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Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 27 Nov 2008 17:57

Good news...... and bad!!

The Good News - Mike is alive and kicking and serving in the Scout shop when I spoke to him and says "you can stop passing the hat round for the floral tributes" cos he'll be back!! He thanks you all for your concern!!

The Bad News - He's been having pooter problems and altho he could get onto some sites, he couldn't get onto Genes - and even the ones he could get on to sometimes it was only for a few seconds!! (He wasn't ignoring us - honest!!).

Hopefully his problems are on the way to being sorted and if he doesn't get on tonight, will hopefully be back with a vengeance once the weekend is over!!

We look forward to seeing you soon Mike!!


Beverly Report 27 Nov 2008 22:51

Hi Maggie
Thanks for the good news


Karen Report 27 Nov 2008 23:11

Hi All,

Glad to hear Mike will be back... I miss the chat that goes on..

Karen of Brisbane


Pamela Report 28 Nov 2008 21:44

Yes it will be good to see Mike's name again. I think he has helped everyone at some time. I'm sometimes out of UK for several weeks at a time but when I'm back, it seems Mike is holding everything (everyone?) together.


Sylvia Report 30 Nov 2008 09:39

Glad to hear the great man is still around, he has helped me in the past, but i will wait until he is up and running before my next questiion.



Pamela Report 4 Dec 2008 18:05

Has anyone been able to find anything about Ann Arnold who married Thomas Smith in 1844. I think Ann's father's name is also Thomas


MaryfromItaly Report 9 Dec 2008 14:51

Hi all,

Does anyone happen to know where Justice Street, Belgrave, was?

I can't find it on a current Leicester map, and it's not on the online list of old Leicester street names.

An ancestor of mine died there in 1879.


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 9 Dec 2008 20:45

Greeting’s again. ……… Mary O’ Italy.

1904. Map

North side of CHECKETTS ROAD.
From Loughborough Road going east.




MaryfromItaly Report 9 Dec 2008 22:10

That's great, Mike, thanks very much. I see you got your computer fixed :-)

Now wondering why my great-grandmother Mary North died in Justice Street, when she and her husband lived in Wharf Street.

I've never found a burial for her, either in Rothley where they lived previously (she's not on the County burial disc) or at Welford Road.

Would St. Peter's Belgrave be a likely spot for a burial in 1879? There's an online index of tombstone inscriptions for St. Peter's, but her name isn't included.

Thanks again,


Sylvia Report 10 Dec 2008 07:01

G,day Mile

Glad to see your up and running again,

Can you help me with a marriage please

I have an extracted marriage from IGI,

William Underwood and Elizabeth Key 14 Jan 1822 St Marys Leicester

And a contact that says they married 21 Oct 1820 Rothley Leicestershire

First child George seems to have been baptised Dec 1822 Houghton on the Hill, but thats a submitted entry

Any help appreciated


Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 10 Dec 2008 08:48

Anyone sussed how we see postings by the most recent first like we used to be able before they tinkered with the site - again!!??

Glad to see you back Mike!!


MaryfromItaly Report 10 Dec 2008 09:48

Click on the triangle next to "Last Reply", and it reverses the order.

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 10 Dec 2008 11:08

Thanks Mary - tried that earlier on and it didn't but it did this time!!

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 10 Dec 2008 13:41

Greeting’s again. ….Sylvia.

Not sure what you want me to prove. …?

But working my magic …..

Issy Whizzy… Let’s get bizzy….Tap………..Tap.

CONFIRMATION of Marriage. :~

William Underwood. ~ Elizabeth KEY.
14th. January . 1822.
St: Mary’s Parish Church.
By Banns.

William Underwood Married Elizabeth MARVIN
21st. October. 1820.
St: Mary the Virgin & St: John the Baptist.
Parish Church.
By Banns.


St: Catharine Parish Church.
Houghton – on – the Hill
3rd. December. 1822.

George son of William & Elizabeth Underwood.

MIKE. ……..


Beverly Report 10 Dec 2008 23:34

Hi Mike
Glad to have you back we all missed you


Sylvia Report 11 Dec 2008 05:28

Thank you Mike, you worked that magic again, i now have to work out which is the right marriage.

My William Underwood was born in Thorpe Satchville 1799, so not much help.

Can i be a pain and ask who the the witnesses to both marriages were, to see if it will help please?


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 Dec 2008 22:14

Seasonal Greeting’s again…….. Sylvia.

I’ll have to look at the original Parish registers for the Wit’s
For both Marriages & whilst I’m at it I’ll check out the Baptism one for
Houghton – on – the _ Hill.
Looking for the Magic occupation of “ Farmer” for William.

This will be next week now ....that's if no one upsets my plans again....Grr ....:o))



Sylvia Report 12 Dec 2008 08:26

Seasons greetings to you Mike

Thank you, will wait til you can get there, no hurry.

William Underwood was a "ag lab" on the census

Fingers crossed the witnesses were family members



Tracey Report 12 Dec 2008 15:51

HI Mike

I don't think you will be able to helpme as it seems Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe comes under Derbyshire when they are in Leicestershire! A website suggests looking under Measham, Ashby, Stretton, Church Gresley and Netherseal. So, it looks like there wasn't a chirch in Oak. or Don. until 1838. Actually, do any of these parishes come under Leicestershire? maybe Ashby.



Karen Report 13 Dec 2008 06:36

Hi Mike,
So nice to have you back....

.. and before I forget..
MERRY CHRISTMAS everybody...

now for the heavy stuff..

Looking for a marriage, maybe Hungerton or Melton Mowbray,
Henry Harley and Eleanor ,about 1731, first child born 1733 in Melton Mowbray. Not sure of their birth dates, but his parent were William Harley and Joan Clouson, married in 1689 Melton Mowbray.

Many Tks as always for your help.

Karen of ( very hot hot hot and sunny )Brisbane..