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Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 3 Feb 2014 12:39

For anyone who was ever helped by Mike - sad news - please see



littlelegs Report 3 Jun 2012 19:31

hi mike
thank you so much foe info
all the best

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Jun 2012 23:03

Greeting’s Irene……

Yep........ I’m still here…..

MIKE. ……

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Jun 2012 22:58

F.A,O........... LORRAINE.

Greeting’s Lorraine.
That’s a tall shopping order you have there …..

One step at a time………
Holy Trinity Parish Church.
Barrow Upon Soar.

1784. 24th,October.
John Litherland. Of this Parish. Bachelor
Sarah MOUNTNEY of this Parish. Spinster.
By Banns.

1823. 10th. October.
William Lockwood. Bachelor of this Parish
Harriet Litherland Spinster of this Parish
By Banns.

1821. 12th. November.
George Litherland. Bachelor of this Parish.
Sarah WARD Spinster of this Parish.
By Banns.

1809. 6th.November.

Honour Litherland. Spinster of this Parish.
William Spittlehouse. Bachelor of this Parish.
By Banns.

That’s where the trial runs out for the other names you have posted.

Regarding Children of these marriages I need to trawl the Parish registers at the Records office for that.

MIKE. ……


larzus Report 2 Jun 2012 08:19

Hi there, this thread somehow just popped up as a recent thread, though I cannot find a recent post on it.

However, I have so much family in Leicester and would be thrilled if it is still a happening thing.

Is it? Is Mike still out there?



littlelegs Report 20 May 2012 17:52

hi mike
would you beable to do a look up for me
john litherland /leatherland
married sarah
children of john and sarah
harriet 1797
george 1800
john 1785
thomas 1787
thomas 1789
honor 1791
elizabeth 1794
mary 1793
all barrow upon soar

any marriages you could find would be wonderful and if you do find any marriages could you have a look if they had children
and any more children for john and sarah

thank you

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Apr 2012 00:22

" Your very welome." .....

MIKE. ...


Glenys Report 23 Apr 2012 19:26

Thank you Mike!
Just checked threads today!
That is my 3x Gt Grandmother - buried with her second husband.
Everything fits!

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 16 Apr 2012 13:52

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

DATE POSTED ………..TIME. ……….13.50. 16th. April. 2012.

Greeting’s Again. ….

Nearest match :~

Welford Road Civic Cemetery Leicester.:~

Plot No’. C. G. 386. ( Brick Vault )
G 386 F SIMPSON JOHN 1858 JUL 20 Aged. 46

G 386 FB SIMPSON ELIZABETH 1892 DEC 27 Aged.84

MIKE. ….


Glenys Report 9 Apr 2012 15:52

Hello Mike
I am back with another request!
I am looking for the death of my 3xGt Grandmother- Elizabeth Simpson. I last have her on 1891 census aged 80 - Leicester St. Mary / Living on own means.
Can you find her death? She does not seem to be on 1901 census.

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 31 Aug 2011 16:16

Found this - of interest to anyone with links to Knighton:

Mike, Hope you have recovered from that wee camp - think the above will answer that confusion about the road lived on by my Heatherill - Sandown v. Lansdowne!!

Just a thought - don't suppose you have a record that shows which church John Bradshaw Norton and Jane Butler were married in in Leicester in the quarter ending Sept 1853 do you? My bet would either go to a non conformist church, or St Margaret's, but could of course be wrong!!



Chrystine Report 10 Aug 2011 09:29

hi mike, I sent a message a few months back asking for your help regarding a child Charles William Bennett, born Jan 1861 Thurlaston, I have no rcord of him since 1861 census, although have found his mother with her name changed. I have been unable to find a death that seeems to fit and wondered if you could check PR for the area of Thurlaston. many thanks Chrys.


Sharon Report 5 Aug 2011 15:35

hi mike
i think i have asked this before a long time ago and thought may be you might have aquired some different records so hope you dont mind me asking again
im looking for parents and any siblings of thomas leatherland born 1810 barrow leicestershire, if you do not have these records could you advise me on where or you i might contact to try and find them. thank you very much for your time


Eileen Report 14 Jun 2011 19:32

Thanks Mike, this may help me quite a bit. You are very kind.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Jun 2011 18:30

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


Closest to Elizabeth’s birth year :~

St:Margaret’s Parish Church. Leicester.
Baptism Register Entry No’. 873.

Elizabeth. Daughter of Henry & Mary Jordan.
Bapt. …24th. December.

Choice of Parents MARRIAGE :~

St: Margaret’s Parish Church. Leicester.
25th. December.
Henry Jordan. ~ Mary FOSSETT.
By Banns.

25th. February.
Henry Jordan. ~ Mary SMITH.
By Banns.

Sorry but with a very popular surname of Smith
it would be very difficult to pin point the right Burial. ….

MIKE. ……..

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Jun 2011 17:52

Copied from an old Thread :~

Hi Mike, are you still looking to help people? My Grandmother was Elizabeth Jordan, born 1827 who wed John smith in Leicester. I know that they once lived in Orchard street, and that John once lived in Earl Shilton, but I know nothing about her parents, where she was born or when she died. It would be lovely if you could help. Eileen


sarahjw03 Report 30 May 2011 21:41

Thankyou so much Mike, as always, you are the best!

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 May 2011 23:25

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

DATE POSTED ………..23rd. May TIME. ………..23.25. hrs..

The Asylums for both City / County and Females
Where all situated on Asylum Street.
Within the Parish of St: Mary’s West Leicester.

Between “ The Newarke’s “and Mill Lane.

On Modern Maps this is Now…….. Gateway Street.
And the space take up by theses Asylums is now
“ De Montfort University “ ......Apt when you think about it ? …….

William’s Burial details are thus :~

Welford Road Cemetery. Leicester.

Plot No’. U. F. 72.

F 72 C Bond William Cradock 1861 May 23 Aged.64
Leicester Lunatic Asylum Saint Mary 9822

F 72 C Purdy Arthur 1884 Feb 19 12days
Elm Street Saint Margaret 52611

F 72 F Stafford William Addy 1905 Dec 11 66
Coleman Road Leicester 94938

MIKE. …….


sarahjw03 Report 26 May 2011 18:03

Hi all, me again - get the pills ready.. I have in my possession a death certificate for William Craddock Bond who died in 1861 (19th May) at Leicester lunatic asylum (now, there is a surprise!) in the sub district of West Leicester.
Does anyone have any idea as to where this was/is?

Much appreciated as ever,


sarahjw03 Report 10 May 2011 22:11

Mike, you are so helpful. Thankyou again and its good to be back!

Sarah :D