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    Anyone on here related to, or know about, the Vowles family of West Bromwich, descended from Dennis Vowles, a Birmingham carpenter, born c.1800?
    Some of them owned two founderies in West Brom which only closed about ten to fifteen years ago.
    My grandmother was a Vowles from West Brom, and it would be interesting to swop details with anyone in the area who has more meat to put to the bare bones of what I know.

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    Ondergard

    From Kelly's 1912 Directory of Staffordshire
    WEST BROMWICH

    VOWLES Bros - Ironfounders- Hall End

    The Entry in 1902 Directory was much the same as above ,except the Foundary was in Church Lane.

    I checked the 1868 Trade directory but they were not listed.

    But a Joseph VOWLES aged 43 born Birmingham appears on the 1871 Census for West Bromwich! With Wife and children. By the ages of the children I would say he married about 1865. in 1881 a Dennis born in Birmingham appears on the 1881 Census - I would imagine that the Iron Founders could be descendants of these two gentlemen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ondergard View Post
    Anyone on here related to, or know about, the Vowles family of West Bromwich, descended from Dennis Vowles, a Birmingham carpenter, born c.1800?
    Some of them owned two founderies in West Brom which only closed about ten to fifteen years ago.
    My grandmother was a Vowles from West Brom, and it would be interesting to swop details with anyone in the area who has more meat to put to the bare bones of what I know.
    Hi Ondergard.

    I hope you get this as i am related to the Vowles and i came across your message while googling their business.
    My 2nd great grandmother was Vowles from West Bromich!

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    Good evening MrJ,
    I see that you're a new member. Welcome to Brit Gen!
    Sadly, Ondergard's shown as a "guest" which means that the account is no longer valid. Why not start your own thread about the family? You never know who else is around.

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    Hi Lesley.

    Thanks for your comment. Thats a shame Will have to give it a try!

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJ4m3s View Post
    Hi Lesley.

    Thanks for your comment. Thats a shame Will have to give it a try!

    James
    I didn't see this thread James. As I said in the PM I'll be able to take you back a bit in Our roots

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