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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 7 May 2008 22:55

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

Greeting’s again Wendy…….

THREE scans winging their way to you

PLEASE let me know if they arrive OK & you opened them....


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 7 May 2008 23:06

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

Greeting’s again Sylvia.

Graveyard is not that big but it’s compacted

Plus I did hear that they had done what a lot of Churches are doing
That is they take up the Headstones and place them along the outer walls of the Church. So you may not find the finial resting place……:0(((

Best get in touch with the Church they might hold Graveyard plans

Canon Barry Naylor
St. Margaret’s Parish Church.
St Margaret's Way

Tel: 0116 262 0788
0116 248 7471

MIKE. xx


Sylvia Report 8 May 2008 06:32

Thank you Mike, will let you know how i get on



Frazzled Report 13 May 2008 08:35

Morning Mike, on this glorious morning!
Please could you help me again with my Hall family.

You found the marriage of Charles Hall b1799 to Mary White b c1796 in Belton on 17/6/1816 for me. I have searched the IGI for Mary but cannot find a birth for her. If you have time please could you look up her birth for me to find out who her parents were and if she had any siblings. She was born in Castle Donnington.

Thank you
Caroline x

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 13 May 2008 15:48

Greeting's again Caroline .....

A whiz around found the following Baptisms :~

St. Edward the King & Martyr Parish Church
Castle Donnington.

1795...FEMALE. ...Bapt. .. 27th. Sept.

1786. .James. ....Bapt. ...29th. Oct.
1791...Joseph.....Bapt.....24th. Oct.

ALL above with Parents James & Sarah. White.

But I'll try and confirm all those this week at the Records Office & get back to you.

MIKE. xx


Sheila Report 13 May 2008 18:20

Greetings to all and especially Mike. Thanks for your continuing sterling work.

Still looking for Goadbys (Highfields), Bradburys (Harrison Road) and Arthur Smith (b 1882 Leeds).

There were 12 Bradbury children so there must be some descendants out there!



Frazzled Report 13 May 2008 19:50

Thank you Mike, that's brilliant. Another branch of the family to investigate!

I look forward to the results of your visit to the Records Office.

Thank you again
Caroline xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 13 May 2008 21:33

Greeting's again Caroline ....

" Your very welcome "

Your Bonus .....


James White ~ Sarah CARTELEDGE.
19th. November. 1785.
St Edward the King & Martyr Parish Church.
Castle Donnington.
By Banns.

MIKE. xx


Karen Report 13 May 2008 21:51

re:Thoms Noon

Hi Mike,

I contacted you about a week or so ago about Thomas Noon and Mary Ann Smith. Pretty sure I now have their marriage of 1835 in All Saints Lei and a birt cert of daughter Eliza in 1840 at Harbourer. Just need more info on Thomas and Mary ann, eg parents and birth places,dates. if possible . They were bootmakers or cordwainers thru out their lives.
You kindly passed on the burial info.

Waiting with bated breath...

Karen of Brisbane


faerykingdom Report 13 May 2008 22:20

Hello again Mike,

I don't know whether you can help me with this one.........

I have a Mary Wright who was baptised in Croft on 11/02/1820. She was the illegitimate daughter of an Elizabeth Wright.

Do you have any records of a marriage after 1820 for an Elizabeth Wright around Croft? I know it's a bit vague, but any help or advice would be great. Mary Wright later moved to Stoney Stanton and married a Matthew Tansey in 1841.

Thanks again for any help,

Vicky X

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 May 2008 21:52

(¯`*•.¸ (¯`*•.¸F.A.O. Karen O’ Brisbane ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)

Greeting’s again Karen…..

Fiche No’ 1D63 /15. one of one fiche.
All Saints Parish Church.

Register reads thus :~

Page. 31.
Entry No’ 91.

Thomas NOONE Bachelor. of this Parish.
Mary Smith. of this Parish.
Married in this Church Nineteenth day of October.
One Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Five.
By Banns by Me :~ Geo. Barker. Curate.

Thomas signed register by own signature
Mary by her Mark = X

In the Presences of :~
Cornelius Tipples. Martha Noone.

Possible Baptism for Thomas
Fiche 24D65/ B1.
St. Margaret’s Parish Church. Leicester.

Page 80.
Entry No’ 639.
27th. July. 1814.
Thomas Son of William & Elizabeth Noone.
Church gate.
Frame Work Knitter.
Wm. Hayton. Curate.

With ref to Mary with a very popular surname
It’s very difficult to say for sure we have the right one

Because Eliza was born in Market Harborough 1840.
I just have this feeling that Mary went home to her Mother's to have the child ?
I see that on 1841. Census it stated Mary was born within the County of Leicestershire
On the 1851. Mary is down as Not Known place of birth
1861 onwards it has Mary as born Leicester.

Or was the birth early and Thomas & Mary was on their way home back to Leicester from Northamptonshire where Thomas had bought some leather for his Boot & Shoe business ?

MIKE. xx


Karen Report 14 May 2008 22:12

Hi Mike,

Tks so much for that info.

Interesting spelling of surname, although logical.

Re Mary..
After buying the death cert for Thomas (d..1886) I found that he had died at an address in Charles St Margaret Lei with a A Smith in attendence. In the 1881 census Thomas and Mary Ann were living in Charles Street as well, down the road.. I did a 1881 census search on the address and found a famly of Smiths living in this house.. I researched this Smith family and found they came from Coventry . I know that in all the census Mary Ann Noon states she is from Lei, but it seems is still ongoing.... just info for you.

Once again many tks.. this info is a gold mind.

ps...keep up the good work, your help is invaluable to people like me from 'Down Under'

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 May 2008 22:14

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

Greeting’s again Caroline…..

Fiche Temp Load No’ 14. 2/3 fiches.
St. Edward the King & Martyr. Parish Church.
Castle Donnington Leicestershire.

Register reads thus :~

Entry No’ 141.

James White Bachelor. of the Parish of HEMINGTON
In the County of Leicestershire.

Sarah CARTEDGE. of this Parish.
Married in this Church Nineteenth day of November.
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty five .
By Banns by Me :~ Thomas Boswicke. Curate.

Both signed register by own signatures

In the Presences of :~
Thomas Bakewell.
Jos. Ballard. Parish Clark.

The Baptisms I posted are now confirmed as printed

MIKE. xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 May 2008 22:25

Greeting's again Karen O' Brisbane ....

" Your very welcome "

I'll help anyone out in fact as I type this an ex pat of Leicester who I've helped over years now is flying from Oz Victoria
to meet up with me sometime in the next few weeks .......So NO look up's that week I'm afraid ....

But If I can help you again just ask.....



Frazzled Report 14 May 2008 22:48

Thank you so much Mike that's excellent, more avenues to persue! Isn't it strange that Mary was baptised before being named.

Again they have changed the boundaries, on multimap Hemington is in Derbyshire. I have also seen a reference that has put Castle Donnington in Derbyshire.

Thank you again
Caroline xx

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 15 May 2008 08:21

Hi Mike

My cousin has been in touch and has found a burial for one of her Scotton's. They are a giving her a real headache and I can understand why now as she sent me some some certs to see if I could figure out what was going on. She has just found this

P 1293 C SCOTTON John 1866 Aug 24 Age 3WKS. Oxford Street, Saint Mary 17520 CORONER'S WARRANT

Was hoping you could have a look at the newspaper when you have time, need some clues desperately!!!


Karen Report 17 May 2008 05:10

Hi Mike

Re Thomas Noon and Mary Ann Smith..

I note on the marriage info of 1835, that a Martha Noone is a witness. I have found a chris entry , 2 May 1817 St Margarets ,on the IGI with parents of William and Elizabeth Noon. I also found 5 other children with parents William and Elizabeth Noon...
Mary Noon..1810,William 1803,Jas Noon 1812 ( also found him on 1841 census as a shoeman,which ties in) John Noon 1805 and Elizabeth 1807. all of St Margarets.

Could there possibly be more info on Martha Noon (e), Please ?

Lots of Tks for your time...
Karen of Brisbane

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 17 May 2008 09:23

Hi Karen

Had a look at marriages and there is a Wiliam Noon marrying Elizabeth Goodman St Margs 1802

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 17 May 2008 19:33


For St Margs .......
Read......... ST. MARTINS Parish Church. 1802........

Naughty step for someone me thinks ? ...:0/

Possible marriage for Martha :~

William Jopson. ~ Martha Noon.
21st. September. 1848.
All Saints Parish Church.

1851. Census returns :~

HO 107. / 2090. / 404. / Page. 23.
Extra parochial Parish of Borough of Leicester
Castle View
Castle Yard.

William Jopson Head Mar. 31 Male. Wool comber Lei Leicester
Martha Jopson Wife Mar. 32 F/Male. Wool comber’s Wife Lei Leicester
Jane Jopson Dau. 11mths F/Male. Lei Leicester


Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 17 May 2008 21:46

Sitting on naughty step

My fault, read it wrong when I saw Lmt