The Tellings of West Bromwich
Wow, a Telling forum at last!
I have a Telling branch of my family all of whom seem to originate in the Oldbury area of West Bromwich in Staffs. UK.
A Robert John Telling married a Mary Ann Hotchkiss circa 1880.They had two children that we know of.
'Minnie' Telling (may be short for Ameilia) b. ?
Robert William Telling b. 1885
Robert William Telling married a Mary Horton and they owned a feed merchant/pet shop on the corner of Rood End Road and Tat Bank Road in Oldbury around the 1910 era.They also owned the horse that pulled the Oldbury fire brigade and Robert was a part time fireman in the Oldbury Fire Station.
Minnie Telling married an American (name unknown) and lived in both Florida and Australia.
I know most Tellings seem to be clustered around Cricklade in Glos. UK, although I have yet to find a link between my Tellings and those in Gloucestershire, they may exist a link.
If anyone has anything on the Tellings in West Bromwich I would be very interested to hear from you.