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Angela Report 20 Oct 2008 16:29

I am interested in records of licenses issued c.1902.
I have been told (by Leic city council & the records office) that the police will have dealt with these - so has anyone dealt with the Leicestershire police for this type of enquiry & any tips how to go about it ?

Many thanks for any help

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 21 Oct 2008 14:34

Greeting's & welcome...... Angela

Can you please clarify which Licenses
you require :~

Animal movement.



Angela Report 21 Oct 2008 15:11

Hello Mike

Sorry, it's Hawkers Licences I'm interested in.
I'll be grateful if you could point me in the right direction.

Many Thanks

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 21 Oct 2008 15:39

Greeting’s again. .... Angela.

Address: ~

Archives Officer
Leicestershire Constabulary
Force Headquarters
St Johns
Leicester LE19 2BX
Non-Emergency Telephone:~ 0116 222 2222
Fax: ~0116 248 2227

Good luck....



Angela Report 21 Oct 2008 16:07

Thanks very much Mike - much appreciated.


John Report 21 Oct 2008 18:37

Greetings Mike
If time permits at the office on Thurs, or if you have details to hand, I am seeking parential details of Thomas TOMKINS, he married Maria JARVIS 29 Dec 1820 St Mary's.
Jon O'Kent


Carol71 Report 22 Oct 2008 06:45

Hi Mike,
Have you had time to search for Alfred Alphonzo yet? I know you are very busy, and I appreciate the help, just don't want to be forgotton, lol!

regards Carol from Ontario, that had some snow today! Get out the woolies, lol!

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 22 Oct 2008 10:28

Bin awol but am back - still looking for those Butlers, and will be looking for any memories of Girlguiding in Leics, so watch this space, and start looking in those attics for all your memorabilia!!

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 22 Oct 2008 21:22

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

Fiche No ‘ D E 2355. / 9. 1 of 5.Fiches.

Marriage Register reads Left to Right thus :~
Page. 24.

All Saints Parish Church Leicester
in the County of Leicestershire

Entry No’ 48. 14th. July. 1850.

Robert Bodycot. Full Age. Bachelor. Dyer. Elbow Lane.
Father:~ Edward Bodycot. Frame Work Knitter.

Ann Cooke. Full Age. Spinster. Elbow Lane.
Father :~ John Cooke. Frame Work Knitter.

Married in this Church after Banns.
By Me :~ Charles Mortlock. Vicar.

Both signed the register by their Marks
Robert = +
Ann = X

In the Presence of :~
Oliver & Catherine Heggs.

Hope this is of help?


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 22 Oct 2008 21:41

(¯`*•.¸ (¯`*•.¸*** F.A.O. JON O’ KENT *** ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)

Sorry NO TOMKINS Baptisms found within St: Margaret’s Registers
1899. ~ 1922.

Fiche No’ D E 1683./ 11. 3rd of 5.

ST: Mary De Castro Parish Church Leicester.
Page. 142.
Entry No’ 426.

Both of this Parish.
Married in this Church by Banns

This Twenty-ninth Day of December.
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty.

By Me :~ Edward Hoare. Curate.

Both signed the register by their own Marks
Thomas = X Maria. = X.

In the Presence of :~
Benjamin Coates. By his Mark = +
Ann Barnes. By her Mark = X

I also tried ST: George’s Parish Baptism Registers
1895. ~ 1923.
But again NO Baptisms found…….SORRY.

Do we need to widen the net ?
if so can you give any location to help


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 22 Oct 2008 21:59

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


Fiche No’ D E 1237. / 13. 1 of 2. fiches.
ST: Andrew’s Parish Church.
Kegworth. Leicestershire.

Page. No’ 57.
Entry No’ 171.

William Knowles. Of this Parish.
Sarah Hemsley. Of this Parish.

Married in this Church by Banns.
This Twenty-first Day of February.
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-Six.

By Me :~ Alexandra Poole. Curate.

William signed by his own signature
Sarah by her Mark = +

In the Presence of :~
Francis Archer.
John Brown.

I need to get the Non Conformist records out of the strong room
( which takes 30 mins to order them )
Next time I’m there in order to see the Baptism entry I posted.



Jubal Report 23 Oct 2008 14:01

Thanks so much Mike, much appreciated!



Kathleen Report 23 Oct 2008 15:34

Hi Mike

I wonder if you could look for the marriage of John Foster to Minnie? I can't find it on Freebmd but their son John was born 1891, would really like to know what Minnie's maiden name was. John Foster snr. died aged 31 in 1898, can you find any details for this? In 1901 Minnie and son John were living in Alfred Terrace.

Thank you




John Report 23 Oct 2008 18:48

Many thanks for your time and effort, much appreciated as always.
I have no additional details as they were born before the Mothers maiden name was shown from 1911, I need to know which family to slot them into. As a last resort will have to apply for birth certs.
Kind Regards
Jon O'Kent


Alison Report 23 Oct 2008 22:50

This all sounds like double dutch to me. Lots of you have given me help telling me where to put message, so here goes.

I'm trying to trace an Edward Christopher b 1836 circa in Loughborough, leices. Father John Christopher (cannot find any trace of him either). I have his record AFTER he joined army - 95th Derbyshire Regiment, he was underage at this point and I know of his marriage to Annie Griffiths and all the children. I cant find ANYTHING to do with his birth or his parents and possible siblings? There is an Alamlod Christopher which raises query on the 1851 census, the census is sooo faint you cant read it, but I think this could possibly be Edward, if you write Alamlod down it does look a bit like Edward, but the father then doesnt match? But only on this one census does this Alamlod appear, which is clearly not a correct name.

Hope somebody in Leics can enlighten me as this has been a brick wall for a long time now and is very frustrating? Thank you. Alison

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Oct 2008 23:37

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

Greeting’s. ……….. Kathleen.

John Foster. Aged 31. Burial details :~

Welford Road Cemetery. Licester.
Plot. No’ C. N. 2030.

C Foster Eliza 1875 Dec 28 3 Grantham Street Saint George 17304
F Foster Thomas 1887 Sept 2 45 Brunswick Street Saint Margaret 28808
F Foster Mary Ann 1918 Oct 26 76 43 Liverpool Street Leicester 57878
F Foster Emma 1947 Feb 27 67 43 Liverpool Street Leicester 69895
Abv, :~
C. = Consecrated Ground.
N. = Section.
Last column = Burial No’s.

C. = Common Plot.
F. = Freehold Plot
( Lease taken out by family so only Foster’s may be buried here )

The Jury is out for the moment ….regarding the Marriage
I see from the 1891 Census that Minnie came from Bedfordshire
Also I see that on this Census return that John the Son is AGED 3.
Which matches up to the following birth in Leicester.

Oct.~ Nov.~ Dec. Qrt 1888.
John James Foster.
Cert No’ 242.

I need to rumage around further to see what I can find


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Oct 2008 23:49

(¯`*•.¸ (¯`*•.¸*** GREETING'S & WELCOME….. ALISON. *** ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)

WELL DONE !! ….. You found us in the end

I have taken note of your query…..

If you can leave it with us and hopefully we’ll get back to you A.S.A.P.

Check this tread Daily…..


To find us quickly……..>
From the Tips Board >
Click on the link “ My threads “
Which is in the box to your left the one with the man with the top hat on)

Scroll down till the Leicestershire tread appears >
Click on this and there you are ….

MIKE. xx


Your not kidding it is faint.......Cor..........:0/

But I see that from Ancestry site it as

Alamlod as a .....FEMALE...... aged 9.......( b c 1842. )

So doubt if she would be in the army ?

My Index Disc lists the family as :~

William ...33. b. Narborough.
Mary. 40. ? age. b Shepshed.
Mary A. 7. b. Loughborough.
Elizabeth 6. b Ditto
Jane. 3. b Ditto.
Sarah 11 Months old. b. Nottingham

No mention of an Alamlod aged. 9.

All at Mill Street Loughbough.

All the Female Children Baptised at Emmanuel Church Loughborough.
25th. December. 1850.
Father : ~ William Christopher.
Mother : ~ Mary.

Plus another Baptism found
Baptised 9th. October. 1852.
Buried....10th. May 1857.

Baptisms found for All Saints Parish Church. Narborough

William Son of Richard & Ann Christopher.
2nd. April. 1820.

Jane daughter of Richard & Ann Christopher.
7th. January 1817.

Richard is a Labourer.


Loughborough All Saints Christopher Ann 26 May 1841 Aged. 38 Wife Of Wm. Chimney Sweep

Loughborough Emmanuel Christopher Jemima 10 May 1857 Aged. 4
Loughborough Emmanuel Christopher William 18 Jan 1863 Aged. 44


Sheila Report 24 Oct 2008 10:16

Hi Mike

Tarnation! That's not the right answer, which is par for the course for the Bodycotes! Looks like Robert and therefore probably also Henry, were possibly nephews of Joseph, rather than sons.

Two steps forward, one step back I'm afraid, but I will keep all the references you've given me and one day it may all make sense (she said hopefully).

Thanks again



Kathleen Report 24 Oct 2008 15:38

Thanks Mike for the info on John Foster's burial, if you can find anything more, especially the marriage would be great. I have found a marriage in Leicester in 1910 for a Minnie Foster and wonder if this is her second marriage, is it possible to check this out?

Many thanks



Sarah Report 24 Oct 2008 19:14

hi mike

iv pmed you sorry not replied before iv been away on my hols

many thanks