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MaryfromItaly Report 1 Sep 2008 23:49

Hi Mike,

Do you have Barlestone burials on your discs?

If so, could you check out John Pool, who died in 1803?

I'm hoping it'll give his age (should be about 56 if it's the person I'm looking for).

I'm also looking for the death of his wife Rebecca, born c. 1753. She will have died between about 1785 and 1802, but as I don't know the exact date, please don't waste time looking for her at the Records Office if you don't have them on disc.


Carol71 Report 2 Sep 2008 06:28

Mike me lad,
Thank you very much-I am sure this lady on Curious Fox will appreciate your hard work!
Have a great week-don't do anything I wouldn't do, lol!

XX Carol


Beverly Report 2 Sep 2008 08:22

Hi Mike
Thank you Ive got Samuel and Sarah i was just wondering if Samuel sister Tamara married Sarahs brother William. On family search it said Tamara and William got married Castle donnington i didnt know whether that came under leicestershire.
Thanks again Bev

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Sep 2008 18:37

Greeting’s again. ....... Mary O’ Italy.

St. Giles Parish Church
Registers read thus :~

Fiche D E 2008. / 2. 1/1

John –Poole. Butcher...........Buried......24th. November. J. Roby. Curate.

The only other Poole burial found trawling Registers 1780. ~ 1806.


Stephen. Son of JOHN & ELIZABETH Poole.....May 8th.
So did not find your Rebecca........Sorry.


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Sep 2008 19:08

Greeting’s again Beverly........

King Edward & Martyr’s Parish Church.
Castle Donington.

Read thus. :~

Entry No’ 19.
Wm. Bosworth. Of this Parish.
Tamar Stretton. Of the same Parish.
Married in this Church by Banns.
This Twenty Seventh Day of December.
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety One.
By Me :~ John Eddowes. Curate.

William signed register by own signature.
Rebecca by her Mark ....+
In the Presence of :~
William Peach. N. Ballard. Parish Clark.


Wm Bosworth........Buried. ......8th. August.

Tamar’s second Marriage :~


Entry No’ 88.
John Smith. & Tamar Bosworth.
Both of this Parish.
Married in This Church by LICENCE
This Twenty First Day of May.
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Six.
By me :~ Jon. Dalley. Curate of Diseworth.
Both signed register by their own signatories.
In the Presence of :~ Thomas Carr. Jane Wright.

EXTRA INFORMATION via the Licence Bonds.:~

Approved & Granted. 17th. May 1796.
SMITH. John. Victualler. WIDOWER. Over 21. Castle Donington.
BOSWORTH.Tamar. WIDOW. Over 21. Castle Donington.
Marriage to take place at Castle Donington.
Securer of £200 Bond... Thomas Carr. Farmer. Castle Donington.

Hope this helps ?


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Sep 2008 19:53

**** F.A.O. ....DEWDROP. & PAMELA ****

So...Louisa was a TWIN then.......

Fiche 11D71. / 7.

Registers read thus :~

Page No’ 44.
St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church.

Entry No’ 347.
24th. April. 1836.
Green. Son of John & Jane Rodwell.
R. Lawson. Curate.

Entry No’ 348.24th. April. 1836.

LOUISA. Daughter of John & Jane Rodwell.
Same details as above.

In the left hand Margin Entries 347 & 348 bracketed with TWINS.


Page. No’ 29.
Entry No’ 68.......April. 8th. 1855.
Thomas Norman. 20.Bachelor. Frame Work Knitter. Oadby.
Father :~ Richard Norman. Frame Work Knitter.

LOUISA Rodwell. 19. Spinster. Knighton.
Father John Rodwell. Labourer.
Married in the Chapel of St. Mary’s Magdalene.
By Banns. By me :~ Wilfred R. Buroughs. Curate.
Thomas signed register by own signature.
Louisa by her Mark ....+
In the Presence of :~ John Saunson.
Catherine Hands. By Her Mark ....+

Hope this helps both of you.


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Sep 2008 21:43

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

Greeting’s again. ….. Sue.

Fiche No’ 24D65. / D 11.

Registers read thus :~

Page. No’ 179.
St. Margaret’s Parish Church. Leicester
MARRIAGES.:~ 1828.

James NEALL. Of the Parish of St. Nicolas. Nottingham.

Emily Foster. Spinster. Of this Parish.

Married in this Church by Banns

This Twenty Seventh day of July.
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty eight.
By Me :~ Tho’s Barnaby. Vicar.

James signed the register in own signature.
Emily by her Mark ….X

In the presence of :~
Maria Bradford ?)…By her Mark…X
( Sorry a splodge right in the middle of surname. )

Richard Stringer. ( Parish Clark. & Son of the Parish Sextant )

Fiche No’ 3D71. / 17.
St. George’s Parish Church. Leicester.

Page. No’ 270.

BAPTISMS :~ 1836.
Entry No’ 2157. 25th. February.

James. Son of John & Emily NEAL.
Chatham Street.
Occupation. :~ A Tailor.
R. Barnaby. Vicar.

I’ll continue looking for other Baptisms next time …..

Re :~ Your question regarding missing off Lodgers / Boarder on Census returns.

YES….this was usual. …… think about it ? …….
If the Head of the Household has not declared the income from theses
Lodgers / Boards to the Tax man. ……
Then by including them on the Census returns he would be in big trouble……..



MaryfromItaly Report 3 Sep 2008 00:18

Hi Mike,

Thanks very much for looking.

Could you confirm whether that 1902 date is actually correct, and not a typo for 1802?

I'm looking for a John Pool(e), butcher of Barlestone, who died between 27/8/1802 and sometime in 1803.


Sarah Report 3 Sep 2008 08:33

hi mike

thanks for the info it helps alot

many thanks


Beverly Report 3 Sep 2008 08:59

Hi Mike
Thank You
Best wishes Bev

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 3 Sep 2008 11:36

Hi Mike

Would you be able to look up a couple of marriages for me please?

Ann Moore marrying James Richardson in Nailstone
5 March 1868

Ada Moore marrying Ernest Bent in Nailstone 5 May 1895

AND only if you have the chance

William Moore marrying Ellen Kirkland (dau of William Kinnersley) Barleston 24 Dec 1875

Thanks ever so much and can recommend the milky coffee at the canal tea shop!

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 3 Sep 2008 11:47

Greeting's again Mary O' Italy.......

Yes sorry fingers slipped have altered the dates now .......
So...I think that one was your man.. ...

MIKE. xxx


littlelegs Report 3 Sep 2008 12:04

hi mike would you look for a baptism of a sophia selby born abt 1840 parents george selby sophia merrick you did the marriage for my sister the other day they married in st margarets leicester thank you andy


MaryfromItaly Report 3 Sep 2008 13:51

Ah, great, thanks very much, Mike - that's what I was hoping.

I thought it was unlikely that there were two butchers in Barlestone called John Pool, but there are several children mentioned in the will I found at Wigston who I haven't found on the IGI, so I thought there might be two of them.

Now I know it's the right person, I'll have another look in neighbouring parishes.


MaryfromItaly Report 3 Sep 2008 14:33

Hm. Still doubtful.

The 1802 will refers to a deceased son of John Pool called Stephen Pool, who left 3 children. I originally thought this must be the Stephen Pool whose burial you found in 1791, but as the entry lists his parents' names (John and Elizabeth), I assume he was a child - unless it was the practice of the Barlestone vicar to list the parents' names of adults buried?

If this Stephen is the son of the John who left the will, that John probably isn't mine, because his wife was Rebecca, and he was a bachelor when they got married in 1775. To be old enough to have 3 children by 1802, Stephen must have been born no later than about 1784, and Rebecca was still alive then.


MaryfromItaly Report 3 Sep 2008 14:43

Have you got people in Barlestone and Nailstone too, Elaine? I wonder if we're related?

Mine are Pool(e), Fowkes and Sutton so far.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 3 Sep 2008 16:22

Hello Mary

I am chasing Moore's around Whitwick/Barton/Nailstone/Belton/Barton/Thringstone/Thornton!



Sarah Report 4 Sep 2008 10:13

hi mike

could you lookup a marriage plz of a
samuel boat b 1785 countesthorp to a joanna the marriage was abt 1815 countesthorpe leicester

many thanks


MarleneB Report 4 Sep 2008 20:31


Hope someone can help with this query.

I am looking for the parents of Timothy Jennings born about 1813 in Hinckley - he married a Mary ? from Stoke Golding.

Timothy seems to be the family christian name as there is a Timothy b 1840 and one born in 1870 both in Hinckley.

Any help on this would be much appreciated.


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 Sep 2008 21:57

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

Greeting’s Again Elaine…….

EYES DOWN…….:0))


Fiche No’ 4374. / 2. 2/7 Fiches.
Page. No’ 45.
Entry No’ 90.March.

James Richardson. Full age. Bachelor. Labourer.
Wanlip.( Crossed out )
Cossington Road written underneath.
Father :~ Thomas Richardson. Labourer.

Ann Moore. Full age. Spinster. Nailstone.
Father :~ William Moore. Labourer.
By Banns by Me :~ Richard Watts.

Both signed registers in their own signatures. Ann signed 1st.

In Presence of :~ Mary Moore. John Richardson.

Fiche 3 rd. of 7.
Page No’ 83.
Entry No’ 165.
5th. May. 1895.

Ernest Bent. 25. Bachelor. Joiner.
55 Crane Road. Derby.
Father :~ John Bent. Joiner.

Ada Moore. 22. Spinster. Domestic Service. Nailstone.
Father :~ John Moore. Ag. Lab.
By Banns by me :~ J.H. Donaldson. Rector.

Both signed Register by own Signatures.

In the Presence of :~
John Moore. Emma Moore.
Chas Bent.


Fiche No’ 2008. / 9. 2nd of 5 fiches.

Page. 80.

Entry No’ 160. December. 24th. 1875.

William Moore. 23. Bachelor. Collier. Nailstone.
Father :~ William Moore. Labourer.

Ellen KIRKLAND. 21. Spinster. Barlestone.
Father :~ William KIRKLAND.Collier.

By Banns by Me :~ Henry Homer. Curate.

William signed by own signature
Ellen by her Mark . ….X.

In Presence of :~
William Price.
Catherine KIRKLAND.

That should keep you busy…..:o))))

MIKE. xxx