Hurd ~ Sixth Generation

    Issue of John Herd (Heard) and Mary Cleaver  
1.   George Gabriel HURD (HEARD)
Born c1819 (ref various census records).
Bap of Gabriel HURD [sic] 28 Jul 1822 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of John Hurd, Widower, Framework Knitter; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms)

Gabriel was mentioned in the Will of his great uncle Thomas Heard in 1825 and received a legacy:
"Item my Best Watch mark’d Thomas Palmer I Give and bequeath unto Gabriel Heard Son of my Nephew John Heard immediately after my Decease".

Marr (1) reg Dec qtr 1837 at Loughborough dist, Leicestershire of George Gabriel Heard to Emily EXON (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 11 Dec 1837; George was full age, residence Lenton, son of John Heard, Framework Knitter; Emily was full age, residence Hathern Leicestershire, dau of Thomas Exon, Gardener (ref fmp Leicestershire marriages image, witnesses illegible). Bap of Emily Exon 19 Apr 1818 at Hathern, Leicestershire, dau of Thomas & Sarah Exon (ref fmp Leicestershire baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: Sherwood Street.
George Heard. Age 20. Lace Maker. Not born in Nottinghamshire.
Emily Heard. Age 20. Not born in Nottinghamshire.
Charles Heard. Age 4. Not born in Nottinghamshire.

1851 census not found.
Emily was alive in 1853 but had died by 1861. There is a possible death Sep qtr 1856 of Emily Heard at Dewsbury dist, Yorkshire age 38 (ref GRO Index).
Daughter Eliza died in 1857 at Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, age 6 (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Royal Navy, England. Civil Parish of "Vessels". Town of Beirut Syria. Address: Vessel "Renown".
Together with many others, and with sons Charles (24) and Henry (21):
George Heard. Bandsman. Wid. Age 42. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Marr (2) reg Mar qtr 1862 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire of George Gabriel Heard to Mary HORTON [nee ADCOCK] (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 7 Feb 1862 at Leicester St Margaret's; George Gabriel was age 44, widower, Musician, residence Mill Street, son of John Heard, Musician; Mary was a widow, age 44, residence Mill Street, dau of John Adcock, F.W.K.; Banns; witnesses James & Susannah Adcock (ref fmp Leicestershire marriages image). Bap of Mary Adcock 18 Dec 1817 at Blaby, Leicestershire, dau of John & Mary Adcock (ref fmp Leicestershire baptisms).

Daughter Emily was born c1863 in Scotland.

Ref 1871 census. Glamorgan, Wales. Civil Parish of Merthyr. Registration district of Merthyr Tydfil. Address: 4 Castle Sqr.
Togethe with dau Emily (8):
George Heard. Head. Mar. Age 52. Musician. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Mary Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 53. Born Blaby Leicestershire.

Ref 1881 census. Durham, England. Civil Parish of Stockton. Registration district of Stockton. Address: 25 Hill St.
Together with dau Emily (18):
George Heard. Head. Mar. Age 62. Foreman in Iron Works. Born Leicestershire Great Wigston.
Mary Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 63. Born Leicestershire Blaby.

Death reg of Mary Heard Mar qtr 1887 at Stockton dist age 69 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Marr (3) reg Sep qtr 1887 at Stockton dist, Durham of George Gabriel Heard to Jane MUDD (ref FreeBMD). Jane was born c1832 (ref census).

Ref 1891 census. Durham, England. Civil Parish of Stockton on Tees. Sub-Registration District of Stockton. Address: 45 (?).
George Heard. Head. Mar. Age 72. Foreman Ironwork. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Jane Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 59. Birthplace blank.

George died 6 Aug 1897. Death reg of George Gabriel Heard Sep qtr 1897 at Stockton dist age 79 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD George otherwise George Gabriel of 32 Lumley-street Stockton-on-Tees died 6 August 1897 Probate Durham 28 March [1898] to Thomas Dinsdale and Matthew Franklin labourers [no connection found] Effects 189 2s. 6d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)












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    Children of George Gabriel and Emily:  
  1. Charles HEARD born 1838 at Loughborough dist, Leicestershire  
  2. Henry HEARD born 1842 at Nottingham dist, Nottinghamshire  
  3. George HEARD born 1848 at Loughborough dist, Leicestershire  
  4. Eliza HEARD born 1850 at Loughborough dist, Leicestershire  
  5. Mary Ann HEARD born 1853 at Loughborough dist, Leicestershire  
    Child of George Gabriel and Mary:  
  6. Emily HEARD born c1863 at Glasgow, Scotland
 
2.   Caroline HEARD
Bap of Caroline Heard 11 Nov 1820 at Wigston Magna (Independent), dau of John and Mary Herd (ref fmp Wigston Magna Independent baptisms image).
Burial of Caroline Hurd 21 Nov 1820 at Wigston Magna, age 10 weeks (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).
 
3.   Thomas HURD (HEARD)
Born 1821 (his mother was buried 19 Oct 1821).
Bap of Thomas HURD 28 Jul 1822 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of John Hurd, Widower, Framework Knitter; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).
Not found in 1841 census.
Marriage reg Dec qtr 1841 at Hinckley dist, Leicestershire of Thomas Heard to Sarah MASON (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 11 Oct 1841 at the parish church of Hinckley; both were of minor age, bachelor and spinster, F.W.K., resident Hinckley; he was son of John Heard, F.W.K.; she was dau of Mark Mason; witnesses were Thomas Jones and Jane Mason (ref fmp Leicestershire marriages image). Birth of Sarah Mason 11 Mar 1821, bap 20 Jun 1830 at Hinckley, Presbyterian, dau of Mark & Elizabeth Mason, together with 4 other siblings (ref fmp England & Wales Non-Conformist Births & Baps, image).

1851 census not found.

Ref 1861 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Aston. Registration district of Aston. Address: 16 Henry St.
Together with children George (17), Thomas (14), Maria (9), Sarah J (2), William (1):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 39. Cotten Worstead Weaver. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Born Leicestershire Hinckley.

Ref 1871 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Birmingham. Registration district of Birmingham. Address: 34 Doe St.
Together with daus Maria (19), Sarah J (14), Emily (9):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 48. Weaver. Born Leicestershire.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 49. Born Hinckley Leicestershire.

Ref 1881 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Birmingham. Registration district of Birmingham. Address: 35 Public House.
Together with dau Emily (19), granddau Elizabeth Heard (10), (dau of George) and grandson Walter Heard (4), unknown mother:
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 59. Professor of Music. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 60. Born Leicestershire Hinckley.

Death reg of Sarah Heard Mar qtr 1886 at Birmingham dist age 64 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1891 census.Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Aston. Sub-registration District of Duddeston. Address: 52 Lister St.
Together with daus Sarah Jane (34), Emily (29), and grandchildren Walter (15) [son of Sarah], Florence (10), Edith (6), parents to be determined:
Thomas Heard. Head. Wid. Age 68. Theatrical Costume Manufacturer. Born Leicester Wigston.

There are two possible deaths for Thomas.
Death reg of Thomas Heard Sep qtr 1895 at Aston, Warwickshire age 74 (ref FreeBMD) - born c1821
Death reg of Thomas Heard Sep qtr 1899 at Aston, Warwickshire age 76 (ref FreeBMD) - born c1823
No burial or probate information found.












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    Children:  
  1. George HEARD born 1843 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  2. Thomas HEARD born 1847 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  3. Maria HEARD born 1851 at Hinckley, Leicestershire  
  4. Sarah Jane HEARD born 1857 at Hinckley, Leicestershire  
  5. William HEARD born 1859 at Birmingham, Warwickshire  
  6. Emily HEARD born 1861 at Birmingham, Warwickshire
 
    Issue of John Hurd (Heard) and Sarah Ward  
4.   John Isaac HURD (HEARD)
Bap of John HURD 25 Dec 1823 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of John & Sarah Hurd, Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Not found in 1841 census.
Marriage (1) reg Dec qtr 1850 at Leicester dist of John Isaac Heard to Angelina WESTON (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 12 Oct 1850 at St Margaret's Church, Leicester; John Isaac was age 25, bachelor, F.W.K., residence Lewin St, son of John Heard, F.W.K.; Angelina was age 23, spinster, residence Lewin St, dau of James Weston, F.W.K.; witnesss Thomas & Ann Whittle (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Bap of Angelina Weston 11 Apr 1827 at Leicester St Margaret's, Anglican, dau of James & Ann Weston (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 7 Service St.
With members of the Weston family and dau S. Heard (Sarah) (2):
J Heard. Lodger. Mar. Age 245. Framework Knitter. Born Lestershire Wigston.
A Heard. Lodger. Mar. Age 23. Framework Knitter. Born Lester.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leister St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 11 Lead St.
Together with children Sarah (12), Georgiania (9), Thomas (6), Ann (1):
John Heard. Head. Mar. Age 35. Frame Work Knitter. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Ann Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 34. Frame Work Knitter. Born Leicester.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 11 Lead St.
Together with children Georgeina (19), John T (17), Ann (12):
John Heard. Head. Mar. Age 45. Framework Knitter. Born Lestershire Wigston.
Ann Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 43. Framework Knitter. Born Lester.

Angelina was admitted to a Leicester institution on 12 Sep 1872 and died on 29 Sep 1872 (ref Ancestry, UK Lunacy Patients Admission Register).
Death reg of Angelina Heard Sep qtr 1872 at Billesdon dist, Leicestershire age 45 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Marriage (2) reg Sep qtr 1873 at Leicester dist of Isaac John Heard to Caroline RAVEN (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 23 Aug 1873 at St Margaret, Leicester; Isaac John was age 47, widower, F.W.K., residence Lead Street, son of John Heard, F.W.K.; Caroline was age 43, spinster, residence Metcalf Street, dau of William Raven, F.W.K.; Banns; witnesses Jemayd ? Weston and Elizabeth Weston (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages). Bap of Caroline Raven 21 Feb 1830 at Thurmaston, Leicestershire, dau of William & Caroline Raven (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 62 Metcalf St.
Together with his dau Anne (21) and an unknown Ada Heard (19), said to be his daughter, but not found anywhere else:
John Heard. Head. Mar. Age 55. Stockinger. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Caroline Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 51. Machinist Shoes. Leicester.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Sub-Registration district of East Leicester. Address: 62 Metcalf St.
John Heard. Head. Mar. Age 70. Builder's Laborer. Born Wigston Lester.
Caroline Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 61. Born Thurmaston, Lester.

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    Children of John Isaac and Angelina:  
  1. Sarah WESTON (HEARD) born 1848 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  2. Georgiana HEARD born 1852 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  3. John Thomas HEARD born 1854 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  4. Ann HEARD born 1859 at Leicester, Leicestershire
 
5.   Samuel HURD
Bap of Samuel HURD 19 Jun 1825 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of John & Sarah Hurd, Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).
Burial of Saml Hurd 5 May 1831 at Wigston Magna, age 5 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image).
 
    Issue of Thomas Heard and Jane White  
1.   Mary HEARD
Birth of Mary Heard c1826 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire; bap 6 Jul 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, age 5, dau of Thos & Jane Heard; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Mary Heard. Age 14. Wollen Hosery M. Born in Leicestershire.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1845 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire of Mary Heard to William HURST (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was 13 July 1845; William was full age, Labourer, bachelor, residence Wigston, son of John Hurst, Labourer; Mary was age 20, spinster, residence Wigston, dau of Thomas Heard, F.W.K.; Banns; witnesses Charles Gilbert, Ann (?) (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). William was born c1824 at Oadby, Leicestershire. William's occupation was Maltster in many records.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with children George (3), Ann (1):
William Hurst. Head. Mar. Age 27. Agricultural Labourer. Born Leicestershire Oadby.
Mary Hurst. Wife. Mar. Age 25. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Old Workhouse Lane.
Together with children Thomas H (15), Ann (11), Caroline (6), Louisa (3), Clara (1):
William Hurst. Head. Mar. Age 37. Malster. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Mary Hurst. Wife. Mar. Age 35. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bull Head St.
Together with children Caroline (17), Louisa (14), Clara (12), Rose (10), Selina (4):
William Hurst. Head. Mar. Age 46. Agricultural Labourer. Born Leicestershire Oadby.
Mary Hurst. Wife. Mar. Age 45. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: 2 Mowsley End.
Together with daus Rosetta (18), Selina (14) and granddau Annie Louisa Hurst, birth reg Jun qtr 1874 at Blaby dist:
Mary Hurst. Head. Mar. Age 55. Seamer of Hosiery. Born Leicester Wigston.
Annie L Hurst. Granddau. Age 6. Scholar. Born Leicester Wigston. [illeg. child of one of the daughters]
William not found in census.

Death reg of Mary Hurst Dec qtr 1882 at Blaby dist age 54 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
No further information found about William.




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    Children:  
  1. Thomas Henry HURST born 1845 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. George HURST born 1847 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Ann HURST born 1849 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Clara HURST (1) born 1851 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. Caroline HURST born 1854 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. Louisa HURST born 1857 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  7. Clara HURST (2) born 1859 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  8. Rosetta HURST born 1862 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  9. Isaac HURST born 1864 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  10. Selina HURST born 1866 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
2.   Thomas HEARD
Birth of Thomas Heard c1829 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire; bap 6 Jul 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, age 2, son of Thos & Jane Heard; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
Thomas Heard. Age 11. Wollen Hosery M. Born in Leicestershire.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1850 at Blaby dist of Thomas Heard to Mary Ann FINDLEY (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 3 Feb 1850 at the parish church of Wigston Magna; Thomas was full age, bachelor, F.W.K., residence Gt Wigston, son of Thos. Heard, F.W.K.; Mary Ann was full age, spinster, residence Gt Wigston, dau of Thos. Findley, F. W. K. ; witnesses William Findley, Mary Hurst [sister] (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Bap of Mary Ann Findley 13 Aug 1830 at Wigston Magna, dau of Thos. & Sarah Findley; resident Gt Wigston; Stocking Maker (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image). See page 4 of the Gale tree for Mary Ann Findley's antecedents.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with dau Sarah Jane (1):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 22. Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Mary Ann Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 20. Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bushlow End.
Together with children Sarah J (11), Thomas (9), Harriet (7), Arthur (8mths):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 32. Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.
Mary Ann Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 30. Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershie Gt Wigston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 10 Raglan Street.
Together with children Sarah J (21), Thomas (19), Harriet (17), Arthur (10):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 42. F.W.K. Born Leicestershire Great Wigston.
Mary Ann Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 41. Born Leicestershire Great Wigston.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Mary. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 49 Napier Street.
Together with son Thomas (29), dau Sarah J Healey (31) and her son George Healey (9):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 53. Frame Work Knitter. Born Wigston Leicester.
Mary A Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 51. House Work. Born Wigston Leicester.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 19 Garton St.
Together with son Thomas (39):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 62. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston. Paralysis 7 years.
Mary A Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 60. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.

Death reg of Thomas Heard Jun qtr 1894 at Leicester dist age 65 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester formerly St Mary. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 23 Garton St.
Together with dau Sarah J (51) and son Thomas (49):
Mary Ann Heard. Head. Wid. Age 70. Born Leicester Wigston.

Death reg of Mary Ann Heard Mar qtr 1906 at Leicester dist age 75 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.




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    Children:  
  1. Sarah Jane HEARD born 1850 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. Thomas HEARD born 1851 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Harriet HEARD born 1853 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Arthur HEARD born 1860 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
3.   William HEARD
Bap of William Heard 6 Jul 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Thos & Jane (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
William Heard. Age 9. Born in Leicestershire.

Marriage Dec qtr 1848 at Blaby dist of Wm Heard to Harriet WARD (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 6 Nov 1848 at the parish church of Wigston Magna; William was age 19, bachelor, F.W.K., residence Gt Wigston, son of Thos. Heard, F.W.K.; Harriet was age 20, spinster, dau of John Ward, F. W. K.; witnesses Thomas Heard, Mary Ann Findley [brother and future sister-in-law] (ref fmp Leicestershire marriages image). Bap of Harriot [sic] Ward 29 Apr 1829 at Wigston Magna, dau of John & Anne Ward; residence Gt Wigston; Framework Knitter (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image). Harriet is on generation 5 of the GALE tree.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Mowsley End.
Together with daus Mary Jane (2), Ann (2 mths):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 20. Framework Knitter. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 21. Seamstress. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell St.
Together with children Mary J (12), Ann (10), Betsy (6), Clara (3), Isaac (1):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 31. Framework Knitter. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Harriett Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 31. Framework Knitter. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 5 Samuel Street.
Together with children Ann (20), William (18), Betsey (16), Isaac (5), Rebecca (3) and William's mother Jane (65):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 40. Frame Work Knitter. Born Great Wigston Leicestershire.
Harriett Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Born Great Wigston Leicestershire.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 26 Brunswick St.
Together with children Isaac (15), Rebecca (14), Thomas (9):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 49. Framework Knitter. Born Great Wigston.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Framework Knitter. Born Great Wigston.

In 1882 William was executor for his brother Isaac:
"HEARD Isaac. Personal Estate 196 19s. 3d. 19 September. The Will of Isaac Heard late of the "Willow Bridge" Inn Syston-street Leicester in the County of Leicester Beerhouse Keeper who died 5 September 1882 at Leicester was proved at Leicester by Edward Dayman of 2 Elbow-lane in the County of Leicester Butcher and William Heard of 26 Brunswick-street Leicester Framework Knitter the Brother the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Sub-Registration district of East Leicester. Address: 23 Brunswick St.
Together with son Isaac (24) and granddau Lucy Howett (12), dau of Betsy:
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 60. Frame Work Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 62. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester formerly St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 50 Willow Bridge St.
Together with children Annie Heard [sic] (50), Rebecca Stagg (33) and her daughter, Thoma Heard (29):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 70. Nothing. Born Leicester Wigston.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 72. Born Leicester Wigston.

Death reg of William Heard Sep qtr 1902 at Leicester dist age 71 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Death reg of Harriet Heard Sep qtr 1908 at Leicester dist age 79 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.



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    Children:  
  1. Mary Jane HEARD born 1849 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. Ann HEARD born 1851 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. William HEARD born 1852 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Betsy HEARD born 1854 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. Clara HEARD (1) born 1856 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. Clara HEARD (2) born 1857 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  7. Isaac HEARD (1) born 1859 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  8. Thomas HEARD (1) born 1861 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  9. Harriet HEARD born 1864 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  10. Isaac HEARD (2) born 1866 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  11. Rebecca Beatrice HEARD born 1867 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  12. George HEARD born 1870 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  13. Thomas HEARD (2) born 1872 at Leicester, Leicestershire
 
4.   Isaac HEARD
Bap of Isaac Heard 27 Sep 1835 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Thomas and Jane Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
Isaac Heard. Age 5. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with his parents, grandmother and nephew:
Isaac Heard. Son. Age 15. Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Marr reg Dec qtr 1859 at Blaby dist of Isaac Heard to Selina HACKETT (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 8 Nov 1859 at Wigston Magna; Isaac was bachelor, age 23, residence Wigston, F.W.K., son of Thomas Heard, F.W.K.; Selina was spinster, age 21, residence Wigston, F.W.K., dau of John Hackett, F.W.K; Banns; witnesses Meshach Sampson, Maria Hurst (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages). Birth reg of Selina Hackett Dec qtr 1837 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Blakesly (reff GRO Index); John Hackett and Mary Blakesley had married 6 Jun 1819 at Wigston (ref fmp).

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Leicester Road.
Isaac Heard. Head. Mar. Age 25. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Selina Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 23. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Death reg of Selina Heard Dec qtr 1865 at Leicester dist age 28 (ref GRO Index).

Marr (2) reg Sep qtr 1867 at Leicester dist of Isaac Heard to Emma MAWBY [nee BEALE] (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 1 Jul 1867 at Leicester St Margaret; Isaac was age 30, widower, F.W.K., residence Dryden Street, son of Thomas Heard, F.W.K.; Emma was age 26, widow, residence Dryden Streeet, dau of Eli Beale, Labourer; Banns; witnesses Joseph & Elizabeth Timson (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Birth reg of Emma Beale Sep qtr 1839 at Blaby dist, mother's name Cammeron (ref GRO Index); Ely Beale and Ann Cameron had married 11 Feb 1833 at Lutterworth, Leicestershire (ref fmp).

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 3 Colton St.
Isaac Heard. Head. Mar. Age 34. Frame Work Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Emma Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 31. Shoe Fitter. Born Leicestershire Enderby.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 30 Luke St.
Together with her niece Emma Helen Dayman (11):
Isaac Heard. Head. Mar. Age 43. Framework Knitter & Publican. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Emma Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 41. Shoe Fitter. Born Leicestershire Enderby.

Isaac died 5 Sep 1882. Death reg of Isaac Heard Sep qtr 1882 at Leicester dist age 47 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD Isaac. Personal Estate 196 19s. 3d. 19 September. The Will of Isaac Heard late of the "Willow Bridge" Inn Syston-street Leicester in the County of Leicester Beerhouse Keeper who died 5 September 1882 at Leicester was proved at Leicester by Edward Dayman of 2 Elbow-lane in the County of Leicester Butcher and William Heard of 26 Brunswick-street Leicester Framework Knitter the Brother the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Sub-Registration district of East Leicester. Address: 123 Syston St.
Emma Heard. Head. Wid. Age 50. Beer Retailer. Born Leicestershire Enderby.
Samuel F Marshall. Assistant. Unm. Age 31. Assistant Waiter. Born Linc Ruskington.
Together with a servant.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1894 at Leicester dist of Emma Heard to Samuel Francis MARSHALL (ref FreeBMD). He was born c1860 at Ruskington, Lincolnshire (ref census).



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    Children of Isaac and Selina:  
  1. Emma Louisa HEARD born 1860 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire  
  2. Unnamed female HEARD born 1862 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire  
  3. Ike HEARD born 1865 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire
 
    Issue of Joseph Heard and Naomi Parr  
1.   William HEARD
Bap of William Heard 24 Sep 1834 at St Mary, Arnold, Nottinghamshire, son of Joseph & Naomi Heard (ref fmp Nottinghamshire Baptisms index).

Ref 1841 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Arnold. Registration district of Basford. Address: High Street.
Together with his parents and 2 sisters:
William Heard. Age 7. Born in Nottinghamshire.

Ref 1851 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Basford. Registration district of Basford. Address: Mansfield Road.
Together with his parents and 5 siblings:
William Heard. Son. Age 16. Frame Work Knitter (Gloves). Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

William served in the Royal Regiment of Artillery as a Gunner, from 26 Oct 1854 to his medical discharge on 30 Jun 1864; he served abroard in Corfu, India and China for 5 years; his medical situation is described in the report in findmypast (ref Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records).

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 36 Virginia St, Part of School Building.
Together with his sister Hannah Deering (40) and her husband Daniel:
William Heard. Board. Unm. Age 45. Frame Work Knitter. Born Notts Arnold.

No further information found.



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2.   Sarah HEARD
Born c1836. Bap of Sarah Heard 9 Sep 1838 at St Mary, Arnold, Nottinghamshire, dau of Joseph and Naomi [age about 2] (ref fmp Nottinghamshire Baptisms index).

Ref 1841 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Arnold. Registration district of Basford. Address: High Street.
Together with her parents and 2 siblings:
Sarah Heard. Age 5. Born in Nottinghamshire.

Ref 1851 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Basford. Registration district of Basford. Address: Mansfield Road.
Together with her parents and 5 siblings:
Sarah Heard. Dau. Age 14. Frame Work Knitter (Gloves). Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1861 at Nottingham dist of Sarah Heard to Edwin ATKINS (ref FreeBMD). Edwin was born c1837 (ref death).
1861 census not found.

Death reg of Edwin Atkins Sep qtr 1867 at Radford dist, Nottinghamshire age 30 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1871 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Sneinton. Registration district of Radford. Address: North St.
Together with children George (6), Anne (4):
Sarah Atkins. Head. Wid. Age 33. Shop Keeper. Born Nottingham.

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 17 London Road.
At the home of Sherwin Birch (52), Boot Manufacturer, together with children Fanny (18), George (16), Anne (14):
Sarah Atkins. Housekeeper. Wid. Age 44. Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Ref 1891 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration District of Nottingham. Address: 17 London Road.
At the home of Sherwin Birch (64), Boot Maker, together with her dau Annie (24) and a relative, Edwin Gill (Nephew age 4):
Syra [sic] Atkin. Mother. Wid. Age 54. House Keeper. Born Nottingham.

Ref 1901 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 17 London Road.
At the home of Sherwin Birch (72), Bootmaker:
Sarah Atkins. Serv. Wid. Age 63. Housekeeper. Born RIpley, Derbyshire [wrong].

Ref 1911 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Nottingham. Registration District of Nottingham. Address: 18 London Rd Nottingham.
Together with granddaus Annie (15), Maud (7), daughters of George:
Sarah Atkins. Head. Age 75. Wid. Children 4 born 2 alive 2 dead. Born Arnold Nottinghamshire.

Sarah died 11 May 1919. Death reg of Sarah Atkin [sic] Jun qtr 1919 at Nottingham dist age 85 (ref FreeBMD).
"ATKINS Sarah of 18 London-road Nottingham widow died 11 May 1919 Administration Nottingham 13 June to George Atkins shoemaker. Effects 288 1s. 10d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)



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    Children:  
  1. James Henry ATKINS born 1861 at Radford dist, Nottinghamshire  
  2. Fanny ATKINS born 1863 at Sneinton, Nottinghamshire  
  3. George Edwin ATKINS born 1865 at Sneinton, Nottinghamshire  
  4. Anne ATKINS born 1866 at Sneinton, Nottinghamshire
 
3.   Hannah HEARD
Birth reg of Hannah Heard Sep qtr 1838 at Basford dist, Nottinghamshire, mother's name Parr (ref GRO Index).
Bap of Hannah Heard 9 Sep 1838 at St Mary, Arnold, Nottinghamshire, dau of Joseph and Naomi (ref fmp Nottinghamshire Baptisms index).

Ref 1841 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Arnold. Registration district of Basford. Address: High Street.
Together with her parents and 2 siblings:
Hannah Heard. Age 3. Born in Nottinghamshire.

Ref 1851 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Basford. Registration district of Basford. Address: Mansfield Road.
Together with her parents and 5 siblings:
Hannah Heard. Dau. Age 12. Cotton Cleaner. Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1860 at Radford dist, Nottinghamshire of Hannah Heard to Daniel DEERAN (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 9 Jan 1860 at Radford St Peter (ref fmp Nottinghamshire Marriages). Oddly, the marriage was reported a second time, in Manchester. Marr reg Jun qtr 1860 at Manchester, Lancashire of Hannah Heard to Daniel DEERAN (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 2 Jun 1860 at the Cathedral and Parish Church in Manchester; Daniel was age 34, bachelor, Private in 4th Light Dragoons, residence Barracks Rd Hulme; son of William Deeran, Servantman; Hannah was age 21, spinster, residence 3 Lord Street Hulme; dau of Joseph Heard, Frame Work Knitter; witnesses James & Alice Wallwork (ref Ancestry Manchester Marriages image). Daniel was born c1826 at Dublin, Ireland

It appears that Daniel was discharged from the 4th Hussars, rank of Private, age 44, on 7 Feb 1871, as Daniel DEERING (ref Ancestry, UK Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioneer admissions & discharges). Not found in other census records.

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 36 Virginia St, Part of School Building.
Together with her brother, William Heard (45):
Daniel Deering. Head. Mar. Age 54. Caretaker of School. Born Ireland Dublin.
Hannah Deering. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Laundress. Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Ref 1891 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration District of Nottingham. Address: 7 Hudson St.
Daniel Dearing. Head. Mar. Age 65. Laundryman. Born Ireland.

Ref 1901 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 10 Harvey Terrace.
Daniel Deering. Head. Mar. Age 75. Army Pensioner. Born Ireland.
Hannah Deering. Wife. Mar. Age 62. Born Derby Cromford [wrong].

Death reg of Daniel Deering Jun qtr 1904 at Nottingham dist age 79 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Death reg of Hannah Deering Mar qtr 1907 at Nottingham dist age 73 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.




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4.   Thomas HEARD
Birth reg of Thomas Hurd [sic] Sep qtr 1841 at Basford dist, Nottinghamshire, mother's name Parr (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1851 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Basford. Registration district of Basford. Address: Mansfield Road.
Together with his parents and 5 siblings:
Thomas Heard. Son. Age 9. Tacker off at Lace Factory. Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Marr (1) reg Mar qtr 1860 at Bradford dist, Yorkshire of Thomas Heard to Elizabeth SIDDLE (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 23 Jan 1860 at the parish church of Bradford; Thomas was age 22 [actually 18], bachelor, Soldier, residence Bradford, son of Joseph Heard, Mason [actually a retired Soldier and F.W.K.]; Elizabeth was age 21, spinster, Weaver, residence Bradford, dau of Thomas Siddle, Cotton Spinner; witnesses John Cliff, William Holms (ref Ancestry West Yorkshire Marriages image). Elizabeth may have been born c1841 at Preston, Lancashire, though birth not found.

Ref 1861 census. Hampshire, England. Civil Parish of Farnborough. Registration district of Farnborough. Address: Regiment 45 North Camp Aldershot.
Together with many others:
Thomas Heard. Soldier. Unm [wrong]. Age 21. Private. Born Nottingham St Marys.
Elizabeth not found; she was pregnant at the time.

Ref 1871 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Basford. Registration district of Basford. Address: North Street.
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 29. Lace Maker. Born Nottinghamshire Harnely ?.
Elizabeth Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 29. Lace Clipper. Born Lancashire Preston.

Death reg of Elizabeth Heard Jun qtr 1879 at Radford dist age 38 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Marr (2) reg Jun qtr 1880 at Grantham dist, Lincolnshire of Thomas Heard to Mary Janet ARMES (ref FreeBMD). Mary Janet was born c1854 at Grantham, Lincolnshire (ref census, birth reg not found).

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 19 Dame Agnes St.
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 38. Lace Maker. Born Nottingham.
Mary J Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 27. Born Grantham.
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Reg 1881 census. Lincolnshire, England. Civil Parish of Manthorpe cum Little Gonery. Registration district of Grantham. Address: 7 Charles Pl.
At the home of Robert Armes (her family):
Thomas Heard. Visitor. Mar. Age 38. Lace Maker. Born Notts Nottingham.
Janet Heard. Visitor. Mar. Age 27. Born Lincoln Grantham.

Ref 1891 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Radford. Sub-Registration District of Nottingham North West. Address: 61 Kirkstead St.
Together with children Bernard (8), Ernest (6), Kathleen (9 mths):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 48. Lace Maker. Born Nottingham.
Mary J Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 34. Born Grantham.

Death reg of Thomas Heard Mar qtr 1900 at Nottingham dist age 56 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1901 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 13 Lambert St.
Together with children Bernard (18), Kathleen (10), Harry (7):
Mary Janet Heard. Head. Wid. Age 48. Born Lincolnshire Grantham.

Ref 1911 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Nottingham. Sub-Registration District of Nottingham North West. Address: 13 Lambert Street Hyson Green Nottingham.
Together with children Bernard (27), Ivy [presumably Kathleen] (20):
Mary Heard. Wid. Age 57. Children 7 born 3 alive 4 dead. Born Grantham Lincolnshire.

Death reg of Mary J Heard Jun qtr 1919 at Basford dist, Nottinghamshire age 65 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.



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    Child of Thomas and Elizabeth:  
  1. Thomas HEARD born 1861 at Preston, Lancashire  
    Children of Thomas and Mary Janet:  
  2. Robert Vernon HEARD born 1881 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  3. Bernard William Osborn HEARD born 1883 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  4. Ernest Percy Francis HEARD born 1884 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  5. Thomas Harold HEARD born 1886 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  6. Cecil Joseph HEARD born 1888 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  7. Kathleen Mary HEARD born 1890 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  8. Harry HEARD born 1893 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
 
5.   Joseph HEARD
Birth reg of Joseph Hurd [sic] Dec qtr 1843 at Basford dist, Nottinghamshire, mother's name Parr (ref GRO Index).
Bap of Joseph Heard 24 Dec 1843 at Arnold, Nottinghamshire, son of Joseph & Naomi Heard (ref Nottinghamshire Parish Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Basford. Registration district of Basford. Address: Mansfield Road.
Together with his parents and 5 siblings:
Joseph Heard. Son. Age 7. Scholar. Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Ref 1861 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Radford. Registration district of Radford. Address: Back of Russell Place, Hyson Green.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
Joseph Heard. Son. Age 18. Lace Maker. Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Ref 1871 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: Nottingham Union Workhouse.
Joseph Heard. Pauper Inmate. Unm. Age 25. Labourer. Born Notts Arnold.
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Ref 1871 census.Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: Nottingham Union Workhouse.
Elizabeth Goodwin. Unm. Age 25. Domestic Servant. Born Notts Radford.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1876 at Radford dist, Nottinghamshire of Joseph Heard to Elizabeth GOODWIN (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 17 Apr 1876 at Radford St Peter (ref fmp Nottinghamshire Marriages index). Elizabeth was born c1846 at Radford, Nottinghamshire (ref census).

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Radford. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 56 Bovill St.
Joseph Heard. Head. Mar. Age 36. Brass Bobbin Grinder (Lace). Born Nottinghamshire.
Elizabeth Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 36. Born Nottinghamshire.
John Heard. Son. Age 14. Lace Winder. Born Nottinghamshire. [Not identified]

Death reg of Elizabeth Heard Sep qtr 1884 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire age 38 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Death reg of Joseph Heard Mar qtr 1890 at Nottingham dist, Nottinghamshire age 45 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found




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6.   Richard HEARD
Born c1848 at Frickley, Derbyshire. Birth reg not found.

Ref 1851 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Basford. Registration district of Basford. Address: Mansfield Road.
Together with his parents and 5 siblings:
Richard Heard. Son. Age 3. Born Derbyshire Frickley.

Ref 1861 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Radford. Registration district of Radford. Address: Back of Russell Place, Hyson Green.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
Richard Heard. Son. Age 16. Lace Threader. Born Derbyshire Crick.

Death reg of Richard Heard Sep qtr 1865 at Radford dist age 17 (ref GRO Index).



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7.   Mary HEARD
Birth reg of Mary Heard Jun qtr 1852 at Basford dist, Nottinghamshire, mother's name Parr (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Radford. Registration district of Radford. Address: Back of Russell Place, Hyson Green.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Mary Heard. Dau. Age 8. Scholar. Born Nottinghamshire Carrington.

Ref 1871 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 60 Woolpack Lane.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Mary Heard. Dau. Age 19. Lace Worker. Born Nottinghamshire Carrington.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1879 at Nottingham dist of Mary Heard to Frederick FOX (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 2 Jul 1879 at Sneinton St Luke (ref Fmp Nottinghamshire marriages index). Frederick was born c1845 at Nottinghamshire (ref census).

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Sneinton. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 1 Bond St.
Together with her mother Naomi Heard (66):
Fredk. Fox. Son. Mar. Age 36. Plumber etc. Born Notts.
Mary Fox. Dau. Mar. Age 28. Lace Clipper. Born Notts.

Death reg of Frederick Fox Mar qtr 1885 at Nottingham dist age 40 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Death reg of Mary Fox Dec qtr 1885 at Nottingham dist age 30. Not probate found.



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8.   Catherine HEARD
Birth reg of Catherine Heard Sep qtr 1855 at Basford dist, Nottinghamshire, mother's name Parr (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Radford. Registration district of Radford. Address: Back of Russell Place, Hyson Green.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Catherine Heard. Dau. Age 5. Scholar. Born Nottinghamshire Carrington.

Ref 1871 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 60 Woolpack Lane.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Catherine Heard. Dau. Age 17. Lace Worker. Born Nottinghamshire Carrington.

Marr reg Dec qtr 1876 at Radford dist, Nottinghamshire of Catherine Heard to James BROWN (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 18 Nov 1876 at Radford St Peter (ref fmp Nottinghamshire Marriages index). James was born c1846 at Radford, Nottinghamshire (ref census).

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 25 Beverley St.
Together with children Richard (8), Henry (4):
Jas. Brown. Head. Mar. Age 35. Machine Fitter Lace. Born Nottinghamshire Nottingham.
Catherine Brown. Wife. Mar. Age 26. Born Nottinghamshire Nottingham.

Ref 1891 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration District of Nottingham. Address: 25 Beverley St.
Together with children Richard (18), Henry (14):
James Brown. Head. Mar. Age 44. Machine Fitter. Born Nottinghamshire Radford.
Catherine Brown. Wife. Mar. Age 37. Lace Hand. Born Nottinghamshire Carrington.

Death reg of Catherine Brown Sep qtr 1892 at Nottingham dist age 38 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
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    Children:  
  1. Richard BROWN born c1873 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  2. Henry BROWN born 1877 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
 
9.   Sophia HEARD
Birth reg of Sophia Heard Mar qtr 1859 at Radford dist, Nottinghamshire, mother's name Parr (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Radford. Registration district of Radford. Address: Back of Russell Place, Hyson Green.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Sophia Heard. Dau. Age 3. Born Nottinghamshire Sneiton.

Ref 1871 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 60 Woolpack Lane.
Together with her parents and 2 sisters:
Sophia Heard. Dau. Age 12. Lace Worker. Born Nottinghamshire Sneinton.

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 62 Abbottsford St.
At the home of Thomas French (40), Lace Maker, and family:
Sophia Heard. Housekeeper. Unm. Age 22. Housekeeper. Born Nottingham.

Sophia claimed to be married to James Woodward ARMSTRONG. No marriage has been found in England; in 1911 the date of 1879 was given. His name is given in the record of his son James' death in WW1. James was born c1858 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (ref census).

Ref 1891 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration District of Nottingham. Address: 8 Martin St.
Together with dau Florence (4):
James Armstrong. Head. Mar. Age 33. Fitter (Engine). Born Nottingham.
Sophia Armstrong. Wife. Mar. Age 32. Lace Hand. Born Nottingham. [not married]

Ref 1901 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Nottingham. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 5 Carlton Court.
Together with children Sophia (9), James (8), Ernest (5 mths):
James Armstrong. Head. Mar. Age 42. General Labourer. Born Nottingham.
Sophia Heard. Boarder. S. age 42. Lace Clipper. Born Nottingham. [This shows that they weren't married.]
The eldest child, Florence, was in a Dr Barnardos Home in London.

Ref 1911 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Nottingham. Registration District of Nottingham. Address: 23 South St Sneinton.
Together with children Sophia (21), James (19) and a boarder:
James Armstrong. Head. Age 54. Mar. Engine Fitter. Born Nottingham.
Sophia Armstrong. Wife. Age 53. Mar 22 yrs. Children 5 born 3 alive 2 dead. Lace Hand. Born Nottingham. [Fifth child not found.]

Sophia died between 1911 and 1915 (ref death of son James in WW1).
James migrated to Ontario, Canada c1920.

Ref 1921 Census of Canada. Address: 275 Bartlett Ave, Toronto, Parkdale, Ontario.
Together with dau Florence Elizabeth Ryans and family:
Jas Walter Armstrong. Father in Law. Age 64. Born England. Mig 1920.



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    Children:  
  1. Florence Elizabeth HEARD (ARMSTRONG) born 1886 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  2. Sophia Armstrong HEARD (ARMSTRONG) born 1892 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire  
  3. James Walter HEARD (ARMSTRONG) born Quorn, Leicestershire  
  4. Ernest Armstrong HEARD (ARMSTRONG) born 1900 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
 
    Issue of William Heard and Sarah Jane Watt  
1.   William HEARD
Birth c1829 at Nova Scotia, Canada (ref census recs).

In 1841 the family was still in Canada, returning to England between 1843 and 1845 while his father was still on active service.
William not found in 1851 or 1861 census.

William was a soldier of the rank of Sergeant Major of Artillery in 1862, stationed at Woolwich, Kent. His father was also a soldier and several of William's siblings were born at Woolwich.

Marr (1) reg Sep qtr 1862 at Leicester dist of William Heard to Susanna Marson HEARD (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 26 Jul 1862 at the parish church of St John Leicester; both were full age, bachelor and spinster; Wiliam was Sergeant Major of Artillery, resident Woolwich; son of William Heard, Soldier; Susanna was resident London Road, Leicester, dau of William Heard, Grocer; witnesses Benjamin Marson and Jane Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Bap of Susanna Marston Hurd [sic] 16 Jul 1823 at Leicester St Margaret's, dau of Willm & Susanna (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms). In 1851 Susanna had received a substantial legacy from her mother. Susanna was a distant cousin on generation 5.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 11 Newport Place.
Together with dau Susanna Marson Jane (5):}
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 42. Pensioner. Born Nova Scotia.
Susanna Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 45. Born Leicester.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 13 Newport Place.
Together with dau Susanna M J (15):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 52. Pensioner Chelsea. Born Nova Scotia Canada.
Susanna M Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 57. Born Leicester.

In 1888 William's father included his granddaughter, Susanna Marson Jane Heard, in his Will, together with his other children, but omitted William, who was still alive. Perhaps he considered that William already had enough money.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Sub-Registration district of East Leicester. Address: 13 Newport Place.
Together with dau Susanna M J (25):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 62. Army Pensioner. Born Nova Scotia Halifax.
Susanna M Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 67. Born Leicester.

Susanna died 25 Nov 1891. Death reg of Susannah Marson Heard Dec qtr 1891 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire age 68 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD Susanna Marson of Newport Place Northampton Street Leicester (wife of William Heard) died 25 November 1891 Probate Leicester 20 February to the said William Heard army pensioner Effects 4306 7s. 2d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)
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WILL OF SUSANNA MARSON HEARD (signed 12 Apr 1886, deceased 25 Nov 1891, proved 20 Feb 1892)
This is the last Will and Testament of me Susanna Marson Heard the Wife of William Heard of Newport Place in the Borough of Leicester Army Pensioner I hereby revoke all prior Wills. I bequeath all my property which I have power to dispose of by this my Will unto my Daughter Susanna Marson Jane absolutely. And I appoint my Husband William Heard Sole Executor of this my Will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Twelfth day of April One thousand eight hundred and eighty six.
Susanna Marson Heard.
Signed and declared by the said Susanna Marson Heard the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presents of us both being present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, the words "personal property" above written having been first struck through and the word "property" interlined. W. Marsland Moore, Solr. Leicester. J. Cope his Clerk.
Proved at Leicester on the twentieth day of February 1892 by the Oath of William Heard the Husband, the sole Executor to whom Administration was granted.
The Testatrix Susanna Marson Heard (Wife of the said William Heard) was late of Newport Place Northampton Street Leicester in the County of Leicester and died on the twenty fifth day of November 1891 at Newport Place aforesaid.
Personal Estate Gross 4,306:7:2. Net 4,264:5:8. Ingram & Moore, Solicitors, Leicester.
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Marr (2) reg Jun qtr 1893 at Leicester dist of William Heard to Eliza JOHNSON, maiden name unknown (ref FreeBMD). She was born c1839 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire (ref census). She had children with her first marriage.

William died 13 Jun 1900. Death reg of William Heard Jun qtr 1900 at Leicester dist age 71 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD William of 12 Lincoln-street Leicester army-pensioner died 13 June 1900 Probate Leicester 13 July to Eliza Heard widow Effects 2836." (ref Ancestry National Probate)
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WILL OF WILLIAM HEARD (signed 6 Oct 1893, deceased 13 Jun 1900, proved 13 Jul 1900)
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Heard of 12 Lincoln Street Leicester in the County of Leicester Army Pensioner. I appoint my Wife Eliza Sole Executrix of my Will and I give to her absolutely all my personal estate. I give all my real estate to my Wife Eliza for her life without impeachment of waste and after her death to my daughter Susanna Marson Jane Heard absolutely. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Sixth day of October One thousand eight hundred and ninety three. Willima Heard.
Signed and declared by the said William Heard the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Thos. Ingram. A Percival Moore Solicitor Leicester.
On the thirteenth day of July, 1900, Probate of his Will was granted at Leicester to Eliza Heard, Widow, the Relict, the sole Executrix.
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Ref 1901 census. Hampshire, England. Civil Parish of Bournemouth. Registration district of Christchurch. Address: Clarence Boarding House, Avenue Road.
Together with many others, and with her step-daughter Susanna M.J. Heard (35)::
Eliza Heard. Boarder. Wid. Age 62. Born Leicestershire Great Wigston.

Ref 1911 census.
Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester. Registration District of Leicester. Address: Sunnybrae, Stoneygate, Leicester.
Together with dau Mary Johnson (29) and neice Edith Hutchins (23):
Eliza Heard. Head. Age 72. Wid. Private Means. Born Wigston Magna Leicestershire.

Eliza died 30 Apr 1915. Death reg of Eliza Heard Jun qtr 1915 at Leicester dist age 76 (ref FreeBMD).

"HEARD Eliza of Sunnybrae London-road Leicester widow died 30 April 1915 Probate Leicester 28 May to Albert Johnson engineering company's manager and Harry Johnson boot manufacturer's manager. Effects 3276 18s." (ref Ancestry National Probate)















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    Child of William and Susanna:  
  1. Susanna Marson Jane HEARD born 1865 at Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
 
2.   Sarah HEARD
Birth 10 Oct 1830 at George's Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (APT).
Death 30 Nov 1833 at Woolwich, Kent (APT).
Not confirmed, as these records not found in Ancestry.
3.   Charles HEARD
Birth of Charles Heard 23 Apr 1834; bap 18 May 1834 at Saint Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent, son of William & Sarah Heard (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

The family returned to Canada, his father on active service.
Death 12 Nov 1841 at Kingston, Montreal, West Canada (APT). Confirmation of this record not found.

4.   Thomas HEARD
Born 20 Nov 1836, bap 11 Dec 1836 at Quebec, Canada; son of William & Sarah; William was a Gunner in Captain Camerons Company Sixth Battalion of His Majesty's Royal Artillery (ref Ancestry Quebec Vital and Church Records).

In 1841 the family was still in Canada, returning to England between 1843 and 1845 while his father was still on active service.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Barrack Yard.
Together with his parents and 3 sisters:
Thomas Heard. Son. Age 14. Framework Knitter. Born East Canada Quebec.

In 1856, Thomas and Harriet were witnesses at the marriage of his first cousin WIlliam Heard (see below).

Marr reg Dec qtr 1860 at Blaby dist of Thomas Heard to Harriet BREWIN (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 26 Dec 1860 at Wigston Magna; Thomas was age 25, bachelor, F.W.K., residence Wigston, son of William Heard, F.W.K.; Harriet was age 24, spinster, F.W.K., residence Wigston, dau of Benjamin Brewin, F.W.K.; witnesses James Dand Sampson, Jane Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Birth of Harriet Brewin 25 Dec 1836, bap 25 Apr 1837 at Independent, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Benjamin and Mary Brewin (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell St.
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 24. Frameworkknitter. Born Canada.
Harriett Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 24. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Leicester Rd.
Together with daus Mary (9), Julia (3):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 34. Frame Wk Knitter. Born Quebec Canada.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 34. Frame Wk Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1871 Thomas received a legacy from his uncle Thomas Heard:
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my Nephew Thomas Heard of Wigston Magna all my Machinery Framework and all the Implements belonging to the aforesaid Machinery.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with daus Mary (19), Julia (13), Sarah (7):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 44. Manager of Workshops & Rate Collector. Born Quebec Canada.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 44. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1889 Thomas received a legacy from his father William Heard:
WILL OF WILLIAM HEARD (Signed 19 Mar 1888; deceased 18 Jan 1889; proved 17 Apr 1889)
William Heard. Wigston. March 19th 1888. This is the last will and testament of William Heard residing in Newgate End, Wigston, in the County of Leicester. I hereby give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Heard all my property both personal and real for her own use as long as she lives. And at her death all the said property both personal and real is to be sold and after all claims upon the same property are paid the remainder is to be equally divided among my four children Thomas Heard, Jane Cooper, Julia Keats, and Arthur Heard.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with dau Sarah (17):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 54. Rate & Tax Collector. Born Canada Quebec.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 54. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Thomas died 4 Feb 1900. Death reg of Thomas Heard Mar qtr 1900 at Blaby dist age 63 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD Thomas of Moat-street Wigston Magna Leicestershire rate-collector died 4 February 1900 Probate Leicester 27 March to Robert Barnes relieving-officer and William Hurst Sharp builder Effects 742 10s. 9d." (ref Ancestry National Probate, the Will is online in fmp)

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: 1 Moat Street.
Together with grandson Archibald S H Measures (8), son of Julia, and niece Ethel Heard (16), dau of Arthur:
Harriett Heard. Head. Wid. Age 64. Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.

Ref 1911 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: 28 Long Street Wigston.
Together with dau Julia Measures (43) and her family:
Harriet Heard. Mother, Visitor. Age 74. Widow. Born Wigston Magna Leicestershire.

Death reg of Harriett Heard Mar qtr 1919 at Blaby dist age 82. No probate found.




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    Children:  
  1. Mary HEARD born 1861 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. Julia HEARD born 1867 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Sarah HEARD born 1873 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
5.   Jane HEARD
Born c1840 at Kingston, Montreal, West Canada (ref census).
In 1841 the family was still in Canada, returning to England between 1843 and 1845 while her father was still on active service.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Barrack Yard.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Jane Heard. Dau. Age 11. Scholar. Born West Canada Kingston

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with her parents and 2 siblings:
Jane Heard. Dau. Unm. Age 21. Stitcher of Socks. Born Canada West Kingston.

Witness to marriage of her brother William in 1862.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with her parents and 2 siblings:
Jane Heard. Dau. Unm. Age 31. Seamstress. Born Canada Kingston.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Newgate End.
Together with her parents:
Jane Heard. Dau. Unm. Age 41. Seamstress. Born Montreal Canada.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1886 at Blaby dist of Jane Heard to Edward Phipps COOPER (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 14 Jun 1886 at the parish church of Wigston Magna; Edward was age 39, widower, Grocer, residence Wigston Magna, son of James Cooper, Labourer; Jane was age 46, spinster, residence Wigston Magna, dau of William Heard, Pensioner Royal Artillery; Banns; witnesses Thos Heard, Julia Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Birth reg of Edward Phipps Cooper Dec qtr 1846 at Blaby dist, mother's name Phipps (ref GRO Index).

In 1889 Jane received a legacy from her father:
WILL OF WILLIAM HEARD (Signed 19 Mar 1888; deceased 18 Jan 1889; proved 17 Apr 1889)
William Heard. Wigston. March 19th 1888. This is the last will and testament of William Heard residing in Newgate End, Wigston, in the County of Leicester. I hereby give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Heard all my property both personal and real for her own use as long as she lives. And at her death all the said property both personal and real is to be sold and after all claims upon the same property are paid the remainder is to be equally divided among my four children Thomas Heard, Jane Cooper, Julia Keats, and Arthur Heard.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: 88 & 90 Welford Road.
Together with Edward's daus Elizabeth K Cooper (16), Evelyn F Cooper (17):
Edward P Cooper. Head. Mar. Age 44. Grocers Manager. Born Leicester Wigston.
Jane Cooper. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Born Canada Wigston.

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Welford Road.
Together with Edward's dau Bessie Cooper (20):
Edward P Cooper. Head. Mar. Age 54. Grocer, Shopkeeper. Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.
Jane Cooper. Wife. Mar. Age 60. Born Canada Kingston.

Ref 1911 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: Manor St Wigston.
Edward Phipps Cooper. Head. Age 64. Mar. Teacher of Music. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Jane Cooper. Wife. Age 70. Mar 24 years. No children. Born Canada Kingston.

Jane died 11 Aug 1917. Death reg of Jane Cooper Sep qtr 1917 at Blaby dist age 77 (ref FreeBMD).
"COOPER Jane of 8 Manor-street Wigston Magna Leicestershire (wife of Edward Phipps Cooper) died 11 August 1917 Administration (with Will) Leicester 5 October to the said Edward Phipps Cooper retired music teacher. Effects 297." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Edward died 27 Aug 1928. Death ref of Edward Phipps Cooper Sep qtr 1928 at Huntingdton dist, Huntingdonshire age 81 (ref FreeBMD).
"COOPER Edward Phipps of The White House Bull Head-street Great Wigston Leicestershire died 27 August 1928 at Ermin-street Huntingdon Probate Leicester 13 November to Albert George Shipp coal merchant. Effects 1511 4s. 3d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)



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6.   Harriet HEARD
Birth of Harriet Heard 1 Jun 1843, bap 23 Jul 1843 at Woolwich St Mary Magdalene, Greenwich, dau of William & Sarah Heard (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).
As Harriet's birth registration is not found in GRO, it may be correct that she was born at Kingston, Montreal, Canada, as per APT.

Death reg of Harriet Heard Dec qtr 1843 at Greenwich dist age 0 (ref GRO Index).
Burial of Harriet Heard 7 Oct 1843 at Woolwich Kent, age 4 months, residence Barrack Court (ref Ancestry London Deaths & Burials).
 
7.   Elizabeth HEARD
Birth reg of Elizabeth Heard Mar qtr 1845 at Greenwich dist, Kent, mother's name Watt (ref GRO Index).
Bap of Elizabeth Heard 20 Apr 1845 at Woolwich, Kent, dau of William & Sarah Heard (ref fmp Parish Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Barrack Yard.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Elizabeth Heard. Dau. Age 6. Scholar. Born Kent Woolwich.

Death reg of Elizabeth Heard Sep qtr 1851 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 6 (ref GRO Index).
Burial of Elizabeth Heard 10 Sep 1851 at Wigston Magna Anglican age 6 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).




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8.   Julia HEARD
Birth reg of Julia Heard Dec qtr 1847 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Watt (ref GRO Index).
Bap of Julia Heard 2 Jan 1848 at Wigston Magna Anglican, dau of William & Sarah Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Barrack Yard.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Julia Heard. Dau. Age 3. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with her parents and 2 siblings:
Julia Heard. Son. Age 13. Stitcher of Socks. Born Leicestershire Witston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with her parents and 2 siblings:
Julia Heard. Dau. Unm. Age 23. Sewing M Slicker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Marr reg Dec qtr 1871 at Halifax dist, Yorkshire West Riding of Julia Heard to Alfred Alexander KEATS (ref FreeBMD &death). Birth reg of Alfred Alexander KATES [sic] Decqtr 1838 at St Pancras dist, Middlesex, mother's name Milam (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 25 Framland Street.
Together with children Allan (3), Maxwell (2), May E (2 mths):
Alfred Keites [sic]. Head. Mar. Age 42. General Agent. Born Middlesex St Pancras.
Julia Keites [sic]. Wife. Mar. Age 33. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1889 Julia received a legacy from her father:
WILL OF WILLIAM HEARD (Signed 19 Mar 1888; deceased 18 Jan 1889; proved 17 Apr 1889)
William Heard. Wigston. March 19th 1888. This is the last will and testament of William Heard residing in Newgate End, Wigston, in the County of Leicester. I hereby give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Heard all my property both personal and real for her own use as long as she lives. And at her death all the said property both personal and real is to be sold and after all claims upon the same property are paid the remainder is to be equally divided among my four children Thomas Heard, Jane Cooper, Julia Keats, and Arthur Heard.

Death reg of Alfred Alexander Keats Mar qtr 1887 at Leicester dist age 47 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Sub-Registration district of East Leicester. Address: Back of 122 Stoughton St.
Together with children Maxwell (12), May E (10), Ethel G (6):
Julia Keates [sic]. Head. Wid. Age 43. Fancy Hosiery Maker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 106 Earl Howe St.
Together with children Maxwell (22), Mary [sic] E (20), Ethel G (16):
Julia Keats. Head. Wid. Age 53. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1911 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester. Registration District of Leicester. Address: 34 Lonsdale St Highfield Leicester.
Julia Keats. Lodger. Age 63. Widow. Children 7 born 3 alive 4 dead. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Death reg of Julia Keats Mar qtr 1933 at Leicester dist age 85 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.




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    Children:  
  1. Alfred Edward KEATS born 1872 at Halifax dist, Yorkshire  
  2. Frederick William KEATS born 1875 at Halifax dist, Yorkshire  
  3. Allan John KEATS born 1877 at Leeds, Yorkshire  
  4. Maxwell KEATS born 1879 at Leeds, Yorkshire  
  5. May Estella KEATS born 1881 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  6. Edgar KEATS born 1883 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  7. Ethel Gordon KEATS born 1885 at Leicester, Leicestershire
 
9.   Arthur HEARD
Birth reg of Arthur Heard Jun qtr 1851 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Watt (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with his parents and 2 siblings:
Arther Heard. Son. Age 9. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with his parents and 2 siblings:
Arthur Heard. Son. Age 19. Apprentice to Carpenter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1875 at Lutterworth dist, Leicestershire of Arthur Heard to Harriett BENNETT (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 29 Mar 1875 at the parish church of Lutterworth; arthur was full age, bachelor, Carpenter and Joiner, residence Wigston Magna, son of William Heard, Framework Knitter; Harriett was full age, spinster, residence Lutterworth, dau of Thomas Bennett, Framework Knitter; Banns; witnesses George Bennett, Jane Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Harriett was born c1851 at Lutterworth, Leicestershire (ref census).

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: 11 Leicester Rd.
Together with dau Mary E (2):
Arthur Heard. Head. Mar. Age 29. Carpenter & Joiner. Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 30. Seamstress. Born Leicestershire Lutterworth.

In 1889 Arthur received a legacy from his father:
WILL OF WILLIAM HEARD (Signed 19 Mar 1888; deceased 18 Jan 1889; proved 17 Apr 1889)
William Heard. Wigston. March 19th 1888. This is the last will and testament of William Heard residing in Newgate End, Wigston, in the County of Leicester. I hereby give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Heard all my property both personal and real for her own use as long as she lives. And at her death all the said property both personal and real is to be sold and after all claims upon the same property are paid the remainder is to be equally divided among my four children Thomas Heard, Jane Cooper, Julia Keats, and Arthur Heard.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: 31 Leicester Rd.
Together with children Mary E (12), Oswald (8), Ethel (6), Daisy (3), Elsie (3m) and Harriet's mother Mary Bennett (66):
Arthur Heard. Head. Mar. Age 39. Carpenter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Harriet Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Born Leicestershire Lutterworth.

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: 31 Leicester Rd.
Together with children Mary E (22), Oswald (18), Ethel (16), Elsie (10), William (7):
Arthur Heard. Head. Mar. Age 49. Carpenter & Joiner. Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.
Harriett Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Dressmaker. Born Leicestershire Lutterworth.

Ref 1911 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: Leicester Road, Wigston Magna.
Together with children Mary Elizabeth (32), Oswald (28), Ethel (26), Elsie (20), William (17):
Arthur Heard. Head. Age 59. Mar. Carpenter & Joiner. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Harriett Heard. Wife. Age 60. Mar 36 yrs. Children 7 born 5 alive 2 dead. Born Leicestershire Lutterworth.

Arthur died 6 May 1922. Death reg of Arthur Heard Jun qtr 1922 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, age 70 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD Arthur of Leicester-road Wigston Magna Leicestershire died 6 May 1922 Administration Leicester 11 May [1935] to Harriet Heard widow and Oswald Heard [son] locomotive engine driver. Effects 40." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Harriet died 31 Jul 1942. Death reg of Harriett Heard Sep qtr 1942 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 91 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD Harriet of 27 Leicester-road Wigston Magna Leicestershire widow died 31 July 1942 Probate Leicester 10 September to Oswald Heard [son] engine driver. Effects 282 13s. 4d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)



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    Children:  
  1. Mary Elizabeth HEARD born 1878 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. George Henry HEARD born 1881 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Oswald HEARD born 1882 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Ethel HEARD born 1885 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. Daisy HEARD born 1887 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. Elsie HEARD born 1891 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  7. William HEARD born 1893 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
    Issue of Ann Heard and Samuel Hill  
1.   Harriet HILL
Birth of Harriet Hill 13 Feb 1825, bap 31 Aug 1831 at Wigston Magna, dau of Saml & Ann Hill; Anglican (ref fmp Parish Registers).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond St.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Harriet Hill. Age 16. Born in Leicestershire.



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2.   William HILL
Birth of Willm Hill 27 Oct 1827, bap 31 Aug 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Saml & Ann Hill; Anglican (ref fmp Parish Registers).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond St.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
William Hill. Age 14. Bobbin Polisher. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
William Hill. Son. Unm. Age 23. Framesmith. Born Wigston Leicestershire.



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3.   Henry HILL
Birth of Henry Hill 13 Jan 1829, bap 31 Aug 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Saml & Ann; Anglican (ref fmp Parish Registers).
No further information found.
 
4.   Eliza HILL
Born c1832 in Leicestershire (bap not found).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond St.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Eliza Hill. Age 9. Born in Leicestershire.


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5.   Emma HILL
Born c1834 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire (bap not found).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond St.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Emma Hill. Age 7. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Emma Hill. Dau. Age 17. Born Wigston Leicestershire.



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6.   Mary Ann HILL
Birth reg of Mary Ann Hill Sep qtr 1838 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond St.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Mary Ann Hill. Age 3. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Mary Ann Hill. Dau. Age 12. Born Leicester.



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7.   Sarah J. HILL
Born c1844 in Leicestershire ref census).
No birth reg or or other details found.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Sarah J Hill. Dau. Age 7. Born Leicester.




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8.   Elenor HILL
Birth reg of Elenor Hill Jun qtr 1844 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Ellen Hill. Dau. Age 6. Born Leicester.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 10 East Bond St.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Eleanor Hill. Dau. Age 17. Scholar. Born Leicester.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1867 at Leicester dist of Eleanor Hill to Osborn SIBSON (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 6 Jun 1867 at the Anglican parish of St Martin, Leicester; Osborn was age 23, bachelor, Milliner, residence Market Place, son of Thomas Sibson, Licenced Victualler; Eleanor was age 23, spinster, residence Market Place, dau of Samuel Hill, Mechanic; Licence; witnesses J.S. and Mary Archery (?) (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages). Birth reg of Osborn Sibson Mar qtr 1844 at Leicester dist, mother's name Foister (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Martin. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 8&10 New Bond St.
Together with her sister Agness Hill (19) and her mother Ann Hill (64):
Eleanor Sibson. Head. Mar. Age 26. Inn Keeper. Born Leicester All Saints.



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9.   Arthur John HILL
Birth reg of Arthur John Hill Dec qtr 1846 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Hard [sic] (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Arthur J Hill. Son. Age 4. Born Leicester.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 10 East Bond St.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
Arthur John Hill. Son. Age 14. Scholar. Born Leicester.



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10.   Adelaide HILL
Birth reg of Adelaide Hill Mar qtr 1849 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Adelaide Hill. Dau. Age 2. Born Leicester.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 10 East Bond St.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Adelaide Hill. Dau. Age 12. Scholar. Born Leicester.



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11.   Agnes HILL
Birth reg of Agnes Hill Dec qtr 1851 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 10 East Bond St.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Agness Hill. Dau. Age 9. Scholar. Born Leicester.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Martin. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 8&10 New Bond St.
Together with her sister Eleanor (26) and her mother:
Agness Hill. Sister. Age 19. Machinist. Born Leicester All Saints.



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    Issue of Sarah Hurd  
1.   William HURD (HEARD)
Bap of William Hurd 30 Sep 1829 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Sarah Hurd; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with his grandparents, Joseph & Mary Heard:
William Heard. Age 10. Born in Leicestershire.

William not found in 1851 census.
Marr reg Jun qtr 1856 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire of William Heard to Alice GRANT (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 3 Jun 1856 at Wigston Magna; William was full age, bachelor, F.W.K., residence Wigston, father "None known"; Alice was full age, spinster, F.W.K., residence Wigston, dau of Joseph Grant, F.W.K; Banns; witnesses Thomas Heard, Harriet Brewin (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Thomas Heard was 1st cousin of William (see above) and Harriet was his future wife. Alice was born c1829 at Wigston Magna (ref census).

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Leicester Road.
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 32. F.W.K. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Alice Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 32. F.W.K. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Joseph Heard. Son. Age 1 mth. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Not found in 1871 census.
Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 34 Birstall St.
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 50. Frame Work Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Alice Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Binder off Hosiery. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Margaret. Sub-Registration district of East Leicester. Address: 34 Birstall St.
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 61. Framework Knitter. Born Leicester Gt Wigston.
Clara Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 61. No further information. [Not possible to tell if this is a mistake for Alice, or whether he was living with someone else.]

In 1891 William received a legacy from his uncle John Heard:
WILL OF JOHN HEARD (signed 12 Jul 1886, deceased 19 Apr 1891, proved 10 Jun 1891) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
And as concerning All those my three other Messuages or Tenements with the yards gardens outbuilding and appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Moat Street Great Wigston aforesaid and now in the respective occupations of Henry Dand, Joseph Glover and Edward Hill subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of one fourth part of the said Mortgages now due thereon and on the Messuages Warehouse and premises hereinbefore devised I give and devise the same Unto and To the use of my said Trustees their heirs and assigns Upon Trust after payment thereout from time to time of the expense of keeping the same in repair and insured against loss by Fire and paying the interest on the said one fourth part of the said Mortgage debts to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my Nephew William Heard the son of my sister Sarah Coltman and his assigns to receive the rents and profits of my last mentioned three Messuages or Tenements with the appurtenances for and during the term of his natural life.

Death reg of Alice Heard Dec qtr 1898 at Leicester dist age 71 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
William's death not found. Death regs in 1900 and 1902 in Leicester not this William.



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    Children:  
  1. Maria HEARD born 1857 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire  
  2. Harriet HEARD born 1858 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire  
  3. Joseph HEARD (1) born 1861 at Wigston, Leicestershire  
  4. Joseph HEARD (2) born 1863 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire  
  5. Clara HEARD born 1866 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire
 
    Issue of Sarah Hurd and Thomas Coltman  
2.   George COLTMAN
Bap of George Coltman 10 Jul 1833 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Thos & Sarah Coltman (ref fmp Parish Registers image).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
George Coltman. Age 9. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
George Coltman. Son. Age 18. Framesmith. Born Gt Wigston Leicestershire.



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3.   Maria COLTMAN
Bap of Maria Coltman 20 Feb 1836 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Thomas & Sarah Coltman (ref fmp Parish Registers image).
Maria was baptised a second time, on 6 Aug 1843, at Wigston Magna, aged 8 years, together with siblings Eliza and Albert, about a month after the death of brother Thomas (ref fmp Parish Registers image).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Maria Coltman. Age 7. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Maria Coltman. Dau. Age 17. Persian Winder. Born Gt Wigston Leicestershire.





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4.   Eliza COLTMAN
Birth reg of Eliza Coltman Dec qtr 1838 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, motheer's name Heard (ref GRO Index).
Bap of Eliza Coltman 6 Aug 1843 at Wigston Magna, dau of Thomas & Sarah Coltman; Anglican; age 5 years; together with siblings Maria and Albert, about a month after the death of brother Thomas (ref fmp Parish Registers image).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Eliza Coltman. Age 2. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Eliza Coltman. Dau. Age 13. Persian Winder. Born Gt Wigston Leicestershire.





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5.   Thomas COLTMAN (1)
Birth reg of Thomas Coltman Jun qtr 1840 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
Thomas Coltman. Age 1. Born in Leicestershire.

Bap of Thomas Coltman 25 Jun 1843 at Wigston Magna, son of Thomas & Sarah Coltman; no image given, but he seems to have been baptised just before his death (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Death reg of Thomas Coltman Jun qtr 1843 at Blaby dist age 3 (ref GRO Index).



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6.   Albert COLTMAN
Birth reg of Albert Coltman Sep qtr 1842 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).
Bap of Albert Coltman 6 Aug 1843 at Wigston Magna, son of Thomas & Sarah Coltman; Anglican; age 1 years together with siblings Maria and Eliza, about a month after the death of brother Thomas (ref fmp Parish Registers image).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with his parents and 4 siblings:
Albert Coltman. Son. Age 9. Scholar. Born Gt Wigston Leicestershire.

In 1894 Albert was Executor for his mother, and was the sole beneficiary of her Will (see previous generation):
"COLTMAN Sarah of 28 York-road Leicester widow died 29 June 1894 Probate Leicester 23 July to Albert Coltman [son] mechanic Effects 40." (ref Ancestry National Probate).





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7.   Thomas COLTMAN (2)
Birth reg of Thomas Coltman Sep qtr 1844 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).
Bap of Tom Coltman 1 Dec 1844 at Wigston Magna, son of Thomas & Sarah Coltman (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
There is a possible death of Thomas Coltman Jun qtr 1849 at Leicester dist in FreeBMD; the GRO was applied to but denied it needed to be added.
 
8.   Clara COLTMAN
Birth reg of Clara Coltman Sep qtr 1847 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with her parents and 4 siblings:
Clara Coltman. Dau. Age 3. Born All Saints Leicester.



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9.   Julia COLTMAN
Birth reg of Julia Coltman Sep qtr 1851 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Leicester. Registration district of Leicester. Address: No 3 Regent Street.
Together with her parents:
Julia Coltman. Dau. Age 9. Scholar. Born Leicester.

Marr reg Mar qtr 1871 at Leicester dist of Julia Coltman to Albert BENTLEY (ref FreeBMD). Albert was born c1845 at Leek, Staffordshire (ref census).

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Mary. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 11 Regent St.
Together with her parents:
Albert Bentley. Son in Law. Mar. Age 26. Actor. Born Staffordshire Leek.
Julia Bentley. Wife. Mar. Age 19. Actor's Wife. Born Leicester St Margarets.



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    Issue of Hannah Hurd (Heard) and Thomas Preston  
1.   Thirza PRESTON
Birth reg of Thirza Preston Jun qtr 1838 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with her parents, sister and Preston grandfather:
Thirza Preston. Age 3. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Thirza Preston. Dau. Age 13. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Thirza Preston. Dau. Unm. Age 25. Dressmaker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with her parents and 2 brothers:
Thirza Preston. Dau. Unm. Age 29. Milliner & Dressmaker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: 18 Bell St.
Together with her mother and brother:
Thirza Preston. Dau. Unm. Age 40. Milliner. Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: 18 Bell St.
Together with her mother:
Thirza Preston. Dau. Unm. Age 50. Dressmaker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Tintern House, Aylestone Lane.
Together with her mother:
Thirza Preston. Dau. Unm. Age 62. Retired Dressmaker. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Thirza received a substantial life-time legacy from her mother at her death:
WILL OF HANNAH PRESTON (signed 23 Jul 1898, deceased 22 Dec 1907, proved 9 Jan 1908) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
(see previous generation).

Ref 1911 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: Aylestone Lane Wigston Magna.
Together with a boarder:
Thirza Preston. Head. Age 73. Single. Occ"none". Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Death reg of Thirza Preston Jun qtr 1915 at Blaby dist age 77 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.



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2.   Selina PRESTON
Birth reg of Selina Preston Sep qtr 1840 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with her parents, sister and Preston grandfather:
Selina Preston. Age 1. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Selina Preston. Dau. Age 10. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with her parents and 3 siblings:
Selina Preston. Dau. Unm. Age 20. Cloth Cap Maker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.



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3.   Thomas Willson PRESTON
Birth reg of Thomas Willson Preston Dec qtr 1845 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
Thomas Willson Preston. Son. Age 5. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.



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4.   Edwin Arthur PRESTON
Birth reg of Edwin Arthur Preston Jun qtr 1848 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
Edwin Arthur Preston. Son. Age 2. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
Edwin A Preston. Son. Age 12. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with his parents and 2 brothers:
E Arthur Preston. Son. Unm. Age 23. School Master British School. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: 18 Bell St.
Together with his mother and brother:
Edwin A Preston. Son. Unm. Age 32. Schoolmaster (Board). Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.

In 1907 Edwin was an Executor for his mother:
"PRESTON Hannah of "Tintern" Aylestone-lane Great Wigston Leicestershire widow died 22 December 1907 Probate Leicester 9 January [1908] to Edwin Arthur Preston head master council school and George Alfred Preston gentleman. Effects 961 14s. 3d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)



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5.   George Alfred PRESTON
Birth reg of George Alfred Preston Sep qtr 1854 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with his parents and 3 siblings:
George A Preston. Son. Age 6. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with his parents and 2 brothers:
G Alfred Preston. Son. Age 16. Pupil Teacher British School. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1907 George was an Executor for his mother:
"PRESTON Hannah of "Tintern" Aylestone-lane Great Wigston Leicestershire widow died 22 December 1907 Probate Leicester 9 January [1908] to Edwin Arthur Preston head master council school and George Alfred Preston gentleman. Effects 961 14s. 3d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)



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6.   Anne Laura PRESTON
Birth reg of Anne Laura Preston Jun qtr 1857 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).
Death reg of Anne Laura Preston Sep qtr 1858 at Blaby dist age 1 (ref GRO Index).


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    Issue of Harriet Heard and William Foulstone  
1.   Thomas Jones FOULSTONE
Born c1838 at Wigston, Leicestershire.
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with his parents and brother:
Thomas Foulston. Age 2. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Chipping Campden. Registration district of Shipston On Stour. Address: Broad Entry.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Thomas Jones. Son. Age 13. Born Leicestershire Wigston.




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2.   George FOULSTONE
Birth reg of George Foulston [sic] Mar qtr 1839 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).
No further information found.
 
3.   William Jones FOULSTONE
Birth reg of William Foulstone [sic] Dec qtr 1840 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with his parents and brother:
William Foulston. Age 10 mths. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Chipping Campden. Registration district of Shipston On Stour. Address: Broad Entry.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
William Jones. Son. Age 11. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Death reg of William Foulston 1896 at Sydney, New South Wales, son of William & Harriet Foulston (ref Ancestry Australia Death Index, Reg 84).




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4.   Charles Jones FOULSTONE
Birth reg of Charles Foulstone [sic] Jones Dec qtr 1842 at East Ashford dist, Kent, mother's name Foulstone [sic] (ref GRO Index).
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Chipping Campden. Registration district of Shipston On Stour. Address: Broad Entry.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Charles Jones. Son. Age 9. Scholar. Born Kent Halington.(?)




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5.   Joseph Jones FOULSTONE
Born c1844 at Wigston, Leicestershire (ref census). Birth reg not found.
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Chipping Campden. Registration district of Shipston On Stour. Address: Broad Entry.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Joseph Jones. Son. Age 7. Scholar. Born Leicestershire Wigston.




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6.   Harriet Jones FOULSTONE
Born c1846 at Ipswich, Suffolk (ref census).
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Chipping Campden. Registration district of Shipston On Stour. Address: Broad Entry.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Harriett Jones. Dau. Age 5. Scholar. Born Suffolk Ipswich.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Beaksbourne. Registration district of Bridge. Address: Railway Hut Nr 2.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Harriet Jones. Dau. Age 15. Born Suffolk Ipswich.

Marr reg Jun qtr 1865 at Sevenoaks dist, Kent of Harriet Folstone [sic] to Thomas KNIGHT (ref FreeBMD).

In 1890 Harriet was executor for her mother:
"GROVES Harriet. Personal Estate 40 19s. 3d. 2 April. Administration of the Personal Estate of Harriet Groves late of Moat-street Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Widow who died 18 March 1890 at Great Wigston was granted at Leicester to Harriet Knight (Wife of Thomas Knight) of Abergwynfi near Bridge End in South Wales the Daughter and one of the Next of Kin." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

In 1891 Harriet received a legacy from her uncle John Heard:
WILL OF JOHN HEARD (signed 12 Jul 1886, deceased 19 Apr 1891, proved 10 Jun 1891) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
I Give and Devise the same Unto and To the use of my said Trustees their heirs and assigns Upon Trust after payment thereout from time to time of the expenses of keeping the same in repair and insured against loss by Fire and paying the interest on the said Mortgage debts of Four hundred pounds to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my Niece Harriet Knight Wife of Thomas Knight and daughter of my said sister Harriet Groves and her assigns to receive the rents and profits of my same six Messuages or Tenements in Moat Street aforesaid with the appurtenances for and during the term of her natural life for her separate use And from and after the decease of my said Niece Harriet Knight I Give and Devise my same six Messuages or Tenements in Moat Street aforesaid with the appurtenances subject as aforesaid To such uses for the benefit of all or any one or more of the Children and other issue of my said Niece Harriet Knight by her present or any future Husband (such other issue being born in her lifetime) as she shall by her Will or any Codicil thereto appoint And in default of any and subject to every such appointment To the use of the Children if more than one equally or the Child if only one wholly of the said Harriet Knight in fee simple with cross limitations of the shares original and accruing of each of them on his or her dying under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue To the use of the others equally or the other wholly in fee simple And in the event of there not being any Child of the said Harriet Knight who shall attain the said age or die under that age and leave issue Then To the use of the said Harriet Knight in fee simple.

Harriet died 7 Sep 1891. Death reg of Harriet Knight Sep qtr 1891 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 45 (ref FreeBMD).
"KNIGHT Harriet. Personal Estate $139 17s. 11d. 24 September. THe Will of Harriet Knight (Wife of Thomas Knight) late of 38 Moat-street Great Wigston in the County of Leicester who died 7 September 1891 at Great Wigston was proved at Leicester by Arthur Edwin Knight of 44 Moat-street Shoe Finisher the Son and Ben Hackett of Junction-road Great Wigston Framework Knitter the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)




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7.   Edwin (Edward) Jones FOULSTONE
Born c1848 at Greenwich, Kent (ref census). Birth reg not found.
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Chipping Campden. Registration district of Shipston On Stour. Address: Broad Entry.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Edwin Jones. Son. Age 3. Born Kent Greenwich.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Beaksbourne. Registration district of Bridge. Address: Railway Hut Nr 2.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Edward Jones. Son. Age 13. Railway Lab. Born Kent Blackheath.




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8.   John Jones FOULSTONE
Birth reg of John Foulstone Dec qtr 1849 at Hastings dist, Sussex, mother's name Heard (ref GRO Index).
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Chipping Campden. Registration district of Shipston On Stour. Address: Broad Entry.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
John Jones. Son. Age 1. Born Sussex Hastings.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Beaksbourne. Registration district of Bridge. Address: Railway Hut Nr 2.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
John Jones. Son. Age 11. Born Suffolk Hastings.




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9.   Arthur Jones FOULSTONE
Born c1852 at Campden, Gloucestershire (ref census). Birth reg not found.
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Beaksbourne. Registration district of Bridge. Address: Railway Hut Nr 2.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Arthur Jones. Son. Age 9. Scholar. Born Gloucestershire Campden.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Montsorrel South. Registration district of Barrow upon Soar. Address: Main St, Stag & Pheasant.
Together with his parents and sister:
Arthur Foulston. Son. Age 19. Clicker. Born Gloucester Campden.

In 1891 Arthur received a significant legacy in the Will of his uncle John Heard (see previous generation):
WILL OF JOHN HEARD (signed 12 Jul 1886, deceased 19 Apr 1891, proved 10 Jun 1891) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
"HEARD John. Personal Estate 38 1s 1d. 10 June. The Will of John Heard late of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Hosier who died 19 April 1891 at Great Wigston was proved at Leicester by Arthur Foulston Boot and Shoe Manufacturer and Enoch Foulston Hosier both of Great Wigston the Nephews the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Arthur died 27 Aug 1937. Death reg of Arthur Foulston Sep qtr 1937 at Blaby dist age 84 (ref FreeBMD).
"FOULSTON Arthur of 22 Moat-street Wigston Magna Leicestershire died 27 August 1937 Probate Leicester 16 November to Philip Sampson solicitors clerk. Effects 16 10s." (ref Ancestry National Probate)




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10.   George Jones FOULSTONE
Born c1854 at Campden, Gloucestershire (ref census).
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Beaksbourne. Registration district of Bridge. Address: Railway Hut Nr 2.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
George Jones. Son. Age 7. Scholar. Born Gloucestershire Campden.

According to a cemetery headstone transcription, George died 13 Nov 1918 and was buried at Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, age 64 (ref Ancestry, Sydney Cemetery Headstone Transcriptions).




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11.   Elizabeth Jones FOULSTONE
Born c1856 at Marks, Yorkshire (ref census).
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Beaksbourne. Registration district of Bridge. Address: Railway Hut Nr 2.
Together with her parents and 6 siblings:
Elizabeth Jones. Dau. Age 5. Scholar. Born Yorkshire Marks.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Montsorrel South. Registration district of Barrow upon Soar. Address: Main St, Stag & Pheasant.
Together with her parents and brother:
Elizabeth Foulston. Dau. Age 14. Born Yorkshire Souburn (?).




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12.   Enoch Jones FOULSTONE
Birth reg of Enoch Jones [sic] Mar qtr 1859 at Guisbro [Guisborough] dist, Yorkshire North Riding (ref FreeBMD).
Sometimes the surname Jones was used.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Beaksbourne. Registration district of Bridge. Address: Railway Hut Nr 2.
Together with his parents and 6 siblings:
Enock Jones. Son. Age 3. Born Yorkshire Gisbro.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bushloe End.
Together with his uncle & aunt John & Sarah Heard:
Enoch Foulston. Nephew. Age 12. Scholar. Birthplace N.K.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Long St, Fox's Lane.
Together with his uncle & aunt John & Sarah Heard:
Enoch Foulstone. Nephew. Unm. Age 21. Stocking Maker. Birth place unknown.

In 1891 Enoch received a significant legacy in the Will of his uncle John Heard (see previous generation):
WILL OF JOHN HEARD (signed 12 Jul 1886, deceased 19 Apr 1891, proved 10 Jun 1891) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
"HEARD John. Personal Estate 38 1s 1d. 10 June. The Will of John Heard late of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Hosier who died 19 April 1891 at Great Wigston was proved at Leicester by Arthur Foulston Boot and Shoe Manufacturer and Enoch Foulston Hosier both of Great Wigston the Nephews the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Marr Jun qtr 1881 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire of Enoch Foulston to Annie Maria HARDING (ref FreeBMD). Birth reg of Ann Maria Harding Dec qtr 1862 at Blaby dist, mother's name Adkins (ref GRO Index). Ann Maria is on generation 5 of the GALE tree, daughter of John Harding and Eliza Adkins.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with daus Florie (7), Annie (5), Sarah (3 mths):
Enock Heard. Head. Mar. Age 32. Hosiery Manufacturer. Born Yorkshire Gisborough.
Annie Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 28. Born Leicester Wigston.

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: 3 The Lanes.
Together with children Florence B (17), Annie (15), Sarah H (10), John H (7), Gladys M (4), William H (1 mth):
Enoch Foulston. Head. Mar. Age 41. Hosiery Manufacturer. Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.
Annie M Foulston. Wife. Mar. Age 38. Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.

Ref 1911 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: Blunts Lane Gt Wigston.
Together with son John Heard Foulston (17), dau Annie Mona Mason (25) and her family:
Enoch Foulston. Head. Age 51. Apart. Hosiery Mfr. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
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Ref 1911 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: 24 Bell Street, Wigston Magna.
Together with children Sarah Heard (20), Gladys Maria (15), William Harding (10), Dorothy Elizabeth (7):
Annie Maria Foulston. Wife. Age 48. Mar 30 yrs. Children 10 born 7 alive 3 dead. Hosiery (Griswold Hand). Born Wigston Magna, Leicestershire.

Enoch died 25 Oct 1923. Death reg of Enoch H Foulston Dec qtr 1923 at Lutterworth dist, Leicestershire age 63 (ref FreeBMD).
"FOULSTON Enoch of Walcote House Walcote Leicestershire died 25 October 1923 Probate London 25 November [1926] to John Heard Foulston hosiery manufacturer. Effects 6405." (ref Ancestry National probate)

Death reg of Annie M. Foulston Mar qtr 1926 at Blaby dist age 64 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.




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    Children:  
  1. Sarah Lizzie FOULSTON (1) born 1881 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire  
  2. Florence Beatrice FOULSTON born 1884 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Annie FOULSTON born 1886 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Elizabeth Maggie FOULSTON born 1888 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire  
  5. Eveline FOULSTON born 1889 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire  
  6. Sarah Heard FOULSTON (2) born 1891 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  7. John Heard FOULSTON born 1893 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  8. Gladys Maria FOULSTON born 1896 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  9. William Harding FOULSTON born 1901 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  10. Dorothy Elizabeth FOULSTON born 1904 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  

Updated 23 Jul 2018