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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Sep 2008 23:43

Greeting’s again Karen.

Confirmation of the Marriage :~

Phillimores early Marriages Leicestershire Parish.:~

St Peters Parish Church Saxby.

Henry Harley. Parish of Buckminster.
Ann Bunny. ( suspect register will state " of this Parish " )
24th. December 1787.


Strange I could only get to this Marriage via I.G.I. Batch No’s by using the Brides surname …….and it gave Henry’s name as you stated
Me think a need to look at the original registers then…..

With regards to Bunny’s within Saxby…… then spotted the following :~

1773.William Son of William & Mary Bunny…..Bapt……. 10th. Oct.
1775. Edward. Son of William & Mary Bunny….Bapt…..25th. Feb.
1778. Margaret. Daughter of William & Mary Bunny …Bapt. ..24th. May.

So…Could William & Mary be Ann’s Parents ?
Doubt if we’ll prove that on two counts
Early Parish registers were very basic not a lot of details given to be sure.
Plus on that Marriage Disk it stated that the early Parish Registers for Saxby
Had …….er….” Gone Walkies !!! “ …..:o/

MIKE. xx


Karen Report 15 Sep 2008 08:38

Hi Mike

Tks for cfming the info......

The thing with William and Mary being Ann's parent, going from the dates of the 3 children you mentioned they are much too late.

After looking again on the IGI I found a marriage for a 'Mar Bunny', 16 May 1787 at Saxby, one would think that they were sisters...
I have also found the burial date for Ann Harley,nee Bunny,(from National Burial Index) which is 29 April 1829, age 62 at St Margaret Lei, which fits in with the marriage of 1787..
I then did some more IGI searches and found a Ann Bunney bap1765 at Little Dalby and also a Mary Bunny bap 1760 at Little Dalby, daus of George Bunny and Ann.
When looking at the 1841 census I found a George Bunney age 85 ( bc 1756) in the LITTLE DALBY area and found he too was the son of George and Ann of Little Dalby....
What do you think...

Looking forward to hearing from you... when possible...

Karen of Brisbane

..if its all too long winded just let me know...


Sarah Report 15 Sep 2008 10:38

hi mike

thanks for the info

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 15 Sep 2008 12:13

At the very successful Houghton on the Hill village history exhibition held this weekend a gap in the history of the Cricket Club was highlighted.

If anyone has any photographs, score books, stories etc about Houghton on the Hill Cricket Club, Huw on would be delighted to hear from you!!




littlelegs Report 15 Sep 2008 12:21

hi mike when you have time would you have alook to see if there is any info on a sophia everitt in leicester thanks andy

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 15 Sep 2008 14:49

Greeting’s again Karen O’ Brisbane……

Using the resources I have to hand……

St. Peters Parish Church.

Thomas Briggs.~ Margaret BUNNIES.
Both of this Parish.
16th. May. 1787.
By Banns.

So. ……… Different Surname.
Therefore…… Was there TWO families which had similar sounding surnames within the Village. ?

Could not see a George Bunny ~ Ann Marriage for Saxby
As I stated due to the early registers going Walkies……..
The Parish Marriage records start 1760.

St: Margaret’s Burials Details :~

Harley * Ann * 29th. Apr 1829 Aged.62
Harley * Henry * 13th. Oct 1825 Aged.62
Harley John 26th. Aug 1822 An Infant.

Re:~ Parish Baptisms / Marriages
Did you use this site ?
Link :~

Loads of Bunny Baptisms for Little Dalby………….



Little Dalby Burials :~

Bunney Hannah 2 Apr 1814 52
Bunney Benjamin 26 Dec 1825 6
Bunney William 13 Jun 1828 64
Bunney Benjamin 12 Dec 1829 88
Bunney Hannah 19 Feb 1838 38
Bunney George 25 Jun 1841 47
Bunney * George * 29 Aug 1842 Aged. 84
Bunney Elizabeth 29 Aug 1844 76
Bunney Eleanor 16 Jan 1847 25
Bunney William Wilford 15 Nov 1847 24
Bunney Sarah 13 Aug 1851 56
Bunney Sarah 26 May 1860 -- Abode Of Brington
Bunney William 29 Jan 1862 65
Bunney Benjamin 23 Oct 1863 71
Bunney William 7 May 1868 43 Abode Melton Union


Karen Report 15 Sep 2008 22:31

Hi Mike..

Tks again for all the info..

I feel all the Bunney folk , how ever they spell it , are related, even with the missing info on Saxby, there does not appear to be many in the area. When you look at the 1841 census most are from the Little Dalby area, which looks as though its just down the road a couple of miles.

The search continues...

Once again many tks for all your help..

Karen of Brisbane

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 16 Sep 2008 07:42

Hi Mike

Could you have a look at these entries please

John Moore Baptism Belton 25/12/1802
Thomas Moore Baptism Belton 7/7/1805
Elizabeth Moore Baptism Belton 2/7/1809
Anne Moore Baptism Nailstone 7/5/1819
Mary Moore Baptism Nailstone 22/4/1821

Any chance of these marriages!!!
John Moore to Ann Preston (nee Hatton) Nailstone 8/10/1857
Mary Moore to John Biddle Nailstone 9/12/1840

Thank you

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 16 Sep 2008 15:52

Greeting’s again. ... Elaine....

I take it that it’s Belton near Shepshed & not Belton – in – Rutland ?

Using the Magic Wand.... I have to hand :~

St:John the Baptist BELTON. BAPTISMS :~
1802. John. Son of Geo. & Ann Moore.................Bapt. 25th. December.
1805. Thomas. Son of George & Ann Moore. ..........Bapt. ...7th.July.
1809. Elizabeth. Daughter of George & Ann Moore. ..Bapt...2nd. July.

PLUS. ....... Another sibling? ....
1815. William. Son of George & ANNE Moore. ........Bapt. ....23rd. May.

1819. Anne. Daughter of George & ANNE Moore. ..Bapt....7th. May.
1821.Mary. daughter of George & ANN Moore.... Bapt.....22nd. April.

Will these details be enough or do you require the FULL. S.P. ?

Regarding the Marriages then I will need to look at the registers
But looking at the years then I would think there is a good chance

* Looks at me watch * .......

Umm. .... and I would think the Honeymoon would be about to come to an


Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 16 Sep 2008 17:38

Hi Mike

Belton, Loughborough! (grovelling now after leaving the early morning message)

Have got the dates from the disc and a fellow Moore but he doesn't give background details which is why I was interested in the register entry for the last 2, so any info would be great. If you are busy, the marriages can wait, just want to establish they are mine. There must be another George and Ann looking at a couple of other Baptisms on the disc but My William and George are baptised at Whitwick (sons of George and Ann too) and my George's marriage has John Biddle as a witness

Thank you as always

ken from Hunua

ken from Hunua Report 17 Sep 2008 10:02

Hi Mike

I applied to the Army for the records of my Uncle Robert Edward Timson who was in the Tigers c1920-1936. 30 pounds later they told me they can not find them! I believe that he went to India with the Regiment. Now the question - do you know if the Tigers went to India during this time and if so the period that they spent there?


Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 17 Sep 2008 11:42

Hello Ken

Don't know if you have looked here

Am led to believe they also have a database you can look up, I am hoping to go over to Leicester in the coming weekends so may be able to help you out but definitely worth sending an email I would have thought

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 17 Sep 2008 23:19

Greeting's again Ken.....

Just Cut & pasted this off a site
which might help ?

Did you know? Today's professional rugby football team in the city of Leicester is known as the Tigers.
This has a regimental connection. In 1825 the regiment, which at the time was known as the 17th Foot, was given the honour of wearing the insignia of a tiger superimposed with the word "Hindoostan", in recognition of its long stint in India between 1804 and1823. The regiment began to be popularly called the Tigers and the name had since stuck. In WW1, the Leicester Brigade (110th Brigade of 21st Division - see above) was known as the Tigers.

I fact my District Scout Badge I wear
Leicester South West is of the Hindoostan Tiger........


Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 18 Sep 2008 09:30

Email link for Newarke Houses (which houses Leicestershire Regiment Museum) here:

Interactive database is great - found my Grandpa Edwin Harold BUTLER on it!!


Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 18 Sep 2008 09:32

Also found Grandpa in book held by Leicestershire Regiment Museum:


You can buy it here:

(All names indexed so you can check if your rellie is there before buying the book).

ken from Hunua

ken from Hunua Report 18 Sep 2008 11:40

Thanks for the quick replies I will follow them up pronto



Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Sep 2008 23:33

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

Greeting’s again. ……… Charlotte.

I’m sorry for the delay but I said some look ups
have more twists & turns than a corkscrew……

NO Marriages found Wymeswold or Hoton…..

Hoton, Parish events were suspended 1826.
And all events took place at Prestwold.
They restarted again 1900……..

SO………. BINGO……..
St. Andrew’s Parish Church.

Entry No’ 70.
1st. February. 1846.

John Woolerton.21. Bachelor. Blacksmith. Hoton.
Father:~ John Woolerton. Blacksmith.

Ann BRAMLEY. 26. Spinster. Dressmaker. Hoton.
Father :~ John Bramley. Labourer.

Married by Banns.
By J. W. Manse.

Both signed register by their own signatures.
John Inserted the Name ^ Barton between John & Woolerton.

In the presence of:~
John Woolerton.
Mary Haywood.

I’ll continue the search for your other events
next time I’m at the Records Office.

MIKE. xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 19 Sep 2008 00:12

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

Greeting’s again. ……… Elaine.


Just one liners for :~

St:John the Baptist BELTON. BAPTISMS :~

1802. John. Son of Geo. & Ann Moore..................Bapt. 25th. December.
James Glazebrook Vicar.

1805. Thomas. Son of George & Ann Moore. ..........Bapt. ...7th.July.
James Glazebrook. Vicar.

1809. Elizabeth. Daughter of George & Ann Moore. ..Bapt...2nd. July.
John Eddowes. Minster.

Page. No. 5………Entry No’ 35.
1815. 23rd. May. William. Son of George & ANNE Moore.
Thringstone. Stocking maker. John Eddowes.


Page. No’ 10. Entry No’ 75.
1819. 7th. May. Anne. Daughter of George & ANNE Moore.
Nailstone. Labourer. …Tho’s Adunutt. Curate.

Although the next one is shown on the I. G. I. Batch No’s.
It is NOT in the Registers:~
1821.Mary. daughter of George & ANN Moore.... Bapt.....22nd. April.

The only Moore Baptism does like this :~
Page. No’ 12. Entry No’ 92.
24th. February 1821.
Mary. Illegitimate Daughter of
Sarah Moore.
Tho’s Adunutt.


Page. 37.
Entry. No’ 73…October. 8th. 1857.

John Moore.55. Widower. Labourer. Nailstone.
Father :~ George Moore. Labourer.

Ann Preston. 44. Widow. Servant. Nailstone.
Father Thomas Hatton. Bricklayer.

Married by Banns by Me :~ John Metcalf.

John signed register by his own signature.

Ann by her Mark . …X.

In the Presence of :~
William Booth. Eliza Booth.

Page. No.’ 5.
Entry No’ 10.
December. 9th. 1840.

John Biddle. Full age. Bachelor. Blacksmith. Hugglescote
Father :~ Thomas Biddle. Blacksmith.

Mary Moore. MINOR. Spinster. Servant. Nailstone.
Father :~ George Moore. Labourer.

Married by Banns. By Me :~ Nathan West. Curate.

Both signed register by their own signatures.

In the Presence of :~
Richard Biddle.
John Payne.
Frances Betinson.
Catherine Pearce ? Not too clear….. Sorry.

MIKE. xxx

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 19 Sep 2008 07:46

Thanks Mike

Will keep me busy at the weekend

PS From what I can make out, the Sarah Moore you mentioned has 2 illegitimate daughters before marrying in 1836 to a Henry Ball!


littlelegs Report 19 Sep 2008 10:56

hi mike when you have time would you have alook to see if you can find a death of a sophia dennis in leicester thank you very much and keep up the good work andy