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Josiah Wall [w.1.7]

Josiah Wall was the seventh child of Thomas Wall & Mary ? christened July 6th, 1845 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1851 Josiah was living at home at Holyhead Rd, Wednesbury with his parents & brothers & sisters.

In 1861 he was still living at home at Cross St, Wednesbury & working as a forge-lad.

Josiah had married Sarah Ann L(e)ager in April-June, 1870 & in 1871 they were living as neighbours of his parents at 57 Cross St, Wednesbury. Josiah was working as a shingler at the iron works. Sarah was born c1849 in Scotland.

In 1881 they were still at 57 Cross St & Josiah was still a shingler. They had 3 children – John Richard (9), Ernest George (7) & Amy (8 months).

By 1891 the family had moved to 33 Potters Lane, Wednesbury & Josiah was now a forgeman. Son John was a commercial clerk, Ernest was a railway wheel worker, Amy was a scholar, as was son ‘Richard’, aged 7.

Sarah died Oct-December 1898, aged 49, the death being registered at West Bromwich.

In 1901 widower Josiah was still living at 33 Potters Lane & he was described as a shingler. Daughter Amy (20) was at home as was son Josiah, aged 17 (presumably Richard in last census), working as a brass filer.

Josiah died on June 7th, 1904, aged 58, at Potters Lane, Wednesbury.  Probate was granted on June 23rd, 1904 at Lichfield to John Leager.  His effects amounted to £378.16s.5d.

The children of Josiah Wall & Sarah Ann L(e)ager were:

w.1.7.1 John Richard Wall born February 1st, 1872 & christened February 25th, 1872 at St Bartholomew’s,Wednesbury; died February 3rd, 1952 & buried at Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery, Corona, Riverside, California

w.1.7.2 Ernest George Wall born June 24th, & christened July 13th, 1873 at St Bartholomew’s, Wednesbury; died March 13th, 1942 in Miami, Florida

w.1.7.3 Amy Wall born July 28th, 1880 at Wednesbury; died December 1959 in Dade, Florida

w.1.7.4 Josiah Wall born January 28th, 1884 at Wednesbury; died June 1st, 1951 at Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona & buried at Desert View Cemetery


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