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Scouser from Leicester

Scouser from Leicester Report 10 Aug 2007 00:30

Thanks once again Mike I tried AA and RAC rout planners waist of time, now I can look at a map and also put the record strait on my tree. Paul


John Report 10 Aug 2007 18:51

Greetings again Mike I am eager to identify the birth parents of ANN TOMKINS b c1818-1822. (not the ANN TOMKINS daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth b1819). The ANN I am seeking was the unmarried mother of several children she is shown with different PARTNERS on the 1861/71 Census. Many thanks Jon O'Kent


MaryfromItaly Report 10 Aug 2007 18:59

Sorry, sj, I can't quite see what the problem is. So far as I can see, Mike's always unfailingly polite to everyone on the Leicestershire threads, and he does an amazing job with numerous look-ups. I can't see any post where he's been rude to you.

Rosemary in Wales

Rosemary in Wales Report 10 Aug 2007 19:59

Mike, thank you so much for looking up William and Hannah's marriage at the Record Office - I'm really grateful, and I didn't expect that at all. Thanks again Rosemary


MaryfromItaly Report 10 Aug 2007 20:51

Thanks very much for those Poole baptisms, Mike. It looks as though that Thomas bap. 1837 may be a second Thomas born to my Joseph and Hannah after the first one died. No idea who Thomas and Harriet Pool are, but in view of the Thornton Lane address, they may well be connected with my lot. Probably cousins of some kind, but so far I haven't found any siblings for Joseph's father Richard. Thanks for the Record Office details - I hadn't realised 27/8 was a bank holiday, so I might have gone for nothing. Nice to hear that you might be able to come to a meet - I'll post a separate message about it.


MaryfromItaly Report 10 Aug 2007 20:53

Suggested mini-meet: How would 28th or 29th August suit everyone who's interested? 27th would be OK with me, but I imagine most people will already have plans for the bank holiday. Elaine's going away on the 30th, which is why I didn't suggest a later date. What sort of time do you prefer? Does anyone have any suggestions for a venue? Possible attendees so far: Mary from Italy Jane from Loughborough Elaine Stephens Mike from Leicester.


Gemma Report 10 Aug 2007 21:21

Hi Mike Thanks for trying with my George Whitehead! Do you have any tips on where I could try looking next? I have trawled through ancestry and I keep going around in circles!? Thanks again for your help Gemma.


Beverly Report 10 Aug 2007 22:20

Hi Si I agree with Mary from Italy, Mike as been on this thread since i first started it and as helped a lot of people you are the only one who feels like this. Mikes attitude as always been all right . We have always been Friendly on this board and always tried to help people.Without Mike we wouldn't have got to part fourteen A person can only help you so much ive read over previous thread and you seemed to be asking the same questions Bev

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 11 Aug 2007 08:29

May I add my support for Mike, the second message was totally uncalled for after being helped with so many look ups. Elaine

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 11 Aug 2007 11:14

Mary I haven't made any specific arrangements over bank holiday as yet, will checking in to see what everyone thinks Elaine

Scouser from Leicester

Scouser from Leicester Report 11 Aug 2007 13:59

I am not sure what has gone before as I am firley new to this thread but I must say Mike has gone out of his way to help me and I am greatful. more power to you Mike. Paul


Jane Report 11 Aug 2007 19:53

Mary, i can't do 28th or 29th i'm afraid, would only be available on the bank holiday Monday......... but wont be offended if the majority can't do Monday,lol Sj would you mind removing those comments please! i don't get involved in any arguments on here, but feel very strongly about this one. Don't think Mike deserves comments like that after all he has done for you.... he has spent many hours trawling through his discs and gave up his time at the record office for you, but you keep asking the same questions!! i quite understand how he feels as you have done the same to me on my look up thread on Records board !!


Sarah Report 12 Aug 2007 17:45

sorry if iv repeated stuff but i dont think i have sorry mike sj

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 14 Aug 2007 09:27

For anyone interested in All Saints Leicester.... Tour of Church, 10.30am, Saturday 25th August. Hoping I might find some clues to my elusive Butlers who lived in the area!! P.S. Mike, Wondering if I have found more circumstantial evidence for Thomas Edward Butler the Chemist being a cousin to my John Butler (also Chemist)?? Elizabeth Ann Norton who married John's son Edward Henry christened into Great Meeting Independent in Kettering (1828). Think have found Thomas Edward christened into Great Meeting Presbyterian in Leicester (1831). Had always though that Elizabeth and Edward met through his work as a travelling salesman, but IF he was cousin to Thomas Edward Butler (Chemist) maybe he too was connected with the Great Meeting Church in Leicester (having found no trace of his baptism anywhere else) and met Elizabeth through links between the Churches?? Or am I clutching at straws?? Would value your opinion Oh Great One!! Thanks, Maggie (who can't make Leicester meet but hopes you all have a good time!!)


Sarah Report 14 Aug 2007 14:39

birth lookup plz benjamin harriman b 1805 shepshed?? leicester thanks sj

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Aug 2007 18:35

Greeting’s. ……… Katherine Did you miss Thomas’s wife Mary ? 1851. Census returns HO 107 / 2088 / 690 / Page. 3. Leicester. St. Margaret’s Parish. Upper Charles Street. No. 5. Sergeants Yard. THOMAS ALLEN Head M 52 M Fwk Lei Hinckley MARY ALLEN Wife M 50 F Laundress Lei Shilton SARAH ALLEN Dau U 18 F Laundress Lei Leicester JAMES ALLEN Son 15 M Bricklayers Lab Lei Leicester MARY ALLEN Dau 6 F Scholar Lei Leicester JOHN GROGAN Visiter U 16 M Bricklayers Lab War Birmingham They are proving difficult to track down in 1841. But will try keeping my eyes open for them. …….. Just wonder if this is their burial details ? Welford Road Cemetery Plot. U.O. 743. ALLEN WILLIAM 1855 Aug 7 36 Bedford Street Saint Margaret 3323 ALLEN THOMAS 1870 Nov 21 72 Charles Street Saint George 25100 ALLEN MARY 1884 Jul 28 71 Leicester Union House Saint Margaret 53514 MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Aug 2007 18:49

Greeting’s……… Sarah. Birth registration did not come in till September 1837. But what we do get is Baptisms ….. So……. The closest I can get to is as follows :~ Benjn. Harriman. 6th. July.1796. The Baptist Chapel. Shepshed. Father. :~ Jonas Harriman. Mother. :~ Sarah. MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 14 Aug 2007 19:04

Greeting’s Again Maggie Was it this one ? :~ THOMAS EDWARD BUTLER Male Event(s): Birth: 03 SEP 1819 Christening: 22 MAY 1831 Great Meeting Presbyterian, Leicester, Leicester, England Parents: Father: THOS. BUTLER Mother: SARAH Plus on the same day :~ MARY ANN BUTLER Female Event(s): Birth: 24 MAR 1811 Christening: 22 MAY 1831 Great Meeting Presbyterian, Leicester, Leicester, England Parents: Father: THOS. BUTLER Mother: SARAH FRANCES ELIZABETH BUTLER Female Event(s): Birth: 23 AUG 1815 Christening: 22 MAY 1831 Great Meeting Presbyterian, Leicester, Leicester, England Parents: Father: THOS. BUTLER Mother: SARAH MIKE.


Sarah Report 14 Aug 2007 21:36

thankyou mike sj


faerykingdom Report 14 Aug 2007 22:11

Thanks Mike for all your help, would you be able to another look up for me please? I am looking for a burial at Welford Road between 1891 - 1901 of a William Platts. His last known address was Willow Brook Street. Thank you Vicky