Re: Messengers From Birmingham, England
My name is Gary Whitehouse, my grandmother's
maiden name was Messenger.Her fathers name
was Thomas Messenger who married a Ellen
My grandmother, Leah Messenger had a sister
Mary Messenger who married a Thomas Butcher,
she also had a brother names Arthur Messenger
who fought in the Boer War at the turn of the
century and came to Canada around 1920.
My grandmother also had a brother named
William...havent a clue about him..
Please send me anything you have on this William...dates...places of birth...even who
he married and the dates...I may be able to
help you...I need concrete dates
I can tell you that this Messenger family
owned a pub on Rocky Lane in Aston, Birmingham, England around 1850 to 1894.Thats when Thomas Messenger, my great grandfather died and left the pub to his wife and children...Leah, Arthur, William, and Mary.I am sure that this William also fought in the Boer War...but this will take some more research..This Messenger family
came from the Aston area of Birmingham...
I hope this helps...please send me any information that you can...anything may open
up a door...you never know..we could be related..