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I am still trying to investigate the origins of Samuel Turner Birth Date:17 Jan 1753 Baptism: 21 Jan 1753 both in Caverswall.

I'm hoping that Samuel's parents Thomas and Mary were a Thomas Turner and Mary Palmer but, as the latter were married in Wolverhampton 25 Aug 1742,the geography is worrying.

Has anyone any new information on Samuel or is there a sound reason why people from Wolverhampton would move to Caverswall in the 1750s? There are sawyers and lath cleavers/renderers in my Turner lineage.

I should add that behind this is also a much later DNA issue which may link me to Thomas Turner and Mary Palmer. :D


Added: October 27, 2021
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Hi Barbara Bates, glad my message helped a little in your family tracking. I have a copy of the will of James Barker (Died 1788 in Trentham) he was a Victualler and left all his estate to his wife Elizabeth (nee Edwards) with instructions that when she died all residue was to go to William Waller the Younger, ie not the husband of Francis Barker, but his son. William and Eliz Barker ran the Royal Oak Pub in 143 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, and sold it in 1821, along with a seat in the Church at Lane End. Will have to see what else I can find

Added: September 15, 2021
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I would like to say a very big thank you to Mr Waller from the USA regarding his post about the Waller family...I was looking for a connection with the Barker Family and there it was on his post... my Grandmother was Florence May Barker. and I wonder if he has any more information on the Barker family. ,Many years ago my Mother Anne Bates, told me we had connections with the Barker name at the church in Caverswall, also at same time she told me we also had family connections at Eccleshall near to Stone, Staffordshire.
I have now found a connection with the Church at Caverswall....Time line.
Going back...Barbara Bates D O B 23-12-1940...
My mother Anne Elizabeth Bates D O B 22-7-1910....
Her Mother Florence May Beech Nee Barker. D O B 24-3-1892 = 1973.was baptised
at st Luke's church Leek on 14-4-1892
Her father. William John Barker .Lived in Leek. Mother Emma Barkeras anymore information on the Barker family.


Added: July 16, 2021
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Family history shows my 5th Great Grandfather, William Waller (1745-1800)is buried in St Peters Churchyard, Caverswall along with his wife, Frances (nee Barker) as well as his parents too William Waller (1712-1772)and Hannah (nee Moss, 1773 - 1771) Fascinating to know we originated from here, Normicot, Lane End, Stone and Biddulph and not Birkenhead on the Wirral as we always thought. Can't even begin to imagine what life must have been like for them in those times.

Added: June 11, 2021
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Hey there. I grew up in Caverswall when I was a kid, went to St Peter’s when mrs Rogers was headmistress. I was Darryl Farmer then and my dad was a local footballer. Funny times as my family was breaking up but I have some fond memories of the school and the village. Mainly I remember mates and people. We lived on the common and then after the divorce we moved with my mum to the Green for several years until we headed north. Hello to anyone who remembers us. D

Added: February 8, 2021
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I have an old Common Prayer Book which has links to Caverswall and the Hawkins family who lived in the parish. The book bears the hand written inscription 'George William Hawkins Born in the Year 1871' Also inscribed is 'Caverswall' and 'To Ena'.
George William Hawkins was one of the children of John and Sarah Hawkins. In the 1911 Census he was living at the Villas Farm at Cookshill helping his father to run the farm along with 2 brothers and a sister. In the 1939 Register he was living at The Stone Houses in Caverswall with his brother Rupert.
George passed away in December 1952 leaving his estate to his brother Frederick. I think that the inscription 'To Ena' is likely to be a reference to his niece, Ena Lilian Hawkins who passed away in 1976.
The book is in nice condition and probably treasured through the years. I would like to pass it on to a family member if possible. Please add a comment or contact me if you can help.


Added: July 19, 2020
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Hello, I recently discovered my 3x Great Grandfather and family lived here around 1880 early 1900- Jesse Tunnicliffe and James Tunnicliffe - has anyone heard of "Lower Intake" or "Coyney Grove" and "Smallbrook" Jesse and his son James were Farmers. I will visit one day. Looks like a lovely place. Kind regards Paul James Tunnicliffe

Admin reply: Hi Paul, thank you for signing the Guestbook. The places that you mentioned were once the names of farms and they can be found on OS maps of the area. Over the years there have been many changes to land ownership and today the places named might just be a dwelling house.
Regards,
Steve


Added: June 7, 2020
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Added: October 12, 2019
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I was born in Caverswall,We moved to Weston Coyney in 1952.Went to St.Filumenas RC school,then on to St Gregory’s Langton.Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Added: August 10, 2018
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I was born in The Wood Caverswall,then we moved to Queens Walk Weston Coyney.Went to St Filumenas RC school in the 1940s then on to St Gregorys Longton.Would like to hear from childhood friends.

Added: June 4, 2018
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