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Beverly Report 4 Mar 2007 09:19

Hi I will be starting a new thread Who are we looking for in Leicester part Twelve so when that comes on board can you please use that. i will wait for this thread to go on another page before i start it so we wont have 2 together Best wishes Bev xx

ken from Hunua

ken from Hunua Report 4 Mar 2007 07:40

Thanks Mike I expect to be in Leicester around the 25th September so hopefully it will be open by then. I will watch the board for further info. Regards, Ken New Zealand.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 3 Mar 2007 17:59

Greeting’s Again. …… Ken O’ NZ. I think you will find it better if you go to the Records Office in Wigston. Seeing you need to look at three Parishes. Having said that I see you are due over here in September ? This is the time that the Records Office closes for stock taking usually the 1st week & reopens 2nd week. But I’ll check both for availability of records & dates of the stock take for this year…….. and get back to you A.S.A.P. MIKE.

ken from Hunua

ken from Hunua Report 3 Mar 2007 09:03

Hi Mike I will be in Leicester in late September 2007 and would like to spend a couple of days hunting for records of my Timson relations. They originated in Higham on the Hill (1700's) moved to Burbage then to Leicester (mid 1840's), have you any idea of where the parish records are likely to be? Still in Higham and Burbage or centrally in Leicester. Regards Ken Hastings New Zealand.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Mar 2007 22:46

*** F.A.O. ****........ Elaine. ' Don't shot the Pianist..... ' He's doing his best ..bless him. MIKE...... O ^ O ..Exits Right carring his Bat & Ball >>>>>...:oP

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 2 Mar 2007 09:07

Thanks Mike, So you will be checking 1877 next time LOL (after cleaning your glasses!!!) Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Mar 2007 01:12

' Your very Welcome Janie ' If I can help further then post again MIKE.


Jae Report 1 Mar 2007 23:33

That's great Mike, thanks so much for your help!!! Janie x

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 1 Mar 2007 21:59

*** F.A.O.***…… Janie Bancroft. Sorry trawled Ab Kettleby Parish Registers 1856. ~ 1890. I did not see any christenings for your William Thomas Stapleford. c 1890 Registers stopped abruptly in mid 1890…..Grrrr……. :0(((( The Records Office are still waiting for entries from this date…. Small Parish……. and so not finished the Register yet. The only entry for a sibling for Henry & Sarah Stapleford reads thus :- May 11th 1884. Henry Son of Henry & Sarah Stapleford. Ab Kettleby. Labourer. Samuel J. Rees Vicar. Better results for the Marriage St. Mary’s Parish Church. Melton Mowbray. Page. 199. Entry No. 385. March 20th. 1912. William Thomas Stapleford.(22) Bachelor. Labourer. Ab Kettleby. Father :- Henry Stapleford. Labourer. Elsie Annie Winfield. (19) Spinster. St. Goodrich Street. Melton Mowbray.. Father :- George Winfield. Plate layer. Following Banns by Me :- B.H. Smith. Curate. Both signed by their own signatures. Wit’s :- Walter Frederick Winfield ( Brother ) Charlotte Lesson ? CHRISTENING :- St. Mary’s Parish Church Melton Mowbray. Page. 170. Entry No. 13337. May 21st. 1893. Elsie Annie. Daughter of George & Annette Winfield. Of Seaford Road Melton Mowbray. Fathers Occupation Plate layer. R. Blakeny Vicar. Hope this helps MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 1 Mar 2007 21:22

*** F.A.O.***…… Elaine Marriage Register reads Thus :- St. MARK’S Parish Church Belgrave Road Leicester. ( This Church was only 5 years old then. ) Page 142. Entry No. 283. 30th September. 1877. Elias Wade. 23. Bachelor. Pressman. St. Mark’s Parish. Father :- Richard Wade. Chemist. Harriet Gisborn. 23. Spinster St. Mark’s Parish. Father.:- George Gisborn. Knitter. Elias signed by his mark = X Harriet by her own very clear signature. Following Banns By Me :- H. Burfield. Vicar. Wit’s :- Arthur Jackson, Ann Jackson. It was clearer then your copy but owning to photo coping machine was poorly I could not get a copy. Grrr :0(((( MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Feb 2007 13:53

Greeting’s Again. ...... Sarah. Sorry..... But you’ll NOT get that information ( Mother’s maiden name ) on the early Parish Registers……. Unless the child was base-born. The Parish Registers read as I have already posted.15.02.07. Richard Son of John & Mary Barsby………5th. November. 1788. MIKE.


Sarah Report 23 Feb 2007 09:38

hi mike richard barsby born 1788 hungerton parents john barsby and mary im trying to find out more about this john barsby i cant seem to tie him down to mary i know you found a marriage john barsby mary chambers 6th sept 1779 but how can i be sure if this is richards parents if you get what i mean it seems to be right in the years so to speak could john have married another mary around the same time to a different mary its seems like he married at around 40 years old could you checkout the birth of richard again and see if you can find his mothers maiden name for me on his birth at the records office many thanks sarah

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 21 Feb 2007 17:34

Nudged...For Anne.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 17 Feb 2007 09:43

Mike You are an absolute darling for doing that and yes take the prozac now and read on... ... the woman I was after has moved so a dead end unfortunately. Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 16 Feb 2007 21:23

*** F.A.O.*** Elaine…. Re :- Curzon Street, No. 2. Gordon Cottages…… It was Distict No. 45. RG 12. / 2529. / 137. / Page. 2. Keyword > Daykin No. 2 Gorden Cottages. John Daykin. Head. Mar. 34. Lab. ( Bricklayers ) b Leicester. Sarah Wife. 41. b . Seagrave, Leicestershire. Mahalah. Dau. 12. Scholar. b Tonbridge. But Next door !!!! ....It's a WARD.!!!!... No. 3. Gorden Cottages. George WARD. Head. Mar. 30. Glove Hand b Sileby. Leicestershire. Sarah. Wife. 28.Hosiery Winder. b Syston, Leicestershire. Arthur. Son. 10. Scholar. b Syston. Matilda. Dau. 7. Ditto. b Sileby, Leicestershire. George. Son. 4. Ditto b Leicester. I reach for the PROZAC ? :o)))

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 16 Feb 2007 07:29

Thanks Mike Shelton is the surname of a witness on Jemima's marriage cert, he marries a Street too. I want to see who lived at 2 Gordon Cottages, Curzon Street so will try and look over the weekend Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 15 Feb 2007 22:20

*** F.A.O. ***….Sarah Wragg. Parish Registers St John the Baptist Parish Church. Hungarton. ANNO DOMINI. ~ 1779. Entry. No. 3. John Barsby. Mary Chambers. Both of this Parish. Married in this Church following Banns By Me :- Thomas Clarke. Vicar. This Sixth Day of September. One Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy Nine. John signed by own signature. Mary by her Mark = + Wit’s :- Thomas King.( Church Warden signed several certificates ) Will Orton. ( Parish Clark ) BARSBY BAPTISMS HUNGARTON. Elizabeth Daughter of John & Mary, 12th March 1738. Thomas Son of John & Mary. ….. 8th August. 1742. John Son of John & Mary Barsby. 15th March. 1784. Ann Daughter of John & Mary. 30th. May. 1787. Richard Son of John & Mary. 5th. November.1788. William Son of John & Mary…. 16th. June 1790. Could I ask you if you could keep look up’s to this Leicestershire thread It saves a lot of confusion……… Perhaps you could let me know what look up’s you are still seeking ? Sorry to moan but I’ve lost the plot …… MIKE. xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 15 Feb 2007 21:55

*** F.A.O. *** Elaine...... 1891. Census Returns Leicester. > St. Margaret's Parish. > District 44. = Odd No.s of Curzen Strett. District 45 = Even No.s Curzen Street. MIKE. xx

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 15 Feb 2007 21:22

Evening all This might be a tall order but does anyone know how I can find Curzon Street in the 1891 census, I have an address and need to check whose living there Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 15 Feb 2007 21:20

*** F.A.O. *** ….Elaine. Baptism Registers All Saints Parish Church. Loughborough. Reads Thus :- Page 300. Entry No. 2395. 2nd.August.1836. JEMIMA Daughter of John & Martha STREET. Place = Loughborough. Occupation. = Labourer. Joseph Place . Curate. I have another request for a look up But not sure if it belongs to you ? MARRIAGE. St. Peter’s Parish Church. Mountsorrel. Page. 42. Entry. No. 125. Joseph Street. Of Loughborough. Catherine Shelton. Of Mountsorrel. Married in this CHAPEL. Following Banns. By Me :- Thomas Price. Curate. 14th Day of July. One Thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty one. Both signed by their own signatures. Wit’s :- Joseph Shelton, Ann Shelton. Hope this helps ? MIKE. xx Re look up for an address 1891. You will have to trawl through the Districts one by one Possible it will be under St. Margerats Parish Let me have a look & get back to you