(1786 - 1868)
James Molineux was born in 1786 in Claverley, Shropshire, England. Claverley is
a tranquil village of charming timber cottages set amid fine wooded countryside.
The local All Saints Church was built at the end of the 11th-century. Claverley
is surrounded by agricultural land and picturesque places on the banks of the River
Severn. It is about 8 miles from Wolverhampton and Stourbridge.
James married Eliza and settled in her birthplace, Hagley, Worcestershire. They
had six children, all born and raised in Hagley. Maria (b. 1821), George (b. 1825),
Mary (b. 1826), John (b. 1828), Thomas (b. 1831),
and Alfred (b. 1834).
He worked his entire life in agriculture, as a laborer and gardener. This was the
most common occupation for people living in the small community of Hagley.
Sometime between 1841 and 1851, James & Eliza took responsibility to raise their
Grandson, William Page.
James died in his 80's, around 1868. His wife Eliza continued to live in Hagley
until her death in 1878 at 87 years of age.