I posted the initial 'Warners in Loughborough' query and I am really pleased by the replies, which are very interesting....it seems I have a long-lost relative. As I stated,y g-g-g grandfather is William, born 1796 and my family line incorporates the ownership of Chesterton House and Warner's Corner, which I remember fondly. [I think I may have listed William as my 4 times great grandfather but he is in fact only 3 times great to me! I am rather new to the genealogy experience....]
To clarify things a little: the William Warner born in 1796, who marries Catherine Bradford in 1815, is my g-g-g- grandfather and I can't find anything about who his parents were. Perhaps he was a religious non-conformist [Baptist, Particular Baptist, Methodist, Wesleyan; there were many non-cons amongst the framework knitting community at this time]. Perhaps he was born elsewhere in Leicestershire; my brother has said that our grandfather used to mention family connections in Markfield, possibly also Glenfield. Perhaps William is not his first name....there are many potential reasons.
Anyway, there are a number of Warner families living in the area at this time, mostly working as fwks; it is highly likely that our William belongs to one of them. We just have to make a link...
William's, youngest son Alfred, born 1840, who married Elizabeth Bryan [formerly Daulby] was my g-g-grandfather.
His son William, born in 1867, who married Clara, was my great grandfather and the one who started up Warner's Corner in 1907.
His son Alfred Stanley Senior, born 1895, who married Florence Hipwell [from Ibstock/Measham way] was my grandfather; he ran Warner's Corner for many years.
Alfred's sons were; George William Warner, of Costock and Alfred Stanley Warner Junior, of Loughborough, both of whom ran Warner's Corner until Alfred Stanley Junior's premature death in 1979 and the shop's eventual closure in 1983 with the death of Alfred Stanley Senior.
Alfred Senior's daughter Nora married Reginald Beeby and lived in Rempstone until her recent death.
My father was Alfred Stanley Junior, known to all as Stan.
My name is Mark and I still live locally. [It is interesting to note that another Mark, known as 'framesmith', has done a lot of research into the Warners in Loughborough; we must be related, but we are not the same person.....
I will post anything that I find as soon as possible, although my time for research is limited by work. However, it's great to know that this branch of the family is starting to discover more about its roots in Loughborough. Are we related to the Warners of Cartwright and Warner, Warner School, Quorn Hall or Nanpantan Hall fame?