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Name: Pete Griffin
From: Walsall, West Midlands
E-mail: mapretep@aol.com
Brilliant website. Wife's family (Tams) came from in and around Caverswall. I proposed to her in the lane outside the Nunnery in the late 1960's.

Unfortunately the road names in the early census returns do not match any modern maps -directories.- Goddard St, Hope St and Meir Lane Grateful for any push in right direction
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Name: Tessa Huising
From: Tiel, The Netherlands
E-mail: cattery@barang-kemas.nl
I want to visit The Caverswall next year.
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Name: Sue Custance-Baker
E-mail: suehcb@icloud.com
MY ‘ALICE SARGANT 1802’ BEDSPREAD

The bedspread is a beautiful thing about 245cm long and 220 cm wide made up of pieces of fine *** linen cloth stitched together with fine *** thread. Simple stitches, in wool of subtle shades of gold, beige, ***, coral, pink and purple with navy blue highlights, are used to create a unique design of flowers and leaves. ‘Alice Sargant 1802’ is stitched in a very simple manner with fine black thread.
After a variety of searches on Google to find out who the embroiderer could be, I tried “Sargant Alice 1780”. As the hit was for an Alice Sargant, who was born about 1781 in Caverswall, Staffordshire, and who married there in 1803, it seemed entirely plausible that I had found the right person.
Alice Sergeant was baptised at Caverswall, St Peter, on 19th June 1781, daughter of John and Elisabeth. Her siblings were Elizabeth (1769), Anne (1770), Mary (1772 died 1773), Jane (1775) and John (1778).
Alice Sargant married John Sherwin of Burslem by licence on 31st May 1803 at Caverswall. Their children Isaac (1804), Eliza (1806) and John (24th June 1807) were baptised at Burslem, St John. Alice Sherwin died on 5 August 1810 (aged 29) and is buried at Caverswall.
John Sherwin married his second wife Elizabeth Green in Audlem, Cheshire, in 1813 and they had a son George (1815) baptised at Burslem, St John.
The Sherwin family migrated to Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land in 1823. An Elizabeth Sherwin was a convict from Leicester Borough Session of Peace and transported on the Lord Sidmouth in 1822 to be a worker in the Hobart Town Female Factory. Was this Alice’s daughter and why would she have been living in Leicester? We learn from Isaac’s obituary that he was sent to Germany aged 12 so it was possible that Eliza had also been sent away from home.
I can only guess that Alice made the bedspread for her wedding. It did not go out to Australia with the family so perhaps it was passed back to one of her sisters or brother after her death when John Sherwin remarried.
Alice Sargant does not appear on our Brandon/Simpson family tree. There was a Thomas Brandon who was born in Kingsley in 1816 and married a Mary Sargant who was born in Cheddleton in 1835 but I can’t find a relationship between Mary Sargant and Alice Sargant or between Thomas Brandon and my ancestor John Brandon who was born in Dilhorne in 1808.
I still have to learn how the bedspread came to my parents – maybe they just bought it at an auction in Staffordshire.
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Name: Bridgette
From: USA
E-mail: bridgettecooper@hotmail.com
Now living in Caverswall! Previous owners of the house included surnames and Brian, Hollins
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Name: Brian Milner
From: Mijas Costa, Spain
E-mail: bemilner@gmail.com
I bought the castle at Caverswall in 1978 and it was our family home for 15 years. Our two children went to St Peter's primary which was an excellent school run by Cath Rogers. We made lots of friends and really enjoyed our time there but sadly had to sell in 1993 and move to Spain due to ill health.
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Name: Webmaster
From: Caverswall
Testing the Guestbook.
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Name: Mitchell Rafferty
From: Bognor Regis
E-mail: mitchmich@yahoo.com
Hello
I'm searching for anyone who knew my grandfather
THOMAS REGINALD JaMES SHEPHERD
He was in service around 1935
Also anything about JAMES GOULD who courted
PATRICIA SHEPHERD
Any info however trivial welcomed
Thank you
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Name: malcolm bloor
From: Caverswwall
E-mail: malcbloor@gmail.com
the pic of the kids ouside caverswal school i would love the date of the pic 1
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Name: dale fanning
From: australia
E-mail: dale@arm-anz.com.au

 

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Name: alan
From: Bures
E-mail: bures@mail2world.com
Can anyone recall a young army volunteer (Private, Auxiliary Territorial Service) by the name of Katherine Parkhill Carr.
She joined the service immediately at the outbreak of the war in 1939, sadly by the age of 21 she was lost her life at Cheadle.
I have been researching her life as she is buried in the cemetery here in Bures.
Her brother now into his 80`s, recalls her coffin arriving back in the village draped in the Union Jack.
Would be very pleased from anyone assist me and to pass the information on to her brother who is desperate to know the circumstances of her death
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