Re: Parish/Family of Staffs & Worcs, England
My family did indeed originate in Halesowen, beginning with John Parish born 1708 (described as a yeoman) - although he gives his birthplace as Oldbury, he seems to have lived in Halesowen. He married Phoebe Jeston at Halesowen in 1733 - his marriage allegation is in Worcester CRO confirming the above details. His son Thomas married Joanna Gauden at Oldswinford in 1768 and later moved to Brierley Hill and is the ancestor of the Parishes in this area. Later members of the family also married in Halesowen so the family connection seems to have been strong even a number of years later. I have tried to send an e-mail to you but have had no reply - have you received this? - please get in touch.