The County of Leicestershire

Leicestershire is bounded, North by Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, East by Rutlandshire and Lincolnshire, South by Northamptonshire, and West by part of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Warwickshire. It is about 30 miles long, and 25 broad; and is divided into six Hundreds: Framland, Gastree, Goscote (East), Goscote (West), Guthlaxton, Sparkenhoe. Rivers: the Soar, the Swift, the Welland, the Avon, the Wreke, and the Anker. It has 12 Market- Towns; is in the Province or Canterbury, in the Diocese of Lincoln, and in the Midland Circuit. Area, 804 square miles, or 514,560 acres. Population, 215,867.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Leicestershire Towns & Villages

John Green – Dudley Worcestershire, Long Whatton Leicestershire & Deffield Derbyshire – London Gazette 1850

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Pursuant to the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England.

The following PRISONERS, whose Estates and Effects have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by Order of the Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and whose Petitions and Schedules, duly filed, have been severally referred and transmitted to the County Courts hereinafter mentioned, pursuant to the Statute in that behalf, are ordered to be brought up before the Judges of the said Courts respectively, as herein set forth, to be dealt with according to Law :

Before the Judge of the County Court of Worcestershire, holden at the Guildhall, Worcester, on Wednesday the 8th day of May 1850, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon precisely.

John Green, late of Dudley, in the county of Worcester, out of business, previously of Dudley, in the county of Worcester aforesaid, Victualler, and Dealer in Corks, previously of the parish of Long Whatton, in the county of Leicester, Victualler and Dealer in Corks, previously of the parish of Deffield, in the county of Derby, Victualler, but formerly of the parish of Long Whatton afore said, in the county of Leicester aforesaid, Victualler.

Richard Smith – Hathern Leicestershire & Formark-park Derbyshire – London Gazette 1850

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In the Matter of Richard Smith, of Hathern, in the county of Leicester, and of Formark-park, in the county of Derby, Tanner and Farmer, Dealer and Chapman. HEREBY give notice, that the creditors who have proved their debts under the above Fiat may receive a First Dividend of 2s. 6d. in the pound, upon application at my office, as under, on Saturday the 27th day of April 1850, or on every subsequent alternate Saturday, between the hours of eleven and three. No dividend will be paid without the production of the securities exhibited at the time of proving the debt. Executors and administrators will be required to produce the probate of the will or the letters of administration under which they claim. THOS. BITTLESTON, Official Assignee, High-street, Nottingham

Ab-Kettleby Leicestershire Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Ab Kettleby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Ab Kettleby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ab-Kettleby (St. James), a parish, in the union of Melton-Mowbray, hundred of Framland, N. division of the county of Leicester, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Melton Mowbray, on the road to Nottingham; containing, with the hamlet of Holwell, 380 inhabitants. Continue reading “Ab-Kettleby Leicestershire Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845”

Ab-Kettleby Leicestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Ab-Kettleby, a parish in the hund. of Framland, Melton-Mowbray union, county of Leicester; 3½ miles north-west by north from Melton-Mowbray, and on the post road from that town to Nottingham. It contains the townships of Ab-Kettleby and Holwell. Living, a vicarage in the archd. of Leicester and dio. of Lincoln; rated at £15 10s. 5d. Patron, in 1829, the Rev. T. Bingham. Pop. in 1801, 254; in 1831, 331. Houses 70. Acres 2,920. A. P. £1,678. Poor rates, in 1837, £127.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.