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Who are we looking for in Leicester(Part Four)

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Paula Report 26 Apr 2005 23:48

You have got to be joking!! Even if i was on my death bed i would drag myself into work tomorrow so i can gloat. We don't get much of a chance to for that these days so have to take every chance!! Paula

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 26 Apr 2005 23:53

Best ware your tin hat then...... and no chanting ...' Blue Army....' :0)

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 28 Apr 2005 14:12

Paula Just to let you know, have had some help in finding my Albert and Rose Ward at Saffron Hill. They are buried in section E no. 552 so I will have a trip over when I can. Thanks for your offer of a look Elaine


John Report 28 Apr 2005 18:47

Mike If you have the index for Leicester City 1861 Census, could you please give me the details for a Benjamin TOM(P)KINS b1851. Many thanks Jon T


Paula Report 28 Apr 2005 21:15

Elaine>> Sorry i completely forgot i had offered to look that up, what with going to Oz and New Zealand for 4 weeks and the week before i was away the road was shut from the pork pie island. Do you still need a pic i will try and get down at the weekend. Paula

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 28 Apr 2005 21:22

*** FOR THE ATTENTION OF TRACEY IN LEICESTER.*** Re Maria ? .... 'It's Maria Southam' St Mary's Parish Church. Hinckley. Fiche DE 1135 19. Entry 483. Joseph Lintwhite. Full Age Bachelor of this Parish. Stocking Maker. Place of residence HINCKLEY. Father's Name :- Samuel Lintwhite. Stocking Maker. Maria Southam. Full Age. Spinster of this Parish. No Occupation given. Place of residence HINCKLEY. Father's Name :- John Southam. Stocking Maker. Married this day July 21st. One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty one. After Banns.and by Me William Skinow (Vicar) Joseph signed In his own Name.. Maria Signed by her own Mark X Witt's :- James Hutt. Elizabeth Southam BOTH signed by their own Mark X. Full Age = 1851 Census = Maria 22. Joseph 22. Other Members of the Southam Family found :- 1851. INDEX ONLY Census. Vol. 3. Index No. 334. = Hinckley. SOUTHAM. John. 68. Mary. 66. Thomas. 36. * Maria. 22. Elizabeth. 18. It also stated a Joseph 22. Just wonder if Joseph was living with Maria & Parents at the time of the Census and was put down as a Southam ? MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 28 Apr 2005 21:47

*** FOR THE ATTENTION OF SUE HARE *** St. Margaret's Church Leicester. Entry 110. William Ringrose. Of this Parish. Bachelor. Mary Lord. Spinster. of this same place. Married at this Church by Banns.(24.03.72. / 01.04.72. / 08.04.72. Entry No. 72. ) This Seventh day of May. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Four. By Me :- William Hayton. Curate. This marriage was solemnised between us :- William Ringrose. Signed by his own Mark. X. Mary Lord signed by her own Name. Witt's :- Thomas Ringrose. Sarah Lord. Both signed by their own Mark X. St. Peter's Church Whetstone Fiche DE 4495. 7 / 10. Entry.241. Henry John Ringrose.23. Bachelor. Butcher. Countesthorpe. Father's Name :- John Ringrose. Grazer. Louisa Page. 29 Spinster. No Occupation Given. Whetstone. Father's Name:- William Page. Grazer. Married this day 30th. April. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Two by me Richard Newby (Vicar) Both signed their own Names. Witt's :- William Page. Sarah Ringrose. Both signed in their own names. Scanned Images winging their way to you in a mo..... MIKE.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 28 Apr 2005 22:06

' Welcome Back Home Paula ' Did you ask me for Non Conformist Records for Wigston Area before you went walkies ? if so all the below are held at Wigston:- Independent Churches :- Blaby 1772 ~ 1837. Borough. 1805. ~ 1837. Fiche M.F. 18 (7) or R 52. Wesleyan :- Blaby. 1875. ~1956. Wigston Magna. 1900. ~ 1987. Fiche :- NM / 179 / 1068. Primitive Methodists Whetstone. Narborough. Blaby. 1755. ~ 1837. Fiche No. M.F. 17 (11) or 51. MIKE.


Paula Report 28 Apr 2005 22:13

Wigston ones i need really but they look a bit late- will have a look when next at records office. Thanks for the info


Tracey Report 28 Apr 2005 22:29

Hi Mike THANK YOU so much, I really appreciate you taking the time to look for me. YIPPEE!!! Kindest Regards Tracey

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 28 Apr 2005 22:45

Greeting's Again Paula... Sorry meant to say that they said that Wigston came under either Blaby or the Borough of Leicester. But according to them they are the fiches you should be looking at ... MIKE. Tracey ....I take it your a ' Happy Bunnie then ? '

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 28 Apr 2005 22:54

Greeting's Again John... EYES DOWN..... 1861. Scanned Census Image :- RG 9 / 2288 / 53 / Page. 21. Leicester. St. Margaret's Parish. Municipal Ward = St. Margaret's Middle. Ecclesiastical District = Christ Church. No. 61. Britannia Street. Sarah TOMPKIN. Head. Unmar. 28. Seamer. b Countesthorpe. Benjamin. Son. 10. Winder. b Countesthorpe. Jane. Dau. 2. b. Belgrave. Leicester. Emma Walker. Lodger. Unmar. 25. Servant. b. Leicester. Claria. Dau. 1. b. Leicester. © Copyright Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society.2004. Sorry for the delay but had a hard time making out Emma's surname....had to go to the Index and trawl through it ..... MIKE.


John Report 29 Apr 2005 08:25

Mike Many thanks - looks like another illegitimate one !!! Jon

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 29 Apr 2005 14:29

Hi Paula Would appreciate that, don't know what is there! Was going to ask how you got on in Oz etc cause I could'nt find a mention of it since you've been back. Elaine

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 30 Apr 2005 09:20

Mike, Seeing your reply on another thread about Welford Road cemetery made me wonder if it's easy to find the records for my great grandparents - George Reginald Vine Tidcombe, and Phoebe Alice Tidcombe - George died in 1924 I think, and Phoebe some time after that - think they are on the 'back wall' of the cemetery!! Don't suppose you know a way of accessing Gilroes records? Went to a funeral a while back and went to say hello to other great grandma Agnes Crawford Butler (died sometime in 1940's or thereabouts I think) - and she'd gone!! I swear they have moved her!! She was on the right of the main drive up, but I walked up and down several times and couldn't find her - trouble is, with Butler being such a common name, she ain't gonna be easy to find!! Still pedalling, whistling and smiling..........!! Maggie ;-)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 1 May 2005 20:47

Greeting’s Maggie…… Sorry but my burial details for Welford Road only go to 1890. But I did whizz the name through other disks but drew a blank ….sorry… Now upsetting for you not to find one of your relatives at Gilroes I do believe they have had a surge on Headstones of late (Health & Safety) and are trying to get it so there is not any surroundings so they can mow it easier….. Or I think that both Cemeteries have “ Friends Of …….) The Secretary of the Friends of Welford Road Cemetery, C. E. John Aston, Gold Hill Gate, One B Cairnsford Road, West Knighton LEICESTER LE2 6GG GB Tel. 0116 2884132. E-Mail :- john(dot)aston2(hat) (ntlworld) (dot) (com) remove the 'H' Have you tried the address below asking for any details of burials Address: Burial & Cremation Manager, New Walk Centre, Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZG Telephone (U.K.): 0116 252 7382/7383 Fax (U.K): 0116 222 8706. E-mail :- cemeteries (Hat)leicester(.) gov(.)uk again remove the H.... MIKE.

Maggie in Leics

Maggie in Leics Report 1 May 2005 22:53

Mike, Thanks anyway - can't think why they might have moved Great Grandma - she only had a small headstone, which as far as I can remember was in good nick - and nothing that might need mowing round!! Did have a number for enquiring about Gilroes, but in all the mess with the builders it's got itself into a VERY safe place - plus they need more detailed death date than my dad can remember. Will try your suggestions. Maggie

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 4 May 2005 15:04

Can anyone help? I am looking for Thomas Gofs, but have very little information. His son James Gofs (22) was married on 22 December 1850 at the Parish Church of St Mary Leicester, He married Mary Hart also age 22. Listed as father was Thomas Gofs, his profession was shoemaker, it does not say deceased. Witness listed as Harriet Gofs and Thomas Hart. On the 2nd marriage certificate for James the surname is spelt Goss and was from then onwards. Am trying to find if James had any sisters and brothers, checked the 1861 directoryfor Leicester, has a Thomas Goss, but think that it is not the correct one as the profession is totally incorrect. Anyone with any ideas Thanks Jo.

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 May 2005 16:40

Greeting’s Jo…… There you go …… 1851. Scanned Census. 2090 / 764 / 19 / 71. Leicester. St. Mary’s De Castro Parish. West Street. (Off Braunstone~Gate) THOMAS GOSS HEAD M 44 M CORDWAINER LEI LOUGHBOROUGH' MARY ANN GOSS WIFE M 42 F BRACE RUNNER WAR BEDWORTH HARRIOTT GOSS DAU U 18 F BRACE RUNNER LEI SMRY CAROLINE GOSS DAU 13 F BRACE RUNNER LEI SMRY MARY ANN GOSS DAU 10 F BRACE RUNNER LEI SMRY SARAH GOSS DAU 7 F AT HOME LEI SMRY THOMAS GOSS SON 5 M SCHOLAR LEI SMRY LUCAYER? GOSS DAU 3 F AT HOME LEI SMRY CHARLES GOSS SON 1 M AT HOME LEI SMRY HANNAH GOSS DAU 1 MTH F LEI SMRY © Copyright Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society.2001. Cordwainer = Old fashioned name for Shoe Maker. Personally speaking I think the Surname is GOSS. In olden times if there was a double “S” in the name Then the 1st letter “S” was made to look like a “F” Here is James & Mary with Lodgers:- 2089 / 391 / 07 / 26. Leicester. St. Margaret’s Parish. 11 DEVONSHIRE STREET JAMES GOSS HEAD M 21 M TRIMMER & DYER LEI SMRY 11 DEVONSHIRE STREET MARY GOSS WIFE M 22 F NOTT NOTTINGHAM 11 DEVONSHIRE STREET ELIZABETH ALLEN LODG M 31 F BRACE HAND WAR BEDWORTH 11 DEVONSHIRE STREET CAROLINE ALLEN DAU 7 F LEI SMRY 11 DEVONSHIRE STREET MARY ELIZABETH ALLEN DAU 6 F LEI SMRY © Copyright Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society.2001. MARRIAGE Found :- Thomas Goss. ~ Mary Ann Goodman. Leicester. St Mary De Castro Parish Church. 1829. By Banns. © Copyright Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society.2002. MIKE.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 4 May 2005 17:04

Mike, Thanks so much for your help. Thought that this was not my Thomas. But at least it gives some answers, my Mum always said that there was twins in my Dads family. Once again thanks for your help, and pointing me in the right direction. Jo