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Who are we looking for in Leicester(Part Four)

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Sandra Report 17 May 2005 16:12

Would be grateful for any help in finding a marriage for Cecilia Whitmore sometime between 1881 and 1891. She was born in Husbands Bosworth about 1865. Sandra

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 16 May 2005 13:45

** Post 999 *** I'd better renew my membership then ....:0) MIKE.


Beverly Report 16 May 2005 09:21

Before i Start a new who are we looking for in Leicester. I want to say a big thank you to Mike because without him i dont think we would have got to number two and now we are about to start Number 5 Thank you Mike for all your help on this thread Beverly

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 15 May 2005 22:17

Thanks Mike, I had not thought about the registrar going around the villages. And will take ID with me. Jo

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 15 May 2005 22:08

Greeting's Again Jo... No.... In those days the registrar went round the district and would be in a Village on a certain date for registrations... Don't forget to take some ID with you if your not registed at the Records Office..... MIKE. So..... Who's going to be the 1,000 person to post a message on Beverly's threads then. ? ......(4 more to go )

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 15 May 2005 19:07

Thanks Paula and Mike, will go down to the records offfice this week to check it out. I was just thinking about the walk from Old Belgrave to Barrow on Soar to register a birth/death, must have been terrible. Jo


Margaret Report 15 May 2005 18:22

Thanks again Mike. Even I think Jobson and Johnson sound the same. Looks like it could be a winner. Thanks from the Heawood Hawood Haywood Hay whatever your like family. Just amazed as usual. Margaret

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 15 May 2005 17:06

Hi Paula Have just been to Saffron Hill and found my Albert at last!!! Lots of bits are coming together and am really enjoying putting all the pieces together. Just want to say a thank you to everyone who has helped me here Elaine


Paula Report 15 May 2005 16:49

JoJo>> My Caves were also made freeman of the city of Leicester. There are 3 books in the records office that have details of all the freeman. They are in the same room as the fische readers just on the book shelves to the left as you go in the door. They are really useful as they give the date when the person was made a freemen and their father. Eg one of mine said '17 July 1832 William Cave FWK 3rd son of Jarvis FWK who was 1st son of Jarvis' The books cover the years up till about the 1980s, the first book is supposed to be from 1100's but i didn't find anything relating to my lot from before the late 1600s Paula

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 15 May 2005 16:29

Greeting's Again Jo..... Try giving the Records Office in Wigston a ring I'm sure they will have something on file..... Tel :- 0116 257 1080. Old Belgrave was a Village in it's own right, and so was outside the City Borough of Leicester, so it would come under Barrow -Upon -Soar Confusing I know be there you go Barrow was a very big District in it's time..... The District where Belgrave is was originally Waste and Marsh Land hence the Name in the Domesday Book (1086) Merdegrave.... Mearth... (Martin's ) graf.... (grove brushwood thicket ) Mearth ....Old French for excrement or filth. MIKE.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 15 May 2005 09:42

It would appear that in my Steeples tree, my gg grandmother, nearly all the males were made freemen of the City of Leicester. Would all these records be held in the records office at Wigston? Anyone know why Old Belgrave came under Barrow on Soar. They seem to be miles apart. Thanks Jo

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 May 2005 21:12

Greeting's Again Margaret.... Sorry for the delay but started out with the variations of Heawood 1st. .... Silly me :0))) Anyway closest fanatically and year wise :- Joseph Heawood. ~ Catherine JOBSON. Leicester. St. Margaret's Parish Church. 1828. By Banns. Maybe the Vicar had a cold in the nose when he told his clark ? MIKE.


Margaret Report 14 May 2005 20:14

Hi Mike I wonder if you can find a marriage for me. Joseph Heawood dob 1805 and Catherine Johnson 1808, their 1st child born about 1831. I not sure where in Leicester. Thanks Margaret

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 May 2005 15:29

Greeting's again Sheilla..... The Maps I have are called ' Old Ordnance Survey Maps ' By Alan Godfrey. Leicester & Rutland Family History Society Bookshop C/o The Typewriter Centre 100. High Street. LEICESTER. Tel. 0116 253 8745. (On the left hand side right at the top of High Street just before Highcross Street. ) Or I did see them at :- Leicestershire & Rutland Records Office Long Street. Wigston Magna. LEICESTER. Tel 0116 257 1080. There was also Old maps of Loughborough at the Records Office. MIKE.


Sheila Report 14 May 2005 14:45

Ey up again...these maps of old Leicester that you have used to be so helpful to me...where do I get them from? My husband is planning a mammoth expedition to Jessops so I thought perhaps we could take a detour... Thanks in anticipation Sheila


Tracey Report 11 May 2005 09:31

Hi Mike Thank you for the explanation, I think Coupe was her maiden name then although I can find no birth for her on the 1837 indexes and I can't find her marriage to my grandfather either, the only conclusion i come up with is they both came from Ireland and maybe she went back there after my fathers birth? Kind Regards Mike Tracey

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 May 2005 07:34

Mike I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. You have given me a wonderful framework to build up a great tree for my sister in law. She will be so pleased. Hope you have a good sleep. I feel guilty that you have been so late on account of searching for me.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 May 2005 03:08

*** F.A.O. GWYNETH *** Night shift clocking in :0)) Watch out for name changes (which has took the time) 1901. Scanned Census Images:- RG 13. / 3003. / Folder. 92./ Page. 39. Leicester. Knighton. St. Mary Magdalene Parish. No. 50. Montague Road. John LISTER. Head. Mar. 51. Fish monger. (own Shop) b. London. Elizabeth. Wife. 53. b. Leicester. William. H. Son. Um. 23. Boot Shoe Finisher. b. Ditto. ERNEST.J. Son. 21. Shoe Riveter. b. Ditto. Frank. Son. 19. Waggon Carrier. b. Ditto. Albert. Son. 17. Ditto. b. Ditto. Joseph. Son. 13. Ditto. b. Ditto. Julia. Dau. 11. b. Ditto. RG13. / 2996. / Folder. 158. / Page. 11. Leicester. St. Saviours.Parish. No. 33 Hart Road. Ann Taylor. Head. 65. b. Leicester. Lucy Dau. Umar. 24. Boot Machinist. b . Leicester. HARRIETTE LAW. Boarder. 24. Hosiery Seamer. b. Leicester. 1891. Scanned Census Images:- RG 12. / 2498. / Folder. 45. / Page. 43. Leicester. Knighton. St. Mary Magdalene Parish. No. 50. Montague Road. John LESTER. Head. Mar.41. Fish Dealer. b Marylebone London. Elizabeth, Wife. 43. George. Alfred. Son. 17. Tailor. William. H. Son. 13. Errand Boy. ERNEST JOHN. Son. 11. Frank. Son. 9. Albert. 7. Joseph. 3. Julia. Dau. 1. All but John head born Leicester. RG 12. / 2537. / Folder. 87. / Page. 7. Leicester. St. Mary De Castro Parish. 98. Oxford Street. David Berry. Head. Mar. 73. Shoe Maker. b St. Mary's Leicester. Martha. Wife. 73. Maria LAW. Dau. 37. Hosiery Hand. ( Maiden name Berry ? ) Kate Law. Grd Dau. 16. Box Hand. HARRIETTE LAW. Grd Dau. 14. Hosiery Hand. b. Leicester. C.W.S. Law. Grd Son. 11. Shoe Trade. b. Aylestone. Artur Law. Grd Son. 7. Scholar. All Born Leicester if not stated. 1881. Scanned Census Images. :- RG 11. / 3159. / Folder. 106. / Page. 14. Leicester. St. Margaret's Parish. No 79. Belgrave-gate. John LESTER. Head. Mar. 31. Trimmer. b. London. Elizabeth. Wife. 32. Domestic Work. b Leicester. George. Son. 8. Scholar. William. Son. 3. Ditto. John. Ernest. Son. 1. (looks like change around for Ernest's name ) All born Leicester if not stated. RG 11. / 3176. / Folder. 60. / Page. 4. Leicester. St. Mary De Castro Parish. * David Law. Head. 26. Boot Riveter. Maria. Wife. 26. Shirt Seamer. Kate. Dau. 6. Scholar. HARRIETTE. Dau. 4. Ditto. George William Shelly Law. Son. 1. b. Wigston. All Born in Leicester if not stated. * it was Indexed as David But I thought it looked more like DANIEL on the original Census return Image. and David seems an unusual name for 1881.? and he may well have been born In Wigston ? © Crown Copyright National Archives. MIKE ..Time to blow out the candle me thinks ...< 3

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 May 2005 01:25

Greeting's Again Tracey....... Sorry but my Welford Road burials only go up to 1890. But having said that there is an other disk out soon...... Re terminology.... Bit of a grey area as not everyone follows the correct procedure which is :- Maiden Name. = Formally ...... If Married before = Late... (name of deceased or Divorcée) followed by formally...... maiden name. Example of that is my Grandmother Sarah Ann Hirons.... Late Hands..... formally Hall. I hope thats clear ? MIKE.


Tracey Report 10 May 2005 23:53

Hi Mike Do you mind me asking, do you have the Welford Road burials on a disc please? If you do, is it name searchable? My grandmother disappeared into thin air! her name was Edith Lavinia Kirwan nee Coupe, she was alive in 1924 but that's all I know. I've checked the Gilroes registers. Don't worry if you haven't a disc. Have just thought my dads birth cert says e.l.kirwan formerly Coupe, that normally indicates maiden name doesn't it, it wouldn't mean first married name would it? Regards Tracey