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Sheila Report 23 Jan 2006 19:07

Hello....hello...Mike are you out there? Happy New Year and stuff. Looking for your help again. Arthur Bradbury is causing me some problems. In fact I have double trouble as there are two of them. I want one of them to be the son of Samuel and Emma(nee Friswell) who were at 1 Harrison Road in 1901. I have two births and one marriage as follows: Births SQ 1884 7a 229 DQ1883 7a 206 Marriage (spouse Louisa Bramley) SQ 1906 7a 763 The two of them would have been the same age at the date of death I have, which helps me not at all. Do you have access to anything that might make this a little clearer? Thanks in anticipation Sheila


Michelle Report 24 Jan 2006 01:10

hi i'm new to this family tree stuff but getting reallt hooked. i wanted to go to the leics record office but does anyone know if you have to make an appointment and does it cost to look up records? michelle

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 24 Jan 2006 01:12

You Rang……. M’ Lady Sheila…… Good question….. Which one ? Having tracked Samuel back through the Census 51,61,71,81 91. 1901. and to their Marriage. Samuel Bradbury ~ Emma Friswell. April ~May ~ June. Quarter 1868. LEICESTER. Cert No. 7 a. 376.( Both names check out with this No. ) ( I’ll see if I can find their Marriage entry Next time I’m at the Records Office if you want ? ) From the Censuses I see that in 71. RG 10 / 3280 / 86 / Page. 17. Leicester. St. Margaret’s Parish. No. 6, Osborne Street. With just Thomas Son. Aged 2. Now….. for your Arthur Bradbury c 1884. I see Samuel & Emma On the 1881.Census. RG 11 / 3177 / 145 / Page. 20. were in No. 44 East Bond Street. ALL SAINT’S PARISH. Again I can check this Parish Registers out for Christening of Samuel in 1884. ? Which I feel is the one to order Just wonder if this Burial found for Welford Road Cemetery Might be the other Arthur ? And he is Buried with his Farther John BRADBURY ARTHUR 10 MAR 1885 7MTHS SOUTHAMPTON STREET SAINT GEORGE C E 1002 C 26169 BRADBURY JOHN THOMAS 5 JAN 1885 39 SOUTHAMPTON STREET SAINT GEORGE C E 1002 C 25960 Also found an interesting One for a Still birth Look at the notes …….Address & Mother’s name BRADBURY --- 12 FEB 1879 STBN EAST BOND STREET SAINT MARGARET U S 3096 C 41733 CHILD OF EMMA Watch this space after Thursday Evening for updates Any way time to blow out the candle for today me thinks Thank you for the challenge…… MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 24 Jan 2006 01:50

Greeting’s And a Warm Welcome ……….Michelle. Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office. Long Street. Wigston Magna. Leicester. LE 18 2 AH. Tel. 0116 257 1080. Fax. 0116 257 1120. Mon. Tues Thurs. 9.15 ~ Wed. 9.15 ~ 7.30. pm. Fri. 9.15. ~ 4.45. pm. Sat. 9.15. ~ 12.15. e-mail :- recordoffice( at ) (remove brackets and spaces replace ( at )with the right icon ) What records do the Records Office at Wigston hold And costs ?.... You will have to obtain a Readers Ticket Which lasts for 3 ~ 4 years and is FREE These can be obtained on your 1st. visit. BUT you will have to have some I.D. Driver’s Licence / Utility bills as proof of address. for that 1st time Then only the Readers Ticket afterwards..... Then away you go…… Records held = Parish Registers for the County of Rutland & Leicestershire. Electoral rolls, Wills Census returns 1841 ~ 1901. New's papers on film, Maps General Records Office index records. ( New ) All sorts of achieves too numerous to mention. Costs :- Use of fiches readers is FREE The only costs would be for any photo copies you require 50 p ( Tokens obtained at desk ) 45p. Print out from the computers. NOT sure if there is a hour charge for the computers A clear wallet only allowed in search rooms with your note books etc And use of PENCILS ONLY…. ( FREE ) lockers for your outdoor clothes Coffee machine on site in foyer and you can eat food there as well But shops & fast food outlets other side of road. There is a small car park ( holds only 9 cars ) But plenty of spaces in Elizabeth Drive Which the car park is situated on. You can reserve a fiche reader but 48 hrs notice required. Very helpful staff Hope I have covered all you require to get you started …? If not just ask here again…… Now it is really time to blow out that candle …. MIKE.


Michelle Report 24 Jan 2006 22:54

thanks mike thats really useful infomation. i might give it a go next week. michelle

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Jan 2006 02:20

Greeting’s Again June……. Was this the one you sent for ? :- Ref.Details :- Jan Qrt. 1890. Elizabeth Hopewell. LEICESTER. Aged 74. Certificate No. 7 a. 131. Welford Road Cemetery HOPEWELL ELIZABETH 7 JAN 1890 74 OLD MILL LANE SAINT MARGARET C N 794 C 31140 Emma’s Marriage ? Leicester. St. Margaret’s Parish Church. :- Entry No.187, JUL 17, 1870, after Banns SAMUEL GETLIFF, 21, Bach. RIVETTER, of CRAVEN St, Son. of THOMAS GETLIFF, FWK EMMA HOPEWELL, 19, Sp. of CRAVEN St, Dau. of THOMAS HOPEWELL, NEEDLE MAKER Wits: THOMAS HENRY RAWSON, SARAH ANN WHITWORTH. CRAVEN STREET. :- Sanvey Gate to cul – de- sac. So that’s got to be St. Margaret’s Parish Area…. Easy Pessy…….lol :0))))) 1871. Census returns :- Leicester. St. Margaret's District No. 88. Try RG 10 / 3281 / 108 / Page. 6. Keyword is = GELLEFF And the answer to ONE of your problems is on the last two lines at the bottom of that image and look at the ' Head of Household ' ....Umm Witness to Emma's Marriage.... Mike. XXX Has Zebedee would say ' Time for Bed ' .....BONG....


Sheila Report 27 Jan 2006 13:10

Mike Thanks for your help so far. Will be interested to hear from you if you can figure out who is who. Thanks also for the stillbirth reference. Made me feel quite sad. All the best Sheila

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Jan 2006 15:37

Greeting’s Again Sheila……. I’m sorry for the upsetting ref for still born to Emma I put that up to tie in with & confirm the Address in 1881. Census……. Sorry. Now I spent sometime yesterday trawling through the Parish Registers for All Saints, St. Margaret’s for any sign of Bradbury’s……. But drew a blank…… Including any sign of Samuel’s & Emma’s 1868. Marriage….. Just wonder if they didn’t have consent of Parents back in Bedworth ( Village of birth for both of them ) and so came to Leicester and had a Civil Marriage Service ? If so…. It wouldn’t show up on any Parish records……? Maybe you had better order the certificate for the Marriage using the ref No’s 7 a 376. I have given you in last post Which would at lest give you the Place of marriage. So I’ll continue the search and check out St. Nicolas & St. Leonard’s Parish Registers And maybe St. Mary De Castro time permitting……. next week. MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Jan 2006 18:02

Greeting's Happy Bunny ( June ) ' The Old Mill Lane ' stated on this one is next Road to CRAVEN STREET ........ ' Quote ' ' Welford Road Cemetery HOPEWELL ELIZABETH 7 JAN 1890 74 OLD MILL LANE SAINT MARGARET C N 794 C 31140 ' Just Trawled through Deaths for Elizabeth Hopewell / Hopwell ....( 1871 ~ 1895. ) The next one in the frame to above is :- Jan Qrt. 1894. Elizabeth Hopewell. Leicester. Aged 74. Cert No. 7 a. 142. MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Jan 2006 18:40

Greeting's Again June ..... I got that Qrt up for Rawson (Sept 1869. ) but Thomas didn't appear and checked out the next Qrt just in case but drew a blank But checked out Sarah Hopewell Sept Qrt 1869. 7 a 307 Sarah married either Frederick Toon. or John Derbyshire By the grouping...... my monies on Frederick :0))) MIKE. UPDATE..... 1871. Census returns for Elizabeth Hopewell ( Mother -in - law ) 56. Tailoress b Leicester. Have a look at this return :- 1871. census RG 10 / 3112 / 12 / Page. 10. Birmingham. St. Jude's. No. 2. Suffolk Street. MIKE.


Tracey Report 2 Feb 2006 15:41

Hi Mike I wondered if you can help me. I have just been told my ancestors had a shop in Latimer St. in the late 1920s or 1930s. Would you have any records of such please? It was run by two sisters of my g grandmother but I don't know if they were married or not, their maiden name was Sutton with possible first names Ellen, Agnes or Ada. Thanks Tracey

Joy *The Carlos Cutie of Ilson*

Joy *The Carlos Cutie of Ilson* Report 2 Feb 2006 18:52

I'm looking for the baptism of a Benjamin Mellor about 1775 in Knighton, Leicestershire. Would love details of his parents. Also Benjamin's wife Ann Abbott born about 1779 in Knighton, Leicestershire. Again, her parents if possible. Thanks in anticipation. Joy

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Feb 2006 21:42

*** F.A.O. Jane of Loughborough *** I've sent you a scan of the Marriage Entry John Sharp. ~ Ann Glover.1814. St. Mary De Castro Church Via your E- mail address. MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Feb 2006 22:01

Greeting's & Welcome again Joy..... Just had a whiz through my disks but neither of them showed up .... But if you can bear with me I'll have a look through St.Mary Magdalene. Knighton. Parish Registers Next week at the Records Office at Wigston. Using the years you've given... But in the meantime if I come up with anything I'll get back to you via Here..... MIKE. UPDATE ...... Interesting Burials records found :- Location. / Names. / Dates. / Age./ Notes KNIGHTON ST. MARY MAGDALEN MELLORS ANN 22 JAN 1815 33 WIFE OF BENJAMIN KNIGHTON ST. MARY MAGDALEN ABBOT ARABELLA 8 AUG 1819 20 ABODE FRIAR LANE, LEICESTER. WIDOW

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Feb 2006 22:44

*** F.A.O. Tracey *** Just had a whiz through the Kelly's Directory for 1914 ~ 16. ( Latest one I have on line ) But No Ellen, Agnes, Ada Sutton in Latimer Street. There appears to be only the following business which would fit .... NO Businesses on the ODD side Evens Side. No. 46. = Shop. No. 36. = Shop And the Westcotes Hotel. I'll have a look at the Directories when I'm at the Records Office next week and hopefully I'll get closer to the Year dates as well. MIKE.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 2 Feb 2006 23:15

Oh my, what memories. Seeing the posting regarding the shop at 46 Latimer Street, my Nan lived at 44 from 1908 till her death in 1964. The shop was tiny but sold everything! Remember this and the Westcotes Hotel and off licence very well from my childhood. JoJo


Tracey Report 3 Feb 2006 22:32

Hi Mike Thank you so much for looking for me. On the 1891 census most of the siblings were cycle trade assistants so I wondered if they opened up a bike shop?. I'll keep checking back, thanks again Tracey x

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 4 Feb 2006 01:10

Tracey, I think that there was a bike shop on the corner of Latimer Street and Hinckley Road, but my memory is not what it should be, my excuse is that I was very young at the time!!! I am sure Mike will find it for you. JoJo

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 Feb 2006 17:38

** F.A.O. Tracey & Jo Jo *** 1916. Trade Directory entries found.:- Cycle Shops Hinckley Road. :- No. 19. Harry Banbury. Cycle Dealer. ( Between Great Holme Street & Coventry Street ) No. 68.Robert Forse & ( Company ) Cycle Manfrs. ( Between Luther Street & Tyndale Street. ) But this one is interesting :- No. 40. LUTHER STREET. FRANK SUTTON. Shopkeeper. MIKE.


Tracey Report 4 Feb 2006 18:31

Hi Mike and JoJo This is exciting!! My 'siblings' had a cousin Frank Sutton born 1870 and I'm sure they lived in in Luther Street in 1901, I'm just going to dig my paperwork out. Thank you both so much Tracey x