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Leicestershire / LEAUSLY surname
« on: Tuesday 20 July 21 17:26 BST (UK)  »

Has anyone come across the surname LEAUSLY in Leicestershire?  What might the variant spellings of the name be?

William LEAUSLY is mentioned as a Trustee in a codicil to  the Will of Sherard Worsdale who died in 1727 aged about 45.  Sherard Worsdale had been living in Claypole, Lincolnshire with his wife and family from about 1710 until the time of his death in 1727, but he was born Stapleford, Leicestershire where his family had lived for several generations.  Sherard's wife Ann predeceased him by a few months. The other Trustee named in the codicil is Simon Levis of Stapleford who was Sherard Worsdale's brother-in-law.

I realise that William Leausly might have come from Lincolnshire rather than Leicestershire but Leicestershire seems to be a good place to start!  I am particularly interested in him because I cannot find Sherard's marriage to his wife Ann and I am hoping that William Leausly might provide a clue in trying to work out who Ann was.

Thanks very much to anyone who can help.

Suffolk / BALDERS/BOLDERS of Hopton, Suffolk
« on: Thursday 15 July 21 20:52 BST (UK)  »

Is anyone researching the surname BALDERS/BOLDERS with conections to the village of Hopton?

I am trying to identify Mary Balders of Hopton who was the executrix of the Will of Elizabeth Asty of Great Ellingham, Norfolk dated 1724.

Grateful thanks to anyone who can help.

Norfolk / Asty connection to Quadling and Balders/Bolders families
« on: Saturday 03 July 21 15:52 BST (UK)  »

Does anyone have any Asty ancestors connected to the Quadling and Bolder/Balder surnames?

I have recently been transcribing the 1724 Will of Elizabeth Asty of Great Ellingham.  Elizabeth is described as a 'singlewoman'.  She left a number of legacies but she doesn't mention any brothers, sisters, nephews or nieces and so appears to have been an only child.  She does, however, mention the following relatives:

Her cousin Mary Balders who is also her executrix
Her cousin, Mary Quadling.
Houses and lands in Great Ellingham owned by her mother, Eliza or Elizabeth Asty before the time of her marriage
Robert Asty and John C Asty, the sons of Robert Asty (deceased) former minister of the Congregational Church in Norwich.

Elizabeth and her Asty relations were Nonconformists and so trying to work out their family connections is proving to be challenging. 

If anyone is able to help, I would be very grateful.

Thank you very much.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Symbol on 18th century Will
« on: Wednesday 30 June 21 15:13 BST (UK)  »

Could anyone tell me what the symbol above the colon in the words on the attached image means, please.  It come from a Norfolk Will dated 1724.  I am not sure what the words themselves are and hope that understanding what the symbol is may help.

The first one occurs in the following phrase:
''that my Trustees shall endeavor wth ye Consent of ye Lord of ******* to puchase a fee simple...'' 
Logic would say the word is 'Manor' but the word is followed by a colon and so appears to be a shortened form of the word.

The second one occurs in the phrase ''to assist my aforenamed Executrix & in selling ye Lands & to advise her in ye best ****** be.
Again there is possibly a colon, although it is more difficult to be certain, and the word is possibly 'manner'

But in both cases what is the significance of the symbol above and does it affect the meaning of the words?
Grateful thanks to anyone who can help.

Banffshire / John CUY (Cowie- Rover)/Margaret FIDLER 1789 Rathven
« on: Thursday 31 December 20 13:55 GMT (UK)  »
My husband's great great grandfather was James Cowie who was born in the Parish of Rathven somewhere between 1789 and 1793.  His death registration entry gives his parents as John COWIE 'Rover' (fisherman) and Margaret FIDLER.  I have found their marriage in 1789 in the Parish of Rathven (John Cuy/Margaret Fidler) but I cannot find James's baptism or any other children from this marriage.

Does anyone else have this couple in their family tree?  Does anyone know where Margaret Fidler might have come from?  I cannot find any mention of this surname in the surrounding parishes apart two marriages for a Hannah Fidler - one to a James Cowie in 1799, and one to Cosmo Murray in 1809, both in the Parish of Rathven.  Were Hannah and Margaret sisters?

Hannah Fidler and Cosmo Murray had four children baptised in the Parish of Rathven:
Helen     1810
Jean       1812
Mary      1814
Elspet     1817
George   1819

Grateful thanks to anyone who can help.


District of East Leicester

21 August 1871 at 17 Seymour Street

Unnamed Girl
Father - William Gamble POLLARD   Hosier
Mother - Clara POLLARD formerly POCHIN
Informant - Clara Pollard  Mother 17 Seymour Street, Leicester

GRO Certified copy

At the Parish Church in the Parish of St Matthew, Leicester

May 14th 1894

LARGE Henry James    30 years   Bachelor   Soldier     24 Melville Street, Leicester 
POLLARD Agnes           22 years   Spinster      -             24 Melville Street, Leicester 

GRO Certified copy of an entry of marriage

Nottinghamshire / Jacques Photographer Nottingham
« on: Tuesday 04 August 20 13:05 BST (UK)  »
I am wondering if anyone has any information about this 19th century photographer:

J Jacques of 29 Alfred Street, Nottingham.

Grateful thanks to anyone who can help.

Leicestershire Lookup Requests / Edmondthorpe marriage lookup request
« on: Sunday 01 March 15 15:13 GMT (UK)  »

I would be very grateful to anyone with access to the parish registers for Edmondthorpe who could look up this marriage which appears on the IGI:

Robert Pollard and Mary Kettle on 1 January 1835

I am hoping that the entry may give details of the groom's parish.

Thank you very much :)

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