Genealogy Forum for the Pubs, Inns, Taverns and Breweries of Worcestershire for Family Researchers, Local Historians and Genealogists
Royal Oak : Rounds Green
I am wondering, if by any chance, you have, or can let me know how to go about obtaining any photos of my nan's old pub that she used to
run from 1937 to 1960. It was called The Royal Oak, Dingle Street, Rounds Green, Oldbury. My grandad James Knott was the licencee from 1937 to 1942 and my Nan
Adelaide Knott took over the licence when he passed from 1942 to 1960. It was in a row of houses and have since been demolished a long time ago. The
brewery was Ansell's. Any information would be most welcome.
March 2nd 2021.
I do not have a photograph of the pub at the moment but I can show you the area in which they worked. This plan dates from 1938 but it was drawn
up for Frederick Smith Ltd.
The pub would later fall under the estate of William Butler's of
Netherton : Why Not Inn
I found your website while I was searching for information about a pub which I think my Great Great Grandfather Saul Southall may have owned.
It was called the 'Why Not Public House,' of Cinderbank, Netherton, Dudley. The name is mentioned in a bankruptcy announcement in 1861 and also an article about
an attack on him. I think he mostly worked as a furnace engineer, but also ran the pub? His wife Emma Southall is listed as a publican later in the 1891 Census when
they resided in Oldbury. I was
just wondering if you had any information about this pub as you seem to have a lot of history about pubs in this area.
Tricia deMacedo, Victoria, BC
March 15th 2022.
I have not researched this former beer house
but I have uploaded a map of the property for you. Saul Southall was certainly the licensee of this
tavern at the time of the 1861 census. The enumerator recorded the house as a beer shop. In addition to his work in a factory it would appear that he was also engaged in
seasonal work as the enumerator recorded that he was a scythe man. In addition to the census he was also recorded as a beer retailer in Slater's Directory of
Worcestershire published in 1861.
I am originally from the UK and I am tracing my ancestors. My oldest relative is Henry Jeff, born in mid-1700s and on his marriage record to
Mary Morris in 1761 in Belbroughton,
Worcestershire, it says his parish is Stone. It also says on that record that his witness was John Jeff [assuming father] so
am trying to track down any records of either John Jeff or Henry Jeff. Can you tell me which churches or historical societies exist in the Stone area that I can
contact? Other thoughts?
Windermere, Florida, July 21st 2014.
I believe that the register of St. Mary's Church at Stone dates from the year 1601 so there should be some useful information contained therein.
Microfiche copies are held at Worcestershire Archives. This branch of the Jeff family may have moved to Kinlet in Shropshire, though I am not certain of this. Good
luck in your research.