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Thomas Wall [w.1.4]

Thomas Wall was the fourth child of Thomas Wall & Mary ? christened December 6th, 1840 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1841 & 1851 Thomas 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 forgeman.

On April 2nd, 1866 Thomas married Dinah Pimder at St Edmund’s, Dudley. Dinah was born c1845 at Rugby, Northants.

Thomas & Dinah’s first child, Harriett, born in 1867 sadly only lived for 5 weeks.

In 1871 Thomas & Dinah were living at 3 Middle Lane, Rotherham & Thomas was a wheelwright. They had 2 sons - Thomas Arthur (2) & George Richard (1 month).

By 1881 Thomas & Dinah had returned to Staffordshire & were living at Horseley Rd, Tipton (near Wednesbury). Thomas & George were still at home & there were now 4 more sons – Benjamin (7), Frank Charles (4), James Walter (2) & Walter William (5 months).

In 1891 they were still living at Horseley Rd, Tipton & Thomas was still a wheelwright. Sons Thomas & George were both working as labourers, Benjamin was a striker & Frank was a labourer. James & Walter were still at home & 2 more sons had arrived – Harry (8) & Fred (5) & they now had a 3 year old daughter Harriet Ann Victoria!

Thomas died on April 21st 1898, aged 54, at 15 Horseley Rd, Tipton. Probate was granted to son George Richard Wall, riveter & his effects were £100.13s.1d.

At the time of the 1901 census widow Dinah continued to live at Horseley Rd. The children still at home were Frank, an axel turner, James, an iron bridge builder, Walter, a wheelwright?, Harry & Fred were both apprentices ( to do with coach making) & Harriet was a domestic servant. Son Thomas had married Jessie Ann Holt in 1893 & they were living at 143 Horseley Heath, Tipton in 1901 with Jessie’s widowed mother, Rebecca Holt (63).  Thomas was an iron plater.  Son Benjamin had married Alice Hickman in 1900 & in 1901 they were living in Tipton where Benjamin was a forge blacksmith.

There is a death for Dianah Wall, aged 62, in April-June 1907 registered in Dudley.

By 1911 son Thomas had become an iron bridge builder, & he & Jessie had adopted a son, Frank (7).  Jessie had given birth to one child who had sadly died.  They were living at 81 Great Bridge St, West Bromwich & mother-in-law Rebecca Holt was still with them.  In 1911 son Benjamin & his wife Alice were still living in Tipton & Benjamin was now an axle smith striker for the bridge works Wednesbury. 

Son Frank had married Mary Ann Hall in 1905 & in 1911 they were living at Langley Green where Frank was a mechanic in the engineering trade.  Son James & daughter Harriet were boarding together in 1911 at 17 Canal View, Tipton.  James was a boiler riveter & Harriet was a charwoman.  Harriet was to marry Enoch Norrey later in 1911. 

Son Walter married Alice Ingram in 1903 & in 1911 they were living at Wellington Rd, Tipton where Walter was a gas worker for the district council.  They had a 6 year old son Geoffry & a 5 year old daughter Elsie.   Son Fred had married Susan Elizabeth Archer just before the 1911 census & at that time they were living at Ocker Hill, Tipton where Fred was a scrap dealer. 

The children of Thomas Wall & Dinah Pimder were:

w.1.4.1 Harriett Wall born at Shrubbery Lane, Tipton & christened March 10th, 1867 at St Martin, Tipton; buried March 31st, 1867 at St Martin, Tipton

w.1.4.2 Thomas Arthur Wall christened August 30th, 1868 at St Martin, Tipton, Staffs
w.1.4.3 George Richard Wall born February 15th, 1871 & christened March 19th at Rotherham Minster, Yorks; died April-June 1909 at Dudley, Staffs
w.1.4.4 Benjamin Wall born September 7th, 1873 & christened September 28th, 1873 at St Martin, Tipton, Staffs
w.1.4.5 Frank Charles Wall born June 8th, 1876 & christened July 2nd, 1876 at St Martin, Tipton, Staffs
w.1.4.6 James Walter Wall born Oct-December 1878 & christened January 17th 1883 at St Martin Tipton, Staffs
w.1.4.7 Walter William Wall born October 6th, 1880 & christened January 17th 1883 at St Martin, Tipton, Staffs
w.1.4.8 Harry Wall born January 1883 at Tipton, Staffs & christened January 17th 1883 at St Martin at Tipton, Staffs
w.1.4.9 Fred Wall born April 18th, 1885 & christened May 14th, 1885 at St Martin, Tipton, Staffs
w.1.4.10 Harriet Ann Victoria Wall born October 19th, 1887 & christened November 30th, 1887 at St Martin, Tipton, Staffs; died 1962 at Rowley Regis, Staffs


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