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MarleneB Report 26 Oct 2007 18:54


I have received today the birth cert for ALLEN UNWIN b 1848 in Shepshed. Shows father as William Unwin and mother as Elizabeth Unwin formerly Williams.

In 1848 they were living in Britannia Street Shepshed.

Have the family on all cencus from 1841 - 1871.

Their first child Joseph was born around 1834.

I have not been able to find any reference to a marriage between William Unwin and Elizabeth Williams or any details of her birth from the IGI

Any help would be appreciated.



MaryfromItaly Report 26 Oct 2007 22:56

Hi Mike,

Could you look up a marriage for me if you have time?

Benjamin North married Elizabeth Bevin at St. Margaret's, Leicester in 1852 (4th quarter), and I'd like to know the name of his father if it's listed.

Thanks a lot,

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Oct 2007 23:50

Greeting’s Mary O' Italy……

There you Go. …….

Fiche No. 24D65 / D25. Entry No. 114.
Reads thus:~

St. Margaret's Parish Church. Leicester.
Entry No.114, NOV 16, 1852, after Banns
BENJAMIN NORTH, 26, Bachelor. Butcher, Of Friday St,
Son. of CHARLES NORTH, Farmer.

ELIZABETH BEVIN, 25, Spinster. Of Friday St,
Daughter. of JOSEPH BEVIN, Labourer


MaryfromItaly Report 26 Oct 2007 23:52

My goodness, Mike, that was quick work! Thanks very much.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Oct 2007 00:24


I’m not sure if any of you have the Leicester Mercury
Or you might have seen the Sad news about a Mother & Daughter
Dying in a car fire in a lay by near to Earl Shilton.

Fiona Ann Pilkington (The Mother) is MY NIECE.

Thought I’d better tell you my self than maybe you reading it latter.

I’ll do my best to do any look ups next week
but if I don’t get around to it then you’ll know the reason why ….

I’m just Gutted. …

Love MIKE. xxx


MaryfromItaly Report 27 Oct 2007 00:42

Oh Mike, what terrible news, I'm very sorry.

Scouser from Leicester

Scouser from Leicester Report 27 Oct 2007 00:58

Hi Mike sorry to hear your sad news my condolences to you and your family at this sad time.



Beverly Report 27 Oct 2007 01:19

Hi Mike
Im sorry to hear about your sad loss my thoughts are with you and your family.

Best wishes Bev xxx


Paula Report 27 Oct 2007 10:30

Does any one know where i might find Soar Lane on the 1861 census, i think my missing Catherine Tailby may be there as the address on her marriage certificate looks like that although its very faint.

Mike>> Very sorry to hear your sad news

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Oct 2007 18:05

Greeting's Paula.....

1861. Census returns for Soar Lane. :~

All Saints Parish.District 37.

RG 9 / 2297 / 74 / Page. 21.

RG 9 2297 / 76 / Page. 25.

There was a Catherine Tailby married. aged 35
living with her Mother in Hanover St.
St, Margaret's Parish
see image
RG 9 / 2284 / 58 / Page. 14.

MIKE. xxx


John Report 27 Oct 2007 18:10

Long time no contact but sorry to hear the tragic news, my condolences to yourself and family.
Jon O'Kent

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 27 Oct 2007 18:37


Thank you one & all for kind thoughts
Which my family and myself do appreciate at this sad time………

I visited the site of the Car fire this afternoon to lay my floral tributes.
Plus to help me come to terms with the whole thing
I Then visited Fiona’s Mother & Father to hear at first hand the reasoning behind this tragic event……….

I now hope in my heart that Fiona & Frankie will rest In peace
And will be free of the local youth harassment which drove her to do this……

MIKE. xxx


Beverly Report 27 Oct 2007 23:22

Hi Mike
I read it all in the Leicester mercury and the comments of neighbours saying she was a lovely girl
i to hope she rests in peace after what she suffered through local youths who think its fun to harrass vunerable people.
My daughter lives in barwell i hope she never comes across any of this
Best wishes Bev xxx


Paula Report 28 Oct 2007 13:41

Thanks for info mike. I've looked through the whole of Soar Lane on 1861 census and can't find anyone that looks like it could be Catherine Tailby or her father.

The age 35 on 1861 census Catherine i have pretty much eliminated as not being mine as she is on later censuses where i have also found my Catherine as Catherine Cave after she married

I joined the Cave family history society last week so i think i will ask them if any of the members are from that branch and see if any one has found anything

Thanks for trying anyway



sarahjw03 Report 28 Oct 2007 18:26

Hi Mike,

Just checked in on the boards again.

So sorry to hear your news, thinking of you.

Thanks again for the lookups, take care.


Tracey Report 28 Oct 2007 18:34

Hi Mike

So sorry to hear your sad news

Tracey xxx

English Bob

English Bob Report 28 Oct 2007 18:49

Hello Mike, Just checked the thread, really sorry to hear of the tragedy.....

What can anyone say except ...sorry mate.



Alison Report 28 Oct 2007 19:04

Am looking for information on Mary Stretton (b.1852) and William Mawby - Mary was born in Kimcote & Walton to Thomas and Mary (nee Jesson). In 1871 census she was living with her parents and siblings in Providence Place, Leicester, including her daughter Mary Ann (b.1869). She married William Mawby in 1872 but from there I have lost her.
Can anyone help?

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 28 Oct 2007 23:10

Greeting’s Again Alison………..

OK we’ll start with the marriage ? :~

St. Margaret’s Parish. Leicester.
Entry No.194, JUN 24, 1872, after Banns
WILLIAM MAWBY, 21, Bachelor. Shoe Nailer, Of Wheat St,

MARY STRETTON, 22, Spinster. of Providence Place, Eaton St,
Daughter. of THOMAS STRETTON, Frame Worker Knitter.
( which makes Mary’s year of birth 1850. )

I had a look at that 1871 census return
RG 10 / 3273 / 107 / Page. 21.

But can not see where the Village of Kimcote cum Walton is given for Mary’s place of birth ALL Birth places given as Leicester

Now we go to the 1881 Census returns
RG 11 / 3168/ 86 / Page. 12.

We get William as a Son in Law within the household of Ephraim & Ann Morton.

William is classed as a WIDOW aged 29. Shoe Finisher. Born Leicester.
Also with him…….
Sarah Ann Daughter aged. 13. and
Emma Daughter aged 6 Months old.

I have trawled Burial Discs Plus BMD Records
For a death / burial for Mary.

The closest I could find was a Death in

Jan. ~ Feb ~ Mar Qrt. 1881.
Mary Mawby
the Lutterworth District.
Cert No. 7a. 1.

(But NO age given. )



Alison Report 29 Oct 2007 07:15

Thank you Mike,

This is what I was afraid of, especially as I could find no record of Mary in subsequent censuses. I am in touch with her daughter's great granddaughter who lives in Canada and we were trying to solve a few puzzles.

I have the family's baptismal records and previous census' show them as coming from Kimcote

Thank you for taking the time to look this up for me, especially with your recent sad news