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Paul Bennett . Webmaster of Wolverhampton Family History Group on Facebook. requested a look at the plan of the area between North Street and Stafford Street in 1870’s Known locally as Four Ashes.

The reason being his his grandads brother married into an Irish family name of McDermott lived in that area.

Here is the bigger picture Paul:

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My reply to Paul is this quite a lot of Irish family’s settled in that area in the 1850’s onward my own forebears the Egans settled in Lawyers Field. at that time.

It may be a coincidence but my Grandmothers sister Margaret married a McDermott in the late 1800’s.

And in Spennells Directory of 1923

John Joseph McDermot was living at No. 15 Lawyers Field in the house vacated by my Grandfather and Grandmother who moved to Nursery Street close by.

Below the old cellar head.