Tim Sunter's family history

A web log of my family history research


Fred’s memories: Jennifer Tennant

During the early part of the war Jennifer Tennant and her cousin came to stay at Cecil Street as evacuees from London.  They didn’t stay very long, Fred thinks about five months. Jennifer was Agnes Hill’s grand daughter. Agnes had married William Batt in 1909, shortly (er…yes that shortly!) before having a daughter, Winifred. Winifred […]

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1745 WINNALL William and OLDNALL Phoebe marriage

1745 WINNALL William and OLDNALL Phoebe marriage, a photo by timsunter on Flickr. Edward Hill, Fred’s great grandfather married Mary Ann Winnall. Mary Ann Winnall’s line can be traced back through the Oldswinford registers to this entry. A marriage of William Winnall to Phoebe Oldnall in 1745. If this William Winnall is the same William […]

Phone call with Hill cousins

It was a long shot.  A journey to London had discovered Auntie Phylis’s will from 1980.  Could it be that those named as executors were alive, well and living at the same address as 30 years ago?  If so would they have any photographs, or knowledge of the missing family postcards? A quick search of […]

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1962 family video – playing in the garden at Wentworth Road

Adrian and Jen coming home from school walking along Wentworth Road. Jen in classic Stourbridge Girls High School uniform. Then playing in garden on the see-saw/roundabout. Adrian Sunter ahead of his time in Bay City Roller trousers, Graham Hodgets (?) wearing a hoodie and Megan Holmes. John Tipper also there? Tim wielding stick to know […]

Time to restart blogging

Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog.  Lot’s of things have been happening: new relatives have been found and exciting stories (to me at least) have been discovered.  So it’s time to share.  Watch this space over the next few weeks for updates.

William and Alice Dyer: Great, great, great grandparents

From Thomas Dyer and Hannah Gardner’s marriage certificate we know that Tomas’s father’s name was William. A search of the Warwickshire Country Archive for Staffordshire revealed these entries in the baptism register:   1821 07 15 Thomas William William and Alice Dyer Labourer   1823 09 28 Elizabeth William and Alice Dyer Labourer   1830 […]

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