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Paula in California

Paula in California Report 18 Jun 2007 19:30

Hi Mike and all the regulars! I have seen this link before but have never posted. I am an ex-pat' of Leicester, Wigston to be precise. I grew up there in the 70's and 80's, then in the early 90's served some drinking time in Crete where I met my American hubby! California is where we live now. I am somewhat of a novice in genealogy as I never get much time to spend researching, I have been a member of GR for a couple of years though. With the introduction out of the way, the names on my family tree in England are Ford, Thorpe, Collins, Timson, Bardell, & Follows. (so far!!!) I hope to add more soon!!! (don't we all?) Paula

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Jun 2007 20:29

Greeting’s & Welcome from this side of the big pond ..Paula. That’s an impressive pedigree…….Ummm Ford…………Car Manufacturer ? ….lol :0)))) If we can help you in this addictive hobby Then please ask …… We do not bite…..honest…….. ( crosses fingers behind back. Lol :0))) ) Wigston has & is still changing. ……. MIKE. xxx


Sarah Report 19 Jun 2007 15:56


Paula in California

Paula in California Report 19 Jun 2007 22:27

Ha, ha Mike!! No link to Ford Motor Company as far as I'm aware of!!! There was a story of one of my Ford ancestors having a bridge in Pompei named after him, but I've yet to find proof of it!!! Actually my Ford search has become very confusing to me as there was no creativity in naming children in those days~ they were all George!!!!! (mental note to self~ No More George's!!!) Are there any online links to street maps back in the early 1900's for Leicester? Paula

Paula in California

Paula in California Report 19 Jun 2007 22:31

Yes, I went to Guthlaxton!! I left there in 1985. Howkins doesn't ring a bell though. What years did he go there? Did you go there too? Did he go to South Wigston, Bushloe or Abington first? Paula


Sarah Report 19 Jun 2007 22:46

hi paula i didnt go to guthlaxton i went to beauchamp college oadby he was at school bout 1981 i think he went south wigston before that so hes bit older than you if you street maps of leicester google it sarah

Paula in California

Paula in California Report 19 Jun 2007 22:53

OK, thanks Sarah, I'll google right now. When were you at Beauchamp? I have a couple of friends who went there~ one is younger than me one is the same. (38) Paula

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 20 Jun 2007 04:50

Greeting’s Again. …… Paula You asked the following :~ “Are there any on line links to street maps back in the early 1900's for Leicester?” The one I use is called old-maps It can be a bit difficult to work but it soon becomes easier If you type that into goggle Old maps .......& click on the UK button. Next Window. Click on the link to old- maps Next Window This Is the home page for the site ( You can save a link to it to your favorites ) 1/2 way down click on the green wording “ to start your search “ Next Window Click your mouse on the “ Search Box” ( top left ) Type in the location you require Then click “ GO” Next Window. The results will appear in the Pink Box Click on the scroll bar of this box Choices are displayed in a drop down menu. Click on the one you want States loading……….. Next Window. Will be the image you require Click on the white arrows on the edges of map to navigate left, right, Up,& Down. The scale settings are on your left. It does sound a bit daunting to start with but it gets better each time you use it If you scroll down a bit there usually three maps of different years Just click on the one you want & it will load up. MIKE.

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 20 Jun 2007 05:45

HI All My LEI families are WINTERTON, HARRISON, KIRBY, CHURCH and MEASURES. One day I would love to find the birth and parents of NANNE/ANN/FANNY HARRISON , about 1774 Thurmaston LEI. She married DANIEL WINTERTON 13/5/1801 at Thurmaston. Thanks Michael W


Sheila Report 20 Jun 2007 19:29

Hi Mike Edwin Phillips, born August 1889 was the son of Abraham and Charlotte (nee Allen). They were in the hosiery trade and were in Tyndale Street in 1901. As far as I am aware he was conscripted after his marriage in 1915, but I can't find his medal card. Bruin Street is/was off Belgrave Road on the left going out of town, before you get to the junction with Loughborough Road. How can someone I knew turn out to be a mystery? Will be interested to hear what you turn up. Cheers Sheila

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 20 Jun 2007 19:35

Greeting's & Welcome........ Michael. Using the resources to hand the closest I can come up with :~ Baptism. Ann Harrison. 31st. August. 1788. St. Michael's Parish Church Thurmaston. Father :~ Robert. Mother :~ Eliz. according to my data base:~ Nanne Harrison Married :~ .......DANIEL WINTERTON. St. Michael's Parish Church. Thurmaston. 13th. May 1801. By LICENCE. Back to the drawing board ? If I get time I'll have a look at the Parish Registers for St. Michaels Thurmaston at the Records Office to see what I can find. Plus seeing the marriage was preformed by Licence then there will be extra information via the Licence Index card system. and report back on here MIKE.

Paula in California

Paula in California Report 20 Jun 2007 19:36

Thanks, Mike I will take a look right now. Paula


Sarah Report 20 Jun 2007 23:06

hi paula i was at beauchamp 1980/81 what were your friends names if you dont mind me asking sarah

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 21 Jun 2007 02:43

Mike - thanks so much for looking that up for me. I Feel that baptism would make her a little young to be married in 1801 - lol. But stranger things have happened on my tree - another gt gt g/m was a 13 year old serving wench when she was put in the pudding club by His Lordship! It would be wonderful if you can find the time to have a look at the Records Office for me - this one has puzzled me for 20 years. The family story is that the Harrisons were prosperous farmers and Daniel Winterton married well! (His family were FWK's before this event).Its hard to find the info when you live out in the Aussie bush!

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 21 Jun 2007 02:53

Mike - whoops! I had meant to say that she had married DANIEL Winterton in 1801. Sorry bout that.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 21 Jun 2007 22:21

**** F.A.O. **** Sarah. Parish Registers For St, Mary’s Bruntingthorpe Leicestershire. Reads thus :~ BAPTISMS ANNI DOMINO 1799. Mary Daughter of John & Mary Draper Baptised 29th.Sept. Thomas Freeman Rector. MARRIAGES ANNI DOMINI :~ 1798. John Draper. Bachelor of this Parish. . Ann Blackwell. Spinster of this Parish. Married in this Church following Banns. By Me :~ Edward Nathan. Rector of Kimcote. On this Twenty forth Day of October. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety eight. Both signed by their own marks = + Times two. Wit’s :~ Thomas Freeman. Rector of Bruntingthorpe. Thomas Southam. Parish Clark. MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 21 Jun 2007 22:55

**** F.A.O. ****....... Michael. O’ Oz.. Fiche Ref, No. DE. 1256 / 8, ...... Years 1770 ~ 1812. 1st. Fiche of two. Parish Marriage Registers For St. Michael’s Parish Church. Thurmaston. Leicestershire Reads thus :~ MARRIAGES ANNI DOMINI :~ 1801. Daniel Winterton. Bachelor of the Parish of Barrow –Upon – Soar. In the County of Leicestershire. NANNY Harrison. Spinster of the Parish of The South End of Thurmaston. Married in this Chapel by Licence. By Me :~ H. Woodcock. Curate.. On this Thirteenth Day of May. One Thousand Eight Hundred and One. Both signed by their own Signatures. Wit’s :~ Elizabeth Tompkins ? ( Sorry Educated guess surname not clear ) Hinton Lockwood. Elizabeth Slater. Extra Information from the Licence Index Cards :~ Licence approved & granted :~ ...12th May. 1801. Daniel. Bachelor aged 24. Frame Work Knitter Of Barrow – Upon – Soar. Nanny. Spinster. Aged 24. of Thurmaston South End. Marriage took place in South End Thurmaston. ADB. = Allegation of Bond. (CO SEC ) = Securer. William Harrison. Grazer. Thurmaston. Sorry had to put brackets around that to stop it being zapped by this site. I did attempt to look at the early Baptism Registers But they were very faded and messy But will have another go another time. But at lest we have a year of possible baptism going on the age from Marriage Licence Cards MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 21 Jun 2007 23:38

**** F.A.O. **** …….. Sheila. I did know where Bruin Street was …lol Delivered milk down there when I was on the Milk. Following my visit to Records Office to day:~ Just to make it simple. !!!!! …….lol :0)))) BRUIN STREET.:~ South side. ( Even No’s ) = St. Margaret’s Ward. West Division North side. ( Odd No’s ) = Belgrave Ward. East Division. Having trawled through both Wards ….. The only Reference to Phillips Voters was.:~ 1918. St. Margaret’s Ward. Benjamin Phillips..... H.O. ……..98. Bruin Street. Alice Phillips. ......... H.O……….98. Bruin Street. Abv. = H.O. = Qualifies on Husbands Occupation. No. 98. Might have been a shop ( need to look on 1901 census to check it out ) 1920. Same Even = St. Margaret’s Ward. Odd = Belgrave Ward. Benjamin Phillips……..R. O. ….98. Bruin Street. Alice Phillips…………..R. O…...98. Bruin Street. Abv. = R.O. = Qualifies on Residential Occupation. So could Emma have been lodging with Benjamin & Alice. But she would not appear because Females did not get the vote till 1927. Alice appeared due to her husbands Occupation. There was References to absent voters..... But only stated as. (a) N.M. = That they were Naval or Military forces. But if the address was in the County then the service No’s were given But not for those living in the Borough of the City……. MIKE. xxx

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 21 Jun 2007 23:43

Mike - thank you so much for that - it is marvelous! It at last gives me Nanny's fathers name - William Harrison. And we were right about a simple FWK marrying well- a Grazier! (In Australia that would have made him a member of the aristocracy! - lol)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 21 Jun 2007 23:46

Greeting's Michael O' Oz..... ' The Dog has the bone between it's teeth ' :0))) We'll see what develops next time. Just remembered I have a disk of the population head count 1814 for South Thurmaston ... Off to see whats on it ..... MIKE. UPDATED Midnight GMT. There you Go.... Forename Surname / Males / Females / Date / Place / Ref No No William Harrison 4 / 4 / 08 Jul 1814 Thurmaston South End DE2790/216 16 William Harrison 3 / 2 / 08 Jul 1814 Thurmaston South End DE2790/216 72 One of the Wit’s on Marriage Licence Elizabeth ? ? William Simpson 1 / 2 / 08 Jul 1814 Thurmaston South End DE2790/216 114 William Sipson 1 / 1 / 08 Jul 1814 Thurmaston South End DE2790/216 65 Very basiic but could help...... pick um out .....Doffs M' hat to the aristocracy!