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The Burntwood Family History Group Journal is published by the Burntwood Family History Group. The journal is published quarterly and available free to members including postal members and available at £1.00 to non members.
Copies of the journal can be obtained at any of our meetings, or by post from the Honorary Secretary, Helen Bratton, 44 New Street, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 1BS (01543 448987)
Cheques to be made payable to 'Burntwod Family History Group'
If you are a Family History Group or any other Group interested in exchanging journals, please contact Geoff Sorrell or 01543 684340
If you wish to advertise in the journal, or on our website, please contact Jane Leake for current rates and conditions
If you have any articles, photographs or stories you would like included in the Journal, please contact our Journal Editor Brian Asbury or 01543 307528
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contents of the January - March 2017 2016 Journal
 
From the Chair
The Memorial Project Needs You!
Change of Opening Hours at Walsall
Jubilee Cottage and Other Matters
Reviews of Talks by Guest Speakers:
Ken Knowles: ‘The Town Crier’
Anthony Poulton Smith: ‘Humorous Etymologies’
BFHG Memorabilia Evening
A Burntwood Soldier
Obituary
Sweet Fanny Adams
Off to War
This Issue's Cover Photograph
The Lighter Side of Genealogy
Useful Addresses
Transcriptions on CD Available for Sale
Programme of Speakers


 
An extract from the January - March 2017 Journal
 
A Burntwood Soldier by Pam Turner

On 13th January 1792, William Ball was christened at St Michael’s Church, Lichfield. He was the fifth child of Thomas and Ann Ball of Burntwood, and the older brother of my three-times great-grandfather, James Ball. In 1811, William enlisted with the 80th Regiment of Foot, also know as the ‘Staffordshire Volunteers’. The original headquarters and place for enlistment was The King’s Head in Bird Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. However, William’s papers were finalised at Windsor, in Berkshire. The 80th Regiment of Foot was raised on 9 December 1793 by Lord Henry Paget, and recruitment was largely from the Staffordshire Militia, which was comprised of men living on the estates of Paget’s father, The Earl of Uxbridge.
 
Where did the 'Staffordshire Volunteers' see action and what happened to William Ball?
 
Read the full article in the current Journal.

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Extracts from all issues of the Journal, (except 3 missing) from the very first issue in May 1988 have now been added
The three missing issues are:- Issue 3 August 1989, Issue 16 April 1992 and Issue Vol 2. No 4. December 1993
If you have one of those three missing issues, please let the BFHG borrow it to copy and complete the set

1988 May - Issue 1 1988 December - Issue 2 1989 August - Issue 3 1989 December - Issue 4
1990 May - Issue 6
1992 April - Issue 16
1993 December - Vol 2 No 4
1995 July - Vol 3 No 2
 1997 December - Vol 6 No 1
2002 October - Vol 11 No 1
2004 February - Vol 12 No 2
2004 August - Vol 12 No 4 2004 October - Vol 13 No 1 2005 January - Vol 13 No 2 2005 April - Vol 13 No 3 2005 July - Vol 13 No 4
2005 November - Vol 14 No 1 2006 February - Vol 14 No 2 2006 April - Vol 14 No 3 2006 July - Vol 14 No 4  2006 November - Vol 15 No 1
2007 February - Vol 15 No 2 2007 April - Vol 15 No 3 2007 July - Vol 15 No 4 2007 October - Vol 16 No 1 2008 February - Vol 16 No 2
2008 April - Vol 16 No 3 2008 July - Vol 16 No 4 2008 October - Vol 17 No 1 2009 January - Vol 17 No 2  2009 April - Vol 17 No 3
 2009 July - Vol 17 No 4  2009 October - Vol 18 No 1  2010 January - Vol 18 No 2  2010 May - Vol 18 No 3  2010 July - Vol 18 No 4
2010 Oct / Dec - Vol 19 No 1 2011 Jan / Mar - Vol 19 No 2 2011 Apr / Jun - Vol 19 No 3 2011 Jul / Sep - Vol 19 No 4 2011 Oct / Dec - Vol 20 No 1
 2012 Jan / Mar - Vol 20 No 2 2012 July / Sept - Vol 20 No 3 2012 Oct / Dec - Vol 20 No 4 2013 Jan / Mar - Vol 21 No 1 2013 Apr - Jun - Vol 21 No 2
2014 Oct - Dec Vol 22 No 4
2016 Oct - Nov - Vol 24 No 4



 
 
 
 
 
 

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