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Yes, I'm still here. I don't post to the list very often - my (maternal)
ancestors weren't actually in the Gorge but, as they were just up Jiggers
Bank in Horsehay (only a short distance away!), I subscribe to the list just
in case something interesting crops up.
My main interest names for the area are:
All 19th century or earlier, apart from the last two
And, a bit more distant (mainly Little Wenlock) and pre-19th century:
(In West Sussex, UK)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sandy Hedstrom" <hedstrom(a)maxnet.co.nz>
Sent: 20 December 2001 19:26
Subject: re Madeley Parish
> Hello list are you there? Seems to have been very quiet.
> My query is regarding Madeley records.
> I have 10 DELVES people born in the area which I can find no record of
> birth or christening. It is really holding up my research as I cannot
> parents etc.
> Has anyone else found that they are having the same problems?
> I will list them in case anyone can help.
> Joseph 1809 father Thomas DELVES butcher.
> William 1805, John 1807, Sarah 1799, Thomas 1803, Abraham 1819-1921
> Joseph 1790-1803, Francis 1817 (butcher) Ann 1912-1815,
> Leonard 1916.
> All dates are approximate as taken from census records.
> I have had the LDS films out many years ago and I could only find one
> I have been to Shropshire record office and extracted what they had.
> Could there be some records missing.?
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Merry Xmas to all.
Hello list are you there? Seems to have been very quiet.
My query is regarding Madeley records.
I have 10 DELVES people born in the area which I can find no record of
birth or christening. It is really holding up my research as I cannot prove
Has anyone else found that they are having the same problems?
I will list them in case anyone can help.
Joseph 1809 father Thomas DELVES butcher.
William 1805, John 1807, Sarah 1799, Thomas 1803, Abraham 1819-1921
Joseph 1790-1803, Francis 1817 (butcher) Ann 1912-1815,
All dates are approximate as taken from census records.
I have had the LDS films out many years ago and I could only find one
I have been to Shropshire record office and extracted what they had.
Could there be some records missing.?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Merry Xmas to all.
Hello John, Mike and Tony,
Ahh, there is life in this mail list. Thanks for your replies. I was
about to unsubscribe from the mail list believing it to be dead but
thought I'd try at least one message before I departed.
My interest in Ironbridge is twofold.
Geographically, I live about a hundred yards from the edge of the
Ironbridge Gorge in Madeley. Thankfully, well above the flood line.
Genealogically, a lot of my father's side of the family come from
Dawley and Madeley (now both part of Telford) and, while there doesn't
appear to be a direct link with Ironbridge itself, there are two
mysteries associated with the place that I am trying to resolve.
First, I should explain that whilst my surname is HOUGH, my Great
Grandfather was a HOOF from Dawley. In about 1850, he moved to south
Staffordshire and, a few years later, the surname has changed to
HOUGH. It seems that HOOF is peculiar to Shropshire, elsewhere it's
With this in mind, my mysteries are as follows:-
- Between 1780 and 1798, ten children are baptised in Madeley (which
also covers Ironbridge). There parents are James and Elizabeth HOOF.
However, I cannot find any indication of where the parents come from
although there is a reference to the marriage of a James HOOF and
Elizabeth JONES (from Buildwas, nr. Madeley) in 1777 which is probably
them. Other than that, James appears 'out of thin air'! I'm trying to
resolve this because there is a faint possibility that James is
related to my GGG Grandfather (brothers, perhaps). A lot of James and
Elizabeth's family have been traced to the Much Wenlock area.
- There are records confirming that a James HOUGH, born about 1809 in
Bloxwich, Staffordshire, married a Mary WYLDE from Brosley (across the
river from Ironbridge) and settled in Coalbrookdale where he and his
family can be traced through the Census details until his death in
1886. I am trying to discover more about his family and what happened