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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 Sep 2009 00:10

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.•……F.A.O…….JEAN.

Greeting’s & Welcome……..

Just using the resources I have to hand………


St: Mary the Virgin Parish Church

Benjamin SYKES. WIDOWER of the Parish of SHEPSHED.

Jane Platts. Of this Parish.( No mention of her status )

Married in this Church by Banns
This Ninth day of December
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Three.

I can have a look at the orginal Register this coming week at the Records Office and report back on this thread

I could not see a Marriage for Jane before this one above 1800. ~ 37.

Other information :~

QS6./ 1 / 16 / 45.Michaelmus Quarter Sessions .
Platts FRANCES Single Woman.
Abode Worthington.
A MALE Delivered.

QS6. / 1 / 16 / 91.
Platts Father John.
No Parish given also no further details given.



Donna Report 11 Sep 2009 00:20

Hi Mike
I hope you had a good long lie down, and rested your fingers, as they have been very busy today, thank you for all this info, and also the translation , no good at real olde english myself so wouldn't of known what was meant..I have done a search on the 1841 census and Giles Badmickle (see what i have to put up with)was a frame work knitter,living on Back Lane in Barkby, his son was living there to and is also a FWK
My son is in the cubs and has recently come back from a weekend away, think he bought half of the field back with him,he was filthy worn out ,but thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Its late now so if your still up Mike get to bed as those fingers need their beauty sleep.
donna ;-)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 Sep 2009 01:09

Greeting’s Again…..Donna.

Glad your lad is liking his Scouting…He’ll thank you in years to come

Just wait till he’s doing his “ Home Help Badge “
Endless cups of early morning Tea…Tables set for a meal …
Simple meals done for you…..
Not to mention the nice tidy bedroom …lol.
Oh...and the car washed & polished each week. ....

BTB …….

Yes I have that information already and have started to build up a Picture.
I had to chuckle to myself over the Name ....BAD MICKE..LE

Choice to two possible Parents for Giles :~

MARRIAGES ….St Margaret’s Parish Church.
Giles Barnickles. Diana Whetcroft. 1st. November. By Banns.

1774. Giles Barnickles. ~ Sarah Smith. 6th February By Banns.


St Mary’s Parish Church.

Parish Burial Register No’.410.

Giles Barnacle,
24th. February.
Aged. 74.

Parish Burial Reg. No’. 451.

Elizabeth Barnacle.
Abode. …Barkby.
20th. February.
Aged. 80.



Jean Report 11 Sep 2009 21:18

Oh Mike thank you so much for your reply Re Sikes & Platts

Please can you check these out for me
I believe Benjamine & Jane had at least 2 soms John abt 1835 & Joseph abt 1837 Shepshed.

Benjamine aooears to have been born in Loughborough abt 1782

Jane Platts (if a spinster on marriage) according to census was born Calvorton could this be Coldoverton abt 1796

Many Thanks

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 12 Sep 2009 02:06

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.•……F.A.O…….JEAN.

Greeting’s Again…..

Dives back into my Box of tricks………………………….


All Saints Parish Church
Benjn. Son of Nicolas & Ann Sikes. Bapt. 21st. January.

Jane :~ Looks like she was born out of wedlock

Bastardy Order Books
QS6 / 1 / 8 / 44.
Easter Quarter Sessions
Mother :~ Ann Platts.
Female Delivered.
No Fathers Name given

MARRIAGE :~ You have some of the details already.

Census Returns

1841. HO107 / 599 / Bk.13. / Fol. 18./ Page. 28.

Wigston Magna.
Gold Hill.
Benjamin Sykes 55. Brick maker.
Jane. 45.
Frederick. 12.
Joseph. 4.

All Born within the County

1851. HO107 / 2081. / 40. / Page. 41.
Wigston Magna
Same as above….Benjamin born Loughborough
but Frederick is down as Son – in – Law Surname Platts b Coleorton.

1861. RG. 9. 2276./ 23. / Page. 1.Indexed as LYKES.
Navigation Road.

Benjamin 76.
Jane. 66.

1871. RG. 10. 3257 / 105. / Page. 15.
Moor field Lane.

Benjamin. 91.
Jane. 79.


St Botolph Parish Church. Shepshed.

Parish Burial Register No. 2177.

Benjamin Sykes.
Abode. …Shepshed.
4th. October.
Aged. ...92.

Reg. No’. 2200.
Jane Sykes.
Abode. ….Shepshed.
21st. January.
Aged. 80.

So.. there you have it ……

I’ll need to chase up the Marriage and look for the Baptisms of John & Joseph in Shepshed next week at the Records Office.
And report back on this thread

MIKE. …Time to blow out the candle me thinks. …….


Jean Report 12 Sep 2009 16:21


Whar a luverley box of tricks you have

Thank you once again, Joseph born about 1837 was my Grt Grandfather x 2 I have just received his death cert 1923 which states he was 89 this would mean he could have been born before 1837, although it was his Grandson in Law who registered so his true age was probably unknown



Donna Report 13 Sep 2009 22:18

Hi Mike
I biked over to Barkby as i dont live that far from there, and walked around St Marys looking at the stones , unfortunately there were no Bad Mike le's there, or even Barnacles, nice ride over though and i do need the exercise.
I didn't realise that there are as many Barnacles as there is in Leicester but they must all be somehow related as the names are repeated over and over.
Thanks for all your hard work, and i hope you have rested those
going to have an hour looking at births for the two possible parents you found, Donna :-)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 16 Sep 2009 22:09

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.•……F.A.O…….JEAN.

Greeting’s Again. ….Jean.

As promised…….

Confirmation of Marriage details for Benjamin & Jane.:~


Fiche No’. D E 1913. / 12.

Parish Registers
Read thus :~

Page. 47.

Entry No’. 139.

Benjamin SYKES of the Parish of Sheepshead. WIDOWER.

Jane Platts. Of this Parish. SPINSTER.

Were married in this Church by Banns
This Ninth Day of December.
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Three.
By Me :~ Francis Merryweather. Rector.

Both signed the register by their Marks
Benjamin. ….X
Jane. ……+

In the Presence of :~

John Hawkesworth.
ANN PLATTS….by her Mark. …X

James Bott. …Parish Clark.

I did a search for the Baptisms for John & Joseph

Sheepshead……1831. ~ 47.

Coleorton……1813 ~50.

But No John or Joseph Sykes events found. …Sorry.



Kathleen Report 21 Sep 2009 16:31

Hello again Mike

Hope I'm not being too cheeky in asking for some more Tattersall burials in Leicester, I'm looking for Frederick Tattersall died 4th qtr.1889 - William 3rd qtr.1909 and his brother Robert again 3td qtr. 1909, again hoping this gives me more info on other family members.

Many thanks

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 22 Sep 2009 00:00

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.•……F.A.O…….KATHLEEN.

Just the one I’m afraid……

Welford Road Cemetery. Leicester.

Plot No’. C. H. 734.
H 734 S Wormleighton Isaac 1852 Sep 26 27 44 Fleet Street Saint Margaret 1285
H 734 F TATTERSALL FREDERICK 1889 Nov 4 Aged.6 Melbourne Street Saint George 30967
H 734 F TATTERSALL ESTHER 1895 Feb 23 Aged.36 Laurel Road Saint George 37195

William & Robert could well be buried in Gilroes Crematorium Leicester.

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If I’m not around for the next few days
Then the reason will be tomorrow 22. 09.09.
Could be the last day of the Inquest into the Death of my Niece & her Daughter
Who both tragically died in a Car Fire 2007.

Sorry but I may not be in the right frame of mind to answer any inquiries

Thanking English Bob for his message of kind thoughts .for my Family & myself at this sad time.... ...



Kathleen Report 22 Sep 2009 17:06

Thank you once again Mike for your help.

I'll be thinking of you and your family in this sad time.

Take care

Best wishes

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 29 Sep 2009 15:59


To put Part 20 in front of No'. 19.

But I'm still not in the mood to answer anything just yet
following the results of the Inquest. .......

Thanking ALL who have sent me comforting P M's ........



Jean Report 3 Oct 2009 16:28

Keep Nudging


Jean Report 4 Oct 2009 21:26



Fiona Report 6 Oct 2009 12:42

Hi there,
Wonder if anyone can show me the way! lol
One line of my family lines from Leicester ( the Evans family) owned a shoe manufacturing manufacturing business in Leicester for many years, going into liquidation in the 60's. It went way back to 1830 when it started and at times they had factories in Birmingham and Norwich too. George Evans and Sons. The shoe line was call something like Evanesse or Evanease? Is there any way of finding out about it from the internet or anywhere?

Oh and Hi Mike! Waving! Remember Fiona (Caroline's daughter, we're rellies) I finally moved back to England with my family : )

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Oct 2009 17:54

Copied from Thread No’. 19.


would you please have a look to see if you can find a samuel copson who married a mary unknown
i think mary was born in colorton leicestershire in 1785
mary born colorton leicestershire [maybe more]
sorry thats all i know
all the best lorraine


Your unknown Mary is. …….. Mary BONSER.

St: Mary the Virgin Parish Church.


Samuel Copson. ~ Mary Bonser.
9th. July.
By Banns.


John. Son of Samuel & Mary Copson……Bapt……9th. January.

Richard. Son of Samuel & Mary Copson. Bapt…….30th. October.

Susanna. Daughter of Samuel & Mary Copson….Bapt……23rd. April.

Jane. Daughter of Samuel & Mary Copson…..Bapt….1st. December.

Ann. Daughter of Samuel & Mary Copson…..Bapt…..19th. July.

ALL SAINTS Parish Church. Aston Upon Trent. Derbyshire.

Louisa. Daughter of Samuel & Mary Copson. …Bapt….6th. August..

William. Son of Samuel & Mary Copson…Bapt. …18th. September.

ALL SAINTS Parish Church. Aston Upon Trent. Derbyshire.

Richard Copson. ~ Sarah WINGFIELD.
26th. May.
By Banns.


Selina. Daughter of Richard & Sarah Copson. ….Bapt…..5th. January.

Sorry can not find any thing to do with Samuel & Mary’s childhood years.


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Oct 2009 18:09

Greeting's....... Cousin.....:o)))

Leave it with me I'll see what I can find out for you.........


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Oct 2009 18:19

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.•……F.A.O…….ROY

Greeting’s Again….Roy.

I‘m still working on your inquiry…….

The Staff at the Records Office are looking to see if a list of
Coal Mine Managers in the Ashby de la Zouch District exists…….
They seem to think if there was one.........

Then Kew in London would hold it……

Now…… If I have been following the right Jacob………

He is still in Yorkshire on the 1911 Census returns.

The Search continues…….



Sue Report 9 Oct 2009 22:22

Hello Mike
I wonder if you can help me. I have a Thomas Gelsthorpe marrying a Phebe(Phoebe) Swann at St Margarets, Leicester on 23/10/1825. I would love to know who Thomas' parents were, or where he came from. Are there any such details available?
Thanks so much, Sue


Sue Report 9 Oct 2009 23:07

Hello again Mike

I just asked for info about Thomas Gelsthorpe. Would you also be able to tell me who the parents of George Henry Gelsthorpe, born 1863 in Leicester are? I would be so grateful.

Thanks, Sue