My great great great great grandfather William Sambrook was born in Staffordshire in 1786. His wife Mary was also born in Staffordshire in 1786.

The family lived for a time in Upton Parva, near Wellington, but by the time of the 1841 cesus William and Mary were living in Penkridge, near Cannock. William and Mary had at least two chidlren - Mary, born in 1807, who is my great great great grandmother and William, born in 1821.

They almost certainly had other children but these are the only two I have been able to trace to date. Mary married my great great great grandfathere Ephraim Dent in Wolverhampton in November 1837.

Her brother William Sambrook became a gardener and married Charlotte Vickerstaff in Penkridge in early 1841. They had at least two children, George (born in 1845) and Maryann (1848).