Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Cornelius Walters West Bromwich 1893

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Andy Report 6 Dec 2012 08:12

Thanks Lindsey


Lindsey* Report 28 Dec 2008 10:39

Chenical works west Bromwich

In 1851 there were three manufacturing chemists in West Bromwich, including Peter Ward of Paradise Street. William Ward was making washing crystals, soap, and washing-powder as well as bakingand egg-powder at the Victoria Chemical Works in New Street between at least 1860 and 1880. (fn. 1) By the early 1890s W. & A. Ward was making soap in High Street, and besides the Hudson and Ward firms there was a third soap manufacturer, Cornelius Walters of Brickhouse Lane. Wards continued in business until the early 20th century and Walters until the early 1920s.

From: 'West Bromwich: Economic history', A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 17: Offlow hundred (part) (1976), pp. 27-43. URL: Date accessed: 28 December 2008.

1891 England Census
about Cornelius Walters
Name: Cornelius Walters
Age: 51
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Matilda
Gender: Male
Where born: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

Civil Parish: West Bromwich
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Street address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View Image

Registration district: West Bromwich
Sub registration district: West Bromwich North East
ED, institution, or vessel: 11
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Cornelius Walters 51 Washing powder manufacturer
Matilda Walters 46
William Christopher Walters 22
Cornelius Hy Walters 16


Andy Report 28 Dec 2008 09:40

I am trying to find information about Cornelius Walters who owned Great Bridge Chemical Works and died in 1893 aged 53. He was my G G Grandfather