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Harcourt House, possibly near Linton or Coton in the Elms
I am researching the Wood family who lived in Linton and were all baptised in Church Gresley, bar my ancestor John Wood and it says that he was baptised at Harcourt House. However I can find no information on this place. Can anyone assist please?
Posted: 2021
red mail Brooks, Bostock, Leedham, Toon - any out there?
I have discovered that many of my ancestors were born, baptised, lived, worked and died in Chuch Gresley and Hartshorne, Woodville (formerly Wooden Box). Most of the ones in Church Gresley were potters, some miners. Stephen Leedham Bostock, potter, my great great great grandfather was born in Church Gresley in 1815. He married Ann Toon, daughter of the local baker Thomas Toon, in 1837 and they had six children including my great great grandmother Mary Bostock born in 1842 (the birth certificate actually gives the time of day she was born!). Stephen died of pleurisy in 1857. Mary Bostock married William Brooks, potter(born in 1841 in Wooden Box or Woodville)in 1866 and they started off their married life in Church Gresley, living on Gresley Common (at one time in Jack i' th' Hole which is now part of an industrial estate by the look of it) before moving to Rotherham and then back to the brilliantly named Mushroom Lane, Ashby Woulds. I have quite a lot of information on these people including GRO certificates so if anyone out there is interested, please get in touch. The Bostocks seem to hail from Hartshorne before coming to Church Gresley, Derbyshire; The Toons from Moira, Leicestershire; The Leedhams (Stephen Leedham Bostock's mother was Alice Leedham, born in Church Gresley in 1777)seem to hail from Melbourne, Derbyshire before coming to Church Gresley; The Brooks from Hartshorne.
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2018
red mail Turner
I am looking for information about the family of Hannah Turner b. 1831. She married at Church Gresley,1849. I believe Hannah's family were from Ashby de-la-Zouch.
red mail Tunnicliffe
My grandfather William Payne Tunnicliffe was born in Church Gresley 1864 and lived in Swadlincote, Highfield road. I have traced his parents as George T (coalminer) and his wife Elizabeth (Payne) living at Overseal in 1881. George's mother was Mary T(widow) in 1861 census of Overseal. George was apparently a late addition to the family of James b.ca 1795 and Mary his wife. Any further information would be much appreciated. Peter
red mail Irene Ellen Parker (formerly Staley)
I am looking for Irene Ellen Parker (formerly Staley. Her parents were Frank Staley and Joyce Staley (nee; Grinhaff).
red mail Irene Staley
I am looking for my grandmother, Irene Staley, who lived in Church Gresley, Derbyshire, around the 1930s upwards. At that time she was married to John Parker.
red mail Gresley Rovers
I am interested in any information on Gresley Rovers FC particularly during October 1927 and October 1928 when my grandfater Reuben Bromley played as goalkeeper. Does anyone have a team photo from this time?
red mail Bannister
Id be interested to share info on Bannisters of Church Gresley 19th Century regards Bev
red mail Church Gresley, Chapel Gresley
Researching the Leech or Leach family in these two villages in the 1800's.
red mail Jane Campion - Church Gresley, Derbyshire
Hi, Jane Campion my g.g.grandma was born c1844 at Church Gresley. She married John Smith & they moved to Kiveton Park (in the old W.R.Yorkshire)& had numerous children, the oldest born whilst they were still in Derbyshire & the younger ones at Kiveton Park. Any info on this family would be much appreciated.

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