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Who are we looking for in Leicester(Part Four)

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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 3 Apr 2005 17:52

Greeting's Again Alice... Out of the 11 possibilities of a John Smith C 1842.ish and born in Wigston ... My Best shot is as follows :- 1861.Scanned Census images (which would give personal details) 1861. RG 9 2255. / Folder. 31. / Page. 3. Wigston Magna. Bell Street. William Smith. Head. Mar. 45. Ag. Lab. b Wigston. Mary. Wife. 40. Ag. lab's Wife. b. Langhton Leicestershire. JOHN SMITH. Son. 22. Frame Work Knitter. b. Wigston. Thomas. Son. 15. Winder of Worster. b. Wigston. George. Son. 7. Scholar. b. Wigston. Eliza. dau. 1. b. Wigston. © Copyright Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society.2004. ( the others didn't have Wigston as birth place.) I realise that the age is not quite right but.... Hey Ho.... MIKE.

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 3 Apr 2005 20:59

Thank you Mike. You are a star! I reckon it is him the dates are pretty close - Thank you for all the help you have given me. Alice

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 3 Apr 2005 21:23

Hello again Mike - Do you have Leicestershire marriages? I am looking for the same John marrying an Anni their first child was born in 1864. I do have a marriage on the IGI 1862 but it says she is from Blaby (which is what it says on the 1871 census) but it says he is born in foleshill Warwick 1840. He is 29 on the 1872 and says he is born in Wigston. What do you think? Their first 3 children were born in Blaby IGI not always accurate. Can you check on your marriage for me . According to IGI she was Ann Meshurst. Idea! I will just see if I can find the children born in Blaby! That will answer question.... Alice

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 3 Apr 2005 21:24

Greeting's again Alice...... ' Your very Welcome '..... Your not leaving now are you ? ....Snif Sniff ... MIKE.

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 3 Apr 2005 21:27

I have loads to do! You will be fed up with me..... Alice

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 3 Apr 2005 21:31

Yipee! all 3 children there so I guess it must be the right marriage! Will be back in a while - Alice

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 3 Apr 2005 22:32

Greeting's Again Alice...... Sorry my County wedding disks stop by 1837. Are you trying to find out the maiden Name of the Ann ? ( It was transcribed as Anni on the Index but on the original Image it's ANN and ANN.A. for the daughter.) Having look at the original Image for 1871. which you gave the details of I see that there is a Son Arthur aged 9. so if you ordered his birth Certificate then that will tell you the name of Mother ..... Birth. April.~Mar.~May. Qrt. 1869. Arthur Smith. Blaby. Cert No. 7 a. 41. To find the marriage would be a big task due to the common Christan & surname of John and Ann....... But if that cert is the right one then that would give you a fighting chance to then find the marriage knowing Ann's maiden name. MIKE.

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 3 Apr 2005 22:34

Hello again... Pushing my luck but no hurry! I am hoping to find the family of Henry Cherry on the 1841. In 1851 Henrywould be round about 25. Wife Eliza also 25 and son Henry 2. All born in Leicester. Dare I be cheeky enough to say thank you in advance? Alice Thank you again Mike, have just seen your last reply. i will have to order certificate as you suggest - but it does seem that the marriage in Blaby is probably right.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 3 Apr 2005 22:56

Greeting's again Alice.... I think here are your Cherry's ?....1851. :- 2089 / 446 / 16. / 73. 83 CHURCHGATE JOHN DAVIS HEAD M 51 M TRIMMER LEI LEICESTER 83 CHURCHGATE MARY DAVIS WIFE M 51 F LEI WHETSTONE 83 CHURCHGATE MATILDA DAVIS DAU U 22 F FANCY HOSIERYMAKER IN W/HOUSE LEI LEICESTER 83 CHURCHGATE HENRY C CHERRY SIL M 25 M BELL HANGER LEI LEICESTER 83 CHURCHGATE ELIZA CHERRY DAU M 25 F LEI LEICESTER 83 CHURCHGATE HENRY J CHERRY GSON 2 M LEI LEICESTER © Copyright Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society.2001. SIL = Son in law Yes ? See that the wife of John Davis is from Whetstone next village to Blaby..... Now the difficult bit will be to find them in 1841. I've no search programme so it's a trawl through Page by MIKE.

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 3 Apr 2005 23:05

That's lovely! A bell hanger! How interesting! He later became a engine smith - suppose its all metal work type stuff. Also looks as though I might have wifes Maiden name ! Super stuff Mike! I could give you a big hug! Alice

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 3 Apr 2005 23:29

Or was he the Leicester ' Quosimodo ' :0) Post the name of John's wife and I'll see if I can cross match it through the 1837 site ?

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 3 Apr 2005 23:36

I guess if Henry was Son -in law to John Davis wife must have been Eliza Davis? That is really kind of you Mike but I'll look on free BMD first... Alice

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 3 Apr 2005 23:49

Mike For some reason , BMD will not let me in tonight. Looked on Ancestry but couldn't see a likely one.. Alice

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 Apr 2005 00:04

Ah well...... Free BMD wouldn't let me in neither ...So your not on your own ... Best leave it there for today and look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow..... By the way I knew a Family of Cherries they kept the Stonycroft Hotel way back in 1950's The Son was in the Scouts with me ... MIKE.

Mad Alice

Mad Alice Report 4 Apr 2005 00:12

Thanks for your help Mike, All I know is that gdad Cherry lived somewhere offf the Narborough road on the A47. Can't remember the name of the road but we broke down there one day inthe late seventies and were taken into a house - the people remembered the Cherries. Very nice cup of tea and AA man too.... Lovely people in Leicester. Still got more to do tomorrow , but as you say, zzzzzzzzzz. Alice


Beverly Report 4 Apr 2005 13:54

Hi Mike Have you got the 1841 or 1851 for Warwickshire if so could you please look up a William S York birth 1840 Barby Warwickshire Thank you Beverly

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 Apr 2005 15:11

Greeting's Again Beverley...... All my Parish location programmes tell me Barby comes under NORTHAMPTON not Warwickshire..for Census 41. 51. So Sorry I can't help you.... MIKE.


Beverly Report 4 Apr 2005 15:58

Hi Mike Thank you anyway Beverly


Sheila Report 4 Apr 2005 21:21

Good evening people. Went to the Framework Knitting Museum at Wigston yesterday. Absolutely fascinating. Thought husband was going to die of boredom but I had a wonderful time! If you've not been you should go, if only to support the volunteers who have done such a good job. V useful to know how my ancestors spent their working lives. It might have been repetitive, but after the day I've had today I think it would beat working for an estate agent!! lol Getting back to the plot...Mike - do the indexes etc that you have cover Oadby? Was that part of Leicester in the 19th century or was it like Foleshill and Coventry and only absorbed later? I have Thomas Simons, bricklayer and I'm after a maiden name for his wife Rechabina, but because she's always transcribed incorrectly on the census index I'm stuck again. Never heard the name before. Anyone think it could be a gypsy name? If it is then maybe one thing out of all the things my mother told me may turn out to be true! Cross my palm with silver dearie. Sheila (losing the plot - it's been a long week)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 Apr 2005 21:51

Greeting's Sheila.... Glad you had a nice day at F.W.K Museum makes you thankful for small mercies..... Oadby has always been on it's own ... If you can post a few ages for Thomas & Rechabina (have you tried goggling with just that name ? ) Then I'll have a whizz around my disks and see what developes.... MIKE.