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Linda Report 22 Jul 2007 20:06

Hi Mike Would the father of the child have to attend the christening for his name to be on the cert. Linda

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 22 Jul 2007 21:00

Welcome Back……… Linda. Was it a question of “ What’s this button do ? “ …… To answer your question Re:~ Does the Father have to be present at the Baptism ? If you look at the Parish Baptism Registers for that year 1831. Then it was the Law that only the Fathers name & Occupation was recorded on the Registers. So the Register would read thus :~ 1831. Entry No. *** 26th. Dec. John Christopher Son of Robert & Sarah Gent. Shepshed. Fathers Occupation.:~ Then the name of the Officiating Minister. So he did not HAVE to be present. But he would not be much of a Father if he did not…….. You have the marriage certificate of John Christopher ? Have a look along to the column ( Usually the last column the right side ) Where it asks for the Occupation of the Father This might give you some clues as to were he might have been. If he was in the Farming Business then he could have been away on a farm some where. This would also explain his name not put down on the Census returns for the Gent Household There is a possibility that Robert had enlisted to fight the Crimean War 1854~56. ? MIKE. Just had a look at the 1851. Census returns HO 107 / 2084 / 404 / Page 7. Keyword = Gent. It's faint but I'm sure it states that Sarah is a Wid. aged 50 Pauper Lace Worker b Shepshed Beverly or Eliane can you confirm this please ?


Linda Report 22 Jul 2007 21:55

Hi Mike I've looked at Christophers marriage cert and it states that Robert was a Labourer so he could of worked on a farm. The Sarah you found seems to fit my Sarah. In the 1851 cencus she is living with her mother in Shepshed Bridge st. Thanks Mike for your help.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 22 Jul 2007 22:04

Greeting's Again Linda. Just trawled the Death Index Records 1837 ~ 52. ( only one Qrt missing April 1843. Not even on the find my past site ) No sign of Robert in the Loughborough area So It's down to trawling the Parish Burial registers for Shepshed at the records Office in Wigston. MIKE.


Sarah Report 22 Jul 2007 23:05

hi mike think i might have a walk round oadby cemetary sometime i know that my g grandad john henry clarke is buried there and his wife who knows what il find sj


Linda Report 22 Jul 2007 23:53

Hi Mike. I will take your advice and go to records office when I get time. Thanks again for your help. Linda

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Jul 2007 00:34

Greeting’s Again June Could this be your Ada Elizabeth Lampard. ..... ? 1901. Census returns RG 13 / 2965 / 98 ./ Page. 1. Congerstone Village Robert Lampard. Head Mar. 45. Inn keeper. b Twycross. Leicestershire. Mary Wife. 39. b Lamberhurst. Kent. ADA.E. LAMPARD. Dau. 7. Scholar b Congerstone James W. Son. 5. Ditto. b Ditto. Alice Hodgkinson. Servant. 22. Domestic Duties. b. Congerstone. Thomas Patter. Boarder. 61. Decorator. b. Newcastle on Tyne. George Thatcher. Boarder. 31. Ditto. b Hampshire. Congerstone comes under Market Bosworth District . Not having much luck with the others you are after………Sorry. MIKE.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 23 Jul 2007 07:44

Mike/Linda The entry looks like it has been corrected and should be Sarah Allwood (triangle symbol by her name) Name: Sarah Gent [Sarah Allwood] Age: 50 Estimated birth year: abt 1801 Relation: Daughter Father's name: Thomas Mother's name: Mary I agree it looks like widow, Elaine


Linda Report 23 Jul 2007 08:39

Hi Elaine Thanks for comfirming question on Sarah Gent Nee Allwood I didn't see that she was a widow when I looked at the cencus for 1851. Two pairs of eyes are better than one, or in my case three pairs including Mikes. I will have to go to Shepshed and look at burial register. Thanks again Linda

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Jul 2007 16:05

Greeting's Again Linda ..... ' All part of the Services ' :0)))) Thank you Eliane ...... MIKE. xxx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Jul 2007 16:18

*** F.A.O. ***..... Ken O' N.Z. Just an update to the burial details given for :~ TIMSON KATHLEEN 1900 Mar 10 19mths Hamilton House, Green Lane Road Leicester Un 515 C U87350. I knew Hamilton Houses Green Lane Road rang bells with me I pass by it twice a week on my way to & from the Post Office. Hamilton House(s) are :~ No's 152. ~ 154. Green Lane Road a Single bay window Palisaded, Terraced. houses. MIKE.


Sarah Report 23 Jul 2007 19:05

marriage lookup plz fred howkins b 1876 narborough leicester to a elizabeth pickering b 1878 woodville on 1901 census living welford road / landseer road st mary magdalene church thanks dj


faerykingdom Report 23 Jul 2007 19:19

I wonder if anyone could help me? I'm trying to find the baptisms for my gt grandfather and his siblings. His parents William Tansey and Florence Platts were married at St Matthews Church in August 1902, my gt grandad William Tansey was born 2 months later in Curzon Street followed by at least 9 other children over a 25 year period (I know there is more children I have yet to find!). I have been to the leicester records office and so far have had no luck finding them at the St Matthews parish. Does anybody have any records from around this time that could help me or suggest were to luck next time I go to the records office? I know they stayed in the same area. Thanks for any help, Vicky

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 23 Jul 2007 20:34

Mike Do you have many look ups Thursday? Am after a buriel from a death cert and am sure it will be St George's as usual. Have death for Charles Henry Ward died 5th May 1858 1yr son of James Ward fishmonger (master). The informant is a Catherine Hart of 19 Curzon Street, was hoping for a burial at St George's a couple of days later, son of James and Maria, need to confirm the mother before I can decide if he is my Ward. It is a recurring family name ie Charles Henry Thanks (can wait if you are bogged down) Elaine


June Report 23 Jul 2007 21:17

thanks Mike, yes that's our Ada Lampard, an Inn keeper, that's a refreshing change froim ag labs. many thanks June

ken from Hunua

ken from Hunua Report 23 Jul 2007 22:18

Hi Mike Thanks for all of the work on my Timsons it will make my visit to Welford Road a lot easier and more productive. Regards Ken

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Jul 2007 23:30

Greeting’s Elaine …… WRONG. !!!!! There you GO……. Next door…… Welford Road Cemetery.:~ WARD CHARLES HENRY 1858 May 8 1yr 10mths Barrow's Yard Curzon Street Saint Margaret Ch 919 C C4678 It’s going mad again…both here and on the other sites I have 8 look ups for this week…… Did 15 last week had to go Wed, Thurs, & Friday to keep place with it May be there was a service at St. Georges before burial at Welford Road If time permits I’ll see what I can find It was not in St. George’s Burial lists I have 1827 ~ 1881. MIKE. xx P.S. Others within Plot No. C.H. 919. :~ * WARD * CHARLES HENRY 1858 MAY 8 1YR 10MTHS BARROW'S YARD CURZON STREET SAINT MARGARET 4678 * WARD * JAMES BRYAN 1858 MAY 13 3MTHS CURZON STREET SAINT MARGARET 4688 FERGUSON Elizabeth 1866 Jun 1 43 Curzon Street Saint George 9523 LOCK Hannah 1886 Dec 1 89 Leicester Union House All Saints 27942 BENFIELD Elizabeth P M 1900 Dec 5 2mths 110 Gresham Street Leicester 45179 STEPHENS Alfred 1922 Sep 27 72 Leire Street Leicester 60203

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Jul 2007 23:55

Greeting's & Welcome Vicky Other Churches within the St. Matthew's Estate :~ Christ Church. St, Luke's. Spending a bit wider :~ St. Saviours . St. Margaret's St. Martin's St. George's Church. St. Peter's Church. Long Shot :~ St. Michaels & all Angels ...Belgrave. I'll have a look over the next dew days to see if I can spot any Births Index's 1902. ~ 1929. MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 24 Jul 2007 01:44

*** F.A.O. *** Vicky. UPDATED :~ Leicester TANSEY Births 1902. ~ 1910. 1902. Oct. Nov. Dec. Qrt. William. Cert No. 7a. 190. 1904. Apr. May. Jun. Qrt. Ernest John. 7a.231. 1907. Apr. May. Jun. Qrt. Grace Eveline. 7a. 196. 1910. Jan. Feb. Mar. Qrt. Leonard. 7a. 206. Leicester TANSEY Births. 1911. ~ 1931. Mother Maiden Name = PLATTS. 1912. Oct. Nov. Dec. Qrt. Lillian. 7a. 311. 1915. Jan. Feb. Mar. Qrt. Florence. R. 7a. 319. 1920. Jan. Feb. Mar. Qrt. Jack. 7a.410. 1921. Jul. Aug. Sep. Qrt. Ronald. M. 7a. 360. 1925. Jan. Feb. Mar. Qrt. Reginald. 7a. 310. 1926. Apr. May. Jun. Qrt. Irene. 7a. 355. Several Qrt's Missing due to the War years But that’s the Ten Children ? MIKE.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 24 Jul 2007 07:37

Thanks Mike It can wait! Elaine