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    Smile canal boatmen and women

    hi all, all of my family were canal boatmen and women, i have been researching for over 15 years now and have quite a few families in my tree, some names are harrison holt/hoult,skinner,tonks,ward,wood,humphrey's humphries, and diggory, quite a few more if anyone needs help i will happily try and help you with your travelling family


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    Hi My family were Canal boatmen from Wolverhampton the Barratt family sometimes Barrett, traced my family back to Richard and Catherine 1794-1842 the Barratt's stayed on the canal till about 1890s then john Barratt left after losing 2 sons to the canal .the family stayed in around ettingshall and cosely till about 1900 then moved to chesterfield Derbyshire .

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    Newcomer to Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    Apr 2023
    Nuneaton Warwickshire


    Hi - just joined this site and read your post. I am researching my family - WARD - who were canal boatmen for 4 generations, back to my grandfather x3 George Fellows Ward - born abt: 1795 Bewdley Staffordshire. They operated in and around the Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire areas. I am having difficulty finding his parents - can you help or advise. Also any info you have relating to the Ward family would be very much appreciated. Look forward to hearing from you.


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