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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Jan 2009 19:31

• In my best canine accent eg Churchill Insurance advert .......*

OH .................YES.!!!!

1861. Census returns RG.9. / 2080. / 106. / Page. 9.

Eaves Road……
John Clarke. Head / Mar. 32 Mason’s Labourer. b Woodhouse.
Mary Wife. 30. Labourer’s Wife. b Ditto.
Nathaniel. Son. 9. ....Scholar. .....b Ditto.
Ann. Dau. 5. ………….Ditto……. b Ditto.
Samuel. Son. 2………………….. b Ditto.

MIKE....Slowly nodding head up & down.


Sarah Report 19 Jan 2009 09:29

thanks mike for the info thats the family
could you also lookup them up on 51 census and for john clarke b abt 1830 on the 41 census plz

many thanks


Sharon Report 19 Jan 2009 16:35

h mike
would it be possible when you have time to do me a look up sophia merrick 1770ish hinckley birth or baptism thomas dennis hinckley 1770ish and the death of sophia dennis hinckley between 1825/41 mother sophia dennis
many thanks sharon

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 19 Jan 2009 18:10

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1851. Census returns :~
HO 107. / 20887. / 286. /Page. 7.
Eaves Street.

Thomas Clarke. Head. Mar. 63. Stocking Maker. b Narborough.
Ann. Wife. 62. Seamier………………….. b Woodhouse.
JOHN. Son. 22. House Servant……….........b Ditto.
William. Son. 16. ……………………………..b Ditto.
Jessie. Granddaughter. 9…….Illegitimate ….b Ditto.

1841. HO 107. / 594. / Bk.9 / Folio. 35. / Page. 19.

Woodhouse Eaves.

Thomas. Clarke. 50. Frame Work Knitter.
Ann. 50. …….Ditto.
Thomas. 15. ..Ditto.
JOHN. 11….....Ditto.
William. 5….....Ditto.



Sarah Report 19 Jan 2009 18:14




Sarah Report 20 Jan 2009 10:03

hi mike

looking for marriage of
john clarke b abt 1756 belgrave leicester to a elizabeth (unknown)
parents of my thomas clarke c 11 may 1788 narborough leicester

many thanks


Sylvia Report 25 Jan 2009 07:18

Hi again Mike,

I am looking for the 3 sisters of my great grandfather John Gough and cannot find them after 1841, thier parents died in the mid 1840s, could you find the baptisms for me please. all born Leicester. Parents married at St margarets 19 Jan 1824
John Gough 35
Mary Gough 35
Mary Gough 15
Eliza Gough 12
Harrt Gough 8
John Gough 2

I have Johns baptism which you found 31 July 1839 St Margarets parish church Leicester, he was an apprentice tailor in 1851

Have also found a possible death for Mary the daughter, same year as her father ,mum died a year later, if you can could you please look at what age this Mary was at death, so i can possibly rule her out.
Name: Mary Gough
Year of Registration: 1844
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Leicester (1837-1974)
County: Leicestershire
Volume: 15
Page: 74

I realise the sisters could have married. but i cannot find suitable marriages for them

Thank you for your help


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 25 Jan 2009 17:20

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Greeting’s again. ……


GOFF. :~

1825. Mary Ann. Daughter of John & Mary……Bapt. 16th. September.
1828. Frederick William. Son of John & Mary. ..Bapt. 5th. May.
1829. Eliza Hannah. Daughter of John & Mary. .Bapt. 22nd. April.


1839.John. Son of John & Mary………Bapt. 31st. July..
Harriot Daughter of John & Mary……..Bapt. …7th. June.
William. Son of John & Mary…………..Bapt. ..7th. June.
1845. Thomas Son of John & Mary……..Bapt. .21st. May.


Your Ref. Oct~ Nov. ~ Dec Qrt. 1844…….XV..74
St. Mary de Castro Church.
Mary Gough.
23rd. October. 1844.
AGED. 47.

St: Margaret’s Church.:~
12th. September. 1844.
John Gough.
Aged. 42.
Cert XV. 67.

21st. May. 1845.
AGED. 42.
Cert. XV. 75.

4th. July. 1828.
Frederick William Goff.. An Infant.

St: George’s Church.
23rd. February 1846.
Thomas Gough. An Infant.

All Saints Church.
13th. August. 1846.
William Gough. An Infant.

But I’ll need to confirm ALL the above
Against the Pariah Registers held at the Records Office
To match up Occupations & Addresses.

St: Margaret’s Parish Church.
Entry No.216, SEPTEMBER, 1848, after Banns
GEORGE DEVONPORT, full age, Bachelor. Frame Work Knitter., of Sandacre St,
Son. of THOMAS DEVONPORT, Frame Work Knitter.
MARY ANN GOFF, full age, Spinster. of Sandacre St,
Daughter. of JOHN GOFF. ….A,..... TAILOR
Wits: Joseph Daft, Sarah Slater.

Entry No.234, MARCH., 1857, after Banns
JOSEPH MAWBEY, 22, Bachelor.. Laborer, Of Friday St,
Son. of JOSEPH MAWBEY, Laborer.

ELIZA HANNAH GOUGH, 27, Spinster. of Woodboy St,
Daughter. of JOHN GOUGH. …..A……, TAILOR
Wits: William Groocock, Mary Groocock.

I could only see Harriot aged. 18. on the 1851. CITY Census returns…..



Sylvia Report 26 Jan 2009 08:00

Hi Mike,

Thank you for finding those, it looks like the Mary Gough who died 1844 was not mine,i do have the death certs for both John 1844 and Mary Gough 1845 and buried at St Margarets, they both died in Metcalf St, where they lived in 1841

Would appreciate it if you could look at the father (a Tailor) and address of those baptisms please, i had not thought about there being any more children other than the ones on the 1841 census

I think i found the Harriot Gough in 1851 you mentioned, she is with George and Mary Devenport (the marriage you found), but although she is the right age it says she was born in Northhampton, i have checked the image too, i cannot find Harriot/ Harriet in 1841 born Northamptonshire, so could be her. Will keep an open mind on that one.

Thank you again, much appreciated


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 29 Jan 2009 23:31

Greeting’s again. ……Sylvia.



Entry No’. 1813. 16th, September.
Mary Ann Daughter of John & Mary. GOFF.
Father's Occupation. = Tailor.
R. Barnaby. Curate.

Entry No’. 379. 5th. March.
Frederick William. Son of John & Mary GOFF.
R. Barnaby. Curate.

Entry No’. 1107. 22nd. April.
Eliza. Daughter of John & Marry GOFF.
Ralph Sutton. Curate.

Entry No’. 2299. 31st. July.
John. Son of John & Mary GOUGH.
Metcalfe Street.
T Saunders. Curate.

Entry No’. 1125. 7th. June.
William Son of John & Mary GOUGH.
Metcalfe Street.
Entry No’. 1126.7th. June.
Harriot. Daughter of John & Mary GOUGH.
Metcalfe Street.
D.J.Didmay. Curate

Entry No’. 100. May.
Thomas. Son of the Late John & the Late Mary GOUGH.
Metcalfe Street.
D.J. Didmay. Curate.


Frederick William Son of John & Mary Goff.
An Infant.
H.F. Walford. Curate.

Entry No’.2145.
John Gough.
Metcalfe Street.
18th. September.
Aged. 42.
D.J. Didmay. Curate.

Entry No’. 2422.
Mary Gough Widow..
Metcalfe Street.
21st. May.
Aged. 42.
D.J. Didmay. Curate.

The other Burial of a Mary Gough 1844.

St: Mary de Castro Parish Church.

Entry No'. 1774.
Mary Gough.
of York Street.
October. 1844.
Aged. 47.
Harry Lowe. Curate.



Sylvia Report 30 Jan 2009 07:18

Thank you so much for those Mike,

How sad is this one.
Entry No’. 100. May.
Thomas. Son of the Late John & the Late Mary GOUGH.
Metcalfe Street.
D.J. Didmay. Curate.

Mary had died 2 days earlier of Inflamation of Lungs and John died of Disease of the Heart, There is a birth for a Thomas Gough 1st Q 1845 and death 1st Q 1846, wonder if the infant you found buried at St Georges church 1846 is him, as i cannot see him in 1851.

According to the 1841 census Harriot was 6 years older than John, would there be any reason she was baptised 4 years later than he was?

Although its far too early, i found a 1722 map of Leicester, which shows the North Gate and St Margarets, would the North-Gate on the baptisms refer to the same area?



Sylvia Report 30 Jan 2009 12:24

Hi Mike, me again,

I hope you don`t mind me asking, i have found a birth for this baby,
Entry No’. 1125. 7th. June.
William Son of John & Mary GOUGH.
Metcalfe Street.

but can only find a death in 3rd Q 1847 for the right area, which is a year later.

the possible burial you gave me was,
All Saints Church.
13th. August. 1846.
William Gough. An Infant.

I hate having to ask if you could please recheck that burial date, as you are so spot on.

appreciate your understanding


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 30 Jan 2009 13:24

Greeting’s again …..Sylvia.

Yes I still have to check these Burials out :~

St: George’s Parish.
Thomas Gough 23rd. Feb. 1846. An Infant.

All Saints Parish.
William Gough. 13th. August. 1846. An Infant.

With all this interest in the “ Who do you think you are ? “
It gets very busy at the Records Office with everyone lining up for the fiches
So I’m afraid I ran out of time……

Re your inquiry of The coverage of the Parish of St: Margaret’s ?
Yes North-gates came within this area….just
Three Parishes meet up St Margaret’s , St: Leonard’s and All Saints
All within this area so it can be very confusing at times.

Re as to why Harriot’s Baptism took place latter after her birth ?
You will see that there was a lot of changes of Curates at the time
And having looked at the registers each one went on a
“ Recruitment Drive”…..
So much so that at one point there was 68 Baptisms
taking place ON THE SAME DAY at St: Margaret’s…….



Sylvia Report 31 Jan 2009 10:18

Oops sorry Mike, i was geting a bit excited, when you found 3 baptisms i didn`t know about and a bit eager to see if they fit in my tree.

I am awaiting John Goughs (1839) birth cert, i have his death from 1916 in Belper Derbyshire, looks like i will be sending for a couple more.

Whenever you have time will be fine for those burials



Sarah Report 31 Jan 2009 16:11

hi mike

looking for info on a thomas clarke from the 1841 census you posted earlier on this thread born woodhouse leicester iv looked on igi but cant him with his parents being thomas and ann

many thanks

ken from Hunua

ken from Hunua Report 1 Feb 2009 23:41

Hi Mike

My grandparents built a house in Colby Drive Thurmaston in the early 1920's, I would like to find out the details eg what date, cost etc. Can you tell me if I would need to employ a surveyor or is there a central place in Leicester that one applies to?



MaryfromItaly Report 7 Feb 2009 20:35

Hi Mike,

Could you check out a marriage for me when you have time?

The couple are William Chamberlain and Selina Cooke, married at St. Margaret's on 19/3/1833. (information from the IGI).

I know who the bride is - daughter of Richard and Elizabeth, born Leicester 1810, but I'm trying to pinpoint the groom.

I'm guessing he's a lace manufacturer, abode Nottingham, son of William and Ann Chamberlain. Am I right?

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 Feb 2009 23:04

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Greeting’s again……..

Fiche No’. 24D65. / D13. 1. of 8 fiches.
St: Margaret’s Parish Church. Leicester.

Page. No.18.

Entry. No. 52.

William Chamberlain. Of the Parish of SNENTON in the Country of Nottinghamshire…..Bachelor.

Selina Cooke. Spinster of this Parish.

Married in this Church This Nineteenth Day of March.
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Three.
By me :~ A. Irvine Vicar.

Both signed the Register in their own Signatures
William SIGNED……..William CAMBERLAN.

In the presence of :~

RICHARD Cooke........ ELIZABETH Cooke.
JOHN Cooke

EXTRA INFORMATION From Licence Bonds INDEX Cards :~

Approved & Granted …..18th. March. 1833.

CHAMBERLAIN. WILLIAM. Snenton Nott’s. Bachelor. 30.

COOKE. SELINA. Spinster. 26. of St: Margaret’s Parish.

Marriage to take place St: Margaret’s Church.

NO Names given as security of the Bonds…….

EXTRA INFORMATION From Micro Film No’. 161.

Extracts from William’s Affidavit :~

William just paid for the Licence only….
Plus on oath he had no cause or Impediment for not to be Married…….
Plus he Stated that a JOHN COOKE
of St: Margaret’s Parish. Leicester would vouch for him…….

Hope this helps you……



MaryfromItaly Report 11 Feb 2009 23:39

Thanks very much Mike - that was very kind of you to look at the licence details as well as the marriage.

Pity it doesn't give the groom's occupation; the abode's OK, but the person I thought it was would have been about 8 years older.

How irritating :-)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 12 Feb 2009 12:44

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Greeting’s again. .....

Just an update to the outstanding. Gough Burials details

St: George’s Parish Church.

3D71. / 32. 3rd. of 9 fiches.

Page. No’. 101.
Entry No’. 86.

Thomas. Son of John & Mary Gough.
Abode. Union Workhouse.
23rd. Feb. 1846.
An Infant.
R. Barnaby. Incumbent.

All Saint’s Parish Church.

D E 2355. / 6. 3rd of 4 fiches.

Page. 176.
Entry. No’. 1404.

William Gough.
Abode. All Saints Open.
13th. August. 1847.
An Infant.
John Baleson. Curate.