AMPHLETT: Amphlett family, I have a William born 1781 Claines, Worcestershire. All
the family came from that area right down to my g/grandmother Emily. I have found
the photo of this lovely house, and have wondered for some time where it was and
if any of the Amphletts were in service there and to whom it belonged. Joan Showell
ANTHONY/ANTHONIES: family being researched. Recently found the family of Samuel Anthonies
together with others - but son Thomas, John and William all born Claines from 1811
to 1816 - anything you may offer would be great - records go back to 1500's in Astley
with familiar names i.e Southall, Bowen, Lilley,Nott, Pickernell, Starry, Bosworth,
Hundley - too many to list - anyone with anything that may help can I encourage you
to contact. M.Howes
BALLER: Benjamin Baller married Elizabeth Campbell in Claines on the 8th of Febuary
1813. (my 4X great grandparents). Benjamin was a glover. That is all the information
that I have found out I hope you can help me as I live in Australia and travel is
a little hard. Marea McNab. Australia
BALLER: My name interest is Benjamin Baller of Claines, he was also my 4th or 5th
paternal Grandfather, I have quite a bit of info if anyone wants it, would love to
hear from anyone connected. Brenda Baller
BARLOW: Children of Thomas Barlow/Ann Thomas Barlow bap 13 Mar 1842 Claines, John
Barlow 24 Nov 1844 Claines 4 more bap in Martin Hussingtree. Hazel McMullin
BAYLISS: James Bayliss married Martha Quinton in Claines on 3rd March 1845 (my great-great-grandparents).
James was a hairdresser of Back Walks Tything, as was his father John. Martha was
the daughter of Charles Quinton, a musician. Martha's address is given as Barbourne
Terrace on the marriage certificate. Any further information on these two families
would be very much appreciated, thank you. Annie Morris, Sydney, Australia
BISHOP, Maria Jane b.Sep 1840 Claines, parents Thomas BISHOP b.abt 1809 Mathon and
Jane WHEELER b.abt 1813 Norton/Powick. Siblings: Louisa 1835, Mary Ann 1836, William
1837, John 1839, James 1842, Samuel 1844, George 1846, Henry 1848, Charles 1850,
Alice 1852, Francis 1854. Husband: Henry KINGETT, b Dec.1836 Worcester St.Martin.from
1720-1860, Heather Hine
BLAKEBROUGH, Abraham Blakebrough married Mary Lane at Claines Worcester on the 09
June 1794, if anyone can provide further information I would be most grateful. Gerry
BOSLEY: Robert and Anne Bosley Lived at 11 St Georges Square Claines. The 1881 census
shows that he was a retired perfumer and that he and Anne had just 6 of their children
still living with them. Robert died in 1889 but Anne was still there in 1891 with
1 daughter and 2 grand children. In 1901 there was a different daughter and a grand
daughter. Anne died in 1903. If there is anyone who can give me any information on
the area or on the family , I would be so grateful. Kerry Bevan
BOX, William, married an Elizabeth CARTER at Claines on 17th May 1790, any info on
the marriage or there families please .Zillah Williams, Canberra, Australia
BOUCHER: Any information on Philip Boucher who married Caroline (Catherine?) Gaskins
in Claines on December 5th, 1840. They are my g.g. grandparents. I think Caroline/Catherine's
parents were John Gaskins and her mother was Ann and she was christened on 22nd February
1821 at St. Martin’s, Worcs. Many thanks!Dianne Boucher
BOURNE: I am researching my Grandmothers family. They came from around the Hanbury
area of Worcestershire. Her Mother was Amy Louisa Lusher nee Bourne . She was born
in Claines in 1857. Her parents, Thomas Bourne born 1821 in Claines and Ann Hayes born
in Grimley in 1822. Thomas and Ann had two other children Anne Elizabeth Bourne and
Alfred Bourne both also born in Claines. Alfred was disabled. Thomas and Ann had
a farm in Claines at Corn Meadow in 1881 before that in 1851 and 1861 Thomas was
a market gardener.Does anyone have any connection with the Bournes of Claines or
any information of the farm or area of Claines? Yvonne Rainford nee Pole
BRAMPTON:Charles Henry Brampton my 4 x great-grandfather was christened in your
church on 3 July 1794. His parents were Samuel and Ann Brampton and Charles ended
up in London where he died in 1850.I would be interested to hear of any other Bramptons
in the area. Thank you and best regards, Christine Ives.
BURROW(s) Family 1800 - 1870. Edward Burrow (1802 - ?) was a Glover and had at least
two children, Annie Elizabeth (1839 - ?) and Joseph (c.1843 - ?). Edward's wife
was named Ann (maiden name unknown). Annie Elizabeth Burrow (of Chesnut Walk, Worcester)
married William Wyatt (of Stratford-upon-Avon) on Christmas Day of 1864. The marriage
took place in the St. John the Baptist Church, Claines. Particularly interested
in any Burrow ancestors. John Hughes, Ottawa, Canada
CALDER: I a trying to find out about my Calder family that clearly lived in claines....
I think my great Grandad lived there Mr James Calder with his wife Maria Calder
he was 32 she was 28. Toladine Farm? They had a son Henry Calder my Grandfather.
Lesley Dear nee Calder
CANEY, family came from Maidstone Kent - Edwin Caney a coach painter was born in
Maidstone but moved to Claines and married Mary Dryell(sometimes Droyale) at Claines,
July 19th 1840 – by the curate J.H. Wilding. They had four children and lived at
Williams Buildings, Tything of Whistones, Claines. First son also Edwin Caney, a
solicitor's clerk, married Rachel Stanley from Chipping Campden and returned to
live in Claines at No 5 Alma Terrace and later in St George's Lane. They had seven
children. Edwin died about 1880 and Rachel remarried a James Richards, house painter,
and they lived in Fern Cottage, South Claines. Marion Caney and Thomas Percy Hobday,
a bricklayer, were married at Claines on December 26th 1894, by Rev. Alfred S. Porter. The
family then moved to Birmingham. Janice Williams, Bedfordshire.
CARTER, Elizabeth, married William Box at Claines on 17th May 1790,any info on the
marriage or their families please.Zillah Williams, Canberra, Australia
CARVER, Canon Clifford, Vicar of Claines, 1957-1963. His sister June (my mother)
,used to live at the Vicarage before she was married and both my sister and I were
christened there(all by my uncle). I was wondering if anyone remembered my uncle(
he died in April 1990 a week after marrying my husband and I). Anna Hyndman
CHANCE: Thomas Chance, born Powick 1793, son Thomas Chance born Claines 1831, married
Mary Bevan from Kilpeck. Although their daughter, my great great grandmother Elizabeth,
went to live in Burton on Trent with her husband, Henry Lovatt, she had eight brothers
and sisters some of whom must have stayed in the district. F.Carson
COLLEY. Richard, b. 1720, married Elizabeth Insull in Droitwich in 1744. Son married
Martha Cole in 1775 in Crowle. Son James married Mary Sangalls in Chaddesley Corbett
in 1810. James d. Claines. Edward, b. Claines married Sarah Hodges in 1842 in Worcester.
Their son John led a short but interesting life as a wire walker (Read the full story).
As a new father, he, his wife and baby daughter were servants in the house of Blondin
at the time of the 1871 census. Edward and his son John are both buried at Claines,
as is Edward's wife, their daughter Sarah (14) and Mabel Annie, a granddaughter
who died as an infant and Catherine Mary, a grand daughter of James who died in 1880
in her mid twenties. John's brother Francis was involved in restoration work on the
church and the family has in its possession of a copy of a letter of recommendation
from the then vicar Alfred Porter. Contact Fran Crisp.Also see Hodges
COLLEY, Richard and Mary Ann Tandy (my great great grandparents ) were married in
St John the Baptist on 21 September 1835. Mary Ann Tandy was born in Salwarpe but
information on Richard is sketchy. Any further info I could use would be a help.
COOPER: George Cooper married Alice Randle in St Johns, Claines on 18 April 1824.
Would be grateful to hear from anyone with further information on George and his
ancestors. Alan Sharples
CORBETT– John Corbett was born to Samuel, a shoemaker, and Margaret (nee Collins)
in either 1823 or 25 in Claines. He had a brother Samuel who married Emma Tyler and
lived at several addresses in Silver Street, Worcester, though this could just have
been re-numbering. The younger Samuel was firstly a postman and then a greengrocer,
before returning to being a postman after 1881. There was a sister Elizabeth who
married James Chambers and had one son James W. After the death of her husband In
Liberties, Margaret married a Richard Roberts, coachman, and they lived in Back Lane
Claines. John Corbett became a servant to the Hussars at Hampton Court and like
his step father became a coachman, he married an Emily Wilson, daughter of Samuel
Wilson, Butler, in London in 1850 and spent the rest of their lives there, living
with them in 1851 was John’s half sister Sophia. I would love information on Samuel
the elder who was born in Worcester, and the families of Samuel and Emma many children. Ginger Corbett
COX. Thomas and Margaret, Son Thomas Cox b. 1812 Claines, married Mary READ. Son
John COX b. 1840 Claines, married Harriet DAY. Son Arthur COX b. 1877, Claines, married
Mary WEBB. David Hammond
DRINKWATER, of Tinkers Cross Cottages and the Vicarage Gardeners Cottage Claines
1870-1950’s (Thomas. Elizabeth, Ernest, James, William, Albert, John, George)George
DRINKWATER: My 3xgreat grandmother was Elizabeth Drinkwater b. 7 October 1781, Eckington.
She married William Fox 18 November 1805 in Claines. I believe her parents were Anthony
Drinkwater and Ann George and Anthony's Mother was Mary Drinkwater. Does anyone know
of these people or have them in their Family Tree?I would be delighted to hear from
anyone with any information. Christine Roshanzamir
FEARNALL, HENRY was born/ christened in Martin Hussingtree, near FEARNALL HEATH.
His Father was JOHN FEARNALL & his, GEORGE FEARNALL from ?Maston/Marston? Worcestor.
Does anyone have any information on my family?. Also, I wonder about the co-incidence
of my name & the village name; did we take our name from the village, or was the
village named after us?? Any information would be very welcome. Kate Fearnall, New
South Wales, Australia
FOWNES RIGDEN: Edward (1873 - 1947) lived at Rose Place from about 1903/4 until around
1919/20 when he bought Whittington Hall He was a direct descendant of John Fownes
who founded the Fownes Glove business in the l8th century. Edward was the son of
Lucy Jane Fownes and William Gardiner Rigden. He was a director of the firm, and
together with other members of his family worked at the Worcester factory until his
retirement shortly after the 2nd World War. From 1919 he was managing director of
Fownes Worcester.He married Marian Antrobus, of the well known Birmingham jewellery
business in 1899. They had five daughters, Daphne Fownes Rigden, born 1900 Gwendoline
F R born 1903, Viva born F R 1908 Olive born F R 1912 Heather born F R 1915 They
are survived by Ted's grandchildren, several of whom still live not far from Worcester.
Contact Jennifer Harrison
GILES: On 16 December 1855 my great great grandfather HENRY GILES married EMILY CHOATE
in Claines Church. I would love to hear from anyone who can give me any information
on either Henry (whose mother Jane WOOD and father HENRY GILES was born in Claines)
or Emily (whose father George came from Essex). I visited your beautiful church today
on the way home from Kingsland. Thank you for taking such good care of it – it’s
a credit to your community. Vivien Russell (nee Giles)
GREEN: Thomas born in 1863 in Ombersley and then living in Whistone in 1881 with
his parents Thomas and Matilda and sister Minnie. Later went on to marry Margaret
Yapp from St Clements in 1883 and then emmigrated to Canada where they brought up
their family for approx 10yrs before returning to Bethnal Green, London at the turn
of the century. Richard Crawley
GREENWAY:(Hannah Dawson married 1885 to William GREENWAY), Ann Sherman, Weymouth,
GARDNER: Am looking for information for John & Mary Gardner, John was born in Lambeth
at 19 ½ yrs joined the 90th of Foot. Was discharged in 1852 being unfit for duty.
Moved to Worcester, joined the Worcester Militia and was still a sargeant in 1871,
living in St.Georges Square. Mary came from Ireland where I think they married.
They had several children John, Elizabeth, Albert and Fanny. Albert & Fanny still
lived at home in 1871. John died in 1878 and was buried at St. Georges, but I have
lost track of Mary from that time. Any help would be appreciated. John Gardner.
please email email@example.com
GITTUS: I am interested in the Gittus family. I have a Ann Gittus maried to William
HILL 19 Dec 1853 in Claines. Who were their parents? Hope some kind person may be
able to help me!! Regards, Jennifer Mahoney, Rockingham,Western Australia
HARRIS: John Harris b.1805 - d 1871. Tailor & Hosier. Lived at 25 Britannia Square
with wife Martha Reeves (b.1809 - d.1884). Father of Hannah Harris who married John
Martha Reeves (b.1809 - d.1884). - wife of John Harris. Listed in 1881 as Living
in Britannia Square with 2 servants. Listed in Littlebury's Directory & Gazetteer
of Worcester & District, 1879 p95 as a private resident.
Lydia Elizabeth Watton (b.1857 in Fernhill Heath) Child of John Watton and Hannah
Harris. Married Alfred Yarnall in Kidderminster, 1876. Peter Nicholls, Derbyshire.
HARRIS: Samuel(my great grand father) married Elizabeth Lloyd at Claines church on
24 Jan 1854 and was then serving as the information officer for the Worcester Militia.
He was previously in the Herefordshire 36th foot for over 20 years and finished his
time in the Worcester Militia so as to be eligible for his pension. He was born in
Kidderminster in 1815 and died I believe in Claines in 1872. His wife carried on
living in Claines until her death in 1905. Was she one of the widows in the Whinfield
photographs recently published?. Brian Harris
HARRISON: My great great grandfather Henry Edwin Harrison 1802 married Ann Barnett
1811 in Claines 14th Dec 1826. They are shown in the 1841 census living in Moor Street
Claines with children John 1828, Mary Ann 1830, Emily Ann 1833 and Henry Edwin 1836
my great grandfather. Both their occupations were printers .Henry Edwin Harrison
1802 was born in Ireland where his father John was serving as a soldier. David Bignell
HIBBITT: Charles married Mary Ann Pitcher, 7 December 1862 at Claines. Both living
at Moor Street. Daughter Fanny E Hibbit, b.1864. Any further information welcome.
Annie Barnes (nee Hibbitt), Devon.
HIGGINS: James, b.1826 having become a gardener in Claines Parish. I am curious as
to where did his garden grow? Married Ann BRADLEY at Claines 1849. In the 1851 Census
he and Ann and baby Charles living at 20 Barbourne Terraces, 1861, Raglan Terrace,
1881 14 Street D Claines, before moving to 7 Melbourne St. Claines North as a retired
gardener.Julie McNeill, Australia
HILL: researching the HILL family, who lived at Hill House/Egg Lane/Linacres from
at least 1856 until 1891. Father George Hill (1827) Agricultural Labourer. Mother
Letitia (1827 Nee Harrison) Family George (c 1853) Samuel (c 1854) Sarah Ann (9/4/1856)
and Hannah (23/10/1861). The two boys moved away from Claines I believe. Sarah left
after her mother's death ? working for James Meredith Butcher in Worcs in 1871, later
married to Walter William Jenkins and living in Handsworth (My Great Grandmother).
Hannah seems to have stayed in Claines. In 1881 and 1891 her occupation is given
as School Teacher. ?Married William Griffiths Market Gardener in 1897 and moved to
Corn Meadow Lane. Joy Freemantle
HILL: I'm looking for my great great grandfather's family. He was Benjamin Hill,
Coach Wheeler, (born c.1820), married to Ann (born Malvern c.1818), I know they were
living in Worcester got for the 1851 Census, then Birmingham for 1861 and 1871. Cannot
find the birth record of one of their sons - James (Albert?). Can only find christening
record stating christened Claines 19 January 1847 (from the LDS site). There must
be information out there somewhere.....any little information someone might have
would really be appreciaed! Thank you! Paula
HODGES, Children of Edward Hodges abt 1787 Martley and Mary nee Hartland abt 1791
1. John Hodges b 1814 Doddenham buried Claines 13 Sep 1874 m Susannah Maycroft,
b 1822 Deckenham ch Dinah Hodges bap Claines 18 Dec 1846, Esther Hodges bap 21 Jan
1849 1849 Claines.
2. Susanna 1817 - 1817 Whitbourne.
3. William 1818-1818 Whitbourne
4.Mary Hodges b 1820 Whitbouren m William Smith bap 10 Feb 1821 Claines son of James/Elizabeth
Smith ch Emily Smith bap 25 Sep 1842 Claines, Mary Smith, Edward Smith bap 17 Nov
1844 Claines, Ellen Smith bapt 10 Jan 1847 Claines.
7. Eleanor Hodges bap 16 Mar 1828 Claines m George Marshall born 1825 Ombersley,
son of Thomas Marshall and Sarah nee Moule, m 27 Dec 1848 St Andrew Worcester ch
Edward b 7 Jan 1850 bapt Claines 9 Jan 1850 Claines 10 ch the first of which of which
Edward Marshall bap 9 Jan 1850 Claines the rest born in Ombersley
8. Thomas abt 1830
9. Susan bapt 4 May 1834 m George Tetstill 22 Jun 1856 Claines daughter Mary Tetstill
bapt 22 May 1859
Ch of John Hodges and Susanna Bradley Mary Harriet Hodges bap 28 Sep 1834, Maria
buried aged 8 mnths 29 Aug 1837 . Hazel McMullin
HOUGHTON. Descendants or Ancestors of Ernest Houghton, d.1958 Claines.
KETTLE: James Kettle (my 3xg.grandfather) bap.claines 11.4.1832 parents William and
Elizabeth who married Claines 29.8.1858 Harriet Berry. I’m interested in the Kettles
of Claines/Warndon. Berrys and Miltons who live in Claines/Warndon areas of Worcester.
KINGETT, John, 3.11.1782, married Sarah Elt, 5.10.1803, at Claines, any further info
welcome. Heather Hine
KINGETT, John, christened 1.11.1810 Claines, married Elizabeth Tolly Ivens 5.6.1831.
Further info welcome. Heather Hine
KNIGHT: Knight/Langstone families around Claines, Hallow, Grimley, Hanbury and other
nearby areas. Charles Knight married Ann Langstone 1850 in the Parish Church, Bromsgrove.
Several of their children were born in or near Bevere Green, Claines and married
into families in the local area (Price, Freeman, Hughes, Chance, Taylor and others).
. I am researching from Queensland, Australia and wish to find a Worcester family
member doing the history. Graham Bradshaw.
LANGFORD: Can anyone help me with information please with Jane ?. She was born in
Claines in 1807. She married (or at least took the name of) Robert Langford who was
born in Worcester in 1806. They had a son called Frederick Langford born in Worcester
in 1833. Any info much appreciated. Contact: Jeallso@talktalk.net
LESSIMORE/LISSIMAN: Edward Lissiman (b. 1787) married Hannah Wilkes (b. 1785) in
1810. They had 5 children all of whom were christened at Claines: Charlotte1819;
Mary 1823; Jane 1824; Samuel 1826; Thomas 1828. (Family name changed to Lissimore
mid century). Hannah died in 1835, whilst living at the Moores and was buried at
Claines. Edward died 1842. Charlotte married Jospeh Aston (1840); Samuel married
Sarah Powell, (1853 ). Edwin Lessimar married Melinda Milton at Claines in 1844.
Edwin and Melinda had a son Edward Lessimar who was christened at Claines. Edwin
was probably a son of Edward. Edwin died in 1845. Elizabeth Liscamore married John
Hughes at Claines 10 Oct 1803. Edward Lessimore buried at Claines 04 Dec 1842 aged
66. Edwin Lessimore buried at Claines 28 Sep 1845 aged 33. Elizabeth Lissimore buried
on 12 Sep 1824 aged 16. Abode Tything, – buried at Claines . Mary Lissimore aged
12 weeks of Tything was buried 05 Oct 1823 at Claines. Contact Lissamore
LIGHTBAND: Lightband. In particularly Richard Lightband (died 1845 registered at
Droitwich) who married Hannah ? They leased a cottage at Vernal (Fernhill) Heath,
Claines. Their children were: John ch. 1763 Claines- 1842 Droitwich 1876;Thomas Lightband
ch. 17.06.1777 Claines;William Lightband ch. 09.06.1765 Claines; Sarah Lightband
ch. 21.05.1780 Claines; Susanna Lightband ch. 09.08.1772 Claines; Richard Claines;
Elizabeth ch. 27.11.1774 Claines.Contact Annie Shacklock
LISSEMAN; William(later Lissemore) married Ellen Hyde in Powick, 04 Jul 1836. William
and Ellen had a son Frederick born in Cheltenham, 1850. Frederick was the father
of Charles Lissemore who died 1919 (CWGC). Contact Lissamore
LLOYD: John. I am interested in the Lloyd family in particular John Lloyd, bapt 2
Dec 1804. He married Mary Ann Edwards, of Claines, in the village on 10 August 1830.
I look forward to hearing from any one with information or an interest in the family.
Contact: Kevin Noble
MASSEY: My 3rd Great Grandfather married in Claines church 3/11/1821. He was John
Massey (C1791-1860) & she was Catherine Best (C1801-1879). The record shows that
they were both living in Claines at the time of their wedding. Their witnesses were
Charles & Maria Best. I would like to find out where they lived & anything about
them. Were their families from Claines? I believe they moved to Ombersley some
time after their marriage. I would be very pleased to hear from anyone with information.
MEEKS: Richard Meeks married Ann Insul 7/4/1812 in Claines. Son William emigrated
to Australia with family 1853. Seeking any information. Linda Gray,Victoria, Australia.
MILLAGE: I am looking for info on William Millage who was said to be Clerk of St
Martins Church in the 1850's.He was born 1821 in Claines His father was William
Millage a tailor and Draper. Jennifer Robinson
MILMAN: My Father, Harry John Milman, who was born in October 1919 went to Claines
School and also sang in the choir. My parents were married in the church and I was
christened there. My Father's parents lived in Whinfield Road and I can remember
the Sansome boys, Harry and Stan, visiting them. Wendy Morris
MOSELEY: James Moseley and Susannah Yarnall were married in Claines May 30 1841.
Both were resident in Claines at the time of marriage. James was born c. 1820-22,
Susannah about 1818. The father of James was also James and Susannah's father was
William. Dominic Kennedy, London
NASH: Marriage 1820 and many Baptisms, Burials etc through to 1850 (John NASH born
c 1798, a Bootmaker, married Sarah Williams, born c 1802, 5th June 1820 at Claines
both resident in The Tything). (Elizabeth NASH Bapt 1821 Buried 1837, Claines)
(John NASH died 1837 Buried, Claines) Also Working on a transcript of Claines Marriage
index and Claines Parish Records 1780-1820, link to be advised. Helen Verall (Nash),
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
NOKE: I have managed to find the link to my Great Grandfather a John Noke who was
born in 1839. In the 1881 Census he was given as living at 18, Crown Lane, Claines,
along with his wife Ann and children Charlotte, Ketura (Appears to have married in
June 1893), Laura, George Albert and Edwin. I have traced George Albert to Birmingham
at the time of the 1901 Census, but wonder if their is any knowledge of this family
name within the parish. I understand that Claines Parish is rather different these
days to then. Any help would be appreciated.Best regards, David Noke
PENNETHORNE: I am researching my family tree and believe that my relatives the Pennethornes
used to run a boarding school in Claines. Does anyone have any information on the
at all? The name of the school, pictures, what Sarah and Elizabeth were like (if
possible!!) any local history etc etc. I believe that Elizabeth died at the young
age of around 30 years old and Sarah died at the age of around 90 years on the I.O.W
unmarried. Any help would be gratefully received, Stephanie Hobbs
PENNEY, Eliza - born about 1812 in Claines married James Glass born about 1812 in
St Andrews, Worcester, a shoe mender. They married at Claines 1 August 1835. I am
a descendent of their son James who left Worcester and joined the Coldstream Guards.
RANDLE: Philip Randle baptised Ombersley 1776 married Alice Smith born Cofton Hackett
in St Johns, Claines on 8 July 1799. Would be grateful to hear from anyone with further
information on Philip, Alice and their antecedents. Alan Sharples
ROBINSON Lieut George, Royal Navy, born c.1755, married 19 May 1802, Helena Meade,
at St John the Baptist Church, Claines. He died London, 25 June 1838. There were
at least four children. He is a descendant of 'the Robinsons of Rokeby North Yorkshire',
and 'the Arnott's of Fifeshire, Scotland'. After a very distinguished Royal Naval
career, he built and retired to "Thames House", Barbourne, Worcester. D.Johnston,
ROWE, Henry, my great grandfather, was born in Worcester and baptised at Claines
on 7th March 1855. His father, Henry Rowe, was the City Architect of Worcester and
worked with Sir Gilbert Scott on the restoration of the Guildhall in the 1870's.
One of Henry Rowe's brothers, William Broad Rowe, had a nursery in Claines. He had a
large family, having three children by his first wife, Frances Elizabeth, nee Bubb,
and eight children by his second wife Charlotte, nee Wood. He married Frances in
Cheltenham in 1847 and Charlotte in Claines on 18 August 1858. William died in 1904.
I am not sure where his middle name 'Broad' came from but it seems like a family
name although I haven't been successful in finding anything about this. William's
own father, another Henry Rowe (1787 - 1859), was also an architect in Worcester
as was Alfred Barnett Rowe, a brother of my great grandfather. Alfred was baptised
at Claines on 7 December 1852, the same day as Kate Sarah Rowe, the second child
of William Broad Rowe. I have lots of dates of births, marriages and deaths of the
Rowe family but not too much personal history so I would be grateful to hear if anyone
knows anything about the family. Patrick McGrath
RUTTER: Mary Beatrice Rutter b Dec qtr 1875 daughter of James Rutter/ Mary nee Marshall
m Frederic Radford Moule. Hazel McMullin
SANDERSON – I am researching my family the Sandersons who lived at Rose Place, Claines
from 1812 to the 1880's or earlier. I am also interested in tracing the Quarrell
family, of whom Elizabeth Wilson Quarrell married Octavus Hales Sanderson in 1859,
and the Wilson Family, of whom Frances Maria Wilson also married Octavus Hales Sanderson
in 1873. There is a family scandal here, (which has only recently been uncovered,)
because Elizabeth Quarrell / Sanderson did not die before the second marriage, and
she and Octavus had two daughters. Read the full story. My own family is descended
from the second marriage. If anyone knows anything, please contact me! Many thanks,
SANSOME/SANSOM. From 1600’s to present day. Geoff Sansome, Claines, Worcester.
SANSOME, Rosamond Elizabeth (aka Rose), who emigrated to, and died in, America. She
was never mentioned by the family so may have left under a cloud! Rosamond Elizabeth
Sansome b. July 24th 1871 Rushwick, Worcester, baptised at St Johns Church, Worcester
27th August 1871. Attended Claines School. Emigrated possibly 1886-1895. Died in
America. Daughter of Isaac John Sansome and Sarah Ann Sansome (nee Stubbs). True
Sister, Jessie Hannah, born in 1880. Mother died in 1882. Father re-married in 1884
and produced Annie (1884), John Isaac (1886), May&Lily (1891), Harry (1892.) Geoff
Sansome, Claines, Worcester.
SMALLMAN; I am searching for the birth date of Ann Smallman, possibly around 1763,
she was married in the Parish Church of Claines by Rev Baty or Roberts Ministers
on November 9th 1783 , I have nothing other than a copy of the marriage at that date,
it does not give her age or of her parents. Any help would be appreciated. Thank
you. Iris Eve (nee Ovens)
THOMASSON: family had many connections with the Claines Parish...baptism, weddings
and funerals in the 18th and 19th century. One branch was the Thomas Thomasson tinplate
works near Shrub Hill. Any information or anyone researching the family please contact
me. Diana Thomasson
TROTT: my GGG-Grandfather William Trott a was recruited into the Army in September
1803 in Claines. He was ballotted into the Army under Act of Parliament and would
have had to be a parishioner to qualify. I am interested if anyone in has any information
on any Trott's living in Claines which might help. William was born in Somerset
and after he left the Army turned up in central Birmingham. No-one in the family
knows why he came to be in Claines or Birmingham.My special area of research is
the men of the 39th Regiment of Foot which was the recruiting line regiment for Worcester
during the Napoleonic Wars. See full article.
TUPSLEY:Mary Tupsley aged 25 of Claines (spinster) married William Lissiman (Yeoman
and bachelor) aged 28 of Claines by Licence on 26 Jun 1746 at Worcester All Saints.
TURNER: I am trying to locate information about my great great grandfather who was
called Edwin Turner. He was born in Claines around 1837 and I think may have had
a brother called Henry according to 1851 census. The family moved to Stoke upon Trent
and were involved in the pottery industry. Liz Gill
TURNER: Does any one have any information regarding John Turner born 1837who married
Charlotte Owen born 1836 they had. 2 children - Mary Ann born1858 and Ellen born
1860 he died of typhus. In 1860 and Ellen died of scarlatina in 1864. Looking to
find John's parents and what happened to Mary Ann who worked in Maidstone Lunatic
Asylum. Anne E Chambers
UNDERWOOD: Joseph Underwood b1815; Allen Underwood b 1837 Ombersley (Married Anne
from Grimley, b 1842) Carpenter until census of 1891 when he became Licensed Victualler
possibly in Leigh Sinton; Burtie Underwood b1877 Claines;married Florence Ellen Thomas
from Warwickshire in 1906. Sonia White
WALKER: My great2 grandfather John Walker was born in Martley in circa1788 before
moving to Claines and in the 1861Census is shown to be living with his wife Charlotte
at Thornton Cottage, Droitwich Road where he remained until the 1881 census, when
he was resident at Berkeley Hospital Almshouses.His son, Arthur - my great grandfather
- was born in Claines in 1832 and married Maria Webb in December 1857 and at the
time was living in Northwick Lane. Any additional information about the Walker family
would be appreciated. Anthony Beaman
WATKINS: Rev. Edwin Arthur Watkins, born in Claines on 17th March 1827 and christened
in the Church on 4th April 1827. He became a missionary to the Cree Indians in a
remote part of Canada from 1852, and I have quite a lot of information about his
time there. (Read the full story) I should however love to find a picture of him
if anyone has one, and/or any information about his family in Claines. Anne Dunford.
WATTON: John Watton b.1829, Feckenham - d. 7.1. 1900, Droitwich - Registrar of Births
and Deaths and Relieving Officer for the Claines District of Droitwich Union. Lived
in at Fernhill Heath 1855 onwards. Sandyway in 1861 and then Cypress Place in 1881.
Married Hannah Harris (b.1829) on the 21 May 1854 at St Peters. They had 10 children
including Lydia Elizabeth Watton (b.1857 in Fernhill Heath) who is my Gt-Gt Grandmother.
Would love to see some certificates that had been signed by John Watton for the district.
Martha Watton b.1855, Claines - child of John Watton and Hannah Harris.
Sarah Jane Watton b.1857, Claines - child of John Watton and Hannah Harris.
Charlotte Watton - b.1859, Claines - child of John Watton and Hannah Harris.
Jesse John Harris Watton - b.1861, Claines - child of John Watton and Hannah Harris.
Albert James Theodore Watton b.1862, Claines - child of John Watton and Hannah Harris.
Ann Maria b.1863, Claines -child of John Watton and Hannah Harris. Book Binder.
Ernest Archibald b.1865, Claines. child of John Watton and Hannah Harris.
William Harry SJ Watton b.1867, Claines. child of John Watton and Hannah Harris.
Ada Louisa b.1871, Claines. child of John Watton and Hannah Harris.
WELLS:Thomas Wells and Louisa Jane Tomkins, married at Claines, 21 Feb 1878, Rev
William J Smallwood. Witnesses were, Henry Tomkins and Ellen Tomkins. Thomas signed
the register, Louisa Jane made her mark. Thomas Wells born 3 Dec 1858, Jane Louisa
Tomkins born 5 Aug 1861, both in Worcester. Jane Louisa/Louisa Jane, seemed to
change her names around as it suited her. On her marriage she stated she was 19
when in fact she was 16. They give their address as "The Raven". At some time they
moved to Birmingham, and are on the 1881 census there. On the 23 Mar 1911 Louisa
Jane died of influenza but Thomas lived until 1945, when he died from Senility at
a nursing home at Shardlow in DerbyshireBarrie Wells., Redditch.
WHATMORE: William (b1830) Belbroughton and wife Sarah (b 1831) resident in No 1 Tinkers
Cross Cottages, Claines 1871 with their four children, John, George, Sarah and Margaret.
William was a Thatcher. Daughter Margaret born in Martin Hussingtree 1868. Her husband,
Charles Humphreys (My Grandfather) born in Claines 1864. They moved to and were married
in Brighton, Sussex in about 1888 before settling in Wolverhampton . In the 1881
census William and Sarah Watmore still at Tinkers Cross. Alan Sharples
WILLIAMS: Marriage 1820 and many Baptisms, Burials etc through to 1850 (John Nash
born c 1798, a Bootmaker, married Sarah WILLIAMS, born c 1802, 5th June 1820 at Claines
both resident in The Tything). Also Working on a transcript of Claines Marriage index
and Claines Parish Records 1780-1820, link to be advised. Helen Verall (Nash), Lower
Hutt, New Zealand
WOOD: I have just received a birth certificate of my Great Great Grandfather who
was born in Claines on 2 July 1872. His name was Frederick Ernest Wood, his parents
names were Frances Wood (formerly King) and John Wood. They lived in Northwick Place
in Claines. John Wood was a potter. Does anyone have any more information on these
people or direct me as to where I can find out more about them and their lives. Carol
Ashworth (nee Wood), Bedford.