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Leicestershire / What happened to Ann Burton (nee Jaycock)
« on: Tuesday 05 January 21 09:27 GMT (UK)  »

Can anybody see what happened to Ann Burton after her husband William died in Leicester in 1874?

They are on the 1871 census together with children Edward, William, James and Charles, with son Thomas living next door, living in Burleys Lane St Margarets in Leicester although I cannot ascertain what happened to her after 1874. 

Ann Jaycock was born in Hinckley in 1825, where she lived with her husband William Burton before moving to Leicester.

I cannot find a suitable death or re-marriage record and would be grateful of any assistance.



Northamptonshire Lookup Requests / Lois Scott - East Farndon
« on: Saturday 14 November 20 23:02 GMT (UK)  »

I am trying to research a Lois Scott.  She was born in East Farndon, Northamptonshire in 1806 according to Census and married William Coltman in Leicester in 1832, before living in Wigston Magna.  Their children were Henry, Alfred, Ann, William, Edwin, Lois and Mary Jane.

I cannot find a baptism for Lois although in 1861 in Wigston Magna she has a niece and nephew living with her - Samuel Watson and Elizabeth Mary Watson.  Earlier census's in Walcote (1841) and Leicester St Martin (1851) reveal that their mother is Elizabeth Scott, born abt 1813,  who married Thomas Watson.  Sadly Elizabeth Watson (nee Scott) died in Leicester in 1853, but is buried in East Farndon.  This therefore suggests that Lois has a sister called Elizabeth Scott.  Elizabeth lists her birth place as what looks like Tissington in Derbyshire in 1851.

Now i have found a baptism for an Elizabeth Scott (listed as aged 13) in East Farndon in 1826, together with sisters Jane and Charlotte to parents Samuel and Mary Scott (no Lois though).  This age does tie in with Elizabeth's census age and death records.  Looking at that Elizabeth's potential parents, Samuel and Mary, there is a marriage between a Samuel and Mary Walden in 1794 in Clipston and then a further marriage between a Samuel Scott (widower) and a Mary Garnett in 1804 in East Farndon - these look to be the same Samuel as the signatures when looking at images online look the same.  The latter pair have numerous children, including a Deborah in 1809, and an Elizabeth in 1815, with listings including the mothers maiden name of Garnett in Market Harborough non-conformist registers. 

When viewing Deborah Scott in 1841, there is an Elizabeth Scott living with her (her sister?).  As i have Elizabeth Scott married to a Thomas Watson in Wigston Magna in 1835 and living in Walcote, Leics in 1841 this would suggest that these are different Elizabeth's and so the potential parents for my Elizabeth (sister of Lois) are not Samuel and Mary Scott (nee Garnett).

Looking at Elizabeth Scott's sisters on the 1826 baptism, Jane and Charlotte - i note that a Jane Scott had an illigitimate child, Alfred Scott, in 1833 in East Farndon - which was also one of Lois's childrens' names.  There is a Jane Scott in the workhouse aged 40 in 1851 (so born abt 1811), which could be that Jane although i cannot see what happened to her after that.  Charlotte Scott, appears to be the one who married William Letts in Clipston and from Census's in Cold Ashby that would put her born abt 1817.

So - can anyone help me work out who Lois's parents are?

Any thoughts or help appreciated.



Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Where is this place?
« on: Sunday 30 August 20 14:27 BST (UK)  »

Can anyone please decipher where Elizabeth Watson (formerly Elizabeth Scott) was born (line 4).  I can see it's Derbyshire but what is the place?  I am trying to establish her parents and to find a baptism - circa 1813. 

Elizabeth Watson is in Misterton, Leicestershire in 1841 with her husband and family (not born in County) although sadly dies in Leicester in 1853 so cannot be traced further.  Two of her children are with her sister Lois Coltman in Wigston Leicestershire in 1861.  Again i cannot spot a baptism for Lois (nee Scott) around 1806 although she consistently states that she is born in East Farndon, Northamptonshire.

Any help appreciated to help me get past this brick wall.



Leicestershire Lookup Requests / Sarah Daffern
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 13:11 BST (UK)  »

I am trying to find the details of the parents of Sarah Daffern.

Sarah married John Lord in Hinckley in 1812. Husband John dies in 1835 in Hinckley aged 52.

In 1841 Sarah is in Hinckley and born in county - her age placed at 60.  In 1848 Sarah dies and is buried in Hinckley, aged 64, so born abt 1783/4.

Unfortunately I cannot find any details of her parents.  Can anybody help?



Leicestershire / Hampson
« on: Saturday 22 September 18 19:57 BST (UK)  »

Can anyone spot what happened to John Hampson /Hamson and his wife Jane of Hinckley.  They were married in Hinckley in 1797 and had four children there (that I can spot anyway) - Ann (1804-1883) who married William Payne in Hinckley, Elizabeth (1806-1812), Jane (1809-?) and George (1816-1816).

After that I cannot see where they are or what happened to them.

Can anybody help or shed some light?



Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Marriage - William Payne and Mary/Maria - Ribbesford
« on: Wednesday 19 September 18 23:31 BST (UK)  »

I am researching Ann Payne who says she was born in Wolverley in 1833.

I have her marriage to Henry Hartley in 1852 and this states her father to be a William Payne, Labourer.

I have found a baptism for Ann to William and Mary Payne in Wolverley in 1833, stating they are from Lower Mitton.  I have found the family on the 1841 census in Lower Mitton.  The census indicates that William and Mary to not be born in County.

I have found two potential marriages for William - one to a Mary in Ribbesford in Feb 1833 and one to Maria Jones on 5th November 1833. I think the marriage may be the latter as I have found a William in Ribbesford in 1851 as a widow living with parents and siblings - one of the siblings is called Jemima and my Ann Payne and Henry Hartley called a daughter Jemima.  There is a death for Maria, wife of William a labourer in 1842 in Ribbesford (witness was Williams sister Sarah) and a death for William a Waterman in Ribbesford in 1855 (witness again Sarah). 

But I am not sure if this is the right William as the 1841 census lists wife as Mary, not Maria, and both this William and Maria appear to be born in Worcestershire so not out of County as stated in 1841.

I am wondering if the two Ribbesford marriage entries might shed any light.  Can anybody please check the Parish records to see if notes are added as to where the parties are from?

Any other thoughts or ideas also appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Nottinghamshire Lookup Requests / Marriage Lookup - William Garner
« on: Monday 27 August 18 23:54 BST (UK)  »

I am wondering if anyone had access to the parish records or resources for Arnold. 

I am trying to establish where the parties were from in respect of a marriage between William Garner and Elizabeth Davinson on 24/11/1794 at Arnold.

I am hoping that the entry, witnesses or perhaps the banns may help further.

Any detail greatly appreciated.



Nottinghamshire / Elizabeth Fox - death/burial and mystery
« on: Sunday 26 August 18 20:18 BST (UK)  »

I had thought that I had found the correct burial for Elizabeth although having recently ordered certificates I have found that I am wrong.

Elizabeth Garner, born abt 1807 in Nottingham, was the wife of Joseph Fox (born 1807 in Long Whatton).

I have established that Joseph and Elizabeth used an alias from time to time - William Cook and Elizabeth Cook to complicate things.

In 1841, the couple are separately listed - Joseph as William Cook living in Lowdham with some of their children and Elizabeth Fox staying with her parents in Long Whatton, with a daughter.  In 1851, the couple are living in Lowdham as William and Elizabeth Cook.  Elizabeth dies sometime between 1851 and 1859, as in 1859 Joseph remarries Sarah Singleton in Nottingham as Joseph Fox and listed as a Widower.  Joseph and Sarah Fox are in Lowdham in 1861.  They are listed as William Cook and Sarah in Lowdham in 1871.  They are then back as Joseph Fox and Sarah Fox in Lowdham in 1881.

Joseph Fox dies in 1886, death certificate states Joseph Fox although burial in Lowdham has Joseph Cook, with Cook crossed out and the name Fox above.  Sarah dies in 1889 in Gunthorpe - again the death certificate is for Sarah Fox, although the burial in Lowdham lists Sarah Cook.

I include the above as it is therefore possible that the death/burial may be listed under the alias of Elizabeth Cook.

I had thought that I had found the burial of Elizabeth Fox in Lowdham on 15/11/1857 with two death entries listed for that quarter in Lowdham (Southwell district).  Having bought the certificates, one is for Elizabeth Fox of Lowdham (wife of William Fox framework knitter - aged 46)and the second is for Elizabeth Fox of Norton Grange (wife of Mark Fox, never in business, aged 55).  Now in view of the couples alias' it is still possible that the first one is my Elizabeth although I am not sure - is there even a William and Elizabeth Fox in Lowdham?

Can anyone find an alternative burial in Lowdham/Nottingham area for Elizabeth Fox/Elizabeth Cook between 1851-1859 that may fit?

I would also be interested if anyone can shed any light on why Joseph Fox lived his life partially under the alias of William Cook?  His mother's maiden name was Cook and that may have something to do with it.  His parents were Francis Fox and Mary Cook of Long Whatton - I cannot find a burial for his mother as Mary Fox in Long Whatton although his father remarries in Long Whatton in 1828.  I wonder if Mary reverted to Cook and Joseph stayed with her hence the confusion over surname although that would not explain a change in christian name to William!  The alternative might be that he was in trouble with the law, although I have not found anything to support a life of crime.....

Any help appreciated.

Kind regards


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Burton Family
« on: Friday 11 May 18 21:52 BST (UK)  »

Can anyone help restore these photos?  They were in a old family album that I have just received although the apertures have worn the photos in places.

Thanks in advance


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