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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 13 Oct 2005 21:54

*** F.A.O. MARLENE *** Marriages :- Shepshed Parish Church. ENTRY. No. 394. John Blackwell.Bachelor of this Parish. Rebecca Cotton Spinster of this Parish. Married in this Church by Banns.This Fifteenth Day of November. One Thousand Eight Hundred & Twenty Four. By Me..... John Goodacre. Curate. John Signed by his own Signature. Rebecca By her own Mark = X. Witt's :- William Mee. Hannah Charlotte Mee. Also noticed these two :- ENTRY No.466. William Unwin. Bachelor of this Parish. Elizabeth Staniforth. Spinster of this Parish. Married in this Church by Banns. This Sixteenth Day of April One Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Seven. By Me... A. Allsopp. Vicar. William signed by his own signature. Elizabeth by her own Mark = X. Witt's :- Charles Franks. (Own Signature. ) Mary Staniforth. (Her own Mark. ) Ann Rowell. ( Her own Mark ) **************** Sorry couldn't make out Entry No. Ann Cotton. Spinster of this Parish. Thomas Dexter. of this Parish. Married in this Church by Banns. This Seventh Day December One Thousand Eight Hundred & Twenty Four. By me.... John Goodacre. Curate. Ann signed by her own signature. Thomas by his own Mark = X. Witt's :- Benjamin Hidder. Catherine Lester. MIKE.


sarahjw03 Report 13 Oct 2005 22:27

Hello Marlene: Following on from what Mike has posted, I have Staniforths in my tree originating from Shepshed in the late 1700s. Maybe a connection? Mike/Bev, Hello, hope all is well, anyone found any Hincks lately?! Sarah (Still looking!)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 13 Oct 2005 22:55

Greeting’s Again Sue…. M’ Duck.. Now…. You’ve been listening to those Tales out of School again ? …lol ;0) I take it that was Anna Burley.... Born 1782 & living in Countesthorpe ? Any way there you Go… 1841. Census Image. :- HO 107 / 597 / 08 / Page. 10. The Hundred of Guthlaxton. Parish of Blaby. Chapelry of Countesthorpe. Little End. John Burley. 65. Woollen Hosiery Maker. Ann Wife. 60. BOTH Born within the County. Burials Found for Countesthorpe :- Names. / Dates. / Age. BURLEY ANNE 8 MAY 1843 65 I’m not sure if this is John’s ? :- BURLEY JOHN 26 JAN 1846 73 Or there’s this one as well ? :- BURLEY JOHN 3 JAN 1873 82 MIKE.xx Sarah ....' Not Telling' :0)


Sidami Report 13 Oct 2005 23:46

Mike, Thank you once again for your help. What does The hundred of Guthlaxton mean though? Sue.....................

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Oct 2005 00:08

Greeting's Again Sue.... Hundreds were first mentioned in the Laws of Edgar in 970, and by the time of Ethelred the term referred to an area of one hundred hides for the purpose of taxation. For many centuries after this the Hundreds were used as a fiscal, judicial and sometimes a military district. These units were thus used for the collection of Danegeld (later subsidies), and the holding of courts for both civil and criminal matters, originally these were held every month, then every fortnight and eventually after 1234 every three weeks. In addition, a sheriff would tour the county twice a year to hear special complaints. The meetings were usually held in the 'open' and at a well known local landmark, such as an earthwork, tumulus, or tree,. Later hundreds usually met in a town or village. Leicestershire Hundreds :- Guthlaxton. (Blaby Lutterworth Area) Gartree.(Billesdon Market Harb'o Area.) Sparkenhoe.( Hinckley & up to Coalville Area ) Framland.( Melton Area. ) Goscote East & West.(Syston Loughb'o Area ) ' Clear as mud now I hope ' :0))) MIKE.


Sidami Report 14 Oct 2005 09:52

Mike Well I never knew that. Sue


Donna Report 14 Oct 2005 10:50

Hi Mike and all Just thought i would let you know i didnt get on very well with my visit to Wigston after locking myself out of my house (being in a rush to spend more time there) and wait for my hubby to come home and let me in ...lost valuable time and didnt come up with anything ...but after that went to the library and got a book out called Wharf Street revisited....fantastic book and i found out that George Street methodist chapel was the first methodist chapel built in the Wharf street area built in 1819 and closed in 1880 it was purchased by the ragged school mission and incorparted into the mission building. Wow was buzzing when i read it....its great when you find something out so far in this book they have mentione a Tom Gamble (born earlier than my Tom) who was a good cricket player and a song was made about him....a brother Gamble who went round collecting money for a chapel ....and a Robert Hall (which i have iin my tree but dont think its the same one ) only half way through but really is a good read...sorry for babbling but got excited. warm regards Donna

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Oct 2005 13:37

Greeting's Again Donna.... Yes I saw that you had made it from your name in the sign in book when I went to Wigston yesterday..... Sorry you didn't get the results you had hoped for But that book sounds great ...... Just wonder...... If that ' Robert Hall ' has anything to do with the Baptist Church on Narborough Road & Upperton Road corner of the same name = ' Robert Hall ? ' MIKE.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 16 Oct 2005 08:18

Morning Bev Up early too? Elaine

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 16 Oct 2005 08:47

Donna, Are there any references in the book to John Butler who had a chemist shop in Wharf Street in 1825? (The shop was near the 'new' cricket ground). Thanks, Maggie

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 16 Oct 2005 21:10

Three queries please. Do you know if the Causeway Lane Maternity Hospital became the Bond Street Maternity Home, or are they different. Have just received a birth cert where the person was born in Causeway lane Maternity Hospital, which I have never heard of. My Gr Aunt was, so the family stories go, the first person to have a breast removed for cancer and live. Any idea where I might find this documented. Where would I be able to buy a good map of Leicester around 1850 - 1910? Hope you can help. JoJo


Jane Report 16 Oct 2005 21:27

Hi Donna, ( cuz !) is there anything about a bakers shop in your Wharf st book??? my (?x) great grandfather was the baker there in 1881, his name was John Barrows............... have you heard anymore about this Daft workmate of yours yet ( no comments please guys ! me & Donna can't help being descended from the Daft family, lol) well, if you knew me you could understand it !!!!!! Jane xx

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 16 Oct 2005 22:05

Greeting's Again Jo Jo..... 1. Causeway Lane Maternity Hospital Did become Bond Street Maternity Hospital Two seperate Buildings made into one ( I was born in Bond Street Matt. Hospital ) 2. Good maps of Leicester around the 1900's Alan Godfrey Maps Set of Four £2.10p each ( to cover the City ) From Records Office Long Street Wigston Magna LE 8 2 AH. LRFHS Bookshop c/o.100 High Street.Leicester LE 1 5 YP. Some W H Smiths Have them Or order on line www(*)alangodfreymaps(*)co(*)uk 3. Worth checking the Micro films of Leicester Mercury's Held at the Records Office Wigston Magna. MIKE.


Beverly Report 16 Oct 2005 22:36

Hi Elaine Im always up about 7. So you was on rootschat also Bev

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 16 Oct 2005 22:50

Mike, thank you so much for the information. Next time I am at the records office, probably not till next month I will purchase the maps and try the Leicester Mercury. Further question on from the maternity hospital, would there have been a charge for going there do you know? Once again thanks for all the help you have given me. Regards JoJo

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 16 Oct 2005 23:37

Greeting's Again Jo Jo .... Just thought..... There was another newspaper ' Evening Mail ' This is also held on Film at Wigston Both are in the cabinets next to the doorway through to the Search Room No. 2. Re:- Charge for Medical Services The National Health Service didn't come in before 1948 ish and before then you could join the Doctors health club ( Called ' The 2 d. Hospital Fund Club ' ) and pay as much as you could aford.... I seem to remember My Parents payed 2d per week per person..... ( Well.... It was deducted from the Doctors Weekly Window Cleaning bill in my Father's case :0 ))) .....) So..... Yes charges could well have been made depending what years you are talking about. MIKE.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 16 Oct 2005 23:55

Mike, the year was 1910. The family lived in Foxon Street - 2 up 2 down no water and shared wash house and toilet, so I assumed they were fairly poor so the hospital on the birth cert came as a surprise. JoJo

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 17 Oct 2005 00:13

Greeting's Again Jo Jo .. Know it well.... 'The West End Framing Shop ' stands on the corner.....& ' Mario's Fish & Chip Shop' on the other Named Foxon Street or Dixon Street depends which Street Guide your looking at .... It shows up well on the Old Maps..... Leicester (SW ) 1902. ~ 1912. even the outside Wash-house / Loo's :0)))) MIKE.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 17 Oct 2005 01:16

Will have to do more research into the Causeway Maternity Hospital has me intrigued now. Thanks. JoJo

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 17 Oct 2005 01:25

Just goggled this :- Bond Street Hospital LEICESTER AND LEICESTERSHIRE MATERNITY HOSPITAL The Blue Plaque is located at the site of the former hospital - Saxon House, corner of Causeway Lane and East Bond Street. Known locally as Bond Street Hospital, this was Leicester's first maternity hospital and the inspiration of the local branch of the National Union of Women Workers. Their aim was to open a small maternity hospital for the training of midwives and lying-in facilities for working class women. The Union raised the money for the hospital through public subscription, and four cottages adjacent to the Leicester Provident Dispensary were purchased and converted. The Hospital opened in July 1905. Among the local women involved, Agnes Fielding Johnson was especially committed to the project and to its successful operation. Before her death, in 1916, a plaque was erected in the hospital to acknowledge her support. Jean Gray, matron of the hospital from 1905 to 1935, also received recognition for her long and dedicated service when she was awarded the MBE in 1932. Leicester Royal Infirmary eventually took over the maternity hospital in 1940. Bond Street Hospital finally closed on 2 February 1971, when the Infirmary opened its new maternity wing. MIKE.