In 1774 described as “of this parish and usher (or teacher) to the Charity School”. Thought to have started a school in the village, where many children could not read or write, around 1776..
Local poet, early 20th Century. Responsible for poems such as “The Churchyard at Tettenhall”
Keeper of Tettenhall’s gate who in 1844 was fined 40 shillings for delaying the Holyhead mail coach for up to seven minutes each morning!.
In 1643, the Parliamentary general, whose raid on Wolverhampton and Tettenhall, damaged St Peter’s Church, stripping lead off the roof and threatened to remove a famous bronze statue and melt it down for munitions..
18th Century almost legendary canal builder whose new waterway brought fresh prosperity to Tettenhall. He had a reported habit of going to bed when a problem occurred and not getting up again until it was solved. The Swan and the Mermaid pubs were named in honour of his new waterway.
13th Century Dean of Tettenhall. Fined for hunting the King’s deers!
19th Century Headmaster of the Church of England School, Tettenhall Wood for more than 40 years. “A headmaster of the old school who did so much to make England”.
Born in Codsall who was accused of stealing a bible. He denied this saying that if it were true his hands would rot off. They duly did and he died in great misery years later. His story probably led to the creation of Tettenhall’s Armless Woman myth about a seamstress who had a similar fate
Son of a Tettenhall publican – ‘Gentleman’ Cotes – he became a famous hotelier and founder of the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth.
Notorious family who lived in Tettenhall at the start of the 15th Century and did their best to keep the population of the village down. Henry Dekyn was wanted for killing three people, his brother John was wanted for murder and their father, Adam, while armed with a coat of mail, sword and dagger was accused of beating, ill treating and horribly maiming one John de Barnhurst of Tetenhalle. The family went to ground and over time suffered various fates. Henry was killed during a Sheriff’s arrest but Adam was never found.
Her grave is still believed to be in Tettenhall Church, as recorded in the parish registers. A renowned beauty, she is thought to be the legendary “Dark lady of the Sonnets” about whom Shakespeare wrote some of his most moving verse.
The first Lord of Wolverhampton, a lawyer who entered politics and rose to become Secretary of State for the Colonies. He married the sister of Colonel Thorneycroft of Tettenhall Towers, and one of their daughters was the Victorian novelist Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, author of Fuel of Fire.
Had been active in the King’s garrison at Lichfield during the English Civil War and was made the Minister at Tettenhall.
But some local residents famously successfully petitioned Oliver Cromwell to have him removed as a former Royalist supporter.
Member of Parliament and iron foundry industrialist. His family also owned Wergs Hall, Wightwick Hall and Tinacre Hall.
Theodosia Strong minded village benefactor who gave two of her fields for gardens for the poor and land at Tettenhall Wood for a school.
Tettenhall resident, solicitor and founder of a bank, was chairman of the Wolverhampton Turnpike Trust, the body responsible for major changes to the route of the old London to Holyhead Road through the village. The road had been turnpiked in 1749.