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Hello from Virginia

Postby Lbligh » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:41 am

I am a new member here, and though I am a beginner in UK genealogy, I am fairly experienced with US research.

My specific interest in the UK is the Black Country. A month ago I had never heard of the region, so I have a lot to learn. I am trying to trace the members of the Tromans family who emigrated to Baltimore and Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Other names of interest are Brettle/Brettell abd Cottle. Many seem to be connected with Rowley Regis.

My main tree is on Ancestry.com.
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby peterd » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:56 am

Hi Lbligh, welcome to the forum
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby SRD » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:35 am

Welcome to the forum Image
Currently investigating the Hillmans of Sussex.
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby Rob » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:48 am

Hi Lbligh welcome. We have information on Black Country Connections Cottle's and Brettell's emigrating to America and being kidnapped by Native Americans.
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby Northern Lass » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:23 pm

Welcome :grin:
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby Frodo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:02 pm

Welcome to the Forum. I have both Bretell and Tromans in my extended family tree but don't know anything about them, they just appeared when I was doing my own research. As far as I can tell my Great Grandfather Billingham's sister married a Joseph Tromans in 1867 and my Great Great Grandfather Billingham's sister Fanny married a William Moreton and their daughter Sarah married a John Brettell in 1869.
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Re: Hello from Virginia

Postby Lbligh » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:28 pm

Rob, I just came across that terrible story! Rachel Brettell Cottle was never seen again! I have a fantasy that she lived a long happy life with the tribe, and that someday we will find DNA evidence of her half-Brettell half-Sioux children.

I have six Cottles among my DNA matches, descended from that family, and their connection to my tree dates from well before the Brettell-Cottle abduction, so it's perfectly possible....
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