Q: The name Goadby is that of my Great
Grandmother, Louisa Elizabeth Goadby who was born in Market Bosworth in 1858.
She worked for a while for her brother John at the Britannia Inn. According to
all the census since 1841, he was also born in Market Bosworth. His wife
Elizabeth, nee Rolfe, was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Prior to returning
to Leicester they had lived in Harrogate, where their children Eleanora Louise
and Frank Archibald were born. Having read the information on your website it
would seem that the places are out of sync with what I have researched, could
you tell me how you came to those conclusions?
A: Thanks for bringing this issue to my attention. In the census of 1881 he told the enumerator that he originated from Amersham in Buckinghamshire whilst his wife Elizabeth gave her birthplace as the Yorkshire town of Harrogate. However, this would appear to be false information. Indeed, in the census conducted ten years later John Goadby declared that he was born in Market Bosworth and his wife Elizabeth revealed that it was she who was born in Amersham. This may have been simply an error by the census enumerator of 1881. This is the rational explanation for the differing data. Or did John Goadby have something to hide in 1881? Kieron
Q: I am looking for information on the
Palmerston Arms located at 83 Taylor Street, Leicester. My great grandparents
William Henry and Maud Ada Johnson owned or managed this pub in the early
1900's. It doesn't appear to exist these days [or else the name has changed].
Any information would be gratefully appreciated.
A: I have looked at the 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916 and 1922 Trade Directories for Leicester but, although the Palmerston Arms is listed for each year, the names of William and Maud Johnson do not appear next to the entries. I did find a William and Maud Johnson in the 1901 census. William was a railway goods porter and Maud worked as a cigar maker. The couple lived at The Conery in the Belgrave area of Leicester. Kieron
Q: Thanks for the information. Is there any
chance you could look in the trade directory for 1928. I know this date is
somewhat different to the original dates that I mentioned, but it appears my
grandmother was married from this pub in June 1928.
Q: I am looking for the name and any
information about a pub owned by my great great grandfather, Joseph Yelfs, in
1875-6. On his daughter, Lucy's, marriage certificate he is listed as a
"Publican" at 35 Burgess Street in Leicester in this year, but in trade
directories I have had no luck in finding this pub. If anyone has run across
information that might pertain to this I would be thrilled to know.
A: Your query is a bit of a mystery Ruth. A trade directory dated 1877 does not list Joseph Yelf in Leicester. Indeed, No.35 was an outlet for Straw Bonnets. On checking an earlier trade directory, I see that there were two pubs in Burgess Street in 1870 - an alehouse called the Burgess Inn, and a beer house called the Lord Lake. The latter was located at No.44 whilst the address of the Burgess Inn was No.19. It is possible that the street was re-numbered and it is also possible that the life of another beer house was short-lived. Kieron
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