The family tree of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp has roots in the Black Country, according to Patricia Bennett

I don’t know about the black cohorts (Letters, 15 August) but it’s true the relatives of Wyatt Earp did indeed live in the Black Country.

The ageing Mrs Nash (née Earp) lived next door to me in Hopyard Road, Walsall in the early 1960s. She had one daughter, Barbara, an extraordinary person who kept a pet monkey which regularly tore down curtains and bit visitors. She went on to marry a local doctor who became famous for being the first person to carry out a caesarian section on a guppy.

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