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A Brierley Hill Diary

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I thought this might help someone.
>
> I found a little book  with my mothers things, it was my
Great-grandmothers
> her name was Bathiah Jewes born December 5th 1870.  Level Street,
> Kingswinford, Stourbridge, Staffordshire.  Parents: Thomas Jewess
"puddler"
> and Mary Ann (Evans) Jewess.
>
> Entries written between 1886 and 1895.  In 1886 she was 16 years old.
>
>                Mr. Steward dce was hurt on the 2nd of Oct and
>                died on the 3rd of Oct 1886.  Arnoll
>
>                John C. Jones on the 23rd Sept 1886 died
>                suddenly.
>
>                Mr. Rudge committed suicide on the 26th of
>                June 1887.
>
>                Mr. Mace died on the 20th of June 1887.
>
>                Edwurd Brown did on the 1st of March 1887.
>
>                Great fire at Hales Dudley on the 4th of March
>                1887.
>
>                William Pearce was killed on the 4th of March
>                1887  Halesowen Road Old Hill aged 16.
>
>                Mr. Eld of Brierley Hill died suddenly on Saturday
>                March 26th 1887.
>
>                Mr. Tos. Barnbrook of the Delph was killed at the
>                Saltwell Colliery on March 23rd 1887.
>
>                Bridge accident at Seven Dwellings on the 27th of
>                Sept 1887, one man killed.
>
>                A boiler explosion at Missrs Brown and Freers Iron
>                Works Brockmore on Oct 11, 1887.
>
>                Fire at Nestwood S. Wrights Hope Works, Road Oak
>                on Oct. 22nd 1887
>
>                Fire at Prestwoods at Pearsons Farm on the 29th of
>                Oct 1887.
>
>                Mr. Insull died on the 17th of Dec 1887.
>
>                Mrs. Weeler did on the 28th of Dec 1887.
>
>                Daniel Tompson aged 5 died on Christmas day 1887.
>
>                Fire at Brettlelane Goods Office on the 1st of Nov 1887.
>
>                Greenways Bank failed on the 6th of Sep 1887.
>
>                The plantation of trees on the Brierley Hill Nov 12th 1888.
>
>                Mr. Gill died on Oct 23rd 1888.
>
>                Hart's Hill Glassworks opened on Oct 15th 1888.
>
>                Fire at Brierley Hill at Northwoods of Ostin's Shop on the
>                25th of Dec 1888.
>
>                Fire at Dudley Station on the 7th of January 1889.
>
>                Two found drowned on the pound between the 3rd & 4th
>                lock on the 3rd of Jan 1889.  Walters----Cotnock
>
>               Railway accident at Pensnett on the 18th of Feb 1889.
>
>               Mr. Greenhill died on the 27th of Feb 1889.
>
>              Bathiah Gill married on the 28th of Feb 1889 to Thomas
>              Aherton.
>
>              Edward Ward was hurt on the night of the 11th of March
>              and died on the 14th 1889.
>
>              Cock Willets died on the 12th of March 1889.
>
>              Lot Shakespeare's son Bertie was killed by the tram on
>              the 24th of May 1889.

>
>             John Powell died on the 28th of Aug 1889.  Flogger.
>
>               Eli Beckley grocer died on the 25th of August 1889
Brockmoor.
>
>            John Winwood died on the 5th of Sept 1889.
>
>            Mrs. Aherton died on the 9th of Jan 1890, Bathiah Gill.
>
>              Doctor Ashmead died on the 26th of Dec 1889.
>
>            Mr. Moore poisoned himself on the 10th of Jan 1890.
>            Chemist.
>
>            Roland Thompson died on the 8th of Jan 1890.
>
>            Mrs. Lucas died on the 8th of Feb 1890.
>
>            Mr. Dutton died on the 16th of Feb 1890.
>
>            Boiler explosion Hingley and Smiths Anchor and Cable
>            Works, Primrose on the 21st of March 1890.
>
>            Israel Hensil died on the 1st of April 1890.
>
>            Young Mr. Firmstone shot himself at Wollaston Hall,
>            April 24th 1890.
>
>            Mrs. Sweeney died on the 21st of May 1890.
>
>            Tom Jewes got married on the 25th of May 1890.
>
>            Samuel Green & Christopher Wassal both of the
>            Terrace Hart's Hill was drowned on the 6th of Aug 1890.
>
>            Elijah Priest died on the 25th of May 1890.
>
>            Sarah Ann Shaw was found drowned in the canal at
>            Hart's Hill on the 14th of Aug 1890.  She was missing on
>            the 12th, open verdict was returned, Cartwright, Jones,
>            Russon and Davies was accussed.
>
>            Mrs. Perry died on the 22nd of Aug 1890.
>
>            Fire at Hales Furniture Warehouse, Dudley on the 2nd
>            of Sept 1890.
>
>            Tom Jewes's child died on the 10th of Oct 1890, name was
>            Mary Ann.  And Buthis wife died on the 5th of Dec 1890.
>
>            Mrs. Pearcey was hung on the 23rd of Dec 1890, for
>            the murder of Mrs. Hogg and her child.
>
>            Thomas McDonald was hung on the 30th of Dec 1890.
>
>            Fire at Hales Dudley on the 30th of December 1890.
>
>            Henry Harvey of Glassworks Pensnett was found drowned
>            on the 4th of Jan 1891.
>
>            Sophia Ann Parker was found drowned on the 2nd of Jan
>            1891.
>
>            Mr. William May of Round Oak died on the 22nd of Feb
>            1891.
>
>            Mr. Christopher  Wassal of Round Oak died on the 22nd
>            of Feb 1891.
>
>            Robert Sharrat of Round Oak died on the 25th of Feb 1891.
>
>            William Smith of Brockmoor died on the 24th of Feb 1891.
>
>            Mrs. Hirkam of Round Oak died on the 11th of March 1891
>            in the union.
>
>            Thomas Smith of Brockmoor died on the 1st of April 1891.
>
>            The old Earl of Dudley died on the 7th of May 1885.
>            He was born on the 17th of March 1817.
>
>            Mary Shakespeare was married on the 29th of March 1891
>
>            Albert Jewes was married on the 5th of April 1891.
>            Both of Brockmoor Church.
>
>           Abraham Young attempted to murder Mary Ann Tompkins
>           of Silver End on the 31st of August, he committed suicide on
>           the same day.  He comes from Level Street.  He comes from
>           soldiering.  In May the same year from India.
>
>           Mrs. George Pearson of Dudley Street, Round Oak died on the
>           3rd of Sept. 1891.
>
>          Mr. Thomas Priest was took to the Assylum Summerhill.  On the
>          4th of Sept 1891.  He comes from Round Oak.
>
>          Lawyer Holberton of Brierley Hill died very suddenly on Nov
>          17th 1891 in the town about dinner time.
>
>          The celebration of the Earl of Dudley's Marriage at Dudley
>          was on the 19th of Nov 1891.  He gave his men a days work
>          and there is a grand display of fireworks on the Castle Grounds.
>
>         Mrs. Bachelor died on the 1st of March 1892 Tuesday.
>
>         The results of the Parliamentary Election in Dudley Borough
>         was on the 5th of July 1892 between:
>         Mr. Brooke Robinson and Mr. Howard Spensley
>         The results:  Robinson M.P.   6668
>                             Spensley            5619
>                     Majority                                 1049
>
>         Alfred Shakespeare died on the 6th of Oct 1892.
>
>         Colliery fatality at Missrs Cockrane and Company
>         No. 10 pit on the 8th of Feb 1893.
>                 Aaron Crew age 49, 35 Angel Street, Dudley
>                 John Oliver age 45, Bell Street, Pensnett
>                 Joseph Jones age 42, Cooper Bank, Sedgley
>         All killed by the rope breaking.
>
>         Richard Mobberley died on the 21st of Sept 1893 at his
>         home on Allion Street, Brierley Hill.
>
>         Mrs. Gill's building was sold on the 15th of Aug 1893, at
>         the Golden Eagle, Brierley Hill.
>
>         Colliers Strike ended November 17, 1893.
>
>         Lyttleton Jewes died on the 3rd of Jan 1894.
>
>         Lock's Lane water engine stack was struck by lightening
>         on the 25th of April 1894.
>
>         Eliza Barker died on the 7th of Oct 1895.
>
>         Sarah Ann Dailey was burnt at Horton's builder and contractors,
>         Brierley Hill on the 8th off Oct 1895.
>
>         Eliza Ethel May Jewes was born on the 23rd of Feb 1895 at
>         20 minutes past ten o'clock at night.
>
>
>                                       the  end
 
July 2004

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