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Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Aug 2007 17:13

Greeting's Sarah. Barrow Upon Soar District :~ Woodhouse. LEI. 1837. ~ 1949. MIKE.


Sarah Report 19 Aug 2007 11:43

sorry if iv asked before but need lookup plz for a alice hubbard 1845 narborough leicester think parents were thomas and ann would like parents births plz like again sorry if iv asked this before think iv mislaid this info somewhere thanks alot sj


John Report 19 Aug 2007 19:53

For Mary from Italy I did indeed place a message on this board on 26 Jun 2006 stating that Elizabeth originating from Pickwell was not part of my tree, I also said that Amos's death was listed in Dec qtr of 1865. I have rechecked for the death details of Amos but can find no record of it,I am baffled as to where the details were seen. I will have a stiff whiskey and give it some thought. Jon O'Kent


MaryfromItaly Report 19 Aug 2007 20:25

Thanks, John - isn't it odd? It'd be surprising if he died in 1865 as they were only married on 25/12/65, but I suppose it's possible. I believe Elizabeth herself was born in Leicester (she was christened at St. Margaret's), but her father William was from Pickwell.

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 20 Aug 2007 07:44

Mike, Just wondering.... Is there such a thing as an idiot's guide to finding your way round the RO? Hoping I will get there to dig up some of my supposed non-conformist Butlers (once I can finally get rid of the builders) but wouldn't have a clue as to where to start!! New one on the builder front - in yesterday's heavy rain, new drain that is thought to be blocked was in full flood - came downstairs to find water coming under the walls of foundationless house!!!!!! Sitting room floor awash - luckily not carpeted!! Hubby seems to think that sorting builders (and leak) takes higher priority than trip to record office - can't think why - can you?? ;-))))) Maggie (in wellies!!)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 20 Aug 2007 17:45

* Wearing Snorkel & Flippers…& in Muffled voice * Greeting’s Again Maggie…. The nonconformist Index’s to the records are in search room No.2. Hard copies are in the strong room, which need ordering via the desk. But some have been scanned onto fiches & Micro Film. Which are in search room No.1. Once you have found which system they are in then It’s plain sailing from there ( Whoops sorry for the pun there) ….. The Micro Film can be a bit of a bind they are not in date order on the film also some times there is not a heading of which Chapel it is. ……… Sorry to hear that the “ Indoor Lido in Houghton.” is having difficulties…… Maybe it would have been easier to have made this a project for your Cubs & Scouts to achieve their D.I.Y. Badge. ? Or in your case the ' Survival Badge.' ? MIKE. xxx

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 21 Aug 2007 09:19

Mike, Thanks for that!! Re: Suggestion about involving cubs.... Did have a visiting one arrive as was mopping floor - he compounded my misery by throwing up all over cloakroom!!!!! Will let you know how I go on with Butlers, and if I find anything interesting at All Saints on Saturday (Boys off to footie so Maggie sneaking out of house to go grave digging!!!! Hee hee!!) M XX

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 21 Aug 2007 21:20

Maggie...... ' For heavens sake don't hit a water pipe then.!!!! '


Jackie Report 21 Aug 2007 23:35

I am looking for a baptism for a William Branson, born Fleckney around 1815 and his parents. His daughter Elizabeth married an Eli Wright but no marriage found. Eli was in Leicester in 1871 (was born Northants) and in 1881 they were in Croydon, married. Two brickwalls! Jackie

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 22 Aug 2007 22:28

Greeting’s & welcome ……Jackie.

I had a look at the Parish Registers for Fleckney today
At the Records Office.
Trawling the Baptism registers 1800.~ 1837.

The only William Baptised is thus :~

ANNO DOMINI :~ 1814.
Page. 3.
Entry No. 18.
14th. March.

William. BASE BORN. Son of
Sarah Nutt / Hutt ( Sorry not clear on the 1st. letter N/H. of surname )
J.P. Chambers. Curate.

I Did have a look around other Parishes close to Fleckney
There was is interesting record for KIBWORTH. Parish.


Thomas. Base born Infant to William & Ann Edwards
Of the Parish of BRANSTON. Northamptonshire
Baptised 9th. August……….J. Goodman.

Plus I found William & Elizabeth on the 1851.Census returns for Leicester
With Daughter Elizabeth aged just 7 days old.
So that makes her birthday 24th. March. 1851.
Census was taken on the night of Sunday 30th. April.1851.

Also found them on the 1881. Census in Croydon.
But still working on the years in-between.



Sidami Report 22 Aug 2007 23:31

Hello Mike
I wonder if you would do me a favour next time you are at record office.
I am just checking some info out that was given me and I find I have a Sophia Thompson bn 26th Oct 1819 Willoughby Leics daughter of Mary, would you see if it say the name of the father please.
Many thanks me duck.
can you pm me as I can't find my way round the boards yet


Jan Report 23 Aug 2007 14:18

keep losing this 'cause I haven't added to it before now..

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 23 Aug 2007 18:19

Hello all
Been looking round the new bits, it reverted to my maiden name so changed it completely
(just so you know who it is)


MaryfromItaly Report 23 Aug 2007 20:04

Hi Mike,

Could I bother you to look up a few more burials on your discs? I'm trying to work out which of my Norths and Parkinsons are likely to be buried in Rothley, to save time when we visit the cemetery.

There is an online list of Rothley burials, but it only covers 1904-1954.

Some of them may be Nonconformists: William Wood North and his wife Mary Parkinson were both baptised in the Rothley Baptist Church, but married at St. Margaret's, so I'm not sure what religion their burials would have been.

- Ann Parkinson née Fletcher, wife of William Parkinson. Born Woodthorpe, date unknown, married Loughborough 1803. Died between 1821 and 1841, probably buried in Rothley (where husband was living in 1841) .

- William Parkinson, maltster, born Quorn c1771, died between 1851 and 1861. Last known address: Cave's Charity House, Barrow on Soar, where he was a beadsman. Lived in Rothley before that. I've found three possible deaths for him, in q2 1851, q1 1852 and q3 1854, all registered in Barrow .

- Mary North née Parkinson, wife of William Wood North, died q4 1879 aged 66, death registered Barrow on Soar, last known address 27 Bow Street, Rothley.

- William Wood North, died 28/5/1897, at 11 Nichols St. Leicester.

- Elizabeth North, wife or widow of William Wood North, died Leicester q2 1897, last address 11 Nichols St., Leicester.

- William North, died 28/5/1928, at 247 Saffron Lane, Leicester

I should think Ann Parkinson, Mary North and maybe William Parkinson will be buried in Rothley (is there a cemetery at Barrow?), and the rest in Leicester, but as the Norths had strong Rothley connections, I wanted to be sure where they're buried.

If the look-ups are going to take you a long time, don't worry - I'll add them to my list of things to do at the Records Office next week.

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 23 Aug 2007 21:57


Have you heard of the Bond House of Correction?


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Aug 2007 22:21

" Who dat there ? "

Elaine ? :0))))

Bond House of correction ?

Umm ..I can not think of an institute
of that name in Bond Street.

Could it be ......
" The Borough House of Correction ? "

Do we have a Parish plus a year for this ?

MIKE. xxx

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 23 Aug 2007 22:24

If you put a search in 1841 for Joseph Ell you should find it, think it should read Eld, could be one of mine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Aug 2007 22:58

Greeting’s Again Willsy…..

Oh Yes ……..

This was the “ JAIL “ For the City
On the corner of High cross Street / Free School Lane
Which was a car park
Not to sure if it’s under the New “ Highcross Leicester “ Shopping Centre.

But parts of it were still able to be seen.

MIKE. xxx

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 23 Aug 2007 23:09

Have to look into that Eld then

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 24 Aug 2007 19:25

*** F.A.O.***....... Mary O' Italy.


NORTH SAMUEL 4 Mar 1813 74
NORTH MARY 25 Dec 1823 20
NORTH JOSEPH 20 Jan 1824 17
NORTH ALICE 29 Jun 1829 37
NORTH SAMUEL 15 Jul 1836 69
NORTH MARY 3 Jan 1838 5
NORTH ELIZABETH 21 Feb 1840 76
NORTH ELIZABETH 25 Oct 1848 72
NORTH MARY 24 Jan 1850 6wks
NORTH STEPHEN 17 May 1852 1
NORTH JOHN 11 May 1853 82
NORTH SARAH 26 Aug 1859 4
NORTH HANNAH 11 Jan 1861 1yr 6mths
NORTH ROSETTA 11 Mar 1861 40
NORTH SARAH 26 Apr 1862 35
NORTH WILLIAM 13 May 1862 61 Abode Rothley Union House
NORTH OLIVER 17 May 1862 6wks
NORTH HERBERT 16 Jun 1862 10wks
NORTH THOMAS 22 Aug 1863 4
NORTH ELIZABETH 29 Jul 1867 71
NORTH HENRY 24 Dec 1867 3 1/2
NORTH JOHN 27 Jul 1869 72
NORTH ELIZA 21 Jun 1876 3mths
NORTH JOSEPH 19 Jan 1878 53
NORTH JULIA 2 Jun 1878 10wks
NORTH MARY ANNE 28 Nov 1879 10mths
NORTH SARAH 24 Apr 1880 85
NORTH GEORGE 16 Sep 1880 52
NORTH WILLIAM 14 Sep 1881 2
NORTH HENRY 20 Mar 1884 33
NORTH HERRIET 10 Apr 1885 60
NORTH ALBERT ARTHUR 18 Jun 1889 7mths
NORTH VIOLETTA 6 Oct 1889 8wks
NORTH WILLIAM 21 Feb 1890 70 Abode The Union
NORTH WILLIAM 26 Dec 1890 22
NORTH ELIZABETH 11 Feb 1891 90

NO Parkinson’s burials recorded

Just these sound A likes :~
PERKINS SARAH 3 Jun 1868 80
PERKINS SAMUEL 25 Nov 1868 76
PERKINS MARY JANE 21 Jul 1874 3wks


No North Burials found .
PARKINSON WILLIAM 15 Aug 1854 Inf Son Of John & Ann

NORTH WALTER 17 Aug 1835 10mths
NORTH CATHERINE 14 Nov 1835 68
NORTH WILLIAM 10 Apr 1838 68
NORTH ELIZTH 27 Nov 1847 8
NORTH ANN 8 Aug 1853 54
NORTH JOHN 14 Jun 1861 62

William Wood & Elizabeth are in Welford Road Cemetery
Plot. No. U.B. 805.

F NORTH William Wood 1897 May 31 Aged.66 Nichols Street Leicester 81098
F NORTH Elizabeth 1897 Jun 8 59 Nichols Street Leicester 81131

William North ,Wife & Son is also in Welford Road Cemetery. :~

Plot. No. U.O1.251.

F NORTH William Tho's 1917 Nov 13 Aged.24. 247 Saffron Lane Leicester 104774
F NORTH William 1928 May 31 73 247 Saffron Lane Leicester 117516
F NORTH Caroline Matilda 1939 Jan 19 81 247 Saffron Lane Leicester 125559
F. = Freehold Plot.