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faerykingdom Report 24 Jul 2007 10:33

Hi Mike, thanks for that. I will check the records you mentioned when I next go to the records office. Yes, those are the 10 children I know of, my nanna (William’s daughter) says that he was 1 of 13 so I am trying to find the other 3. I know one of the missing 3 was called Rose/Rosie and she died when she was a toddler. Thank again, Vicky


Charles Report 24 Jul 2007 12:14

Mike Re: non-conformists and hen's teeth. Yes .... I had discovered that. The problem, of course, is that they often did not practice child baptisms and that not all of them kept good records. As I understand it, you could only legally get married in the CoE at the time which is why one finds marriage records but not the others.


Sarah Report 24 Jul 2007 22:44

had info from family member that john henry b1882 oadby married gertrude weston/clarke at the baptist chapel in oadby can someone check this out for me year 1906 thanks sj


Tinalina Report 24 Jul 2007 23:41

Hi I am looking for Plowmans in the Melton Mowbay area , any descendants of William Plowman born Wigginton Yorks and Ann Bell who were married in Melton in 1783.Other family names are Forster ,Felstead , Flint, Loseby. Thanks Christine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 25 Jul 2007 00:37

Greeting’s & Welcome ……..Christine. Burials for Melton Mowbray :~ Names / Dates. / Ages. / notes. Ploughman Ann 30 Apr 1832 71 Ploughman Ann 30 Nov 1835 48 Plowman William 22 Feb 1838 46 Plowman Marianne 23 May 1845 Inf Plowman Mary Ann 25 Oct 1854 11days Plowman Mary 6 Apr 1863 72 Plowman William 4 Jan 1864 49 Plowman William 30 May 1865 21 Plowman Sarah Ann 5 Mar 1883 2mths Abode King St Plowman Sarah 16 Dec 1884 26 Abode Pall Mall Plowman Ann 16 Jan 1886 69 Abode Leicester St Plowman Walter Freeman 21 May 1889 2mths Abode Charlotte St Plowman Robert 14 Sep 1891 39 Abode 9 Chapel St Felstead Annie 27 Oct 1858 2 Felstead Elizabeth 8 Nov 1858 7 Felstead Elizabeth 4 Nov 1869 1 Abode Queens Square Felstead William 6 Oct 1870 -- Abode King St Buried At Burton Felstead Harriet 1 Jan 1879 48 Abode Queens Square Felstead William 24 May 1890 65 Abode Queens Square Flint Thomas 10 Jul 1830 85 Flint Mary 15 Sep 1833 87 Foster John 3 Aug 1881 61 Abode Union Workhouse Foster Sarah Jane 14 Jul 1883 1yr 6mths Abode New St Foster Elizabeth 1 Mar 1886 57 Abode Bentley St Foster Kate 23 Dec 1891 3 Abode 16 Snow Hill Sorry NO Loseby Burials found ….. Hope this is some help to you ? MIKE.


Sarah Report 25 Jul 2007 21:12

hi mike need you help plz william howkins b 28th october 1803 narborugh parents william dinah found this marriage tonight on igi willaim howkins to a dinah briers 15 oct 1803 whetstone but also down again as 5 oct 1803 whetstone now this william howkins b 10th oct 1769 narborough parents john mary found this marriage on igi tonight for john and mary john howkins married a mary muson 28th aug 1768 narborough birth for john howkins (willaim dad 1769) john howkins 7 july 1740 claybrook just want to know if all this i have found is poss if thats the right way of saying it hope you make sense of all this as im trying to do more on my family i will at some point go to ro when i can thanks sj

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 25 Jul 2007 21:30

***F.A.O. ***...... Jon O' Kent. Sorry..... Trawled the Baptism Registers going on years & Parishes from ages given for those three Tomkins. plus + / - 2 years .....( just in case..... ) Also checked out Burial Registers just in case there was a Service of Thanks given prior to Burial But drew a blank on all three.......... Can only think they were not Baptised at all as they were young ? Sorry. ...... MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 25 Jul 2007 21:51

Greeting’s Again Sarah……. Now you have some of the rough building blocks in place . You will have to verify these by a visit to the Records Office And see if there is any more details which will prove that it’s the right line you are about to follow……….. Your query the DOUBLE entry for the Marriage. William Howkins ~ Diana Briers. 1803. This could be due to a wrong transcription of the date that was stated in the first entry You can not cross out details once written on Registers. You have to make out an other entry….. Re:~ the Marriage of Fred Howkins ~ Elizabeth Pickering 1900.July August Sept Qrt. Ashby de la Zouch District ( Woodville ) I can not get an answer from my colleague. So it looks like you’ll have to order the Certificate using the Ref No.’s I’ve given you before. Sorry the answer will have to be paid for this time and not come free via your PC screen. This also goes for the Marriage Gertrude Weston ~ Clarke In the Baptist Chapel 1906. Oadby June. Qrt. Blaby District. Cert No. 7 a. 108. The Records Office do not hold Baptist Chapel Records .....Sorry MIKE.


Sarah Report 25 Jul 2007 21:57

hi mike thanks il go ro when my kids go back to school thanks for all your help sj


John Report 26 Jul 2007 10:29

Mike Once again many thanks for your time and effort. I will purchase birth certs to confirm parential details. If you are spending extra days at Wigston I have a spare camp bed !!!! LOL Regards Jon O'Kent

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Jul 2007 22:14

***F.A.O.*** Jon O' Kent. Checky.... I'm a Scout Leader I have THREE camp beds in the boot of my car ....... I even. asked if I could join their Tea :0)))) MIKE.


Sarah Report 26 Jul 2007 22:40

i know i have had this info before of henry barsby b 1830 bruntingthorpe leicester but cant find in my paperwork if i had cert number for his birth can someone look again for me plz sorry to ask again going to order a few certs soon thanks sj

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Jul 2007 23:10

*** F.A.O. *** ……Paul. Sorry for the delay I had difficulty in finding out In which Ward Gayton Avenue came under. ……. But found it in the end it was under Latimer Ward No. 5. And latter on Ward No.2. No 15. Gayton Avenue………. FIRST appeared on the Electoral Rolls in the Summer of 1936. Assume it was NOT built in 1933.? Abv. :~ R.O. = Residence Occupation. R.W. = Residence Woman. Jnr = Junior Same Christian name. a. Forces = Absent voter in the serving Forces. J. = Jury service. 1936. First Occupants were :~ Alfred NEAL. R.O. Gertrude Neal. R.W. This continued as above till :~ 1945. Alfred Neal. R.O. Gertrude Neal. R.W. Gertrude Jnr. R.O. 1948. :~ Gertrude Neal. R.O. Gertrude Archer. R.O. Frank Archer. a. Forces 1949. Gertrude Neal R.O. Gertrude Archer. R.O. Frank Archer. R.O. This continues till :~ 1961. In WARD. No. 2. Gertrude Neal. R.O. 1962. Patrick Allen. J. Janet Patrick. Continues as above till :~ 1969. Patrick Allen. J Janet Allen. J.P. Robinson. 1970. Patrick Allen. Janet Allen. This is were I stopped…… So now you have the History of :~ 15. Gayton Avenues. MIKE.

Scouser from Leicester

Scouser from Leicester Report 26 Jul 2007 23:17

Thank you Mike at least that saves me going down the wrong road so to speak I can now concentrate on other avenues. Paul

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Jul 2007 23:21

*** F.A.O. *** Sarah....... Birth Certificates ( as we know then now ) did not start till Summer 1837. In 1830 your only proof of a birth is a copy of the Baptism Registers of Bruntingthorpe. Which are held on Fiches at the Records Office Wigston. From My little Red Book :~ Look up's. 31.05.07. Bruntingthorpe Baptism registers reads thus :~ ANNO DOMINI :~ 1830. Page 22. Entry No. 171. 28th. March. 1830. Henry. Son of Richard & Mary Barsby. Bruntingthorpe. Stocking Maker. Thomas Freeman. Curate. MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Jul 2007 23:25

Greeting's Again Paul...... ' Your very welcome ' Wish I had got a match for you..... But if we can be of help again please ask again.... MIKE.


wtaylor Report 27 Jul 2007 04:54

Hi Everyone Im looking for Surnames of: JONES - TAYLOR - GADD- BRAY from Leicester and Stoney Stanton. Missing links. I have hit to many bricks walls. Thanks Wendy Taylor

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 27 Jul 2007 08:58

Camp Bed Mike???? What's wrong with good ole carry mat - or are bones too old since last big birthday???!!!! LOL

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Jul 2007 19:59

*** F.A.O. *** Elaine…. This is for the second time of asking……. If there is anyone Who knowingly knows of Any cause or impediments as to why Elaine should not copy these details …. “ Then Ye are to declare it …. Or for ever hold your peace…….” Fiche 24D 65 / D21 Page 48.:~ St. Margaret’s Parish Church Leicester. Entry No.48, OCT 15, 1849, after Banns JAMES BENNETT WIGLEY, 20, Bachelor. Tailor, of Wharf St, Son. of JAMES WIGLEY, Frame Work Knitter. ANN WARD, 20, Spinster. of Wharf St, Daughter. of JOHN WARD, Shoe Maker Wits: JOHN CHAPLIN, JANE WIGLEY. And for the First time of asking :~ St. Margaret’s Parish Church. Leicester. Entry No.47, OCT 15, 1849, after Banns GEORGE WIGLEY, 21, Bachelor. Hairdresser, Of Wharf St Son. of JAMES WIGLEY, Frame Work Knitter. ELLEN FARNSWORTH, 20, Spinster. of Wharf St, Daughter. of WILLIAM FARNSWORTH, Coal Agent Wits: ROBERT WIGLEY, MARY FARNSWORTH. There now follows a collection for a new pencil for Elaine……. MIKE.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 27 Jul 2007 20:04

Elaine is very humble now