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My Kingswinford grandad survived blot clot op after fight

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 25, 2014

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I AM looking for a photograph of my four times grandad Alfred Thomas Pargeter, also known as Alf Pargeter.

Alfred Pargeter was born in Dawley Brook, Kingswinford, in 1840 to parents Joseph and Ann Pargeter (nee Hillman). He died in Wolverhampton in 1919. He married Margaret Ann Price in 1864 and then Eliza Gethin in 1907. Alfred was a puddler for around 50 years working at the Round House steel works at Brierley Hill. Alfred also spent time in the workhouse in Heath Town and was buried in Holy Trinity church which is right next door to the workhouse. One of his sisters was Mary Ann Pargeter who married Edward Bragger and then became Alfred's brother-in-law. Alfred and Edward were involved in a fight in 1883 in Dudley in which Alfred Pargeter was badly injured after Edward Bragger hit him over the head with an object. He was arrested and was about to be charged as the police thought that Alfred would not live through the night after they found out he had a blood clot on the brain. But he did survive and lived for almost another 40 years outliving Edward Bragger and all his brothers and sisters. Alfred Pargeter was the nephew of Philip Pargeter who owned the Red House glass cone in Wordsley in Stourbridge and John Northwood. Alfred was also related to the Richardsons, William Haden Richardson and Benjamin Richardson the glass pioneers. Philip Pargeter senior and Susannah Pargeter (nee Richardson) were the grandparents of Alfred Pargeter. If anyone has a photo or photos of Alfred Thomas Pargeter or of any members of the people mentioned above I would be most grateful.

Roy Pargetter,



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