I’ve had an unusual and interesting enquiry from reader Ruth Brierley, who’s got a great puzzle for us – ideal for a Sunday.
Rather than waffle on, I’ll let Ruth explain:
I hope you don’t mind me sending you a message but I’d like to pick your brains about a Brownhills family and my great-grandmother’s mystery grave.
She died quite young in Walsall in 1932 , and some time back we came upon a photo of her grave but with no indication of where it was located. We presumed it would be in Walsall or in West Bromwich where she was married. However it now seems she was born in Brownhills/Ogley Hay and may have been buried back there.
Her maiden name was Alice Maud Smith and she was the daughter of Edward and Emma Smith.
Emma was born Emma Cowley in 1862. Emma’s father was Thomas Cowley born 1815. They seem to have been a huge family and I’m just wondering if you happen to know where any of them are buried?
I’d just love to know where Alice’s grave is! Have been searching for a couple of years but obviously in the wrong places!
Thanks so much,
Now I’m sure the collective applied brains of the genealogy experts here can come up with something. Please help if you can.
If anyone’s near the cemetery, any chance of having a look, please? The railings look familiar, but there doesn’t seem to be anything beyond them, which is making me think this may not be Brownhills.
Please contribute if you can, and help Ruth find the grave in question. You know the drill; please comment here or mailmen: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Thanks, and also to Ruth for a cracking enquiry.