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Beverly Report 16 Oct 2008 23:45

I am looking for Masters,Stretton,Gilford and Packwood


MrsBucketBouquet Report 17 Oct 2008 01:09


The above is all that shows in the title of your thread.......


Beverly Report 17 Oct 2008 09:19

I have been doing this thread for a couple of years now. if you look at thread eighteen you will realise what this thread is about


Sarah Report 17 Oct 2008 16:45

hi mike info plz on

joseph immins c abt 1841 countesthorpe leicester married a helen lord in 1860 countesthorpe died 1870
parents plz father thomas???? mother?????

many thanks


Karen Report 17 Oct 2008 23:39

Hi Guys,

Just nudging....

Karen of Brisbane

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Oct 2008 00:22

Way Hay ….The Gangs all here !! ….lol. :0))

Think we better hand round the cap…..
Beverley has been very busy with the paint brush to do up this meeting place.
and given it a whiz round with the feather duster and emptied the


Back to Business. ……..


Using my bit of Magic…….." Issy Whizzy lets get busy." ........Tap...Tap..

Joseph Immins was born GIBRALTAR 1842.
Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Immins.

Army Regimental Birth Indexes :~


Mary Ann ..1835.Gibraltar Vol. R. A. 24. Page 84.
Thomas. 1838. Gibraltar. Vol.. R. A. 24. Page. 84.

Mary Ann comes from MALTA
Thomas from Countesthorpe
And if I read it right he was in the Army & was Pensioned out
And became a Frame Work Knitter

Oh by the way I have it that Joseph married a ELLEN Lord
8th August 1860.
At St: Andrew’s Parish Church.
By Banns.

The Lords were a well to do Family within Countesthorpe

Thomas. was buried 15th. September aged. 51.
Joseph. Buried. 7th. October. 1857. Aged. 29.
St: Andrew’s Parish Church.

Mystic MIKE. xx


Carol71 Report 18 Oct 2008 04:32

Hi Mike,
Did you find anything on Alfred Alfonze/Alfonse for me?
All the info is back on Oct 05, I think, on "18"

Thanks and hugs from across the pond!


Sheila Report 18 Oct 2008 11:10

Hi Mike

I limp onwards with my Bodycote line, two steps forward, one step back.

Robert Bodycot married Ann Cooke in the September Quarter of 1850 in Leicester and if he was as adventuroous as most of his forebears I would guess St Margarets or St Leonards.

I think he is the brother of Henry and Charles (my 3 x gt grandfather) and therefore son of Joseph and Elizabeth, but with the parallel families around there is always a chance that he wasn't! Is there any chance you could just check the father's name on the marriage entry for me?

If he is one of Joseph's boys why does he say he was born in St Lucia when Joseph's army record suggests that he never moved out of India?

There are more questions than answers as someone once said.


PS Good win for Tigers last Sunday and such a lovely sunny day to be at Welford Road.


Sarah Report 18 Oct 2008 11:16

thanks for your help



Sarah Report 18 Oct 2008 18:20

hi again mike

need help plz
cant find abraham boat b abt 1864 on 1881 census but have foud a abraham mathews aged 16 living as a son to sarah mathews (nee boat) could it be a mistanscript on 1881 and should say brother

William MATTHEWS Head M Male 30 Blaby, Leicester, England Railway Labourer
Sarah MATTHEWS Wife M Female 36 Countesthorpe, Leicester, England
Abraham MATTHEWS Son U Male 16 Countesthorpe, Leicester, England Brickyard Labourer
Charles MATTHEWS Son Male 8 Blaby, Leicester, England Scholar
Samuel MATTHEWS Son Male 7 Blaby, Leicester, England Scholar
Mary Eliz. MATTHEWS Daur Female 5 Blaby, Leicester, England Scholar
Sarah Ann MATTHEWS Daur Female 11 m Blaby, Leicester, England


John Report 18 Oct 2008 18:24

Greetings Mike
Require Parential details if possible for the following births, hopefully St Margarets.
John Henry TOMKINS Sep qtr 1906
Leonard John TOMKINS Jun qtr 1907
Thomas E TOMKINS Sep qtr 1910
Mary F TOMKINS Dec qtr 1910
Kind regards
Jon O'Kent

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Oct 2008 21:45

Greeting’s again Sheila.

Your Close !! ……. Down a bit and to your left ……All Saints Parish Church

14th. JULY….1850. Robert Bodycot. Ann COOKE. By Banns.

Need to check out the Marriage Register at Records Office
For Parental details.

1851. Census returns HO 107./98./14.
21, Elbow Lane.

John Cooke Head M 70 M Fwk & Greenwich Pensioner Warwickshire Bedworth
Harriet Cooke Wife M 57 F Domestic Duties Lei Smgt
Robert Bodycot Son in law. M Aged.30 M Trimmer Of Hosiery Ind India British Subject
Ann Bodycot Dau M 24 F Domestic Duties Lei Smgt
Sarah Ann Bodycot Gdau 3 Mths F At Home Lei Alst
HO 107. / 2088. / 656./ 34.
34. Denham St.
Charles Bodycote Head M Aged.30 M Stocking Maker Idn East Indies British Subject
Mary Ann Bodycote Wife M 34 F Lei Smgt
William Bodycote Son U 8 M At Home Lei Smgt
Ann Bodycote Dau 1 F Lei Smgt

St: Margaret’s Parish Church.
Entry No.115, MAY 19, 1851, after Banns
Joseph Noon Bodycote, 22, Bachelor. Fwk, Of Denman St,

Harriet Carter, 20, Spinster Of Russell St,
Daughter. Of William Carter, Fwk
Wits: Joseph Bodycote, Elizabeth Carter.

Yes and a good win for the T.I.G.E.R.S this afternoon
60. 16.



Sidami Report 18 Oct 2008 23:00

Hi Mike

Were all the Lords well to do in Countesthorpe one of mine married a Ringrose?
Mike I went over last week to Countesthorpe I was very lucky some one let me in the church as I was looking round it I saw on the wall three plaques one was Steven North his wife Mary and one was his son's. It was telling you when they died they were quite big, I did ask around but no one knew anything about them I emailed the vicar and he didn't know. How would I find out, my husband said that maybe they were very generous to the church, would that of been the case.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 19 Oct 2008 00:07

Greeting’s our Sue O’ Lincolnshire….

Your ears been burning then ? . …….lol

North Burials St: Andrew’s

North Mary 5 May 1814 Aged.61 Wife Of Stephen
North William Stephens 13 Jun 1831 Aged.12
North Stephen 10 Feb 1840 Aged. 85 Husband Of Mary
North Thomas 25 Jan 1857 Aged.63 Farmer & Publican
North Mary 24 Jun 1878 Aged.85 Wife Of Thomas
North Zillah 10 Sep 1884 Aged.44
North Thomas 16 Jun 1894 Aged.74


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 19 Oct 2008 01:24

Greeting’s again. ……… Dewdrop.

Having studied the Census returns 1861 ~ 81.

I’m inclined to go with your thinking. ……..
That Abraham was the son of Samuel & Elizabeth Boat.

Birth details :~ Jul.Aug.Sept Qrt. 1864.
Abraham Boat.
Blaby District
Cert No’ 7 a. 33.
Countesthorpe came under Blaby District.

Elizabeth dies followed by the tragic death of Samuel
Looks like Sarah Daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth
Then takes on the roll of looking after Abraham.
Sarah goes on to marry into the Matthews Family
Taking Abraham with her. who takes on the surname of Matthew’s.

Otherwise it would mean that William Matthew, Sarah’s husband was 14 when Abraham was born going on the ages given on the 1881 Census.

This is backed up by the Burials for Boat of Countesthorpe
Seems a sad time for the family 1860 / 70’s

Boat Sarah 30 Apr 1816 2mths Daughter Of James & Joanna
Boat Thomas 15 May 1820 8w Son Of Samuel & Joannah
Boat Sarah 30 May 1820 10wks Daughter Of Samuel & Joannah
Boat Elizabeth 30 Oct 1825 5
Boat Johanna 4 May 1850 67
Boat Sarah 14 Oct 1852 Inf
Boat William 28 Jun 1855 Inf
Boat Samuel 8 Feb 1859 74
Boat Mary Ann 15 Jan 1860 1
Boat * Elizabeth 5 Jan 1869 Aged.44
Boat Emma 3 Apr 1871 18 Typhues
Boat * Samuel 7 Jul 1871 Aged. 44 Killed On The Midland Railway, Hathern
Boat Robert 1 Nov 1871 16
Boat Ann 30 Nov 1875 46
Boat Arthur William 6 Jun 1876 10wks
Boat Esther 11 Feb 1877 62
Boat Alice Mary 4 Jun 1888 17days
Boat Elizabeth 5 Dec 1891 69
Boat Joseph 9 Dec 1891 61

MIKE. xx


Sarah Report 19 Oct 2008 09:52

Thomas Immins Pedigree

Christening: 05 JAN 1806 Countesthorpe, Leicester, England


Father: Thomas Immins Family
Mother: Elisabeth Flude

mike is this the thomas of countesthorpe that married mary ann of malta and father of joseph b 1842 gibraltar??


Sharon Report 19 Oct 2008 12:31

hi mike
looking for the baptism/birth of sophia everitt and thomas dennis hinckley around 1770 and a death of sophia dennis born 1825 and died between 1825-1840
thanks very much sharon


Jubal Report 19 Oct 2008 13:43

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the kind offer.

I have a Sophia Hemsley who I am pretty sure was illegitimate and whose birth took place in Kegworth around 1818. Her mother Sarah Hemsley, later married (in 1826) a William Knowles, again Kegworth.

I would be very grateful if you could find anything on either Sophia or her mother Sarah. Going by the information Sarah gives on the censuses I reckon she was born about 1807, in Kegworth.

Many Thanks.


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 19 Oct 2008 17:20

Greeting’s & Welcome. …… Julie

Ummmm. ......... ?

Are you sure of your dates. ..... going on the years you have given
Sarah would be only 11 years old when she gave birth to Sophia.
Unless I’m reading it wrong ?

Having looked at the 1841 & 51 Census returns where Sophia is within the Household of William & Sarah Knowles......

Although Sophia is down as a Daughter.
I would think it’s more likely she was a sister to Sarah.

Just using the resources I have to hand. ………..

Baptism :~

Sarah daughter of Peter & Elizabeth Hemsley.
13th. February 1806.
Kegworth & Diseworth Baptist Church.

Elizabeth dies and Peter ( Widow) marries a Hannah Potter 1820 Kegworth.

Marriage. :~

William Knowles. ~ Sarah Hemsley.
21st. February. 1826.
St: Andrew’s Parish Church.
By Banns.

I Await further instructions……….
before I check out original registers at the records office.



Jubal Report 19 Oct 2008 17:51

Hi Mike,

I've been so wrapped up in finding Sophia I've overlooked the bloomin' obvious with Sarah's DOB.

Of course you are right, she couldn't have been only 11.

I have the marriage certificate of Sophia to William Colledge and she gives her father's name as 'William Hemsley' (deceased), a Blacksmith. The marriage took place in Derby in 1856, and the age she is down as is 38 and she was a spinster.

I've got very confused with her because on the birth certificates of her children she gives (on one of them) her former name as Hemsley and on the other Knowles.

Also I know people often didn't really know their exact YOB but on the censuses her age is very inconsistent:-

1841. Age 18
1851. Age 24.
1861. Age 40.
1871. Can't find her or family.
1881. Can't find her or family.
1891. Age 66, a widow and gives her name as Ann!

Perhaps if you could just try and find her baptism it might at least point me in the right direction.

I would appreciate ANY help or advice you can give me, I've been looking for this family on and off for a while now and it's driving me mad!

Best Wishes,