIN HOLLOWAY and HANNAH CHATWIN. She was born Abt. 1764 in Halesowen Worcs., and died Abt. 1804 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for WILLIAM WILLETTS:

William's Baptism just says Son of George and Mary Willetts. These Baptism's were probably done by different Incumbents, who had their own ideas of where a family lived? Witnesses to William and Betty's Marriage were James Siviter and Joseph Chandler, the Church Official. William and Betty were both 'of this Parish.'

 

More About WILLIAM WILLETTS:

Baptism: April 26, 1761, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Burial: September 1845, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Goss Hall Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About BETTY CHATWIN HOLLOWAY:

Baptism: May 8, 1764, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Child of WILLIAM WILLETTS and BETTY HOLLOWAY is:

8. i. WILLIAM3 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1793, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1842, Halesowen Worcs.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

5. RICHARD3 WILLETTS (GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1779 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs., and died Bef. 1871 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs. He married SARAH HOLLOWAY September 18, 1803 in St Leonards Clent Worcs., daughter of THOMAS HOLLOWAY and ANN BATE. She was born Abt. 1783 in Pedmore Worcs, and died Bef. 1871 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for RICHARD WILLETTS:

Richard is listed in the Poor Law Rate Books for Lutley, circa 1840. He is stated as owning a House, Shop (Nail Shop), and Garden. In 1861 Richard and Sarah are still alive aged 82 and 79. Quite an achievement in those days!

 

More About RICHARD WILLETTS:

Baptism: January 30, 1780, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

Notes for SARAH HOLLOWAY:

Witnesses to Sarah and Richards marriage at Clent were, Thomas Pearson and Robert Waldron. Thomas Pearson is probably Ann's father who later married Joseph Willetts, Richard and Sarah's son. Probably friends and neighbours in Hayley Green. Robert Waldron was a Church Official who witnessed hundreds of marriages, no family connection.

 

More About SARAH HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

Children of RICHARD WILLETTS and SARAH HOLLOWAY are:

9. i. WILLIAM4 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1803, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

10. ii. JOSEPH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1805, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1882, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

11. iii. GEORGE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1807, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; d. Bef. 1871, Hagley Worcs.

iv. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1813, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1814, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

12. v. MARK WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1816, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

vi. EMMA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1821, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

 

6. GEORGE3 WILLETTS (GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born July 8, 1786 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs., and died Abt. 1857 in Wednesbury Staffs. He married SARAH HARRIS July 25, 1813 in St Johns Parish Church Halesowen Worcs. She was born Abt. 1790 in Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1841 in Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLETTS:

George was described as a Grocer on son Benjamin's Marriage Entry. He died in Wednesbury, George must have spent his last years with his sons who had previously moved there.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Burial: November 15, 1857, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Huxter/Grocer

Children of GEORGE WILLETTS and SARAH HARRIS are:

i. FRANCIS4 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1814, Halesowen Worcs.

13. ii. ELIZABETH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1815, Halesowen Worcs.

14. iii. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1820, Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1881, Wednesbury Staffs.

iv. SARAH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1822, Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for SARAH WILLETTS:

Sarah was a Witness at Brother Thomas's Marriage to Phoebe Martin.

 

More About SARAH WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

 

v. HENRY WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1825, Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1826, Halesowen Worcs.

vi. EDWARD WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1827, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About EDWARD WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

 

15. vii. BENJAMIN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1829, Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1881, Wednesbury Staffs.

16. viii. GEORGE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1831, Halesowen Worcs.

 

 

7. WILLIAM3 WILLETTS (GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1792 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs., and died June 3, 1872 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs. He married (1) PHOEBE JONES July 26, 1812 in St Mary's Oldswinford Worcs, daughter of WILLIAM JONES and JOANNA ?. She was born Abt. 1791 in Halesowen Worcs, and died September 4, 1835 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs. He married (2) MARIA RUDGE September 11, 1836 in Old Swinford St Mary Worcs., daughter of JOSEPH RUDGE and SARAH GREAVES. She was born Abt. 1805 in Iley Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1871 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for WILLIAM WILLETTS:

William's first wife Phoebe died in Hayley Green Lutley 1835, so presumably the family lived there before they moved to Wall Well Hasbury on the 1841 Census. William and Phoebe's Children's Baptism's were recorded as living at Lutley, Mary, Benjamin and Elizabeth were Hayley Green. The Baptism's for William and Maria's children recorded the family as livinig in Hasbury. William was married twice and had 13 children. His daughter Elizabeth, my Gt Gt Grandmother says that her father was a Forgeman on her Marriage Entry. Sadly by 1871, just before he died, he was living on his own on the Stourbridge Road Halesowen, working as a Labourer in the road, I would imagine this would have been by Short Cross Toll House. How sad that after having two wives and 13 children he ended up by himself. I do believe from his death certificate that he ended his days at the home of his son Benjamin. He died on 3rd. June 1872 aged 79 from Paralysis, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen. Benjamin was named on the certificate as being 'present at death.'

 

More About WILLIAM WILLETTS:

Baptism: July 8, 1792, St John's Parish Church Halesowen

Burial: June 1872, Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nail Maker/Labourer on road

Residence: 1872, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

Notes for PHOEBE JONES:

Witnesses to William and Phoebe's wedding were George and Sarah Willetts, brother and sister, of William. Phoebe sadly died, probably in childbirth? She was buried in St John's Churchyard. I can't find anything on Phoebe's Parents, no marriage or any burials? The name may have been miss-transcribed?

 

More About PHOEBE JONES:

Baptism: July 17, 1791, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Burial: September 1835, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

Notes for MARIA RUDGE:

In 1841 and 1851 an Ellen Garness, Nailer born out of wedlock abt. 1834 from Tenbury Worcs is living with Maria and Wiliam. She must have been an illegitimate daughter, who was born after the death of Maria's first husband Thomas Garness? Maria's son William is also living with the family in 1841, and Maria's mother Sarah Rudge is there in 1851.

 

More About MARIA RUDGE:

Census: 1841, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

Children of WILLIAM WILLETTS and PHOEBE JONES are:

17. i. GEORGE4 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1812, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1891, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

18. ii. SARAH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1814, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1906, Halesowen Worcs.

19. iii. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1817, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1905, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

20. iv. JANE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1820, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. March 28, 1847, Tipton Dudley Staffs.

v. AMELIA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1823, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1826, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About AMELIA WILLETTS:

Baptism: June 1, 1823, St John Halesowen

Burial: St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

21. vi. JOANNA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1825, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. August 26, 1852, Rowley Regis Staffs.

22. vii. MARY WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1828, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. October 26, 1922, New South Wales Australia.

23. viii. BENJAMIN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1831, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Aft. 1881, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

24. ix. ELIZABETH WILLETTS, b. April 7, 1833, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. April 2, 1925, Conisbrough Doncaster Yorks.

 

Children of WILLIAM WILLETTS and MARIA RUDGE are:

x. ELI4 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1837, Illey Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for ELI WILLETTS:

In 1871 Eli is a Boarder with his step sister Ellen and husband George Crumpton.

 

More About ELI WILLETTS:

Baptism: July 30, 1837, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

xi. ELIAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1840, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. September 27, 1840, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About ELIAS WILLETTS:

Baptism: June 28, 1840, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Burial: September 1840, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

xii. MARY ANN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1841, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1901, Hawne Halesowen Worcs; m. AARON OLIVER, April 5, 1863, St Mary's Oldswinford Worcs; b. Abt. 1843, Lye Waste Worcs.

 

Notes for MARY ANN WILLETTS:

Witnesses to Mary Ann's marriage were her husbands sister Selina and her husband Samuel Newby. I was most excited to find that Mary Ann lived her married life in Hawne where I grew up, and that Aaron's family lived in the Old Toll House, Hawne Lane, which I have a picture of, it is no longer there, a Doctor's Surgery has replaced it. By 1901 Mary Ann had died, living a few doors away from Aaron is Sarah Holloway nee Willetts, elder step sister of Mary Ann. Sarah is living with her daugher Jane, and her husband William Southwell, I wonder if the two sisters managed to see each other in Bloomfield Street before Mary Ann died?

 

More About MARY ANN WILLETTS:

Baptism: October 3, 1841, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1851, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nurse Girl

 

More About AARON OLIVER:

Census: 1851, Toll House Hawne Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Carpenter

 

xiii. JOSEPH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1844, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. February 10, 1847, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About JOSEPH WILLETTS:

Baptism: September 29, 1844, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Burial: February 1847, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

 

8. WILLIAM3 WILLETTS (WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1793 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1842 in Halesowen Worcs. He married ANN BOXLEY July 2, 1812 in St Johns Parish Church Halesowen Worcs. She was born Abt. 1791 in Cradley Worcs, and died Bef. 1881 in Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for WILLIAM WILLETTS:

Witnesses at the Marriage of William and Ann were Joseph Hackett and the Churchwarden Richard Fiddian. William and his wife Ann ran the Malt Shovel Pub in Church Street Halesowen Worcs. William is listed in the Directory of Shropshire 1828 as being the Licencee, and also listed in Pigots Directory of 1835.

 

More About WILLIAM WILLETTS:

Occupation: Victualler

 

Notes for ANN BOXLEY:

In 1851 Ann is a Widow and running an Ale House or Pub. Living with her is a Granddaughter Sarah Willetts aged 14 born Halesowen, and another Granddaughter Sarah Ann Cole aged 3 born Darby End Worcs. The Pub was the Malt Shovel Church Street Halesowen Worcs Grandson Joseph Cole aged 5 is staying there in 1861. Ann is still there aged 80 in 1871, Granddaughter Sarah Ann Cole is also living there as a Companion together with Grandson Harry Cole aged 10. It looks as though Ann always had one of her Grandchildren staying with her at the Malt Shovel.

 

 

More About ANN BOXLEY:

Census: 1851, 30 Church Street Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Victualler

Children of WILLIAM WILLETTS and ANN BOXLEY are:

25. i. EDWARD4 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1813, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1871, Halesowen Worcs.

ii. SARAH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1816, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

26. iii. ANN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1822, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Aft. 1881.

iv. JOSEPH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1825, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

9. WILLIAM4 WILLETTS (RICHARD3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1803 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.. He married MARY BURTON February 16, 1824 in St Thomas Dudley Worcs. She was born Abt. 1798 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1881 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen.

 

Notes for WILLIAM WILLETTS:

William is listed in the Poor Law Rate Book circa 1840 as being a Rate Payer in Lutley.

 

More About WILLIAM WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Ag Labourer

 

More About MARY BURTON:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

Children of WILLIAM WILLETTS and MARY BURTON are:

i. GEORGE5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1820, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; m. ELIZABETH JEAVONS, May 13, 1856, St Mary's Oldswinford Worcs; b. Abt. 1840, Stourbridge Worcs.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Agricultural Labourer

 

More About ELIZABETH JEAVONS:

Census: 1861, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Former Domestic Servant

 

ii. JOSEPH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1825, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

 

More About JOSEPH WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. WILLIAM WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1830, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

 

Notes for WILLIAM WILLETTS:

In 1881 William is living with his father who is now aged 73 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

 

More About WILLIAM WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Ag Labourer

 

iv. JANE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1833, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

 

More About JANE WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

v. HARRIET WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1836, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

 

More About HARRIET WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

vi. EMMA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1839, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

 

More About EMMA WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

vii. EDWARD WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1840, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; m. EMMA ?; b. Abt. 1844, Lapal Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for EDWARD WILLETTS:

Edward was working as a Servant, unmarried in 1861 for the Hollies family in Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About EDWARD WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Offmoor Toll Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Butcher/Cattle Dealer

 

More About EMMA ?:

Census: 1871, Bloomfield Street Hawne Halesowen Worcs

 

 

10. JOSEPH4 WILLETTS (RICHARD3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1805 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died Abt. 1882 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs. He married ANN PEARSON June 23, 1830 in St Johns Parish Church Halesowen Worcs, daughter of THOMAS PEARSON and DINAH HIGGS. She was born Abt. 1806 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1881 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for JOSEPH WILLETTS:

The 1840 Poor Law Rate Book lists Joseph as owning houses and being a Rate Payer. In 1881 Joseph is a Widower living with his son David and his family.

 

 

More About JOSEPH WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: Nailer/Ag Labourer

 

More About ANN PEARSON:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

Children of JOSEPH WILLETTS and ANN PEARSON are:

i. RICHARD5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1830, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; d. Bef. 1901, Wollescote Worcs; m. ELIZABETH SOUTHALL, February 5, 1860, Pedmore Stourbridge Worcs; b. Abt. 1832, Lye Waste Wollescote Worcs; d. Bef. 1901, Wollescote Worcs.

 

Notes for RICHARD WILLETTS:

In 1861 Richard's cousin Charles, son of George, is boarding with the family. In 1881 Elizabeth's brother Thomas Southall is boarding with the family, aged 52, occupation, Farm Labourer.

 

More About RICHARD WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: Farm Labourer

 

Notes for ELIZABETH SOUTHALL:

In 1851 Elizabeth is working as a House Maid for Mrs Caroline Pargitor a Land Owner in Pedmore. Her brother is also working there, as is Samuel Yardley, a would be relation 50 years later when the Yardley family married into the Willetts family.

 

More About ELIZABETH SOUTHALL:

Census: 1841, Waste Bank Lye Worcs

Occupation: House Maid

 

ii. EMMA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1833, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; d. Bef. 1881; m. JOB POTTER, December 26, 1852, St James Church Parish of Dudley Worcs; b. Abt. 1827, Romsley Worcs; d. Abt. 1866, Romsley Worcs.

 

More About EMMA WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About JOB POTTER:

Census: 1861, Romsley Worcs

Occupation: Farmer/General Labourer

 

iii. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1836, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; m. ESTHER SHEPHERD, Abt. 1858, St John Dudley Worcs; b. Abt. 1831, Rowley Regis Staffs.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLETTS:

The Vicar's Notebook for Cradley 1863, says that Thomas and Esther, were No Church, which I think means that they were Non Conformists, did not attend the C of E Church.

 

More About THOMAS WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: General Labourer/Waggoner

 

More About ESTHER SHEPHERD:

Census: 1861, Windmill Hill Cradley Worcs

 

iv. ELIJAH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1839, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1882, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; m. LETITIA COLEY LEA, March 12, 1867, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; b. Abt. 1847, Haley Green Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. February 4, 1933, Salt Lake City Utah USA.

 

More About ELIJAH WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: Cordwainer

 

Notes for LETITIA COLEY LEA:

In 1851 & 1861 Letitia is staying with her Grandparents James & Letitia Coley.

 

 

More About LETITIA COLEY LEA:

Census: 1851, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

 

v. MATILDA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1844, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1844, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

vi. DAVID WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1848, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; m. ELIZABETH FRENCH, April 19, 1875, St Thomas Dudley Worcs; b. Abt. 1848, Lye Worcs.

 

Notes for DAVID WILLETTS:

In 1881 David and his family are living with father Joseph who is now a Widower.

 

More About DAVID WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nail Warehouse Man

 

More About ELIZABETH FRENCH:

Census: 1881, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

 

vii. MARTHA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1845, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; d. July 13, 1847, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About MARTHA WILLETTS:

Burial: July 1847, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

 

11. GEORGE4 WILLETTS (RICHARD3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1807 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs., and died Bef. 1871 in Hagley Worcs. He married (1) ANN HOLLOWAY August 11, 1833 in St Thomas Dudley Worcs, daughter of ELIZABETH HOLLOWAY. She was born Abt. 1810 in Halesowen Worcs, and died Abt. 1846 in Hagley Worcs. He married (2) JANE DAVIS Abt. 1849. She was born Abt. 1825 in Downwood Herefordshire.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLETTS:

George is listed in the 1840 Poor Law Rate Book, it states he owns gardens, and that he is a Rate Payer. In 1841 there is a Emma Holloway aged 14 living with George and his family.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: Ag Labourer/Farmer 60 Acres

 

More About ANN HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1841, Haley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

 

More About JANE DAVIS:

Census: 1851, Broadmarsh Hagley Worcs

Occupation: Farmer after Husband's death.

Children of GEORGE WILLETTS and ANN HOLLOWAY are:

i. EDWARD5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1834, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; m. ELLEN HILLMAN, Abt. 1870, Old Swinford St Marys Stourbridge Worcs; b. Abt. 1838, Blakeshall Worcs.

 

More About EDWARD WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: Wheelwright

 

ii. CHARLES WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1836, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.; d. Aft. 1901; m. CATHERINE ?; b. Abt. 1841, Hagley Worcs; d. Bef. 1901, Hagley Worcs.

 

More About CHARLES WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: Farmer of 248 Acres

 

More About CATHERINE ?:

Census: 1871, Broadmarsh Hagley Worcs

 

iii. AMELIA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1838, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

 

Notes for AMELIA WILLETTS:

In1851 Amelia is working as a Servant for Edward Potter a Farmer in Romsley. In 1871 she is again working as a Servant for William H. Dawes, an Iron Master at his home, Moseley Hall Kings Norton Worcs.

 

More About AMELIA WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: Servant

 

iv. ELEANOR WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1840, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs..

 

More About ELEANOR WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

 

v. ALFRED WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1842, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs; m. HANNAH SOUTHALL, Abt. 1865; b. Abt. 1838, Lye Waste Wollescote Worcs.

 

More About ALFRED WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Broadmarsh Hagley Worcs

Occupation: Farm Labourer/Farming 70 Acres

 

More About HANNAH SOUTHALL:

Census: 1841, Waste Bank Lye Worcs

Occupation: Dressmaker

 

Children of GEORGE WILLETTS and JANE DAVIS are:

vi. GEORGE5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1852, Wassel Grove Hagley Worcs.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLETTS:

In 1871 George is working as a General Servant for a Sarah Ginever in Hagley. She is a Laundress from Salwarpe Worcs.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Wassel Grove Hagley Worcs

 

vii. PHILIP WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1855, Wassell Grove Hagley Worcs.

 

More About PHILIP WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Wassell Grove Hagley Worcs

 

viii. JOHN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1857, Wassell Grove Hagley Worcs.

 

More About JOHN WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Wassell Grove Hagley Worcs

Occupation: Farm Labourer

 

ix. CHARLOTTE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1860, Wassell Grove Hagley Worcs.

 

More About CHARLOTTE WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Wassel Grove Hagley Worcs

 

x. ELIZA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1862, Wassell Grove Hagley Worcs.

 

More About ELIZA WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Wassell Grove Hagley Worcs

 

 

12. MARK4 WILLETTS (RICHARD3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1816 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.. He married ESTHER DEELEY May 19, 1839 in Kingswinford Parish Church Staffs, daughter of SAMUEL DEELEY. She was born Abt. 1822 in Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1881 in Cradley Worcs.

 

Notes for MARK WILLETTS:

The Poor Law Rate Book of 1840 lists Mark as a Rate Payer. In 1871 and 1881 Mark's Granddaughter Alice is living with him. Also in 1861 there is an Elizabeth Willetts aged 6 living with Mark and Esther, she is described on the Census as being a Daughter, but I think she must be a Granddaughter, possibly John's daughter.

 

More About MARK WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs.

Occupation: Waggoner/Farm Labourer

 

More About ESTHER DEELEY:

Census: 1841, Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs

Children of MARK WILLETTS and ESTHER DEELEY are:

i. SARAH5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1839, Halesowen Worcs; m. JOHN HIGGS, December 28, 1863, Parish of Cradley Worcs.

 

More About SARAH WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Haley Green Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

ii. JOHN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1841, Halesowen Worcs..

 

More About JOHN WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, High Town Cradley Worcs

 

iii. ANN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1843, Halesowen Worcs..

 

More About ANN WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, High Town Cradley Worcs

 

iv. JAMES WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1847, Cradley Worcs.

 

More About JAMES WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, High Town Cradley Worcs

 

 

13. ELIZABETH4 WILLETTS (GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1815 in Halesowen Worcs. She married ELISHA BISSELL April 3, 1836 in Old Swinford St Marys Stourbridge Worcs. He was born Abt. 1814 in Rowley Regis Staffs.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

In 1841 Elizabeth and family are living next door to her parents George Willetts and Sarah in Islington Halesowen.

 

More About ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

 

More About ELISHA BISSELL:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Gun Barrel Grinder

Children of ELIZABETH WILLETTS and ELISHA BISSELL are:

i. SARAH5 BISSELL, b. Abt. 1836, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About SARAH BISSELL:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

ii. FANNY BISSELL, b. Abt. 1838, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About FANNY BISSELL:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. ELISHA BISSELL, b. Abt. 1840, Halesowen Worcs; m. CAROLINE OLDACRE, Abt. 1859, Christ Chuch Parish of West Bromwich Staffs; b. Abt. 1839, West Bromwich Staffs.

 

More About ELISHA BISSELL:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Grinder Cutler

 

iv. JOSEPH BISSELL, b. Abt. 1842, Halesowen Worcs; m. ANN WILSON HANMAN, May 21, 1866, Parish of Aston Birmingham Warks; b. Abt. 1846, Birmingham Warks.

 

More About JOSEPH BISSELL:

Census: 1851, Stourbridge Road Halesowen Worcs

 

v. ELIZABETH BISSELL, b. Abt. 1844, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About ELIZABETH BISSELL:

Census: 1851, Stourbridge Road Halesowen Worcs

 

vi. MARY ANNE BISSELL, b. Abt. 1847, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About MARY ANNE BISSELL:

Census: 1851, Stourbridge Road Halesowen Worcs

 

vii. HANNAH BISSELL, b. Abt. 1848, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About HANNAH BISSELL:

Census: 1851, Stourbridge Road Halesowen Worcs

 

viii. BENJAMIN BISSELL, b. Abt. 1850, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About BENJAMIN BISSELL:

Census: 1851, Stourbridge Road Halesowen Worcs

 

ix. WILLIAM BISSELL, b. Abt. 1857, Halesowen Worcs.

x. JOHN BISSELL, b. Abt. 1857, Halesowen Worcs.

 

 

14. THOMAS4 WILLETTS (GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1820 in Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1881 in Wednesbury Staffs. He married PHOEBE MARTIN August 28, 1842 in St Thomas Dudley Worcs, daughter of HOPE MARTIN. She was born Abt. 1822 in Wednesbury Staffs, and died Bef. 1881 in Wednesbury Staffs.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLETTS:

Thomas and Phoebe were witnesses at Thomas's brother's Marriage to Eliza Crumpton. Witnesses at Thomas's Marriage to Phoebe were Thomas's sister Sarah Willetts and a Phineas Parsons. Thomas and Phoebe gave their abode as Brunswick Street Wednesbury. Thomas was of full age and Phoebe was a Minor.

 

More About THOMAS WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Holyhead Road Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Forgeman

Children of THOMAS WILLETTS and PHOEBE MARTIN are:

i. SARAH5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1843, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About SARAH WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Holyhead Road Wednesbury Staffs

 

ii. GEORGE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1845, Wednesbury Staffs; m. MARY ?; b. Abt. 1846, Tipton Staffs.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Holyhead Road Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Iron Worker/Watchman

 

iii. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1847, Wednesbury Staffs; m. HARRIET ?; b. Abt. 1857, Darleston Staffs.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLETTS:

Thomas's brother John and sister Elizabeth are boarding with him in 1881. I think their parents Thomas and Phoebe have died.

 

More About THOMAS WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Holyhead Road Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Forgeman

 

iv. PHOEBE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1849, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About PHOEBE WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Holyhead Road Wednesbury Staffs

 

v. BENJAMIN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1851, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About BENJAMIN WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Holyhead Road Wednesbury Staffs

 

vi. JOHN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1854, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About JOHN WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Dudley Street Wednesbury Staffs

 

vii. ELIZABETH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1861, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Dudley Street Wednesbury Staffs

 

 

15. BENJAMIN4 WILLETTS (GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1829 in Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1881 in Wednesbury Staffs. He married ELIZA CRUMPTON September 8, 1851 in St Matthews Walsall Staffs, daughter of BENJAMIN CRUMPTON and PHILLIS TIMMINGS. She was born Abt. 1832 in Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1881 in Wednesbury Staffs.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN WILLETTS:

Witnesses at Benjamin's Marriage to Eliza were Benjamin's brother Thomas and his wife Phoebe. Benjamin was of full age, abode Walsall, Eliza was a minor abode Walsall. Benjamin and Eliza both signed their names.

 

More About BENJAMIN WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Puddler

 

More About ELIZA CRUMPTON:

Census: 1841, Stourbridge Road Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Tailoress Waistcoat Maker

Children of BENJAMIN WILLETTS and ELIZA CRUMPTON are:

i. EDWARD5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1853, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

Notes for EDWARD WILLETTS:

In 1881 Edward is boarding with a Samuel Boswell and family.

 

More About EDWARD WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Puddler

 

ii. JAMES WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1855, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About JAMES WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Labourer at Iron Works

 

iii. ANN ELIZA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1857, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About ANN ELIZA WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Dressmaker

 

iv. MARY JANE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1860, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About MARY JANE WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Dressmaker

 

v. PHILLIS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1862, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About PHILLIS WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, 52 King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Dressmaker

 

 

16. GEORGE4 WILLETTS (GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1831 in Halesowen Worcs. He married ELIZABETH ?. She was born Abt. 1831 in Dudley Worcs, and died Bef. 1891 in Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Iron Worker

Children of GEORGE WILLETTS and ELIZABETH ? are:

i. JOHN5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1856, Wednesbury Staffs; m. SOPHIA; b. Abt. 1853, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About JOHN WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, 78 King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Iron Worker

 

ii. SARAH A WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1857, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About SARAH A WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, 78 King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Dressmaker

 

iii. FANNY WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1861, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

Notes for FANNY WILLETTS:

In 1881 Fanny is a Boarder with Charles Bailey a Shepherd and his wife. She is recorded as being a School Mistress so presumably she is teaching in the area.

 

More About FANNY WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, Westborough Lincoln

Occupation: School Teacher

 

iv. ELIZABETH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1862, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, 78 King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: General Servant

 

v. GEORGE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1863, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Iron Worker

 

vi. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1865, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About THOMAS WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, 78 King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Iron Worker

 

vii. BENJAMIN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1867, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About BENJAMIN WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, 78 King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Iron Worker

 

viii. EDWARD WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1870, Wednesbury Staffs.

 

More About EDWARD WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, 78 King Street Wednesbury Staffs

Occupation: Iron Worker

 

 

17. GEORGE4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1812 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1891 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs. He married ANN SIVITER October 15, 1837 in Old Swinford St Marys Stourbridge Worcs, daughter of JOSEPH BLOXHAM and ELIZABETH SIVITER. She was born Abt. 1809 in Halesowen Worcs., and died Bef. 1891 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLETTS:

Witnesses to George and Ann's Wedding were a Thomas and Susan (Best or West??) For some reason George and Ann both gave their place of residence on their marriage entry as Lye Waste, presumably this was so they could marry in Old Swinford? In 1881 George and wife Ann are living with their daughter Phoebe and her family in Hasbury.

 

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Baptism: December 25, 1812, St John Halesowen

Census: 1841, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

Notes for ANN SIVITER:

On Ann and George's Marriage Entry for Old Swinford, Ann says her father is Joseph Bloxon or Bloxham a Surgeon, there was a Joseph Bloxham a Local Surgeon in Halesowen born about 1792, which would just make him old enough to be Ann's father. Joseph had Servants in his Household. I suppose that Ann's mother Elizabeth could have been a Servant for the family? Liaisons between Professional Gentlemen and Servant Girls is legendary! Both George and Ann gave their residence's as Lye Waste on their Marriage Entry? Witnesses were Thomas and Susan West or Neat?

 

More About ANN SIVITER:

Census: 1841, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

Children of GEORGE WILLETTS and ANN SIVITER are:

i. ELIZABETH5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1837, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; m. JOSEPH ROSE, March 22, 1858, St Johns Parish Church Halesowen Worcs; b. Abt. 1836, Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Witnesses to Elizabeth's marriage to Joseph were George Rose and Ann Woodall.

 

More About ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

More About JOSEPH ROSE:

Census: 1841, Mill Lane Hunnington Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Gun Barrel Forger/Insurance Inspector

 

ii. PHOEBE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1840, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; m. JAMES BASKERFIELD; b. Abt. 1841, Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1901, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for PHOEBE WILLETTS:

In 1881 Phoebe's parents are lodging with her and James in Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About PHOEBE WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

More About JAMES BASKERFIELD:

Census: 1851, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Bricklayer

 

iii. GEORGE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1848, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; m. ELIZA ?; b. Abt. 1848, Birmingham Warks.; d. Abt. 1892, Hampton-In-Arden Warks.

 

Notes for GEORGE WILLETTS:

In 1901 George was a Widower living with his daughter Gertrude and her family in Sutton Coldfield Warks.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Foreman Railway/Railway Store Keeper

 

More About ELIZA ?:

Census: 1881, 34 St Marks Street Birmingham Warks

 

 

18. SARAH4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1814 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died Abt. 1906 in Halesowen Worcs. She married WILLIAM HOLLOWAY May 25, 1835 in St Thomas Dudley Worcs, son of THOMAS HOLLOWAY and JANE GLAZE. He was born Abt. 1812 in Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1901 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for SARAH WILLETTS:

In 1901 Sarah a Widow is living with daughter Jane and her husband William in Bloomfield Street Halesowen Worcs aged an amazing 86! The Census says she is 'deaf' no wonder aged 86. Daughter of my Gtx3 Grandfather William Willetts born probably in no more than a hovel in 1814 is still alive in 1901, she must have a been a strong woman.

 

More About SARAH WILLETTS:

Baptism: December 25, 1814, St John Halesowen

Census: 1841, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

Notes for WILLIAM HOLLOWAY:

The two witnesses at William and Sarah's marriage were two Church Warden's I believe a Thomas and John Allen.

 

More About WILLIAM HOLLOWAY:

Baptism: March 8, 1812, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

Children of SARAH WILLETTS and WILLIAM HOLLOWAY are:

i. THOMAS5 HOLLOWAY, b. Abt. 1835, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About THOMAS HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1841, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Blacksmith

 

ii. HARRIET HOLLOWAY, b. Abt. 1838, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Bef. 1851, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About HARRIET HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1841, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. WILLIAM HOLLOWAY, b. Abt. 1840, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About WILLIAM HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1841, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

iv. CHARLES HOLLOWAY, b. Abt. 1844, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About CHARLES HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1851, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

v. MARY HOLLOWAY, b. Abt. 1846, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About MARY HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1851, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen w

 

vi. JAMES HOLLOWAY, b. Abt. 1850, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About JAMES HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1851, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen w

 

vii. JANE HOLLOWAY, b. Abt. 1852, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; m. WILLIAM SOUTHWELL, June 2, 1872, St Johns Parish Church Halesowen Worcs; b. Abt. 1852, Hawne Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About JANE HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1861, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

Notes for WILLIAM SOUTHWELL:

Witnesses at William & Jane's Wedding were Henry Price and Martha Moore.

 

More About WILLIAM SOUTHWELL:

Census: 1861, Furnace The Hill Worcs

Occupation: Coal Miner Witley Colliery Hawne

 

viii. ABEL HOLLOWAY, b. Abt. 1857, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About ABEL HOLLOWAY:

Census: 1861, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

 

19. THOMAS4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1817 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died Abt. 1905 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs. He met (1) ELIZABETH GROVE. She was born Abt. 1816 in Cradley Worcs., and died January 19, 1860 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs. He married (2) PHOEBE COLE July 2, 1863 in St John's Halesowen Worcs., daughter of HUMPHREY COLE and ELIZABETH COTTERILL. She was born Abt. 1835 in Holmfirth Yorkshire.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLETTS:

Thomas and his family were living next door to his brother George in 1841. I cannot find Thomas's first Marriage to Elizabeth Grove? Witnesses at William's Marriage to Phoebe were Martha Hackett and Caleb Smith. William lived in Quarry Hill and Margarets Hill Lane, which were the same road. The 1901 Census says Thomas was nearly blind, he was 84 and still working as a Gardener.

 

More About THOMAS WILLETTS:

Baptism: June 8, 1817, St John Halesowen

Census: 1841, Margaret Hill Lane Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Gardener

 

More About ELIZABETH GROVE:

Census: 1841, Margaret Hill Lane Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

More About PHOEBE COLE:

Census: 1871, Quarry Lane Hasbury Halesowen

Occupation: Nailer/Washer Woman

Children of THOMAS WILLETTS and ELIZABETH GROVE are:

i. AMELIA5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1838, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; m. WILLIAM TAYLOR, May 29, 1859, St Thomas Dudley Worcs; b. Abt. 1838, Warley Wigan Worcs; d. Bef. 1901, Ladywood Birmingham.

 

More About AMELIA WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Margaret Hill Lane Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Green Grocer

 

More About WILLIAM TAYLOR:

Census: 1851, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Fruiterer/Goods Porter/Green Grocer

 

ii. ANN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1841, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About ANN WILLETTS:

Census: 1841, Margaret Hill Lane Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. ELIZA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1848, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About ELIZA WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Quarry Lane Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

iv. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1854, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for THOMAS WILLETTS:

In 1881 Thomas is an unmarried boarder living with a James Field and family in West Bromwich Staffs.

 

More About THOMAS WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Margaret Hill Lane Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Foreman Shunter Rails

 

v. SARAH JANE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1855, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; m. ELI TAYLOR, April 15, 1879, St Leonards Clent Worcs.; b. Abt. 1850, Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1926, Hawne Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for SARAH JANE WILLETTS:

Witnesses at Sarah and Eli's wedding were John White and Phoebe Willetts. Eli was a Widower.

 

More About SARAH JANE WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, 12 Margaret Hill Lane Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

 

Notes for ELI TAYLOR:

Witnesses to Eli's first marriage to Emma Baker were Henry & Eliza Homer. His second marriage to Sarah the witnesses were Phoebe Willetts and John White. Eli died at No 1 Cherry Street Hawne Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About ELI TAYLOR:

Census: 1851, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Coal Miner

 

vi. JOHN THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1857, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1858, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About JOHN THOMAS WILLETTS:

Burial: April 18, 1858, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

Children of THOMAS WILLETTS and PHOEBE COLE are:

vii. ALBERT5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1864, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; m. MARY ANN WILLIAMS.

 

More About ALBERT WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Quarry Lane Hasbury Halesowen

Occupation: Nailer

 

viii. CHARLOTTE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1870, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About CHARLOTTE WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Quarry Lane Hasbury Halesowen

Occupation: Nailer

 

 

20. JANE4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1820 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died March 28, 1847 in Tipton Dudley Staffs. She married CHARLES BELL October 12, 1840 in St Thomas Dudley Worcs, son of THOMAS BELL and HANNAH ?. He was born Abt. 1817 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1901 in West Bromwich Staffs.

 

Notes for JANE WILLETTS:

Witnesses at Jane's wedding were a Joseph Hill and and John Allen. In 1841 Jane and sister Sarah now Holloway are living next door to each other in Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen. Jane signed her daughter Carthina's Birth Certificate with a X the entry says the family lived in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About JANE WILLETTS:

Baptism: November 19, 1820, St John Halesowen

Burial: March 1847, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

More About CHARLES BELL:

Census: 1841, Hagley Road Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Shoemaker/Watchman/Colliery Constable

Children of JANE WILLETTS and CHARLES BELL are:

i. CAROLINE5 BELL, b. Abt. 1841, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. May 28, 1845, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for CAROLINE BELL:

Caroline's Burial in the St John's Halesowen Parish Records says she was aged 3 from Hasbury.

 

More About CAROLINE BELL:

Burial: May 1845, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

ii. CARTHINA BELL, b. February 27, 1843, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Pennsylvania USA; m. JOHN FEREDAY, Abt. 1860, West Bromwich Staffs; b. Abt. 1840, Oldbury Worcs; d. Pennsylvania USA.

 

Notes for CARTHINA BELL:

Carthina's mother Jane had died by the time Carthina was 4 years old. By 1851 Carthina is living in Tipton with her father and step mother Druscilla. In 1861 Carthina is married, she and husband John are living probably alongside the Canal in Pump House Colliery West Bromwich Staffs.

 

More About CARTHINA BELL:

Census: 1851, Church Lane Tipton Staffs

Emigration: 1869, Pennsylvania USA

 

More About JOHN FEREDAY:

Census: 1861, Pump House Colliery West Bromwich Staffs

Emigration: 1869, Pennsylvania USA

Occupation: Loans out Boats/Miner

 

 

21. JOANNA4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1825 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died August 26, 1852 in Rowley Regis Staffs. She married WILLIAM HENRY PARKER July 6, 1845 in St John's Halesowen Worcs., son of WILLIAM PARKER. He was born Abt. 1821 in Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for JOANNA WILLETTS:

Witnesses to William and Joanna's Wedding were a William Willetts, either Joanna's father or a Cousin, and Ann Parker. There is an Elizabeth Davis Lodging with Joanna and family in 1851. She went onto marry Joseph Taylor, who is connected to the family through the marriages of two of his brothers to Joanna's Neices. The family must have moved not long after the 1851 Census, as Joanna's death is recorded in Tibbetts Row Rowley Regis Staffs in August 1852. Poor Joanna died of Consumption, '2 years certified' present at death was her husband William.

 

 

More About JOANNA WILLETTS:

Baptism: April 3, 1825, St John Halesowen

Census: 1841, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailor

Residence: 1852, Tibbetts Row Rowley Regis Staffs

 

Notes for WILLIAM HENRY PARKER:

In 1861 William says he was born in Cradley Staffs?

 

More About WILLIAM HENRY PARKER:

Census: 1851, Back of Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Farm Labourer

Children of JOANNA WILLETTS and WILLIAM PARKER are:

i. JOSEPH5 PARKER, b. Abt. 1845, Halesowen Worcs.; m. MARIA ?; b. Abt. 1844, Witney Oxford.

 

Notes for JOSEPH PARKER:

In 1861 Joseph is an Apprentice Shoe Maker with a John Hill and family in Cradley. In 1871 Joseph was lodging with a family in Rock Worcs.

 

More About JOSEPH PARKER:

Census: 1851, Back of Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Master Bootmaker

 

ii. HANNAH PARKER, b. Abt. 1848, Dudley Port Worcs.; d. Bef. 1861.

 

More About HANNAH PARKER:

Census: 1851, Back of Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. MARY PARKER, b. Abt. 1850, Halesowen Worcs..

 

More About MARY PARKER:

Census: 1851, Back of Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

 

22. MARY4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1828 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died October 26, 1922 in New South Wales Australia. She married (1) JOHN TURLEY Abt. 1851 in Victoria Australia. She married (2) WILLIAM JAMES LELLIOTT August 18, 1866 in Scots Church Sydney New South Wales Australia. He was born Abt. 1840 in Chichester Sussex England, and died Abt. 1916 in Balmain Sydney New South Wales Australia.

 

Notes for MARY WILLETTS:

Mary died at No.9 Theodore Street Balmain Sydney of Hypo static Pneumonia and Uremia. She is buried in Sect 21 Waverley Cemetery Sydney Australia. She had emigrated about 1844, family legend says her first port of call was South Africa? Her Australian Migration was recorded as 1846. Know one knows how or why Mary ended up so far from home! She apparently worked as a Nurse for sometime in Sydney.

 

 

 

More About MARY WILLETTS:

Baptism: September 28, 1828, St John the Baptist Parish Church Halesowen

Burial: October 28, 1922, Waverley Sydney New South Wales Australia

Census: 1841, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Emigration: 1846, New South Wales Australia

Occupation: Chain Maker

 

More About WILLIAM JAMES LELLIOTT:

Burial: Waverley Sydney New South Wales Australia

Children of MARY WILLETTS and JOHN TURLEY are:

i. MARY5 TURLEY, b. Abt. 1854, New South Wales Australia.

ii. CHARLES TURLEY, b. Abt. 1857, New South Wales Australia.

iii. ARTHUR F. TURLEY, b. Abt. 1861, New South Wales Australia; m. HARRIETT HARRIS, Abt. 1884, Paddington District New South Wales Australia.

 

Children of MARY WILLETTS and WILLIAM LELLIOTT are:

iv. JAMES5 LELLIOTT, b. Abt. 1867, Sydney New South Wales Australia; d. Abt. 1960, Sydney New South Wales Australia; m. (1) EMELINE HANNAFORD, November 25, 1891, Scots Church Sydney New South Wales Australia; b. Abt. 1860, Briadwood New South Wales Australia; d. Abt. 1902; m. (2) MARTHA ELIZABETH DRAFZ, Abt. 1904, Woollahra Sydney New South Wales Australia; b. Abt. 1883; d. Abt. 1978.

 

Notes for JAMES LELLIOTT:

James owned a Produce Store at 65 Jersey Road Woollahra New South Wales.

 

More About EMELINE HANNAFORD:

Burial: Waverley Sydney New South Wales Australia

 

v. SARAH MARY LELLIOTT, b. Abt. 1873, Sydney New South Wales Australia; d. Abt. 1922, Balmain Sydney New South Wales Australia; m. JOHN ROOT CRIGHTON, Abt. 1895, Balmain Sydney New South Wales Australia; b. Abt. 1867; d. Abt. 1913, Newtown District Sydney New South Wales Australia.

 

Notes for SARAH MARY LELLIOTT:

Sarah lived at 9 Theodore Street Balmain Sydney, until evicted by her brother James in 1917!

 

Notes for JOHN ROOT CRIGHTON:

John died from lead poisoning through mixing lead paints.

 

More About JOHN ROOT CRIGHTON:

Burial: Waverley Sydney New South Wales Australia

 

 

23. BENJAMIN4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1831 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died Aft. 1881 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs. He married CAROLINE SHERRATT April 8, 1849 in St John's Halesowen Worcs., daughter of HENRY SHERRATT and ANN WHITE. She was born Abt. 1831 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1881 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN WILLETTS:

Witnesses to Benjamin's marriage to Caroline were, Joseph Moore and Jane Holden. Benjamin is recorded as being 'present at death' on his father's death certificate in 1872.

 

More About BENJAMIN WILLETTS:

Baptism: January 9, 1831, Hayley Green Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Gun Barrel Welder/Nail Maker

 

Notes for CAROLINE SHERRATT:

In 1851 Caroline was staying with her sister Mary and Grandparents Richard and Martha White in Islington, a few doors away from Benjamin while she was in confinement. In 1871 she and her family are living next door to her father Henry and his family in Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen.

 

More About CAROLINE SHERRATT:

Census: 1841, Islington Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer

Children of BENJAMIN WILLETTS and CAROLINE SHERRATT are:

i. MARY5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1849, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About MARY WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Islington Halesowen Worcs

 

ii. WILLIAM WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1852, Halesowen Worcs..

 

Notes for WILLIAM WILLETTS:

William is listed on the 1881 Census in his Father's household as a Visitor! Perhaps he also had a home of his own somewhere else?

 

More About WILLIAM WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nail Maker

 

iii. SARAH JANE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1855, Halesowen Worcs..

 

Notes for SARAH JANE WILLETTS:

In 1881 Sarah Jane is living in Hasbury 'Head of Household' with her brother Benjamin, and her daughter Mary C. Willetts. Also listed on the same Census entry is a Ann Hackett U 21 Boarder born Halesowen and Benjamin Law Boarder, and future husband of Sarah Jane's sister Annie Willetts.

 

More About SARAH JANE WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: General Hand Button Factory

 

iv. ELI WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1856, Halesowen Worcs.; m. (1) LILIAN JANE BATESON, Abt. 1874, Ulverston Lancs; b. Abt. 1858, Lancaster Lancs; d. Abt. 1891, Barrow in Furness Cumbria; m. (2) CAROLINE MATILDA RUSSELL, Abt. 1893, Stourbridge Worcs; b. Abt. 1865, Brierley Hill Kingswinford Staffs.

 

More About ELI WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Iron Moulder/Striker/Wrought Nail Maker

 

More About LILIAN JANE BATESON:

Census: 1891, North Street Barrow In Furness Cumbria

 

Notes for CAROLINE MATILDA RUSSELL:

In 1901 Caroline's son Henry Russell aged 11 born Wordsley Staffs, is living with his mother and Step Father Eli Willetts.

 

More About CAROLINE MATILDA RUSSELL:

Census: 1901, Church Street Halesowen Worcs

 

v. THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1859, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.; d. Abt. 1861, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About THOMAS WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

vi. BENJAMIN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1861, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1917, Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN WILLETTS:

In 1881 Benjamin is living with his sister Sarah Jane, who is 'Head of Household' they are in New Street Hasbury near their father and siblings. From John Jones the Undertakers Burial Books, Benjamin's remains were collected from his home in Furnace Hill Halesowen by a Patent Hearse and Partridge. An Elm Coffin 5'8" X 1'8" the total Bill was 4.10.0.

 

 

More About BENJAMIN WILLETTS:

Burial: November 2, 1917, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1861, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Coal Miner

Residence: 1917, Furnace Hill Halesowen Worcs

 

vii. ANN WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1862, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. April 1, 1863, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

viii. ANNIE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1863, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; m. BENJAMIN LAW, Abt. 1881, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs; b. Abt. 1859, Blackheath Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for ANNIE WILLETTS:

Annie's home in Little Cornbow was described in 1901 as being at the 'back of the old Police Court.'

 

More About ANNIE WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nail Maker

 

Notes for BENJAMIN LAW:

In 1881 the Unmarried Benjamin was a Boarder in the home of his future wife Annie's sister Sarah Jane Willetts. Annie was living near by in New Street Hasbury with her father and siblings.

 

More About BENJAMIN LAW:

Census: 1881, New Street Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Coal Miner

 

ix. GEORGE THOMAS WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1864, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. November 9, 1864, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

x. BERTHA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1865, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About BERTHA WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nail Maker

 

xi. EDITH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1868, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About EDITH WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nail Maker

 

xii. LIZZIE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1870, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1873, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About LIZZIE WILLETTS:

Census: 1871, Spring Hill Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

 

24. ELIZABETH4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, GEORGE2, GEORGE1) was born April 7, 1833 in Hayley Green Lutley Halesowen Worcs, and died April 2, 1925 in Conisbrough Doncaster Yorks. She married (1) ARTHUR WHITE HACKETT July 23, 1854 in St Thomas Dudley Worcs, son of CHARLES WHITE and HARRIETT WHITE. He was born Abt. 1833 in Halesowen Worcs, and died January 5, 1859 in Halesowen Worcs. She met (2) JOSEPH FOSTER Abt. 1861. He was born Abt. 1832 in Dudley Port Staffs. She married (3) HENRY LEEDHAM April 22, 1866 in Parish Church Netherton Worcs, son of PHOEBE LEEDHAM. He was born Abt. 1841 in Bagworth Leicester, and died Bef. 1901.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Elizabeth out of all my Great Grandparents seemed to have had the most eventful life. She suffered a great deal of pain, she was only 2 when her mother Phoebe died, and then between 1856/9 she lost three children and her husband Arthur. She was left to fend for herself and daughter Pamela. By 1862 she had another daughter Frances Edith Foster, and then in 1866 she married again to Henry Leedham. Witnesses at that Wedding were Joseph Cooksey and Hannah Winwood. I cannot find Elizabeth in 1871, however her husband Henry Leedham is a Lodger in Overend Cradley, I think Elizabeth must have been there too, just missed off the Census return. Elizabeth's elder daughter Pamela Hackett, my Great Grandmother is on the 1871 Census living with her Grandfather Thomas Hackett and her Aunt Ellen Hackett who is now Ellen Shilvock, in Hasbury Halesowen. Perhaps the reason why Pamela was there and not living with her mother was the fact that they were in Lodgings, and there simply wasn't room for all of them. In 1881 Elizabeth had moved to Rowley Regis with Henry, also living with them were her two daughters Pamela and Frances. By 1891 she was living in Conisbrough West Riding of Yorkshire with daughter Frances and her family, Elizabeth still says she is married, although there is no sign of Henry. In 1901 she is living on her 'own account' still with daughter Frances, Elizabeth is now a Widow. It looks as though she didn't live with Henry once she moved away from Rowley Regis.

 

More About ELIZABETH WILLETTS:

Baptism: May 26, 1833, Hayley Green Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Nailer/Dressmaker

 

Notes for ARTHUR WHITE HACKETT:

Arthur and Elizabeth lived in Halesowen. Witnesses at their Wedding were Salvey Hall (I think Salvey was a member of Staff from Halesowen Workhouse) and Rosehannah Fornill or Turnill., Arthur and Elizabeth both signed their names. Arthur died in Hagley St. Halesowen on 5th. January 1859 aged 26 from Jaundice and Abscess of the Liver. Present at death was Ann Willetts, I believe her to be Ann nee Siviter wife of George, brother of Elizabeth, George and Ann lived in Bromsgrove Street Halesowen.

 

More About ARTHUR WHITE HACKETT:

Baptism: March 24, 1833, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Burial: January 9, 1859, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

Census: 1841, East Side of Hagley Street Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Blacksmith

 

Notes for JOSEPH FOSTER:

I think this Joseph is Frances's Edith Marsh's father. In 1861 he was a Widower with three children Elizabeth 7, Joseph 5, and David 4. He is the only Joseph Foster of the right age in Halesowen at this time.

 

More About JOSEPH FOSTER:

Census: 1861, Gibbett Lane Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Iron Moulder

 

Notes for HENRY LEEDHAM:

In 1851 Henry is living with his Grandparents Stephen and Sarah Leedham & family in Polesworth Warks. In 1861 they are all living at Furnace Hill Halesowen. Stephen Leedham is aged 61 and is an Engine Driver from Polesworth Warks. Sarah is from Leicestershire. In 1871 Henry is a Lodger in Cradley now married to Elizabeth, however Elizabeth my Gt Gt Grandmother is not listed as being in the household, I can find no other trace of her, Henry says he is married, so I think it is a case of Elizabeth just being missed from the Census return. Henry and Elizabeth together with Pamela and Francis are together in 1881 in Waterfall Lane Rowley Regis Staffs. After this date, Pamela married Benjamin and Francis marries Joseph Marsh. By 1901 Elizabeth is living with Francis and Joseph in Conisbrough West Riding of Yorkshire, and Henry is a Boarder in Engine Lane Lye with a Mary Ann Butler aged 58 Married born in Lye Worcs.

 

More About HENRY LEEDHAM:

Census: 1861, Furnace Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Engine Driver Colliery

Children of ELIZABETH WILLETTS and ARTHUR HACKETT are:

i. PAMELA5 HACKETT, b. Abt. 1855, Halesowen Worcs; d. February 27, 1859, Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for PAMELA HACKETT:

Pamela tragically died aged only 4 years old.

 

 

More About PAMELA HACKETT:

Baptism: March 27, 1855, St John Halesowen

Burial: February 1859, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

ii. ELLEN AMELIA HACKETT, b. Abt. 1856, Halesowen Worcs; d. May 10, 1857, Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for ELLEN AMELIA HACKETT:

Baby Ellen tragically died at only 8 months old.

 

 

 

More About ELLEN AMELIA HACKETT:

Baptism: September 28, 1856, St John Halesowen

Burial: May 1857, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. ALFRED HACKETT, b. Abt. 1858, Halesowen Worcs; d. March 4, 1859, Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for ALFRED HACKETT:

Baby Alfred died traically aged at only 1 year old.

 

 

More About ALFRED HACKETT:

Baptism: January 6, 1858, St John Halesowen

Burial: March 1859, St John's Parish Church Halesowen Worcs

 

iv. PAMELA AMELIA HACKETT, b. Abt. 1859, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs; d. June 25, 1938, 49 St Andrews Street Netherton Worcs; m. BENJAMIN HAYNES, October 25, 1881, St John Dudley Worcs; b. December 23, 1857, Bromley Kingswinford Staffs; d. March 1, 1930, 49 St Andrews Street Netherton Worcs.

 

Notes for PAMELA AMELIA HACKETT:

In 1871 Pamela is living in Brick Kiln Street with her Aunt Ellen Shilvock nee White/Hackett, Ellen's children and her Grandfather Thomas Hackett. Her mother Elizabeth is not on the 1871 Census, but her second husband Henry Leedham is a Lodger at Cradley, I think that Elizabeth is there too, just been missed from the Census return. Perhaps there was not enough room for Pamela in the Lodging House this is why she is not living with her mother and step father. However the family are all together on the 1881 Census living in Waterfall Lane Rowley Regis. One of Pamela's neighbours was Pamela's future husband Benjamin Haynes, this is where they must have met, they probably attended the same Chapel. The Witnesses at Pamela's Wedding were, Thomas Haynes and Frances Edith Marsh. Thomas was Benjamin's brother, Frances was Pamela's half sister. Pamela never knew her Father as he sadly died before she was born. Living next door to Pamela, Benjamin and family in 1891 were a John Baker aged 38 a Coalminer from Kingswinford, his wife is Emma aged 38 born RR; children Martha 13, Phoebe 8, John 5, Annie 2, all born RR. I think there could be a connection with Mary Ann Baker, Benjamin's mother. Pamela lived out her life looking after her husband and children. After living in Old Hill, they lived in Talbot Street Cradley for awhile, and then moved to Netherton Worcs. The moves were probably down to where Benjamin was employed at the time. After Benjamin's death in 1930, Pamela was looked after by her daughter Ethel. Pamela's eye sight was not good. My mom said she didn't know how Ethel coped as she had to do everything for her mother. In 2005 I was contaced by Rosemary Grove, Gt Granddaughter of Pamela's half sister Frances, she told me that the two sisters were close and that Pamela was a frequent Visitor to Consibrough where Elizabeth, Pamela's mother and Frances lived.

 

More About PAMELA AMELIA HACKETT:

Baptism: September 25, 1859, Halesowen

Burial: June 1938, St Giles Rowley Regis Staffs

Census: 1861, Wall Well Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Dressmaker

Religion: Wesleyan Methodist

Residence: 1905, Wrights Lane Old Hill Staffs

 

Notes for BENJAMIN HAYNES:

Obituary for Benjamin: The sudden death of Mr Benjamin Haynes of 49, St Andrews St. Netherton, on the 1st inst., in his 73rd year, recalls a life of which was not without interest. He was born in New Town Brockmoor and commenced work at Brettle's Pit Old Hill, at the early age of seven, and he continued to interest himself in the mining industry until his death, a matter of 63 years, during which period he was fortunate enough to escape serious injury. His first duties consisted of door-minder, and as the years rolled on he passed through the various stages of horse-driver, loader, hewer, stallman etc., until eventually he obtained his fireman's certificate. He was always anxious to improve his position, and at this stage of his career, he was fired with the ambition to obtain his "Second Class Certificate of Competency," and to one who was self educated this was no small task, for years he studied hard and plodded on with this object in view. His first attempt was at Birmingham University, but unfortunately, was unsuccessful. He was undaunted, however, and although he could ill afford the necessary fees and incidental expenses, he sat again later on at the Cardiff Centre with success. This was June 1912. Although he was now a fully qualified 2nd class Under Ground-Manager, it was sometime before he could obtain such a post. Eventually he was employed under Mr Newey at two of Messrs N. Hingley & Sons Collieries, where he stayed a few years. Still anxious to widen his field of experience, he joined the Colliery Staff of the Earl of Dudley under Mr S Dimmock, and he was responsible for several Pits in the Himley district. In time he was invited by his old employers, Messrs Mobberley and Perry, to undertake the responsibility of working the Oldnall Colliery, where he spent a strenuous and successful 11 years, making approximately 22 years service under this particular firm. In addition to his mining activities he was a Wesleyan Local Preacher for about 46 years and occupied the position of Society Steward for a matter of 22 years. The funeral took place on the 5th March 1930. A short but impressive service was held in the local Wesleyan Chapel, conducted by the Supt. Minister (the Rev Dawson), assisted by his two colleagues and Pastor J. Griffin, of Dixon's Green Congregational Church, who rendered worthy tribute to their late co-worker, Mr Brookes, the organist, rendered suitable music feelingly. The interment took place at Rowley Churchyard and the last rites being performed by the Rev H. Dawson. The mourners were the Messrs Edgar and Howard (sons); Bernard (son in law); John, James and Daniel (brothers); J. Siviter (brother in law); Mr Pearson (representing Messrs Mobberley and Perry); and Mr J.H. Griffiths, J.P. The Bearers were Messrs Harold and Joseph (nephews), and I. Grainger, F. Jennings, B. Winchurch and S. Tilley. There were many floral tributes.

 

Benjamin and family lived in Halesowen Road Old Hill until about 1910 when they moved to Talbot Street Cradley. There the family attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Benjamin had been a Local Preacher there since 1884. His son Frederic had became interested in the Ministry and later became a Methodist Minister himself out in Victoria Australia. Mom told me that she remembered Benjamin as a very kind and loving man. She remembered him playing a small organ and how he used to wear a smoking cap, he probably had a clay pipe which was fashionable at the time. Around 1920 Benjamin, Pamela, Ethel and Howard moved to Netherton, where with the exception of Howard, remained for the rest of their lives.

 

More About BENJAMIN HAYNES:

Burial: March 1930, St Giles Rowley Regis Staffs

Census: 1861, New Town Brockmore Kingswinford Staffs

Grave: Plot No.173 Section G19 Row 5

Occupation: Pit Manager/Local Preacher

Religion: Wesleyan Methodist

Residence: 1905, Wrights Lane Old Hill Staffs

 

Child of ELIZABETH WILLETTS and JOSEPH FOSTER is:

v. FRANCES EDITH5 FOSTER, b. Abt. 1862, Halesowen Worcs; d. Abt. 1939, Conisbrough Doncaster West Riding Yorks; m. JOSEPH MARSH, June 8, 1881, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Wolverhampton Street Dudley Worcs.; b. Abt. 1859, Rowley Regis Staffs; d. Abt. 1931, Conisbrough Doncaster West Riding Yorks.

 

Notes for FRANCES EDITH FOSTER:

Frances was born in Cemetery Lane Halesowen Worcs. I would imagine it was the home of Elizabeth who was now a Widow, or the home of a relative. In 1871 Frances is Visiting a family in Rowley Village Staffs, a John Hinton born Northfield 1820, a Blacksmith, and his wife Mary born Halesowen 1822, they have 4 children, Charles Robinson, Hannah, William and Pamela. I have no idea who they are, perhaps one of the girls was a friend of Frances's. Witnesses at Frances's Wedding were Ralph Marsh and her half sister Pamela Amelia Hackett. At the time of her marriage, Frances gave her address as Halesowen Road Old Hill Staffs. By 1891 Frances and her family are living in Doncaster Yorkshire, Elizabeth, Frances's mother is also with them, there is no sign of Elizabeth's husband, Henry Leedham.

 

More About FRANCES EDITH FOSTER:

Census: 1871, Rowley Village Rowley Regis Staffs

Occupation: Dressmaker

Religion: Wesleyan Methodist/Baptist

 

Notes for JOSEPH MARSH:

Joseph and his brother Ralph were involved in the Building of Conisbrough's Baptist Church, their names are on the Foundation Stone. The family were Baptists, although I would think that Elizabeth, Pamela and Frances were Methodists at one time, Pamela always was, and Frances married in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Dudley.

 

More About JOSEPH MARSH:

Census: 1881, 27 Wrights Lane Rowley Regis Staffs

Occupation: Miner/Hewer

Religion: Baptist

 

 

25. EDWARD4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1813 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1871 in Halesowen Worcs. He married SOPHIA GRAINGER August 3, 1834 in St Mary's Parish of Kingswinford Staffs. She was born Abt. 1816 in Halesowen Worcs, and died Bef. 1891 in Cradley Worcs.

 

Notes for EDWARD WILLETTS:

The Witness to Edward and Sophia's Marriage was a Henry Adams.

 

More About EDWARD WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Goss Hall Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Carpenter

 

More About SOPHIA GRAINGER:

Census: 1851, Goss Hall Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Children of EDWARD WILLETTS and SOPHIA GRAINGER are:

i. ANN5 WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1834, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About ANN WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Goss Hall Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Dressmaker

 

ii. SARAH WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1836, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for SARAH WILLETTS:

In 1851 Sarah is living with her Grandmother Ann Willetts nee Boxley who is running the Malt Shovel Inn at the top of Church Lane in Church Street.

 

More About SARAH WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, 30 Church Street Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. WILLIAM WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1839, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

iv. EMMA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1841, Dudley Worcs.

 

More About EMMA WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Goss Hall Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

v. GEORGE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1843, Dudley Worcs.

 

More About GEORGE WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Goss Hall Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

vi. CHARLES WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1845, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About CHARLES WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Goss Hall Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

vii. PHOEBE WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1848, Hasbury Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About PHOEBE WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, Goss Hall Hasbury Halesowen Worcs

 

viii. EDWARD WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1851, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About EDWARD WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, 18 Church Street Halesowen Worcs

 

ix. LETITIA WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1853, Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About LETITIA WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, 18 Church Street Halesowen Worcs

 

x. ALFRED HENRY WILLETTS, b. Abt. 1856, Halesowen Worcs.

 

Notes for ALFRED HENRY WILLETTS:

In 1881 Alfred is living with his widowed mother in Cradley Worcs.

 

 

More About ALFRED HENRY WILLETTS:

Census: 1861, 18 Church Street Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Clerk at Colliery

 

 

26. ANN4 WILLETTS (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1822 in Hasbury Halesowen Worcs, and died Aft. 1881. She married JOSEPH COLE September 24, 1844 in St Johns Parish Church Halesowen Worcs. He was born Abt. 1822 in Darby End Dudley Worcs, and died Bef. 1881.

 

Notes for ANN WILLETTS:

In 1861 living with Ann and husband Joseph is a Mary Davis aged 19, Enoch Eley aged 19 and a Mary A. Bowen aged 16. By 1881 Ann is a Widow living in a Pub or Ale House in Cradley Heath Staffs with her son Henry and an adopted daughter Mary A Stevens aged 13 from Cradley Worcs.

 

 

More About ANN WILLETTS:

Census: 1851, 175 Darby End Dudley Worcs

Occupation: Licensed Victualler

 

Notes for JOSEPH COLE:

Joseph and Ann seemed to always have waifs and strays living with them. Perhaps they were all Servants and helped in the Butchers Shop. In 1851 living with them were Jane G Cole sister unmarried aged 17 from Dudley. Thomas Tolley nephew aged 12 Brockmore, and a Joseph Anderton Servant aged 18 from Gannow Green Worcs. According to the 1871 Census, Joseph was Blind, even so he is now a Publican at 'The Corngreaves Hotel' Cradley Heath.

 

More About JOSEPH COLE:

Census: 1851, 175 Darby End Dudley Worcs

Medical Information: Blind

Occupation: Butcher/Publican

Children of ANN WILLETTS and JOSEPH COLE are:

i. ELIZABETH5 COLE, b. Abt. 1845, Darby End Dudley Worcs; d. Bef. 1851, Darby End Dudley Worcs.

ii. SARAH ANN COLE, b. Abt. 1847, Darby End Dudley Worcs.

 

Notes for SARAH ANN COLE:

In 1851 Sarah Ann aged 3 is living with her Grandmother Ann Willetts nee Boxley at The Malt Shovel an Ale House or Pub in Halesowen. Sarah is still there in 1871 as a Companion. I cannot find Sarah in 1861, I presume she was at the Malt Shovel but has been missed off the Census?

 

 

More About SARAH ANN COLE:

Census: 1851, 30 Church Street Halesowen Worcs

 

iii. MARY ANN COLE, b. Abt. 1850, Darby End Dudley Worcs.

 

Notes for MARY ANN COLE:

In 1861 Mary Ann together with her sister Elizabeth, is living with her Aunt Sarah Brooks (sister of Joseph Cole) and Sarah's husband Philip, a Draper.

 

More About MARY ANN COLE:

Census: 1851, 175 Darby End Dudley Worcs

 

iv. ELIZABETH JANE GRAINGER COLE, b. Abt. 1852, Darby End Dudley Worcs.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE GRAINGER COLE:

In 1861 Elizabeth and her sister Mary Ann are living with their father's sister Sarah Brooks and Sarah's husband Philip who is a Draper in the High Street Stourbridge. It seems for some reason that Joseph and Ann Cole farmed all their children out around this time. Jospeh was blind by 1871, perhaps this was the reason why the children were all living with relations?

 

More About ELIZABETH JANE GRAINGER COLE:

Census: 1861, High Street Stourbridge Worcs

 

v. WILLIAM HENRY COLE, b. Abt. 1854, Darby End Dudley Worcs; d. Bef. 1861, Darby End Dudley Worcs.

vi. JOSEPH COLE, b. Abt. 1856, Darby End Dudley Worcs; m. MARY ANN WILLETTS, Abt. 1873, St James Church Parish of Dudley Worcs; b. Abt. 1855, Rowley Regis Staffs.

 

Notes for JOSEPH COLE:

In 1861 Joseph aged 5 is living with his Grandmother Ann Willetts aged 71 at the Malt Shovel Pub Church Street Halesowen. In 1881 he is living in Cradley Heath next door to his mother and brother Henry.

 

 

 

 

More About JOSEPH COLE:

Census: 1861, Malt Shovel Church Street Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Butcher

 

More About MARY ANN WILLETTS:

Census: 1881, 91 Graingers Lane Cradley Heath Staffs

 

vii. HENRY COLE, b. Abt. 1861, Darby End Dudley Worcs.

 

Notes for HENRY COLE:

In 1871 Henry/Harry is living with his Sister Sarah Ann and his Grandmother Ann Willetts aged 80 at the Malt Shovel Pub in Church Street Halesowen Worcs.

 

More About HENRY COLE:

Census: 1871, Malt Shovel Church Street Halesowen Worcs

Occupation: Grocer

 

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