The story of Clara Greensell, of Codsall

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Date:1835

Description:The story of Clara Greensell taken from court, parish and workhouse records. The document above shows Clara was apprenticed to Thomas Wellings, innkeeper of the Crown in Codsall. In July 1835 a court order dismissed her because she was pregnant. Clara was 17. Her son was baptised a few weeks later at Codsall but died 7 December 1837 at the workhouse in Tettenhall. Clara was admitted to the workhouse several times, including with her baby, Harriet, in 1840 . Another son, also John, died in the workhouse in 1846 and Clara and her 9-day old son, Joseph, were buried at Codsall in 1848 . Clara died three days after giving birth at the age of just 31.


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1080s
An Anglo-Saxon lord, Codsall 1086
An Anglo-Saxon lord, Codsall 1086

The earliest mention of Codsall is in the Domesday survey of 1086 [first 3 lines ...

1400s
The Will of William Wyts of Codsall, 15th century
The Will of William Wyts of Codsall, 15th century

This is a very rare document because most wills prior to the later 16th century ...

1580s
Parish Records of  St. Nicholas Church, Codsall
Parish Records of St. Nicholas Church, Codsall

Parish registers record baptisms, marriages and burials. The register above, begins ...

1900s
Ordnance Survey Map of Codsall
Ordnance Survey Map of Codsall

Codsall was a small village in 1903 with a population of about 1,450. The population ...

1950s
Aerial view of Codsall
Aerial view of Codsall

By 1950 the population was about 2,750. The main change visible on the aerial photograph ...

2000s
Aerial view of Codsall
Aerial view of Codsall

From 1963 to 2000 Codsall's population grew to about 11,200. Housing development ...

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Donor ref:Q/SB 1835 T/3 County Quarter Sessions (201/28228)

Source: Staffordshire County Record Office

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