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sarahjw03 Report 20 Nov 2004 17:37

Cor blimey Mike, do you really think it's possible that my family TRAVELLED a bit? They didn't move from Barwell until the 1960s (to Hinckley!), and I was extremely shocked to find that a daring few had branched out to Syston...... Well, this has given me food for thought! I shall continue blindly in my newly found searches to far away places, and keep you informed!! Thanks unc :-) Sarah

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 20 Nov 2004 02:35

Greeting's Again Jane....... I'm so glad you've solved that one..... ( Early Christmas present then ?) I'll look forward to the next one then But lets have an easy one this time !!!!! :0))))) MIKE.


Jane Report 19 Nov 2004 18:43

Sir Mike, just wanted to update you with my Grimsley problem that you worked soooooooooo hard on, i solved it !!! The Joseph Garrett Grimsleys were father & son, found Joseph snr had remarried after his 1st wifes death, then married my ggg grandmother, and it all fitted into place on the 1871 census, would like to thank you for all your effort, and am just searching for my next brickwall you can help me with........ LOL, Thanks again Jane x

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 19 Nov 2004 11:55

Greeting' Again...... Sarah. Uncle Mike Here Again.... Good ideas you say ????....... Looking at that 1861. Census Return Again..... If you break down that parish name down = CIL..OY....TON but pronouncing "C" as a "K" Then you can make = COLE OR TON. (Coleorton) Ashby de la Zouch area. Locals pronounce it with a K... Village names around Coleorton = Heathern.... Hathern. Or.. Neither Broughton...Upper Broughton. ( Spotted Picks in these villages 1861.) But these are to the North of Melton Mowbray... Which then puts it near to Syston....? ? ? Uncle MIKE.


Margaret Report 18 Nov 2004 15:48

I am looking for decendants of Rev Edgar Cushing he lived at 10 Radmoor Road, Loughborough. We beleve he was there in the 1930s, we believe he had a family that lived there. if anyone has heard of him please let me know, he was a Wesleyan preacher Magge


sarahjw03 Report 18 Nov 2004 15:40

Thankyou my newly found Uncle Mike, I will add you promptly to my tree! (Where exactly do you want to go? I bet you don't want association with the Hincks do you?!) The census record have the following transcriptions for birthplace for her: 1861:CILOYTON 1871: Eather 1881:Ftrier My family are great at confusing me aint they? Any ideas?? Sarah

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Nov 2004 13:10

Greeting’s Again …. Sarah (In Your Favourite Uncles Voice...... ) " There ye go M' Duck "……….. ( Going on Herny's Birth year) Found this Marriage which I think fits ye bill …… SIMON PICK ~ MARY SMITH. Syston. 1836. By Banns. ( Transcribed as Semin ) Results of the 1861. Scanned Census…. RG 9 / 2282 /Page 10 Church Lane Syston. Simon Pick. Head Mar. 53. Ag Lab. Born Syston. Mary. Wife.51. Laundress. Born CILOYTON.??? Henry. Son. Um. 25. Ag. Lab. Born Syston. Sarah. Dau. Um. 22. Dress Maker. Born Syston. Thomas. So. Um. 21. Ag Lab. Born Syston. James. Son Um. 19. Frame Smith ? Born Syston. * CILOYTON * Looking at the scrolling handwriting….. I could make that out to be Aylestone ? Verbal that is or miss heard Royston ? Unfortunately due to Mary's Birth date 1810 ? We can’t check this via 1837 site. So it’s down to Parish Records BUT WHERE ? I have a print off of Census Returns… Hope this helps and sorry you now have a SMITH to trace…… Uncle ....MIKE. xx ( Now Blushing ) :0)


sarahjw03 Report 17 Nov 2004 22:09

Mike (in my best whining nicest ever ever voice!!) I have recently discovered a newbie in my tree: Mary Pick nee ??, born circa 1812 (date guessed from 1881), married to Simon Pick. The birthplace is transcribed as "Ftrier". Husband and kids born in Syston, still there in 1881. Any ideas where this might be? Could you (dare I ask?) check your 1861 for me??? You are the best! Sarah


Wendy Report 14 Nov 2004 10:45

i am looking for any info on Frederick Harold Godrich born 1895 Leicester thanks Wendy


Paula Report 11 Nov 2004 20:19

Hi Mike Thanks alot for looking. I've already got the other info but it was just the 1881 i can't find them on. Maybe they got missed off. I live in Countesthorpe so i can get to the records office quite easily although not as often as i would like due to work. I knew the info at the records office on the cottage homes has a 100 year closure on it but i didn't know you could get the head man to look at it for you. Is it best to write or could i put the request in person when i next go to the records office Paula

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 11 Nov 2004 14:21

Greeting’s and Welcome Paula… Interesting Countesthorpe Cottage Homes. This opened 26th. November 1884. And closed in 1974. (My Father was there 1815 ~ 24 ) If you write to:- Head Archivist C/o The Records Office, Long Street, Wigston Magna. LEICESTER. LE18 2AH. Stating your interest they hold the lists of inmates. But due to the sensitive details He is the only one who can look at Records. But he will give you the information in written form. Any way I didn’t find Ann or Thomas on my 1881.Disks… But on my 1891.INDEX Census returns for the CITY of Leicester. I found :- RG 12 2542 / 59. ( Somewhere in the CITY ) Ann ALDRED. Mother. 42. THOMAS. Son. 13. ************************** Taking it back on Ann’s age and she’s unmarried This may be her in 1861. ? RG 9 2298 / Page 36.( Scanned images ) 39, Jewry Wall Street Leicester. Edward Aldred. Head.57. Carrier. Born Barnsley Notts. Ann. Wife. 55. Born Ilkeston Derbyshire. ANN. ALDRED Dau. 17. Shoe Warehouse. Born Ilkeston. Derby. Matilda. Dau. 15.Shoe Warehouse. Born Ashby de la Zouch. Derbyshire. Josh. Son. 13. Wool Factory Boy. Born Derby. Angelina. Dau. 8. Scholar. Born Birmingham Warwickshire. **************************** Back on the 1881 Census this could be Edwards Mother ? RG 11 3179 /60 /15. ( Ilkeston Derbyshire) Ann Aldred. Head. 74. Needle Woman. Born Ilkeston. Hope this might help you….. MIKE.


Paula Report 10 Nov 2004 21:26

Hi Mike Are the 1881 different to the internet? If so could you possibly look for my great grandfather Thomas Aldred. he was born in 1876 in the workhouse in Leicester and moved to the cottage homes at Countesthorpe when they opened. He could be living with his mother Ann Aldred who was unmarried I've tried loads of variations on familysearch but they don't seem to be on there. Paula


Beverly Report 9 Nov 2004 17:06

Thanks Mike i dont know what we'd do without you Beverly

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 9 Nov 2004 16:06

Greeting's Again Beverly, I've now looked up the Emma Norton 19. servant in Syston Details :- She was a servant to a Auctioneer valuer at the Green Syston. ( Sorry could make out name) looking at scanned image Her job was a domestic general servant Born Northwich Cheshire..... Now I know it said she was born in Gaddesby (1881) But you see she was a Grand daughter on the 1881. Census So she might not have known her place of birth ? But there again we could be barking up the wrong Tree. MIKE.


Beverly Report 8 Nov 2004 16:49

thanks again Mike for all your time and trouble Beverly

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Nov 2004 16:07

Greeting's Beverly, From the 1881. Census……(Via Disks not internet) Dwelling: 3 Countess St Census Place: Leicester All Sts, Leicester, England Source: FHL Film 1341758 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3178 Folio 5 Page 3 Marr Age Sex Birthplace Henry NORTON M 52 M London, London, Middlesex, England Rel: Head Occ: Poster (Bill) Ann NORTON M 54 F Whitwick, Leicester, England Rel: Wife Occ: Posters Wife Thos. NORTON U 28 M Market Bosworth, Leicester, England Rel: Son Occ: Tram Driver Hy. NORTON U 23 M Gadsby, Leicester, England Rel: Son Occ: Saddler Mary A. NORTON U 18 F Gadsby, Leicester, England Rel: Daur Occ: Dress Maker Emma M. NORTON U 7 F Gadsby, Leicester, England Rel: Grand Daur. And Found on my 1891 INDEX only Census Returns:- RG 12 2523 / 9. Emma Norton. Um 19. Servant. Syston. Leicestershire. Syston is not far from Gaddesby (right spelling) Sorry it’s busy on Ancestry site at present I’ll try latter to See if I can find more details as to who Emma is working for and where ? in 1891 MIKE.


Beverly Report 8 Nov 2004 15:22

Hi looking for info on Emma Matilda Norton Born 1872 Leicester thanks Beverly

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 8 Nov 2004 00:12

Greeting’s Again Ruth……. I think it’s a great possibility that The Matthew ORME is the one You know what transcribing was like in those days people put down what they thought they heard and didn’t challenge the information given…. When I clicked on the cert No. Page...via Ancestry site.... Both names where there......But Matthew's was a ORME. I’ve had a look around my disks and the net. On behalf of your friend with the details you have given. 1861. Scanned Census Returns… RG 9 2266 / 60. Groby. John Jordan. Head. 39 Ag. Lab. Born Groby. Mary. Wife. 38.. Born Rothley. Sarah.Dau.12. Scholar. Thomas. Son.10. Scholar. Eliza. Dau. 9. Scholar. Catherine. Dau. 5. Jane ?? Maria Dau. 2. All but Mary born in Groby. ************************ Going on the Possibilities that his Father was Thomas ? ? Two came up in the Groby Area 1861.Census…… RG 9. 2266 / 58. Thomas Jordan. Age 67. Ag. Lab. Born Groby. Living on his own. *********************** RG 9 2266 / 59. Thomas Jordan. Aged. 65. Ag. Lab. Born Groby. Dorothy. Wife. 62.Born Thornton. ********************** Taking it back to 1851, Index Census Only (sorry) Seems that John and Mary were in Groby…….. Index No. 353. John Jordan. 29. Mary. 29. Sarah. 3. No other details given on an Index census. ********************** Still taking the theory that John’s Father was a Thomas. ??? Sorry…Again only Index Census for the Groby Area. 1851. Two possibilities again. 353. Thomas Jordan.50. (I Think this is the one on his own 1861.) Ellen. 59. William. 20. ******************* 355. Thomas Jordan.55. Dorothy. 52. Henry. 12. Elizabeth. 3. Found these Jordan Burials in Groby…… Thomas Jordan. 2nd. April 1870. Aged 74. Dorothy. 31st may. 1882. Aged 83. Closest match ??? Thomas Jordan. 26th August.1862. Aged 68. Ellen. 20th. August. 1860. Aged 77. I hope this will be of use to your friend. Sorry couldn't confirm any details you gave on the Marriage MIKE.


Paul Report 7 Nov 2004 10:09

I am looking for any references to a George Henry Parr. I know that he had two daughters at least, Catherine Jane born in 1891. and Louise (Louisa?) who was possibly older. I have had some information from the boards, I am just trying to confirm details, marriage, wife's name, etc. I have a feeling that he may have married at least twice. Paul


Maxine Report 2 Nov 2004 20:15

Hi, The names I am interested in are MARY LILLEY born abt 1794 THOMAS PERBERDY born abt 1794( father THOMAS mother SARAH) GEORGE PEBERDY born abt 1821 REBECCA SMITH born 1824 All the above are from Barwell. Thank you Maxine