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Beverly Report 8 Jul 2008 22:41

I am looking for Masters,Stretton,Packwood and Gilford


Lorraine Report 8 Jul 2008 23:03


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Jul 2008 23:06

Greeting’s Folks………

Not that I blow my own trumpet often……….

But anyone seen tonight’s “ Mr Leicester Page” in the Mercury ?

“ Stoughton Grange” was where my Grandfather was employed as
a Gardener / Gamekeeper.& Grandmother was a Cook in the Kitchens.
I’ve often wondered what the Grange looked like now I know…
very Grand !!! What beautiful neat gardens…….

MIKE. xx


MaryMc Report 9 Jul 2008 02:48



Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 9 Jul 2008 09:21

Hi Mike and Mary

Thank you, have retrieved the info from the other thread


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 9 Jul 2008 23:11

Greeting’s………. MaryMc…..

Welcome to the Leicester / Leicestershire Thread.

If we can help you with your research then just ask.

MIKE. ( One of the Thread's backroom staff. ) ….lol. …. :o)))


MaryMc Report 10 Jul 2008 05:48

Thanks Mike :)


Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 13 Jul 2008 09:38


Twas indeed a lovely house - and oh so neat gardens!!! ;-)))

Have you seen this?

Interesting map - very similar to the one on here!!


Sheila Report 13 Jul 2008 15:05

Still looking for Arthur Smith, grocer, of 2 Denmark Street. Born in Leeds c1882 to William Smith and Annie (nee Bodycote) he was still around in the 1940s when he was a witness to his half brother William Goadby's Will, but no-one ever mentioned him and I don't think even my mother knew he was a great uncle...

Also Bradburys of Harrison Road (originally from Bedworth) and the Phillips family (originally from Crowland, Lincs)

Thanks Sheila

pammie p

pammie p Report 14 Jul 2008 15:35

Hi all
can any one tell me where Occupation st was in Leicester? i have found my Husbands grand father as living there in the 1901 census but can not find it on any old maps, the name of the family was cory thanks pammy p

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Jul 2008 16:59

Greeting’s & Welcome Pammy…..

It runs to the West from Mere Road / Spinny Hill Road.
At the right side of H. Bones Cycle Shop opposite Green Lane Road
through to Farnham Street It was a cobbled jitty.
Houses start half way down on your left hand side

Next Street along was the famous "Charnwood Street."

As per usual it's not there today.. a nonconformist type Church stands on the site
Plus a New Public house " The Charny " stands where Charnwood Street was ....

MIKE. xx


Sheila Report 15 Jul 2008 10:24

Hi again

I don't suppose Mike would know if anyone had the foresight to photograph the inmates of the Workhouse in Sparkenhoe Street about the time of the 1881 census...if they did it might be the quick way to solve a family mystery...



Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 15 Jul 2008 17:58

Greeting’s again Sheila……..

TUT..TUT……… That would be the easy way !!!!..

Plus I doubt if they would be allowed to photograph them
as they had not committed a crime. …
I also would think Photography was still in it’s infancy…….
and where would they get the best clothes from to do this?

I know from my relatives that Dr Banardo’s did photograph all new intakes
But this was in 1910.( and they ALL had the same set of clothes on.)

The other way would be to get out the Admission & Discharge Workhouse Books.
And hopefully get the clues from them….



Found this link :~

Just the one Photo of some of the inmates .

If you scroll down to the end of page

Under the heading " INMATES "

There is a link to Inmate names on the 1881 census night.


Sheila Report 16 Jul 2008 08:42


Would you blame me for looking for an easy way when my lot give me so much trouble?! What I really need to do is regenerate my gran (Emma Edith Goadby 1892 - 1986) - I know for a fact she had some of the answers, I just didn't listen at the time!

I've followed your link, but wouldn't you know it - the image is from 1890 and my lady died in 1884!

I presume the Admission and Discharge Books are in the Record Office. Sounds like time for a day off and a trip over, although we are coming on Saturday to look at St Margaret's, St Mary's, the cathedral, the Newarke Houses and anything else we can fit in.

Thanks again for your help.


Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 16 Jul 2008 11:48

Hi Mike

Have found some Moore's at last and was wondering if you could check if there is a will for Thomas whilst you are at the Records Office, here's his burial

I 565 F MOORE Thomas 1908 FEB 8 59 Edgehill Road Leicester 51005
I 565 F MOORE Mary Elizabeth 1909 APR 2 60 BORO' ASYLUM Leicester 51685

In 1901 they are in Grove Road. Am on a learning curve with wills and any hints how to track them down would be appreciated!
Thank you

pammie p

pammie p Report 16 Jul 2008 18:43

Thank s mike it has taken me 6 months to find the family at least i now have some idea where they lived Thankyou once again pammy p

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 16 Jul 2008 21:25

Greeting’s Elaine……

I’ll ask my solicitor friend re Will’s seeing they may be a way to tract them down without too much trouble………

I’ll have a look at the Records Office…BUT
It will have to be next week as the Records Office
They are on a 48 hrs Industrial Dispute withdrawal of labour ( Wed & Thurs) this week.
And I cannot change my other commitments.

MIKE. xxx

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 16 Jul 2008 22:01

Hi Mike

Much appreciated


Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 17 Jul 2008 20:36

Hi all

Was wondering if someone could have a look at the 1901 census and tell me what street it says

RG13; Piece: 2988; Folio: 33; Page: 24
James E Hunt-family I am looking at


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 17 Jul 2008 20:58

Greeting's again Elaine.....

Easy ......WATLING STREET.. ,,,:0)))

Re Wills .....
1st. port of call would be the Probate Office in Leicester.
My friend although Probate is not his specialized subject recalls that he believes that there is a search fee of £5. to prove that a will was indeed made.
Further expenses to see what the will contained . .....

MIKE. xxx