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Anne Report 3 Sep 2006 22:25

Hi Mike, Thank you for all the information once again on the 'Isaacs' family. Be in touch again soon with names and dates for Rosetta Townsend's family of Leicester! Kind Regards Anne

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 Sep 2006 01:03

' Your very Welcome Anne '....... On the 1901 Census Is it the Rosetta Townsend aged 7 born Oadby Daughter of William & Lavinia ?.... Townsend William's occupation is a Tailor. MIKE.xx


Anne Report 4 Sep 2006 08:50

Morning Mike, You're starting to impress me a bit now! You were right with Rosetta's details. I'll be in touch again soon. Enjoy your day. Anne


John Report 4 Sep 2006 18:29

Greetings again Mike from sunny Kent. 1. Can you tell me if it is possible to obtain medical records of inmates of Towers Hospital for period 1946ish, I know it closed in 2005. 2. Was there ever an Asylum at the Newarks end of Asylum St (off Jarrom St)?. Jon O'Kent

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 Sep 2006 19:14

Greeting’s Again Jon O’ Kent……. I doubt if you’ll be able to access the Medical Records…… But I’ll ask at Wigston this week for you……… I know that that Hospital was run by The Sheffield Hospital Management Committee No.4 Back in the 60’s I worked there on a relieve rota Yes…… There were several Asylum’s within the area The Female one was on the Newarke on the opposite side to what is now “ Trinity Hospital “ There was another below the bridge before the “ Bow String” Railway Bridge which became a sports Hall Opposite the “ Kirby & West Building “ And the Male one was in deed on Asylum street on the corner of the Newarke / The Old Richmond House Building’s. Which became part of the Polly Art & Tech and now is part of De-Montford Uni. On your 1841 Disks = Disk No. 4. 605. Click on folder 605. Then sub folder 12. Pages 24 ~ end (28) 1851. = HO 107 /2090./ 604. / Page 1. Keyword = Prosser Although it’s for Henry Roper ( Superintendent ) The other one I know of was were the Old Queen Eizabeth II. Uni building Which was next to Wiggie Boys School on Vicky Park MIKE.


Tracey Report 5 Sep 2006 10:39

Hi Mike Have had reply from the records office and the Mercury had mixed the article up! It was supposed to be about the Records office at Wigston having a catalogue of indexes and the Leicestershire villages site looking for people to transcribe parish records for the internet. Oh,well will have to get my backside to Wigston again! Regards Tracey

Laura The Explorer

Laura The Explorer Report 5 Sep 2006 10:53

Hi sorry for this but I have a family in my tree Henry Holwell 1852 father James and Mother Harriett. born Knighton and Clara (nee Roper) 1856 Diseworth.Living in Knighton their Chlidren James 1879 George Holwell 1882 Edith 1884 and William 1887.I have traced them on the census to 1901 but have not yet managed to find a marriage or deaths Any info on this side would be helpfull. Thank you for your time Laura


Beverly Report 5 Sep 2006 13:36

Hi Laura Henry Howell Marriage Clara Roper 4th Quarter 1877 Leicester Vol 7a Page 471 James Holwell Marriage Harriett Dodson 3rd Quarter 1840 Blaby Leicestershire Vol 15 Page 87 Hope this Helps Bev

Laura The Explorer

Laura The Explorer Report 5 Sep 2006 14:28

hi thanks Bev thats a great help Laura

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 8 Sep 2006 10:50

There you go Mike, will be able to post now Elaine


Heather Report 8 Sep 2006 10:51

Hi, on the new site people are talking about they have county pages.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Sep 2006 13:34

*** F.A.O.***….. Laura Following my visit to the Records Office yesterday Here is Francis’s Marriage Lockington cum Hemington. St. Nicholas Parish Church. Page 37. Entry No. 74. 29th. Nov. 1853. Francis Spencer. Full Age. Bachelor. Farm Servant. Hemington. Father :- William Spencer. Lab. Mary HURT. Full Age. Spinster. Hemington. Father.:- William HURT. Lab. Both of this Parish. Both signed by their Mark = X times 2. Married following Banns. By Philip Fosbrooke Vicar. Wit’s :- John Parker. Elizabeth Hurt. By her Mark = X.( Mary's Sister ) I have a photo copy of the above if you want it ? Interesting that William Hurt ( Father to Mary ) was within the same household as Francis Spencer on that 1851. Census. ( Next person down ) There is an Ann Hurt in the next village Long Whatton. in 1851. Aged 20 House servant.born Hemington. I think this is William Hurt’s Marriage :- Nottinghamshire. Barton in Fabis. William Hurt. ~ Sarah TAYLOR. 18th. June. 1832. William & Sarah are in Hemington 1841. Census Hope this helps you ? MIKE. xx UPDATED ... Scan winging it's way to you....

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Sep 2006 22:24

*** F.A,O.*** ..... Rosemary Cole. Sorry no sign of your Henry Toon(e) Baptism Thurcaston 1790 ~ 1812. But did spot this one :- Thurcaston. 6th. December. 1801. Joseph Son of Thomas & Ann Toon. Thurcaston. Lab. But I'll continue it next week *** F.A.O ***....... Janice Re George Brookes born Osbaston c 1766. ~ 1771. Sorry No Parish Registers found for Osbastone....Grrr I'll try Barlestone & Mkt Bosworth Parishes next week. I did find this Brookes event though Marriage Registers Cadeby Parish Church. Entry No. 9. 1st. July 1798. George Brookes. Bachelor. Mary Argel Wain. Spinster. Both of this Parish. Both signed by their own Marks = X times 2. Were married in this Church Following Banns 22nd April, 29th, April, 6th May. By Me :- Richard Lacy Curate. Wit's John Brookes. by his Mark = X Mary Hall. Did spot a Burial Entry for Cadeby :- 24th. December. 1800. George Brookes. Sorry NO age given. MIKE.. .


sydenham Report 10 Sep 2006 16:32

Mike Hey thanks for the recent Brokkes info - nearly missed it due to all the problems. Jan

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 11 Sep 2006 19:06

Hi all Anyone around, just wanted to say hello Elaine

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 11 Sep 2006 19:22

I am trying to find any information on family named Savage of Sutton Bonnington, Bunny, East Leake and surrounding. Rev. John Savage and his son Thomas, both of whom were Rectors at Sutton Bonington. John was born about 1557, and Thomas in 1595.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 Sep 2006 19:42

Greeting’s & Welcome Carol.. I’m sorry but all those Villages come under Nottinghamshire Although Sutton Bonington is one of those which are on the boarder of either Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire I did have a look at what I could but on line info started 1785……. You will have to look at the Parish Registers for those early years 1500’s If you can get to a LDS Centre you’ll be able to order Fiches to cover the years And then look at them ( There will be a charge for this and they hold the fiches for 28 days for you ) Or Elaine might just be able help ? MIKE.xx

Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 11 Sep 2006 20:04

Hi Mike and everyone. Hope you are all keeping OK. Mike, would it be possible for you to search for a couple of marriages for me please? Looking for John Ayre to Ann (probably Wilson) between 1765 and 1775 in Coleorton. and John Ayre to Mary between 1725 and 1735 in COleorton. Not sure if the latter is possible. Once again, many thanks. Sorry to keep bothering you, but am saving up until I can buy the CDs. Thanks tom.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 Sep 2006 20:33

Greeting's again Tom ... There you GO......... Jo. Ayre. ~ Mary PRAT. St. Mary the Virgin. Parish Church. Coleorton. 14th. October. 1729. Both of this Parish & By Banns. Not sure of this but closest showing up :- John Ayre. ~ Catherine Storer. St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church. Coleorton. 17th. April. 1768. By Banns. Hope this is of help to you ? All above are from my disks and NOT via the web. MIKE.

Right said Fred

Right said Fred Report 11 Sep 2006 20:43

thanks Mike - the first one is definately them! The second one I think is his cousin, because I know he married Ann Wilson (that was her maiden name) because of various wills and used as middle names. Maybe they married somewhere else - these things were sent to try us. Once again, many thanks! (is it through the Leicestershire FHS that I can buy the disks? and do you know how much they are - I hate to keep pestering you - sorry!)