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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Aug 2007 00:02

Greeting’s Again Paul. Farnham Street ….Ah…!! .. “ Charnney District…….” “ Paddies Swag Stores”……. That brings back memories……. Start one end of the Street And by the time you reached the other end You could have got anything from an Elephant to a Pin…. “ Bones Cycle Shop” on Spinney Hill Road by the cobbled jetty. Do you know if the Death was announced in the Mercury ? That would be another way to see if the Burial place was stated. The Mercury is on Micro Film at the Records Office Worth a gander next time I’m there ? MIKE.


Linda Report 6 Aug 2007 08:44

Hi Mike Could you look up a death for me please Sarah Gent nee Allwood born 1800 Shepshed. Lived in Bridge St. 1851 cencus. Thanks Linda

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Aug 2007 18:30

Greeting’s. …. Linda. There you Go. ….. St. Botolph Parish Church. SHEPSHED GENT SARAH 15 Jun 1852 Aged. 55. Jul. ~ Aug. ~ Sept. Qrt.1852. Loughborough District. Cert. No. 7a. 72. There was an other Gent :~ SHEPSHED GENT ARTHUR 25 Mar 1866 5. Wks Apr ~ May.~Jun. Qrt. 1866. Loughborough District. Cert. No. 7 a. 74. MIKE.

Rosemary in Wales

Rosemary in Wales Report 6 Aug 2007 20:28

Hello! You helped me some time ago with information about my Toones from Thurcaston - I wonder whether you can help me again, please? I have a William Thompson, b 1765 Rearsby. His wife is Hannah, born 1767, Barkby. I have found a marriage on the IGI, giving her maiden name as Illston - but it's a submitted record, which I know is not reliable information. Could you have a look to see if there is a marriage for William Thompson and Hannah, please? Many thanks! Rosemary


Linda Report 6 Aug 2007 21:22

Thanks Mike Yes I knew about Arthur 1866 Thanks again Linda

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Aug 2007 21:42

Welcome back. ..... Rosemary……. In this case it was a genuine Marriage. From Early Leicestershire Marriages Registers :~ St. Mary’s Parish Church Barkby. Reads thus :~ Page 128. 1st. Entry. William Thompson. Bachelor of the Parish of Rearsby In the County of Leicestershire. Hannah Illston. Spinster of this Parish. Married in this Church. 9th. April. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven. By Banns. Possible Parent’s Marriage for Hannah. ? Choice of two. St. Mary’s Parish Church. Barkby. Thomas Illston. ~ Mary White…….21st. Sept. Banns. Tho’s Illston. ~ Mary Randle…..7th. Dec. 1755…By Banns. MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Aug 2007 21:44

' Your very welcome ...Linda, ' MIKE.


James Report 6 Aug 2007 21:48

Hi, I'm trying to find the birth of a Richard Fisher. According to census' he was born about 1811 in Twyford, Leicester. Any help would be great, James


Julie Report 6 Aug 2007 21:48

Here are mine --- well just the one at the moment!! Any Sparrow-Prestons with romany in their blood. Thanks for this thread. best wishes Julie


MaryfromItaly Report 6 Aug 2007 22:27

Other books about Oadby by Bernard Elliott: http://www.antiqbook* (replace asterisk with dot) They seem to have been published by the Oadby Local History Group.


MaryfromItaly Report 6 Aug 2007 22:35

Could you check out a baptism on your discs for me if you have time, Mike? I'm looking for the birth/baptism of Joseph and Hannah Pool's son James, who was born c. 1843. The only likely birth I can see on FreeBMD is for James Alexander Pool in Leicester in the 3rd quarter of 1843, but I'm dubious about that middle name (he was plain James Poole when he got married). Joseph and Hannah were living in Burgess Street, All Saints, at the time. They were married at St. Margaret's, so I assume James would be baptised either there or in another nearby C of E church.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Aug 2007 22:49

Greeting’s & Welcome James…… Using the resources I have to hand….. Your Richard c.1811. is NOT showing up. I can see several Baptisms for Fisher in Twyford With Parents William & Frances……. Which Census years did you find him ? I have not found him yet I have a brother ROBERT, c 1807. b Twyford. With a Son Richard age 7. on the 1861. Census in Leicester. I can but have a look at the Parish Baptism Registers Held at the Records Office this week And report back on this thread MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 6 Aug 2007 23:53

Greeting’s Again Mary O’ Italy. The only one showing is the 3rd. Qrt. 1843. James Alexander Pool. Leicester. Cert. XV. 120. Here’s the Family in 1851. HO107 / 2090 / 124 / Page. 28. JOSEPH POOL Head M 47 M Wool Comber Lei Leicester HANNAH POOL Wife M 47 F Lei Leicester ANN POOL Dau 12 F Lei Leicester WILLIAM POOL Son 10 M Lei Leicester JAMES POOL Son 8 M Lei Leicester HENERY DAY Head M 24 M Shoe Maker Lei Leicester REBECCA DAY Wife M 26 F Lei Leicester Just noticed that there are “ Day’s” within the same household as well !!! Also same in 1841. HO 107 / 605. / Bk. 2. / Fol. 24. / Page. 5. All Saints Parish. Burgess Street, Joseph. 35. Wool Comber. Hannah. 35. Rebecca. 15. Emplored. in Cotton Factory. Ann. 3. William. 5 Mths old. All born Leicester. I’ll have a gander at the Parish Registers This week & get back to you Burgess Street was in the All Saints Parish on the 1851. Census So I’ll check out all Parishes then . MIKE.


MaryfromItaly Report 6 Aug 2007 23:58

Yes, I already have them on all the censuses, thanks, Mike (except the missing 1861), but I wasn't convinced that James Alexander was the same person, although the year's right. There isn't another Alexander anywhere in the family, and it doesn't sound right to me. That'd be great if you have time to check the parish registers, thanks very much.


MaryfromItaly Report 7 Aug 2007 00:06

By the way, Mike, I don't suppose you're old enough to remember the trams in Leicester, are you? The pre-war ones had the name Pool on them (Joseph's grandson was the Leicester City Transport Manager).

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 7 Aug 2007 00:13

Greeting's again Mary O' Italy.... But of course I'm old enough had many a 1d. ride on trams lnto Town via East Park Road / Humbastone Road and every Friday Tram ride down to Spence Street Baths loved to flick the backs of the seats in the opposite way upstairs Saw the last one run from Humberstone Park back into Town Now that dates me .... MIKE.xx

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 7 Aug 2007 07:44

Mary, Recently attended service at St Margaret's - interest owing to at least two family members having been married there. If you would like copy of pics, send pm with email addy. Maggie


MaryfromItaly Report 7 Aug 2007 11:28

That's very kind of you, Maggie, but I know St. Margaret's very well. I was brought up near Leicester, and my parents were married at St. Margaret's. Mind you, I must admit that I've spent more time at St. Margaret's bus station than the church over the years. Actually I'd always wondered why my mother's family always went to St. Margaret's when they lived right the other end of town - Fosse Road South and Hinckley Road. Then when I started researching my tree I found that the Pools (her father's ancestors) had lived in that area since at least 1841.


MaryfromItaly Report 7 Aug 2007 11:28

It looks as though I may be able to get over to England this summer for the first time since I started my tree. The main place I want to go is Lichfield, but I shall also have to plan trips to the Records Office at Wigston, Welford Road Cemetery, Quorn, Woodthorpe and Barrow, and I'm hoping that the lady who keeps the Rothley Baptist registers will be free too. I hope Rothley isn't overrun with journalists at the moment...

Rosemary in Wales

Rosemary in Wales Report 7 Aug 2007 18:12

Mike, thank you so much for the information about William Thompson and Hannah Illston's marriage! Rosemary