GRICE of Netherseal, by Syd Grice Henry GRICE b. 1769 m: 28 May 1798 Netherseal Alice ALSOP b. 1769
|- John GRICE b. 27 Oct 1811 Netherseal d. 6 Sept 1862 Sofala, New
South Wales, Australia
|- 3 daughters and 4 sons, all born in Netherseal
Contact Syd Grice for further
YEOMANS of Netherseal, by Geraldine
Bancroft Thomas YEOMANS (1765 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffs) married Dorothy NEWBOLD
(1778 in Netherseal daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth NEWBOLD) on
15 Nov 1803 in Netherseal, Leics. Thomas ran the village inn called
The Dog in Patricks Lane. Thomas died in 1844 and left The Dog Inn
to his wife during her lifetime and on her death to his son John.
Dorothy later married William KIRKBY, a local saddler, and died in 1864.
Thomas and Dorothy had 7 children:
- Samuel (1804-1874) was a master maltster in Measham and married twice:
m1: c. 1827 Ann (1795-1859) m2: c. 1865 Mary (1822-1892)
|- Thomas (1829 Donisthorpe – 1890 Measham), maltster
and farmer in Measham. He had 4 children with his second wife Clara
|- Ann (1831 Donisthorpe – 1840 Measham)
|- Hannah (1833 Donisthorpe – 1836 Donisthorpe)
|- George (1835 Donisthorpe) became Curate of Exton by
1881 living in Droxford, Hampshire with his wife Elisabeth.
|- John (1838 Donisthorpe – 1932 Cambridge), chemist in
- John (1805 -1807)
- John (1809 – 1887) went to work in Birmingham where he married Mary
Ann FISHER (1816-1879) on 28 Jan 1845 in St Philips Church. They
lived in Birmingham for some years, John being employed as a labourer in
the local glassworks and then a brewer, before returning to run the family
inn in Netherseal after his mother’s death. Only two of their seven
children survived infancy:
|- Mary Ann (1845 Birmingham) married John Muggleston
HUDSON (1833 in Diseworth) on 3 Nov 1868 in Netherseal where their 4 children
were born: Mary Anne (1869), John George (1873), Henry (1875) and Josiah
|- Thomas (1847 – 1848)
|- Thomas (1848 – 185?)
|- Susan (1850 – 1852)
|- Charles (1852 – 1857)
|- John (1855 – 1856)
|- Alice (1858 Smethwick) married John
MORTIMER (1850 in Appleby Magna, son of George MORTIMER and Mary STURGESS)
on 26 Sep 1876 in Netherseal. They had three children: George
(1877 in Overseal), Mary Alice (1889 in Netherseal) and Rosa (1893 in Netherseal).
Alice died in 1928 and John in 1934; both in Overseal. They were
my husband’s great grandparents.
- Ann (1812 – 1828)
- Charles (1816 – 1869) married Elizabeth?
- James (1821 – 1822)
- Susannah (1821) had a son George in 1842 (father unknown), who was
staying with his uncle John in Birmingham in 1851. By 1881 he was
a saddler in Norton juxta Twycross with a wife Harriett and a son of his
Bancroft for further details.
MORTIMER of Overseal, by Geraldine
Bancroft George MORTIMER was born in 1820 in Appleby Magna, son of John MORTIMER
& Hannah KEEN, one of nine children. He married Mary
STURGESS on 4 Apr 1850 in Appleby Magna, Leics. They had four
children in Appleby Magna: John (1850-), Frances (1852; married William
SMITH, grocers assistant), George (1855; married Elizabeth EVANS in 1884
in Appleby), Sarah (1857; married James WALLIS in 1877 in Appleby).
John MORTIMER born 12 Jul 1850 in Appleby Magna, married Alice
YEOMANS (1858) on 26 Sep 1876 in Netherseal and in 1881 they are living
in Overseal and in 1891 at Sealwood Farm, Netherseal. They had three
- George, born 20 June 1877 in Overseal, married Florence Hannah GEORGE
on 25 Jun 1902 in Overseal
- Mary Alice, born 19 Jun 1889 in Netherseal, married Walter JONES
=> 5 children
- Rosa, born 2 Mar 1893 in Netherseal, married Jim WEST => 2 children
George MORTIMER (1877-) was choirmaster of St Matthew's Church choir
for 15 yrs and chorister for 50 yrs. He was also a church warden &
church councillor. He was a miner at Netherseal Colliery (1913) and
then a deputy at Rawdon Colliery in Moira for 9 years. He was a Special
Constable during WW1 gaining a long service medal & ribbon. George
and Florence had 6 children all born in Overseal: Sidney Asaph, Elsie,
Amy, John Alwyn, Arthur Leslie and Hazel Alice. Amy MORTIMER was
Bancroft for further details.
ADAMS of Overseal, by Geraldine
Bancroft William ADAMS, born 1770 in Draycott, Staffs, son of Egerton ADAMS
and Elizabeth WITHNALL, married Elizabeth HARDY (born 1780 in Draycott)
on 17 Nov 1806 in Hanbury, Staffs by licence. They moved from Draycott
to Overseal in about 1812, with their four children: William (1807-1865),
Elizabeth (1808-), Ann (1810-1882 in Sheepy Magna, Leics), Catharine (1811-).
Another six children were born in Overseal: George (1813), Thomas
(1817-1878), Sarah (1819-), Jane (1822-), John (1824-1910), Mary
William and his sons were farmers. They lived in the farmhouse
near the Nags Head Inn on Long Street (now the A444) and were tenants of
Thomas Mowbray, a local landowner. The farm had fields in both Overseal
and Netherseal and is mentioned in the Seals Tithe Award of 1842.
William died in 1841 and Elizabeth in 1869.
William ADAMS (1807-1865) junior married Maria KEY on 4 Feb 1841 in
Sheepy Magna, Leics, where he was a farmer at Harp Farm. By the Census
of 1851, he had returned to Overseal, where he is described as a “farmer
of 300 acres employing 6 labourers”. After 1861 he must have returned
to Sheepy Magna as he died there in 1865. Their first child was born
in Sheepy while the rest were born in Overseal:
- William Key (1842) a shepherd in Exhall, Warks.
- Joseph Key (1843) druggist in Birmingham
- George (1845) farm servant in Alrewas
- Mary (1847)
- Samuel (1849) draper in Atherstone, Warks
- Charles (1850) assistant chemist in Woodford, Essex
- Egerton (1853) grocer & draper in Mancetter, Warks
- Henry (1855-1857)
- Richard (1857) assistant draper in Newcastle under Lyme
- Herbert (1860) assistant draper in Chesterfield, Derbys
After her husband’s death Maria stayed in Sheepy Magna with her younger
children and died there in 1887.
Ann ADAMS (1810-1882) never married and lived with her mother or other
members of the family. She was especially provided for in her mother’s
will. She was living with her widowed sister-in-law Maria in 1881.
Thomas ADAMS (1817-1878) was the farmer of Rectory Farm, Appleby in
1841 with his wife Mary and sister Sarah. Their
first three children were born in Appleby:
- William (1841 – died in infancy)
- Thomas (1843) farm bailiff in Overseal
- William John (1845 – 1846)
About 1846 they returned to farm in Overseal and increased their family:
- Mary Elizabeth (1846 -1873)
- Jane Ann (1848 – 1859)
- George James (1849) draper in Burton-on-Trent
- Walter John (1851 – 1859)
- Kezia Charlotte (1853 – 1884)
- Clara (1855 – 1856)
- Lucy (1857)
- Arthur Charles (1859 – 1874)
Thomas died in Overseal in 1878 and Mary in 1885. Gravestones
of Thomas and his family are to be found in Overseal churchyard.
Jane ADAMS (1822-) married Daniel GARDINER about 1852. Daniel
(1816 Nailstone) was a farmer of 180 acres at Shackerstone, Leics in 1881.
They had a son and five daughters all born in Botcheston, Leics.
John ADAMS (1824-1910) was farming at Harp Farm in Sheepy Magna in 1851
with his mother and sister Ann. He married Mary Anne HODGKINSON (1832
Bilstone) on 6 Jun 1853 in Congerstone, Leics. They travelled around
with their young and growing family, returning to Overseal before 1861.
- George William (1855 in Shackerstone) married Susannah FOWKES and
settled in Snarestone, working as a railway signalman.
- Mary Ann (1857 in Fenny Drayton, Warks) married Samuel Joseph HUNT
and remained in Overseal
- John Thomas (1858 in Exhall, Warks) was my great grandfather
- Elizabeth (1867 in Overseal) housemaid to Rector of Seals,
- Sarah Ann (1870 in Overseal)
- William (1873 in Overseal) married and remained in Overseal
- Arthur (1875 in Overseal) married Emma HOSKINS and remained in Overseal
John and Mary lived on Main Street, Overseal until their deaths in
1910 and 1907. John Thomas ADAMS married Lucy MEASURES (1864 in Ashby),
daughter of George and Sarah, on 25 May 1885 in Ashby-de-la-Zouch,
Leics and they had four children and lived in Ashby briefly before moving
- Walter John (1886 - 1954) married Evelyn WRIGHT (1881 – 1969) in
1912. They had two daughters Blanche & Lucy
- Ethel Beatrice (1887 – 1950) married George Thomas GOWTRIDGE (1886
– 1965) in 1913. Their children were Alfred and Lilian (my
- Alfred (1889 – 1912) died in hospital after appendicitis
- Wilfred George (189?) married Cora Claire BAXTER and emigrated to
New Zealand about 1926 with children Alfred & Joyce
Lucy died in 1921 and John Thomas was remarried sometime later to Millie
COTTON. They had one daughter Doris. John Thomas died in 1932.
Bancroft for further details.
BANCROFT of Overseal, by Pauline
Bancroft Ernest (1871 - ) married Rosa Jane COOPER
Maria (1875 - ) married Josiah DILKS
Elizabeth (1880 -) married John BAKER
Thomas (1883 - ) married Sarah CHELL
Thomas Alfred (1908 - )
Joseph Chell (1910 - )
Daniel H (1917 - )
Daisy M (1913 - )
William M (1911 - )
Reginald (1914 - )
Jack (1919 - )
Eileen (1920 - )
Joyce (1922 - )
Grace (1924 - )
Norman (1926 - )
All BANCROFTs that came from Church Gresley. Wish to contact descendants
who may be living in the Overseal area. We have information re family history
going back to 1748.
Contact Pauline Bancroft
for further information.
CLEMENTS of Netherseal, by Trevor
Simpson of Berkshire, England My gg grandfather was Charles CLEMENTS b 1832 Netherseal. Son of Robert
& Sarah (BOTT?). He marr Eliza HARRISON St. Peter's Derby 1853.
Charles was gardener, ag lab, brewer's lab. They had several children
around west Derbys inc William b Hatton 1861.
William marr Hannah CROXALL 1886 Burton on Trent. William died
young 1893 of a chest problem - possibly a hereditary asthmatic tendency.
Contact Trevor Simpson
for further details.
BANCROFT of Netherseal, by Geraldine
Bancroft Robert BANCROFT, born 1816 in Long Whatton, Leics, moved from Belton
with his wife Elizabeth and family to Netherseal about 1854. He had
married Elizabeth ROSE in Belton in 1836. Robert and Elizabeth had
had 8 children in Belton:
- Mary Ann (1837)
- Michael (1839) – died in 1841 aged 2 yrs
- Sarah (1840)
- Robert (1843)
- Jane (1846)
- John (1848)
- Hannah (1851 -1851) – died aged 3 weeks
- Elizabeth (1851 – 1852) – died aged 7 months
Three of their children, Robert, Jane and John moved with them to Netherseal.
Another son, William, was born in Netherseal and was baptised in Belton
in April 1855 but died in July 1857 and was buried in Netherseal.
Their last child, Elizabeth, was born in 1857. Robert was a gardener
and labourer and died in January 1861 and is buried in Netherseal churchyard
where his gravestone can still be seen.
His two remaining sons found employment in Netherseal and are recorded
on the Census of 1861 as living with their employers. Robert was
a carter to a local farmer, Joseph POULTNEY, while John was an apprentice
to local shoemaker and parish clerk, Thomas COOKE.
By 1871, John was a shoemaker and supporting his mother and sister
Elizabeth. No further record has been found of Jane after 1861.
On 28 Nov 1871, John married Charlotte CARTWRIGHT, born in 1843 in Chillington,
Staffs, daughter of Edward and Mary (SMITH) CARTWRIGHT. They had
two children Frederick and Jane. John is listed as a shoemaker in
various trade directories of the time.
In 1881, John’s widowed mother Jane was still living with him but his
sister Elizabeth had left home. His brother Robert was recorded as
married but with no wife at home and in 1891 was recorded as a widower.
In 1891, their mother Jane was living in one of the Almshouses in Netherseal.
Frederick, born 4 Sep 1872, was married on 8 Jun 1897 in Overseal to
Adele NEALE, born 28 Mar 1871 in Markfield, Leics. He became a grocer
in nearby Linton and died on 17 Feb 1946 in Linton. His wife Adele
died on 14 Nov 1957 in Woodthorpe, Nottingham. They were my husband’s
Jane, born 10 May 1874, married Alfred COOPER.
Bancroft for further details.
STURGESS of Overseal, by Geraldine
Bancroft Benjamin STURGESS was born in Oct 1788 in Overseal and married Frances
GENT on 12 Oct 1818 in Norton juxta Twycross, Leics. Frances, born
about 1793 in Appleby Magna, Leics, was the daughter of James and Ann (SWAIN)
GENT. Benjamin was living in Clifton at the time of his marriage.
They had 8 children, all born in Overseal and baptized in Netherseal, except
Mary, who was born in Linton and baptized in Church Gresley:
- Mary (1819)
- Harriet (baptised 1824)
- Joseph (baptized and buried 1824)
- Hannah (baptised 1826) married Thomas CHADWICK in Ashby in 1849
- Jane (baptised 1826)
- Elizabeth (1828)
- Benjamin (1832) married Martha => Children: Thomas (1853), Charles
(1855), Benjamin (1856), Henry (1860),
Frances Elizabeth (1864), Mary Jane (1867)
- Frances (1834) had a daughter Mary Jane (1854), father unknown, in
Overseal and later married __ BECKETT => Children: Thomas (1871), William
(1872), Frances (1877) in Ashby
Benjamin and his family lived in that part of Overseal known as Gorsey
Leys on the Ashby Road towards Moira. Benjamin was a miner and was eventually
killed in the pit at Moira, owned by the Moira Coal Company, on 27 March
1854. The Burial Register gives “collier killed at his work – inquest held”
and his age as “65 last Oct”. The Mines Inspectors Reports for the
time record that he was killed in a roof fall. Frances died on 17
July 1860 and was buried by her husband in Overseal churchyard where their
gravestone can still be seen.
Mary had a son, Joseph, in 1837, father unknown, who remained behind
in Overseal with her parents when Mary was working for Bateman SADDINGTON,
a farmer in Appleby Magna. While in Appleby, Mary met George
MORTIMER and they married on 4 April 1850 in Appleby Magna.
Joseph lived with Mary and her family after her marriage and is recorded
on some Census records as a cripple or an imbecile. After his mother’s
death, in the 1880s, Joseph spent some time in Ashby Union Workhouse until
his death in 1908. His death is the first recorded in the Mortimer
Bancroft for further details.