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Who are we looking for in Leicester (Part Three)

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Beverly Report 8 Feb 2005 21:18

Thanks again mike we'd all be lost without you Bev


Paula Report 9 Feb 2005 15:14

Elaine>> My grandad is buried at Saffron Hill so will keep an eye out next time i go, do you know year of death/ birth? Saffron Hill cemetary is not as huge as Welford Rd or Gilroes but is still a fair size. Do you have any idea where the grave in. As you go in the gate there is a road with the chapel in front and graves to the left and right. If you could let me know if it is on the left or right that would narrow down quite abit Paula

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 9 Feb 2005 19:57

Thanks Paula Am looking for Albert Victor Ward dob 5/01/1872. As you go in through the main gate the plot will be to the left and past the office/house building. My nan is buried in the first block which the diagram from the council say is Con C, almost opposite the building I mentioned is. My uncle says it's further a long from there and he said there were old headstones that had fallen down (he has not been for a while though). There is'nt a headstone but there is a small plant 'pot' which I think is black which has his name on it and my great aunt Nora Paul is buried there too but I am not sure if her name is on it. She also has a stillborn baby buried there. Hope this bit of info helps and I much appreciate the offer Elaine

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 9 Feb 2005 19:58

Hi mike, Can you tell me whereabouts the family history shop in Leicester is please? Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 10 Feb 2005 12:58

Greeting's Again Elaine...... The Family History Shop is as follows :- Typewriter Centre, 100, High Street. LEICESTER. LE 1 4 JB. Tel. 0116 253 8745. E-mail :- pc at typewritercentre*co*uk remove the * and you know what to put for 'at' Peter Cousins is the man you want to speak to. The shop is at the top end of High Street on the left as you go from the clock tower just before you get to to Highcross Street It used to be Pages Hardware shop. MIKE.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 10 Feb 2005 14:16

Brilliant thanks Mike Elaine


Paula Report 10 Feb 2005 20:22

Elaine>> When you say past the building do you mean past the caretakers house that is at the gate rather than past the chapel as i thought the graves that were past the chapel were all modern It won't be for a couple of weeks i'm afraid as i'm off visiting this weekend Paula


Jan Report 11 Feb 2005 08:54

Hi Mike Read in the Mercury that the FHS has a new home - King Street - we'll have to have a GR party up there to celebrate! Jan

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 11 Feb 2005 10:37

Hi Paula I think it must be the caretakers building, I went about a year ago myself so I can only describe it as walking paralell to this building by the entrance. The proper ref is con c 158 and am relying on what my uncle says about it being further on. I appreciate your time but don't spend hours looking, I offered to do this for someone in Australia a while ago and it was a nightmare and I ended going a couple of times and e-mailed her for more info. Unfortunately she never sent a further reply (or a thank you) so I know how long it can take!!! JUST LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPS Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 Feb 2005 16:02

Greeting's Jan....... Yes BUT it's not set in concrete yet.... So We'll see ...... If everything goes according to plan it will be up and running back end of April or March... MIKE. Member No. c.487

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 12 Feb 2005 16:35

Hi Bev Thought you might be interested about a listing on www.hobsonsvoice(.)co(.)uk found Peter on this site as she is trying to list boatpeople 1861 in Leicester, my William is there with the wrong surname . You need to go into the geneology section on the left hand side of her main page. Elaine


Jan Report 12 Feb 2005 17:16

Mike Wonder if you have the answer, oh wise and revered one? I have the GRO reference for my husband's grandparents' marriage Dec Q 1926 7a 279. I've spent a couple of hours today trawling through parish registers but I can't find their marriage anywhere. I expected to find them in Whitwick and ended up searching in a wide circle and still nothing! Any suggestions as to where to look next? Purchasing the cert. is not currently an option. Thanks Jan


Beverly Report 12 Feb 2005 17:31

Hi Elaine Have sent u a Message Bev

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 12 Feb 2005 19:01

' TWIT TA WOO ' :0)) Have you a name for these Grandparents so I can have a whizz through my disks for the marriage ? MIKE.. . . . O V O

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 12 Feb 2005 19:44

***FOR THE ATTENTION OF GERALDINE *** Just to say Sorry but didn't find a Headstone in the name of Warner over at Copt Oak Church today. Three in the name of Ward though one a 'JP' But plenty of unmarked graves..... Contacts for the Church :- Rector :- Cannon G.T. Willet. Markfield Rectery. 3A The Nook Markfield. Leicestershire. LE 67 9 WE. or Secretary :- Mrs S. Gammon. 18 The Green. Markfield. Leicestershire. LE 67 9 WD. It's a lovely old Church.. (Have pic's if you want them ) But there is a plaque to say that the Village of Copt Oak was due West from where it is today .....Ummm Also there was no where I could find out the Name of the Church...... MIKE. P.S. the Church is St.Peter's.


Jan Report 12 Feb 2005 21:37

Thank you Mike. The elusive couple are Joseph MOORE and Emily BURROWS. Jan

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 12 Feb 2005 22:31

Greeting's Again Jan...... Owing to THE modern date I'm afraid it didn't come up on any of my disks.....Sorry But did check out those details on the 1837. site. and it stated :- EMILY BURROWS & JOSEPH MOORE. Dec. Qrt. 1926. ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH. 7a 279. (In both names) and that cert No. is for both Emily & Joseph. But did a bit of digging around here are a contact Address for Churches in Ashby De La Zouch..:- no picture Ashby Baptist Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch Contact address: Brook Street Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire. LE65 1HA Tel:Fax: 01530 413721 ******************* no picture Ashby International Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch Contact address: 17 Bath Street Ashby-De-La-Zouch Leicestershire LE65 2FH ****************** no picture Our Lady of Lourdes Ashby-de-la-Zouch Contact address: Station Road Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire LE65 2GL ***************** no picture St Helen's Parish Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch Contact address: 1 Church Yard Ashby-de-la-Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AA Tel:Fax: 01530 412970 ***************** Also Holy Trinity Church but no address for it. Maybe a letter to each Church to find out more details ? MIKE.


Jan Report 12 Feb 2005 22:51

Thanks Mike - I did think it might not 'in date'! I appreciate your efforts anyway. Thanks for the info re Ashby churches - I've already looked at St Helen's and Holy Trinity. I'll have to see if any of the family know more! Unfortunately as you see below Ashby reg district covered quite an area - I have looked at parish registers (or at least those at the library) for the most likely ones near Coalville/ Whitwick. Ashby-de-la-Zouch Created 1st July 1837. Mainly in Leicestershire, but included parts of Derbyshire. Sub-districts : Ashby-de-la-Zouch; Hartshorn; Measham; Whitwick. GRO volumes : XV (1837-51); 7a (1852-1930). Appleby Magna North (from 1897), Appleby Magna South, Ashby de la Zouch, Ashby Woulds, Bardon (from 1862), Blackfordby, Chilcote (from 1895), Coalville, Coleorton, Donisthorpe (from 1897), Heather, Hugglescote and Donington, Measham (from 1897), Nether Seal (1837-97), Normanton le Heath, Oakthorpe (from 1897), Osgathorpe, Over Seal (1837-97), Packington, Ravenstone, Snarestone, Snibston (from 1884), Staunton Harold, Stretton en le Field (from 1897), Swannington, Swepstone, Thringstone, Whitwick, Willesley (from 1897), Worthington. Registers now divided between Leicestershire and Derby districts.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 14 Feb 2005 08:38

Hi Bev Have copy of the 1861 census from the Hobson site if you want it, just e-mail me and I will send it through Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Feb 2005 17:01

*** FOR THE ATTENTION OF GERALDINE *** Greeting's Again...... I spoke to a Old Scout Friend this afternoon Who was born in and is still living in Copt Oak... He told me that when he was a Church Steward There was a full survey of the graves within the Graveyard and the list was passed onto the Vicar...... So best start writing I think... He also said that ' Warner ' was a old Markfield family name. MIKE.