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Carol71 Report 27 Aug 2008 15:33

Hi Mike,
I havent been in a long while, and hope you are feeling like your "old self" again!
I am trying to help a lady with "Fox" from Leicester and was wondering if you could find something for me?

Oliver Fox-born 1797-1798 Leicester and married to Ann ? who was born 1800 -Spondon Derby
Is there a maiden name for Ann?
Also their son, Robert Fox born 1825, no marriage found, but shows him as a widower in 1851 census-29 Grandby St. Leicester
and his father and Ann at 33 Granby St.
Can you find a marriage for him?

I would also like to know if Oliver had siblings, and Robert also.
Thank you, Houdini Mike (my name for you because of how you find so much, lol)

Hope your day is a good one, from across the pond
Carol in Ontario!


Karen Report 29 Jul 2008 22:07

Hi Mike,

Karen from Brisbane here.....

Hoping you can help with the following...
Looking for a marriage and the origin of
Henry Harley and Ann ???
first child born (I think) 1788 in Buckminster.
I have foun this family on the IGI and also info that was given to me, with no 'source' .

Many thanks for any help.

Karen of Brisbane (a verrrrry chilly place at the moment)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Jul 2008 21:33

Mary & Elaine ......

Richard Stringer*, Church warden
is the Son of Thomas Stringer
St. Margaret's Church Sextant .....

* In best Michael Caine accent *

" Not a lot of people know that" :op



MaryfromItaly Report 8 Jul 2008 21:22

Thanks very much for the look-up, Mike - pity the marriage wasn't by licence :-)


MaryfromItaly Report 8 Jul 2008 21:17

No problem - it's an unusual name, so it tends to jump off the page at you while you're searching.


21 (?) October 1813.
Samuel Eld, bachelor of this parish and Ruth Day, spinster of this parish were married by banns.
Both parties signed.
Witnesses: Richard Stringer*, Thos. Eld and Mary Crosland (?)

* probably a professional witness or church functionary, because he witnessed numerous marriages


29 April 1813.
Ann, daughter of Joseph and Ann Eld.
Abode: Belgrave Gate**.
Father's occupation: gardener.

** I get the impression from the register that this may be just the general area, not the exact address - Belgrave Gate appears numerous times, and smaller streets don't.

These details are taken from the bishop's transcripts, because the PRs haven't been filmed.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 8 Jul 2008 20:24

Hi Mary

Yes please, I know Ann's baptism date but have not seen the entry and she is my rellie. Samuel is interesting, will be another to add to our list, can't connect anyone to Ann's father as yet
Thanks for remembering them when looking


Frazzled Report 8 Jul 2008 19:30

Hello Mike
Thank you for looking at the registers for me and for the results.

Will dig deep into pockets after I have got the death cert for Mary Sr!!

Thank you again and hope all is well
Caroline xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Jul 2008 19:28

Nudged up for Sheila


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Jul 2008 18:20

(¯`*•.¸ (¯`*•.¸F.A.O. ......Sheila ….….. ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)

St. Leonard’s Parish Church Leicester

Reads thus :~


Edward. Son of Samuel & Sarah Bodycote……Bapt. 24th Dec..
John Davenport. Curate.


Joseph. Born 21st.April
Son of Edward & Eliz. Bodycote
Baptised 23rd. April …..
Thomas Barnaby. Vicar.

MARRIAGE ST. MARGARET’S Parish Church Leicester……
Registers read thus

Edward Bodicote. Bachelor of this Parish
Elizabeth TILLSON. Spinster of this Parish.

Married in this Church by Banns
This Twenty first Day of October.
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Eight.

By Me :~ R.P. Ross. Curate.

BOTH signed the register by their own MARKS
Edward = +
Eliz = X
In the presence of :~ Joseph Tillson. & Wm Stevenson.

SO…is it back to the drawing board for the Marriage….Me thinks ?

MIKE. xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Jul 2008 17:59

(¯`*•.¸ (¯`*•.¸F.A.O. Frazzled….….. ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)

MIXED results I’m afraid……….

St. John the Baptist Parish Church Belton……

Fiche No’ DE 1965. / 4. 1 pf 2 Fiches.

Page 5.
Entry No’ 38.
2nd Jan. 1859.
William Arthur. Son of MARY HALL.
Line through Occupation
( Which usualy indicates a Baseborn Child )

R. Dalley. Vicar.

The Bad side I could not see the Double Marriage I found the Ref No’ for
Looked in Belton ( Marriage records only went up to 1853).........Grrr :0(((
Looked in all the parishes for Whitwick
But again drew a blank I’m afraid…….
So hand in pocket time this time I’m sorry to say…..

MIKE. x x

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Jul 2008 17:45

(¯`*•.¸ (¯`*•.¸F.A.O. Mary O’ Italy….. ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)

Fiche No’ D E 2008. / 7.

Barlestone Parish Church St.Giles.

Marriage Registers read thus :~


Banns of Marriage between John Sutton of the Parish of Kirby Muxloe. Bachelor.

Hannah POOLE Spinster. of this Parish.

Have been Thrice duly published
The said John Sutton of the Parish of Kirby Muxloe
And Hannah POOLE of this Parish

Married in this Chapel by BANNS
This third day of February
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety one.
By Me :~ John Nicholson. Curate.

In the Presence of :~
George Ford ( Parish Clark.)

Parish Church for Kirby Muxloe =
St. Bartholomew.

MIKE. xxx


MaryfromItaly Report 5 Jul 2008 18:16

Elaine, while I was trawling St. Margaret's BTs at the LDS centre the other day I found a couple of Elds:

- Samuel Eld married Ruth Day in 1813

- Ann Eld daughter of Joseph and Ann baptised 1813.

Do you want me to post the details, or do you already have them?


MaryfromItaly Report 5 Jul 2008 17:40

Sorry to hear you haven't been well, Mike - I noticed you hadn't been around lately. Hope you're OK now.

No rush for the lookup - don't make a special trip to the RO on my account if you're not feeling up to it.


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 5 Jul 2008 17:04

Greeting’s Mary O’ Italy…….

Holiday ? …lol not had one of those since 1995…..

Lets just say for the moment I’ve not been in the best of health………

I’ll have a look at the Parish records for you next week at the records Office.
Hopefully they will not have started their “ Work to rule by then “
BUT…. They will be with drawling their labour though on Wednesday & Thursday 17.&…….

MIKE. xx


MaryfromItaly Report 5 Jul 2008 14:21

Hi Mike,

Have you been off on holiday?

I managed to pay a flying visit to the Records Office in Wigston when I was in England briefly last week, and found a will that throws up more questions than it solves (for John Pool, butcher of Barlestone, who died in 1803).

Could you check out the following marriage for me, found on the IGI, if you have time?

Hannah Poole married John Sutton at Barlestone on 3rd February 1791.

If it was by licence, I should be very interested in the details of the bond.

This Hannah was the daughter of the John Pool who left the will; I think he must be the same John Pool who married Rebecca Fowkes in Earl Shilton in 1775 (you found the marriage for me a while ago), but I'm looking for confirmation, because I can't find all the children named in the will on the IGI or on the censuses.

Thanks a lot,


Frazzled Report 5 Jul 2008 09:12

Hello Mike

That would be wonderful if you could check the marriage details for me.

In the 1861 census Mary is living with mother Mary and Arthur Hall b1859. I have presumed (which I know is dangerous, never presume anything unless proved) that Arthur is Mary's illegitimate son. He is listed as Mary Sr's Grandson.

In the 1871 census Arthur is 12 and a farm servant so no longer with his mother.

If you have time could you please see if Arthur is listed as being baseborn. According to the census details he was born in Belton in 1859 but I am having trouble finding his birth registration. The only one I can find in the area is in 1858 in Loughborough for a William Arthur Hall.

Thank you again for all your help.
Caroline xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 3 Jul 2008 21:26

Greeting’s again. ….. Frazzled….

Looks like it could have been a double Wedding then ?

Dec. Qrt. 1861.

Joseph Hopkinson. ~ Mary Hall.
Hannah Hopkinson. ~ Samson Lester.

Ashby de la Zouch District.
Cert No’ 7 a 287. ( for Both couples )

You wish me to check it out next week for you
At the Records Office to see what was happening
And report back on this thread ?

MIKE. xx


Frazzled Report 3 Jul 2008 09:47

Thank you so much Mike.

As usual you have done it again!! I didn't see that one at all!

I will get the death cert and see who the informant is. I know one of her daughters, Hannah who married Frederick Perry, lived in Whitwick and I think the other daughter Mary may also live there. Not sure who she married I think it could be Joseph Hopkinson. Have to be patient and wait for the cert!!

Thank you again
Caroline xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Jul 2008 23:13

Greeting’s again. ……. Frazzled …….

Try this one for size which fits on the button…..

Death Registration. :~
Jan ~ Feb ~. Mar. Qrt. 1873.
Mary Hall.
Ashby de la Zouch District.
Aged. 77.
Cert. 7 a 68.

And from my Burial Disc :~

St. John the Baptist Parish Church.
Belton Leicestershire.

Mary Hall. 28th. January. 1873.
Aged. 77.
Last abode = Whitwick
( Whitwick comes under Ashby de la Zouch District
which matches the DEATH Registration )


Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 2 Jul 2008 20:24

Hi Sheila

Karen on page 14 of this thread is looking for Noon's, wondered if you had seen her message and mine?