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GORNAL IN THE NEWS - OLD NEWS AND GOSSIP FROM AROUND THE VILLAGE
Early 1800s
These reports were taken from newpapers of the time, but there was not so much published before 1850.
14 October, 1838.
There is a man, named Flavell, residing at Gornal, near Dudley, by trade a nailer, commonly called "Major Flavell", who has had no less that eight wives, all of whom he has buried, and is now busily on the look out for another. By each of his wives he has had one child, & of the eight children seven are living.
The Birmingham Journal
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