Family Histories

The Armstrong Family, who worked at Stafford Road Locomotive Works.
The Batkin Family, and the story of their research into the family's past.
John Nurthall Brown, who worked for the South Staffordshire Railway.
The Burrows family of Tettenhall, and the Hollinshead family of Walsall, who went to New Zealand in 1851
Edward Watkins Clark, born 1820, who came from Pattingham to Wolverhampton and led a remarkable life, ending in Salt Lake City; and his wives, Lucy Ashby Clark and Louisa Mellor Clark
The Easthope Family who manufactured bicycles in Wolverhampton and were based at the Old Grammar School.
The Evans Family, who suffered two tragic deaths
The Fullwood Family who ran one of the largest tyre distributors in the British Isles.
The Handley Family,  who included the door keeper of the Grand Theatre and who ran a  theatrical boarding house and later moved to New Zealand
The Jones Family of Gorsebrook House. A Wolverhampton family which included many outstanding engineers and the Chief Electrical Engineer of the Metropolitan Railway.
The Lisle Family, who founded the Star and Briton companies
The Mander Family who became one of the country's largest printing ink manufacturers
John Marston of Sunbeam, and his family.
The Millar family, who came from Scotland, lived here in the late 19th century, and then moved on to Australia
The Powell family, who came from Wales and lived in Blakenhall in the 50s and 60s
Daniel Priest, an artist-japanner of Wolverhampton, who moved to the US about 1850
The Rollings family, who had family connections with Star Cars, as well as the Royal School, St. Luke's, etc.
The Rudge family, who made bicycles in Wolverhampton and moved to New Zealand.
John Ward tells stories about his family, mainly during World War 2
The Srodzinsky family, who originated in Poland

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