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Who are we looking for in Leicester (Part Three)

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Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 23 Feb 2005 19:20

Thanks Mike as ever, trip to Leicester then when I can Elaine


Paula Report 23 Feb 2005 20:33

Mike Do you know how to find graves in Welford Road once you have a location from the index. I saw the map near the entrance breaking the areas into different letters but its just such a big place that i find it totally confusing. None of the graves themselves seem to be numbered Paula


Terjon Report 23 Feb 2005 21:04

Is it possible to find Buckminster on your lists Mike? If you can could you find William B Wormell who was born there around 1840. I have him on the 1871 census at Ramsgill on the yorkshire moors he was a schoolmaster there. It would be so great to find his birth registered and see who his parents were. Thankyou. Teresa

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Feb 2005 21:37

Greeting's Paula.... If you type ' Welford Road Cemetery ' Into your search engine ( Goggle) Then theres links to the Cemetery sites which have Maps of the Graves (printable)..... MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Feb 2005 21:42

Greeting's ALL...... On behalf of Sheila I've been asked to post this for her in case it rings bells for anyone else..... Ey up Mike mi duck You are a wonderful man! However where did they go? Joseph lived until 1936 and William until 1945 and both as far as I am aware lived and died in Leicester.William got married to Emma Bradbury in the first quarter of 1892 (St Mark's Belgrave?), Joseph and Clara got married in 1894. All I can assume is that the children got split up when Mum was between marriages. I've tried looking under Riley but that's a dead loss too. Guess I need to know which order the husbands came in. I thought Riley was No 3, but who was No 2? ' I am not a number I am free woman !!!! ' (Copyright The Prisoner ) :0))) No I'm not - I'm chained to my ancestors! Thanks again Sheila

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Feb 2005 22:18

Greeting's Again Teresa..... There you go......... 1841. Scanned Census Image. HO 107 / 587 / 09 / Page. 9. Buckminster. Top Street. Thomas Wormel.Head. 26. Tailor. Alice (Nee Bailey) Wife. Not born within the County. Sarah. Dau. 5. Elizabeth. Dau. 3. WILLIAM B. Son. 2. \ William Bulimore Lodger. 25. Ag. lab. All but Alice born within the County. Interestingly next door :- William Preston. 40. SCHOOL MASTER. Frances. Wife. 35. James. Son. 9. Thomas. Son. 3. Eleanor. Dau. 2. Mary Dau. 4 Months old. Only Eleanor & Mary born within the County. Marriage Found :- THOMAS WORMEL. ~ ALICE BAILEY. Melton Mowbray. 1835. By Banns. © Copyright Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. BIRTH Found :- Apr.~May.~Jun. Qrt. 1839. WILLIAM WORMALL. Melton Mowbray. Cert No. XV 219. © Crown Copyright National Archives. Hope this helps..... MIKE.


Terjon Report 24 Feb 2005 12:22

Thankyou very much Mike, you gave me a little extra this time for which I am very appreciative. Sorry to be so demanding . Thankyou for your time. Teresa

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 24 Feb 2005 18:50

Thanks Paula, Don't forget to wrap up warm if you make it this weekend Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 24 Feb 2005 21:28

Paula... I'm not sure if it's this weekend you were to have a look at Saffron lane cemetery ???? Did you know that Stonesby Avenue is CLOSED from the roundabout at Saffron Lane to Windley Road for resurfacing So there might not be access to the cemetery ?.... MIKE.


Sheila Report 25 Feb 2005 19:16

Not so much who as what - in this case the Tramway Inn, 7 Bedford Street. A rough idea of whereabouts that was would be great - but also is there a picture archive in Leicester? Still looking for my lost boys - see earlier post. Not in the workhouse either! Sheila


Beverly Report 25 Feb 2005 21:38

Hi Sheila Mike would probably be able to explain this better than me but here goes. Bedford street, if you go To Belgrave Gate and turn into Jubilee road you come to Bedford street. Or if you Know where Kingstons shop is its just behind there. Beverly

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 25 Feb 2005 23:50

Greeting's Sheila.... Beverley your close ' Good try... Good try' :0) Sheila...... No 7 Bedford Street is now under the roundabout at the bottom of Charles Street .... Back in 1904. it stood on the corner of Lower Hill Street and Bedford Street...on the right hand side looking from Charles Street..... I'll keep my eyes peeled for any old pictures.... one never knows MIKE.


Paula Report 26 Feb 2005 00:39

Have had a most enjoyable evening at Countesthorpe village hall. They have formed a new heritage group in the village and tonight they had a meeting to show us a few films. Two were in Leicester, one was a shoe factory on Gateway st (can't remember the name i think it started with a P) having a day out in London in the 1950s and the other was about the day of a policeman in Leicester but showed loads of the town centre. The other two films were of Countesthorpe in the 1950s, then in 1970-72 and 77 the jubilee year. They were good as they showed loads of people and also showed alot around the village. The most exciting thing was on the 1977 one i saw myself!!!!! There was short piece of film of a service held on the paddock and there was i age 3 playing a tambourine!!!! The man from the Leicester film archives said the films were the best for a village he had seen in Leicestershire Paula


Sheila Report 26 Feb 2005 16:42

Mike and Co Thanks for that - I think I just about have the idea. Have not been in centre of Leicester since 1977! This particular line seemed to stick to that end of town. Thanks again Sheila

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Feb 2005 17:10

Paula..... That Shoe firm was ' Portland's '..... Did the film show any ' RINGROSE'S ' ?....Sue would be glad to see :0)) Sheila ... Cor will see a BIG difference then .... The Trams have stopped running :0))) MIKE.


sarahjw03 Report 28 Feb 2005 21:10

Hello again! Does anyone know where I might get more info on a suicide that took place in 1900 in the county? Sarah


Sheila Report 28 Feb 2005 21:23

Thanks for all your help. I have now taken the line of least resistance and bought an A-Z! I shall miss the trams...and the Co-op milkmen riding their carthorses round the Clock Tower on Christmas morning... Sheila


Linda Report 28 Feb 2005 21:43

Hello,Could someone tell me where to look for my grandfather's baptism. Thanks Linda

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 1 Mar 2005 00:25

Sheila... A~Z ? .... Corr that's posh :0))) You want to treat yourself to a set of Alan Godfrey's old maps of Leicester (set of 4 ) either from W.H. Smiths. or LRFHS Bookshop 100, High Street Leicester. Tel. 0116 253 8745. Now how did you know I was a Co-op milkman ? Sarah....... This suicide might have been recorded in the Leicester Mercury./ Evening Mail...? Worth a phone call to the Records Office at Wigston to see if they have a Mercury/ Mail of 1900. with the coroner's report on film :- 0116 257 1080. Or the Mercury Offices 0116 251 2512 to see if they have an archive section.... Linda....... Depends which year this took place..... It sounds like it was before 1837 ? If so then I'm afraid it's a trawl through Parish Records at :- Leicester & Rutland Records Office. Long Street, Wigston Magna. Leicester LE 18 2 AH. Tel. 0116 257 1080. But if you want to post up the name and approx year on this thread then I'll see if I can help ..... MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 1 Mar 2005 17:12

Greeting's again Tracey...... NO William H. Wright found List below of those I did find in Rutland Street.... Kelly's Trade Directories.... 1890 ~ 1900.:- F.E. Bailey. Livery & Stables & Veterinary Surgeon. 70.1/2. Rutland Street. Samuel Johnson. Horse & Trap Letter. 50. Rutland Street. Carters. Thomas Hughes 78, Rutland Street. Joseph Stringer. 30. Rutland Street. John Banton. 2, Colton Street./ Rutland Street. Simkins & James. Colton Street. Richard HINCKS 70, Rutland Street. 1900~1910. Cab Proprietors :- Thomas Bansford 64, Rutland Street. MIKE.