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The Shepshed Nelson family
« on: Thursday 13 December 18 09:55 GMT (UK) »
Hello all,

Currently researching my Dad's family, the Nelson's. Up until a few years ago I knew little about them and didn't even know about their connections to the Loughborough or Shepshed areas.

It seems that there were a lot of them in the latter village from about the 1840's onwards. My connection is through my GGD George Harry Nelson, who was born in Shepshed in 1885. During WW1 he moved to Nuneaton and served in the Warwickshire Regiment. Then in the early 20's he moved to Leicester with his wife, my Grandad and Grandad's brother.
So the Shepshed connection for my branch of the Nelsons ended around 1915.

Is there anyone out there connected to Shepshed who knows of the Nelson's there?

Many thanks in advance,


John NELSON.
Nelson / Fisher - Leics (Leicester, Shepshed, Hathern, Loughborough & Hinckley). Notts. Lowdham. Warks. Nuneaton, Chilvers Coton.
Timson - Leics (Enderby & Croft).
Holyland [Name adopted 1863] - Leics (Leicester, Barrow Upon Soar & Rothley).
Doolan [Name adopted 1899] / Fisher / Munson / Pettican - Essex (Colchester & Layer de la Haye)
Briant - Brantôme & Périgueux, Dordogne (France)
Soulette - Saint Pons de Thomières, Hérault (France)

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Re: The Shepshed Nelson family
« Reply #1 on: Monday 07 January 19 11:39 GMT (UK) »

HI John, I have access to Shepshed records at Loughborough library - now reopen after weeks closed!!


what info are you seeking - do you have George Harry Nelson's parents? are you wanting to go back?


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Re: The Shepshed Nelson family
« Reply #2 on: Monday 07 January 19 12:18 GMT (UK) »
You probably already have this information

Births September qtr 1885   
Nelson    George Harry     Loughborough    7a   129 - mothers maiden name Roberts

Marriages March qtr 1873   
NELSON    George        Loughborough    7a   175      
Roberts    Mary Ann        
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Re: The Shepshed Nelson family
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 January 19 12:29 GMT (UK) »
Big family

GRO online check of Nelson/Roberts birth - all Loughborough

Francis William June 1873
John Arthur Sept 1874
Ellen June 1876
Alfred Sept 1877
Lizzie June 1879
Ernest Dec 1880
James June 1882
Harrold Sept 1884
Ethel Dec 1888
Percy June 1891
Frederick June 1893
Gladys September 1899
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Re: The Shepshed Nelson family
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 January 19 09:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Diddy,

Nice you hear from you again. Bonne année from this side of the channel. :-)

Yes I have the various Grandparents - back to 1786 (when the Nelson family was based at Lambley near Nottingham). My branch of the family moved to Shepshed in the 1840's.

I was just seeing if there were any other Nelsons still in the Shepshed area living there. Am already in touch with one from the area, but they now live in Australia. It is only the last few years that I found out my Dad's family had a connection with the village!

Take care,

John.



HI John, I have access to Shepshed records at Loughborough library - now reopen after weeks closed!!


what info are you seeking - do you have George Harry Nelson's parents? are you wanting to go back?


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Nelson / Fisher - Leics (Leicester, Shepshed, Hathern, Loughborough & Hinckley). Notts. Lowdham. Warks. Nuneaton, Chilvers Coton.
Timson - Leics (Enderby & Croft).
Holyland [Name adopted 1863] - Leics (Leicester, Barrow Upon Soar & Rothley).
Doolan [Name adopted 1899] / Fisher / Munson / Pettican - Essex (Colchester & Layer de la Haye)
Briant - Brantôme & Périgueux, Dordogne (France)
Soulette - Saint Pons de Thomières, Hérault (France)

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Re: The Shepshed Nelson family
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 January 19 09:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carole,

Thanks so much for putting this info up. I have all those names, but will check the dates against my own records.

Sadly most of these children died as babies or as toddlers. My Great x 2 Grandparents seemed to have a hard time of it.

John Arthur, Francis, Harold & George Harry were the only ones to survive into adulthood. Of these Harold was killed at Ypres in 1915. George Harry was my Great Grandfather.

Take care,

John.


Big family

GRO online check of Nelson/Roberts birth - all Loughborough

Francis William June 1873
John Arthur Sept 1874
Ellen June 1876
Alfred Sept 1877
Lizzie June 1879
Ernest Dec 1880
James June 1882
Harrold Sept 1884
Ethel Dec 1888
Percy June 1891
Frederick June 1893
Gladys September 1899
Nelson / Fisher - Leics (Leicester, Shepshed, Hathern, Loughborough & Hinckley). Notts. Lowdham. Warks. Nuneaton, Chilvers Coton.
Timson - Leics (Enderby & Croft).
Holyland [Name adopted 1863] - Leics (Leicester, Barrow Upon Soar & Rothley).
Doolan [Name adopted 1899] / Fisher / Munson / Pettican - Essex (Colchester & Layer de la Haye)
Briant - Brantôme & Périgueux, Dordogne (France)
Soulette - Saint Pons de Thomières, Hérault (France)